Sunday, February 3, 2013
A Little Enlightenment
Ok, time for some enlightenment----my meditation stuff I do. First, let me say that I am a skeptic when it comes to lots of stuff, but this seems to work for ME.
I have meditated off and on for years, sometimes successfully (oh the pure bliss) and sometimes not (damn brain won't SHUT UP!!!!!!!) It takes practice and the more frequently I meditate the more auspicious the experience.
Recently I have been aided in my journey to the abyss by using binaural beats from a soundtrack. Now I researched binaural beats/tones and found that the majority of the scientific data says it’s hogwash. They say that there were no significant differences in brainwave frequencies between using binaural tones, soothing music/sounds and nothing. Needless to say I was bit disappointed that, one they don’t work and two, that I fell for an alluring marketing scam. (Ok, ok, I only did a little research initially, but have done more since! Call it a desperate impulse buy!!!)
With that said---I still honestly like using the soundtrack. It gives me something to focus on. It provides me with the bridge to transverse into a state of total, and I mean TOTAL relaxation! And it gives me some really brilliant sensations—sorta like a psychedelic high as I focus on what feels like, to me anyway, like colorful, electric sparks twisting and turning and gently pulsating through my brain and eventually my whole essences.
I was initially bothered by some pretty caustic headaches. But this went away once I turned the sound down. I also am finding that, like a song on the radio, my brain is remembering the tones, so throughout the day I can replay the tracks on my mind when I need a quick fix!
There are lots of binaural tracks out there should you chose to use them. I have the Omharmonics 1 series offered thru Mind Valley (omharmonics.com). But am seriously contemplating creating some of my own. Happy meditation!
Om Mani Padme Hum……… Namaste