To understand your spiritual connection is to truly understand your place in this world. A lot has been written on this subject, but how do we actually begin to experience this? In my work I do not advocate or "preach" any specific religion. However through my experience I have discovered two things. Firstly, I have found that when you successfully confront and overcome the challenges you face in your life you begin to understand yourself more clearly. When you understand yourself you can begin to see your spiritual connection (in some cases you may need to apply it to overcome the challenge!). After all, as it says in the Bible we were "formed in God's image"? Therefore to have an understanding of yourself is to better understand God. Secondly, from the scientific point of view, there is no difference between prayer and meditation. I will discuss this point further.
Scientifically, Prayer And Meditation Are The Same
Scientist have classified our different brain waves states as follows : Beta, (b , the doing, active state), Alpha (a , the single focused concentration and learning state) and Theta (q , the creative, prayer or meditative state). Through a complete scientific understanding of how the brain works, the mind can be easily be trained to access the prayer or meditative state more readily. Furthermore, through the use of bio-feedback equipment the "effectiveness" of prayer and meditation can be determined. Since prayer and meditation are described as our "pathway" to understanding our spiritual selves, the more effectively we are able to perform this function the greater our ability to understand our spiritual selves.
In the Life Skills Seminar I teach an effective meditation technique through learning and practising:
- How to relax and release stress, any time, any place.
- A scientific explanation on how the brain works.
- Techniques for effective prayer or meditation.
- Mind/body exercises which assist in effective prayer and meditation.
- Biofeedback to prove that you can perform these tasks.
You May Ask "How Effective Are These Techniques"?
How about I let some of my seminar participants explain that to you?
Plato said, "Reality is created by the mind. We can change our reality by changing our mind." What a powerful revelation it was when I discovered the techniques to "change my mind". Using and building on Sandy's mind power methods has meant that I am now in control of directing my life, and am achieving heights and goals that once I never thought possible.
For so long my artistic expression has been the driving force in my life, yet I seemed unable to capture my real direction. Since using PP meditation, guided imagery and positive affirmations, my creativity and inspiration seem unbounded. Opportunities are opening up for me in so many areas, and I am relaxed, much healthier and my senses are soaring. Most surprising of all is a new spiritual awareness that is proving to be so important in my life and my creative work.
This new vision and "change of mind" is taking me on a journey of exploration, wonder and continued achievement. I'd like to thank Sandy for pointing me to this pathway of discovery and personal empowerment.
Gillian Tabor-Smith, NSW
Sandy, I want to let you know how very much your course has changed my life. As Norbert Wiener has said, the techniques you teach are nothing less than "the secret of life". For some years I have been a nervous and fearful person, both of which were a manifestation of going through a marriage break up and bankruptcy proceedings. Confidence in myself had plummeted. Through the techniques you have taught me, my life has dramatically changed around.
For example, my first book is on track to being published; my business is on track to being largely successful; and more importantly, all my relationships, family and friends continue to strengthen. By using the techniques I have been able to cope with my stresses and work towards balancing the diverse demands of relationships, family and finance. It is electrifying to be associated with someone who understands the awesome power of imagination. Spiritually it is gratifying to know someone like you, who understands the power of forgiveness and the power of love. It can be truly said you are a walking example of one of Ralph Waldo Emerson's creeds - "Every soul is not only the inlet, but may become the outlet of all there is in God."
Kieran John Forde, NSW
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