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Guided Mindfulness Meditations for a Peaceful Night's Sleep

teacher avatar Joseph Drumheller, Leading Meditation, Healing & Education

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Lessons in This Class

15 Lessons (1h 44m)
    • 1. Promo

      2:29
    • 2. Introduction

      2:10
    • 3. The 'Light' Meditations

      1:49
    • 4. Meditation #1 - Relaxing the Body

      9:45
    • 5. Meditation #2 - Flexing the Body

      9:01
    • 6. Meditation #3 - The Countdown

      7:00
    • 7. Meditation #4 - Sailing

      8:52
    • 8. Meditation #5 - Peaceful Words

      7:00
    • 9. The Verification Sheet

      1:39
    • 10. Negative Past Influences

      5:10
    • 11. The Deeper Meditations

      4:59
    • 12. Meditation #6 - The Flower

      14:00
    • 13. Meditation #7 - Healing the Past

      16:00
    • 14. Meditation #8 - Cutting Cords

      12:55
    • 15. Bonus

      1:40
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Hello and welcome to Guided Mindfulness Meditations for a Peaceful Night's Sleep.

If you toss and turn, or stare at the ceiling, for what seems like forever when you go to bed at night, then you’re not alone. It's estimated that about 35 to 50 percent of adults worldwide regularly experience difficulties with sleeping.

For many people, sleeping problems are often related to stress and worry, which can cause anxiety or tension when the mind slows down at the end of a busy day. In this course, I'll be helping you de-stress, on many different levels, so you can deeply drift off, into a restful night's sleep.

This course is split up into two sections, with useful lecture material, and an assortment of guided meditations, to help you create a calm inner world.

Topics in this course will include:

  • 5 LIGHT GUIDED MEDITATIONS to help you calm your heart and ease your mind, and prepare you for a regular deep and peaceful sleep.

  • There are two lectures discussing the underlying issues that can cause RECURRING PROBLEMS WITH SLEEP.

  • 3 DEEPER GUIDED MEDITATIONS to help heal those underlying influences and clear the way for undisturbed sleep.

  • A VERIFICATION SHEET, to help chart your success with the deeper meditations

Although there are no prerequisites for this course, some experience in meditation will be helpful. But more than anything, what you really need is a passionate desire to create a peaceful and calm inner world.

I know everyone gets stressed out in the rapidly changing world we all live in. And that can have a huge and negative impact on your sleep. But that’s why I created this course. I’ll teach you techniques to enhance relaxed sleep, that that you can incorporate into your daily routine, in just minutes. Plus, you'll be able to use these meditations for the rest of your life.

It’s easy, it’s wonderful, and anyone can do it. All you need is the desire to relax. I’ll take care of the rest.

What students are saying

Top Course, an Absolute Best! Positive and Inspiring. Very clear and precise information, easy to follow, and to retain. Hands-on teaching at its best! Bravo Joseph! Carmen Sauciuc

This is a lovely course to do. There's something magical about these meditations. Thank you. Gerardine Lemercier

…I wanted to tell you that I’ve taken a lot of online courses & yours are some of the best I’ve come across… Lauren Carter

…the meditations are next-level awesome. Courtney Seard

This course was delivered in a simple to follow fashion. I especially enjoyed the meditations and feel as though I really connected with and was able to truly feel a presence and full-body energy vibrations from each of them. This is a huge plus for me! So many courses and meditations out there that you end up not really connecting with and you leave feeling empty or dissatisfied with. This was not the case with this course. If you are in the early stages of a spiritual journey that you give this a try. You need to be connected with yourself and in the right frame of mind and this course walks you through each stage clearly and with easy to follow exercises. So worth it! Kevin Dickens

Drumheller asks me to go deep right off. He is gentle in his delivery, providing a safe space for me to resolve stuff I thought I had taken care of. I am looking forward to the rest of the course. Susy Goins

Excellent clarification and just amazing. Wow!! Mollie Shannon Rama

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Joseph Drumheller

Leading Meditation, Healing & Education

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Joseph Drumheller

I'm a leader in meditation and healing and a four-time, award-winning author with a mission that is quite simple:  To assist people of all ages in becoming the greatest version of who they are meant to be.

I've spent over 25 years working in the worlds of Meditation, Healing, and Spirituality.  Six of those years I spent working as a Clinical Hypnotherapist in a cancer radiation clinic in Bellingham, WA.  Since 1991, I've performed over 2,000 private sessions, led numerous seminars, workshops, online courses and retreats, and published an assortment of books for adults and children. 

