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By Michael Hadfield

I’ve recently joined a group where we get together once a week and listen to a guided meditation, and then talk about matters spiritual. I use spiritual in a very broad sense to encompass life-purpose and how to make life work for you so that life becomes a pleasurable, satisfying, and fulfilling adventure rather than the drudgery of a daily visit to a place of employment you can’t wait to get home from. Anyway we chat about this and that and something weird happens. When I’m driving home I’m sort of buzzing. My ‘energy’ (I don’t know what else to call it) seems to have been increased and I just feel really good – and it’s a very nice feeling.

I’m not sure it’s the actual meditation that does it because I don’t feel any different when it ends. I think it’s being in the presence of people who understand some of the same things about life that I do. We share our thoughts and find them accepted rather than disagreed with. We hug hello and we hug goodbye and it feels so natural and normal. But this group, and the reason I mention them, understands ‘illusion’.

Let me move over to a more scientific standpoint now. This is much easier because the evidence is there and undeniable.

Matter doesn’t exist.

By that I mean that no one has ever found anything solid that everything is made of. Most of us know about atoms and how they are the tiny particles that join together to make up all of the stuff we see around us. We know intellectually that everything is made of atoms. But what are atoms made of? When I was at school they were just made of protons, neutrons and electrons. Now it seems that the protons and neutrons are made up of all sorts of squirrelly little bits and pieces like quarks and muons, and leptons and god knows what else. It seems that as the scientists keep looking they find another weird behaviour that doesn’t fit in with their sums, then they invent a particle that makes the maths work out, then they build a big machine to look for the particle, then they find it, and then it starts all over again with the next particle. Talk about creating a job for yourself.

But what they’ve also discovered is that all these particles are just energy. They are not anything solid. In fact those well-known ones – the electrons – don’t even seem to be in our Universe all of the time. They are here and they are somewhere else. The best the physicists can do is offer probabilities that something will be somewhere often enough to pretend it’s real.

The upshot of all this is that nothing really exists in solid physical form, it’s all an illusion.

Yes I know it hurts when you walk into a wall, but the energy is there and that’s what you feel when you hit the wall. Your energy meets the walls energy and ouch!

Now let’s go inside your head. Consider that at this moment you are reading these words. You experience these words on some sort of electronic screen outside of you. If you close your eyelids the screen disappears. But if you reach out to where you remember the screen to be you will feel something that matches what you were seeing when your eyes were open. If you tap it with your fingernail you will also hear a sound consistent with your vision and your touch.

But what’s actually going on.

Photons (pure energy) of light move from the screen, interact with your cornea (atoms), your eye lens (more atoms), wander through some jelly (yet more atoms) in your eye, hit the squidgy cells at the back of your eye (retina) cause some chemical stuff to happen and then some more chemical stuff happens all the way along your optic nerve until that nerve terminates in some neurons which then nudge some chemicals across the synapses in tiny squidgy brain cells filled with chromosomes and other stuff. But what’s really happening is that the energy of the photon is causing energetic changes in other atoms from the cornea right through to the neuron.

The ‘seeing’ doesn’t take place until the neurons get involved. But the neurons can’t see! They are just grey electrochemical tiny little bits of stuff. They don’t project an image of these words onto a screen in the back of your skull. There is no image in your head – you make it all up out of some chemistry that takes place in the dark of your skull.

It’s just the same with all of your other senses. You make all of that up too.

That doesn’t mean that what you see, hear and feel isn’t real. It just means that you can never be sure.

It’s all very Matrix-like.

But the truth is that if you were dreaming a very real dream, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between that and reality.

Your world exists only in your mind.

So what’s all this got to do with meditation?

Well, when you listen to a guided meditation then you are generally taken by the hand and encouraged to use your imagination to create images that cause you to feel deeply relaxed and maybe view your future self living in improved circumstances. They may be focused on healing so that you focus your imagination on greater health. This activity separates you from your physical world and allows your body some space to heal.

When you do this on a regular basis (and by regular I mean daily or twice daily) you will begin to notice that it causes change to take place. It can bring about physical changes. There is plenty of research around to show that regular meditation lowers stress and blood pressure as well as lengthening life. Life becomes more peaceful. Not only that but it has an impact on the world outside of you too.

Research has shown that the presence of meditation centres in towns causes a significant lowering of the crime rate.

