How would you
like to be able to create ecstatic states of being without relying on
drugs or other outside forces?
Oh! You are going
to tell me about meditation aren't you?
Yes! I am. But
there is one caveat. Meditation like any skill requires practice, repetition,
commitment and dedication. It also requires that you have confidence
and faith in the outcome.
What does this
It means that if
you get it straight in your mind that you are going to learn, master
and utilize an intuitive system of meditation, you can arrive at a
state of ecstasy. But, don't think that you can arrive there overnight.
People vary in their capacity to learn new skills and mastering the
state of meditation requires technique. I have found that there are
formal techniques that you can use while at the same time using your
own intuition to create ecstatic states of meditation.
meditation is not a technique. It is a state of being that you arrive
at, after mastering several techniques. The good news is that there is
an infinite, intuitive, unlimited universe of techniques and spaces
that you can arrive at once you enter the world of meditation.
will have many questions about how to go about the practice of meditation
and the following are the most common questions that I have
long and how many times a day should I practice meditation?"
My answer is,
"It depends on how much time you think you are worth." You
can set aside a specific period every day where you diligently decide
to enter the ecstatic world of meditation. Your schedule may dictate
the amount of time you wish to give to yourself. I suggest that you
stay in the state of meditation until you reach that place that you so
desire to reach. For me it is a state of Intuitive Exquisite Ecstatic
bliss. The space provides deep relaxation, insight, emotional release
and a deep inner treasure that includes joy, healing, energy center
openings, tension alleviation, peace and what some might call aura
cleansing. The possibilities are endless and this is just a short list
of the benefits of meditation.
schedule is so filled with business and activities. How can I ever find
time to meditate?"
The world that you
just described is the world of the ego. It is outside of your true
self, your ecstatic soul. You can only draw so much out of that world.
To transition to another world, requires a decision. After you
experience the enormous benefits delivered by the ecstatic center of
your soul, you will know the difference between the world out there and
the world that is entreasured in your soul.
so right. I am so caught up in the world that sometimes I want to tear
my hair out. It sounds like you're intuitive meditation system can
transform my very being."
Of course? Yes,
you have to deal and make your living in the outside world. Sometimes
that seems so unreal and crazy. If you want answers to dealing with the
third chakra outside world, you will find them deep in your meditation
spaces. I'm not suggesting that you forsake the world. I am suggesting
an exquisite method for helping you to deal with it more effectively.
At the same time, I am offering you a chance to relieve you of the
ravages and strains that you have inflicted on yourself and that the
world has put upon you.
mentioned the third chakra, the world and the ego. How does meditation
help in that area?"
I am not going to
go into the entire chakra system, the Kabbalah
system or any other system at this point. But I can suggest to you that
meditation will take you to much higher states
of being. It can also release you from many of the traps that envelop
your life. I am sure that you would want more joy in your existence.
Meditation can also release you from some of the attachments that are
driving you crazy. Can you use more laughter and humor in your everyday
existence? Would you like to be more lighthearted than heavyhearted?
Meditation works wonders.
you first learn about meditation?"
From many sources.
I trained in many different disciplines that expounded consciousness
altering methods and approaches. The Arica
program was first developed by Oscar Ichazo,
a Brazilian metaphysical scientist. His program trained me in the use
of various methods and techniques of meditation. Other schools of
meditation and altered states of consciousness have also had an
important part in my training. My own system is based on the idea that
you, the meditator, have a unique system of
intuition deeply embedded in your brain and consciousness. By combining
the technical aspects of meditation with your intuition, you will
create your own brand and system of deep exploration that is suitable
and unique to you. Remember, the source of healing, change and
transformation is already lodged deep within you.
are some of the techniques?"
They are too vast
to mention here. They include postures, deep relaxation methods,
specific breathing techniques, music invocation, sound mentation, free association, focusing,
individual, dyadic and group work. You can even include journaling in
your meditation as higher order insight breaks through your blockages.
You could use phrases, words, Mandalas,
objects and anything that takes you to that place of meditation.
Remember, meditation is a state of being, not a technique. Intuition is
the leader. Follow it!
give me some examples of where I might arrive through
You could enter
and pass through the gates of paradise.... relieve stress..... solve problems..... understand
great insights..... gain wisdom and
knowledge...... heal disorders.... change your life..... fix relationships..... build
skills..... enhance hidden talents..... improve your personality..... receive the abundance
of the universe....... make better choices....... release the noise (chich/chicheroo) in your head...... release
negativity....... attitude change...... you name it! I haven't
discovered any limitations. In other words, there is
infinite possibilities and you are only limited by you.
"Do I have
to go to India
in order to learn how to meditate?"
Whether you want
to go to India
or not is your choice. Baba Ram Das went to India
and found a guru. He discovered that he was just a Jewish kid from Boston, named
Richard Alpert. He was involved in the original LSD research with other
New England psychologists, including
Timothy Leary. LSD led him to India
and India led him
back to himself, a Jewish kid from Boston. The deepest and farthest
journey that you can take is in to the unlimited inner universe of yourself.
However, I do suggest that a journey, a pilgrimage and a trip or a move
to another location can be quite life-changing. Sometimes, a change of
scenery and location can be very helpful; especially if you encounter
the right teacher, mentor or growth center that will expand your
horizons. We are migratory creatures looking for that place in the sun,
a paradise, a physical place where we can truly be ourselves. We all
started out as Stardust and found our location here on earth. But,
that's another story!
types and kinds of people benefit from meditation?"
All types and
every kind. I have worked with every type of population; from
hospitalized mental patients, psychotics, normals,
personality disordered, businesspeople, families, couples, organizations,
hippies, straights, yuppies, jive talkers, show people, professionals
... you name it! Everyone can benefit from mastering the art and
science of meditation.