Blessings to this organization, and whom in which reads and answers my question. During meditation, and even when i"m not meditating, I see these circular purple lights moving in and out of the darkness. I would like to know what that means, and how can i go beyond it?

—Abasi Bomani, Unites States


Dear Abasi,

Thank you for your question, which is an important one. In meditation, we begin to become more aware of what is happening to us both inwardly and outwardly. Seeing lights of various kinds in meditation is normal and can imply a deepening of your concentration.

But first, what is important with meditation is to develop the habit of a regular, daily practice. You may already have this in place, but since you didn’t mention it, I thought I would.

Through this daily practice, you will begin to develop a rhythm with the practice of the meditation techniques. This daily, regular practice is what will help you in going deeper in meditation and beyond any superficial phenomena that you might experience.

And how do you know if these phenomena are superficial? It is through your deepening meditations that you will be able to tell. If the light you see is from the superconscious, seeing it and communing with it in meditation will leave you feeling uplifted spiritually. You can apply this to any phenomena that you may experience such as dreams, receiving inspiration, and in your case seeing purple light during meditation. Ask yourself after having such an experience, what feeling has it left me with? Have I felt uplifted spiritually by it?

This is a good way to begin to understand your experiences and whether they are taking you deeper spiritually or not.

In divine friendship,
Nayaswami Parvati

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