How to Meditate in 5 Simple Steps
The following are some of the fundamentals of learning to meditate and offer five simple steps on how to meditate.
1. Preparation for Meditation
As you move into meditation, create an environment that will enhance your meditation. You will need a time and space where you will not be disturbed. You might hang a “Please do not disturb” sign on the door and put your phone on silent.
If you’re thirsty, drink some water. If your stomach is growling, get a little something to eat. Have a blanket available if you need one. In other words, anticipate any possible distractions to your meditation and take care of them before you start.
Find a comfortable chair – but not so comfortable that you fall asleep. Wear comfortable clothing that won’t make you fidget.
Before you sit down, take a few minutes to stretch and breathe deeply. This can help release tension from the body, mind and emotions. Then sit quietly for a few minutes and let your body relax. As you relax, notice energy flowing freely through your body.
Make it a point to let nothing that happens in the physical environment disturb you during your meditation. You can do this by simply telling yourself that any noise you hear will help you relax more deeply and lift higher in consciousness.
Preparing yourself and your body to meditate is simple but it is an important aspect of how to meditate.
2. Where to Focus Your Attention
How do we have awareness into the physical level? Well, we have two eyes, two ears, two nostrils, a mouth, a rectum, and a reproductive organ; these are the nine levels of consciousness (the nine doorways) that pull us back to the physical level. So as rapidly as we can, we want to pull our consciousness out of our eliminative system, our reproductive system, and the sense organs of the world.
The Third Eye
We bring our consciousness up to what we call the spiritual eye, the third eye, the tenth doorway, the tisra til. That’s usually where the Soul will reside in the physical body: between the eyes, about two inches straight back. Sometimes it looks like a little round disk, and sometimes it can be as small as a fingernail or as large as a universe.
So when you are working to overcome these lower levels, you will want to gather your attention up into the third eye, the tenth door.
3. Using the Light
With all meditation techniques, it is always best to combine the technique with the positive power of the Light. The Light is a pure energy from the high realms of God. If you want success, it is essential that you ask for the power of the Light to work with you for the highest good during your meditation.
Begin every meditation with a prayer asking that the Light surround you, protect you, and fill you, that any negativity that may be released be cleared and dispersed into the Light, and that all that takes place during the meditation be for the highest good. When you ask for this in purity, sincerity and love, you are protected and your meditation will be a positive one for your upliftment and progression.
Here is the example we gave you for your reference if you wanted to use it:
“I ask for the Light to completely fill, clear surround and protect me and that all that takes place be for the highest good.”
Using the light is a step that people often leave out when they are learning how to meditate but it is an important one to ensure the upliftment and positive focus of your meditation.
4. Keeping a Journal
As you learn to meditate and practice meditation, you may want to keep track of not only what meditation you did, but how long you did it and also anything you notice both during and after the meditation that seems different than usual for you, and therefore possibly a result of the meditation.
As you meditate you may find some very beautiful poetic thoughts and feelings flowing through your consciousness. As you do meditation, you are attuning yourself to the higher frequencies of Light, and your thoughts and feelings may be reflections of this attunement.
Writing these things in your journal creates a beautiful record for you of your progress, and is also an inspiration to read when you need a boost. We suggest that you get something that appeals to you to use as a journal, and use it only for this purpose.
Be a scientist when it comes to checking out meditation and spiritual exercises. How you record your experiences is as individual as the experiences you have on your journey. Find what appeals to you; find the way that works for you, and use it.
Learning how to meditate is your own journey and one that you navigate for yourself – finding out what works for you and what doesn’t.
5. Breathing Meditation
The following is a guided breathing meditation whereby you can have a first hand experience of meditation. The Breathing Meditation focuses on observing your breath and learning to bypass the distractions of the body, mind and emotions. It goes for 13mins.
So before you begin the meditation remember to practice what we have covered:
– Prepare yourself and the environment
– Call in the light
– Focus on the third eye
Guided Breathing Meditation
Side note: You can use this guided meditation anytime. Its short so you it is very convenient and it’s a great way to just let go and re-centre yourself anytime during the day.
Also, you can either finish the meditation when it ends or if you want to meditate for longer you can just continue in your own silent meditation when the guided part of the meditation has finished.