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Day 7 – May Meditation

Being the last day of my Guided Chakra Meditation, I decided to focus on each of the seven chakras with its own video.  This will increase the length of my meditation as well as remove the guided part of my meditation allowing me to concentrate more efficiently.  Since I did not want to meditate for an hour or more, I choose to only do 5 minutes for from each video.  I set a count down timer to 5 minutes and when through each video from Root to Crown Chakra.  This gave me a 35 minute meditation.  If you are up for the challenge, then feel free to do the full hour plus meditation using all seven videos. 

First, I focused on the first chakra, the Root Chakra, which is related to instinct, security, survival and also to basic human potentiality.  I used this 8 minute, 45 second video:

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I was able to concentrate most of the time during this 5 minutes of the meditation.  I lost focus once as my mind began to wonder, but I was able to bring back to focus on the red color of the Root Chakra and root myself to a secure and grounded place.

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Next, I focused on the second chakra, the Sacral Chakra, which is related to creativity, joy, and sexuality.  I used this 9 minute, 35 second video:

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I was able to focus very well during this 5 minutes of meditation.  I did not lose my focus or concentration while I thought about the orange color of the Sacral Chakra.  In addition, I thought about the joy in my life and how creative I am.

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Then, I focused on the third chakra, the Solar Plexus Chakra, which governs personal power, fear, anxiety, opinion-formation, and introversion.  I used this 8 minute, 29 second video:

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During my 5 minute meditation of the Solar Plexus Chakra, I was able able to have great focus on the yellow circling chakra.  I have noticed that over the past couple of weeks, I have had little anxiety and fear even though I have had two interviews.  This is very uncommon for me.

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The next chakra I focused on was the fourth chakra the Heart Chakra, which is related to complex emotions, compassion, tenderness, unconditional love, equilibrium, rejection and well-being.  I used this 9 minute, 14 second video:

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At this point in my meditation, I have been meditation for 15 minutes.  This has been my maximum time meditation and it showed as I had difficulty focusing throughout the whole 5 minutes of the Heart Chakra.  I had to bring my focus back to the compassion and unconditional love of the green chakra of the Heart Chakra.

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The fifth chakra is the Throat Chakra, which is related to communication, independence, and fluent thought.  I used this 9 minutes, 14 second video:

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Having had poor focus and concentration during that last 5 minutes of my meditation, I was able to bring myself to good focus and concentration during the 5 minute meditation of the Throat Chakra.  I thought about the blue color swirling circle of energy in the throat and how I have always been an independent person.  Even as a child, I wanted to be independent from my parents.

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Then, I focused on the sixth chakra, the Third Eye Chakra, which governs imagination, intuition, vision, and wisdom. I used this 8 minute, 58 second video:

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Again, I had good concentration and focus while thinking about the indigo color of the Third Eye Chakra and how imaginative I have been in my life.  I have always been an intuitive person, which led me to my careers in counseling and childcare.

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Lastly, I used the following 8 minute, 49 second video to focus on the seventh chakra known as the Crown Chakra which governs universal consciousness, unity and being:

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I had poor focus and concentration during my meditation on the violet color of the Crown Chakra.  I tied to come back to thinking about the violet circling color of this chakra, but I was unable to do so.  Over all, I believe meditating for 35 minutes was a good challenge.  I look forward to meditating without guidance as I attempt to meditate using a different form of meditation for the next 7 or 8 days.

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Continue meditating….

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“Tolerance, patience and understanding are the highest virtues every man should develop” – Buddha (1)

(1) – (1995). Sayings of the buddha. (10th ed.). Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia: Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia.

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Day 6 – May Meditation

I had great meditation today.  I did my meditation earlier in the day which helped to revitalize my day.  When I went to work, I noticed that my attitude was upbeat.  Even though working at Starbucks is only a means to an end for me right now, I felt the need to do the best I can.  I think the meditations really are increasing my self awareness.  It is helping me to care more about others and myself.  Tomorrow is the last day that I am going to do the Chakra Meditations, so I am going to plan on something special for tomorrows meditation session.  Have a great day everyone…  =)

 

“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer” (Psalm 19:14). (1)

 

(1) – Holy Bible. New International Version.

