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What’s the deal with meditating? It seems to be all the rage, so is it the life hack it’s cracked up to be? Well, we think meditation, if done safely, can be a powerful tool for personal transformation, and it can be used to develop your psychic abilities. Who wouldn’t want that life hack?! So let’s spend some time connecting to our inner selves, exploring the depths of consciousness, and gaining access to the powerful energies and abilities that may be laying dormant as we give the low down on the power of meditation.
What is meditation?
Meditation is a kind of quiet practise where a certain amount of time and effort is dedicated in order to pay special and very close attention to a meditation object. It can be used to help the practitioner access deeper levels of consciousness, and gain insight into the inner workings of the mind. For example, meditation can be a powerful tool for self-reflection and personal transformation. It can also be used to develop abilities such as intuition, and access higher levels of understanding.
Meditation is an all encompassing term to describe the many different approaches such as mindfulness meditation, guided meditation, and breathwork and we describe these below.
Regardless of the approach, the goal of meditation is usually to quieten the mind in order to access deeper levels of insight and understanding. Then off the back of this, meditation can be used to cultivate greater self-awareness, and to access wisdom and guidance from within.
Types of meditation
There are many different types of meditation, and it is important to find a practice that resonates with you. Some of the most common types of meditation include mindfulness meditation, breathwork, visualisation, sound meditation, and mantra meditation. Each type of meditation offers its own unique benefits, and it is important to explore different approaches in order to find the one that works best for you.
Mindfulness meditation is a practice of being present in the moment and cultivating an awareness of your thoughts and feelings without judgement. Breathwork is a form of meditation that focuses on the breath and is used to access deeper states of consciousness. Visualisation is a form of meditation that involves creating mental images and scenarios in order to access insight and understanding. Sound meditation is a practise of focusing on a single sound or vibration, such as a mantra or tone, in order to access deeper states of awareness. Mantra meditation is a practice of repeating a phrase or word in order to enter a meditative state.
How to begin a meditation practice
We have some pointers on how to meditate, but usually the first step to beginning a meditation practice is to create a space for yourself where you can practise in peace and quiet. This could be a corner of your bedroom, or a dedicated meditation space in your home. It is important to create a space where you feel comfortable and relaxed, and can let go of any distractions and focus on your practice.
Once you have created a space for yourself, it is important to set a consistent practice. Start by setting aside a few minutes each day to practise, and gradually increase the amount of time as you become more comfortable with meditation. It is also important to set an intention for your practice, and to focus on it as you meditate. This could be something like cultivating greater self-awareness or cultivating a deeper sense of connection to yourself.
Finally, it is important to be patient and kind to yourself. Meditation is a practice of self-discovery, and it can take time to find a practice that resonates with you and to cultivate a consistent practice. Though it does come with this one caveat…
Is meditation always good for you?
Meditation techniques like visualisation or mindfulness were developed in order to experience ‘the self’ in a different way. These experiences can be both pleasant and less pleasant. For example, in some meditation practices confronting personal challenges is an important part of the exercise in order to learn how to accept or move past them.
However, some research indicates that mediation can produce unwanted effects in people who might be more sensitive. For example, people with certain pre-existing mental health conditions can experience episodes when they meditate.
So we encourage anyone who is unsure about practising meditative techniques to seek appropriate professional support before experimenting with meditation.
Meditation to develop abilities and unlock your inner wisdom
If you do choose to continue to practise meditation, you may start to notice that you are able to access deeper levels of understanding about the “self”. By connecting to your inner self and focusing on your intuition, you will access insights and guidance that you may have been too busy or distracted to notice before. Through meditation, you can explore the depths of your own consciousness, and gain access to powerful energies and abilities that may have been dormant within you.
As you cultivate a deeper connection to your intuition, you will naturally begin to trust and rely on it more. You will learn to trust the guidance and insight that comes from within, and use it to make decisions and take action in your life. As you continue to practise, you will gain greater access to your inner wisdom, and begin to see your life and the world around you in a new light.
For example, through focusing on a single thought or visualisation allow yourself to enter a state of stillness. As you hold the thought or image in your mind, see if you can access any insights or guidance that may come to you.
Meditation to develop your psychic abilities
You may even begin to access powerful psychic abilities. These abilities can also be used to gain insight into yourself and the world around you. Through meditation, you can access knowledge and understanding that you may not have been able to access before. For example, your latent psychic abilities can be used to gain insight into the past, present, and future. You could potentially use these abilities to gain insight into the lives of others, and to gain a greater understanding of yourself and the world around you.
Meditation to develop abilities for healing
Meditation can be used as a powerful tool for physical and emotional healing. By taking time to connect to your inner self and focus on your intuition, you can access powerful abilities that could even be used to heal yourself and others. Though this is not a substitute for medical care of course!
For example, the field of positive psychology explores ways to heal yourself emotionally by focusing on the energy of love, forgiveness and compassion. This can be through visualisation and allowing yourself to be surrounded by a field of love and compassion, and allowing yourself to be filled with this energy.
You can also use meditation to access powerful energies and abilities that are helpful when coping with or recovering from physical ailments. There is research to suggest that meditation increases resilience and positive mindsets, both of which can be useful tools when faced with physical illness. Visualise yourself surrounded by healing energy or light, and focus on sending this energy to any physical ailments you may be experiencing.
Tips for staying motivated to meditate
It is important to stay motivated and consistent in your practice if you want to get the most out of it. Here are a few tips to help you stay motivated to meditate:
Start small. Begin by setting aside just a few minutes each day to practise and gradually increase the amount of time as you become more comfortable with the practice.
Make it a habit. Set aside the same time each day to practise and make it a part of your daily routine.
Celebrate your progress. Celebrate the progress you have made and the insight and understanding you have gained from your practise.
Find a community. Find others who are practising meditation and join a group or online community to discuss your practice and gain support and motivation.
Take breaks. Don’t be afraid to take a break from your practise if you feel like you need it.
Things to take away about using meditation to develop your abilities
Meditation can be used to unlock your inner wisdom and develop your latent psychic abilities. With consistent practise, you can cultivate a deeper connection to your intuition and access powerful energies and abilities that can be used to better your life and the lives of those around you.
So take the time to connect to your inner self and focus on your intuition, and you can open yourself up to the realm of the unseen!
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