Mindful Check-In Practice
This article provides a 2-part mindfulness practice to guide you through the right meditation for the right moment. Learn it. Try it. Apply it. Comment with any cool stories or insights.
Pt 1: Tuning in
Begin by “dropping in” to the body by way of the chakras. By tuning into each chakra you will send awareness to each energy center. By spending a few moments/ breaths with each you will begin to tune in to what the body needs. To properly set yourself u for pt 2 of this practice you can refine the tune in process by dividing the energy centers into three parts: lower chakras, central chakras, and higher chakras. The goal is to essentially “ask the body to provide evidence for the needs of the mind. If the lower chakras (associated with safety, security, sexuality, creativity and power) are out of balance then pt 2 will follow with a “Visualization meditation.” If the center chakras (associated with love, bliss, compassion, self-expression and joy) are not “firing on all cylinders” then a “Loving Kindness meditation” will be the choice for pt 2. And finally, if the upper chakras (associated with peace, oneness and elevated states of consciousness) are in need of your attention then a “Mindfulness meditation” will be the best choice for pt 2.
Pt 2: Mindful Merging
Just as many meditations begin with a “drop in” phase, this practice has also brought you to this point. You are dropped in and on your way to elevated being. The direction which you progress from here depends on what your body was informing You that you are in need of. Here is an example of each and the meditation that would follow.
Lower centers are low in energy: This is a sign that you may be desiring some extra “human attention.” Perhaps you have been feeling unsettled or insecure. Maybe experiencing a lack in creativity or curiosity or maybe you have some big life changes coming up and your body has informed you of its need for more inner-flame to provide a powerful fuel to push you on to your next chapter. All of these scenarios are possible signs that the body is in need of a more refined vision of life as it is and how it can progress. A visualization meditation would follow. This meditation sees yourself performing the desired task, or life event successfully. It should be empowering and allow for further integration of feelings of successful completion of the earthly task at hand.
Central chakras are low in energy: This is a possible sign that you are in need of more love. Of course, this is somewhat redundant, we all coud use more love. However, if your central chakras have provided you with signs that you have not been experiencing, or seamlessly allowing love and joy and bliss to flow through you then a loving-kindness meditation should follow. This will leave you feeling filled up, and in the flow of love; at harmony with yourself and with the world around you.
Upper chakra centers not running smoothly: This is proof that there is a need for peace and quiet. This is often the case in one of two different scenarios:
one: you have been working yourself to the bone and in need of an “off switch.” If this is the case and your body is telling you so, it may be keen of you to continue your pt 2 into a mindfulness meditation.
Two: There is a big change or a shift upon the horizon. Perhaps one that you are not even fully aware of yet, but your body is informing you that by cultivating a “quiet mind” through the use of a “mindfulness meditation” you will be able to hear the possible incoming messages from Source to assist in your next big step into elevated living.