Using the Healing Touch of acupressure can also be a practical way of deepening your spiritual life. By lightly touching the Third Eye Point (GV 24.5) just above the bridge of the nose, for a couple of minutes, you can enhance your inner awareness. If you want to progress further, meditate on this point for five to ten minutes each day, and within a few weeks, you may notice that your intuition will begin to increase. Concentrating on the Third Eye Point while touching it lightly with your eyes closed, can nourish your spiritual nature and increase intuition. Using this as a meditation practice, twice a week or more, will develop your intuitive healing skills.
Spirituality is not disembodied; the most powerful spiritual experiences are rooted in one’s body. When I close my eyes and lightly touch the Third Eye Point, and completely focus my attention on that spot between my eyebrows, I heighten my sense of myself. I become intensely aware of how my body feels, how my breathing feels. As I sense the blood pulsing throughout my body, I experience the flow of life energy. And if I continue breathing deeply, sitting with my spine straight, I become aware of every part of my body at once – as a harmonious, unified presence. When I meditate, this often leads to a powerful sense of oneness with the world. Acupressure’s potent power can heal us both physically and spiritually.
The Healing Benefits of Acupressure involve both the relaxation of the body and its positive effects on the mind. As tension is released, you not only feel good physically, but you also feel better emotionally and mentally. When your body relaxes, your mind relaxes as well, creating another state of consciousness. This expanded awareness leads to mental clarity and a healthier physical and emotional healing, dissolving the division between the mind and body.