“There is no need to go to India or anywhere else to find peace. You will find that deep place of silence right in your room…”

–Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Many people think that the purpose of meditation is to tune out, to get away from it all. While that’s partially true, the real purpose of meditation is actually to tune in. There are gaps between your thoughts, and meditation is a way to get into those gaps, and while you’re there, to connect to the universal energy field—the field of All That Is, source, or God.

The best method of meditation that takes you into the universal field involves internally repeating a mantra. A mantra is an ancient seed sound—a syllable or portion of scripture—that was discovered by very advanced, very wise seers some 5-10,000 years ago and preserved in the ancient Vedic texts. Those wise elders, men and women, were able to determine what sounds would transport us through the portal and into the unified field of all information.

These special sounds, or mantras, are chosen and given to a meditator by their teacher, who uses quite a bit of discernment, training and ritual to choose the right sound for that student in that moment in time. The seed sound is sacred and should be kept private and treated with reverence. Once whispered to a student by a teacher, it should not be spoken aloud by the student, only heard internally. It is not to be told to or taught to others. If I teach you to meditate (which I do online), I send you your personal mantra ahead of time.

When to meditate:

The best times to meditate are 1) when you first wake up in the morning—before coffee or exercise, before breakfast or a shower, before you check your email, before you even leave the bedroom; 2) then again in the evening, right after work and before dinner. If you try to meditate when you’ve just eaten a large meal, or when you’re very sleepy or hungry, it won’t work as well. And meditating after dinner or much after 6:00pm can make it hard to go to sleep afterwards.

What to expect from meditation/what might occur:

Meditation raises your consciousness, and in the process it rights anything that is wrong. This includes issues from your life, including long ago, that you’re working through. With meditation, you’re getting rid of the energy from traumas or the energy of others that is in your system and causing you trouble.

As a result, during meditation, some people will see faces or other images representing traumas or issues they are working through, some will hear sounds, some will feel vibrations or other sensations through their body. This is completely normal and nothing to be concerned about. Just don’t focus on it and simply return to the mantra.

Meditation is not just for the things that are wrong, for processing negative things in your psyche; it is also for everything that’s already right, because it elevates us to perfection. Meditation will make the things that are right for you even better. It turns health around and is life-saving—and it gives you joy.

It also helps develop your connection to other planes and spiritual beings. If you naturally have some perceptive abilities, you will find that the information you receive will become more valid once you begin meditating properly. It’s usually right after you meditate, not during, that you’ll get your best perceptions.

You can also expect to have some pretty wonderful and amazing spiritual experiences when you meditate this way. In fact, an effective meditation practice is the one prerequisite to having what’s known as an initiation—a spiritual step up in consciousness.

The most important reason to meditate

The most important outcome of your meditating for 20 minutes twice a day is that you are helping every other sentient being on the planet. If you want to do your part to save the world—when you hear the news and you see devastating images on your TV or computer screen, or you worry about whatever’s really bothering you—go meditate.

By doing so, you are actually sending out a ripple of your higher consciousness into the unified field that can change the world. Be the change you want to see!

Learn to Meditate with Deborah!

Deborah King