Meditation and spirituality go hand in hand.
Spiritual meditation has the ability to heal inner traumas that lie in the subconscious. It’s not a meditation technique, it’s a way of living.
Below you will find exactly how to begin practicing spiritual meditation and the benefits that will change your life.
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Spirituality and Meditation Practice
Meditation and spirituality are like bread and butter. The benefits of meditation are endless, but sitting spiritually is my favorite practice.
Spirituality is a combination of introspection and questioning. Meditation allows for spirituality to come to the surface by allowing the mind to be centered.
The present moment is where our deepest beings long to be. There are plenty of different types of meditation techniques you can employ but spiritual meditation is the act of allowing everything to be as it is.
Deep meditation occurs when the mind, body, and spirit are without resistance. By allowing everything to be, without definitions of “good” or “bad”, you’ll begin to slowly relax and feel at peace.
It’s through spiritual meditation that your internal struggles can be healed and insights can surface. The thinking mind does not have the capability to comprehend the wisdom of pure awareness, it takes practice to learn.
I’ve tried many different types of meditation and meditating spiritually has been the most effective I’ve found so far.
How to Meditate Spiritually
Spiritual meditation is the act of unlearning and learning to let go.
From a young age, you’ve been taught to look at the world through logic. Logic isn’t capable of understanding the unexplainable. It must be felt for one to understand what consciousness is. Behind the thoughts, behind the thinking the mind, behind all of the identity and belief structures that you hold dear.
When you attempt to comprehend every moment logically, you move farther away from true nature. There are some aspects of life that only need to be experienced.
Imagine trying to describe what an apple looks like to a blind person. You could describe its shape, form, and color and the blind person would not be able to picture the apple without previous reference.
Awareness is similar, it’s possible to attempt to describe it but every attempt falls short.
Meditating spiritually is about getting to the root of your being. Behind all the doors there is this persistent feeling that everyone is capable of realizing. Even beginners can begin practicing, it only takes a while to get used to it.
Find a quiet and safe space without any disturbances. It’s best to avoid distractions as much as possible. If you are in a noisy environment you can use earplugs to allow for quietness.
I prefer sitting down on my bed with my legs crossed and my hands on top of my thighs. There is no right or wrong way to position yourself as long as you are comfortable.
Close your eyes. You may open your eyes after a certain point but I find that keeping them closed for the majority of the session is key.
Take a deep breath in. Be aware and focus on the air going down your nostrils, into your lungs, and breathe out.
Feel yourself going deeper. Allow the breathing to continue naturally. Don’t force concentration, if you find your mind wandering then let it be. If you find that saying a mantra helps you, feel free to use one. Focus on the words until they fall away.
Repeat this process.
This is THE most vital step.
The purpose of spiritual meditation is to experience life as it is. You’re ruled by your constant thinking and actions, spiritual meditation is a way to break free from the constant mental stress.
All you are doing is allowing the moment to be as it is. It sounds incredibly simple! It is, the issue revolves around how you chase after these moments rather than letting relaxation to occur naturally.
Let whatever thoughts or feelings you’re experiencing runs its own course. Observe what types of thoughts are popping up. Feel the senses that your soul is currently experiencing.
Allowing this to happen naturally takes some time to get used to. This is your great unlearning. This is how you empty your mind and let the truth come to you.
If the experience overwhelms you, then it is recommended that you stop. Attempting to force anything in meditation only leads to frustration.
Try again another time, attempting to add a few more minutes each during your next session.
Notice how you feel. Bring this feeling into your waking reality. Utilize the mindfulness you harness during meditation and grow your awareness.
The Power of Spiritual Meditation
When you allow everything to be as it is in its perfection, you are capable of healing your past self.
Most people carry around internal conflicts from their past life. Internal struggle often turns itself into deep subconscious thought that is capable of controlling you later in life.
When I was a child I experienced an immense amount of depression. Even when I thought that I was recovering, it always seemed to find its way back to me.
It was only through spiritual meditation that I was capable of healing my past self. Not being able to see your conflicts within the subconscious is a problem in itself. That’s where this practice comes in – the act of clearing the mind allows for your deepest struggles to come to the surface.
It’s in those moments of realization that profound healing can occur. By simply sitting with these emotions, they resolve on their own.
There may be pain present and a feeling of wanting to escape. It’s your courage to face yourself after all these years that gives you the ability to heal yourself.
Even after years of therapy, I had not been able to resolve the baggage that I held within myself for years. When I finally began to understand myself through sitting spiritually, I realized how powerful the being present can be. My mental health did a 180.
When you dig through all the internal struggles that have been holding you down for years, what’s left is reality itself. Our true nature is quiet, it’s silent and it’s the most peaceful experience possible.
It never ceases to amaze me how taking 10 minutes to sit and meditate can end up being a blissful experience. Without anything holding you down while being present, that’s what life is all about.
Learning how to meditate spiritually is going to be essential in your journey. It does take some time to get used to but keep at it until it “clicks”.
Your soul, body, and mind are always willing to be present. Living presently is already occurring, it takes a moment to realize it.
If your deep spiritual meditation sessions overwhelm you, take a breather and come back to it later. It’s a marathon, not a race. Many people may have difficulty at first, but over time it’ll get easier and easier.
You’ll find that the present moment is your best friend because it is you.