“The soul loves to meditate, for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy. If, then, you experience mental resistance during meditation, remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego; it doesn’t belong to the soul.” – Paramhansa Yogananda
Dark Prana Meets Meditation
By Rev. Janice Chrysler
Regardless of how long you have meditated or if you are a beginner, there will be times when you just cannot seem to reach the place your soul wants to go. You may even begin to wonder if this meditation practice is all that worthwhile, whether you will ever “master the art” of going into the void and even why you want to in the first place? These thoughts, excuses and expectations along with judgment are all coming from our ego and not our Higher Self or our soul.
Our Higher Self knows it can communicate on a spiritual level and longs for that daily connection for growth, rejuvenation and reminder of its purpose here on earth. It relies on this fuelling from Source just as a light requires electricity to shine; all the parts needed to operate are there but until the cord is plugged into the outlet, the current cannot flow and the light cannot shine. We are like that light. If we do not plug into Source through meditation, the current which is Prana or life force is not able to work through us. Instead we work from ego or what is known as the Dark Prana. [Read more…]