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.
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)
Be (2 beats) Still (2 beats)
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.