Side Effects of Meditation: Are You Meditating Too Much?
I know a lot of people are reading this article right now, since there is not much of information on this topic. Out of all the people on this planet, there are only a handful of people who meditate on a regular basis. I am not including those who meditate once in a while, here, but those who have a hobby to meditate. I personally meditate on a regular basis. Unless I close my eyes, relax myself, inhale positive energy and exhale the negative one, I am unable to sleep at nights. Now the question is – is it really good to meditate on a regular basis or are there any side effects of meditation?
Meditation is the process that has kept me alive. I am sure a lot of you must have read the article I wrote on My Weight Loss Journey. I was once a patient of depression, brain epilepsy, obesity and suicidal thoughts. Thanks to meditation, I am not only alive, but also successful in everything that I do. From developing my skills in a long-forgotten hobby – painting – to adopting the career I was always fond of – writing – there is nothing that meditation has not helped me in. I am so fond of meditation that here I am – writing a whole blog on the concepts of meditation, law of attraction and daily positive affirmations.
Despite being so addicted to it, there is something that I would like to share with you – yes – there are a few side effects of meditation. With the blessings that you enjoy, there are certainly a few curses that you need to tolerate. Just like there are hundreds of benefits of meditation, there are a few side-effects as well.
Here is a list of all the side effects of meditation one must know:
Experiencing what’s beyond your control:
Many people have gone through the problem of experiencing the Spirit World. I don’t know how many of you have heard of ‘Astral Projection’ (of course I am going to write on this soon), but it makes you go through out of body experiences. Delightful as it sounds, it can torment you. Unless you are sure about what you are doing, I suggest never to get into this side of meditation. Of course it is a wonderful experience to float right on your physical body, but a horrible experience to see body-less spirits.
Stressing the Third Eye Chakra can make you go through terrible headaches and even migraine attacks:
Third Eye Chakra has helped me develop my psychic abilities and intuitive skills. I am not sure how many of you know this, but I am into Tarot and Psychic Reading as well. Thanks to the awakening, activation and balancing of the Third Eye Chakra, I help people learn about their future and what’s right and wrong for them to do. Like any other psychic and tarot card reader, I don’t guarantee the readings, but I ensure to give my best when I am sitting with the deck in my hands.
Every psychic has to practice the Third Eye Chakra. Personally, I have spoken with several psychics and all of them complain about headaches and migraine attacks after their Third Eye Meditation. This proves the side effects of meditation.
Detachment from the world:
This had happened with me once. When I got into the concept of deep meditation, I forgot everything about the world. There came a time when I barely spoke even with my family. I loved being in my own world. Of course it is good to be with yourself, but just because you enjoy your own company doesn’t mean you have to be anti-social. I realized I had to do something about it as it was one of the major side effects of meditation. This process should help you harmonize your relationship with others, not cut off your chords with them, completely.
Inability to find joy in the worldly pleasures:
When you push yourself too much into meditation, you realize that you are living a drama. The society is the audience, your friends, family and relatives are the characters along with you and you are acting in a play of your story. When you start realizing this, you discontinue enjoying pleasures like sex, good food, gossips with friends, weekend parties and other such things.
I believe if you have been sent into this world, you have been served with a plate full of good food. This plate has a good portion of delicious sexual pleasures, a portion of tongue-delighting food, small portions of enjoyment and a few portions of happiness. Meditating doesn’t mean you have to abandon the worldly pleasures; it means developing a balance between enjoying the pleasures, gathering the experiences and returning to the spiritual world.
Meditation promotes Law of Attraction and there are no rules or right and wrong in the Universe:
Law of Attraction belongs to the Universe, Brahma being the creator. Brahma emerged from the darkness and created light in the form of Universe. When you make a wish, or when you manifest something, you connect with the Universe. No matter what you manifest, you have the power to get it. However, there is one flaw in the concept of the Law of Attraction; it has no rules. No matter what you ask for, if you ask for it from all your heart and create a vortex to achieve it, you get it.
It doesn’t matter if it is good or bad, right or wrong, appropriate or inappropriate, if you want it and if you ask for it in your highest vibration, the Universe taps into your frequency and grants you your wish.
When you overly meditate, it becomes an obsession.
Being obsessed about something that would benefit you and the others around you is a good thing, but being obsessed about something that would benefit only you and harm the others is a sin. However, the one who meditates to manifest something doesn’t bother about what’s right and what’s wrong. He, at that point of time, becomes the most selfish individual and demands for what he wants.
For an instance – If you are in love with someone and he is already married, you become obsessed. You want him, no matter what. You start manifesting him. The more you meditate, the closer he is drawn towards you. You open your Kundalini flow, attract him through your sacral chakra and send manifesting energies through your crown Chakra. Of course it is a wonderful feeling to hold him in your arms when he divorces his wife for you, but what you don’t realize is that you actually break someone’s house to get him.
Self-hypnosis is a part of meditation; it has its own set of risks:
Self-hypnosis videos have gained a lot of demand on YouTube. But what people don’t understand is that such practices should be done under the supervision of a professional person. Sometimes you are so drawn towards your past life that you are just not able to return or come out of it. Such things have happened with several individuals.
Pausing or stopping medicines to treat self with meditation:
This is one of the worst side effects of meditation. People think meditation is some sort of magic. Of course it is a magical experience, but just because it promises to treat you doesn’t mean you have to pause the intake of all those medicines that have been prescribed to you. Meditation and medication can always go hand-in-hand.
But don’t let the above mentioned side effects of meditation scare you away. No doubt meditation has a bunch of dangers attached to it, but it is beautiful. It is necessary for you to balance this journey so that you reap its benefits and stay away from the negative effects.
Wondering how to balance between the spiritual and practical world to avoid side effects of meditation?
Balancing is an art, just like meditation is. Most of the people are either too engrossed in the materialistic world or too much into meditation. I don’t say I have perfected the art of bouncing between the spiritual and practical world, but I can always share the things that I do to balance myself.
Thankfully, I have not faced many side effects of meditation, yet, except for the headaches as I am inclined towards the Third Eye Meditation. I will soon write another post on how to balance yourself and bounce between spiritualism and materialism.
Love and Light!