Science & Meet Yourself Meditation
WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT MEET YOURSELF MEDITATION (MYM)?
The health benefits of meditation have been well established. However, most people find it difficult to quieten their minds and focus long enough to reach a deep state of meditation. Meet Yourself Meditation is unique in that it is a Healing meditation – energy healing is sent to those meditating, throughout the session. This releases suppressed emotions and fears, helps to heal anxiety and quieten the mind, and reach a deeper state of meditation in a shorter time – thus promoting greater healing, and development of self-awareness and emotional resilience.
HOW DOES DISTANT HEALING WORK?
Quantum physics indicates that everything in existence (including ourselves) is made up of vibrational energy (atoms are vibrational energy), and can therefore be affected by other vibrational energies (sound, light, electricity, EMR).
Our brain and entire nervous system (responsible for coordinating all body functions) is based on electrical charges moving throughout the body. Every thought and emotion generates electrical activity (energy vibrations) in the brain. Positive ones (high frequency) like love and compassion strengthen the mind, body and spirit. Negative ones (low frequency) like anger, stress, criticism, hate, anxiety, conflict weaken them. Since the brain is an electromagnetic organ and sensitive to energies, any disturbance in frequencies may be experienced as mood swings, altered behaviour, and disruption of normal body functions.
Traumatic experiences, emotions, thoughts which we resist become stored in the subconscious mind as energy forms. These ‘memories’ continue to influence one’s thinking and behaviour throughout life, and usually underlie anxiety and fear.
Emotional health impacts every aspect of one’s life from relationships to educational achievement and work. Natural feelings of love and compassion create joy -when these diminish, or are overshadowed by hostility and anger, quality of life and personal performance deteriorate. The feeling of “connectedness to others” may be replaced with feelings of loneliness and despair.
During the MYM session, the Healer/teacher channels healing energy to the people meditating, by her focused attention. Energy healing works by balancing the body’s energy, and enhancing the body’s own ability to heal itself. Hence, it is safe for all ages and there are no side effects. It calms the mind by transmuting the energy of negative thoughts and emotions. Healing occurs on all levels (mental, emotional, physical and spiritual). The brain exhibits neuroplasticity: regular practice of MYM fosters development of the neural pathways associated with emotional stability, mental clarity & focus, self-discipline, compassion and self-esteem.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND DISTANT HEALING
The archetypal perception of the world is that everyone and everything is separate. However, recent discoveries in quantum physics suggest that everything may not be as separate as it seems. Hence, if there is some greater connection between all beings, then it becomes easier to understand how distant healing energy may be ‘sent’ from one person to another.
‘Quantum Entanglement’ refers to a phenomenon observed by physicists, in which 2 elementary particles, emitted from the same source, remain aware of each other even after distant separation, so that an action on one causes the same effect in both. This was observed even by Einstein, who famously called it “spooky action at a distance”.(2) It was demonstrated to be unmistakeably true and measurable in the lab by Friedman & Clauser in 1972(3), then repeated on a larger scale by Alain Aspect in France(4), and several times by Nicholas Gisin in Geneva(5). David Bohm, a protégé of Einstein and a pioneer of quantum physics, called this coherence between distant entities “quantum-interconnectedness” or nonlocal correlation(6). The significance of this is that, even subatomic particles are connected to each other, and have awareness of each other.
The common understanding has been that ‘mind’ or ‘consciousness’ resides in the brain, i.e. it is localised. However, quantum physics is suggesting otherwise: that even the smallest of particles have awareness (consciousness) of each other. This suggests that consciousness (awareness of our selves & and our environment) exists independently of the brain, and is not localised to any particular point in time or space, i.e. it is nonlocal.
Larry Dossey, medical doctor, author, and former executive editor of the journal Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, writes, “the mind is nonlocal that is, it cannot be localized or confined to specific points in space, such as brains and bodies, or to specific points in time, such as the present moment.“ (7)
This idea of nonlocal awareness or nonlocal mind is gaining support by an increasing number of scientists, due to a growing body of evidence.
Henry Stapp (chair of physics at University of California, Berkley) said that nonlocality may be “the most profound discovery in all of science.”(8) Nonlocal awareness suggests that we exist as many separate bodies, but share a common consciousness.
Russell Targ is an American laser scientist and cofounder of the Stanford Research Institute’s government programme, investigating psychic abilities, for the CIA, Army Inelligence, NASA. Targ explains distant healing as a manifestation of nonlocal awareness. “A significant body of research now exists demonstrating that one person’s focused intentions can directly influence the physiological processes of someone far away. We do not yet understand the causal mechanism involved, but the results are indisputable, and have obvious implications for our ability to facilitate healing in others. This healing, whether in the laboratory or in a clinical setting, is considered to be nonlocal, because the efficacy of the healing or mental influence is independent of distance”(9)
In his book, “Miracles of Mind” Targ writes, “For over two decades, Dr William Braud (American psychologist, director of research at Mind Science Foundation) has conducted more than 30 experiments, involving over 650 testing sessions, examining the “direct mental influence of living systems.” Braud has demonstrated that it is possible for one person’s mental processes to telepathically affect those of another person, both directly and from a distance. With surprising reliability, his research, along with that of his associate Marilyn Schlitz, has shown that a subject in the laboratory can influence the physiological reactions of distant people by using methods of focused mental attention.” (10)
In his writings, Targ mentions some of the numerous studies carried out on distant healing (11) which, “..reveals quite clearly the connection that exists between our minds and the universe. It is this same connection, which we call the “nonlocal mind,” that we believe to be the means through which distant healing takes place.” (12)
In other words, distant healing energy can get transferred over long distances because we are all connected through a common consciousness.
To sum up, in the words of: Dr Larry Dossey, (in his foreward to Miracles of the Mind), “After scrutinizing this body of data for almost two decades, I have come to regard it as one of the best kept secrets in medical science. I’m convinced that the distant, nonlocal effects are real and that healing happens.” (13)
- Freedman S, Clauser J. Experimental test of local hidden variable theories. Phys Rev Lett. 1972;28:934-941.
- Aspect A, et al. Experimental tests of Bell’s inequality using time-varying analyzers. Phys Rev Lett. 1992;49:1804-1907.
- Tittel W, Brendel J, Zbinden H, Gisin N. Violation of Bell inequalities by photons more than 10 km apart. Phys Rev Lett. 1998;81:3563-3566.
- Bohm D, Hiley B. The Undivided Universe. London, England: Routledge; 1993.
- Dr Larry Dossey, forward to “Miracles of Mind: Exploring Nonlocal Consciousness and Spiritual Healing”, by Russell Targ, Jane Katra. Novato, Calif: New World Library; 1998.
- http://www.janekatra.org/docs/at_paper.pdf “Scientific and Spiritual Implications of Psychic Abilities” by R.Targ, J. Katra. Ph.D. ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES, MAY/JUNE 2001, VOL. 7, NO. 3
- Targ R, Katra J. “Miracles of Mind: Exploring Nonlocal Consciousness and Spiritual Healing.” (page 209) Novato, Calif: New World Library; 1998.
- Targ R, Katra J. “Miracles of Mind: Exploring Nonlocal Consciousness and Spiritual Healing.” (page 2) Novato, Calif: New World Library; 1998.
- Targ R, Katra J. “Miracles of Mind: Exploring Nonlocal Consciousness and Spiritual Healing.” (page 5) Novato, Calif: New World Library; 1998.