Part Two: Mindfulness Meditation–Two Easy Advanced Techniques

Part Two: Mindfulness Meditation–Two Easy Advanced Techniques

 

In last week's article regarding Mindfulness Meditation: Follow Your Breath we discovered a quick and very easy way to calm your mind and get grounded.

The technique is simple and easy, and simply requires you to… well… follow your breath!

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2 Advanced Mindfulness Meditation Techniques

One ‘complaint' that some give when first practicing this technique is that thoughts keep popping into their heads.

  • I've got to call John at 3:00PM!
  • Where did I leave my keys?
  • What should we have for dinner?
  • I'm worried about Aunt Mary..

I'm going to teach you a trick: the harder you try NOT to think of something, the more powerful that thought becomes!

1. Control Your Thoughts Easily

Try NOT to think of a big gorilla right now. Do NOT think of a big gorilla… especially eating a banana…

What are you thinking of right now?

Right. A gorilla eating a banana.

So, here's the Zen trick: when a thought pops into your mind, I want you to OBSERVE it. Notice it. See it.

Then… let it go. And continue to focus on your breathing.

It does take a wee bit of practice to do, but it is very easy. And it works! The bottom line is that you are literally taking back control of your mind and YOU are deciding when and where these thoughts play in your day.

So, as you take a few moments to follow your breath, you are conditioning your mind to slow down and you are paying attention to the most important thing in the world at the moment: YOU.

Again, let me say this: the first time I tried it, my thoughts were overwhelming. But after a couple of days of practicing mindful meditation, it became easy to *stop* the thoughts for a few moments and to recharge. I immediately felt better.

Try it.

2. The Spiritual Connection

When your mind and body are at peace, that's the time that literally awakens spirit and allows your spirit guides to give you guidance and direction!

In today's day and age, we are so busy we don't even see life as it passes by. We are far too busy. And when we are too busy we miss opportunities to connect with loved ones, friends and others. And, that means we are far too busy to connect with our God-given spirit guides.

Well, guess what? By pausing… by taking a moment from time-to-time in your day, you open yourself up to spirit making a connection with you.

Best part? You don't have to “do” anything. It will just happen.

Isn't that cool? By practicing mindful meditation and following your breath, you'll slow down, even if just briefly. You'll feel better. More connected. Grounded.

Your mind will be clearer, you'll feel happier and more empowered. And, your senses will be more open and you'll start getting more intuitive flashes–messages from your spirit guides–and you'll find that you are instantly getting better results in all areas of your life!

Wow! That's pretty awesome. So, give it a try. And if it doesn't work instantly, remember you aren't ‘broken' and there's nothing to fix. Like anything, give it a few tries to achieve the benefits.

Did you try it last week? If so, post your comments below and share your successes! And make sure you give these new two techniques a shot… you'll be thrilled with the results!

By |2018-05-03T10:15:24+00:00March 30th, 2014|Meditation|32 Comments

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  1. Lina March 31, 2014 at 6:28 am - Reply

    Hi Blair,

    Love the new website, much more inviting.
    Have a great day!

    Lina

  2. Jennine Tjaden March 31, 2014 at 8:11 am - Reply

    Blair, I think the time and money you spent was well worth it. Your website is so much more attractive and will be a success. Sometimes we just need to take the time to keep learning the new stuff that will make life much more exciting. Good luck and God bless.

  3. Barbara Colianno March 31, 2014 at 8:25 am - Reply

    Very nice thank you Blair for taking the time to help us to help ourselfs in these little exercises I find them enjoyable

  4. Sandie Wolfe March 31, 2014 at 9:18 am - Reply

    Living in the moment…..brings balance and peace into your life!

  5. Cheryl March 31, 2014 at 9:20 am - Reply

    Cool new website. Thanks for the meditation help…take care!

  6. Donna McNeff March 31, 2014 at 9:48 am - Reply

    Your new site seems fine with one eception, I’m on my IPhone and when it loads, your purple banner is cut off. I know it says blog and has a picture of you, but bottom half is cut off. Maybe it’s just my phone, but I wanted you to know, just in case it’s not.
    Be well and don’t forget to take time for yourself.
    And thank you for always for sharing.

  7. Debbie March 31, 2014 at 10:24 am - Reply

    Love your new website Blair. It’s clean, appealing to the eye and not too busy. Great job!

  8. anna March 31, 2014 at 11:04 am - Reply

    Hi Blair
    Your new web site is awesome have a great day
    anna

  9. Marilina Law March 31, 2014 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    Hi Blair….I love your new Website. I have a question….I have missed somehow what happened to your regular Predictions? Also I have lost your 2014 Predictions and I would love to have it back again…is this a possibility please?
    Marilina

  10. Beth March 31, 2014 at 2:56 pm - Reply

    Loving the new website Blair. Thanks for your time as always.

  11. ROBIN PIERCE March 31, 2014 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    I LIKE THE WEBSITE VERY NICE. THANKS FOR THE EXERCISES LIKE TO DO THEM THEY HELP..

  12. Fenton Henrickson March 31, 2014 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    Blair- 110% improvement on the website !! Looks a lot more polished. Worth every penny you spent on the course. Also really enjoy your more positive spin of your posts. Feels a lot better !!

  13. Valerie March 31, 2014 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    Love your new website and all the helpful tips you give. <3

  14. Virgie March 31, 2014 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    Love, love, love your new website! It’s awesome and thank you very much for all the info and exercises you provide to all of us.

  15. Tina S. March 31, 2014 at 6:36 pm - Reply

    I love your new website Blair!

  16. Melinda Browne March 31, 2014 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    Love the new website .also been doing the exercises and I feel better. Thank you

  17. Tonda Malone April 1, 2014 at 3:58 am - Reply

    Thank you for the beautiful new website Blair! It looks light and airy! 🙂 I really enjoy and appreciate your wisdom, very much. We are all blessed to share in your God-given gift! Keep up the good work! Love Never Dies!

