Meditation is one of the main attributes of my practice. It centers me and grounds me — both vital to a vitki.

Meditation is not about totally clearing your mind so that it is an empty void. It is about learning to let go of thoughts. To not become ensnared by your monkey mind. For me it is about allowing thoughts to be recognized and released. Only then am I able to fix my mind on intention. Intention is the cornerstone of all my work. With intention I am able to affect the energies of the multiverse to make valuable change.

One of the keys to meditation for me and many others is breath. By controlling my breath I am able to relax and let go of the world and all of its distractions. I am able to enter into a quiet place deep inside myself. It is in this place that I am able to do the work at hand. It is in this place that I am able to find the strength to affect change.

Meditation and trance work are very different things for me. Trance work has an agenda. You go into trance for a set purpose. Meditation is done to simply be. Be in the moment at hand, moment after moment. In meditation we find ourselves — the good, the bad. In trance we find a reason to achieve change. Hopefully for the better of all.

An easy way to start a meditation practice is to simply set aside a quiet time to breathe. Breathe in to the count of four, hold to the count of four, exhale to the count of four. That easy. Once you have a rhythm established you can start to notice your thoughts. Just to notice that the thought is there and then to let it go. With enough practice the appearance of the random thoughts will diminish. You can finally go deep inside yourself to that quiet place. The place of You. The place of power.

If you don’t have a regular meditation routine this is a simple place to start. With breath. From that small cornerstone you can build a mansion of Self. Breathe!

Author: vitkimusings

A fifty-something Vitki living in the suburbs of Chicago. Follower of the Nordic Path for the last fifteen years. Student of runes for the last 23 years and seidr for the last seven years. Always learning and growing!

One thought on “Meditation”

  1. Really great insight on letting go of thoughts versus trying to force yourself to “be empty” or stop thinking. That never works! You have to observe your thoughts, label them, and just let them flow. It’s so hard to realize this simple thing, that’s why so many people never get anywhere with meditation. Keep at it!


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