What are the Benefits of Meditation?
I use meditation when I am revisiting one of the keys of the Tarot, to help imprint the messages deeper in to my mind. Today I have studied Key 17, The Star and it’s related Tarot meanings. The Hebrew letter Tzaddi corresponds to the fish hook, which is quite relevant as by meditating on something we are effectively ‘fishing’ for details that we are as yet unaware of.
In tarot phone readings The Star reveals our true purpose, reminds us to escape our daily obsessions, seek out the good in our universe. Allowing our spirits to shine, revealing our authentic self, becoming a beacon of hope for those around us.
The Star is your internal beacon, a constant reminder that when you allow your authentic light to shine life becomes effortless. The star reminds you that you are loved & exactly where you need to be in the story of your life.
Secrets rise from the hidden depths, mysterys will be revealed. The hidden ibis bird represents intellect, immortality & the global consciousness. The Star ignites your divine spark, the purpose you have always known. Time now to seek out your path
The light of the star washes over you, you are open to experience, absorbing the spirit of understanding
The water flowing from the pitchers are the conscious & the unconscious streams of thought. One joins the pool of memory, honouring our past, one nourishes the land bringing renewal, inspiration & hope. This is where where the sparks of ideas germinate manifesting our future
One knee on land keeps us consciously grounded one foot in the water connects the subconscious where our dreams begin to manifest
The star hears your dreams. The gateway to your true path has been revealed by the Star, allow your authentic light to shine
With the hope of the star we have the light that guides us, we can take the next steps on our journey of discovery. The Star is the perfect card to focus our daily meditation.
Meditation for health
In today’s overworked, overstressed and high anxiety world, the benefits of meditation are more valuable than ever, and can be applied to almost anything. If you’re keen on gaining mental clarity, controlling your emotions better and focusing on your life goals, meditation can be one of the most vital tools that you have. What many people don’t realize is that meditation is not only excellent for your mental health but for your physical health as well.
For example, meditation has been shown to boost immunity and people who are recovering from cancer. The findings of the study conducted at Ohio State University showed that, when practiced daily, meditation actually reduced the risk that breast cancer would recur. Another study showed that, after a month of intense meditation practices, natural killer cells were boosted in elderly patients, something that can give them a much higher resistance to viruses and tumors.
Meditation has been used to maintain emotional balance for eons. Indeed, many have used it to cure emotional states that were unhealthy and even neurotic. When a person can cleanse the consciousness of negative emotions it increases their true freedom immensely and balances their life like never before. Unburdened by negative emotions, meditation allows the true person to come out.
Are you trying to become pregnant? Several studies have shown or suggested that meditation can increase sperm count and sperm motility and that women who use meditation on a regular basis have an easier time conceiving.
Irritable bowel syndrome is a problem that millions face every day along with its symptoms of diarrhea, constipation and sometimes severe bloating. At the State University of New York, results of the study where patients were put through a meditation and relaxation program two times a day over several weeks showed that they are irritable bowel syndrome symptoms decreased significantly.
One of the findings of a Harvard Medical School study showed that meditation could actually lower a person’s blood pressure by making their body less responsive to specific stress hormones. The findings showed that meditation had a similar effect as that of many different types of blood pressure lowering medications. The esteemed British medical Journal conducted studies also and found that, when trained how to meditate, patients showed blood pressure that was significantly lower.
Inflammation is at the root of problems like heart disease, asthma, skin conditions like psoriasis and arthritis. What’s one of the main causes of inflammation? Why it’s stress, something that meditation can help to lower. Using meditation, a person can switch off nurse dress response and reduce inflammation, something that will go far towards helping the many different types of health problems that it causes.
One of the main benefits of meditation is that it can give a person access to true calmness. For many people, when an upsetting thought occurs it is the trigger for upsetting actions and emotions. For people who are practiced in the art of meditation, there is no such thing as upsetting thoughts, there are only thoughts. The person who meditates will find mental tranquility that can be a life changer.
As you can see, meditation is truly powerful. Using medication you can not only get a calm, emotionally balanced life but you can also tack a number of years onto your lifespan.