Love Thy Body Meditation
Updated: Nov 12, 2021
Meditation has been a way of life for many around the world, and the origins of meditation date back centuries. The cave artwork in subcontinent India dates from, 5,000 to 3,500 BCE. The artwork depicts people sitting crossed legged with their eyes half open. The first written text regarding meditation was around 1,500 BCE. Check out the link below to learn more about the history, and different styles of meditation.
The History of Meditation (A 5,000 Years Timeline) - Live and Dare
I began my meditations when I was fighting to regain my health after my colon ruptured. I did a little research on line to first learn about meditation, because I wasn’t sure of the process, and to my surprise it was much easier than I thought it would be. I thought I would have to sit in a lotus position for at least 20 minutes and that thought didn’t thrill me, but I was willing to do anything to put my humpty dumpty body back together.
During the time of my recovery I don’t think I could have sat in a lotus position for 20 minutes or more, so I took a chair out by a pond in my backyard. I closed my eyes, listened to the music of the waterfall and began focusing on breathing in and out very slowly. I imagined breathing in white light, and releasing stress with the exhale. I visually saw the words leave my mouth in my mind. The next breath, I inhaled white light, and released pain, again I saw the words leave my mouth. My third and last deep breath, I inhaled white light and exhaled fear. Once again the words floated out of me.
Unbeknownst to me, I happened into a state of deep meditation within a matter of minutes. The gentle sound of the pond waterfall, and the breathing had done the trick. What I saw next startled me. I had a psychedelic butterfly flying around me. The colors were so brilliant it startled me right out of the meditation.
I woke slumped in the chair, drool coming from the side of my mouth, but feeling so alive that none of that mattered. The entire experience lasted only a few minutes. I was so stunned, and excited to have seen the butterfly, that I couldn’t wait to try again, and see what else might pop up. With each meditation I learned more and more about my guides and angels, and how they help protect and assist me on my journey. I keep a log of the thoughts that came to me during my sessions, so I remember my experiences.
I always think of the intention I want to set before beginning my meditation. I focus my attention on the specific of the meditation. For example, when meditating on my body, I set my intention by imagining my cells having a happy party to Jimmy Buffett music. I grew up on Buffett’s music, and have always found comfort in it. So why wouldn’t it be comforting to my cells?
Our thoughts have a lot of control over our physical bodies, so why wouldn’t imagining happy music playing be good for the body? The point being, I believe it is helpful, and when mediating, you are working with energy that heals. The meditation has helped me find ways other than medication to help control pain, and for that I am grateful.
Like with most things in life, one size does not fit all, and meditation is no different. One form may work for you, but not for another. Discovering and experiencing meditation through practice is a fun, healing, and delightful experience for your mind, body, and soul. Like other things in life that humans need to survive, meditation should be on the list with food, water, sleep, and exercise. Meditation helps balance the body with the mind, and when done daily with the proper intention, the healing will follow.
Below are more interesting links about meditation, and its many forms.
How meditation differs around the world (outwardon.com)
Meditation Types Around the World | Awaken Mindset