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Overcoming Blockages with Relaxation and Guided Imagery

If you are experiencing blockages of any kind, the easiest way to overcome them is through a process of relaxation or through guided imagery. The cause of the majority of ailments that beset humankind lies in an energy circumstance of which the emotional mental condition is but a result. This is because all of our health problems are related to a separation from our Higher Self, and some form of stress or stressful situation usually causes this separation. In turn, this separation causes blockages in the energy flow and sets up negative imprints and patterns that show themselves through our behaviour and interaction with others. If we are not able to heal ourselves at the emotional and mental level, eventually disease will prevail in the body. Relaxation Therapy works very intuitively and assists in bringing the four-fold body system back into balance.

Relaxation Therapy can help with very definite techniques for relaxing the physical body rapidly. One form of relaxation that can be accomplished very easily by anyone is guided imagery. Guided imagery can also be used to reduce stress. By imagery I mean not only pictorial imagery, but auditory, olfactory, tactile and kinaesthetic images as well. Don’t get hung up on the fact that you don’t “see” well. We all know how certain smells can provoke certain images. Anyone can overcome a resistance to imagery by informing the right brain that it’s okay to use your imagination like you did when you were a child, like when you imagined the dot on the wall was a big hairy spider. If the inner eye part of you is relatively unknown to you, do not be deterred. There is a very good chance, that with the practice of certain guided imagery, it will rapidly emerge. Guided imagery can also be used very successfully as a relaxation technique. Relaxation has healing benefits and can easily be learned through the guided imagery technique.

For those who are interested in exploring Inner Child work, the nature of guided imagery is extremely beneficial. We do not grow out of childhood; we grow up around it. Therefore a part of us is, and ever shall be, the little child that we were; and even in this category, there are a number of variations associated with the Inner Child that need exploration and explanation; and if we are willing to observe ourselves, we can see this Inner Child in action many times a day. When you have a disagreement with someone, it is usually your 5 or 6 year old Inner Child that is doing the disagreeing, not the adult you.

The Inner Child then, is a very real verifiable and valuable part of us. It is involved more with the feeling side, than the thinking side, because it originated during that period of development when we were capable of feeling more than thinking. It is the subconscious storehouse of our most joyful moments and sometimes our most unbearable anguish or pain.

Guided Imagery can assist in releasing and healing inner hurt and pain. It involves an inner journey that takes you through experiences from the physical plane which involves looking at acceptance of the current personality and then the changes that need to be accomplished and the states of consciousness that need to be changed in order to allow a descension of higher energies. The journey progresses and the next steps relate to the release of impediments at the emotional/mental level and the connection with the sub-personality or sub-personalities.

Further steps involve meeting and activating your masculine and feminine sides, and activating the pranic tube. The final steps involve preparation for meeting the deeper aspects of the inner you, commonly termed the Higher Self, the Inner Self, the Master Within, the Inner Teacher or the Energy Parent, and the responsibility that entails.

We live in a time when stress is running rampant on our planet. No one escapes, but it just depends on how you handle it as to whether it will affect you adversely or not. Most people who meditate and use a specific guided imagery technique learn to handle their stress adequately, but sometimes extra support is needed at the deeper levels. This is when meditation can be of tremendous benefit. It helps to clear aspects from all levels of the four-fold body structure, and bring back balance and harmony to daily living. So you can overcome blockages with relaxation and guided imagery to assist the body back into balance mentally, emotionally and physically.

An easy way to experience guided imagery is through fairy tales. You simply pick a favourite fairy tale such as Beauty and the Beast, Jack and the Beanstalk, Snow White, and so on. Read through the fairy tale, and then imagine you are the main character in the tale, and go ahead and let your imagination take you on a guided imagery quest. You may be surprised at what will be revealed to you, and how your tension and stress melt away.

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The Answer to Stress is Meditation

Some people tend to consider meditation like a magic wand thinking that they can wave it in the air and all tension and stress will disappear from their lives. So they wave it a few times and when they consider that it doesn’t work—they give up. Such a pity! Because the answer to stress is meditation. Humankind simply hasn’t learnt to use the magic wand correctly. Like any stage magician using a magic wand—which is really only another technique—it takes a reasonable amount of time and practice to become proficient. For meditation to be truly effective the best time is either early in the morning just before the sun rises so that you tap into the energies of the planet as they rise to make a new day or just at sunset or sometime after, or before retiring. Any time during the day is really fine and you will soon learn to be in a meditative state even when going about your daily business, as the effects tend to be cumulative.

