I don’t know about you but meditation is an important part of my daily spiritual
practice. I’ve been doing it almost every day for over 20 years and it still inspires me.
But even if you don’t yet have a meditation practice, or if you struggle to meditate, I have some tools that will help you to love meditating. Whether you sit down to meditate or do a moving meditation, just putting time aside to meditate is a powerful act.
It lets your ego know that there’s a new player in town and that player is one who longs for spiritual connection.
Consistent meditation practice will enhance your personal growth, deepen your connection to your intuition and creativity, and strengthen your spiritual connection.
The tool that I’d like to share with you today is your eyes. This is one of the simplest ways you can get started on regular meditation.
All it takes is to sit in front of a candle flame or even a flower and just gaze gently at it for 3 to 5 mins with your eyes open.
The methodology here is simple when your eyes are open is easier for you to slow down the mind because you’re giving it something to do just by focusing on an object.
Then, all you need to do is remind yourself to keep coming back to the object you are gazing at whenever you notice the mind wanders.
When you are finished with the gazing exercise, simply close your eyes and relax for a minute or two and notice how you feel. There is no right or wrong result here as what you create with your eye gazing experience will be perfect for you.
However, as a general rule, you will notice that your mind is quieter and you feel more energized.
As you get more comfortable with this exercise, I encourage you to sit in front of a mirror and gaze into your own eyes. Make sure that the lighting is not too bright (use candlelight if you can) so that your eyes don’t water too much.
Then, just follow the same process as before. One of the main differences though, is that you may start to notice that your face starts to change or even disappear or that you can see colors or light appearing around your head.
All this is perfectly normal and just means that your mind is quieting down, and you are making a deeper connection to your spirit. The more comfortable you get with this exercise the longer you will be able to do it and the deeper it will go.
I recommend up to 20 minutes at a time as a good time-frame for maximum benefit.
Well, I hope this has given you some food for thought on how you can do a very simple eye-gazing technique to deepen your spiritual connection.