Hi there! My name is Martita and I began my meditation journey using spiritual meditation. Meditation had always appealed to me in some way or another, but I was never pulled to actually practice until I was taught the spiritual side of it all. (The spiritual side of meditation is where it’s at!) Meditation has so many benefits, but for me, the biggest benefits come from discovering the spiritual side of yourself. Life changes exponentially when one starts to delve into the spiritual side of who they are. I’ll go deeper into the differences of both below. If there’s anything missing or if you have any questions, please leave a comment or reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Spiritual Meditation vs Regular Meditation
After teaching both types of meditation (and practicing) for the last 12 years, I’ve learned that they really aren’t that different. You sit, you concentrate on something, and you move on. That’s meditation, both spiritual and regular. The differences lie in your perception of what’s happening.
Let me explain.
Regular meditation is about acceptance. Accepting your thoughts, your feelings–your moment. You take the time out of your life to sit and pull away from the world in order to learn how to be OK with the feelings of chaos, and to break the incessant cycle of thoughts rolling around in your head. It is especially useful for those suffering from anxiety, depression and stress.
Spiritual meditation is about discovering your Sacred Self. It is learning about who you are. When you sit to focus on releasing the same things you are releasing with regular meditation, but with the intention of discovering your sacredness, you begin to discover a world full of wonder, magic and miracles. You begin to transform.
Spiritual Meditation Connects You To God
God is everywhere–including within you. When you begin to practice spiritual meditation, you begin to discover that you are a spiritual being living here within a human body. You begin to discover that you are a piece of all that God is and you discover that experientially.
What is God? Love, appreciation, peace and everything else that is good in the world. Practicing this type of meditation nurtures those attributes–it nurtures your spirit. It nurtures you.
Regular meditation may eventually lead the practitioner to these same attributes, but if one doesn’t know they are love, they are peace, they are all that is good–they will not push to allow that. They may get to a more peaceful place, but that’s where it ends. There won’t be a push to be better. To be greater. To transform.
Spiritual meditation connects you to the divine. The more you connect to the divine, the more you allow yourself to be that. Can you imagine a life where peace is consistent? Love? Gratitude? These are the results of spiritual meditation.
Spiritual Meditation Empowers You
I’m going to be real here–both regular meditation and spiritual meditation are empowering. The benefits to practicing acceptance and letting go are great for the practitioner. No longer do you need to connect to pain (anxiety, depression, stress). You recognize that you have a choice. Once consistent practice is established you discover your ability to focus instead on calm, and steady peace. This is life changing within its self.
The advanced benefits of spiritual meditation within empowerment are that you recognize your ability to create change in your life. You begin to notice that you are in charge of your world. You are in charge of how you view it, and how you want to it be.
The life you want is created as you step into your divinity.
One of the most important things that I work on building a foundation for within my (five) children’s lives is the idea that they are powerful. They create their lives as they want it to be. If they believe something won’t work out, it won’t. If they believe it will, it will.
As you begin to practice spiritual meditation you begin to own your life. You stop blaming others for your failures, and begin instead to turn to yourself. You learn that it is up to you to create change, irrelevant of how the world around you wants it to be. You own your life, and in this shift of perception your life begins to change into the vision of what you want it to be.
Spiritual Meditation Opens Up Your World To The Spiritual
When I began meditating back around 2004–I used a simple relaxation meditation to connect to spirit. After feeling and sensing who I was (my spirit) I moved on to different meditations. Meditations that anchored me in the now, and allowed me to tap into the heavens–including all the support available to me.
When one begins spiritual meditation, they allow space for guidance–divine guidance. This divine guidance comes from several sources:
- Angel Guides
- Spirit Guides
- Divine Vision (and more)
Tapping into the spiritual side of you is all about being open to it. Allowing it. This is done through spiritual meditation and often not welcomed with regular meditation.
Regular meditation can open the space just as spiritual meditation can, but practitioners of regular meditation are often seeking something different. They may not be open to this type of guidance. It really is up to the practitioner to choose the purpose of relaxing, as perception makes all the difference.
Your goals of your practice are important. Are you relaxing to allow peace into your life, or are you relaxing for peace and spiritual fulfillment? If you seek something greater than what you can physically see, then spiritual meditation will be of great benefit to you.
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