Youve come across a few sites that offer meditation scripts and youre really interested! Oh, what to do next?! More like, what to do first!?
If youre someone who loves to meditate (or wants to start) and has loads of meditation CDs why not try something novel? Record your voice using meditation scripts. Imagine this, each visually guided session personalised through using your voice. You now have the power to adjust your rhythm, volume, tone, and pitch to exactly how you like! When you want to change the way your meditation sounds, you can easily do this by re-recording the script! All the more power to you!
Setting the Mood
Before you begin your recording session check out the next 10 points first:
1.Choose the quietest room you can work from. Will there be background noise? Close off doors and windows and shut down (where possible) anything that will create background noise.
2.Pencil in some recording time in your diary and let people know youre going to be off-line for an hour or so.
3.When youre ready to start your session switch on the answering machine (if you have one) and reduce the ring tone volume. If possible also decrease the number of times the telephone rings before going to the answering machine.
4. Put some relaxing essential oils in an aromatherapy oil burner such as lavender, geranium or bergamot – you probably have your personal favourites – go with what you prefer. Get the full benefit of relaxation before you even begin meditating!
5.Prepare audio equipment of your choice (see – So what do you actually use to record your voice?).
6.If youd like to, have your favourite relaxation music playing quietly in the background.
7. Read each script aloud and thoroughly prior to recording your voice. When you read aloud youll pick up more easily where your pauses should be and if youre happy with the speed, modulation etc.
8.Finally – before you press the record button, take a few deep breaths – relax and continue to relax until you have a sense that youre totally present and centred.
9.When youre ready and youve practised your rhythm, speed, volume and pitch to a stage where youre happy with it, record the first script. When youre done, replay it and assess if youre happy with it. Youll soon hear whether youre going to be happy with it. The great thing is you can always re-record the scripts.
10.If youre unhappy with the sound of your recorded voice (some of us are) maybe your partner or a close friend (who is willing) will loan you theirs.
So what do you actually use to record your voice?
You can record these scripts easily by using a blank cassette and a cassette recorder. Alternatively you might prefer to record them using a voice recorder such as the Windows Sound Recorder – youll find this on every installation of Windows. When youve completed your recording, you can burn it to a CD using a commercial CD copying program. Not only that, there are many free audio editor, software programs available for downloading on the internet – why not check out a few?
by Michaela Scherr
Michaela is a Transformational Coach, certified practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), writer and Metaphysician who is totally committed to helping others create positive and action oriented changes to their lives.
Michaela is the author of several e-books including Book of 10 Colour Meditation Scripts, and publisher of a monthly newsletter called From My Desk (see http://www.michaelascherr.com/Newsletters.htm)
The best way to reach the meditation levels is to use Dr. Bonomi’s “Alpha and Theta Sounds CD” that you can find HERE Use the Alpha sound to reach mind control levels. Use the Theta sound to reach the deeper oriental levels of meditation.