Meditation 101

To be put in the most simplest of terms, meditation is the art relaxation to re-connection. Relaxing the mind and the body to reconnect with your Spirit. The art of focusing on the now and being present in the moment. Most people think that meditation requires you to shut off your brain and have no thoughts at all. Then when you can’t achieve this, you believe you’re not meditating correctly and just choose to give up.

Let me clear the air: THERE IS NO WRONG WAY TO MEDITATE!

Meditating is never about silencing the mind, it’s about shifting through the thoughts that arise during this time. It’s about listening to your Spirit as it brings you messages from the Universe, your Ancestors and The Most High. This is how you reconnect with your Higher Self, your Christ Consciousness and go deeper into your personal ascension. You can meditate in any position, but it is best to be sitting straight with your legs crossed. If you cannot cross your legs, just sitting up straight is fine. No, it doesn’t matter where you sit, as long as your spine is straight.

Step One: Breathing Focus – When you first begin to meditate, you want to think about your breathing. Close your eyes and take a deep breath in through your nose. Hold it for a minimum of 3 seconds, and then release through your mouth. Repeat throughout your meditation. Take deep abdominal breaths and with each breath relax a part of your body beginning from your head all the way down to your toes. If thoughts come let them.

Step Two: Words of Power – When focusing on your breathing, it’s easy to get side tracked with your everyday thoughts of worry and stress. You can use powerful reinforcements to snap yourself back to your breathing focus, and help you stay in alignment. Two chants you can repeat to yourself are as follows:

“Inhale Life(during inhale); Exhale Strife(during exhale)”    and    “I Breathe in Balance(during inhale); So I Can Release Peace(during exhale)”

You can utilize these sentences as tools to re-center yourself when you find your mind distracted.

Step Three: Shifting Thoughts – When you first begin to meditate, you will find that it may not be so simple to shift through your thoughts because we usually begin with thoughts of our everyday lives (worries and stress about our workplace, family, kids, bills, etc.). THAT IS OK! Remember, you’re not a master meditator (yet) and you’re still learning. After your initial thoughts of your everyday life, try to refocus on your breathing exercises we previously discussed. Watch your thoughts as if you were streaming a movie, not to give any thought belief or attention.

Step Four: Taking Notes – This is why it is important for you to realize that meditation is NOT about silencing the mind. You need your thoughts during this time, they act as a portal for your messages that are sent to you. Before you begin to meditate, grab a journal or some paper and a pen and place it next to you. During your meditation, you can use your writing supplies as a tool for reflection and dissection. Once you’ve been meditating for a few minutes, you’ve shifted through thoughts and are getting in the hang of re-centering your focus to your breathing, here is when the magic happens. The thoughts that arise during moments of mediation are MESSAGES! WRITE THEM DOWN! For example, if you’ve been meditating for 5 minutes or so (and you’ve already gone through the everyday thoughts like worry and stress) and you’re zoned in on your breathing focus, and then all of a sudden a thought appears and it is a vision of you standing next to a yoga studio. Write that down and then refocus yourself on your breathing. Or if a thought arises that shows you a glimpse of another Being (like your friend, family or lover) behaving deceitfully, or just an outline of them in general, write down what you see and then get back to your breathing.

Step Five: Reflect and Decipher – Don’t forget that it is in post-mediation (mostly) where your awakening begins. After you finish meditating, you want to reflect back on the notes taken, and decipher the messages sent to you through those images or thoughts. It is in these reflections and deciphers you learn how to trust the process, and find what sets your Soul on fire.

 

Did you meditate? Did you have trouble silencing your mind? Did you have problems getting past the everyday thoughts to get to your Universal Messages?  DON’T GIVE UP! KEEP GOING! YOU’RE NOT DOING IT WRONG! And next time, set aside more time for your meditation so that you give yourself a change to get past these obstacles.

Light + Love | Rishi Omkara

Don’t Give Up, You’re Almost There

This is for you. The one who feels like a complete failure, again. You let them in and they destroyed what little love you have left lingering around inside, even though you expressed the need to never feel that way again. You tried to be happy but you just couldn’t find a reason. This is for you. The one who struggles with suicidal thoughts and wonders if the world would be better off without you. If anyone would miss you or even notice if you were gone. This if for you. The one who battles with depression masked with fabricated laughter and smiles that no none seems to even care to notice. This is for you. The one who wrestles with self-loathing ideas because you believe in your ability to always “fuck shit up” based on past perceptions.  The idea that you were never good enough, and that will never change. This is for you. The one who constantly argues with themselves about how selfish it is to do something for you. How easily you’re placed last in line because, hey, why not right? This is for you. The one who fights with others to have their own voice minus the concern of offensiveness. Who spend their days in defensiveness towards their own rights and capabilities to possess control of Self. This is for you.

    You are not alone. You are not the only one battling this war on self.  You’re backed by Universal energies and the frequencies of those you’ve loved that have transitioned into another existence. You are never alone!

    So this is for you. You’re not a failure, you just figured out another option that doesn’t work. Keep going the path is being paved as we speak. This is for you. Fuck that selfish person that tried to destroy you after everything you’ve been through. Their karma awaits them. Your karma for them is to go be dastardly happy! This is for you. The one who has to search for reasons to smile, YOU are the only reason you’ll ever need to smile!  This is for you. NO the world is NEVER better off without you! YES the world would miss you! YES the world would be a darker place without the Light of your Spirit. And YES there are plenty of people who would be saddened by your departure. This is for you. Those fabricated smiles will turn into genuine joy, and you will attract those that care to notice when your joy fades. This is for you. You’re not perfect and we ALL fuck shit up throughout this lifetime. You’re not alone. You will never be perfect but will always and INFINITELY be good enough! This is for you. Self-care and self-appreciation IS NOT SELFISH! And they are mandatory for being able to hold down the fort. This is for you. SPEAK THAT BEAUTIFUL MIND and NEVER deplete your energy for the entitled comfort-ability of someone else. Your truth is beautiful! This is for you!

 

 LIGHT + LOVE | RISHI OMKARA

Are You Co-Signing Negativity?

The fact that words hold vibrational frequencies which manifest into the electromagnetic field of your reality should be enough information to be cautiously aware of the content you choose to dispute. The ultimate power source behind an incantation is in the words you chant, that is why they call it SPELLING. The origins of the ancient word ‘Abracadabra’ may derive from an Aramaic phrase meaning ‘I create as I speak’, however in the Hebrew language the phrase translates more accurately as ‘it came to pass as it was spoken.’ Nonetheless, the importance of the origin is insignificant compared to the monumental capabilities the word shelters. It was believed by the physician of the Roman emperor in the third century AD, that the word possessed incredible healing powers when scribed on an amulet in the form of a triangle, or ‘abracadabrangle’. It was used as a magical formula, or spell, to invoke the aid of beneficent spirits against disease and misfortune.

    You see, for centuries humans have been utilizing the powerful vibrations that transcend through speech to literally create the facts of their own existence. So it is extremely important that you be mindful NOT to co-sign the negativity manifestations of others. For example, when someone you know makes comments similar to “I can’t do that, I’m broke” or “Sorry, I just don’t have the money”, as a generically automated response we say, “Girl me too!” or “I’m right there with you” not realizing we just hopped on their negative bandwagon. Then we have trouble understanding why all these financial burdens appeared, or why we didn’t receive that promotion at work we worked so hard for. A simple “Not today” or “I’ll take a raincheck” will help recondition your mind to speak the things you seek in life. Although it will take conscious effort to retrain your Self, with consistency and positive reinforcements you will begin to experience tremendous change. 

LOVE + LIGHT | RISHI OMKARA