Edgar Cayce's Meditation for Everyone

Welcome! There is no greater adventure than this inward one called meditation. It is safe, it is easy, and you will find within your own mind and heart an endless stream of treasures!

Meditation in Seven Steps:
Step One: Find a comfortable position. Keep your spine straight, legs uncrossed, and relax any tense muscles in your body. Step Two: Head-and-neck exercises. Do each of the following three times: head forward, head backward, head to the right shoulder, head to the left shoulder, rotate head in a complete circle clockwise, rotate head in a complete circle counterclockwise. Do not strain or force. Step Three: Deep breathing exercises. Fill lungs from bottom to top, exhale from top to bottom. Breathe in through your right nostril and out through your mouth; repeat three times. Breathe in through your left nostril and out through your right; repeat three times. Step Four: Special meditation aids can be used as desired. Music, incense, chants, personal rituals, inspirational reading, prayers and theprayer of protection. Send out light and constructive energies to the people on your personal prayer list. Step Five: Affirmation and prayer for deeper meditation. Move through the three stages of focusing on the affirmation: thinking about it, feeling it, experiencing it. Return to the thinking stage whenever the mind wanders. Allow ten to fifteen minutes for Step Five. Healing prayer. StepSix: Decision making. Test any tentative decisions you have made according to the decision-making exercise. Step Seven: Health tips for improved meditation.

Head-and-neck exercises
Note: All head-and-neck exercises should be done slowly and gently, without straining or forcing the muscles in any way. 1. Stretch to Front: Repeat three times

as if to should not lift upright position. 3. three times to left: Sit in upright position. 2. as if to look at the ceiling. Tip head forward. trying to touch chin to chest.Stretch to Back: Repeat three times. or shrug. Stretch to Side: Repeat three times to right. Return head to upright position. Tip head toward Incorrrect: Shoulder Return to shoulder.Sit in an upright position. Tip head backward. touch it with your ear. Return head to upright position. Sit in an upright position. Step Three: Breathing Exercises Three-Stage Deep Breathing Filling the Lungs: .

cavity expands. forcing all remaining air shoulders relax. air is drawn in closed. again using the three stage deep-breathing exercise. Alternate-Nostril Breathing Left nostril is held closed. abdomen expands. through left nostril. out of lungs. Steps Four: Special Meditation Aids . pushing air out in. closed. through the open right nostril. again using the three stage deep-breathing exercise. of middle third of lungs.Stage 1: Fill bottom of Stage 2: Fill middle third Stage 3: Fill top third of lungs. chest lungs. contracts. shoulders lift. Emptying the lungs: Stage 1: Top third of lungs Stage 2: Chest cavity Stage 3: Abdomen is pulled empties first. Repeat three times. Repeat three times. air is exhaled right nostril. of lungs. Air is exhaled Right nostril is held Left nostril is then air is drawn in through through mouth.

but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom. And lead us not into temptation. even among people who meditate. A Prayer of Protection As I open myself to the unseen forces that surround the throne of beauty. The Twenty-Third Psalm The Lord is my shepherd. incense. Thy will be done in earth. inspirational reading. and the glory. some especially arranged for meditation) River of Stars. Yah—hay—vah—hay Prayers: The Lord’s Prayer Our Father which art in heaven. Mike Rowland Pachelbel: Canon (Many versions. as we forgive our debtors. I shall not want. Hallowed be thy name. Give us this day our daily bread. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Amen. yet one with the Whole. I throw about myself the protection that is found in the thoughts of Him. deep breath. 2002 Crystals. chants. However. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. In reading 1158-10. can awaken within us the ability to know ourselves to be individuals. personal rituals. See if you can make the sounds vibrate deeply within yourself. according to reading 2533-8. and the prayer of protection. for ever. grace. prayers.” as in “seek” and “home.Special meditation aids can be used as desired. Music for Meditating: Music preferences vary widely. and chant these sounds as you slowly exhale. Send out light and constructive energies to the people on your personal prayer list. Llewellyn Adagio: Music for Meditation.”) ahrrrrrr—eeeee—ooooo—mmmmm A second chant uses a variant of the four Hebrew letters of Yahweh. here are a few suggestions to get you started: • • • • • The Fairy Ring. we are told that the following syllables awaken the ability to draw God’s love. And forgive us our debts. as it is in heaven. and might. Repeat up to a dozen times or more before meditating. . This chant. and the power. Thy kingdom come. Peter Davison Chants for Meditation: The Cayce readings recommend certain chants as very effective in connecting us with spiritual realms. Music. (The “e” and “o” are both “long.Take a long.

