by Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac ~
First, find a space to use on a regular basis for your meditations. Doing this,conditions your mind to relax and to ascend. In time, just sitting in your meditation space will immediately relax you.
Your meditation space can be a small area in your home where you can sit with your eyes closed for at least a few minutes each day. Choose a clean, quiet place away from all distractions where you can sit on a chair or on the floor. If you use a chair, choose one that allows you to keep your back as straight as possible. If you sit on the floor, you may want to lean your back against something so that you can keep it straight.
For a few days just sit quietly in your space for five to ten minutes. This will help establish your energy. Before you sit, you may light a candle or some incense, if you like. Eventually, lighting the candle or incense will signal your brain that it’s time for meditation.
The Map of Intention
When you break down the process of what true intention really is, you will find a process that unfolds before you. By applying this process, you create your intention. Here is how you map out your intentions:
1. Have purpose : Your reason behind your intention is purpose. Having a purpose infers a more determined path.
2. Design your intent : This suggests a more careful, laid out and calculated plan of action. What, when, why where, how.
3. Improve your aim : By improving your aim, you add to your implications or target effort directed toward attaining your intention.
4. Gain your objective : Create a clear objective by aiming for something tangible and immediately attainable.
5. Reach your goal : The goal is the result of your intention, put into action and attaining it by thought out effort and un-waiving focus.
You have now created your sacred space. Bring to it what you want. Use it for what it is and allow it to remain sacred.