The law of Attraction and Meditation
Many people struggle with being able to define what they want out of life. I think we get caught up in the doing and forget that it's okay for us to dream. The law of attraction will work in your life when you can get really clear about what you want. Meditation is one of your most valuable tools to get in touch with your sub-conscience. Only you know what your dreams and desires are, only you can get clear for you.
When do I have time to meditate? Start with just 15 minutes a day. Almost everyone of us can find 15 minutes, even if we have to get up 15 minutes earlier every day. There are tapes that you can listen to while you go to sleep that also might be a good start for you if time is an issue. Some people start with 15 minutes and add more time because it feels so good. Others get what they need in 15 minutes. Soon it will be a treat and will feel like your time to connect with yourself.
Find a comfortable place to meditate where you won't be interrupted. Notify others in the house that this is your time and you are not to be disturbed short of a real emergency. Some disciplines say that you have to be seated in a comfortable chair or up-right position to meditate properly, others say that lying down is alright. I personally like to meditate in the bath tub. The warm water helps me to relax and it already feels like my time. Some people choose to meditate outside in a favorite place. I think this is a great idea if it's something that appeals to you and is convenient for you.
One way to meditate is to relax, clear your mind and just pay attention to your own breathing. Breathe in through your nose until it makes your tummy rise, hold and then breathe out through your mouth. Think of breathing in relaxation and breathing out any tension or stress. If you start thinking about something other than your breathing, watch that thought go through and disappear with the next breath. There will come a time in the meditation when your thoughts disappear and you will naturally stop monitoring your breathing. The point is to calm your mind enough to get in touch with your sub-conscious. Now just listen for any insights that may come to you. You can set a timer so that you will know when your 15 minutes is up. Be patient with yourself, it may take time to see some results. At the very least, from the start you will get all of the benefits of a deep relaxation.
There are many ways to meditate. I am one of those people who find it hard to concentrate on my breathing long enough to get good results. For years I have experimented with different ideas. There are three techniques I have found that work best for me; one is a self hypnosis technique that I learned years ago, the second is a form of progressive relaxation and the other is running my chakras. I will share these in a coming post.
Meditation is a discipline and will become a habit that you won't want to give up once you meditate enough to see some great results in your life.
Here are some of my favorite meditation tapes, mp3s and resources. I will be adding to this section as I find new suggestions.