LISA RENEE: “Intuitive Empath”

“Empaths are most likely to have had varying paranormal and spiritual experiences throughout their lives. NDE’s (Near death experiences), or OBE’s (Out of body experiences) can catapult an unaware empath into the Awakening period and provide the momentum for the spiritual journey of inner discovery. They may not be grounded and are so open and so heart centered, this leaves their aura unprotected and their etheric body gets way outside of the physical body, when it actually should be closer in and symmetrical. The more out of energetic balance a person is, and if they are not fully centered in their auric field, their etheric body starts to become interfered with by dark or negative energies.”

~Lisa Renee

 

An Intuitive Empath is a person that has natural inclinations towards heightened emotional sensitivity and Empathy. Most of the Starseed community are naturally developed Intuitive Empaths, as most incarnated with their full Soul matrix in tact. Thus, it is critical for Starseed, Indigo and Awakening people to develop control and discipline over their mental and emotional body, or they will be overrun by energies and overwhelmed by their own thoughts and feelings, as well as, the thoughts and feelings of others that they empathically tune into.

Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within the other being’s frame of reference, i.e., the capacity to place oneself in another’s position. There are many definitions for empathy which encompass a broad range of emotional states. Types of empathy include cognitive empathy, emotional empathy, and somatic empathy. [1]

Being an Intuitive Empath is when you are affected by other people’s energies, and have an innate ability to intuitively feel and perceive others. An empath’s life is unconsciously influenced by others’ desires, wishes, thoughts, and moods, as they can pick up on these energies in the environment. Being an empath is much more than being highly sensitive person and it’s not just limited to feeling and expressing emotions. Empaths can perceive physical sensitivities and spiritual urges, as well as just knowing the motivations and intentions of other people. Empaths have a natural skill with Higher Sensory Perception. A person is either an empath or not. Empaths are open to process other people’s feelings and energy, and in many cases, can take on the emotions of others. For this reason, many empaths experience things like chronic fatigue, environmental sensitivities, or unexplained aches and pains daily. Empaths have a tendency to openly feel what is outside of them, becasue they can feel barraged by external energies, making it harder to accurately feel what is inside of them. This can cause empaths to ignore their own needs and have poor boundaries. In general, an empath is non-violent, non-aggressive and leans more towards being the peacemaker. Any area filled with disharmony creates an uncomfortable feeling in an empath. If they find themselves in the middle of a confrontation, they will endeavor to settle the situation as quickly as possible, if not, avoid it all together. Empaths are most likely to have had varying paranormal and spiritual experiences throughout their lives. NDE’s (Near death experiences), or OBE’s (Out of body experiences) can catapult an unaware empath into the Awakening period and provide the momentum for the spiritual journey of inner discovery. [2]

Etheric Webbing

Those Lightworkers that are healers, Starseeds, that are very empathic, and are very much in the heart healer archetype and are very loving, they can often have a humongously distended field, or large etheric field because they’re so empathic. These people need to tighten the etheric webbing closer to the physical body and not have it extended so far out. Sometimes empaths have issues with personal boundaries, and they become psychic sponges for other peoples negative energies or they naturally process others emotions. This group really needs the 12D Shield. This lesson may happen at the earlier stages of Awakening, as people tend to be in the love and light sensation of our first heart opening, and they haven’t figured out the wisdom of understanding how to actually navigate through these many complex layers of energy dynamics.

