Just relax! It’s a well intentioned piece of advice; but not a very effective one if this just adds more pressure for a person to find inner-calmness. With the hustle and bustle of today’s world and technology moving at the speed of light, our minds are overrun with input from the moment we wake up to the moment we try to sleep.
The morning news, friends, family, coworkers, social media barrage us with opinions and trends, information and advice. And that’s not all! Background noise such as music and television can bring even more chaos for the mind to sort through. Regular practice of meditation brings about peace of mind, serenity, and allows the mind to be clear of chatter which then opens the door for intuition and psychic development.
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Have you ever visited somewhere for the first time and felt a strong sense of Deja Vu. Or, experienced dreams that were so vivid and felt so real, about a time and place in the past; where you were a different person, even a different gender? If the answer is yes, then you are not alone. And this has been reflected by the massive interest that seems to have taken place over the last twenty years or so, in the study of subjects like; Reincarnation, rebirth and past lives.
People bandy around expressions such as “I’m looking for my ‘soul mate’”. Or ” I must have done something really terrible or bad in my past life, because I am having so much bad luck or trouble in this one”. You know when you hear people using analogies such as this; that a concept, idea or belief has well and truly become a part of our popular culture. Books such as ‘Many Lives, Many Masters’ by Dr Brian Weiss and Michael Newtons ‘Journey Of Souls’, have fuelled the fire of people’s enthusiasm and curiosity about this fascinating esoteric subject.
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A lot of people, these days, are under stress. This may be for a variety of reasons from unemployment to juggling childcare and work. Our lives have become busier with the advent of new technology. Some of the gadgets that were invented to make our lives easier, such as mobile phones, have actually made our lives more stressful. How many of you can actually say that you take time to switch off and relax? If you are like the majority of the population, you probably check texts and emails on your mobile phone at least once every hour.
You may not even realise that you have a problem. Perhaps you are on the treadmill of life and have become comfortable in you routine. Perhaps you pour yourself a glass of wine when you get home from work each night to relax. This is not healthy, either, and is just a substitute for the inner peace you are subconsciously trying to achieve. You won’t achieve inner peace by drinking alcohol; it may help to relax you, at first, but when it becomes a habit, it can lead to all sorts of problems. Research has shown that people with highly stressful jobs are more likely to become dependent on alcohol.
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Meditation is something that you do to help clear your mind and give yourself a sense of peace and calm. The traditional form of meditation is what most people think of when they first learn about how to meditate.
If you are new to meditation, you may feel nervous; however, meditation is nothing to be scared of. A lot of people may tell you it is dangerous and you will be opening yourself up to a lot of unwanted psychic energy – this is not true at all. Meditation is a way of dealing with your daily worries and anxieties, so you feel better about yourself. After your first meditation session you should feel calmer and more relaxed. It is also common to feel a wonderful sense of peace during your meditation; if you experience this calming sensation you will want to practice meditating on a regular basis.
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Psychic ability is a natural human talent and we are all ‘psychic’ to some degree or another. It is an ability that stems from the area of awareness that goes beyond normal, everyday consciousness and the awareness that most of us label as being psychic or intuitive. The psychic sense, sometimes also called ‘The Sixth Sense’, is very much a part of our normal five senses, of sight, smell, taste, sound and touch. What the ‘psychic’ element does, is enhance and amplify those senses.
I believe the key to enhancing our psychic abilities is through raising our vibratory level. Everything around us including ourselves is made up of energy; though in varying degrees of density. It has been proven that, human beings, animals, plant life and mineral gives off an electro-magnetic field. This is the unseen, energy that we emit. The psychic vibration is of a much higher vibration then the dense energy matter of the physical earth. Those who are able to pick up, or sense that higher vibration, can interact with it. How that interaction takes place, depends on the strength of the individuals ability to feel or sense it. For example psychic ability manifests in the following ways.
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It is believed, that the first known use of meditation took place at least 15,000 years ago with hunter-gatherers. Cave paintings have been found showing people lying on the ground in meditation. These people are believed to be shamans who would use meditation to achieve a trance like state; And while in this state, they would consult the spirits for help when they hunted animals for food. The earliest recorded writings about meditation occurred in India about 5,000 years ago. They appear in the Vedas, (Books of Knowledge,) which are sacred Indian scriptures.
During the 6th century BC, Hindu Prince Siddharta Gautama was happy and wealthy. Although he was happy, he learned that not everyone else was satisfied with life. One day he sat down under a tree, folded his legs and began to look deep into his mind. After seven days of meditation, he awoke with new found knowledge. He became known as Buddha. Buddha had learned how to quiet his inner thoughts and develop a strong form of concentration. Buddhism began to spread and the religion and practices of meditation eventually made its way to China and Tibet. Since this time, particularly since the 1960′s and 70′s, the practice of meditation has made its way to the west. Where this beautiful peaceful practice has gained great popularity and respect.
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