Here are a couple Quotes I felt were in alignment with everything Jenniferjade Enterprises was founded upon. Exactly where are your thoughts today? Did you know you have a choice in where they are headed? Meditation gives you the awareness of where your at and then the awareness of when to REDIRECT! Namaste!
“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”
One of the common questions I get asked when teaching a class or speaking to a group is, “How Do I Meditate? I CAN’T SEEM TO MEDITATE because I have all these thoughts in my head!” This is a common concern with all meditation and until you have received the facts of meditation, its easy to get discouraged. Let me begin by stating, “MEDITATION IS NOT A THOUGHT ERASER”. We are human beings with minds that create thoughts. Guess what? Even the Dalai Lama has thoughts at times while meditating.
Meditation is an alternative to the thoughts by providing a single point of focus that creates peace, calm and relaxation. There are basically 4 things that happen during meditation:
1. Thoughts – As humans we have approximately 60,000-80,000 thoughts a day. It would not be practical to sit down for 30 minutes and erase them all! Thoughts are a part of life.
2. Sleep – Yes, it is not uncommon to fall into sleep during a meditation.
3. Silence/”The Gap” – This is the ultimate place of peace and connection to Source.
4. The Point of Focus – Breath, Mantra, Affirmation, etc.
When you meditate you can expect any of the above 4 things to happen, and you are doing the meditation correctly! When thoughts come in to your mind, simply return to your point of focus. If you are focused on your breath, let the thought come up, then return to your breath. If you are practicing a mantra or affirmation, notice the thought and go back to the mantra, etc.
If you are falling asleep regularly during meditation, it probably means you need more sleep. You can also try practicing meditation during the middle of the day until you become more accustom to meditating. Rest assured, as you continue to practice meditating you will stay conscious more and more.
If you feel you would like to meditate more regularly and want to have the comfort of an accountability partner, check out our Weekly Guided Tele-Meditations. You can also listen to a free guided meditation here!
WOW, what a great month February has been for truthful awareness and love! I was talking to my friend who is having a tough time with everything lately and last night he lays this heavy hug on me and says, “we’ll get through this”, and I had to respond with, “Its just life, its no big deal really. Just put one foot in front of the other, the mountain is only as big as we see it.” He didn’t like what I said because he is in a different space and that is ok. But, I was happy for the change in me that I suddenly witnessed… Lately, life is not that big of a deal especially if I have my health. I feel that everything always seems to find a balance somewhere or its time to leave the planet, so why worry? For today, by the grace of God, I am in a good space. I am so grateful! I pray this awareness lasts forever. 🙂
My favorite take away from one of my most powerful books (A New Earth) goes something like this, “We know the universe is always giving us opportunities to increase our awareness… How do we know this to be true? Because if we were suppose to be somewhere else, we would be.” ~Eckhart Tolle. We are exactly where we are suppose to be – period.
This month I have been focusing on Love and the power of the Heart in my Weekly Guided Tele-Meditation Group and I have had the blessing of discovering the difference between the power of my true heart and that of my mind. The magnetic field of the heart is 100 times more powerful than that of the brain, therefore it is my mind that suffers a “broken heart” not my heart. The heart is strong and solid and constant. The heart is our direct connection to God/Source/Higher Power and Source is bigger than any emotion.
I’ve come to learn that my heart is not seduced by emotions either, that is the manifestation of my mind creating plays and stories about how things are suppose to be. It isn’t that we are to become emotionless beings, but being aware of the Truth is powerful. I gained so much power in realizing that when a boy ended a relationship with me it was not personal, it was how it was suppose to be. If my heart was in the lead back then I would have hugged him, told him I loved him, and wished him all the best on his journey. Instead, my mind told me I was not good enough and he was an ass and “poor me”! My mind told me the whole relationship was terrible because it did not turn out the way I imagined or wanted which was an expectation too great to be true. Without expectation there is acceptance. Where there is acceptance there is the power of Spirit and True Love. The Heart is all about acceptance, the mind is all about expectations. By transcending the mind, I have been able to connect fully with my Heart. I have become FREE!
My wish is that you too join the ranks of Freedom whenever you can. If you are looking for peace of mind or freedom of heart, try sitting quiet and listening to your heart. Do not be seduced by the emotions created by the mind which has painted a very small picture of what your heart is. Go deeper into that space of oneness where acceptance is key and notice the shifts. It may take time, so keep at it. If you do, you will experience a freedom greater than you have ever known.
If you want to meditate more regularly subscribe to the Weekly Guided Tele-Meditation Group, and listen to the recorded meditations of the Heart!
Jennifer Wong, CHT
Well, its a new year and it feels like a new World. The energy has shifted and whether you believe in all that “Woo-Woo” stuff or not, its hard to deny it. Do you ever notice how things show up that match how you are feeling or thinking about? I know when I’m in a space of self pity and “woe is me” that is exactly the stuff that shows up. Unseen costs like the car breaking down or a household issue or problems in my relationships. When I’m in a state of pure gratitude and love that is what shows up too. The other day someone out of the blue gave me a sincere compliment, and last week when I showed up to teach my meditation class, the students clapped and voiced their joy in seeing me! I had been praying on my way to the center because I was late, you can imagine my surprise when I received such a warm welcome!!! I once heard Wayne Dyer say, “Life will always prove your beliefs to be true.”
Because I have been studying the power of the subconscious for a decade and learning more and more about energy fields, the connection between the state of our health and our belief systems has intrigued me. When I was very young I never wanted to say out loud I was sick or not feeling good because I felt it would then be true. I remember being really careful about what I said out loud about my health. I was recently reminded about my wisdom at a young age while reading an amazing book written by a biologist Ph.D. who taught as a professor of anatomy at the U.W School of Medicine. His name is Bruce Lipton and his book is, “The Biology of Belief”. He states:
“Because we are not powerless biochemical machines, popping a pill every time we are mentally or physically out of tune is not the answer. Drugs and surgery are powerful tools when they are not overused, but the notion of simple drug fixes is fundamentally flawed. Every time a drug is introduced into the body to correct function A, it inevitably throws off function B, C, or D. It is not gene-directed hormones and neurotransmitters that control our bodies and our minds; our beliefs control our bodies, our minds, and thus our lives… Of ye of little belief!” ~p.xxvi
This statement got me thinking and inspired me to meditate 1-2 times a day – every day! Being a slave to the “health care system” and the crazy costs is a great motivator.
Just think for a moment where your thoughts are most of the time… are they empowering uplifting thoughts or are they negative and heavy? Either way its ok, just notice it as a sign showing you where you are right now. If you want to change something, then Meditate! An easy and powerful meditation is to find a short sentence that is positive and resonates with how you want to live or feel. Write it down and commit it to memory. This becomes your affirmation. Close your eyes, take a nice easy breath in and out and begin repeating your affirmation over and over to yourself for 10-20 minutes. Of course your mind will wander and many thoughts will come. Don’t resist them, simply notice them and go back to your affirmation. Mediation is not a thought eraser, it is a powerful alternative to your normal mind set.
I invite you to create an affirmation that feels good to you and practice it in your next mediation. If you have the stamina to use it every day for a week, I guarantee you will feel an increase in your energy and more peace of mind!
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