5 Benefits of Meditation: Reset Your Busy Real Estate Mind




Roxy Ghoraishy graduated UCLA in 2001 with a B.A. in Economics. She has been in real estate for over fifteen years as an Investor, Broker, owner of an Escrow company for a decade, and most recently transitioning to business development with Escrow of the West. Roxy is on the board of the Women Like Us Foundation, and is a proud supporter of Giveback Homes and Beautify Earth. She continues to look for ways to give back and spread love and laughter to everyone, both in her professional and personal life. Below, she explains five benefits to practicing meditation in your daily life.



Five Benefits of Meditation

Meditation is one of the most important practices, however, many of us don’t take the time to learn it. When asked what the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about meditation, people respond saying they can’t sit in silence for so long. But meditation, in fact, is not always about sitting in silence for long periods of time. Out of the hundreds of benefits of meditation I can think of, I am going to list five which I have found to be the most important to me and hope will resonate with those reading this.


1) Can’t shut off your mind? Having trouble sleeping? 

Meditate. How many people can relate in the fast-paced world of real estate? With so many details, meetings, showings, driving buyers around to open houses, dealing with agents, escrow, sellers, buyers, negotiations, counters—you name it.  All the details and to-do’s just lingering in our minds affect our ability to “shut off”.  Being in a people-oriented industry, we give so much of our time and energy to other people. Yet, how often do we take time to check in with ourselves and connect and re-charge within?  Consider the practice of mediation as refilling your own vessel, so that you can continue to go out into the world and give selflessly. A charging station in a sense, which leads me to the next benefit.



2) Manifest the life you desire.

Look within. Meditate. We are the creators of our lives. Raise your vibration to the next level. Know that the thoughts we think or feel, positive or negative, have an impact on what we create in our lives. The foods we eat and drink impact us. Know that eating poorly, drinking alcohol, and having negative thoughts can all lower our vibration. The practice of meditation and quieting your mind will help you find the answers you seek. Mediation is not the practice of sitting in silence always. It’s the practice of tuning out the chatter, so you can plug in with your higher self to find the answers that we seek that lie within. Not the person next to you, not your psychic, not your mate, but YOU. We can create the life we wish to live, the opportunities we seek, etc... Staying in a positive, high vibration is key.  Become conscious of your thoughts. Everything you think, say or feel becomes your reality. Stay grateful. Be conscious of the foods you eat. Drink water. Practice kindness. Stay active. These will all help to keep your vibration high.


3) Feeling Blocked creatively?

Meditate. Your sacral chakra is probably experiencing some blockage. For those of you saying HUH? This chakra is located in your lower abdomen, about one to two inches below your naval. The sacral chakra is where all our ideas and creativity stem from. It’s where we learn how to birth and nurture (physically, mentally, spiritually) things into our life. Ways to unblock your sacral chakra are, to take a warm bath with Sea Salt or Himalayan salt, adding crystals will raise the water’s vibrations and work with energy healing. Meditating and Breathwork are also great ways to clear & open your sacral chakra, as the source of creativity lies within and is infinite. When we can quite our mind and turn within we can tap into this source. I recently got inspired to write this article after a Breathwork class. True story. 



4) Mind, Body, Soul connection.

Meditate. The practices of meditating connect us with our mind, body, and soul. The path of least resistance. Where what you think appears, the right people, the right relationships, the right opportunities being aligned fully. Connecting to the realization that we are not humans having a soul experience. We are souls having a human experience, in which our soul is considered a piece of the Divine, where unconditional love, forgiveness, compassion, peace, happiness and harmony reside.


5) Remedy aging

Get rid of that expensive moisturizer. Meditate. Meditation helps with anti-aging. Dr. Elizabeth Hoge is a psychiatrist and researcher out of Harvard who studies biological changes in the body resulting from stress and trauma. Dr. Hoge’s study found that people who meditated daily for at least four years had longer telomeres—the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes—than people who do not mediate. Short telomeres are believed to be markers of accelerated aging.


There you have it in a nutshell—there are obviously countless benefits of mediation, and you will start to see them immediately. Some people notice distinct psychological benefits in the forms of reduced stress and greater happiness with only ten minutes of meditation daily, although most people seem to require around twenty minutes to experience benefits. So when it comes to the question of how much time you should put in to get results? You can’t go wrong. Just pick a number, be consistent, and see the transformation in yourself, and your life.

Sending love & light, all you beautiful lightworkers.  Happy Meditating.


To learn more about Roxy, visit her website at www.escrowofthewest.com. And if you’re in the Los Angeles area and want to learn more about meditation, stop by Ceremony Meditation in Venice.