Some Benefits of Meditation

"Meditation brings wisdom; lack of mediation leaves ignorance."
-Buddha
Liminal Landscapes
A portal for dimensional living
There are many benefits to meditation. Learning how to quiet the chattering of the 'monkey
mind' and being able to tap into 'your well of inner peace' whenever you need to is reason
enough but through the practice of meditation you can also learn to heal your aura, rejuvenate
your chakras, ground and balance yourself and connect with the state of altered consciousness
for inner work. You can meet your guides, discover your past life, and even raise your
consciousness and in doing so help raise the consciousness of all humanity.

When you begin to meditate, you will notice that a sense of relaxation goes through you, and
as you continue meditating, this state gets easier to achieve. You will find that this inner
peace travels with you throughout the day. The more you meditate, the longer the peace will
stay with you shoring up your inner well.

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meditation page for more.

On Guides and Guardians

In one of my very first meditations to meet my spirit guides, I found myself in a beautiful
temple built up on the edge of a cliff and there I met Diana, Isis and Athena. They proved to
be powerful energies in my life and in my practice.

Set aside about a half an hour for this exercise. You'll want to be able to sit in a quiet place
where you will not be interrupted or distracted. Make sure you're comfortable and in a positive
state of mind.

When you're ready, sit quietly with your eyes closed and your palms face up in your lap.

Visualize the infinite creative energy of the Universe drawing to you. It gathers and swirls
around you, like a gentle whirlpool moving all around your body. Its cool light softly
encompasses you like a great cocoon. You feel lighter and more relaxed as the loving energy
nurtures and revitalizes the energy of your aura. You breathe deep and with each breath you
become more relaxed. The top of head and your ears and eye brows relax. As you take another
breath your jaw softens and you open your mouth and let it relax. Then your shoulders and
arms and hands relax. You take a deep breath that send relaxation into the ends of your
fingers and down your back as your chest, belly and hips relax. Another deep breath allows
your legs and ankles and feet to relax until you are light and feel like you are floating.  

You take another deep breath, and as you breathe, you visualize stepping into a forest path.
You are walking into the woods. Notice the branches you step over, the feel of the earth under
your feet, the coolness of a gentle breeze as it stirs your hair and caresses you cheek…

Hear the birds call…

The path leads deeper into the woods and you follow as the trees grow close overhead. You
follow the path until you cross a dry stream bed. Carefully pick your way to the other bank
where you climb up the other side.

Here the path turns to stone as it continues up the other side and you begin the gentle climb
following along as it gets even steeper. You observe as you walk that the path you are
walking is now a stone staircase etched into the face of a mountain and you begin to climb
and as you look ahead, you see how the gray rock is cut away to make the hike to the top safe
and easy.

You climb until you come to the top where you find a beautiful, open-air, temple carved into
the stone. Great stone pillar support a massive ceiling. You notice an altar covered with
candles. You watch as the flames of the candles dance in the breeze. You step into the temple
and notice the pleasant scent of roses surround you, lifting your spirits and you smile as you
draw closer to the altar. One candle in the center is not yet lit. You pick up a long match, light
it from the candle nearest you and light it. Your spirit quiets as you whisper a prayer to meet
your guide.

A soft sound behind you draws your attention and you turn to see a shimmering light. The
light takes on a form and there before you stands your guardian.

Notice their face, their expression. What is their name?


An Easy Pat Life Regression

Set aside about a half an hour for this exercise. Find a peaceful place where you will be
allowed to be completely calm and undisturbed for the entire session.

When you're ready, sit quietly with your eyes closed and your palms face up in your lap.

Ask for your Guides and your Guardian angels to be present for the entire session and to keep
you safe and protected at all times.

State your objective. "I want to see who I was in my past life." "I want to heal the trauma I
experienced in my past life." Or "I want some insight into a past personality."

We are going to start with a deep breath. Breathe it in and hold for three counts then slowly
let it out. I want you to do this twice more then on the exhalation of the third breath we will
begin.

Now I want you to relax. Starting at the top of your head consciously relax your scalp and tips
of your ears. Relax your face as you allow your eyelids to relax and release. Now let go of all
the tension in your cheeks and jaw. Open your mouth if you need to in order to allow it to
relax and soften.

Now let this peaceful feeling flow down into your neck. Feel it relax as every muscle loosens.

With each breath you take, this relaxing feeling becomes deeper and warmer. It works its way
deep into the muscles in your shoulders…soothing them…releasing them. This peaceful feeling
flows down from your shoulders and into your arms. It loosens the muscles in your upper
arms…your forearms…your hands...relaxing and soothing...all the way to the tips of your
fingers.

As your body relaxes, your mind relaxes, and your thoughts seem to become lighter. You are
slipping further and further into a dreamlike state of stillness and relaxation.

Now, bring your awareness to your chest and your stomach. Feel how this area of your body
gently rises and falls as you breathe. The peaceful sensation flows throughout this area of
your body, soothing every muscle and relaxing every organ. You can feel it releasing every last
molecule of tension.

Turn your attention to your upper back, and feel this relaxing sensation flow all the way down
your spine. As it gradually works its way down your body, feel every muscle in your back relax
as you let go of any tension you maybe holding there.

Feel that your entire body has become limp and relaxed as you sink into the serene sensation
and as you continue to breathe you relaxer deeper with each soft breath. .

Now feel your hips relax as the peaceful feeling starts to work its way through your lower
body. Relax your hips and lower belly, your buttocks and your thighs.... the soothing feelings
of relaxation continues to flow down through your knees, and into your calves until your legs
and ankles are completely relaxed. Now your feet relax. Allow your entire lower body to relax
completely, and allow any remaining tension from anywhere in your body to flow out through
the tips of your toes.

