I recently had an incredibly transformative meditation experience during a 1hr 20min guided meditation.
I’ve had a few long meditation experiences like this: in a float tank, at a sound healing gathering, and at an in-person shamanic journey. But this one felt like my deepest meditation yet—and it was done in the comfort of my own home, on my own schedule, for free.
After standing and walking for many hours, I sometimes want to lay down for a little while. Progressing through episodes of something used to feel more “productive” to me than trying to meditate. Now, I’ve realized (and felt) the effects of meditation, which feel significantly better than how I feel after spending that time watching a movie or TV show. (I still do sometimes, but in much better posture, and for a shorter time than before.)
Prior to shifting my mindset around productivity, I don’t think I would have decided to spend that much time lying in bed seemingly “doing nothing”—but this guided meditation was so much more than that.
I placed a lapis lazuli crystal between my eyebrows to help open my third eye chakra.
I focused on sending positive vibrations out into the world.
I focused on what feelings I was experiencing throughout my whole body, because there was a lot going on.
My natural breath gradually slowed and deepened.
There were some short phrases that gave me guidance and allowed me to lean into this process of deep relaxation.
Release and allow.
With this, I focused on releasing anything that came up, and allowing any feelings to occur.
As above, so below.
With this, I felt the energetic connection between myself, the cosmos above, and Mother Earth below.
As within, so without.
With this, I felt the energies within me and the energies outside of me. I felt a transfer and a flow of these energies.
Everything that ever was, and everything that ever will be.
With this, I expanded my perception and experienced a sense of oneness.
It felt like home. I felt communication, completeness; bliss in a wordless form. I could feel timelessness. A glimpse of history, ancestry, vast beyond understanding.
I could feel the positive healing energy enveloping my body. I could feel the energy from the earth below and from the cosmos above; I visualized this transfer of white light. I could actually feel the energy vibrating throughout my body.
When the meditation ended, I couldn’t believe it had been 1hr 20min since I began. I didn’t want to come out of it. I was in such a deep state of relaxation, I could barely wiggle my fingers and toes.
We are all energy, and we are capable of working with that energy.
Prior to trying longer meditations on my own, I did regular 10-minute meditations. They are nice, but they do not have the same effect as longer meditations. After my few positive experiences with longer meditations, I’m definitely going to be making them a more frequent occurrence.
So, are you going to give it a try? 🙂 I highly recommend trying one of the many guided meditations available for free on YouTube. If you’d like to do the same meditation I did, check it out here.
The second time I did this meditation, I had an experience which was completely different, but still so incredible. I’ll continue to share what I experience on this journey.