Thank you for those who were the first to respond to my free EFT/Meridian Tapping/Energy-Coaching Session. I always enjoy sharing this powerful method with new people.
For those of you who have previously ordered a Personalized Guided Meditation recording -- I am retroactively including my upcoming Healing Sound Meditation as a bonus. If you have not received this and would like to - please contact me and I will send it to you as soon as it is released.
And I am still offering 2 bonus meditation downloads when you purchase a custom-made guided meditation between now and my birthday - November 7th.
Wishing you much peace and joy!
“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.”
-Hafiz - Sufi Mystic - born 1320 A.D.
In Todays Newsletter:
Meridian Tapping/EFT for Inducing Lucid Dreams - Learn to Dream Consciously
3 for 1 offer when you purchase a Customized Guided Meditation
Free Guided Meditation for Depression, Anxiety and Stress - Download available in this newsletter.
Kriya Yoga initiations. The sacred science of Kundalini Kriya Yoga - the most powerful and ancient meditation practice I know. I am available to conduct initiations in the Santa Rosa, California area for anyone with a sincere interest in this authentic path of healing and enlightenment.
Watch a video of Kriya Master Yogiraj Siddhanath.
Meridian Tapping for Inducing Lucid Dreams
The sky's the limit when it comes to finding new ways to use Meridian Tapping/EFT. With Meridian Tapping you can program your subconscious mind to “wake up” into a self-aware state while dreaming.
Lucid dreams happen spontaneously for some people. Meditation increases your likelihood of having lucid dreams. But even if you never dream consciously, you can learn to.
There are degrees of lucidity when dreaming. You may become partly aware that you are dreaming, yet feel no sense of control or power in the dream as it continues to unflold. Once you are in this Pre-lucid state, it's not hard to become fully lucid. One technique is to look at your hands while in this state. Your “dream hands.” You see, in a regular dream we don't see ourselves. We don't ever see our own image. It's like we're just a spectator, looking out through a window. But when you look at your hands, you arrive in the Present moment – in dream time. Everything then changes, comes into focus and you are now an active participant in your dream. When you become lucid, you also become aware of your own breath.
Then you can enjoy the ride, or if you so desire it, you can become the creator and director of your dream as well. In so doing, it is like going from a black and white movie, to a full-color high definition, 3-dimensional landscape. And it's exhilarating!
Here's a way to begin. Try the following tapping technique before you go to bed. While Tapping each point as indicated, repeat the words to yourself. If you're not already familiar with Meridian Tapping/EFT – refer to the Basics Page of the AlternativeDepressionTherapy website.
Tapping the side of the hand continually(the karate-chop point):
“Even though I'm going to sleep, I choose to wake up in my dreams.”
“Even though I'm going to sleep now, I choose to remember to look at my hands in my dream.”
“Even though I'm going to sleep, I choose to become fully self-aware in my dream.”
Now tapping each energy point as you say each phrase -
Eye Brow: “I choose to remember to look at my hands.”
Side of Eye: “I choose to awaken in my dream.”
Under Eye: “I choose to become self-aware in my dream.”
Under Nose: “I choose to become conscious in my dream.” Chin: “It's possible to have a lucid dream.”
Collar Bone: “I deserve to have a lucid dream tonight.”
Under Arm: “It's safe to have a lucid dream tonight.”
Crown: “I choose to know I am dreaming.”
2nd Round -
Eye Brow: “I am dreaming.” Side of Eye: “This is a dream.”
Under Eye: “I am dreaming.”
Under Nose: “This is my dream.”
Chin: “I am awake in my dream.”
Collar Bone: “I'm aware of my Self in my dream.” Under Arm: “I am aware of my breath in my dream.”
Crown: “I am conscious and I have power in my dream.”
You may do several more rounds of tapping, simply repeating this sequence until you feel complete. You will most likely feel calm, clear and relaxed after tapping.
Before you get up, look at the palms of your hands for at least a minute, and repeat several times to yourself: “I am dreaming..... I am dreaming....... I am dreaming.”
Then go to bed, and don't “try” to make anything happen. Rest your mind, relax and drift off to sleep.
It can be helpful to keep a journal and pen by your bed, or a voice recorder, so that as soon as you wake up in the morning, or after a dream in the night, you can at least take down a few notes to anchor the memory in your mind. Practicing this will train you to remember more and more of your dream material, and will also make it easier to have lucid dreams.
Personalized Guided Meditation/ Custom-Made Self-Hypnosis CD's Available by Special Order Now!
Special 3 for the price of 1 MP3 Offer for September Only.
