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Old 11-07-2008, 08:34 AM   #1
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Default How important is meditation in your life

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This thread is for those who meditate and also those who don't think its important. I am curious about those of the collective avalon mind who have experienced the inner stillness of peace from meditation with no thought and also how often do you meditate and methods of meditation that you find effective.If you can't quiet your mind discuss why.










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Old 11-07-2008, 09:41 AM   #2
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I try to meditate 20 min each day. I use a hebrew form of vowelmeditation. Basic chakra targeting by connecting these to vibrational sounds. Works great as a "time to reset". It keeps your conciousness grounded to the now.
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:59 AM   #3
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I meditate two or three hours a day and do a system called Quan Yin, which is a light and sound meditation. I have been truly blessed in my pactice and have gone to places in my mediation that are beyond words.

In my opinion, meditation is the single most imporant thing that people can do to improve their lives and the lives of the people around them. Especially, living in the world as it is now we are changing and the world is changing and to keep up with and prepare for the change meditation is the key.

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Old 11-07-2008, 10:06 AM   #4
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I meditate two or three hours a day and do a system called Quan Yin, which is a light and sound meditation. I have been truly blessed in my pactice and have gone to places in my mediation that are beyond words.

In my opinion, meditation is the single most imporant thing that people can do to improve their lives and the lives of the people around them. Especially, living in the world as it is now we are changing and the world is changing and to keep up with and prepare for the change meditation is the key.

Peace...Tao
I would like very much some detail info on your method. Thanks
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Old 11-07-2008, 10:12 AM   #5
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Old 11-07-2008, 05:01 PM   #6
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I do not meditate as in the Eastern meditation of finding say an empty mind any longer, and it has never done as much for me as what I do now anyway.

Basically according to a Clarivoyent, I was starting at square one, and basically had great connection with my higher self by default and I was recreating the wheel, since my "web like" spiritual progression is almost complete.

So first not everyone needs to meditate. You need to get a sense of where you are at.

Now I tend to use intention. I might sit coomfortable as when I used to meditate, but now I set an intention, and visualize that to the creator or higher entities who have my higher good at heart. Robert Monroe had some great thoughts on this intent statement.

Now I think though that people who have no awareness of higher self connection existence really need to start with meditation. Now, but now I find that a good portion of my day I am in a meditative state when out and about. So therefore I live more in that intention of a higher self during the day, which mean the meditative stance is not as important for me to set an intent to creator and my manifestation.

Regardless, I think that unless you are at least delving into at least something spiritually, no matter what you do, you just might not be able to make the transition and stay on the planet. You might have to leave, not that it would be a bad think to leave, it might be better, but since you chose to come here why not go the whole way and maximize your current manifestation. You have a front row seat.

I think that almost everyone here has chosen most likely to live right where at this time to transition this world at this time. Therefore I would say many of us have connection to source by default. You just need to remember that, so do what you think will remind you of what you already know.
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Old 11-07-2008, 05:15 PM   #7
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The Japa Meditation that I learned by listening to Dr. Wayne Dyer's CD called "Meditation for Manifestation" is important in my life. By doing this meditation for 10-20 min per day a drastic increase in conection to source happens. It can be felt in as little as the first couple weeks.
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Old 11-07-2008, 05:36 PM   #8
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I have practiced meditation for the last ten years and i love it. In fact it's one of my favourite things to do. Because of time restraints i cannot do it every day, but i try to meditate at least five times a week. A session usually lasts 40 minutes these days. I couldn't imagine life without it.
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:00 PM   #9
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I wish I meditated. I couldn't count how many times I've tried it, but I can't get my mind to shut up long enough to get anything accomplished.
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:11 PM   #10
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I wish I meditated. I couldn't count how many times I've tried it, but I can't get my mind to shut up long enough to get anything accomplished.
Im with you there Lady Rae. The only thing I know is that perhaps its just as good to have vivid and lucid dreams? I dont know. I always try too keep a moment before and after sleep for a kind of meditavive contemplation.
I feel that its there I can reach the inner self.
Perhaps you experienced meditaters could tell if you distinguish any difference between these states of awareness?
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:12 PM   #11
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I have practiced Transcendental Meditation for about 8 years now and it has been the most life changing experience. It has helped me to overcome a 20+ years alcoholism problem when nothing else worked. I would never have thought that someone like me could sit still and meditate ~ the bliss that can be obtained sometimes is just unbelievable - I feel truly blessed to have discovered this gift.

A great thread, thank you.
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:15 PM   #12
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I wish I meditated. I couldn't count how many times I've tried it, but I can't get my mind to shut up long enough to get anything accomplished.

The way I was taught (from listening to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi) it doesn't matter if your mind keeps chattering, just let it be and keep quietly returning to your mantra (or whatever method you are using) don't force it or feel stressed. The thoughts will come and go, let them and gradually it will become easier...
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:16 PM   #13
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I wish I meditated. I couldn't count how many times I've tried it, but I can't get my mind to shut up long enough to get anything accomplished.
I used to be this way until i got tired of the routine of existing instead of living. Finally my mind got quiet when i stop being ambitious and start focusing on the next life.

I wish for you peace, and thanks for responding.
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Old 11-08-2008, 05:34 AM   #14
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Robert Monroe, who is no longer with us here on this dimension anyway, has a great process where you visualize a treasure box and put all your stuff in there before you meditate. I found it good so if you get a chance and see some of his casettes in a used book store, put it out to the universe and see if they show up, try the process. It works.

