The basics of meditation
First relax, concentrate on your breathing, sit or lay in comfortable position.
Meditate when you are not tired, when you can.
Connect with God by acknowledging him, and his presence in your life.
Feel the energy of life; the energy of the earth around you.
Focus on the beating of your heart, and feel it as a sensation, or hear it as a sound.
Count your blessings, experience thankfulness, gratitude, and appreciation for all the good things in your life. Say “thank you” to God for all of his blessings; this is what is called making a joyful noise unto The Lord.
Now answer the following questions. Don’t spend time thinking about it, just let the answers be short and come and go smooth and swiftly for peace and insight into yourself.
Who am I?
What am I?
What do I want?
What is my purpose?
Then let the answers go swiftly and don’t try and hold onto them or think about them right now. Think about them later!
Feel what is going on in your body!
Focus on your heart again and continue breathing and relaxing, and when you feel like you have re-energized and relaxed enough allow your consciousness to come back into full awareness and open your eyes!
What does this process begin to do for us on the physical and non-physical levels?
Well first you are oxygenating the body. Secondly you are honoring God by focusing your attention on him for a few minutes out of your day. You should pray through out the day to keep every day sacred and keep yourself connected to God. You should constantly be mindful of him! Third you are setting off a process in your body called neuro-genesis which helps your body stabilize its emotional impacts. The relaxed body begins to let go of tension and stress there by lowering your blood pressure and the harmful effects of your body overproducing negative emotional peptides. When your body produces negative emotional peptides, it also releases things like cortisol into the system which causes extremely bad stress to the body! The more negative hormones and disrupted cells are produced the more acidic the body becomes. The more acidic the body is, the more it breaks down, and the more cells will not regenerate; and the less positive cells that are produced will be. The more your body produces positive cells, the more proteins your body will be able to make, and this allows for better and faster healing, faster regeneration, and a longer natural life span!
It is also important to remember that in order to get the full benefit of meditation, you should not hold on to anger, stress, negativity, or unforgiveness! The process of meditation helps aid and quicken your spiritual evolution!
Christ Centered Meditation;
Christ himself is described in scripture as both Praying and Meditating. It is important to remember that we should live by the examples that he set. Meditation on God, On His Word and his will.... with Prayer becomes a form of spiritual Communion; like with The Eucharist.
who for the joy set before him endured the cross,
and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Consider him, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart."
"Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovel,
whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy
--meditate on these things."
1 Timothy 4:16′s; Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.
1 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.
3 There is no speech or language where their voice is not heard.
4 Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world. In the heavens he has pitched a tent for the sun,
5 which is like a bridegroom coming forth from his pavilion, like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
6 It rises at one end of the heavens and makes its circuit to the other; nothing is hidden from its heat.
7 The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the LORD are trustworthy, making wise the simple.
8 The precepts of the LORD are right, giving joy to the heart. The commands of the LORD are radiant, giving light to the eyes.
9 The fear of the LORD is pure, enduring forever. The ordinances of the LORD are sure and altogether righteous.
10 They are more precious than gold, than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb.
11 By them is your servant warned; in keeping them there is great reward.
12 Who can discern his errors? Forgive my hidden faults.
13 Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then will I be blameless, innocent of great transgression.
14 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.
4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,
5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.
6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.
7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.
8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.
12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.
13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
Corinthians 10:5; “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” You might have ways of behaving due to your ways and system of thinking you were trained to have by the world; and need to destroy that system of thinking and have your mind renewed by the truth of God’s Word. So that you will then act and behave in a different manner. In a way that is godly and acceptable to God. Take every thought captive. Test every spirit! Align yourself to the will of God!
1. A powerful destiny will affect the character of others.
A powerful character will affect the habits of others.
A powerful habit will affect the actions of others.
A powerful action will affect the words of others.
A powerful word will affect the thoughts of others.
Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is the man!
Anonymous quote / original author unknown: “watch your thoughts they become your words. Watch your words they become your actions. Watch your actions they become your habits. What your habits they become your character. And Watch your character for it becomes your destiny.”
Nelson Mandela quote:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are born to manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear our presence automatically liberates others”!
“Where attention goes energy flows; where intention goes energy flows” James Redfield
This section was taken from an article I found online;
Meditation would have been no stranger to Jesus of Nazareth. Meditation is mentioned several times in the Old Testament. It is also known that there were Buddhist missionaries in Palestine during the time of Jesus, so He would have been familiar with their practices as well. If we look deeply at the teachings of Jesus contained in the Sermon On The Mount, I believe we find evidence that Jesus did in fact meditate, and taught His disciples to do likewise. In His teaching on Prayer Jesus taught...
