I am dealing with several issues, among others I eat the way a chain smoker smokes: from the moment I get up till the moment I go go bed. There is always something in my mouth, food, or tea, or water. It is a defense mechanism to the onslaught of feelings I have difficulty dealing with, given that they have nothing to do with me, they come from the environment.
I would like to restrict my eating to a few hours a day. Why? To demonstrate my power over my behavior. And I could use dropping a few pounds, eh, about 10 or so. I am having the hardest time, though with the self-discipline audio it is a tad easier. I have already dropped 10 lbs, that's why I have only 10 more to go.
A student of mine sent me this article because of my recent discovery I talked about in the "What's wrong with me" article, and have been elaborating on it on the free webinars that I have three times a week.
I had always taught what I learned, that first is the word, that creates the feeling, and that triggers the action. But this past Tuesday I finally put that to the test and it is now proven to be absolute horse manure: not true.
When something happens, your other than conscious mind, your emotions already react, whether you are aware of it or not. And that makes you act... even before the mind gets any of this.
I wrote this article a year and a half ago. I never published it, but I will, now. Why? Because I have a lot more insight about meditation I can share, and because I offered a famous marketer to teach him meditation, and he hasn't even bothered to answer my email.
I write many of my articles as a way to poke the Universe for answers, as a way to force my intelligence into gear.
What is meditation and what is the role of meditation?
Quoting from Wikipedia: Meditation is a practice in which an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or as an end in itself
I will examine this question as a non-meditator who has tried to meditate and failed.
I am not against meditation. Meditation as a tool, to allow all knowledge to reach you, past the noise of all there is, distinguished as knowledge beyond your own, is invaluable.
I have been quasi meditating the past day or so... the questions I am meditating over are
A student of mine, actually the best-performing student of mine asked me to check this guy, Mastin Kipp out.
I have a prejudice. The prejudice is that when someone is looking for a place to love and be loved, they barely got my Unconditional Love Activator. What does that mean? Isn't getting it the same as listening to it?
No, not at all.
An activator needs to get to and accepted at all levels of your being, your conscious mind, your other than conscious mind, which is mistakenly called "subconscious mind," your ego, your soul, your body, your heart, your history level, which is all your blood relatives, so it is a complicated affair.
Most people listen to the recording with their conscious mind, maybe even cry, thinking that they got it. I myself only got it 70%! I still cannot feel being loved. I feel loving, but not the "love" that comes towards me, whether it comes from you or from Source. I can feel caring, concern, gratitude coming towards me, but not love. It's blocked. That is the missing 30%.
Please remember that this case study is concerned with one aspect: does the modality raise your vibration permanently. That is the only question I answer here, that is my only concern.
Why? Because there are tons of life-coaches, lots of "transformational" programs, lots of spiritual teachers, lots of meditation, yoga, brain-entrainment, etc. programs are out there that create a feel-good effect, but the effect isn't lasting, and you have to go back for more.
What do I mean?
Examples of stuck states
Let me give you a few examples: A friend of mine follows a guru. She even became one of the "master teachers" of the guru's energy modality.
She goes to these weekends and comes back, high as a kite... but comes down crashing. She is taking more and more time out of her business to "seek" enlightenment.
Her main issues of avoiding risk, and being alone aren't solved, but she keeps going back..
An ex teacher of mine, today a mastermind partner, is exhausted again. She is yelling at her husband. She is worried. She works from the moment she wakes up till she crashes at night.
When I examine, she is running on old patterns, like a puppet on a string, battling some invisible scarcity monster that won't let up. She has had many coaches, but the situation is getting worse... the real issue isn't addressed.
What's predictable is that she will never get off the war-path till she dies.
Another acquaintance of mine wants to be successful, make money, travel the world, be a sought after "transformational" coach.
In the 10 years I've been watching her, she has avoided learning anything. She hasn't read a book from cover to cover. She watches videos on youtube and reads articles on blogs, and then sends them to me.
She hasn't made any useful action in the direction of her goal... She is continually trapped in lala land of self-delusion.
The underlying craving for success, and the underlying fear of failure, fear of finding out that she is not as good as she thinks she is causes her life to be hellish.
Please remember that this whole series of case studies is interested in one aspect: does the modality raise your vibration permanently. Or only teaches you to feel better temporarily... That is the only criteria that I examine here.
Why? Because there are plenty of feel better, flash-in-the-pan modalities out there that enslave you.
What do I mean?
Let me give you an example: A friend of mine ran his idea by me today: he wants to offer an on-demand coaching service, where people pay a monthly retainer fee and then a per-minute fee when they call for a coaching session.
But whether you will vote to Obama, McCain, or you stay at home and let others decide, one thing is certain, no one is looking at the real issue:
The skill it takes to win the votes of the majority, i.e. win an election is a very different skill from the skill of running a country. Unless running it to the ground qualifies as running it.... ;-)Â as we have experienced, time and time again.
Just like in politics, the same is true for teaching anything, including internet marketing. The skill it takes to be a successful internet marketer is a vastly different skill from the skill of causing another person's success.
We all look to our guru to teach us what to do and how to do it, so that we can be successful like them, and we all get very frustrated and very weary, because what they say and what they do are often different, and even if and when we did exactly what they said to do, we meet with meager success.
How come? We seem all very surprised.
Well, let me ask you this: have you ever heard of a successful football or basketball coach that played real well?
Or the reverse: have you ever heard of a successful player that was also a great coach?