While Meditating I Saw a Spirit and a Headache Started. Why?


Last week I went to Forest Temple I doing a meditation over there.while doing I feel something different like not comfortable.after that my Headache start. I saw jinn face is looking at me.i cannot hold it then I stop doing meditation. then I go back home take a rest then next morning I feel better. My question is why I feel headache at that place?

—Raja, Malaysia


Dear Raja,

It is not easy to know if that headache came from an inner tension in you, or if you actually perceived something disharmonious outside in that temple.

In other words it could be that what you felt there, making you feel uncomfortable and resulting in a headache, was a true perception of that jinn spirit. Spirits of all sorts exist. They are astral (energy) beings and sometimes people experience them here on earth. Yogananda writes in his Autobiography of a Yogi: “The ordinary astral universe… is peopled with millions of astral beings who have come, more or less recently, from the earth, and also with myriads of fairies, mermaids, fishes, animals, goblins, gnomes, demigods and spirits, all residing on different astral planets in accordance with karmic qualifications. Various spheric mansions or vibratory regions are provided for good and evil spirits.”

Often however, the kind of vision you had in that forest temple comes from our own subconscious mind, triggered by some outward experience. Maybe something in the temple’s atmosphere disturbed you inwardly, and that “vision” arouse out of your subconsciousness. Sometimes, you see, when we walk through the dark, we think we see a snake, but it was only a brach lying on the ground. Such a “vision” can easily create inner tension and result in a headache.

Whatever it was: next time any uncomfortable sensation occurs in your meditations, or if you see any such spirit, change your energy vigorously by concentrating strongly on your technique and by praying. The more you can lift your consciousness, the earlier you will rise above such an uncomfortable experience.

All the best,