Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Focus Your Thoughts

A very important part of learning how to channel is learning how to focus your thoughts. Meditating will help you to do this. There are other activities which, when done very intensely will serve the same purpose like running, or drawing, or maybe writing, but for our purposes here I’m urging a practice of meditation.

Now, please try not to get so all fired impressed with people who say they can meditate for hours on end and adopt that as your goal. What you need, instead in the beginning, is a regular practice. Every day for 10 minutes. First of all this is not going to put a crimp in any of your other activities. For pity sake, the day is 24 hours long. You can spare 10 minutes of it to meditate. Additionally, you’re the one who said they wanted to learn how to channel. I’m telling you that you need to do this. For clarity. Fine, you’re channeling and somebody says, “If you don’t turn right at the corner three people are going to die.” Well, that’s channeling isn’t it? Yes. It’s also warped channeling. So, meditate already. For clarity.

Next, put away all your expectations about what meditating is like or how you think it should be. It starts out one way and ends another. It is over time that your meditation will change and it is as you do it more and more that you begin to see the results of the meditations. But, I’m getting ahead of myself.

It starts like Grand Central Station in your head. There’s just no getting around it. Your mind is not trained. It’s a new place to be. You’re trying to be quiet and it just isn’t working. Do you quit? No. Keep doing it.

Be kind to yourself. Realize that for everybody it is going to be noisy in their head in the beginning. It happens to everybody. Be kind toward your wayward mind and when you find yourself straying from the act of meditating and thinking about all the things you want to do or all the things you need to do gently take your mind by the hand like you would a little kid straying from a path and bring them back to the meditation. If you’ve got to do that 25 times during the 10 minutes you’ve devoted for meditating do it. The next time you meditate you’ll only have to do it 22 times.

What you could do is to have a piece of paper and a pencil by your side and every time a thought occurs to you write it down. That way you won’t spend energy being anxious that you’re going to forget something. Actually, this technique is fantastic to use for getting your ducks in order for the day. Just depends on how you look at it. In any case, reassuring your mind that you are not ignoring it, that you depend upon it to keep you on track and you appreciate all these reminders of things to do is great. Eventually, it will realize (this is your subconscious, by the way) that you are not going nuts with this new practice of meditation and it will be quiet for the time that you want to spend meditating.

Something else that happens to folks who embark upon a practice of meditation is their own personal demons will rise quickly to the surface. This is also understandable. Keep meditating. You are toeing your way into an expanded reality and for somebody who is trying to learn how to channel the clairaudience and the clairvoyance takes off. You’re not trained in this and it’s going to be odd, strange, weird and possibly frightening. You know it’s coming. Keep meditating. The distorted, yowling faces will stop. I know. It happened to me.

In the beginning you can use tricks to help you move into the meditation. You can visualize yourself descending a ladder. You can count backwards. There are all sorts of things you can do to help yourself into the meditative state of mind. I used to pretend I was melting like when Dorothy throws water on the Wicked Witch of the West. She melted. It was great for moving me into a meditation. Whatever rocks your boat. There are lots of techniques to try out.

Get a book about meditating. It doesn’t matter which one. There are lots on the market. Find one and try out a few of the techniques. They work. What doesn’t work is the person trying to learn how to meditate because they don’t stick with it. Same thing with diets. That’s why there are so many books on the market. Anyway, if you can make a deal with yourself that you are going to devote a short period of time every single day for a month to a practice of meditation and then step back at the end to see how you did I can almost guarantee that you’re going to see results. This will be the encouragement you need to continue.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, I just attempted to contact my spirit guide yesturday for the first time. I sat in the dark and tried to meditate for as long as I could, which was not very long..probably about 3 or 4 minutes. I tried agin this morning, but with no success. I really feel like I believe they are there, but it is hard for me to concentrate and meditate. I haev a few questions. How long, on average does it take to fully connect with your spirit guide? I am 19, so does age play a role in who is better able to connect with their guides? Do you have to meditate in order to contact your guide? Or does it have to be so formal, in a sense tha everything always has to be guiet and meditative and you have to open your chakras etc.?

Lady Skye Fyre said...

Hi Anonymous one. There is really no average I think in how long it takes to connect with a guide. For me it was several years. I've seen other people do it in 10 minutes. I think when a person is in the me-me-me mode it is likely more difficult to speak with spirit. An introspective attitude, I believe, is helpful.

In the beginning I believed I needed to meditate and I think at that time I did need to. Now, I don't have to in order to channel, though meditating helps me to see through to more angles of a situation.

And, in the beginning having a routine, a more formal approach might be of use. After awhile perhaps it is not so necessary.

It is a journey that changes over time just as you have as you grow. When you were 8 your reality was one thing and when you are 19 it is different.

Before channeling is one reality. After channeling it is quite another. Expect to be even more selfless. Expect to be of use. Expect to work harder. Expect your life to be incredibly more interesting. At least, that's my take on it.

There are probably as many different ways to learn to channel as there are teachers to teach it. My own approach is very informal and laid back. I also expect my students to be mature in their attitudes. I do not like to teach immature individuals. I do not like to teach people who are firmly entrenched in a victim stance.

I expect to help people only for a short time. Learning to channel is a very personal thing and most students read a little bit, ask a few questions and then go happily off on their own. It sometimes takes a long time to move through the experience and hammering away at it every day is sometimes counter-productive.

Take your time. Cultivate other interests. Be open to new ideas. If there is one way to do something there are four other ways to do the same thing if the first way doesn't seem to work.

And, by all means be open to your own psychological growth which I assure you will happen as you move into the channeling experience. It's your responsibility to seek assistance if you don't already know what to do on your own.

Believe me, learning how to channel will push your buttons. Get set for the most tremendous personal growth you've done in some time. And, good luck.

Bobby said...

Hi Lady Skye Fyre

Just curious if you will be posting again anytime soon... I love reading what you have to say.

Take care!

Lady Skye Fyre said...

Hi Bobby. Yes, I will start up again. I got caught up in lots of work activities this last month and didn't have time to turn around and spit! I will sit down this week to do some serious writing. Thanks for the nudge.

Anonymous said...

I wanted to say I have read a channeled message from SaLuSa, a member of the Galactic Federation which states; Humans will eventually not have the need to eat, as they will be able to re-energize with various light sources.