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Either Hypnosis OR Meditation. Know the Difference.

 

Either an apple OR an orange. Either meditation OR Hypnosis.

Either an apple OR an orange. Either meditation OR Hypnosis.

Many a human tragedy has resulted from confusions around the two very different approaches called either meditation  OR hypnosis.

Warning you of this possible gap in your education so far, I don’t mean to alarm you. Reading this article might even cheer you up. You might better understand past experiences when, guess what? You thought you were learning meditation but were given hypnosis. Or vice versa.

Could it be? Confusing either hypnosis or meditation may have wasted your time or money or worse.

Either Hypnosis OR Meditation Can Be Wonderful

For instance, either meditation or hypnosis or both… can move you forward rapidly on your personal path to Enlightenment. Yet, technically, they move your awareness in completely opposite directions.

How can I write such a thing? Because of my background for writing this article.

Energetic Literacy Reveals When It’s Either Hypnosis OR Meditation

Yes, energetic literacy reveals a lot. What else matters?

My background includes professional-level skills at teaching meditation and also teaching hypnotism.

Note: I began writing this article within 24 hours of graduating from a National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) “Train the Trainers” Course, when I became a Certified Instructor for an organization that now has over 14,000 members (all professional hypnotists). I went back and edited the article on July 26, 2016.

My Professional Background in Hypnotism

Involved in hypnosis since 1985, eventually I became certified in hypnosis and past-life regression therapy.

  • Then I went on to develop a distinctive method of regression hypnosis called Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis®.
  • My self-hypnosis CD is available, “Your Happiness Project.” This delivers a post-hypnotic suggestion that helps me every single day, and it can help you, too.
  • Now I am authorized to teach hypnosis by the NGH, the gold standard within this profession. So I am developing my first offering of this training. This will be the prerequisite for a separate training in Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis. (Once all those details are sorted out, you can expect a pretty exuberant blog post right here, Blog-Buddies!)

Plus, of course, I help clients with personal sessions of past-life regression hypnosis. This skill set within Rosetree Energy Spirituality (RES) is a unique form of past-life regression.

Otherwise, I wouldn’t have gone through the hoops to trademark it. BTW, unlike other sessions in RES, it needs to be done in person. This month alone, clients have traveled to this part of metro Washington D.C. from Paris, Singapore, plus the so-exotic lands of Virginia and Maryland.

My Professional Background in Meditation

This part of my background began in 1969. Lucky me, I took the first course in Transcendental Meditation (TM) ever offered at my college.

Rigorous training with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi included Teacher Training and many advanced courses. These helped me become more effective when teaching meditation. Altogether I spent over a year physically in the presence of Maharishi. What a life: meditating in my hotel room, sitting in lecture halls as he spoke, waiting outside his room for a personal audience.

The day I became a TM initiator (meditation teacher), it was still early years for teaching meditation in the America. I sat opposite Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at a card table. No sitting in full lotus, no deerskin, just Maharishi on a regular chair opposite me.

Maharishi told me the mantras used for Transcendental Meditation. Plus he explained how to assign them. Then he wrote down the list on a small sheet of paper. He used a blue felt-tipped pen. A bit more personal than becoming one of his meditation instructors in the years that followed!

Did I Ever Learn about Meditation, Yowza!

Until I resigned in 1986, my life centered on teaching meditation.

Although I taught one meditation technique exclusively, you think I learned anything about other forms of meditation? Not only did I give public lectures on meditation, answering questions galore. I learned so much about the meditation backgrounds of my students.

New York, Vermont, California, Florida, Massachusetts, and Illinois — I taught meditation in all these places. Just about every day of my life, I did something to teach meditation. Sometimes I ran TM centers. (My first big media interview was for National Public Radio, describing Maharishi’s plan to teach meditation in prisons.) (But I don’t count that in my running total of media interviews in RES. Hey, that is over 1,000 interviews anyway.)

