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The Four Components of Emotional Intelligence: More Important Than IQ

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Scientists and psychologists alike want to understand what Emotional intelligence is all about. Past studies prove that it holds endless shots in improving peoples’ interactions. Moreover, most of our actions are a snapshot of our emotions. So, what is emotional intelligence? How relevant is it in our lives today? And what are the four components of emotional intelligence? What can you do to learn and strengthen your EQ?

This article will answer all these questions and more. Keep reading!

What Is Emotional Intelligence?

Emotional intelligence also referred to as emotional quotient (EQ) is how we know, control, and check our emotions and those of the people near us. It matters a lot how we deal with emotions. For example, how do you solve problems? What about challenges in relationships? Even so, EQ goes a step further and centers on understanding our emotions so that we can live better lives.

Why Is It So Important?

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Research shows that we can learn and strengthen our emotional intelligence. In turn, we will unlock our higher way of interplay at home and in the workplace. Most importantly, it brings out effective leaders in us. When sensitive, we make thoughtful decisions that are best for all.

EQ also helps us to:

  • Stay calm in a heated environment
  • Turn a stressful situation into a manageable one
  • Be better at expressing ourselves
  • Develop trust with peers
  • Gain their respect
  • Influence them to help out

The Four Components of Emotional Intelligence

Fields like neuroscience, leadership, and psychology have taken time to study EQ. Further, the Hay Group came up with four distinct aspects to describe Emotional Intelligence. These are:

#1 Self-Awareness

How do you perceive emotions? And how do others view you? It is quite easy to get caught up in our daily habits and routines that we can forget to reflect on our actions. Self-awareness is two-fold. It is about assessing our emotions and examining how others think of the way we handle them.

Think about it. Why do you do the things you do? Why do some situations make you explode with emotions, while others do not affect you? It could be about the value you place on each circumstance. Sometimes we also see what we want to see.

Hence, to be self-aware, one needs to invest in “me-time”. Make it your job to review what you went through, and how you think it is affecting your moods and actions. Again, seek feedback from those that you impact. An easy way of self-awareness is through daily meditation.

#2 Self-Management

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Do you reason candidly or out of emotions? Self-management is about choosing the way you respond to your status quo. For example, do you often feel guilty about your actions? Then, you are yet to master your self-management skills. Replace a reactive habit with a responsive one. A quick answer can be irrational. But, a response is well-thought-out. 

To practice self-management, start by being self-aware. Then, account for your actions. Secondly, no matter your schedules, have some time off to reflect on your actions. Thirdly, trust and be trustworthy. At the same time, know and stick to your limits. Opt for a servant-leader attitude. Finally, have an active lifestyle outside your work life.

#3 Social Awareness

Social awareness is about spreading your emotional attention to those around you. For example, showing empathy and staying active in your area. Also, stay up to date with the control dynamics in your peer groups.  It is the reverse of self-awareness that centers on you. Social awareness turns the focus to others. Hence, you learn and welcome other’s works towards you.

For example, do you empathize with persons from different backgrounds? Then, as a leader, you gain their acceptance. It also includes being sensitive to your customer’s needs, beyond making a sale. It is about making it your duty for your clients to be happy.

#4 Relationship Management

The last of the four components of emotional intelligence is relationship management. It is about embracing your emotions and those of others for success. It is admitting that all relationships need a deliberate effort from you to work. Hence, you use the first three components of EQ to develop your relationships. 

To be successful, start by working on your communication style. Aim at a positive natural interaction. Next, be open to all types of feedback. Use criticism as a chance to learn. Third, never shy away from individuals who rub you the wrong way. Instead, deal with them on a case by case basis. All in all, the ultimate goal of relationship management is becoming a spur leader.

Helpful Practical Tips to Becoming an Emotional Intelligent Person 

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Emotional intelligence is a valuable skill in the professional world. Now that you understand the four components of emotional intelligence, below are quick tips on how you can learn and strengthen your EQ.

Be Assertive In All Your Interactions

An assertive approach is a bridge between an aggressive and passive response. You, therefore, want to send your message across in a respectful way and expect others to take you seriously.