Newly awakening people as a part of their learning process is to understand the necessity for energetic boundaries. They may not be grounded and are so open and so heart centered, this leaves their aura unprotected and their etheric body gets way outside of the physical body, when it actually should be closer in and symmetrical. The more out of energetic balance a person is, and if they are not fully centered in their auric field, their etheric body starts to become interfered with by dark or negative energies. The etheric gridwork in the etheric body can get covered with debris and energetic garbage and this can make that person sick or manifest diseases. No one should be used like a psychic sponge, as it will overload your body. It’s extremely important to keep your etheric body webbing closer to your physical body. Ask your God Higher Self to tighten your etheric body and your etheric webbing closer to be more protected by your physical body, use the 12D Shield, and this will help adjust the layers. [3]

Telempathic

Empaths can perceive information through others emotions and feelings, which allows them to communicate through the same emotion, which may be processed as an energetic vibration through the empath’s body, making them Telepathic. Many children, autists, and animals are naturally open and telempathic, and will process emotional memories imprinted in the environment or when exposed to emotions that are carried by other people or family members that are near them. It is common for telempathic children and pets that have a strong emotional bond with their parent, to process emotional pain and imbalanced energies in their parent’s lightbody. In many cases a cherished and loved pet will take on the emotional imbalances of their owner, in order to help process blocked energy. This is in effect an energetic emotional clearing that is taking place, by the unconditional love that can be cultivated and bonds formed between animal and human relationships. Certain animals can even be effective gridworkers, and act as environmental energy harmonizers for the land and ley lines. [4]

 

References:

  1. Empathy
  2. Traits of Empath
  3. PSD #4 Attachment Cords
  4. Telepathy

See Also:

Empath and Self Care

Awakening

 

~via Ascension Glossary

MICHELLE WALLING: “Essential Self ‘Work’ In Preparation For The Shift”

If you currently feel like you are without direction or perhaps you are struggling to ride the waves, there may still be a bit of self “work” that is left to clear your energy field. Those who have completed the self work are finally feeling unplugged from the matrix and are sharing how they achieved this. In this article I will share what has worked best for me in achieving a state of neutrality and has created frequent bouts of happiness, synchronicity, and positive manifestation.

Self work allows for the negative frequency overlay or veil to be lifted so that our original DNA codes can create a shift in our reality. This kind of work is the most important work of all, even over service to others at this time because of how close we are to a bifurcation of realities. Oftentimes it requires that we spend time by ourselves and it could be some of the hardest work albeit the simplest. It is hard to take a good look at yourself and your life to painfully see who you have been projecting vs. who you really are.

We are all Source, which is unconditional love consciousness. Most of us have been experiencing what it is like to be as far away from Source in an illusion of ego (personality) and fear. Uncovering and transmuting the fear and asking the personality to take a back seat to the higher self is what we are consciously trying to achieve. This allows the higher frequency version of us to embody into this dense physical in order to override the fear matrix code that is overshadowing the collective humanity. We are all connected, and the higher frequency in the matrix and the collective always trumps.

Everyone is different and everyone processes the energies differently, but my hopes are that you can find something within this list that may be the last key for you. In no way is this an all inclusive list or a MUST DO TO ASCEND list. You may not have to do everything on this list and you may have done things that are not on this list. These are not listed in a particular order, either, except for the first priority should be Connecting with your Higher self/Oversoul/Source.

Many people do not realize that they are already doing the self “work” by consciously changing the way that they react to everyday situations and skits that unfold in their lives. Over the last nine years since my conscious awakening around 2010, I have addressed every one of these topics in my own reality with conscious intention. People who are just now waking up will be able to cover this self work much quicker than the ones who came before them.

