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Benefits of Learning to Meditate

Learning to meditate is learning to calm your mind and control your thoughts. In the course of a normal day, most adults’ minds are like a snow globe that has been shaken. There are a myriad of thoughts just racing around, one on top of the next. Meditation allows us to set the snow globe down so that the thoughts settle down and our minds become as clear as the still water in the globe.

Once we understand that simple act of freeing the mind, meditation can be used for so much more. One of the most productive uses of meditation is to establish a spiritual relationship with God that has the side benefit of blessing our daily activities and keeping us focused on positive outcomes.

Day Creator, the first guided meditation CD in the Successful Living Series, includes training for two types of meditation activities that benefit our minds – universal consciousness at the beginning and ending of each day. In Universal Unity, you will create the spiritual consciousness that will set up the best outcomes for your day. In Relax and Review, you will release tension and negative energies from your day that will promote a healing and peace.

Meditation promotes powerful changes in your life. Learning to meditate and practicing meditation regularly will benefit your work, your health, and your peace of mind.

The Spiritual Mind Enhancer Workshop

I am very excited to present this workshop on deepening meditation at the slower theta and delta brain wave levels at IIIHS in Montreal. This training builds upon the material in The Spiritual Mind Enhancer CD to increase mental awareness while at deep relaxation and meditation. It will enhance your spiritual mind awareness and increase ability to effectively use your spiritual senses of communication—visualization, imagination and emotion. Just as we practice to improve our conscious mind perception skills, we will get the most out of meditation by increasing the sensory skills at the level of interface between the conscious and spiritual mind. The spiritual mind has the ability to expand or project beyond the confines of the physical body without having to dissociate your spiritual body from the physical body. These guided meditation exercises teach you to be comfortable at this deeper level of mind including practicing projection of consciousness. The exercises also use the slower entrainment rhythms to help keep your brain activity at the more beneficial slower wave levels throughout the exercises.

The Spiritual Mind Enhancer workshop is part of the Integral Human Sciences (IIIHS) and Spiritual Science Fellowship of Canada (SSF) 35th Annual International Conference, and I hope to see you there! — Dr. Vernon Barksdale

3 As 1 Announces Our New Title in the Successful Living Series Guided Meditation CD Collection: The Spiritual Mind Enhancer

3 As 1 Productions is pleased to announce the newest guided meditation CD in our Successful Living Series. The Spiritual Mind Enhancer provides training meditation to enhance inner perception and awareness of your spiritual mind. The three tracks are designed as meditation exercises that promote brain entrainment to heighten your spiritual well being while attaining the deeper theta and delta levels of meditation.

With guided meditation practice, you can maintain awareness at this deeper level of mind, while heightening sensory modalities used for communication and perception: visualization, emotion, and awareness of spiritual energy. The tones are alternating to keep the left and right brain engaged throughout. The entrainment rhythm helps to maintain brain function at the slower theta frequency, allowing you to ascend deeply into the inner world you create.

The Spiritual Mind Enhancer is immediately available for MP3 download from the BlessedUnion.us website.

The CD version of The Spiritual Mind Enhancer will be available beginning in July 2010 when Vernon Barksdale, MD, MPH, CPI leads a workshop at the Integral Human Sciences (IIIHS) and Spiritual Science Fellowship of Canada (SSF) 35th Annual International Conference in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

The Blessed Union

The Blessed Union exercise enhances a loving relationship. As physicians, we hear many stories about the struggles people have in relationships. This exercise helps to validate your spiritual oneness in the physical plane. Meditating as a couple fulfills the tremendous yearning to be together, without thought of separateness. Love flows with deep, vibrant energy! This exercise deepens and refines the love you feel for each other. We begin in an embracing position.

Blessed Union MeditationBlessed Union CD – $16.00

We progress through graduated relaxation, into a deeper loving state of mind, where time has no meaning. Enjoy this precious awareness of being as one. Increase the light of love within your unity of mind and heart. This is now your journey together as one, as beings of light. Together, engage in the noble purpose of bringing more light into the world. Revel in the source of your divine connection and in the meaning of your love for each other.

A Blessed Union with God is the ultimate unconditional Love. This exercise gives couples a way to create deeper spiritual inner awareness together. This method has been a joy to develop, creating a wonderful relationship with my husband. You’ll also enjoy the deep relaxation steps, followed by deep meditation. This healing meditation can alleviate discord and antipathy in a relationship. The guided meditation focuses on your awareness of your beloved partner and of the divinity of your union. Enhance your spiritual well-being by improving the experience of being spiritually connected in your relationship. We are all part of the universal consciousness. Amplify the power of your melded thoughts and augment your connection with each other. Become more and more as one – one mind, one heart. Let the light of God fill you both as one.

The Blessed Union exercise is one of our Successful Living Series selections. The next in the series is launching at the SSF-IIIHS conference in Montreal in July, 2010!

Successful Living Series

Successful Living SeriesWe are very excited to introduce our Day Creator and Blessed Union meditation CDs for deep relaxation and guided meditation to assist people in increasing spiritual well being. As practicing physicians, we understand the busy schedule and other distractions that make a spiritual discipline difficult to maintain. Our application of medical principles such as control of the breath, slowing the brain activity to theta meditation, deep relaxation and alternating tones to stimulate right and left brain, further enhances your ability to create and deepen the internal mental awareness that best interfaces with spiritual mind.

The Blessed Union

Dr Louise Barksdale helped to inspire the Blessed Union couples meditation to help us enhance our unity as a couple as well as our spiritual inner awareness as one. If consciousness is non-local, then our loving relationship and harmony can be further enhanced if we blend more and more of the expanded aspect of our individual consciousness via the path of deep meditation. The exercise is set up to facilitate your consciousness functioning at the deeper theta level of brain activity. This is the level of access to the expanded mind consciousness beyond our physical boundaries. There is access to the purer aspects of our spiritual consciousness—the spiritual mind of the greater You that is projecting into your consciousness and your physical body for this life learning experience. The more we can share in that unity as loving couples, the greater the harmony and spontaneous unity of purpose. This further opens the heart center, deepening the loving relationship.

Blessed Union CD – $16.00

The Day Creator

As busy professionals we also wanted a way to build the benefits of connected consciousness, spiritual wellbeing and mutual benefit for all in our daily activities. The Day Creator and Relax and Review exercises on the Day Creator CD achieve this goal with a guided meditation that allows faster access to deep relaxation, theta brain level deep meditation, and programming of your activities with a higher purpose. Universal principles for successful relationships are woven into the exercise. We use the benefits of medical meditation strategies to improve your abilities to set the tone for the day in a positive, abundant and peaceful way. We use this CD the most as it is focused and of reasonable length to be a part of every morning routine or evening repose.

Day Creator CD – $16.00

Enjoy these exercises and let us know your experiences! We will be discussing the research behind these top CD downloads at the SSF-IIIHS conference. Stop by to share your thoughts.