How To Meditate – Part 2

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Last week I shared a really simple method to start meditating. You can stay with the same technique if you want to, and that will be a great meditation.

But if you want to add light & visualization as another component to breath in your meditation technique, you can do what I am going to write next. I just love doing this as it has a remarkable effect on how I feel. Try it anyway, and see how you feel.

1. Sit, or lay down comfortably.

2. Close your eyes.

3. Choose a color of light you wish to work with. I usually work with white or pure gold light.

4. As you breathe in, imagine, visualize or feel your chosen color of light entering you and filling you.

5. As you breathe out, imagine all the stress leaving you physically.

6. Repeat for at least 5 minutes. The longer you can do this, the better. But do not underestimate the power of even 5 minutes.

In case you missed my first blog post on meditation, here it is: How Do I Meditate – Part 1 http://thepurpleflower.com/meditate-part-1/

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How Do I Meditate? Part 1

canstockphoto14601006I get asked this question so many times: “How do I meditate?”

Or “My mind wanders off”. Or “I cannot make my mind blank”. Or “How can I stop the thoughts?”. Or “I can’t sit cross legged on the floor”. Or “I cannot meditate for hours!”. Or “I don’t have that kind of time!” Or “I have other important things to do”.

Soooooo….I am going to write here about these questions. I will give the simplest meditation possible. And you will feel relaxed, have a feeling of well being, and will realize it is really simple.

But before I write down the steps, let me answer the other questions:

“My mind wanders off”. That’s OK. No penalties. Smile and bring it back to focus. Nothing will happen if your mind wanders off. With practice it will get easier and easier. Be more forgiving of yourself. So what if you started thinking about work or what to cook? Thou shalt not be penalized :-P

“I cannot make my mind blank”. You don’t have to. You will be given something to think about.

“How can I stop the thoughts?” You know, if you don’t get too worried about stopping thoughts, you will feel more relaxed. You will be given something to think about…and if your mind runs away to far away distant lands like…ummm…your refrigerator or what someone said and what you should have said, no worries. Tell yourself,  ”I will certainly go back to it, but for now I will think of what I am supposed to think of”. And no one will be hurt ;).

“I can’t sit cross legged on the floor”. Then don’t :-). Can you sit comfortably on a couch with a nice soft warm blanket on you? That doesn’t sound too bad, does it?

“I cannot meditate for hours! I don’t have that kind of time!”. How does 5 minutes sound?

“I have other important things to do”. How about doing something for 5 minutes to help you relieve some stress so you can do all the important stuff even better?

Now that I have all the important questions answered, here’s your first meditation practice:

1. Put some nice, uplifting, relaxing music on. Should be about 5 minutes long. If you don’t want the music, that’s alright too.

2. Sit comfortably wherever you wish. Or stand…or lay down on bed. Whatever makes you feel most comfortable.

3. Close your eyes.

4. As you breathe in, feel the flow of air going into your nostrils. Actually focus on that feeling. Not asking to you concentrate hard or anything like that. Just focus enough that you are aware of how it feels when the air goes inside the nostrils. Also be aware of your abdomen rising as you breathe in. And think, “Innnnnnnnn” while you are breathing in. So be aware of i) the feeling of air going inside your nostrils ii) of your abdomen rising, and iii) think, “Innnnnnnnnn”.

5. When you breathe out, focus on your abdomen sinking in, and think, “Ooooooout”.

That’s it! If your mind wanders from the breath and from thinking, “In” and “Out”, simply bring your mind back to it. Do it for 5 minutes only. If you can do it longer, no harm in it. But just 5 minutes is great to begin with. When you get the hang of it, then you can take a few minutes off anytime you are feeling stressed and practice the “In” and “Out” breathing. You will feel relaxed. 

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Personalized Twelve Month Angel Reading 2015 in Computer Wallpaper Calendar Format

Last year I did a 12 month reading for myself for the year 2014. And I have to tell you this was one of the best tools I gave to myself to do my best in 2014. The angel reading & guidance that I had for each month helped me:

1. Be prepared for the energies of that month.

2. Look forward to all the times of success and make the BEST use of those energies.

3. Be aware of challenges, and know how how best to tackle them when the time comes, so I would not fail.

For example:

In July 2014 I was set for amazing success, and I saw amazing success in my work!! I made full use of the energies being presented to me, and had a blast.

In September 2014 I had the challenge of being prone to negative fearful thinking, and was warned against entertaining them or they would turn into self-fulfilling prophecies. In the beginning I did go down with the negative thoughts, but then I read my angel guidance for that month, and consciously changed my thoughts, and brought my life back to peace and balance.

I have done my 12 month reading for 2015 too, and turned them into GORGEOUS “Laptop Wallpaper calendars”. So I will have a different wallpaper and reading for each month, and it will be right there in front of me everyday to remind me of the guidance for that month. I am adding the thumbnails of each month’s reading for me below. You can see how it looks by clicking on the thumbnails. Please scroll down to the end of the blog to see the angel reading wallpapers I created for myself.

NOTE: The beautiful art in the background is channeled by the very talented and intuitive artist Jean Kowalski. She can be found at www.jean-kowalski.artistwebsites.com and at www.facebook.com/jeankowalskiartist. Just looking at her artwork is healing by itself. Having her art as wallpaper sends healing energy to us.

