JOURNEY INTO A STATE OF CALM

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SOUNDSCAPES + MINDFUL MOMENT SESSIONS.

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Do you find it hard to meditate because of a busy mind? Don't worry it is natural for the mind to wander. It is not about stopping the thoughts all together, but about reducing them and finding that quiet space within where we are simply the observer to our thoughts.

Here are four tips on how to work with and make peace with the wandering mind while meditating:

1. Notice the thoughts and that the mind has started to wander. When you notice your mind wandering just simply smile, breathe and observe. Don't allow the inner critic to come up and scold you - just simply observe the thoughts. Drop the need to get lost in the story or the thoughts but just observe, allow and do your best to let the breath soften the thoughts.

2. Drop the inner critic and have self-compassion. Instead of getting mad at yourself for not being able to concentrate - just gently smile and observe what is going on. Thank yourself for showing up to the practice and show yourself a little extra love, kindness and grace. Remind yourself that there are still benefits to the practice even if you cant stop that little busy mind.

3. Set your mind free to be exactly as it is. Stop trying to control the mind, instead embrace and accept the natural thinking mechanism of the mind. Let go of your need to do it perfect and simply take a deep breath and sigh it out. Let go of all your preconceived ideas and perfect outcomes. Let the mind wander if it must, remembering not to get lost in the thoughts and stories - but to just simply observe. Use your breath to soften the mind and come back to the present moment.

4. Come back to the practice and present moment. Bring your attention to your own breath and the words of the guided meditation.

Most importantly, when meditating be kind to yourself. Start gentle by just sitting a little each day. Most importantly drop any ideas you have on "how it should be" and just go with "what it is" - whatever that may be for you.

The breath has the power to slow us down, reset our nervous system and feed our mind and body with feel good hormones, nutrients and a deep state of calm.

Read my article on the healing power of mindful breathing [here] and discover how amazing it is for your overall well-being and learn the how-to's behind this simple yet life-changing practice.

Read my beginners how-to guide to meditation which also includes a comprehensive section on all the reasons why meditation is good for you.

Join me for a healing yoga, meditation and wellness retreat. I run regular retreats in The Snowy Mountains Australia and from time to time other various destinations.

Check out my upcoming retreats over at theomcollective.org

We also have a free virtual online retreat space here at Botanical Trader. Learn more here

ALL DIGITAL RELEASES

Tune into free meditations and resources that will ground you and feed the soul

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GUIDED MEDITATIONS

Fall into a deep state of relaxation with guided meditations. Great for the beginners and up

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SLEEP STORIES

Cosy up and snuggle in. Let us take you to the land of dreams with a bedtime story

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SOUNDSCAPES

Be taken to nature, listen to whales, listen to shamanic sounds or tune into some zen music

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FOR KIDS

Teach the little ones to find and reconnect with their state of calm early in life

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MINDFUL ACTIVITIES

Mindful exercises to ground, connect and bring you into the present moment

Meditations By The OM Collective

"Trust the wait. Embrace the uncertainty. Enjoy the beauty of becoming. When nothing is certain, anything is possible." - Mandy Halep

 

From my home, to yours. Here is the space I list all my meditation recordings and calm habits I do for The OM Collective . These resources are mostly free so please make sure you check back weekly for new meditations and calm habits. My hope is that these free resources, guided meditations, sleep stories and soundscapes will support you in your own journey of healing, self-discovery and building strength and resilience in being able to navigate uncertainty and challenging times.   

Enjoy. With Gratitude

Claire Charters

Expanding Compassion Guided Meditation [Live Tonglen Meditation]

Expanding Compassion Guided Meditation [Live Tonglen Meditation]

In a world drowning in so much pain, suffering and injustice –us everyday humans who have no great influence, power, or platform, we can at times feel hopeless and overwhelmed... Read More
Stress Relief Guided Meditation

Stress Relief Guided Meditation

Today we'll be practicing a meditation called the breathing space – where we linger within the sacred and nurturing space between the breath to connect with stillness and release stress.... Read More
A Guided Meditation To Connect With Inner Peace

A Guided Meditation To Connect With Inner Peace

Welcome to another meditation session. Join me for today's free meditation. Today we are going to journey into feeling the sensation of inner peace by taking a moment to connect... Read More
Morning Meditation for Positivity, Resilience and Presence

Morning Meditation for Positivity, Resilience and Presence

Good morning. May we take 20 minutes to greet this wonderful new day with openness, enthusiasm, and gratitude. Inviting some space within – allowing us to connect with the breath... Read More
Full Moon Meditation For Deep Self-Reflection + Letting Go

Full Moon Meditation For Deep Self-Reflection + Letting Go

The Full Moon is a time to get honest about what is not working in your life so that you can bring closure to all that no longer serves you.... Read More
Anxiety Release - A Guided Meditation

Anxiety Release - A Guided Meditation

Anxiety happens to the best of us, and it can easily take control of us fast. When we get anxious, we often get faster – whether it is in our... Read More
Journey Into A Garden: A Guided Yoga Nidra Meditation

Journey Into A Garden: A Guided Yoga Nidra Meditation

This Yoga Nidra meditation and visualisation practise can be used at any time to either replenish your energy or as a gentle sleep aid, helping you fall asleep into a... Read More
Compassionate Breathing Guided Meditation

Compassionate Breathing Guided Meditation

We are our own worst critics, and almost everybody has something about themselves that they don’t like; something that causes them to feel shame, to feel insecure, or not “good... Read More
How To Connect With Guidance, Strength + Healing

How To Connect With Guidance, Strength + Healing

    Times of uncertainty are an opportunity to be strong and to actualise that which is hidden within us and bring it to its potential. Over the last few... Read More

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