A POWERFUL 8 Phase Meditation
Powerful phases of Meditation
You hear masters of yoga proclaim again and again - meditation is the key! Key to transcendence, as well as issues us mere mortals can relate to, like anxiety, stress and being in constant overdrive.
There are so many different ways to meditate, especially now that it has become the hip thing to do. If the western science confirms it is good for you then it must be, right?! :) It can take time to convince yourself to try, because it is outside of anything you have done before to cope with pressures of life. I have known so many say - 'Oh, I am just waiting for my meditation cushion to arrive and then I'll start meditating'. The truth is if you have resistance to it, then it will never be the right time, and you will keep making excuses for why you haven't started.
And once you make yourself do it, you might even hate it at the beginning. One of my students recently text me saying - 'Sabina I started practicing your Elevated emotions meditations and hated it'.....thankfully she didn't stop there. 'but then I made myself do it again and again every day and now I’ve relaxed into it, accepted it and I love it - it is the highlight of my day'.
You cannot pass judgement on something having done it once. So many factors come into play - your mood, when you had eaten, how much work is waiting for you, if you have just had an uncomfortable conversation - all this colours our judgement and perception on things.
A meditation I have consistently practiced over the past 2 years is an 8-phase meditation created by my teacher - Jambo Truong. He created it with a modern human in mind. The people who are in overdrive, overworking, over stimulated and stressed. Sometimes when you are deep in these loops, it might even feel like you have no control over your life and how it turns out. Jambo lives by the belief that you are the captain of your ship. You can navigate your destiny just the way you want it to be. Here is a little bit more about this technique and each phase:
Phase 1 - Breathe for Yourself
Often, the layers of tension we carry create distance between us and our true nature. Or perhaps a clearer way to describe this – when the mind is distracted, we are further away from the truth. Jambo also calls this phase – confessing to your spirit. There is something about the act of being truthful about your state that frees you of the fog of uncertainty, tension and disillusionment. If you are angry in that moment, do not delude yourself – say that you are. If you are distracted, then say you are. All this helps to put down the unnecessary burden we carry, often without realising.
Phase 3 - Choose an Elevated Emotion
I have a 10 Day meditation on 10 Elevated Emotions, so if you find this phase difficult, then try doing that meditation first to see what you need to work on right now. It is good to choose one emotion and stick to it for at least 3 months, maybe more. Whether you are working with Love, Awe, Faith, Kindness – every day this emotion will unfold itself and reveal to you something you haven’t noticed before. You might start on a superficial level of connecting to the word itself and whatever you have in your memory bank associated with the word. Then you might dive deeper and start witnessing how it feels in the body and where in the body you feel it.
Phase 4 - What are You Grateful For?
Phase 5 - Practice Forgiveness
Phase 6 - How is Your Life Going to Be in One Year?
Phase 7 - How is Your Life Going to Be in the Next 24 Hours?
Phase 8 - Sit With Your Guides
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