Do you want to relieve stress and anxiety? Do you sometimes feel like you would do anything just to unplug from the chaos of the world surrounding you and be able to just breathe? Well, spiritual meditation may be just what you’ve been looking for. But you may be wondering: how do you meditate spiritually? It’s not as hard as you may think. I’ve been practicing spiritual meditation for a while and I’ve been seeing some amazing results.
In this article, you will find simple techniques for meditating spiritually in the correct manner. Towards the end of the article, you will see my recommended book for more insight as well as a link to my Manifestation Magic Review. Let’s begin…
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What exactly is Spiritual meditation
According to Wikipedia, “Meditation is a practice where an individual uses a technique – such as mindfulness, or focusing the mind on a particular object, thought, or activity – to train attention and awareness, and achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm and stable state”.
Spiritual meditation is the process of using mindfulness to bring yourself to an awesome, inner experience. An experience which takes you to the unblemished depths of your inner being or who you truly are. When done properly, this experience brings happiness, peace, calmness, and a feeling of self-love and unadulterated joy.
Why do spiritual meditation
Spiritual meditation can provide physical, mental and emotional benefits. The process helps you to slow down, focus within, and become aware of your true self by releasing your thoughts and emotions. By relaxing your nervous system, it can also help your body to relieve stress and anxiety.
Spiritual meditation allows you to be free from past events and feelings of hurt and realize who you really are. It therefore empowers you and helps you to reach your higher consciousness. This mindfulness can ultimately lead to improved concentration, higher energy levels, and a healthier and richer inner life. A life where you feel less stressed and where the small things which used to annoy you will no longer have the same effect on you.
How to do spiritual meditation the right way
Spiritual meditation can be learned and done by anyone. Before starting, make sure that you find a time and location where you can practice meditation without any interruptions. You may, for example, want to meditate in the morning before everyone in your household wakes up or in the evening before going to bed. Surrounding yourself with greenery and the gentle sound of birds chirping can be helpful but is not necessary.
You may find it difficult to stay focused when you’re just starting out as your mind may wander a lot and cause you to feel restless. This is completely normal as your body is not used to being in this relaxed state of mind but is accustomed to being constantly stimulated by thoughts and other distractions. After a while, it will get easier and much more comfortable, so be patient.
Spiritual meditation can last 5 minutes or even 30 minutes. You determine the length of time required. Irrespective of how long it lasts, there are 5 basic steps involved. These are:
1. Get comfortable
Get in a comfortable position, but not one that is too relaxing and will cause you to fall asleep. Yoga has five classical sitting positions which you can choose from (Sukhasana, Siddhasana, Vajrasana, Ardha Padmasana, and Padmasana). However, I find the Sukhasana or cross-legged position to be the easiest one to choose, especially for beginners.
Alternatively, you can sit on a chair with your back straight or stand with your back leaning against a wall. A straight spine allows for better energy flow. You may also desire to sit on a pillow or on your bed. It’s completely up to you whichever method you choose. You just need to be comfortable, but not to the point of falling asleep.
2. Immerse yourself in the meditative process
Close your eyes and focus on your breathing; your breath is the very foundation of meditation. Breathe deeply through your nose, allowing your chest and stomach to expand as you are filling your body with cool, fresh air. Then breathe out fully and slowly through your mouth. This removes all tension and negative energy from your body.
Now return to your normal breathing pattern and simply observe it. Pay attention to the physical sensation of breathing in cool, fresh air through your nostrils, the expansion of your belly and the warmness of the air that leaves your body when you exhale.
Be present in the moment and don’t worry about past or potential future events. Focus on sensing your breathing, both your inhaling and your exhaling. As you become more and more relaxed, your breath will appear calmer and smaller as your body no longer needs as much oxygen as before. Sit in silence, loosen all the muscles in your body, and just be. Enjoy the moment.
3. Say a mantra or a little prayer during exhalation
Select a mantra or little prayer beforehand. During each exhalation, think of the mantra or prayer which you selected and say it calmly. This can be used to regain focus on your breathing especially when your mind starts to wander with thoughts and distractions.
4. Acknowledge your thoughts
Thoughts will enter your mind. Do not try to push these thoughts away or become frustrated but be sure not to allow them to control you. Acknowledge their presence without judging them or interacting with them. Let the ideas seep in your mind like they usually do but control the urge to respond to them. Let them waft away, enabling you to get back to your meditation. Slowly and naturally return your focus to your breathing.
5. Reflect on You
Become conscious of your surroundings and observe how your body feels. Continue to be attentive to your thoughts and breath but relax completely and stay calm. Now open your eyes slowly while sitting in the same comfortable position for a while longer. Feel the awesome effects of meditation and enjoy the lightness of your body. You’ve now completed your spiritual meditation. Well done!
How to gain full benefits from spiritual meditation
In order to derive all the benefits possible from practicing spiritual meditation, try to also incorporate the following 6 steps in your daily routine:
- Acknowledge and accept who you truly are – This will allow you to become friends with your number one fan…you.
- Let go of grudges – Holding on to grudges causes nothing but pain so the sooner you forgive, the quicker you can release this pain and move on.
- Focus on others – The more you focus on the benefit of others, the less likely you are to worry about your own desires and frustrations, and the happier you will become.
- Embrace mindfulness – When you incorporate mindfulness, you will remain connected to the present moment and sustain your faith.
- Be open to new possibilities – Look beyond your self-importance, think of your interconnectedness to others, and open your mind to all the possibilities that this freedom will present you.
- Be your authentic self – Be honest, transparent, and full of integrity.
Practicing spiritual meditation in the correct way can be truly life changing. It can transform your life from being one that is stressful and chaotic, to one that is stress-free and calm.
In this post, I have provided you with a simple process to get you started on this transformative journey. I hope you’ve liked it. Be sure to leave a comment below and let me know what you think.
As a bonus, if you’re interested in taking your spiritual meditation to another level, then check out this post that I wrote on the Manifestation Magic product review.