MerKaBa meditation is one of the oldest forms of meditation that is believed to activate your innate and unbreakable bond to the Source of the Universe and thus transcend the limitations of space and time. It was practiced tens of thousands of years ago, and helps you “ascend” towards spiritual awakening, bliss and happiness. The exercise includes two breathing patterns, which are regulated by the practitioner, and a set of movements that creates a powerful spiritual energy. Some of the movements include spinning, circling, and walking in a straight line.
The purpose of the meditation is to help the practitioner to connect with their spiritual side. The idea behind it is that the body is surrounded by a field of energy that can be used to connect with the spiritual realm. By doing the exercises, people can learn to control this energy and use it for spiritual purposes.
The word “Merkaba”, also written as MerKaba or Merkabah, means chariot (or vehicle) in Hebrew and can also be deemed as light or spirit.
MerKaBa is a symbol of two intersecting tetrahedrons that spin in opposite directions, creating a 3-dimensional energy field. This shape is said to represent the potential power we can wield when we unite our energies for connection and growth.
Merkabah can be activated around your own body through meditation and breathing techniques, and is said to provide protection and transport your consciousness to higher dimensions.
MerKaBa meditation is said to have a variety of benefits. It is said to help people to connect with their spiritual side, to increase their spiritual energy, and to improve their spiritual awareness. It is also said to help people to connect with the spiritual realm, to increase their intuition, and to improve their psychic abilities.
In addition, it is said to help people to connect with their Higher Self, to increase their self-awareness, and to improve their self-confidence.
What happens when you activate MerKaBa ?
The experience of MerKaBa meditation is different for everyone, but generally it is a feeling of profound bliss, unity, and cosmic connectedness.
Some people also experience a sense of spinning or flying, and a feeling of deep peace and joy.
The purpose of the MerKaBa meditation is to create a state of awareness in which you can experience your own consciousness as an infinite and eternal being.
When you activate your MerKaBa , you are opening up to the possibility of experiencing a much larger reality than the one you are currently perceiving. You are also connecting with the higher aspects of your own consciousness, which can help you to access greater wisdom and insight.
The MerKaBa is also a powerful tool for healing and protection. When you activate your Merkaba, you are surrounded by a protective field of energy that keeps you safe from harm.
The MerKaBa also helps to connect you with your higher self and the spiritual realm, providing access to greater knowledge and insight. When the Merkaba is activated, you may also experience a sense of deep peace and unity with all things.
The MerKaBa is said to be a vehicle for ascension, helping to lift you up to higher levels of consciousness.
It is said that the MerKaBa is a physical representation of the double tetrahedron, or the star of David. When it is activated, it is said to spin in opposite directions, creating a powerful force that can help to heal the body, mind, and spirit.
Some people also believe that it can help to connect with other dimensions, and can be used as a form of transportation.
There is no one answer to this question as MerKaBa meditation can mean different things to different people. Some people believe that activating Merkaba can help to connect with other dimensions, while others believe that it can be used as a form of transportation.
Benefits of MerKaBa meditation
1. Increased awareness and consciousness – MerKaBa meditation has been called “a consciousness-raising experience.” It’s said that when you take this journey, your sense of self expands to include all five senses and the knowledge from past lives. You’ll feel connected not only with yourself but also all those who have gone before us so we may experience this life together; there are even reports of people communicating with otherworldly beings during this process.
2. Greater connection to the spiritual realm – Those who meditate report experiencing vivid dreams, out-of body experiences and even psychic abilities like foresight that they didn’t have before starting this practice. MerKaBa meditation helps you in channeling energy from our physical world into an imaginary one where we can commune directly with God or universe itself without restrictions on what may happen next!
4. Intuitive insights and guidance – MerKaBa meditation helps you create a direct connection between your thoughts, emotions, and what you need at this moment in time. They open up channels for inspiration by encouraging movement through breathwork, which results in an instant feeling or message that can then be processed internally before acting upon it externally.
