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Healing Meditation Part 1
Using Creative Visualization as a Healing Meditation
What does meditation feel like?

by Sonya Green

 

 

Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of 3 in this series. Read Part 2 here.

 

Healing Meditation – An Inside View


Within most of us is a deep and compelling need or desire to do better, feel better and be better. There are so many roads to travel in our quest to find ourselves, change ourselves or improve ourselves. Some may ponder life’s great questions from within their own minds, whilst others may go in search of knowledge or experience. Many take a practical approach and look at education or the development of talents and techniques. There are many books and courses on things related to personal growth. We may find ourselves writing down our goals and charting our accomplishments. Often, the focus is on such things as motivation, self esteem, relationship issues, breaking or creating habits or getting fit and healthy. Personal growth is often about becoming more successful or improving career and financial issues.

At some point, during the personal growth adventure, everyone comes to the realization that the thinking behind the behaviour must be explored. For many people this is their first experience with changing from a conscious thinking mode and probing a little deeper into the subtleties of the sub-conscious.

Of course, I have come across many people who say things like, “Oh, I’m not into all that psycho babble, all that emotional stuff is for girls! You just get up each day, do an honest day’s work and get on with it. You are born, you live and you die. Some are lucky, some are not and you just take the hand that you were dealt.”

The exploration goes so much deeper, and for many, it can be an on going work of art. By exploring our behavioural patterns, sub-conscious beliefs and/or trying to unravel childhood conditioning, we begin to practice quiet reflection and stillness. We become more aware of changes on a deeper level. Perhaps, this is viewed as a subtle shift in energy or a greater awareness of intuition.

We begin to move away from intellectual information in search of innate wisdom, higher knowledge or at the very least, a deeper understanding of our authentic selves. This, for many people, will be their initial introduction to meditation.

Some people believe that meditation is the physical mind communicating with the spiritual. Some will explain it as communicating with God. Others may believe that they are entering a realm of enlightenment or that it may be a language between conscious and sub-conscious minds.

Personally, I don’t really care about who, how or why. I think whatever feels comfortable for each individual is fine. Quite often you will find that you change your perceptions and opinions along the way. People like to make simple things complicated. Often people like to argue for the sake of thinking that they are right.

Using visual images and or dialogue during a meditative state creates communication with either the sub-conscious mind or our higher intelligence. Who and/or what, is decided by your own belief system. After a short time of practicing meditation and experiencing the deep sense of peace and well-being which results, it is almost impossible to not want to go further and deeper into it. Meditation can quickly become a habit. Many people will go on to use it in many different ways.

Initially it may just be a relaxation tool. With regular practice, the powerful changes which occur deep within the spirit become irresistible forces, gently enticing us to seek deeper or more expansive experiences.

At some point, everyone experiences a deep sense of their own personal energy. We become intrigued with the nature of that energy understanding that we have the ability to balance ourselves at a core level. We then know that we are capable of healing ourselves from within.

All meditations require that your body is relaxed and comfortable and that your mind is still and internally focused. You do not need to shave your head, wear robes, chant “om,” burn incense and candles or sit in a lotus position.

If you are doing a healing meditation on yourself, you will probably find that lying on your bed is the most comfortable place. Mornings are often the best times as you are less likely to be tired after a nights sleep. As meditation requires you to become deeply relaxed, you may find that you will fall asleep too easily if you are tired.

How you use meditation is determined by your intention. The basic principles are always the same: a relaxed body and internally focused mind. There are many different uses for meditation and many different experiences. Although you may have self-healing as your intention, you will find that each meditation is a new experience.

If you have never meditated before you may feel a little apprehensive or perhaps unsure that you are doing it right. Rather than go into lengthy explanations and instructions, which may or may not apply to your experiences, I will try to describe to you what one of my meditations is like from an inside viewpoint in Part Two.

 

 

Copyright © Sonya Green

 

Read Part 2 in this series, where Sonya describes her healing meditation in detail.

 

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About the Author

 

Sonya Green believes that the human experience should be joyful and secure. Her honest simplicity and profound insights are expressed with humour and passion but her message is loud, clear and powerful. Sonya doesn’t just ‘get under your skin’; she goes straight to your core and pulls out all of your secret places. She then confronts you with a mirror and reflects back to you the beauty, power, uniqueness and wisdom which are your intended birthrights. You may laugh and you may cry, but you will certainly be left with a sense that something within you has shifted and a healing has taken place. For more information, visit Sonya at www.reinventingmyself.com.

 

 

 

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