I want to get the benefits out of the meditation. And at the same time my mind gets distracted. Will there be any possibility?
Or will there be any chance of getting the benefits of meditation, even though there are distractions?
Yes definitely there is a possibility. All the CDs in the Bach Flower Study Centre are tuned in certain brainwaves. Whenever a person goes into a deep meditation, or deep meditative level, the brain produces certain waves called Brainwaves.
When you are in deep meditation you go to Alpha, then Theta and then Delta. Normally our distractive mind is in Beta State.
When you listen to the Meditation CD with a headphone, whatever Alpha waves generated will be imposed on your brain. When those waves are imposed, you will be forced to come out of Beta level and you will be in the silence mode.
In that way, you can silence the rebellious or the resisting mind. That is the only way by which you can do meditation.
The other way is really cumbersome for every time you have to be careful about the mind, because the mind is a great trickster. You think that you will be able to manage it, for when you just say ‘release’, the thought goes off.
You feel happy then. But the happy state itself is another thought – whether it is happiness, sadness, calmness, worry, anger or love, all of them is a thought. Every such thought has to be released.
I am from Detroit. I am very much thankful to you for all your advices which helped me a lot.
I also do the Forgiving exercise as and when I feel necessary at any time. I also chant Together Divine, few Slokas and Switch Words as and when required.
Wolf is now my best friend
I am happier to talk with it every day. It will help me in minor things and also in major things. I also thank wolf every day for all the help it gives me.
Thank You very much for giving such AMAZING Help in blogs, which is immensely useful for people like me who stay far away from Chennai and would never have known anything about them.
I will always be thankful to you, for making me learn about forgiving exercise.
Act of Forgiveness
When my brother brought the Forgiveness Exercise book and gave me I thought what’s up with my brother? Why he wants to give me a Forgiveness Book?
My brother told me that Naran told that this is a very important book. Then I decided I will first read the book.
I liked the way you explained that we need to forgive others for our own self and I started practicing the forgiveness exercise. It took a lot of time for me to forgive the first person on my list.
Slowly I learned that even when I am hurt I always feel better when I do forgiving exercise.
This meditation is to pat ourselves. Let us not feel anything wrong with us. We develop interest in healing after we get 40 years old. This is called as making up or correcting ourselves. We resort to all types of healing. Interestingly, without all that fuss we have achieved so much.
(When I say pat, pat the left shoulder. Left side is for receiving. We need our love. We need ourselves)
When you affirm, “I accept myself totally”, then divine energy flows into you. Self-appreciation is a must. That’s why I gave this meditation to you.
Close your eyes.
Feel the feet where it really anchors and feel your body.
Just be with the body. Be with yourself.
I am a loving person.
Think of days where you expressed your love from the heart and pat yourself.
Appreciate yourself. “Hey you have done a good thing. You did a good job.”
Say your name again and again and pat yourself in the back of the body at the same place.
Now think of the days or moments when you really laughed and enjoyed. It may be an ice cream. Think of all the days where you really enjoyed and laughed out from the heart. You are really great and you really know how to enjoy. You are a wonderful person. When you do that you do with all the smiles in your face because you are visualizing your days of enjoyment, your days of laughter. Joy should reflect on your face.
Think of all your achievements in school days or college days – any achievement, even scoring a first mark in any subject. You are an achiever. Pat yourself.
Think of all the appreciation you got from others. You are a nice person; you are trustworthy and pat yourself.
Thank yourself. A sense of achievement should be on the face with a feeling, ‘I have been appreciated for this’. Really that person appreciated you from the heart.
Think of all the persons who cheated you who had hurt your feelings. Pat yourself for managing your life with them.
Think of the period of your struggle with the body. The body had some ailment. You went to the doctor and consulted so many other people. Somehow or other you are still living and have come out of the ailment. Pat yourself for managing well and coming out of the ailment.
Think of the period of struggle with money. You are still here. Pat yourself since you have come a long way. Money is one part of life. You have successfully managed it.
Think of any event that you realized that god is there. There is always a force behind all these happenings. Love yourself for understanding that there is a divine force behind you. Keep your hand in the heart and say ‘Oh god you are my light. You are my peace. Guide my steps. Illuminate my heart. Lead in the paths that go straight to Thee. Open my eyes whenever necessary. Be here and let me feel the connection’. Thank yourself and pat yourself for being connected with god.
Benefits of doing this meditation
We always speak negatively of ourselves. All those negative thoughts will go into negative beliefs and plug the mental body. That is why we repeat same mistake again and again and undergo the same experience. Now we know how to thank ourselves and appreciate ourselves.
In future also there is always divinity which will take care of your future. Say now, ‘I am at peace’.
This meditation is available as the first part of the ‘I Love Myself CD’. It is stored in Alpha better effect. Contact the centre.