The Work

  • Connecting with your Higher self/Oversoul/Source
  • Shadow work
  • Oversoul integration– embody and clear “past” and future lives (multidimensional self); soul shard retrieval
  • Responsibility for thoughts, words, and actions (creation)
  • Understand who you are and where you are- consciousness inside of a holographic matrix that is a distorted matrix copy within an organic matrix
  • Grounding into Earth, connecting in nature
  • Raising your vibration, (shifting from fear vibration to love vibration)
  • Unconditional love, forgiveness, compassion, gratitude, respect, integrity
  • Uniting the masculine and feminine, (left and right sides of the brain)
  • Ego (lower conscious personality) takes a back seat to higher self
  • Declare your sovereignty and revoke contracts that no longer serve you; learn how to recognize false light contracts
  • Creating from the NOW moment, erasing prior beliefs and programming
  • Cutting energetic cords, release ancestral/family karma, build boundaries and shields from toxic people
  • Remember your mission, (if you have one other than just BEING); assess your current job, your relationships, where you live, and make necessary adjustments to align with your mission
  • Learn how to interact with friends and family and when to share this information (and when not to); be the example vs. trying to force your beliefs upon others
  • Nurture and heal your inner wounded child
  • Develop Discernment on “outside” information
  • Energy healing- peeling back the layers of blocks in the heart center and auric field; releasing victim programming
  • Letting go and surrendering to the process instead of controlling it
  • Find a few like minded individuals that you can discuss things with (the internet/social media is a main tool)
  • Focusing on the desired outcome (New Earth or going home) rather than the past or distorted matrix
  • Removing refined white sugar, wheat, flouride, processed foods, and GMO foods from the diet, refraining from alcohol and drugs, and adding supplements
  • Detoxing heavy metals and fluoride/toxins
  • Turn off the television (tell-lie-vision programming) until you have reached a level where it can no longer influence you (you become the witness)
  • Love, trust, and forgive yourself
    Use your imagination which is the key to creation
  • Reprogramming the brain from automatic, subconscious programming, allowing the higher mind to create your matrix
  • Observe repeating patterns and analyze your trigger points
  • Understand that many of the people in this reality are NPC’s (non-player characters), aka non-souled humans or backdrop people
  • Allow yourself to FEEL emotions, acknowledge the energy and message, and learn to let it go for good.
  • Understand that all is Source including dark and light, negative and positive; respect all life including plants and animals, respect everyone else’s path and perception
  • Listen to your body- food, sleep, intuition. If you are feeling down then it is a signal to raise your vibrational frequency and to stop energetic loss
  • Spend time in reflection allowing a “life review” from your higher self in order to forgive others, and let it all go
  • Shift the energy in your home- Go through your material possessions and keep only what serves you; clean and organize your home and simplify your life; smudge and clear
  • Move the energy in your physical body with light exercise like walking, swimming, tai chi, qi gong, or yoga
  • Finding balance and zero point and 5d frequency (rainbow bridge), and then go in and out of the 3d/4d old matrix, grounding the codes and higher frequency
  • Recognize and stop the behaviors, beliefs, and practices that open up your energy centers to connect with negative energy and astral beings
  • Fire any of your guides that are not of the 100% pure source light; replace them with guides that support your highest and best outcome and intend to make contact with benevolent source light extraterrestrials; star family [Ascension Avatar note: Or, try it my way and say: “Thanks, but no thanks, spiritworld, as a powerful sovereign creator being, I’ve got it covered, as always. Have a yourself a ‘Namaste’!”]🙏
  • Close down or remove the overlay energy centers that the astral beings feed off of and remove or neutralize implants and technologies used for energy siphoning
  • Practice Don Miguel Ruiz’s Four Agreements
  • Become the witness; be “in the world but not of it”
  • Focus on yourself first before trying to change the world
  • Centering the emotional, mental, spiritual, and astral body with the physical body to be aligned like nested Russian dolls.

 

Michelle Walling, CHLC is a Holistic Life Coach, international public speaker, writer, webmaster, and former radio show host for The Cosmic Awakening Show. In 2013, Michelle started her public career as a spiritual, metaphysical, and esoteric writer, and she is the creator of the website HowToExitTheMatrix.com.

CAMERON DAY: “30 Minute Meditation”

 

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WENDY HUTCHINSON: “Lightworkers Reach Higher!”

“Ultimately, everyone who wants to experience 5D must stand in their alignment with their higher selves to source and listen to their own guidance, follow their own compass and use their own discernment around what they believe and how they are going to get there. The destroyer aspect comes into play in standing in our integrity and power, setting boundaries, and honoring our personal truth. No longer can we sacrifice aspects of ourselves to make others happy, dim our light or focus on giving and giving while not honoring ourselves and what we need.”

