Meditation. Something everyone should practice. You don’t have to be spiritual and get all crazy into it, but you should be taking time to quiet your mind and listen to your soul. I’ve been neglecting my meditation practice lately and I am deeply regretting it. Last night I set my intentions to meditate and listen to what my inner self had to say. Let’s just say it was much needed and I felt AMAZING after. I lit my candles, burned some sage, turned on a guided meditation and silenced my mind. Pure peace and serenity.
Quiet the mind and the soul will speak
The goal of meditation isn’t to control your thoughts, it’s to stop letting your thoughts control you. Silence isn’t empty, it’s full of answers. The inspiration you seek is already within you, be silent and listen. The mind is like water. When it’s turbulent, it’s difficult to see. When it’s calm, everything becomes clear. I often meditate when I am seeking some guidance from the Universe and need reassurance that I am on the right path. So often I get bogged down with everything going on in life and get caught up with being busy. Eventually I soak up so much of the busy life that I start to get stressed and lose that connection with my inner voice and the Universe. That’s when I know I am overdue to meditate.The goal of meditation isn't to control your thoughts, it's to stop letting your thoughts control you. #meditationClick To Tweet
Meditation has so many benefits
I could make a list one mile long of all the benefits from meditation from improving your quality of sleep to boosting your creativity. To spare us all the trouble, I just want to share with you a few benefits I see in my life. The number one thing meditation does for me is regulates my emotions and makes me feel more self aware. Meditation for me is sorting through all the emotions I have going on. I recognize them for what they are and how they are effecting my life. Then I let go of any negative emotions. I become more aware of my thoughts and how they effect my daily life.
Meditation is awesome for dealing with stress, anxiety and depression. I used to suffer from depression and have extreme levels of stress. It was to the point where I spent all my free time hiding from the world and not facing daily responsibilities. I was on medication for a period of time but they didn’t seem to make a huge difference. I eventually learned that I had the power within me to stop letting my depressive thoughts control me and the power to reduce my stress by staying in-tune with my inner self.
One of my favorite parts of meditating is how it raises your vibration. When I meditate it instantly makes me feel more positive and aligned with the Universe. Meditation is a great way to keep yourself in check and grow your relationship with the Universe deeper and deeper. When you are positive and vibrating at a higher frequency it makes you more open to miracles and the work of the Universe.When I meditate it instantly makes me feel more positive and aligned with the Universe. #meditation #alignedClick To Tweet
Creating your zen
Meditation for everyone looks different. People often have a space set up in their home that is their designated zen space where they go to meditate and clear their mind. I am not fortunate enough to have the space where I can create an altar and have my stuff set up all the time. When I meditate I like to burn sage. Burning sage is traditionally known for cleansing and releasing negative energies. I also like to burn some lavender candles I made. Lavender is widely known for helping to relax and reduce stress and anxiety. Recently I started using some Frankincense oil in my meditations and it has had some seriously cool benefits. Find what works for you and helps you to relax and let go of all thoughts. There is no right or wrong way to meditate.Find what works for you and helps you to relax and let go of all thoughts. There is no right or wrong way to meditate.Click To Tweet