Starting out with Creative Meditation
This can be a meditation guiding you to be mindful, (placing your awareness on each body part from example like a body-scan and breath awareness). Or, it can be a more creative-visual meditation, where you are guided to breathe, to imagine, to sense and feel in a new state of being. This style is my favourite and combines awareness + creativity.
Meditation can be daunting for some and it is often thought of as thinking of nothing. This in itself is forcing yourself to think of nothing, thereby using the analytical mind to make your brain think of nothing. It can be futile to approach it this way.
With all this in mind, is how I created my mediation audios. They are wonderful for both beginners and experienced meditators. Especially for the new meditator, one will learn to be still, calm his/her mind, focus on the breath, and then begin to use the power of imagination (while their brain is entering into the relaxed alpha state) to see and feel oneself in a new state of being: being/ doing/ having that which one desires.
Often we wake up and go about our day by default, without much creative thought or intention for how we would like to be, to feel and what we would like to do. Have a think about it – without imagination, everything you see around you in your world would not exist. So, that begs the question to ask oneself: what do you want to bring into existence into your world with your powerful imagination?
First think it, see it and feel it and practice being it, or being in it with the tranquility and power of going within in meditation.
Disclaimer: Just thinking and just seeing is half the equation. You need to power this with the feeling. It is the fuel and key to all creative visualisation.
A few tips on meditation
Tip number 1:
In order to be in a relaxed state it is best to meditate early in the morning as soon as you wake up or at night right before you go to sleep. At these times, the body and the nervous system is preparing for rest, or in the case of the morning – just waking up. Creation is more powerful when the brain waves or the brain activity is slow. This is the alpha state, the state between the conscious and subconscious mind. It is the ‘imagination’ realm. The mind is still awake, but the body is really relaxed. So, you can listen to the guided meditation, without falling asleep. Conscious enough to create your new reality in your mind.
Tip number 2:
Sit up with back erect, or if you cannot sit, you may lay down in a semi-supine position. Intent to avoid falling asleep. Some meditations are designed for walking, but the ones I have created are essentially when you are still with eyes closed.
Tip number 3:
This may sound obvious, but keep eyes closed, or wear an eye mask, and remove any sensory stimulations and distractions. We want the body to have as little sensory stimulation and information entering, as possible. It is time for the body and mind to go within. It is time for the brain to leave it’s analytical state and enter the imagination, possibility and ‘nothing’ state: the quantum field.
Tip number 4:
At the end of any and every meditation you practice, give thanks for the practice and the new state of being you are in, the new life that is coming to you. Gratitude is the best attitude that attracts health and wholeness and joy. It is particularly easier to feel gratitude and give thanks after a lovely meditation! So, take advantage of that quiet tranquil state and bring up a deep profound feeling of gratitude after your meditation.
If you like this post, you will want to read the page titled Meditation.