Would you spend 30 minutes a day to sleep better, feel refreshed and invigorated the next day?
Before I tel you about Mei-lan Maurits and her angelic style of meditation music, I think we should cover the bases of what meditation is (and is not) as well as some of the other benefits.
What is Meditation?
There is a great introduction on Headspace which states:
Meditation isn’t about becoming a different person, a new person, or even a better person. It’s about training in awareness and getting a healthy sense of perspective. You’re not trying to turn off your thoughts or feelings. You’re learning to observe them without judgment. And eventually, you may start to better understand them as well.
As Headspace so eloquently explains:
Experienced meditators agree: a daily meditation practice can have significant benefits for mental and physical health. But one thing they probably won’t agree on? The most effective types of meditation. That’s simply because it’s different for everyone. After all, there are literally hundreds of meditation techniques encompassing practices from different traditions, cultures, spiritual disciplines, and religions. There’s not a universally accepted “best” or “most effective” type; rather, it is our individual preference that helps us choose the one (or ones) that works best for us. Here’s a breakdown of some of the more popular types of meditation to get you started.
Here are some different types of meditation. If you are new to this practice, try an app like Headspace, Calm or Insight Timer and explore and experiment with the different types of meditation to find which suits you best. Some are very easy and require a quiet space and a few minutes, while others may require more practice and more time.
- Focused Attention
- Body scan
- Skilful compassion
- Resting awareness
- Qigong (See Zhan Zhuang Form and Chi Kung on this site)
- Sound bath
The latter form is where we find Mei-lan.
The top 6 benefits of meditation, according to Mindworks are:
- Better management of stress, anxiety and depression
- Increased immunity
- Lowered blood pressure
- Better sleep
- Relieving symptoms of IBS
- Improving happiness and general wellbeing
There are many others and a quick online search will reveal many more facets to the benefits of meditation. But those 6 are definitely something we could all use and, given meditation is actually much more accessible than you may think, more easily attainable.
I discovered Mei-lan Maurits by chance on YouTube and was transported to other-worldly realms by her singing bowls and etheric voice. I have followed her Instagram and YouTube channel and enjoy her meditations as I find them incredibly calming and grounding – they just seem to wash away my stress and I sleep so soundly afterwards and have incredible energy the next day.
She does regular live streams and I recommend you take a look at her free content if nothing else. Here is her most recent stream on 6 June 2020 for the Full Moon.
During the lockdown, she ran a promotion on her two courses – Soul Sanctuary and Soul Purpose (the latter is still on promotion at the time of writing). As these aligned with my personal journey and her videos resonated with me, I jumped in and bought them. The meditations are delivered on the Kajabi platform and very easy to access and follow.
There is a Kajabi app in the app store which is brilliant at collating any courses you may have subscribed to on its platform through multiple email addresses so you don’t need lots of bookmarks in your browser and you have full access when you’re mobile. I had forgotten a few courses I had subscribed to but can now access my Growth.com course, my HPX Training from Brendon Burchard, my Medical Medium courses, my Camera Training from Lucy Griffiths, my Dan Lok training as well as Mei-lan’s beautiful courses.
Here is a brief overview of the two courses.
Soul Sanctuary Course
This course is recommended before you take the Soul Purpose course as it aims to centre you in your own Soul Sanctuary. By making you whole, it is easier to find your Soul Purpose and the results of the Soul Purpose course will be more reliable.
There are 5 modules plus a closing prayer and each module has an accompanying affirmation and sacred step where you have to do some work to put the lesson into practice. Modules vary from 13 to 27 minutes and so are easy to fit into your day. You will need some extra time for the sacred steps, but these don’t have to be done immediately and may require you to gather some things.
If you are spiritual, these meditations and sacred steps will align with you very well. You can repeat them as often as you like and, if you’re like me and fall asleep mid-way through sometimes, this is perfect to ensure you get the full benefit of being conscious through the guided meditation journeys. Keep a journal handy and note any insights you have once you finish the sessions.
- Connect to the Light
- Soul Cleansing Affirmations
- Safety & Protection
- Sound Healing Transmission
- Activate your Soul Light & Purpose
- Closing Prayer
Soul Purpose Course
The Soul Purpose course has 4 modules, and each module has an introduction (teaching) video explaining the intention of each module and any guidance that is needed, the meditation itself, and then the affirmation and action step. The teaching videos are about 10 minutes and the meditations range from 15 to 25 minutes. Again, highly accessible and something you can easily integrate into your day.
- Releasing Core Patterns
- Intention + Values
- Opening the Eye of the Heart