Meditation is a technique of calming the mind and body to open us up to other states of consciousness that we often miss in our hectic day-to-day routines.
It can also be used as a precursor to the lucid dream state or to an out-of-body experience since both are more easily achieved when both mind and body are calm and open to new experience.
One great help in all of these states is music, and especially when it is designed to relax us and induce an altered states of consciousness. We’ve just found a great source of both this kind of music and some great articles on using it for meditation. It’s called the Meditation Music Blog! at http://www.hemisyncforyou.com/
Enjoy your explorations and the beautiful music!
In a March article published in Popular Archaeology, monumental structures were built to manipulate sound for sensory and mind effects, revealed in recent research. Read full article from the magazine.
When the builders of monumental structures designed their monumental buildings, they did so not only for usage of space and visual impact but to produce certain sensory effects and manipulate sound.
The article explains how archaeologists studied a 6,000-year-old stone structure complex known as the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum on the island of Malta, and discovered that the interior spaces produce interesting effects.
The article goes on to describe how low voices within its walls create eerie, reverberating echoes, and a sound made or words spoken in certain places can be clearly heard throughout all of its three levels.
“Now, scientists are suggesting that certain sound vibration frequencies created when sound is emitted within its walls are actually altering human brain functions of those within earshot.”
Also revealed are some more interesting findings:
“The findings indicated that at 110 Hz the patterns of activity over the prefrontal cortex abruptly shifted, resulting in a relative deactivation of the language center and a temporary shifting from left to right-sided dominance related to emotional processing and creativity.”
Read full article from Popular Archeaology.
Bruce H Lipton, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. He has been a guest speaker on dozens of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national conferences.
You can check all he has done…and is doing…on his website http://www.brucelipton.com
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.
Though 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.
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.
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