I was also born with a deep spiritual connection to nature, which led me to earn a Master of Science degree in G... See full profile

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1. Promo: hello and welcome to guided mindfulness meditations for a peaceful night's sleep. If you toss in turn or stare at the ceiling for what seems like forever when you go to bed at night, then you're not alone. It's estimated that about 35 to 50% of adults worldwide regularly experienced difficulties with sleeping. For many people, sleeping problems are often related to stress and worry that can cause anxiety or tension. When the mind slows down at the end of a busy day, I'll be helping you de stress on many different levels so you can deeply drift off into arrest. Full Night's sleep Hello, I'm Joseph Drumheller. I've been working in the worlds of meditation and healing since 1991 and six of those years I spent working as a clinical hypnotherapist in a cancer radiation clinic. I'm also a four time award winning author, and I have helped numerous clients and students de stress to find a serene night's sleep. This course is split up into two sections with useful election material and assortment of guided meditations to help you create a calm and peaceful inner world. Topics in this course will include five light guided meditations to help you calm your heart and ease your mind and prepare you for a deep and peaceful sleep. There's also two lectures discussing the underlying issues that can cause recurring problems with sleep. And there's three deeper guided meditations to help heal those underlying influences and clear the way for undisturbed sleep. I have also thrown in a verification sheet to help chart your success with the deeper meditations Now, although there are no prerequisites for this course, some experience in meditation will be helpful. But more than anything, what you really need is a passionate desire to create a peaceful and calm in her world. So thanks so much for interest in this course. Now let's go to class and begin your journey down the road to Tranquility. I'll see you there. 2. Introduction: Hello and welcome to the introduction for guided mindfulness meditations for a peaceful night's sleep. This course contains an assortment of lectures and meditations to help you create deep inner peace and improve your sleep. As you prepare to dive into this course, I'd like to make a few recommendations. First, make sure to watch the lectures that precede the meditations. They have valuable information that will help you maximize their effectiveness. And if you use the last three meditations, please don't forget to use the verification sheet to help chart your progress. Also, if it's possible, find someone else or a group of people to take the course with Maybe someone like your spouse or even your Children. Connecting to other people, especially those that you're very close to, can give a deeper meaning to the meditations. Also, don't hesitate to reach out to other students on this platform. They may be able to provide answers and insights and encouragement that are just beyond your reach. Remember, they're interested in the same thing you are, namely finding peace and improving the quality of their lives. In this course, there are eight meditations. There's five light ones and three deeper ones. All are designed to create the emotional and energetic framework toe, align your inner world into a state of peace, and that state of peace is going to be extremely helpful to create some very deep and sound sleep. So go deep and do the meditations regularly. Daily is ideal. So thanks once again for your interest in this course. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to shoot them my way because I love hearing for my students. So best of luck on your road to the poppy fields. May it bring you a deep and rest will sleep I'll see in class. 3. The 'Light' Meditations: Hello and welcome to the lecture entitled Intro to the Light Meditations. The following five meditations are light meditations designed to help you settle into a peaceful night's sleep. Please listen to them as you prepare for sleep at the end of a busy day. Relaxed, peaceful, safe and secure. The first meditation is called Relaxing the Body. It's a very simple guided meditation, directing you to systematically relax your entire body. It's a way to use the mind to relax the body. The second meditation is called Flexing the Body. It's also a very simple guided meditation, directing you to systematically tense up your entire body. It's a way to use the body to relax the mind. The third meditation is called The Countdown. This meditation guide you into progressively deeper states of relax ation by counting backwards from seven. Don't be surprised if you end up in extremely profound and peaceful place at the end of this meditation, and the last two meditations are gentle stories with soothing music to help you float off into the tranquility of dreamland. I hope you like them. Okay, that's it for this brief introduction into the light meditations. So let's go there now and see if we could create some deep and wrestle sleep. I'll see you there 4. Meditation #1 - Relaxing the Body: Hello and welcome to the meditation exercise entitled Progressive, Relax, ation. So what we're gonna do in this exercise, it's simply relax your entire body so you can begin to learn the art of deep relaxation. So get yourself situated in a nice, comfortable position with your spine straight. