Visualization – A Powerful Tool for Change

visualizationWe’ve recently written about visualization for healing and now comes an even deeper look at this power.

Gregg Braden and the Power of Visualization

This video with Gregg Braden explores some fascinating research on how we are connected way beyond what we may believe and how the process of quantum entanglement works. The experiment he illustrates is similar to ones done before on blood samples, photons and plants. In a nut shell, once something is connected to something else, it is forever connected.

Take a DNA sample from someone and frighten them,; their DNA sample reacts instantly. Do the same with blood samples and you get similar results. Peter Tompkins showed us back in the 1970s how he could induce plants to react to certain stimulus, again instantly!

And the distance between the sample or plant and the experimenter is irrelevant. The communication between the objects is instantaneous – as in faster than the speed of light. Einstein spinning in his grave? No, I think when he left this plane, he got it – instantly 🙂

Then Braden goes on to tie this research into how, through visualization, especially with groups participating, we can change the world we live in.

Watch and enjoy:

The Power of Visualization Video

http://www.visualizedaily.com/

Guided Imagery to Fight Diabetes

guided imagery Yesterday, I wrote a post about the power of a type of guided imagery known as imaginal healing.

Guided Imagery “Rediscovered” By Modern Medicine

This process is probably as old as we humans are, but it got lost along the way with the advent of so-called modern medicine. Paradoxically, it is in the medical community where this age old art is being revisited.

Using guided imagery for healing entails the process of seeing the body as well; seeing the body doing the things it does when it is well; “seeing” wellness throughout the body.

I recently ran across a site called “Diabetes Self-Management which had a very comprehensive article on how guided imagery is used with diabetes patients, among others. Here is a brief excerpt, but the whole article is worth the read:

Commonly offered to cancer patients to improve quality of life during chemotherapy, imagery is also known as a helpful adjunct therapy in preparation for surgery, childbirth, and other difficult situations. It has been shown to provide pain relief, shorten hospital stays, and lessen stress and anxiety. The link between stress and poor blood glucose control in people with diabetes is clearly established. And since much of the professional literature on diabetes calls for approaches to its management that consider the emotional and behavioral — not just physical — needs of the person, an easy-to-use stress buster that can also provide insight into behavior may prove to be very useful.

Guided imagery, which is often referred to as just imagery, or creative visualization or active imagination, uses the power of the brain to create holograms that then trigger the release of a wide range of chemicals in the body that go to the area being imagined. Imagining yourself in a relaxed state is the first step. It creates what researches call the relaxation response.

Guided Imagery for Healing Begins with Relaxation

When achieved, this is what happens to the body, according to the article:

“…the nervous system deactivates the stress response. Brain waves, respiration, heart rate, muscle tension, and blood glucose all decrease, while immune function and feelings of well-being increase.”

The whole article is long, but it is worth reading if you have ever been sceptical about the techinques of guided imagery.

Heal Your Body with Your Mind – Imaginal Healing

imaginal healingThough this blog is not usually about the topic of healing, it is about using your mind to its fullest extent, and using imaginal healing to heal your body is certainly an example of that. It is in the power of imagining wellness to prevent and cure dis-eases in the body.
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Robert Moss Explains Imaginal Healing

Robert Moss has been teaching people about this for a long time so when I saw a recent post on my FB page, I decided it was time to put something about him on our blog. So I went to one of his sites called “Dream Gates” and found this short description of what it’s all about:

Robert Moss, a world-renowned dream explorer and teacher, invites us to tap into the power of dreams for self-healing and self-understanding—and insight into handling the challenges of waking life

For those of us who have experienced out-of-body states or astral projections know, the experience is rich in images. In fact, often that is all it is – no sound, no taste, no smell, no touch. Just an incredible array of images. So it should be no surprise to find out that our brains work in images – holograms actually.
The rest of the article is filled with references to the work that has been going on for quite some time documenting this in clinical studies. That doesn’t mean your family doctor is going to promote this idea much since he won’t earn a dime if you use it to heal yourself.

 

Take Your Power Back with Imaginal Healing

But if you want to take some of your power back over your body’s health, read the whole article. It’s fascinating! And check out using this technique with diabetes patients, Guided Imagery to Fight Diabetes.

Dealing with Death

No matter what your spiritual or religious outlook, what we refer to as “death” is a concept that most people still have trouble understanding.  It becomes more difficult when the death is of someone who is close to us since we may feel the loss more deeply.

For some, the loss can be bridged by using the greater aspect of what we are to communicate with the one departed thereby relieving ourselves of concern for the departed.

I just received a note that one of our Gateway friends had gone through the loss of her father by using her experience and expertise in astral projection. She has written a  lovely blog post on the Astral Projection website in which she shares this experience.

Here is an excerpt:

Our Dad is alive and kicking, albeit without a physical body, he made sure and is still making sure that this message is getting across. He had to discard his physical body due to illness but he is still with us. Signs from the beyond tell us that our loved ones are well.

The whole post is worth the read. maybe it will help you or someone you know in dealing with death.

Astral Travel vs Doing Nothing

astral travelReading through some blog posts on astral travel got me to thinking about the whole idea of why this technique can be useful for many people.

Problem solving is something we all struggle with to some extent and I have found that I am most effective when I do one of the focus disciplines I have learned over the years. No matter what it is, it always requires me to be still.

One of my favorite is to sit in a fairly darkened room and trance myself with a candle flame. Once that state is reached, when all the voices in my head have had their say and are quiet, answers some times come within moments.

