How To Harness the Power of Meditation by John Cali

In private readings Spirit often advises people to meditate. I think that’s great advice. I’ve been meditating over 30 years, and it’s immeasurably enriched my life.

So how can you harness the power of meditation? I asked Spirit that question, and here’s what they said.


The power of meditation lies in the fact it removes you from the distractions and attractions of your daily lives, for however long you meditate.

Meditation doesn’t have to take a long time. Even 10 or 15 minutes a day is fine. The amount of time is less important than the regularity of your meditation practice.

So let’s talk about the power of meditation. What, exactly, do we mean by “the power of meditation?”

Well, as we said, meditation temporarily removes you from your daily lives, with all their distractions. It quiets what you often call your “monkey mind.” It quiets your physical body. It slows everything down and carries you back to that timeless realm your spirit lives in eternally.

The physical benefits of a regular meditation practice are many. One of the main benefits, as a result of your mind becoming quiet, is your body is less stressed and more peaceful. After all, every thought you think has an effect, negative or positive, on every cell of your body. So a quiet mind creates a healthier body.

Your body is, as one of your great teachers has described it, “an intelligent field of consciousness.” (Spirt is referring to Deepak Chopra.) Every cell in your body has its own consciousness and intelligence. Every cell in your body knows how to work with every other cell to heal and promote the well-being of itself, and of your whole body — to return your body to its natural state of wholeness and health.

Those are some of the benefits of mediation. Harness the power of meditation. You’ll be glad you did.

Note from John: I realize Spirit left some things unsaid here. So we may do a followup article or blog post to talk more about meditation.


Do you meditate? If you do, what have been your experiences? Please comment below.

We welcome your comments and thoughtful opinions. Please keep them kind and compassionate. If needed, we’ll edit for clarity. Also, we’ll delete anything we consider inappropriate.

10 Responses

  1. LaTanya

    Hi John ! I learned a meditation method from a gentleman from my church… it is a one word meditation. He teaches a class that actually is a two day (well worth it) class. His name is Rob and he teaches that there is no wrong or right to what happens in your quite space. There is more to the class than that but that is one of the main points. With that said it is unbelieveable about how much pressurer that removes from someone thinking that there is a correct way to meditate. Now my mind is free to settle in and be at peace during my meditation. Thanks for asking John.

    • John Cali

      Thanks very much, LaTanya. I agree with Rob that there is no right or wrong way to meditate. Unfortunately, some meditation teachers tell their students there are right and wrong ways. That confuses people and, as you said, creates pressure that interferes with the meditation.

      Thanks again.

  2. pedro

    I use to go to a park to meditate, becouse i like very much to do in Nature, with birds and trees
    🙂 . but at the same time i try to do in every moment of my life.
    To me is not like a meditation but like a try to be in observing state.

    but still going to the park is useful to me for slowing my body and mind (I am a fast person) 🙂
    and my mind is very active

    Thank You Very Much

    • John Cali

      Thanks very much, Pedro, for your comments. I too enjoy meditating out in nature, with the birds, trees, and animals. It’s a great way to appreciate our interconnectedness with all life.


  3. Micki

    Hi John,

    I practice Svaroopa Yoga, and one of the postions is called Shavasana, which is know as Yoga’s relaxation pose. This is where and how I meditate, You lie on the floor with your legs resting up the lounge chair or a stack of blankets and concentrate on relaxing every part of the body, in doing so, I meditate, it’s totally refreshes your mind, body and soul. I try to do this everyday for 15 to 30minutes and have done so for quite sometime and the benefits are great. I have tried other methods in the past, but find this one the best for me.

    Warm hugs to you John.

    • John Cali

      Hi Micki,

      Thanks very much for this. I also practice yoga, though I do regular meditation every day too. I also find some yoga poses very relaxing and meditative.

      Big hugs to you,

      • Toni

        I would really like you to go more in-depth about meditation, John. I never know if I’m doing it “right.” The worst thing is I often fall asleep when meditating, and from what I’ve read, that’s not good. Could you describe a good way to practice it? Much appreciation, John.

        • John Cali

          Hi Toni,

          As I see it, there are no “right” or “wrong” ways to meditate. When I first started meditating many years ago, I would sometimes fall asleep. But I don’t think that’s a bad thing — it’s probably what we need in that moment. The intent is the important thing.

          We’ll be happy to discuss this further, Toni, in a blog post or newsletter article — sometime soon.


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