I have been getting a lot of requests for more information on meditation, so I will be posting some different examples and suggestions for meditation soon. I may also enlist a few guest posters to post their experiences or suggestions for getting started. So if you want to do a guest post, let me know.
Today, I thought I'd share a quick emergency meditation. This one is especially great for moms. When you need patience or a calm voice and you aren't sure if you can muster it, do this meditation and you will feel an immediate difference.
Here's how to do it:
Make a fist with both hands. Extend the Saturn finger (middle finger) on both hands. Interlock the middle fingers in front of your heart. Pull on the fingers as if you are trying to pull them apart. Pull hard. Almost to the point where you are shaking, but without hurting yourself. Close your eyes and look up at the point between your eyebrows--your third eye point. This is the seat of your intuition--the pituitary gland. Inhale and exhale deeply. Make sure to keep your shoulders down and relaxed. Focus only on the breath for 1 minute. Feel your aura changing as you breathe.
Open your eyes and smile.
You can do this at traffic lights, at work, school, church, wherever. If someone sees you, they might wonder what you are doing, but people don't usually bother you when you have your eyes closed and are breathing deeply. If your kids see you doing it, they might say, "What are you doing Mom? What are you doing Mom? What are you doing Mom?" like my daughter did last week. Since I was doing a meditation for patience in dealing with her, I thought this would only drive me crazier, but as I continued to breathe, ignoring her, I only found it humorous. When I opened my eyes after about 1 minute, I saw that she had stopped talking and was attempting to copy me. So cute.