 

I would LOVE to do 12 month angel readings for you too, and email you the computer wallpaper calendars. You can either use them as wallpapers or print them out. It takes me 3-5 hours to do a reading for each person and create the wallpapers.

To get your own 12 month reading and to have the guidance to do your BEST in 2015, buy your reading below:




This is what you will get in your OWN PERSONALIZED READING:

1. Get 12 GORGEOUS monthly ANGEL READINGS in CALENDAR format that you can use as your laptop wallpaper. Each month you will have your guidance for that month in front of you. Or you can print them out.

2. Each month you will have angelic guidance to do your BEST that month.

3. If you have supportive energies, you will make the BEST use of it, and know what to focus on.

4. If you have challenges, you will know how to deal with them in a way you WILL NOT FAIL. 

SAMPLE 12 MONTH ANGEL READING FOR ME FOR 2015 (click on thumbnails to see what it looks like):

JANUARY

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

MARCH

APRIL

APRIL

MAY

MAY

JUNE

JUNE

JULY

JULY

AUGUST

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

DECEMBER

Make Your Own Spray For Confidence, Self-Esteem, Happiness.

howtrulyspecialI love using essential oils, flower essences, and essences made with healing crystals. Here is a spray to make an aromatherapy spray that will help you in your own work towards becoming more self-confident, have higher self-esteem, be calmer, and happier.

Here is what you will need to do to make your spray:

1. Get a small spray bottle. An 8 oz one will do. A dark colored bottle is best.

2. Add 1 oz pure Vodka to it. This is the best choice, as it helps mix the oils in water, and preserves the oils and the water. 90% isopropyl alcohol will also do, but Vodka is considered superior. And if you do not wish to use alcohol at all, add 2-3 pinches of Epsom salt to the bottle. Epsom salt helps mix the oils in water too. But it does not help preserve. You can also you Witch Hazel instead of any of this.

3. Add about 8 drops of Jasmine essential oil, 10 drops of Bergamot essential oil, and 7 drops of Sandalwood essential oil. You can get all these online, or in any wholefoods store. 

4. Add a small piece (a chip bead will do) of Sandstone crystal, and a small piece of Citrine crystal.

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5. Add pure distilled water to the bottle to almost full.

6. Close it, and shake it well.

7. Put away in a dark place for about 3-4 weeks. It helps the fragrance “cook” and mature.

After adding the water, smell and see if you want to add more of any particular essential oil. And you can adjust it to your liking.

Don’t hesitate to ask if you have a question. I will try my best to answer.

Disclaimer: Please remember, this is for informational purposes only. Not to treat any medical conditions. Talk to your doctor for treating any medical conditions. I am not a doctor.

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Improve & Develop Your Claircognizance.

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WHAT IS CLAIRCOGNIZANCE?

Claircognizance literally means “clear knowing”. This in fact is one of the most common psychic senses, but one of the lesser known. When people think “psychic”, they think “clairvoyant” – one who sees the non-physical. Or they think “clairaudient” – one who hears the non-physical voices.

You might be claircognizant, and not even know about it. Claircognizant people seem to “just know” some things. For example, they will just know what is wrong with someone, or will just know they should not go somewhere, or will just know what is going to happen. They do not know how or why they know. All they know is that they know. Most probably this has happened with you too. You just knew something, but did not know how you knew. You did not see it, or hear it, or have any logical reason to know.

HOW IS IT USEFUL?

Claircognizance is how God, or our Higher Selves, guides and angels send us information quickly without sight, sound or any other evidence. The information comes through our crown chakra. The crown chakra is located at the top of the head. It is purple and violet in color with some white in it too. You can imagine it like a funnel opening upwards on the top of your head, and the narrow part of the funnel leading down to your brain. You can also visualize it as a thousand petalled purple/violet lotus on top of your head. When our crown chakra is open, clear, and balanced, we get information from the higher realms really quickly and easily through it.

HOW DO I DEVELOP OR IMPROVE MY CLAIRCOGNIZANCE?

Here is how you can develop or improve this very important, efficient and quick psychic sense:

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1. Focus on your Crown chakra: Close your eyes and for 5 minutes visualize your crown chakra. You can visualize it in any way you can or wish to: Just a feeling of purple violet circle on top of your head, or a purple violet funnel as I described above, or a thousand petalled purple violet lotus on top of your head. Or if you have a favorite crown chakra mandala you would like to visualize on top of your head, that is wonderful too. Imagine, feel or visualize it for 5 minutes, and imagine information and divine white light entering through your crown chakra into your head.

2. Chakra clearing meditation: A daily chakra clearing meditation helps a lot with this. This meditation helps you clear your energy system and the chakras that help you with your psychic skills. In this case, a clear, balanced and open Crown chakra helps you become more claircognizant.

3. Automatic writing: Learn automatic writing. I will discuss this further in a future blog post on how to do automatic writing, but to explain in brief here, you can sit with a pen and paper, and ask your guides or angels a question, and then without thinking/reasoning/analyzing, just start to write very fast. It is like a very fast dictation. Don’t stop and read. Do this often. In the beginning you might only write nonsense. And that is perfectly fine. Later, with practice, you will realize you are getting really beautiful information.

4. Affirmation: Affirm with feeling often, “I am very profoundly claircognizant. My crown chakra is very open, and I just know things automatically”.

5. Set intention & ask your guides, angels: Even if you just set the intention of becoming more claircognizant, you will start to develop this skill. You can also ask your guides and angels to give you information claircognizantly.

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