I talk about meditation a lot because it has helped me personally in so many ways, especially when it came to strengthening my intuition. Even though I’m at a point where I consider myself always in a state of meditation, I have moments where I’m intensely what I call “in the zone.” Lately I’ve been dedicating 60-90 minutes to my practice. I’m not sitting still for that entire time, but it’s a combination of visualizing releasing what no longer serves me (people, emotions, thoughts), journaling, gratitude and asking to be guided on my next steps. I know when I’m in a transitional space, taking the extra time for stillness keeps me grounded.
I started taking meditation seriously when I was around 23 years old, it was an interesting experience to say the least. Hell, that whole year and the spiritual activity I was experiencing had me like “WTF!” I can say 23 was a very transformative year for me. That was the year I got intensely into “eating healthy”. Ya girl was trying everything from a pescatarian, vegan, vegetarian to raw food fasting. (Now I eat whatever my body wants) That was the first time I actually cared about what went into my body. I use to eat everything, my water intake was shitty and the only fresh food I ate was salads and fruits. Like most people in their early 20s, I was all into fast food and trying to eat at every restaurant I heard about. Being more mindful of what I put in my body combined with cleanses and herbs unlocked something within spiritually.
During this time, I was heavily on Twitter and saw someone I was connected with talk about crystals and meditation. So I took my little happy little self to the metaphysical store, got some crystals and a pouch. I think my first crystals were amethyst, rose quartz, clear quartz, sodalite, tigers’s eye, carnelian, citrine and onyx. I cleansed my crystals and wore them around my neck in the little pouch I purchased. One night I decided that I was going to lay in the bed, meditate and “see” what happens. I started taking deep inhale and exhales with crystals hanging on my neck. MAN! I think that was my first trippy experience with meditation. I slipped into some type of trance or realm and my body was lit up. My body was full of pink light and I was like WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT! I was in a deep state of relaxation and elated about this new “discovery” during meditation. From then on, I meditated when I felt led to or when I wanted to increase my "downloads". I did this by meditating in nature, under the sun and gazing at the moon.
“Prayer is talking to God, Meditation is God Talking To You. “
Years later, I started to grasp what this meant. We all have spirit guides and ancestors that talk to us all the time, that’s why it’s important to listen. I remember reading in a book that the perfect time to connect with spirits was between 4-6am. I think I had to be at work at 7:15 am during this time. Guess who gathered the courage to get up a tad bit earlier to get some messages? Me. This morning stuck out so vividly. I grabbed my Kyanite stone (excellent for spirit guides) and meditated. My body started doing it’s regular motion (rocking in a mini vortex) while meditating and SHE appeared. She didn’t tell me her name but I knew she was a midwife spirit guide. For those that aren’t aware I’m a birthworker/doula and in the future I'll probably be some form of a midwife. This elderly woman, she looked to be about 90 years old, felt sweet as pie, her wrinkles in her face displayed wisdom and with her head covered she showed me what to do energetically when I catch a baby and hold it for the first time. I thanked her as a tear streamed down my face.
That year I had many experiences where I felt and seen my spirit guides in meditation and out. I knew what each of them were there to help me for, felt them near me at times and even got confirmations in readings about who they were. Most of my spirit guides are intense, anyone that has ever read for me have always asked, “Do they always speak like this?”.
I just reply, “Yeah.”
Everyone has their own experience with meditation. But I know meditation personally has helped me with:
-increasing my intuition
-listening to my body (paying attention to sensations, aches, feelings)
-relaxing if my mind if it decides it wants to go 1000 mph
-able to hear my ancestors and spirit guides clearly
-removing subconscious blocks that hold me back
-increasing my creativity/inspiration to do more things
-being more in tune with what resonates for me
-making important decisions when I'm in a state of indecisiveness
and much more.
I encourage you to meditate, because that it will change your life and it will come as natural as breathing.