Meditation for beginners

Hi!   Lynda Ellen here with another Blog! 

One of my clients asked me about Meditation recently. It was quite an advanced question, but it got me thinking about Meditation in general. If, like me, you always wanted to do things like Meditation, Yoga, Tai Chi etc that you had heard about, but never quite found the time to actually start, this Blog is for you.

Meditation brings wisdom;

Lack of mediation leaves ignorance.  (note: m e d i a t i o n)

Know well what leads you forward

and what holds you back,

and choose the path

that leads to wisdom.

Buddha

So, here are some suggestions of how to Find the Best in You!

When you start to meditate you begin to FEEL into yourself.  You become aware of how you feel physically and emotionally.  You start to gain clear insight into your life and your purpose. Intuition becomes more and more clear, and when you consider your intention, you become a superfeeler.

Meditation focuses on the breath. There are so many techniques that involve different things to do with the breath. You can count the breath as it comes and goes, holding the breath at the top and at the bottom; breathe short and fast, long and deep, and vary pace and timing to an infinite number of possibilities. The idea behind all the breath work is to allow you to become more aware of yourself in the present moment.  When you take a deep breath, you can feel more than when your breathing is shallow.  It also grounds you and helps you to relax.

Try it now. Wherever you are, close your eyes and take a huge deep breath in through your nose. Hold it at the top for a few moments, then slowly release all the air out through your mouth. Repeat twice more and gently open your eyes.

Imagine if you did more feeling in your daily life and allowed yourself the opportunity to feel your way through circumstances when you weren’t meditating. Imagine if you had space between you and whatever is going on in your life.  With meditation, you become a sensitised superhero, completely in control, with endless possibilities at your fingertips. When we aren’t feeling and aren’t meditating regularly, we are subject to our insecurities, mood swings and negative thoughts.  Who can see clearly under all that rubbish?

Cultivating a daily mediation practice removes the stuff that fogs up your access to your best self and clear thinking.  It’s like sitting behind a dirty, smeary window and one day remembering you can pick up a cloth, wipe the window clean and discover gorgeous scenery on the other side.

Setting up a home meditation practice is even simpler than setting up a yoga practice space. You don’t need anything that you don’t already have. You can meditate on your couch, sitting up in bed, or even at your desk. However, having a special spot will probably help with familiarity and regularity of your practice.  You can just use two thick blankets folded up and placed on the floor against a wall. It’s simple, easy and comfortable. As you walk by each morning and see the blankets, remember to take five minutes to sit and feel into your breath. Your day will be better!

Here are three tips to begin you meditation practice:

  1. Don’t Worry About Clearing Your Mind – It’s easy to fall into the belief that the goal of meditation is to have a crystal clear mind so you can see all the secrets of the Universe!

Don’t worry: plenty of cool experiences are going to happen to you. There is no need to get wrapped up in getting everything right straight away.

The mind wanders – that’s just what it does.  Every time your thoughts carry you off on a journey, just bring your attention back to your breath, back to feeling. That is what we need to practice.

The goal is to notice when your mind wanders. When you notice, you have a choice. You can go along for the ride, or you can guide your attention right back inward.  You will do this over and over again. Just see things as they happen. Guide your attention back to breathing and feeling. That’s your practice. Make the goal a process, not the destination.

  1. Write it down. When you have a ‘light bulb moment’ you don’t want to forget it.

Exciting thoughts and spontaneous ideas will come to you during meditation.  They may be great plans for  your business, a creative combination to try out in the kitchen, or your next project to work on at home. When these flashes of brilliance pop into your mind, do not try to remember or store them for later. Just stop, take a moment and write them down in the note book you keep close by. Now it’s down on paper, and you can come back to deal with it later. For the next few moments, come right back to your breath. Your light bulb moments are now preserved and your sacred meditation time intact. Win/win.

  1. Keep it Regular.  Just like yoga, we can talk about the benefits and understand how great life will be with all this practice.  But it only works if you actually do it! And the same rules apply: 5 minutes is better than nothing, and 5 minutes a day, every day, adds up to a whole lot. Try it out for one week and you’ll feel a big difference. First thing in the morning is a great time to set the habit.

You don’t even have to leave your bed for this one. This is what I do. Simply sit up, get comfortable and pay attention to your breath for five minutes. If your thoughts start to take you away from your breath, see if you can guide your attention right back. If your thoughts start to drift again, guide yourself back again.  After your five minutes, go about your day as usual and notice if you feel any different.

Hope this helps!  –  Lynda Ellen

Communication with those In Spirit

Hi Everyone!

Lynda Ellen here again – this time about a totally different subject: Communication With Those In Spirit.

Many of you have asked me about communicating with your loved ones in Spirit, so here are some guidelines in easy steps for you to try at home.

I know this system works, you just have to give it your best shot and persevere if it doesn’t work the first time.

