Meditation as a Form of Self-Care

Today’s card draw is ~

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I don’t know about you, but for me the holidays can be stressful. Shopping and attempting to choose the perfect gift for everyone on my list, wrapping the gifts as perfectly as I can, then all the baking, cooking, and visiting with family & friends. Even “good” stress like this can be overwhelming for a person.

I pulled this card today at random and just had to smile. The angels and spirit guides are making it abundantly clear that as we head into a new year now is the time to slow down, reassess, and prepare for the New Year.

This card is all about devoting some time daily to not only your spiritual practice, but to spend some time just being QUIET. This not only involves your mouth, but also ~ and most importantly ~ your mind.

Focus on quieting the constant brain chatter. Go within and find your inner peace, your own Fortress of Solitude where you can retreat any time you are in need of being cleansed, refreshed, and recharged.

Meditation is an important part of the spiritual practice of many people. As for me, I do not meditate in the conventional manner. I “meditate” by focusing on my artwork. I enter “the zone” and I do not emerge until my work time is over or until I somehow fall out of “the zone.” It’s that “zone,” that inner sanctum, from which I create all my artwork. That, to me, is meditation. Most people find it very difficult to meditate. It’s not easy to clear your mind and then focus on nothingness. This is why I recommend  YouTube meditation videos to my students. There are many very good meditation videos on YouTube. Just enter “meditation” into the search box. You can further classify your search by entering phrases such as:

  • Guided Meditation
  • Meditation with music
  • Meditation on the chakras
  • Spirit guide meditation
  • Health meditation
  • Prosperity meditation

and so on. When you follow this process and devote a bit of time to it you will find the meditation videos that are perfect for you, then save them to your favorites so they are easily accessible each time you wish to meditate.

Meditation is calming, it’s peaceful, and it helps you to connect with your higher guidance. It also has the added benefits of helping your psychic centers to open and it is known in the medical field to help lower blood pressure and reduce stress levels.

When I created today’s card I channeled this from David Bowie. In our dream visitations he spent a long time convincing me meditation is THE way to go if you wish to develop further spiritually. I kept telling him, “but David, I’m a quadruple Gemini. I simply cannot hold a single sustained thought for more than 30 seconds before my mind jumps to something else. That’s just how my quadruple Gemini brain works.” Despite my protestations, David continues to focus on the importance of meditation. I know he’s right, but I also know that his brand of meditation won’t work for me.

Find what works for you. It may not be strictly meditation. Perhaps you’re an artist like me or maybe you enjoy working in adult coloring books. A repeated action within a short period of time can help a person’s brain to achieve a state that is similar to the state of the brain during meditation. This happens to me regularly when I focus on my artwork. Or, perhaps you enjoy playing an instrument, listening to a certain type of music that gets you in “the zone,” or perhaps you dance. Even quiet time spent in nature can help a person to find their inner peace.

Do whatever is comfortable for you. Remember that one form of meditation may work great for someone, but that does not necessarily mean it will be the perfect approach for you. Experiment and discover what works best for you and then focus on making that practice a part of your daily spiritual practice. If you do not have the time to have a daily spiritual practice, at least try to maintain a practice three times a week. As you continue on you may eventually discover that you miss your spiritual practice on the days you are not scheduling it so you may wish to work on your schedule so in time it becomes part of your daily routine.

Remember that there are many paths to inner peace. It is just up to each of us to discover which path leads us there.

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Blessings!

Nefer Khepri, PhD.

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