What is Meditation? | Print |
Meditation is the key to understanding ourselves and the ability we have within ourselves. It is the key that you can use to unwind the interlocking nature of the physical and non-physical selves.
The object of meditation is to relax the mind in order to shift consciousness from the left hemisphere of the brain (rational mind) to the right hemisphere of the brain (the creative mind).
It can help you to gain “greater control of the autonomic nervous system....Meditation in general causes unique changes to the body both acutely and over time...meditation causes many changes to occur at both the physical and higher vibrational levels of human multi-dimensional anatomy.” (Chopra)
This means that through practice it can form a bridge of communication between the conscious and sub- conscious minds. While doing this it also provides a focal point to access information from the present and the potential future scenarios.
Generally we use two mains forms of meditation a) Active and b) Passive.
Active meditations (Guided Visualizations) are the ones whereby the facilitator will guide you onto and through a journey which will allow you to see, and be, whatever is there for you to see, and to be. The passive meditation is using the repetition of sound or a single thought or vision through vocal and non-vocal mantas.
Guided visualization meditations are very popular in the west while in the east the preferred meditation technique is passive. Both are extremely beneficial and achieve similar outcomes.
So by quietening and stilling the mind you allow yourself to visualize exactly what you want to create. Thereby creating the future.