palmestry II
liz_fitzgerald

To the dedicated palm reader, its not just about lines and mounts. the colour texture, size and shape also contribute to the overall understanding of the essence of the sitter. the general proportions of the hand give indications on the personality of the owner and will give an overarching picture of their character - even a few little traits you would rather then not know about. except for injuries and diseases hat can later the shape of the fingers drastically, unnaturally bent fingers can indicated fibbers, gamblers or alcoholics for instance.

it must be remembered that as with tarot, the lines etc, should be read in relation to the other lines present, as a small mark on that line or elsewhere can strengthen or weaken the affect of that line being analysed.

first, look at the general shape and texture, for instance, its fairy easy to detect the outdoorsy labourer, agricultural worker or craftsman, as their hands tend to be rather firm, fairly rough and sometimes calloused to the touch, and practical, as opposed to the hands of a person who works in an office. the length of the fingers in comparison to the palm; the shape and dexterity of the thumb, the setting and spacing of the fingers and thumb with regard to the palm; the thickness of the palm (side on) and the length of the phalanges all have their special meanings.

with the use of a magnifying glass, the fingerprints, whorls and swirls, loops and arches, can be seen and each small pattern unlocks more facets in the sitters character.

it is well to remember that, as with the other areas of divination, it is necessary to be tactful, diplomatic, sensitive and kind. the hand only presents possibilities, some probabilities and character traits, not certainties so beware of 'self fulfilling prophecies'. yes, occasionally you will see some unsavoury thing; even serious illness and death, but it is only ONE possible future!! there are many ways to discuss the subject in a roundabout way - for instance, if they volunteer info such as a history of heart trouble suggest a healthier diet, if in doubt say nothing, seek advice from a professional reader/clairvoyant.

marks that can be found on the lines



BARS AND DOTS - hindrances - willpower will be requires to overcome and move forward during this period.

CROSSES - is an indication of more significant to somewhat longer lasting problems. accidents, job loss, divorce, (check other lines..not all info like this is bad. you might lose your job yes, because your going to get a better one, you might have an accident, and meet the man of your dreams in the hospital...everything happens for a reason) (also, one cross doesn't mean bad, all the other lines on your hand could change that one thing)
SQUARES - indicated protection and good health, a very good mark

CHAIN - confusion! trying to do too much and once, excessive majour multitasking

ISLAND(a loop within the lines) - energy temporarily diverges and is a sign that the person has taken on more than they can realistically handle, but are capable of pulling it off. if found on the lie line, this is an indication of a serious but treatable illness.

TASSEL - a scattering of the power of the line it terminates.

FORK - on a major line this indicated an increased possibility of success in love life or career

STAR - on the life line - a gain (birth) and a loss (death) of a relative - whichever, it will be balanced by the other

CIRCLE - on the life line this can indicate a problem with the eyes

other lines and their meanings are in the book in the link...from page 80 onward.
palm reading for beginners (google book)
(be aware there is a maximum amount of time the same IP address can go back to one book.)

the mounts on their meanings
to a greater degree the meanings of the mounts are links in to the astrology and the zodiac. the same qualities that were attributed to the planets are thus accredited to the mounts of the hand that the Greeks names them after:
VENUS - love sensuality and passion - thumb
MOON - imagination, romance and changeability - outside palm
MARS - vitality - in between thumb and finger and the opposite side in the same place (base of little finger)
MERCURY - mentality, commerce and science - little finger
SUN - brilliancy fruitfulness and success - ring finger

general shapes of hands
the hand is divided into four groups. however in real life a hand can be a mixture of any of the four.
POINTED - this is the hand of a psychic - a narrow hand with long fine fingers. it shows keen intuitive faculties, and a natural 6th sense.
CONICAL - this is the artistic hand, less pointed and a rather more practical shape. extremely visual, artistic and sensual by nature.
SPATULATE - the palm widens out from a narrow base. the owner of this hand gets things done and they will do whatever is necessary to success and are persistent. they hate time wasting.
SQUARE - the useful hand - they need to be needed, a good logical thinking pattern combines with a good mechanical sense. hey are often very busy physically.

finger shapes
POINTED - refined, highly developed aesthetic sense, good taste, evident in dress and homes - but finicky and precise.
CONICAL - wise souls with a gentle nature - they are willing to lend a hand and help out. they posses a great inner knowledge to other peoples problems.
SQUARE - these people would prefer a simple life and simple pleasures to be happy. they are excellent workers who would do well in any field of business. they scrupulously fair in their approach and their dealings with others.
SPATULATE - these belong to highly intelligent and witty folk with a dry sense of humour and are mentally versatile. they enjoy travel but tend to be workaholics. they are adaptable and are about to handle most situations and other people.
as with the shape of the hand, more than one finger shape can be found too. in these cases, any number of the above interpretations may need to be considered. clue can be found elsewhere on the palm to reinforce the detection of these characteristics.

the majour lines on the palm

generally speaking both palms should be read together. the dominant hand, being the one you write with, reveals what the person has done with their life and the possible future it has in store for them. the passive hand reveals history, family background and inborn talents and assets.
incidentally, lines change over time..NOTHING IS SET IN STONE.