~Wendy Hutchinson

 

There is a huge shift upon us, and I am witnessing many lightworkers being brought to their knees, questioning their path, questioning their gifts, and feeling tremendous torque and friction in their personal lives. 3D Earth has closed and completed and those who have chosen to go higher have entered the lower harmonics of 4D. They are being squeezed through the eye of the needle as they are being asked to go higher. The density of the bandwidth in lower 4D is working against them as this is where fear and separation are strongest. Many have languished here too long as it was expected that most would have ascended by the end of 2012.

Opposition pours frequency down which can often be mistaken as positive energy downloads when in fact they are targeting and instilling fear and doubt in our light worker communities worldwide. Discernment is critical. Not all energy is aligned or sanctioned, can you discern a download from an integration or negative energy? Are you feeling off? Are you experiencing fear about your financial situation, your family dynamics, your gifts and abilities? If you are experiencing any kind of doubt or fear around who you are and why you are here, it is the reflection of bandwidth or frequency you are currently living in. You must release this fear program to ascend.

Many are shedding density which presents as chaos, doubt, uncertainty and fear programming. We must reach higher, which means using our spiritual tools. Spiritual hygiene is critical right now. Ground and protect yourself energetically, close portals that are not in alignment with your higher self to source, cut cords, honor your body, meditate, walk, do yoga, be mindful of what is being invited into your life. Participate in things that bring you joy, connect with people who lift you up. Use your own discernment around what information feels aligned for you. Allow all that doesn’t resonate to fall away. Rise above the fear frequencies. Stay in your lane, honor your truth, and above all love yourself! Many have exited the 3D but are languishing in the lower bandwidths of 4th and not quite high enough to reach 5D. You are vulnerable here. Strive to be the highest expression of self in all things, in this state of being you will ascend.

Ascension isn’t a direct hop to 5D as most people believe. It’s not an instant shift. We must transition to light body, each human must shed density, old fear programing, reactivate DNA and navigate the physical ascension symptoms. This is not an overnight process as some believe, nor is it a journey of only love and light. Polarity exists, creator destroyer energy is necessary. You must experience it all in order to transcend and level up. This is a shift into a new way of being. Ultimately, everyone who wants to experience 5D must stand in their alignment with their higher selves to source and listen to their own guidance, follow their own compass and use their own discernment around what they believe and how they are going to get there. The destroyer aspect comes into play in standing in our integrity and power, setting boundaries, and honoring our personal truth. No longer can we sacrifice aspects of ourselves to make others happy, dim our light or focus on giving and giving while not honoring ourselves and what we need.

As 3D closes, many are navigating the squeeze through the 4th dimension. You will feel pressed and challenged by the lower density experiences coming up to clear. Your deepest vulnerabilities will be exposed and emotionally triggered. Know that you have everything you need to overcome these challenges. We are at the edge of changing the course of human history and the roles each and everyone of you have agreed to play are critical. Humanity needs you right now. There is a push pull as we anchor higher dimensional frequencies while those currently in power will do everything possible to keep humanity dumbed down and asleep. Each and everyone of you can create tremendous impact and help the collective by reaching for those higher bandwidths.

If your life is one of ease and in the flow, you are already there, extend a hand to those around you who are struggling.

To ascend we must all reach higher and expand our consciousness. Alignment with higher and higher aspects of self to source is critical. Think for yourselves, find YOUR truth, shake the old paradigms and social expectations to conform. Each of us must find our way out. Know that everything is possible for each and everyone of you and the only thing standing in the way of your ascension is choosing fear over the frequency of LOVE. This means unconditional love of self and love of others. Love and honoring of your physical body, love expressing in your thoughts and response to everyday life, and ultimately complete alignment with your truth will help you to navigate the shift to 5D. I honor the journey of each and every one of you, as there is no wrong turn or choice. Eventually you will arrive at your destination right on time.

