Dear Newbies,

I am so excited you are here! Why am I redefining meditation?  Well, it has only been just recently that I realized that my meditations would not be actually considered meditation, in the classical sense.  The short definition of meditation is that one centers and calms themselves and through various methods they attempt to keep their focus on the now moment.  I have been going on journeys of consciousness for about 3 or 4 years now.  I thought I was going on guided meditations because I would come up with a scenario and then go into the meditation and let it unfold.  When I looked up the definition to guided meditation, I learned that it meant that a listener uses someone else’s voice to keep that focus in the now moment.  So that wasn’t what I have been doing.  I looked up astral travel which is basically Out of Body Experiences.  I am not doing that either.  I am firmly in my body when I meditate even when I am visiting other worlds.  I am literally taking my consciousness and stretching it.  I am very aware that I am in more than one place at a time or have more than one experience at the same time.  I also am well aware that I am not the only one having these experiences.  I thought about trying to come up with a new name for what I have been doing but instead I kept getting prompted to “redefine meditation”.

So what is wrong with classical meditation?  Nothing!  Absolutely Nothing!  As a matter of fact, it is a fabulous skill to have.  In the very beginning of my self discovery I tried to do it.  I could never get in to it.  I sucked at it!  I would fall asleep or spend the entire time trying not to think of how much longer I needed to go before I was done.  It was work!  It wasn’t fun for me.  More power to anyone out there who can do it.  I don’t have the discipline…or the desire to discipline myself! 🙂

Lucky for me, I started doing my own thing.

I had no teacher. I just started doing it.  This does not make me a genius. I have always been a very active daydreamer. Meditation and daydreams go hand in hand.  To me, there is a natural evolution from one to the other. Meditation is easy, it is just stepping into a daydream.  The difference between this redefined method of meditation and a daydream is that in a daydream we are controlling the unfolding of the imagining and experiencing what makes us happy (or even imagining what we fear will happen).  In a meditation the experience unfolds for us and we observe or interact or both.  During these meditations we are conscious and will interact but we are letting the experience unfold, as it will. We do not control it.  The hardest part is trusting yourself and understanding the information that you are receiving. But both of those things are a continual process and we will always be working on them.    I will post my own meditations here and any that get shared or sent to me as well.  I hope to illustrate that the possibilities are wild and amazing and endless.  Your guidance can and does communicate directly with you.  I will be occasionally posting meditations on the blog for you to do, if you like. I will refer to them as games because that is what they are. Consciousness stretching games! There will be games that teach you something about yourself, games that expand your sensory awareness, games that teach your mind that all things are possible, and games that bring you into contact with other beings. Does this sound like fun to you? I hope the answer is yes. Everything will not be rainbows and sunshine. Some of the meditations that take us inward can be very serious and even intense. But if you have found your way to this blog, this should be no surprise to you. All these inner journeys carry the possibility of amazing Ah Ha moments, healings and personal growth.

An important point to make at this juncture is that individually you will receive information during meditations in different ways. All are correct ways of receiving! So far I have learned of the following ways of receiving information.

  • Visual: This consists of visually seeing what is happening around you.
  • Sensory: This is experiencing information through all your senses. Feel the texture of the ground under your feet, taste the blueberry, smell the woods, hear the birds overhead, and of course sight. You might have one sense that picks up things stronger than others.
  • Auditory: This consists of hearing the information.
  • Knowings: This is information that just pops into your head.
  • Vibrational: This is hard for me to understand, so my friend Melissa explains.   She wrote this for me, “I “see” in those sine waves. The electrical energy of it – of all. I hear in vibration. Every vibration has a tone to it like a note from an instrument. Emotion has a tone – every single emotion has a different tonal quality. You will be playing more than one note at a time. I experience each person as a song. People together are an orchestral movement. I “see” us as those sine waves. Each tone has an accompanying sine wave. Those sine waves weave together to form the image of you. Each of you is a tapestry. Together a huge mural playing out. I feel those sine wave connections from one BEing to the next – like the spider web. I can ride that sine wave forward or backward.”—She had to figure out what she was getting at the beginning. It was like learning a new language for her.

I’m sure there are other ways out there. So if you are not listed above please let me know and I will add it to the list. I don’t want anyone to feel they are alone and frustrated in what/how they are experiencing energy. You also could easily be a combination of any of the above. THERE IS NO WRONG WAY! Also know that you are not locked into the way you receive energy. For example, I have been very visual for years. My visuals combined with knowings are how I communicated and tried to understand what was being presented to me. Just recently I have learned how to hear and now I am trying to focus on feelings, both sensory and emotional. I could learn to “see” vibrationally if I wanted but it would take a lot of effort so I will focus on what comes naturally. Just choose the easy path! Human like to make things hard. LOL! The next point that I want to make is that what comes to us is encoded with meaning. These codes are often based on YOUR personal experiences, understanding and beliefs. When it is not based on you it is based on a meaning that they know you can easily search out and discover. What “appears” to you is never random and accidental. There are layers of meaning in everything. Let take something easy as an example. When I meet a Being I try to remember to ask for their name at some point in the interaction. If one is given to me I always look up the meaning of the name when I am done with the meditation. If the meaning of the name doesn’t ring true with me, I will look up the numerology of the name. This being, whoever they may be, most likely is giving me a code for the energy that they embody or represent. Also it is a handy tool for me to remember them by!

The only thing you need to do at this point is find some quiet time, get comfortable and pick a game to play.  Center yourself and pay attention to what unfolds for you.  Know that you can ask questions at any time.  If you are not understanding something ask for it to be presented to you in a different way, or think of a way to phrase your question differently.  If you get interrupted during a meditation, don’t worry.  There is no time on the other side of the veil.  I have often stopped and changed a diaper or answered a door bell and then centered and calmed myself again and picked up right where I left off.  I would recommend that you keep a journal of what you experience.  I wish I had started keeping one sooner.  There are so many times that I have read my own record of an experience and it is full of details and information that I had forgotten.  Your biggest issue will probably be the fact that you won’t know the difference between your own imagination and information received.  This is only something that is resolved with continual practice and building the trust in yourself.  This is still something that I experience!  I find validation when my meditation unfolds in such a way that is so out of left field that I know that my mind didn’t jump there all by its self.  So write down what you experience and you will have a record of how your consciousness is stretching and your abilities growing.  Have fun and please let me know if you have any questions.

Love Esther

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