I am delighted to share a meditation tip from one of my friends and mentors Carolyn Shilt. She has much experience and so much to share in Spiritual and Psychic development that I believe will help many people on their spiritual or psychic journey:
How to Clear the Mind or Calm the Inner Chatter During Meditation
When u r having trouble doing a meditation and u keep having ur mind wander here is a way to solve that problem. Before meditating to train yourself to concentrate and focus enough to really relax, focus on one item. I use a person I know well. Close ur eyes and think of everything u can possibly think about them. An example of that would be their name, the color of their eyes, the way they talk, how they smile, what their teeth look like, how they act, what do their lips look like, what kind of clothes do they wear…..just go on and on. What happens is u give ur conscious mind something to do and u it gets tired. After a while, u can’t think of anything else and u begin to slip into an altered state of consciousness where u then relax and can go into a meditation. It may take u a half an hour or so, or maybe just 5 minutes. Doesn’t matter. What u r doing is teaching ur inner “chatterer” to get calm. Once, u experience this and go to that peaceful state…u will know what it feels like and u can then go there faster the next time. God bless. Try it, you’ll be surpirsed!!!!