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and we begin to relax. So as you begin the process of relax, ation, what I would ask you to do is to imagine, or to feel this beam of warm and peaceful. Relax ation coming down from above and entering the top of your head and feel the relax ation as it begins to penetrate into your brain. So the cells of your brain become very deeply relaxed and to become more and more at peace , and you can actually feel your thoughts as they begin to slow down, take another deep breath and allowed this relaxation to continue its journey by drifting down into the stem of your brain, you can actually feel it drifting down your spine, slowly moving and opening energy centers along your spine as it goes so that you can feel this relax ation drifting all the way down of your spine. So you continue to breathe and to relax. Allow this. Relax ation to move out from your spine and into your nerves so that the relax ation Chris all the way out to the very end of your nervous system. So you're very deeply relaxed, very calm and totally piece. Now. Bring the awareness of this. Relax ation back to the top of your head and allow the relax ation to begin to drift over the outside of your head so it moves into your scalp, your hair gently moving into your forehead and your temples relaxing your ears and the skin on your face so that your eyes become very deeply relaxed, very peaceful. And you could feel the relax ation in your eyebrows, your nose, your cheeks and into the muscles of your face so that your job becomes incredibly heavy on very deeply relaxed. And you can feel the relax ation as it drifts into your lips into your teeth and into your time so that your entire head it's very deeply relaxed, very calm and totally piece. Now. Allow this relaxation to continue by moving down into your neck and into your throat muscles of your neck become very relaxed, and you can swallow without effort. As it's relax ation dressed down into your shoulders, which are becoming increasingly heavy. You can allow this relaxation to move down into your arms as they become heavier and heavier and heavier. As they relax, Ation moves into your biceps, your triceps swirling and moving into your elbows, your forearms out into your hands to the tip of each finger, and each time, so that from the top of your head, all the way down to the tips of your fingers, your very calm. You're deeply relaxed and you're very much a piece now. Allow your attention to rest again on your shoulders, which are very relaxed, very heavy so that you can feel this. Relax ation moving down your back as it moves into the muscles of your back as they relax and any tension in your back starts. Get this all what A. So relax ation moves all the way down into your lower back so that your entire back is very comfortable and deeply relaxed. Now allow this. Relax ation in your back to drift into your torso in your upper body you can actually feel it moving into the organs of your upper body, especially your heart, which beats in perfect peace and harmony. And you could feel the relax ation as it drifts out into your lungs and to the center of your breath. And you can feel the relax ation continuing because it moves into your stomach and your liver, your intestines and all of your other internal organs, which are very deeply relaxed and functioning in perfect harmony with one another as your entire upper body. Six deeper and deeper and deeper into a state of perfect an absolute peace now allow this relaxation to continue its journey by drifting down into the lower half of your body so that your legs begin to become very heavy and very deeply relaxed. As the relax ation gently moves into your Quander steps, your hamstrings your thighs as your legs become heavier and heavier and heavier so you could feel the relax ation moving into your knees and into your shins and your cabs that your legs become increasingly heavy and you feel the relax ation moving down into your ankles and into your feet. Good. So it drifts out to the very end of your toes, so that from the top of your head, the way to the tips of your toes, your very deeply relaxed You're very cool and you're totally at peace. I'd like you to take just a few moments to continue to relax and to breathe and to enjoy this feeling of incredibly deep peace. 5. Meditation #2 - Flexing the Body: Hello and welcome to the meditation entitled Flexing the Body in this meditation. Instead of using the mind to relax the body, we're gonna use the body to relax the mind, So get yourself situated in a nice, comfortable position. Take a deep breath, close your eyes and will begin to relax. So when I would ask you to do as we begin, it's just a gently focus your attention on the top of your head, your temples and your forehead. And as you gently focused on that area, I'd like you to tighten the muscles in that part of your body as tight as you can. So tighten those muscles on the top of your head to the count of one to three, four and five. Now relax those muscles and take a deep breath. Now bring your attention. Show your face, your cheeks, your chin, your eyes and I want you to scrunch up your face as tight as you can and tighten the muscles in your face. Careful not to clench your teeth too tightly and hold it for one to three four. Fine, Release those muscles and take a deep breath. Now gently move your awareness down to your neck. I would like you to clench your jaw and lengthen your neck and tighten the muscles in your neck as tightly as you can for the count of one to three. Four. Fine, relax those muscles. Take a deep breath and relax. Now move the awareness of your attention to your shoulders. I want you to bring your shoulders up, asshole as you can to your ears and tighten your shoulders as tightly as you can. The count of one to three four five and relax your shoulders. Take a deep breath. Now bring the awareness of your attention to your arms, and I want you to take both fists and to clench your fist as tightly as you can while you flex every muscle in your arms and hold it to the count of one to three. Four. Fine. Release your hands. Lie your muscles to relax and take a deep breath. Now bring your awareness to your packs or your chest muscles and isolate those muscles in your mind and tighten them as tightly as you can, like a weight lifter flexing your chest muscles only to the count of one to 34 fun. Relax those muscles and take a deep breath as you begin to really start to feel the relaxation set in your body. Now, allow your awareness and your attention to drift down into your abdomen and into your stomach muscles and tighten those muscles up as if you're doing Ah 100 sit ups. So flex those muscles as tightly as you can to the count of one to three. Four. Fine, relax those muscles and take a deep breath. Now bring your attention and allow it to gently rest on your thighs and your glutes and tighten those muscles in the lower half of your body as tightly as you can. Hold it to the count of one 23 four. If I allow those muscles to relax and let go and take a deep breath now, bring your attention to your calves. I want you to