The pandemic for most of us been the toughest time of our life. For me, it has been a period of helplessness, confusion and a lot of other unhappy emotions. In times like these, when we can’t do anything, one usually turns towards prayer. Prayer for me translated into meditation. Why? Meditation is the single most effective way of connecting with the Divine. Prayer is also a form of meditation after all.
It is when one meditates that one disconnects from the external, and learns to focus inwards… this very focus gives more life to our affirmations and manifestations. Meditation gave me an opportunity to switch off from the present and directly delve into the conscious energy world. I could then re-emerge with hope, strength, and even gratitude.
What exactly did meditation help with? “If you don’t receive, you will get depleted. You cannot just exhale without inhaling”, Master Choa Kok Sui, founder of Modern Pranic Healing had once said. In this time of the pandemic, a prominent solution to constantly feeling depleted and stressed, was meditation.
Meditation helps open up the upper chakras, (which are the spiritual centres), along with grounding and strengthening the lower chakras (which are the physical energy centres). This pandemic has emotionally wreaked havoc on the best of us and hence the upper chakras that feel depleted in-turn affect the health of the lower chakras; this essentially means that this time our weakening emotional health adversely affected our physical health.
So, while in this pandemic we are all trying to take care of our physical health, our mental health could also be nourished through meditation. It is through meditation that we connect and speak to our soul. When we wish a better world, a positive disease-free one, we need to start with wishing a better self; this is exactly what meditation gave me an opportunity to do. With healing and affirming guided meditations, I tried to strengthen the self and balance my chakras. This ‘improved self’ is the most pleasant by-product of any meditation.
I am grateful that while being in a spiritual country like India, we were all brought up with the eternal truth that the healing impact of meditation will always outlast the effects this dreadful pandemic.