Happy Mind Guided Meditations - A Serena Podcast

By Zebediah Rice

SHOW DESCRIPTION

Science now shows that meditation and mindfulness really work. For example, we now know that meditation not only lowers stress and improves mental sharpness but it also strengthens our immune system, gives us more youthful and healthy brain tissue, and can be as good or better than prescription drugs for treating mental illnesses like depression, addiction, and PTSD. So maybe there is something to what all those ancient masters were talking about. Turns out when you strip away the religious and institutional covers, they figured out how to feel happy, healthy and fulfilled and told us how to do it. On this podcast Zebediah Rice provides an easy way to access the simple meditation and mindfulness practices developed by the wisest masters to have graced this planet. It is an easy and free way to learn to meditate, become more mindful, energetic, happy, peaceful, and mentally sharp.

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12.14.2018

First Chakra - Condensed Energy (45 min)

There is more to you than just the flesh and guts of your physical body. You may think that your body plus your thoughts or the contents of your consciousness is all there is to you. But the great masters from disperse regions and times have explored this question and each reached the same conclusion. One level up from the physical world of course are your emotions and then the next layer is your thoughts. But there are several layers or levels of being above those three. The easiest one to access is your energetic body. Your consciousness is dominated by the information coming in from your senses and the emotions and thought patterns that your mind generates so it is hard for you to notice that there this world of energy all around and within you. All of this matter and energy in the physical and energetic dimensions is interacting with your body and your mind all the time. The root chakra, located at the base of your spine, is the connection point to the energy this dimension of energy that permeates this physical world of ours. The fluctuating, vibrant fields of energy that we are immersed in and a part of can be connected to and sensed by bringing your attention to this chakra. And there is tremendous healing potential, both physically and emotionally, by connecting and harmonizing with these fields of energy. This guided meditation will give you a sense of what that means and start you on your journey to activating this chakra and aligning it with the energy of the world around you. This is a 45 minute version of the Condensed Energy guided meditation.

12.11.2018

First Chakra - Condensed Energy (30 min)

You may think that your physical body is all there is to you (other than maybe your thoughts or the contents of your consciousness). But the great masters from disperse regions and times have explored this question and each reached the same conclusion. There is more to you than just the meat of your form. Quite a lot more, it turns out. One level up from the physical world of course are your emotions and then the next layer is your thoughts. But there are several layers or levels of being above those three. The easiest one to access is your energetic body. Your consciousness is dominated by the information coming in from your senses and the emotions and thought patterns that your mind generates so it is hard for you to notice that there this world of energy all around and within you. All of this matter and energy in the physical and energetic dimensions is interacting with your body and your mind all the time. The root chakra, located at the base of your spine, is the connection point to the energy this dimension of energy that permeates this physical world of ours. The fluctuating, vibrant fields of energy that we are immersed in and a part of can be connected to and sensed by bringing your attention to this chakra. And there is tremendous healing potential, both physically and emotionally, by connecting and harmonizing with these fields of energy. This guided meditation will give you a sense of what that means and start you on your journey to activating this chakra and aligning it with the energy of the world around you. This is a 30 minute version of the Condensed Energy guided meditation.

12.11.2018
12.09.2018
12.08.2018

First Chakra - The Root of it All (1 hr)

If feeling grounded, settled, open, calm and peaceful is for you, then try this meditation. Often when you are anxious, agitated, sad, lonely, or when you suffer from the almost any of the other negative feelings, it is because you have lost your connection to the earth and to others (animate an inanimate) that you share this earth and this universe with. But your breath and the breath of the earth itself are the same breath. Your breath and your transformations are, in a way, the same as the cycling or change or expansion and contraction of everything in the universe. This meditation will help you restore that connection through the activation of your first Chakra. The Muladhara or root Chakra is your most primitive and foundational energy center. Located at the base of your spine, it represents the gateway between your physical body, the earth and the entire physical cosmos we call the universe or the 'world of phenomena and matter'. The earth breathes through the trillions upon trillions of plants that breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen. Though you may not sense it now, your breath and all those tiny breaths of every leaf and plant on the planet are the same breath. Through this exercise you can activate and energize your connection to every creature and form of matter in the physical universe. This is the power of your first Chakra. Choose to open yourself to it.This is a 60 minute version of The Root of it All guided meditation.

