What is true meditation?

Being relaxed is an essential part of entering into meditation, however meditation is not just about relaxation. True meditation should be insightful.  It is about letting go of our outer consciousness, and using an openness and intent to achieve meaningful communication with your inner being. This is why true meditation can be inspirational. It can give us answers; it can take us on a journey.  The stillness of the outer mind allows our inner being to speak and show us amazing things and important messages.

To help with achieving a more quiet and open state of mind, we have created all The Journey Home meditations with subtle binaural alpha frequencies to assist your brain to achieve balance and harmony within the Guided Meditation experience. This is why Guided Meditations should always, if possible, be listened to through headphones or earphones. We recommend you meditate in a comfortable chair, with no distractions around you. We also suggest you do not lay down – if your body falls asleep you will miss having this wonderful experience!

Diane and I have listed some of our most popular Guided Meditations here for you to listen to – for free. Just select your chosen Guided Meditation, log in to your Quiet Place, and you can then access all the free content you wish. If you do not already have a Quiet Place set up, it is a free login and private space where your free meditations and and other selections can be accessed – just for you.

We hope you enjoy The Journey Home Guided Meditation series.

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FEATURED GUIDED MEDITATION

Written and guided by Diane (1hr 9mins)

The Journey Home Meditation Series

We all have an energy system, and a clear and strong energy field is vital for our health and wellbeing. It directs our thinking, it effects our decisions, and contains all memory of who and what we are. To understand our energy field, is to be aware of all that we are – and all that we can be.

In this guided meditation program, Diane will take you on a journey into your own energy and show you how to clear, strengthen and maintain your energy.  By being aware and in control of your own energy system, so are able to think and feel clearly, make decisions that are right for you, and protect for your mind and body

 

Free Guided Meditations for you

Improve Your Self Worth

Written and guided by Diane (18 mins)

Our self worth – or our self value – is a result of how we see ourselves. It effects how others see us, and even how the world itself treats us because, well, the world and everyone in it is just listening to .. you! So what if you could improve your own self value? How good would that be? Is this possible? Yes. Improving your self worth has the power to make your life so much better, because you could feel and be different.

Improve Your Self Worth by Diane Swaffield

Diane’s guided mediation will help increase your self worth so you can start becoming the best version of yourself you can be.

Guided Relaxation

Written by Diane, guided by Jason (14 mins)

To relax the mind and body is one of the most important things we can do – for our Inner Journey, as well as our health and our sense of well-being. How do we relax? The easiest way to relax is through guided visualisation. Our minds allow us to travel anywhere we can imagine, or remember. This guided mediation is designed to help your body relax, and then your mind, allowing you to find a place within that can always be a place you can return to when you wish – or need – to feel at peace.

Guided-Relaxation-Diane-Jason

This guided mediation is designed with alpha sound waves to help you find your centre point.

Break the Mirror and be Free

Written and guided by Jason (20 mins)

The greatest barriers to remembering are our beliefs and images we have of ourselves. They hold us back from recognising our true identity and our true purpose.  We must let go of all images if we are to be free of re-occurring issues, unwanted connections, emotional obstacles .. and unhappiness. Don’t you want to be free?

Break the Mirror and be Free by Jason

When we eliminated what we no longer need, we open up an inner world of discovery.

A Message from Your Inner Self

Written and guided by Jason (17 mins)

Your Inner Self is the most aware part of who and what you are. To know your Inner Self is to be in touch with the ‘true’ and ‘real’ you. However, in the modern day, so much noise and tension can stand in the way if we let it. This guided meditation is designed to lead you to just the right place so you can hear what your Inner Self would say to you.

Message from Your Inner Self by Jason

This meditation uses guidance with alpha soundwaves to help balance your conscious brain and quiet down so the true communication can begin.

What is Home?

Written and guided by Jason (17 mins)

What is home? What is the one thing we are all searching for? Home means something different to every person. For some it is in the, perhaps other lives or other places .. Or maybe you want to touch that inner part of you that can answer your question about how to find purpose. Maybe you feel disconnected from any real meaning in your life, and you’re looking for something to inspire you and make you feel like you’re on the right pathway.

What is Home - The Journey Home

Whatever it is, this meditation is designed to help you find your answers. This meditation contains relaxing alpha binaural music.

Take Control of Your Future

Written and guided by Jason (16 mins)

What if we have the power to change the life written for us? Because it is. What if we took control of our destiny? What would you choose? And, more importantly .. where would we draw from to make that decision?  What if ‘who’ we are is only a result of who we have ever been .. and not the result of what we can be? What if even the future is designed to keep us on the pathway of the past?

