What is Meditation?
Meditation has many different interpretations. Meditation is the art of silencing the mind. It is going to a place in your being where it is quiet. Meditation is being in the moment by conscious breathing and attention on a single object. When the mind is silent, concentration is increased and we experience inner peace, bliss and serenity in the midst of the hectic nature of our lives. Meditation is taking the time in our day to stop and go within or taking the time to just “be”.
Many people are drawn to meditation because they are looking for stillness. People want to escape the constant mind chattering of their brain or they want to release the stress and anxiety build up in their bodies. During our day our mind does not stop engaging in thoughts (ego) and emotional association with those thoughts, which triggers new thoughts. If we really paid attention to our minds we would get so tired trying to keep up with it. Some days you work so hard in your “head” that it actually physically makes you tired. We meditate so that we can delete the files of thoughts that build up in mind. We meditate to clear away negative thought patterns and ideas that are no longer working for us. We meditate to clean our minds so that we can see and experience our amazing world with clear vision, beauty and joy.
What are some benefits to meditation?
Other than being one of the best tools to counteract the brains negative patterns, it releases stress and fosters positive experiences. But for a person who regularly practices meditation the benefits are remarkable. Some of the physical health benefits of meditation include:
- Decreases in blood pressure.
- Lowers Cholesterol.
- Reduced production of the
stress hormones more efficient use of oxygen in the body.
- Increased production of the
anti aging hormone.
- Improved immune function.
- Decreased anxiety, depression
Meditation reverses the effects of the fight or flight response and reduces stress. Fight or flight response speeds up your heart rate, increases your blood sugar, suppresses you immune system, reduces insulin production, pumps out the stress hormone cortisol and adrenaline and it reduces your blood supply to your organs. This is so you can run away as fast as you can or so you can stay and fight. When you’re continually in a stressed life, this flight or fight response is engaged constantly. Regular Meditation begins to disperse this accumulated stress in our bodies and restores it to a natural state of calm. Meditation reverses the effects of the fight or flight response.
As there are many physiological benefits to meditation, there are also many spiritual benefits as well. Meditation has been practiced for thousands of years throughout many of the religions in the world to assist with a person’s spiritual growth. A clear mind allows a person to set there energy and intention to see deeper within themselves.
Are you ready?
By finding your way into this class, the probability is that you are ready to make some important changes in your life. Your higher self has led you here through your angels and guides. There is no coincidence.
We like to think that our meditation classes are about a scared journey to learn to expand our creativity, to expand our powers and to expand our heart. It is about being totally true to yourself by finding your authentic self.
Why are you attending meditation class?
You may now be ready to explore who you really are, the authentic you. At this stage in your life you may think you know who your really are, but do you really? Are you searching for understanding as to why you have had the life experiences that you have had so far? I would not be surprised if you have searched or asked for answers at some stage in your life.
LIFE IS A JOURNEY – A SOUL JOURNEY
What is this inner calling I feel or sense?
When things aren’t working for you it is because you are not nurturing your spirit. Your spirit is the part of you that feels life. If you ignore its feelings it may become dislodged, in fact disconnected from your soul. Your soul has the contract to learn lessons in this lifetime. How is it possible to listen to your spirit when your head (ego) is dominating it? A miracle happens when you stop believing that you are your “ego self” and start connecting to your spirit.
When you stop the “fear”, you feel the “love”. When you welcome your spirit you align with Divine mind. When you are aligned you become one with the Divine.
Why is “EGO” important to understand for silencing the mind?
Ego will challenge you…as it does not want you to know your spirit – it wants power over you! To claim your spirit automatically, displaces your ego and pushes it out of the job of running (ruining) your life. To discern ego from spirit is to check in with your vibes.
When you connect with spirit, you feel good, positive and have self-loving vibes.
When you connect with ego, you feel irritable, critical, depressed and tired.
In meditation you learn what it feels like to have complete inner calmness…no ego, just a place of sacred purity and peace. Therefore to understand the role of the Ego is crucial in letting it go, and claiming your spirit.
Treat your spirit as scared - because it is! It is a holy part of your life.
What will our Classes teach us?
During this class we will provide the tools, support and structure of how to unveil our true inner essence.
Firstly it is vital we learn techniques to ground, protect and centre our spirit. It is something that we will drill into you… it is the basis to effective spiritual development.
A large majority of society runs on ego, left brain thinking. It constantly feeds the ego. These classes will open our awareness to the ego and teach us the ability to let go.
Over the coming weeks we will learn many things about “energy”, which is another important aspect of who we are and where we live. There are many topics to cover over time including :
· sensing energy – people, place and things
· Humans as energy beings exploring the chakras, which lead to self-healing through understanding of our energy centres.
· Soul psychology- developing more confidence about who and why we are here and how to take responsibility.
“The moment you become aware of the ego in you, it is strictly speaking no longer the ego, but just an old, conditioned mind-pattern. Ego implies unawareness. Awareness and ego cannot coexist.”
― Eckhart Tolle
― Eckhart Tolle