Communion is practice to awaken us to our abundant spiritual energy. It may be called the male and female energy to explain how it works in a balanced way in our bodies. Everyone has the spiritual energy running through every atom of their body even within the cellular level. It is this balance of push and pull that acts like a pump to spiral energy up our spine when we sit still in an upright meditation pose.
To begin to feel the spiritual energy of communion first sit up very straight on your meditation cushion or chair. Do not lean back if using a chair, you want to be supporting yourself chakra upon chakra.
Close your eyes and begin to breathe in a normal and even pattern, such as 2 counts to breathe in and 2 counts to breathe out. Continue this even rhythm throughout your meditation. If you begin by thinking the numbers let them go after a minute, but keep up the regular pattern.
Begin saying your mantra, first quietly audibly, then mentally. If you begin to hear the vibration of your mantra concentrate on that rather than the words or syllables of your mantra.
If you have been sitting very still for at least 5 minutes you may notice your body begin to heat up. Mentally draw the attention to your body above your waist as these areas represent your spiritual service; to your own evolution through service to humanity.
How is this possible?
When our body is heated, enlivened, we have more energy than we need to do our daily chores in supporting our needs. Taking time to give to others in helpfulness opens our mind and heart to the greater love we all can become and enjoy being in.
It is worth it to cultivate the warm-feeling energy to gain access to the higher and more expansive realms of our spiritual nature.
Visualize a smiling person with arms outstretched in welcome to all. The arms are extensions from the sides of the physical and psychic heart. After all, what is without is also within, the arms are how we hug and a way that we share warmly with others.
Back to your sitting meditation: continue sending out loving feelings to your dear ones, community, the world and beyond, to those living here and those passed on into other dimensions in the spiritual world.
To finish your tantra meditation open your eyes, stretch out, arms opened wide to the sides in a symbolic gesture of how you can add to goodness in the world by kindness and caring.
For offline reading
Meditation Lessons for Teens and Adults by Susan Kramer
More than 70 offerings, from guided meditation techniques to on-the-go stress relief and relationship meditations interspersed with verse, and a section of special occasion prayers. 116 pages. PDF, EPUB, Mac Users, or Paperback.
Meditation and Spiritual Stories for Kids by Susan Kramer
These eight short meditation stories set near the sea in North Holland show that even without lessons in the classroom we can learn how to function well amongst our fellow humans and the environment. Nature teaches us how to live in harmony when we are quiet and observant. Category: Children's Fiction. 4,000 words. PDF, EPUB, or Mac Users.
Article by Susan Helene Kramer; photo of author by Stan Schaap