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Holographic Universe: Lucid Dreaming Techniques
Paramahansa Yogananda: The Art of Dreaming at Will(An excellent lucid dreaming technique from one of the greatest masters of the 20th Century).
"Sit in your dimly lighted bedroom just before you feel fairly sleepy. With half-open eyes steadily and simultaneously look at a portion of the room and try to visualize and memorize every detail. All the time will yourself to see all the objects of your vision in a dream and fall asleep while you are visualizing. In this way you will be able to visualize or produce a mechanical vision of anything, any person, or any place in a dream consciously produced in the subconsciousness. Dreams are not given to you. They are created unconsciously by your own conscious, subconscious, or superconscious mind. Hence, by your conscious or subconscious mind during sleep, or by superconscious will, you can create any dream.”
“Whenever you dream calmly about huge fires, the ocean, or vast waters, rivers, boats, angels, Scriptures, Saints, temples, churches, altars, flowers, cloudless skies, sunny lights, auroras or the moon, or of a feeling of expansion in space, then know that the time for your Spiritual development is near to the working out of the effects of pre-natal or post-natal bad actions, by the power of good living in this life.”
These Quotes are directly from this source:
New Super Cosmic Science Course (1934): Lesson 3
By Swami Yogananda
"Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure it was real? What if you were unable to awake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world, and the real world?"
"You have the look of a man who accepts what he sees because he expects to wake up. Ironically, that's not far from the truth."
"There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path."
- Morpheus, in The Matrix (movie)
"All your problems arise because you have defined and therefore limited yourself. When you do not think yourself to be this or that, all conflict ceases. Any attempt to do something about your problems is bound to fail, for what is caused by desire can be undone only in freedom from desire. You have enclosed yourself in time and space, squeezed yourself into the span of a lifetime and the volume of a body and thus created the innumerable conflicts of life and death, pleasure and pain, hope and fear. You cannot be rid of problems without abandoning illusions."
--Shri Nisargadatta Maharaj
lucid dreaming technique
Attachment to Happiness is the Path to Misery
Oh, the painful irony. The more we chase happiness, the more unhappy we become. The more intent we become on the quest to find happiness, the more it eludes us.
The only real and lasting happiness is an ever-present peace and contentment that can only be found, and felt, right where you are - at this very moment, in this very place. But it's the last place we ever look. We forget so easily, again and again - and we become outwardly focused, looking for the person, the place, and the thing that we hope will make us happy.
When we do get a hold of someone, or something, or a new experience that excites our neurons, gives us an adrenaline rush or a dopamine high, we're hooked. Of course the experience fades. It can never be sustained... and we feel more miserable in the absence of our new drug - whatever the "drug" is. This is the machine that drives all consumerism. Drugs, food, high fashion, movies, gadgets, new technology, cars, toys of every conceivable kind... always a temporary rush. Never, ever the true Happiness.
The looking "out there" is the problem. Invest your time and attention in looking within, feeling your feelings, expanding your sense of "self" to become larger than your feelings, and choosing to let go of anything and everything you are holding onto.
We have two basic choices:
Contraction and tension, and effort, and seeking, and running, and holding onto what we have for fear of losing it and losing happiness.....
Or, Expansion and trust, flowing without effort, looking within, being still, and Letting GO of everything that we are holding onto out of fear or habit.
The more you let go of everything there is to let go of, the more you realize that the only thing left is your real and authentic, unchanging Self - the source of never-ending peace, compassion, and love.
More on Being and Mindfulness
"By its very nature the mind is outward turned; it always tends to seek for the source of things among the things themselves; to be told to look for the source within, is, in a way, the beginning of a new life. Awareness takes the place of consciousness; in consciousness there is the 'I', who is conscious"
- Shri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Two of the best ways of learning to live in the Here and Now - and realize a more joyful state of inner peace, are Tapping, and Meditation.
I usually prefer to tap first, to remove any negative emotion or runaway thoughts that are burdening the mind and body. Then once this is done - which might only require five minutes of tapping - meditation is much easier.
It might otherwise take up most of your meditation time, just to muddle through the mental-emotional junk in the mind. By tapping first, it tends to be much easier to quickly go into a state of relaxation, inner concentration and self-awareness.
With regular practice, these practices cannot fail to produce very positive results for your peace of mind, for your relationships and for your life.
“If we could make the paradigm shift by seeing ourselves as a soul, and not thinking of ourselves as the body and the mind, this would change the world. We could bring about a harmony, and therefore, bring about the paradigm shift. It would lead us to a Shangri-La, a utopia, the happiness of an ideal society for this world.”
- Yogiraj Gurunath Siddhanath
You always have the ability to go within and to surrender to your own Higher Self - your eternal and ever present Consciousness. Here is the source of your true happiness, bliss and contentment. That which you seek in the world is already here, within you Now.
