Learning to Still One’s Mind

I meditate!  Well doesn’t everyone?  Ok, maybe not, but I’m a big fan of Meditation, and I know it’s very helpful to my mind, my mental health, and even my creativity when I can just shut out the noise of my daily life and slip into that pleasant place where Everything and Nothing meet in peaceful, manageable harmony.

The challenge is constantly there to make time for meditation – for me it means sacrificing reading time first thing in the morning, which is hard – or my favourite thing to do is find a quiet beach and sit in the sand and let the sound of the waves take me where I need to go.   But the busier my life gets, the harder it is to stay in the mediation and not let the crazy (and the mundane) aspects of my life take over my peaceful space.  So last week I asked my angels for some real tangible help, and a lesson in how to do this.  I want to share it with you in case you are also searching for a way to ‘chillax totally’ into your own meditations.

First I was guided to create a file, for each and everyone one of my areas of thought to drop into.  As each thing came into my mind, I simply put it into a file with ‘Child’, ‘Work’, ‘Car’, ‘Friends’, Christmas planning…’  you get the idea right?   As I dropped each item into a file, I found it was easy to move on to the next thing until the things stopped flowing and I finally had an ‘Empty Room’ to dwell in for a while.

Meditation at the beach is my favourite space!
Meditation at the beach is my favourite space!

Then I was guided to create a room in my mind, where I could decorate it the way I wanted, shape it my way, and furnish it with a big comfy chair etc.  I even added a fireplace with a mantle so I could choose to either watch flames gently warm me, or rest an item on the mantle, or even take a thing and release it into the flames of the fire.    Outside my ‘room’ was a garden and a path I could walk down if I wanted to have a meeting with any angels or guides, but my room would be my meditations sanctuary that I can return to again and again.

Wow – this worked so well!   For me, the time flew by, and I found it easy to dwell in this space and allow what needed to flow to do so without being cluttered by my daily life matters.   Answers, ideas, connections with spirit, is something we all want when we go into our meditations, and sometimes also just to rest fully in the silence.   This was made so easy for me that day, and it’s a process I’ll continue to use.

If you have a special meditation process or method, please share it in the comments section below, or try this one, and let me know how you get on.