The Life Changes that Come with Meditation by Stephen Thomson

What happens when we begin to make meditation practice a part of our everyday lives? There are an endless number of books written on meditation techniques. What is rarely discussed or included with those instructions is what happens when a meditation practice is undertaken—when a person is truly dedicated to making meditation a part of their life. One observation is that this topic is too vast, personal, and unpredictable. Two people using the same technique may experience similarities in the methods used. However, in most cases, the individual outcome of the meditation practice will be totally different. Then there are personality differences, goals to be realized, and for what purpose we meditate.

So many profound experiences and life changes are the product of a practice, a topic to explore in this article. In the beginning, I wish someone had been there to warn me that my life would change forever and that there would be life-changing experiences every step along the way. It would have been very helpful to know what would happen in my life because of my meditation practice and what I could expect on a personal, mental, emotional, and physical level. That did not happen. For many years, I was on my own, stumbling (bumbling?) along and trying to figure out what to do during my meditation practice.

Understanding what is implied by the phase meditation practice is fundamental. I remember discussing the idea of meditation being a practice with a man I hold with great respect. He told me it took him about nine years to be satisfied with his practice. Each day, I think of my meditation period as a practice because I know my effort will rarely, if ever, feel perfect. I have learned to have no expectations because each day is entirely different. There are so many influences affecting my meditation practice that impact my experience. A few things to support my meditation practice are choosing the best time of day when my energy is at its best. How well I slept the night before, what I had eaten, and what more issues to consider.

This is an example of the change meditation can create in your life. Before I began to meditate, I spent a considerable amount of time with a group of friends. All of us were single and found a lot of support from one another. But there was one problematic issue. Everyone drank alcohol most days. Alcohol is of a low-vibration, a downer that creates a substantial impact on every part of our body. This began to develop an understanding of the outcome of what I put in my body. It was clear to me I was working against myself and my spiritual aspirations by drinking alcohol. In contemporary terminology, I ghosted my friends. I knew they could never come to understand the changes that were overtaking me, let alone my trying to explain what was going on within me.

What came next was an increased sensitivity to the senses of my body. Once I became disciplined in my practice, I started to experience changes in my taste in food. I dropped beef and pork from my diet and continued to eat poultry. At that time, the poultry industry used chemicals to grow more extensive products faster. A little while later, I began to feel the pain in my muscles. I knew the sensitizing of my body because of my practice, and along with poultry, the content of my diet needed to be changed. This was the first sensitizing of my five physical senses.

The five physical senses become highly sensitized. Noise can become irritating and overwhelming, and odors that were undetected before now become stomach-turning. Touch can produce a whole range of different responses in the body. One day, I went to the store to buy a salt block for my water softener, and as I picked it up, the taste of salt overpowered my mouth. Food can present new responses to the taste. Some food or drink you may have previously enjoyed loses appeal. These are but a few examples of how the physical senses are affected.

Intuition will increase dramatically. This is a big issue, especially when knowing expands beyond the physical range of energy and taps into the invisible world. Many people find this very troubling. Precognition can become a regular part of everyday living. The manifestation can be as simple as knowing who calls when the phone rings. Starting to pick up the vibe of other people or the energy in a room can also become commonplace. With increased intuition also comes information that comes into consciousness about our lives. We may hear a voice directing us to take specific actions. Or there can be an influx of personal or spiritual knowledge expanding our consciousness. The intuitive experience is the most challenging outcome of a meditation practice because it often changes belief about what is real or imagined.

One of the most surprising effects of meditation is that, in the beginning, I found my sexual energy intensifying. I remember thinking great, just great. To understand the reasons for this more fully, Google Chakras online. If you have not come across this topic, it is a topic you may want to study to recognize how and where the energy changes are taking place in your body. When we are born, life energy flows into our body through the medulla oblongata, moving down the spine through the chakras and accumulating at the base of the spine. With meditation, the life energy begins an upward journey through the spinal cord, creating specific effects in the body.

One last thought: A meditation practice can lead to physical and emotional healing. Meditation changes the vibration of the physical body, which can create healing where needed and help us heal emotional wounds from the past. Sometimes, these changes are known and understood consciously, while at other times, they go on or happen without any outward knowing. Beginning and continuing a meditation practice will certainly bring this list and many more changes to a lifetime.

As you can see, meditation has many life-changing effects and so much more.


Stephen Thomson is a writer living in Savannah, Georgia.  His work also includes psychic readings, (clairvoyant and Tarot,) numerology, and spiritual mentoring. All of these services are available by telephone or through the internet.  Check out his books on Visit him on the Internet at

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