For years effective meditation eluded me. I was probably the world’s worst meditator. My friends all raved about their meditation experiences whereas for me meditation was a completely frustrating endeavor.
The problem was that my mind was suddenly on steroids whenever I would sit to meditate. Any time I tried to focus on my breath, or anything else, even for a few minutes my very active mind would wander. Any type of “mindful” practice got the same results. My mind would incessantly wander and I’d end my practice with a sense of increased stress and frustration.
For a number of years I gave up. Then, one day, as I woke I heard a voice say, “Use this meditation.” My attention immediately perked up. I started asking all my friends if they’d heard of a new meditation teacher or practice in the area. Then, the news about Holosync® meditation technology came in the mail. It came with a free disc to try, so…you might say…the rest is history.
Finally, I’d found a meditation technology called Holosync that worked for me to meditate deeply. I’ve used Holosync for more than 10 years now and I’m in the final levels of the program. Holosync allows me to just put on my headset and let the meditation happen. I’m sure it’s not for everyone, but it did teach me what meditation is and what it isn’t.
It finally occurred to me one day that maybe the traditional practice of focusing on the breath or some other kind of mindful practice was really not suited to “my” hyperactive Western mind.
As I said, Holosync taught me what meditation really is and what it’s not. It’s definitely not about focusing on my breath or anything else for that matter.
You don't need expensive technology like Holosync, or any guided mediation techniques, or program, or music, or anything else to mediate. Just do this!
The Simplest and Easiest Way to Meditate
Meditation happens naturally when you just let go of everything. You don’t think about anything, or focus on anything. You just deeply let go of any and all thoughts, feelings and emotions.
That’s it! If you’ve let go of everything you are in your natural state of presence. And, when you are in your natural state of presence you are meditating.
I’ve discovered that mediation is my natural state of being. I was taught in early childhood to identify with my mind and body as who I am. But, by learning to meditate, I now know that is not the truth. It was a misconception. My body and mind are simply vehicles for my Self expression and to experience life.
Because I was taught that “to meditate” I must focus on something of course the mind would stray. The mind will always stray, that’s the nature of the mind to move like the wind and shifting sands of time.
The primary reason I wanted to meditate was for Self Discovery and to answer the question, “Who Am I?”
My other favorite Self Discovery tool, as you may know, is astrology. And, in my weekly astrology reports I give you ways of looking at yourself and your life situation that help you see things freshly. Hopefully, my weekly reports help you to open up the story you’ve been telling yourself about how life is and consider another way of looking at things.
My deepest wish for you is for you is to discover who you really are and to enjoy the experience of life as your own original story.
“Life’s too short to live someone else’s idea about who you are, or how your life should be.”
Research has shown that if you meditate daily for a minimum of 10 minutes you can decrease stress, depression, anxiety, improve heart health and increase your capacity for relaxing and enjoying life just as it is in this moment.
Research has shown meditation improves your happiness quotient and the quality of your life. All levels of your human experience can improve with regular meditation (mind, body, spirit and emotions).
Meditation in the West now has millions of converts, including Oprah. It has been shown to help ease chronic pain, anxiety, depression and stress, as well as boost your mood, improve immune function, heart health and resolve pregnancy issues.
It is well known that meditation, even for a short period of 10 minutes, reduces stress levels and alleviates anxiety. Research has shown that stress is linked to many health issues. So, when you reduce stress, many health benefits follow.
For those concerned about decreasing attention spans meditation is great news. A study, by Italian neuroscientist Giuseppe Pagnoni, found that meditation not only alters brain patterns, but also increases ability to focus and may help improve cognitive ability.
Meditation is a quick, easy and inexpensive way to feel well and live a happy, productive life. It can help you eliminate negative thoughts, worries and anxiety. All of which can prevent you from feeling happy.
It also benefits you by slowing your breath, quieting your mind, and feeling peaceful in the moment which is beneficial for your physical, mental, and emotional health.
A Canadian research study showed that using meditation as a cognitive form of therapy provides as much protection against a relapse of depression as antidepressant drugs. All the patients in the study were initially treated with antidepressants until they were symptom-free.
As a matter of fact meditation is now commonly used to treat mental health disorders, addiction, and everyday stress, as well as heal physical complaints and promote better sleep.
When you explore and develop greater Self awareness your intuition and thinking are more clear you can more easily identify signs of stress or other imbalances in your body, mind and emotions and harmonize them before a crisis develops.
Best Meditation Oils
Frankincense (Boswellia frereana) - Warm, sweet, balsamic, resinous, woody, exotic, sensua
- A 'Holy' oil from ancient time when it was considered more valuable than gold.
- Promotes integrity with Self.
- Helpful meditative and spiritual practices.
Himalayan Cedarwood (Cedrus deodora) - The aroma is rich, sweet-woody and balsamic.
- Fortifying effect on nervous system, mind and emotions.
- Helps bolster your courage in times of great change.
- Excellent for balancing excess conditions.
Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) - Aroma is balsamic, resinous, warm, radiant and spicy.
- Traditionally used to enhance spiritual and emotional well-being.
- Excellent for relieving congested thoughts and emotions.
Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi) - Sweet, earthy, resinous, woody, exotic, sensual, warm, radiant
- Most powerful sedative action in aromatherapy.
- Excellent as an anointing and healing oil for ceremonies.
- Ideal meditation oil.
- Traditionally used in many incense formulas.
- Regulating properties promote balance.
Ylang Ylang III (Cananga odorata) - Sweet, floral, balsamic, exotic, sensual, earthy.
- High Sesquiterpene content gives antispasmodic and sedative action
- Useful for dispelling fear, depression and anxiety
- Healing oil for men to help develop feminine side of their nature
- Plant hormones promote cellular regeneration
Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) - Fresh, sweet, fruity, citrus, spicy, floral.
- Promotes anxiety relief.
- Calming and balancing effect.
- Brightens and cheers.
- Helps regulate mood.