Now if you consider that meditating with a group of other people on a regular basis can improve the way that people relate to each other then you have something occurring where there is no connection between cause and effect. This is the nature of dreams, not reality. This is the nature of illusion.

Groups of people working with single-minded intent have brought about miraculous healing.

Again this is the stuff of dreams, not of a solid physical cause causes effect reality.

If you read The Field by Lynne McTaggart you will find details of a scientific experiment conducted by a professor at an American University where focused thought caused a change to take place in the past!!!!

The evidence for illusion is all around. If you just open your mind, you will begin to see how apparently random, predictive thoughts, insignificant wishes that manifest within hours, & strange coincidences, are all clues so that you can begin to unpick the true nature of reality and see it for very real illusion that it appears to be.

Michael J. Hadfield MBSCH is a registered clinical hypnotherapist, with many years’ experience in the treatment of weight problems, stress, anxiety, phobias, smoking, and other psychological problems. If you would like a FREE copy of his latest book ‘Freedom’ visit http://www.hypnosisiseasy.com/freedom.htm and discover how to take those first steps towards a future where you find yourself living your dreams.

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By Jeremy O’Carroll

Changing your ideas on the world is like changing the topping on your ice cream.

Changing your perspective is like going from ice cream to fast cars.

In other words, while new ideas will certainly make a difference to the flavour of your life; a new perspective can fundamentally change it.

Looking at the world in a new way is creating change at a very deep level, one which, amongst other things, will ultimately change all of the ideas you have about it.

Let me give you an example to help highlight the difference between changing your ideas (or getting new ones) and changing your perspective.

Imagine you learn how to locate and dig up gold from a riverbed. Perhaps you previously thought this would be very difficult, but with the information you have just learned, you now know it is quite doable. This is certainly a change in your thoughts (ideas) on locating and digging up gold, but will this knowledge propel you into action that will dramatically impact your life?

After all, if you live in the city and have no idea where any riverbeds with gold might lie (or whether they even still exist!), it is unlikely you’re going to do much with your knowledge.

But imagine you knew that somewhere along a nearby riverbed, lots of gold could be found? You mightn’t yet know how to locate and dig it up, but you do know it’s there.

Would this information get you moving?

Think of it: you know for a fact that in a nearby river there is lots of gold?

What then?

Most likely you’d study all you could on locating and digging up gold in riverbeds and you’d go out and purchase whatever equipment you needed to do it.

So you see what is happening?

Once you change your perspective on whether it is possible to find nearby gold, you will naturally do whatever it takes to get the resources and information (i.e. ideas) needed to locate it.

In short, our perspective dictates the ideas we have (or discover) about the world we live in. Think something is possible and you’ll do what it takes to find a way to do it. Think something is impossible and you won’t even try to do it.

Getting More Out of Reiki and Meditation by Changing Your Perspective

Okay, so you agree that a change of perspective (what some call a paradigm shift) could have a massive impact on your life. How then can this knowledge serve us with regards to meditation and Reiki, the two topics we are dealing with in this newsletter?

The rest of this article will look into this question and show you how you can have a much richer experience of both by changing your perspective on what they are and how to practice them.

Meditation – A Practical New Vision

Most people practice meditation either haphazardly (some days yes, some days no), or consistently (e.g. once or twice a day). For the rest of the time they go about their business, they spend time with friends and family, they do their daily chores – whatever.

The point is that their world has two distinct parts: meditation and everything else.

When they meditate they meditate, and when they work they work – and seldom do the two paths cross.

Although they value and love meditation, although they very often feel calm and complete when meditating, it never really occurs to them to attempt to bring the meditation state of being into their everyday world.

No, the moment they hop off their ‘meditation mat’ their mind generally slips into Daydream Land, they lose touch with their meditation energy – and that all seems pretty normal to them.

This is odd for a couple of reason: firstly because meditation – at least as far as the founding teachers were concerned – was always about integration, about integrating the feelings of energy and connectedness you have when meditating into everything else you do in the day. That is what it means to ‘take Zen into the fields’.

Second, it is odd because if you enjoy the experience of meditating so much, if it helps you connect to the deepest part of yourself, why wouldn’t you try to maintain that state of being throughout the entire day? Why limit yourself to 30 minutes, 60 minutes – whatever it is?

So a shift in perspective here for many people would simply be to decide that meditation is really meant to be lived 24/7, that even if this is a challenge to achieve, it is a brilliant goal to strive towards.