Avoid Emotional Outbursts When Under Pressure

Emotionally intelligent persons are never hasty when dealing with stressful situations. Instead, they stay calm and aim for an amicable solution. Hence, always focus even when under pressure. Plus, check that your actions are in line with what you say.

Practice Active Listening

How attentive are you to what the other person is saying? Active listening is about listening before responding. This conscious communication includes reading both the verbal and nonverbal parts of a conversation. As a result, you’ll express appreciation and avoid misunderstandings. 

Have A Self-Motivated Attitude

An emotionally intelligent person knows what he wants and strives to achieve it. Hence, he doesn’t rely on others to motivate him toward action.

What Next? Practice, Practice, Practice!

So, do you want to be an emotionally intelligent person? We hope this guide gives you an idea of what EQ is all about. Your next step is to practice the four components of emotional intelligence to strengthen your EQ. This skill is not inborn. Practice your self-awareness skills. If you never paid attention to peoples’ body language, start doing so. Empathize with your peers. Let them know that you are approachable. Finally, be a considerate leader!


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Kalachakra: The Most Powerful Protection From Natural Disasters

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We live in a dangerous time of global warming and climate change. According to scientists, climate change is intensifying natural disasters like wildfires and floods, making them increasingly devastating. If you live on the West Coast like me, you surely noticed the increased activity of wildfires. Whereas the East Coast is hit by destructive hurricanes more often than ever before. Tornados, earthquakes, floods, and other natural disasters put the lives of millions of people all over the world at risk.

Higher temperatures are worsening many types of disasters, including storms, heatwaves, floods, and droughts. A warmer climate creates an atmosphere that can collect, retain, and drop more water, changing weather patterns in such a way that wet areas become wetter and dry areas drier.

Therefore, it is so important to know how to energetically protect yourself from natural disasters! In this article, I will share with you a secret Tibetan symbol you can use to protect yourself and your family from natural disasters and stay safe even if the area you live in is in danger.

Let me introduce you to the Kalachakra monogram and different ways you can use its protection power!

What Is Kalachakra?

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A Kalachakra is a protection wheel also called the “time wheel,” used in Feng Shui for blocking negative energy influences.

The teaching behind the Kalachakra is known to be an incredibly complex and esoteric practice of Tibetan Buddhism. However, as a symbol, it is publicly used for its healing and protective powers.

The Kalachakra is a powerful protection against:

  • an unnatural or untimely passing;
  • natural disasters;
  • malicious intents;
  • dark forces.

It’s a powerful protective amulet to carry during travel or business trips that coincide with inauspicious dates.

The Essence of the Symbol

Kalachakra is one of the most powerful tantric talismans that comes from the Himalayan region of ancient India. In Tibet, it is revered along with the famous six-syllable mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum” and is found countless times on the books, boxes for amulets, flags that adorn stupas, on prayer mills, on the gates of temples (its image is found on the ruins of the famous Buddhist University of IV-VII centuries in Nalanda in the Indian state of Bihar), and, of course, on the doors and walls of the houses — to protect the shelter, property, and health of their inhabitants.

Kalachakra symbol consists of seven individual syllables combined together. These syllables are:

  • ya – black, the disk of the element of wind.
  • ra – red, the disk of the element of fire.
  • va – white, the disk of the element of water.
  • la – yellow, the disk of the element of earth.
  • ma – multi-colored, the desire realm.
  • kṣa – green, the form realm.
  • ha – blue, the formless realm.

In addition, there are three other components to make a total of ten elements within the image:

  • the crescent – known as a visarga;
  • the disk or doughnut shape – known as a bindu or anusvāra;
  • nāda, or wisp with three twists, at the top.

The crescent-shaped visarga is associated here with the sun. Therefore, it is usually depicted as red in color. The circular-shaped anusvāra is associated with the moon. Therefore, it is usually depicted as white. Nada is usually depicted in deep blue.