12.06.2018
12.05.2018
12.04.2018

First Chakra - The Root of it All (20 min)

Your root Chakra is located is your lowest and first energy center. It is located at the base of your spine and it represents the gateway between your physical body and the earth. Often when you are panicky or worried, sad or lonely, or suffer from any number of other negative feelings it is because you have lost your connection to the earth and to others that you share this earth with. But your breath and the breath of the earth are the same breath. This meditation will help you restore that connection through the activation of your first Chakra. Try to imagine the impossible magnitude of the earth breathing: We have over 3 trillion trees on our planet. All day long their leaves breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen. How many leaves are there? The studies leaf count differ but the range seems to be on the order of 200K-500K leaves per tree. Within each leaf there are millions of little breathing tubes called stomata--that’s where the carbon dioxide comes in and the oxygen goes out. Each one of those trillions upon trillions of stomata are like tiny mouths that are breathing in and out all the time. Though you may not sense it now, your mouth and all those tiny mouths are the same mouth. Through this exercise you can activate and energize your connection to every one of these stomata as well as everything else in the physical universe. This is the power of your first Chakra. Learn to embrace it and open yourself to its potential.This is a 20 minute version of The Root of it All guided meditation.

12.03.2018
12.02.2018

An Emotional Reset: I Belong (60 min)

Self-mastery means you realize who you really are; you realize your true power; and you exercise that power. The first step in achieving self-mastery involves an understanding that the energy patterns that your mind manufactures are electrochemical patterns that you can control. In this meditation you are going to practice this power by directing your awareness to a sense of belonging and membership and safety. When you feel grounded in your group and your family and your history, this is the beginning of being aware of your connection to all energies and everything; ultimately you will feel the flow and the natural connection between your energy and the energy in the world around you. Affirming your membership to different people and groups is one way to activate that sense of connection or being in the flow of the universe. If you don’t start exercising your power, if you don’t start paying attention to energy, how are you going to know how much power you really have? If you don't start feeling connected to the universal flow, how will you ever conclude that you are limitless? That there are no problems other than the ones you manufacture in your own mind? One conclusion serves as the floor for the next one. So start by mastering the ability to belong to the groups you select. Your energy will change frequencies when you do this and you will start to resonate with the universal energy and flow. You're on your way!(Note: in this meditation, when I use the word "belong" I don't mean it in the sense of "ownership." Rather, it is a in the sense of "membership." So when I say, for example, that you belong to your mother and father, this is a loving, energetic and genetic statement. Particularly if you have had fraught relations with one or both of your parents, don't get hung up on the thought of your "belonging" to them in any sort of negative or scary sense. Rather use it as an opportunity to open your heart to the love they they no doubt feel for you (or felt if they are no longer with us), even if they have never shown you that love.)This is a 60 minute version of the I Belong guided meditation. 

11.21.2018

An Emotional Reset: I Belong (45 min)

The first step in achieving self-mastery involves an understanding that feelings are nothing more than energy patterns that your mind manufactures. And these are electrochemical patterns that you can control. In this meditation you are going to begin to learn to control those patterns by practicing the technique of directing your awareness to a sense of belonging and membership and safety. When you feel grounded in your group and your family and your history, this is the beginning of being aware of your connection to all energies and everything; ultimately you will feel the flow and the natural connection between your energy and the energy in the world around you. Affirming your membership to different people and groups is one way to activate that sense of connection or being in the flow of the universe. If you don’t start exercising your power, if you don’t start paying attention to energy, how are you going to know how much power you really have? If you don't start feeling connected to the universal flow, how will you ever conclude that you are limitless? That there are no problems other than the ones you manufacture in your own mind? One conclusion serves as the floor for the next one. So start by mastering the ability to belong to the groups you select. Your energy will change frequencies when you do this and you will start to resonate with the universal energy and flow. You're on your way!(Note: in this meditation, when I use the word "belong" I don't mean it in the sense of "ownership." Rather, it is a in the sense of "membership." So when I say, for example, that you belong to your mother and father, this is a loving, energetic and genetic statement. Particularly if you have had fraught relations with one or both of your parents, don't get hung up on the thought of your "belonging" to them in any sort of negative or scary sense. Rather use it as an opportunity to open your heart to the love they they no doubt feel for you (or felt if they are no longer with us), even if they have never shown you that love.)This is a 45 minute version of the I Belong guided meditation. 

