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Abide – A Christian Way to Meditate

I fell in love with meditating sometime ago and I have not looked back since. The benefits of meditating regularly are just too numerous to mention. Being still has changed my life for the better, which is why I find the time to do just that every day. I have been listening to many guided meditations on YouTube and most of them are great. I found them useful but I wanted more. While browsing the App Store, I found the Abide App – A Christian Way to Meditate and I quickly downloaded. I was lucky enough to get a free trial for a week and that gave me time to see if I really liked it.

When it comes to Apps, I like getting them for free like many other people, so deciding to keep this Abide App and pay a monthly fee tells you how much I like the App. It is the only App on my iPhone I pay for. The picture below best describes how I feel about this Christian Meditation App.

 

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Abide – A Christian Way to Mediate

For those who have never heard of the Abide App, it is a christian guided mediation and daily prayer App. The App comes with daily meditation, bedtime stories to hep you fall asleep soundly, various meditations for different topics and more. I am currently enjoying the guided mediations for women and it has already changed my wellbeing and whole life for the better. I wonder how I am only just finding out about this amazing App.

If you want to try out this mediation App, a quick search on your App Store should do. You should be able to get a free trial for a week like I did and that will give you time to browse the App and see if it is what you would like. The monthly fee for the basic package is only £3.99 per month as at today. So it is not too pricey.

Since I tried this App, I have not had the desire to go back to listening to the guided meditations on Youtube. This App is worth every penny and I highly recommend it to anyone in search of  christian guided meditation App. You need to try Abide. It may be all you need.

 

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What do you think of this Abide App? Do you like the sound of a Christian guided mediation? Please share your thoughts.

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Do what brings you joy

Joy is the highest form of energy, the highest frequency. It is the most powerful emotion and the one emotion many people lack the most. Joy comes from within. It is not something that can happen outside of you. Which is why many of us struggle with this emotion because we spend more time looking at outwards than inwards. We seek acceptance, love, happiness and validation from others and we neglect our inner being. This post is just a quick reminder on the reasons why we should focus on what brings us joy. I will be writing my lifestyle posts like this because I feel a lot more needs to be said about topics like this.

This morning, my meditation was all about activating joy and activate I did. It was a 22 minutes guided mediation on YouTube, and it helped me connect with my inner joy. That is the great power of mediation. We all need to focus on what brings us joy and do them everyday. That way we feed ourselves emotionally and stay grounded in the midst of the chaos.

 

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Do what brings you joy

So what brings you joy? For me I have really found myself for the first time in my life, and that brings me so much joy. The joy that comes from being self aware is second to none. You don’t need acceptance or validation from anyone when you are self aware, when you know who you are. When you are sure of yourself, you know what you want and you go after it without reservations. You don’t need anyone to give you a pat on the back, you just get on with it because you are sure of yourself and that brings so much joy.

 

Self awareness helped me find my joy

Being self aware and confident has allowed me focus on my passions and future. I work from work and that allows me care for my children the way I want to and also support my family. It has also allowed me study from home. I started studying with The Open University last month; I am studying a Psychology degree and the fact that I am able to have this sort of lifestyle for now brings me so much joy. Being able to work and study from home is amazing and it feels my heart with so much joy. However, I needed to look within and stay within to find my joy. If I listened to others or compared myself with them, I won’t be where I am today. I will be busy keeping up with the Joneses and I would have been filled with regrets upon regrets. Staying grounded helped me find my joy and keep it.

 

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When you do what brings you joy, your life purpose will unfold. That is what happened to me. I now know for certain what my life purpose is and I am going to achieve all I am destined to achieve. I love this quote –

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” ~David Viscott.

This short quote sums it all up. To find your gift and give it away, you must be self aware. Being self aware and working on your life’s purpose will bring you more joy that you could ever imagine. Look within and find your joy.

 

 

I fell asleep while listening to a guided meditation

Today is a new day and my heart is open. That was the mantra on my guided morning meditation today. I recently discovered this amazing YouTube channel – Meditations by Raza and I am so in love with her videos. I have listened to a couple of her guided meditations and her voice is so soothing. The feeling I get after every meditation is so peaceful and relaxing, I could listen to her all day if possible. Prior to finding Raza’s channel, I have tried a couple of meditation apps but I found them too pricey once the free trial ended, so I didn’t carry on with them.  I have also tried a few guided meditations on YouTube but I found many of them more distracting than relaxing. Meditations by Raza is the first guided mediation channel I really like.

 

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I fell asleep while listening to a guided meditation

The first time I listened to one of her mediations was just before I went to sleep. The guided meditation was so relaxing, I fell into a deep sleep about 25 minutes into the video. I also had a very restful sleep even though I had vivid dreams. It was so amazing. The second time I listened to her channel was in the morning, I tried a morning guided mediation, and it was so good. I really enjoyed the mediation. I finished it feeling amazing and ready to smash the day. One of the reasons why I like her channel is because she has loads of videos for different kinds of mediation, so there is something for everyone, and her voice is the best for meditating. She is definitely in the right job.

Now that I have found the right guided mediations for me, I can’t imagine not listening to at least one day. Meditating in silence is also good and I will be doing a mixture of both. However, guided mediations help you stay grounded and teach you what to do depending on the results you are after. I think meditating daily is great for mental health, it has worked wonders on mine, and I know it helps many others. It is worth trying if you are dealing with mental health issues like anxiety and mild depression. If you have sleep issues as well, guided mediations may help you drift off. You never know until you try, and your mental health is worth fighting for.

Have a good one.

 

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