Meditation - The Ultimate Guide

Meditation – The Ultimate Guide to Everything You Need to Know

Timotheus’ Note: Last update for this post – 30 October 2021. Latest update – 30 November 2021. Parts of the blog post have been edited to include updated information, and for accuracy. Also, the update has been edited to follow the new format.

Timotheus, Your Meditation Guide

Hello, my name is Timotheus, and I am so happy and grateful you have found this article. I have been meditating since a young child, and I enjoy meditating because of its many benefits. With my years of experience, I would like to share with you today in this blog post, Meditation – The Ultimate Guide to Everything You Need to Know.

Meditation is very good for your health and well being. It is an excellent practice, and it helps to develop a good and positive mind, body, and soul.

It is best that you read this article from here to the end. But in case you like to jump to specific sections, here is a Content Table with links to each section:


What is Meditation?

Meditation is a practice to exercise the mind such that we reach a penultimate state of stillness and silence. During this state, the meditator is fully conscious and aware. The meditator is in control of the situation, unlike a state of trance or hypnosis. The meditator is completely aware throughout the meditation journey.

It is at the point of complete stillness and silence that transformation can take place. This is the transformation of the character. And in this pure awareness of stillness and silence, insight and wisdom can arise.

What is Meditation? - A Brief Introduction
What is Meditation? – A Brief Introduction

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Why Do You Need to Meditate?

There are many reasons why more and more people are meditating. The modern world has become very stressful. In a fast paced world, many people face all kinds pressure from many sources.

One of the reasons that people meditation is to relieve stress. There are many other reasons. These include achieving good health, calming the mind, and even those who meditate for spiritual pursuits.

Why Do You Need to Meditate?
Why Do You Need to Meditate?

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What are the Benefits of Meditation?

As mentioned above, meditation can help to relieve stress. In today’s fast paced and high pressure world, many people are faced with lots of stress. Meditation can help calm the nerves and help a person to be at peace.

There are many other benefits of meditation. These include helping people who are suffering from insomnia, gaining a more focused mind, a spiritual practice, gaining insights, building better character, and even enlightenment.

What are the 12 Benefits You Gain When You Meditate?
What are the 12 Benefits You Gain When You Meditate?

To learn more about the 12 Benefits of Meditation, click on the image above.


What is the Correct State of Meditation?

When we meditate, our brain waves go into different states. They are Beta, Alpha, Theta, and Delta Waves Levels.

When we begin any meditation practice, we are at the Betas Waves level. As we sit comfortably in meditation, as we close our eyes, our brain waves begin to go to the Alpha Waves Level.

When we continue to meditate, the Theta Waves start to appear. When we go deeper into meditation, we begin to have Delta Waves. This is a very deep state of meditation. And the meditator begins to have spiritual experiences.

Spiritual Experiences During Your Meditation

When I first started to meditate, I would have wonderful spiritual experiences. After that, I learned that many people have spiritual experiences, too. And that happens because the meditator goes into a very deep state of meditation.

I have shared many spiritual experiences in many blog posts I have written on the Flowing Love Meditation website. You can browse for them with the Search function.

One of the spiritual experiences that I had was seeing something that is called the Blue Pearl. After years of seeing the Blue Pearl, I was fortunate to be introduced to a book titled Play of Consciousness by Swami Muktananda.

How I Learned of Swami Muktananda and The Blue Pearl?
How I Learned of Swami Muktananda and The Blue Pearl?

To read about my spiritual experience as well as learn from Swami Muktananda what does the blue pearl mean, go read my blog post about it. Click on the image above to get to the blog post.

What is the Correct State to Be When You Meditate?
What is the Correct State to Be When You Meditate?

So, What is the Correct State of Meditation? Find out when you click the above image.


When Should You Meditate?

Essentially, you can meditate at any time. If course, there is an ideal time to meditate. And that is at 4 am in the morning.

For me, I do my best to meditate at 4am whenever I can. If that is not possible, then I meditate around 6am.

Also, I meditate at night. I usually do this before bedtime.


What are the Ideal Conditions for Meditation?

As a beginner, it will help to set up ideal conditions for your meditation practice. Here are some suggestions for creating the ideal conditions. The first is the environment. The best is to have a room that is quiet and cool. And reduce any interruptions.