You are comfortable, peaceful and relaxed.

Keep drawing the energy through your crown and running it through your chakras and back into
the earth until your chakras are glowing and spinning like brightly colored jewels.

Imagine the energy growing to surround you in a cocoon of color as each of your chakras spin
and glow like bright jewels of energy.

Feel the energy of the Universe wrap around you, strengthening your aura with a rainbow of
colorful energy, mending any holes or thin places. Relax in its embrace.

Take a moment to bask in the beautiful healing light. You are now at peace.

Take a deep breath and visualize on the screen of your mind that you are sitting on a couch in
a room with a closed elevator. You notice that the doors of the elevator are made of shining
chrome. It draws your attention and you rise from the couch and walk towards the elevator.

Your shoes click on the tile floor as you cross the room. You notice your reflection growing
larger as you approach the reflective doors.

The elevator opens and you step inside.

The floor indicator shows you are on the 10th level. The lower floors are numbered
chronologically below.

You push a button and the doors close. You feel the elevator as it begins to descend.

You feel the vibration in the floor as you move downward.

After awhile, the elevator stops and a bell chimes as the doors slide open.

You gaze out at the lower world and take note of what you see. If this level does not feel
right to you, then stay on the elevator and push the button to descend to another level.
Continue on your journey until you find the level you are looking for.

When you are ready to return to your previous state of consciousness reverse the process and
take the elevator back to the room with the couch. Sit back down on the couch. Take a deep
breath and wiggle your fingers and toes then slowly open your eyes.

The first time I tried this meditation I descend several floors until the doors opened on a
moonlit path that led to a peaceful dark lake. I walked to the lake and found a canoe beached
on the bank.

I pushed the canoe out into the dark water and paddled across until I came to a hut on the
other side and there I met a moonlight Sophia who had several bits of wisdom for me.

Another time I tried this I stepped out onto a red sand path and found that I was running
barefoot. I ran until I came to a village and there I met the leader and gave him a message.

Animal Messenger

We are going to start with a deep breath. Breathe it in and hold for three counts then slowly
let it out. I want you to do this twice more then on the exhalation of the third breath we will
begin.

Now I want you to relax. Starting at the top of your head consciously relax your scalp and tips
of your ears. Relax your face as you allow your eyelids to relax and release. Now let go of all
the tension in you your cheeks and jaw. Open your mouth if you need to in order to allow it to
relax and soften.

Now let this peaceful feeling flow down into your neck. Feel it relax as every muscle loosens.

With each breath you take, this relaxing feeling becomes deeper and warmer. It works its way
deep into the muscles in your shoulders…soothing them…releasing them. This peaceful feeling
flows down from your shoulders and into your arms. It loosens the muscles in your upper
arms…your forearms…your hands...relaxing and soothing...all the way to the tips of your
fingers.

As your body relaxes, your mind relaxes, and your thoughts seem to become lighter. You are
slipping further and further into a dreamlike state of stillness and relaxation.

Now, bring your awareness to your chest and your belly. Feel how this area of your body gently
rises and falls as you breathe. Allow the peaceful sensation to flow through your body,
soothing every muscle and relaxing every organ until every last bit of tension is gone.

Turn your attention to your upper back, and feel the relaxing sensation flow all the way down
your spine. And as it seeps down your body, you feel each and every muscle in your back relax
until you feel that your entire body has become light and limp as you sink deeper into the
serene sensation.

Now feel your hips relax as the peaceful feeling starts to work its way through your lower
body. Relax your hips and lower belly, your buttocks and your thighs.... the soothing feelings
of relaxation continues to flow down through your knees, and into your calves until your legs
and ankles are completely relaxed. Now your feet relax. Allow your entire lower body to relax
completely, and allow any remaining tension from anywhere in your body to flow out through
the tips of your toes.

You are comfortable, peaceful and relaxed.
You are relaxed.
And now that you’re completely relaxed, I invite you to join me on a journey.
Imagine that you are at the edge of the forest. There is a path through the trees and we set
out on it. You feel the sun warm on your face breeze cool on your cheek. The path is clear and
easy to follow. And so you step into the forest.
All around, you can hear squirrels and birds calling to each other. Their sounds lift your heart
and make you smile.  

The forest is very peaceful. Your heart lifts as you walk along. Rabbits dart across your path
and from the tree tops a crow calls You come to a bend and see a deer standing on the path.
It stops to look at you before it flashes the white of its tail and runs off into the treeline.
You breathe deep the fresh sweetly scented air and soon as you continue down the path you
hear the sound of running water. The sound is playful and welcoming and so you walk in the
direction of the sound.

After a while the path opens onto a meadow and in the meadow is a small stream. You follow
the stream until it cascades down a small rocky slope creating a pool that is filled to
overflowing. On the other side of the pool you see that the water continues its journey back
into the forest.

You go to the pool. You can see small fish darting under the surface. You find a comfortable
rock and you sit down and dangle your toes in the cool water.

It is comfortable here and very safe and peaceful. The rock cradles you as if it were here just
for you to sit on and you just sit here, tracing your toes in the water, enjoying the feel of the
sun on your face as you listen to the sounds of the forest and the water all around you.

You close your eyes as your heart fills with joy. And as you sit there with your eyes closed to
the warmth of the sun, you begin to sense the gentle presence of another being in front of you.

You open your eyes and, standing in front of you on the other side of the pool is an animal.  
She has brought a message for you and from across pond you receive and understand and
know her message—"

I hope you are able to experience the wonders of meditation. May you gain the ability to tap
into 'your well of inner peace' whenever you need to and connect with the state of altered
consciousness for inner work.