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Old 11-08-2008, 06:10 AM   #15
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Meditation is the key to who I am spiritually. It is the key to who I am.
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:10 AM   #16
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I meditate as often as possible, while walking, working, whatever I'm doing as long as I'm alone with no distractions.
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:16 AM   #17
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I meditate as often as possible, while walking, working, whatever I'm doing as long as I'm alone with no distractions.
I agree though now i am finding that the distractions are experiences that show this Illusion, this makes it easier to detach.
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Old 11-08-2008, 07:21 AM   #18
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Thanks everyone - I hope this thread keeps going as it is beautiful to hear about others experiences during meditation. Perhaps some of you would like to share them in detail.

Peace and harmony to all

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Old 11-08-2008, 07:36 AM   #19
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based on this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-5pW...eature=related

I propose we do a daily meditation for one minute where we radiate peace, love and harmony around the planet.

the time I have chosen to begin with is 3:33

I am in Vancouver British Columbia Canada

figure out when your time will match with mine and everyday at this time we will stop and feel peace love and harmony for one minute.

we only need 8000 people to make a significant impact on the planet.
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:51 PM   #20
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I propose we do a daily meditation for one minute where we radiate peace, love and harmony around the planet.

the time I have chosen to begin with is 3:33

I am in Vancouver British Columbia Canada

figure out when your time will match with mine and everyday at this time we will stop and feel peace love and harmony for one minute.

we only need 8000 people to make a significant impact on the planet.
A nice idea. Count me in!
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Old 11-08-2008, 06:57 PM   #21
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Here is a nice link to work out the time difference.

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html
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Old 11-08-2008, 08:17 PM   #22
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I am curious about those of the collective avalon mind who have experienced the inner stillness of peace from meditation with no thought and also how often do you meditate and methods of meditation that you find effective.If you can't quiet your mind discuss why.
Good question, and some great responses, too. For a guy born in 1950, it's just really, really cool to see someone from Oklahoma say, "Meditation is the key to who I am." Just for comparison, when I was a kid in New Mexico they still lynched black folks in that part of the country - and many folks did not have indoor plumbing.

I do not set aside daily time for meditation per se. Once or twice a week works well for me. However I do try to bring meditation into my daily life, and I do it by using breathing exercises while I am going about my daily activities - doing almost anything really, except maybe talking with someone.

In the simplest words, this involves filling your mind with awareness of your breathing. As the conscious mind fills with this single thing, other things go on automatic pilot or simply fade away. This is how I begin a real meditation session, too. In this way I find it easy to maintain a detached state of near-bliss and still remain aware and responsive. In a set-aside meditation session, I will continue with this exercise until I become completely detached and in a trance state, but it's possible to hold this empty fullness during an ordinary day, and I find that a valuable practice.

The next step is to let my spirit or my awareness go where it always wants to, which is that dimension I call the Sacred Love Matrix, which is where everything is connected and has common cause. From here, meditation can lead in many directions, but I always spend time breathing Love. Sometimes it's directed, sometimes it's just all-inclusive. This grounds me, keeps me where I want to be, and lets my creativity flow.

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Old 11-08-2008, 08:22 PM   #23
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I agree though now i am finding that the distractions are experiences that show this Illusion, this makes it easier to detach.
Hello,

If you dont mind me asking, I often have alot of numbers and symbols show up for me ecspecially numbers. Just recently I looked down at my cell phone to see 333-333. I noticed your name 333mark333... is there a meaning to these 3's

Much love and light
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Old 11-09-2008, 12:34 AM   #24
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After many years of putting aside my spiritual curiousity I began to take up meditation again. My experiences were life changing. I began to have visions while meditating. I guess my third eye had opened for the first time in my life. I'd always had a keen intuitive sense but never visions of any kind. My first vision was that of an oborous, a red and a black snake in the shape of a circle swallowing each other's tail. From that experience my whole life changed and visions are frequent now.
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Old 11-09-2008, 04:38 AM   #25
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Good question, and some great responses, too. For a guy born in 1950, it's just really, really cool to see someone from Oklahoma say, "Meditation is the key to who I am." Just for comparison, when I was a kid in New Mexico they still lynched black folks in that part of the country - and many folks did not have indoor plumbing.

I do not set aside daily time for meditation per se. Once or twice a week works well for me. However I do try to bring meditation into my daily life, and I do it by using breathing exercises while I am going about my daily activities - doing almost anything really, except maybe talking with someone.

In the simplest words, this involves filling your mind with awareness of your breathing. As the conscious mind fills with this single thing, other things go on automatic pilot or simply fade away. This is how I begin a real meditation session, too. In this way I find it easy to maintain a detached state of near-bliss and still remain aware and responsive. In a set-aside meditation session, I will continue with this exercise until I become completely detached and in a trance state, but it's possible to hold this empty fullness during an ordinary day, and I find that a valuable practice.

The next step is to let my spirit or my awareness go where it always wants to, which is that dimension I call the Sacred Love Matrix, which is where everything is connected and has common cause. From here, meditation can lead in many directions, but I always spend time breathing Love. Sometimes it's directed, sometimes it's just all-inclusive. This grounds me, keeps me where I want to be, and lets my creativity flow.
I resonate with your words.
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