Guided meditations are AMAZING. They are so helpful in de-stressing you, healing you, helping you manifest dreams, helping you start the day right, helping you to get back on track mentally; I could go on and on.
I listen to at least one guided meditation a day, usually at night before I go to sleep. My favorite guided meditations are usually around 20 minutes long, and they all help to instantly relax and re-center me.
Meditation has huge health benefits. If more people meditated, we would see less need for prescription anxiety and depression drugs. Meditation is like yoga: it has all around benefits for your mental, emotional, and physical health. The benefits are truly overwhelming; everything from heightened immunity, lowered depression/stress/anxiety levels, lowered blood pressure, higher self-esteem, improved breathing, increased focus, and less emotional eating and smoking to name just a few. We need meditation like we need physical movement and vibrant foods. We thrive when we practice it. (Check out this article on 76 Scientific Benefits of Meditation to see all of the benefits from regular meditation).
I now crave meditation when I have to go without it. I can feel the anxiety, negativity, and overwhelment of life start to creep back up on me if I go several days without being able to meditate.
There is no wrong way to meditate and I recommend that everyone follow what feels best to them. I personally prefer guided meditations because they help me focus, visualize, and give me perspective over any situation in my life. These are my favorite guided meditations (just click on the titles to be taken to the meditation):
I love this meditation to start the day out right, especially if I had a rough day the day before. It reminds me that each day is a new, fresh start and that I am a deliberate creator of my life.
This meditation can really be for any time of day, but it’s one of my favorites to listen to before going to sleep since I do my self-care routine at night, so it’s the time that I most often listen to this meditation.
It’s perfect. It goes over everything you need to focus on in order to let go, feel grateful, forgive, and manifest. It has 6 phases and is 21 minutes long. It’s an amazing guided meditation that I have found to be very effective.
I just got finished reading one of the most powerful books on manifesting that I’ve ever read (please do your life a favor and get this book right now), and this meditation goes with the one he speaks about in the book. It’s called the Moses Code and uses tuning fork sounds with a very high vibration frequency. This meditation isn’t actually guided but you are given a guide to follow while listening to these sounds.
You really have to read the book to fully get how this meditation works, but Wayne explains it at the beginning of this audio as well. Basically, you are using the affirmation “I am that I am” while visualizing and thinking about what you’re wanting to manifest.
When you breathe out, you’re visualizing “I am that” while feeling what you want to manifest, and on your inhale, you visualize the Universe/God/Your higher self breathing back into you “I am”.
I did this meditation on the couch one afternoon really quick just to try it out, and oddly I felt connected to the Universe right away despite my house not being very quiet or ideal for meditating. The very next day I began seeing signs of what I was visualizing the day before in that mediation. I highly, highly recommend trying this meditation.
This is another favorite manifesting meditation I’ve used lots of times.
Sometimes, we may find ourselves in a situation where we’re really worried or scared about money, or we’d like to feel better about money in general and release resistant beliefs and feelings around it. This is my favorite meditation for any of those things. I have found this meditation helps me move from a level of income that I’ve been stuck at for some time and allows me to let go and let more in.
A little added visualization I like to do when listening to this meditation is seeing money gently falling from my ceiling on top of me while I’m laying in bed. It just keeps coming down gently and easily, flowing to me without me having to do anything.
With awareness constantly being placed upon dis-ease and sickness in our world, it is very easy to become anxious about our own health. We’re worried about what we’re eating, what we’re breathing, what’s genetically in our cells that could pop up at any moment and take us down (or that is currently in our “reality” already). This is my favorite meditation that helps me to remember that physical well-being is our natural state of being, and that our cells are constantly regenerating. Our minds are deeply powerful and can heal our bodies once we’re able to let go of limiting beliefs.
This meditation is great for shifting your perspective and improving relationships with others in your life. Sometimes I get so focused in on what my husband or anyone else in my life does that just irritates the hell out of me, but what we focus on just amplifies whatever is annoying us! This meditation will help you to shift your focus and perspective around others in your life, which in turn will manifest improved relationships even when we think it isn’t possible.
I mentioned my favorite nighttime meditation above, but this meditation is my favorite for those nights when I’m very tired, or when I’m overwhelmed and just want to go to sleep. It helps me feel grateful, at ease, like I have nothing to do, and that my vibration will be resetting while I sleep.
I’m a parent and some days are just really hard. Some days…I lose my patience and react to them in a way that is deeply regretful to me. Once they’re in the bed for the night, I may cry in the shower or go to bed with tears in my eyes thinking about that moment in the day where I wish I could go back and change it all. This is my favorite meditation for a hard parenting day. It is extremely healing every single time I listen to it.
How I Meditate
There is really no right or wrong way to meditate. For me personally, I like to lay down and listen to guided mediations. I fall asleep most of the time but that’s perfectly fine because the moments before falling asleep are a very powerful time. If you’re listening to a guided meditation and thinking about what you’re grateful for or what you want to manifest, that is what your subconscious mind will be dwelling on while you sleep.
The goal is to let go of any problems or stress that you are focusing on, and let your mind open up to a higher level of expansion or perspective.
I hope you found this post helpful, and as always be sure to connect with me on Instagram for more self-care and manifesting inspiration.
Jessica Dimas is the author of Anything Can Be: A Reference Guide for Applying the Law of Attraction. Connect with her on Facebook and Instagram for more inspiration and updates.
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