005: The Meditation Episode

This week we’re talking about Meditation.  What is meditation, why it’s important and I’ll even give you a couple of meditation techniques for you to take home with you by the time we’re done!  I’ve been meditation for a very long time and I’m so excited to share what I know with you.  I am going to be releasing my own guided meditation trainings soon!  Email me or comment or hit us on our socials and we will put you in the know!

2:36 - Meditation 101

The fact that meditation is gaining popularity is encouraging the prospect that it might be the thing that will save us from killing each other.  Meditation is one of the largest influencers of personal growth in my own life.  

Meditation is so brilliant because it allows you to be more present and have more control over your mind.  The world’s richest, most effective and most successful people all meditate.  When you are less reptilian brained about the things stressing you out in your life you almost have a superpower.  

When you can stay composed during stressful experiences because you’ve experienced states of consciousness in meditation that allow you to have more of a grasp on your mind, it makes everything in your life happier, more balanced and moves the universe into your favor.  Or at least collaborates and interconnectedness of all things so you can benefit from it.  Because the universe wants you to succeed.

Everything is interconnected.  The universe wants you to have love in your life and to be the love in your life.  When you can meditate and apply some simple disciplines in how you makes decisions, it can be so powerful.

5:45 - Start Meditating With Tech

There are plenty of ways to get started and there’s plenty of tech to help you out, be it apps or wearables.  Apps like Headspace have a 10 day free trial before.

9:30 - Unpacking Meditation

Meditation takes intention and practice to get it right but I think people overcomplicate what it is.  I always hear “No way, man!  I can’t not think!”  Meditation isn’t a lack of thinking.  Meditation is having a thought and then going back to your breath or mantra.  It’s like a bicep curl.  It’s having a moment of “Oh, I’m thinking of something.” and going back to your mantra or breath.  And every time you go back to your breath, you get a gold star.  It’s a repetition.

The present moment is such a challenging concept for a lot of people to grasp.  The present moment is the ability to follow your breath and just be.  Don’t be productive or funny or thoughtful, but just be.  And the easiest way to do that is to follow your breath.  Being present with your inhale AND your exhale.

When you’re able to stay present in every single breath, it gets easier and these moments of happiness and uncluttering and defragmentation your human biocomputer.  That big wrinkly ping globule in your skull.

When you’re focusing on your breath, you’re not crunching numbers or feeling happy or sad, you’re just being present on your breath.  

In any sort of mystical practice, being present in your breath strengthens your ability.

15:00 - Meditation Techniques

I was taught transcendental meditation by my dad when I was about 12 years old and it was really simplified.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with the different meditation techniques, we’ll break it down for you here.

17:30 - Meditation

Started by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, you are given a sound when you take the Transcendental Meditation class.  My father taught me to sit in a chair with proper posture, where to put your hands (root chakra) and to imagine visualizing the letters of the sound you make.  I see a W and an A out in the ocean and that’s my mantra for Transcendental Meditation.

Imagine a ping pong ball on top of the ocean.  The ping pong ball is sloshing around on top of the waves.  The more consistently you can get deep into meditation, recite your mantra and be present, the further the ball sinks just under the surface of the water.  And the more present you can be, the ping pong ball drops a bit deeper and it moves less.  Your goal is to put a still ping pong ball on the ocean floor.

You’re supposed to meditate 20 minutes in the morning before breakfast and 20 minutes in the evening before dinner about 3 times a week.

At the end of the meditations, I felt depleted.  I felt relaxed and at peace, but I felt like my energy had been zapped.  And for that reason, I got more into mindfulness.

37:45 - Mindfulness

By dropping the mantra and focusing on the breath, you .  Mindfulness was really effective for me because dropping the mantra caused the experience to be more peaceful, effective and pure.

The power of mindfulness meditation is that no matter what, you can go to your breath.  From mindfulness, I was picking up on subtle impressions.  My mystical soup, my storm of mystical experiences with psychedelics, meditation, floating, spirit guide work and yoga all kept pointing me towards meditation with a bit more purpose.  I wanted to connect with my non-physical crew.

41:00 - Connecting with Spirit Guides

While I loved mindfulness meditation, I was greeted in collaboration with my spirit guides.  These spirit guides would come to me in different ways and I cultivated a relationship with them and understood their identity and presence.  My meditation then became time to appreciate them and my life and my connection with my higher self.

We’ll spend a whole other podcast digging into communicating with your guides, but in short, you can develop a two way road of collaboration with your spirit guides and that’s where my meditation eventually went.  And you can do ALL OF IT!  You have the same abilities that I do.

50:00 - Meditation Wrap Up

Oftentimes I can sense what is, and it all came from out of being still.  Meditation will help you develop your mystical abilities to recognize life’s major pivot points. And that is the whole point of this meditation stuff!  If you are meditating regularly, you will be able to see through the noise and capitalize on what’s presented in front of you.  

You won’t be the ping pong ball being sloshed arounds by alerts, and notifications and cars and bosses and budgets.  Meditation will allow you to drop below the surface of the water, become calm with the storm going on above the surface, and be more in touch with yourself and the way you want to live your life.

Links

MysticMacUniverse.com

Float Seattle

Meditation

Hathors

Ascended Masters

Headspace

Insight Timer

Oak Meditation

Muse

Mantra

Transcendental Meditation

Root chakra

Siddartha (ohm)

Zazen

Qigong

Guided meditation

Kundalini

Autobiography of a Yogi

Paramahansa Yogananda

Clairsentient

Sam Harris

Upcoming Mystic Mac Appearances

The Lifted Scene

The Meta Programming Podcast

Everyman Podcast