How to do Guided Meditations
Headphones or not?
Headphones are not required. However, they can help you enhance the listening experience and audio stimulation. Do what you prefer. Do what gives YOU the best experience.
Eyes open or closed?
Our recommendation is eyes closed. However, there is no rule to this. When your eyes are closed while listening to our guided meditations, you will more easily go into a light to deep meditative state. This is natural and automatic. In that state, your subconscious is more open and receptive to the positive suggestions. You can also go into a meditative state with your eyes open if you relax lying or sitting down of course. Do whatever you feel is most comfortable and effective for you.
Which position should I be in when listening?
There’s no special “guided meditation position.” We would recommend finding a quiet and comfortable place where you can sit or lie down. Turn off your phone and leave the “do not be disturbed sign” on your door.
What if I can´t visualize?
Approximately 5 % of the population can visualize vividly in 3D. We can all visualize but not necessarily so clear. Some people are more auditorial (react more on sounds), and some people are more kinaesthetic (react more to bodily sensation and feelings), most are a combination of visual, auditorial and kinesthetic. The way you experience a guided visualization is the right way for you. Just go with it. If you can´t “see” it. Just think it. Make a mental picture, sound or feeling of it. Only you have your fingerprints and your DNA. Only you can experience a guided meditation your way. Isn´t that good to know? It´s all good.
Do I need to focus on something or think about something?
No, just do your best to let go of “analytical chatter” and just flow with the music and guiding.
How much time should I invest to benefit from the affirmations?
There is no right answer here. You can achieve the desired result right then and there, for example, our guided sleep meditations. While our guided meditations for “manifesting money, confidence, success, health, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, etc. Then you may want to invest time in it and think of it as a process. We recommend doing a guided meditation once a day, for 30 days in a row for max effect. However, if this is not possible or you don´t want to invest this amount of time now, then just do as much as you can to the point that it feels good. Listening to affirmations should be a ritual that feels good.
When NASA trains people for missions in space – when they have to learn completely new tasks, programming this learning they have to train every day for a minimum of 30 days straight. Experience shows that neurological signals are reinforced to the point where they “stick” after 30 days. But this isn´t a rule. You can experience “evidence” of the new changes taking place already the same day as you start to listen to affirmations, sometimes you have to have patience as days and weeks can go by before you start to notice the positive change. Those who stick with it, they will reap the rewards of their perseverance.
Is it safe to listen to while sleeping?
Yes, it is safe. We have special made guided meditations for sleep and insomnia that is made for you to sleep while listening. While other guided meditation themes, you will get much more out of it when you stay awake. It is natural and ok if you dose of once in a while, nothing happens, except that you miss some of the guided visualizations. It is all safe.
What if the meditation makes me feel uncomfortable?
That can be that a part of you are resisting the process, or it may be one is not used to relaxing. Some people are “stressing” that they need to do it right (there is no right way to do this, it´s YOUR process) Maybe it´s out of your comfort zone, even if it´s positive – that is not a bad thing. That is ok. Just flow with it anyway, stick with it. We say it´s a good sign. Guided visualizations, affirmations mixed with brainwave music, solfeggios or binaural beats is a powerful healing combination, and when the mind and body connection starts to heal, that can also stir up emotions. It is perfectly natural and safe. It is a normal part of growing and developing personally and spiritually.