BREATHING YOUR WAY TO THE LIGHT
In a world that glorifies 'busy', taking a moment to breathe deeply has become a luxury. Furthermore, our very full lives, littered with gizmos and gadgets, have also further disconnected us from the importance of inner spiritual retreat.
Stop right now and take a deep breath... draw holy oxygen in willingly and joyfully. Breathe the air into your belly. Let your belly totally pop out without shame. Pause. Exhale slowly through your mouth to the count of five. Repeat this three times.
Well done.... You’ve just extended your life and calmed your nervous system!
Breathing truly is a MIRACLE that we undervalue. We do not often think about it. It's so involuntary and familiar that we forget its significance and our total and utter dependence on it.
It's sad that we need to be reminded of the sacredness of our every breath. It's also sad that we need to continuously be validated in the benefits of breathing by 'scientists'. Although thousands of studies have confirmed that breathing practices can help reduce symptoms associated with anxiety, insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression etc, we still do not GET the importance of controlled breathing.
But let's go deeper! Ancient sages, saints, mystics and yogis have been promoting the benefit of breathing for centuries. Interestingly, Buddhism, Christianity and Hinduism amongst many other spiritual traditions, advocate breath-related prayer and meditation as a way to connect to the divine and achieve enlightenment.
In other words, breathing is a valid pathway to activating the holy light within. So why are we attending 300 seminars and reading 5000 books to learn how to achieve nirvana when all we need to do is be still and consciously breath!? What I am about to reveal to you is that this ancient truth is not just about breathing physically. It's power is rooted in the power of breathing SPIRITUALLY.
As we have been gifted the capacity to breathe to sustain our physical survival, our breath is also a gift given to us to sustain our spiritual survival. Spiritual breathing is a heart-based breathing practice that involves using circular breathing to exhale the impure and inhale the pure... exhale the shadows and inhale the light - hence the term enLIGHTENment.
Breathing is literally the way to unlock the power of your cellular consciousness and spiritually evolve.
This sacred intentional breathing practice is something I adopted many years ago as a way of experiencing the Divine's unconditional stream of power, love, and energy in my life. Nothing has been more powerful than conscious spiritual breathing.
Spiritual Breathing is a practice of concentrating on the heart. When practiced regularly, it allows you to bypass the antagonism of the ego so you can access the stillness and resilience of your infinite soul. It essentially allows you to anchor your focus in the heart and escape the emotional roller coaster of your 5 senses and your everyday life.
Although it requires some discipline and practice, spiritual breathing is easy and incredibly enjoyable. You simply sit in stillness and consciously draw your attention to your heart. Connect with the energy flowing in and around your heart and feel it expanding throughout you and around you. Feel the energy expanding outwardly into the cosmos. Count to the power of 3 as you both inhale and exhale.
Here's how to practice it:
Firstly, “Inhale” for a count of three. In doing so feel love in your heart from the Divine enter your chest and begin to fill out to your whole body. Breath i