When you pop onto any app-store and search for a meditation app, you will quickly see that there are more meditation apps, then there are stars in the universe. And I think this is an excellent shift from what we had only ten years ago. The more people meditating, the better. The benefits for meditation is well known, but here is a quick reminder.
Meditation is known to reduce stress and anxiety, improve emotional regulation, develop self-awareness, increase positive feelings and compassion, and enhance creativity, only to mention a few.
What is often missing for me from apps such as Headspace, Calm or Waking up with Sam Harris is the spiritual aspect of meditation. All the apps that I just mentioned are secular approaches to meditation, and I do think that they have their place. Not everyone is spiritual, after all.
That said, there is a spiritual self that we can access via meditation, and that is what I teach in my practice. All of the expected benefits of meditation are, of course, still present, but this practice takes it one step further.
What I teach is visual meditation. When practising with me, I will guide you on a journey woven together by a sequence of sceneries that leads you into a meditative place. Inside the meditative place, you can connect with your spiritual self and spiritual guides. To get a different understanding of who and what you are. And to get messages about why your life is the way that it is. In the beginning, having a teacher is helpful to assist you in making sense of your experience. The type of meditation that I teach can be very transformative. Eventually, you will be able to get there all by yourself.
When working with me, you will also learn about chakras and what the aura is—more on that in a later blog post.
A few of the benefits of visual meditation is to improve your confidence, intuition and calm. That is not to say that secular meditation cannot achieve the same, but in my opinion, this operates at a different level.
Practising visual meditation with me is spiritual self-improvement and self-healing.
You may be one of the people who are interested in taking your meditative practice to the next level. If that is you, do get in touch by emailing me on torarne.njaamo(at)gmail.com and we can start talking.