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October 13, 2018

Quit Smoking the Easy Way – Our Experience

xsmokingI am happy to report that last January marks 5 years since I last smoked a cigarette. An accomplishment I am very proud of and I am going to share with others who are attempting to quit smoking but struggling with the task. So if you are a non-smoker you might move on to another site, but then again you might wish to share this site to someone you know that is attempting to quit smoking.
I found that when I decided to quit, I created the intention to quit smoking, and focused on the task at hand the solutions came my way quickly.

I was smoking one pack a day at the time, and I was going though a severe chest cold which seemed to a fairly regular event at back then. I also had been smoking for over five decades, yes folks, more than fifty years without ever seriously attempting to quit. So here is my solution to quitting which turned out to be easier than expected.

First I met a doctor that had organized a group of folks that under her supervision had quit smoking using a medication named Wellbutrin. The instructions were one pill a day for three days and then start with two pills a day and continue to smoke. When the third day arrived I had already cut down from 20 to 15 cigarettes a day. I found that I had a reaction to taking the second pill and the doctor said to just stay with the one a day. Within 10 days I was at 3 cigarettes a day and seemed to get stuck at three. (Ask your doctor about a class or a recommendation)

Then one day I was on my Facebook page when I saw a symbol on the right side that was a cigarette with a red crossed “X” over it. I stared at the symbol because I never click on those “pages you need to visit” symbols, but I went with a gut feeling and clicked on it. I then went to a page about quitting smoking by Alan Carr and it led me to a PDF download of a book named “The Easy Way to Stop Smoking” written by Alan Carr in 1985. I downloaded the file and read the book in one sitting. I have not smoked a cigarette since completing the book. (Thank you Allen)

Click here for a link to the Quit smoking site PDF File

What this book did for me was to point out that all the thoughts about why I liked smoking or why that cigarette with a cup of coffee first thing in the morning tasted so good, or yeah there is a chance of getting cancer, but not me, etc. The answer is those thoughts are coming from your ADDICTION! Yes your addiction is pointing out how much you enjoy smoking and how special you are for smoking without any issues and of course you are so special that cancer is not an option.

So the actual quitting was easy. I found the tough part was about 2-3 weeks later when I felt an urge for a cigarette when a situation occurred that when I was smoking, would smoke a cigarette. I have talked with other people who said this was the part that when they felt some stress, they automatically went back to smoking thinking they would attempt to quit at a later date. (They rarel do) My though was “I did not quit smoking to go right back to it!” So what I did was I immediately noticed the situation that was causing the urge and then stopped what I was doing. I sat down and started a simple meditation where I focused on my in and out breath knowing that the urge would pass in about 20 seconds. Sure enough, it did and the next time the same situation came up the urge was non-existent. I did this ever time I had the smoking urge and eventually it was a rare event.

These days focusing on your breathing during a meditation is called “Mindfulness Meditation” and classes on how to do Mindfulness Mediation are being offered by most hospitals across the country (For a fee). If you are luck enough to live in or near Redwood City California the Insight Meditation Center offers classes for free (Donations are accepted). Check their web site for more information

Click here for a link to Insight Meditation Center Redwood City California

If you are interested in on-line classes here is a link to the Google Mindfulness on-line course, yes folks, Goggle has a course on mindfulness and from what we understand they support their employees in using this method to meditate. You even get a certificate when you complete the course.

Click here for Google Link

We have nothing else to talk about at this time, but we invite you to post a comment if you would like more information or have a question or two. Be sure to include your email address and we will be sure to get back to you as soon as we can. Also if you don’t want your comment made public, please include a “NOT”.

NOTHING is better than a smoke free environment!”

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February 28, 2018

Meditation – Our Custom Chakra Healing Meditation

After looking through most of the Chakra Meditation video’s on YouTube we found nothing matched the way we were taught and in many cases we have made our own custom meditations when it comes to Chakra’s.  All the other meditations other than the Chakra meditations work great with my custom meditations.  If they work for you, then by all means continue using what you like and creating your own versions.  In 20 years of Chakra Meditation we can’t think of an instance when we meditated on one Chakra for an hour.  When doing a Reiki Session, yes, but not for our own self meditations.  They also use the Seven Chakra structure and we use the Nine Chakra structure.  Also the start from the Root Chakra and go up the body, we go from the Stellar Gateway (Above head – 12” above the Soul Star Chakra) and go down the body.  So we are going to share with you our custom meditation that we use for balancing our Chakra’s.  We don’t meditate on one because our logic is, if your going to spend the time you might as well do all the Chakra’s and usually, the Chakra you believe is out of balance isn’t the one.  If you focus on the one, then when your done your still out of balance.

Because we believe that keeping our Chakra’s in balance is part of our being.  In the Universe it’s all about energy and that Chakra’s are energy centers within our body.  Each Chakra has a meaning and its own color / frequency.  If you are interested in the creation and details about them, we invite you to search out the hundreds of links out on the web.  Use an open mind and don’t’ assume what the article says is correct.  Used your intuition and if it doesn’t feel right, move on.  You can also email us (Right side “contact us”) and we will answer your questions the best we can.