The ideal time to meditate is in the morning or late at night. In the morning, if possible, meditate before breakfast. Wear comfortable clothing when you meditate.

Essential Ideal Conditions to Enjoy a Wonderful Meditation Practice
Essential Ideal Conditions to Enjoy a Wonderful Meditation Practice

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How Long Should You Meditate?

Start your meditation practice for about 10 minutes per session. Do this until you are comfortable with meditation, and feel you can do more.

Then increase to by 5 minutes or more. Gradually, increase the duration to the ideal length of about one hour or more per session.

Usually, I would meditate at least 15 minutes per session. I would meditate longer when I have more time or when I feel tired or stressed.

I love meditating for at least an hour or more, and have done so in the past whenever I have time. At times, I would even visit temples, and sit and meditate for an entire day.


How Frequent Should You Practice Meditation?

The frequency of meditation should be at least once a day. If possible, it is better to do it twice a day.

For me, I meditate at least twice a day. Once in the morning and once at night.

When I can, when I work from home, I would meditate when I take short breaks from work.


What Should You Do When Thoughts Appear During Your Meditation?

When you have thoughts appearing during your meditation, do your best to gently put it aside.

Then return your focus back to the object of your meditation.

It is like a loving mother pushing a pram alongside a busy road filled with traffic. As the mother pushes the pram, there will be times when the pram moves closer to the road filled with danger.

The mother simply and lovingly adjust the path of the pram gently. And continues her journey with her baby forward.


What are the Types of Meditation?

There are many types of meditation. So many that I would like to start with a well known few. There are as follows:

1. Samatha Meditation

There is Samatha Meditation, which is a powerful meditation technique. It can help you attain tranquility of the mind. It achieves this by quieting the mind. It can also be used to achieve great states of calm and focus.

2. Breath Meditation

Then there is Breath Meditation. Actually, this is Samatha Meditation by another name.

Samatha Meditation is about focusing on only one object during the meditation. And in Breath Meditation, that one thing of focus is the Breath.

What is Breath Meditation and How to Practice It?
What is Breath Meditation and How to Practice It?

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3. Insight Meditation

As the name said so clearly, Insight Meditation is a form of meditation that helps us gain insights. It is a way to see things as they are. In Insight Meditation, the ultimate goal is stillness, silence and emptiness of thoughts. Another name for Insight Meditation is Vipassana Meditation.

As we empty all thoughts, we are finally left with only pristine awareness. With this pure and pristine awareness, we become aware of the presence of our true self.

4. Mindfulness Meditation

In Mindfulness Meditation, we seek to focus on a particular thought or activity. To fully immerse ourselves into that thought or activity until our minds are not thinking of anything else. And we do this, all the while, without judgement or condemnation.

What is The Practice of Mindfulness?

By doing this meditation practice, we learn to be mindful. Our minds are focused on what is happening now. Right now. Not what happened a minute ago, or what will happen in the future.

Click the image to learn more about mindfulness.

5. Walking Meditation

Walking Meditation is also a practice in mindfulness. And it is done by walking, and focusing only on walking. It sounds easy. But from my experience, this takes practice.

You need to fully focus on your every walking movement. And nothing else.

What is Walking Meditation and How to Practice It?
What is Walking Meditation and How to Practice It?

To learn how to do walking meditation, click on the image above.

6. Flowing Love Meditation

In the year 2000, my Master Spirit Guide, Avalokiteshvara, shared with me a very good and powerful meditation. He called it Flowing Love Meditation.

The meditation brings in Divine Love energy, and fills our bodies with this blessed energy. The energy helps to heal and energize our bodies. It also opens energy doorways and empowers us to create and manifest our reality.

Flowing Love Meditation with 10 Minutes Silent Meditation
Flowing Love Meditation with 10 Minutes Silent Meditation

If you like to practice Flowing Love Meditation, you can click on the image above. It is a guided meditation followed by 10 minutes silent meditation.

If you like to find out more about Flowing Love Meditation, click on the image below.

I Channeled the Flowing Love Meditation | Episode 6 | My Spiritual Journey
I Channeled the Flowing Love Meditation | Episode 6 | My Spiritual Journey

What is Healing Meditation?

