Guided meditations are a good way to help you make the connection to your higher mind or higher self whether you are new to meditation or meditating for a specific purpose such as for healing, to assist with stress relief, or to expand your creativity.
There are numerous guided meditations out there to choose from. The key when choosing a guided meditation to work with is that it resonates with you. If you are new to meditation, remember that you are likely going to use the guided meditation regularly and often until you become more confident and are able to meditate by yourself, so spend some time looking for the right one for you.
How do you know what is the right guided meditation for you? Allow your intuition to guide you. Feel the vibe of the instructor and the background sounds or music that they use. Some of the questions you may ask yourself are: What do you want to achieve from the meditation – stress relief, empowerment, enlightenment or something else? Does the energy feel right? Can you see yourself doing the guided meditation daily or often? How does the meditation make you feel?
Also remember that a guided meditation that works for someone else, may not necessarily be the one for you. So if your gut says “no”, move on and continue your search. When you allow your intuition to guide you on the right choice, that search will be effortless and you will most likely find the right one within your first search. So if you ignored something in your first search, check with your intuition if it is something that you need to revisit.
While meditation in-and-of itself has never meant to be difficult, it can be a challenge for some people as quite frankly it gets you in touch with your inner being or your true self. For those who run away from their very being, meditation can appear to be daunting, which is why it is imperative that that you be persistent and consistent in making meditation a daily practice no matter what resistance there is.
Once you have found the right guided meditation for you, enjoy it – meditation is about getting you in tune with your inner self and opening you up to the infinite possibilities that come with attuning to your truth. And you will note that, paradise does exist – first and foremost within you, and it is a lot easier to reach then physically travelling to an idyllic island.
Here are some suggestions for guided meditations:
UK-based charity TreeSisters – a global network of women who donate monthly to fund the acceleration of tropical reforestation as an expression of collective planetary care – have made a plethora of guided meditations designed to help listeners to drop into increased nature connection for nourishment, renewal, rebalancing and for pleasure.
Available via TreeSisters website, there are a number of short meditations for daily use that can be used for grounding, interconnectedness, boosting confidence, and self-care. Longer meditations include full moon recordings, which focus on letting go and releasing.
Guided Explorations by RZA
Wu-Tang Clan’s founding member RZA – celebrated for his artistic talents including songwriting, producing, acting, screenwriting and filmmaking – launched a five-track EP, entitled Guided Explorations, in collaboration with TAZO Tea earlier this year.
The EP opens with a soothing minute-long introduction by RZA, who invites listeners to “grab some tea and get comfortable” before he helps “unlock your hidden powers”. Each track starts with relaxing breathing techniques before it delves into a topic. The first guided meditation, entitled Kill the Noise, teaches how to get rid of distractions; Bite or Stop Barking teaches about visualisation and success; and Fan Your Flames focuses on discovering the listener’s full creative potential.
Rosalind Medea is an Intuit who provides intuitive readings, spiritual life coaching, and relationships counselling services to clients