Don’t worry, you will not ‘conjure up’ bad Spirits; your Intention is the most important thing. Your loved ones are around you; you just have to create the right environment for them to communicate with you.

Firstly, find yourself a relaxed, quiet place to sit. You do not want to be disturbed whilst you do this. You will then need the following items:

  1. A glass of water
  2. Light 3 candles (tea lights will do)
  3. Hold a pink rose quartz crystal in each hand
  4. Deep Breaths

The above are representative of the four elements – Earth (Crystals), Air (Deep Breaths), Fire (Candles) & Water (Glass of).

You need to ‘open up’ to sense the Energy around you. I do this by visualising a lotus flower. (Please see the pictures below). As the petals slowly open, just as they would do in the early morning sun, so your crown chakra is opening to receive messages from your loved ones.

Now take some sips of the water to help ground you. This means relax and let go of the day’s business and troublesome events.

Light your candles if you have not already done so.

Pick up your crystals in each hand, then take 3 or 4 really big, deep breaths. Lift your shoulders as you slowly breathe in, then blow that air our really hard!

There is nothing polite or ladylike about this! By now you should be a lot more relaxed and ready to speak to your loved ones.

By all means have a  photograph nearby if you feel you would like to, but it is not necessary. Then just start speaking to Grandma or whoever it is you would like to connect with. Tell her about anything you feel she would like to know or anything she can help you with.  Try to keep it simple at first and conclude by asking her one question you would like answered. Finish by saying – “Until next time, or au revoir, NOT goodbye, just so she knows you intend to continue trying to connect with her another day.

Now sip some water and remember DO NOT DRIVE for at least 15 minutes after you finish. You can get spots before the eyes and/or blurred vision.

What should you expect to feel? Well, we are all different. But YOU know how your loved ones ‘felt’ to you when they were this side of life. So try to sense them standing behind or to either side of you. Female energy is lighter than male energy. If you feel tingles, a light touch on your hair, face or body, then think about what side of you was affected. Left side is female energy, right side male.

Another question I am often asked is “Can I connect with a person in Spirit that I didn’t know personally?”  Yes, absolutely. If they have crossed over,    they can come through. 

Animals are very precious to us; again my clients frequently ask if an animal has a Soul and if it can go to Heaven just like us.  Again, yes, absolutely.

There is NO difference in connecting with animal Souls to human ones. Some Mediums try to say it is a separate ‘gift’ to be able to connect with them;

I disagree, if they have crossed over, they can come through.

The only questions we cannot answer as Mediums is WHO will come through, or WHEN.  Even the best Mediums and Spiritual people in the World cannot answer this.  It is possible for loved ones to step forward and communicate with us very soon after their passing, but in some cases we may not hear from them for many, many years.

I would always advise, if I am asked, not to have a Reading too soon after a passing. Try to wait 6 months if you can, but at least 3 months. It can interfere with the grieving process, which unfortunately we all go through in a different timescale.  It is not harmful in any way to those who have crossed over – they simply will not step forward until they are ready to do so. It does not mean that they do not love you or you have done something wrong.

THEY STEP FORWARD WHEN THE TIME IS RIGHT

A very famous Medium, Jon Edward, was very close to his Mother, who sadly dies of Cancer.  They agreed she would contact him as soon as she could after she died. Of course he expected her to speak to him very soon as he was a famous Medium, but more than 10 years passed before she finally came through.

Once you ‘know’ that you are getting some connection with those who have crossed, try to do it at about the same time of the day. You do not have to try every day, but they enjoy a ‘routine’ and the energy connection will strengthen more easily if they know when to expect you!

Now, how do you know how to receive the answers to your questions. Well, I find just as I wake up in the morning, after I have been speaking to my loved ones the night before, is a very good time for them to give me an ‘answer’, often in the form of a picture I see or words I hear in my head.

They also like to give us signs, which can take many forms.  You may switch on the radio or TV and there is your answer!  You may open the Newspaper or a book and a word jumps right off the page. Number plates on a car, a sign hanging in a shop window, all these things can be the ‘answer’ you need.

Yes, loved ones do appear as butterflies or robins. I don’t mean if you see one solitary butterfly or robin its them. But if you see one in a place or at a time when you would not expect it, or you repeatedly see robins or butterflies around you, then yes, it is them.

I really hope you have a go at the above. You have nothing to lose by trying, and everything to gain! How wonderful to feel the presence of those in Heaven, but even more wonderful to have active communication with them.  With my very best wishes to you all until next time – Lynda Ellen xxx

You are never wrong to do the right thing

I often have a person, or persons, from the Other Side pop in before I start a Reading – always in my en-suite bathroom!

Most of the time it’s a relative or friend of one of the clients I Read for on that day, but not always. Sometimes the Spirit can be around me for up to a week before the Reading, which can be quite draining if they are anxious or really concerned to get their message across.

