This is a specific type of meditation that includes movement and chanting and is really powerful. It is great for those struggling with depression or anxiety. It can also help with addiction, anger… so many things. There are specific meditations for different issues.

This was the next step I took after doing the Mindfulness app for a month or two, I felt brave enough to do more meditations. My friend Felice was starting a 40 day meditation challenge right around then, so I signed up. Felice teaches Kundalini Yoga online. It was a great next step for me and I loved learning Kirtan Kriya, which is one of the most studied meditations!

Today
Phase 1: Sing “I am a Child of God” and imagine the steps of grounding and shielding as you sing!
Phase 2: Set your timer
Using your finger movements – with a NEW MANTRA
Sing or Chant: “Peace, Be Still” a few times
Whisper “Peace, Be Still” a few times
Silently think Peace (breathing in for about 4 beats)
Pause (2,3,4)
Be (2 beats) Still (2 beats)
Pause (2,3,4)
Whisper “Peace, Be Still” a few times
Sing or Chant: “Peace, Be Still” a few times
(Just have fun playing with these different ways you can include sound in your meditations)
Phase 3: Now pause and be “silent”
Letting your thoughts float by.

I have meditated every day for over 1000 days in a row. I have done different types of meditations through those 1000 days.  Meditation with an app, trying just silent meditation, trying kundalini yoga meditations, etc… But I try to stick to that one type of meditation for at least 40 days.  That 40 day consistency allows me to quickly get to the point of not having to think of it while I am doing it. It is automatic and “easy” and that allows me to get into the relaxed meditative state more easily.

I also have a consistent routine of tuning in with a grounding and shielding song.

I have a consistent place I like to meditate.  I started with a tiny lambskin rug that I would put out on my family room floor.  I now have a corner of the office which I have a big rug and pictures I love and my essential oils nearby.  It is a little sacred space which I love.  It doesn’t matter where you start, just have a place.  For quite a few of my friends it is in their closets.  You don’t need a lot of room.  But it is nice to have a spot and time set aside.

I also like to have a consistent time to meditate.  For me that is immediately after I wake up.  During the week I set my alarm for 5:40 AM and head down the stairs to my meditation/prayer corner and my body, mind and spirit are on automatic pilot.  I sit down and begin.  I don’t have to think.  By the time I am done meditating I am awake and ready for scripture study, prayer and journaling.  On the weekend I set my alarm for later in the morning, but I immediately get up and head to my meditation/prayer corner. Without the consistent routine it would be harder.

Today

Ponder what routines have you come up with over the last 34 days.  What would you like to create or add to your routine?

Sing “I am a Child of God” and imagine the steps of grounding and shielding as you sing!

Set your timer and

Using your finger movements – with a NEW MANTRA

Peace (breathing in for about 4 beats)

Pause (2,3,4)

Be (2 beats) Still (2 beats)

Pause (2,3,4)

Repeat until your timer dings!

Now sit quietly and just allow space for your thoughts to float by.

It doesn’t matter how long you do this for, just try it!

Now pause and be “silent”

Letting your thoughts float by. 

Whenever you want!

I love meditating in the morning before I pray. It gets me in a receptive state.

I also love meditating if I wake up in the middle of the night and can’t fall back asleep.  For me guided meditations are perfect for this.  I love using Sleep Phones so I don’t bother my husband!

I also love meditating when I am in a long line. Better than mindlessly surfing Facebook.

I love meditating before bed.  Helps me relax if I had a stressful day.

I have some friends who meditate in the car after they drop the kids off at school, and have run their errands, but before they go into the house.  They know once they go inside they will get distracted!

I don’t meditate all these time every day… but I do meditate EVERY morning before I pray.  It is habit, routine and it would feel weird to not do it.  I think an important key to daily practice is to do it the same time every day.  This routine can help you be successful.

The other times in the day are if I happen to have a chance and it comes to mind.

When is the best time of day for you to meditate?  Remember even a daily practice of 1 minute a day is better than no daily practice.  Have you found a consistent time to practice already?  When is best for you?

Today

Sing “I am a Child of God” and imagine the steps of grounding and shielding as you sing!

Set your timer and

Using your finger movements – with a NEW MANTRA

Peace (breathing in for about 4 beats)

Pause (2,3,4)

Be (2 beats) Still (2 beats)

Pause (2,3,4)

Repeat until your timer dings!

Some people are afraid of the word Mantra.  I remember I wrote it on the board in a church lesson once and someone gasped.  I had to chuckle a bit.  We all have mantras, whether we are aware of it or not.

Here is a good definition of a mantra. “A statement or slogan repeated frequently”.  The awareness of the mantras you already have can bring wonderful change.

Think of the things you repeat frequently throughout your day.

I used to always say, “I don’t have time for this.” as I was angrily sweeping up dirt my boys had tracked in.  Or as I was rushing to make lunches in the morning.  Or as I was _____________________.

“I don’t have time for this.”  was a mantra.  It did not serve me or my family at all.

As I became aware of the power of my words, I started to notice whenever I said, “I don’t have time for this.”   Awareness of this old “mantra” allowed me to stop and chose to say a different “mantra”

“I have plenty of time to do the things that are important to me.”

What do you say over and over throughout your day?  Does it serve you?  Does it bring you what you want in your life?

If not, chose different words, create a positive mantra.

The dirt on the floor I used to angrily sweep… now I say to myself “I am grateful for healthy boys.” And I try to sweep with gratitude and certainly awareness.

Have you recognized a mantra that you have been learning for the last few weeks?  Breathe in Peace and Calm, Breathe Out and Smile.  😊

Today

Sing “I am a Child of God” and imagine the steps of grounding and shielding as you sing!

Set your timer and

Using your finger movements

Breathe in Peace & Calm

Pause (2,3,4)

Breathe out and Smile

Pause (2,3,4)

Repeat until your timer dings!

Notice throughout today, what mantras do you have running through your head?  What are the statements you hear over and over again?  Are they positive?  If not, can you find a positive replacement?  Write it down and post it where you will see it every day.