Mindfulness Meditation: Basics
Mindfulness meditation is a practice of meditation where one focuses on the awareness of various bodily functions, or his/her state of consciousness. Mindfulness meditation is used commonly by psychologists and psychiatry for various therapeutic applications. Mindfulness meditation does not require the use of a special sitting position or special hand gestures (mudras) to be effective, though using mudras could be beneficial. This makes mindfulness meditation a primary candidate for beginners.
Benefits to Mindfulness Meditation
Mindfulness meditation is used relatively commonly throughout the fields of psychology and psychiatry for therapeutic purposes ranging from stress reduction to being used as a complement for treatments involving major depressive disorder. Mindfulness meditation also has many useful applications within the fields of psychic and psionic practice. Contrary to the belief of many, the brain isn’t hardwired from the start. Scientific studies show that mindfulness meditation helps to stimulate new connections in many key areas, and helps to lay the foundation for new ways of feeling and thinking(Lucas 1). This is beneficial to psionics in that since there is scientific evidence to suggest that mindfulness meditation has the ability to “rewire” the brain, one may “rewire” his/her brain to think more confidently about psi and psychic-based phenomena, or one also has the ability to rewire his/her brain to pick up on certain inputs central to psychic abilities such as telepathy, remote viewing, or clairvoyance.
Mindfulness Meditation: A Basic Technique
Mindfulness meditation focuses heavily on noticing your feelings, ” rapidly-firing thoughts(1)”, and on your body and its processes. It does not require the use of any specific hand gestures(mudras) or any specific methods of sitting(such as the lotus position).
Step 1: Close Your Eyes and Relax
The first step in mindfulness meditation is to close your eyes and relax. Is closing one’s eyes a necessity? No. However, it does assist you when trying to accomplish the other steps. Relaxing in necessary because it also allows you to more easily focus on the rest of the technique.
Step 2: Focus on a Specific Thought or Bodily Process
The second step in mindfulness meditation is to focus on a specific thought or bodily process. For example, if you wish to boost your confidence regarding the possibility of psychic or psionic-based phenomena, due to the nature of said abilities, you would focus on a thought that emphasises successful completion of a psychic or psionic-based action by yourself, or merely on the fact that psychic or psionic abilities are in fact, possible(this is called an affirmation). Confidence plays a major part in the success of the practitioner. Alternatively, you may choose to focus on a specific feeling, such as a successful transfer of information from one person to another. Imagine how you felt when receiving or sending the correct information ( telepathy techniques appear later on in The Psionic / Psychic Introduction Guide©). Mentally “link” this feeling with the idea of a successful telepathic transfer as the main focal point of your mindless meditation session. These are, of course, only two potential applications for mindfulness meditation. There are many more.
Step 3: Refocus Your Attention
If you feel your mind starting to wander, softly refocus your attention on the specific thought or bodily process that you chose in step #2.
That is all.
Common Physical Features for Mindfulness Meditation
Although none of these are required for your first meditation practice, please consider them as a possibility for your mindless meditation session. The following physical features are common amongst mindfulness meditation-based practices within the Buddhism religion, and other religions and beliefs incorporating meditation.
A Straight Spine
Having a straight spine was mentioned previously as a common factor in many meditation-based practices. Many that practice Buddhism and many other religions believe that having an erect spine helps the energy flow more proficiently.
Another common mindless meditation-based practice involves using your breath as a focal point for your meditation(see step 2).
How Long Should A Beginner Practice Mindfulness Meditation?
A beginner should practice mindfulness meditation as a means of relaxation after a stressful event, and perhaps as a complement to his/her daily psychic / psionic practice. If used as a complement to daily practice, it is common for a beginner to practice mindfulness meditation on a daily basis or on a semi-weekly basis. A beginner should also not practice mindfulness meditation for an extended period of time(>45 minutes), and should instead start at a comfortable time interval, such as 15 minutes, and then work his/her way up to longer practice times.
1. Lucas, Ph.D., Marsha. “Psychology Today”. January 5th, 2010 <http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/rewire-your-brain-love/200910/mindfu….