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    The Secret Diary of an Aspiring Meditation Master – October 2014, Week Four, “Changing One Belief of Perception”

    BeautyThis week wraps us Kevin Schoeninger’s meditations for deep healing and transformation, based on the book, You Are The Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter, by Dr. Joe Dispenza. For those of you who have been following this series, you will recall how Dr. Joe overcame a devastating spinal injury and spent the next 30 years researching similar cases of remarkable healing as experienced by his medical patients.

    So far this month, Kevin has been leading us through the first two parts of Dr. Joe’s three part meditation process to achieve health, emotional well being and our greatest desires of life. We learned how to do Open Focus Meditation, and then how to recognize and rest in a state of Pure Consciousness.

    This week, Kevin completes the full meditation, with the final step of how to mentally rehearse a desired experience, and how that experience would make us feel.

    Getting past the road blocks to what we want.

    You may have read books or taken training seminars that encourage you to visualize what you really want, and you may feel you’ve already been down this road with little success. Or you may freeze up at the idea of wanting anything. After all, “wanting” sounds so selfish. But what about wanting to be healthy and strong, so you can spend years cherishing your family and friends? What about wanting to develop your talents to do something significant for the world? Or wanting to be calm and energized, so you can help someone else who needs your strength?

    Being afraid to want things can be a major roadblock on our path to greater physical and emotional health. A second obstacle is oftentimes we don’t know where to start, because we can’t decide what we want in the first place.

    Modern life is so full of choices that our attention is forever distracted by shiny opportunities to waste our brain energy without any real reward. Or we can become so exhausted by a job or other responsibilities, that all we want is a numbing diversion to help us unwind. Some days, just shutting down can feel like what we want more than anything else in the world.

    But feeling numb is not a step toward feeling better. Even if we feel we have no energy left, it is possible to focus that energy, through the power of our thinking, to physically change how our bodies feel.

    We all know from childhood science class that the energy of electricity can move molecules, or start fires. Yet we find it hard to believe that the energy our brains create, when focused on what we truly desire, and sent out toward the source of creation, can change the molecules in our bodies, and how we experience life.

    If you really knew you could change the future, would you try?

    In last week’s meditation, Kevin taught us how to begin to experience ourselves as Pure Consciousness, and to rest in that state of awareness. I was struck this week by a phrase he used: “the longer we rest in the unknown, the more the unknown becomes known to us.” I have paraphrased that a bit, but it shows that we have to try to experience what we want the future to be, before that future can ever become our reality.

    If all we do with our limited free time is a deadening routine of mindless diversions, then the future will not look much different than today.

    But if we are willing to invest the time to learn these meditation techniques, and actually experience gratitude in advance for what our lives can become, then a future can open up greater than we ever imagined.

    I admit daydreaming about the future is easy; believing in our dreams is not. We may imagine a place we want to live, or a career we want to pursue, which is non-threatening as long as it’s just on our wish list. But when we start moving toward following our dreams, little fears sneak in to delay us, or cause us to give up before we start. What if we can’t afford it? What if we are too old, or we lose our health, or the sky falls? What if we fail?

    Our feelings of failure often depend on what we think is lacking in ourselves. We all have things we would like to change, but we get so overwhelmed wanting to change lots of things, that we wind up not changing anything at all. That’s a lot like giving up on cleaning your house because you don’t know if you are supposed to dust or vacuum first. Just pick something. Then picture what your future would be if you made that one change.

    Mentally rehearsing the future we want, allows us to feel our desired outcome in a safe place, and get a little stronger each time we do.

    Even if you have an entire bookshelf full of books or programs that promised to be life changing, this final meditation might be the answer you are looking for. Kevin’s meditation takes about a half hour, so you want to allow yourself time to be uninterrupted. I’m not going to make you any promises, but I found this meditation very different from anything I’ve experienced before. It seemed to fill in something that was missing…and took me somewhere new.

    I don’t want to lessen your personal experience by offering any kind of summary here. Instead, I recommend downloading it and listening several times. It is something you should try for yourself.

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    You Are The Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter, (2014) by Dr. Joe Dispenza, is published by Hay House, Inc.

     

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