Welcome to Meditation Training 3! This blog is in line with Meditation Video 3, a basic start to reactivating your healing energies for rebalancing and healing your mind and body.
You are essentially energy. If you don’t already know this experientially, continue to meditate. The more you are returned to your pure awareness, away from the distracting thinking mind, the more you’ll be able to sense and experience energies, not just within yourself, but also of other people’s and your surroundings’.
You are a moving, walking, talking, living human being because there’s a life energy or life force surging within you. Otherwise you’ll just be a lifeless corpse. This life energy is called many names in various cultures – in the East it’s commonly named Qi (China), Ki (Japan), Prana (India) and Loong (Tibet). In the Aztec culture it’s known as Teotl and the Inuit mythology as Orenda. In the West we have spoken of it as the Breath of Life/God, Quintessence and Elan Vital. Whatever name you choose to assign to it, it’s just a name. The key is to know it.
For this energy is you. It’s the essence of you that doesn’t have a beginning or an end. Your physical body will die one day, but this living energy never dies. It’s your essence beyond mind and body, that emanates from your source. Energy is within you but it’s also all around you. All forms of life and all of life is just a big soup of energy.
You may perceive your body as the delineating boundary of your energy, but the truth is your skin and flesh are not solid but also subatomic molecules of space. Hence energy moves and surrounds within, around and all over you.
Here are some truths about energy, that are also laws of science and physics:
1. While energy cannot be destroyed, it can be transformed.
2. Energies have a range of frequencies.
3. Energies flow or get blocked.
What you think, project, do and say affect the energies within and around you. Therefore your thoughts and emotions determine the frequency of the energies that you hold. For example, thoughts or emotions of fear, anger, hatred and depression are lower frequencies, whereas love, compassion and peace are on the higher frequency spectrum.
What you think, feel and do with your mind and physical body also determines whether the energies within you flow optimally or get blocked. Unhealthy foods, insufficient sleep and physical activities, toxic and intoxicating substances all affect the state of your internal energy.
Because you and everything around you are essentially a whole ‘soup’ of energy, your surrounding energy also affects the energy within you. For example being confined in a closed artificial environment like inside a building for long hours exposed to florescent lights and computer screens all day drains your living energy. Being outside in the elements and breathing in fresh air, soaking in the sunlight and sitting around living plants and animals revitalises and replenishes your life energy.
Similarly, surrounding yourself with people who hold or project lower energies can also affect your energies unless your frequency (vibration) is sufficiently high to hold itself and transmute the lower.
Energies of higher frequencies are healing energies, and these are still a part of you and what make up you. Your pure essence is a manifestation of your divine source. You are already a healer capable of healing yourself and others if you’re totally aligned with your source. But the human layers (layers of thoughts, perceptions, beliefs, ideas, concepts, personality, ego etc.) that have piled upon you block your own divine healing energies (in next week’s blog I will share an interesting presentation about the Human Layers).
4. You can direct and channel energies with your awareness.
5. Life energy naturally seeks toward balance, in optimum states.
Energy within you converge at strategic centres called Chakras and flow through various channels within you termed meridians or nadis. This is the basis of Eastern medicine and martial arts.
Energy goes where your awareness goes. That’s why it’s powerful to return as your awareness (as we’ve been doing in all the meditations). When your awareness is very astute, you can use it to channel and direct energies to areas in need, to help your mind and body rebalance and heal.
Various ancient and now popular arts like Qigong, Taichi, Yoga, martial arts and healing modalities like Reiki, Pranic healing and Qi healing are cultivated skills that work with channelling the wisdom of our life energy.
So continue to develop your awareness, because as your awareness grows and becomes more refined, you will, if you don’t already, feel and see energy. As your awareness sharpens, your subtler senses (beyond your 5 physical senses) will start to awaken and open.
Energies are fun and powerful. I’ve been fortunate to have been involved with these arts from young through my passion in martial arts which later matured into the areas of Yoga and Qigong. A whole new level of power and wonder lies before you when you step into your reality as an energy being.
So please enjoy this meditation 3, it’s simple yet powerful. Using your Crown Chakra and the power of your breath, I will guide you into opening and activating that higher frequency that’s already innate within you. Then your job is to continue to maintain that alignment !
Thank you embracing this series of meditation training. Please continue to use and practice them, even if it’s for 5 mins every day. Then also consciously carry that awareness with you through your day.
Regard your meditation not as a ritual, exercise or prescription you have to adhere to, but more as a gift to yourself everyday, to uncloak this physical vessel and simply be, as your true essence, energy and beyond.
Look forward to hearing about your insights and experiences this week. If you have any questions, please post in the comments sections or directly to me via email (if personal).
Light and Blessings to you,