tighten your calves as tightly as you can by pointing your toes toward your head. It's that lengthened your cafs and tightens those muscles as tightly as you can to the count of one to three four five. Released those muscles and take a deep breath. Now bring the awareness to your feet, and I want you to stretch and point your feet as far as you can. Maybe even curl your toes and time every muscle in your foot as tightly as you can. The count of one to three for five. Now allow those muscles to relax and completely let go and take another deep breath. And as you breathe, you'll notice your body is in a very, very deep state of relaxation. We're going to take just a few moments to focus on that piece and that rest ful state of body, and to allow your mind to sink into a deep state of peace with your body feeling peaceful, calm and relaxed, peaceful, calm and relaxed, peaceful comb and relaxed, relaxed, relaxed, relaxed, uh. 6. Meditation #3 - The Countdown: Hello and welcome to the meditation called the Countdown. This is a very simple technique where you're just going to imagine yourself drifting down into a beautiful place that's very relaxing, very peaceful, very serene. And you can also use this meditation at any time tagged on at the end of another meditation . Go ahead, take a deep breath, get yourself very comfortable. Close your eyes. We'll start to relax. So what I would like you to do now is to imagine yourself as if you're floating above some beautiful and peaceful place, like a healing place or a sanctuary place somewhere. That's very special to you. And as I count backwards from seven, using the words down and deeper, I'd like you to drift down to this place and into a very deep and peaceful state of calm, an effortless relax ation number seven. Feel yourself going down, down, down, drifting deeper and deeper and deeper. Six. Drifting down, down, down, deeper and deeper and deeper. Five Drifting down, down, down, deeper and deeper and deeper. Four drifting down, down, down deeper and deeper, deeper three drifting down, down, down deeper and deeper and deeper. Two drifting down, down down deeper and deeper and deeper and one drifting down, down, down deeper and deeper and deeper. If you are now in your sanctuary place, I just ask that you imagine yourself being there as if you were actually there. And with every detail that you notice, I'd like it to take you into a deeper oh, and deeper space of calm and effortless. Relax, ation. So you become mawr and more perfectly relaxed. More and more perfectly relaxed. More and more perfectly relaxed, very calm, very peaceful and very deeply relaxed. Very calm, very peaceful and very deeply relaxed. Calm, peaceful, relaxed call. Peaceful, relaxed, call. Peaceful. Relaxed. - Yeah , no. 7. Meditation #4 - Sailing: Hello and welcome to the meditation entitled Sailing. This is a very simple guided meditation. I'm just going to help you drift off and relax into a very peaceful state. So all you need to do is to get yourself comfortable, take a deep rat, close your eyes and will begin to relax as you drift off. Not long ago, I went to visit a friend who lived on the edge of the sea next door to my friend, lived in old man with the grizzled white beard whose fund salty yarns about fast adventures he had had out on the open sea. I was thrilled and excited on the day he asked me to join him as he took his boat out to sail on the living sea. Never in my life had I sailed before, and I could only imagine how adventuresome and magical it would be. And as we pulled out from the dock, a breeze kicked up as if by magic to welcome us onto a Seascape that was more vast and the imagination itself. As I hoisted the sail, I felt the Dominion of the wind as it powered our craft, cutting effortlessly 21 As the breeze chilled my skin and blew through my hair, I felt a deep and profound stirring in my soul. It took a few moments, but soon I realized the amazing sensations that I felt I felt adventure. I felt wonder. I felt free. And at that very moment, my white hair captain beamed on enormous grim and began to laugh until tears rolled down his cheeks because he knew that I understood. And in the next breath are magical. Boat lifted from the sea and began to sail through the endless sky, over the islands, through the clouds and into the weightlessness of space, past planets, moons, stars and Galaxies. Past time, past space and into unity of the great unknown, tranquil, peaceful. Relax, serene in a calm and effortless flow into the one and into the all that IHS. Drifting and relaxing, relaxing and drifting and to calm into peace and into very deep. Relax, ation, calm peace. Relax, ation, calm. Peace. Relax, ation. Relax. All right. Relaxed. Relax. 8. Meditation #5 - Peaceful Words: Hello and welcome to the meditation entitled Peaceful Words. And this meditation will be using the power of language to help you drift into a very deep and peaceful state of mind. So get yourself comfortable and situated with your spine straight. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and will begin to relax. Throughout the course of my life, I've been amazed. Oh, and mesmerized by the power of words. Seemingly simple sentences and phrases can have an intentional or unintentional impact on the entire course. Someone's life. Personally, I've always been fascinated by the word relax ation. It's a word that can't really be grasped by many other similar words, like peaceful, calm or serene or effortless, tranquil, soothing or rest ful. And some of my favorite relaxing words are very often found in nature, like a gentle sky or a placid lake, a cool breeze or the stillness of night. And sometimes an image can capture the same feeling, like a silver moon or emotionless lake, or the majesty of a glorious mountain peak or the divinity of an incredible sunset. Words and the images are all leading us to that sacred space that we all have deep down inside where we are at one, and that he's in a state of blissful and serene peace. Very calm, very peaceful, very deeply relaxed, very calm, very peaceful and very deeply relaxed. Call peaceful, relaxed, calm, peaceful, relaxed. Call. Peaceful. Relax, relaxed, relaxed. Relaxed. What? 9. The Verification Sheet: hello and welcome to the lecture on the verification sheet. The meditative