Telling someone to meditate so it helps them heal is not the guidance many of us need.
I have a lot of opinions about everything.
When it comes to any aspect of healing, recovering from trauma, having anxiety and/or depression telling someone what you think is the answer to their needs is first an expectation. Second, it is not always helpful and not what they need to hear.
And it happens a lot in the woke / new age spiritual community.
I don’t offer my clients a cookie-cutter answer that will miraculously solve all their problems if they sit on a floor cushion chanting OM for 20 minutes every day to quieten their minds.
We know this works for some, but it will not work for everyone.
Sometimes there is too much going on in our lives to even try and force ourselves to go and meditate. Which is the worst thing to do.
I have had days of anxiety and days of depression. I didn’t go and “meditate”
This way doesn’t always work for me.
In reality, I hardly ever sit and chant OM.
I go into a meditative state before I see a client to prepare and after a session to get grounded and clear my energy.
Not everyone is an energy healer or holistic practitioner that may have already developed the tools and resources to do what works for them.
I have learned that my form of meditation is when I can take 10 minutes or 30 minutes out of my day to do something that is just for me.
It can be taking a nap, reading a few chapters of a book, going for a walk, going to the beach with your dog, or having 10 minutes uninterrupted time while having a coffee on a balcony in the sun.
Meditation can be any practice that brings you peace, and improves your mood and if it can help you ground your energy by releasing the excess energy that has remained in your energy system, this will help your overall state of being.
I guide you to be mindful of what others are dealing with instead of telling them to meditate… They are most likely following other means of therapy to deal with anxiety or depression. And trauma is something else entirely different many who are awakened souls are doing the inner work when it is called for.
A lot of us are doing the best we can, and our dark days are what pull us through to the other side where we can enjoy life again.
Instead, ask them what would make them feel better right now.
Apply this to your own healing too.
The most simple thing we can do is ask ourselves what we need.
The second step is to follow that or make time for that when we are ready.