Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A Trick To Worry Less About What Others Think And Get More Done

Being consumed by what others think can hold us back from doing the right thing and inhibit us from self-improvement.
We worry about what others think because they may disapprove  A majority of that worry can be eliminated by remembering one simple fact: we all make mistakes. Here's a few reasons why this can help us worry less about what others think and get more done:

By accepting that we all make mistakes, we free ourselves to make decisions by realizing we have just as much right to do and say what we believe as anyone else.  Knowing that making mistakes is part of being human, we can understand that at any moment we all do the best we can with the information that we have. This gives us the inspiration and courage to assert our right to do what we feel is best.

Recognizing that we can all be mistaken, we affirm that we may even be wrong about other people's opinion of us. Further, we may misread others and project disapproval when none exists. We all have very complicated opinions and beliefs that can be difficult to fully communicate to each other. A negative reaction to something you say or do could just as well be attributed to someone having a rough day or even a bad lunch.

What if you thought someone was disapproving of you and they really were not? Sometimes people challenge an idea or action just to be sure it is reliable and worthwhile. If someone comments disapprovingly about an idea, it may just be a test of the idea's trustworthiness  not a final opinion. In many cases people would like to be proven wrong when they speak negatively. This is a secret that has been known to salesmen for a long time. When, for example, someone says 'that will never work' they well mean 'that will never work...will it?'. You may be the person to prove: 'yes, it will work--and I will prove it'.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Oil Meditation

Here's the next posting on Fullest Disclosure's ongoing series on meditation. The Oil Meditation is a relaxation technique so it can also be very effect against insomnia. Because of this, and the progressive visualization of the technique, it is best practiced lying down.

Begin by assuming a generally relaxed posture. Slow your breathing to be long, soft and quiet. Focus your attention toward the tips of your toes. As you inhale, imagine a warm, dark oil of relaxation drawing up around your feet. As it moves around you, allow your toes to relax. As you exhale, allow the oil to drift back down toward the bottom of your feet. Inhale again and bring the oil up over your feet and ankles, relaxing into it. Exhale and allow the oil to drift back down, but not as far as before.

The trick to this meditation is to draw the oil a little farther up with each breath and to drift back down a little less with each exhalation. This will bring the visualization up your knees and legs, reaching your waist about the tip it covers the tips of your fingers. Traveling up to your arms and shoulders, every portion of your body that is covered should remain completely relaxed.

Take your time and do this over a few minutes. Many times this meditation is enough to bring on sleep before it is completed.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Triage Your Thoughts

One of our methods for organizing our thoughts and actions is by using self-talk. This is the internal dialog we  carry on with ourselves where we talk in our own head about what we are doing, what we are thinking, what we are about to do, what we should be doing, what we have done in the past, etc. This is actually a very useful tool but can become an endless stream of chatter that actually causes stress and anxiety and can eventually just plain wear us out.

When the solution to this issue came to me, I compared it to a medical term called Triage. If you have ever had to wait in an emergency room you have undoubtedly experienced this practice: it is the prioritization of patients based on the severity of their condition. It's common sense--it is why someone having a heart attack is admitted before someone with a cut finger and someone with a foot injury may be admitted after someone with a head injury. Sometimes, however, these can be difficult decisions to make, in fact everyone has at least some level of self interest that makes them hope to be first. Our thoughts do the same thing, often ruthlessly vying for the center spot in our mind. This can create a jumble of inner self talk as each spontaneous thought gives its own chatter.

The solution? TRIAGE. Cut some of those thoughts out. Make some take a back seat to the higher priorities--and if a thought isn't the current priority make it be quiet until it is. Honestly, every thought that enters your mind doesn't deserve a say-so. Think about this--if hospitals didn't triage, someone could die from a heart attack while a doctor bandages someone else's finger. In the same way, you could miss a million dollar opportunity because you are busy worrying about what you will each for lunch. Not worth it. Follow the example of triage and carrying out every thought and action in it's proper time and place.

Friday, October 19, 2012

A Simple Way To Calm Your Mind And Get To Sleep

One thing that keeps people up at night is the internal dialog they are carrying of self talk. This puts the brain in a constant state of activity and wakefulness. Many people would fall asleep almost immediately if they stopped this talking for even a couple of minutes. This may sound simple but it can be a little tricky--sometimes we are almost too clever for ourselves. For example, you may find yourself trying to sleep and saying to yourself "why am I still awake? I'm not doing any self talk. My mind is perfectly quiet" or even "hmm..am I doing any self talk right now?" and obviously in all these cases the person would be carrying on a whole stream of self talk without even acknowledging it.

