A majority of us are constantly trying to work towards becoming enlightened and working on bringing our energetic vibration to the higher realms/states of being. But we must remember that we are still Earthy creatures and that connecting with the Earth is just as important as connecting with the Heavens. For if we are deeply rooted in the Earth, only then can we then grow as tall as we would like to the Heavens without fear of the wind.
There are many tools we can use to help us reach an enlightened state of mind that doesn’t entail sitting by a tree for eight years. Our energetic and physical bodies are connected, when we manipulate one the other will respond. Using hand positions or mudras is a great way to subtly shift our inner vibrations. Check out our Body Awareness post for a meditation that can be used with these mudras.
As mentioned in a previous post, we are more than just our physical selves, we are energetic beings constantly shifting at multiple levels. When you sit with yourself long enough and endure the urge to move, you begin to feel a pulsating vibration within you. This is your inner energetic body, or some could say your soul.
The idea of meditation is simple so it seems like an easy thing to do but because it is so “easy” it’s hard. Because of this simplicity of it, it makes it difficult to find time to incorporate it into our everyday busy lives, or so we think. In this world we can have constant stimulation, so we find it difficult to sit still with ourselves and our thoughts. But when we explore this stillness, is when we really find out about our true self. Through meditation we become aware of our thought patterns and habitual patterns of our ego.
Meditation itself is a fairly simple concept, an act of “being” you could say. Though meditation can be seen as the path to enlightenment, that is an incomplete portrayal of its true essence. Mediation is the practice of coming back to the present moment over and over. As this habit grows, it will allow us to reach a higher state of awareness. When we can live in the present moment in every thing that we do, that is when we become a truly “enlightened” being.