3 Truths about why we don't meditate as often as we want to

4 Truths about Why We Don’t Meditate as Often as We’d Like to…

3 Truths about why we don't meditate as often as we want to“Half an hour’s meditation each day is essential, except when you are busy. Then a full hour is needed.”~Saint Francis de Sales

Have you ever wondered why it’s so challenging to meditate as often as you might want to? It may not be what you think!

In 1992 in addition to my clairvoyant readings I started teaching meditation to awaken people to their own clairvoyant abilities.

In my career I’ve heard every reason you can possibly think of for why someone doesn’t meditate as often as they want to. Of course I’m mainly talking to those who are on a spiritual journey and consciously making the choice to incorporate meditation into their daily life.

Now, I totally understand if meditation is not for you BUT if you’re ‘meditation curious’, want to commit to increasing your awareness by adding (or resetting) a daily meditation practice read on! There might be an answer or three for you about why you meditate on and off,  why it’s hard to start, or even continue the process!

Why is it so “hard” to meditate?

If you think about it, that question is not only funny but it’s an oxymoron. The simple answer to the question is…It’s NOT hard to meditate in fact it’s really EASY to meditate. There are many types of meditation. Some meditate sitting on the floor, in some special yoga posture, or laying down. I teach a specific type of meditation where you sit in a chair with your feet firmly planted on the floor.

The reason I bring up different types of meditation is because one of the reasons it might feel “hard” to meditate because we have a concepts of what it should and shouldn’t be. Different types of meditation feel different to our bodies and what might be right for one, may not be right for someone else.

Meditation Tip:

  1. Choose a meditation that works for YOU.
  2. There is no right or wrong way to do it. Your willingness and curiosity is all you need.
  3. Put a smile on your face and laugh. The moment you laugh at thinking it’s hard, it won’t be hard anymore.

But I can’t empty my mind.

You’re absolutely right, you can’t! What if instead of always trying to empty your mind you simply sat down in your chair and allowed all those thoughts to have their own space? Allow them to meander hither and thither.

When you center your awareness and allow those thoughts just to BE, you will find you’re no longer in effort “trying”. The more we fight against what we’re experiencing, the more stuck we become and the harder it is.

Meditation Tip:

  1.  Notice if you’re “trying” to empty your mind. If you’re “trying” you’re in effort. Allow your thoughts, feelings and emotions to be there. Give them a space to simply BE.
  2. Give yourself a breath, return to center and watch as your thoughts meander hither and thither then give yourself another breath and return to center once again.
  3. Simply decide you’re going to give yourself a breath and listen to it or connect with your heartbeat. You can even use your imagination to tap into the flow of the earth with curiosity. Note: When you do this you’re directing your thoughts instead of being consumed by them.

I don’t have time to meditate.

I hear this ALL the time. Now clearly there are many reasons for this and I get it but I’m going to ask you a question: How will you have time if you don’t make the time?

If you’re not scheduling it, you’re choosing not to make time. Now, I have no investment in your schedule, in fact I’m completely neutral with your choices. You can schedule or not schedule. That said,  when it’s on your schedule there’s a greater chance you’ll actually move forward to attend to your daily practice.

Meditation Tip:

  1. Give yourself quiet time. You’ll have more energy to tackle the rest of your day. If it’s really challenging for you, start by checking in with yourself every hour for a few minutes. Just see how you’re doing and where you are. Give yourself a gentle breath and return to center. Note: This simple exercise will help shift your energy and attention which will make it easier to finally sit down in that chair.
  2. Give yourself a BREAK! If you consider meditation “hard” why would you make time for it? I mean who wants to spend time struggling and in effort? Give yourself a break and think of it as giving a gift to yourself. 
  3. Give yourself a daily gift and actually add meditation to your schedule.

It’s not you it’s the energy.

Have you ever considered that it’s the energy that you want to step out of or release that is the cause of your inability to keep up your practice? It’s true! The energy and attention from others, the energy of doubt, the energy of all you’ve become responsible for does NOT want you to release it!

If I can guarantee one thing about meditation it’s that taking time for yourself might turn your world upside down. This is especially true if you’re always giving to others but not to yourself. It means you won’t be available to energy vampires or the ones who like to dump their problems or pain into your lap. 

