Meditation & Connection
I could talk about meditation all day, every day! I love it! I feel like most of my problems are solved quickly and effectively when I meditate, purposefully. My meditation sessions are a time that I connect with my inner-self, my Heavenly Father and Mother, the future and past generations of my family line, and the earth. Wow! Right out of the gate I am going deep here! It is the absolute truth, though. I always find so much peace and direction when I listen to what is coming at me from these special sources.
I bet you are now wondering… HOW!? How do I meditate? How do I get answers? How do I feel at peace and reconnect? I’m sure you have all kinds of questions! Let me start out by saying that it has taken me a lot of time and practice to be in tune with the world within me, and around me. I love meditating in different settings, in different ways, and I love teaching my kids what I have learned and about my methods. And now I want to share with you how I meditate with my kids and maybe one day I will share my personal meditation with you!
Ready… here we go!
HOW TO START MEDITATING WITH YOUR KIDS
We start by breathing deeply. Breath in for 7 seconds, through your nose, and then hold that breath for 7 seconds. Then breath out of your mouth for 7 seconds, focusing. We repeat this for as long as needed or until everyone is aware, connected, and calm.
We then feel 3 different types of gratitude. I know this sounds a little weird, but these feelings touch different parts of your heart and mind. So spend around 1-2 min feeling: gratitude, appreciation, and love.
You can start by listing things and then once you feel the feeling, sit in that feeling for 1 minute. Here are some examples:
- I am grateful for clean water, my family, vacations, sleep, my body.
- I appreciate a home-cooked meal, my husband loving me, a compliment from a stranger.
- I feel love from or… I feel love when…
Once you have felt those feelings you the ask the following three questions:
- What do you want me to know today?
- What do you want me to feel today?
- What do you want me to do today?
WHAT COMES AS A RESULT OF MEDITATION
Most of the time one word will pop into my head and other days a flow of words will come. I always have a pen and paper near and I always write down the first positive feelings or words that come to my mind.
I always invite my kids to share what they feel, if they wish. It is always a grounding and positive way to start our day and although we don’t always do it- we are way happier and our house runs smoother when we do!
Meditation is something I feel I am always developing and growing with. I am, by no means, a guru with all this but I have come to a place where certain things make sense and I have come to rely on my meditation practice as a time to focus inward.
If you try this, I would love to hear about your experiences or any ways you meditate!