Is Your Spirit Awake? Cultivating Spiritual Intelligence for Mental Wellness

by | Mar 22, 2024

Quantum physics equates matter with energy, a concept echoed by the ancient Vedic Upanishads. This connection between mind and body forms the foundation of spiritual intelligence, a concept gaining traction alongside traditional science in the quest for mental well-being.

Bridging the Gap Between Science and Spirituality

Many scientific theories rely on correlation, not definitive cause and effect. However, the benefits of Chakra meditation, a practice aimed at balancing energy flow within the body, can be experienced firsthand. Meditation has been shown to release neurochemicals like cortisol, oxytocin, dopamine, and serotonin, leading to reduced stress, increased self-love, and enhanced creativity.

The Need for Evidence-Based Practices

While some dismiss these benefits as anecdotal, saliva tests can measure neurochemical changes during meditation. However, a lack of readily available equipment and a focus on treating mental illness rather than preventive care often hinder research in this area.

Scientific Validation of Meditation

Studies on meditating Tibetan monks led to the discovery of gamma brainwaves, a state previously unseen in traditional meditation research. Today, neuroscience recognizes theta, alpha, and gamma waves as integral parts of the meditative process. Further research, as explored in Dr. Lisa Miller’s book “The Awakened Brain,” is needed to establish a stronger cause-and-effect link between meditation and the release of beneficial neurochemicals.

Spiritual Intelligence: The Path to Mental Wellness

With mental health concerns reaching pandemic levels, exploring alternative approaches like spiritual intelligence is crucial. While a correlation exists between meditation and improved well-being, establishing a causal link through measurable changes would add significant weight to these practices.

Taking Charge of Our Wellbeing

Ultimately, spiritual self-coaching through meditation empowers us to take responsibility for our mental wellness. By reconnecting with our inherent energetic potential, we can move beyond fleeting pleasures and cultivate lasting joy. Let’s reclaim our spiritual intelligence and prioritize self-care amidst the challenges of a changing world.


Spiritual intelligence is a journey of self-discovery and healing, a practice that has been around since the dawn of humanity. It’s time to rediscover this wisdom and integrate it with modern scientific understanding to create a holistic approach to mental well-being.

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Ram Ramanathan
Ram Ramanathan


Ram is the Founder and a Principal at Coacharya. As the resident Master and mentor coach, Ram oversees and conducts all aspects of coaching and training services offered under the Coacharya banner.

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