Our custom meditation is visualization in conjunction with mindfulness breathing.  As you will see, we don’t use the colors of each Chakra, and in order to test the balance of each, we visualize a one hand clock and if the hand is at twelve, then the Chakra is in balance.  If not at twelve, then we focus our energy on the Chakra until the hand reaches twelve.  Our ideal position is sitting in a chair with our feel firmly planted on the floor/ground, hands on each leg above knee.  Prone is next, but use whatever is comfortable for you.  If you can find a quiet place then that is a good thing too.  So here we go…..

Playing in the background is the Buddhist Bells – Buddhist Bowls

Take three deep breaths and relax your muscles with each breath.  Breathe in positive energy and exhale the negative energy.

Relax for a minute or two doing the mindfulness breath through your nose to get to a fairly clear mind.

Visualize a bright light about 18 inches above your head.  This is the “Stellar Gateway” which brings in a white and gold energy.  We call this the “God Energy”. This is the only color we use.

About six inches below the Stellar Gateway and six inches about your head is the Soul Star Chakra.  Visualize the Stellar Gateway feeding the God Energy to the Soul Star.

Visualize a Lotus Flower on top of your head with the petals opening and this is your Crown Chakra.  The God energy flows to the Crown Chakra from the Soul Star.  Check the balance of the Crown Chakra and if in balance move on.  As you move down your body visualize the God Energy filling the inside of your body down to the DNA level.

Third Eye Chakra is next to check the balance.  Move on if in balance.

Throat Chakra is next to check the balance.  Move on if in balance. As you move the energy down, visualize the energy flowing through both arms down to your hands as you continue.

Heart Chakra is next to check the balance.  Move on if in balance.

Solar Plexus Chakra (Solar Plexus) is next to check the balance.  Move on if in balance.

Sacral Chakra is next to check the balance.  Move on if in balance.

Root Chakra is next to check the balance.  Move on if in balance.

Visualize the God Energy flowing down both legs to you feet and then 12-18 inches below your feet, the Earth Star Chakra. (Some call this the “Super Root”)

When the Earth Star is in balance, visualize the God Energy flowing into Mother Earth like a river.  (We take care of Mother Earth for all).

When we complete Mother Earth send, we visualize sending the God Energy from the Heart Chakra out to the Universe for all to use as required.

Done….

If you lose your focus during, go back to the mindfulness breathing until you get your focus back.  You can also choose to use the Chakra colors and or frequency as a different way.

If you have any questions please send an email with “RE:  God Energy Meditation”.

We have nothing more to add except to all of you out there in cyber-land thank you and many blessings.

Namaste

 

September 27, 2017

Meditation – My Healing Experience

I have been meditating for over forty years and in the beginning it was fairly simple straightforward visualization sometimes to music or focus on an object.  Since then meditation has grown in acceptance and the availability to various types of meditation has also grown.  These days I have found that the best variety of meditation videos are on YouTube.com I subscribe to meditative Mind because their videos are unique and combine frequency, music, and color.  I believe that the frequency (Hz) is important because it gets down to the DNA Level of healing.  Before sound it more up to the person to visualize the movement of energy down to the DNA level.

Because we are a Reiki Level II Practitioner we found YouTube.com has some great Reiki Chakra clearing videos which include detail descriptions of each of the Chakra’s as the video plays.  We meditate on the chakra’s fifty percent of the time mainly because we have the experience of self-healing a five years ago when a question came up as to whether we would need Chemotherapy or not. I add two CT Scans and they saw nodules in my lungs small at first and then a little larger on the second scan. So they decided to wait three months and take another scan to decide the direction we need to go.  My doctor explained that after smoking for 50+ years this was common and that we should probably do some research on Chemo because he was leaning toward that as the result, not guaranteed, but strong possibility.  Form that day forward we did a Reiki meditation and prayed every night (3 months) until the day of the scan. I had the CT scan and the very next day my doctor called and I had to sit down to answer the call. I pick up the phone and the first this I heard was my doctor saying “You can fire me! You don’t need me anymore!”. I said “What!?” and he said “The nodules are all so small and some are gone since the last scan”.  He admitted that he was complete surprised but added that I had a 2% chance of this being the outcome.  After we finished dancing around our chair in total joy we now go for a check up every year and the results remain the same to this day.

Another instance was back in the late 80’s to the mid 90’s we had a several case of Panic Anxiety and were put on strong medication and we made up our minds that is was not going to be the norm for us and eventually we because medication free and we believe it was because we meditated every day for the last three years.

One other use of mindfulness meditation is on my post about quitting smoking. We use the meditation to get past the urges to smoke a cigarette and every time after that when the same situation came up the urge was gone.

We would strongly suggest learning Mindfulness Meditation  and we did at the Insight Meditation Center in Redwood City, CA. They teach based on Buddhism and it applies to mind, physical, and spiritual is every day use. They also have all their teachings in audio on their website at no charge.  Here is the link “Insight Meditation Center” the go to Audio Dhama.  There are some hospitals around the country that have Mindfulness Meditation courses available for a fee and Google has a free an on-line course and they actually have a Mindfulness Guru on staff (I want this job).

We feel so strongly about the importance of meditation that every Wednesday we are going to post a link to our favorite meditation.  Here is the link for this weeks choice:

All 7 Chakras Healing Meditation Music

We have nothing else to add at this time except that we share via “messages” the link to our fiends.

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