Many people insist that the only way they can connect with their Inner Voice, Higher Self, Consciousness, Super Conscious, Guides, Angels, etc, is through meditation (in the “New Age” sense). This in only one way, and is preoccupied with ritual as are many other stylised communications such as “praying” … in my opinion.
I have been using different forms of meditation for about 30 years. I have taught it, run weekly meditation groups, facilitated weekly “open eyed meditations” in the forest, etc, etc. Yes, there are benefits in meditation. Yes, I have learnt to relax my heart beat and breathing at will ~ I frightened a deep tissue massage therapist once when they thought I had died on their massage table.
And I surprised medical staff during a routine pre-natal pregnancy check up once … I was entertaining myself while waiting for my turn (they had left me waiting by myself in a little consultation room). After about 15 minutes, the nurse whooshed into the room slapped on the blood pressure cuff and proceeded to check my pulse ~ you should have seen her eyebrows hit her hairline! I suddenly realised what I had done and unsuccessfully tried to explain, and told her to wait just a moment while I fixed my pulse and blood pressure for her. The Doctor appeared, didn’t believe her, took the blood pressure and pulse himself and it was fine ~ I had it all moving properly again by then – luckily, or they might have decided the pregnancy was at risk and not let me use the drug-free, doctor free, natural birth option.
The point of the story is … I did NOT meditate to change my pulse … I just intended it. Some would say, that therefore I was meditating. Well, if so, then I would like to point out that I had my eyes open, I was reading medical posters & brochures, hearing all the hospital noises, wishing the staff were more organised … in other words I did not shut down my thinking processes, I just added another thought, “action” to my thinking; I was multi-tasking ~ just for fun to keep myself amused while waiting … because I had forgotten to bring a book to read!
Add to that, my ability to “Channel”. Every time I decide to help someone Deal with an issue/problem they have, I continue my chit chat (I rarely shut up for any reason!), while at the same time Intending my Consciousness to Flow in a Way that produces a Constructive outcome for the Highest Good of all concerned … while also monitoring this person’s energies. In other words I have many consciousnesses happening at once. My Higher Consciousness, my present time ego consciousness and the other person’s Body Consciousness. I run my awareness and Awareness of these levels all at the same time. We all can (just like we multi-task when driving a car in traffic).
When I “Channel” thoughts, information, I “channel surf” (like using the TV remote!) levels of Consciousness until I find Answers and/or entities that I am willing to Allow.
So, if you don’t meditate, don’t panic you can still be your True Being, Higher Self, Consciousness, any time you choose to. We do not need to be still and quiet to access our Awareness of our different states of Consciousness. It is our intention and then Awareness of these states that Allows us to Be our True Being/Consciousness. We can be jogging, shopping, cleaning, laughing and be Conscious of our Self, our Beingness, at the same time.
Intend to be the “One” who is Observing your self; this is the more Spiritual Truer definition of “Oneness” … to be united/One with one’s Self/Consciousness … which has since been manipulated to mean “collective consciousness” and/or “unity” with other people … oh it is so easy to twist the meaning of words and then condition crowds of ‘followers’.
‘Step into’ Being your Higher Self/Consciousness whenever you want to. This ability is especially useful when you have a question; just Intend that your mind (where your mundane conscious thinking goes on) switches/Shifts to Being in Consciousness, your Higher Mind, where your Higher Thoughts, Intuition and Inspiration happen … for Your Answer. This is how we Consciously use our Intuition. ♥