Calming, peaceful, relaxing, and sublime--these words describe the experiences of most with meditation.
But over my decade of practice I've found numerous other experiences lurking within those depths. For whilst attaining lasting peace of mind is the
primary goal of those seeking enlightenment through meditative practice, countless profound encounters can be witnessed when the breath deepens and
the mind shuts off.
It all began in the gym when working up towards a personal record at deadlift. I felt good, I felt warmed up, I felt relaxed but strong--then
something went wrong.
On a near-max attempt something gave in my back, and immediately I dropped the bar to the ground. Staggered, hobbled, wounded, and pained--away from
the bar I limped whilst clutching my spine.
Something had gone terribly awry--and while that brought my workout to an end, those consequences only deepened as the night went on. Trying to sleep
proved impossible because my back ached so terribly. In no position could I find rest or comfort until finally I passed out from sheer exhaustion.
Upon waking each morning I've a ritual. I'll get up, usually read a little, then lay back down to meditate for an hour or so.
But with my back swollen and my spine in pain, I could hardly lay flat without suffering serious agony.
So into meditation I went with another objective in mind. Suffering through that torment I continued monitoring my breathing until I reached a deep
state of relaxation, then piously I prayed: "Help me heal my back."
What happened next I can hardly believe. Immediately it was like I'd zoomed in on the base of my spine, and there I could see a color-coded grid like
an enormous tic-tac-toe board. Each square was marked green, yellow, or red--and instinctively I realized I needed put energy and intention into the
red (pained) sections so energy could again flow normally up my spine.
It took ten, twenty, thirty minutes or more, but at last with concerted effort I turned that grid green. And instantly I felt a wash of kundalini
energy rising up my spine.
Then immediately I started feeling better.
That night I slept entirely without pain.
The next morn I awoke feeling fine.
That experience I'll always recall.
Within the depths of meditation lurks profound calm--but sometimes, when you most need it, miracles can also occur.
Within the depths of meditation, try praying for what you truly desire--then see how your efforts pay off.
Even if you don't get what you requested, you'll still walk away from the experience feeling fresh, clearheaded, and enlivened.
And that's worth a fortune in itself.
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