11.20.2018

An Emotional Reset: I Belong (30 min)

Meditation can be a powerful technique to achieve self-mastery and thereby relieve suffering. Let's say you are feeling sad, or anxious, or lonely. Or maybe you get angry or scattered. These states of mind are nothing more than energy in a particular pattern. These patterns arise when you feel threatened. And one of the most common threats humans sense is the possibility of being kicked out of their group or rejected by their peers or family or lover. But you have a choice here. Whether it is conscious or not, you are the one choosing to manufacture those patterns. And in truth, the threat of being rejected by or ejected from your group is not such a real threat. Humans are self-existing and self-maintaining organisms. This means that your energy is one with the energy all around you and the energy throughout the universe. You just have to direct your awareness to that energy and choose to tap into that power. One way to reconnect to that power is through this concept we call belonging. You simply need to affirm your sense of belonging through your own will and your own imagination. And you need to do it with commitment and confidence and focus. So that is what you will be guided to do in this meditation.(Note: in this meditation, when I use the word "belong" I don't mean it in the sense of "ownership." Rather, it is a in the sense of "membership." So when I say, for example, that you belong to your mother and father, this is a loving, energetic and genetic statement. Particularly if you have had fraught relations with one or both of your parents, don't get hung up on the thought of your "belonging" to them in any sort of negative or scary sense. Rather use it as an opportunity to open your heart to the love they they no doubt feel for you (or felt if they are no longer with us), even if they have never shown you that love.)This is a 30 minute version of the I Belong guided meditation.  

11.20.2018
11.19.2018
11.18.2018

An Emotional Reset: I Am Confident (1 hr)

We'd all like to feel confident about who we are and what we are doing. And we have the power to make the choice, which is what this mediation is about. The truth is, however, that sustainable self confidence only arises when we realize that we actually have no control over anything and that there is a benevolent force that does have this control. Everything that happens is an expression of what the ancient masters might call the Divine Will, or as might be expressed today, what we could call the Physical Laws of Nature. We can't argue with what is. What has happened or is happening just is. You can stick a supernatural being in there as the prime mover or just call it physics or whatever but there is little basis to argue that any one of us individually as a human or even all of us collectively as a species can actually control what happens in every detail. I tell my arm to move, yes, and it moves, but the chain of causation that led to me having that thought and that ability I had nothing to do with and it is infinitely complex and goes back in time indefinitely. And modern neuroscience is producing more and more evidence supporting the claim that our actions emerge prior to us even being conscious of our intentions. So we don't control it. Our freedom of choice in the actions of bodies in the world of form is an illusion. A useful illusion for maximizing the propagation of our genes. Fine. But wait, there's more! There is this recipe for navigating through this life of ours, of adapting the electrical and chemical activity of the brain to create a sense of happiness and abundance and peace. We can short-circuit the more typical pattern of endless dissatisfaction. THAT is where we DO have control, where we CAN exercise our free will. We can choose to follow this recipe or we can choose to ignore it. Meditations like this one will help you along the path to realizing this true self-confidence; a self-confidence that is rooted in the notion that the Universe controls the Universe but you get to choose how you react to it and what emotions and thoughts you have in response.This is a 1 hour version of the I Am Confident guided meditation

11.10.2018

An Emotional Reset: I Am Confident (45 min)

We can claim an air of self confidence whenever we choose, and that is what this meditation is about. The truth is, however, that sustainable self confidence only arises when we realize that we actually have no control over anything and that there is a benevolent force that does have this control. Everything that happens is an expression of what the ancient masters might call the Divine Will, or as might be expressed today, what we could call the Physical Laws of Nature. We can't argue with what is. What has happened or is happening just is. You can stick a supernatural being in there as the prime mover or just call it physics or whatever but there is little basis to argue that any one of us individually as a human or even all of us collectively as a species can actually control what happens in every detail. I tell my arm to move, yes, and it moves, but the chain of causation that led to me having that thought and that ability I had nothing to do with and it is infinitely complex and goes back in time indefinitely. And modern neuroscience is producing more and more evidence supporting the claim that our actions emerge prior to us even being conscious of our intentions. So we don't control it. Our freedom of choice in the actions of bodies in the world of form is an illusion. A useful illusion for maximizing the propagation of our genes. Fine. But wait, there's more! There is this recipe for navigating through this life of ours, of adapting the electrical and chemical activity of the brain to create a sense of happiness and abundance and peace. We can short-circuit the more typical pattern of endless dissatisfaction. THAT is where we DO have control, where we CAN exercise our free will. We can choose to follow this recipe or we can choose to ignore it. Meditations like this one will help you along the path to realizing this true self-confidence; a self-confidence that is rooted in the notion that the Universe controls the Universe but you get to choose how you react to it and what emotions and thoughts you have in response.This is a 45 minute version of the I Am Confident guided meditation

