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    These are some of the different stages of meditation:

    Sitting still. It might be difficult to control the mind, but, we can at least perfect the art of sitting still. Some people can even struggle with this, if they live very hectic and agitated lives. However, for meditation we need to be able to keep the body perfectly still and relaxed for a good length of time. Sitting still is a precursor to meditation.

    Relaxation. The next stage is to relax the body and remind ourselves that we are going to focus on our meditation and nothing else. We want to let go of any tension and stress. We can do a few breathing exercises to let go of any stress we may have.

    Observation of Thoughts. The next stage is to observe our thoughts as they come and go. We can’t expect to stop them straight away, but, we want to gradually detach ourselves from them. By observing our thoughts we realise thoughts are external to us, so it is easier to let go of them. We realise many thoughts come into the mind, but, we have the power to accept or reject them.

    Dharana. This is concentration. When we concentrate we focus on only one object at a time. It may be a candle, flower or sacred picture. But, in pure dharana all our awareness and energy is focused on this object. Stray thoughts cannot enter our mind, but, they get blocked out by the power of our concentration.

    Dhyana. This is the state of meditation where our mind is still. Thoughts do not come to bother us. We have entered into a pure meditative consciousness and we are able to hold ourselves in this fixed state of mind. In this state we well feel a sense of peace, oneness and expansion.

    Samadhi. In samadhi we are completely absorbed in our meditation. We have become so absorbed we will lose sense of self and the external world. Our consciousness will be flooded with infinite peace, light and delight. It is an experience that cannot be described in words. The poet Rumi said, it is impossible to share this ecstatic consciousness the poet can only share as much as a bee can carry a few drops of honey from a full jar.

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  • When learning how to meditate the important thing is to start somewhere. You can always improve your meditation techniques once you’ve started but if you don’t apply any techniques on how to meditate then you’ve got nowhere.

    So, the following are tips on how to meditate for beginners. Meditation experts will use the same techniques but they will likely apply them more often, so if you’re looking to learn how to deep meditate, you should start here first.

    Make sure that you find a quiet place when you apply these techniques of how to meditate.

    Find a place that you are unlikely to be disturbed. It could be a bedroom, a garden or an open space with plenty of fresh air. Gentle background noises while you answer the question “how does one learn to meditate” are fine. A running stream, bird song or even crickets chirping are fantastic background noises. The sound of cars racing along a highway is less likely to give you the sense of calmness while you learn how to meditate.

    Once you’ve found your quiet place, you need to start to relax. One of the easiest ways I’ve found is to relax each part in the body in turn. Starting with your feet and working your way up to your head, slowly relax each part of your body. Then keep that part relaxed whilst you start relaxing the next body part.

    This starting technique for how to meditate may take a bit of learning – generally we seem to have forgotten how to relax as we have learned how to cope with the busy modern world we live in.

    Once you’ve reached the relaxed state, slowly close your eyes. Slow down your breathing. Obviously you should still breathe, but make each breath conscious. Take a long, slow deep breath in and then slowly exhale. Count each breath for a few seconds. A couple of seconds at first, then slowly increase the time. You’ll be surprised how soon you become relaxed when you consciously breathe. This is the start and is how many beginners learn how to meditate.

    In this state, you can start to meditate. Just focus on one thing. It could be the sounds you hear in the distance, your breathing, anything that you’re comfortable with. The focus of your meditation may drift – that’s perfectly normal. When you sense a drift, just quietly bring your focus back. This is one of the simplest techniques of how to meditate that you can learn. Once you start to meditate this way, you’ll find it easier and easier to move into a state of meditation.

    Often it’s the simplest techniques that work best. Don’t be fooled by these techniques on how to meditate, just because they are simple. Simple meditation techniques are often the best ones. Especially since they can be performed almost anywhere and at any time. So the next time you need to calm yourself down, practice one of these simple meditation techniques for a few quiet minutes. You’ll be amazed at how well they work!

    Article by: Trevor John

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  • So you would like to increase your psychic abilities, huh? First off, you must remember that being Psychic isn’t always “knowing” as it is “feeling”. Psychics have the ability to “feel” thoughts, ideas, and emotions as well as “know” them. The hard part is putting these feelings into words and trying to connect what we feel to the physical world.

    Some psychics are much better at putting what they feel to words than others. This is a step by step guide to teach you how to do all of that. Here are definitions of many different types of psychic abilities. I will describe some of them in this manual.

    Empathy – The ability to feel other people’s emotions.

    Telepathy – The ability to read other people’s thoughts and send them yours.

    Clairvoyance – The ability to “see” beyond the regular senses; the “sixth sense”.

    Clairaudience – The ability to “hear” the thoughts of others as well as spirits.

    Clairsentience – The ability to know about something happening in the past, present, or future through “feeling”.

    Channeling – The ability to receive information THROUGH a person from an outside source. A person who channels is often called a “Medium”.

    Precognition – The ability to see ahead into future events

    Remote Viewing – The ability to see and describe people and places without being physically around them.

    Psychokinesis – The ability to move something in the physical world with the power of the mind.