5. More peace and serenity in one’s life – It’s an ancient practice from Greco-Roman times used to promote well being by breathing techniques such as yoga nidra (yogic sleep) or pranayama—breathing exercises done through mindful mudras which are poking certain muscles on the body while taking deep breaths; these actions strengthen our mental controls over ourselves so we have less stress without losing consciousness.
6. Enhanced creativity, focus and problem solving ability – A study found that people who meditate have better problem-solving skills than those without the habit of going through mental rituals before working on tasks or dealing with new information. Daily Merkava meditation practice can help improve your mental clarity and result in enhanced focus, too. (I do meditation daily. Although I haven’t turned into Beethoven, I work in an intellect-heavy profession and I think my meditation practice has made me more composed and collected.)
7. Increased physical energy and vitality – MerKaBas are vortexes of energies that connect the human body with the Source—in other words, you are connecting with the never-ending source of life itself. Once your Merkaba is activated, you will draw on the Supreme Energy to heal yourself of illness and rejuvenate your physical being.
How to Practice MerKaBa Meditation
The shorter version of MerKaBa meditation would be as follows: sit in a comfortable position with your spine straight. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths to relax. Visualize a spinning light in the center of your chest. This light is your merkaba. As you inhale, the light spins faster. As you exhale, the light slowly spins down to the base of your spine.
Continue to breathe deeply and visualize the light spinning faster and faster. When you are ready, allow the light to explode out of your chest and fill your entire body. As the light expands, feel yourself becoming lighter and lighter. When you are ready, rise up into the cosmos and experience cosmic consciousness.
Below is the complete 18-step Classic MerKaBa meditation process:
1. First Breath
When you inhale, imagine taking in a bright white light that surrounds your body and fills you with love for all lives. Bring your thumb to your first finger and part the other fingers on your hand, keeping your palm facing upwards.
Breathe in deeply through both nostrils, filling first your stomach, then your diaphragm, and finally your chest. Exhale with your abdomen drawn in, lifting it as you breathe out. Keep your chest firm.
Make your breathing pattern rhythmic by counting 7 seconds as you inhale and exhale. As you exhale, move your eyeballs slightly towards each other and then gently look up. You should feel a tingling sensation in between your eyes. Look down after this and you will feel a charge going down your spine.
2. Second Breath
As you exhale, focus on the sensation of the energy moving down your spine. Join your thumb and second finger together to form a mudra, and inhale and exhale deeply. Visualize the breath moving down the spine and filling up your entire body with energy. Exhale completely and repeat this process for a few more breaths.
3. Third Breath
When you do the Third Breath Mudra, you place your thumb on your third finger and breathe in. This helps to improve your circulation and boost energy levels. You may also find that this mudra helps to ease anxiety and stress.
4. Fourth Breath
In the fourth breath, join the thumb and little finger. Inhale and exhale in the same manner as you did in the first breath.
5. Fifth Breath
The fifth breath is similar to the first breath, except the thumb is placed on the first finger instead of the third finger. Inhale and exhale deeply and slowly.
6. Sixth Breath
The sixth breath should be done like the second breath with the same mudra.
The first six breaths are designed to balance your polarities and cleanse your electrical system. The next seven form the second part of the meditation.
7. Seventh Breath
The seventh breath is all about finding love in your heart and letting it guide you. Inhale deeply and visualize a bright, white light running from the top of your head all the way down to your feet. This light represents pure, healing energy. As you exhale, feel this energy move from the bottom of the light upwards towards your navel. At the same time, visualize another stream of energy moving downwards from the top of the light towards your navel. The two energies meet in the middle, creating a powerful vortex of healing energy.
To help focus your breath, place your thumb, first, and second fingers together and keep your palms up. Breathe in and out deeply in a rhythmic, yogic manner without holding your breath at any point. As you do this, feel the love in your heart expand and fill your entire being. Breathe deeply and let this love guide you towards peace and happiness.
8. Eighth Breath
As you exhale, the pranic energy at your navel reaches its maximum size. Inhale naturally as your lungs empty out on their own in the previous exhalation. The pranic energy continues to grow in size. Keep the rhythmic breathing pattern going on with the same hand mudra.
