Meditation is a powerful tool for increasing spiritual awareness and connecting to higher consciousness. It is also a scientifically proven method of reducing stress, lowering blood pressure and heart rate, and increasing immune system function. But, in a deeper sense, the primary purpose of meditation is to elevate the level of consciousness and raise your vibrational frequency to a higher state of spiritual well-being.
It is a process, and it’s not something you can do overnight. Even advanced meditators find that the unconscious mind is so attached to its familiar state of ordinary awareness that it will erect every roadblock possible to prevent the conscious mind from awakening. This “ceiling” is a common obstacle that many meditators encounter, but it can be overcome with practice.
The first step in overcoming the ceiling is to recognize that it is there, and then commit to breaking free of it. This is a long, drawn-out process, and it’s important to take one step at a time. The mind is very difficult to master, and learning to transcend it takes practice.
As you meditate, be aware of your thoughts and emotions. Thoughts are events, and they affect the functioning of every system in your body. Anxious or angry thoughts, for example, increase blood pressure and heart rate, while loving and kind thoughts decrease them. The goal is to move into thoughtless awareness, a meditative state of being in which you are no longer identified with your thoughts and feelings.