Meditation For Beginners
Today I want to talk about meditation, and how some of you who are interested might be able to start a regular practice at home. We've all heard that meditation is good for us, right? That when we have a regular meditation practice we can see improvements in our life; such as feeling calmer, less stress, better moods, along with a ton of other benefits. So it's no surprise that one of the questions I get a lot is, "Nikki, can you give me some tips on how to meditate, or where to start? I feel like I can't turn the chatter off in my head."
I can attest that long ago, before I started meditating, I had a misconception about it, how long it would take, how I didn't have an hour to sit in an uncomfortable position and think about nothing, but I really wanted to try it, to see what the hype was about. I quickly came to the conclusion that I wasn't going to start on the floor in a deep hour long meditative state. Like anything we do in life, I need to just start somewhere, and work my way up. One of the only places I felt complete solitude, and quiet, was in the shower. There was something about the ritual of taking a shower that made me feel better afterwards. Perhaps it was just the getting clean aspect, but I knew that it did make me feel relaxed, I felt calmer, and I didn't need to be under the water that long to feel that way.
On one particularly random day, I leaned my head back under the water and let the flow wash over my head and down my ears, drowning out the noise around me. There was a sort of silence, and I stayed there. I then used that moment to picture the water as a healing light washing down over my body, taking all of the negativity with it down the drain. I don't think very long passed, maybe 2 or 3 minuets, but I knew something profound happened in that short time. I knew that I had reached, for me, a peaceful trance under the flow of water.
The next time I showered, I did the same thing. I let the water drown out the noise, I pictured the light cleansing my etheric body, and afterwards I felt so amazing. I knew that I was onto something. I also noticed that the calming, peaceful feeling I had during those few short minuets of shower meditation, I was able to carry with me throughout the day, and subsequently next day, the more often I practiced.
It wasn't too much longer till I was able to increase the time in meditation, and eventually, when I was ready, took my new, regular, practice outside of the bathroom. That was many moons ago, and now my practice comes very naturally, and I, personally, incorporate it with my daily self Reiki, but I just wanted to share with all of you where my journey started, and perhaps inspire you to try that method, if you're looking for an easy way to start.
If you would like to discuss further on some ways to help deepen your practice, strengthen your practice, or get some additional assistance on reducing stress, please send me an email, I'd love to help.