Healing Gaia: Meditation
Topic: The practice of mindfulness and awareness with a focus on a specific thought, object, activity or goal.
Intention: To understand the power of meditative thought in the context of a Gaianic healing session.
Framework: The steps, procedures and protocols to make the best use of meditative techniques based on the concept of “we are what we think”.
Focus: The ability to concentrate on the meditative thoughts associated with the goal and outcome of the Gaianic healing session.
Healing Tools: Breathing Meditation, Chakra Meditation, Emptiness Meditation, Focused Meditation, Gazing Meditation, Guided Meditation, Hindu Meditation, Inner Vision, Internal Alchemy, Kria Yoga, Kundalini Meditation, Loving Kindness Meditation, Natural Stress Relief, Pranayama, Samatha, Sound Meditation, Taoist Meditation, Tantra Meditation, Third Eye Meditation, Transcendental Meditation (TM), Vibrational Humming, Vipassana, Visualization, Meditation, Walking Meditation, Yoga Meditation, Zen Meditation, Zentangle®.
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The word meditation means “to ponder”. Meditation, or “pondering” has been around since civilization began. Chinese Taoists and Indian Buddhists are generally considered the first to formalize it and create traditions, followers and courses. Today there are over 23 established meditation techniques.
Meditation can be as simple as sitting quietly, listening to the sound of your breath or be complex and require teachers, formal classes, mantras and include payment to learn it. Meditation can be done sitting, walking, laying down or standing up. There is a type of meditation for everyone. Some can be done in any position, while others have strict positional guidelines, usually sitting up straight with no slouching or support for the spine. Certain meditations have a set of protocols, steps and procedures, with sounds, breathwork or chants, tones or humming involved. They all have some aspects in common: the attributes of mindfulness, awareness and relaxation. There may or may not be a stated goal. Meditation for relaxation usually has no formal goal other than letting go and to relax. Meditation for healing purposes directs healing energy as desired. Sometimes, meditation is the first stage of a Gaianic healing session with the purpose and goal to get your self to relax and focus on the healing session, incorporating other healing tools and modalities.
Learn or remind yourself of the basics: Close your eyes, sit quietly and listen to the sound of your breath. As outside sounds and thoughts enter your mind, bring yourself and your focus and concentration repeatedly back to the sound of your breath. There are no time limits for meditation. Do this as long as it feels right (or set a timer), and as often as desired.
There is no right or wrong here. A physically challenged person who must lay down or sit with support is just as capable of doing deep meditation as anyone. It is about your intention. Period. Find the right position for you. Many people prefer the traditional pose of sitting up straight, spine erect, feet folded and hands clasped at the heart or on their lap or the yogic lotus position. I have tried every position possible and have found I can go as deep into a meditative state using any of the positions. It is all about quieting the mind coupled with your intention. I do readily admit, however, to falling asleep at times when meditating in a prone position in a comfortable bed. Perhaps that was my intention?
There are many versions of this. We will learn the basic breathing techniques to open up the Ida and Pingala channels in order to help awaken our kundalini energy. Get yourself in a comfortable position. Using the thumb and ring finger of one hand, place your thumb over your right nostril and breathe in through your left nostril. Next, while holding the breath in, removed your thumb and hold the left nostril shut with your ring finger and slowly exhale out the right nostril. Keep your ring finger on the left nostril. Breathe in the right nostril. Hold the breath in and cover the right nostril with your thumb and exhale out your left nostril. Now, inhale through the left nostril while still holding the right nostril shut with your thumb. Breathe in your left nostril. Hold your left nostril shut and exhale out your right nostril. Repeat this pattern for several minutes, at least three times. While doing this, place your attention on your root chakra and squeeze your anus and genital area inward and tight, pushing your energy upwards through your spine, up toward your brow chakra, your Third Eye. Hold your focus and energy in your Third Eye. This takes practice but is a very powerful way to begin awakening your kundalini. Listen to the sound of your breath.
Vibrational Humming Meditation
This includes a focused outgoing breath with a humming sound, often the haaaa sound, strong enough to eventually create a soft vibration in your head and chest. Take a deep breath and slowly exhale while creating a comfortable resonating sound that feels good. Some people cup their hands over their ears for a deeper resonance. The haaaa sound is said to aid in expelling negative energy. Raising your hands high above your head allows for your hands to become a Reiki antenna, drawing in positive, loving and healing Reiki energy so that as you exhale using haaaa, your negative energy is replaced with positive energy. Listen to the sound of your breath.
A meditation leader will walk you through a series of stages, visualizations and suggestions. This is a very powerful form of meditation and quite enjoyable. It is often used with attunements, as it opens us up to find, see, feel and absorb energy through our innate ability to channel.
Often referred to as Samatha, it incorporates simply focusing on your breath. It is an excellent introduction to meditation and mindfulness.
Find a place where you can walk slowly, ideally without worrying about getting in the way of others, causing a distraction of having to navigate obstacles. Clear you mind and focus on the sound of your breath. This is a delightful experience on a labyrinth.
This focuses on the breath going in and out the nose, but adds a counting component, starting with ten and moving backwards to one and then starting again at ten. If you lose your focus, go back to ten. This is helpful if you are particularly stressed or distracted.