"And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you, they have recieved their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room and close the door and pray to your Father who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask."
Matthew 6: 5-8
In the above passage from Matthew, Jesus teaches his followers to pray in solitude, using as few words as possible. Short and sweet seems to be what Jesus teaches concerning prayer. Yet many times in the Gospel accounts Jesus is said to spend an entire night in prayer before making a major ministerial move. Jesus is said to rise from sleep hours before his other disciples so he could go into a quite place to pray. Jesus is even said to have gone into the desert for 40 days and 40 nights to fast and pray. If Jesus believed in keeping spoken prayers short, what would He be doing for hours on end, or even days on end, praying in the wilderness? I believe He was spending time listening to God, being with God. In short, Jesus meditated.
Light body meditation; This meditation talks to your body on every level even down to the cellular level.
Sit or lie down in a comfortable position. Close your eyes, and let go of any thoughts, don’t fight them or call them, let them come if they will and let them pass. Neither call them forth nor hold onto them. Feel each part of your body relax one at a time starting at your feet, then up your legs, then your torso, then your hands, then your arms, then your neck, then your head. Let yourself be filled with the white light of The Holy Spirit. Concentrate on your breathing. Breath in and hold it for a few seconds, and then breath out. Make sure your diaphragm is rising as much of your chest so that you know that air is getting all the way into your lungs. Imagine that the air around you is light and you are breathing it in and breathing it out.
When you are relaxed enough to where you are calm but not sleepy let yourself come back to mild awareness and read the following mantra out loud to yourself;
Blessed be God the light of all lights
I am a part of that great light
I am one with the light
I am made of the light
I am made by the light
I am sustained by the light
I am born from the light
I am filled with the light
I am made whole by the light
I heal by the light
I am healed by the light
I am changed by the light
I am nourished by the light
I nourish by the light
I am enriched by the light
I enrich by the light
I learn from the light
I teach by the light
I aid by the light
I am aided by the light
I am protected by the light
I shield by the light
I banish by the light
I am cleansed and purified by the light
I cleanse by the light
I am empowered by the light
I am one with the light
I am one with the light
I am one with the light
Earth beneath me sustainer of life
Air around me inspiring all of life
Fire of stars above me empowerment of life
Water within me refreshing of life
Spirit within me essence of life
God around me source of all life
I am one with the light
Prayer for the body temple:
Blessed am I amongst (men / women) to live in such a beautiful temple
Blessed am I by the God to be his vessel temple
I am made worthy through the divine Grace of God
I choose this day to see, recognize, and serve the divine essence of God in all good things, and in all situations
Blessed be my soul being
Blessed be the temple of my body; may I be healthy, strong, attractive, and ever young
Blessed be the temple of my heart; may I be open and full of love, joy, peace, grace, and healing
Blessed be the temple of my mind; may I be clear, and full of understanding, insight, wisdom, and applied knowledge
Blessed be the temple of my spirit; may I be bright, pure, beautiful, sacred, thankful, and eternally evolving
Blessed be the temple of my imagination; may I be creative, abundant, vast, and well manifested
Through the ecstasy of my body, and my entire soul being may I see and know you better oh God
In all eyes, in all touch, and in all love
Grant me all favor, all virtue, and all victory lord, fill every fiber of my being with your holy light
Thank you Lord for hearing my prayer; I thank thee oh Lord
The Prayer of The Grail:
Father God around me in unbroken love, holding me in Grace,
Christ with me
Christ before me
Christ behind me
Christ to each side of me
Christ beneath me
Christ above me
Christ within me
Trinity God en-circle-ing me
Christ encompassing me
Holy Spirit indwelling in me, flowing through me, and around me
God surrounds me in unbroken Love
This prayer is one of the many "Grail prayers". It is in Celi De fashion (celtic christian mystics, the name means spouses of God amongst other things). I myself am Celi De. In any case this prayer gets me through a lot. it is an affirmation of love, peace, protection, joy, harmony, and power amongst other things. By saying this prayer you are affirming your relationship with God, that he has saved you, that you are submitted to him as his bride, child, and vessel; that you are one with Him and His power. You are saying God, I not only trust and have faith in you; I know you, I know you are here with me closer to me than I am to myself. You are my life my sweetness, my hope and stay, you are my very breath and existence. Nothing can ever separate me from you because in the highest sense of reality I am a part of you, omnipresent Immanuel! You are affirming your faith in Christ who has saved you by Grace through faith in Him. This is a powerful prayer. Be mindful, aware, and respectful when you say it. This is big medicine. You are opening yourself up to being a vessel servant of God, being a Holy Grail by saying this prayer. Be ready to be used when you say this prayer. He will use you and it will astound you the things you are saying and doing for Him; that you never dreamt in your wildest imagination that you would!:) I hope this helps you as it helped me!:)
The Pollen Path Prayer;
Beauty before me,
Beauty behind me,
Beauty to each side of me,
Beauty above me,
Beauty beneath me,
Beauty within me,
Beauty around me,
I’m on the pollen path,
I walk the good red road,
I make good medicine ,
and I walk in beauty with The God (Creator, Great Spirit)!
