Meditation is often misunderstood and because of that, tends to have a mysticism about it. Really, it isn’t much more than taking time to focus your thoughts. Law of Attraction meditation is helpful when you want to do this.
The reason it has mystic image is probably because it goes back many centuries and is associated with some religions. Both Buddhism and Taoism developed forms of meditation around the 4th and 5th centuries.
The word “meditation” is from the Latin, “meditatum” which means “to ponder”. It isn’t really known how or when, what we understand as meditation was developed, but a monk named Guigo II referred to a step by step process called “meditato” in the 12th century.
It’s thought that as far back as prehistoric times rhythmic chants were used during offerings to gods. Some think cavemen, who spent a lot of time in the dark may have slipped into different states of mind or into a trance while staring at a fire. Both these practices could possibly be associated to a form of meditation.
It was Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the founder of Transcendental Meditation, who brought it to the west in the late 1960’s. In the 1970’s, it moved from being considered a weird practice, to being normal.
The US spiritual counsellor and author, Philip Goldberg wrote that “meditation moved from the counterculture to the mainstream, from weird to respectable, from youthful mind expansion to middle-age stress remedy.” It was a sort of East meets West with health benefits.
It’s a form of mindfulness where a mantra is repeated to help clear the mind and so help with relaxation. There are obviously many benefits to relaxing the body. These include reduced stress, lower blood pressure, better sleep and less depression, together with many other benefits according to research presented by the David Lynch Foundation.
What About Law of Attraction Meditation?
Is there even such as thing, or a need for Law of Attraction meditation? Well they both exist, so why not together? Perhaps it’s best to first consider how our mind works. Then, tie that in to how the Law of Attraction works.
If you really think about it and are truly honest, you know yourself and the way you work, better than anyone else. You will experience a set of regular patterns that are a part of your life. These can be both good and not so good for us, but they are what we know from deep inside our mind.
The actions we take, resulting from these patterns we have in our life, are from our beliefs which are held in the subconscious mind. If we want to make changes, we should first find out what the causes are. This is where the Law of Attraction meditation might help.
You subconsciously know the answer, but to bring it to the conscious mind, you need to do some deep searching. One way of doing this is by, what the author, John Kehoe calls contemplation.
This is a “mild” form of meditation where you sit quietly and relaxed, contemplating what it is you want to find out about yourself. You simply ask yourself some probing questions and listen for the answers – they will come to you. You can, if you wish, go a step further by meditating.
Using Meditation with the Law of Attraction
Keep in mind, as I pointed out earlier, there is nothing mystical or magical about this. It’s merely getting into a relaxed state, so you can centre your mind to bring thoughts and beliefs from the subconscious into the conscious mind.
If, for example, you’re lonely and desperately want to find a partner, meditation won’t bring a person to you. It will help you though, to understand the beliefs you have about yourself that might be preventing it from happening.
This is a very important point, before you can use the Law of Attraction to get something you want, you must align your mind to believe that it’s already yours. If you struggle to do this, chances are you have a limiting belief about yourself. Meditating on it can help you discover what it is.
Once you’re aware of where the problem lies, you can then use other techniques such as affirmations and visualisation to change your limiting belief. This will change the way you act, which will affect your circumstances, the people and things that are in your life. You change and your world changes with you.
Preparing for Your Meditation
You should find a quiet place where you’re not likely to be disturbed. It doesn’t matter if you lie down or sit up. You should bear in mind that if you do choose to lie down, you might fall asleep, which you don’t really want to do.
There are various ways to get into a relaxed state, the one I find best is what I call the one to eight method. This involves starting with your feet, feeling a relaxing sensation moving up your legs to the knees. As you do this breathe in slowly counting to yourself 1-1-1. As you breathe out, feel that part of your body relaxing.
Next move from your knees up to your thighs, while inhaling, counting 2-2-2. Breathe out feeling the relaxation. Count 3-3-3 as you breathe in and move up your arms and torso, then feel the relaxation as you breathe out. Move from the neck to the top of your head as you breathe in, counting 4-4-4, then exhale and feel that part of your body relax.
Then, you go back again. Inhale, then exhale and as you do, feel a deeper relaxation as you move from the top of the head to the base of the neck, while counting 5-5-5. Repeat this, by moving down from the neck through the torso and arms as you exhale, counting 6-6-6.
Move from the thighs down to your knees as you exhale, counting 7-7-7. Finally, move down your lower legs, past the ankles, to the tips of your toes as you exhale, counting 8-8-8.
This is an excellent and effective way to get yourself very relaxed and into a state where you’re ready to clear your mind Your mind is where you really need to focus.
Doing the Meditation
I wouldn’t suggest that you try to get yourself into a deep trance because the purpose of this Law of Attraction meditation is to merely look inside to try and understand yourself better. As I mentioned earlier, it’s about contemplating what you want, why you want it and what, if anything, has been preventing you getting it.
Once you’re feeling relaxed, you can begin to think about the different patterns you have in your life. Are any of them negative and a hindrance to achieving what you want to? What are the deep-rooted beliefs you have that are causing this?
You’ll probably become aware of limiting thoughts you have about yourself and it’s likely they are caused by your beliefs. This isn’t something to feel bad about, in fact it should be the opposite.
You’re identifying what’s holding you back and it’ll be a belief you have about yourself which someone else planted years ago, when you were too young to know any better. Think about that belief and consider the different areas of your life that it affects.
It not only affects you, but others around you also. You see, your thoughts and actions caused by your beliefs, lead to the results you are getting. What do you want those results to be and what do you need to change in order to achieve them?
The Power of the Law of Attraction Meditation
I believe that meditation definitely has its place, but for me, other techniques work better. We are all different and what suits one person, might not be as effective for another. That’s not to decry the power of meditation working with the Law of Attraction.
There’s no doubt that it can be a help in many ways. The US Department of Health and Human Services NIH issued an in-depth analysis of meditation which concluded that it might be helpful for a variety of conditions. It also states there have been some studies that help us understand how it affects the brain.
Meditating can help to bring insights about yourself from deep inside. It might help you to see into where you haven’t previously looked, and you may be surprised at what you discover about yourself. Law of Attraction meditation is one of many techniques that can help shape your mindset to move towards, and allow what it is you want.