Before I go any further, let’s take a minute and look at the definition of resistance as defined by Webster’s Dictionary. Sometimes the meaning of the word offers more resonance that the word itself.
Resistance: The refusal to accept or comply with something.The attempt to prevent something by action or argument.
A little clearer ? Now ask yourself, what inside of me am I refusing to accept? The answer may not come right away but just by asking the question the answer is already there for you and the meditation will be more beneficial in releasing the resistance surrounding the answer to that very question. That may not make sense to you now but let me shed a little light on what it is I mean by that statement by diving a little bit into our dual perspectives and our emotions.
We are beings with the unique perspective of duality. In other words, we have two perspectives. We have our physical perspective and we also have our spiritual perspective or the Source/God within. It does not matter what word you reference it by, there is no right or wrong it’s more about what resonates with you. It’s important to know this because this will provide you with direction and understanding to maximize the experience of your meditation or yoga.
As we go through life in the physical we sort through the contrast of life. In other words, when we see something we don’t like we immediately know what it is that we do like. So, if you don’t have money the contrast causes you to want money and the Source (non-physical part of you) answers that and becomes a “vibrational” match to it. What is the vibrational match? The answer to that comes from you by imagining what emotion you would feel when that money is physically in your hand or bank account. Perhaps it’s joy or maybe it’s empowerment or it just might be security or a sense of accomplishment. What is it that you're feeling that caused you to ask for more money? Perhaps it’s frustration, powerlessness or guilt and worry. This process happens all the time whether you are aware of it or not. The key to all of this is to realize that when life causes you to ask for something you have to get into alignment with the vibration of what you are asking for in order to have it manifest. The money will never show up if you stay in the vibration of the “asking” (powerlessness, depression, frustration). The money shows up when you feel the vibration or emotion of the “manifestation” (Joy, love, security, well being). And if life causes you to ask for something and you don’t go in the direction of what you asked for you will experience negative emotion. It’s the mind’s way of guiding you through your emotions in order for you to get in alignment with what life has caused you to ask for. So where does meditation fit into all of this?
Meditation is a tool in which we can utilize to “Breath Out the Resistance” and get into emotional alignment with the things you desire. I would just like to point out that without the awareness of what it is your doing the meditation experience becomes more rest than a path towards enlightenment, if that happens to be your goal. Ok, so starting today, acknowledge where you are emotionally and set a goal or intention of where it is you want to be. This simple step will provide you with the direction you need in order to get the results you desire from your meditation practice. By simply breathing in deeply, pausing and then releasing the breath slowly you are releasing the resistance that has built up inside of you and hence a better feeling emotion arises and you are then one step closer to the very thing you desire. An easy way to accomplish this is by counting 1,2,3 on your deep breath in and the 4,5,6,7,8 on your slow breath out. All of your attention and focus should be on your breathing. Listen to your breath, count the numbers slowly to yourself or even better, choose a mantra. Either one will work and the purpose of counting or having a mantra is to keep your mind from drifting to other thoughts or chatter. Once you practice this for a few days you will start to notice a shift in the way you feel (raising of vibration always feels good because the frequency is high) and you will start to notice that your mind is quieter which will feel very relaxing. Take a look at the image I pasted below this post. Just because some of us can't see the energy (I happen to be able to) does not mean it's not there. When you focus on the things you desire and match the frequency, your brain emits a powerful transmission much the way it appears in the photo that attracts all of the circumstances, people, events and conditions that match your desire. That is the power of the law of attraction. It's Universal law, it's constant for everything and everybody now and forever. Remember, It’s an emotional journey and much like climbing a ladder, you take it one step at a time. So relax and practice meditation, set your goal and have confidence that you’re headed in the right direction. Remember, life is a journey, not a destination.