Spiritual Practice

Is Mindfulness a Religion? | Creation Meditation

Is Mindfulness a Religion?

Mindfulness is truly being in the now. Huffington Post contributor writer Sarah Rudell Beach says it best: “It’s the Year of Mindful Living, the age of the Mindful Revolution!” From clinical and therapeutic settings to entering classrooms, boardrooms, congressional offices and military bases, mindfulness is branching out! “Each day, scientific research confirms the physical, cognitive and emotional benefits of a mindfulness practice,” …

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Meditation Techniques for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Quieting the Mind | Creation Meditation

Meditation Techniques for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Quieting the Mind

Along with helping you to become more attentive and focused, the practice of meditation comes with a long list of major physical and mental health benefits. “Although a great number of people try meditation at some point in their lives, only a small percentage actually stick with it for the long-term. This is unfortunate, and …

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Stressed Out People Reap Benefits of Meditation (and a Little Kitten Therapy) | Creation Meditation

Stressed Out People Reap Benefits of Meditation (and a Little Kitten Therapy)

With our stress levels creeping higher than ever before, we could all stand to reap the benefits of meditation. Sure, meditation may not be for everyone, but this age old technique can quiet the mind and does wonders to help people manage their stressful lives. However, sometimes sitting still, all alone with your thoughts is the worst …

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Why Mindfulness Exercises, Meditation & Yoga Are Recommended for Breast Cancer | Creation Meditation

Why Mindfulness Exercises, Meditation & Yoga Are Recommended for Breast Cancer

Did you know that up to 80% of American breast cancer patients will undergo complementary therapies to manage anxiety and stress after they receive a diagnosis? ”Non-invasive alternative therapies can clear an anxious mind,” says TIME.com writer Alexandra Sifferlin. ”Though there’s no clear consensus on which integrative and alternative therapies work and which are ineffective, more and more medical …

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Creation Meditation: A Practice of Spiritual Union | Creation Meditation

Creation Meditation: A Practice of Spiritual Union

Spiritual union, as it’s being discussed here, is the experience of uniting with oneself, which ultimately means uniting with the divinity within. Of course, there are many spiritual traditions that teach methods and practices for reaching spiritual union. There are practices such as meditation, yoga, selfless service, and devotional chanting that can facilitate removing the …

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Mindfulness Exercises: Makes Huge Difference in Heart Health, Improves Self-Awareness, Reduces Cravings | Creation Meditation

Mindfulness Exercises: Makes Huge Difference in Heart Health, Improves Self-Awareness, Reduces Cravings

The practice in which people train to be more aware of their every moment is known as mindfulness exercises — “mindfulness” ahead of “meditation.” MedicalDaily.com  writer Stephanie Castillo says that, “Mindfulness meditation has been linked to lower emotional and chemical stress levels; the ability to ease depression and anxiety; and reduced arthritis pain, asthma, risk of …

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Meditation Techniques That Boost Your Creativity & Connection to Life | Creation Meditation

Meditation Techniques That Boost Your Creativity & Connection to Life

During his trial in which Socrates made the noble choice to die versus being exiled from Athens, he said, “the unexamined life is not worth living.” And this quote became the title of my first journal in 1997. Although I had written poetry and prose before, that year I made writing a means for self-exploration …

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Sacred Sexuality: Experiencing the Holiness of Life | Creation Meditation

Sacred Sexuality: Experiencing the Holiness of Life

At the peak of orgasm, we pierce through the illusion of fragmentation and separation, and glimpse the unity and interconnectedness of all beings. – Margot Anand   Sacred sexuality is none other than recognizing that sexual energy is life energy. At a fundamental level, they are one. Sacred sexuality is waking up to the wisdom …

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What Mindfulness Exercises Can Do for Your Health & Mental Wellbeing | Creation Meditation

What Mindfulness Exercises Can Do for Your Health & Mental Wellbeing

In this busy world of ours, ,most of us don’t have five minutes to sit down and relax, let alone 30 minutes or more to meditate! Everyday, our mind gets pulled from one place to the next, scattering thoughts everywhere and leaving us stressed, highly-strung, and often anxious. However, www.healthline.com says: “it’s essential for our well-being …

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Meditation Tips: What to Do If You're Struggling in Your Practice | Creation Meditation

Meditation Tips: What to Do If You’re Struggling in Your Practice

There are many types of meditation; however, the one that’s encouraged in the Creation Meditation community is learning how to focus all of your attention on one object. When you’re meditating, if you’re intensely focused on one thing that object of focus can feel like it is the only thing that exists. That’s how concentrated …

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Spiritual Union: The Heroine's Journey of a Woman | Creation Meditation

