I recommend that each of my Students and Clients learn to meditate so that they can deepen their connection to their Intuitive Abilities.
What happens when meditation doesn't work for them? Or what happens when they have difficulty meditating, like they fall asleep in meditation or they can't seem to switch their mind off?
When you think about breaking down meditation, what it is that we are actually trying to achieve? What path do we take to help ourselves relax, disengage from our thinking and become more centred?
While Meditation itself is a formal practice that can involve things such as chanting, movement, visualisation and so forth, what is it that really comes out of a meditative practice?
Everyone is wired differently, so everyone will find something that works differently for them, so there isn't exactly a one-size fits all approach.
Or is there?
During my time as a School Teacher, I was very passionate about teaching my School Children to meditate; it helped them to focus, concentrate better, feel calmer and be more mindful of their behaviours, emotions and expressions.
I tried teaching visualisation. I brought in my singing bowl and tuning fork. I practiced Yoga with them. I've adapted based on their needs and ability to process (I taught in ESL and Special Education)
Once I started teaching them to engage with their breath and pay attention to it, I did discovered, that Breathwork worked for everybody!
Everybody breathes. It's just that simple.
But does everybody know how to breathe efficiently? Breathe to survive or breathe to thrive?
That's the next big question that comes out of this.
I'll be addressing this in our next post which will be talking about my experience with Breathwork and my Intuitive Abilities.