Greetings folks - I just wanted to send an extra bonus newsletter with some new offers:
A Free EFT/Meridian Tapping/Energy-Coaching Session for the first 10 people to respond (see details below).
And a reminder that you can still take advantage of several other great offers - including 2 bonus meditation downloads when you purchase a custom-made guided meditation this month.
I hope you are enjoying the changing weather as autumn approaches - and finding comfort in the things that mean the most to you in this life.
Wishing you much peace and joy!
In Todays Newsletter:
The Waking Dream Technique: Life is But a Dream...
3 for 1 offer when you purchase a Customized Guided Meditation
Free One-Hour Telephone (or Skype) Energy-Coaching Session for the first 10 people to respond!
Free Guided Meditation for Depression, Anxiety and Stress - Download available in this newsletter
The Waking Dream Exercise
Awakening to Present Moment Awareness
[excerpt from my book Natural Cures for Depression, soon to be released]
The Waking Dream Exercise is a simple method of shifting your consciousness at any time or place, quickly and easily.
"Imagine, if you will, that your life and all the people and things around you are a dream. And it’s a good dream. And in this dream you were stumbling through, you suddenly snapped out of your unconscious state and yet you’re still dreaming. Awake in this dream world, you are amazed to realize that you actually are dreaming in this moment. You quickly realize that everything you experience, everything you sense – see, smell, hear, feel – it’s all a magnificent projection of your own mind!
Once your heart stops beating with excitement, you remember your breath and you take a long slow deep breath…… and it feels so wonderful! It’s like you’d never taken a deep breath until now. You look around you and you feel the tension leave your body. Because now you realize that you are safe. You know now that nothing in your environment can hurt you or threaten your well being in any way – because your environment is You! It’s your dream! So you begin to relax into a state of contentment and wonder. There’s no need to hurry now.
Simply Breathing, witnessing, observing the beauty and marveling at the fine detail your awesome mind has created for its own enjoyment. If you want to, you can move about and interact physically in this environment and “do things” like you normally would. And you know now that whatever you do will not require great effort and strain and conflict, but simply your full intention.
In this dream, you soon realize that you can influence your environment just by visualizing or shifting your attention and focus – without even physically moving. Either way, you find that you are equally content, alive and awake to this moment. You are not dependent on your surroundings for your happiness, but you can take great joy in experiencing all that you choose to experience around you – and within you too.
This is the best way that I can describe what it means to live mindfully. It doesn’t mean over-thinking or over-doing. It’s about living one breath at a time. When you do this, life becomes much easier and much more pleasant. It’s like realizing that you’ve been swimming upstream and suddenly letting go and flowing effortlessly with the current. The hardest thing about this is the fear of letting go and trusting that the river will not overwhelm you. But remember, those that struggle against the current are most likely to drown.
By practicing the Waking Dream Exercise, you will increase your tendency to have lucid dreams during sleep, since the state of lucid dreaming is essentially the experience of mindful awareness while dreaming."
[note of caution]
The Waking Dream Exercise should be practiced regularly, however, it is not advisable for anyone who is experiencing psychotic states, hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, or dissociative states (for obvious reasons). If you are experiencing any of the above, it is more important to connect directly with people you trust, and to be grounded, by staying focused on the body, exercising and doing focused tasks, to avoid over-thinking and over-analyzing your reality.
"The seeker is he who is in search of himself.
Give up all questions except one: ‘Who am I?’ After all, the only fact you are sure of is that you are. The ‘I am’ is certain. The ‘I am this’ is not. Struggle to find out what you are in reality.
To know what you are, you must first investigate and know what you are not.
Discover all that you are not -- body, feelings thoughts, time, space, this or that -- nothing, concrete or abstract, which you perceive can be you. The very act of perceiving shows that you are not what you perceive.
The clearer you understand on the level of mind you can be described in negative terms only, the quicker will you come to the end of your search and realise that you are the limitless being.
Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
--I Am That
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.
For the month of September, 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...
If you suffer from chronic fatigue and traditional methods have not helped, try Meridian Tapping. (Please consult your medical doctor first when treating a physical illness).
Call for more information: 707-326-5566.
EFT and Energy-Coaching by Phone
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 and a 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).
SPECIAL OFFER: The First 10 people to respond by email or phone - will get a One-Hour Free EFT/Energy Coaching session!
Learn to Meditate: You are the Key to your own hidden treasure
"What you see is nothing but your self. Call it what you like, it does not change the fact. Through the film of destiny your own light depicts pictures on the screen. You are the viewer, the light, the picture and the screen. Even the film of destiny (prarabdha) is self-selected and self-imposed. The spirit is a sport and enjoys to overcome obstacles. The harder the task the deeper and wider his self-realisation."
- Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj - Indian Saint
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.
More 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 Full Content Newsletter - arriving in the next 2 weeks!
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.
I value your opinions and your feedback. Please let me know if this newsletter was helpful and feel free to ask questions. I update my website regularly, so check the site for new information, and if you like what you see, let others know about it.
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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