MEDITATION

Time Honored Practice
Meditation is a time honored way to allow Spirit to speak to you – overtly or covertly.  We have read about benefits of meditation since the 60’s and have been meditating at least once daily since the 70’s.  At the least meditation will help you relax; at the greatest it will open an avenue for Guidance.  One Light Ministry will periodically offer guided meditations covering various topics and purposes. 

Guided Meditation: Healing Through Love's Energy

Our bodies, in large part, reflect our thinking.  Our patterns of thinking can create “ill health” in our tissues.  Before healing can occur your soul must learn the lesson sickness was designed to teach.  Forgiving grievances is one big step toward the healing process.  Thinking about judgments differently so that love results for yourself and the other is another.  This meditation assumes you have done your work to “correct” the effects of previous ill thoughts.  Love is God’s healing energy.  You are guided to let this healing energy carry away anything in your body that thinks it is negative – be it ill, diseased, infected, broken, abnormal, whatever – to be transformed by the Christ Light of Love.  You then are asked to let the purified energy fill the voids.  Our personal experience proves Love’s Energy can make one well.  At the very least it will promote peace and relaxation. 


It lasts about 20 minutes and contains a prolonged silence to allow you to remember that you are one with Spirit.   TRY IT OUT to see if it is something that might be beneficial.  For continued use you might want to purchase a CD for $15, or an mp3 DOWNLOAD for $5.


Guided Meditation: Remembering Who I Really Am

The body seems so real.  Our eyes seem to view what is in front of us and our ears to reflect the sounds around us.  All this seems to create our reality.  But we are not our bodies, eyes, nor ears.  Earth is not our real home.  We are, even at this moment, resting in the Divine – as God created us. We are light, joy, and peace.   This meditation is intended to take you from the surface of your consciousness to a place where you commune with Spirit remembering who you really are. 


It lasts about 20 minutes and contains a prolonged silence to allow you to remember that you are one with Spirit.  TRY IT OUT to see if it is something that might be beneficial.  For continued use you might want to purchase a CD for $15, or an mp3 DOWNLOAD for $5.


Guided Meditation: Resolving a Conflict - Healing a Wound

This first offering is useful if you have a conflict in your life…a situation that is ready to come to the Light, but has stubbornly persisted in staying in the shadows of your psyche.  Through this meditation you invite Holy Spirit to help you see things differently to bring more love into your life. Our BLOG page focuses on ideas about relationships.  You may want to read it before you listen to the Meditation.

It lasts about 15 minutes and contains silences as processing time.  TRY IT OUT to see if it is something that might be beneficial.  For continued use you might want to purchase a CD for $15, or an mp3 DOWNLOAD for $5.


Preparation

Before meditating we recommend that you sit or lie comfortably in a place where you will not be disturbed and prepare your body.  The object of these & other preliminary exercises, which should take no more than 3 minutes, is to help you forget your body so you can devote your mind totally to Spirit.

Breathing Exercises

Breathing helps you relax and any technique will work.  We prefer Edgar Casey’s where one breathes in through the nose slowly & deeply, then exhales through pursed lips slowly - 3 times.  Then close off the right nostril breathing in through the left, exhale slowly from the left while the right is closed off - 3 times.  Then reverse the nostrils closing off the left breathing slowly in from the right and exhaling from the left with the right closed off - 3 times.  You may want to repeat the first nose-fully-open breathing again.                        
 

Neck Exercises

Additional relaxation can be obtained with neck exercises:  slowly touch the right ear to the right shoulder (as nearly as you can) – 3 times; then do the same with the left – 3 times; then starting on the right roll your head to the shoulder, around so chin touches chest, then over to left shoulder, then back to the center.  Do this 3 times slowly. Then reverse directions and do 3 times…or some variation of this. 

3-D Imagination

As you go through the meditation we ask you to use 3-D imagination:  picture yourself IN the scene rather than observing yourself on an imaginary screen as in a movie.  Placing yourself as a participant in the action makes the experience more real and therefore more meaningful. 

Allowing

Holy Spirit will work with you.  Open your heart and mind, be receptive, ask for guidance - it will come.  Spirit can talk to you from a rock or the back of a cereal box or a random radio program or a guided meditation.  Your openness, a little willingness, to hear is all that is required.
I come to hear Your Voice in silence and in certainty and love,
sure You will hear my call and answer me.
A Course in Miracles