work were doing in this course can have a very powerful and positive effect on your subconscious mind. There's a cause and effect component to it. If your intention is to create peace and a grounded, sane state of mind and then you put some effort into it, chances are results will occur. Furthermore, as you work along with the contemplations and meditations, you may notice that certain aspects of your life improved over and above what we actually worked on. These are referred to as side benefits, and they're very common in this type of work. For example, as you work along on the meditations, you may notice an increase in your creativity, a boost in your health, a windfall in your finances or improvement in your relationships. So in order to increase your overall level of awareness, I've created a verification sheet. It's attached as a resource file. Download it and pull it out once a week while you're using the meditations and see if you can check off any of the boxes. If you can. It's a clear indication that what we're doing is actually working, So have some fun checking your progress and please enjoy using the verification sheet 10. Negative Past Influences: hello and welcome to the lecture on negative past influences. In this lecture, I'll be primarily focusing on underlying subconscious influences that have a negative and recurring effect on your sleep. Those influences may be very powerful, suppressed emotions that pop up at night when your mind starts to slow down. So the first question I'd like to ask is, Where do you negative past influences come from? Well, the simple answer to that question is negative. Subconscious influences come from trauma based in the past, so take a moment. Think back to the time when you first started having problems sleeping. Just reflect for just a moment and remember what was happening in your life at that time. Chances are there was some emotional turmoil now, however, to grasp this concept more fully, there are four main points to understand. First, we must recognize emotions are born to be experienced. Human beings are designed for growth and to experience life to the fullest. That includes all of our emotions, including pain, jealousy, anger, enthusiasm, joy, contentment, etcetera, etcetera. All of those are part of the human experience, so let's look at a small child who accidentally lets go of its new balloon as the balloon floats away a few moments of intense agony or guaranteed. However, in a few moments after the emotion has been experienced, the tears dry and the child's back to experiencing life in the present moment. So when emotions are experienced, Felipe, they dissipate. The problem arises is when we avoid experiencing unpleasant emotions. We essentially put them in the closet to re emerge at a later date, and they do, sometimes with vigor and sometimes at night. The same holds true for all of us. No one wants to feel emotions like sadness, anger or unhappiness. I know I don't, and I'm sure you don't either. And if you're like me, you'll do anything to avoid it. In fact, avoiding unpleasant emotion is a natural response that everyone does. So our second point to understand in regard to emotion is that unexperienced emotion gets suppressed into the subconscious mind without conscious knowledge or intention on our part . So what that means is, is that we don't know we're doing it, and when that happens, they get stuck inside of us. And in layman terms, it's called stuffing your emotions. And for most of us, this can happen when we're very young. Our third point to know it is that suppressed emotion can create repeating patterns of pain . So when emotions from the past get trapped inside the subconscious mind, they'll continue to recreate uncomfortable circumstances so those emotions can eventually be experienced. Emotions want to live out their life cycle, however, if we keep stuffing them down, repeating patterns can last a lifetime. And for some of those emotions they can come up just when we're going to sleep at night. Our fourth and final point to know it is subconscious emotional influences are your creation now, even though they may have been created a long time ago and difficult or even abusive interactions with someone else. The emotions living inside you now are yours and yours alone. And it may seem unfair, but that's how it works for everyone. Therefore, past painful emotions are never about someone else. You can't blame anyone else for your problems. You know your creation and experience on Lee. Other people who trigger your unresolved emotions are only props in your one person play. So in order to create a state of inner peace, you must claim responsibility for your emotional states and deal with them accordingly. Now, however, even though those suppressed emotions can be a real nuisance, they can be easily released with guided meditation. And once they're gone, the repeating patterns will stop and you'll get to sleep like a baby. So that's it for this lecture on negative past influences. Let's move on to the next week. Sure, now, and I'll see you there. 11. The Deeper Meditations: Hello and welcome to the lecture on the introduction to the deeper meditations. What follows are three deeper meditations designed specifically to address underlying influences that contribute to or cause recurring problems with sleep. And all of them have proven themselves to be extremely effective in healing, unwanted and suppressed emotion from the past. The first meditation is called the Flower Technique. It's very simple, symbolic and non invasive. All you have to do in the meditation is relaxed deeply and imagine a beautiful flower that has a magical healing property and with that magical healing property is is that it pulls unwanted emotions out of your body. From there, all you have to do is relax and let the flower do the work you simply observe and release. The second meditation is called Healing the Past. Now it's not always necessary. But there are times when finding the root cause to a problem can produce enormous therapeutic benefit. This technique is a form of age regression, and it's a detectives approached emotional healing. It requires a bit of digging around that could be extremely effective tool and healing. And here's what we'll do first. I'll start by guiding you into a deeply