Each of us is a living, resonating field of energy directly impacting our reality. Every emotion and feeling we experience has a frequency. High frequency feelings include gratitude, love, joy, optimism, peace, and passion. Low frequency emotions include anxiety, stress, depression, frustration, doubt, and disappointment. With the advances in science and technology, we can now monitor and correlate how a change in our energy affects our health, overall well-being, and virtually every part of our life.
In simple terms, change your energy, change your reality.
Regular meditation is the most powerful tool to fast track this change because it side-steps our limited human perspective, intellect, and rational thinking. Meditation isn’t an altered state of mind. The limited human perspective, which is often referred to as the ego is the altered state of mind. It is a distorted viewpoint created by the limiting beliefs and untrue stories we’ve told ourselves over our lifetime. When we live from this ego perspective, we can be nothing but reactive to ourselves, others, and the world. We experience fear-based emotions because the ego seduces us into believing the world is a hostile place. On the other hand, meditation is the direct experience of our highest energetic resonance, of our Being. Meditation goes deeper than mindfulness and when cultivated, enriches our lives on all levels.
To begin, we must learn to love solitude because it’s impossible to find peace and happiness without it. We must shift our attention from the external to the internal world. When we become still and settle into the depths of ourselves as energy, we escape the limited human perspective by withdrawing our attention from the ego and giving it to Being. Meditation is the ultimate demonstration of love for ourselves. A time to go within and connect.
There are four states to meditation; being centered, being curious, being receptive and being in communion. Being centered involves stillness and focussing our attention on nothing but the center of our Being. Absolute willingness and infinite patience is required bcause no matter how long it seems to take, we are making progress every minute we remain still and centred. Thoughts may come and go, but on a deep level we’re making radical change, and we must trust that this is so.
The next step is to be curious. Like a child sits on the edge of the lake, gazing across to the other side, searching to see if anything of interest is there, we too must stretch beyond the distraction of our thoughts with casual, yet concentrated curiosity.
This opens the way to being receptive; of listening, of being open and aware. The more we meditate the more we detach from the external world and discern the movement of our Being. We might experience this movement through what are known as the four ‘Clairs’ which relate to enhanced sensory perception beyond our normal five senses.
- Clairvoyance means clear seeing, where we receive images in our mind.
- Clairaudience relates to hearing messages from what is often referred to as the still, small voice within.
- Claircognizance is receiving a clear knowing that cannot be denied. We just know things. We don’t know how we know them; we just do.
- The last is clairsentience which means clear feeling where we receive messages as feelings.
No matter which of the four ‘Clairs’ is your preferred sensing modality, it’s the experience that matters. The inner nudging, the whispers, the gut instinct, the intuitive understanding; the key is to act on it and develop your self-knowing.
The ego’s voice of ridicule will try to insinuate that you’re crazy. But you must ignore it and hold firm to being centered, curious and receptive. For once we master these steps, our normal day-to-day experience lifts from us, allowing our Being to be consciously experienced which leads us into the experience of communion. Being in communion with everything and knowing that everything is energy eternally expressing itself, brings absolute peace. A peace of mind which renders poise and aligns us with our Being. Doubt, uncertainty, and anxiety are gone. The greatest benefit from meditation comes from regular practice. As the saying goes, practice makes perfect, and the daily experience of our peace sustains us in troubled times. Over time, as our connection to our peace becomes stronger, we build more faith and trust in ourselves. The daily practice of meditation keeps fresh this peace experience and provides us with a choice to activate this energy whenever necessary. Meditation helps us to engage with our inner resources and deal with our life with dignity and elegance.
Get started on your meditation journey by meditating with me at “The Art of Meditation” Playlist on my YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLd1x0TpoxhGH3VbcNxIR9XGL0zyacU2NZ
As first published by Ocean Road Magazine Online
Diane Demetre is a Leadership & Mindset Speaker, Master Mindset Coach & Mentor, and multi-published Author with a 40+ year career spanning education, entertainment and entrepreneurship. Awarded an International Women’s Day Leadership Award, Diane is a powerhouse of educated insight, practical experience, and dynamic leadership. You can find out more about her keynote speaking at www.diandemetre.com and her other services at www.mastermindset.com.au