When we learn anything new, we have to practice. You wouldn’t expect to pick up a musical instrument and be able to play it perfectly, you would expect to spend time practicing and to gradually improve. It’s the same with meditating and learning to communicate using your metaphysical being, you’ve got to keep at it. Repetition works.
When I started healing, I found it took me a good 10 minutes of focussing intensely, to feel the healing energy start to come in to my body. I would sit beside the person I was going to work on, breathing and centring myself until I felt it. Now, nearly 20 years later that process takes seconds, in fact sometimes the healing energy comes in before I’m even ready to start.
I liken it to creating a pathway across a wild meadow. The first journey across the meadow is hard work, the grass is long and it takes some effort to make my way to the other side, through the undisturbed landscape. After a few days, it becomes easier, I can see where I went before, and follow the same route. After a few weeks, I’ve made a little track where the grass has parted and been trodden down. A month or so in, and there’s a well-established pathway. After a few years you have a road, and then eventually a motorway. Then, the day comes when you can just shift your consciousness in split second, and find yourself on the other side of the meadow in a mere thought.
If At First You Don’t Succeed
I encourage you to keep going across the meadow, even if you find it tough, even when you think you saw or felt nothing, even if you think you’re getting nowhere, because it’s through persistence that we make progress. I would suggest that you only do 5 or 10 minutes when you start out, this is a manageable amount of time to find in a busy day. Little and often, is better than a long weekly practice which could become a chore. You will naturally begin to meditate for longer and longer as you become well versed with it, and things start to happen while you’re meditating, so don’t stress about how much you’re doing. Little and often is good.