I have been receiving a lot of questions about how to meditate with stones and how to feel their energy and communicate with them more clearly. I have decided to create a series of meditations to answer your questions. This will be a basic introduction meditation. The first step to any relationship is to introduce yourself and to get to know each other. This is the foundation of any successful relationship, whether it be with stones or people, and it is extremely effective with the stone people. They will greatly appreciate you taking the time to introduce yourself and get to know them before making requests for healing or anything else. This is the same with people. You wouldn't meet someone for the first time and immediately ask them for favors would you? The stone people are the same way. They have become a bit frustrated with the majority of stone literature out there that portrays them as tools to be used to achieve whatever end you desire. See them as the wise multidimensional spiritual beings that they are and treat them with the respect they deserve and they will respond in kind by developing a positive relationship with you and helping you in wonderful ways that you cannot even conceive. So lets begin shall we:
***** This is the full length meditation. If you don't have that much time or want to start off with a quick meditation just skip step 2. Also, you don't have to do step 4 more than once. This is just for the first time to start the relationship with the stone, so they get to know you better and the other way around, kind of like hanging out with a friend you just met for the first time to get to know each other. The difference being that this friend is a very ancient and wise spiritual being. ;)
Step 1: Go somewhere quite where you will not be disturbed for at least 10 to 15 minutes. Take your stone and hold him/her in your left hand.
Step 2: Take a few minutes and admire your stone. Notice every detail. The color, size, shape, texture, every detail and nuance. Really take in the stone. Notice every detail from every angel.
Step 3: After doing step 2 for a few minutes, close your eyes and clasp your left hand around the stone. Focus on your breathing and try to clear your mind. Do this for a few deep long breaths until you start to feel more relaxed. This will change your brainwave pattern to theta waves, which is conducive to psychic abilities and especially feeling stone energy and opening up to the crystals so they can communicate with you.
Step 4: When you have done step 3 long enough to have started feeling more relaxed and your mind feels clearer and your stress levels have reduced you may proceed. Next, say hello to the stone. Even if you don't believe that stones are living beings, just humor me here. Suspend all your doubts and disbeliefs just long enough to complete this meditation. =) You don't have to speak out loud. You can say it in your head. Say something like. "Hello. My name is ____ and it is a pleasure to meet you. Thank you for coming to me and allowing me to be your keeper. I promise to give you a good home and to take care of you to the best of my ability. I open myself to your energy and my wish is to explore a relationship with you that we can both benefit from. Please teach me and help me to learn from your wisdom and experience. I open myself to healing on all levels and welcome any help you can offer me to move forward on my spiritual path. I want to get to know you better and to learn from your ways. I humble myself as your student and open myself to your teaching. Thank you."
****You can say a variation of the statement above. The words don't have to be exact, but the intent should be clear and you can just speak from your heart and say what feels right to you. =) However, if you want to say what I said above word for word, I have used it personally for many years and instructed many to do the same with spectacular results so feel free to use it if it feels right to you.****
Step 5: Now, go back to focusing on your breathing again as I instructed you to do in step 2. This time, while you are breathing, focus all of your energy on the stone in your left hand. Keep focusing ALL of your attention on the stone. Try to really concentrate all of your attention on the stone. Focus all of your senses on the stone and most importantly on the physical sensation of the stone in your hand. Keep breathing deeply for several seconds and exhaling slowly for several seconds while focusing all your attention on the stone. Pay close attention to what you are feeling from the stone in your left hand. You may not feel anything at first, but if you repeat this meditation, you will eventually feel the stone pulsing in your hand. It may feel like your own heartbeat in your hand at first, and you may try and convince yourself that this is just your blood pumping in your hand from holding the stone, but this is not true. You are now feeling the stone's energy. It may feel like you are holding a beating heart in your hand. Or, it may feel like tingling or pulsations in your hand. This is the stone's response to the first step you have taken. ;) Keep doing this and stay in the meditative state where you are focusing on your breathing and relaxing and you will soon experience other responses from the stone. You may see flashes of images in your mind, or even start to hear the voice of the stone. You may get an answer to a pressing question in your life. You may suddenly come to a realization of something important. Something spiritual. You may just feel ecstasy or joy and happiness. You may even get tears in your eyes from some joy and release you cannot describe. You may feel an understanding that you cannot put words to. Whatever it may be, this is the stone communicating to you and helping you. Practice this meditation over and over and it will deepen and become more profound every time.
Step 6: THANK THE STONE! Like everyone, stones absolutely LOVE to be thanked! This is all they ask in return. APPRECIATION! GRATITUDE! You may or may not know this, but thanking a person or a stone actually sends a burst of positive energy their way that they can feel and that benefits them TREMENDOUSLY! Never underestimate the power of a thank you in any situation! Repeat this meditation often for the best results. It may take some time for you to actually start believing that this may work and to move past your doubts and disbeliefs long enough to get results. Don't be discouraged if you don't get results the first time. IT WILL HAPPEN! I promise you. Just be persistent and above all do not give up! Anything worth doing in life requires persistence and hard work. Fortunately, I have done a lot of the trial and error for you myself over the years and I can guarantee results if you persistently continue these meditations earnestly.
Special note: Although you don't have to do step 4 (talking to your stone) more than once if you don't want to, be aware that if you do talk to your stone and at least say hello everytime you want to work with him/her they will respond to you better. You can think of it like saying how are you to your friend and taking to the time to find out how they're doing before asking them for favors. Anyone, including stones, will respond to you better when you take the time to say hello first. A little kindness and courtesy goes a long way in this world. You will be able to feel the difference in the stones energy when you talk to them. They get happy and much more energetic and this makes the vibrations easier to feel.
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Thanks again & have a wonderful day! =D