relaxed state. Then you'll identify your unwanted emotion or feeling and where you feel it in your body. After that, well, have you imagine yourself going back in time to the first time you experience that emotion ? And if nothing comes, just pretend you can feel it. And then when you get there into the past, I'll ask the question. Is this a new feeling or familiar feeling you felt before then? You'll just trust your answer. And if the answer is I felt it before, then we'll continue to drift back in time, and we'll repeat the process until your answer is This feeling is new and you may end up somewhere you never expected, like in your career or your mother's womb or some place that makes no sense. But don't worry about the details. Just trust the process. And then, once we've identified the first time you experience that emotion, will simply release it and allow it to dissolve into the past. Then you'll continue to relax and observe the emotion until it's completely gone. And the third technique will be using in our deeper meditations is called cutting cords. Now, if negative, energetic attachments exist in your aura. They may be a huge influence and causing your chronic problems with sleep. So have you ever been around someone who drains your energy? You simply feel worse after you've been with them, or spent time with them or even thinking about them, and maybe someone you know, someone who's no longer alive and in rare cases, it may be someone that you don't even know. So if you ask yourself the question, is anyone sucking my energy? Chances are, if you say yes, you'll know exactly who it iSS. Furthermore, you'll be ableto actually feel where that connection is in your body, as if you're attached by some sort of invisible umbilical court. This energy zapping happens on a subconscious level and is essentially the unbalanced give and take of the life force. Left unchecked, it could lower your personal vitality, create mental fatigue, affect your physical health and disrupt your sleep. However, more often than not, those unwanted connections can be easy to let go. So here's how we'll do it in the following meditation. First, you'll drift down into a deeply relaxed state. Then you'll draw your attention to the location of where you feel that energy sucking attachment in your body once it's located, you'll simply allow the attachment cord to release by sending it back to where it came from and then next will call back all of your energy that you've inappropriately given away to someone or something else. Hopefully, you'll be able to actually feel that energy come back into your body and noticeably feel the difference. Okay, so that's it for the introduction to the deeper meditations. Let's go use them now and release negative influences from the past. I'll see you there. 12. Meditation #6 - The Flower: Hello and welcome to the meditation called the Flower. Now what I would like you to do before we begin, Let's maybe gently close your eyes for just a moment and imagine yourself going back into the recent past when you had difficulty sleeping. You just allow yourself to be there as if you were actually there. Nazar. In that past situation, having a difficult time sleeping, I want you to pay attention to any underlying emotions that you are experiencing that may be preventing you from going to sleep. So pay attention to that emotion for just a moment and where you feel it in your body and then you can forget about it, and we'll come back to it later in the meditation. So go ahead, take another deep breath. If your eyes are closed, you close them. Now get comfortable position with your spine erect and will be into relax. I've always enjoyed camping because that's an activity. Reckon deeply, relax and feel completely at ease. I love to camp next to a soothing stream, just listening effortlessly and I can really let go, sinking into a state of incredibly deep peace. At night, I could stare for hours and hours. Yeah, into the hypnotic campfire, relaxing so deep as the embers glow fire sparks into a gentle debts and then the fire would pop on. A spark would float toward the sky, rising. Oppa's far as the infinite display of stars and the sound of a smoothing stream and the spark of the mesmerizing fire and the peaceful grandeur would illuminate infinite night sky relaxed, calm and deeply. ID's boundless and endless eternally at peace, extremely wrestle with no cares and no concerns. Just peace and stillness for as deep as the sole I can feel. And as you continue to breathe and to become more and more deeply relaxed, I'd like you to call up the feeling that we discussed earlier. Not so it's overwhelming, but just so it has your complete and full attention. So just take a moment and allow that emotion to arise. Now, as you continue to relax and to breathe and to experience that emotion, I'd like you to imagine a flower in front of you could be any kind of flower that you desire, or that you see aunt, allow that flower to be big asses. Bigas. You can comfortably make it seats, details. I feel its presence in front of you and maybe even perhaps smell its fragrance. So just go ahead and be aware of that flower. Now. Now, this flower has an incredible healing properties, and what it does is that it pulls emotion out of your body. So just allow them more emotion that you're focusing on to begin to release to the flower and stronger the flower polls more effortlessly you let go and the more effortlessly you let go stronger flower pulls. Just relax and allow the flower to do its work as your release in motion from the very depths of your being. Putting the flower do all the way. Releasing this is suppressed emotion from the past, and you may release other things as well, such as people, events from the past and circumstances. Whatever it iss, just let it go from us deeply as you can feel in your body, in your mind and in your soul. Just continue on in a few moments in silence and allow the flower to do its work, releasing emotion in the past, releasing the past really soothe way , so just continue to allow the flower to do its work, that you continue to relax more deeply, releasing the emotion, allowing it to live its life cycle fully so it could dissipate and dissolve into the flour . And when the flower has completed its job, or at least as much as