Inner Light Foundation Meditation
by Betty Bethards

The ILF method of meditation is simple but powerful. Meditation is a deep relaxation of body, mind, and spirit. It should be done on a daily basis for twenty minutes. The easiest way to meditate is to listen to your favorite songs and music. While sitting with your spine erect, you are aligning your energy to the God Force.

  1. Sit in a chair with your spine erect, shoulders relaxed, feet flat on the floor. Fold your hands together in your lap and close your eyes.
  2. Take three slow, deep breaths, exhaling to the base of your spine, and feel yourself relaxing. Sit with your hands together for ten minutes.
  3. After ten minutes, open your hands, palms up, laying them gently in your lap. Keep your focus on the songs and music.
  4. At the end of this second ten minute period, when your energy is at its highest, most centered point, you can do your affirmations and visualizations, such as "The perfect career is manifesting in my life now," or whatever you are choosing to create in your life, i.e., wisdom clarity, prosperity. If your buttons were jammed during the day, you can review the situation, see what your positive lesson was, and visualize how you would like to have handled it. This way, next time it comes up, as it will until the lesson is learned, you will handle it with love.
  5. After completing your affirmations and visualizations, close your hands into a fist and feel a balloon of white light one block all around you so that you're at the center. This sends love and healing out to the masses and buffers stress and negativity from coming in to you.
This twenty minute period, however, is not our only meditation practice. We endeavor to practice the meditation attitude, watching our thoughts and behavior, throughout each day. Meditation will also help you get a recall on dreams. It is your greatest free tool for self-growth and self understanding. Meditation can thus help us to be more fully involved in life because we can watch how we set up our experiences. Sometimes changes are subtle and sometimes dramatic.

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