2012 – How to Make the Shift Now

How to Make the Shift to Higher Consciousness?
Meditate!

Dr. Herbert Benson of the Harvard Medical School studied the effects  of meditation on the metabolism of Tibetan Buddhist Monks. With respect to  oxygen consumption, he reported that the monks decreased their metabolism  upwards of 64%. This was the largest decrease of consumption of oxygen ever  recorded. Benson developed something called the “relaxation response,” which he  described as “a physiological state opposite to stress.” His work showed how  meditation decreased a body’s metabolism, breathing rate, heart rate, and blood  pressure. Benson used meditation to treat patients with anxiety, depression,  high blood pressure, heartbeat irregularities, excessive anger, insomnia, and  even infertility.

Other research that was conducted by  neuroscientist Richard Davidson of the University of Wisconsin, showed how  Tibetan Buddhist Monks who had meditated for many years experienced extremely  large increases of gamma waves. In 2004, the Wall Street Journal reported that “Davidson’s work demonstrated that activity in the left prefrontal cortex (the  seat of positive emotions) swamped activity in the right prefrontal (site of  negative emotions and anxiety). This was something never before seen from purely  mental activity.”

There is more to meditation than calming peace or manifestation.  Think of your thoughts as a gateway to the divine light or source of all creation.  When your mind is busy thinking, the gateway is shut.   When your mind is quiet, the gateway opens and peace, love, and  rejuvenation come pouring in. The same thing happens when we enter a deep  sleep.  That is why we need sleep.  Without sleep, we quickly run out of energy – source energy.  Our thoughts block the source.  With sufficient concentration,  however, humans can keep the gate open and stay connected to the source over  long periods.  Meditation can completely reshape our brains processes and  thought patterns.  With extended practice, meditation can also result in flashes  of insight, prophetic visions or even the occasional enlightened master  appearing before you.  Some people meditate because they have found this is a  way to access all the knowledge floating in the universe.  Meditation takes  practice, but a disciplined mind could be one of the greatest achievements of  your life!

There are many different meditation practices to choose from.  All of them are simply tools.  When you work at a meditation technique, it will eventually work for you.  However, feel free to experiment until you find one you that works for you.  Also, be sure to practice meditation in a variety of different situations – lying down, sitting up, standing, walking and while carrying on your daily routines.   I’ve tried many meditation techniques and found them all relatively successful.  However, I continue to experiment.  With enough practice, you’ll be able to achieve a meditative state in an instant.

A Few Meditation Techniques to try:

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation – Offers an extensive series of meditation techniques designed to eliminate many different types of negativity as you progress through the various stages.  Read the book ‘Happiness’ by Tibetan Buddhist Monk and Scientist, Matthieu Ricard.  Happiness can be measured and US neuroscientists have declared Matthieu the happiest man they have ever tested.

Yoga Meditation – Offers meditative postures and special breathing techniques that quickly get you into a theta state and keep you there.

TM Transcendental Meditation – Blank out your mind by keeping it busy reciting a simple mantra, over and over again.  Three meaningless words that flow will often do the trick.

The Monroe Institute – Guided Meditation using specially mixed binaural beats – you’ll go inside fast and find yourself in a deep meditative state.  You may also wind-up astral travelling your way through the cosmos – I highly recommend TMI!

Dyad Meditation – Seated across from someone else, close your eyes and contemplate a single question that you’ve given them to ask you.  When you’ve finished contemplating that question, open your eyes and verbally reflect on what came to you.  The other person can only listen and then say ‘thank you’ when you are finished.  Then it’s their turn.  Go back and forth in this way for an hour or so.  It’s surprizing how effective this technique can be.

Hypnosis – Hypnosis is meditation with a purpose.  In a hypnotic trance, you can readily access your unconscious mind, dig up past memories, clear past traumas, heal or become empowered to take charge of your life.  You can also investigate your past lives and lives-between-lives, meet your spirit guides and recall how you are very much a spirit having a human experience.  Hypnosis provided me with some of my biggest wake-up calls, which is why I chose to become a Certified Hypnotherapist.

“Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without.”  Buddha

Comments

  1. Yh, alot of people treat hypnosis like a medication, i treat it with a pinch of salt! I really like comedy hypnotists!

    • Elizabeth Rose says:

      Comedy Hypnosis is funny stuff. What few realize is that the Comedy Hypnotist must work hard to find volunteers who WANT to unleash their inner comedian, otherwise they could never be hypnotized. Hence the lengthy selection process to find candidates willing to act foolishly. In a big crowd, there’s usually a few souls who are clowns at heart. These people can be hypnotized. However, NOBODY can be hypnotized against their will.