I’ve been recording 3-10 minute video meditations for YouTube since September 2012. I started making them because my boss at the time told me I had a sexy voice, and I’d always wanted to record guided meditations.
Every day I receive sweet comments from people, telling me how my meditations have helped them with depression, anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain. Some people watch them to relax, and some just like the reminder to breathe.
One day, a woman emailed me asking for a longer-form meditation, so she could relax more deeply without having to click the “Next” button, or have to listen to ads or an introduction every 4 minutes. And so Everything Is Going To Be OK was born!
Everything Is Going To Be OK is an 11 track compilation of my best meditations, edited to flow together seamlessly. You can purchase a physical CD which comes with a booklet of transcriptions, or download a zip file of 11 MP3s and one PDF. The hard copy is $20 and is available in the U.S. only. The digital download is $9 and is delivered instantly!
Check out the tips below to learn how the meditations can help you.
1. Stop doing, start listening.
Do you get wrapped up in feeling like you need to ACHIEVE and DO and SUCCEED? Me too! Every time I get wound so tight I could snap, I record a meditation that helps me remember what I know. I can relax! I can let it be easy! I can let it come to me! “You Do Not Have to Care” is a good track for opening up to receiving.
2. Overthinking something?
Listen to track two, “Everything Is Going To Be OK.” It explains the power of your thoughts, and how to let go of the ones you don’t need.
3. Feel safe and secure.
If you crave financial security or the safety of a lover’s arms, listen to “Be One With Life.” It will help you see that the only true security comes from uniting with the flow of life, not from money or relationships or things.
4. Just breathe.
When I start feeling lack, like, “I need money!” I remember that my breath is the only abundance I need. Fortunes come and go, health goes up and down, but as long as you’re breathing, you have everything you truly need. Life takes care of the birds in the sky and the plants on the ground, so why wouldn’t it take care of you too? Place your focus on your breath and feel more abundant with each inhalation. “Your Abundance Is Your Breath” and “Conscious Breathing” are perfect reminders of how blessed you already are.
5. Be in the Now.
Every one of these meditations will help you become more present. In the Now, everything is fun and there’s nothing to worry about. In the Now, the solution is right in front of you. In the Now, you feel loved and connected to life. In the Now, life is good!
I promise these meditations will help you relax and feel more centered. Whether you need a mood boost, or some help dealing with your problems, I can guide you back to that place where you feel happy, loved and at ease. Whatever is going on in your life, know that everything really is going to be ok.
Preview the Meditations
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The digital Everything Is Going To Be Okay is a 55-minute guided audio meditation and 40-page, 8.5×11″ transcription PDF written and designed by Kelly Cree and Jessica Mullen. The ZIP file you receive will include 11 MP3s and one PDF. When you purchase this digital download, you will receive two e-mails from PayPal. The first is your confirmation email; the second will arrive shortly after and contains your product download link.
Hard copies of Everything Is Going To Be Okay are 40-page, 5.5×8.5″ saddle stitched booklets and include a 55-minute audio CD. Books ship flat in a padded envelope and are shipped via media mail. Price includes shipping. At this time, Everything Is Going To Be Okay is shipped only in the U.S. Allow up to 10 business days for delivery.
I crave hallucinogens. What is it about a 12 hour mind fuck that I love so much?
Ingesting a psychedelic substance puts me straight into the Now. I can’t think too much, or I’ll have a bad trip. All I can do is stare at my surroundings and marvel at the wonder of life.
That magickal state of being brought on by LSD, DMT, mushrooms or salvia (to name a few) is attainable without drugs. Just look!
Just look means to observe your surroundings without thought. Look at the patterns that make up your table. Fall into the depths of your lampshade. Allow yourself to really see the things around you.
Most of the time we are too caught up in thought to appreciate our environment. But if you challenge yourself to just look without thinking about what you’re looking at, you can start to feel the consciousness in all things. There may not be pretty tracers following moving objects, but there’s a subtler beauty to behold.
To get into the just looking mindset, pair a mantra like “I AM” with your breath. Breathe in and say “I”, breathe out and say “AM”. When you find yourself caught up in thought, remind yourself to just look. And now you see.
One day our neighbors came over and asked to be on our podcast. So we recorded them pretending to be me and Kelly. It went something like this, “Welcome to the Popular Podcast. I’m Kelly. I’m Jessica. We ride our bikes a lot. And wear helmets, because we’re really safe. If you don’t wear a helmet, you’re going to die. And we’re minimalists. And if you want to have a bumpin’ party at 9am, come to our place.”
We were SO FLATTERED. Today it’s the minimalism I’m focusing on. Cut the weeds out of your life and you’ll have more space to plant the things you want to grow. Cut out the extra food, the extra observations, the external pleasures, the worries, the past and the future. What you’re left with is heaven, and it’s happening right now.
1. Count calories.
Dare I give diet advice? While everyone has different dietary needs and beliefs, the one thing that has always helped me feel better about food is counting calories. It’s just like a money budget–instead of conscious spending, it’s conscious consumption. After I’ve had my allotted calories for the day, I have to move on and find another way to feel good, instead of constantly looking for something else to eat to give me a mood boost. So much time is freed up when I’m not walking to 7-11 for snacks! And holy cow, we had money left over in our food budget from October.
2. Try this mantra: “It’s just me and this __________.”
Sometimes when I’m hooping, I think to myself, “It’s just me and this hoop.” It helps pull my attention into the Now, and imbues the Now with importance. It’s just me and this computer. It’s just me and this bowl of chili. Deep, right?
3. Feel happy with nothing.
Happiness is independent of circumstance. It’s a choice you make in every moment. Kelly and I recorded a new audio discussion going into detail if you’d like to check it out here.
4. Want to feel better?
Fill out an “I Want to Feel Better” worksheet. Last week I was feeling sick, and I said to Kelly, “All I want is to feel better!” She commanded me to fill out the worksheet immediately. I resisted at first, but then took her advice. I filled out the prompts in my head. “What’s on your mind?” I feel sick. “What do you prefer?” I’m perfectly healthy. “What does the new version feel like?” Celebrating! The worksheet helped me focus on what I want instead of what I don’t want, and I started using the mantra, “I’m perfectly healthy,” while feeling celebratory. The next morning, I woke up feeling loads better. Today I’m totally healed, and I’m celebrating!
5. Be a warrior.
Sometimes I get scared riding my bike everywhere. If I was driving a car, I would feel safer. But then the adventurous, life-loving part of me speaks up: “I’m a warrior!” Every moment on my bike is a chance to feel like a dare-devil in a movie. Instead of safe and comfortable, I’m powerful and strong!
6. Draw your life.
I found myself getting irritable and bored the last few days. I realized it was just my mind chattering away like a maniac. I was doing my silent counting but felt frustrated, because I know in the Now there is not even room for counting. I want to be able to stop thinking and be in the Now! I’ve had my fill of writing and recording meditations and talking. So I asked myself, “How do I want to express myself?” The vision of a sketchbook came to mind, so I opened one up and began scribbling away with my non-dominant hand.
After a few minutes I became wrapped up in what I was doing right here, right now. The drawing was the Now. I could hear myself think–and then return to the Now with the drawing. Using my non-dominant hand seemed critical, because when I briefly switched to my right hand, I started rushing and restraining myself.
As I drew, pulling myself back to the Now again and again, I remembered the truths I try to live every day. There is only Now. There is no thinking in the Now, only experiencing. And today if I choose to draw my life, I am here.