I've gotten many emails from clients and readers saying they have trouble meditating. They either can't relax, can't focus, can't visualize, or simply can't clear their mind enough. Don't worry, I'm not good at clearing my mind either, so don't worry. I think this is true of most people. Here are some of the things that I've found to be helpful:
1. Self-hypnosis (My favorite is Joseph Clough. He has an with a couple of free downloads in the Google App Store.) Be sure to use headphones since this works best. I also turn the volume down low enough to hear the guidance, yet not be disturbing.
2. As you're meditating, allow any thoughts or images to float in and out of your mind. Rather than capturing anything, just gently "look" at it (or think about it), thank your mind for bringing it to your attention, then let it float away.
3. If you aren't good at visualizing, you can teach yourself to do so by simply thinking about a chalkboard. If it helps, look at a picture of one before you meditate so you can firmly get the look of it in your mind. Just relax and allow any words to appear on the chalkboard or come to you as thoughts. This is excellent for asking your guides questions. You can start out with simple yes/no questions. You can say something like, "Dear spirit guides, should I take that new job?" (Or whatever you'd like to ask.) Then see what guidance you get and how you feel about it. The soul always knows!
4. Meditate when you wake up. This is sometimes easier than doing it during the day or before they go to bed at night after all of the day's stimulation.
5. Put headphones on and listen to softly playing classical music or nature sounds as you meditate.
6. Take a walk. Believe it or not, this gives some of the same benefits of meditation, plus you're getting in a bit of exercise. Simply walking around the block is good enough, but if you can do it someplace where there's a bit of nature, so much the better. Avoid very busy places though.
Meditation does take practice, but over time you should find that it becomes easier. I always tell readers and clients that I practice active meditation rather than passive. It's impossible for me to have a completely blank mind, so I do my relaxation and breathing exercise then allow my mind to send what it feels I need to know. At first it may feel that too much is passing through, but take a breath and as you breathe out, let it go. At some point you should sense your mind calming down.
I hope you found these tips to be helpful.
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