It does take a bit of practice but can be extremely effective when done properly. Here's one other quick trick to help cut out the self talk. Trying listening to the things around you; not TV or radio but the abstract white noises that are always going on. When you really stop to listen, you may even find your ears ringing. This is because we sometimes close ourselves off from listening so that we can ramble in our on head and keep up our self talk (which a lot of the time isn't even about anything important anyway). Finally quieting down can give our brain a much needed break and bring calmness and rest. In my experience I fall asleep almost immediately when the self-talk silenced. This has been very effective for me so I welcome your comments and will be glad to give more info on it.

Dealing With Anxiety

Sometimes a person can feel physical symptoms similar to anxiety or panic attacks specifically because they are using their body as an expression of internal dialog.
Worrisome self-talk can translate into tensed muscles, erratic breathing and a whole host of other physically stressful actions. One of the tricks to dealing with this is to go to the source--the mind--and direct these feelings away. Useful articles to read within this site about how to effectively quiet the mental self-talk include information on the thought-orb meditation.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fullness Meditation

The Fullness Meditation is a variation on the traditional method of attempting to clear the mind. It is part of Full Disclosure's ongoing meditation series.

Begin by recognizing what thoughts are currently consuming your mind's attention. Acknowledge the gravity and special prominence these thoughts and feelings have. Rather than attempting to diminish the loudness of this thought, let your mind grow full and allow other thoughts to hold an equal position.

The trick to making this effective is to allow any thought or feeling into your mind but give the exact same amount of importance to them all. No thought, feeling, sound, or idea should be given priority over any other.

When we are completely open in this way, it allows our mind to stop struggling against our own thinking. Continued concentration on equality of thoughts in the mind will gradually bring on quietness and clarity.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Lock Box Mediation

The following is part of an ongoing series on types of meditation. It is highly visual and serves the purpose of ridding the mind of negative and worrisome thoughts.

Assume a typical meditative position by sitting or lying comfortably. Allow the worrisome thought to take a full and prominent position in your mind. A few feet near yourself, envision a box with an open, hinged lid that can securely locked after it is closed. Turning your attention back inside your own head, use your imagination to lift the thought out through your head and direct it over to the box. Set the negative thought into the box.

Turn your attention back to your own head and evaluate the portions of the negative thought that remain. Collect these negative thoughts together again and direct them out of your head and into the box.

Realize that once thoughts enter the box they are secure and settle and will not return to your mind. Continuing collecting remnants of the negative thoughts over and over and keep placing them in the box where they can be securely locked away and set aside.

What Thoughts Look Like

One question that keeps coming up is about what our thoughts look like when using thought-orb meditation. This article is relatively brief but its purpose is to give a better idea of the attributes of our thoughts and talk about the effective ways to manage them.

One of our most keen abilities is to create. In a very fundamental way, words are what we use to create. Words are essentially symbols--or, more specifically, groups of symbols. To illustrate this I will take an example from one of the most ancient a sacredly regarded languages, Hebrew. The first letter in the Hebrew alphabet (or more specifically, Alephbet) is the letter Aleph. In more modern, printed form, the letter looks something like this:

but in more ancient times, the aleph looked something more like this:

It's what's called a pictograph--in the case a representation of an ox. In fact, the Hebrew word aleph actually means ox. Seen in this form you can even catch its relation to our modern letter A. This gives a little more of a clue about how we are hardwired to represent our thoughts.

We could in turn use the letter A in between two other symbols -- C and R to create the symbol CAR. See how these lines and curves immediately conjured up the idea of a motor, wheels, and all the other sorts of things you think about with a car? This is the way our orbed thoughts can be compiled--as a sort of visual representation of the inner idea.

I would like to note, however, that letters, words and language are something we have developed over time for very conventional reasons like recording information in a tangible way by writing and physically delivering it over long distances or long periods of time. This does not mean it is the best way of transferring thoughts. Our minds are able to condense thoughts in a much more powerful way that can't be fully illustrated on this page.

Here's another example of how powerfully our mind is able to compress and compile thoughts. Lets go back to the word CAR. Allow that word to conjure up an image of an actual car. Now, what is this car a symbol of ? This can be a very subjective thing-- to a teenager a car may represent freedom and independence; to someone else it may represent travel and discovery, while to someone else is may stand for responsibility and obligation; some people would consider a car a symbol of fortune and success; a car can be a symbol of industry and technology in our society; undoubtedly what can act as a source of happiness for one person can bring anxiety and fear to someone else. This is the way thought orbs are form. It's not exactly as symbol as say an orbed thought of fortune and success would physically have an image of a car within it, but for purposes of this article, that's actually pretty close.

Monday, October 8, 2012

How To Be Happy Right Now

This article is not just about how to find happiness but also about how to shift perspective on what exactly happiness is. It's not fool proof, but works for about 90% of the people who approach the process with the right attitude. Plus it only takes a few minutes.

