Meditation time for single parents, and for others who are a little bit busy

It is easy to meditate if you have the time, and your life and lifestyle is conducive to meditating. But what if it is not? What happens if life is hectic, filled with responsibilities? (I’m not counting partying or socializing as these don’t have to be done.)

A long meditation session is helpful in relaxing, it helps you find your centre, it helps with dealing with problems and with gaining some inspirations, and it can help with receiving some divine input and energy. It helps you know that you are a spiritual being.

Sometimes you have to be busy with responsibilities you have to deal with, and from which you cannot easily or rightly walk away. If you want to retain a sense of your spiritual self, and walk your talk as a spiritual being, a different approach is required compared to having big meditations. Someone who is caring for a dependent person may only have a little time to themselves, if at all, and they may get very tired. Single parents (or those whose partners are away or leaving), particularly if there are several children, especially young ones (I hold my hand up here), can be really tired out towards the end of the day. Meditation turns into more of a nap, or a falling to sleep.

Experiencing this kind of situation, I found that I was getting quite grumpy, not being able to meditate. I thought that this wasn’t on and I had to do something about it.

So in everyday situations I made an effort to smile more. When you smile there is an energy of being harmonious, and of accepting. For the brief time of the smile there is peace, some calm, and some stillness. Love flows. A smile is like a mini meditation.

Going about life at work and at home with the children, I monitored my thoughts and attitudes, particularly if I was feeling, or importantly, choosing to feel stressed. I would do a quick burst of positive feeling, and think a positive thought or two that I felt would be helpful. I would talk less and instead just pay attention to what was happening around me.

I would try to arrive five minutes early to work and use the time for a brief, recorded meditation. I made sure to have a break straight after work if I could to go into a healing meditative state, keeping warm and simply doze, as I warmed up, got the body’s self-healing mechanism going and shed slow frequency chaotic energy. I felt much more refreshed because this.

During the day I would go into meditative energy for a few or for several seconds at a time, closing my eyes if I could, so I could remember my nature for a moment.

If I could settle the children down in time in the evening, with necessary jobs done, I would try to meditate, even if it meant falling asleep. I also energetically cleaned all objects in the house, and around the house so that the energy or the atmosphere was conducive to feeling good and loving whether I meditated or not. It is easier to meditate if the energy is good.

On waking I would put my roots down into the earth, feel the light in my hands, then for a couple of minutes, put my awareness into my heart space in the middle of my chest, and open up to the light there.  I felt the light and the dark, the order and the chaos within me; balanced. I would de-cord, then send light down my timeline for the day, and give it to God.

I found that having a balance of energy in me, I felt organized enough to get young children ready for their day at school, and somehow… somehow arrive at work on time. Magic!

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