You have a keen visual sense and a powerful mind. Guided meditations help to settle your thoughts and take you on a story-fueled journey of expansion. A guided meditation can be done in person or recorded as an audio or video meditation. It features the voice of a narrator or instructor to lead you through the experience. This style of meditation often includes visualization and music. Some guided meditations are designed to feed you the images and some are created to explore what's happening in your subconscious. When you listen to a guided meditation, you can let go of the need to control. You can relax and let yourself be guided. This style helps to still the monkey mind. You can let go of thinking about what you need to do next or what you didn't do before you sat down to meditate. This will help your active mind stay totally present. It'll also keep you from getting bored. Another reason you'd love guided meditation? You have a strong individuality and you process the world around you through story. Guided meditations put you in the center of the story. So seek out guided meditations that take you on a journey. Click this link for a library of guided meditations. Here are some guided meditations: Awakening the Warrior ActivationShadow Work With Crow•Meet Your Animal GuidesHeal Your Inner ChildHave aCustomized Guided MeditationCreated for your specific needs. Let me know how I can help you with your meditation practice.
Your Style is… Directive or Concentrative Meditation
You're creative, energetic, and full of bright ideas. Because you're a passionate, creative person concentrative meditation e.g. Mantra Meditation will help you tap into your sense of divine devotion, and let all the other thoughts slip away.Concentrative means that you focus on a anchor like breath or a mantra. A mantra (meaning "mind vehicle") is a word, phrase, or syllable that's repeated silently in meditation. With a straight spine and your gaze fixed at the point between your eyebrows, repeat the word or phrase over and over again. This style helps to still the monkey mind. Even if other thoughts arise during meditation, coming back to the anchor helps to keep the mind in the present.Mantras, in particular, hold powerful spiritual energy, and if you can be devotional in your approach, repeating the word or phrase with love in your heart… You might be amazed by the depth and beauty of the experience. Go Deeper:What Style of Meditation is Right For You? Awakening the Warrior ActivationShadow Work With Crow•Meet Your Animal GuidesHeal Your Inner ChildHave aCustomized Guided MeditationCreated for your specific needs. Let me know how I can help you with your meditation practice.
Your Style is... Non Directive or Mindfulness
You have a keen intelligence and a powerful mind. Mindfulness meditation harnesses your observational powers. It'll help you go beyond the mind and into stillness. Mindfulness meditation comes out of the Buddhist tradition. It is a practice of silence, stillness, and observing your thoughts. Like many meditation styles, this style can take many forms. One of the simplest ways to practice mindfulness meditation is to take a comfortable seat with a long spine. Set a timer, starting with 5 minutes and then working your way up to 10 or 15. Close your eyes and simply notice your breath without trying to change it. Pay attention to the rise and fall of your breath. When a thought arises, simply label that thought "thinking" and return your attention to the breath. Zen meditation is a more formal approach to mindfulness meditation. If you appreciate structure and attention to detail, Zen meditation is likely to work well for you. Another reason you'd love mindfulness meditation? It's about cultivating a judgement-free zone. Whether your mind is full of thoughts or still as a lake, there is no such thing as "good" or "bad" here. Self-compassion, self-kindness, and self-inquiry are the goals. This will help you release any perfectionistic tendencies you have, my hardworking friend. An added bonus is that you're likely to return to your day with new focus and mental clarity. Go Deeper:What Style of Meditation is Right For You? Awakening the Warrior ActivationShadow Work With Crow•Meet Your Animal GuidesHeal Your Inner ChildHave aCustomized Guided MeditationCreated for your specific needs. Let me know how I can help you with your meditation practice.