Once you make this shift, what you’ll discover is that it really isn’t so hard to integrate meditation into at least the vast majority of the things you do. You simply need to decide that this would be of great value and then muster up the willpower to keep trying.

Because yes, you will lapse very often into Daydream Land, a land where you lose touch with the deepest part of yourself and your mind runs wild jumping from this to that to this; but every moment you will be given a new opportunity to try again, to reconnect.

And that is the beauty of it.

It is like a video game where you have thousands and thousands of lives. So keep trying, continue to draw your awareness back to where you are, and you’ll soon be ready to slip back in to the meditation zone.

A New Perspective for Reiki

If you view Reiki as a hands-on healing method, you’re going to get a lot out of it.

If you view Reiki as a spiritual path, it just might change your life.

This shift in perspective is, incidentally, the major difference between Western style Reiki (that which has come down via Mrs Takata in Hawaii) and the traditional Japanese Version that has come directly from Japan (what I, personally, teach).

In the Western stream (which almost everyone practices), the emphasis is on healing (with the hands); in Japan, Reiki is a path to ever expanding personal evolution and growth (traditionally this would be viewed as a path that aspires to Enlightenment).

In Western style Reiki, we do our hands-on healing and then go about life.

In traditional Japanese Reiki, Reiki is our life.

This doesn’t mean we need to be dogmatic. It doesn’t mean we need to think Reiki is better than anything else. Rather, it means that we try to integrate the principles and experiences we learn while doing our Reiki hands-on healing and meditations into everything we do.

It means we try to infuse our entire day with Reiki / meditation energy.

To give you an example of how this might be done, think of how Reiki practitioners learn to get out of the way when doing their hands-on healing, of how they learn that the less they try to manipulate or control the Reiki energy, the smoother things go.

Well it just so happens that most of us are constantly trying to manipulate and control what happens to us, that we are very often resisting what happens in our life.

But what would happen if we accepted the flow of things instead? What would happen if, instead of getting frustrated by what occurs in our life, we simply flow with it? If we move where our intuition leads us, rather than battle it, thinking we know best?

Most likely it would mean more success (whatever that means for us) with a lot less stress.

Of course, the traditional Japanese Reiki system – as mentioned – is about much more than the hands-on healing, so a shift in perspective would also see us trying to live the Reiki precepts and meditations too.

It would have us try to integrate the experiences these tools give us into our everyday life.

And if we work on doing this, no matter how often we slip back into our ‘waking dream’, into the daydream most of us inhabit throughout the day, it will almost certainly lead to a much richer Reiki experience, to an experience that changes us to our core.

Of course, we all know it is a challenge to fully integrate Reiki; but a major battle is already won the moment we shift our perspective, the moment we choose to do our best to integrate it into everything we do.

From then on it will begin to permeate our life more and more fully.

Conclusion

Sometimes the easiest way to make shifts is to attend a course and be given some structure and support. The most important thing, however, the thing you don’t need anyone to help you with, is simply to change your perspective and decide to make your spiritual practice something that is integrated fully into your life. Because once you do this, you will naturally begin to find the opportunities needed to learn what you need to learn, have what you need to have, and be where you need to be to expand your spiritual self.

Jeremy O’Carroll is a traditional Usui, Shamballa and Karuna Reiki Master who has studied with some of the best known Reiki teachers in the world including William Lee Rand, Frans Stiene and Laurelle Shanti Gaia.. He is the founder of the Om Reiki Centre in Victoria, Australia and Om Reiki Online Video and Articles Learning Portal.

For more information, please visit: http://www.omreiki.com.au or http://www.omreikionline.com

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A Balanced Life – Reap the Benefits of Meditation for Body, Mind and SpiritBy Dr. Mary Beth Ford

Life is a balancing act. How to juggle inner needs with responsibilities in the world? It is easy to lose your bearings in the midst of daily living. Your focus blurs. A balanced life requires wisdom. But you need quiet to hear your inner voice. How can you expect wisdom from within if you are never still enough to listen?

Step away from the world and focus your attention within.

The practice of meditation creates a quiet space in which to know your true Self. When your intention is clear, ten minutes has as much value as two hours. Consistency has value. What matters is taking time each day to nurture your Inner Spirit.

Meditation offers a way of tapping the divine energies of love and wisdom. Candles and music may help you relax. Focus on your breath. Feel the Source Energy that creates worlds flow through you. The Breath within the breath. When thoughts intrude, as they always do, gently let them go. Your mind feels open and spacious. The heart of meditation is contentment in the now. To align with the essence of your true Self, you simply need to make space.