 

~via In5D.com

CAMERON DAY: “The Best Form of Meditation You’re (Probably) Not Doing”

You might know this about me already, but I’m a big advocate for meditation of all kinds.

There are a multitude of different types of meditation options available. With so many options, it can be pretty confusing to know what to do and what will work best for you.

I’m going to touch briefly on two popular types of meditation for this article, and then dive into a third type that is my personal favorite.

The first type of meditation is one pretty much everyone has heard of: Transcendental Meditation, or which falls into the category of “mantra meditation,” where the practitioner repeats a mantra silently in order to calm the stream of thoughts that arise from the mind.

TM has become a big business in the U.S. and is fairly expensive to get started with, but even with that facet in the mix, many people can attest that TM was the first meditation practice that they were able to continue to do long-term, which makes it a win in my book.

Meditation type number two is Guided Visualization, which I am obviously quite fond of, given my penchant for producing them. One big advantage of guided visualization is that it can allow someone who normally has trouble quieting the mind to have a meditative, healing experience.

It can also allow someone to tap into the meditative benefits of an experienced meditator by following in their footsteps, so to speak.

Our third type of meditation is what I consider the most important form of meditation in my own life, and I call it simply, “Silence Meditation” although it is also often referred to as “Mindfulness Meditation,” which I consider slightly different.

You might be surprised to hear that I don’t use guided visualizations since I produce so many of them, but that’s exactly the reason I don’t utilize them: I tend to like my own versions better.

So what is Silence Meditation? It is the simple, but not easy, act of sitting in total silence, with a focus on achieving a complete stillness in the mind. A total absence of thought, even for just a few moments.

This is simple in concept, but difficult in practice, because the mind’s nature is to produce thought and it does so consistently all day and even at night when we’re in REM sleep. Yes, our nighttime dreams are a form of thought expressing itself, and the thoughts only cease when we go down into the deepest levels of Delta sleep.

How to Silence the Mind… For a Few Moments

Upon reading the above, the mind naturally will produce a question: “How can someone use the mind to silence their mind?” There are almost as many ways of achieving this silence as there are meditators in the world, which means that there is no one right way to do it.

Since there isn’t a single “right way,” I will just tell you how I do it for myself, because my methods are somewhat unconventional. No surprise there, right?

First is the setup, or how I sit. I use a “V” shaped meditation cushion and place it in front of my couch so that I can rest my back against it. You could use a wall for this purpose, too.

This goes against the grain of meditation teachers who want people to sit fully upright with no back support. That’s great for a photo-shoot, but the reason I use something for back support is because I don’t want to be distracted by thinking about what position my body is in during meditation.

By sitting upright on my pillow while supporting my back with my couch, I eliminate one of the major distractions of sitting and meditating. For your own practice, feel free to simply sit in a chair that allows you to have upright posture. Go with whatever is the most simple and supportive for your body.

Next is blocking out the external world, which I achieve with ear plugs and a blind-fold. More specifically, I use a pair of sound-isolating “ear-buds” for playing audio. They block outside sounds better than regular ear plugs, and allow me to use one of the Genius Brain Power audio tracks to help assist my meditation if I so choose. Usually an Alpha or Theta track.

Some would consider using brainwave entrainment cheating or a crutch, but if it works for the individual, I say go for it. Now to be fair, I personally only use entrainment audio once in a while when the background noise level is too high for the ear-buds alone to block.

95% of the time I just use the ear-buds with no audio because they work better for me than standard foam ear plugs. Keep in mind that the ear plugs are optional, but if you find yourself being distracted by background noise while meditating, then I recommend trying out some ear plugs for a few sessions.

As for the blindfold, any type of blindfold will suffice, and if necessary you can improvise with whatever you have around. Even a long-sleeve shirt will do in a pinch. Enough said there.