Well, if the future can’t exist without the past, and the past can’t exist without the future .. maybe there’s a third option .. one that comes from within ‘you’ .. from your inner self.

Take Control of Your Future - The Journey Home

This meditation contains relaxing alpha binaural music. This program is a mediation only – for the Real program to change your future see Creating the Future You Want by Diane

What is ‘Knowing’?

Guided Narration by Jason (17 mins)

Knowing is the centre point. It is the paradox to many, but it is not when one ‘knows’. How do I reach the knowing? You do not reach it at all. You simply remember it. How do I remember it, if it is not a memory, as you say? No, it is not a memory. Not as you think. Because the Real memory that lives with inside you is not a part of your past, or your future.

What is Knowing - Jason Swaffield

Listen carefully. Can you remember what ‘knowing’ is without using your brain? Without memory? Without questions? This meditation contains relaxing alpha binaural music.

Balance and Harmony

Guided Narration by Diane (9 mins)

This Balance and Harmony meditation is one of the guided exercises you will find in the ground-breaking ‘creating the Future you want‘ program, designed to break out of the sameness of your life’s journey and align you with the best future for you. If you enjoy Diane’s guidance on this short meditation perhaps you would also like to create the future you want!

Balance and Harmony -The Journey Home - Diane Swaffield

This is an essential short meditation for anyone wanting to balance their mind and find harmony. This meditation is part of the ‘creating the Future you want’ program but can also be used separately. This meditation contains relaxing alpha binaural music.

Your Inner Sound

Guided Narration by Jason (14 mins)

This Guided Meditation is powerful in its simplicity to reveal your Inner Sound to your consciousness. This meditation can be used as often as you wish. From one’s Inner Sound comes the memory of what you really are beyond the image of self.

Your Inner Sound - The Journey Home - by Jason Swaffield

All creation is an illusion to what we really are, and the power of a Greater Plan is in constant connection to your Inner being. Use this simple meditation to quieten your mind with a simple statement of awareness, and resonate to your Inner Sound.

This meditation contains relaxing alpha binaural music.

Meditation myths and misconceptions

Being relaxed is an essential part of entering into meditation, however meditation is not just about relaxation. True meditation should be insightful.  It is about letting go of our outer consciousness, and using an openness and intent to achieve meaningful communication with your inner being. This is why true meditation can be inspirational. It can give us answers; it can take us on a journey.  The stillness of the outer mind allows our inner being to speak and show us amazing things and important messages.

The image of being ‘all at one’ with the universe or some other concept is misplaced – the central intent of meditation is to be in touch with the One of who and what you are. What you are is already connected to the greater awareness you seek. To be in contact with a deeper, higher part of ourselves than our consciousness we have to we aware we will never get new answers from the same level of consciousness asking the question.

How can a singular mind achieve ‘oneness’ when it is already One? Ah, I hear you say – but I do not feel One, that is why I want to meditate! So much stress, so many thoughts! And therein is the most precious journey of all – to return to our inner light of awareness. To find quietness and clarity. Purpose.

That is the purpose of true meditation – to discover what we have forgotten. It is not the other way around. Our search for enlightenment will always lead us back to what we are.

As we move through our lives it is so easy to only focus on thought and memory – thinking so much about life as if it will last forever and nothing else exists. Where were we before life? Where will we go after we are finished here? Where do we want to go? And how can we live the best life possible? What if most of us have forgotten the most amazing fact of all – we are not just who we think we are, and we are far more than that.And so meditation always needs an intent. There is no point drifting off aimlessly into the aethers without activating a conscious Gateway within you. Whether we let go through stillness or detach from our thoughts with guided imagery, we must always have a clear thought. Meditation is like dreaming – there is always a meaning. Trying to reach an image of something will usually bring to us exactly what you set in motion – another image. But clarity of purpose combined with letting go .. that is where the discovery is. That is where the remembering is.

In my experience, many people who tell me they teach meditation usually only teach mindfulness and physical relaxation. If your intent is to merely relax, then a relaxed meditative state will be wonderfully beneficial and should be encouraged. But what if you are also looking for meaning?

This is why most people have an image of meditation, and some really achieve a great deal. There are so many images and illusions. So many ‘teachers’. So many meaningless positions and cleches – all in an attempt to align the idea of achieving a productive meditative state to a culture, trend or ideal. None of that matters. Meditation is the most natural state of all – it is just so many people have moved so far away from it.

creating the Future you want

You are who you are because of who you were in the past
… and who you became in the future.

It’s time to start creating the New Future you deserve.

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