    Automatic Writing – The ability to write through the subconscious mind, which can be sometimes guided through an outside source. This is my prefer method of

    Divination, which of course is using psychic abilities to try and “see” the future. It is also my preferred method of channeling. I enjoy writing out all the information I receive through channeling non physical entities.

    Meditation

    If you are interested in learning at least one of these psychic abilities, you must first and foremost practice meditation and breathing techniques. If you’ve never meditated before, it’s a wonderful way to relax and lessen anxiety. There are many different ways to meditate. The most obvious, of course, is to sit still in a quiet setting for a few minutes every day. Some people prefer to go outside on a nice day and go on a “meditative walk”. Others prefer to stand tall in one place for a few minutes while concentrating on their breathing.

    Still, no matter which way you choose to go about it, make sure you focus on your breathing as much as possible. Whenever your mind starts to wonder, try thinking about your breathing. It will help you feel more relaxed. Speaking of breathing, close your eyes, try breathing deeply (it’s up to you whether to use your mouth or nose) and count to 4, hold it for 4 seconds, then realize. Hold it again for 4 seconds, and then start over. Count to 4 with each of the 4 steps. Continue this for a minute or two.

    If you can keep up with your meditation and your breathing technique every day, after awhile you may start feeling your body “vibrating” or “pulsating” a bit. This is a sign that you are getting better at it and your psychic abilities will start increasing a little bit at a time. Many people also choose to light candles and incense when they meditate. If you wish to do this, make sure you try different scents until you find one that you really enjoy and that will help you feel relaxed. Now, there I have found a way to speed things up a bit with learning meditation, but you should probably ask a doctor first. I have found that fasting makes meditation easier and stronger.

    There are many benefits claimed from people who fast, and I won’t go into detail about it with this manual considering there are tons of websites out there about fasting. But my own personal opinion concerning fasting is that by clearing all food (and possibly drugs) out of your system, you are connecting less with the physical world and more with higher dimensions. It will also help you raise your own personal vibrations. Now keep in mind it’s not necessary to go on a very long fast, especially if you’ve never done it before. A 24 hour fast will help wonders with connecting you to higher realms. If you choose to try this, please consider consulting a doctor first.

    Diary

    After you start getting into meditation, it would be a good idea to keep a diary. You don’t have to write in it every day if you don’t want to, but the more you write in it, the more it will help. Write about your experiences during the meditation. Write all you can remember about your dreams as soon as you wake up. This especially helps with lucid dreaming, for those of you who wish to learn that. The more you can remember about your dreams, the easier it will be to control them later on. You should also write about your goals in life.

    Make sure you are very specific about writing out the things you enjoy doing and love, and how you wish to bring more of those things to you in the future. Write down all of these things I just mentioned, even if some of it doesn’t make sense to you. Go back periodically every couple of weeks and read it all again, you will probably notice that things will begin adding up for awhile. Even the reasons behind certain, specific words will start to become clear for you in time.

    Visualization

    Learning the proper ways to visualize is another very important skill to learn. Some people prefer to do it with their eyes open, some prefer keeping them closed, while others do a mixture of both. Keep in mind that the better you become at visualization, you will begin noticing synchronicity. You will notice that many things you visualize will start popping up out of nowhere in “real” life. This will happen more and more over time, the better you get at it. So it is obviously best to start out practicing to visualize only positive things. Whether these events (however small or large they may be) were already destined to happen and your visualizing them prior was your way of foreseeing them, or if your visualizing MADE them happen, it is debatable. Many people have different beliefs about it all.

    So how do you visualize? During meditation, take all the thoughts and feelings you have experienced and take them to the next level; put a “story” behind them. Whether you wish to use visualization for past life regression, for a glimpse into the future, remote viewing a present situation elsewhere, etc.. you *must* put a background and a story to them. Pretend you are watching a movie through your mind’s eye. Sometimes you may feel the need to simply watch the movie as it unfolds, and other times you will feel the desire to become part of the movie and experience it. Don’t worry if you have trouble seeing with your mind’s eye starting out, it will get stronger over time. I have found that using either opulent opium or dragons’ blood incense helps strengthen the visions I see.

    Of course you may find something else to aid you. What do you see when you try to visualize? Who do you see? Where does the movie take place? What all is in the background? Imagine that you can REALLY hear everything every one says. What emotions do you feel when watching them? If you choose to insert yourself into the movie, what emotions do you experience? Imagine that you really can physically feel and touch the others in the scene. Imagine that you can smell and hear just as if it were real life. Like I said, try to get as clear as an image of all this as possible, but do not worry if you can’t get it all down at first. No one is perfect. You will become better at visualization as time goes by.

    Write it All Down

    In your diary, write down your visualization experiences. You don’t have to write every thing down in detail, but I do want you to write down some words describing your experiences. Write down the key elements. For instance, you could write “girl, boy, green hill, rainbow, everyone was happy, I felt their radiance”. Also take note of the type of clothes they wore, if anything about the movie seemed old fashioned, it could be a sign about a past life. Whether it was your own past life or someone else’s, only you will know. You may not understand at first, but after you develop your abilities, you will know these things intuitively. You will just know.

    After you can get meditation, breathing techniques, and visualization down pat, the possibilities are endless.
    By: M. Deskins

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