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Simply Meditation by Lynne Lauren
Lynne Lauren was an exceptional clairvoyant who has taught meditation and spiritual development for many years. I was honoured to know her.
I used to work with Lynne years ago at a time when I organised psychic fairs. She was always a very popular reader and I valued her support back when my own personal life was in turmoil. She was also amazingly accurate and some of her insights from back then are still coming to pass in my life. In one reading she saw that I would be writing a book. She saw it as blue with 'a lot of light behind it'. It was only earlier this year after I'd named my book and chosen the cover that I remembered that reading. The cover is indeed blue and the title is Light behind the Angels!
I remember Lynne handing me a typed manuscript full of exercises that she had developed and used with her students. I was impressed by them and it is good to see that these exercises have now been been expanded upon, refined and published in Simply Meditation, making them available to the wider public. I know they are tried and tested techniques that are effective. As the title suggests there is nothing complex to wade through here. Everything has been presented in easily understood language.
The book is split into helpful sections, starting with some key meditations that it is worth mastering first. Then there is a focus on clarifying and healing yourself. There are exercises to help you with dissolving and releasing toxic emotions and memories, build self esteem, reduce stress and move past blocks. Some of these techniques can be used to perform regular cleanups of your energy system which is useful if you are going through a stressful situation, or work as a healer or psychic, or in another profession where you are exposed to a lot of difficult energies.
This is very much a self help guide, giving you visualisation techniques that help you to move on from whatever traumas and memories have limited your perception of self. Obviously if you are currently in a state of severe mental or emotional distress then reaching out to a professional to help you would be wise.
Of course the effects of meditation and visualisation are cumulative. Working through the book doing each technique just once will have a limited effect. Picking a visualisation that suits your needs and working with it once or twice a day over a few weeks will be much more likely to produce satisfying and lasting results.
As well as techniques to clear your old baggage out of the way Lynne included tips to improve all kinds of psychic awareness and perception. In keeping with the rest of the book there is nothing too complex to follow here. These are ways of using your intention and attention to widen the range of psychic perceptions you can tune into and to make you aware of what you already pick up on, perhaps without consciously acknowledging it.
There was only one small part of a useful meditation I tried that I didnt like. Lynne described visualising yourself standing on a golden sieve of light which you take hold of, lift and pull up through yourself and your aura to catch any heavy energy and negativity. Once it is clear of the top of your head you imagine that you can pull the edges together with a drawstring to form a bag. Lynne suggests then taking the bag and dropping it out of the window onto the ground in your minds eye or letting it go and watching it float away into the distance. My own bag of gunk was too heavy to float off and I couldnt bring myself to drop a bag of rubbish onto the ground and so I visualised a shiny dustbin to contain the rubbish that angelic helpers could then take away and empty for me. Thats the beauty of visualisations- once you have got the hang of the basic structure you can tweak details and make them more personalised for you.
Lynne passed away peacefully at the end of November 2012 and will be missed by everyone who knew her.
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