Reconnect with Earth and your true Self through open-eye meditation.

The practice of open-eye meditation-walks alone in natural surroundings-may appeal to you. A walk in nature allows you to lose yourself for a brief period of time and connect with the rhythms of Earth. Energy exists everywhere. As you walk, nature’s energy flows into the core of your being. It affects your mood, your immune system and the self you are becoming. Nature’s restorative power transforms you. You feel connected to something larger than yourself. You return to the world refreshed and ready to share your gifts.

Nurture your inner peace and well-being with meditation practice.

The mind-body dialogue remains a thorny philosophical problem. But on a practical level, our understanding has made significant advances in the past twenty years. A new generation of brain-imaging studies and clinical trials wants to know: What happens to people who meditate? Results have shown that meditation induces more than a short-term state of relaxation. It creates inner calm, lowers blood pressure and boosts the immune system. These changes have long-term implications for overall well-being.

One of the most dramatic links between mind and body involves the response to stress. Chronic stress increases the risk for a host of diseases. It accelerates the aging process. Meditation seems effective in changing the way we respond to external events. We perceive the world as less threatening. We renew our life purpose. We live in more meaningful ways. Meditation may be the best life practice. It restores the body, calms the mind and empowers the spirit.

At times life can feel like a treadmill. With meditation you step off life’s treadmill and connect with your true Self. Your focus clears. You gain clarity of intention and purpose for your existence. You align with the power of your Being. This inner power transforms your life. You live with balance between world and spirit.

Mary Beth Ford, Ed. D., is the author of Wisdom from the Gardens: Life Lessons and creator of Garden Wisdom Teleseminars. She specializes in the area of life balance, which she describes as balance between outer world and inner Self. In her work Mary Beth shares her five powerful garden lessons for living with balance and joy. Using nature images she gives us a new vision of ourselves and our world. Her desire is to help busy people live with Spirit in the world. To learn more, visit Mary Beth’s website at http://www.wisdomfromthegardens.com and listen to her inspiring reflection on world and Spirit.

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Meditation Is the Best Investment

By Vikas Malkani

Meditation is the easiest and fastest way to understand yourself. It takes you into a higher level of self-understanding where you can clearly see how you create your own life experience. Only after you have overcome and transcended inner conflicts due to excessive desires, ego-tripping, long-standing grudges, low self-esteem and the need to control other people’s lives, will your life become truly stable and enjoyable.

Meditation leads to many benefits on mental, emotional and physical levels. This is now proven by scientific research. Whichever way you look at it, the meditation habit is one worth developing and results in a life of joyful tranquillity. It is the best investment you can make in yourself.

Here are some facts about meditation which you should know. Withdrawing from the mainstream of life is just the opposite of what we are trying to achieve when we meditate. By bringing out our full potential, meditation allows us to enjoy life to the fullest. We do not have to retreat to caves for our sessions – the same results are reaped when we meditate in the comfort of our homes. Meditation is simple and effortless once the habit is developed. Anyone can meditate. Meditation is a simple, natural and effortless technique for quietening and training the mind, making us experience an inner peace and leading us to connect with our real nature.

Meditation is simple because it works in harmony with your true nature. The state of total health, peace and happiness is already there – all you have to do is use a technique to arrive at it. Meditation is a very powerful, time-efficient and safe way of doing this. Mediation is a scientific technique and is totally non-religious. It’s time-honoured, having proven itself for thousands of years.

Meditation shows you how your mind works, and how it creates your life experience. And since the mind is the source of unhappiness or happiness, stress or calm, sickness or well being, failure or success, it is only logical that we should direct our attention to the mind.

Even doctors admit that up to 70% of physical diseases are psychosomatic, that is, they originate in the mind. So for 10 people who declare themselves sick, seven suffer from illnesses which originate in the mind, whether triggered by fear, insecurity, worry, anger, jealousy or any other negative emotion.

Once we start meditating, we become more peaceful, less reactive and more stable – all states that lead to greater efficiency in our life with less stress or friction. Tense muscles, overactive nerves and an overactive mind drain our energy reserves. Becoming calm energises you once again.

Calmness and vitality are complementary. People who are ‘hyper’ may seem energetic but they are actually fuelled by nervous energy. They end up irritable and mentally exhausted when their nervous energy wears off.

