Often times I talk to people about the benefits of meditation. I have found meditation to be one of the most powerful things I have ever done and while once in a while I seem to get away from it, I always return as I love being in a state of inner peace and calm, as well as the flow of life. There is a euphoric feeling that comes with meditation and it has become my most important thing that I do daily. While I love prayer and spend time in prayer and contemplation as well, there is a specialness about meditation that supersedes prayer and meditation. They are complementary and while they can be done separately, are best done together. I have done several posts in the past about meditation and if you are interested in the benefits of meditation, which you can read here. If you once understand the tremendous benefits, I hope you will make it a part of your daily routine as it will definitely affect you in a wonderful and pleasant way.
One of my concerns when I started meditation was that I might somehow attract a negative entity or being if I meditated. I am not where this belief came from, possibly from teachings I grew up with. So I wanted to share some of the things you can do to help protect yourself when you meditate.
First, I would like to say that meditation will connect you, your subconscious mind, that part of you that is closest to God, or Source Energy, whatever your belief is. Even if you do not believe in a religion per se and are more scientific in your nature, it will still benefit you tremendously.
When you meditate, ask that only angels, saints, and other spiritual icons and beings of light come into your awareness while you meditate. Surround yourself with them, whatever your belief is and ask them to watch over you while you meditate. You will always be protected if you invite them in to watch over you, even when you are not meditating.
This does not need to be a major production, however it can be. By simply asking them to be with you while you meditate, by the intent of asking them to be with you, you will automatically be protected from any negative entities or spirits.
If you do not believe in angels or that other spiritual beings exist, if you set the intent of being protected, it will have the same effect. Everything in our life is about energy. And so it is that the energy we put into the universe will help us attract things back into our life at the same vibration that we send out into the universe. Another subject though…
If you would like make this a more special event, you might place a candle on your altar (I use a tea light placed in a stone tea light holder) and burn some incense as angels love candles and incense. Burning a candle and some incense also helps dissipate any negative energies that may be around you, including those from your thoughts. You might also choose to wear something special, something that you might wear only when you meditate.
If you have not meditated before and would like some help in getting started with meditation, you might read by post about meditation for beginners, which you can find here.
I would also like to mention that there are many different types of meditation; however meditation does not need to be complicated. When I started meditation, it was with very basic knowledge and I meditated intuitively, that is that God, Spirit, the Universe, was with me and led me into very deep states after a little practice. Meditation is done best for 20 minutes twice per day; however, I suggest you do what you can. If you can find 5 minutes twice per day, or even 5 minutes once per day, it will still be very helpful to you and will help guide you and heal you and your life.
I would love to hear from you if you would like to comment below. Thank you for taking time out of your valuable day to read my post. I hope you found it helpful.