You will find that if you approach meditation positively and with a loving attitude it will be something to look forward to and not merely a chore to bring about relief. Then you will find that you will begin to look forward to your meditation periods and you will develop the necessary patience and persistence for success. t is not necessary to meditate for lengthy periods of time. For the average person, ten minutes, two to three times a day will give you beneficial results. Of course, if you would like to spend more time, you may get greater benefits.

There are many techniques available to bring about a state of relaxation, so choose one that suits your time and one that appeals to you. If you force yourself to do something that you do not like to do, it will only produce more tension, and you may end up with frustration added to your stress. The more you meditate, the more you will achieve inner balance and harmony which will eventually lead to a beautiful feeling of peace throughout your day. Yes, the answer to stress is meditation. After some time of practice, your physical stress levels will diminish considerably, your emotional body will feel more in balance with everyday living and your mental body will begin to look at life with a more positive outlook.

Once the tensions and stresses affecting your life begin to melt away, you will find that both your nervous system and your digestive system begin to improve, toxins will be able to escape from your body more readily, and your energy levels will rise, allowing a more healthy and vital outlook on life. Meditation can be considered the panacea for all minor ills, tensions, worries, fears and distress in your life. As you become accustomed to the regular routine of daily meditation, you will begin to seek to understand further the mysteries of life.

The ancients gave the dictum, “Man Know Thyself.” How does one get to know the self? Pathways to Self Mastery Meditation Programs contain many excellent meditation exercises to assist with stress relief as well as allowing one to walk a metaphysical path. The Programs embrace a teaching that provides the techniques for accomplishing this inward focus and experience. All techniques are practical and demonstrable in daily living, and the travel upon this path opens doorways and portals to new dimensions within the self. eBooks to assist can be found here. 

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Being Centered in the heart

Most Westerners are centered in the head, they think and analyze everything. Those who have a lot of watery element in their make-up tend to be more heart centered. In actual fact there needs to be a balance between the head and the heart, but before that can happen, the heart, the feeling nature, needs to be more consciously developed. An easy way to do this is to ask yourself how you feel about everything. If you touch someone and the touch feels cold or you don’t get a response don’t analyze why this is so, ask yourself how it feels. Did you feel a closing off, a deadness, a wall between you?

If, on the other hand, you touch someone and you feel a soft warmth, a melding, a sharing of the energy, you will know that the person is very resonant with your energies and probably comes from the heart. Another way to develop this sense is to listen to music and get into the feeling of it. How does it make you feel? Does it lift you up? Does it make you feel depressed? Does it jangle on your nerves? Does it make you feel peaceful? Does it bring feelings of joy and happiness?

Listen only to music that provokes positive uplifting feelings and as you immerse yourself in the music, you will find that you become the music—it starts to live through you; you will find that you can ride on the melody—it will put you into an altered state and you will begin to perceive the notes as geometrical shapes that move in and out of you. You can, if you wish use this as a form of moving meditation; it is not meditation—it is merely a technique. Many are deceived into believing that they are heart-oriented people, but believing and actually acting out of compassion and love are two different things. The prayer of St. Francis of Assisi brings this point home quite dramatically:

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy; O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; 
to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; 
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

So you may well ask, how do I do this? I don’t live in a monastery; I am caught up in the stress of modern day living. The heart is not just a physical organ. It is a powerful centre, an instrument of transformation and has powers that humankind has barely begun to understand. With the head centre, it is connected directly to the Logos of this planet. The Master understood this two thousand years ago, when he took the sufferings of the world into His own heart. But you can do this too; in a state of peaceful meditation, breathe in all the sufferings of the world into your own heart, the heart will immediately transform this into the opposite polarity so that when you breathe out, you will breathe out joy, gratitude, happiness. Once you have learned that your heart is a powerful organ of transformation, and you do this every day, we will be one step closer to bringing peace and happiness back to our beautiful planet.

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The Secret Lies in Meditation

In the far, distant past, as energy began to project forward into a slightly lesser frequency, there were caused into existence multiple intelligences that were responsible for bringing the human form into physical existence; the divine issue came forth. Over time, these intelligences became known as the parents of humanity, or simply as “Energy Parents.” Other organizations and religions have called them the Higher Selves or souls of humanity.