in my life. Steps Five: Sample Affirmations for Use in Deeper Meditation • • • • • • • • Oneness Love I am at peace. Stage Two: As you continue thinking about what the affirmation means. All is well. . though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death. be still. my cup runneth over. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil. I am at one with the universe. I will fear no evil: for thou art with me. day by day. Let Thy healing power flow through me. thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Make a Personal Prayer List: Take time to hold in the light people who have asked for your prayers or given you permission to pray for them. you begin to feel what it means. Peace. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.Yea. God is love. Let me be a channel of blessings to all I meet. Stage One: Think about what the words of the affirmation mean.

Step Six: Decision Making with Meditation This is an optional exercise that can be used to test any tentative decisions you need to make. and you gently go back to Stage One. If you notice your mind has wandered. Part One: List the decisions you need to make in different areas of your life: Work:____________________________________ Relationships:_____________________________ Errands:_________________________________ Finances:________________________________ Purchases:_______________________________ Family:__________________________________ Health:__________________________________ Other:___________________________________ Part Two: . your awareness shifts to experiencing it.Stage Three:As you hold on to the feeling of the affirmation.

Good health practices in your daily life will aid your meditation life. think about how you might act on your decision. Take the action. However. The practice of meditation is an important element in your overall program for maintaining good health. and then see how you feel as you imagine going with a “yes” decision. and formulate a question that can be answered “yes” or “no”: Consider the decision from as many angles as possible. At the conclusion of your quiet time. Below are areas to which you might want to pay particular attention: • Healthy Diet Eat a good. Of what facts and issues are you already aware? Will your decision affect others? If so. and then wait for any feelings or images that come to mind. Considering all of your answers so far. What would you say is your “inner” answer? If you are unsure of your inner guidance. Hold each answer together with your spiritual ideal and your ethical views. if you feel confident that your decision is the right one. The Edgar Cayce readings recommended: . how? What are the likely consequences of each way of deciding? Yes and No “Yes” Good Results Unwanted Results "No" Breathe into your heart three times. Health Tips for Meditation Remember that meditation and a healthy body can work together in a constructive cycle. you may repeat these steps on another day.Select one small decision you want to make. give the tentative answer you reached earlier. silently ask your “yes” or “no” question. put this tentative decision aside and meditate. Repeat with a “no” decision. with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. balanced diet. make a tentative decision: Now. Also watch for any images that might come to mind. as well as whole grains. and watch for results.

Recreation helps to relax both your body and mind. lungs. is that of opening up to divine influences. Your attitudes and emotions are vital to good health. You eliminate toxins through your skin. but you should also develop the habit of breathing deeply throughout the day. and foods containing white flour and/or sugar. remembering to exhale completely. Eliminate Toxins from Your Body The elimination of toxins—the waste products left over after the body has digested and metabolized its food—is crucial to good health. he says. which will help remove toxins and wastes from your body. with red meat eaten only sparingly and pork rarely or never.o o o that 80 percent of the diet consist of non-starchy vegetables and fruits. fowl. cereals. The following practices are all helpful: o Breathe deeply and fully. As you meditate daily. it will have an impact on your physical health. o Drink at least six to eight glasses of pure water daily. remember that you are a whole person. which is important when you sit down to meditate. Breathing exercises before meditation help here. all fried foods. o Bowel eliminations should be kept regular through proper diet (including lots of fiber) and exercise. . As you pay attention to basic health practices listed here." Cayce's concept of meditation has some aspects in common with Hinduism or Buddhism (the chakras. that meat intake consist mainly of fish. Be sure to get adequate sleep in order to avoid fatigue during your meditation experience. The symbolism of the Book of Revelation. and kidneys. God speaks to us. kundalini) but is most similar to Christian versions of New Thought. The Search For God books say that "Through prayer we speak to God. especially walking. that we avoid overly processed foods. strenuous workouts. Always check with your doctor before embarking on any new program of exercise. Moderate. • • Finally. with the remaining 20 percent provided by proteins. Exercise Exercise will help keep your body healthy and aid in stress reduction. is based on meditative experiences. he believed. Meditation: While Cayce sometimes described particular meditation techniques of sitting or chanting "Arrr--eee-oommm" the crucial element. and starches. with all parts working together. and lamb. Gentle stretching and daily walks will go a long way toward keeping you fit and releasing tensions. bowels. consistent exercise is more helpful than sporadic. In meditation. • Rest and Recreation Adequate rest and recreation are essential parts of a balanced lifestyle. you’ll find your meditation life enhanced as well.

