Eleven Benefits of Meditation : Connect with Mother Earth (Gaia)
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Elevating to a Higher Consciousness with Meditation
Meditation on a regular basis is good for the mind, body and soul. There are many benefits of meditation. However, many humans still don’t do it. And I’ll be honest with you, I have to be very conscious about committing the time for it myself, even though I know its many benefits.
Since last year was a huge challenge for all humans on Earth and this year seems to be no different, we could all benefit from meditation so that we can bring a higher consciousness to the world.
The benefits of meditation:
- Reduces stress. Even just breathing will help you calm down when your emotions flare up. One known method of not reacting in an aggressive manner when you get triggered is to slowly and consciously breathe before speaking or acting.
- Boosts your immune system. Studies show that when we’re wired and stressed, our immune system is more susceptible to illness. Since meditation helps us reduce stress, it will also benefit our immune system.
- Enriches sleep. I don’t know about you, but when my brain is fried and going all over the place and I lie down to calm it down with a long meditation, I fall asleep and am able to have a good night’s sleep. That said, please don’t meditate while driving or handling dangerous machinery. Common sense clause.
- Improves self-confidence and acceptance. Did you know that the typical human has anywhere between 12,000-60,000 thoughts a day and 80% of them are negative and 95% are repetitive? That’s a lot of doom and gloom! Source: TLEX.
During meditation, we have the ability to curb our crazy thoughts during meditation. We can actually control the self-sabotage we constantly expose ourselves to every single day. Meditation teaches us to concentrate on our breathing, our set intention or the soft voice guiding us and when our minds drift off into one of those 12-60,000 thoughts, we learn to circle back to full concentration again.
- Improves brain stimuli. Meditation generally helps enhance your focus, memory and concentration. It can also help you to process information more efficiently.
- Relieves pain. If you suffer from pain, either chronic or just an acute headache, it’s time to meditate on a regular basis. This will give your mind such much-needed time to relax and when it does that, it heals, relieving you of pain. Please still visit your doctor if you suffer from pain.
- Reduces blood pressure. Because of its calming effect, regular meditation has been known to improve circulation, which in turn opens up blood vessels to help the blood flow more easily. Some people no longer have to take medicine because they’ve made meditation a daily habit. As with any medical illness, listen to your doctors if you have high blood pressure.
- Improves relationships. When we regularly meditate, we become less reactive to the things that trigger us because we’re becoming more conscious of our own behavior patterns. When we’re more conscious, we listen and learn more as opposed to reacting.
- Improves creativity. Ever have a writing block? Or not know what to draw or how to inspire your children to clean their rooms? Meditate. I often hear people say, ‘I’ll meditate on it’, meaning, they’ll meditate with a specific goal or intention in mind to see if the answer just pops in their brain during these quiet times. It’s why we often have incredibly creative ideas in the shower or while walking in nature. Our minds are clear of all those crazy thoughts, allowing for such ideas to easily flow in.
- Helps curb addiction. Substance abusers have had success with meditation to combat stress and improve their control over their addiction because it helps them become more conscious of how their addiction affects them and their loved ones.
- Helps you listen to your intuition. You know, that gut feeling you keep talking about? Regular meditation helps you connect with your inner soul and gives you the space to receive messages that you may not hear if you’re always on the go.
I’m sure there are more benefits of meditation, but these are enough to say YES to making it a daily habit.
Regularly meditating, even just for a short time every day, will help calm your mind and increase your emotional intelligence.
This is my meditation/yoga/reading room. I love this room, but you don’t need one to be able to meditate. You can lie on your bed or couch or sit in a chair, whatever makes you feel more comfortable.
Connect to Mother Earth (Gaia) with my guided meditation
Because there are so many benefits to meditation and I feel we need to help raise a higher consciousness to our world right now, I created this guided meditation below.
My intention with this was to help you and your loved ones connect with Mother Earth. To feel her embrace and her gratitude. And to help you find gratitude, another important pillar that helps us raise our consciousness.
Your kids can and should join in too! The earlier children learn how to meditate, the more they will reap the benefits, now and in the future. This is why schools are starting to add it to their curriculums.
Do you know of any more benefits of meditation? Please comment below and let’s talk!
Wishing you and your family a relaxing and peaceful new year!