Theta Meditation for Projecting Hope

I’ve been having a hard time lately. This new administration’s appointees, ranging from global warming denialists to dictator-friendly diplomats, has made me anxious about the near future.

Going to bed and waking up, I have been weighted with a sense of dread in the pit of my stomach.

This is not the way I like to live my life.

But for some reason, even after many attempts, I have been unable to completely let go of this heaviness.

What is up with that?

According to Andrew Huberman, Stanford professor of neurobiology, the brain is “mostly a stress-reactive machine. Its primary job is to keep us alive, which is why it’s so easy to flip people into fear all the time.” So, when facing an uncertain future, “there is a litany of cognitive distortions and emotional overreactions that we fall prey to.”

When we are in a constant state of fear or anxiety, the parts of our brain that are responsible for thinking and forming memories shut down. They actually shrink in size while the part of our brain that is responsible for fear gets bigger.

So the other night, while I was lying in bed, I went up into theta and asked, “What can I do to change this? I keep projecting my fear out into the world.”

A simple voice came back to me: “Project your hope instead.”

I instantly calmed down.

I could project my hope, and become involved in the solution instead of the problem. It was so simple and yet those four words transformed my mind and body.

Apparently, my reaction was backed up by neural science. According to Justin Moscarello, researcher at LeDoux Lab, Center for Neural Science, “It’s your belief about your agency that ultimately determines your emotional outcomes… Believing you don’t have control over your own life can lead to depression… while believing that you have a voice, and can influence a situation, can lead to positive feelings.”

We create stories that disempower us, out of our feelings of uncertainty. It is an effort to control what is beyond our grasp.

Yet, we also have the power to create a positive story and become a part of manifesting that outcome. Remembering we have that power renews our faith.

Author Samuel Smiles once said “Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.”

We will always encounter uncertainty in life; just remember it’s a fork in the road, rather than a dead end. Your choice.

Sources:

Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_hope.html

Rolling Stone, “Why We’re LIving in the Age of Fear” by Neil Strauss, October 6, 2016.

~Karen Abrams

Breathing Exercises for Relaxation

“Just calm down and take a deep breath.” It’s a go-to when you’re feeling stressed and anxious. Over 5 thousand years ago yogis brought breathing techniques into a daily practice as they began to focus on enlightenment through the body. These practices are still in effect today and as luck would have it, science follows right behind with an explanation.

Our Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) connects the brain to the body. When you experience unsettling thoughts, feelings and events, the nerves switch on the Sympathetic Nervous System which is responsible for your Fight or Flight response. This brings about a rise in your breath rate, heart rate and blood pressure. And that’s just the beginning.

Happily, the converse is true, too. When you change your breathing pattern, your heart and lungs are communicating the opposite message to your ANS to switch on your Sympathetic Nervous System (also known as your Rest and Digest or Relax Response). With an extended exhale (at a 2:1 ratio) your heart rate slows, your blood pressure drops, digestion improves and calm renters the picture.

Enter the 4-7-8 Breathing technique. This is a yogic breathing exercise made popular by Dr. Andrew Weil, considered to be the father of Integrative Medicine. Dr. Weil believes this to be a very powerful tool to calm anxiety, triggered emotions, sleep disruptions as well as deal effectively with food cravings.

The exercise is simple:

Place the tip of your tongue against the ridge of tissue just behind your upper front teeth, and keep it there through the entire exercise.

You will be exhaling through your mouth around your tongue; try pursing your lips slightly if this seems awkward.

Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound.

Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of four.

Hold your breath for a count of seven.

Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of eight.

This is one breath. Now inhale again and repeat the cycle three more times for a total of four breaths.

For the first month, you should only practice with four breaths at one time and then extend it to eight. Immediate effects might include light headedness, but that will clear up quickly.

The magic happens relatively quickly but the REAL stuff occurs when you make it a daily practice for 1-2 minutes. Then you’ll have a very powerful tool to calm yourself, lower your heart rate, blood pressure and improve your digestion. Dr. Weill believes this technique to be as effective as anti anxiety medication without the heavy price tag. And having that at your beck-and-call is worth all the yogi tea in China.

Sources:

History of Yoga

How Your Breath Affects Your Nervous System – Baxter Bell, MD


http://www.drweil.com/health-wellness/body-mind-spirit/stress-anxiety/breathing-three-exercises

~Karen Abrams, GodSelf Faculty

Theta Meditation for Radiation

We had a blackout at my house and the electricity was off for 13 hours.  You never realize how much you rely on electricity/wifi/computers until you lose it completely.  But what I didn’t realize at the time was that my body was getting a break from all the radiation it receives from the electromagnetic fields that are generated from the devices in my home.  Our microwaves, tv’s, digital phones, computers, cell phones, wifi, laptops and tablets emit frequencies that can cause (at the very least) inflammation in the body and according to the World Health Organization can be classified as a possible carcinogen.

Since these technologies are not going anywhere and are so embedded in the way we connect and communicate with our immediate and extended community, let’s focus on some solutions instead of waiting for the other shoe to drop.

Here are some recommendations from the Foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine:

  • “Turn off your WiFi, Bluetooth and 3G when not in use and keep your mobile on your body as little as possible.
  • Switch off, via both hardware and software, Bluetooth and WiFi on your computers, printers and other wireless devices and use only cables.
  • If this is not possible, make sure that at least you switch off your WiFi router and all wireless transmitters at night…
  • If you have school age children, ask the school to limit /prohibit /abolish WiFi. There is now plenty of evidence that its use is ill advised. The World Health Organization and the European Council concur on this.”

