Meditation Course for Beginners (Part 3)

Healing Meditation

You can use a healing meditation to focus on your own healing or to help with the healing of others. When you are just starting out, it is probably best to focus on your own healing, so that is what we will concentrate on here.

During a healing meditation, you can help your body to recover from an illness or disease.

Start your meditation process as usual.

Then, once you are happy that you are in a relaxed state, you can start your healing meditation.

In your mind, fill the area that needs healing with a bright healing light. Once you get proficient at this technique, you can research the different colors that are said to help even more with the healing process. But as a starter, use a bright white light for your healing process.

Flood the area that needs healing with the bright white light. See everything brilliantly illuminated. Then visualize the affected area starting to heal and return to it's regular, 100% healthy state.

Some people find it helpful to visualize their white blood cells attacking the harmful elements in the affected area.

Other people find that they can build their own construction team in their visualization.

This team of miniature experts goes about the process of reconstructing the affected area and putting it back to normal.

The power of this visualization is fantastic. Let your mind run riot while you perform your healing meditation.

See the area that needs healing transform into a completely healed part of you. If you find it difficult to "see" the area, then just imagine what it would feel like if that part of your body was completely healed and working perfectly. It doesn't matter if you don't get all the details completely right. Just get a sense of what will happen. Your mind is powerful enough to fill in the gaps – all you are doing is telling it the direction that you would like it to take.

Zen Meditation

Zen meditation is normally practiced sitting on a cushion on the floor. There are two main items used for zen meditation, called zafu and zabuton. Between them, they can take the edge off sitting on a hard floor surface. The zabuton is a mat placed on the floor.

The zafu is a cushion that is placed on top of the zabuton. They can help to take the pressure off your legs whilst you meditate.

The idea of using cushions is to help you focus your mind on the meditation itself, rather than any aches or pains that you could experience whilst sitting on a hard wooden floor.

The aim of zen meditation is to simply sit and open the "hand" of thought. Traditionally, it is practiced in a sitting position, with folded legs and hands. Your spine is kept upright during the meditation.

There are several different sitting positions that you can take whilst practicing zen meditation. Check the internet for some illustrations if you have difficulty working out the exact posture needed.

Once you have reached your desired sitting position, half lower your eyelids so that your eyes are neither fully open or fully closed. This will allow you to stay awake whilst not being distracted by outside objects.

When you start to practice zen meditation, you will begin by concentrating. This usually involves focusing on your breath, often whilst counting. Over time, you will find that you can concentrate your mind easier each time you start to meditate.

Zen meditation is probably best experienced by joining a local group so that you can get the most out of the various teachings associated with it, together with the support that a practice group offers.

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