by Diane Linsley
The purpose of meditation is to calm the mind and release the
ego's grip so you can experience the oneness of Reality and the
truth of who you really are.
Have you ever tried to meditate when you were emotionally
distressed or when your mind was so busy that it wouldn't be quiet?
This is a major problem for beginning meditators. It can be so frustrating that they simply give up. Ironically, these are the people who need it the most.
Brain scans done on advanced meditators like monks, nuns and yogis show that they have a different brainwave profile than most people. The waking mind functions primarily in a beta brainwave state. The faster the beta frequency, the more distressed you feel. As your brainwaves slow during meditation, you feel more relaxed.
You can slow your brainwaves to an alpha pattern simply by closing your eyes, breathing deeply, and doing relaxation techniques. But what if you could go even deeper and change your brainwaves to those of an advanced meditator? What if you could experience deep theta and delta brainwaves? These are the brainwaves that accompany experiences of the Transcendent. In the past, only the most advanced, long-term meditators (after meditating for over 30 years) could do this.
Modern science has provided us with a way to speed up the process of personal growth by inducing these slower brainwave patterns with sound technology. I've been using a program called Holosync, designed by Bill Harris, since 2007.
I can't even begin to describe the benefits of this program. It literally rewired my brain. I went from having chronic depression, phobias and social anxiety to being peaceful and happy most of the time.
Research shows that people with PTSD or anxiety disorder always have brain lateralization, which is an imbalance between the left and right hemispheres of the brain. Holosync synchronizes the hemispheres by balancing the brainwaves.
Holosync for Healing
Most of us have experienced some sort of trauma in our lives. I recommend Holosync as part of the healing process. During my first few years with Holosync, I had many experiences that helped me to heal, including retrieval of lost memories and the development of new parts of myself. All of this happened naturally as my brain created new neural connections in response to the technology.
Trauma lowers your threshold for what you can tolerate, which results in a decreased ability to handle stress. Holosync raises your threshold. I noticed that after doing Holosync for two years, the chronic pain from my arthritis had greatly decreased. Nothing had changed in my physical body - only my brain had changed. My tolerance for emotional stressors like difficult people and situations also increased, and things that used to bother me no longer felt overwhelming.
If a client were to ask me whether they should do Holosync or life coaching, I would honestly answer that Holosync is the best choice. Holosync works on the unconscious level, which is 95% of your mind. Life coaching works on the conscious level. Of course, I think that people should do both. Why limit yourself to only working with one part of your mind?
Holosync with Other Types of Meditation
Ken Wilber says that the fastest way to become a skilled meditator is to start with a binaural beat program like Holosync, which is like training wheels for your brain. Then you can add traditional meditation, in which you learn how to change your brainwaves by focusing your mind.
I found that after a year of doing Holosync, I was able to get into deeper meditative states during my regular meditation. Bill Harris says that one year of Holosync is equivalent to 8 years of traditional meditation. So I've been meditating for 80 years already!
Adding Gamma Compassion
After two years of doing the regular Holosync program, I learned that Centerpointe had a CD that you can add called Gamma Compassion. It helps the brain create gamma waves, which are a type of brainwave seen in monks who do Metta Bhavana practice, also known as Loving Kindness meditation. During the first year that I added Gamma Compassion to my regular Holosync, I noticed some remarkable changes. First, I started lucid dreaming. My energy body began to develop very quickly, and I eventually experienced the opening of all my chakras. Second, my intuitive abilities increased exponentially. I began having clairvoyant and clairaudient experiences. Finally, my emotional intelligence increased. I was more aware of my own emotions, as well as those of others. Awareness is the foundation of compassion.
In my own coaching practice, I've seen rapid growth in clients who use Holosync, and I know it's not just because of my coaching :)
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