The Incredible Power Of Kalachakra Symbol

The symbol appears in a ten fold display of sacred syllables. Its presence is said to invoke the sacred warriors of Shambhala to guard against all evil energy. Shambhala is believed to be an ancient secret kingdom hidden somewhere in Asia. It is a fabulous place where every being is enlightened and in sacred harmony.

In Feng Shui, the Kalachakra symbol is used for harmonizing all negative energy forces that attempt to enter our lives. It also offers powerful energetical protection against any afflictions created by cosmic and planetary cyclic changes and bad Feng Shui.

How To Use It?

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There are different ways to use the Kalachakra symbol.

Display it where malevolent energy exists as a result of bad flying stars. It will balance the energy of your house and cure even the most complicated combinations where other Feng Shui tools are insufficient.

Display it in the living room or family room for general blessings, good health, and protection against natural disasters, accidents, violence, and robbery.

Display it in the bedroom if you are suffering from the negative astrological influence of the year. It will help you solve all your problems and remove negative karma.

Display it in your personal Sheng Chi (wealth) direction to ensure a smooth ride in all undertakings and life’s pursuits, especially in career and relationship.

Wear a Kalachakra pendant to protect yourself from natural disasters, inauspicious travel dates, and unlucky times of doing business. It safeguards your fortune by bringing time on your side.

Attach a Kalachakra Protection Sticker on the window in your home or above the main door so that negative energies are barred from entering your home and your house is protected from the destructive forces of natural disasters.

The Bottom Line

Kalachakra is a powerful protection symbol that is essential for everyone. Put a sticker on your window, place the Kalachakra statue or image in your bedroom, wear the Kalachakra pendant, and your life will always be under the powerful protection of this secret Tibetan talisman.


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Best Movies About Secret Societies To Watch This Weekend

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There is a special place in entertainment for secret societies. Throughout history, these organizations have ignited the imagination of writers, filmmakers, and video game designers. Even in real life, secret societies often seem like something out of a movie or comic book. So it’s no surprise that creators of movies just love these groups! And in those cases when the truth isn’t strange enough, screenwriters dream up fictional groups that are even more inconceivable than real-life ones.

You’re reading this article because you are interested in these shadowy organizations and asking yourself questions like “What are their motives?”, “Who are their members?”, “Are they bent on world domination?”, “Are they controlled by politicians, priests, CEOs, criminals… or all the above?”, in short, “Who are they and what do they want?”. Well, you are not alone! There are lots of conscious people asking the very same questions because they find these groups fascinating!

In this article, we run some of the most memorable appearances secret societies have made in the movies.

Now let us share with you 10 best movies about secret societies!

Top 10 Best Movies About Secret Societies

#1 The Da Vinci Code, 2006

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The Da Vinci Code is a mystery thriller based on Dan Brown‘s 2003 best-selling novel of the same name. In the movie, Robert Langdon, a professor of religious symbology from Harvard University, is the prime suspect in the grisly and unusual murder of Louvre curator Jacques Saunière. On the body, the police find a disconcerting cipher and start an investigation. Langdon escapes with the assistance of police cryptologist Sophie Neveu, and they begin a quest for the legendary Holy Grail. A noted British Grail historian, Sir Leigh Teabing, tells them that the actual Holy Grail is explicitly encoded in Leonardo da Vinci’s wall painting, The Last Supper. Also searching for the Grail is a secret cabal within Opus Dei, an actual prelature of the Holy See, who wishes to keep the true Grail a secret to prevent the destruction of Christianity.

This movie was considered controversial. It was met with especially harsh criticism by the Catholic Church for the accusation that it is behind a two-thousand-year-old cover-up concerning what the Holy Grail really is and the concept that Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene were married and that the union produced a daughter, as well as its treatment of the organizations Priory of Sion and Opus Dei.

Many members urged the laity to boycott this movie. In the book, Dan Brown states that the Priory of Sion and all descriptions of artwork, architecture, documents, and secret rituals in this novel are accurate.

#2 Angels & Demons, 2009

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Angels & Demons is definitely one of the best movies about secret societies! This mystery thriller is also based on Dan Brown’s novel of the same title. It is the sequel to the 2006 film The Da Vinci Code.

