3 Ways To Actually Like Meditation
For People Who Can't Seem To Like it At All
Meditation, meditation, meditation.
For developing your psychic and intuitive gifts, clearing the mind and releasing anxiety, nothing is recommended more than developing a meditation habit.
The point is valid - meditation quiets the mind and centers the Spirit. These are the exact two things you need to do to receive accurate, clear and stable intuitive messages yourself or anyone else.
Intuition guides our lives. So if we're in a clear state intuitively, one can only assume we make better decisions, become more mindful partners.
So, meditation is the first on every bullet point.
Meditate, and your psychic and spiritual abilities will get stronger and clearer.
Meditate, and your anxiety will settle down.
Meditate, and you can hear your heart's whispers.
It's all true. This is why I have a library of meditations available on my site. So if only one could enjoy meditating...
The truth is, these used to be nothing I disliked more than meditation.
No matter how much I tried to love it, I just loved it less.
It felt like work. I thought about it in the way I think about budgeting - something I would eventually do at the end of the day after everyone went to bed, but I never did.
Now I both meditate and have a budget.
Since then, the tables have really turned and if I can come to enjoy it, you can, too!
Before you convince yourself to buy another stick of incense, nothing has helped me enjoy meditation more than these three tips:
How To Enjoy Meditation
1. Try Sitting Differently
The term Indian Style for a sitting position is one we're all familiar with, but it can be derogatory to some.
So in yoga, we call this position cross-legged.
Regardless of what you call it, it's not the most comfortable position for everyone and not a requirement for meditation.
This one sounds simple, but for years of trying to sit yoga-style on the floor, I never did find a 'comfortable seat'.
So, here's the solution to comfort in meditation:
Sit in a chair, upright, with your feet flat on the ground. Place your palms face up on your lap in resting position. Try to have your knees perpendicular to your shins and your back and shins parallel as much as possible.
This position puts you at a ninety-degree angle for most of your joints, and you'll be least likely to get a cramp, lose sensation or pinch a nerve here.
You're comfortable, and in a position where your body's meridians can flow.
In fact, sitting upright in this position is the number #1 way that intuitives often sit when they are connecting with Spirit or when preparing for and giving readings for themselves and others.
2. Give Yourself A Visualization Exercise
I used to go to a lot of meditation groups to learn how on earth people like meditation and to convince myself to meditate.
What I learned is that in meditation circles, many people give themselves something to do to while they were meditating to focus and quiet the mind. Some people, I found, focus on their breathing or on counting backward numbers. Other, focus on naming and identifying the thoughts that come in. Yup - categorizing and organizing their ideas by name and type.
Even experienced meditators give themselves something to do as a 'focus the mind' activity while they focused the mind.
Unfortunately, counting numbers and labeling my worries is too dull for me, so when I was first starting, I decided to do something else.
In meditation, I focused on visualizing a grounding cord and emptying all my energy into the earth. Other times, I practice opening and closing my chakras. If I want to get fancy, I visualize what it would look like if Divine energy from above was channeled down through my head and swirled through my whole body.
In psychic circles, this is called "running your energy" and it actually feels excellent and is reasonably entertaining. Want to learn how? I have a meditation in my store called Amanda's Daily Meditation, which teaches the technique. Also, close to all 65+ meditations in the Member Center include some variation of guided energy running.
3. Find A New Location
Seriously. If you are going to close your eyes and sit quietly somewhere for 5 to 60 minutes, you may as well enjoy where you’re sitting.
Don't like to meditate in the corner of your room? Or at a yoga studio? That's fine. Meditate while you are taking a bath. In a tub, you are both sitting and relaxing - a perfect place to practice running your energy.
Or meditate outside where the sun is shining on you. Almost everyone enjoys sitting outside on a sunny day.
Some people like to meditate in the same spot over time. Personally, I like to meditate in my reading chair after a long day, and this builds the energy of the area. When you meditate in one spot, the muscle memory of your body immediately equates this spot with relaxing, making it easier to relax there, over time.
Finally, I also like to incorporate essential oils into my meditation routine.
Rosemary, Clary Sage, Lavender and blends such as Transformation by Young Living can really help to open up your energy field and make it easier to relax.
By changing how you sit, what you focus on and where you focus, you can slowly adapt your meditation to fit your mood and personality, making it easier to tune-in, wind down, and zen out at the beginning or end of any day.
Amanda Linette Meder
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Updated 30 May 2019