Time Enough for Self-Love

With the setup handled, it’s time to start meditating, right? Almost. One more important thing: Use a timer! You don’t want to be distracted by thinking about how long you’ve been meditating, so a simple kitchen timer will alert you when your pre-determined time is up.

But how long should you meditate? That is entirely up to you! I personally meditate in this fashion for 22 minutes in the early morning, which is long enough to get the job done, and short enough that I won’t make up an excuse not to do it.

I arrived at 22 minutes in a somewhat arbitrary fashion. I started out at 10 minutes, and added one minute a day until I was at 20 minutes. Later I added one more minute as an easy way to accomplish 5% more meditation. Eventually I went up one more minute to 22 simply because I like repeating numbers.

So 22 is my “magic number,” but your number might be smaller, especially at first, and that’s fine! You could start with just 5 minutes if you need to, and gradually add one minute per day until you are at a number you feel is giving you the results you desire.

The most important part of choosing your meditation duration is to start small and gradually increase the time each day that you meditate IF you want. If the number feels small and easy to do, then you are far more likely to do it than if you choose a number that feels like an arduous task, or an amount of time that could make you late for work, an appointment, etc.

A shorter duration is better for those days when you’re not getting into a deep meditative state and you’re constantly silencing mind-chatter without enjoying any mental quietness. Speaking from experience, the temptation to “bail out” of the process is far smaller if I know that I won’t have to struggle with that day’s meditation for too long.

The Actual “Silence Meditation” Process

I’m seated, ears are plugged, eyes blind-folded, the timer has started and now it’s time to actually meditate. The first thing I do is start breathing slowly and deeply, putting all of my focus on my breath. After years of practice this alone produces a few moments of blissful mental silence.

But not for long! No sir! My wonderful mind has all kinds of lovely thoughts it wants me to entertain. So when the first thought comes up, I use a mental prompt to release it: Clear the Deck.

As I think those words, I also direct my mind to a brief visualization of the deck of a wooden boat, out at sea, with nothing but blue skies and blue water in every direction, and I imagine that the thoughts are being swept off the deck, down into the water.

Then I let the visualization fade away and return to focus on my breath.

Silence. Breath. Silence. “I need to mail that check to…” (or whatever thought bubbles up).

Yes, the silence doesn’t last for long, especially in the early days and weeks of meditation, and sometimes even after years of practice. But that’s okay! The mind produces thoughts. That’s one of its main jobs and it can take a lot of training to get it to go into that deep silence.

When that thought arises, and it always does, I will name the type of thought, which is a form of acceptance and acknowledgement. I don’t want to fight my mind, only to direct it, so I acknowledge the thought with one word whenever possible.

Examples: Planning, anticipating, ruminating, reminiscing, worrying, analyzing, imagining, judging, speculating.

Once I name the thought, I use my next mental prompt which is: Let it go. So it would “sound” (in my mind) like, “Planning… Let it go.” Yep, I keep things simple!

Silence. Breath. Silence. “I wonder if I’ll have time to exercise before breakfast.” “Oh… Anticipating… Let it go.”

Silence. Breath. Silence. “That guy trolling my blog really needs to get a life.” “Ahhh…judging… Let it go.”

Two More Prompts

I also use two more mental prompts to help deepen the meditative state. Over time these have become commands which my mind (usually) obeys. The first one is “Go Deep.” This pretty consistently puts me into a deeper brainwave state, which I can feel happening because I have practiced it for years, both with and without brainwave entrainment.

The other prompt is “Go Clear” which very nicely clears away any stray thoughts. I tend to use these prompts after releasing a thought with “Let it go” in order to deepen the meditative state and extend the amount of time where no thoughts are floating through my mind.

Slow It Down

I like to “speak” all of those thought-prompts very slowly in my mind. For example, if I’m thinking “Go Clear,” I will think “Gooooooooooo” on the in breath, and “Clearrrrrrrrrr” on the out breath.

