Cosmic Meditation – How to Connect to the Cosmos When You Meditate
Chances are that your heard the words “cosmic meditation” but aren’t really sure what they mean or how cosmic meditation is different from other types of meditation practice.
Other names for cosmic meditation include “grounding meditation” and “cosmic energy meditation”.
Its popularity has grown with the movie “The Secret” and also because it’s partially associated with Cosmic Ordering, popularized by Barbarah Mohr and in the UK by the resurrection of Noel Edmonds broadcasting career.
As you’d expect from a relatively new phenomenom, cosmic meditation is a blend of old and new meditation practices.
As with the majority of meditations, the primary aim is to help you to quiet your mind and generally calm down. Which in today’s modern world is a good aim in and of itself. Most guided meditation sessions start with asking you to lie down or sit down. They then move on to focusing on your breathing and cosmic meditation is no different at this stage. Deep breathing helps you to relax and to bring a stillness and calmness into an otherwise hectic world.
The main body of the meditation session is where things start to get slightly different. Instead of concentrating on further relaxation or on healing your body, cosmic meditation helps you to connect with the full energy of the cosmos.
It does this by reinforcing the connection we all have with the outside world, whether we realize the connection or not.
The method is often referred to as grounding because of the emphasis on connecting to the world around you. You’ve heard the description that someone seems grounded and it’s that experience that cosmic meditation aims to achieve.
Most visualizations will therefore guide you to the links you have with the outside world. These links can be anywhere that you can connect with, regardless of whether or not you’ve actually been to the place being visualized.
A favorite of mine has a visualization where you see yourself barefoot in the grass with roots extending from the soles of your feet. Then, like a string tree, you feel the energy from the earth flowing up through you and filling your body with energy. Finally, the energy build-up is so big that it overflows and fills the space around you.
This kind of “connected” feeling is a common experience with cosmic meditating. It’s also part of the purpose – the meditation method wouldn’t be as good if it didn’t connect you to the cosmos.