I have been meditating over twenty years. I still hit the occasional meditation block. It’s frustrating when I hit them, and every time I notice a few common denominators.
This is probably the biggest culprit to a creative block of any kind. You may have even started meditating to unlock some backed up emotion. Emotion means Energy-in-motion. That’s all emotion is. Sometimes we don’t even know which one it is that is blocking our ability to find bliss. If too many emotions stay locked inside of us, it turns to depression which feels like an overall blah place to be and you will feel a lack of interest in meditation.
If you’ve been meditating a while and then hit this place because of an event or just the fact that you’ve dug deep enough to find it, don’t give up! It’s just time to change up your practice and go deeper. Basic meditation is excellent for learning and finding a sense of peace but once it reaches the well of emotion you need to start navigating your feelings inside and using it to release them.
The following 4 steps are what I use and what I have taught in class for over 13 years…..
- Journey Meditation
I use journey meditation for this. It’s Raina’s word for a more in-depth and particular type of meditation. It’s time to visit the parts of yourself that are in pain, sadness or confusion. One way to do this is to ask in the meditative space. Ask your higher self or guides to take you to the part of yourself that needs help. You’ll be surprised at what you find. The emotion itself may release, or you may have a vision and speak to this child, adolescent or part of self that is ready for healing. Try asking this part of self to reveal their anger sadness, fear etc.
- Physical Disturbances and Pushing Through
This one is tough. I know for myself a headache will render me useless for quite a while. Use it. A migraine is there for more than just a physical reason. It may be hormones due to certain life stages, a prior injury or stuck emotion. As crappy as this is, taking in deep breaths and all the oxygen that is required to meditate effectively may release a headache or physical annoyance.
Your ego loves to use physical pain or discomfort to steer you away from your meditation progress. If you focus on your meditation, it will eventually move you further away from the pain. Yogi’s have been able to do this for centuries. At first, you’ll only feel the pain. Push through, breathe and stick with the meditation. The tool of meditation itself will help you to learn a valuable skill in not ignoring but moving through discomfort. The results may surprise you.
We spend so much of our lives indoors. It’s not healthy to be indoors so much. Your body needs the elements to function correctly. Your mind and emotions also respond beautifully to being outdoors. A magical thing happens when you meditate outside. It’s easier!
I discovered this while learning to channel. It takes me twice as long to achieve a trance state if I’m indoors. Find a place that is safe and then get into your meditative space. I like to find a suitable rock at the beach or have my back up against a tree. Nature loves to assist you and bring you back to your natural balance.
Meditating outside is the best way to do this.
Our bodies hold energy. If there is too much of it, you will experience a block. Try exercising before your meditation. Even if its a 30 min walk. It will get your energy moving, and your mind will be able to rest and receive the meditative space once it has exercised.
Another way to do this is to try meditating while exercising. This is best done on a walk/run or treadmill type of equipment. This type of exercise is just a moving meditation. Put some headphones on with a guided meditation and let yourself go while your body gets its exercise.
Yoga is another exercise that is also very meditative. The yoga studio lends itself to a meditative state. After a good yoga class go into meditation. You’ll find it much more comfortable after your mind has been in this space.
Meditation is a practice like anything else. Even 20 years later I find myself in moments where it’s not so easy. I have to work through it which is the magic and purpose of meditation. I know if I’m hitting a block it’s just an opportunity for me to discover something that is underneath it.
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Trance Channel, Clairvoyant Healer and Spiritual Teacher, Lori Camacho, has been serving others with her gifts of clairvoyance and vibrational healing abilities since 2003. It was in 2007 that Lori began to spontaneously vocalize Raina, the wise consciousness she had memories of communicating with as a child. Together Lori and Raina have created many workshops, classes, and writings.