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Meditation was one of those things I put off for a long time. I just found it to be so overwhelming. 
How do I know I am doing it right?
Which meditation should I do?
Do I really need to meditate for an hour?

I had no idea where to start! to be honest it kind of stressed me out to even think about…now that can't be good! frown

I now love and look forward to my meditation time.

There are meditations available for all kinds of focuses. Start with asking yourself what would you like to accomplish by meditating? 
Meditation can be utilized for so many reasons…
Stress relief
Better connection to Source
Spiritual Enlighten
Connect with your Spirit Guides
Clear your Chakras
Spiritual development
Better Health
As you can see this list could go on forever!

My daily routine includes a meditation to release negative energy and to disconnect from all energy but my own. I do another meditation for connecting with my Team (guides, angels & Source) there may be a day where my focus is my physical or emotional health. Overtime you begin to know what you need form your meditation in any given moment. 

Here's what worked for me. First I was having a hard time finding quiet uninterrupted time to meditate ( I had 2 babies at the time and 3 teenagers). The one place that I could be uninterrupted (with the help of hubby guarding the door) was the shower. 
By doing my meditation in the shower every morning it helped to make it a habit, a way of life for me. 

I begin with grounding my energy by visualizing tree roots growing out of the bottom of my feet going deep into the center of the earth. 
Next I connect with Source Energy by visualizing a silver cord from the top of my head (crown chakra) going all the way up through sky and space to Source energy. 
From here I feel both Source energy and Grounding energy flow through my body. 
I then release any negative energy I feel connected to by feeling it release through the bottom of my feet though the tree roots. 
This helps me to feel reengerized and ready for the day. 
You can tweak this meditation to your own liking. 

If I were lucky enough to get bath time at the end of the day I would try out different guided meditations. I used a small cd player I kept in the bathroom. Now I use my iPad or iPhone.

My suggestion for getting started is to start small and work your way up to a longer time. it's not about how long you can stay in meditation that makes it effective it's more about what you gain or release in meditation. 

The biggest complaint I hear from clients is I can't turn off my inner chatter of to do lists. 

Try to start with a visual meditation.  Light a candle or place a serene picture in front of you. Take a deep breathe in slowly and release slowly. Just keep your focus on the picture or flame. Do this until the inner chatter starts up. Observe the chatter and let it go. Start over. Continue with this until you feel a sense of calmness. 

A few tips that help may help you prepare and benefit the most from your meditation:
Set your space up to be relaxing unclutter 
Put essential oils in your diffuser, bath or directly on your body. 
Use a cup or two of Sea Salt in your bath try different blends.
Turn off phones
Put a note on the door not to ring the door bell
Note alone at home? Ask that your meditation time be respected and that you not be interrupted. 

Expectations are what ends to trip many people up on meditation. You may very well have a meditation that allows you to hear Angels singing however know that most meditation is about the stillness and present moment. The best expectation to have for your meditation is to NOT have any expectations just allow to be what it is.

Here are some of my favorite oils to use for meditation:

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Energy hygiene is something we talk about often in our home. Managing my energy and vibration is something I do daily as a Medium and as a mom I do my best to help teach my kids ways to manage their vibration. There are many different tools to use meditation, healthy eating and lifestyle, paying attention to your thoughts and words, gratitude the list goes on and on. The key is to try some out and see what works best for you. 

One of my favorite ways to help my family is by using Young Living essential oils. Why? Because it's soooo EASY, Fast and its all natural. If I need a quick shift in my energy I reach for an uplifting oil. 

This past week was the start of the state testing for my kids…this can tend to cause a lot of stress for them. Let's face sitting for 4 hours at a time taking a test is an awful lot to ask of our little ones. It would be difficult for me to do it!

I made sure that we had a good healthy dinner the night before and that they had time to take a nice relaxing essential oil salt bath before bed. We alternated nights using Lavender and Peace & Calming using about 1-2 cups of Sea salt or Epsom salt in a glass bowl add 4-8 drops of the oil of your choice stir then add to bath .
Young Living Lavender

Within a few minutes they begin to relax after 20 minutes they are so relaxed and ready for a good nights sleep! But before they head off to bed we put a blend of the same oil mixed with V6 oil on the bottom of their feet just to give them a little extra help sleeping well. 

I woke up earlier in the morning to make sure I had time to get a healthy breakfast ready for them and to start the diffuser with Young Living Motivation blend. 

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We packed Young Living Brain Power blend in backpacks for the kids to put on their wrists and neck right before the test. 

They came home feeling great at the end of the day and not all exhausted and drained like the years in the past. 

These same oils can be used for adults in the same way. 

What are some of your favorite ways to maintain your Energy Hygiene? 
Post below or come visit me over on FB and let me know your tips! https://www.facebook.com/KimSt.AndreStayTrueToYou

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