LIFE LINE - this deals with the length and strength of life. family tires and the general path of the sitters life. for instance, it can indicate stresses and difficulties that may have to be faced, ambition, or whether a person will emigrate or not, this line circles the thumb and is read from the top of the thumb, arching to end somewhere near the wrist.

HEART LINE - deals with the matters of the heart, motion, relationships and romance and whether they are stormy or steady, long or short term. it lies across the palm from beneath the index finger toward the little finger.

HEAD LINE - deals with the mind, mental issues and strength of character - career directions, intuition and creative forces. thin and faint suggest someone who is highly strung, thick and deep, someone who is methodical. this line is situated below the heart line running generally parallel with it across the palm.

FATE LINE - deals with career, work ambition and the general direction of life from childhood onwards. if present (sometimes not) this line starts around the wrist and moves vertically up the palm toward the fingers.

SUN (Apollo) LINE - is linked with luck, success, talents and fortune. again if present, this line lies in the region of the ring finger, but seldom seen below the heart line.

MERCURY LINE - the health line deals with the health issues, including hereditary ones. absence suggests good health, however, some sources suggest that if one is present but does not reach the life line is means good health, longevity, success in business and good financial fortune. this line starts someway below the little finger and crosses the palm diagonally toward the base of the thumb and wrist.

SIMIAN LINE - appears like a slash across the middle of the palm replacing the head and heart lines. some books suggest that this line is more often found on some of the most unlikely candidates. on one hand those have line are earthy and physical and are dominated by the lower chakras - not tending to display great intellect or show an emotion subtlety. however, i would suggest that often people with this line are not fettered with the usual emotion constraints of us mere mortals and can therefore steam ahead with the single-mindedness and own a tenacity and dogged determination that enabled them to move mountains. having said all its, other lines present on the palm and mounts could have a major influence on the overall affect of this line, so it is not all cut and dried by any means.
caveat - ensure that when interpreting this line that is is a true simian line and you are not being confused by the absence of the head or heart line, this would be a very rare occurrence, but in the case of the latter - it is not a happy omen. get a professional opinion.

and that is that :)
Again, pleaaasssee don't take anything as gospel, if you do worry, go see a professional. what iv said are only theories and i haven't learned anything much yet. im just passing on what iv been given.
love and light x

Tags:

palmestry
liz_fitzgerald

 
Found this image for palm reading, i LOVE it..a hell of a lot, id love to have it on my wall, but i cant find a poster sized decent image anywhere. never mind, post card sized will have to do.


THE HANDS

The left acts to receive energy while the right hand sends it out.

Chiromancy or 'cheiromancy', is the art of characterization and foretelling the future through the study of the palm, also known as palmistry, palm-reading, chirology or hand analysis. The practice is found all over the world, with numerous cultural variations. Those who practice chiromancy are generally called palmists, palm readers, hand readers, or chirologists.

A palm reader usually begins by reading the person's 'dominant hand' (the hand he or she writes with or uses the most). In some traditions of palmistry, the other hand is believed to carry past-life or karmic information, as well as hereditary traits which is not the case. Once lines form on the palm they remain there. New lines are created as a person experiences life.

There has always been skepticism about palmistry. Yet in the 21st century people studied the lines on the hands of children born with various challenges such as autism, Downs Symdrome and ADD, among others. There often is a correlation which one day may help in early diagnosis of childhood illnesses which go undetected in early childhood.

As a special education teacher for many years, I can tell you that patterns do follow with learning challenges and genetically inherited diseases.

As we know, homosexuality is inherited. There is a 'V' shaped line on the hand that is found in all gay people and which I have shown to my clients.

*(^^^not sure if i agree? i believe it can be...but not necessarily)

All genetic markers are prominent on the hand if one knows where to look -- this is science not metascience.

Medical researchers studying skin patterns - Dermatoglyphics - have discovered a correspondence between genetic abnormalities and unusual markings in the hand. Research has confirmed a link between specific fingerprint patterns and heart disease.

HANDS

Everything matters in Palmistry...the size of the hand, it's shape, color,texture, the nails, depth of lines, even the manner in which you hold your hands when your palm is read.

The hand you use to write with is your dominant hand. The lines on this hand change through the years due to the electromagnetic images from your brain which know your lifepath. Once a line has appeared/formed, it will be there forever.

The other hand is your destiny hand. It generally remains the same throughout your lifetime. I do not consider it your last lifetime as both hands are generally similar.

 

LINES

heart line:
Ovals on the heart denote divorce, separation.
A long heart line: Overly romantic.
A straight heart line: The mind rules the heart.
The heart lines ends on the Jupiter mount: You want to control relationships

Above the heart line: A "V" denotes empathic qualities.
A "U" from the Jupiter to the Apollo finger: Gay person

Horizontal lines under the Mercury finger: Karmic relationships.
Long lines that run across the palm of the hand to the Mount of Venus (past lives)
(thumb) denotes marriages or 'living together'. (They are marked the same way).

Vertical lines:
Full ones that cross horizontal lines: Your children should you decided to have any.
Short lines: Miscarriages, abortions. (This will come up on the father's hand as well).

Head Line: Education: College--crosses the entire palm. Masters Program--has branches from the primary Head Line. Small branches: Other courses of study.