In Angels & Demons, Tom Hanks reprises his role as Professor Robert Langdon, while Ayelet Zurer stars as Dr. Vittoria Vetra, a CERN scientist joining Langdon in the quest to recover a missing vial of antimatter from a mysterious Illuminati terrorist.

William A. Donohue, president of the Catholic League, did not call for a boycott this time but requested that Catholics inform others about anti-Catholic sentiments in the story.

The official Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano called the film “harmless entertainment”, giving it a positive review and acknowledging that “the theme is always the same: a sect versus the Church, but this time, the Church is on the side of the good guys.” Beforehand, it had stated it would not approve the film, while La Stampa reported the Vatican would boycott it.

Angels & Demons was banned in Samoa by film censor Lei’ataua Olo’apu. Olo’apu stated that he was banning the film because it was “critical of the Catholic Church” and so as to “avoid any religious discrimination by other denominations and faiths against the Church.”

#3 Eyes Wide Shut, 1999

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Eyes Wide Shut is an erotic mystery psychological drama. Based on the 1926 novella Traumnovelle (Dream Story) by Arthur Schnitzler, the story is transferred from early 20th-century Vienna to 1990s New York City. The film follows the sexually charged adventures of Dr. Bill Harford, who is shocked when his wife, Alice, reveals that she had contemplated having an affair a year earlier. He then embarks on a night-long adventure, during which he infiltrates a massive masked orgy of an unnamed secret society. Eyes Wide Shut’s orgy came to stand for a whole complex of elite degeneracy.

This movie definitely worth watching (or even re-watching) due to the current child abuse cover-ups and political scandals, such as Epstein, the Catholic Church, Dennis Hastert, Operation Yewtree, and Westminster’s missing “Paedophile dossier” cases.

#4 The Skulls, 2000

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The Skulls is a thriller film based upon some of the conspiracy theories surrounding Yale University. Deep within the hallowed walls of Ivy League’s most prominent campus exists a secret society where power and elite are bred. Only a few are chosen to join where Presidents are groomed, wealthy bloodlines bond, and plots thicken. For Luke McNamara, an invitation to join the prestigious secret college organization, The Skulls, is a dream come true, until murder befalls another student.

The movie claims to rip the lid off a secret campus society named the Skulls, which is inspired by the Yale society known as Skull and Bones. The real Skull and Bones has existed for two centuries and has counted presidents, tycoons, and CIA founders among its alumni. For example, the real Skull and Bones numbers among its alumni former President George Bush and his son. Of course, there’s no connection between Skull and Bones and the fictional Skulls. However, it still worth watching!

#5 SPECTRE, 2015

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SPECTRE is a spy film and the twenty-fourth in the James Bond series. The story sees Bond pitted against the global criminal organization SPECTRE and their enigmatic leader Ernst Stavro Blofeld, who plans to launch a national surveillance network to mastermind criminal activities across the globe.

SPECTRE (an acronym for Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion) is a fictional organization. Led by criminal mastermind Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the international organization first formally appeared in the novel Thunderball (1961) and in the film Dr. No (1962). SPECTRE is not aligned to any nation or political ideology, enabling the later Bond books and Bond films to be regarded as somewhat apolitical. This organization began in the novels as a small group of criminals but became a vast international organization with its own SPECTRE Island training base in the films.

If you love James Bond movies, you will definitely consider SPECTRE to be one of the best movies about secret societies.

#6 National Treasure, 2004

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National Treasure is an action-adventure film. In this movie, Benjamin Franklin Gates, a historian and amateur cryptologist searching for a lost treasure of precious metals, jewelry, artwork, and other artifacts that gets accumulated into a huge stockpile and eventually hidden by American Freemasons during the American Revolutionary War. A coded map on the back of the Declaration of Independence points to the location of the “national treasure”, but Gates is not alone in his quest. Whoever can steal the Declaration and decode it first will find the greatest treasure in history.