The answer takes only moments; it’s the getting to the state that I can receive them that takes the time, and effort. This can take half and hour or more, and sometimes even then I can’t get to the state I need to be in. This is all time that I am supposedly “doing nothing”.

What I know many people have trouble with is this taking the time to “do nothing”. We, in the Western world, are driven by a combination of the Protestant work ethic and a persistent state of ADD. We can’t sit still. We have to be doing something. We might be missing someone texting us, or posting on our Facebook page: God forbid we miss that!

We have all these jobs to do and people to meet and things to say and TV to watch and on and on. “Sit and look at a candle for an hour? What a waste of valuable time!”, I hear you saying. The point that is missed is that doing those focus exercises is anything but “doing nothing”. To do them well takes a tremendous amount of effort. Try it for a few minutes. Try to stop the constant flow of thought for 5 seconds. Try to hold one image for 10 seconds.

Since I know all of this and have experienced all this, the idea of how using astral travel or OBE instead might be appealing to some people. My focus exercises take time out of my “busy” day. Astral travel takes place at night when I sleeping anyway. So, presto, I have solved the “time wasting” issue since, when sleeping, I’m not doing anything anyway, right?

This is all a bit tongue-in-cheek, but anything that helps someone deal with their issues and get answers to important problems can’t be all bad. Even in our busy society, people still say, when asked to make a tough decision, “Let me sleep on it.” Singer found his solution to his sewing machine problem in a dream. Many others have done the same. So can you; or you can program an out-of-body experience to bring you the answer.

There’s more than one way to skin a cat – and get a problem solved.

Happy travels!

P.S. Want to learn more about getting out of your body? Read “The Travels of a Dream Walker”

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Fringe-ology: Ghost Story or Reality?

Journalists, what’s left of them, rarely engage in anything out of the mainstream for fear of being ridiculed or of being let go from their job.

Steve Volk is a journalist who decided it was time to tell the story he’d been carrying since childhood – a true live Ghost Story. Here’s how it’s described on a YouTube video trailer:

Fringe-ology is journalist Steve Volk’s attempt to reconcile a mysterious ghost story from his childhood with his lifelong, down to earth occupation as a journalist. His solution was to do journalism—to investigate that family ghost story, and other paranormal topics, in the high style of narrative nonfiction. What he found is a great tale that’s been relegated to the fringe of our discourse for too long—a story about all of us, a story filled with ghosts, UFOs, maverick scientists, psychics, spoon-benders and the people who love and hate them. More importantly, he found common ground we can all share—a place for skeptics and believers, spiritualists and scientists, to stand together—not at the fringes, but at the heart of what it means to be human. On sale June 7, 2011, wherever books and e-books are sold. For more information, visit stevevolk.com

Watch the trailer here:

Learning Astral Travel

astral travelA really valid question when someone is first introduced to the concept of astral travel, or out-of-body experience, is, “Why learn how to do them?” That question has as many answers as there are people asking.

My First Astral Travel – Short and Sweet!

For me it was simply the adventure of seeing if it was possible. I began with the following exercise: I ate some fairly salty stuff just before going to be and then put a glass of water out on the kitchen counter. I went to bed and told myself to remember where the water was.

The experience was short and sweet because when I found “myself” hovering near the glass of water, I was so shocked I slammed back into my bed! But, I had done it.

But There is More…Much more!

There is, however, much more to it than simple amusement. It is, first and foremost, a way to prove to yourself that you are greater than your body. It opens a door to a different reality which is ours, and one that is always accessible to us. For some, this is the proof they need that there is some sort of spiritual self. It is, for some, touching the hem of God’s garment.

And for others it gets to the crux of the question about life after…life. Here’s how one very experienced astral traveler who calls her self Karen659, one of our favorite guest bloggers, puts it in a recent post on the Astral Projection Blog:

There is no doubt at all now, and it is such peace of mind and comfort to absolutely, positively KNOW that we will continue on after death and in an even higher level of performance than we currently have now.

Read the rest of the blog here: Why Learn Astral Projection?

Astral Travel Experiences from a Pro!

And to go to her own site filled with fascinating descriptions of her own experiences, click on the image above or go to The Travels of a Dream Walker.

Monroe Institute Facilitator in WA State

The Monroe Institute has a new Outreach Facilitator in WA State who will be holding workshops in the Yelm/Rainier area, southeast of Olympia. The first one is scheduled for April 30 – May 1, 2011 at The Center for the Creative Arts, 302 Binghampton St, Rainier, WA. Contact telephone is 360.458.1311.

Yael Klein will be facilitating a Workshop called “Excursion”. As the name may suggest attendees will work with expanded states of awareness, but in a supportive group environment.

This is how Yael explains it on her website:

“This intense two-day adventure into expanded states of awareness facilitates profound relaxation, deep contemplation, increased intuition, and communication with the higher self and with related energies. Important personal revelations are commonplace during an Excursion. The class includes explanation, discussion, and supportive group interaction. Specifically designed exercises with Hemi-Sync® audio-guidance technology form the core of the workshop.”

Yael has been a TMI facilitator since Jan 2011 and brings to this a long history of working in the realm of exploring human consciousness and our untapped potentials as human beings. As she says, her passion is to help those who seek to find more about the mystery of their inner self, and to discover their hidden potentials.

Thew workshops will be kept small (max 10 people) to maintain the intensity of the experience. To register for this exciting first workshop visit Yael’s website, Awareness Now, at http://www.wix.com/masteryael/awareness-now#!register