Because if we are not hundred percent sincere and honest to meditation. the focus is definitely not on controlling your thoughts or making an effort to reduce the number of thoughts coming into your conscious mind. And second. If you are using my suggested cd . I am pleased with that. If we want to meditate and our mind wants to do something else. A: Jayakrishna no. I should be thoughtless while doing trataka but lot of thoughts come into my mind while gazing at the black dot. How can I stop these thoughts? Another thing is that can I play mahamrityunjaya mantra while doing trataka in the background or should mantra japa be done separately? Please give me your valuable advice. focus is on the spot where you are fixing your gaze.Lack of Focus In case of lack of focus.the tratak album. then the thoughts would just come & go like clouds. as long as you are giving time to yourself to evolve consciously.1: in trataka. it is very important that we understand the importance of any work before we start doing it. In such a case. If that helps. we would though be sitting in meditation. Watch the video as Gurumaa explains the right technique to practice mantra japa. Secondly. your focus is more on the breath and elongating it. it is fine. provided your resolve has the power. I made a circle on my computer screen and am gazing at it.why do you need to clear them or fight with your own thoughts or why argue that I am having thoughts? Just remain totally unbiased & watch the thoughts which are coming & if you don’t identify yourself with these thoughts. Mantra japa helps us make strong sankalpa (the power to do strong resolve). the flow of the thoughts would definitely recede. then you should be very clear about the fact that before you begin the trataka & even at the time of trataka. . So if you are doing these 2 things then but obviously. And your resolve gets power through mantra japa. Surya Namaskara and very importantly. The Pranav Meditation technique is the best way to practice mantra japa. we need to do more of Nadi Shodhana. what you want. You can achieve. But as such if thoughts are arising . you can play maha mrityunjaya mantra in the back ground if you wish to do so. this is just one way of mind to deviate us from a good job. Q: I am trying to do trataka. but our mind would be somewhere else. According to my understanding. practice mantra japa.

Not able to concentrate? Q: I am not able to concentrate during meditation. our body becomes healthier and the power of our mind to handle anything – favourable or unfavourable increases. “Om Namah Shivaya“. chant it silently & this should help you. Gurumaa explains the benefits of effective mantra chanting. why don’t you do some mantra? Choose any mantra – “Mool Mantra“. I have just recently given these 3-4 albums. concentration is a different thing & meditation is different. you can log on to my website to get that & use that. how we focus our mind and the feeling we bring to our chanting. Mantra chanting done correctly and sincerely has a great impact. Please give me detail method of doing meditation? A: Well. We can say that a trained mind is like a laser beam which is fully concentrated on what it needs to do at a specific moment. Bhastrika Pranayam is aimed at keeping the inhalation cycle equal to exhalation. And wait for some more time to finally move in meditation. how we breathe. Our reflexes become sharper. The posture we sit in. Kapalbhati is another technique where short and . whereas an untrained mind diffuses our energies outwards. A trained mind is effective in whatever it does. Breathing properly helps our body increase its intake of oxygen. which in turn leads to a more healthy and energetic body. In this informative video. chant in your heart. many of us have forgotten the right way to breathe. “Waheguru Mantra”. the mantra thus has a powerful effect on us. “Maha Mrityunjaya“. Breathing properly also leads to a calm and peaceful mind free of worry and anxiety. all make a huge difference. It also helps expulsion of toxic products and carbon dioxide and cleanses our entire system. With mantra japa you may begin Paranayama. Listen attentively as Gurumaa reveals the method to harness our concentration so that we can reap the full benefits of mantra chanting and accomplish our goals in life. Deep breath inwards and long exhalation outwards with equal time intervals constitutes this pranayam technique. For now. Sing along. both on our body and mind. Leading our busy and hectic lives. When we train our mind to focus on the mantra. yet making breath deeper and longer. Kapalbhati & Bhastrika In this video Gurumaaji expounds upon two breathing techniques Kapalbhati and Bhastrika Pranayam. You get that & practice with that. There is a DVD called “Shwason Ka Vigyan“.

strong forceful exhalations are stressed upon and inhalation happens automatically. . Cleanse your breath with pranayam following Gurumaaji’s instructions in this video and enjoy the moments of silence and stillness that follow it.

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