The fact is that of the 55 men who signed the Declaration of Independence, at least 9 are said to have been Freemasons. President George Washington was also among its members.

Although some Christian leaders have called Freemasons “a secret society bent on spreading evil”, in National Treasure they are seen in a positive light.

#7 Dead Poets Society, 1989

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Dead Poets Society is a teen drama film. Set in 1959 at the fictional elite conservative Vermont boarding school Welton Academy, tells the story of an English teacher, John Keating, who inspires his students through his teaching of poetry. The story shifts gracelessly from the joys of Keating’s classroom to focus on the theatrics of a group of his students, seven boys who dare to “Carpe diem, seize the day,” as he has bidden them. They form the Dead Poets Society, a secret cabal who read their own and others’ verse in a spooky, dripping cave. Shortly they are defying their parents and the school authorities, becoming not the Metropolitan Club members of tomorrow, but incipient anarchists.

#8 The Good Shepherd

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The Good Shepherd is a spy film which is all about secrets – from Skull and Bones, a secret society at Yale University, to secret agents, danger, and the erosion of idealism in the light of the Cold War. It tells the story of the early days of the Central Intelligence Agency through the life of the fictional Edward Wilson. Edward Wilson is educated at Yale and takes an interest in poetry. Then comes his indoctrination into the notorious Skull & Bones society. Later in the movie, Wilson gets recruited in the early days of the CIA and dedicates his life to his work.

Although it is a fictional film loosely based on real events, it is advertised as telling the untold story of the birth of counter-intelligence in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

#9 The Ninth Gate, 1999

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The Ninth Gate is an adaptation of The Dumas Club, a book written by Spanish novelist Arturo Pérez-Reverte. However, The film has a different title from its source novel, The Dumas Club, because the book is referred to as a major subplot involving a secret society obsessed with serialized novels, such as those written by Alexandre Dumas.

The movie tells the story of Dean Corso who specializes in tracking down rare and exotic volumes for collectors. He’s hired by Boris Balkan, a millionaire collector who owns a copy of The Nine Gates of the Kingdom of the Shadows, published in Venice in 1666 by one Aristide Torchia who, legend has it, adapted the engravings from the work of Satan himself. Two other copies of the book survive, and Balkan wants Corso to track them down and compare the engravings. With The Nine Gates in his possession, Corso soon finds himself at the center of strange and violent goings-on. Not only is his apartment ransacked, but it also appears that he is being shadowed ferociously by others determined to regain the book.

#10 Fight Club, 1999

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Fight Club was one of the most controversial and talked-about films of the 1990s.

The movie tells the story of a depressed man suffering from insomnia. He meets a strange salesman named Tyler Durden and soon finds himself living in his squalid house after his perfect apartment is destroyed. The two bored men form an underground Fight club with strict rules. Fight Club is a secret society of men who meet in order to find freedom and self-realization through beating one another into pulp. This secret club is all about freeing yourself from the shackles of modern life, which imprisons and emasculates men. By being willing to give and receive pain and risk death, Fight Club members find freedom.


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Deep Meditation: 5 Easy Steps To Transcendental Experience

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No other practice can do more to bring us personal freedom in our daily life than deep meditation. It brings us to eternal and unshakable inner silence and expands our experience of life to be unending happiness, joy, and bliss.

In this article, I will share with you what deep meditation is and how you can start this transcendental practice.

The Essence Of Deep Meditation

To dive deeper into the essence of deep meditation, I will answer the most common questions the beginners usually ask.

What Is Deep Meditation?

Deep meditation is a mental practice that transfers your mind from surface awareness to subtle awareness, and ultimately to no awareness. During this practice, your mind travels through the various degrees of awareness and your body becomes calm and relaxed.

What Is The Difference Between Deep Meditation And Regular Meditation?

Regular meditation is characterized by focused attention and relatively short periods of mental silence. Whereas deep meditation focuses and directs the energy of a person in a special way – it goes beyond the physical consciousness and allows you to achieve complete silence in your thoughts.

The main distinguishing feature of deep meditation compared to regular meditation is that the final state of deep meditation excludes the presence of an object.

