Saturday, September 7, 2013

Meditation to Wholeness (40- Day Meditation)

At time for a variety of reasons we get anxiety that we are not complete and feel that things or people or events are not happening for us. Mostly we dwell on why aren't these things
coming to us. When the reality is the process the work has to start with ourself. To receive all the answers which are already inside each one of us we have to first be whole and content with who we are in the present moment, the NOW. Not the past, that person is gone and we can never be who we were yesterday or five seconds ago. Nor can we be the future person because all those events in the future which shape us have not happened yet nor can we even grasp who we will be in the future. Both are dreams of the has been and the will be. So instead just knowing you already have everything you need now and the true work is being happy with who you are now and that is to start first with a sense of wholeness and completeness with what is right now. 

I have found true comfort and freedom from meditation. There are a variety of different 
meditation techniques. Try different ones out but the truth of anything is you have to stick with it. There is no instant gratification here. So after a day or a week, if you start something and think "I don't feel anything" "Nothing is happening!" you are instilling negative energy into the universe that this "isn't working" therefore your energy being sent out is negative and it will take longer for the positive benefits of this to come to you. So embrace the unknown. Looking silly, sounding silly is the first step of letting go and being comfortable with who you are and your sense of completeness stems from that. 

My goal is to help every person feel confident and help figure out who they are, right 
now, so that you may help to shape the future you want to have happen through manifestation. However, you first have to start with the now, the presence, the true gift of life which is living in the right now because that's all we truly have. Many of us have heard "you are whole already" you have everything you need. Yet we continue to feel like we're going in circles- we experience holes in "ourselves."

I invite you to try this 40 day challenge. After 40 days comment and share your experiences. Also at the end of each night journal a bit about your experiences with your day. Record each day (if possible) which can be a very short thing, just talking about your feelings and changes your noticing or anything that makes you happy to write about. Everyone can spare three minutes, so no excuses! 

This meditation is inspired by and with its foundations in Osho's "Meditation for Fear of Emptiness," it is an answer to recognizing that we are complete, but also feeling it, too.

From my start of my meditation practice I have noticed a huge difference. I hope to share more techniques with you.


Whole / hohl / : (noun)  thing that is complete in itself

1. Begin in Balasana (Child's Pose.)

2. Start by kneeling on your hands and knees.

3. Release your toes to the floor and separate your knees about hip width part. (Or extended Child's
pose spread your knees our further a part). Note: you can use prompts if needed.

4. As you exhale, slowly lower your booty towards your heels feeling the tailbone lengthen away from the back of your pelvis.

5. As your torso folds over your thighs, lengthen the back of your neck before your forehead rests on the floor.

6. Rather than the usual hand/arm position for Balasana, bend your elbows and place your palms flat on the grown in alignment with your head. Like a full-body prayer or bowing pose.

7. Feel the weight of your shoulders lightly spreads into the shoulder blades.

8. Take several slow breathes into the belly and your lower back as you rest here.

9. Breathe naturally. Be reverent. Be present.

*Duration: Start with three minutes, then 5 minutes, working your way to 11 minutes per meditation.)

"Enter into your own womb and just be there. No technique, no mantra, no effort- just be there. So every night go into that space ... within three weeks one day you will suddenly see such blessings arising, such an upsurge of energy, such a joyous quality to your being." Osho (from Courage: The Joy of Living Dangerously)

Practice for 40 days and/ or anytime you need grounding and the ecstatic reminder that you are, indeed whole.

This is a great introduction to meditation. Clear your mind. If you feel a thought come into your mind, acknowledge it, but let it go like a passing cloud on a windy day.