Recommendations according to Dr. Joseph Mercola, Osteopath and Alternative Medicine Proponent:

  • Children Should Never Use Cell Phones or Wireless Device of any type: Children are far more vulnerable to cell phone radiation than adults, because of their thinner skull bones, and still developing immune and neurological systems.
  • Reduce Your Cell Phone Use: Turn your cell phone off more often…. As long as your cell phone is on, it emits radiation intermittently, even when you are not actually making a call.
  • Use a Land Line at Home and at Work

Now, how can Theta Healing support your health in the wireless world? The 3 minute Theta Meditation in the YouTube video at the top of the page is a resource for you to let go of harmful radiation you’ve picked up throughout the day. As your mind connects to your body, Divine Source supports you to release the harmful radiation that you come in contact with every day.  Use this every day at the end of your day and let it go!

~Karen Abrams

Sleep

t8sxccv0agw-freestocks-orgSleep.  Everyone wants more of it.  Few feel satisfied with the amount they get every night.  And one night of poor sleep can greatly affect the quality and outcome of your day.  Moreover, when that lack of a good night sleep persists on a routine basis, it can have serious effects on your health.  According to the Centers of Disease Control, “too little sleep increases the risk for a number of health conditions, including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and frequent mental distress.”

The CDC further states that about one-third of American adults are not getting the recommended amount of daily sleep of 7 hours per night.  

How many people do you know who are actually getting enough sleep every night?

What if you could make up for the sleep you missed from the night before?  Here’s the kicker: you’re at Godself University, where energy is possible. And so is making up for lost sleep.  

As a Master Theta Healer, I am able to connect to Source and ask this Divine Energy for insight, intuition and healing.  Let me back up for a moment:  Theta Healing is a simple meditation that connects you to God or All There Is so you can access your subconscious mind to change damaging belief systems, feelings and perceptions as well as energetically download feelings that can make your life and health better than it was before.  Enter, downloading sleep!

Your sacred gift today is 40 Winks: Downloading Sleep, a short guided Theta Healing meditation mp3 recording that will download the extra sleep you need when you wake up tired and sleep deprived.  Downloading sleep saved me time and time again when had my child and I continue to use it on a regular basis.  It can be a subtle transition from sleepiness to awake and alert, or it can happen quite quickly.   Either way, the more you use it, the better you’ll feel.  Enjoy!

Resources

http://www.livescience.com/43959-sleep-obesity-heart-disease.html

http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/healthy/matters/consequences/sleep-and-disease-risk

Thoughts on How to Remain Calm Inside the Storm

Sometimes when we hit major challenges or sudden shifts we can feel alone and isolated. It’s difficult to remain calm, cool and collected. In Theta Healing, we have a way of accessing love to help us through this time.

When events occur in ways that are unexpected, what do you do? What do you say?

After the initial shock you want to step back and get some accurate information about what really happened and act accordingly.  The more we know and feel that we are connected to All There Is, the more the answers flow in with grace and ease as we are able to move through this time and get on with living in our highest and best.

When facing conflict, step back, access the love in the universe, and let the solution flow in.

How Not to Care What People Think of You

The path of loving yourself leads to trusting your own opinion.

What people think about you can greatly affect the relationship you have with someone. It can govern the way you perceive the person as well as how you act around him or her. And most of all, it confines the space in which this relationship exists, disallowing it to become anything other than what it is at this moment.

The key to caring less about being judged by others is self-confidence and self-acceptance. But how do you get there?

In Theta, you can free yourself from being shackled to others’ opinions of you or anyone else. This comes from learning who you truly are from God’s perspective and loving yourself unconditionally from the inside out. These two bits of information redirect the way you make decisions and who you allow to come into your life. Better decisions bring better choices, and better choices bring in better opportunities to lift yourself to a whole new level.

Questions to Ask Yourself About How to Find Love

Most of us don’t realize that finding love is really about allowing ourselves to be open to love finding us. We often believe things and act on them in ways that prevent our soulmates from revealing themselves to us.

So ask yourself:

  • What’s holding me back from creating a loving relationship in my life now?
  • What are the unhealthy beliefs about love, relationships and family I hold onto?
  • What ways do I sabotage my love life?

Theta Healing teaches us how to heal the beliefs that are holding us back and bring our most compatible romantic soulmates into our lives.

We offer many sessions and classes on using Theta Healing to make love, including an entire day focused on bringing our most compatible romantic soulmates into our lives now. Created by Theta Healing founder, Vianna Stibal, this class gets to the heart of the matter and leaves you smiling when you go. Taught by Master Theta Healers Karen Abrams and Karen Ross, who look forward to helping participants find their most compatible, romantic soulmates!

Change Your State of Mind to Resolve Any Situation

Your state of mind determines your approach to any situation/issue you may encounter.  If you can change it, you can change the outcome.  And if you can change the outcome, you are finally co-creating consciously with God in a positive manner.

So the next time you run into a situation that challenges you, step back and ask yourself this:  what state of mind do I want to be in to resolve this issue—confident and balanced or panicked and freaked out?  Then once you answer, ask yourself: what would it feel like to resolve this issue in your chosen state of mind?  Then imagine the desired outcome.

Resolve to handle conflict in this manner and start reaping the benefits.