Meditation is often a very passive, relaxing experience. It enables us to release, even for a few minutes, our busy minds from its usual job of evaluating and reacting to the world around us. As we sink into a state of relaxation, we excuse our lower selves from the constant task of self-preservation and social interaction in whatever form that may take. For me, my lower self might be referee-ing a small skirmish between children over the last banana or doing research for my latest project. I like to give my lower self a break, often at the end of a busy, action-packed day.
Guided meditation offers the benefit of being led into relaxation, paying attention only to the voice that is gently instructing you on how to reach that deeper state of consciousness. It is mostly effortless and is an easy way to move toward connecting with our higher selves and Spirit. Sometimes, it also can end up being an excellent way to catch a few minutes of sleep that most of us desperately need.
Although I enjoy being a meditative sheep sometimes, being led by the muzzle toward those greener, more fertile pastures of the higher self, I have found that I can achieve much more than meditative bliss when I actively participate in the process of connecting with my higher self and Spirit. During guided meditations, I have met with and conferred with my guides and council, discussed my life purpose, received advice on projects, and been showered with divine hugs and kisses. All of it is incredible payment for being an active participant in the guided meditation process.
Going into a guided meditation with a goal in mind makes all the difference in the world to the outcome. For example, when participating in a spirit guide meditation, formulate your burning questions ahead of time. Your angels and guides will be ready and willing to assist in answering your queries. With any guided meditation, stay engaged in the conversation or moment, and you will reap the rewards of your effort. You will also be delightfully surprised at how relaxed you will feel afterward, even though you have been more involved in the process. Journal about your experience while you are still somewhat in a meditative state. This enables you to retain the wisdom imparted to you during your meditation. The journal also serves as your personal, spiritual growth chart. You will be amazed at how quickly and easily you will be able to connect with Spirit!
My meditative journeys have taken me to higher planes and pastures. They have spurred me to take action on my life purpose and empowered me to actively participate in my spiritual growth. Instead of waiting for things to happen, I am energetically pursuing answers and facilitating accelerated change in my life. Guided meditation is a wonderful tool to begin movement toward more rapid and fulfilling spiritual growth. Active and thoughtful participation in meditation can make the difference between a good nap and a rewarding spiritual experience.
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