Inner stillness ~ Connecting to Consciousness ~ Awareness
Meditation has come to have many facets to it and sometimes we skim the surface and confuse deep relaxation for meditation. Deep relaxation is a great introduction to meditation and paves the way. I believe after experiencing sessions of relaxation and guided meditation, deeper mental layers need consideration and the most effective way is by being with your inner stillness.
Inner stillness is often feared and resisted, one of the first stages of coming face to face with your mind is it pokes at you, pushes you to the edges of your boundaries, it makes you frustrated and irritable. You feel like you are going mad and your mind is going to explode. There’s an amalgamation of thoughts that are battling to come to the forefront. Memories that you didn’t know you even had appear from nowhere. Conflicts appear within you, a battle commences.
This battle is between your mind and self. The mind floods with thoughts, feelings and emotions and the self tries to make sense of it all. Both parts are in a way battling it out. What we need to work on is the witness state, which is the awareness that stands by and watches the mind and self at play with each other. Developing the awareness or witness state helps to peel the layers and as the layers peel off it leads to a meditative state, connecting with inner stillness, universal consciousness, your higher self or God, whichever name you choose to call the flow of unconditional love.
I loved guided meditations and deep relaxation but once I peeled back my layers and worked through the fear and resistant from my mind and self, meditation became simple and deeply profound. Connecting to my inner stillness and universal consciousness was a merging and expansion that words cannot give justice to or describe.
Everyone has their own unique experience when meditating but please experience it, give it time. Thoughts, sensations, feelings of differing natures may arise but please do not allow this to make you fearful or stop meditating, please continue, as the beauty is intensifying and expanding.
I am happy to connect with you to talk through meditation and offer my humble advice on overcoming some of the obstacles I faced when starting meditation and even further down the line. I believe meditation should be offered and spread worldwide, its benefits are enormous from physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
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