I always know when I have connected with their loved one in two ways: firstly, I recognise their energy when they come into the Reading and secondly, I feel so much lighter when I have delivered their message.

Last night, as I was getting ready for bed, a Spirit came in encouraging me to write this article.

So, here I am, Wednesday 15th August 2018 at 9pm, suddenly writing as fast as I can (by hand in the old fashioned way!), being guided to ‘get on with it’ and write my first Blog!

I have a feeling they are going to have quite a lot to say on all sorts of subjects, but tonight it seems to be inspired by one of my favourite quotes:

                YOU ARE NEVER WRONG TO DO THE RIGHT THING

                                                                                                                                    MARK TWAIN

But, what is the Right Thing To Do?

I Read for all sorts of people from many walks of life, most of whom have decisions to make of one sort or another. It is my job to be the Messenger between Spirit and my Client, to point out the positives and negatives of the pathways open to them at that time and, possibly in the future.

It is not my job to stand in judgement of them.

When someone books an appointment, I ask only for their first name and contact telephone number, just in case I need to cancel. I don’t have or need any other information; it’s a bit like an artist working with a blank canvas – I like it that way. Also, I work to a strict confidentiality policy. I cover all areas of life; sometimes matters which are still under current Police investigation.

My Readings often make the client stop and think. The information a Spirit gives them validates that I am truly connecting with the person I say it is, then off we go! What Spirits have to say can be comforting, healing, funny or very harsh at times, but they always have the best interests of my client at heart.

So, we come back to the original question: What is the Right Thing To Do?

Spirit never cease to amaze me with the answers they give! For example, I was Reading for a drug dealer who asked me if he should stop dealing – could I see a different pathway for him?

(At this point I should say that I rarely know who I am Reading for when an appointment is made. It’s only when the energy opens up that I get to ‘see and sense’ certain things)

His relative in Spirit pointed out to him that he had his own (legal) business, a wonderful wife and a precious family.

His response was that although he knew this was true, his business was not doing so well lately; he needed the extra income to look after his wife and family.

Spirit then pointed out the potential danger and harm to other families that drugs can cause.

His response: ‘Well, if I didn’t sell them, someone else would, so why shouldn’t my family benefit?’

Spirit then talked about the cause and effect of his own drug abuse over the years. They pointed out to him that one of the reasons he was having this Reading was because he knew in his heart of hearts that his own health was now at risk; indeed his life may end prematurely if he continued to live this lifestyle.

Now, finally, they had his attention.

I then reminded him of how much he loved his wife and family. I could see it very clearly in the cards. It also showed how much his wife needed him after a recent major operation.

Spirit then spoke about his grown-up son, describing his character and behaviour very accurately.

I could tell that Spirit were hitting home with the evidence being given describing the son’s activities, which were putting his young life at risk.

Finally I was guided to point out to my client the circumstances of three deaths of local young men who had all died as a direct result of drug abuse.  The so called ‘soft drugs’ that had led them down a negative pathway escalated to high risk activities.

This harsh reality was going on all around him and his son. How would he feel if he had to attend his own son’s funeral?

So we then came back to the original question: What is the Right Thing to do?

My response: You knew before you came here the answer to that question. You just needed those in Spirit to validate your thoughts. They have done a powerful job of it today.

I often finish a Reading by saying to my client ‘I hope this Reading has helped you today, and at least made you think’. I’m saying this to all of you who have been kind enough to read this Blog, and look forward to covering a different topic next time. Who knows what they will have me write!

The final word goes to Mark Twain:

YOU ARE NEVER WRONG TO DO THE RIGHT THING

Lynda Ellen (with thanks to my Spirit friends) xx

Hello, and Welcome

Hello Everyone!

I’m Lynda. Welcome to my site, and my Blog.

A couple of years ago I decided to write a free monthly Newsletter to all my clients. I did this for 12 months as a ‘thank you’ to them all for their continued custom and support. Each month the Newsletter would cover the relevant Numerological energy for that month, together with Spiritual topics that I wanted to talk about.

The letters were warmly received and I was encouraged to write more about different aspects of Spirituality. For a variety of reasons back then it wasn’t the right time for me to do that. But as I start a new chapter in my life, now seems like the right time to share more. Now, if anyone had told me two years ago that I would start my own ‘Blog’ I would have laughed, but here I am, coming up to the age of 63, doing just that!

As I am sure many of you who know me would point out life goes in nine year cycles, so here is the new start of my seventh cycle of life. I would add to that: the number 7 is also about study and learning. It is a Spiritual number that needs to have found a belief system and meaning to life. It is also very much about nature, so perhaps I should be writing this in the garden!

I hope you enjoy my Blog. I’d welcome your feedback.

Lynda Ellen xx