These parental intelligences have the ability to draw their human children into communion or communication through the process of meditation. It is only through this communion that the fulfillment of the spiritual needs that humanity is so desperately seeking today is accomplished. Many of the great Ones have constantly told us that: “The kingdom of heaven is within you.” However, many keep looking outside of the self, and thus never find what they are searching for. The secret lies in meditation or the path within. The ability to commune with their Source was a natural function of primitive peoples and it was only as intellect developed and a more outward focus was established that the ability to directly communicate was lost. The separateness felt by many people today is causing disharmony on the Earth plane. This separateness between humanity and its Source has reached a pinnacle, and many are now seeking the return path back to the Source, not realizing that the secret lies in meditation.

Once the ability is regained through some process of meditation, life begins to take on new meaning, awareness, and fulfillment. The way back to the Source or the Logos is normally taught through the deeper teachings of meditation, or through a Mystery School that teaches the ability to reconnect with that lost communion. Any deep meditative process offers a profound depth and richness as inner and outer parts are reunited.

In these times of turbulence and stress, many are seeking a deeper and more definitive answer to life’s meaning. All seekers come from many different walks of life and from diverse backgrounds and occupations. Those who are ready for the deeper mysteries know they can no longer show a blind, unquestioning, unthinking acceptance of life as it is working out on the planet at this time.

If you are seeking the answer to life’s mysteries, realize it is the Inner or the Higher Self that is propelling you towards life’s fullness; there is so much more to experience than the normal material life. It is this self that will divulge the mystery of the path, because the mystery of the Inner Self is the path itself. The ancients gave the injunction: “Man know thyself and then you will know the secrets of the universe.” How do you get to know the self? “Meditation provides the techniques for accomplishing this inward focus and experience. The secret lies in meditation.

Meditation should be practical and demonstrable in everyday living by allowing you to achieve a peaceful outlook in the face of adversity as well as lifting the vibrations of the physical body, cell by cell, molecule by molecule, thoughtform by thoughtform into the higher ascension body of light. More free articles are available from here.

 

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The Mystical Side of Living

Human existence may be seen as a state of separateness in energy between that which is projected forward onto the Earth plane as a tiny babe, and that which is the projecting source. For the immortal spirit to take a human form, it needs the intervention of the soul. If one has an understanding of how energy steps itself down according to the principle of subharmonics, then it becomes easy to comprehend spirit stepping the frequency down until it reaches physical manifestation. Energy simply IS, and the timeless wisdom contained within it, always was and always will be. This mighty Presence of enormous intelligence will structure concepts that are easily understood by those who seek them out, and lead them to the mystical side of living. Have you experienced its whisperings within your being? Does a mysterious intelligence seem to well up from deep inside you at times? You will learn that your consciousness has no limits if you let it rise above those circumstances that seem to weigh you down. Inspiration and intuition are not haphazard events but come into play when you draw, at will upon this mighty Presence. Silent and formless, it does not impose its will on you but awaits contact with your mind to enable you to bring your true potential into outer reality.

This is a phenomenon natural to all human beings who attune with its energy. However, it constantly sends out a call to those who are searching for the deeper meaning of life. Have you heard its call? There are subtle faculties slumbering just beyond the surface of your conscious mind awaiting your positive command. They respond to natural law and benefit all who learn to use them.  How to use these latent abilities in your daily life will be explained in further posts, also how to overcome the “invisible forces” that attempt to sabotage your efforts. You will discover how to live a successful spiritual life, full of peace, harmony, relaxation, successful personal relationships and success in your chosen field of business. “Pathways to Self Mastery” is one such teaching giving an understanding of the Ancient Wisdom in a more modern format. It is unembellished by the conditioned terminology of other teachings but embraces an understanding of them all, leading one to the mystical side of living.llumined individuals throughout history seemed to be able to tap into a secret esoteric philosophy that allowed them a different way of living, the mystical side of living. Their lives appeared to be both personally gratifying and inspiring to others. Through their writing and deeds, they have encouraged others to search for this elusive power; some have found it but many have not. What techniques did they possess that can be effectively applied in our world today? Where does one find information such as this? Will this activity alter the lives that most are presently living? These are some of the questions that have teased the minds of humankind down through the ages.

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