What Meditation Practices Are Considered Deep Meditations?

A good example of deep meditation is Shikantaza. This is a sitting meditation in the Buddhist tradition. It is designed to train pure perception. Shikantaza doesn’t involve concentrating on an object, such as your breath or a mantra. It is an “objectless meditation,” where you focus on everything you experience – thoughts, sounds, feelings – without attaching to any of them.

Another great example is the Nadabrahma. This is a so-called “humming meditation”. Through humming and hand movements, conflicting parts of you start falling in tune, and you bring harmony to your whole being. Then, with body and mind totally together, you “slip out of their hold” and become a witness to both. This observation from the outside is what brings peace, silence, and bliss.

What Are The Benefits Of Deep Meditation?

The practice of deep meditation can help you to:

  1. Raise your vibrations;
  2. Gain a sense of oneness with the whole world;
  3. Recognize and feel the energetic nature of the world;
  4. Develop empathy, compassion, and love;
  5. Go beyond time;
  6. Hear the voice of your intuition;
  7. Gain access to the field of unlimited Universal potential;
  8. Learn to communicate with spirit guides;
  9. Go beyond your own body;
  10. Reconnect with your Higher Self;
  11. Recharge your energy body;
  12. Cleanse your aura;
  13. Become more loving, joyful, calm, and grateful;
  14. Renew the lost interest in life;
  15. Heal the body and calm the mind;
  16. Rejuvenate the cells;
  17. Get rid of anxiety and fears;
  18. Calm down and become more balanced and peaceful;
  19. Increase your concentration abilities;
  20. Discover your purpose in life and open up your inner poterntial.

5 Steps To Deepen Your Meditation

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#1: Define Your Intention

Deep meditation requires setting your intention for the practice. Your motivation is the fuel for your daily efforts. Formulate your intention before you begin your journey into the mysterious world of deep meditation.

Ask yourself, why do you want to meditate? Is your goal to just relax and calm your mind or you want to go farther and achieve spiritual transformation? Find an honest answer and stick with this intention. Remember that success in meditation practice depends on your commitment and consistency!

#2: Determine the Time

It is very important to determine what time suits best for your meditation practices. Some people like to meditate during Brahma Muhurta time, others are getting the maximum benefit from the evening practices. There is no “right” time for meditation since it’s very individual. Choose a period of time when no one can distract you. Disconnect from the outside world to hear the inner silence.

#3: Create a Calm Atmosphere

Be sure to prepare for practice – it’s like a warm-up before a workout in the gym. Ventilate the room, close the curtains, or dim the electric lighting. It is good to light candles, they will help create a meditative atmosphere.

#4: Use Incense And Essential Oils

Incense has been used for centuries in spiritual practices of different cultures. The essential oil of incense helps to clear and calm the mind, connect with your inner self.

Experiment with different scents and choose the one that responds to you. Here are some good options to start with:

Grapefruit aroma calms thoughts, eliminates emotional and energetical blocks, fills the mind with inspiration, and provokes creative impulses.

Lavender calms and balances the work of all energy centers (chakras) and subtle bodies, clarifies the mind, and promotes enlightenment. It is most often used for meditation practices.

Sandalwood grounds, immerses you in the “here and now” moment, sets up a deeply spiritual work.

Any of these essential oils can be used for burning in an essential oil burner or mixed with a base oil and applied to the temples, wrists, elbows, or feet.

#5: Take A Comfortable Body Position

Pay special attention to the position of the body during the practice. At first, it is not necessary to sit strictly in the Lotus position if you are uncomfortable, but if you sit on the sofa or lie in bed, you will not achieve good results in your meditation practice.

You can sit on a chair or a special meditation chair. Sit down so that your hips are parallel to the floor and your feet are firmly on the floor. It is important to feel the contact with the “ground”. Therefore, make sure that your feet are touching a solid surface.

Straighten your back. Pull the top of your head towards the sky, and lower your chin slightly. Place your tongue on the upper palate behind your front teeth. This is how you harmonize the circulation of energy along the energy meridians.

