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Discovering Meditation Can Help Develop Intuition, and Banish Depression

Discovering Meditation

Dr. Bernie Siegel

Thanks for visiting. Today I want to talk to you about meditation. I have some new facts, research and fantastic news to share.  I will talk about how meditation can change our lives, improve our health and more!  Regilar maditation can help release your true psyhic potential, aLet’s start with an easy way to learn more about how meditation can be used to banish much sorrow, depression, anxiety.  Basically, this practice can help make you feel better than you do right now.  The first thing I want to introduce you to is free, easy and fun to do.  I’m talking about a series of videos on Youtube:  Guided meditations with Dr. Bernie Siegel.

This man’s wisdom, humor, and colorfully serene meditations got me through some very dark times, and I can’t tell you how excited I was to find that he has many meditations on YouTube! This is a great way to get started in guided meditations if you don’t have much experience. You can also visit his website and find books, tapes, CDs and more from this amazing man.

Meditation and Neuroplasticity

The only thing required is a quiet place to meditate and a willingness to make your life better! Our brains’ Neuroplasticity enables us to actually make changes by using meditation. With meditation, we can strengthen and improve our brain in ways that can be life-changing and extremely beneficial not only to ourselves but to

Rebecca Gladding M.D., author of “You Are Not Your Brain” recently wrote: “The brain, and how we are able to mold it, is fascinating and nothing short of amazing.

 

Meditation can take your mind worlds away, without you ever having to move.

According to a study published in the highly esteemed ‘PLOS Medicine’ journal, people with the most social relationships (both quantity & quality) are not only much happier but live 50%+ longer (!) than the rest of us.

Another study by UCLA Professor of Medicine Dr. Steve Cole showed that “feeling connected” to others strengthens immunity, while other studies have cited lower levels of anxiety and depression, higher self-esteem and empathy, the list goes on.

Since almost all humans have a tendency to obsess over the past and worry about the future (instead of simply being present), too much time alone can have real mental and physical health consequences. Isolation can be good for short periods of time, but the development of psychic and intuitive ability requires interaction with other humans. Networking with like-minded people is a terrific way to expand your horizons, learn new techniques and grow your intuitive potential.

Help for Hermits

Now all you cyber hermits out there (you know who you are) can get the benefits of being a social person, without necessarily having to actually interact with humans. This is especially good news for those of us who suffer Bipolar Depression, Social Anxiety and a host of other conditions that make us tend to keep to ourselves. Meditation, even guided meditation on YouTube can trick our mind into feeling connected with other humans and benefit from the experience every bit as much as naturally sociable people.

Dr. Newburg, now a bestselling author, writes “When people lose their sense of self [in meditation], feeling a sense of oneness, [this] results in a blurring of the boundary between self and others…[with] no sense of space or passage of time.

By making us feel connected to everyone and everything, meditation cancels out the detrimental mental, emotional, and physical effects of loneliness and isolation, conditions that affect more than half of modern society.

While friends come and go, meditation will always be there for you. Especially if you can use mp3, tapes, CDs or yes, even YouTube as tools to help your life become more full and balanced.

Exploring Real Life Community

Now, friends, I am not telling you that you have to be alone or isolated, I’m only offering a helping hand to those people who prefer to keep their own company and eschew crowds and gatherings.  By all means, when you are ready, do seek out resources in your community to explore, and I know you will be delighted by how just the experience of exploring new places and ideas can enrich your life!

For instance, here in Madison Wisconsin, the community is very fortunate to have a place such as Cosmic Delights.

Photo by Cosmic DelightsCosmic Delights, 2717 E. Washington Ave. Madison, WI 53704 Phone 608-467-3093

Cosmic Delights is a retail store and Mystical event center on East Washington Avenue in Madison Wisconsin. Find them online at www.cosmicdelights.com as well as at festivals and events in the area. They offer a great selection of jewelry, crystals, gifts, oils, incense, singing bowls, tarot, stickers, magnets, buttons, CBDs and other goodies.

Cosmic Delights also hosts a variety of events, workshops, and classes that enhance the body, mind spirit connection. Not to mention psychic readings with yours truly!

There are similar shops in almost all areas of America, and many around the world as well.  Google up “metaphysical stores”, mystical gift shop” or similar for your area and take a walk on the wild side, see some new things, experience some new and very beautiful friends from the Mineral Kingdom, have a reading done, and just plain have some fun, whenever you feel ready.  If sharpening your psychic and intuitive Gifts is one of your goals, it can be helpful to look for groups in your area such a Psychics Unite.  In this group, I have found a terrific group of people who are intelligent, open-minded and always interested in learning more about the unseen world. The Madison, Wi group has opened my eyes to many aspects of the psychic and spiritual realm that I just had not even thought much about. A terrific group, easy to share experiences with and learn from, I highly recommend looking for this or similar groups in your area,

 

You can always find beautiful and helpful jewelry and crystals, spell candles and psychic readings in my Etsy Shop. Drop by today and if you don’t see what you want, message me and I’ll create something specifically to suit your needs! If you have questions or comments, just speak your mind in the comments section, and in the meantime, happy meditating!

Have a happy day today!

 

Red Tent Presentation, Stones and Crystals for Womens’ Health Went Great!

Hello, Dear Friends!
Today I want to tell you all about Stones and  Crystals and a terrific day of learning that happened recently at Madison’s  Cosmic Delights.
At this Red Tent Womens Gathering, I was honored to introduce many beautiful women to the mineral kingdom. We explored the most powerful stones for women and how to use them in our daily lives. Red Tents are a great place for women to gather, recharge, find support and learn self care techniques.

