For a while now I have been searching for spiritual guidance. I lost my soul a while back and have been trying to reconnect with it. I tried many ways to reconnect and the only time I felt any type of connection was during prayer. It was during prayer that I felt this tingling sensation run through my body. This feeling was something that I never experienced anywhere else. I felt special and thought that prayer was my direct route to Spirituality and God. But, I thought to myself, there has to be another way to feel that same energy I felt during prayer without having to just pray. So, I tried meditating.
After failing to understand meditation because I wasn’t ready for it in the past, I was a little reluctant to try it again. But something inside me kept crying out for spiritual enlightenment. So, I took a few free courses that were offered at local ashrams and meditation centres around where I lived. Then I upgraded to workshops conducted by meditation gurus such as Deepak Chopra and Oprah Winfrey. I needed to master the techniques involved in meditation so I took one on one courses with meditation teachers that offered “Simply Meditation”.
As I kept practicing meditation, I started experiencing that exact same tingling sensation run through my body. But this time, that tingling and numbing sensation wasn’t the only thing that I was aware of. I could feel an intense energy in my body, that I was able to achieve because I reached a stillness in my mind. Periodically, during the meditation, my mind would become so still that all I could concentrate on was the silence. While becoming aware of the silence, my body spewed this warm liquid energy that vibrated so fast and hard that a tingling sensation emitted through each cell in my body. I was simultaneously feeling a vibrant energy and a stillness in the mind.
Before, I used to chase after an experience that would allow me to feel that same tingling, numbing and vibrant energy that I would only feel during prayer. I found that same energy through meditation. As I practiced mediation on a deeper level I experienced something even more phenomenal, I experienced stillness in my mind. I can now simultaneously feel a high frequency of energy run through my body while my mind is completely still. It’s a stillness where there is no thought or worry, just emptiness, a darkness, but a comfortable and happy quiet calm that exists. Sure I still have floods of thoughts that pop into my mind. But, I am able to push those thoughts aside and then just be still for periods of time. As I keep practicing, I am noticing that those periods of time are getting longer and becoming easier to achieve. I am addicted to this stillness in my mind.
Time to reflect:
Have you ever felt anything while meditating? Have you experienced this feeling anywhere else or while trying something? Practice meditating on a deeper level and allow your mind to reach a stillness. Once your mind reaches that point of stillness you will tap into a feeling and energy that will leave you feeling invigorated.
“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.” ~ Lao Tzu