Updated: Jul 10
People in the ‘know’ say that you have to meditate for at least 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the evening to have a daily Spiritual Practice. You need one so you can reconnect to yourself, and disconnect from the world outside, so you can be in balance with life. Meditating for an hour, they say, is even better. But we lead busy lives so this very rarely happens. Worse still, knowing that you didn’t do what you wanted to do that day makes you feel bad. As the days go by, not being able to do your meditation practice is another reason for you to berate yourself.
But here’s the thing – meditation is clearing the mind, but it is not necessarily clearing your energy. And meditation does not always work for everyone.
When clients describe their meditation practice to me in detail I have found that they’re not really meditating, they’re siting there trying not to think, and then fighting themselves for their allocated time about not being able to be still and silent. Most people have trouble sitting still because they don’t want to feel what they are feeling. It’s not a spiritual practice at all, because if you stay in your head you’re not really present to your heart. And it’s in your heart where the magic happens.
The real issue is that people don’t want to feel what they are feeling so they stay in their heads, and they don’t connect to their heart, or to their soul. But sometimes we are feeling too many things – and a lot of the things we are feeling are not ours. We can feel other people’s sadness and pain, just because we are alive. Empaths feel more than their fair share of emotional pain, until they don't recognise themselves anymore. Over time it builds up inside of us, getting heavier and heavier, until it becomes so uncomfortable. No wonder people don’t want to feel it! It’s overwhelming.
When you carry large amounts of emotional pain, it changes the overall vibration of your body so that you become a magnet for more emotional pain. That is the Law of Attraction in action.
By using deep, energy healing techniques you can step away from the collective pain, transmute what is not your pain, so that instead of everyone’s pain, you only feel what is yours – and that’s a lot more manageable. I know it sounds strange, but once you are familiar with techniques where you can release other people’s pain from your own energy field, you are better able to accept what is yours, release what is not yours, and be with yourself in your wholeness.
We are only designed to heal ourselves. It’s very empowering when we can see what is ours. Like living in a house with very messy roommates. When they move out, then you can start to clean up, and it stays clean.
A spiritual practice, for me, is a space where I clean up my energy field. I do this actively, not in a meditative state, and I don't do it at a set time of day, either. I don’t believe you need to make a song and dance out of your Spiritual Practice. The easier it is to do, the more likely it is that you will do it.
Let go of your incense and candles, don’t worry about creating an uninterrupted peaceful space, because you don’t actually need any of those things. Thinking that you need them actually stops you from reconnecting to your heart and to the source of who you are. Because the silence will never be, truly silent. And you can connect to your centre, anytime, anywhere, no matter what is going on around you, if you know how to do it.