Meditation Routines…

Not a big post tonight. Just a question.

Do you meditate? Do you have any typical routines when you meditate? For how long?

Right now I’m in the midst of the craziest and busiest part of my year at work… I’m a lot more stressed and I have a lot LESS of the down time that I typically require for me to be the happiest ME. I’m not one of those people who go crazy if they’re not super busy and living life on the go… but that’s how life has been going for a few weeks.

Anyway, I could use more meditation in my life right about now. I’ve been out of the habit for a while. Why is it so easy for some of us to make excuses for not meditating when it is so calming and relaxing and good for us? It’s not supposed to be work. I used to make a habit of meditating/praying before bed… but all it takes is 4 seconds of relaxation in bed and I’m asleep so that’s usually a fail. A lot of times I end up meditating in the shower (there are some good ones out there). Anyone else do that?

Anyone have any quick meditations for on the go? 😉 Any good books or sites for meditation?

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9 responses to “Meditation Routines…

  • Marilyn Painter

    Yes, meditation is not suppose to be work. It also doesn’t have to be 30 or 60 minutes long. A 3 – 10 minute meditation can be just enough to increase your vibration, recharge your energy, communicate with Spirit and reap the health and emotional benefits. A simple way to look at meditation is the process of emptying the mind of thought.

    You can reach this state while walking, showering/bathing (water is a great conductor for communicating with spiritual guides), and my favorite: while doing dishes! Or any activity you can do without any thought required.

    Listening to music without lyrics (lyrics engage the mind) is also a good source for meditation. Alpha wave tones are best for meditating to communicate with Spirit. Listening to music with a consistent drum beat creates easy meditation because the consistent drumming tires out the mind leaving stillness for a great meditative state.

    During one of my meditations in which I communicated with God Source, I asked, “Why meditate?” And God Source communicated the following: “When you enter into a state of meditation you are able to experience the spiritual realms without having to “croak/die”. In the spiritual realms you are able to access ascended states of balance and wisdom. Consider visiting the spiritual realms as visiting a foreign country. The more you visit, you start adopting ways of being similar to that country. For example, if you live down south of U.S. for awhile you will pick up a southern accent and some of their cultural ways the more you are there. So the more time spent in the higher planes of the spiritual realms, the more you close the gap between physical and spiritual existence: much like bringing heaven to earth.”

    “Making excuses” is a form of resistance. Resistance is always due to FEAR. If you use to meditate and now don’t, or you want to but don’t, or find yourself making excuses, look within yourself to see if there is any FEAR you have towards meditating. Meditation is key to clearing your lower energies, reaching ascended states, establishing a oneness with God/Source….Do any of these stir up resistance or fear in you?

    Saturdays from 11am – 12pm I offer walk-in sacred sound meditation at Ahtah Sanctuary Holistic Center in St. Peters Mo. (

    Marilyn Painter – Intuitive Psychic Medium

  • Ash

    Yeah meditating at night is hard for me, too – unless I do it early, like 7, 7:30. I suppose my other option is to get up early in the morning and do it but I’m so not a morning person. I was pretty good a couple years ago about getting up early to do yoga in the a.m. but that, I think, was a rarity for me lol

    I prefer sunny afternoons for meditation (or later mornings) but of course working throws a bit of a monkey wrench into that. It’s also hard b/c we have my step kids every other week, and when they’re here it sounds like there’s a herd of elephants running through the house. Actually, my husband isn’t much better… I was upstairs trying to meditate one night a few weeks ago and all I hear downstairs is pots and pans banging and “I’m a rocket man…. ROCKET MAAAAAAAAAN!” I came downstairs and gave him the look of death – he’s lucky laser beams are still far fetched at this point lol

    In-person, guided meditations seem to work really well for me. Obviously we can’t always have someone in the room to lead us in meditation.. but oh well. Maybe find (or start) a meditation group that meets weekly. That’d be kinda cool.

    • Patrick

      OMG… ROCKET MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN! Ha! You crack me up, Ash! I struggle here at our place, too. Not a lot of places to hide unless you happen to be home by yourself.

  • Maria Laing

    For Ash… I noticed in another blog entry that you are from O’Fallon,Mo.?
    I spent most of the 60’s liiving in the convent of the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood there, on Main St. I can’t believe it now, but for all those many years I arose at 4:30 AM and went to chapel. We chanted (Gregorian Chant, in Latin, the Hours of the Office. Then we had 1/2 hour of spiritual reading, followed by 1/2 hour of meditation, more prayer, then Mass. Throughout the day we returned to chapel for further prayer. We were taught “Labore et orare” : to work and to pray, or that we should make our work a prayer, and meditation….much like the Buddhist concept of walking meditation. I remember my novice mistress saying that there were many a mother “out side the walls of our convent” who would love to have the peace and quiet we had for meditation and prayer. Later, as a wife and mother, I remembered that and found it to be true. I think I am, by nature, more of a contemplative person. I have more time now that I am retired, in my mid sixties, and spend time in the evenings for meditation and reflection/contemplation.My husband works a 12 hour night shift, so I am alone and it is quiet. I still think it is a good idea to follow my training in the convent and I retain a contemplative approach to my life.

    • Ash

      I am currently residing in O’Fallon – not originally from St. Louis though, but yes, I think I am familiar with the convent you’re talking about (I’ve lived in O’Fallon for about a year now and still get lost out here lol I joke about it because I have an impeccable sense of direction – it’s just that O’Fallon is like monopoly land, full of little plastic houses that all look the same, who WOULDN’T get lost in that!)

      I think I am definitely contemplative by nature as well (and observant… definitely observant) in every day life, which is strange because I’ve always been that way, even as a kid, sans “training” or anything like that. I remember when I first started journaling, I would do it online and leave it open for people to read, and I would always try to write any great epiphanies I had during the day (and I had some good ones! I’ve gone back and re-read many of those entries and some of the things I wrote have even deeper meaning – or make more sense now that I’ve found a spiritual path). I’ve had many a person tell me I’m “wise beyond my years” or “very mature for my age”… for whatever that’s worth. I guess I’m just an old soul.

      I prefer meditation for silencing the mind – it’s hard to get mine to shut up sometimes 🙂 Oddly, back when I was a teenager – I used to be able to reach a meditative state so completely easily, nearly anywhere and everywhere, no matter what was going on. Of course I didn’t know that’s what it was at the time. I could block it all out and just float right out of my head, and I even remember the day I realized I was doing it and could do it on command. I can’t do that anymore, and I’m not sure why. Maybe too many years of being forced to pay attention, and not continuing to practice it, I suppose.

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