You will feel the beneficial effects of meditation even after your first few sessions. The effects are subtle but cumulative. So every passing day you will find yourself a little less stressed and a little more happier.

All through our lives, we carry with us two heavy burdens – the thoughts and regrets of the past and the worries and expectations of the future. At every moment, these burdens weigh us down. Meditation allows us to see this reality, and to take a rest from following our ingrained and conditioned patterns of behaviour.

When you become less stressed you enjoy everything more – including material things. But consider this – if you don’t feel good inside, how can you enjoy even the material things outside?

Since meditation causes you to connect with your real or natural self, you will gradually feel an increasing desire to live more in harmony with nature. You will also tend to gravitate towards a simpler lifestyle without extra or unnecessary burdens. You will desire more natural things such as nourishing food, fresh air and exercise.

The whole basis of meditation is to make you enjoy life more. The beauty of meditation is that it makes you happy inside, so you are happy anyway, irrespective of whether you are materialistic or not. Your happiness is not dependent on external factors. So you get not only happiness, but freedom also. Happiness comes from within and unless we give attention to what’s inside us, we will remain stressed and unhappy.

Knowing all this, why would we not make the time and meditate? It’s the best investment in making our life better in all aspects.

Footnote: Meditation to attain self-understanding is the foundation of the ancient wisdom of Vedanta. Down through the centuries, enlightened teachers have spoken about the necessity of meditation to live a happy and peaceful life. More recent teachers such as Ramakrishna, Vivekananda, Yogananda, Osho, Swami Rama of the Himalayas, and most recently, Vikas Malkani, have all expounded the benefits of meditation.

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Science Based Meditation for Happiness

By Gene Sykes

Life and joy are all about adaptation. Meditation is the consciousness of your being and how you are doing – every moment is called mindfulness. Each and every animal must adapt to survive and flourish. The death rate is relatively high and survival takes a hefty toll.

There is a difference between you and animal. The difference is not just one but more than a thousand of niches to consider. Animals are stuck in their natural environment and all species adapt to their niches. Non-humans have very few options. They can’t buy clothes and foods for themselves. A dog can’t all of a sudden decide that it’s already fed up with bones and meat, take off from the owner’s house and go to other owner with a bigger house to become a chef. A person, on the other hand, can decide on whatever he wants. The question to ask for yourself is – what do you want? Or what is your niche? Do you want to be a doctor, lawyer, engineer, singer, dentist, and many more? One fact is definitely true – it is hard to be a human being? A person’s success depends on how well he can adapt to his environment and how he can use his skills. You may choose to develop your tools and knowledge, pursue passions and interest, design your environment, change career, etc.

Success is equal to genuine happiness is equal to optimal adaptation. In the end, we’re dealing with one factor for your success. There is no seven keys or ten considerations. This one key is universal, it does not matter who you are or where you’re from. It is about meditation.

Meditation means consciousness. It is about the things you perceive – whether good and bad. Perception is reality and meditation is everything. All meditation style is about focus.

The two main type of meditation are:

  • Mantra – any particular point of focus.
  • Mindfulness – includes all the mantras that come to your mind and how you perceived them moment – by- moment. It is all about perspective.

Meditation is not about sitting still. It involves change, movement and adaptation. Life does not sit still. It is always adapting, selecting, surviving and dying. Human life is all about the need for genuine and evolved happiness. Meditation and happiness are one powerful family. They relate all meditation techniques and they have a healthy and powerful impact on your family as well as on your body and mind.

Mindfulness and compassion are very connected. Absolute mindfulness or detachment is the fundamental basis of true compassion. They will take you to other direction from your current position. Maybe you were convinced to think and make something unimportant to your life. It’s very normal but sad. By detaching from your idea of self you can only perceive the real meaning of true self – your own strengths and passion, especially on mindfulness and compassion meditation techniques.

The only secret for success and natural path in life is favorable adaptation. It is the basis of evolved happiness and the key to success. Medication techniques are the training grounds for optimum success and real happiness.

Ponder this:

In our brain, emotions and reason always interact. The church and our state may be separated in some societies, but church (emotion) and state (reasons) are never separated inside our minds. Negative reason interacts with negative emotions and vice versa. When you’re doing the things that you love, you are not aware that time goes by; you’re within the “zone”. In positive psychology, this is called “flow”.