Life Line:
Surround Venus Mount (thumb) Starts from above the thumb and goes to the wrist.
If not connected to the Head Line: Caretaker, independent thinker, will give a lot in this lifetime, usually first or last child in the family-- or the only child (if the space is really wide).
Double line: Depression, needs therapy at some point.
A "V" closer to the wrist: a divorce
A split in the line: Moving far, changing destiny

Lines that follow the Life Line of your Venus Mount (thumb area): Spirit Guides, Past Lives

Fate / Career / Destiny Line: Runs from the wrist straight up to the Saturn (middle finger). Career / careers: will often branch in many directions which will determine changes in career and goals in one's lifetime.
Doubled line denotes: working at 2 careers at the same time.

Travel lines: Run along the outside palm from the heart line to the wrist. This needs to be viewed with a palm print to see where the person will travel next!
Many lines: Traveling for business as well as pleasure.
A few long lines: Major trips that change your destiny, often seen in the old years.

Money lines: From outside of the Venus Mount to the heart line. Run upward from the wrist. May have stars, bars or various other markings to indicate money and how you will get it.
A wide "V" in that area: cash settlement.
Darker / deeper lines: Finances increase Scattered lines: Make lost of money but at various times in your life.
Palm prints denote: white space in that area: you will lend money but never get it back: learning lessons with money. How many lessons depends on how many white areas are between the life line and the thumb on your palm print.

Other lines: Pentagrams [goddess energies], Stars, Circles, Triangles, The letter "M", the letter "V".

All markings depend on the area of the hand where they are found.

Many markings do not mean an old soul. Many men have few lines and are old souls. Blue collar workers have fewer lines--usually just the basic lines.

 

FINGERS

Divided into 3 sections each with a different reference on each finger. Length of each section, and images on your palm print tell much.

Jupiter finger: Leadership, Self Esteem, The Teacher, Organization, Punctuality, The Limelight. A strong determined person will always have a long Jupiter finger, as do teachers, and performers.

Saturn Finger: Destiny, The Corporate World, Karma Long finger: Lots of karma to work out. Section closest to palm: Your family Section in the middle: Business world Section near the tip of the finger, your spiritual path

Apollo Finger: Creative, Metaphysical, Health If it points to the Saturn finger: Your have karma in the metaphysical realms.

Mercury Finger: Communications: Writing, Computers, Media Much can be gleamed in this area with a palm print as so many people are in the communication fields now. A short finger: does not go up as high as the third section on your Apollo finger: Not great with writing, but will overcome this by working with others. It the Mercury finger bends in: You hold back what you need to say!

Venus finger: How stubborn / or giving you are. It can be straight (stubborn) ---or bent (subtle)--the giver. Please check both hands as they may be different. i have one of each type!

The lengths of the Jupiter and Apollo fingers must be compared. If the Jupiter finger is shorter the person is often a late bloomer as he / she will follow the dictates of others and will not seek their own goals until their thirties.

Spaces between fingers: Wide between Saturn and Jupiter: Will overspend

Holding out the hands: When hands are placed down on the paper for the palm print: Wide open: Friendly, outgoing. Big space between the Mercury (pinky) and Apollo (ring) fingers: Will move, needs lots of freedom and space.


im not sure i believe all of this, you may, you may not. take what you want from it...if it really interests you, get a book out..and practice until you make up your own mind.

Tags:

happy mums
liz_fitzgerald

For about a year now, iv been following the blog of a mother to a crystal child, and its one of the most fascinating blogs iv ever come across. Alexis manages to share funny stories that always include insight of some sort without getting heavy. her blog link is in the side bar or here. i find her writing style really easy to read, and she thankfully checks through it for typos :). anyway, there have been a few posts on meditations recently, don't be scared by the mention that they're for mums, i do them and they're fab! really awesome...anyway, here's the latest one i felt compelled to post.

 

i highly recommend doing the two other meditations as well! i find the molten gold really works for me.

 

anyway, here it is :)

 

''This is part three of my series on meditation for moms. Read here for part one, in which I outline a grounding exercise to get you started, and here for part two, in which I describe the process of running your energy to clear out the energetic clutter in your system. These are the first two stages in my morning meditation practice. Once I've grounded myself and run my energy, I'm ready to focus on each chakra.

 

A chakra is basically an energetic center in the physical body, and each one corresponds to a different aspect of ourselves. I like to think of chakras as spherical battery packs. When we open ourselves up to universal energy, spirit, God, whatever you want to call your source, it's like plugging our batteries into a master charger. It powers us up and helps us run better. When we go for a while without charging our batteries, things start to malfunction and, just like our children's toys, we start to slow down, say things we didn't intend to say, make weird noises. In the process, we make life annoying for everyone else around us.

Depending on which spiritual tradition you consult, there are seven or eight of these chakras, and some say there are many more. The number of chakras most people are familiar with is seven, and that's what I generally work with. I picture them as layers of energy spinning in all directions within a sphere – sort of like a cross between those old science models of electrons orbiting the nucleus of an atom and round gears like in a clock. When I power them up, they spin quickly, gain momentum, and their light glows brightly. When I haven't recharged in a while, it's like the gears get stuck and can't move freely like they're supposed to, and then they don't light up.

There are many ways of working with the chakras. For brevity's sake, I'm going to keep it simple to get you started. Ready?



