I’ve written about meditation before, you can check it out here. But today I want to share Abraham’s approach and explanation because it helped me see how meditation could help me. No matter how busy we think we are, if we know how something will help us, we are a heck of a lot more motivated to make time and space for it.
This practice is helpful when:
- You want relief from resistance.
You want an easier way of immediately raising your vibration.
You want to feel an awareness of your Inner Being.
Or when you just want to set up a great day.
When you start to pay attention to how things go on the days you meditate, versus, how things go when you don’t, you won’t be able to deny the noticeable difference. Personally, I know that I handle curve balls and unexpected twists and turns with much more ease when I’ve set my day up right from the beginning.
Abraham playfully tells us why meditation is so powerful. “When the mind is quieted, you offer no thought, and when you do so, you offer no resistance and when you offer no resistance thought, the vibration of your Being is high, fast and pure. You do not have to work at being in the high vibration that is natural to you, because it is natural to you”
But, we do have to stop holding on to the thoughts that cause us to lower our vibration.
So what exactly are you supposed to do to meditate? To begin the process, sit in a quiet place where you will not be interrupted. Wear comfortable clothing. Whatever position you are comfortable in, even lying down, unless you have a tendency to fall asleep. The important thing is that you are comfortable.
- Close your eyes, relax and breathe deeply.
- Slowly draw air into your lungs and then comfortably release that air.
- As your mind wanders, gently release any thoughts that come up.
- Re-focus on breathing.
In the beginning you will find your mind wanting to wander. When that happens, relax, breathe and try to release that thought. It is easier to quiet your mind by focusing on small thoughts like your breathing or you could mentally count your breaths. You could listen to the dripping of a faucet. In choosing the soft simple thoughts, you will leave behind any thoughts of resistance and your vibration will naturally rise.
Don’t concern yourself with working on anything while you meditate.
Abraham says that fifteen minutes will change your life because it will allow the Energy that is natural to you to flow. I know I always finish meditation feeling relaxed but energized. He goes as far as to say that with 30 days of mild effort, you can go from being one of the most resistant people on the planet, to one of the least resistant people on the planet. Sounds good to me!