Anyone who knows me knows that I am a meditation freak. I mean that in the kindest, most endearing way, lol.
I love meditation. I think the world would be a much better place if only everyone would only commit to daily mindfulness practice. I think it is a damn near cure-all from high blood pressure to ingrown toenails. Ok, so maybe the toenail thing is in jest, but it does help A LOT of ills, especially since it’s estimated that stress causes or exacerbates over 80% of all illnesses.
All this being said I think witches, in particular, should meditate for 3 specific reasons all on their own.
If you want to manifest, and I know you do because that is what spellwork is all about, you need great focus and intent. Meditation increases focus significantly.
In a 2012 study by neuroscientist Giuseppe Pagnoni, he found that a test group of Zen meditators, who had been practicing daily meditation for at least 3 years, showed not only changes to their brain patterns but also significant benefits in their mental focus. These results were shown in their ventral posteromedial cortex during an MRI taken while conducting the study.
So, if you want the ultimate focusing ability while you are setting your intention during your next candle spell and giving all your power while watching that flame burn, get your meditation on.
2) PSYCHIC ABILITIES
Up your 6th sense game hardcore.
The fastest and I think the easiest way to grow your psychic abilities? Meditate. Every. Damn. Day.
It unlocks and activates parts of your brain that science isn’t even talking about. It not only activates your 7th Chakra but also your 8th Chakra which is all about spirit communication. So if you are meditating every day expect mediumship abilities to start up or to improve if you had them before.
*Note-If you don’t want your house to become a local hangout for spirits stopping by for directions or a chat, set some boundaries from the get-go.
3) INCREASE YOUR MEMORY
There is A LOT of shit to remember as a witch. And being in perimenopause where hormones have kidnapped my memory and are holding it hostage let me tell you desperately grasping at what you once knew is a pain in the ass. I mean there are herb qualities, essential oil and what they do, spells, tarot meanings and the difference between widdershins and deosil to name a few. I mean, come on! I need all the help I can get, how about you?
Does meditating occasionally versus every day have the same effect?
No, no it doesn’t.
Straight up. Hardcore fact.
You are building neurological superhighways.
Grooves in your brain.
Think of a well-traveled dirt road.
You can’t build those with occasional meditation. It takes a daily connection to send those happy little dendrites and neurons down their path to their new destination. The more you do it the more dendrites are born and the faster the neurons can travel. It’s science yo.
So, as a matter of upping your witchy game. Try devoting 5-10 minutes of your day to meditation practice. And if you don’t feel like you get it right today, try again tomorrow, and then the next day, and the next. It’s called a practice for good reason.