Meaning of Visions in Meditation

Question

Hi I’ve been meditating for about a month and I have had some visions of me in a big apartment and I am standing by an island in the kitchen area looking at my computer screen. I’ve had same vision 3 or 4 times the 3rd one was of me in the same room looking out at a city and 4th one was again with me in that same room and my parents were with me. So does that mean anything? if so what?

—adam, United States

Answer

Dear Adam,

In meditation we can have different experiences, including visions. Some visions come from your higher Self (superconsciousness), and some from your lower self (subconsciousness).

You are the only one that can know if the vision is true and what is the meaning of it.

True vision is clear, uplifting, and has a specific message to the person who had it

Since you are just starting to meditate, it’s important that you focus on doing the meditation technique correctly, and then sit in the silence and commune with God. The time, after letting go of the technique, and sitting in the silence when you are only communing with God is very important. This is the time, that you are developing your intuition (knowing from within), which will help you find solutions and understand the messages that you receive in meditation.

Intuition is developed by a deep, regular practice of meditation. The more we concentrate at the higher chakras – especially the spiritual eye and the heart center – the more we are able to tune into higher levels of awareness.

Paramhansa Yogananda taught that the spiritual eye is like a sending station that can project our thoughts and questions to the Divine. The heart is the receiving station and is able to draw intuitive answers. But our consciousness needs to be calm and impersonal before we can clearly send or receive thoughts clearly. This is why deep meditation is so important to the process.

You can read this article by Paramhansa Yogananda: What Is Intuition?

I recommend that you read the book Intuition for Starters by Swami Kriyananda.

I hope this will help you.

Blessings,

Nayaswami Diksha