Meditation Tip:

  1. The more you meditate the more you have a space to be. The more space you have to BE the LESS you are effected by the energies you encounter every day!
  2. Take baby steps and make it a game. Tell yourself you’re only going to sit down for 5 minutes. Keep doing it until your able to find some amusement with all the distractions trying desperately to keep you from moving out whatever you’ve become responsible for.

So there you have 4 truths (out of hundreds if not thousands more reasons) as to why it can be challenging. I included meditation tips to to help you connect more with your “happy place.”

If you’re interested in learning the fundamentals of meditation, you’re interested in resetting or jump starting a meditation practice or would like to add new techniques to your current practice please join me for one of my monthly on-line workshops or schedule a one-to-one mentoring.

No matter what you choose to do be sure to enter the space with curiosity and willingness to explore!~Shine Your Light Debbie

©Debra Taitel 2018 All Rights Reserved

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Debra Taitel is a gifted Clairvoyant, Energy Healer, Spiritual Teacher and Intuitive Business Consultant providing insight and guidance to clients around the world. In addition to her clairvoyant readings, healing work and intuitive consulting Debra also offers one to one mentoring sessions and leads meditation workshops to help people heal and awaken to their own truth and spiritual gifts. For more information, please visit her website. To schedule a session: Click Here

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Happy May!

Awakening Souls Energy Insider~May 2018 Edition

Welcome to the (first) Awakening Souls Energy Insider
May 2018 Edition

Happy May!

In the merry merry month of May….

May arrives under the influence of the April Pink Full Moon in Scorpio. It is one of the most potent and magical Full Moon’s of the year. Full Moon’s are always lighting up that which was in darkness.

They draw things out of us and awaken us in areas that were previously hidden. The Scorpio Full Moon encourages us to release what needs to be cleared in a way that will deeply transform. It also encourages us to do it in a way that will awaken and enlighten. Scorpio represents unconditional love and consciousness. What a magical beginning to the month!

Bubbling beneath the surface? Whatever has been bubbling beneath the surface will emerge just like the May flowers. Give yourself space and time to sit with it. All too often we try to “push” energy away and on an energy level this doesn’t work. It’s time to allow whatever it is to “bubble up” so you can release it. What better month than one that includes unconditional love? Always remember you are supported by energies from the ether worlds. Surround yourself in the loving embrace of those energies.

MEDITATION TIP FOR THE MONTH

Stubborn is as stubborn does…Although we technically started the month under the influence of the Scorpio full moon, April 20 – May 21 the Sun is in the sign of stubborn Taurus. This is a great time to look at where we are being stubborn. What don’t you want to let go of “on principle”? How effective has that been so far? Yes, it’s ok to laugh! Find your neutrality with all those places you’ve been stubborn..until now.

Roman astrologers considered Taurus ruled by Venus, the goddess of beauty, and Earth, the goddess of the earth and nature so there is love and beauty in our connection with our energy, our spirit and the Earth. In other words ground yourself into the loving arms of Mother Earth.

Give yourself a break! When was the last time you cut yourself some slack? I know we all seem to enjoy punishing and pushing ourselves. All that means is we are punishing ourselves and in effort. This month we are going to witness an unprecedented clearing of energy and if you don’t give yourself a break you will “match” to the lower vibrations on their way out.

For the next 30 days check in with yourself periodically throughout the day to see where your energy and attention is. Bring it back to you. There is more power when you take a step back as an observer than there is when you get caught in the tornado. Now to be clear, I’m not talking about not doing what you do to usher the energy out. None of us should stay innocent bystanders. All I’m suggesting is that you don’t match the energy, anger and chaos that you see around you.

Observe with curiosity and open-ness. Use your creativity to birth new solutions and add your brilliance to the world so all may take a step up in awareness.~Shine Your Light~Debbie

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©Debra Taitel 2018 All Rights Reserved

SpiritLightInsight.com

Debra Taitel is a gifted Clairvoyant Visionary, Energy Healer, Spiritual Teacher and Intuitive Business Consultant providing insight and guidance to clients around the world. In addition to her clairvoyant readings, business consulting and healing work Debra also offers one to one personal empowerment sessions and leads meditation workshops to help people heal and awaken to their own truth and spiritual gifts.