Thank you so much for joining in our Sadness Diet and the journey to happier times.
In everyday life, we realise that there is a time for every purpose under heaven, their will be times when we feel sad and times when we feel happy.
Today we are going to look at how mediation can help us change our mood from moments of sadness to moments of peace, calm and happiness.
Feedback from Yesterday
I hope yesterday you were inspired by the Six Ways to Wellbeing and started to make small changes in your life.
One of the things I love to do each morning and night is to take time to meditate. This allows me to clear my mind and start and finish my day feeling refreshed and relaxed.
Last year I was quite privileged to do a session with an amazing lady Liz, and she really helped me to sort out a few issues I had through meditation.
So today, I am happy she agreed for me to include her blog on meditation as I feel it will help us all in our journey towards a happier life.
Read the article below and try to schedule time for you to meditate and remember as always if you need help you can email me, and if its specific to mediation feel free to contact Liz directly on 07815 904848 or email email@example.com
Over to Liz
Can Meditating Bring You More Happiness and Money?
The answer in short is Yes!!!!!!!
I used to think that meditating was boring and I clearly remember telling a friend who did meditate this once.
She looked puzzled, but did not question me as to why I thought this. I wish she had!
Now years on… I understand as I am a very different person now to who I was then.
For years I had been living a life of lots of stress and anxiety as I was in a high pressured job, I was reacting to life rather than choosing to lead the life I wanted and I always did what I was told and sabotaged my happiness as I thought other people around me – my work colleagues, my friends and my family were more important than me.
Now that I understand that my happiness must come first, I have changed how I behave with the people around me.
Now I am not saying that you shouldn’t help those around you as one of the qualities of being attractive to the Universe, is being selfless. The key is always to ask yourself, am I sabotaging my happiness? This is where meditating can help.
For anyone who has read any of the top ‘Get Yourself Rich’ books, you will understand that all the top entrepreneurs/business owners meditate. Why do they do it? Because it allows them to be more effective in their decision making, they are more productive and they understand that their internal happiness affects their energy and love for life.
Ultimately if you are not happy, you will put out a negative view to the world and this will affect you attracting in the work/happiness that you want.
They also realise that money relates to Abundance. Meditating allows them to release negative thoughts about themselves and to ask their higher selves about how they can achieve the success that they are looking for.
They understand that meditating will allow them to ask for opportunities, to gain ideas , to appreciate life and to achieve peace of mind which are all qualities of being abundant in life.
All the top entrepreneurs/business owners meditate – Oprah Winfrey, Richard Branson, etc. If they can do it, you can too.
They also understand that in the mind, Health, Wealth and Happiness is interlinked and they are tapping into their inner wisdom
If you are in business and you are not meditating. Start now… You can not afford not to …..
What is Meditation?
Meditation comes in many forms and you may well have heard of Mindfulness Meditation, Transcendental Meditation, Kundalini, QiKong, Guided Visualisation, Trance-based practices and Heart Rhythms Meditation.
Basically they are techniques to quieten the mind and to allow you to be peaceful as in today’s society we live life at such a pace that our mind goes at a very fast pace and is full of thoughts which then makes us feel worse as we can get overwhelmed.
Now generally you will be drawn to one particular type of meditation.
If you can’t bear the thought of being cross legged and being sat in a yoga pose, then don’t worry because this is not mandatory!!!
Regardless of the method you choose, the most important thing is to clear your mind and to meditate in questions or topics which are important to you.
Now when I say this, I don’t mean that you close your eyes and think through all the tasks you need to do today.
Think about a question you would like to ask yourself. For example, I sometimes ask myself, what do I need to learn today? Or I ask myself a specific question and then quieten my mind.
By meditating, you are allowing yourself to connect with your Higher Self, a deeper wisdom inside of you, and you will find that with practice, you will gain more clarity and understanding.
You also need to focus on your breath. Breath in through your mouth positivity (think positive thoughts) and breath out negativity (negative thoughts that come up for you) I tend to use different forms of meditation throughout the week, as I like the variety, but the choice is yours.
The key is to make mediating a daily habit and to ingrain a new habit it takes 28 times of practicing, so don’t give up too soon!
By focussing on what I do have rather than what I don’t have and by expressing gratitude, I gain ideas and clarity for my day.
The Hidden Benefits of Mediating
By mediating, you are basically offloading negative thoughts and feelings from your body and your energy field – your aura.
When we are stressed, we take on board other people’s stuff too which weighs us down and can make us feel sad and depressed.
When you get used to doing it, you will feel lighter and brighter and happier which in turn will bring more positive situations to you as you will have more ideas, more inspiration and will see more opportunities around you.
This is you being able to see abundance in your life rather than scarcity. Even in the darkest situation, you can see a hidden blessing. Something to be grateful for. Meditating helps you get in tune with the inner you.
There is now research to suggest that weight loss and as well as a better sex life are also benefits from meditating regularly.
By being a calmer and happier you, you are more in balance with yourself, and will in turn carry less emotional issues as you deal with them as you feel them.
Meditating also ensures that you live in the present, which is the best place to be.
Most people are triggered back into their past everyday due to picking up on anchors around them e.g. A song plays on the radio and it is your wedding song. Initially you feel happy and then, you realise you got divorced two years ago, and you feel sad and maybe angry!
If you suffer from anxiety, this is fear of the future. Meditating allows you to focus on the ‘here and now’.
When Should I Meditate?
The best time to meditate is the 30 minutes before you go to bed and the 30 minutes as you wake up as your brain is more receptive.
That said, if you really can’t do it at this time because of family pressures, work commitments, etc, just make sure you take 10-15 minutes per day to switch off and meditate.
Want to Learn More?
To learn more about how to be abundant in life and to change your attitude to money and the stresses in life, you may wish to use the Money Mindset workbook 'How to Manifest More Money Into your Life' or come on one of my money mindset workshops/courses.
If you are in debt, don’t worry. One of the workshops is free!
I also teach meditation and Reiki on a 1-1 basis.
Of course, if you are feeling stressed and need some spiritual guidance, I am more than happy to work with you individually to help you understand the issues you have now and to help you move forward with ease.
Instant Feel Good
Breathe in slowly and Breathe out Slowly ( do this a couple of times).
Breathe in slowly and then laugh out loud slowly (do this a couple of times).
Say - I am so grateful and happy to be alive to see another day.
Think and focus on something that makes you feel happy or my favourite “wake up I feel happy boom, boom, I feel like dancing around boom boom, and now I am dancing line no one’s watching boom, boom”.
Smile – Just spend a few seconds smiling, and then I want you to give out a couple of big laughs (hahaha).
Get your Gift of a smile box, and make use of the items as you continue to feel good and smile