Tag: meditation

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How to Rid Yourself of Fear for Spiritual Growth

Terror, Xenophobia and Mystical Experience

Have you ever had that “holy s$*t!” moment? They come up throughout life in surprising ways like when it seems that a car crash is imminent or when something seemingly supernatural happens during meditation or even during Ayahuasca ceremonies. Learning to manage and eliminate fear is the key to dealing with any of these situation with skill while maintaining your decision-making and learning abilities.

fearIt has long been documented that mystical experience has often been accompanied by terror at the onset as well as the fear that one has died prior to or in the midst of such an experience. Many of the prophets in the Bible write about their initial terror at the sight of other worldly angels. People who have mystical experiences in modern times, either as a result of a near-death experience, induced by fervent meditation or assisted by entheogens, have also reported such fears.

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My Life Post-Meditation

The Stranger Next Door
It took me six years to find an 11 consecutive days that I could take off to do a Vipassana Meditation Retreat.

I’m 26 years old and heard about the Vipassana from a friend in my senior year of college. I was really excited about it then but I was working two jobs and, at the time, I didn’t believe in taking vacations. I had been working nonstop up until about six months ago when I resigned from my position at a top-tier radio station in Manhattan and decided to take my life in a new direction.

I was a focused, dedicated, smart, compassionate, virtuous, moral, creative young adult who happened to have found myself in a number of miserable sales role for the last six years of my life. A meditation retreat seemed to be the perfect way to solidify my creative ambitions and gain some clarity.

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Reach Trance States Naturally Through Meditation

Disclaimer: Mystical experiences are not to be taken lightly. These are not recreational indulgences. A previously established serious meditative practice will render the below suggestions most effective. 

The reason why this system works is because the naturally occurring DMT chemical, popularly believed to be manufactured within our pineal gland (or third eye), is at its greatest levels of concentration during sleep. By interrupting the sleep cycle during its height, we are capitalizing on this natural abundance of the spirit molecule. Additionally, many ancient cultures and indigenous people maintain the belief that the veil between this world and the spirit world is at its thinnest between the hours of 3am-4am.