Whether you have a specific purpose or not, regardless of the technique you’re using, meditation is a spiritual act. It aims to unite you with the Spirit, also known as the Higher Consciousness, the Source, or simply, God.
Meditation pulls us back from the “busyness” of life. It gives us the chance to focus on what’s within, reminding us that the connection we have with the Spirit, the Higher Consciousness, God or whatever name you want to call the Higher Power has never been and will never be severed.
Take a look at these simple spiritual meditation techniques that will help you see the Light and open you up more to joy and peace:
Basic Breathing Spiritual Meditation
Don’t underestimate the power of this technique. It may sound simple but mastering it is entirely a different story. Beginners should learn this first before moving on to other spiritual meditation techniques.
To do this, find a quiet place where you can be alone and undisturbed for at least 30 minutes. Sit comfortably and close your eyes. You can use a bed or a chair for this technique.
Breathe as you normally would. Pay attention to your breathing and body. If the pace of your breathing changes, let it. Just observe and stay with it. There’s no need to force yourself to inhale and exhale deeply.
At this point, your mind might start to wander. If it happens, shift your attention back to your breathing immediately. Don’t let worries or memories distract you. Instead, notice how the air fills your lungs, how your chest rises and falls and how your tummy responds to every breath you draw in and out. Feel grateful of this moment. You are alive and the Spirit is everywhere.
Try your best to practise this meditation technique every day. You’ll feel the connection you have to the Spirit growing stronger and stronger.
Unifying Phrase Meditation
Positive statements uplift. So, start by finding a spiritual phrase or a short sentence that holds a special meaning for you. A few examples are “I rest in God”, “I live in my Creator and my Creator lives in me”, or, “God is the Mind with which I think”.
Once you’ve chosen a statement, close your eyes and softly repeat it to yourself. If the phrase brings you comfort, relief, joy, and other positive feelings, use it. But if it does not, choose another.
Just like with Basic Breathing, find a quiet place where you can be by yourself. Sit down and close your eyes. Repeat the words slowly. You can do it silently or out loud.
Focus more on the meaning rather than the words. Try to understand it more deeply and realise how it applies to your life. Do this for at least 20 minutes.