Besides the physical body, we have a subtle body that we can keep healthy. It is made up of subtle energy channels (nadis), energy centers (chakras), energy fields (the aura) and energy structures that contain thoughts and emotions. Whenever one of these parts is cleared of thoughts and emotions, we can feel the flow of sattvic energy (goodness) running through our being. If we tune in to this energy flow, we can drift into meditation. So to create a nice meditation, simply clear a subtle energy part, and it sends us into a nice state of awareness. The key is to place our attention on that energy shift, and it will take us on a ride like surfing a wave on the ocean. One by one, we clear the energy channels, centers, fields and structures until our whole subtle energy system is flowing with pure light and goodness. This state is a form of Enlightenment.
Since most of us are not aware of all the complexities of the subtle body, it is helpful to find a guide who is aware of it and who has a completely pure subtle body. That guide can direct the healing of our subtle body. At the same time, we can sink into negativity, and the subtle body becomes clogged again. To keep the subtle body clean, we must maintain positive emotions, thoughts, speech and actions. When the subtle body is clean, it naturally heals the subtle bodies of those around us. And if our subtle body is dirty, it can pollute the subtle body of another, depending how strong that other person's subtle body is. The energy of the subtle body can create a positive or negative environment, and it can program the object we touch with positivity or negativity. Therefore, since our subtle body affects the world around us, we have a great responsibility to keep our subtle body clean.
There are many ways to keep the subtle body clean. One can perform yoga asana (yoga postures), chant mantra (divine words), and practice mudra (divine gestures). These spiritual practices keep the subtle body clean and transform thoughts and emotions from negative to positive. We can also keep a gratitude journal. This writing will keep the mind and emotions aligned with a higher vibration. We can also keep a clearing journey in which we clarify the thoughts and emotions that are disturbing our mind. By writing out the negativity, we shine light upon it and release it from our subtle system.
May we continue to walk the path of purity and transform ourselves into instruments for the higher good.