We as humans have this tendency to protect the heart because that is the most vulnerable part of us, the most tender. Because of this tenderness, we often feel the need to build a wall around it in order to protect it. We can go so far as to protect it from even ourselves. The more we feel the need to shield ourselves from pain and suffering, the more roadblocks we set that impedes us on our path to our higher selves.
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.
Most people have a basic understanding that everything in this world is vibration. We are more than just our physical body, we are energetic beings constantly changing at various levels. A chakra is a vortex of spinning energy located within and around the body. There are seven main ones in the physical body and several others within your etheric field connecting you both to Earth and Universe energies.
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.
The more we explore the upper realms of our psyche, the more we need to establish a connection to earth so we do not become lost within the inner workings of our mind. Grounding is bringing ourselves back to earth, bringing us back to feeling at home in the density of this physical reality. It is easy to be lost in thought and lose our connection with our surroundings. The more we ground, the better we will be able to maintain in the present moment.
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.