Hey guys! It’s the H.B.I.C. Again — Head Butterfly in Charge
So lately, I’ve been having so much trouble falling asleep and staying asleep and it seems like my insomnia is back. I take so many meds as it is and now I’m going to have to go back on my Ambien and Xanax just to get 3 or 4 hours of sleep a night. When you already take about 20 different meds throughout the day just to stay alive, 2 more pills is not something to look forward to.
So many years ago, I was a victim of domestic violence, and for years I just wasn’t sleeping well. I didn’t really have access to psychologists or even general practitioners to get sleep meds, so I basically had to deal with it and boy was I cranky and depressed.. And then someone recommended meditation and when I tried it, it was as if the heavens opened up and the angels began to sing. It worked immediately the first time I tried it! I was so happy. It’s amazing what a little sleep can do for you. And since it worked so well for me, I wanted to share it with you so to follow is a little guide I put together and I hope it works as well for you as it did for me. Please let me know if any of you try it and how it works or if you need any more tips. Enjoy!
Meditation Guide for Spiritual Living
Meditation is a technique that we can use at any time and place to quiet the mind and restore peace and harmony within ourselves. By relaxing our mind through meditation, we can clear the chatter for a time and experience a renewed sense of energy. However, many people who begin a meditation routine prefer to integrate spiritual aspects into their meditation practices. For these people, spiritual meditation is a wonderful way to strengthen the connection between the human mind and divine wisdom.
The following are some benefits of meditation:
-Improved hearing and mental performance
-Improved memory and concentration
-Improvements in psychosomatic and stress related disorders
-Increased muscular tone and flexibility
-Posture gets corrected, allowing deep breathing
-Strengthening of the nervous system
-Opening of the chakras, rendering you more loving and open to others
-Deep relaxation and spontaneous healing
Spiritual Meditation Techniques:
One of the most common techniques used in spiritual meditation is the use of breathing meditation. To use this technique, simply sit in a comfortable meditation position (many practitioners prefer to use the lotus position, in which the legs are crossed and the back is held straight). Then, close your eyes, and slowly breathe in as deeply as possible.
As you inhale, visualize divine energy flowing toward you and permeating your physical body. Hold the breath for a few seconds and then exhale slowly; imagine all of your stress and mundane thoughts of your daily life released from you with your breath. Repeating this meditation technique will allow you to open up to divine energy, and greatly improve the benefits you receive from your meditation practice.
Reciting a chant or prayer during spiritual meditation will also serve to strengthen your connection to the divine. The rhythmic, repetitive nature of short chants and prayers allows your mind to drift into a meditative state, and improves your ability to access the divine wisdom.