Day 5 – May Meditation

I did my meditation late in the evening again, but I was able to focus quite well.  I laid on the bed in a comfortable position and listened to the Guide Chakra video.  Once again, I felt a sensation in each of the chakra areas as I focused on each of the seven areas.  I wish I could say that I have some brilliant ideas or even feel Enlightened from doing a daily meditation, but really I only feel as though I have calmed my mind and feel more  relaxed.  This is perfectly fine to me.  It is great to just relax the mind and soul for 10 to 15 minutes everyday.

 

I recently found a sermon with Biblical references on Christian Meditation that I wanted to share with my Christian followers.  If you are interested, please take some time to read this sermon and begin meditating.

 

http://executableoutlines.com/ph/ph_18.htm

 

“Though he should live a hundred years, immoral and uncontrolled, yet better, indeed, is it to live a single day virtuous and meditative.” – Buddha (1)

 

(1) – (1995). Sayings of the buddha. (10th ed.). Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia: Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia.

 

Day 4 – May Meditation

Day 4:

Success… I did my 15 minute Chakra meditation today earlier today.  I laid down at the end of my bed in front of my meditation wall hanging with my feet hanging of the edge.  With my eyes closed and focusing on the guided meditation, I successfully quieted my mind and focused on each of the seven chakra areas.  As I focused on each of the area, I could literally feel movement in my gut.  I really felt a peace and calmness throughout my body.

I have been researching more about Anapanasati Meditation for next week.  I am excited to try a different type of meditation.  I am not doing to use a guided video, so hopefully I will be able to concentrate and focus on my breathing all by myself.  For those of you that are doing this challenge with me, I hope you are having success.  I would love to hear how you are meditating and how it has changed your perspective or mood.

97 Oh, how I love your law!
    I meditate on it all day long.
98 Your commands are always with me
    and make me wiser than my enemies.
99 I have more insight than all my teachers,
    for I meditate on your statutes. Psalm 119:97-99 (1)

“The secret of happiness lies in mind’s release from worldly ties.” – Buddha (2)


(1) – The Holy Bible. New International Version.

(2) – (1995). Sayings of the buddha. (10th ed.). Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia: Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia.

Day 3 – May Meditation

Day 3:

I had a very long day at work today and didn’t get home until 8:30pm.  I was very tired, but I still took the time to lay down in front of my meditation wall hanging with my feet hanging off the bed to do the chakra meditation.  I had a lot of difficultly remaining focused and concentrating during the meditation. I remember hearing the meditation end, but I just closed my computer, covered up, and went to sleep.  I decided that maybe I should try to complete my meditation earlier in the night, so that I am not so tired.

“Fools wait for a lucky day, but everyday is a lucky day for an industrious man.” – Buddha (1)

(1) – (1995). Sayings of the buddha. (10th ed.). Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia: Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia.

Day 2 – May Meditation

Reflection of Day 1 and Day 2 of May Meditation…

Day 1:

Today, I began my 30 days of meditation using the Chakra video that I posted on Day 1.  I did the 10 minute Chakra meditation just before I took a shower in order to go in for an interview.  As with most interview, I was quite nervous and could really use a moment to just calm my mind.  I noticed that during most of the meditation session, which is did sitting with my legs crossed (Indian style), I saw a lot of green colors.  In the Chakra table, green is the color of the Heart Chakra.  The Heart Chakra is the area of love and compassion.  I don’t know what this means, but I found it interesting that no matter what color I was suppose to be focusing on, green seemed to be the color of choice.


Day 2:

I had to work all day, but in the evening, I took another 10 minutes to relax and meditate using the Chakra video to guide me.  My legs were hurting so, I laid on the bed in front of my meditation wall hanging and began my meditation.  I laid with my eyes closed and became very relaxed and calmed my mind.  After the 10 minute video was through, I continued to lay in this peaceful moment for another 5 or 10 minutes.  When I got up, I felt so good.  Sometimes you may need that extra minute or two, just don’t fall asleep.


“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” – Philippians 4:8 (1)

(1) – The Holy Bible. New International Version.

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