Chakra Focus

1st Chakra – Root or Base Chakra

Where is it? To figure out where your root chakra is located, sit upright on a hard chair. That part of you that touches the chair is where your base or root chakra is located.
 
What's this chakra about? This chakra connects you to earth energy, and relates to issues of safety and survival. The color of this chakra is red.
 
What do I do with it? Take your attention to this area. Imagine the red sphere turning in a counterclockwise direction. As it turns, imagine it glowing brighter (red) and growing bigger. Once it feels like it's spinning freely, enjoy that movement for a moment, and then reverse the direction of the sphere.
 
2nd Chakra – Sacral Chakra

Where is it? It's basically where your uterus sits (if you're not currently pregnant).
 
What's this chakra about? Guess! It's about creation, (as in creating babies) and personal power. It's orange. For a ton of great information on the 2nd chakra and its powerful significance for women, visit Mommy Mystic's blog. This post might be a good place to start. (Also, her mp3 guided chakra meditation series is fantastic! I use her mp3s often when I find myself a bit scattered and unable to focus on my own. )
 
What do I do with it? Just like with the 1st chakra, take your attention to this area. Imagine the orange sphere turning in a counterclockwise direction. As it turns, imagine it glowing brighter (orange) and growing bigger. Once it feels like it's spinning freely, enjoy that movement for a moment, and then reverse the direction of the sphere. An additional thing I like to do, especially for this chakra, is to imagine the spinning action to act like a vortex drawing back in all of the energy I've leaked out from this chakra; drawing back my power. As women, we give a lot away from this energy center.
 
3rd Chakra – Solar Plexus Chakra

Where is it? Point to where you feel it when you get a "gut feeling." That's where this one is. (If you don't get gut feelings, it's in your belly.)
 
What's this chakra about? This chakra is about emotion, personality, and action toward goals. I imagine it like a big yellow sun that beams its energy out to the world and receives beams of energy back. This chakra acts as a receiver for nonverbal information. Some of us feel our intuition strongest through this chakra.
 
What do I do with it? Just like with the others, take your attention to this area. Imagine the yellow sphere turning in a counterclockwise direction. As it turns, imagine it glowing brighter (yellow) and growing bigger. Once it feels like it's spinning freely, enjoy that movement for a moment, and then reverse the direction of the sphere.
 
4th Chakra – Heart Chakra

Where is it? This chakra is generally in the same place as your heart, but right in the center of your chest and a bit higher than where the physical heart sits. Try this: Without thinking about it, say "me" and point to yourself. That's your heart chakra you're pointing to.
 
What's this chakra about? This one is about love and compassion, particularly self-love. It's green.
 
What do I do with it? Take your attention to this area. Imagine the green sphere turning in a counterclockwise direction. As it turns, imagine it glowing brighter (green) and growing bigger. Once it feels like it's spinning freely, enjoy that movement for a moment, and then reverse the direction of the sphere. An additional thing I like to do for this chakra is to imagine my favorite flower (a gerber daisy) as a tight little bud. As I breathe into the heart chakra, I imagine the flower opening wide, and I feel the physical sensation of opening this chakra. Once I feel that tingly open feeling, I send that open, loving energy to someone I love, or someone in need of love, and I imagine it flowing back and forth between us in waves, the energy intensifying as in goes from one to the other. You can use your favorite flower. If you want to learn more about why this works so well, (and it does!) read up on Heartmath.
 
5th Chakra – Throat Chakra

Where is it? There aren't many options here. It's in your throat.
 
What's this chakra about? This chakra is about expression and communication. It's a bright sky-blue.
 
What do I do with it? Take your attention to this area. Imagine the bright blue sphere turning in a counterclockwise direction. As it turns, imagine it glowing brighter (blue) and growing bigger. Just because it's in your throat, doesn't mean it's smaller than the others. It can extend far past your physical body. Once it feels like it's spinning freely, enjoy that movement for a moment, and then reverse the direction of the sphere. If you're feeling blocked in this area, like you can't express who you really are or what you really feel, you can do some different breathing while you're focused on this chakra. As you exhale, try making some loud sighing noises or saying, "haaah!" to physically support the clearing of this energy.
 
6th Chakra – Third Eye Chakra

Where is it? This one is between and slightly above your eyes.
 
What's this chakra about? This chakra is about intuition, intelligence and perception. It helps us develop our psychic abilities. While the 3rd chakra governs the "gut feeling" kind of intuition, the 6th chakra relates to more clearly seeing the truth, and being able to perceive things about people and events without a logical way of knowing. People with well-developed psychic abilities "see" and receive intuitive information through their third eye. It's a deep purply-blue, or indigo.
 
What do I do with it? Take your attention to this area. Imagine the indigo blue sphere turning in a counterclockwise direction. As it turns, imagine it glowing brighter (indigo) and growing bigger. Once it feels like it's spinning freely, enjoy that movement for a moment, and then reverse the direction of the sphere.
 
7th Chakra – Crown Chakra

Where is it? This one sits at the crown of your head.
 
