Healing through Meditation

Many people express an interest in meditation but feel they don’t have enough time. Some say that finding 20 minutes to do “nothing” is not possible in their daily life. Meditating is far from “doing nothing”; when you center your mind and release anxiety, you bring restoration and balance to your whole system. In fact, research shows that meditation:

1. Enhances the immune system.

2. Lowers and/or stabilizes blood pressure.

3. Slows the aging process.

4. Improves learning ability and memory.

5. Develops your willpower.

6. Decreases restless thinking.

7. Brings your body, mind, and spirit into harmony.

You do have to find time to meditate. You should choose a time of day when you are least distracted and are able to be calm. You might want to start with a 5-minute meditation and try different lengths of time as you explore the process.

Also, decide on a comfortable posture. While most teachers suggest sitting positions, I have always found my best meditations occur when I lie down, and surprisingly, I do not fall asleep. Try different postures to find what works best for you.

If you are seated, you might try staring at an icon (religious figure, candle, etc.), and in doing so, allowing yourself to “empty” your mind. If you are lying down, you can stare at the ceiling.

Be patient with yourself, so if many thoughts come racing through your head, simply allow them to clear. You may wish to focus on one word (such as “love”) to center yourself.

You can also practice the simple technique that I call “stopping.” Simply sit for five minutes each day and allow your body to rest. Take a few deep breaths and be still. In that moment, be with whatever comes up, and let your mind slow down until your body, mind, and spirit feel in greater harmony.

The Healing Power of a Calm Heart! 

Don’t miss out on the next Heartliving™ seminar, The Healing Power of a Calm Heart, on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 from 6-8 p.m., at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital!

During this 2-hour seminar I will share practical tools and wisdom to help you discover how to:

  • Calm your heart, practice silence, and relax in a noisy world;
  • Understand the healing effects of meditation as a researched stress-reduction technique;
  • Practice basic meditation exercises designed to quiet your mind and balance blood pressure;
  • Understand five ways to let go of judgment and fear and to quiet the heart;
  • Learn how your consciousness is an integral part of the human heart and of every cell in your body and how true healing is a holistic process involving all energetic levels of you!

The seminar includes a complete handout for easy reference of healing concepts and exercises!

Sponsored by Deepak Talreja, MD, Cardiovascular Associates.

Treat yourself and others to a precious healing gift during heart month! Click Here to Register

The Healing Power of a Calm Heart! 

The next Heartliving™ seminar, The Healing Power of a Calm Heart, is quickly approaching, but there’s still time if you would like to attend!

During this 2-hour seminar on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, from 6-8 p.m., at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, I will share practical tools and wisdom to help you discover how to:

  • Calm your heart, practice silence, and relax in a noisy world;
  • Understand the healing effects of meditation as a researched stress-reduction technique;
  • Practice basic meditation exercises designed to quiet your mind and balance blood pressure;
  • Understand five ways to let go of judgment and fear and to quiet the heart;
  • Learn how your consciousness is an integral part of the human heart and of every cell in your body and how true healing is a holistic process involving all energetic levels of you!

The seminar includes a complete handout for easy reference of healing concepts and exercises!

Sponsored by Deepak Talreja, MD, Cardiovascular Associates.

Treat yourself and others to a precious healing gift during heart month! Click Here to Register

 

On Wings Of Hope

Happy New Year Everyone!

I am so excited to share that my memoir, On Wings of Hope: Leading Lily Home, has been published and has won the Editor’s Choice Award and the Rising Star Award!

If you have ever wondered about the universe, your purpose here on earth, or what might await you in the afterlife, this book is for you.

On Wings of Hope: Leading Lily Home, explores these questions through my poignant experience assisting a client on her journey with a life-threatening illness and untimely death. Woven throughout the book are life lessons and Heartliving™ principles, teachings and wisdom that will assist you toward a deeper understanding of the meaning of life, relationships, and mortality.

On Wings of Hope: Leading Lily Home is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iUniverse.

 

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