I have been teaching meditation for more than ten years. Like many people my own personal meditation practice has varied in its consistency at different times. Recently I started doing a short meditation before I sit down to do admin work at my computer. Sometimes I need to do some work on my accounts, sometimes I’m answering emails or, like today, doing some writing. Depending on what the task is I may enjoy it to a greater or lesser degree and some days are easier than others to get this kind of computer based work done. So I thought beginning with some meditation might help and I want to share with you my reasons why.
Of course meditation doesn’t always work miracles but I find that even if I sit for just a few minutes the three things I always feel , as a result, are calmer, more focused and more refreshed.
I have been doing some research into short meditations recently. I am planning to record some more of my own meditations, (listen to and download my existing meditations here
). This is a great way to get ideas and think about what I like, what I’m not so keen on and what I think works well. The extra benefit is that I get to spend a bit more time relaxing and focusing for myself, with someone else leading the way. We all need outside support some of the time.
Some meditations use affirmations as a way to help boost positive thinking and encourage us to feel good about ourselves rather than focusing on the negatives, on things we don’t like or those aspects we aren’t happy with. Affirmations aren’t something I have used a lot myself but I know they work really well for some people. There’s no right or wrong way to meditate. It is much like exercise where different types will suit different bodies and the most important thing is to find something you enjoy and that works well for you and what you’re trying to achieve. Keep it fun too!
I have been involved with the Business Women’s Networking Group, Women on Wednesday or WoW, in Salisbury since not long after I moved to the West Country from London nearly twelve years ago. This group has been a fantastic support to me as a self-employed person. I received a lot of help as I was building Natural Healing Energy in this new area and I also made some good friends along the way.
I was delighted to be asked to be asked to be involved in the second international online Reiki summit hosted by Reiki Rays. You can listen to me talking about why we sometimes end up not using the Reiki we have been attuned to use
even though it may help us.
This offers some great insights about Reiki generally and also the bigger picture of health care and self care. If you've already been attuned to Reiki it will leave you keen to get going again and if you haven't yet learned how to use this wonderful self-care tool then have a look at what a Reiki Attunement involves
I hope you enjoy listening and would love to hear your feedback.