We have spent the last few lessons showing you how important your thoughts are and how your thoughts relate to the vibrational patterns that create your physical reality. Remember your thoughts affect both your internal physiology and your external world.
I have said repeatedly that your most powerful thoughts are the ones that reside in your subconscious mind. In the last lesson, we talked briefly about how to change your subconscious mind and now we are going to continue with a focus on meditation.
The key to seeing progress in your life through meditation is consistency. If you do not currently have a consistent meditation practice please start now. Start with 10 minutes a day and commit to at least a month, preferably longer. If you meditate consistently like this, you will begin to see a difference. These initial differences will be subtle but it adds up over time. In fact, after two years of meditation I sat down, did a reflection exercise, and realized I had made some very drastic improvements in my life.
The best way I know to explain it is that meditation balances your vibrations and begins to align you with your purpose. This will help you over time and it will make the suggestions in future lessons more powerful.
If you don’t have a meditation practice please read the following. I am going to outline the basic meditation technique I used to get started. If you already have a mediation practice feel free to skip to the next part, there are some insights below that you will find interesting.
1) Sit up straight on the edge of a chair with your feet flat on the floor. You don’t need any cross leg positions to start.
2) Keep your back straight and rest your hands on your knees.
3) Keep your mouth closed and your tongue lightly pressed up against the roof of your mouth.
4) Breathe in and out your nose focusing all your intention on your breath.
5) Gently count each breath, the in breath is one, out breath two, keep going up to ten then start over at one.
6) Each time a thought takes over and you lose count gently say to yourself “breath” and move your focus back to your breath then start back at number one. After any distraction that has taken your focus away from your breath use the above technique to bring your focus back to your breath.
That’s it, it’s that easy. Well, or so it seems, when I first tried this my mind was so crazy that I got frustrated and even started sweating. If this happens to you just keep going it won’t take long and this will be a very pleasant part of your day. I enjoy meditation enough that I have started meditating twice a day and it truly helps me stay centered.
More advanced meditation
We have already discussed the fact that everything is vibrating and these vibrations have a lot to do with your experience of the physical world. We can see this in action with the way the moon has an affect on the ocean (changing tides, waves, ect). It’s not as noticeable but the moon’s position also has an affect on our bodies. The position of the earth in relation to the sun and on and on, it all has a small effect on us. What does this have to do with meditation? In a word, everything.
Meditation helps us change physiologically, there is a fantastic article on the NY Times blog, “Well” that does a great job of laying it out. Although there is a lot of research left to do, I believe these physiological changes change our vibrations and change the way our body is affected by universal vibrations. Essentially, when you meditate consistently over time you are evening out your vibrations or putting them back on track. This helps you keep from fighting against larger universal vibrations and it helps you to stop fighting against yourself.
What I am really saying is you are getting back in line with your soul. You can, little by little, get back to your purpose and stop fighting things you picked up from social conditioning that are not really you. As you go down this path, your ability to manifest your desires becomes stronger and stronger. The best part is you will manifest the things that are truly important to you and improve your life in tremendous ways.
Let’s get back to vibrations for a second. Your body expresses these vibrations through electromagnetic energy fields. That’s right you are surrounded by an energy field, you have probably heard about it. If you want to know more here is an interesting article about the electromagnetic field the heart creates and how the heart communicates with your brain.
As I have mentioned before it is this electromagnetic energy field (vibrations) that communicates with the universal electromagnetic energy field (vibrations). So, I have a theory, I believe what we talk about as our subconscious mind exists in, or is strictly manipulated by, our energy field. Back in lesson 2, Bruce Lipton mentions how our subconscious mind is significantly more powerful than our conscious minds. In fact, I believe our subconscious mind houses our beliefs. That is why our beliefs can instantly affect our emotions and that is why our beliefs shape how we experience our life.
This means that positively changing our energy field will change our life. Meditation does just that. My favorite guided meditation is a chakra cleansing meditation by Belinda Davidson called, “Guided Chakra Cleanse”. Eastern philosophies explain that chakras are energy centers within the body, which is what the above chakra meditation is based on. There are seven energy centers in the body and the heart is the center. I like this because I feel like it matches up with what science is discovering. You can check out her guided meditation here, it costs a little bit but it is worth every penny.
Belenda explains that if you cleanse your chakras you will positively change your energy field and nothing else is required. I agree cleansing your chakras is highly effective but if you put it together with lessons 3,4 and 5 of this course you can really make some incredible changes!
There is more, I have recently found another way to understand your vibrations and how they fit into the universal scheme. I wish I had all these tools years ago when I started down this path but at least I can help you find them.
Check out the next lesson to learn how to find your current vibrations.