As I look back at my life, I am very grateful, at the age of 19, in 1974, for the introduction to meditation. I have heard it said that prayer is talking to God and meditation is listening.
I took part in a personal growth class in my hometown of Toledo, Ohio.
A very large part of this class was meditation. We used the colors of the rainbow to get our bodies, emotion, minds & thoughts, to slow down, and lower our brain waves. Visualization was used in this type of meditation.
I am a visual person, so this was an easy way for me to begin meditation.
The instructor had relaxing music playing as he took us through each of the colors of the rainbow.
Red– we would breathe in a red mist and relax our physical bodies, breathing in and out, full breaths. We began with the relaxing of our toes and feet and worked our way up every part of our body, until we reached our head. Red is a physical color.
Orange– breathe in an orange mist, picture the color orange, and relax and release all emotions. Orange is a color of emotion. Continue to take in full breaths and release all the way through each of these colors.
Yellow– breathe in a yellow mist, picture the color yellow, and calm and still your thoughts and mind. Yellow is a color of the mind.
Green– breathe in a green mist, picture green, green grass or plants or whatever comes to your mind. Know you are healthy and strong and feel at peace with yourself and life. Green is a color for peace and health.
Blue–breathe in a blue mist, picture a beautiful blue clear sky. Blue is a color for love. Feel love for yourself, your life, and others in your life. Know you are a loving person.
Purple-breathe in a purple mist, picture something purple, a beautiful crocus flower, a plum. Purple is a color for your spiritual aspirations. You are a spiritual being.
Violet–breathe in a violet mist, picture something violet. Violet is a color for oneness, we are all one with God and the Universe.
Making meditation a part of almost every day for 15 minutes or more, mostly in the afternoons, as your energy dips, can really refresh you for the rest of your day.
Now having meditated consistently for 43 years, I see how it has helped keep me calm and in alignment with God and others.
As you add this into your day, you too will begin to feel more peace in your life and you will begin to enjoy better physical health as well.
Today I practice a different meditation than the colors of the rainbow. You can download music to your smart phone with nature sounds such as ocean waves and raindrops, or whatever else relaxes you. It’s really as simple as that!
The idea is to begin where you are at. Using deep breaths is very important for relaxing your body, mind and spirit. Oxygen can flow easily to all parts of your body, when you are taking in the deep breaths and releasing them.
Using your breath is a way to be connected to God. It’s a way to release any resistances you may be holding in your body as well.
Praying everyday for people is a way for you to be connected to others. You feel as if you’re doing something to help.
As you begin to practice prayer and meditation daily, I guarantee you will be living more of a life you love!~
Many blessings to all of you,
I have some spots left October 27-November 3, 2017 to join me and a small group of like-minded people, for our Kauai Spiritual Vacation Retreat. We will begin each morning with mediation and yoga, outside under a tree near the ocean.
Imagine being pampered with massage, our own chef and guides as you explore this magical island. I will be sharing with you 10 Universal Laws to help you transform your life.
All details and videos from 2015 and 2016 are here: http://www.conniehertz.com/retreat