Extended offer -through November 7th, all orders for my custom-made Guided Meditations will include 2 bonus audios - my full Guided Mindfulness Meditation and my soon-to-be-released Sound Healing Meditation.
What is a Personalized Guided Meditation?:
This new service offers you a highly personalized, made-to-order, professional Guided Meditation/Self-Hypnosis CD, with soothing background music and voice recording. Based on your answers to an extensive (confidential) list of questions, I will customize your own unique guided meditation for your personal use. Like having your own coach or therapist with you where ever you go!
This is a powerful tool for changing your sub-conscious tapes - and replacing your negative, self-limiting, self-defeating thoughts and beliefs with positive, life-affirming, optimistic thoughts and beliefs.
By listening to your personalized guided meditation on a regular basis - preferably just before you go to sleep - every night, or at least several times a week - you will begin to see deep and lasting changes in your life.
(The music and voice are similar to the meditation audio above, except I will be talking directly to you and addressing your specific needs, issues, and goals).
"This may be the biggest breakthrough in Medicine and Psychology in the last century."
Dr. Dawson Church - Author of Genie in your Genes
Variously called "Energy Tapping," "Meridian Tapping Technique," and Emotional Freedom Techniques® or “EFT” - tapping is an amazing Energy Psychology technique that can be easily learned and self-applied for an enormous array of problems. It is excellent for depression, as well as virtually any emotional disturbance, phobia, fear, traumatic memory, negative thought, and even for many physical problems (including some chronic problems that may have been unsuccessfully treated for years using all sort of conventional and alternative methods).
By tapping on these electrochemical activation points, the nervous system is balanced, and the emotional center of the brain (the amygdala) ceases it's reactivity to the disturbing negative thought, image, memory, or whatever the case may be. Studies now show that tapping quickly reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol...
Energy Tapping (Meridian Tapping), also commonly called EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) can be done both face to face with a coach or therapist, as well as by phone. Once you learn the 8 major points to tap on yourself, you can follow the coaches verbal cues and get wonderful results. In fact, sometimes it minimizes distractions and facilitates a deeper connection.
Now, with Skype audio or web cam - you can even have a "face-to-face" session, just as you would if you came to my office, (and without long-distance charges).
Learn to Meditate: You are the Key to your own hidden treasure
"lift the veil
you will find
what you are
-Kabir - 15th Century Mystic
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 free guided meditation here and now. Just make yourself comfortable, stop what you're doing and take a 15 minute break to feed your soul:
This guided meditation audio, along with an additional segment is now available for sale on my website. You can listen to part one (the first 15 minute meditation) for free directly on the site, or by clicking the player below. The second link below will allow you to download the 15 minute meditation - yours to keep - only available for free through this newsletter.
Kundalini Kriya Yoga - The Ancient Science of Self-Realization
This is my personal meditation path, that has blessed my life for 10 years now, since receiving initiation by Master Yogiraj Satgurunath Siddhanath. I am honored and delighted to share this gift with sincere seekers wishing to receive initiation into authentic Kriya Yoga. Anyone interested in coming to the Santa Rosa (Sonoma County) area of California, may register for Kriya initiation and learn this life-changing technique - the mother of all meditation paths. I'm also available to travel on a limited basis if you have a group of people who want to receive Kriya initiation. This ancient yogic technique pre-dates Buddhism by thousands of years and is the tradition by which the Buddha himself attained liberation.
First of all - What is Yoga - really?
The proper name is really YOG - meaning Union with the Divine -- or the merging of Jiva (the soul) with Shiva (a name for the Supreme Divine Consciousness). In the words of Yogiraj - "it is the drop merging with the Ocean." But rather than lose your self-identity -- which is our deepest fear - we actually become more - we experience an expanded awareness, and enhanced and limitless sense of Self. We are still ourselves, yet infinitely more at the same time. This is what Yog is all about. Health club yoga classes are but a westernized remnant of certain yogic practices -- particularly the asanas (postures) that align and strengthen and prepare the body for deep meditation and higher practices (like Kriya Yoga). They are compatible, and very beneficial to your health - but not necessary for progressing spiritually.
In the words of Paramhansa Yogananda, famous Kriya Yogi and Author of the classic "Autobiography of a Yogi," Kriya Yoga is "the airplane path." (He said that before we had space-ships). He meant that Kriya is the fastest path to Self-Realization.
For more information about Kriya Yoga and Hamsa Yoga:
Yogic Breathing Techniques to Supercharge and Balance You
"Healing The Apparent Self
Of The Ignorance Of
The True Self Is The Ultimate
Essence Of All Healing"
- Yogiraj Siddhanath -
Stay Tuned for the next Newsletter- coming soon!
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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