Our physical body is an interrelated collection of atoms and molecules which are energy. It is also the outward manifestation of the inner Spirit.
There are many belief systems associated with this concept, most of them coming from eastern mysticism and adapted for the western mind. See also how Dr. Oz explains how to reduce stress and anxiety if you would take just a few minutes each day and concentrate on your breathing.
Within these systems, there are complex hierarchies which a serious student can peruse at leisure. Each of those rainbow colors is centered in an energy vortex called a *Chakra.* The *Aura* also belongs here, for it is part of the energy system of the body.
The Aura is the most visible outer part of the inner being. It can be seen by sensitives and felt by many. Think in terms of *vibes.* It is nothing more than sensing a person’s aura.
To meditate means to relax the body, still the mind, and connect with the inner Spirit. Meditation is the gateway to the Universe. All of the answers sought lie within, and are easiest accessed by meditation.
There are several reasons people meditate. The relaxation process is beneficial for your physical body. Anger, tension, and stress are melted away as the body relaxes, and deep breathing is used. Many have been known to regulate their blood pressure.
There are laboratories with biofeedback machines that measure muscle tension, brain wave activity, and blood pressure. As deeper relaxation occurs, brain waves slow and we go into an alpha state. This state registers from seven to 12 Hz on the EEG machine, and is analogous to the natural state when daydreaming, or drifting into sleep.
Brain Waves Classified Into Four Categories
Meditation is used by several non—religious adherents for stress reduction. It is known to reduce the levels of cortisone, a hormone that’s released in stressful moments. This practice enhances recuperation and improves the resistance of the human body to disease.
Mystics from time immemorial have recommended meditation. From the simple injunction of Jesus when he said, “The kingdom of heaven is within you,” to the more structured teaching of the yogis and masters of the east.
Meditation can be thought of as a discipline in which the mind focuses on a single point of reference. The point of reference is always your choice. Christians might focus on divine grace, or contemplate the divine nature of Jesus or Mary.
Eastern mystics may focus on Buddha or any of the eastern deities. Pagans may focus on a god or goddess. Metaphysicians and mystics could simply focus on the “light” within. In any case, it is simply a method or way to attain a conscious union with a deeper, inner reality. This may be accomplished through visualization, repetition of prayers, hands-on healing, chanting mantras, which are sacred sounds going back to prehistory, or other means.
Throughout the 1960s and 70s, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi played an important role in popularizing the mantra system named “Transcendental Meditation (TM).” This system still flourishes and has many adherents.
The form of meditation is not important, but spending at least 30 minutes a day alone in contemplation is essential for the well being of the human body and the growth of the Soul. See also: “Spiritual Science”
The meditations are many and various and are adapted to the eclectic path. Look them over and decide which is most suitable for you.