|Posted by Beverley Anne Freeman on March 26, 2020 at 8:35 AM|
Over the coming days, I will be updating my blog with information, tips and inspiration to help you overcome the Pandemic challenge. Let’s make this an opportunity and allow staying at home to be productive for mind body and soul.
Here are my top 5 suggestions of what you can do to working on your ‘spiritual Self’ whilst we are contained within our homes.
1. Meditate – this is the perfect opportunity to implement meditation into your daily routine. It will have a calming effect on your energy vibration and going within is a place you will find inner peace.
If you are unsure how to meditate you can use my YouTube Channel to find a perfect meditation for you. Sitting in the Power is my favourite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d502fxPDB-c&t=3s
I also love Wayne Dyer/James Twyman’s meditation I Am. You can use the mantra “I am naturally immune” or simply “I am, That I am. I am that.” Meaning I am part of God and the universe, and that I harness the power of both and a natural state of being.
Start with just 10 mins and work up to an hour. If you want to meditate like a guru, try 3 – 4 hours of meditation per day. The results will be astounding and can include:
• Peace, calm and a feeling of unconditional love throughout your very being.
• Boost your immune system.
• Neuroscientists have found that meditators shift their brain activity to different areas of the cortex - brain waves in the stress-prone right frontal cortex move to the calmer left frontal cortex, even after you have stopped meditating.
• Oneness with spirits, guides and angels.
• Rest and rejuvenate the organs in the body.
• By sending love into the consciousness of the planet you can eradicate fear and eliminate stress in the world. Affecting the energy vibration of all your brothers and sisters.
2. Create a gratitude journal – write down 5 things you are grateful today that is different from yesterday. By practising and writing down the things you are grateful for you are sending an intention out into the universe of positivity and love. What you give out to the universe you get more and more and more of. So, let’s start by being grateful for health. To create and manifest situations you can be grateful for thing that may not have yet come into being by assuming they have already i.e. “I am grateful for the end of the pandemic”. Be creative.
3. Make prayer part of your daily routine. By talking to source, you are connecting directly to the divine presence of love that is within you and all around you. In this act, we can ask, tell and share all our innermost thoughts, desires and fears. When we do this, we surrender them to a higher power and in that moment we are opening our hearts to receiving divine guidance. That guidance will allow you to recognise and utilise the natural flow of life and in turn, creates trust. Trust is the big sister of hope and these are essential to human survival. Pray to whichever higher power takes your fancy but allow yourself to be consistent in your prayer ritual. Try to pray in the morning as soon as you wake, akin to taking a spiritual shower. This way you can hand over your worries, fears and requests to spirit, cleansing your for the rest of the day.
4. Expand your knowledge – read or listen to information that will expand your mind and in turn your conscious awareness. There is this current trend of TV and Netflix, unfortunately, although this may provide (occasionally required) escapism, it will not expand your awareness. Be open to the absorption of philosophy, spiritual wisdom and explorative ideas and concepts that will introduce you to new thought processes. By doing this you are actually loving the very nature of who you are. Your nature is, in essence, inquisitive. You soul loves to absorb new things and because your soul is part of the universe, its natural state is expansion. Spend your time listening to audio tracks on Audible, podcasts, YouTube, SoundCloud, etc. make these tracks counts – listen to spiritual teachers or those people that inspire you. To be inspired is to be ‘in-spirit’ and when you are in your spirit you are living your fullest life. Read and absorb wisdom and philosophy of the highest quality and fill your mind and your heart with the love that others who are on the ‘seekers journey’ are offering. The best thing you can do for yourself is the switch of the TV and invest time in learning about the love which is available to you.
5. Learn how to breathe – The breath and the body are interconnected, as is seen from the fact that the breath is calm when the body is calm and agitated or laboured when the body is agitated or laboured. Breath and the mind are interconnected, as is seen from the fact that the breath is calm when the mind is calm, and agitated, irregular, and laboured when the mind is agitated or disturbed in any way. Our holding of the breath when attempting intense concentration also shows this. Breath, which exists on all planes of manifestation, is the connecting link between matter and energy on the one hand and consciousness and mind on the other. By sitting with closed eyes and letting the mind become easefully absorbed in observing and experiencing the movements of the breath we enter into the consciousness from which it arises–the eternal Witness Consciousness. Start with awareness of the ordinary physical breath, but that awareness, when cultivated correctly, leads us into higher awareness which enables us to perceive the subtle movement behind the breath. Ultimately, we come into contact with the Breather of the breath, our own Spirit-Self.
The practice of Breath Meditation
• Sit upright, comfortable and relaxed, with your hands on your knees or thighs, palms up or palms down or resting, one on the other, in your lap.
• Turn your eyes slightly downward and close them gently. This removes visual distractions and reduces your brain-wave activity by about seventy-five per cent, thus helping to calm the mind.
• Your mouth should be closed so all breathing is done through the nose. This, too, aids in quieting the mind. Though your mouth is closed, the jaw muscles should be relaxed so the upper and lower teeth are not clenched or touching one another, but parted.
• Inhale and exhale slowly and deeply three or four times, feeling the inhaling and exhaling breath moving in and out through your nostrils.
• Now breathe naturally and easefully, keeping your awareness on the tip of your nose, feeling the breath as it flows in and out of your nostrils. (Some people become more aware of the half-inch or so at the end of the nose, others the very end of the nose and others remain more aware of the nostrils. Whichever happens naturally is the best for you. So whenever this book says “nose tip” it applies equally to these three areas.) Do not follow the breath in and out of your body, but just be aware of the breath movement sensation at the tip of your nose.
• Keeping your awareness on the tip of your nose, breathe naturally and calmly, easefully observing the sensation of the breath moving there throughout all your inhalations and exhalations. This enables you to enter effortlessly into the Witness Consciousness that is your true nature.
• Do this for the rest of the meditation, letting your awareness rest gently on the breath at the nose tip and feeling the sensations of the breath moving there. After a while, it may feel as though the breath is flowing in and out the tip of your nose more than the actual nostrils, or you may not feel the nose at all, but just the breath moving at the point in front of your face where the nose is located. That is perfectly all right, but the focus of your attention should be only at that point–not somewhere else either outside or inside the body.
• Let the breath be as it will. If the breath is naturally long, let it be so. If it is short, let it be so. If the inhalations and exhalations are of unequal length, that is just fine. Let the breath be natural and unforced, and just observe and experience it.