Meditation is a very important part of our human development and researchers at Harvard, Yale and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered evidence that meditation can alter the physical size of our brains. This study is very interesting because it highlights how practicing meditation over time can have many health related benefits. The Harvard Gazette is a well established and respected publication and they suggest Mental calisthenics to bulk up some layers.
There have been studies done on whether your autonomic nervous system can sense what is truly going on physically or not and the results are that it does not know the difference between whether you are visualizing it or whether it is actually physically happening to you.
Just such a study was done with tennis players who had very little experience in playing tennis but were visualizing hitting the ball in daily meditations and a second group of beginner tennis players who were practicing each day and who never sat down to visualize the experience. The group with the meditation practice was as good if not better at playing than the ones who were only focused on the physical activity.
Again your autonomic nervous system doesn’t know the difference and will actually train the muscles the same way whether you pick up a racket on the court or do it virtually in your minds eye through meditation.
To get started, it’s always a good idea to do some journal work first so you know what it is you are wanting to meditate on first. This process also may bring up reasons why you may not really want it. It’s a good exercise to get a clear picture. Write down a detailed visual/scene (keep it fairly simple and not to elaborate) of what you want to create. Or if you just want to go with the flow within a more spontaneous free-flowing meditation. This latter type can be a good way to also gain insight if you have a question or problem to solve within your world or Self. To always expecting a solution or answer to your question is a good way to allow your sub-conscious (through your meditation) to deliver or your universe to deliver it soon after.
Here are 7 quick and easy meditation steps you can do in the peace and quiet of your home or outdoors in a safe and tranquil place. Practice is a great way to get good at meditating.
- Get comfortable and if you fall asleep easily when lying down then sit up in a chair or with your back supported while sitting on the ground. The point is to stay awake for meditation to be effective. The sorcerer must have impeccable thoughts (focused). Some very productive meditations can be experienced within 10 to 20 minutes. You are the only one who knows what is best for you. Time is an illusion, so it’s not fair to limit your experience or to set restrictions.
- Quiet your thoughts with counting down from 21 to 1, or slowly run your focus through your body from toes to head, relaxing each main area of your body as you travel within, or use whatever you like to use to put yourself in a deep relaxed state of consciousness.
- Visualize a scene of what you want to create or see it as a movie playing out on your own theater screen within your mind.
- Engage your senses as you visualize, focusing on what you see, hear, smell, feel, and even sometimes taste within the scene you desire to create.
- Fill your desired visualization with energy and emotion so that it gets the resonance it deserves to help in it’s manifestation.
- Slowly return to your body and surroundings to engage again in the physical. you can now open your eyes.
- Expect what you have created to become true and to manifest in your world. Expect miracles and let it be so. Most importantly, have fun!