it needs to do now you can release the flower and all of the emotion that goes with it dissipate to dissolve, to transform, to explode into color, whatever your mind can imagine and feel. Now, as you allow the emotion in the flower to drift off and to fade away, I'd like you to play. Pay close attention, the place in your body. Were you released, the emotion from you may feel an emptiness or avoid or a whole or just a space. And in just a moment there's something that's just outside of your awareness that's going to come into that space just allowed to show up now on what it is. It's credible healing energy. You may feel its warmth, tingling sensations or light or vibration or color movement. Whatever it ISS allow that healing sensation to enter your body now pay very close attention to where you feel it and as you begin to become aware, allow it to expand into every cell of your body, deepening and intensifying as it goes deep and profound healing energy. Take just a few moments in silence to allow that deep healing energy to integrate into the fabric of your being way. Wait, just continue to breathe. To relax, unwind and to realize the healing and the release that has been done today is permanent, and it goes with you from this day forward to improve and to enhance the quality of your life in every way possible. Take just a moment to allow the experience to integrate. Maybe take a deep breath. No, come aware of your body, and when you are ready, there's absolutely no hurry. So take your time. But when you are ready in slowly open your eyes on gently drift back into the conscious world. We owe way, - way 13. Meditation #7 - Healing the Past: Hello and welcome to the meditation entitled Healing the Past. Now, what I would like to do before we begin is to have you imagine yourself going back in time into the very recent past when you're having difficulty falling asleep, just go there now as if you're actually there, and I want you to pay attention to the feelings or the thoughts of the sensations that come up that are keeping you awake. Just pay attention to those feelings for a moment. Notice where you feel them in your body. And in this meditation, we're gonna drift into your past to release the first time that you experience those things . So go ahead. Just forget it. Let it go for now, and we'll come back and visit it later in the meditation. So go ahead and take another deep breath and begin to relax and let go of any worries. Unique cares any concerns of the day. Just leave them on the other side of the door and as you breathe again, allow your body to become heavy. Very happy. Your body is so heavy it feels like it's not even there at all. And as you continue to gently breathe. I'd like you to imagine yourself in a very peaceful and relaxing forest. And before you there is a magical trail leading through the forest and you can see in the distance as the trail winds its way down into a beautiful meadow. So you follow that trail as it takes you into relax ation, mawr and more with each effortless step, and soon you find yourself on the edge of a glorious meadow. The sun is shining and the weather is perfect, making you even more anymore deeply relaxed and in a very deep and complete state of peace . And you allow yourself to walk out into the meadow and lie in the soothing and comforting beautiful green. And as you look about as you lie on your back, you see clouds drifting by as they sink you into a deeper and deeper state of calm and effortless piece. So as you continue to breathe, does you continue to relax? What I'd like you to do now is to call up your emotion of interest just allowed to come into your awareness. Not so it's overwhelming. Just so it has your complete and full attention. Pay attention to where you feel it in your body. Now, when that emotion has your complete and full attention, I'm gonna ask you to drift back in time to the very first time that you experienced this emotion. So, using your imagination, going with your first impression, I'd like you to go there. Now Just allow yourself to be in that situation. Pay attention to how old you are, who you're with and what's happening. And I'd like you to be in that experience fully. And as you're in that past experience, I'd like you to ask yourself the question. Is this the first time I felt this feeling? Or is this a familiar feeling I felt before and just go with your first impression with an answer to that question? If your answer is this is the first time I felt this feeling. Then go ahead and stay here. But if this is a familiar feeling that you felt before, I'm gonna ask you to drift back in time once again going to the very first time that you experience this emotion. No. Then when you get there, I want you to be in the experience fully as if you were actually there. And I want you to ask yourself the question one more time. Is this the first time I felt this feeling? Or is this a familiar feeling I felt before? I can go with your first impression to that answer? No. If this is the first time he felt this feeling, you could stay right here. If it's a familiar feeling you felt before just gonna continue to drift back in time one more time, drift back to the very first time that you experienced that feeling. Go ahead, take another deep breath. And I want you to be in this past experience that as if you were actually there, pay attention to the details, attention to who you're with. Don't pay attention to what's happening, and I want you to observe it in a slightly detached way. And as that emotion comes up, I want you to release it back into the past. So just allow that emotion to rise up and out of your body, to dissolve, to transform or to explode into color. But just allow it to drift into the past. Releasing the past, releasing the past, releasing the past and just take a few moments in silence and allow this experience to run its course, releasing emotions into the past. - Now , as you continue to breathe you and to relax, just allow the release process to continue and to gently and successfully come to a conclusion to run its full course. And then when you're ready and you can take your time, there's no hurry. But I'd like you to relive this experience again. Except this time I wanted to turn out the way you wanted it to turn out. Maybe you had the perfect