What's this chakra about? This chakra represents our connection to the divine, and is most often depicted as a thousand-petalled lotus, wide open to receive universal energy and support. It is either lavender or white. I like to see it as an iridescent, sparkly white with lavender undertones. J
 
What do I do with it? Take your attention to this area. Imagine a giant sparkling lotus with its open petals supporting a large white sphere turning in a counterclockwise direction. As it turns, imagine it glowing brighter (white) and growing bigger. Once it feels like it's spinning freely, enjoy that movement for a moment, and then reverse the direction of the sphere.
 


When you've completed powering up all seven chakras, imagine closing a little window in front of all but the 1st and 7th chakras. In other words, the chakras keep spinning, but you've protected them from the energy of other people and events. To use the battery metaphor again, you're putting a little plug protector on them so others can't plug into your vibrant energy and drain it. However, always keep your root chakra open to keep you grounded to earth energy, and your crown chakra open to keep you connected to universal energy.

Whew! That was a lot of information for one blog post. Once you do this a few times, you'll remember the chakras and colors and it won't take you long at all to power them all up. It's not really that crucial to remember the meanings of each of the chakras at this point. You'll feel the results either way.

Let me know how this feels for you. I'd also love to know if this was clear or confusing for you. This is subtle work, and translating it into words is more challenging than I'd thought. I'd like to include a version of this in my book, and your feedback on how I communicated these concepts would be really helpful. Thanks!

Happy meditating''


i hope everyone enjoys that :)

meditate
liz_fitzgerald

 

 
http://how-to-meditate.org/ = amazing resource!

''With the hectic pace and demands of modern life, many people feel stressed and over-worked. It often feels like there is just not enough time in the day to get everything done. Our stress and tiredness make us unhappy, impatient and frustrated. It can even affect our health. We are often so busy we feel there is no time to stop and meditate! But meditation actually gives you more time by making your mind calmer and more focused. A simple ten or fifteen minute breathing meditation as explained below can help you to overcome your stress and find some inner peace and balance.

Meditation can also help us to understand our own mind. We can learn how to transform our mind from negative to positive, from disturbed to peaceful, from unhappy to happy. Overcoming negative minds and cultivating constructive thoughts is the purpose of the transforming meditations found in the Buddhist tradition. This is a profound spiritual practice you can enjoy throughout the day, not just while seated in meditation.

On this website you can learn the basics of Buddhist meditation. A few books are mentioned that will help you to deepen your understanding if you wish to explore further. Anyone can benefit from the meditations given here, Buddhist or not. We hope that you find this website useful and that you learn to enjoy the inner peace that comes from meditation.''


My Short Beginners Meditation Guide
astralcritter
Meditation is the foundation to most of the metaphysics. You will need it to do a lot of things such as Astral Projection, most forms of energy working, healing, and basically everything. Its always great to get a basic meditation schedule started so you can build a foundation. Meditation is the first step on your journey to what ever it is your trying to learn. It also helps you look at situations calmly and think deeply on the subject. It helps remove stress (Which we all could use) and its the gateway into the Mind the Body and the Spirit.

What is meditation?

Meditation is simply ANY focused thought. When you wake up and think about your dream deeply you are meditating. When you are at work and focusing on your project that needs to be done in a few hours your meditating. A lot of people think meditation is something where your sitting in a special position for hours at a time and supposed to be experiencing something truly amazing. So when nothing happens they think they are doing it wrong or "can't meditate". Thats not true, in fact they are meditating fine but looking to far into it.

How is Meditation Benefitial to my metaphysical development?

Well 95% of the time when someone comes to me with a metaphysical issue, my normal answer is "meditation" or "meditate on it" because simply that will nearly always solve the problem or help the issue. Almost all metaphysical skills such as energy working, telepathy, empathy, Astral Projection, Remote Viewing, etc. Need basic meditation. At least in the beginning. For instance when your working on telepathy in the beginning your working very hard to clear your mind, and focus on the person your trying to either send or recieve messages. Your mind cant simply be wandering around and thinking about what ever during this period.

Now meditation can teach you all sorts of these things, the main skill is being able to step back, take a deep breath and relax. Quite your mind so you can actually think deeply on a subject and then come to a conclusion on the topic. I suggest everyone who is new to try to meditate 30 minutes a day if possible, but even as little as 10 minutes if thats all you can fit. Try every day for a year. It takes some effort but once you get on some form of a schedule its easy and well worth it.

HOW TO MEDITATE~~~

As I've said above to meditate you simply are focusing on a topic and concentrating on it. You don't have to be in any weird positions or counting a few thousand breaths. What works for you is what you want to do. Try every technique you come across, this includes positions, calming exercises, hand signs, chants. What ever seems to work for you is what you should stick with.

Focus

You never want to begin meditation without a goal or a objective to start with when meditating. For instance you might want to find a answer to one of your real life problems. Your going to want to stick to just that, push all other thoughts off your mind. (technique for this later) When you begin to notice your mind wandering or you get off topic while meditating just quickly push those thoughts aside and get back on topic as soon as possible.

Position

I suggest you find a position you like and meditate in it every time, For me it started as just in a laying down position on my back in my bed. Now I prefer the "Lotus" position. Important things to remember when choosing your position, you want your neck to be straight and your spine. These are very important for the energy body, as well as for the physical, as it improves blood flow to your entire body as well as your brain. Find a position you can stay in for extended periods without getting any cramps or aches. Now Usually you will get those no matter what but it shouldn't matter as long as they dont set in until several minutes go bye as ALL your focus should be off your physical body (unless your meditation is focused on your physical body) and onto your topic or some activity (such as Astral Projection).