Stones and crystals have many properties, features, and benefits, and while it is true that not everyone recognizes their metaphysical or spiritual properties, they quietly do their work anyway. Their are many reference books on the market from which to learn stone and crystals’ wisdom. Some are very good and offer an immense database
of information for anyone to tap into. Some others, not so much. I added a few suggestions to the stone guide which every participant received at this gathering, but in case you didn’t get to attend, my favorite gemstone reference books which include descriptions of ALL their properties, not just the scientific descriptions are: 

Stones and crystals have been revered pretty much since life on this earth began for their beauty and by some, for the many spiritual and health benefits they could provide.
The Christian Bible mentions stones and crystals over 200 times. Mayan, Aztec, Native American, African Native, and Celtic peoples all recognized the many uses of crystals and employed them for rituals and ceremonies. The common belief is that minerals are of the earth, and thus connect us to the universal energy of our world. When we use minerals, it must always be for the best and highest good, to benefit all of us and our Mother Earth.


Perhaps you already know a lot about stones and crystals  or have a connection to some that you keep with you or in your home. Many benefits can be had just by carrying them with you or keeping then in your home, working with them as partners in your physical, mental and spiritual well being.


Everyone who attended my Stones and Crystals for Womens’ Health Red Tent Gathering received a pouch with 7 stones to take home for further use. These stones were chosen for their ability to assist women with issues that are unfortunately all too common among many of our sisters living on Earth taday.

Stones and Crystals for Womens’ Health

Clear Quartz – Clear to cloudy in appearance, Quartz helps one to focus and enter a meditative state. It acts as a magnifier for the energies of any other stones and crystals near it, Helps increase personal energy field and shields. Creates almost a “buffer zone” around one who wears it. Assist in healing, and may be charged with intent and purpose to help achieve a specific goal. There are many kinds of clear quartz, with many varied abilities or focuses. To fully understand all the aspects of this stone, additional research may be helpful.
Amethyst -Purple in color, Amethyst helps to manage addiction, fatigue, and depression. It is a powerful energetic aid to developing spiritual growth and contentment. It draws peace to the bearer. Amethyst helps one to achieve a calm and peaceful state of meditation and can ease nervous system problems, mental anxiety, insomnia, and headaches. This stone can be a good companion stone for anyone working with psychic energies or attempting to channel.
Shungite – Black or silvery in color, Shungite is a very powerful, ancient healing stone. Silver or Elite Shungite is the rarest and strongest form. An excellent stone for empaths or anyone working in the healthcare, this stone absorbs and eliminates negative energies and health hazards to the body. Crystal healers call it the Miracle Stone or Stone of Life Elite Shungite brings positive blessings and positive results. It helps you to know what’s beneficial for a better and healthier future. Shungite infuses your aura with light, allowing only positive, beneficial energies to reach you. It provides a kind of protective shielding for psychics and empaths. It is also a very powerful protection stone, especially from electromagnetic fields and is a perfect stone to keep near your electronics.
Rose Quartz – Pink in color, this stone can be helpful for headaches, skin issues, and fertility problems. It helps relieve the discomfort of menstrual or menopausal problems. Enhances love, both familial and romantic, calls love to appear or grow. A powerful tool for reinforcing current relationships, two of these stones kept together under the bed for a month form spiritual bonds to each other and then each partner keeps one of the stones with them, allowing the stones to draw the partners together, the attraction of each stone to the other helping to keep love strong.
Carnelian – Orange in color, this stone helps with all kinds of women’s health issues. It is a valuable ally in controlling emotional distress and easing loneliness, Carnelian can help one find supportive people. This is a very good stone for introverts and makes any kind of public speaking easier, and meetings more productive.
Citrine – Yellow to brown in color, this happy stone helps ease depression, backaches, enhances self-esteem, invites happiness, and positivity into one’s life. This stone’s golden color is symbolic of the golden rays of the sun, warming the soul and bringing cheer with it. This stone needs no cleansing as it’s energy is so strong and powerful it collects no negativity!
Amazonite -A beautiful blue-green color, this stone is named for the way it echoes the rich, green color of the Amazon river and the surrounding rainforest. Amazonite helps facilitate loving, compassionate communication. Sometimes called the “stone of hope”, Amazonite is very helpful in recovering from stressful or abusive relationships. The heart, upper chest and throat areas of the body may benefit from crystal therapy using Amazonite. Often regarded as a good luck charm, this powerful stone gently infuses the spirit with your truest intentions, liberating your soul from negative or confusing influences trying to throw you off course. Life may seem overwhelming and bewildering at times, but the Amazonite brings order to chaos with its pure light overflowing with love and hope.

 

If you would like to purchase such a collection of stones and cfystals for your at-home use, just send me a message and if available I will gladly provide you with the same collection for  15.00 plus shipping. I will also include a Reiki cleansing and charging of these stones and crystals plus a simple guide to each of the stones, similar to what you’ve just read

If you happen to be in the Madison, Wisconsin area, feel free to book a Psychic Reading, Palm Reading or Stone and Crystasl Consultation with me. Appointments are often limited because so far, I am only available on Saturdays so if you are interested, please call Cosmic Delights to reserve your appointment. 608 467 3093

I expect that we may decide to hold another stones and crystals workshop soon and this time keep it open to anyone who is interested. I will update this page with details, and also you may check on Cosmic Delight’s FaceBook page under “Events” to see what interesting, informative and spiritually uplifting events are happening at the shop!

Look soon for an upcoming workshop, likely to be a weekend intensive, featuring my husband Stephen and myself, teaching “Psychic Self Defense, how to Ground Center and Shield” elements we feel are necessary for anyone sensitive to the energies of others or anyone interested in doing any kind of magical working.

Till then, I wish you peace and love,

Ravenbird