This is my Christian adaptation of a very old traditional native American prayer (mantra, affirmation) that I learned. It is in the same style and has the same purpose as the Grail prayer. The fact that these prayers existed in two separate cultures possibly before any contact between the two great races even knew of each-others existence is further evidence that certain spiritual truths are universal to all ancient cultures! These prayers not only keep us mindful of the presence of the divine in our lives; they are prayers acknowledging the protection that we have from God, and they are a way of honoring the daily gifts that God gives us, that we take for granted much of the time. In fact these prayers are designed to keep us from taking anything for granted! These prayers say to us that we should have an attitude of gratitude, that our hearts should celebrate every moment with thanksgiving and thankfulness, and that we should remember to live a life of appreciation and awe of the beauty that God surrounds us with! Life is not only a blessing but full of blessings! This is a prayer for every day yes, and it is also a prayer for the hard times. This prayer is like a brief paraphrase, synopsis, and summation of the biblical book of Job!
There is a very old hymn that was a favorite of the civil war era. The chorus of this hymn is the exact same message of these prayers and all the biblical passages in the bible that tell us to “make a joyful noise unto the lord”! The song is called “for the beauty” and the chorus says;…
“For the beauty of the earth,
for the beauty of the skies,
for the love that from our birth,
over and around us lies,
Lord above (or “of all”) to Thee we raise,
This our joyful song, of (grateful) praise”!
Polarity Therapy Elemental Breathing Techniques:
Some choose to access the chakras and the meridians through these breaths and some choose to work with the elemental lines (and the elements/elemental energies) through these breaths! Personally I choose to work with the elemental energies with these breaths, but it will depend largely on what you are trying to accomplish for yourself or your client! I work with the breath by the following guide lines! Do each element for about nine deep breaths.
The Water breath: imagine blue (and you may want to face west) (you may want to surround yourself with a shape to do this to aid in your visualization or use for a specific purpose). Breathe in through your nose and hold and out through your mouth (this is proper ritual and daily living breathing).
The Fire breath: imagine yellow (and you may want to face south), breath in through your mouth and hold and then breath out through your nose.
The Air breath: imagine purple (and you may want to face east), breath in through your mouth and out through your mouth.
The Earth breath: imagine the color green (and you may want to face north), and breath in through your nose, hold (all breaths are held for three and a half seconds) and out through your nose!
The Ether (Space or Spirit) breath: the ether breath is the most difficult because one must let go of an open all passageways. You must relax the jaw and the body completely, and allow it to intake air in through both your mouth and your nose, and out through both your mouth and nose both at the same time! Imagine white (or black)! Allow your breath to breath you, these are Holy Neshama (Nephesh/ Nephshie), or Prana breaths! Also called shamanic breathing! You are breathing in colored light! You can bow your head or look up therefore facing the center. You can use these with other techniques like quantum breathing.
Corresponding fingers to elemental lines:
Index finger: Air
Middle finger: Fire
Ring finger: Water
Little finger: Earth
Thumb: Ether or Spirit
The Big toe: Spirit or Ether
The Second toe: Air
The Third toe: Fire
The Fourth toe: Water
The Little toe: Earth
The Skull Mother Cord: is when we create a fulcrum of energy by visualizing a blue or red cord that runs from the back of our skull, on the bottom of the skull inbetween our occipitals into the earth. This is another way of grounding during healing work. This helps us balance and ground our energies better and is a technique used in both sekhem, and polarity therapy.