When you start to meditate and develop the love and compassion within yourself, you will inevitably feel, see and become mindful of your real passions and treasured memories and experiences. You will be aware of your circumstances and destiny, your niche, your area for great adaptation.

Human survival is just about survival of the most firm, dependable and stress-resistant. The remedy to distress is only compassion. This also means that survival of the fittest means survival of the most compassionate. True success and happiness comes from demonstrating compassion within yourself and compassion within you and your special abilities is optimal adaptation.

Mindlev.com offers terrific advice on how to combat your stress. Remember, it is easy to reduce stress through meditation.

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Active Your Brain with an Audio Meditation Guide

Falun Dafa the fifth exercise, meditation

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Meditation is an art to clear your mind and to reach a relax state of mind. Meditation is the best exercise to improve your focus and concentration. A proper meditation requires discipline steps to achieve success. There are few tips which you need to follow before you can do it perfectly. How to meditate for beginners injects the pioneering steps to study and understand meditation in a simple way. The tips help you to perform the exercise in your own way.

How to Meditate for Beginners Tips

  • Find a good place to start the meditation. Try to sit in the middle and feel the atmosphere around you.
  • Adjust your posture and sit straight. Relax your body and make yourself comfortable. A relax body is very helpful for meditation.
  • Relax your body muscle. Start from your feet then move towards the upper part of your body. Relax your neck gently in small circles. Lower your shoulders and roll them a few times.
  • Stretch out your legs. Calm your body parts like belly, knees, feet and ankles.
  • Take your time. It will be hard in the beginning but you will feel comfortable after trying it for few times.
  • Breathe slowly. Take breath in deeply and then release it slowly. Do this for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Try to concentrate on the present. Be silent otherwise you will lose your focus.

This process may seem like pain at first but you will learn to enjoy it later on. Guided Meditation Mp3 CD’s are a good way to overcome the meditation obstacles. The recorded CD’s describe the step by step procedure to perform meditation. The spoken words create a delightful scene and stimulate your imagination. The relaxing voice of the recorded CD will help you to fall in your sub consciousness and you will start forgetting about what is being said. The soulful journey lasts for long time. This is a very good way to indulge in the meditation exercise. Your mind becomes more alert and functions more actively in guided meditation techniques.

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Lucid Dreaming Through Brainwave Entrainment

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Dreams may not be real but they are a reality of life. Very often you are left totally terrified and you suddenly wake up to realize that it was just a dream – yet the fear and panic are very real. Sometimes you wish for something to happen and it materializes in dream. You wake up to find that nothing has changed and you wish the dream could have lasted longer! This is the unreal reality of dreams.

Dreams are both a barometer of your emotional health and a natural process of emotional release to provide you opportunities for self-healing. They are symbolic indicators of your current behavior pattern and emotional state that require correction. Sometimes the pattern gets resolved when the dream percolates into the waking state and you knowingly or unknowingly adjust your response. However, the art of lucid dreaming gives you full control on the script of your dreams.

Can you take charge of your dreams?

Would it not be nice if you can take control of the state of dreaming just as you control activities in your waking hours? If you think that it is difficult or not possible – you are wrong. In fact, you can easily learn to take charge of your dreams. In order to understand that, first read this basic but useful information about the role and importance of brainwaves.

Your brain controls all your mental and emotional states; whether we you are dreaming, sleeping, thinking, worried, tense, or relaxed. And the brain in turn is controlled by different brainwaves depending upon what you are feeling and doing. The brainwaves connected to dreams lie in the theta region, 4 – 7 Hz; the delta waves (1 – 4 Hz) prevail when you are fast asleep. When you are active and waking your brain will be dominated by alpha waves (7-13 Hz). This information will help you understand how to create awareness in dreams in order to control them.

The art of lucid dreaming

When you are sleeping your brain goes into the low frequency realm of delta brainwaves. When dreaming starts the brainwaves go into the theta region. So, what can you do to become alert but still continue to dream? The trick lies in developing expertise to pick up some alpha waves whereby you are awake, and then quickly falling back to theta state of dreaming. So, now what has happened is that you are mentally alert and yet are dreaming! This is what lucid dreaming is all about. Brainwave entrainment beats make it extremely easy for you.

