There are several components which make a meditation more fruitful and enjoyable. First it is important to know that you can meditate on any issue at anytime, anywhere. The Meditation Techniques and props offered here are simply to enhance and optimize your experience. The process must not become cumbersome or difficult to pursue. We intend to optimize the benefits of meditation by providing you an overall perspective and general guidelines.
Our point of viewat the Mystery School is that every moment of living life properly and righteously is a meditation. To live in righteousness means contemplating and meditating on every thought and every action – ours and other’s – as we live each day. While this may seem daunting at first, it can be thought of as just an intention to be righteous that you keep vigilantly in your wakeful consciousness. When we react to other’s actions we are not in righteousness but in reactionary mode and the resulting consequences rarely go in our favor. Keeping a watchful meditative eye out for circumstances that cause us to react is just a more helpful standpoint from which to address life.
This is why meditation from the perspective of the Mystery School is in one sense broader than the traditional perspective but in another sense more specific, tailored and focused on incorporating and integrating real life experiences into our meditation. With great respect to all schools of thought on meditation, we will provide a wide overview of common techniques and methods.
In my personal experience, I (Nasrin) began receiving guidance from the Higher Realms and connecting with and walking the Higher Path before I knew how to meditate using any of the traditional common techniques. In fact before I even knew what meditation was.
Therefore, we feel that it is not necessary to strictly adhere to all of the techniques we will present. It is more important for the person to understand the purpose of meditation and to develop their own techniques which over time bring them the greatest results. This will likely be a gratifying lifelong adventure.
Proper Posture as a Technique for Meditation
Perfect Yoga and Yogic Meditation Techniques demand that you sit on the floor with legs crossed, preferably in lotus pose, which is the intertwining of the legs, enacting the shape of the lotus flower. This posture places the legs and feet in a shape mimicking the lotus flower and places the back strait (for unrestricted flow of energy along the spine) and the base of the spine against the ground (for grounding to Earth).
When you sit with back straight, your head is pointing to the Heavens and the base of your spine is pointing to the center of the Earth. This aligns you with the energies of Heaven above and the Earth below. You become a receiving and transmitting antenna of Heaven and Earth energies. You receive the Heavenly Light, absorb and digest it into your body and you release the Earthly aches and pains, stress and anxiety to the Earth for transmutation. While this is vertical – Heaven to Earth – aspect is missing from the lying down posture, you may certainly intend that the Heaven and Earth energies be transmitted and exchanged trough your body while lying down.
Always be Comfortable: Meditating in discomfort will likely bring no positive results. It is better to do what you can when you can and intend for the best results to be applied, and trust that the Universe will provide. Sitting in the lotus position is a difficult thing for people who have been raised sitting on chairs and unaware of lotus postures. It is just as effective to sit in a chair with back strait – which allows the energy to flow up the spine. It is also helpful to have your shoes off and feet flat on the floor – which helps in grounding you to Mother Earth.
Alternately, to relax your body, you may lie down on your back and stretch your limbs, then allow your limbs to rest wherever, however, they may fall – completely at rest, without tension. This type of lying down posture is called the dead pose. While this is not superior to the sitting pose, it is a great alternative for people who have back problems or other maladies which prevent them from sitting comfortably.
Techniques that can be learned and practiced
There are other techniques, such as verbal repetition of a mantras, or sacred syllables, breathing techniques, hand postures or mudras that are discussed in this site at other tabs under the Meditation drop down. Click here to go to Healing Meditation.
Techniques that create a Supportive Environment
Wearing the same loose fitting meditation clothing when you meditate helps you to be comfortable and also raises the vibration of the clothing itself. Taking special care of your meditation clothes by keeping them always clean and separate from your other wardrobe cultivates reverence for the process. You also show respect for yourself and the Higher Light to which you are trying to connect, by not sitting in clothes that hold the lower vibrations of the trial and tribulations of the day.
For the same reasons, it is good to create a sacred space for yourself to meditate in that you keep apart from the hustle and bustle of your home; a space that you only go into to meditate. Since this space is not invaded by chaotic energy during the day, your ability to calm your mind from the frenetic energy of the day during your meditation is enhanced. It is also very helpful to set up an altar in your sacred space. This can be small or large. Just a space for a picture or two of your favorite Ascended Master or Goddess and a place for a candle.
Candles enhance any sacred space because they involve the Five Elements (the building blocks of our reality) within them. The wax represents the Earth and the Water Elements, the fire the Fire Element and the air to burn the flame, the Air Element. You can also imbue candles with the energies of your guides or set intentions into the candles. In both cases the energies of whatever you have imbued into the candles will be present and reinforced for as long as the candle burns.
Burning incense is a techniques that enhances meditation. Incense that is imbued with the energies of Living Saints is helpful in two ways, it raises the vibration in your immediate surroundings and also provides a pleasing aroma to the sense of smell.