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MEY newsletter, Issue #004 -- what is meditation-2
November 06, 2013

Hi, Namaste,my dear MEY friends,

I'm a bit late this time for our monthly newsletter appointment, sorry for that but I promise you already that in december I'll be on time to give you a Christmas meditation to contact your inner"Christ" child, which will be wonderful.

Coming back to this newsletter, I promised you last time to give you some more explanation about the process of meditation.

Meditation is not, as many people think, a process of "thinking things over". Rather it is making the mind completely receptive to reality.

Reality has three big entities, also recognised by modern psychology as: the subconscious mind - the conscious mind - the super conscious mind. In other words mind- body - soul or ego - inner child- God also the universal conscious.

So meditation is stilling all thought processes- of the conscious mind, sometimes stirred up by the unconscious mind which has it's typical repertoire of thoughts-realizing that they are only a part of you, but there is more.

Meditation is listening to the Universal Reality, the Universe inside of you... Once you become aware of that enormous space that you feel connected to (inside of you) you can start listening in.

When you feel part of that universal reality you feel a wave of inner peace and inner joy that is where MEY wants to lead you to. So next time when you have stilled your mind, bring these uplifting messages as a mantra to your mind to see what effect they have to elevate you: Say to yourself and the universe:

I'm happy with myself, I'm happy with my life, I'm grateful for all that is and all I have, thank you, thank you, thank you,

Repeat at least 12 times.

Try to meditate every day for 10 minutes slowly growing to 30 minutes, if possible 2 times , once in the morning and once at bedtime.

Let me give you some instructions to get you started:

- Sit in half lotus on a pillow or sit on a chair - Sit straight, breast upwards, straight back, if you are on the chair your back doesn't touch it.

- Close your eyes and follow your breath inward and outward; follow it completely. - Observe the bodyparts where you can feel the breath. - Do a body scan of at least 10 bodyparts, combining your breath to it.

- Try to become completely still...if there are thoughts, let them pass, don't identify with them, just observe.

- When your mind is still, you will become aware of the inner space of the mind and feel connected to it. You feel this wave of inner peace and inner joy. Bring the mantra to your mind to see what effect it has to elevate you: Say to yourself and the universe:

I'm happy with myself, I'm happy with my life, I'm grateful for all that is and all I have, thank you, thank you, thank you, repeat mentally at least 12 times.

Remain in your meditation for at least 1 minute (more if possible) after you've repeated the mantras, to sense the effects.

Enjoy and grow with this exercise!

More in my next newsletter, If you have questions contact me through Facebook (Mindful Energizing Yoga page), or via the contact page on the site.

ciao Claudine " Kripa"

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