We are spiritual beings in physical form. We act out dramas on a stage that appears so real to us that we often forget where we came from.
Meditation is the act of removing your mind’s focus from the physical and in a sense returning to our non-physical roots. That’s its essence. Some practitioners may prescribe a sitting position or other rules. One reason is that you’re less likely to fall asleep that way. These may be helpful for many people, but if following a rule itself becomes a distraction, then you’re defeating the purpose of the meditation and the rule is no good.
When I talk about meditation, I mean just that: get as comfortable as you can with as few distractions as possible so that your mind can let go of physical sensations for a while. There is no right or wrong way to meditate. If it’s effective, you’re good.
Here is something you may want to try. Pain and fatigue can make it hard to concentrate for any length of time, so I came up with something that can be effective even if you can only keep your focus for a few seconds.
So just get in a comfortable position that you can maintain for a while with minimal effort. It doesn’t matter whether you’re lying down, sitting, reclined… You want to avoid physical intrusions so nothing that would cause pain.
Close your eyes and pay attention to your breathing. Try to take slow, deep breaths, in through your nose, out through your mouth. Don’t strain yourself. Let whatever you do be okay. As you relax, the slow breathing will become easier and more natural. See if you can get to three counts when you inhale and five counts when you exhale. Do this for a little while until you’re comfortable with the rhythm.
Imagine now that every time you inhale, you draw in Divine Light, the loving energy that forms and permeates all of Creation. Watch your cells light up as they absorb this energy. Watch how your cells draw on this energy to heal and transform into their ideal form. Watch how that Divine energy burns away the hard shells formed by past pain and trauma. Watch how your cells are healed.
As you exhale, all the bits of negativity that were loosened up by that Divine energy leave your body. Watch it be blown out of your body into nothingness. Watch how it leaves through your mouth, hands and feet like a cloud of dark smoke.
Inhale and draw in the Divine energy again. Watch your cells light up again and release more past suffering. Exhale and watch all the negativity leave again.
With every breath, your cells become brighter, healthier, and more free to become the best they can be. With every breath, more of the trauma that held them back is released.
Keep doing this as long as you feel like it and it’s enjoyable. There’s no need to clean out everything in one session.
As you follow this process, you will feel some physical and psychological relief. If you do this meditation once a day, then after a while you will begin noticing more positive effects.
You can adapt the visuals as it suits you. Again, there is no right or wrong way. The proof is in the pudding and you should make your own exactly to your taste.