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Creative Solutions and Meditation
Meditation gets us in touch with our expanded self. In addition to revealing our spiritual nature, another avenue that it opens is our creativity.
We each have the capacity to work out problems. How effective we are includes our previous input, experiences, and willingness to put various options together to form a new outcome.
On the spiritual path we see results when creatively helping others find solutions and get beyond stumbling blocks. While we are helping we feel good and this gives us the incentive to give and grow through virtues even more. Like creates like and our acts of kindness and goodness mushroom for ourselves and through our example for others.
To creatively solve a personal dilemma through meditation begin by sitting in a meditation pose with a journal and pen at your side. Close your eyes and mentally say a prayer or affirmation for insight.
Begin even and regular breathing, such as one count to inhale and one count to exhale. Continue this rhythm throughout your meditation without saying the numbers, just keeping up the pattern.
Now with your rhythmic breathing established and sitting still, pose the question or problem in your thoughts that you wish to solve. Here is where the creative part comes in. When you are physically and emotionally calm the waters of your mind become still and you can see further into issues for answers and ideas. It is similar to seeing deeply into a body of water that is clear and calm, as opposed to seeing nothing under a thrashing surf at the shore.
In the stillness and silence be prepared for new ideas to arise to your conscious mind, and just let them come to you even if they seem unlikely. It is in picking and choosing between new thoughts that pull out the creative solution that will work best for our intent.
Finish your meditation with an affirmation for personal and world peace and betterment. Take a deep inhalation and slowly release it. Open your eyes and write your new ideas in your journal before getting up. Stretch out and go on with your day. You can always develop your creative ideas further by more meditation.
I invite you to join me in a daily world peace cyber group meditation. Click the article here to read about it.
Meditation Lessons for Teens and Adults
More than 70 offerings, from guided meditation techniques to on-the-go stress relief and relationship meditations interspersed with verse, and a section of special occasion prayers. 114 pages. Formats: PDF | EPUB | Paperback | Apple | NOOK | Kindle
Meditation for All Kids
Sitting, walking, dance and group circle meditations, along with positive affirmations, verses and benefits of meditation for kids of all ages and abilities in a 100 page book with illustrations. Formats: PDF | EPUB | Paperback | Apple | NOOK | Kindle
Article by Susan Helene Kramer
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