October 25, 2022
Ask Deepak

Spiritual Trauma.


When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.


Dear Deepak, I have been starting to practice meditation for few months now and I have followed you on past 21 day meditation sessions also. I have tried to meditate on my own few times as well as attending few meditation classes held by my spiritual gurus. I am writing to you because I feel like I am not doing a good job with my meditation. First of all it takes me a long time to get into the zone. I find myself very sensitive to noise around me. So any little noise breaks my trance. Also I find it hard to follow the instructor’s words as they take us to deep meditation, I have a hard time visualizing the scenario he/she is giving us and many times I see darkness in front of me instead of seeing a garden/mountain as the instructor is mentioning. Also I get headaches during and after the meditation session. Please let me know if I am doing anything wrong or what might be the cause of my poor performance. One instructor mentioned to me last time that I might have suffered a spiritual trauma and thus it is blocking my spiritual energy. If you think it might be the cause please provide me with some advice. I am looking forward to hearing from you on this matter. Thank you very much.


The body, mind and emotions can suffer trauma, but your spirit is your identity with universal existence, so I don’t know how that could suffer any trauma. Don’t worry about being distracted by noise. That’s normal, just easily bring your attention back to meditation. And if you aren’t good at visualizing images in your mind, that’s fine. You may be more of an audio or tactile person instead of a visual type. You can still get the benefit by letting your mind rest in the meaning of the words or the bodily sensations that accompany the visual setting. 

The big issue is the headaches. That is most likely due to forcing the mind, trying to concentrate and resisting the normal movement of the mind. If you are trying to meditate or control your thoughts, then you are creating mental strain and that will lead to headaches. If your instructor is telling you to force your mind, then that is not a healthy meditation practice. Find another teacher that knows that effective meditation uses the natural flow of the mind to easily take one inside, beyond the mind to the inner self.



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