11.07.2018
11.06.2018
11.05.2018
11.04.2018

An Emotional Reset: I Am Energized (1 hr)

Your body, your mind and your self are just energies in a particular pattern. Part of mastery involves an understanding that mastering these energies serves a purpose. Technically, there really is no need to ‘master’ them because you are already a master. You have just forgotten. Think about it like this. On the one hand we say that God is good, love, all powerful and omnipresent. We say that we are all one. But was your day an experience of perfection, power, goodness, oneness and love? And if we are all one (or, if you are religious, you might say that ‘god is omnipresent’) then shouldn’t that have been your experience today? So, the practical question is then why wasn’t your day like that? What does omnipresent mean? Always there, everywhere, in a cell, in an atom. In this meditation you are going to practice being aware of your energy and sensing your connection to all energies; you will feel the flow and the natural connection between your energy and the energy in the world around you. If you don’t start exercising your power, if you don’t start paying attention to energy, how are you going to know how much power you really have? If your body is relaxed at a cellular level, you can choose to move your attention from the darkness to the light. If you don’t become aware of the light how shall you ever conclude that you are light? If you don’t make that conclusion how will it become apparent that light is limitless? How then shall you conclude that you are limitless? One conclusion serves as the floor for the next one. If you remember that you are eternal and unlimited, why would you fret about your body? Of course, once you realize this, then you have to let go of that realization too…

11.01.2018

An Emotional Reset: I Am Energized (45 min)

Are you feeling sad, or anxious, or lonely? Or do you get angry or scattered? All these states of mind are nothing more than energy in a particular pattern. You are a self-existing and self-maintaining organism. Your energy is one with the energy all around you and throughout the universe. And this energy wants to move. That is the natural order of things. It takes a lot of energy to prevent energy from moving or to hold it in a particular pattern. For you to be upset or unhappy in any way for more than a moment you must be holding on, for it is the nature of energy is to change. How do you know if you are holding? How do you know it is time to let go? It is not an intellectual process. It has to be something that you experience and therefore know. The body doesn’t lie. It just reports. You choose whether to listen to those reports and you choose what value and valence you attach to those reports. In this meditation, you will connect with your breath and your heartbeat and use it to sense the light and the energy that is your true nature. The more you master the very simple technique of slowing down and controlling your awareness, the better you will get at sensing the light and power that belongs to you. This is how you become aware of your energy and how it flows. The old stories about “Falling from Grace” or getting booted out of the Garden of Eden are really metaphors for humans forgetting how to awaken to their own power and energy and light. Being cast out of Eden just means that you are unconsciously blocking the free-flowing universal life force from moving into and through your body. So you can use this meditation to help you reconnect with your inherent energy and power and light.This is a 45 minute version of the I Am Energized guided meditation.

10.31.2018
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10.22.2018
10.21.2018
10.20.2018

An Emotional Reset: I Am Safe (1 hr)

Feelings of anxiety or sadness or anger or any other negative feeling are premised on the notion that there is something missing in your life. You sense that you are going to fail at something or that something bad will happen. In a word, you are living with wanting of some kind. You want approval or safety or love or companionship or to know or whatever it is. But you already have everything you need. The most fundamental want that you probably face, the one that often underlies other wants, is the desire for safety. Ultimately, the biggest risk is that we die. And based on the stress and anxiety you sometimes feel, or the level of anger or sadness that you might struggle with, your emotional self fears that there is a risk to your life. What is the antidote to these fears and the negative feelings that come up? The truth. The truth is that you are safe, and things are ok. You've just convinced yourself that this isn't the case. So this is a simple meditation to help remind your emotional self of the truth that you are going to be ok. Note: This is a one hour version of the I Am Safe guided meditationAs with any meditation, but especially with these longer ones, make sure you are in a regular habit of getting enough sleep. Some master will say that meditation is better than sleep. And maybe for their genetic make-up it is or maybe for advanced meditation masters their biochemistry really has changed. But for the vast majority of Homo Sapiens, 7-8 hours night after night after night is the minimum needed not just for a healthy body but also for the attentional powers necessary to embark on the transformative journey of self-mastery.

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