Tips on clearing your meditation space.
The First step to begin the process of clearing your meditation space is to start with the basics such as opening the window and allowing fresh air through the room. Clear any clutter and basic housework such as dusting,vaccuming, cleaning windows etc.
Step two is to clear the space of any negative or stuck energy. You can either burn white sage incense or a white sage smudge stick. Close the window while burning these items and open the window when you have finished clearing. This takes approxamately 5 to 10 minutes depending on the size of the room, and how dense the energy is. Always be careful when using these items that the flame or embers don’t come into contact with curtains,carpet or any other flammable items you may have in the room and don’t leave any burning incense or sage unattended. If you are not comfortable using these items or are sensitive to the smoke, you may like to try Happy Home spray to clear your meditation space it is made from organic flower essences and essential oils and made in Queensland. I use this spray if I am clearing space with smoke detectors. Make sure when you have finished with the smudge stick to extinguish it in a container of sand and double check that it is indeed extinguished.
Step three open the window and place a beautiful bunch of fresh flowers in the room and play some peaceful calming music.
Step four is to maintain your meditation space in a daily/weekly routine by keeping it clutter free and clean. This way you may only need to use a white sage incense stick occassionaly or spray happy home daily into your meditation space. It is much easier to maitain your meditation space if you clear it regularly.
If you are interested in using sage smudging sticks, white sage incense and the Happy Home spray I have them available at my market stall at the Burleigh Organic Market in the Wellness Hall at the Burleigh State School, Gold Coast on Saturdays 7am – 1pm. While I am at the market I am also available to answer any questions you may have about clearing your meditation space.
Reiki is an ancient system of natural healing. In the Japanese language Reiki represents Universal Life Force Energy. The Reiki healing system is used to transmit this energy through the hands. Gentle and non invasive, Reiki is a simple, natural and effective means to relieve stress and promote balance, harmony and well-being in your life.
There are many benefits available from Reiki. Such as relief from aches and pains, mental clarity, deep relaxation, inner peace, personal and spiritual growth, renewed creativity, increased energy levels to name a few.
Getting started is always the hardest part. To get into the habit of meditating it is best to add meditation to your daily routine. Choosing the same time every day will promote the habit (and a good one at that). I find meditating first thing in the morning before I do any other activities works best. If you are unable to do a morning practice then anytime that suits you will be beneficial. Any meditation is better than none.
Set aside 15 minutes at the same time each morning. Close any windows and shut the door and make sure all phones are turned off. Sit in a chair with your feet on the floor. Set a timer for 10 minutes, that way you won’t be distracted wondering what time it is and this also allows for 5 minutes to come out of the meditation.
Now take three deep breaths then settle into your natural rythm of breathing. Notice your lungs moving in and out with each breath. All you need to do is keep your attention on your breathing the whole time. If you are distracted by any noise or thoughts just notice them and focus back on your breathing. You may have to do this many times in the beginning as it is all part of learning process. Anytime you are distracted or your mind wanders, simply bring your attention back to your breathing.
When the timer rings, slowly open your eyes and stretch your arms and legs. To complete your meditation wait a few minutes before you stand up, just incase you are feeling a little groggy, when you feel more awake and alert stand up and stretch for a couple of minutes. Now you are ready to continue with your day.
Like most things that are new to us it takes practice, practice and more practice to master it. Try it for 21 days and see if you can create this basic meditation as a daily routine. Once you have mastered this there are many other styles and techniques of meditation that you can explore. It all starts by making a commitment to yourself today.
If you feel you need some extra help to develop your meditation practice, I have one on one coaching sessions available by appointment. You can find more details on the Meditation menu.