Try my guided meditation here and now. Just make yourself comfortable, stop what you're doing and take a 15 minute break to feed your soul:
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"When desires trouble the mind, always remind yourself of this truth: 'When ecstasy comes, everything goes."
Bipolar Recovery Coaching and Alternative Bipolar Treatments
Bipolar Recovery Coaching is an individualized program to assist in your recovery from the devastating symptoms of Bipolar Illness.
"Before starting treatment with Ben, I was at my wits end. My life was disintegrating, and I was very close to driving away the most important people in my life....
Fortunately, in searching for an alternative approach, I found Ben's site. Shortly after starting the steps in his Alternative Bipolar Treatment Plan, I began weekly therapy and EFT coaching sessions with Ben. In the six months since, he has helped me completely change my way of being in the world. I've rediscovered what it means to enjoy my life. My days are once again relatively peaceful, and I no longer live in constant fear of lapsing into another violent episode of mania or depression. There is still work to do, but I now feel confident in my ability to stay on track.
Whether you are at your wits end because standard treatment is not helping you, or you are newly diagnosed and looking for an alternative approach, do yourself a favor and give Ben a call. I will be forever thankful that I did just that (and for what it's worth, my sessions are remote, as I couldn't find anyone supporting an alternative treatment approach locally - this has not diminished my results one bit!)"
-Natalie, Bipolar Recovery Coaching Client 2010
This program is for those who:
- Have been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and don't know what type of treatment plan to follow.
- Have been taking a cocktail of psychiatric medications and are still experiencing bipolar symptoms and mood episodes.
- Are tired of the debilitating side effects of psychiatric medications and are seeking natural and complimentary treatments.
- Reject the idea that Bipolar Disorder is a chronic, life-long illness that will require drugs for the rest of their lives.
- Are ready to take full control of their lives and their health by learning to live in a disciplined and balanced manner, giving full support to their mind and body.
- Want to continue using psychiatric meds while also exploring other means of improving your quality of life.
- Want to try a model of recovery, rather than blindly accepting that traditional approaches are the only way.
Bipolar Recovery Coaching is an individualized program to suit your unique needs, utilizing a variety of methods, stress-reduction techniques, trauma-release techniques such as EFT/Meridian Tapping, goal setting, mood tracking and more. Most of my coaching clients are not local, and we work together by phone or Skype video calls. Call for details.
Learn more about Bipolar Recovery Coaching program
Meridian Tapping: Learn the Basic Technique
EFT/Meridian Tapping Sessions by Phone (or Skype)
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A Trauma can be created in a matter of seconds, and with Meridian Tapping/EFT it can
heal in the same amount of time. So let go of your ideas about “deeply ingrained
trauma,”.... it's much easier to change than you ever thought possible.
Tapping Into Joy: Meridian Tapping and Mindfulness for Depression
The basic technique is simple to learn. Coming up with the right words or phrases takes a little more practice. Experiment with it and as they say, "try it on everything." It's the only way to prove to yourself that this is actually a powerful tool worth an absolute fortune.
By learning to use Meridian Tapping/EFT for yourself and your family, you will be saving yourself from pain, poor health, and even expensive medical treatments, just by activating your body's own natural healing abilities. You will have a tool that can overcome virtually any emotional or mental obstacle to your peace, happiness and success in life. It pays to be persistent!
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Energy Psychology and Meridian Tapping (EFT)
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Learn to Meditate: The True Self Is Ever-New Bliss
Healing The Apparent Self
Of The Ignorance Of
The True Self Is The Ultimate
Essence Of All Healing"
"The 'here' is everywhere and the now -- always. Go beyond the 'I-am-the-body' idea and you will find that space and time are in you and not you in space and time. Once you have understood this, the main obstacle to realisation is removed."
-Shri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Realization is our true nature. It is nothing new to be gained. What is new cannot be eternal. Therefore there is no need to be doubting whether we would gain or lose the self."
-Sri Ramana Maharshi
"Learn to be calm and you will always be happy."
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Don't Give Up!
Every life challenge is an opportunity to awaken. There is no situation that is hopeless. Something positive, healing and transformative is possible in all circumstances, even when we can't recognize it at the time. Sometimes we forge ourselves out of the fire of suffering and loss, and it isn't until the end that we realize what a beautiful work of art has emerged within. The glory of waking up can't be experienced if you don't first accept that you are asleep.
May we all find peace. May we all know joy. May we all be liberated from fear, and released from illusions. May we all return to the Truth of our inner Light.
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Wishing you health and great joy!
Benjamin Schwarcz, MFT is licensed psychotherapist (#mfc35606), meditation teacher, and energy coach with a private practice at 509 7th Street, Santa Rosa, CA, 95401. He can be reached at 707-326-5566.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. As with any drug, not all supplements are safe for all individuals and there may be risks and contraindications for people with certain conditions. Always consult a professional health care provider before before trying to treat a serious condition on your own.
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