There are many types and forms of meditation, some seek for the meditator to 'empty' their mind, others to focus on a candle or on their breath and breathing pattern. For me the only goal of meditation is to become aware - to really notice your experience whilst meditating and, to notice how you feel physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually in 'the moment'. Most people spend more time doing the shopping or grooming the dog, then they do 'tuning' into, or just spending quality time with, themselves.
So with this method of meditating and self healing there is nothing 'difficult' to do - I'm sure you have spent time with a friend or family member just being there for them and being a good listener - how about being a 'good friend and listener' to yourself! The benefits will surprise and delight you.
My Guides recommended for me to do the self healing meditation every morning - they explained it was like me topping up my battery so that I would be energised for the day - follow your own guidance or intuition (or your schedule!) on how frequently would serve your highest good.
Hints and Tips on Meditating
Here are some tips for preparing for your self healing meditation:
ENJOY this wonderful quiet time and the insights that may reveal themselves....
The Self Healing Meditation – Full Version (short version below)
Close your eyes and start by allowing time for the chatter in your mind to quieten - I have found giving the mind the opportunity to run wild, so to speak, has worked much better than actively trying to quieten it. If you give it enough time it will quieten of its own accord.
Mentally give permission to allow Earth Energy to come up through your feet. Allow the energy to travel all the way up your body, up to your head and up to, well as far as it will go. If you need a name for the destination, I like Source. You may experience the energy as heat, tingling or a creeping sensation - what it feels like is not important, what is important, is that you notice your experience and allow the time you need for your cells to soak up this energy. As with many things 'spiritual' the key is to not try too hard, just wait and feel.
Once you have connected Earth Energy to Source, ask for the light from Source to come down in to
your crown chakra at the top of your head and allow this light to travel all the way down your body to your feet. Again allow as much time as you feel is necessary to bathe in this beautiful healing and cleansing light. If you can, send the light to every organ, gland, system, to the spine, bone and your blood. Then send the light down to the centre of the Earth, from the base of your spine and from the soles of your feet, or from both.
Allow yourself time to sit in this 'waterfall' or 'shower' of light, visualising this flow washing away anything that no longer serves you.
When you feel the time is right to end, thank the Earth, Source and yourself (Higher Self / Soul / Personality). Allow the energies to return to Earth and to Source.
Gentle become aware of the space around you, and any sounds, smells etc and gently bring yourself back to full awareness before opening your eyes.
It's always a good idea after healing to drink plenty of good quality water.
This version can be used when you feel guided to or when perhaps you do not have enough time to do the full meditation.
Just as above but only take Earth energy up to your heart, allow the energy to caress and infuse your heart chakra and physical heart. You may wish to take some deeper breathes as you feel your heart centre expanding.
Then connect with Source and bring Source energy down to your heart centre.
Let the energies mingle, merge and expand your heart chakra. Allow yourself to be in these energies for as long as feels right. Ending the meditation in the same way as for the long version.