People often ask in readings why they can’t meditate and how to fix it. What is the spirit guides typical answer? Quiet time! Yes, simple quiet time. And in their reading when asked by their spirit guide if they can do quiet time, they always answer “Yes,” with confidence and this after just stating that they cannot meditate no matter how hard they try.
What is meditation if not simple quiet time? When I meditate, I am taking time out of my day to sit down and tune in to spirit. And if that isn’t quiet time, I don’t know what is.
If one is able to spend time in simple quiet time it has the same benefits of meditation without the worry or fuss about whether it is the proper way to do it or feeling let down or frustrated because was it really meditation? Also, simple quiet time requires no training and is free.
Quiet time can be easily accomplished in many ways, all of them based on time alone where there are no distractions.
Spirit usually suggests sitting on the porch, lying on the couch, or maybe going for a walk to enjoy the quiet time. It is a matter of checking out, unplugging and ultimately honoring the self and its connection to spirit.
I used to watch my mom quilt and it was so easy to see she was in a zone. I used to think it was her own meditative quiet time. Yet, she would be the first to tell you that she could never, ever turn off her busy mind to meditate.
There are people who do walking meditations. Some may garden or go for bike rides or run. Quiet time is all about your intention. There are no rules to it. It is whatever and wherever you make it.
I love quiet time while driving. I sometimes turn off the radio and talk to spirit. And yes, I do formal meditation most days and work with spirit, but for whatever reason I love talking to spirit while driving.
The value of quiet time is that you tune in and listen. Spirit talks to us all the time, but are we usually listening? Do we even have the confidence to listen?
Speaking to spirit is incredibly easy. There is no big secret to it, and yes, anyone and everyone may talk to spirit. You just have to do it! Once you make quiet time a habit, you also make it a habit to talk to spirit and then you listen. You listen until it becomes a habit and you no longer believe it to be your imagination. You listen until become comfortable and confident inside of the quiet and know spirit to be your friend.
So remember, quiet time equals meditation and has the same benefits! What are you waiting for?
Excerpt from Grandmother Speaks…by Chris Burnett
In one of her very first lectures Grandmother, a Native American Spirit Guide, says, “The kindness of meditation is immediately felt, lessening the tensions of the day as you enter the calm within the silence, the calm that allows you to feel us, your spirit guides. Each and every one of you has their own group of guides who joined with you before birth in the common goal of your life.
Your guides are with you every second, forever patient as they know and understand your ways. Go into the silence not worrying if your technique is right or wrong. Go into the silence welcoming those of us on this side, because we support you with love. Never for one moment believe you are alone in this world. You are born with the support of your spirit group, therefore never without it.
Learn to allow the silence. Allow it to permeate you until you feel your part in the miracle of your universe, because every moment is a miracle. Go into the silence and experience the joy of us, your unseen companions.”