9. Ninth Breath
As you breathe in and out in a similar pattern, with the same hand gesture (mudra), the energy concentrates on your navel. With each breath, this energy becomes brighter. Keep up the rhythmic breathing and mudra.
10. Tenth Breath
As you inhale, the pranic energy becomes brighter and reaches its maximum limit. As you exhale, make a small hole with your lips and blow out air with pressure. The white sphere extends through your emails and encloses your body in a sphere of white light. Keep the rhythmic breathing pattern going on with the same hand mudra.
11. Eleventh Breath
In the eleventh breath, you should relax and breathe rhythmically. With the same hand mudra, feel the prana flow from up to down and meet at the navel. Extend this energy to a larger sphere.
12. Twelfth Breath
In this mudra, the hand is placed over the navel with the fingertips of the thumb and first finger touching. The other fingers are extended. This mudra helps to regulate the breath and relax the body. Prana, or life force energy, flows from the top of the head to the navel and then extends outwards from the navel. This mudra helps to bring balance and peace.
13. Thirteenth Breath
As you inhale and exhale, feel the prana (life force) flow from your upper body to your lower body, and then back up again, merge at your navel, and extend this field of energy outwards into a larger sphere. This breath helps to steady the pranic field.
14. Fourteenth Breath
As you inhale, shift the original meeting point of the pranic energy from the navel to the sternum. The larger, brighter sphere that contains the original field advances down the energy tube to the sternum.
For males, alter your mudra by placing the left palm on the right palm. Breathe in a rhythmical and comfortable way. Focus on the pranic energy flow that emerges at your sternum and grows. Feel the breath, energy flow, and relationship to life that you have.
The final three breaths are critical. Do this only when you’ve established a rapport with your higher self.
15. Fifteenth Breath
As you continue the practice, you will feel the love and warmth flowing through your body (and your whole being).
The three tetrahedrons are superimposed on each other, with one tetrahedron fixed in the body. The male tetrahedron represents the human mind and rotates counter-clockwise, while the female tetrahedron representing emotions rotates clockwise.
To begin the experience of MerKaBa, inhale and focus on the two movable tetrahedrons rotating at equal speeds. Exhale with rounded mouth, with the tetrahedrons spinning in opposite directions.
16. Sixteenth Breath
Same folded hand mudra, and inhale.
As you exhale, you can feel the tetrahedrons around your body doubling in speed and forming a disk at the base of your spine. This disk is unstable and needs support. You can do this by imagining a cord of light coming down from the sky and entering your spine. The cord is strong and stabilizing, and it helps the disk to remain in place.
17. Seventeenth Breath
As you continue to breathe in and out, steadily like a yogi, focusing on the feeling of unconditional love for life, envision your MerKaBa speeding up to nine-tenths the speed of light.
Exhale forcefully through your mouth, and picture your MerKaBa stabilizing at this high speed.
18. Eighteenth Breath
You will receive the eighteenth breath from your higher self. It will take you through the speed of light into another world where you will experience peace and tranquility for a while.
History and fun facts
MerKaBah or Merkavah mysticism is a school of early Jewish mysticism that focuses on visions of ascent to the heavenly palaces and the Throne of God, usually found in the Book of Ezekiel chapter 1, or in the heikhalot (“palaces”) literature.
This tradition dates back to 100 BCE – 1000 CE, and its main texts were composed during the period 200-700 CE.
The Chariot tradition is first mentioned in the medieval literature of the Chassidei Ashkenaz, although it is later referred to in the writings of the Chariot movement during the Middle Ages.
The MerKaBah literature is, however, the main source of information on this topic.
The MerKaBa meditation process has been tested scientifically by government organizations and it is believed when the MerKaBa is activated, it shoots out an electromagnetic field 30 feet from the body. It can be so powerful that the Russian army is experimenting with it in their military and spy programs.
Strangely, the concept of Merkabah has been mentioned in multiple texts and scriptures from the different religions and is considered to be a “common thread” among all.