Brainwave entrainment music

Brainwave technology offers a convenient way to achieve it. There are music recordings of sounds such flowing river, rain, ocean waves, waterfall, gong, etc but are embedded with brain entrainment beats that are designed for lucid dreaming. These beats directly guide your brain to desired brainwave states. You can choose from three forms of entrainment: binaural beats are probably used most commonly and need headphone; monaural beat recordings do not require headphone and are more effective than binaural beats; and isochronic tone recordings, which are the most effective.

Learning the art of lucid dreaming by listening to music embedded with brainwave entrainment beats is going to be highly rewarding for you. By giving proper directions to your dreams, you can gain emotional freedom from a lot of unresolved conflicts manifesting through dreams.

Meditation and self-hypnosis have been the usual ways to go into the lower frequency brainwave states. But now advances in the brainwave entrainment technology have made it possible to get into any desired brainwave state easily, merely by listening to music embedded with some special beats. Among these beats are binaural beats, monaural beats, and isochronic tones. The later two are far more effective. They have been used gainfully for a diverse range of applications, lucid dreaming is just one among them. In fact, you can use them for enhancing creativity, gaining deep relaxation, confidence building, enhancing memory power, and so on.

Self-awareness is the foundation of every self-growth program and it is always beneficial to learn about various dimensions of self-awareness.

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Brainwave entrainment meditation is just wearing a music headset and listening. It is so easy… but is it? Can brainwave entrainment meditation be as effective as it is professed as being or do you think it only a hoax? Does brainwave entrainment meditation impact our brain cells, stimulate our thinking potential, improve each of our problem-solving capabilities and creativeness or could it be only in our imagination? The answer then is it is not just a farce, and yes it does exist. Next are a few of the reasons that will more deeply impress an acceptance on these statements:

1. Brainwave entrainment meditation just is not an art form. It is a tried, analyzed, and proven technological fact, that is certainly considered to work and do wonders for humanity. Not going through the whole process and claiming it to be a fraud could be the absolute height of immaturity.

2. When you evaluate the scientific effects, items like the different types of waves inside our head and in what ways their fluctuations have an impact on each of our day to day activities is plainly known. Exactly how brainwave entrainment meditation has an impact on those waves is also realized.

3. Brainwave entrainment meditation makes the mind operate in a manner that makes you a lot more aware of the power and potential in your thoughts. This is certainly a fact of which we’re not generally aware but… it is technologically proven.

4. Brainwave entrainment meditation resembles performing exercises. Exercising lets you develop muscles and feel healthier, whereas comparable benefits are accomplished for your mind utilizing brainwave entrainment meditation. The effects are only able to be sensed and observed, additionally, the results are not obvious as they are using workouts.

5. Mozart is recognized as a master or one of the best concert music composers on earth. Lots of people have said that they are transported to another world whenever they hear Mozart’s music or music of his contemporaries like Strauss, Bach, and Vivaldi. This sensation can properly be referred to as brainwave entrainment meditation.  Just how do we proclaim it is brainwave entrainment meditation when we are not engaging in anything at all but listening to music? Exactly what does this say? Once the symphony music pieces were taken for examination, it was subsequently scientifically proven that there was clearly a significant difference in the frequency of one’s brainwaves each time a person heard that music. Now did Mozart compose this music concerned about the brainwave entrainment meditation result his music would have? No, he constructed it only for the love of music. What happened associated with brainwave entrainment meditation was just a favorable side-effect.

This certainly should clear up any of the suspicions of people that believe brainwave entrainment meditation is a lie, because a fact is typically discovered inadvertently and its effects are verified scientifically, but a sham is done and propagated by dishonest minded people who have nothing to prove but would like to generate extra income, and trick normal men and women.  This is certainly one reason such shams are never scientifically confirmed. If you are even now not convinced, then you are the person who looses.

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Brainwave entrainment meditation is only putting on a music headset and tuning in. It’s so effortless… but will it be? Can brainwave entrainment meditation be as beneficial as it is believed to be or is it just a scam? Does brainwave entrainment meditation have an effect on our brain cells, stimulate our imagining ability, increase our problem-solving skills and inventiveness or can it be just simply in our imagination? The answer is that it’s not a charade, and yes it does really exist. Coming are some of the causes that can even further stamp an authority on all these promises:

1. Brainwave entrainment meditation is just not an art form. It is a tried, tested, and validated technological actuality, which is considered to give good results and do, wonders for humanity. Not experiencing the entire procedure and proclaiming it to be a deception is the ultimate peak of immaturity.

