Our minds and bodies are interconnected, and the condition of one affects the condition of the
other. This is why meditation is such a powerful tool for healing the body, as powerful as physical
therapies. When our minds are cluttered with thoughts, information, and plans, our bodies respond by trying
to take action. When the body has a clear directive from the mind, it knows what to do, but a cluttered,
unfocused mind creates a confused, tense body. Our muscles tighten up, our breath shortens, and we find
ourselves feeling constricted without necessarily knowing why.
When we sit down to meditate, we let our bodies know that it is okay to be still and rest. This is a clear
directive from the mind, and the body knows exactly how to respond. Thus, at the very beginning, we have created a
sense of clarity for the body and the mind. As we move deeper into meditation, the state of our mind reveals
itself, and we have the opportunity to consciously decide to settle it. A meditation teacher pointed out that if
you put a cow in a small pen, she acts up and pushes against the boundaries, whereas if you provide her with a
large, open space, she will peacefully graze in one spot. In the same way, our thoughts settle down peacefully if
we provide them with enough space, and our bodies follow suit.
When we settle down to examine and experience our consciousness, we discover that there are no hard, definable
edges. It is a vast, open space in which our thoughts can come and go without making waves, as long as we let them
by neither attaching to them nor repressing them. As we see our thoughts come and go, we begin to breathe deeper
and more easily, finding that our body is more open to the breath as it relaxes along with the mind. In this way,
the space we recognize through meditation creates space in our bodies, allowing for a feeling of lightness and
rightness with the world.
Meditation is a beautiful experience.
Participants at my workshop, who have never experienced the calm of meditation before, are all questions. You
can feel the anxiety levels in them, and the nervous energy that their aura exudes is so obvious. All I do is
smile at them to calm their anxiety-filled energies.
Meditation with incorporated Reiki symbols can be an amazing experience for regular meditation
practitioners. Symbols, while enhancing the quality of energies, add their own interpretation. If you
understand what each symbol means, an enhanced effect can be had from their use.
Place a particular symbol on your agya chakra (third-eye chakra) and sit on a straight back
chair without leaning on it. The idea is to keep your spine erect without any support. You may even sit on a
mat on the floor in lotus pose. If you find lotus pose not that easy to do, sit in a simple cross-legged
Gently close your eyes and start breathing deeply through the nostrils. Take care not to force
your breath. The gentler and deeper the breath, the better it is. When your breath settles into a fine
rhythm, gently take your awareness to the agya chakra. Be gently aware of the symbol on the agya chakra as
you continue to breathe gently and deeply.
When you feel like, gently open your eyes. (Do not force yourself to continue). Stay in the
position for a while enjoying the vibrations.
No two experiences might ever be the same. So, do not try to compare the experiences or rank
them as superior or inferior. Just enjoy what you receive.