Accessing Higher Frequencies: Types of Meditation VS Prayer
Many people often use the terms prayer and meditation as synonyms, but this is not the case.
Both modalities help achieve higher consciousness and connect to higher frequencies, but they do so differently; one focuses on faith and reverence for a higher being, and the other on turning inward to connect with the energy of the universe and everything it encompasses.
Prayer is often associated with a faith-based religion. With prayer, one is looking to connect to God, and this connection takes on various modalities and methods depending on which faith-based religion one is observant of. There is no right or wrong here, but rather a methodology outlined in scriptures for an individual to connect to a higher power and show that higher power reverence.
Generally, when one prays, they ask for a specific aspect of life to be fulfilled or for certain healing to take place in the physical realm they live in. They are turning their attention to a higher power and asking that it provides guidance and signs that may illuminate the most righteous path for themselves, their loved ones, and human beings across the Earth.
One might say it is almost a tribal experience as there exists a set of precepts to be followed based on the book of faith the tribe is adhering to.
Meditation, on the other hand, is more attuned to spirituality; we do not mean religion is not spiritual, but rather, there are key differences. One need not be religious to be spiritual.
Meditation is the silencing of the mind and its connection to the 5 senses to be more in tune with one’s soul and a higher state of consciousness. Instead of asking a higher being for something to be delivered upon the individual, the individual is connecting to the universe and pure consciousness.
Through meditation, we can silence our minds and understand that all things are energy and that all things are interconnected.
What Does Meditation Do?
Mediation breaks down the illusion or delusion of what is created by our five senses, reminding us that through a clear mind, we can live a harmonious life filled with love and positivity. It is a way to silence the noise of everyday life and break through into our higher being. But we are not asking for anything in return, as we do in prayer. Instead, we are looking to empty the space the noise of the modern world occupies in our minds. The noise leads to depression, fear, and anxiety.
Through meditation we look to disconnect and stop answering the 5 telephones - our 5 senses constantly ringing us with information - some useful, some useless, some helpful, and some harmful. When we meditate, we allow our being to be in perfect flow with the universe.
By silencing our minds through mediation, the universe begins to provide answers to the questions we may have in our daily lives. Meditation also is a great way to release stress and anxiety because it is a break from the noise of everyday life.
Different Forms of Meditation
There are various forms of mediation and, within those forms, various teachings. We will stick to a description of the forms here and, in later posts, highlight some teachings/techniques.
- Guided meditation is when there is a voice guiding the meditator into a relaxed state of consciousness, usually through a storyline or description cues that clear the meditator's mind.
- Sound meditation has become popular these days and is a form of meditation where various instruments are used, such as sound bowls and drums, to guide the meditator into the Higher Frequencies that clear the mind of clutter and noise.
- Mantra meditation is when we use a set of words or phrases repetitively that vibrates at a higher frequency and allows the meditator to block out all other noises of life. This can be done silently or aloud.
- Silent mediation is when the meditator closes their eyes and focuses on nothing but the sound of the universe, otherwise known as, AUM. The sound AUM is of the highest frequency. There are techniques to this we will get into in later discussions. Mantras are often repeatedly silently in the mind during this.
- Breathwork meditation is accomplished through various breath practices. These breathing practices look to regulate the flow of energy in the body and align with higher frequencies. This brings us more in connection with the soul than the physical conditions.
- Yoga, which means to yoke is the union of the mind, body, and spirit, too, is a form of mediation that overlaps with some of the above forms. Most people today associate yoga with the physical aspect of yoga, which is a scientific process or meditation of aligning one’s energy.
There is no right answer to meditation; all, or some, may be useful to you. But one thing is for certain - the goal - is to reach a closer place to bliss and enlightenment. One of these components is to practice desirelessness.
Meditation allows us to remove desires which are the root and cause of all pain and suffering. A wise person once said, Let your desires hang loosely on your soul, the more we can do this the less we suffer. As there is no pain or suffering when we remove desire.
Desire nothing and know you have everything. MEDITATE ON THAT.