Slowing down the thoughts helps lead me back to the state of non-thought more easily.

“This is Too Hard!”

When most people first try this style of meditation, they often don’t have much success at quieting the mind. That’s okay! The fact that you took some time to sit up straight, breathe deeply and even attempt to meditate is huge!

Seriously, you should congratulate yourself after every meditation session, no matter how “good” or “bad” it seemed to be.

Even if you spent the entire time “clearing the deck” and “letting it go” with no observable quieting of the mind, you should STILL give yourself a pat on the back for putting in the time and effort.

Then do it again tomorrow.

With regular practice (daily is best) you will start to have moments of pure mental silence, and over time those moments will grow longer and more frequent. There can still be bad days where you can’t put the thoughts aside, and that’s ok, too!

Remind yourself that whatever is happening in your mind is ok. Don’t fight the mind, just do your best to guide it gently into that place of silent rest.

“These Prompts Don’t Work For Me!”

This is where things get personal. Not that I will take it personally if my prompts don’t work for you, but personal in the sense that everyone will respond differently to the process of guiding their own mind into a place of silence.

The prompts that I use just might not work for you, which means that you’ll need to come up with some of your own. I think it’s fine to figure that out during the meditation session, since if the prompts you are using aren’t working, you might as well spend that time to audition some new prompts.

However, and this is a big however, I recommend that you don’t give up on the prompts until you have tried them a few times.

Why? Because using the same prompts repeatedly over time conditions the mind to respond to those prompts more effectively.

“What’s the Point?”

I know life is busy, and often the first things that we drop when we are pressed for time are self-care and self-empowering practices. However, if you can give yourself the gift of just 5-20 minutes per day of meditation practice, you will start to reap many rewards.

The state of no-thought is incredibly calming, soothing and even blissful. Five seconds of mental silence is like giving your mind a massage or warm bath. This produces mental, emotional and physical relaxation, reduces inflammation and releases beneficial hormones in the body.

With practice, this or any other type of meditation practice will help you to have “space” between stimulus (stress) and response (reaction) in your environment. Instead of cursing at the guy who cuts you off in traffic, you might find yourself taking a deep breath and saying, “Let it go” instead.

After all, that other driver can’t hear your words and your inner peace is more valuable than anger, especially when you’re driving.

Instead of snapping at your spouse/child/parent/sibling/co-worker/etc. when they push your buttons, you could find yourself taking a deep breath and calmly explaining what you truly want to communicate to them.

Those “little victories” in our day feel really good, and regular meditation can help them to happen more organically, more often.

Best Time of Day?

Opinions vary on the best time of day to meditate. For years I was more of a night-time meditator, but when I switched to meditating in the morning I found that it had profound, beneficial impacts on my state of being for the rest of the day.

Putting it simply, silence meditation in the morning makes me generally happier, less impatient and more compassionate on days that I do it compared to days where I come up with an excuse to skip it, which is very rare.

Limiting my morning meditation time to 22 minutes almost completely removes any thought of skipping it, where for mysterious psychological reasons, a 30 minute meditation is easier to skip “because I’m running late” or some other excuse.

Keeping it short and easy to achieve is the key to success in morning meditation.

Take the 5×7 Test Drive

Often one of the biggest self-imposed barriers to trying a something new is the belief that if we start doing it, we have to do that new thing forever, so we don’t even start.

So forget about forever, and instead just take a test drive of doing a silence meditation for 5 minutes per day for 7 days.

That’s it. Just 35 minutes of time over the course of a week. If you can commit to that small investment, it is possible that you will like the results so much that you decide to keep the practice, but you are not obligated by anyone, especially yourself, to do so.

Share Your Experience

Do you already meditate like this? If so, please leave a comment for how you achieve those delicious moments of mental silence. Your setup, your inner prompts, any helpful tips for others, etc.

Are you trying this for the first time, or picking it back up again? Let me know how it’s going for you.

Much Love,
Cameron Day

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