Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New Year, New Me!

I’ve been meditating in some form or another for about 7 years. Everyone we encountered in that first year of our new path of spiritual awakening recommended meditation. At first, I was put off. “I can’t seem to get rid of my busy mind,” I said. Some people called it “monkey mind,” and we would all laugh and lament our trouble meditating. Then, we met someone who told us that guided meditations were not only “OK,” but probably a must for anyone just starting out and those with a slight bent toward ADD! I want to thank Shannon Maxey for telling us this. Prior to her saying this, I was led to believe that if you didn’t sit in a dark room in a lotus position, you weren’t really meditating!
This new style of guided visualization was very helpful for me and so, I could transcend the world for a few moments, at first, and then for longer and longer periods of time. Next, I trained in hypnosis and opened my practice, and then I had a brand new appreciation for the mind, various states of mind, brain waves, etc.
I’ve used meditation CDs or MP3s from just about everyone: Kelly Howell, Brain Sync, Holo Sync, Silva Method, you name it, I’ve tried it!
My favorite tend to be those created by Sanaya Roman and her guide Orin. Just the other day, I was meditating with one of her MP3s and found myself floating and flying around the room in which I was meditating. Then, there was a progression of people from my past, people whom I had hurt in some way. As quickly as these came and went, a new wave began appearing in my mind’s eye: people who had hurt me in some way.
Just as soon as the progression ended, I had a very succinct feeling: All is forgiven and you have forgiven all. This feeling of forgiving and forgiveness was immediate and very healing. No words really entered my head or awareness, I just knew this. And, I knew that more healing was coming my way, each and every time I stop, breathe and disconnect from the world I know here on earth.
New Year, new me! Woo-Hoo!