As a meditation coach and trainer, I specialize in energy healing and combining meditation with coaching. One of the deep meditation techniques that I am passionate about is called “healing meditation.” I wanted to share a little bit about what that is, why you may want to practice healing meditation, and what it can do for you.
Meditation was very healing for me personally on my own path when I was working in the corporate world in New York City. I found myself becoming very burnt out and depressed. Meditation helped me to find peace and joy again, and to heal a lot of the wounds that were keeping me stuck in places of constant overwork and grasping for things that weren’t really making me happy.
What does healing meditation address?
There are thousands of different types of meditations, techniques, prayer, and contemplation. So what makes healing meditation different? Healing meditation is meant to consciously promote the health of the mind, body, and spirit. The main intention of healing meditation is to cultivate balance.
All meditations serve this purpose to one degree or another, but healing meditation is more intentional. You have the intention to heal some aspect of your life which are out of balance. This includes past traumas, fears, or unconscious beliefs. If it’s pain you are experiencing, you can practice body healing meditation for finding balance in that aspect of your life.
As a disclaimer, if you are looking to uplevel your health in general, always consult a medical professional. But healing meditation can help to create wholeness and health in any part of your life.
Types of Healing Meditation Techniques
There are three main approaches to healing meditation, which include affirmations, visualization, and using or applying “chi,” your natural healing energy. Combining these three approaches will help to create balance within the mind, the body, and the spirit. Let’s take a closer look at each one:
The most popular form of healing meditation is affirmations. Affirmations help to change your mind or the way you think. They also change your consciousness. So if you have always resonated with some subtle belief, such as, “I’m never good enough,” “Things aren’t good enough,” or, “I’m not doing enough,” then you can work with these healing affirmations:
“I am enough.”
“I am abundant.”
“I am whole. I am good. I am overflowing.”
These are examples of types of affirmations you might work with, especially if these are the kinds of beliefs you want to shift within your being. These limiting beliefs affect our cellular energy, or “chi,” which I discuss a little more below. Chi is our life force energy, and activating the flow of chi through our physical body, through our consciousness, can help create an expanded sense of healing.
The second major approach to healing meditation is visualization. In this practice, you’re using the imagination or using your intention to visualize your health, your vitality, and your wholeness. This often makes use of elements in nature, like trees or the ocean. People find that visiting the forest or the ocean, even just in their mind’s eye, can be very healing and rejuvenating.
Visualization means using the faculty of imagination, to the best of our own abilities, and engaging all of our senses: sight, sound, smell, and touch. All of these different types of sensory emotions help to cultivate healing, which provides a strong sense of wholeness, fullness, goodness, balance, and calm within the self.
The third way to use healing meditation that I love to share is using and applying chi, your natural healing energy, during meditation. You might be familiar with Reiki, which is a form of energy healing. We teach energy healing through Sura Flow, which is the universal energy that we all have access to. There is no initiation: we all have access to natural healing energy, and the flow of energy around and through ourselves.
You can simply use your hands for self-healing. Think of Tai Chi or Qigong, where the hands are used in a very soft and fluid motion and start to cultivate the subtle electrical energy that moves through the body. Your body is like an energy superhighway system, with many meridians and channels. When these channels are blocked, you can experience tension and pain. It is possible to open up these blocked areas with the energy that naturally flows through your hands.
Simply place your hands on any tense areas of your body. You may notice that area under your hands become warm and relaxed. This is energy flowing through your meridians. When you activate this “chi” flow, it helps you balance your system and expand your awareness.
Why Should You Practice Healing Meditation?
You can apply healing meditation towards unconscious blocks and fears, or any place where you are experiencing a block in your life, whether it’s relationships, money, work, or even just finding your purpose in life. Healing meditation, which we also use in coaching, is the act of asking powerful questions in a state of meditation. You can invite healing into your practice by utilizing meditation coaching.
You can heal any aspect of your physical or life experience, including a relationship, your work, or where you live. You can even experience physical healing. Meditation has been shown to help with stress relief, reducing inflammation, and promoting calm and inner peace—but what it really does is change your energy. Meditation changes your energy at a very deep level, the level of your consciousness. So when you go into a very relaxed, open, receptive state, you are most apt to find healing.
We all have this healing power within us, and you can access it through the practice of meditation. Click the following link if you’re ready to try a free practice healing meditation. Sit back, relax, and allow your healing meditation to happen. If you’d like to learn more about how to heal through meditation, visit my site for free resources at https://www.suraflow.org.