  18. Kevina April 1, 2014 at 4:01 am - Reply

    Thank you for the meditation tips… I am finding them very helpful! The new website looks great! Thank you for your inspiring emails and updates…. You are awesome!!

  19. Cheryl Brogan April 1, 2014 at 5:23 am - Reply

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE YOUR NEW WEBSITE!

  20. Sally April 2, 2014 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    Have you ever looked at the progress you are making? You are really becoming far more known by so many around the WORLD. Way to go Blair!! And I love your personal responses. Others don’t give that to anyone. Bless you in your success! More angels are able to reach us and make connections because of you! THANK YOU and BLESS YOU!

  21. Dawn Ducharme April 3, 2014 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    What an awesome site Blair,luv it. Thank you for all the info.

  22. Heather Tripp June 17, 2015 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    I love reading your website. If my mind drifts to everyday chaos, you bring me back to spirit. You know how grateful I am to have you in my life. Love and peace

  23. Kandice Manfredi July 28, 2015 at 6:05 am - Reply

    Hello, my grandson passed on the 4th of July, may have been before they by a few days as he was found outside. He was only 25 yrs old. He had overdosed, I believe God forgives, He found God before he died. He was my baby, as I and my husband raised him. Please tell me someone, how long does it have to be after someone passes do we have to wait to “hear from him”? This is the hardest thing I have ever had to endure

  24. Kathleen Perushek September 9, 2015 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    When your deceased loved one reincarnates, can you still connect to their spirit–possibly the pasrt that is left in between worlds, even if it is only a part?

  25. Linda tribuli September 17, 2015 at 9:21 am - Reply

    I have a question. I was on the free web site last eek ms signed up for 45.00 at the end for clsses for. Few weeks to learn more. Only I don’t know hen it starts next neap we got Emil. Could you help me.
    Thank you
    Linda

  26. Leeann October 14, 2015 at 5:35 am - Reply

    Blair I want to say thank you to you and your lovely wife wendy. I,m going to try all your meditation and everything else I,m am reading. My little brother passed on march 27th 2015 at the age of 34yrs. I my mum and sister, an all the rest of our (close) family are in bits trying to come to terms with not having my little bro about. The more i have been reading all your great things its letting me see what i have been wanting to hear an see. Ive not as much felt him about exept I have an air freshener that goes off every 18mints and that goes off everytime i speak about my brother think of him it sprays so i,m thinking thats him letting me no he’s here. Also last week my mum was up at the cemetry putting flowers down and tiding up his little garden, i can,t beleive what I seen my brother is up there with my gran an my little brother who only lived on our side for a few hours, so the 3 off them precious angels are up there and at the wee garden there are 3 wee lights that light up at night solar power, 2 small ones and 1 big one globe shape big round one well my mum took picture and sent 2 off them to me. Well i zoomed in to have a good look at his wee garden an lights this was durning the day the photo,s were taken an in the globe what I could see was a lady as plain as day with curly shoulder lengh hair glasses on hair in a side pattern straight but curly at the ends an older looking woman with a white top an looked like a darker cardigan on her arms. I textd my mum straight away and my mother done the same as I told her to zoom in an she seen the very same. I honstly don,t no who it was but was very amazed to see. I hope this was okay to share with yourself. Thank you. l&l

  27. Jennifer LaMoore June 23, 2017 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    Hi this is Jennifer LaMoore my husband Michael Albert LaMoore passed away February 21 2017 at 1:30 am from a massive heart attack he had the influenza 1 CF and renal stage 5 kidney failure.He was the love of my life my best friend and my everything for 22 years .I had a dream of my husband Michael there was a black car and the car door shut.And I opened up the door and it was my husband Michael Albert LaMoore he had tan wraps on his legs he was wearing a white shirt he had all his beautiful black curly hair and he was wearing a tan covering on his head.He had this Beautiful golden glow around him.I walked up to him and I leaned him up against the hallway and I kissed him and I could not breath and I woke up crying.That dream of my husband Michael Albert LaMoore was so beautiful he looked so vibrant and healed . And to let me know he’s OK.Hes definitely a beautiful angel.Thank you for listening.

  28. T. Fisher July 12, 2017 at 8:44 am - Reply

    I am so happy that i stumbled across this information. I will share this with family and friends. Just reading this helped me cope with alot of things going on in my life right now mainly the loss of my son. Thank you so much and i will be looking forward to hearing from you.

  29. Amamda August 30, 2017 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    I have lost my grandson he drowned in our pool on 5th Aug 2017 just 10 days after his first bday party i tried to revive him all the way to the hospital he was just a perfect child i cry daily and everynight when i go to bed as he was sleeping close to me. I dont dream about hom….what is wrong i miss him so so much

  30. Debbie January 17, 2018 at 7:52 am - Reply

    I didn’t get part 1 of mindful meditation. Would you mind sending it to me?

  31. Gerard Frenken May 17, 2018 at 8:09 am - Reply

    I wash the Garmets for my church today i picked up 5 garmets put it in my car and i received one phone ring ,i don t have a cell phone so its my deciesed wife of 10 months ego it was my departed wife who told me she is well GERRY

  32. Wendy Graham June 12, 2018 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    Blair, we are planning to catch you at an event one day soon. I had a stroke in 2014 one morning. I spoke to my dad whom I lost in 2005. It was as if hewere there in front of me for the better part of 30 or 40 minutes, we spoke of my children and how he felt great, and was in good spirits. He talked of visiting my boys and how proud he was of the men they became. Have you heard of such a thing? A stroke, causing a connection with a loved one that was very real?

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