“It is not that I’m so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.”
~ Albert Einstein
I first discovered meditation when I was eleven. My dad worked for a book company, and he’d bring home boxes of books which I was allowed to trawl though. Some of them were about meditation, working with the subconscious mind and developing ‘mind power’. These were things I’d already been playing around with on my own since my earliest memories, but here they were all laid out in a book. I was hooked. Each day I would shut the door to my bedroom and practice focusing my mind, doing breathwork and other meditation methods.
Soon I was meditating every day.
Meditation soothed my anxiety, and helped me to study better. I was able to think more clearly, and to sleep more soundly.
Eventually I found that meditation was a doorway to inner knowing.
Inner knowing led to more profound intuition.
Intuition led to a deepening psychic ability.
Journalling was my other self-exploration discovery. Years later I would add crystals, Tibetan singing bowls, oracle cards and runes to my toolkit too.
Now I aid others to connect to and use their intuition. I show them how to meditate. I help them find connection with their Higher Selves, their Guides, the Akashic Records and many more journeying and self-work techniques. I teach channelling and psychic development.
But I never stop learning.
I am no guru. I am a fellow journeyer, walking that same path toward self-knowledge and more.
Every time I run a course or a retreat I learn something. When my students sit down to do the activities I set, I do them too. There are always new insights to glean. Deeper perspectives. So many times I have been humbled by the wisdom of one of my students, and the way they have propelled my own journey forward.
And twice a day, without fail, before and after sleep I meditate.
The more I learn, the more there is to share with others. I delight in learning and in sharing. It fills me up to be able to grow and evolve. To truly create or find a new understanding.
Most of all, though, I practice. I work on one thing to gain a level of skill and proficiency before moving to the next. Some things, like meditation, will always have more for me to explore and master.
I highly recommend creating some space in your life for spiritual practice and self-reflection. Even one hour a week will help you to know yourself better, and to awaken your metaphysical abilities.
What do you need to start?
Meditation. Maybe a little journalling. A little time for quiet self-reflection. It doesn’t need to be difficult, or expensive. All you really need is you!
If you’d like some support for your journey try these posts:
Six Simple Meditation Techniques for Beginners
Journalling for Spiritual Clarity and Connection – A four week course
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Nice post – you have inspired me to dip further into the sea.
Thank you so much for your generosity. I’ll check out these links right away. I have been journaling for the last 30 years but meditation is something that still eludes me. I try but the monkey mind always runs things. I can use most of what you are teaching and will be popping in everywhere for a bit. The meditation is essential. If someone had brought home books for me as a child, I would probably thought I had died and gone to heaven. I had no clue about meditation, etc but took myself to church against my parents wishes. I knew there was more and didn’t know how to express it or get here. It’s been a long journey and I’m just beginning. Thank you and wish you well on your retreat.
I discovered meditation through you Nicole and I strongly advise people to do it …just to escape from the world occasionally .
When a person stops learning, or decides they know it all then their life begins to stand still, we all need to continue to learn as we age, we learn, we accept, we live, we have full and happy lives, well that is my take on it