Daily meditation is an essential Spiritual practice of the Integrated Ascended Master. It is the process of withdrawing our attention from the outer world and directing it towards the inner world.

Why should I meditate?
To quiet the mind, enter a space of no thought, attune with Spirit, and bring forth clear states of awareness.

How long should I meditate?
There is no right or wrong. Follow your intuition. Twenty minutes a day is a good way to get started.

Where and when should I meditate?
Ideally we meditate every day at the same time and at the same spot. This greatly helps to build up the energies and creates momentum. It will also help you to immediately re-enter the meditative space every time you sit down for meditation. Be sure to find a time and spot where you will not get interrupted by anyone or anything and where you can be by yourself.

How do I meditate?
You can meditate wherever, whenever and however you wish. However, a good way to start meditation for beginners is to sit down comfortable (in crossed-leg position on a meditation cushion if you can), spine and head straight, eyes closed, hands opened with your palms up and the thumb and index finger of each hand slightly touching each other. Focus on your breath. Breathe naturally, relaxing your whole body. Fill your heart with love and devotion and then call forth Spirit, your Mighty I AM Presence, or whatever Ascended Master, Angel, etc. you would like to connect with. Do this for twenty minutes, or however long you can.

What are the benefits of meditation?
Benefits of meditation include stilling the mind, quieting the emotions, improving the ability to focus and concentrate the mind, stress relief, strengthening the body’s immune system, physical healing, Spiritual attunement, connecting with Spirit and the Ascended Masters, and on and on.

The Integrated Ascended Master is a master in the art of meditation. He realizes that meditation is the door to more (of God).

Author's Bio: 

Dr Joshua David Stone was one of the most influential Spiritual teachers, leaders and forerunners of our time. He had a Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology and was a licensed Marriage, Family and Child Counselor in California, USA.
He served as Official Spokesperson for the Planetary Ascension Movement and made his mark in the Consciousness Community as a prolific writer, authoring the 15-volume Easy to Read Encyclopedia of the Spiritual Path, published in several languages, as well as eight major Ascended Master Training Courses and several comprehensive Training Programs ranging from channeling, the psychology of astrology, the Book of Life of God, to his legendary 2,000 page Counseling Manual, and much, much more.
Today, the I AM University is the one and only Integrated Ascended Master Training Facility in this world. It stands firmly on the foundation of a comprehensive and ever-expanding curriculum which Dr Stone dedicated his life creating.
In 2005, Dr Joshua David Stone passed over to the Spirit world where he continues to Spiritually support the expansion of the I AM University the continuation of which he entrusted into the hands of Gloria Excelsias, his long-term personal assistant and protégé.
Dr Stone is one of the most widely read authors in the New Age Movement and known as the world’s most trusted source for integrated Spiritual development. http://www.iamuniversity.org

Gloria Excelsias is the President of the I AM University, an educational institution with focus on Spiritual and psychological development that was founded by the late Dr Joshua David Stone in 2004 and handed over to her care and leadership in 2005, at Dr Stone’s passing. As Dr Stone’s personal assistant, close friend and protégé, she received ongoing personal training in applied transpersonal psychology and integrated ascension which would prepare her consciousness for her later service work as the University’s President. Having moved the I AM University from California to Salzburg, Austria, her native country, she is now passionately dedicated to running and evolving the I AM University as an inspired writer and speaker, placing thematic priority on Spiritual psychology, the re-integration and updating of ancient occult teachings and the overall unfoldment of human consciousness.
Some of her service projects include:

Planetary World Service: www.PlanetaryWorldService.org

I AM Tunes – Spiritual Audio Download Library: www.IAM-Tunes.org

I AM YOU Foundation - Charity Project: www.IAMYou-Foundation.org

Ascension for Beginners – 365 free articles, 25 mini-courses and 25 meditations for newcomers on the Spiritual path: www.AscensionForBeginners.org