I love your show. I listen to your podcasts, and I have really been enjoying your recent shows about Our Divine Posse, and letting go without fault or blame.
I have a question about meditation. When I'm meditating, I'm sometimes confused as to whether I should be visualizing to manifest my desires, or should I keep my mind still and wait for the thoughts to come?
Should these be separate meditation times such as one specifically for just visualzing for manifestation, and then a separate meditation time for stillness of mind?
Thank you for your help—Kathy
You are very astute to see the different ways of meditating. I would describe it as:
• We can meditate for bliss—this is what happens when we use mantra, or go into very deep trance, or just let the mind sort of have "no thought". This is great, and I highly recommend it.
• We can meditate for information—this is what happens when we use the techniques of intuitive gathering, or what I call spiritual intuition. In this kind of meditation, we don't go into a very deep trance. We actually use techniques to gather information. This is the same place we go when we manifest.
In my own practice, sometimes I meditate for bliss... it's nice, it's fun and it's very healing.
Or, sometimes I start by doing some intuitive gathering, and then when I'm done gathering information about whatever my questions are, I might go deeper into trance and just enjoy the connection with the Divine.
You can learn how to do this in more depth in my book Becoming Your Best Self.