First, are you happy right now? If not, say aloud exactly why in very concrete terms. Now let's reevaluate with a few other questions and check to see if your reason for unhappiness falls into one of the following categories:

1) Is it really a reason you are unhappy right now? or is it a reason you used to be unhappy? Is it something that happened in the past? Answer honestly to yourself, is it still happening right now? If it is not happening, then why is it making you unhappy?

2) Is it a reason you might be unhappy in the future? If it is only part of your own negative self-talk, and really does not exist yet, how can it make you unhappy?

The point of this is to clarify that for most people, most of the time, nothing is wrong and there is no need for unhappiness. When this is realized, many people are able to almost immediately realize that despite what has happened before or may happen in the future, they really are happy right now.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Communicating by Thought

I once thought that telepathy and psychic thought transfer would be practiced by concentrating and imagining a word or image and having another person concentrate on 'reading' the thought mentally. With a better understanding of how thoughts physically leave and travel outside our bodies I was able to get a solid grasp on how thoughts can be transferred in a controlled and useful way.

This is when I learned that thoughts can be very tangibly moved from one mind to another.
Most everyone has this ability, but most of the time thoughts are transferred unknowingly.

We actually see this happen every day. For example, when a person's "intuition" tells them they are being watched or stared at-- its during these times that thought is conveyed to the other person because of high amount of energy and concentration. Eye contact itself is not so much the reason the thought is transferred, but it can allow a person to physically focus on someone else and give clear direction to where the thought is being directed. Many actions of thought transfer are explained away as just reading visual cues. For example, when two people are in a conversation, feelings such as nervousness in one person can bring out similar nervousness in the other. This is partly due to body language and other immediately perceptible things like changing in voice intonation but the role these things play should not be exaggerated. Many actions of thought transfer are explained away as just reading visual cues when in actuality there is something far more profound going on.

For a little more info on the following section, check out the posting on thought orb meditation.

Many actions of thought transfer are explained away as just reading visual cues. For example, when two people are in a conversation, feelings such as nervousness in one person can bring out similar nervousness in the other. This is partly due to  body language and other immediately perceptible things like changing in voice intonation but the role these things play should not be exaggerated. Many actions of thought transfer are explained away as just reading visual cues when in actuality there is something far more profound going on.

When we have a full understanding of this we can use it as a tool to help each other. Feelings of love and even healing can be consciously formed and delivered to a person in need. We can give someone a boost from our own mental and spiritual energy.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Simple Trick To Clearing Your Mind

When people worry it is often about one thing or a few specific things. For example, when someone is trying to sleep they may be worrying about something they have to do at work the next day, or a person may have a certain project or event coming up so they run through it in their mind over and over. It can be very difficult to clear your mind because this one thought will keep popping up in your mind--almost like your self talk is yelling at you about it.

Here's a unique approach to dealing with that kind of worry--instead of trying to get rid of this thought or worry, spend a few minutes allowing other thoughts to come in. In fact, allow yourself to think of anything and everything. The real trick to this is to allow every thought to have equal weight and importance. This means you can keep thinking about what you have to do the next day as long as you give equal room to whatever else pops in your head. In fact, you can actually TRY to fill up your mind with random thoughts and worries, as long as every thought has the same importance. The reason this works is because when you stop struggling against thoughts your mind actually has a chance to relax in a way it usually doesn't.

This can be a little like having a circus going on in your head, but a few minutes of this is a great preparation to actually clearing your mind. After you have given equal weight to all of your thoughts, they can be bundled together transferred out of your mind. Any thoughts left behind can be directed out as orbed thoughts one by one until your mind is clear and quiet.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Thought Transfer

One of the my newer experiments is the use of thought-orb meditation for thought transfer. It occurred to me that this method may have been what I have missed with previous experiments in telepathy. In fact we use a method somewhat similar to the thought-orb meditation with each other hundreds or even thousands of times a day. Typically, however, it is a very unconscious, uncontrolled and sometimes reckless practice because time has not been spent honing the skill of seeing them more clearly. I've now begun to realize how much more control we can have over how and where these thoughts travel.

This process outlines below is complicated because it is both a literal and intangible action. It is a somewhat subjective and metaphysical process, but I will delineate it as I have encountered it with as much description and visualization as possible.

Thoughts can be sent out from anywhere in the body but usually move out of our head. As they travel through the air they are orb-like, usually about 1.5 meters in diameter. In a vision the largest part of the thought has a kind of cloudy, electric cross-hatching that shifts and travels around the nucleus of the thought. Within this is a symbol of the thought, often resembling something 3 dimensional and tangible but  without a definite form because it can shift and change or even have multiple symbols intertwined and occupying the same space.

When under conscious, deliberate control, it is usually easiest to dispatch the thought through the top of the head and move it directly up and outwards then continuing in a parabolic arch to its destination. I'm working on an eBook to outline exactly how I began to experience visions of this kind and developed a higher level of control over movement of thoughts. Email me if you are interested in gaining more information. fullestdisclosure@gmail.com.