The Explore Meditation website combines my personal stories of spiritual and personal growth, with simple ‘how to’ information; including free guided meditations you can listen to and download, meditation scripts, meditation packages you can instantly download to your computer or device, as well as a wealth of information about meditation and spiritual growth from my 2 regular contributors, (Brad Austen and Karen Ellyard), and articles from guest bloggers from around the globe.
This website has become one of the webs’ leading reference and experiential sources of knowledge and insight when it comes to meditation and spiritual growth.
The layout is clean and free from junky adverts, and there are many free products and resources to compliment the packages we have for sale. The content of this meditation blog is geared for both beginner and advanced meditators.
Please browse the topics below to find the information that jumps out at you first. I pride myself on straight forward information. There are no catches, gimmicks, or forced sales.
I invite you to … Explore Meditation.
Namaste, Nigel Coates
Some of my personal Meditation and Spiritual Growth experiences
I was walking off stage after busting out some reluctant Karaoke…
It was a Robbie Williams Kylie Minogue duet I was singing with a girl I had just met while flicking through the song lists.
My male friend who had been watching from the back of the room shook his head as I approached.
“Damn I hate you. You are good at everything you do,” he said.
You What Now!? (I was expecting a high-five).
Although he had said it with a half-smile, I could tell it was more than a passing comment. It was obviously something he had given previous consideration, and I quickly figured a large part of him was hoping that I had failed at my karaoke attempt.
It took me some time to realize the meaning behind his words…
Doesn’t time fly? I can’t believe a year has passed since my dear friend left the Earth plane.
Although Adriana hadn’t been well for some time, it wasn’t life-threatening … so it was a shock when I heard the news.
Adriana is, (and I can say this now she isn’t here to reprimand me), 20-ISH years older than me. We had a strong connection, and although we loved each other; we weren’t ‘in love’ with each other.
She would call me her soul brother and I would call her my big spiritual sister. She was an only child so I was honored to form part of her adopted family.
We first met in a work environment. I was a cameraman and she was the talent. After completing several TV commercials and a reality pilot, our friendship strengthened and we would call each other on occasion without work as the motivator.
I recently had the opportunity to ‘get away’. Some people think I’m crazy when I tell them, but yes, I went camping by myself.
No I didn’t get bored, I wasn’t scared and I wasn’t worried about the many things that could have gone wrong. It was 4 days and three nights of bliss.
I love my computer and the many wonderful things it can do, but no achievement by man has come close to the efforts of Mother Nature. She combines a million factors in balance and no where is the cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth more apparent.
For some of you the perfect holiday may be sitting beside a pool on a deck chair ordering a few fancy drinks. And don’t get me wrong – that would be lovely too, but let me tell you quickly about the Bunya Mountains.
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Meditation has evolved throughout history, with respect to location, religion and philosophy. It is widely recognized that there are many different ways to Meditate, even though many techniques have similar goals.
It reminds me of the saying, ‘There are many paths to God.’ I believe it is wrong to say that one Meditation Technique / path is better than another, because you are judging a person’s journey, and you don’t know from where they have come.
Their path is perfect for them, as yours is for you.
As such, I will not say that any of the meditation techniques listed below is better than the others. I encourage you to explore the doors that open before you to learn through experience, so you can decide for yourself.
This page gives an overview of the different forms of meditation that exist, with links to more specific information.
Here you will find answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about Meditation.
– What if you fall asleep?
– Can anything bad happen?
– Can it develop my psychic abilities?
And many more…
Below you will find several Guided Imagery Scripts to assist with Meditation and Spiritual Growth.
A brief out line has been provided below, with links to the scripts in full. You can read the entire scripts directly from their page – or click the download icons to open and save the scripts as Adobe PDF files.
These guided meditation scripts are free to use for personal use, or in a setting such as a meditation group. They are not to be sold or used commercially. We ask for your respect.
To explain Meditation we should start with the Definition. But even that is not as easy as it sounds.
Because Meditation has been around for thousands of years, and is interwoven throughout the different cultures and religions of the world, one definition to keep everyone happy is a task indeed!
But we have to make a start, so; Meditation is ‘A mental discipline by which one attempts to get beyond the reflexive ‘thinking’ mind – into a deeper state of relaxation.‘
The above statement is the desire – or process of Meditation.
The benefits have been ‘felt’ for thousands of years, but now science has evolved to ‘prove’ what is actually happening.
We live in a busy world. There is never enough time!
Our priority lists start with the necessities such as family, work, cleaning and eating, and only when we juggle or sacrifice do we find the time for hobbies, personal development and dare I say it, Relaxation.
And by relaxation I don’t mean sitting on the couch mindlessly flicking the remote!
Physical and Mental relaxation is vital to a balanced and healthy life. Effective relaxation must be one of your priorities!
But you are busy, I know, I know … So let’s focus on a solution – ‘How to relax, in a busy world‘.
Let me introduce you to Guided Meditation. And don’t shy away on reading the word ‘meditation‘ drawing from your pre-conceived ideas. You don’t need to sit still for hours, and you don’t need to completely silence your mind.
Guided meditation is easy, and the benefits are instant!
There are many benefits you can receive by taking a ten minute break from your computer right now. The most documented benefits are reduced blood pressure and heart rate, reduced stress and anxiety, a greater sense of peace, a greater sense of connection to your true thoughts and feelings – and indeed, your spiritual truth.
With these immediate changes in your being, it will allow deeper and better quality sleep, more creativity, abundant energy and a passion for life.
If you are interested in the best meditation for beginners, then you probably want to know ‘How to Meditate’.
But I first need to tell you that there are many different ways to meditate.
But don’t worry, it’s all very simple and will be clear by the end of this page.
I will give brief explanations about the different meditation techniques, with free meditations you can try, and links to more specific information.