Spiritual Union: The Heroine’s Journey of a Woman

Most people know of the Hero’s Journey, described in detail by mythologist Joseph Campbell and seen again and again in coming-of-age type movies and television shows. The Hero achieves spiritual union by diving into the world within. He leaves the physical world and faces various figures and faces within. He fights and defeats his inner …

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Spiritual Union: Give Outer Expression to Your Inner Experience | Creation Meditation

Spiritual Union: Give Outer Expression to Your Inner Experience

If you’re looking for a way to experience spiritual union, that beautiful sense of wholeness and integrity, turn your creativity into a spiritual practice. Doing so is a bit like practicing Tantra. Often when people hear or read Tantra, they think of sexuality. Sex can be a means to practice Tantra, though the yogic practice …

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How Mindfulness Exercises Through Meditation Helped This Man Battle Cancer [VIDEO] | Creation Meditation

How Mindfulness Exercises Through Meditation Helped This Man Battle Cancer [VIDEO]

There are numerous and various benefits of meditation, both mentally and physically. For Andy Puddicombe, founder of the Headspace meditation app, the ancient mindfulness exercises of meditation helped him battle testicular cancer. “Although meditation, of course, can’t change the uncertainty of situations, Puddicombe explains that it helps provide valuable perspective,” says Huffington Post.    

Creative Energy: It Plays an Essential Role in Who You Are Becoming | Creation Meditation

Creative Energy: It Plays an Essential Role in Who You Are Becoming

You’ve experienced it, I’m sure. The symphony of sunset colors reflecting on the mountainside. The mountain itself is on fire with light and Life. The reds, the pinks, and purples are speaking your language – Love.  And as Nature reveals Her Glory, you feel your soul go beyond your skin. Resting in expansion time and …

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Chopra's Top 8 Meditation Tips [VIDEO] | Creation Meditation

Chopra’s Top 8 Meditation Tips [VIDEO]

How much time should you be setting aside to meditate each day? Are there different times during the day that call for a better meditation experience? In this short video, meditation guru Deepak Chopra answers our top FAQs on Oprah and provides views with his top eight meditation tips of all time. Enjoy!    

Benefits of Meditation: Stopping the Momentum of Thought | Creation Meditation

Benefits of Meditation: Stopping the Momentum of Thought

There’s energy behind thought. It moves and animates. It’s alive and powerful. It has momentum and a compulsion to keep moving. Like a snowball rolling downhill, thought takes counter-energy to stop it. Thought requires opposing power, like presence, to finally bring its momentum to a standstill. One of the great benefits of meditation is its …

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Meditation Tips: 8 Steps to Transform Writing into Meditation | Creation Meditation

Meditation Tips: 8 Steps to Transform Writing into Meditation

“Writing, which is my form of celebration and prayer,” wrote Diane Ackerman, “is also my form of inquiry.” In this quote, Ackerman, author of A Natural History of the Senses and An Alchemy of Mind, describes how writing is an activity where one can find connection, inner peace, and healing. Here are eight steps, meditation …

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Creation Meditation Is a Spiritual Practice of Reuniting with Nature

Creation Meditation Is a Spiritual Practice of Reuniting with Nature

Do you appreciate resting attention inward and becoming ever more aware of who you are?  “Meditation,” wrote Swami Sivananda, “is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal Awareness.” Creation Meditation is a spiritual practice of cultivating this kind of awareness. First, in silent meditation, you can cultivate the ability to be a detached observer of all …

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Benefits of Meditation: Disentangle Yourself from Yourself | Foundation for the Spiritual Practice of Creativity (FSPC)

Benefits of Meditation: Disentangle Yourself from Yourself

One of the greatest paths in life is exploring humanity’s last frontier: the inner landscape! The turning of attention inward is the grand shift of direction anyone can make. Yet, just like Lewis and Clark, who faced great unknowns and dark challenges, the path inward isn’t easy. For most of us, the mind is filled …

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Experience Spiritual Union by Being Creative | Foundation for the Spiritual Practice of Creativity (FSPC)

Experience Spiritual Union by Being Creative

Being creative immediately puts you into a state of union. By bringing your attention inward, by giving expression to the inner experience, by connecting to the creative ideas and images within, you connect human and divine. Have you ever noticed that by going inward you suddenly become available to the feelings, thoughts, and images that …

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Expand Your Viewpoint with Creativity | Foundation for the Spiritual Practice of Creativity (FSPC)

Expand Your Viewpoint with Creativity

You have a particular perspective of the world. From this perspective, you experience and view life in a unique way. Your viewpoint is so unique; it has been created by every single one of your experiences – painful and pleasurable, remembered and forgotten, fully or partially lived through. If you’re like most people, that perspective …

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