The practice of meditation is perhaps most associated today with certain Eastern traditions and religions, such as Tibetan or Zen Buddhism, or those that spring forth from Hindu culture, such as Transcendental Meditation and Yoga.
But various forms of meditation have been proscribed by Kabbalah for centuries.
In fact, Meditative Kabbalah Centre is one of the “three branches” of Kabbalah along with Theosophical and Practical Kabbalah.
Kabbalah meditative techniques provide a rich selection of methods making it easier for everyone to find a spiritual practice that he or she is most comfortable with, and works best for them.
These include such esoteric methods as the famous “Scanning the 72 Names.” The 72 Names are composed of three Hebrew letters each. Each combination produces its own unique vibration and “aspect of Light.”
Scanning these letter combinations means sitting quietly and looking at them while letting go of everything else in your mind. You don’t necessarily have to know how to pronounce each word, or even what they mean.
But if scanning the 72 letters is a bit too abstract for you, modern Kabbalah teachers say that even the simplest form of mediation can be of enormous benefit if your intent is to bring yourself closer to the Creator.
The best meditation techniques tend to be extremely simple. This most often means finding just five to 10 minutes a day to sit quietly in a place where you won’t be interrupted by people, telephones or the basic “noise” of life.
As you sit, you simply relax and breathe deeply, and focus your mind on each breath. Breathe in … breathe out … and don’t struggle against your thoughts. Just let them come and go.
Again the key is intent. Your intent going into your practice is to move closer to the Creator, to align yourself with the Source of All Love and goodness. Don’t force it, or “pre-load” your intent with complicated expectations. Just let your simple practice happen.
The wonderful thing about mediation is that is free, you don’t need any special equipment, and anyone can do it.