The 5 Minute Protection Meditation

Close your eyes & relax

Close your eyes & relax

Clearing The Negative and Setting Protection

Everyone has the ability to feel subtle energies around them. I’m sure you can think of a time when you walked into a room where an argument had been happening, feeling the anger or angst. Maybe you’ve even shared a story with a friend saying “You could cut the tension with a knife”.

You don’t have to be psychic or overly sensitive to the energies around you for this type of event to happen. It’s part of our natural instincts as living animals. Human animals maybe, but we still have the ability to sense what’s around us.

In today’s world meditation is viewed from two perspectives, from the spiritual form of enlightenment and becoming one with spirit. Or through the eyes of mainstream medicine as a non-denominational practice that can relieve stress. If a non-denominational practice interests you, try the 5 Minute Meditation for bringing in a little relaxation and escape from the anxieties around you.

Meditation in both forms has been shown to be beneficial for relieving stress, improving health and increasing productivity. But for many it’s more than an alternative medical approach to dealing with stress and anxiety. It’s a way of finding renewed strength on a personal and spiritual level. To open a connection between the inner self and the Divine force in that person’s life to gain inner strength to persevere and endure trials, challenges and over come those situations with the help of that greater force.  

Whatever you call that Divine energy or who or what that Divine force maybe is completely up to you. The following is a generic process that you can enhance or alter to fit your personal views and beliefs. 

The 5 Minute Protection Meditation:

The following is a quick process for a 5 Minute Meditation. If you’re at work, you can do this at your desk, schedule a conference room where you can be alone or share the time with a few co-workers. You can even take a break and go to your car or a local park, sit under a tree on the far side of the parking lot or simply hide in the store-room for a few minutes.

If you’re at home, sit on the edge of the couch, or in a warm bath to find a moment of relaxation. Any place in or around your home that gives you a few moments of solitude will do. You can take 5 minutes in the morning before you get out of bed, or 5 minutes before you lay down and go to sleep at night. Extend your morning shower and incorporate the flowing water into your visualization to wash out the stress.

As a spiritual practice you may want to light a candle and say a simple prayer before you begin. Some people prefer to conduct their meditation before a small altar in their home. Others enjoy using a portable altar that they can take with them to any location inside or outside. Simply make sure any items you may use are safe for your surroundings.

What works for someone else may not work for you. So try different methods, or different situations to take your 5 minutes of relaxation to set your shield of protection.

  • Begin by sitting comfortably in an upright position. Rest your hands and arms in your lap. Palms up.
  • Close your eyes and take in 3 deep breaths through your nose, but exhale through your mouth.
    • The key here is to fill your lungs to their fullest capacity. And then to exhale to your fullest ability as well.
    • If you want to add a simple visualization,
      • Imagine the Divine Light as a White source of energy gathering together in the depths of space and moving through the atmosphere, gently coming toward you and into your body through your nose as you inhale. See this light penetrating your body like a pure white beam of light that grows larger and stronger with each breath you take in. Imagine the light traveling down your spine and filling your entire body from its center point at your solar plexus (where your rib cage meets at the bottom). With each breath, this collected white energy grows and expands until your physical body can no longer contain it.
      • As you exhale, imagine all your stress, anxiety and negative energy being pushed out of your body as if this balloon of white light is forcing the negativity out of your inner being. Exhale through your mouth and visualize a gray smoke of negative energy leaving through your mouth.  See this smoke rising out into space where it will dissipate and no longer cause harm to anyone.
  • Return to normal breathing and focus on the white beam of light coming from space and into your body. Imagine this light moving, vibrating and pulsing with love and compassion as it moves from entering through your nose to the top of your head (this would be your crown chakra). Imagine the source of this energy coming straight from the Divine in your life.
    • As this Divine energy approaches the top of your head, imagine it changing to a pure and vibrant gold beam of light. This is the color of Divine protection in the Chakra Color System I use. Imagine this gold light moving down your spine to your solar plexus and moving in a clockwise motion.
    • As before, with each breath you take, this ball of energy increases in both size and intensity. As it does, any left over anxiety, stress, negative thoughts and energy is forced out of your physical and spiritual bodies. That unwanted energy has no ability to resist the energy of the Divine in your life.
    • Do this for about 5 slow and methodical breaths. By the time you get to the end of those 5 breaths, the ball of Divine Gold energy should have grown to fill your entire being and pushed outside the confines of your physical body.
  • As this gold light from the Divine continues to energize your body, as if it’s pulsating through you, imagine a pure vibrant yellow light rising up from the center of the Earth toward you. Give as much detail as you wish to seeing the light travel through the molten lava, the bedrock, the foundation of the floor, the chair or pillow you’re sitting on and into your physical body at the base of your spine. This is your Root chakra.
    • See this yellow light move to your solar plexus and begin to collect into a ball of light. Don’t combine these two lights into one. See them as separate streams of energy, moving and intertwining together in a clockwise motion.
    • As with the Gold light of protection, see this yellow light grow with each breath you take. Watch it increase in size and intensity as it fills your body and extends beyond your physical being.
  • With both these energies pulsating from within you, imagine them growing once more to extend about 2 feet outside your body. This is your shield of balance and protection.
    • Hold this image for at least 1 or 2 minutes. You can imagine people, situations or even spears trying to bang on your shield, and no matter what they do, they can’t get through. You are bathed in the light of the Divine, protected and secure from any outside negative forces.
  • When you’re ready, take in one deep cleansing breath and open your eyes on the exhale. Throughout the day imagine your shield of protection still working, still pulsating through you and continuing to be a force field of protection around you. If you come in contact with someone who is angry or wants to start a fight, take a deep breath and imagine that re-enforcing your connection to the Divine in your life. That sudden surge of energy comes back to you and through your shield. You can even imagine it pushing the negative person away from you and they have no ability to resist. They certainly aren’t more powerful than the Divine force in your life; right?!

If the things that are causing you stress pop into your mind while you’re conducting this meditation, simply wash them away with a wave, like the ocean clearing the sand at the beach. Put aside the lists, or reminders of what you may need to do after your meditation. Put aside any guilt about taking a few moments for yourself, and the worry that someone else is going to be upset with your 5 minutes of down time. Let someone around you know what you’re going to do if you need to. Or post a note on the door or on your cubical. Don’t be embarrassed about taking a few minutes to clear your head so that you can be more productive. Those around you will understand and maybe even ask you to share this process with them. And if they don’t understand, that’s their burden, not yours.

If your meditation takes longer than 5 minutes, keep practicing it. You’ll find it will go quicker as you gain experience. You can also change it up a little to cut some time here or shorten that part of the visualization there. But whatever you do, don’t give up. If you have a little more time and keep it longer than 5 minutes, you’ll reap benefits from that too.

This is just one method of meditation. Use it verbatim or change it up to fit your own personal interests and perspectives. If it inspires you to create your own 5 minute meditation process that’s great! Some people like to add music, others light incense or a candle (just make sure you’re allowed to do that if you’re at work). This is your 5 minutes, so put the process to work for YOU.

Good luck and I hope this short meditation can help those that need it the most!

© Springwolfs Hanko

© 2015 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

 

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