Energy meditation is just one form of spiritual meditation that you can use. This form of meditation focuses on how everything is made up of energy. Whether you are meditating by yourself or are engaging in guided meditation lead by an instructor, this form of meditation is liberating to the mind and soul. The benefits of energy meditation go beyond what we can do for ourselves emotionally and physically in everyday life. By using this form of meditation we will develop self-awareness, a higher level of understanding about people and objects around us, and a better appreciation for life in general. Moreover, there are physical rewards that are just as beneficial. Your stress level will lower. Your blood pressure will drop. Your heart rate will decrease. You will feel liberated and free! A Quick Session Before engaging in an energy meditation, we need to allow ourselves to feel compassion for everyone and everything around us. This includes both living beings and non-living objects. Say things like “may everyone be happy” or “may all of God’s creatures find happiness on earth.” Be thankful to God for everything you have. Provoking positive thoughts will put your mind at ease and help the meditation process flow smoothly. Once you have your mind at rest, focus your attention on everything around you. Think of everything as energy. People, objects, animals, and all physical structures on earth should be thought of as forms of energy. Picture all of these things turning into energy and creating an energy field around you. Start from the outside in. Once your outer energy field has been established you can focus on your body. Picture your body as energy (your skin, your organs, everything). Once you have achieved perfect balance between self and environment, stay in your meditative state for about twenty or thirty minutes. Before stopping energy meditation, let your mind transform yourself and your environment back into physical form.