Sahaja Yoga Meditation is about tapping into one’s spiritual energy, firstly by recognizing that it exists through Enlightenment (Self-realization), and thereafter by using it to improve one’s life. It is important to remember that Sahaja Yoga is not a philosophy of blind faith, it is a truth which is physically verifiable by all those who practice it, via the cool breeze or vibrations that one feels on the hands or head.
It may be easier, therefore, to consider Sahaja Yoga as the discovery of a sixth sense – the world of vibrations. Once you have experienced the cool breeze on the hands, it is possible to detect similar vibrations emitted from other objects or even situations.
For instance after Enlightenment (Self-realization), if you should take a stroll around a prestigious art gallery, it is possible to feel the vibrations which emanate from certain old masters such as the Mona Lisa, which were painted with the true love of an artist and not simply for commercial gain as with much modern ‘art’. In the same way it is possible, in fact preferable, to use a photograph of Shri Mataji (which obviously emits the strong vibrations of a deeply spiritual person) in order to assist our own spirit to respond to the meditation in a stronger and deeper manner.
Simply by sitting calmly in front of a picture of Shri Mataji and holding the hands out with palms upwards, it is possible to feel the onset of the cool vibrations over the fingers. If we then symbolize the use of the fire element by placing a candle in front of the picture, this sensation is intensified, with the result that we find it much easier to go into meditation as we settle down.
There are many techniques for clearing any blockage that we might feel in our subtle body. All these meditation techniques are very effective if they are practiced on a regular basis.