Spirituality and Self-Care for Showgirls: Meditation Stripped Down
Updated: Sep 24, 2021
Peeling the Layers Off this Simple Practice
The following is a reprise of a post I made in my Patreon Community regarding meditation practice. I utilize mediation as a means to facilitate connection with my Inner Being (God/Goddess/Source) which enables me to experience self-love, worthiness, inspiration, and creativity.
A quick-and-dirty, "stripped down" explanation of meditation.
Think it's too hard? Impossible? Only for religious folx? Peel it all off and find out!
What is Meditation?
Myth: Meditation is a difficult practice that takes years to learn and you must be religious to practice it.
Stripped: Meditation is a simple practice that is easy to learn, no prerequisites required.
That means YOU can do it!
How do I do it?
Myth: There is only one way to effectively meditate.
Stripped: There are MANY different ways to effectively meditate.
Some examples are:
Quieting the mind
Walking in nature
So, what do I do?
Myth: You'll need incense and sage and complete darkness and singing bowls and pipe music and a guided meditation recording.
Stripped: You'll need very little.
Let's STRIP DOWN the "quieting the mind" method.
Quieting the Mind
What do I need?
A quiet space with minimal distraction
Comfortable body position
White noise (fan, AC, dripping faucet)
What do I do?
Set a timer for 20 minutes
Get comfy, seated or lying down
Close your eyes
Concentrate on the white noise
Myth: I must completely clear my mind and have no thoughts in order to be successfully meditating.
Stripped: Active thoughts are normal and natural. Simply redirect your focus back to the white noise each time a thought pops up. This will likely occur multiple times in a 20-minute session. That's OK.
Myth: I must remain completely still and quiet the entire time I'm meditating for it to be effective.
Stripped: You are not a stone statue. Shift, wiggle, adjust, it's OK. Often, in my deepest meditation state, I will begin to shake or my arms float upward. Yea, really!
Myth: I need to remain in a meditative state until I receive a message or vision.
Stripped: 15-20 minutes is the ideal amount of time to meditate. Because meditation resets your point of attraction,* messages, signs, visions or inspiration can more easily come to you any time, not only while you are meditating.
*"The Law of Attraction is most understood when you see yourself as the magnet, getting more and more of the way you feel." ~Abraham Hicks
Now try it!
Keep it up with daily 15-20 minute sessions. Journal your thoughts after each session. And watch your life begin to change!