When you sit straight with your legs crossed, and your hands on your knees, energy can flow freely through the energy centers and meridians of your body. This position is perfect for deep meditation.

3 Keys To Deep Meditation

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Now that you know the essence and steps to deep meditation, let me share with you 3 important keys that will help you to achieve a deep state.

Key #1: Calm your body and mind

Before you start your meditation practice, sit down, give yourself a minute to remember the intention of your practice, and take several deep breaths. As you breathe, immerse yourself in the present moment. On the inhale, visualize how white light is filling up your body. On the exhale, feel how any pressures or worries are leaving your body and mind.

Key #2: Find a place of contentment and joy within yourself

Our brain is designed to seek pleasure and reject pain. Therefore, before you start practicing deep meditation, try finding a place of contentment and joy within yourself. Once your brain has received the message that you are safe and all is well, restlessness and anxiety naturally decrease.

To help your brain feel safe, you can repeat a positive affirmation, such as “Right here, right now, I feel happy and content.” Also, you can remind yourself of all the things you are grateful for.

Key #3: Focus And Concentration

For a successful deep meditation practice, it is essential to rediscover your focus. Rather than remaining attached to the past or worrying about the future, by focusing on the breath and going deeper and deeper into mindful awareness, we enjoy every gift and experience that’s available for us right now. As we are deepening our meditation, we are also training our minds to fully appreciate what is happening in the NOW moment. As we progress, the mind will be able to focus better, and with less effort.

Joy (piti) and happiness (sukha) are two of the five factors of meditative absorption (jhanna). The more you learn to open up and enjoy your meditation practice, the fewer reasons there are for the mind to get restless thinking of other things.

Finishing The Practice

Get out of your meditation gently, not hurriedly. Gently move your fingers and neck, and then open your eyes. Gentle transition helps you bring your meditative experience into your daily life.

Also, it is very beneficial for your practice to write a meditation journal. Each time after finishing your meditation, take some notes about how your practice went. Journaling develops a greater understanding of meditation experiences, feelings, and visions you may have during the practice.

The Bottom Line

Doing deep meditation is an excellent tool for immersing yourself in the present moment, relaxing our bodies, and clearing our minds. Deep meditation helps us to reconnect with our Higher Selves, unify with the Universal consciousness, and feel our Divine nature.

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Kalachakra: The Most Powerful Protection From Natural Disasters

We live in a dangerous time of global warming and climate change. According to scientists, climate change is intensifying natural...

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Best Movies About Secret Societies To Watch This Weekend

There is a special place in entertainment for secret societies. Throughout history, these organizations have ignited the imagination of writers,...

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Meditation6 days ago

Deep Meditation: 5 Easy Steps To Transcendental Experience

No other practice can do more to bring us personal freedom in our daily life than deep meditation. It brings...

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Personal Transformation Quotes To Help You Achieve Your Highest Potential

If you’ve come across this article about personal transformation quotes, you are probably going through something very important and are...

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10 Indications That Your House Has Bad Feng Shui

Feng Shui mistakes in your house can provoke, and even strengthen, the negative energy of your house and negatively affect...

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Japa Meditation: Mysterious Journey Of Overcoming Inner Darkness

Japa meditation is a powerful technique for focusing the mind and harnessing the subtle energies in completing the yogic path...

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The Power Of Positive Thinking: 90 Inspirational Quotes

The current COVID-19 pandemic has brought uncertainty over our lives and increased fear and anxiety. Many of us fell into...

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Astrology3 weeks ago

Important Astrological Events In October 2020

Unlike September, when all 9 planets changed their positions which led to a sense of “turbulence”, October promises stability, rationalism,...

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Astrology3 weeks ago

Feng Shui Astrology for October 2020: the Month of the Fire Dog

Feng Shui astrology is based on the Chinese calendar. The dates of the beginning and the end of the months are...

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Astrology3 weeks ago

The Most Accurate Horoscope for October 2020

In this article, I will share with you the most accurate horoscope for October 2020 based on the Feng Shui flying stars chart. This horoscope includes...

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