Meditation as a healing modality has grown in popularity over the last few decades. Practitioners such as Tor Njamo has been using Meditation Healing effectively to help people improve their spiritual wellbeing.
Different forms of meditation have excited within nearly since the dawn of day. Some even suggest that the practice of meditation began around the campfire, with the Neanderthal sharing stories from their daily hunt. Some say that was the start of developing our pre-frontal cortex who supports higher-level thinking.
In the east, meditation is often associated with Buddhism, spirituality and religion. In the west, on the other hand, meditation is closely linked with what many consider to be mindfulness.
Approaches to meditation
There are many different forms of meditation:
- Trancedendental Meditation
- Mantra Meditation
- Labyritn Meditation
- Breathing Meditation
- Visual Meditation
The most crucial aspect of starting your meditation practise is finding the one that works for you. No one should tell you that one technique is better than the other. In the beginning, try out a few different methods and find the one that resonates the most with you.
The benefits of practising meditation are countless and well-researched, albeit the research have only emerged from the last few decades. Before then, it was seen to be pretty out there and mystical.
Research shows that meditation can be helpful to reduce stress, manage pain, improve focus, enhance emotional regulation, have a sense of perspective, increase productivity, and much more.
Meditation and Spirituality
The downside of ‘intellectualising’ meditation is that the spiritual is often stripped from the practice when spirituality should be at the centre of how meditation is used.
Reducing stress and enhancing emotional regulation can surely be healing. Still, it is when spirituality comes in that meditation truly steps into its powerful position. The healing power of the universe is all around us, and we can access that healing power via the gateway of meditation.
Meditation first needs to calm the physical calm and then strengthen the psychic mind. When the psychic mind is stronger, we can draw upon that universal force to begin healing ourselves. We first have to calm the physical mind. Otherwise, physical thoughts will get in the way, and the connection is not strong as possible.
An essential part of the healing journey is to cleanse and balance our chakras, connect with our intuition, link in with spiritual guides and release the negative energies from past lives. All of which will enhance our spiritual wellbeing.
The chakras are energy centres within our aura that connect with different parts of our being. These energy centres can become out of balance, and meditation we heal them.
In the altered state of consciousness that meditation creates, we can step from the physical into the spiritual realm to unleash that immense power from within and the spiritual realm.
You can use crystals such as clear quartz, smokey quartz, rose quartz, or amethyst to boost the process. Depending on the outcome that you are looking for and what you are suffering from.
What happens at a Meditation Healing session?
At a session, the meditation practitioner will first want to understand what you need help with. Afterwards, the practitioner will guide you through a visual meditation that will induce a deeply relaxing state. The whole guided meditation will last 20-30 minutes.
There is minimal risk associated with the treatment. You are in a non-judgmental, safe and calm place.
What can Meditation Healing treat?
The research underpinning the healing capabilities of meditation are plentiful.
Meditation can help to:
- Reduce anxiety
- Decrease depression
- Remove energetic blocks
- Improve focus
- Broaden your perspective
- Release negative energies from past lives
- Strengthen your intuition
How do I choose the meditation practitioner for me?
Meditation has grown in popularity over the last decade, and parallel to that has the qualifications too. Therefore, when choosing your practitioner, you will want to work with someone who comes via a recommendation or has the appropriate qualification.
There is no governing body of meditation practitioners, which is why you need to be mindful about who you choose to work with.