When we meditate, we are actually already healing our bodies. As meditation helps us to relieve stress, reduce anxiety, ease pain, sleep better, and many more benefits (as mentioned above), our bodies get better.

At the same time, there are many types of healing meditations out there. And everyone one of us have many different bodies. To simplify, each of us have a physical body, an emotional body, and a spiritual body. There are a few more, but we will just discuss these three for now.

Together with my Master Spirit Guide and many Angels, I have created quite a few healing meditations. I will share them soon in future articles. Again, join the Flowing Love Meditation community to get updates.


What is Guided Meditation?

There are meditations that you can practice on your own. Then there are meditations where you can be guided along the journey.

This is when you attend a Guided Meditation or listen to one on your mobile phone, and you hear the person leading the meditation speak. You simply just sit and relax. Pay attention to the person speaking. Follow the steps.

There are many types of Guided Meditations. Here are some of them:

1. Guided Meditation to Contact Your Spirit Guides

Spirit Guides are divine beings who are with us, and always ready and willing to help us. But not many people can see or hear their Spirit Guides.

There are guided meditations to help you contact and connect with your Spirit Guides. I will be sharing a Guided Meditation to Contact Your Spirit Guides soon. Please join the Flowing Love Meditation community to get updated when I do.

2. Guided Meditation to Manifest Love

Many of us seek love. And I’m not talking about just any type of love. I’m talking about True Love.

I have found mine with this Guided Meditation to Manifest Love. And I will share it here soon. Remember to join the Flowing Love Meditation community to get updated when I publish this blog post.

3. Guided Meditation to Manifest Wealth

I’m sure everyone desires a rich and Wealthy life. If not immense amounts of money, then at least more than enough to live comfortably.

There are guided meditations that can help you manifest wealth. I will share them here soon. Meantime, you may like to try the Wealth Ritual I was given many years ago. I found it really helps to create wealth.

Also, do join the Flowing Love Meditation community. You will get updated when I publish the posts about Guided Meditation to Manifest Wealth.

4. Guided Divine Conference Meditation

After you have contacted and connected with your Spirit Guides, you can have discussions with them.

I call this event a Divine Conference. And just like any conference, you can discuss any thing with your Spirit Guides.

It is also a good time to ask for help in any aspects of your life.

Don’t miss this blog post. Join the Flowing Love Meditation community now.

5. World Peace Meditation

In the past, I would hold a World Peace Meditation at the holistic or spiritual centers where I taught meditation courses. It is a beautiful meditation to bring peace energies to all in the world.

Would you like to join in this meditation? Become a part of the Flowing Love Meditation community. You will be updated when we do this meditation this year in 2021.


Meditation Can Be Done When You Do Everything

Meditation Can Be Practiced with Everything You Do

The most common way of practicing meditation is to sit and meditate. To breathe and go within.

And yet, meditation can be practiced whenever you do anything. You can be sewing, and you can meditate at the same time. You can be walking and meditating at the same time.

Meditation Can Be In Everything You Do
Meditation Can Be In Everything You Do

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Meditate and Manifest

You can practice meditation, and manifest your heart’s desires while doing it. As mentioned earlier, there are guided meditations to help you manifest love, wealth, good health and more.

Manifestation is best done when you are filled with good energies. And meditation can help you to have that. As such, when you meditate, you can manifest much more quickly and easily.

Space Clearing

Space Clearing is a beautiful way to remove negative energies. You can remove them from objects and even living things like your fur friends, and people.

When you meditate before you do space clearing, you can remove negative energies in a powerful way. Here are some blog posts about space clearing.

What Is Space Clearing - The Ultimate Guide

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How To Do Space Clearing?

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Where To Do Space Clearing?

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Who To Do Space Clearing For?

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When To Do Space Clearing?

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I will be explaining more about doing space clearing with meditation. Remember to join the Flowing Love Meditation community to get updates when I publish these articles.


Tools to Help You Meditate

Crystals

Crystals are amazing! Each crystal has its own unique properties. And there are some Crystals that can help you enjoy a wonderful meditation session.

For example, amethyst is known to emit calming energies. So, if you are seeking a calm meditation experience, then you can use this crystal. And black tourmaline is a great protector. It can keep away negative energies so that you can enjoy your meditation in peace.

