Meditation is the fastest way to raise our vibrations, get in touch with our feelings and emotions, and connect us more strongly to our God and God selves.
We as humans are multi-dimensional beings. We do not only exist on a physical plane; although our physical body is what many people identify with - it is not us. Our body is our home. The home of our soul - that is the real us. The us that lives energetically in and around the body. The us that we may not be able to see.. but we can feel.
To help us reach this deep realization and connect us with these parts of ourselves that are not visible to the eye - we need to make a connection with our energetic fields.
Oftentimes, we are fearful of truly connecting with our inner beings because we are afraid of what we might discover. Because of this, many people avoid taking the time for meditation, inner contemplation, and silence because this is where the aspects of ourselves that need to be healed appear most. Such as our inner beliefs, negative thought processes, fears, and emotions. However, this is a journey that is vital for us to embark on if we wish to clear energetic blocks and reach our best and highest selves.
The journey within.
This begins by stilling the commotion of our monkey minds and a great way to do so is through.. Yes, you guessed it - meditation.
Prayer is also a very powerful way to set a strong intention and seek assistance. However, as with everything in life - this relationship must be an open channel of giving and receiving - which is why prayer with meditation is a divine balance and significant combination.
With time and practice, meditation quiets the mind, and penetrates the deeper aspects of our beings, enabling us to hear messages from our God selves and feel the subtle vibrations of our inner-gy (energy within) that we may be blocked from in our typical ways of operation.
Science has shown that meditation will also activate dormant areas of our brains, assisting us to tap into deeper levels of healing.
So meditation expands our consciousness, raises our vibrations, and helps us remember who we are.. but that is not even close to where it ends ;)
Some other benefits of meditation are:
- Improves blood pressure
- Reduces anxiety
- Decreases muscle tension and headaches
- Enhances the immune system allowing you to better protect yourself from illness
- Increases serotonin for better moods which also helps improve symptoms of depression
- Quiets the mind allowing us to relieve emotional distress that creates havoc in our lives
- Opens us to receive clear, divine guidance, tapping into the deepest depths of our souls (Theta and Beta brainwaves)
- Opens, clears, and aligns our chakras for a greater sense of health and well being
- Balances and calms the nervous system
- Meditation helps us see the bigger picture so we can stay calm and less reactive when we encounter difficult situations
- Meditation assists people in overcoming addiction and repetitive negative behavioral patterns
- Expands our hearts by boosting social connecting, improving empathy and compassion, generates helpfulness, and increases resilience through hard times
- Meditation increases our wisdom and perspective
I could go on and on! But I think you get the point :)
So let's think about this now.. There are 1,440 minutes in a day. Consider all of the things you commit some of those minutes to. Watching TV, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.
Now consider dedicating 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 20 minutes to receiving all of the benefits that we reviewed above. Visualize the improvements and transformations that would transpire in your life!
They recommend that those of us whom claim we don't have 10 minutes, should dedicate an hour. Because the excuse of "not having time" is another sign that we need Meditation in our lives that much more.
Have trouble sitting in silence? No problem!
Go for a walk without your phone or electronic devices, observe the world around you, become conscious of the sounds and scents that you may normally be tuned out from, sit between some trees, do some yoga or breathing exercises, lay in the grass, stare up at the majestic sky. The truth is, any activity that we allow ourSelf to become fully present in silence with, allowing our thoughts to pass us by like clouds in the sky, can be considered a meditation.
You are training your mind so you can be not only strong in body.. But strong in soul.
The truest YOU that exists.. Remember?
You can also try this practice below and consider including a mantra if you have one that resonates deeply with you. I'll be writing about mantra meditations soon to help with this.
Stay tuned.. And tuned within ;)
Namaste soul fam!