The call to meditate has never been more vital, with many people suffering from anxiety and depression simply because many are no longer connected to their infinite being.
Many people live in fear, not realizing the power they have within them connected to the infinite intelligence of the universe. Fear is the number one blockage in life.
Meditation does more than help you relax. It has been life-changing for those who have experienced the physical and subtle effects of meditation.
So, what is meditation?
Today, we see various definitions and types of meditation, depending on which school we are coming from. The common misconception is that meditation is only about going into blankness. However, this is not true. Meditation is about going into a heightened state of consciousness. It takes an immense amount of focus and concentration to achieve this state. It is not a state of blankness or boredom that will put you to sleep. So, if we are getting sleepy or bored while meditating, we probably do it incorrectly. It could be a lack of ability to focus.
There is nothing religious about meditation. It does not matter our belief system, whether we believe in God, divine light, universal energy, or life-force energy—it is not about religion. It is all about merging with the infinite power or intelligence, the source of all creation, and resides within us.
What is essential is to know that we are more than our physical body. We are energy first before matter. Through meditation, we journey inward to merge with that energy, our inner self and our infinite self, which takes us to our superconscious state.
Meditation is more than mindfulness. Mindfulness is only part of meditation. Mindfulness is about being aware of our thoughts and the emotions that go with them and letting them go. It’s about focusing on our breath and being present in the present moment, which is the first phase of meditation. Mindfulness can help us relax and help with personal development. Reflection is much deeper than that.
We can achieve ecstasy when we merge with pure love, light, peace, and joy, our true essence. We connect with universal energy and bring in this energy to raise our energy and activate higher light codes. It helps clear unwanted imprints in the energetic DNA and activates higher DNA strands leading to a higher state of consciousness.
Our DNA is the blueprint of our existence on a physical and energetic level. Our DNA strands hold onto memories from our past, past lives, and ancestral energy. These include positive as well as negative memories and imprints. It is also the doorway to our higher conscious states. This is what Kundalini energy is all about—raising our consciousness and ascending.
As we heal our past and receive more light, we activate our higher light codes connected to the dormant cells in our brain, allowing us to embody more of our divine self. We start to ascend, which is our soul’s mission. Doing this gives us more clarity, and life becomes more accessible. Our innate gifts, the power to manifest and heal ourselves, are enhanced. We start to see and experience life differently.
This happens naturally when we meditate correctly. When this happens, we realign ourselves with our higher self. It’s like plugging into the universal energy, where we start to receive higher guidance. Life becomes more manageable because we begin to operate through our higher conscious state.
As the popularity of mindfulness and meditation grows, so has the scientific proof of its benefits. Brain-imaging techniques have revealed that meditation profoundly changes the way different regions of the brain communicate with each other and, therefore, how we think. It has been scientifically proven to reprogram your brain.
The simple act of closing our eyes, shifting our focus inward, and removing clutter from the mind can light up dormant cells of our brain that are not usually activated when we are in a cluttered state.
Scientifically, it has been proven to enhance the brain’s frontal lobe—especially the prefrontal cortex—which is responsible for human behavior. It also interrupts the primitive areas of the brain that initiate and coordinate the unconscious primitive stress reactions throughout the brain and body. This reduces stress reactions and stimulates the immune system to function more effectively.
Today it is also visible that meditation links infinite cosmic energy and the physical body. We can manifest material changes by shifting our thoughts and consciousness.
When we meditate, we also become a conduit for higher light to flow through us and into the world, helping to raise the consciousness of earth and humanity and to radiate light to others in need. This consciousness within us during meditation is powerful and helps with more than just self-enlightenment. So if you are passionate about bringing change to the world, meditate to bring light into the world.
How do we meditate?
One thing to remember is always to be seated straight during meditation. This may not be necessary if we practice Yoga Nidra, listen to guided meditations, or listen to hypnotherapy recordings for relaxation or healing. In those cases, we prefer to lie down or relax on a couch. Sitting up helps us focus better, which is essential in meditation—the difference between meditation and relaxation.
Sit comfortably on the floor or in a chair when you sit. It enables light or energy to flow through the energetic spine and for the Kundalini energy, which is the dormant energy coiled at the base of the spine, to flow upward naturally. If we are not used to sitting in Siddhasana—the lotus position—on the floor, then it would be better to sit on a chair.
The point is to be comfortable throughout the meditation and always keep the spine erect. Sit with your back away from the chair, and do not slouch. We can use support if necessary.
Sit straight, chin parallel to the floor, shoulders slightly to the back, and palms open on your thigh near your abdomen. If you place your palms near your knee, you cannot keep your shoulders back, which will cause discomfort. Many beginners complain about pain in their back or shoulders when meditating. If that is the case, we should use support where necessary, using towels or cushions to support our arms or hips.
The other important aspect is breathing in properly and consciously. Proper breathing helps remove pain and discomfort around the shoulders and neck area— I am talking about diaphragmatic breathing.
Diaphragmatic breathing is the way we should be breathing at all times. We live the air into our abdomen and allow our tummy to swell. We enable our diaphragm—the dome-shaped muscle between your stomach and lungs—to expand. We breathe through our nose and feel the air filling us up from our abdomen, moving into our lungs without expanding our chest or shoulders. Then we will exhale through our nose and mouth. Breathing alone can help us relax naturally. It can help with anxiety, stress, and other health problems if done consciously throughout the day.
Another point to remember is to keep our eyes shut and our gaze at the moment between our eyebrows. This is our third eye, the doorway to our soul and ignition to our light body. By focusing on this point, we can immediately shift our focus to our inner self and activate that inner power. Focusing on this point between the eyebrows directs the energy directly to this part of the brain—our prefrontal cortex and our spiritual eye—helping us spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally. It also activates our light body.
The next point to take note of is the place we meditate in. Find a clean, quiet place without any distractions. If possible, create a sacred space or an altar with candles or anything else that makes a peaceful ambiance. Finally, before we start, praying, asking for higher guidance, or saying a positive affirmation would be good.
These are some basic guidelines to help you with your meditation practice. Attending meditation courses can also deepen our learning process as we will be guided step-by-step.
Always remember that you are an infinite being manifested into a physical form. Within you lies endless wisdom and power to create the life that you want. Remember to share your meditation experiences and positivity with family and friends—maybe even help them get into their practice. Meditation can help us create a positive shift in the world.