I will be sharing more about each crystal, and how to use them for your meditations. Please join the Flowing Love Meditation community to get updated when I publish them.

Singing Bowls

Before you meditate, the sound from a singing bowl can help create a peaceful environment. And that can help you have a more enjoyable meditation.

Some people even like to have the light and soothing sound of a singing bowl while meditating. It's all up to the individual taste.

Whichever is your preference, a singing bowl can be a very useful tool to help you meditate.

Incense

While the scent of an incense may be distracting to some people, there are those who enjoy them. Usually, the incense is lit up before the start of meditation. Then left to continue to gently fill the space while you meditate.

There are many different types of Incense and a wide variety of scents. Each has its uses and efficacy.

I will share more info about this in future blog posts. Again, remember to join the Flowing Love Meditation community to get updated when I publish the new blog posts.

Essential Oils

Just as there are many different incense scents, so are there many essential oils. The therapeutic grade essential oils can work on your body.

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The scent of an essential oil can help you feel good. Overall, the oil can help enhance your meditation experience.

I will also share more info about this in future blog posts. Again, remember to join the Flowing Love Meditation community to get updated when I publish the new blog posts.

Meditation Cushion

This is a very helpful tool to have for your meditation. When you sit and meditate, some of you may be sitting on a hard surface like the floor.

The meditation cushion can be a soft and comfortable place for you to sit. This is especially good when you meditate for a long time.

Plus, for those whose floors are cold, the cushion can be a warm comfort.

Furnishings for Your Meditation Space

Besides, the meditation cushion, there are various furnishings to decorated your meditation space. There can be stickers of the walls to create the mood.

There can be candles for those who prefer some light in the room. There are so many choices.

Meditation Fashion Apparel

As mentioned in the above section about Ideal Conditions for Your Meditation, one of the things to consider is what you will wear during the meditation.

While this is not a fashion show, it is prudent to wear apparel that is suitable for meditation. For example, you would want to wear something light and comfortable.

The clothing should not constrict your body in any way. The tightness can get uncomfortable. As a result, you will find it difficult to meditate.


Think Good Thoughts For Your Meditation

Think Good Thoughts to Create Good Things.

That is our slogan. And I understand it's not easy to always think Good Thoughts. In fact, you might need help to do they constantly.

This is why I created this section on the Flowing Love Meditation website. The purpose is to help you to think Good Thoughts as often as you can.

When you start to think negative thoughts, or have just thought of some, come here to read good news, be motivated or be inspired.

The idea is to focus on positive thoughts again. Until you no longer think of that negative thought.

Good and Positive Affirmations

I find Affirmations to be very powerful. They can help you change from a negative state to a positive state.

I also use them to create my reality. And it is working. Try them now!

Go read some really help good and positive affirmations >>>

Good News

There's too much bad news in the media. When you search online, or read social media posts, you can stumble upon these negative news, posts or articles.

In the Good News section, I strive to bring you as much news, information or articles as often as possible.

Enjoy some good news today >>>

Motivational Quotes

Every day you face life. And there can be things that happen that would discourage you.

Be motivated by these Motivational Quotes.

Be motivated by words of wisdom >>>

Come back often to read them and get back on track with your life and goals.

Inspirational Quotes

When you feel discouraged, these quotes can inspire you. Read as many as possible and feel the motivation and drive again.

Be inspired by great people >>>

Come back often to read them and get back on track with your life and goals.


Meditation - The Ultimate Guide to Everything You Need to Know

Timotheus Final Thoughts
Flowing Love Meditation

As I write this ultimate guide, I am filled with more ideas on more meditation information as well as meditation related topics to share with you. For example, guided meditations such as How to Manifest Your Desires. Speaking of which, this can spin off to the meditation related topic - Manifestation.

Manifestation is best done when you are filled with good energies. And meditation can help you to have that. As such, when you meditate, you can manifest much more quickly and easily.

As you can see, I have many more information and knowledge to share with you. It is so much that I can only share this much in this first version of this blog post. I will continue to update as I add more information. So, do remember to join the Flowing Love Meditation community to be updated whenever I publish a new video or blog post.

And if you have any questions about Meditation, please write it as a comment. I will be happy to help you.

Think Good Thoughts to Create Good Things

Timotheus
for Flowing Love Meditation

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