parents there to support you or the perfect people. Maybe it was the perfect situation. We're totally supported and just wrapped an unconditional love. So it turns out feeling incredibly wonderful even more than you can imagine. There may be. People are circumstances. Events too deeply support you and love you through. This whole process will just take a few moments and to go through that process, and I want you to pay very close attention. How wonderful it feels. Have the situation turned out the way you wanted it to, Maybe even more than you could have met. Just a let allow that experience to unfold in front of you now, now is your Continue to breathe and to relax. To sink deeply into this experience, I want you to pay very close attention to the positive feelings and sensations that you've created in this moment and allow those to sink deeply into the fabric of who you are into the very essence of your being and deeply into your subconscious. So these feelings will go with you permanently from the state, forward to shape and to enhance the quality of your life in every way possible and imaginable. So soak it all in, take it in as deeply as you can. There's absolutely no hurry. And when you feel ready, and when you feel like it's time, you can slowly open your eyes and gently drift back in to the conscious world. 14. Meditation #8 - Cutting Cords: So before we begin, what I would like you to do is to get yourself in a very comfortable position. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and will begin the process of relaxing. But before we do, what I would like you to do is to do a sensory scan of your body and to see if you can feel if anyone is sucking your energy, so just take it a moment, see if you can feel that location in your body and then just forget about it, and we'll come back to it later in the meditation. So go ahead and take another deep breath and begin to relax more deeply. Let go of any worries and concerns of the day. Just leave them on the other side of your door and as you breathe again, allow your body to start to become heavy. Very heavy. In fact, your body is so heavy it feels like it's not even there at all. And as you continue to gently breathe, I'd like you to imagine yourself in a very peaceful and relaxing forest, and before you in this force is a magical trail leading through the trees and you can see in the distance. The trail wines is way down toe an incredibly beautiful meadow. So you follow the trail as it takes you into. Relax ation more and more with each effortless step, and soon you find yourself on the edge of a glorious meadow. The sun is shining and the weather is perfect, making you even more and more relaxed in deep peace. You walk out into the meadow and lie in the soothing and comforting green, and as you look above you see clouds drifting by sinking you into a deeper and deeper state of calm and effortless piece. All is peaceful, calm and relax. Peaceful, calm and relaxed, peaceful, calm and relax. And as you continue to drift into a state of very deep peace, I'm going to count backwards from five, using the words down in deeper to take you into even a deeper state of relaxation. So number five feel yourself going down, down, drifting deeper and deeper. Four drifting down, down deeper and deeper. Three. Drifting down, down, deeper, deeper and to drifting down, down, deeper and deeper. Anyone drifting down, down, deeper, in deeper and as you continue to relax and drift into a state of deeper piece. I want you to take another deep breath and just allow yourself to sink in just a little more deeply. And as you continue to breathe and to relax, I'd like you to feel the location in your body or the energy sucking umbilical cord is attached. It may be in your stomach, your back, your forehead or wherever, and as you allow your attention to gently rest on that location with intent, simply allow backcourt to release. And as it releases, send it back toe wherever it came from. Whether you are aware or not of where you're sending it to now, what I would like you to do is to call back all of your energy that you've inappropriately given away to anyone else. I feel that energy as it comes back in to your body, and you'll noticeably feel the difference as your energy comes back to you. Now, be aware of the location. That's where that umbilical court of energy was attached and allow that part of your body and your energy field to heal in whatever way possible and as it heals on a very deep level , notice how there is no way possible for an energy sucking court to reattach. Allow that area of your body to be protected whole and energized. Now allow yourself to rest and focused. Relax ation for a few moments in silence as the healing process continues to deepen and fortify your body, your mind and your soul. - No . So just continue to breathe and to relax has your body and your mind and your soul engage in the healing process. And keep in the back of your awareness that the release of draining energy and the calling back of your own is permanent. And it goes with you from this day forward to enhance every aspect of your life as deeply as you can feel in your body, in your mind and in your soul. So take it all in as deeply as you can, and when you feel like the time is right and there is no hurry. But when you feel like you're finished and you feel like you've had enough what you can slowly open your eyes and gently drift back in to the conscious world way 15. Bonus: Hello, I congratulations on finishing the course. I hope you got more out of the class than you anticipated. In case you didn't notice. There are some fabulous music in this course. And most of my meditations are used music by Richard Taylor from his album fathoms. And the contemplations are used for eclipse from Ben sound.com. And in a few spots, I used yoga meditation by Eric cartel. If you're interested in more personalized healing and awakening, then I'm available for private sessions to take you deeper into the mysteries of spirit. I also have an assortment of soul inspiring books in non-fiction, award-winning fiction and children's books. And of course, all this can be found on my website at Joseph Drumheller.com. As you continue along your path of growth and fulfillment. 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