2. In the event you check out scientific effects, such things as the unique variations of waves inside our head and how their particular fluctuations directly affect our own daily activities is clearly known. Exactly how brainwave entrainment meditation has an effect on those waves is in addition realized.

3. Brainwave entrainment meditation makes the mind function in a fashion that makes you more mindful of the strength and potential in your mind. This is certainly an issue of which we’re not commonly knowledgeable but… it truly is technologically confirmed.

4. Brainwave entrainment meditation is comparable to working out. Physical exercise helps you build muscles and come to feel stronger, while equivalent results usually are reached for the brain utilizing brainwave entrainment meditation. The effects can only be felt and enjoyed, and the final results are not obvious as they are using workouts.

5. Mozart is known as a pioneer or one of the best symphony music composers on earth. Many people have said they are moved to a different realm every time they hear Mozart’s music or music of his contemporaries like Strauss, Bach, and Vivaldi. This experience can easily be referred to as brainwave entrainment meditation.  Just how could we assert it is brainwave entrainment meditation when we are not really undertaking anything but enjoying music? Simply what does this say? Once the symphony music pieces were taken for analysis, it absolutely was scientifically established that there was clearly a substantial difference in the frequency in the brainwaves each time a person listened to that music. Now did Mozart construct this music taking into consideration the brainwave entrainment meditation effect his music would have? No, he composed it just for the love of music. So what happened in connection with brainwave entrainment meditation ended up being only an advantageous side-effect.

This absolutely should clear the doubts of people that believe brainwave entrainment meditation is really a deception, because a truth is frequently uncovered accidentally and it is benefits are confirmed scientifically, but a deception is created and spread by crooked minded people who have nothing to demonstrate but only desire to bring in more cash, and trick common individuals.  This is one reason such shams are never scientifically confirmed. If you’re even now not convinced, then you’re the individual who looses.

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What is Binaural Brainwave Entrainment?

Binaural beats are those frequencies originating from the brain that get stimulated whenever there is a difference in the frequencies of the tone that is heard through the left ear and the right ear simultaneously. The binaural beat that originates from the brain compensates for the difference in the frequencies caused by the music to which we are listening. This method of stimulating the binaural beat from the brain is known as Binaural Brainwave Entrainment. Do not interpret the word ‘beats’ to be some strange drum beats or the ones that we hear in our regular music. These beats are essentially the ones which originate from the mind. The tones that we hear are just an external stimulus to initiate the stimulation. The tones that are heard for this stimulation activity are primarily measured, flowing, slow and calming in nature. These tones are usually a combination of Indian traditional music used in conjunction with some electronic synthesizers. The disciples of this discipline called binaural brainwave entrainment do not look at it just as a piece of science but look at is as a therapy. They believe that binaural brainwave entrainment has therapeutic qualities and has the potential to prevent and cure a lot of diseases. In this article, we’ll not look at the diseases that could be treated with binaural brainwave entrainment but look at what are the different binaural brainwave entrainment waves and history related to binaural brainwave entrainment’s discovery.

There are primarily four types of waves that keep fluctuating inside our brain. They are delta, theta, alpha, and beta. Each of these waves has its different purposes and frequencies. If we look at the delta wave, the frequency range essentially is .1 to 3 Hz. This wave is associated with a state of deep and dreamless sleep. The theta wave has a frequency of 3 to 7 Hz and this wave is associated with day-dreaming, imagination, inspiration, recalling old memories, etc. Next comes alpha wave which has a frequency of 7 to 13 Hz and is usually associated with people who are in a state of relaxation, calmness, etc. Meditation is usually a state related to alpha waves. Beta wave is the most active of the waves and it has a frequency range of 14 Hz. This is the state when the person is more active and awake.

Now let us look at the history of binaural brainwave entrainment. The field of binaural brainwave entrainment was discovered by Heinrich Weilhelm Dove in 1839. Sadly no one paid attention to his work to give it necessary exposure. Several years later, another person called Gerald Oster submitted a short article on binaural brainwave entrainment to a particularly popular publication in 1973. Though it was not entirely a unique article, as it was a kind of a mixture of independent research information on binaural brainwave entrainment, people liked it for its uniqueness and the innovative way in which it was put across. The people who read and went through the article thought the article to be strong enough and made it as a basis for further research. That is how the whole concept of binaural brainwave entrainment came into existence. Binaural brainwave entrainment has come a long way from then and now has become an immensely powerful medical tool.

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