Meditation Blog

Meditation and Spiritual GrowthThe 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


Spiritual PathWas there a point in your life where you made the conscious decision to be more spiritual, or were you wandering aimlessly, only to look up and realize that you were on a spiritual path?

Me? I just took one step at a time and ended up right where I am now. There was no singular life-changing awakening or majestic realization heralded by Angels.

Cherokee Sweat LodgeI have just I experienced my first Native American Sweat Lodge.

It has been on my list of ‘things to do’ for some time, as my ears would prick whenever I would hear someone sharing their experience, but with divine timing, it was obviously perfect for me to experience it … now.
 
Bobby Runningfox is a full-blooded Cherokee Native American living on the Gold Coast of Australia.

I know that he is very well established and respected in the local spiritual circles, and after a personal healing session with Bobby several months ago, I felt very secure taking this step along my spiritual path with him as my guide.

Meditation PracticeDo you think the caterpillar knows what it will become as it retreats from the world into its cocoon?

Or it is a grand gesture of faith – and it simply trusts that everything will be OK in time?

The reason that I ask is that I have metaphorically been in a cocoon over the last several months and I am wondering what is to come.


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Meditation Health BenefitsWe 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!

What is MeditationTo 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.

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.

Guided Meditation ScriptsBelow 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.

Types of MeditationMeditation 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.

Best MeditationIf 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.

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