Greetings everyone. I hope that this moment finds you relaxed and peaceful. In case it doesn't, and even if it does, I'm sending you a wave of smooth, healing, protective blessing energy. Take a breath (if you want to) and let it in. Can't hurt. ;)
Thank you so much for the lovely reception of my return to blogging! I woke up this morning excited to get into a new topic with you.
I asked you guys to send me notes or leave comments about topics you'd like me to cover in the blog, and you delivered! I love to see what you want to know more about.
Here's the comment that'll be prompting my writing today (thanks Sulma!)
I’ve been a longtime follower. It’s been 8 years since I’ve found you, and you helped me ease into my own spiritual awakening. I’ll always be grateful to you and your videos from back then.
I am curious how your meditations look like now? I would like to hear about the details, the conversations you have with multidimensional beings, and anything else you may experience. I haven’t meditated in so long, so maybe hearing about your practice might reinvigorate my need for self exploration and what have you.
Thank you again for all that you do. Blessings to you and yours, queen!
Thanks again, Sulma. Your kind words warmed my heart. Forever grateful to the tech these days that lets us connect like this.
In regards to your question, over the past 18-ish years I've spent meditating, my technique has evolved a lot. I'll give you an overview of what I do these days in my own personal practice. I also start and end each session or class I teach with a meditation for me and my clients to do together, but that's a different technique and focus than what I do in my internal world. So here we go.
I've found that for the past couple of years, my favorite way to meditate is in bed in the morning before I even open my eyes. I like to have my energy set to the frequency that I choose before any external information comes into my mind or energy field. So I sleep with my phone on airplane mode and don't even pick it up until I've finished my meditative process.
First thing, when my consciousness settles back into my body from the dream world, I think of 5 things I like about myself. (They tend to center around kindness, intelligence, freedom of thought and action, altruism, grace, etc. They can be things that I've earned, or been blessed with. Either way works.) Then I think of 10 things I'm grateful for in my life. This practice came from a couple of techniques I heard about that I stitched together. I started doing it as a month project earlier this year and decided to keep it up because it felt so good. It's also interesting to see what shifts and what you keep coming back to when you make these lists. Sometimes, forcing yourself to focus on gratitude shows you that you appreciate things that you don't even notice unless you look directly at them. For me, a couple of examples of this are three things that make my gratitude list most days - that my family and close circle of friends are generally healthy and happy, that my relationships are clean and balanced (I've had my experiences with codependent and/or abusive relationships of various types in the past, and a gentle, smooth, healthy connection between me and others is something I purposefully cultivate and value,) and that my time is my own. As the Highly Sensitive Person I am (HSP - look it up if you haven't heard the term,) I'm grateful that I don't have to rush off to an office or sit in an hour of packed traffic in my life these days. It's a lovely blessing, one that I worked hard for and continue to do so, and also something that I didn't think was possible once upon a time, until I created the path myself.
After my gratitude list, I draw the Reiki symbols. I've been a Reiki practitioner for 18 years, a Reiki Master for 6, and a Master Teacher for 2. After drawing the sacred symbols with golden script in my mind, I let Reiki energy course through my body, enhancing my energy and opening up my meridian system to flow. ** If you want a visual of how this "looks," the most accurate portrayal in movies I've seen of what happens in my head is the multidimensional symbols drawn in the movie Dr. Strange. When I saw it, I happily freaked out. "Yes! That's it! That's what it looks like! Good job guys..."
Once my body is filled with Reiki energy, I clear any gunk out of my energy field (or aura) and restructure my auric envelope, the invisible "cell membrane," so to speak, that protects each of our own personal bio-electrical fields.
Next, I create my Merkaba. This isn't a technique that everyone is into, nor necessarily should it be, but I've found it to be very useful for my inner world and also to have a lovely effect of protection and smooth transition in my physical world. I've been constructing daily Merkabas for about 7 years now.
