Meditation For Beginners
For complete beginners, Meditation could be very confusing, boring and discouraging chore to do. To the western cultures, sitting quietly without a word for a long period of time is not something you learned from school or from your parents, unless your parents are Buddhist. More and more westerners are introduced to the great benefits of Meditation, but find it too difficult to do. Although there are a lot of scientific evidence of the benefit of Meditation published and made available now, most people know Meditation from movie or books picturing an Indian Yogi with long beard meditating naked under a big tree, spending most of his life time.
Meditation is very difficult if done without a guidance from good and competent instructor. You could always buy the latest version of Introduction for Meditation book, but at the end of the day, you will become the dummy yourself. Learning how to sit in a very uncomfortable half-lotus or full lotus position itself will take about 3 weeks to get used to it. Lots of people just quit before they even start to learn Meditation. Is sitting position important at all? Do we need to sit like those Shaolin Master or Himalayan Yogis to get the full benefit of Meditation? The answer is Yes, but the most important thing is to sit in a very comfortable position, where you can sit with your spine straight. This will ensure the energy flows freely from your Kundalini up to your Crown Chakra. For those who are not sensitive enough and would like to "feel" the flow of energy, it is advisable not to lean on the chair.
Beginners are advised to choose Meditation technique which is based on Energy, such as Reiki or other healing technique. Why? Using energy based technique will make it easier for beginners to follow and "feel" the process. This way, Meditation will not become boring and will keep the beginners from falling asleep during meditation.
For those who learn Meditation without any energy initiation process, it is almost impossible to access Divine Energy, simply because none of your Chakras are activated. It's almost like trying to make a call from your cellular phone from Amazon jungle, you simply could not get the access. Once you are attuned to the frequency of Divine Energy, you could access the energy just by will. What happen during the initiation is your 7 major Chakras and Divine Chakras are activated to enable you to access the Divine Energy.
Meditating will never be the same again. You simply sit in a comfortable position, close your eyes, and Divine Energy will pour in through your Crown Chakra. This process will give you a wake up call and the sensation is very overwhelming. Most beginners, no matter how insensitive they are, will feel the bliss, the flow of Energy so overwhelming, from their Crown Chakra, filling up their heads. This energy then clean the Crown Chakras as well as the Third Eye Chakra in the middle of their eyes. After that, the energy will go down to the Throat Chakra, balancing and cleaning it. Well balanced, active and clean Throat Chakra will help you to communicate better. The energy then will go down to activate, clean and balance Heart Chakra. Heart Chakra is where compassion and unconditional love resides. The more active, cleaned and balanced the Heart Chakra, the more compassionate the person is.
From Heart Chakra, the Divine Energy will go down through Sushumna and activate Solar Plexus, Sex Chakra and Root Chakra. These last three Chakras are closely related to your worldly success. The more active, clean and well balanced these three Chakras, the more success you are in materialistic world. After all, meditation is not all about spiritual.
These are the "other" benefits of doing meditation with Divine Energy. You will get all the benefits of traditional Meditation practice with a lot more bonuses, cleaning and activating your Chakras, your Energy Centers. Those days of meditation with boring traditional exercise are long gone.