Breathing

Many people think you should count your breaths or do certain breathing exercises which are a TYPE of meditation and not something you need to do when you meditate. I prefer to get in a natural breathing cycle so that i easily forget it and dont focus on it.

Time of Day

You need to meditate based on your own Circadian Rhythm, basically you shouldn't meditate when your tired, as it will usually leave you asleep as the general practice of meditation is getting into a very relaxed state physically where your body is either at the border of the sleep state or has actually crossed it. You generally want to meditate when your awake and alert but not hyper or anything. I actually meditate before bed every night, usually because I am not tired as im a night person and the relaxation before sleep helps me fall asleep and stay asleep.

Meditation Music

Using music while meditating is done a lot but can hurt your development as well as help it. Simply put the music is there to drown out other more distracting sounds and therefore help you not lose focus and concentrate. Generally music without words is preferred as words you will tend to focus on, you also usually want it to be relaxing to yourself. When your meditating you shouldnt be focusing on the music at all, you shouldn't even hear the music. (you will understand this later)

I prefer Zen music (youtube zen meditation music) its relaxing and I dont focus on it, or I always like the nice sound of a thunderstorm. I use music a lot because I live in a rather loud area with no real silence. The music drowns out the other more distracting noises and keeps me in my own ittle world so to speak. I suggest a pair of comfortable ear buds of high quality that you can hardly notice in your ear. They not only block out most outside noise but you will hardly notice your wearing them and they make you seems like the music is actually there not coming from a stereo or something.

So how can music be bad? Simply put its a crutch... its keeping you from properly learning how to not focus on the small unexpected sounds and its quite easy especially for beginners to become dependent on the music. In the beginning I couldn't meditate without it so when I ran out of batteries for my MP3 player I simply couldn't meditate. See the problem? So what I did was force myself not to use music for awhile and got over it, so now I can use music when I like and still meditate without it.

Basic Method


This will be a basic meditation method you can use, and adapt as you actually want to do something while meditating. (their is endless possibilities ill post on that later) 

Step 1 - Find a comfortable, quiet place where you can be alone and not disturbed for at least a bit longer then you expect to meditate. This is because there is NOTHING more annoying as just getting to the point where you are about to experience something and you get disturbed.

Step 2 - Get in your basic position you plan to meditate in, I suggest beginners start with just laying on your back with a small pillow under your head (better if not but if you cant relax without a small pillow then you might as well use one)

Step 3 - Start relaxing your body in which ever way you choose (Technique listed below) Such as Breathing Exercise, counting, Self Hypnosis, etc. Once you reach a state where you cant feel your body easily then your ready to move on. You wont always have to achieve this state such as for shorter meditations but for long ones (30 minutes to a hour +) Its best you wait to get to this state.

Step 4 - Meditation! Meditate on your FOCUS, if thats communicating with spirit guides then you should stay focused on that and nothing else. If its contemplating a issue then you should only let your mind think about that subject and nothing else.

Step 5 - When you have finished your set goal slowly bring yourself back to the physical, slowly move your body or raise up how ever you choose, take a few seconds or minutes to think about the meditation and write down any experiences you had. (There is nothing more fun then looking back on your experiences you have had and wrote down.)

Techniques!

Self Hypnosis Relaxation Technique -
I use this technique usually every time I begin to meditate. You basically tell your body its relaxed, bit by bit and when your done you should notice a big change.

You basically start at either the top of your body (head) or the bottom (feet) I usually go as detailed as each tiny part, Toe, then foot, ankle, shen, lower leg, knee, thigh, hip, etc. As you get to each part, visualize it and say in your mind "my (body part) is relaxed" it also may help to clinch each part of your body as you move through it which will release any built up tension. I usually do this for my face, and hands as they always have tension. When you get to your chest area you may want to include something like "My breathing and heart rate are slow" which helps that as well. Goes to every part of your body and then you should be much more relaxed.

Mental Dumpster Technique - This is best used when ever needed, if your mind is wandering around a lot you may need to do this. If I notice my mind not focusing and wandering around I do it.

You start by visualizing a dumpster in your mind, always make it as detailed as you like, I visualize myself throwing in everything that is on my mind at the time. Every topic and subject until it is full. When you have put all your unwanted thoughts in the dumpster just push them off your mind, and remember that you can go back to them at another time.

Types of Meditation -


There are many types of meditation such as Void, Tummo, Breathing, Contemplation, etc. They each usually have there own general area and focus. Void mediation is a very good and wildly used form of meditation where you just basically just focus on absolutly nothing for as long as you can, try to keep EVERY single thought from popping up which is a very hard thing to do. The mind usually talks at 200 words per minute which considering thats about 3-4 times the average typing speed and thats 3.3 words per second.

Usually you can only do it  a few minutes in the beginning but after a while you will get to 1 hour long periods where your mind will be totally off. This comes in handy a lot of times when you need to quiet your mind.