After that is good and spinning, I use a couple of techniques I learned a long time ago in Celtic Shamanism. First, I envision myself on a lovely grassy slope, with warm sun on my face. There is a stone well nearby, and I go to the well and drop my worries and anxieties into the well, relieving myself of them, letting them drift away and be worked on deep in the parts of my mind that have more solutions than my active brain can find (obviously, or I wouldn't have anxiety about them, I'd just fix them.) After I am free and light, I float on down the slope to the World Tree, another image from the Celtic tradition. It's a giant tree with a space inside comparable to a cathedral. In it I do some specific healing work on the state of the world, cleansing, clearing, and spreading healing frequencies over a visualized representation of energies of our world that need it.
Next, I travel up a spiral staircase to the "upper world," where I receive inspiration on how to flow through my life that day. Then, I travel down the staircase into the "lower world," where lately I've been meeting a personification of Mother Earth (this morning, she had small branches woven into her hair which was hanging down her back in many long braids. Lovely.) She gives me advice and guidance too. Then she spins me off into another section, a watery one, of the lower world where I meet with more guides (these I'll keep private) and share space for moment.
Next, I find myself "waking up" in a place I've constructed for myself over the years. A kind of ideal "mind palace" in a natural setting that is thriving and filled with beautiful, nourishing life. I'll keep some of these details private, but I'll tell you that I wake up in a tree :) And I dive into water each day, talk to various beings there, then come up in my astral home where different rooms are devoted to points of focus. There's one where focus on my upcoming retreats, one where I cultivate my money and finances, one where I plan out my upcoming online shares like videos and podcasts, another where my inner child gets to play and sing all day in a gentle, lovely space, and a room with all of the books I haven't yet written sitting on the shelves in shimmering gold, waiting for their turn to be born through me into the world. No pressure :)
Then I exit through a doorway protected by my animal guides, like the white tiger who takes me on soul retrieval journeys and the sphinx friend who has been with me through many lifetimes since we met once upon a time in ancient Egypt, to an outside space where I meet with my ancestors. I'll keep that part of this description private too.
After I've finished communicating with my ancestors, I shoot upward, out of my little biodome area, and meet with some other energies and guides that I work with. Right now, these include some that don't necessarily have names you'd recognize, but I am currently also working with Yemaya, the ocean goddess, Apollo, the god of the sun, and Isis, the lovely and powerful Egyptian mother queen goddess.
After that, I come back to my body, open my eyes, say my affirmations for the day and start my morning.
That's it! It may sound like a lot, but it might have taken me as long to type it as it does to do it. So the time you spent reading the sequence probably wasn't all that much less than the whole thing takes to do. The mind moves fast and when you aren't limited to physical timing, a lot can happen.
On mornings when I haven't gotten enough sleep, I sometimes dip back into dreaming here and there throughout the process, continuing when I wake up again. And once in a while, I don't want to go through the whole thing so I just clear my energy field and request that the intelligence of the Universe put me on the path I should be on that day, remove what isn't for me, take me where I'm supposed to go, protect me and guide me.
I find that life is MARKEDLY different when I'm doing this vs. when I'm not. The mind is an incredibly powerful tool. And, for instance, having these little rooms where things are worked out means that if I'm working on a project, my subconscious is taking care of it so that when I visit the space, I feel like I'm just looking at something that's already been created, rather than having to painstakingly do it myself. Of course, I am the one who is making it up, but it happens when I'm not paying attention so the process is upgraded and streamlined for me.
I hope that helped!
This is something I've built up over years of study.
If you don't do anything to start your day, it's easy enough, and still very effective to take a few deep breaths, affirm with your mind and emotions that this will be a great day, and think of something you're grateful for or that you are looking forward to in the coming day. That alone can shift your world quite nicely.
Thanks for reading! Feel free to shoot me a message or leave a comment about other topics you'd like to read about. And for yesterday's comment asking me if I have a podcast, I do! It's called Stars and Spirits and more episodes are coming for you soon. Also, expect more youtube videos in the future, I'm getting back into it.
Love you guys! Have a great day, and thanks again. Your open heart makes the world a better place. I can feel it.
Charis melina brown
Healer, Oracle, Starseed, & Muse. Forever dreamer with fast feet and busy hands. Introvert in the physical world (mostly) and extrovert online (mostly.) This blog is meant for geeking out and digging in to the unseen, but very important parts of life that are intense for those of us who see them, and invisible for others. As I always say, we don't choose the multidimensional life - it chooses us. But I wouldn't want it any other way.