Sunday, October 13, 2019
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As more and more people are hearing about the benefits of meditation, they are turning to all kinds of methods. Many new apps are available as well as guided meditations and books on meditation.
Most people tend to believe that in order to “meditate successfully”, they need to learn to control their mind or turn off their thoughts and achieve a certain feeling of calmness. Research indicates that none of this is not true. The mind is similar to an ocean. The surface level of the ocean has many waves which vary in size and quantity depending on a variety of circumstances. But at the depth of the ocean, all is calm, quiet, and very still.
The surface level of the mind experiences a variety of quality and quantity of thoughts, similar to the waves of the ocean. But, if one knew how to dive deeply into the depths of the mind, what is commonly called the unconscious, they would find a calm and stillness.
Due to mass consciousness and the busyness of life, the vast majority people only experience the surface level of the mind, thousands of thoughts. On rare occasions, often involving nature or creativity, time falls away, you experience no conflict, no doubt, and no self-criticism, but have a deep calmness, possibly euphoria. One study found that only 2% of the general population have peak experiences, but Maslow believed that nearly everyone has peak experiences. Because most people have little to no context for the experience and cannot make sense of the experience, the memory may eventually fade away.
Peak experiences also have a physiological response, that of coherent brain waves as well as an alertness of mind and deep rest. After studying peak performers in a variety of fields, they found that peak performances often coincided with peak experiences. Said another way, the more peak experiences a person experienced, the more likely they would be successful.
Dr. Herbert Benson from Harvard, one of the early researchers on meditation, showed through his research that given a simple and effortless technique, people began to experience coherent brain wave patterns more often, as well as deeper levels of rest than sleep. He called this as well as his book describing the research “The Relaxation Response.” His latest research shows positive genetic upgrades.
Ishayas’ Ascension offers a simple, effortless mental technique. Ascension means to rise beyond. In this case, it means to effortlessly move beyond the busy thoughts, mental filters and veils to allow the mind to dive into the depths of the mind. As with the ocean, one does not need to stop the waves in order to experience the depths, one merely needs to take the correct angle to dive deeply. Ishayas’ Ascension charms the mind into the correct angle for the deep dive. It is effortless and can be done by everyone. It can even be done in bed!
With Ishayas’ Ascension, you need nothing but the technique. You don’t need an app, music, incense, etc. as these keep you at the surface level of the mind. So, you can meditate in bed or wherever you are!
For information on the Art of Ascension, visit ArtofAscension.com