Tummo Meditation is a tibetan meditation technique where you push your body heat outward to the outside of your body at least thats how it was explained to me. It is used to basically keep your body warm even in subzero temperatures as its been recorded monks sleeping outside in nothing more then light robes in the middle of the Himalayan (snow covered) mountains. You can see the potiential uses for this? correct.

I'm not sure how the Tibetans teach it but a technique thats worked for me is "blazing" your energy which is a energy working term but basically you visualize your energy in your solar plexus turning into a very hot fire as your stomach gets very warm you extend it to your entire spine and then fill the fire to fit your entire body. My first experience with this made my body VERY warm. Truly amazing thing.

Well I hope this guide helps someone, took over a hour to type up! Got a question? Write a comment and ill help any way I can.


Beginners Advice
astralcritter
So your just getting into the metaphysics? Well this will hopefully give you a good foundation to start off while your making your own journey trying to find out what is real and what is "fluff"

1. FLUFF - When I started out I had some wild "fluffy" ideas mainly because how was I supposed to truly tell in the beginning what was what? Couldn't really test it for myself and had to go on others words. I have since taken a very good outlook on everything simply I ONLY believe in what I experience first hand. Now I don't close off any thing i haven't experienced as I'm very open-minded but I take it for what its worth and what I feel I would like to investigate more I do.

So when someone comes to you saying they can create fire with there mind and all that don't ridicule them.. simply politely ask them to prove it (webcam?) or just ignore them. Never bash someone for what they believe they can do or what they say they have experienced. At that point are you any better then some of the skeptics who do the same to you? Everyone believes what they do for a reason, I believe in some things that others don't but I HAVE experienced it. I know it to be true and even though I have no evidence to show others I don't care because I know its true and that's all that matters.

There are plenty of studies that prove the basics such as telepathy, Out of Body experiences, energy work, even prayer. You don't need to prove what you believe to others but you also cant expect to make wild claims without backing it up with something. You defiantly don't have to prove yourself to someone that is very closed minded for the simple fact that it would be next to impossible to change there mind, they can also block you mentally from proving it to them (go into that another time).

one last note for all the skeptics that mind read this. With the whole "if any of this is true why hasn't anyone won that "1million dollar challenge" Yet?"

The fact is that guy is as big of fraud as some of the people out there claiming they can heal for a few hundred dollars. For 1 you have to be famous to even apply... he requires something like at least 2 instances where you were in the news or media. He also makes the contestants do impossible things to test there abilities, setting up crazy rules to make sure they fail. There is also the issue of is there even 1 million dollar prize? He claims its paid for in bonds but its impossible to tell if the bonds are even worth the 1 million, they could be worth nothing more then 1000 and no one would know. For more details on how its a scam just go search google... especially about the money being a scam..

2. THIS IS NOT A GAME -
Ive seen to many newcomers get hurt by being reckless.... Its normal when you first start to be a bit reckless but if you start messing around in places you shouldn't you CAN and WILL get hurt. I myself got very lucky a few times in the beginning when I would mess around with things that needed to be left alone.

"But I can handle what ever comes at me"

This maybe true but your forgetting one thing... your family and friends... whats to stop what ever you pissed off from attacking them if it cant hurt you? You cant protect them all.. all the time. Believe me.. Ive tried.

Now this isn't to scare any new comers as most people in the beginning wont even get into trouble unless they go lucking for it. In a Astral Projection for instance you can see what looks shady from a distance and avoid it usually so as long as you insert common sense your fine. Some people however will be reckless until something is pushing them to there breaking point. Then it clicks and for most they get a second chance and never act stupid again... or others get broken to the point they wont do anything non physical ever again in there life. Some have before and will again... die.


3. Practice - You want to be able to Astral Project? Do energy working? Well it takes practice... and lots of it. Astral projection can take years to learn for some and others a month. Energy Working is gradual and takes time just like learning a martial art. The fact is you cant expect to be able to do anything without practice and a good foundation.

Whats a good foundation?

The big M... Meditation.. Meditation is usually the answer to 80% of the questions people have asked me. Meditation is just simply focused thought.. Its the ability to take a step back and concentrate on something. There are MANY variations and types of meditation such as Void, Tummo, Fire, Breathing, Walking, etc. They all usually help something different but the principle is the same.

You don't have to meditate for hours, when I first started I did 30 minutes every night for a year and had some of my best experiences during those times, simply put it built my foundation of beliefs and it prepared me for things I do today. For instance I myself do a lot of energy working, when doing a lot of energy working I find it much easier to work with energy while in a very relaxed state (meditation)

So you hear about some ability and you want to try it.. you spend a week really trying hard with no results and give up. With that attitude you will never succeed in much metaphysics. Fact of the matter is it takes time and its hard to gauge if your doing it correct. Instead of trying very hard for 1 week then stopping, try it slowly over the course of a month, if you get frustrated stop and try again when you calm down with it. It took me a year to fully astral project, after many hours of attempts and getting frustrated it happened naturally. Sometimes the best thing you can do is stop for a couple months and come back to it afterward.

4. Belief - Very big thing for a beginner without many or any experiences is believing its real. You think Is this all in my head? am I being fullish for believing in any of this? It might be all in your head... but most likely you just haven't had the opportunity to experience it first hand. So my advice to you is to look to the millions of others who have had experiences, politely ask for people to show you there abilities, maybe a energy demo or other such things to help you get some experiences to start off as. Then practice and you will start to have experiences for yourself. Eventually you will have proof which may only be for yourself but it will be all you need.

