Ascended Master Maitrya
A restless mind is a mind filled with chatter. It is a mind talking a mile a minute as it thinks about what to do or not to do next. A restless mind will engage itself in constant debate.
A restless mind will have wants and will spend much time on deciding what it wants and what it wants more of. A restless mind will also dwell upon what it doesn't want. It will parade through itself an endless pageant of doom and gloom scenarios, many of them so outrageous that even the restless mind laughs at the absurdity.
The restless mind is also inquisitive. It wants to know more and more about other people and their state of being. Many times the restless mind is acquiring this information not for understanding but for Judgement.
The restless mind also likes to ponder the ills of the world and attempts grandiose solutions. The restless mind is a thinking addict. Mental activity is its drug of choice.
The restless mind is your ego that is out of control. It is a beast that is run amok. It is an addiction to mental activity that keeps you from hearing the Still Small Voice Within. That Still Small Voice Within is your connection to the Creator.
The jabbering, clattering, chattering noise from the restless mind drowns out the Divine Voice Within.
Are your ready to stop the restless mind and start listening to the Still Small Voice Within? If you are ready then keep reading for you will be given practical advice.
How to Quiet the Restless Mind
The restless mind is like an untamed horse. It requires from you effort, persistence and patience. The taming of the restless mind, like the taming of a wild bronco, is a process that is gradual and that takes time. Do not be discouraged if you are perceiving slow progress. Any progress is worthwhile no matter how miniscule it may seem.
Start the day off right with spoken intentions that help program the restless mind to become still and to program the mind to focus on feeling from the Heart and to listen to the Still Small Voice Within. The Heart is the connection that we have to the Creator. The Creator, through the Heart, sends us signals whenever we need to make a decision. The old saying, "Follow your heart." really means follow the signals that you get from the Creator. For more detailed information, the Still Small Voice Within can provide you with details as to why a certain Heart decision is the best for all involved. Listening to both the Heart and the Still Small Voice Within provides you with decisions and information that will allow you to live life at your fullest potential without the self torture and indecision caused by the restless mind with it's stream of doubts and alternatives.
Say these Intentions in the morning and again at midday to help program your restless mind:
I am with a quiet mind with every breath so that I can listen to the Still Small Voice Within.
I am feeling my heart with every in-breath.
I am filling my heart with gratitude and love with every in-breath.
These simple intentions help to guide and program the restless mind. The filling of the heart with love and gratitude strengthens the connection to the Creator.
Actions Throughout The Day
The goal throughout the day is to decrease the chattering of the restless mind while increasing the guidance from the Heart and the Still Small Voice Within.
Conscious Breathing While being Present with your Senses
Breathing in the following manner throughout the day offers many benefits: your restless mind becomes more quiet, you have more energy, you will feel more pleasant and in bliss. You will also be more in the moment and more focused on what you are doing. Remember to be patient and to celebrate even small changes. As you persist with this breathing method in each moment of the day you will see more and more improvement.
Conscious Breath by Performing the Following:
1. Breathe in as you naturally do but with a little extra in breath at the end of the inhale. Hold the breath for a few heart beats. How many heart beats depend upon how you are feeling at the moment. Start with three heart beats if you are unsure. While you are inhaling also pay attention to at least two or more senses. As you breath in and pause the breath, feel the pressure of your feet on the floor and hear the noises around you. As an added measure you can also tickle the roof of your mouth and feel that. This will keep your restless mind occupied and quiet the chatter within.
2. After the desired number of heartbeats then exhale in a relaxed manner. At the end of the exhale, pause the breathing for the desired number of heartbeats and repeated the focus on the senses.
3. Continue this cycle with every breath and you will discover that your mind is now decreasing it's chatter. If there is still chatter, do not be worried. The goal here is to decrease the chatter over time.
Engage the Heart and the Still Small Voice Within with Decisions
As you are proceeding throughout the day and you are in a situation requiring a decision, engage your Heart and the Still Small Voice Within by breathing in and asking mentally is this decision the best for all? If you receive a mental yes or a feeling of certainty or both then you have received guidance from the Creator. Learn to trust this by asking even the small decisions. This will allow you to gain confidence in the feedback that you are receiving.
It is this process of quieting the restless mind and then engaging the Creator within to guide you through the day with every decision will propel you into a life that is more at ease and less stress. This relief of stress caused by the restless mind will make you healthier and happier.
I invite you to have the persistance to master and tame your restless mind.
Every day, Archangels, Jesus, or Ascended Masters dictate to C Louis Osburn words of Wisdom from the Heavenly Realms that are filled with Love and Light. Drink in this Wisdom and find yourself lifted to a better place with your True Self living a joyous life from the Heart.