At the moment, I’m exploring the concept of polarity and unity in my intuitive meditation practice. I thought I’d share a bit about that and invite you to reflect with me on these concepts.
In my meditation journeys, I’m specifically tuning into the polarity between the masculine and feminine principles, or what the ancient Chinese referred to as yin (feminine) and yang (masculine). Not to be confused with the male/female dichotomy as seen in sex or biological differences in the animal kingdom (including humans), although there is some overlap. But we’ll go into that more soon.
What do I mean by “polarity?” Polarity is a term used when we discuss the basic divisions of reality. Basic categories or qualities of existence. Opposites that exchange in a complementary and nourishing way. A rhythmic back and forth of primordial essences that make up reality and create the dance of consciousness.
+ How to strengthen your connection to nature spirits
It’s safe to say that most of us as children were raised at least in part with a tradition of the fairy tale. Stories by C. S. Lewis, Tolkein or Grimm likely lined our nursery bookshelves and filled our youthful daydreaming with magical, mysterious beings from the nature kingdom.
Like any good card-carrying mystic, the topic of ghosts and spirits is one of my favorites.
Who doesn’t like a good ghost story? They’re nearly always interesting. They’re also a great entry-point into broader spiritual considerations.
You might’ve noticed that experiences with spirits can seem almost like a “gateway drug” to a more spiritually-oriented life. For a lot of us, before we believed in the “other side,” we had some brush with the paranormal. Often, these experiences with ghosts or spirits in the house or other unexplained sightings may have been a seed for our later spiritual development. Our first clues as to the realm of the soul.
You can only discuss meditation and connecting with spirit guides so long without mentioning “cosmic guides.” That’s because many of us who’ve developed a consistent practice of sacred meditation have connected with spirit guides who appear as star guides or as inner guides who seem like they are from other parts of the cosmos.
The topic of star guides is admittedly a stretch for a lot of people. I remember when I was first discovering meditation in 2013, intellectually accepting the concept of God (that there was a benevolent higher intelligence responsible for all of creation) was already a leap. But after developing a strong meditation practice, a lot of us find that inner guides come forward and they’re not always from this planet, time or even this star system.
Some of you may already know that healing is one of the primary “gifts of the spirit.” That’s what they’re called within Christianity. In the eastern traditions, spiritual gifts that come with prolonged meditation are called siddhis.
I have to agree with the ancients on this one! Divine healing is one hell of a miracle. It’s a bit of a mystery to try to explain but I’ll take a swing at it..
From my perspective, all of life (including illness) is organized in such a way that we will be asked to enter into higher and higher expressions of Truth and Divine Love.
After a few weeks of sitting in meditation with just the simple goal of feeling peace all throughout your system and a sense of divine love, you may feel inspired to open and receive communication from your helpers in the spirit realm.
A lot of the meditation community call these helpers “spirit guides.” I’ll use that term for the sake of conversation. Just know that ultimately they are one with you on a soul level, and they have the task of assisting you from the immaterial, inner realms. In older paradigms, mystics would refer to guides as their “angels.” Also know that you have a primary guide, or a helper who is with you your whole life, and then you have a team of helpers that come in for specific times in your life.
Okay, that’s at least a starting point. I’ll be sure to share more about spirit guides in the future (because there are a lot of different types), but for now let’s continue on about what you can expect when connecting with your guides.
For anyone interested, I speak in detail about the meditation routine I employee in my “How I Meditate” video. Check it out.
Active meditation in a spiritual context is a working meditation. It’s any sitting wherein you have a question for your higher soul, inner guides or for God/Source. The point is to receive communication.
In short, what one of these sessions entails is getting your mind still and quiet, softening or letting go and expanding your subtle senses wide enough to receive input or impressions. You need to be relaxed and surrendered to your higher power in this state for communication to flow to you unobstructed. This is the ultimate trust fall.
When I started meditating in 2013, the way forward wasn’t super clear.
I just knew I was onto something.
Now, 7 years into my practice, I’m so glad I went down this road. Meditation has been the single most important and rewarding aspect of my life since I began exploring it. Every year that I practice, the benefits to my general wellbeing and my sense of spiritual development seem only to increase. My experience on a daily basis is one of deep peace, grounded happiness and an organic mysticism.
When I started my practice back in 2013, I vacillated between different forms of meditation. Because, honestly, I had no idea where to start. I had a friend who gave me some general pointers, but mostly I was on my own. So, I basically tried a little bit of everything.