Spiritual meditation is something that is used in different cultures and religions, and it is a way that you can learn to control your mind and to relax. This is something that you can do that can help you to connect with something other than yourself.
Science has looked at meditation and has found that there are many benefits to it but mostly it affects your spiritual being. Since your spiritual self is something that you cannot weigh or measure, there is no way to really say how much or how it affects your spirituality, but it does.
There are science books that talk about different kinds of spiritual meditation.
Spiritual meditation is a traditional meditation that is known all over the world. There are many different religions and cultures that use spiritual meditations and they all do them differently. Here are some known meditations:
- Hinduism: mantra meditation.
- Sufi dhikr: Remembering God meditation.
- Jewish: Kabbala
- Loving meditation: Buddhism
- Theravada Buddhism: Marananussati bhavana
- Zen Buddhism: Zazen
- Shaman: Trance meditation
- Christian: Prayer
Spiritual meditation is when you connect with a higher power. There have been many studies on meditation and unlike other kinds of meditation where you just reduce your stress, spiritual meditation is meant to help you connect with your spiritual self.
What is Spiritual Meditation?
Spiritual meditation is something each person can do on their own and will do differently. Here are some of the things that you can experience with spiritual meditation:
- Loss of sense of self.
- Being separate.
- Hearing voices.
- Feeling something with you.
- Feeling in awe.
No matter what you feel when you connect or if you feel nothing, you should never try to force it. Meditation is easy to do once you learn to be able to get into a meditative state. Some people have a harder time getting there and they have to learn to be patient because everyone is their own individual.
You should never try to force or rush this kind of meditation.
People have often had awakenings after they meditate, and this is when they can change their conscious thinking and reach a different level in their soul.
This can happen when your life is changing or when you want to go through your awakening and so you make sure to align your thoughts and actions together. There is no scientific evidence of spiritual awakenings.
Benefits of Meditation
Here are some benefits of meditation:
- Feelings of being balanced.
- Having inner peace.
- Not reacting harshly.
- Being in bliss.
- Having a sense of who you are.
- Reduction of stress.
- Being more creative.
- Having better self-esteem.
- Having a real purpose.
The way that you become aware of who you are will help you to experience life differently. You can learn to connect with your mind, body, and soul.
Meditation is more of a feeling, and it is more than an intention, but it is something that your body will listen to because it is something that you need. As you are more mindful, you will see that the benefits of meditation are always strong and growing.
Health Benefits of Meditation
There are also a number of health benefits that can come with meditating such as:
- Reducing anxiety.
- Getting rid of depression.
- Helping to manage pain.
- Getting rid of addictions and substance abuse.
Spiritual meditation is often suggested to children that are dealing with medical issues. It has benefits that are positive and it can help people to feel more confident in their life.
If you are someone that has trouble sleeping, meditation before bedtime can help to calm your mind, body and spirit and help you to sleep better.
There is no real scientific explanation of how this works but the more you are sleeping and feeling healthy while you sleep, the better you will feel.
Many people that meditate will have less anxiety and this will allow them to sleep better at night. Find a way to connect with your spiritual self and learn to relax. You can also try guided meditation which will guide you in all of the steps.
How to Meditate
There is no real way to meditate but here are some ways that you can try it on your own:
- Put your hand on your heart and on your belly.
- Close your eyes.
- Listen to how you are breathing.
- Pay attention to deep breathing in and out.
- Imagine light surrounding you and inside of you.
- See the different colors and brightness.
- When you feel comfortable in the light, let it go through you.
- Feel safe and connected to the world around you.
Do this each day and practice until you are able to sit still for at least 20 minutes at a time.
Other Meditation Practices
You can find a way to get comfortable and to be in a place that will not distract you and you can try this:
- Listen to your breathing.
- Stay tuned into how you are breathing and your heartbeat.
- Be aware of your body moving.
- Feel safe.
- When you are in your heart, get rid of any negativity.
- Come back and drink some water.
When Should You Meditate?
You should meditate anytime that you feel like it but mornings and at night before bed can be the best times because this is the time that you are most relaxed.
It is important for you to decide on your own when to meditate so that it doesn’t become something stressful.
If you want to do morning meditation, get out a journal and write down what you need to let go of in your life. Clear your mind before you meditate.
Before you go to bed, put your phone away and do not let it disturb you until tomorrow. Limit the time you are on the phone before you go to bed. Meditate and sleep better at night.
Spiritual meditation is something that has many benefits, even according to science. Meditating is done all around the world in different areas and in different cultures.
Even though it will not give you everything that you want, meditating can make you feel better and help you to feel connected to things that bring you peace and joy.