Archives for September 2011

Time to Meditate

Breathe in deeply then breathe out.  Feel the air swirl deep in your throat as you exhale.   Breathe deeply to relax, to rise above the pain, and ascend.  Life is but a dream. The End of Suffering - Thich Nhat Hanh "Aware of the suffering caused by the destruction of life, I vow to cultivate compassion and learn ways to protect lives of people, animals, plants, and minerals. I am determined not to kill, not to let others kill, and not to condone any killing in the world, in my
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Interpreting Visions

"We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey."  Kenji Miyazawa Relying on Michael Sheridan's dream analysis book, I have become quite successful at interpreting my own dreams.  However, I've noticed that the images I see in visions have nothing to do with dream symbols.  When it comes to interpreting visions, I still need a lot of work. At the beginning of the week, I woke up to the vision of something distorted and quite distant.  As I focused on it, it looked like a photo from
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A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to Eternity

"A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell, where his influence stops." Henry Brooks Adams My time at The Monroe Institute was a deep trance vacation.  Adorned with headphones, tucked away in a cozy isolation unit, I enjoyed hours of relaxation while basking in the natural sounds of ocean waves and TMI's Hemi-Sync.  Drifting into an intensely meditative theta state, nothing could be finer than the thrill of suddenly finding myself out-of-body.  What an adventure!  However, on hearing my
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Already Out-Of-Body

Talking with Thomas Campbell is the conversational equivalent of an out of body experience. We just spent the weekend with Thomas Campbell.  A physicist, out-of-body explorer, and expert on consciousness, Thomas is brilliant at cutting to the chase about what matters most.  He made it clear that what matters most is how you've grown up as a 'being' of the cosmos.  What's important is focusing your time on evolving in consciousness.  He explains that, on Earth, what you see is what you are. 
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Breathe!

This week, I visited a friend who has powerful psychic abilities to clarify some things and assist me in making some major decisions.  When I arrived, she commented that I was still very 'open' after my visit to Virginia to attend The Monroe Institute's Gateway program.  Certainly, this seemed to be the case because as she gave the reading, I found myself falling in and out of the theta state.  She was also jumping in and out of trance and we wondered if it was because we were both wide
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Past Life Healing

  "We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." Plato Last week, I chatted with someone who had attended the TMI Gateway program years earlier.  At the program, he said that he had found himself drawn to a woman in the class and that he had quickly developed strong feelings for her.   He also found himself drawn to a man and they had instantly became best buddies.  As the program progressed, and they went deeper and
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Out of Body, Out of Mind

 "And when the Earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance."  - Kahil Gibran At The Monroe Institute Gateway program in Virginia, we students learned to move from this physical 'time and space' world to a realm of 'no time' with the end goal of achieving an out-of-body state.  As I mentioned in my previous post, my initial out-of-body moments were fleeting, though quite amusing. However, the final OBE before I left Virginia was profound. In my initial OBE, I woke up to find
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Why Go Out of Body?

 "God conceals from men the happiness of death that they may endure life" - anonymous At the Monroe Institute, it took a  few days of practice and concentration to achieve an out-of-body state.   Even then, my initial out-of-body moments were fleeting, though quite amusing.  But why go 'out of body' anyway?  A very good answer comes from Author, William Buhlman: "Just for a moment, imagine that you live in a magnificent ethereal world of indescribable beauty, ...where every thought you create
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The Monroe Institute

"Know and Remember That You Are More Than Your Physical Body" Robert Monroe, Founder of The Monroe Institute At the end of August, I spent a week at The Monroe Institute in Virginia at the TMI Gateway Program.  In the first session, the facilitators tell you that Gateway will likely be a life changing experience.  Though I was skeptical going in, I later realized, it was. TMI's patented sound technology is called Hemi-Sync.  It was created by Bob Monroe, Thomas Campbell and Dennis Mennerich
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Deep Tissue Massage

“For fast-acting relief, try slowing down” Lily Tomlin This past week, I enjoyed a relaxing deep-tissue massage.  It was my first full-body massage so I was curious and asked the masseuse a lot of questions.  For example, why massage was her chosen profession?  Forty years ago, her health had been greatly improved by massage therapy so she went to massage school, became licensed as a massage therapist, and never looked back. The masseuse had over 30 years of experience and I could feel the
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