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Guided Meditation Is Meditation (Angel Spirituality)

by Cassendre Xavier


Writing as Amethyste Rah

What is a guided meditation?

Guided meditation is a state of relaxed concentration invoked and led by another party. ... Guided meditation can be as short as a few minutes or as long as several hours. Either way, the purpose is to achieve mental, emotional and physical healing and stress relief. --Gaiam

Both guided meditation and deep relaxation have a number of amazing effects on your body and hormones.Meditation slows down brain wave activity and subdues stress all the while triggering human growth hormones (HGH) . ... Meditation also improves the quality of your sleep as it quells the endless chatter of your mind. -Medium

For many years I have yearned to be someone who practiced meditation on a regular basis. Not only had I read about the many benefits of meditation, but I had seen results with my own eyes. It seemed that everyone I met who meditated regularly seemed much quieter, calmer, and more peaceful than I was, and I really envied and wanted to have that for myself. Everything about meditation made sense to me, and I sensed that if I took on a regular practice, really made a habit of it, it could transform many parts of my life. I wanted what meditation offered, but I wasn't able to do it regularly - or so I had previously thought.

I thought meditation was sitting still and trying to stop as many of my thoughts as possible. I would do that, with or without music, and try to still my thoughts. It didn't feel as if I was being very successful at it, and as a result I could not keep up with my morning and evening ten minute schedule.

I did, however, very much enjoy listening to guided meditations - recordings of a persun's voice (always female for me), speaking spiritual themes and with a soft music in the background. I loved these recordings so much, which Iistened to with my eyes closed and in a comfortable (usually lying down) position, that I listened to them for years, and later recorded and released two of my own.

That was years ago. I didn't know I was meditating then. I didn't know it counted as meditation. I listened to guided meditations as part of my personal growth work. It was part of creative visualization and doing the Abraham-Hicks law of attraction practices. Listening to guided meditations was part of my angel spirituality and soulmate attraction work. I didn't know it was meditation. I wasn't aware I was meditating. It was "too" easy. "Too" enjoyable. Meditation in the classic sense, was sitting uncomfortably, cross legged, or sitting with spine very straight, head up, yoga pose. It involved what felt to me like forcing the body to do something unnatural to it: stop thinking.

But this changed for me recently.

I met someone who enjoys meditating at least twice a day, at least thirty minutes in the morning, and thirty minutes in the evening - with meditation other times in the day usually as well. This was so joyful and satisfying to him that when he talked about it, it made me want to do that, too.

I started with the classic model, but then switched to guided meditation. Once I realized how pleasurable that was, I decided to continue and to not worry about the type of meditation I was doing. It was more important that I was having fun and being still and feeling better every day. Meditating an hour every day this way, and sometimes more, was very joyful because the material I would listen to would get into my consciousness and help me feel better as I went to sleep and as I awoke.

Later, I learned that guided meditations counts as meditation! It's okay to let that be the only form of meditation I do.

So, if you are struggling to create a regular schedule of meditation, don't worry or stress out about the kind of meditation you're doing. Lotus pose still mind method is not for everyone, and it would be unfortunate to miss out on all of the mental, spiritual, and physical/health benefits of using guided meditations.

Here are some of the guided meditations I've listened to recently. May they help you in discovering and using guided meditations that will help heal and bless *your* life!

You can find lots on YouTube by searching "guided meditation" plus whatever subjects you're interested in meditating on.

Guided Meditation for Grounding by Jeanine Sande https://youtu.be/nR1XB02tGZg

Grounding with Mother Earth Clear & Balance your Energy Meditation https://youtu.be/UdmU9MhKfHY

Golden Dragon Meditation by Jolande Bruinenberg https://youtu.be/lqSE99PGCII

All about Dragon Energy & Meditation to connect! By BDevine.
First half of video is instructional. Guided meditation begins at 16:50 https://youtu.be/oMHaCikZpiE

Ten-Minute Meditation for Bipolar Disorder https://youtu.be/xW_MxTYfOTE

Magical Dragon Sun Grounding Guided Meditation by Kim Caldwell https://youtu.be/yCEKXXs-Akw

"Feel your magic, your divinity, your wholeness in this moment, as you ground and center. You're coming into your power. You are remembering who you truly are: God/Goddess energy, here to create, here to love, here to shed light, to be happy, to spread joy, to spread peace, to spread power, to allow that God/Goddess energy to flow through you."YOU & YOUR DRAGON - Integrating Your Higher Self Guided Meditation https://youtu.be/AuZ7EA3U7pI

You can find many free guided meditations at https://www.orindaben.com/pages/rooms/orin_meditation_room/#orin

Also, check out Insight Timer, a free meditation app available from Google Play. Happy meditating !

Amethyste is the birthstone of, and Amethyste Rah is the self-assigned soul name of multi-media healing artist Cassendre Xavier. Amethyste has done angel readings, dream interpretations, and spiritual counseling in various forms since the early 90s. She was ordained by God before birth as we all are, and by law in September 2010. She is the creator of the Affirmations for Survivors guided meditation series, with “Self-Love” and “Spirituality” released in 2007, and is working on “Sexuality” and “Life Skills”, as well as a new line of angel and crystal meditations in progress. Amethyste’s meditations feature background music of light by Thaddeus, used with permission from www.orindaben.com. Under the name Cassendre Xavier, she has been a monthly columnist at Wisdom Magazine’s online edition since 2009, and has been a performing and recording singer-songwriter-guitarist and published poet since the early 1990s. For more information, please visit www.cassendrexavier.wordpress.com


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