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  • Lacey Glover

Meditation, how to begin.

Updated: Apr 4

The leaves are so beautiful right now! This past weekend was one of my favorite fall festivals, the Maple Leaf Festival, held in Baldwin City, Kansas. My weekend was jam-packed with work and football, so I was unable to attend, but this will always serve as the official sign of fall for me. What a great weekend of sports it was – my mom, grandma and I were able to catch the Nebraska volleyball match, that went into 5 sets, where they claimed the number 1 spot with their victory over Wisconsin. With all the activities and busy schedules I start to crave a little calm and quiet, or at least a slowdown. This is when I fall back into my meditation practice. You may be wondering what that looks like or how to begin. Today I want to give you some simple steps to help to start your journey in meditation.

Let’s begin with the answer to why we practice meditation.  Two common reasons people seek out meditation is to observe their thoughts and observe what is happening in their body. I call this taking inventory of what is going well and what needs to be changed or addressed. Do you have a negative mindset about work? Make a mental note to plan action steps to change. Do you have tingling in your left foot or pain in your lower back? Schedule an appointment with your chiropractor or massage therapist.

Now for the how to begin. Step number one, extend grace to yourself, as this is a new activity/process that you are trying. You will be a beginner at first, not an expert and that is perfectly okay and expected! The next step is to set aside the time and choose the location. Schedule the time in your calendar/planner, then choose a quiet and comfortable space free of distractions. Sit in a comfortable position and focus on your breath.

There are a few challenges to look out for and work through while you are on your journey. The first time I tried to meditate, my thoughts were all over the place and I had difficulty sitting still. I kept fighting the feeling of “wasting time.” I also struggled with not knowing if I was doing it “right.” It took a couple of weeks to notice the benefits of meditation. The benefits I have reaped make me glad that I stuck with it. I want to encourage you to meditate for 15 minutes every day, for 2 weeks. Let’s see how different your life looks. I can’t wait to hear about your experiences!

Tsuga essential oil from Young Living is a great oil to use for meditation with its woodsy aroma that is grounding. This oil comes from the tsuga tree, more commonly known as the eastern hemlock or Canadian hemlock.  If you are interested in experiencing this oil or any of Young Living’s essential oils, contact me to schedule a time to meet. I welcome the opportunity to coach you in your wellness journey by exploring how YL products can enhance this journey!

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Have a blessed week y’all ~ Lacey


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