Even after you have a lot of experiences its still easy to get your whole beliefs shaken, Ive been to the point where I was ready to quit at one point but I kept at it because I knew deep down there was much more to life then what modern society believes. Trust your gut.

5. Ask for Help - When you have a question ask it, when you get in to deep and you need help ASK for it. There will always be someone more experienced willing to help, if there isn't then your probably a member of the wrong community. There is no stupid question.. because not knowing can get you hurt. If you are being attacked by something you cant handle then ask for help. Its best to not be so public about your problems depending on what it is as they can come back to get you later on, I suggest finding a community or group of people that you completely trust and feel comfortable with. They should be the ones you turn to for guidance and help when you need it.

Don't just ask a question one place, i find it best to get answers from all over and hear all kinds of responses. Not just one side to it. You can also research yourself and see what you come up with. Most important thing to remember is that in your DARKEST hour there is always someone that can save you.



Sorry for taking so long to post this, been busy. I'm always open to help anyone with any situation so don't hesitate to ask. Ill post more later but for now I must sleep.


meditation walkthrough
liz_fitzgerald

NOTE: MAKE SURE YOU DO THIS MEDITATION AFTER YOU'VE GROUNDED YOURSELF. (grounding can be anything from holding a dark coloured crystal, to going for a walk, gardening or just eating/drinking..just remember..its ALL about the intention. if you intend to be grounded and believe it..you will be :))

close your eyes, sitting or lying down and completely relax, be conscious of your body working from your toes, all the way upto your head, relaxing everything as you go. now imagine your self on a ledge, any kind of ledge (i had to go though quite a few before i found one that was comfy) and your looking down below and you can see the world, animals, people, plants, houses, cars, whatever you can see, theyre all ant-like. as you stand on the ledge, you look down at your feet, and your hands, notice what they look like, how they feel. look to around you, how do you feel? safe?

now imgaine to your right infront of you theres a spark of white light that slowly gets birghter and grows into a piller, then on your left theres a tiny spark that again grows ans grows, and gets brighter and then grows into a long pillar. then the same to your right and left behind you. now you have four protective white pillars. join them up with white strings, so theres a box above and below you. fill the box with white light, so that it glows. notice how you feel?

look down from the ledge again, what do you see? is it a happy place for you? if you feel safe, jump down off the ledge, you can fly, you can fall. where do you land? what do you see? can you interect? stay here as long as you like. when you are ready to come back out, just go back to the ledge. open your eyes and slowly come to.

and that was the meditation. in mine, my ledge was made of glass in the sky, and the scene below me was of a field, in which there was a horse and my puppy, molly. when i looked around the hill there was a village at the bottom.. i tried going there on the horse but as soon as i got to the bottom of the hill the visions in front of me disappeard, so i went back up to the hill and lay down and my dog lay on me. i think i was just comfortable and thats why molly was there. i didnt look like me though, i had strawberry blonde hair, which i guess is my natural colour, and i was much slimmer..more..athletic. anyway.

good meditation tips..
liz_fitzgerald
Does anyone know of any good meditation tips, anything that works for them? Visualisation skills, any good websites? Or Cds/Books?

http://mommymystic.wordpress.com/2009/05/19/chakra-yoga-mp3s-guided-walkthroughs/   <<< This is an awesome page


(Recommended by alexis (hey :D) who writes a wonderful blog about her crystal child, balancing motherhood and life, which can be found here >>>> http://www.takingthelidoffthesun.com)


Everyone has different learning styles, so as many different links as people know would be appreciated :)

Liz
x






useful websites
liz_fitzgerald
www.crystalinks.com < AMAZING refrence website, it (sometimes briefly, sometimes in depth) talks about just about anything you could possibly imagine when it comes to the metaphysical :)

post numero uno
liz_fitzgerald
Hey there lovely people :)

I've set this journal up for people who are really just discovering the bigger side of life. I know there are a million and one other journals 'just like this' out there, but this one is for beginners, from a beginners point of view..what i mean by beginners, is that you havn't had a full life of experience, or you havnt had much contact with this kind of thing. It's not coincidence that you've found this place, as i don't believe there's any such thing: everything happens for a reason. I want it to be a place where, if you've read an interesting book, found a good website/page, have any questions or epiphanies, you can put it all here! for anyone to read.

i do of course, have one rule..if you would all like to remember back to your Disney watching childhood days...and remember what thumpers' mother said, ''if you can't say something nice...don't say anything at all''... and i mean it, if you don't agree with someones beliefs or thoughts, keep it to yourself! if you want to set someone right in their thoughts (only if you know by fact they are wrong), say it nicely, or not at all, i want people to feel comfortable here and able to express themselves. Mean people will be deleted and blocked!

If you're like me, generally you need things explaining to you in real language terms, not over a website with someone sounding haughty, you need it explained as if were in a cafe drinking caramel macchiatos. so i aim to strike up many conversations in this journal, where anyone can get involved, so its easier to understand. after all, if you don't understand something, its not because you're stupid or slow, it's because someone isn't teaching it in a way you understand.

love and light :)
liz fitz
xxxx
Tags:

?

Log in