Guided Meditations

Posted: October 6, 2012 in Meditation

So I find that lately, I have not been able to sleep very well.
Upon discovering this, I decided that perhaps a few guided meditations would help…that and I wanted to take this opportunity to try out my new meditation beads to see what they did and/or what they could do for me as far as meditation goes.

Well, I actually looked up some meditations on youtube.
And I actually have some pretty interesting things to write down (sleepily…so if the wording gets weird for a bit, please be patient with me). So, there were 3 meditations I tried over a span of three days:
How to Meet your Spirit Guide: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWcBJLyZdtw&feature=g-hist

1-Hour Guided meditation to Induce Sleep: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbEYOchiy9Q&feature=g-hist

And:

Guided Meditation for Deep Relaxation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh-klfBJlHc&feature=g-hist

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  • Meeting my Spirit Guide:

So, ever since I experience “The Bubble” and met what was supposedly my “Spirit Guide of wisdom”, I decided to try another meditation to meet this ‘spirit guide’ and see if I could not figure anything else from what I had learned previously.

It would seem that during this meditation, my mind was having a hard time because, the meditation was expecting me to be meeting my spirit guide for the first time, and yet, I already knew what to expect, and so, sometimes my mind would get ahead of itself and strange images would appear. Blurs and wisps of people and things, much like the spirits that my guide summoned during my second attempt at “The Bubble”.

Anyways, so…I’m in this Meadow with my spirit guide. And, from what I knew before, while it is a man’s body with a water-buffalo’s head, I know that the buffalo head comes off and that underneath is a man with long-black hair whose face is heavily tattooed with lines. But, in this meditation, the mask was actually functioning as a face would. It’s eyes would squint, and the spirit would smile and laugh. But, in the end, my spirit guide was still able to take this mask off and present himself as a shaman that used to be human.

I guess that this almost confirms my notion that this human (whoever he was), was a young shaman in his tribe who achieved divine status. Because of this, he took on his spirit animal form and can morph from man-to-beast as he pleases…he can bend his appearance to his will.

And again, as with “The Bubble”, the whole time I was sitting there with this spirit guide, I had the strange urge to hug him…just to lean on him because it felt comforting and safe. My family does not have a lot of Native American in us…typical we are Cherokee and something else which is not strange at all for Indiana. I just wonder if maybe this man-thing is perhaps the spirit of an ancestor…and that’s why I feel so ‘homely’ when around him? I only wish there was some way to find out.

But in the end, the meditation said something about the spirit guide possibly giving the person meditating a ‘gift’? It was strange…because, while I did not receive a physical gift in the real world, my spirit guide handed me over a clear orb that had swirling white mist inside.
It reminded me of a remberall (sp?) from Harry Potter, though this orb was huge and it took 2 hands to hold it. Then, when it was time for my spirit guide to leave, he actually stood and waited for me to depart before he, himself departed from the meadow.

It was an odd experience…but it was pleasant nonetheless.

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  • General Observations about the Meditations:
  1. I have found that when I meditate, when feeling relaxed, I actually feel ‘snug’ and envision myself wrapped in a silk cocoon or a cocoon made of light. I am swaddled like an infant and it leaves me feeling warm, safe, and secure.
  2. When doing the Guided Meditation for Deep relaxation, with the use of the beads, not only could I hear the waves that were crashing in the background, but I suddenly felt as though I myself had become fluid—like I was the water that was gently rolling onto the shore.
  3. during breathing/healing exercises in meditation, I could feel waves of cold chills wash over my body…and my mind immediately registered that as my ‘cool collectiveness’. Not exactly sure why, it just happened.
  4. Using the beads during meditation has heightened my senses and seems to give me a more thorough experience versus what I was having before.

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But yeah…that’s really all I have for now.
I start course work for meditation maybe tomorrow night.
Wish me luck!

 

 

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Comments
  1. butchjax says:

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