Today we meditate…

But, first let’s what we did yesterday.  Total personal responsibility and cancelation of contracts, vows agreements, spells and curses is a HUGE step.  This declaration of your will allows for the to free up and provide much better access to your Soul.  Always continue to take these declarations deeper and deeper until they become a part of your being.  Consider for a moment what these words mean and you will begin to see just how powerful words can be.  Allow yourself to truly feel to the core of your being what is happening as a result of your declaration.

Stand Tall in the light that you are.  See yourself as a radiant being perfectly positioned in time and space to experience exactly what you need to learn and grow.  Allow the energy, right now in this moment to expand into your consciousness and be right here with it.  What is happening around you, in your world, that is important for you to see and understand?  Take total personal responsibility for all your thoughts, words and actions right now.  How will you be in this moment?

Powerful stuff…  In order to work with this energy, we need to still or quiet the mind.  The mind is an active place for those just beginning on the path, filled with notions that are rooted in the past.  Today commit to a practice of meditation.  This is a very personal practice and can take many forms, you will find what works for you.

Today, we begin very simply with the breath.  Deep breathing that trains our body to use our entire lungs for this very important bodily function.  Here we go…

Find a comfortable place, free from distractions.  Perhaps some soothing instrumental music, but stay away from lyrics, or an outdoor location with the sounds of nature as your background.  I recommend Heavenly Hygiene a shamanic mediation.  A sample can be listened to here.  Disconnect from the outside world, turn off cell phones, disable computer notifications, put up a sign on the so other family members know to allow you some space…  Make sure you will be free from outside distractions for the of the experience.

Are you ready?  Let’s begin.  Sit comfortably on the floor or chair, keeping your head, neck and spine in vertical alignment.  Relax.  Start by bringing awareness to your breath.  Follow it.  See where it goes.  In your comfortable position just breathe normally for a few minutes.   what your breath feels like.  Is it deep and full, sinking into your belly or shallow and light staying high in your chest?  Is it smooth, flowing freely or is it tight and constricted?  Are you breathing through your nose or mouth?  Take inventory of these sensations…

Anytime your awareness strays to something other than your breath, gently guide it back.  Beginning meditation can be fun and exciting if we let it.  Of course there is a thought stream and yes you will be distracted.  That is all part of the experience.  How do you feel now?  Are you peaceful and serene?  Happy and Joyful?  Frustrated with other things to do. What is that mind trying to tell you?

Begin to deepen your breath now, making a conscious effort to inhale deeply through your nose and allowing your belly to expand filling your lungs completely.  As that breath comes to it’s fullest point without strain, relax and exhale through your mouth with pursed lips so there is a slight pressure and a "blowing" sound.  There is a great example on that sample track…  Cycle this breath now for a few minutes.  Again, keep your and focus on your breathing, gently it back when it strays.

Visualize yourself in a peaceful and serene setting where all that is happening is stillness and breath.  See yourself in this place, smiling and bright.  See yourself just being in the moment, conscious, present and aware.  Continue this breath work for as long as you can breathing with the flow of the universe.  See yourself as the observer of the action, see the peace and tranquility that this practice is generating.  See your creation…

That’s it…  Just sit quietly and breathe.  Try to do it for as long as you can sustain your focus.  Just breathe.  Our minds may try and tell us something very different… I must be doing something, it may say…  __________________…  Fill in the blank.  I know there will be a dialogue.  Your journaling tools are nearby, so get them and use them.  Tell the page what just happened.  What did you experience?  How did you Feel?  Were there physical sensations?  Was your thought stream clear?  These are all important signs to pay attention to.  Write them down now, immediately after your meditation.  Stay clear and present in the time after the meditation as additional things may come up.  Be present and aware and remember the experience.

Stillness is such an important component to this growth process.  It is something that we have a difficult time achieving as we have been run around so much in the external world.  Oftentimes we forget just how important it is to take the time to connect with our Higher Consciousness.  You have done so now in this moment.  Savor it and carry it with you today and always.

As your practice grows, your meditation will become yours.  You will find the right place, time and method that works for you.  Please share your experiences in comments or on the Heroes of the Now page on Facebook, as we are all in this together.  We can share, learn and grow from one another’s experiences.  We are here now to help one another.

Right now commit to a daily mediation practice for yourself, for your freedom…

Love and Kindness,

Marc

Heroes of the Now