Meditation provides many benefits to the practitioner. When a psychic development student regularly meditates, it gives the added benefits of improving their psychic ability. A person’s psychic abilities develop quicker for meditation practitioners because those who meditate learn to have a great deal of mental control. This is the same mind control that is required to access and use psychic power. But how does a beginner start to meditate? Consider the following guide.
Taking the time to properly prepare for a meditation session will make your meditations more fruitful and beneficial. The following steps can help in planning a productive meditation session:
• Select a time to meditate. Make an attempt to meditate at the same time every day.
• Select a place to meditate. As with the time, make it a goal to use the same site for each meditation session.
The reason a meditation student uses the same time and the same place is because they are trying to form a healthy habit. Additionally, meditating at the same time, and the same location creates a “meditation energy.” When you go to that place or sit down at that time, you step into that meditation energy. This energy will become stronger as time goes by, making it easier to enter a meditative state.
• Make an attempt to not be interrupted. Turn the phones off. Put the pets away. Tell family and friends to stay away during meditation time. It becomes challenging to get back into a meditative state when a person is suddenly interrupted.
• Set the right mood and atmosphere for meditation. Adjust the lighting, so it’s comfortable. Wear loose clothing with nothing tight around the body. If meditation music is to be played, make sure it is nonintrusive. Considering burning some incense for five to ten minutes before starting a meditation session. Nag Champa, Sandalwood, Cedar, Frankincense, Myrrh, and Song of India are suitable types of fragrance that can enhance meditation time.
• Assume the right meditation position. It is best not to meditate lying down. That is the position when relaxed people naturally will fall asleep. Sitting with the back as straight as comfortable and not having any other body parts crossed is one of the better meditation positions to use. The exception to the crossing rule is if one decides to sit in the lotus position.
• Take the time to fully relax every part of your body. Start with the mind and work through each individual body part. A person can’t really meditate if they aren’t relaxed first.
The Meditation Process
There are many methods of meditating, and all can be effective and good. If you’ve never meditated before, considering trying this simple pranic breathing method.
Pranic breathing is simple and only requires four necessary steps.
1. Start by taking a deep breath in through the nose for a four-count.
2. Hold that breathe for a four-count.
3. Exhale the breath through the mouth for a four-count.
While performing this procedure, the goal during meditation is to focus the mind only on breathing. When you start to think about anything besides the breath, and you catch yourself doing this, redirect your mind to the meditation process. Eventually, the brain is trained and begins to develop deep levels of focus and concentration.
Over time, when a person has trained their mind to handle these four simple steps, they can begin to add some variation to the process. For example, a person can mentally visualize they are breathing in images of love (like hearts), and they are exhaling various worries. Another example is for a person to imagine breathing in bright light and exhaling it.
No matter what one visualizes, focusing the mind is the key point to every successful meditation.
The way you use your time after meditation is just as important as the prep work and process that goes into this mental discipline.
1. Come out of the meditation slowly. Open eyes slowly and let the breathing of the body slowly return to normal.
2. Contemplate for a while on the meditation experience. Contemplation helps one to value and appreciate life. This, in turn, creates loving and positive vibrations (or good chi) that will be beneficial long after the meditation session has come to completion.
3. Journal about the experience. Journaling helps to raise psychic and personal awareness. Raising awareness is a crucial part of developing psychic abilities.
4. Step out into the world with a more calm and clear mind.
The Benefits of Meditation
Why meditate? What are the benefits of meditation regularly? The answer is provided by a psychologist named Daniel Goleman. In his article, The Meditative Mind: The Varieties of Meditation Experience, Mr. Goleman, also a writer for The New York Times, indicates that research on meditation has shown that meditation:
• Lowers blood pressure, lowers blood cholesterol, and enhances blood flow to the heart.
• Enhances the immune function of the body
• Helps to improve the airflow for those who are Asthmatic.
• Helps to reduce pain levels. Meditation has been especially useful for those that suffer from long term backaches and migraines.
• Improves personality
• Increases psychic sensitivity
• Helps improve memory and memory recall
• Lowers stress levels.
By taking the time to prepare for, perform, and contemplate meditation properly, the psychic development student will be well on their way to adding the quality of mental control and focus to their psychic development training. Ultimately, those psychics that meditate on an ongoing basis end up being more accurate and aware of subtle psychic impressions.