Is Meditation a Bunch of Non-Sense? Yep! Let me explain…
The Spirit knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is to silence the ego.
I get asked all the time about meditation. What is it? Why should I do it? How do I get started? What are the benefits? And a really fun one: My pastor told me that meditating is actually talking to the devil, is this true?
These are all great questions! So let’s get started!
Hi! I’m Dr JoAnn Tully, creator of LearnToHealYourselfOnline.com. I’m a chiropractor that now focuses on helping clients remove their blocks to health & happiness – the blocks that were created by their thoughts, emotions & beliefs.
What is meditation?
Here is wikipedia’s definition: Meditation is a practice where an individual trains the mind or induces a mode of consciousness, either to realize some benefit or for the mind to simply acknowledge its content without becoming identified with that content, or as an end in itself.
Meditation is a process of slowing down your brain activity from beta à alpha à theta à delta, in order to access the part of your mind that you are mostly unaware of – the unconscious mind. This is where a bunch of negative thoughts and silly beliefs get stored away, and run our lives as if on autopilot. Think of this as a bunch of icky computer programs running our lives in the background. We are completely clueless and, when asked, we will vehemently deny that this is going on. J
It is estimated that our unconscious mind is in control of our lives 90-95% of the time, so it becomes pretty darn important to take a look at what we stored in there.
In contrast, our conscious mind, the part we ARE aware of, is only in control 5-10% of the time. This is our logical, thinking mind. We also set our goals and say our positive affirmations in this part of our mind. So as soon as we are distracted (SQUIRREL!) our focus shifts right back to our unconscious mind and those icky computer programs start running our lives again, without us even being aware of what just happened.
What are the benefits of meditation?
Here is a short list of common benefits:
Other benefits include
So meditation boils down to calming your mind, paying less attention to your negative thoughts, determining for yourself what YOUR answers are, and finding a connection to what has been missing in your life.
Many of us go through a period that we call “midlife crisis.” This is where we feel like we are “off track” or we aren’t living authentically. We start to go back and evaluate who we are and what we are doing with our life. We can feel like we have no purpose in life.
Through meditation, you can reconnect with what has been missing. This is where you find your answers, find your purpose, and get back on track.
Who am I communicating with while meditating?
Great question! You are trying to re-connect with Love, so whatever name you want to call Love: God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Buddha, Creator, Source, Mother Nature, and even dear departed Grandma. The name doesn’t matter, only your intention to connect with Love matters.
You are, at the same time, trying to disconnect from your ego. Your ego is the made-up portion of yourself. It is based in fear. Your ego would prefer to keep you feeling depressed, deprived, unworthy, undeserving…you know, all those icky feelings. So ask yourself, “Is it really my ego that is the devil?” Meditate on that and find your own answer.
Is meditation of bunch of non-sense?
Yes, in a way! In order to get to that “sweet spot” of meditation, you need to forget your senses (non-sense…get it? I like to think that I’m really funny…). Close your eyes, focus on your breathing, lose track of time, forget pain in your body. Get to that place where you are no body, no thing, no one, no where, no time.
This is all quantum physics (again, from Wikipedia): the body of scientific principles that explains the behavior of matter and its interactions with energy on the scale of atoms and subatomic particles.
There is a lot of scientific information out there on this subject, so ask yourself, “Who’s research am I exposed to? Einstein’s or Newton’s?” The newer information from Einstein makes us think twice about the need for war, medications, surgery, oil dependency, etc. If your thoughts clearly control your biology and your perceptions, then thinking loving, forgiving thoughts can save yourself AND the world. That’s not good for corporate profits (laugh with me!). Why on earth would corporations allow you to see that this is possible? They try their best NOT to let you see this information.
If you would like more information on Einstein’s laws of quantum physics, and how this relates to illness, then check out these 2 books:
So mind and matter are not separate elements. Instead, what quantum physics has taught us is that thoughts and feelings are the very blueprints that control our biology. In other words, our thoughts can make us sick…and our thoughts can make us healthy. It’s our choice. WHAAAAAT? I know this sounds crazy, but try to keep an open mind.
Of course no one WANTS to be sick…but wait. What if in your logical, thinking, conscious mind you wanted to be healthy…but there was something quite different buried in your unconscious mind that you are presently unaware of??? What happens then? Well, quantum physics calls that disharmony. Your energy is mixed up, it’s scattered. You just canceled out your conscious desire to be healthy.
But what if you learn to meditate… could you become aware of that silly thought or belief that you stored in your unconscious mind that is sabotaging your health without you realizing it? Absolutely!
And this is why it is so important to learn to meditate! Find your own answers! Create harmony with your desires and your thoughts. Break your patterns of self-sabotage.
How do I get started with meditation?
There are so many different ways to meditate. If your goal is to just relax, then find a nice meditation CD to follow along with, or join a regular group in your area.
If your goal is to get to the bottom of your self-sabotaging issues, then you need to step up your game.
Know that it can take 6-12 months of regular, consistent meditation to start seeing significant results – because that darn ego will be acting like a 2 year-old that you just took a toy away from. The ego will be yelling and screaming for you to pay attention to it. You will be worn down – fine, here’s your toy.
If you don’t have a really nasty ego, then you might see some cool benefits in as little as 2 months. Wouldn’t that be awesome if everyone fell into this category?
I specialize in helping people get to a productive place in their meditations quickly. I help clients make the necessary connections to how they are sabotaging their lives without knowing it, so they can let these silly things go faster than they could on their own. I give my clients specific tools to let go of fear, anger, judgment, hurt feelings, and how to question and let go of their ego beliefs & excuses.
If you need my help, please reach out at [email protected] and schedule a free 20 minute chat to see if we are a good fit.
I hope this video helped you understand meditation a bit better, and I wish you well on your journey of discovery!
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