Meditation is recommended by all of the health gurus, encouraged by stress managers, doctors, and spiritual teachers. It is free, easy and can be fun. Everyone agrees that meditation can be beneficial, so why isn’t everyone meditating?
The mysteries of meditation are seldom revealed, so the seeker often flounders around looking for how to meditate and loses interest or momentum after a few weeks. If one finds a method for meditation, it often includes a complex set of body postures or rules, which need to be mastered before the spiritual aspect of the meditation blossoms. Then too, one may not find a system with enough structure to stay spiritually focused. These challenges deter all but the most serious seekers.
The remainder of the population, who needs meditation equally as much, continues without the life giving benefits of meditation. For this majority, there is a system that teaches the mysteries of meditation in understandable terms. It does not require challenging physical postures or complex systems, but does offer enough structure for spiritual and physical focus. Those already meditating can benefit from the system because it can help bring meditation into balance, involving both spirit and body.
One of the main mysteries of meditation is that everyone is spirit and the body is the vessel for spirit. Spirit is the life and light, and the body is only the vehicle for spirit. Many people attempt to accomplish meditation with the belief they are only the body. This can be difficult since it is spirit not the body which meditates, using the body as the vehicle to do so. You train the body to work with you.
You are spirit and you have a body. As spirit, you are immortal, and not limited by physical phenomena such as time, space, mass, emotions, and effort. The body does have the physical limits of all of the mentioned characteristics, plus ethics, competition, sexuality and all of the other body traits. When you meditate you, the spirit, are quieting the busy physical body to bring your spiritual awareness and nature into your physical system. You need to use spiritual meditation techniques, which open both the physical and spiritual systems to accomplish this spiritual mastery of your system.
One of the techniques you need to meditate is how to ground your energy to the Earth. Everything is energy. The body and spiritual systems associated with the body are similar to electricity. We need to ground electrical systems to keep them safe and functioning correctly. Grounding is also necessary for the safe functioning of the physical body. Grounding helps you focus, be solid in the physical world, and contain and control your energy. It can also help you release energy from your body.
Meditation is based on the understanding that you are spirit and your body is the vehicle for your spiritual creativity. If you are not aware of your spiritual nature, meditation will open this awareness for you. If you do know yourself as spirit, meditation will lead you on an exciting journey of self-discovery. The awakening of yourself as spirit will change your life since you will see yourself and everyone else as part of the Cosmic Whole.
We can see within and around us the benefits of meditation. People’s behavior, health, and state of being change when they meditate regularly. One example is of a man who was fighting with his wife and children, in conflict at work and about to lose his family and job. He was desperate for help and tried meditation as a solution. After only a month, his life began to change. He was kinder to his wife and children and cooperative instead of argumentative at work. His behavior changed so drastically that he even inspired others to begin meditating.
Meditation’s ultimate purpose is spiritual communication; however, it can profoundly affect our emotions and other physical experiences. Our personality and behavior can change under the influence of meditation. We need to acknowledge the importance of harmonizing with and learning to effectively use the body for our spiritual purpose. This harmony is accomplished by turning within.
Meditation is highly recommended because it is the most powerful spiritual tool we have in the physical world. Meditation leads us to our spirituality and spiritual nature and from there, we begin to consciously create our lives. Begin meditating on a daily basis and you will learn to know yourself, and the mysteries of meditation will be revealed to you.
By Mary Ellen Flora
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