Welcome back. This week, I want to check in with you and see how it went with meditation over the past week. Did you do it? Did you go try a float tank? Did you have any results? Leave me some comments in the notes here in this post. Let me know if you tried it, if you do it, how it goes for you, and whether you're getting anything out of it.
This week specifically, I want to talk about a process for meditation that comes out of the western concept of prayer. It's really a three-step process. Number one is to ask, number two is to be open, and number three is to listen or receive. Pretty simple process, but let's talk about each step in detail.
To ask for something you need to use words, and words are very powerful. Words are the source of creation. If you read the New Testament Gospel of John, the very first verse it says, "In the beginning was the word, and the word was God, and the word was with God." It's the words that you speak out loud or in your mind that create your reality. In the same way, you can ask for things to come into your life through prayer. So, be careful of the words that you use not only in your prayer but throughout the day when you're engaging with other people.
Be careful what you ask for because Jesus also said, "Ask and you shall receive. Knock and the door will be opened. And whatever you ask it will be given to you." So make sure you're asking for the right stuff in your words, not only in your prayer but in your language about your life throughout the day, because whatever you're using for words in terms of how you're relating to what's going on in your life. that's what's going to show up for you. Be careful with your words.
This is where a lot of the classical meditation techniques really shine - in clearing out your mind, being open to receive, and getting all the clutter out of your mind. The meditation techniques we talked about last week as well as the apps that I recommended for you are designed for this opening part of the process and making your mind available to receive answers.
To receive you need to be able to listen and you need to be able to listen for what is being said.
I'll give you an example. Recently, I had a meditation where I asked the question, "what is life really about?" I meditated on that, I got really quiet, and what came back to me was life is really a classroom. It's a school, and you're in a classroom. And you're learning, and you're developing, you're becoming a bigger person, a bigger being.
The keys to succeed in the classroom of life are two things:
And that's the simple summary of the process. Number one, ask. Number two, be open. And number three, receive the answers. And then you can go out after meditation and act on the answers you receive.
So, try this process out this week. Leave some comments below, and we'll talk to you next week. Have a great week!
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