For me, teaching Transcendental Meditation didn’t only involve the set steps of meditation and follow-up (checking). Oh no! This meditation enthusiast also loved designing advanced lectures and pilot programs. Also I syndicated a newspaper column called “Meditation Information.”

Steeped in Meditation

You’re getting the picture, Blog-Buddies. I was steeped in meditation like a pot of really strong Darjeeling tea.

Since then, I did move on to other beverages. 😉 I mean different work. Rosetree Energy Spirituality (RES) developed, with many skill sets. You may know about all the specialties: Empath coaching, aura reading, face reading, aura healing, even becoming a bit of an Enlightenment Coach.

However I still do a bit of work related to meditation, especially:

  • I can custom design a meditation technique for you. (I have even had the honor of doing this for one of the members of my Enlightenment Life List.) A cool session of mentoring!
  • In sessions of Soul Thrill Aura Research, I’ll often evaluate particular techniques and instructors. What will that form of meditation do for you now? How about other techniques of either meditation or hypnosis or whatever?
  • A different kind of Aura Reading Research can address what’s going on with a particular meditation teacher (or hypnotist, healer, etc.) This involves reading auras from photographs, regular photos.
  • Pulling out an energetic hologram from one or more encounters with any meditation teacher, meditator, hypnotist, etc. This is one of the more advanced forms of Energetic Literacy. Request this kind of session to see the impact of either meditation or hypnosis techniques you have tried.
  • One way or another, you see, I can help you to make better choices about meditation or hypnosis. Curious about what a past form of meditation did to your aura back then? How about whether it is still helpful in the present? You get the idea!
  • Helping you to fully exit from a cult that involved either hypnosis or meditation. Yes, I have helped clients who spent years in either type of cult. Sadly either meditation or hypnosis can contribute to cult mind control.

So That’s Why I Have the Standing to Tell You, “Either Hypnosis or Meditation”

Smart Consumers, must you spend all that time, do the same kinds of work, acquire similar training… in order to distinguish “Is it either hypnosis OR meditation?”

Phew, no way!

How to Tell It’s Either Hypnosis OR Meditation

Vibrationally and practically, what do all meditation techniques have in common?

  1. With meditation, you begin in the waking state of consciousness.
  2. Then you position your consciousness in a chosen direction, one of The Three Worlds (Depending on which technique of meditation you are using, you will go to a particular world of consciousness, whether human or astral or Divine.)
  3. Long-term practice of meditation prepares you to easily, clearly, do what? Access that same vibrational frequency whenever you wish.

Consumer alert: Note that “Long-term” means decades or lifetimes. Beware any promise of instant Enlightenment, or any other experience of consciousness.

Hopefully your meditation teacher has honestly described the destination of that meditation practice. Are you given a safe technique that strengthens your ability to travel in the desired direction?

Where in The Three Worlds of Consciousness Can Meditation take you?

Meditation is wonderful. Yet it is not just one kind of wonderful. Depends on the technique being used.Your awareness could go to:

  • Divine experience. For instance, “Let us pray” in any house of worship where the leader personally is equipped to guide the congregation to the Divine realm related to that religion. It could be either Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Unitarian-Universalist, or Wiccan, etc.
  • Astral experience. For instance, an effectively taught technique for Shamanic journeying or practices derived from Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Human experience. Smart Consumer, you might be flabbergasted to learn how often meditation positions awareness at the physical body, the human  mind, the human intellect, human emotions. Yet this still might technically count as meditation.
  • A famous example is Dr. Herbert Benson’s technique for “Relaxation Response.” That brings awareness… to the surface of human life. Technically it IS meditation, yet Benson’s sad fragment of meditation… bears as much resemblance to an authentic version as… naming your laundromat in Bangalore after Krishna… will give you the experience of meeting the blue-skinned, flute-playing Divine Being.

Meditation Consumers, Beware

Any meditation technique could be called “Spiritual.”

Sadly, techniques advertised as “Spiritual meditation” do not deliver a spiritual result. The meditator travels in consciousness to either an astral or human destination.

Worse, any meditation technique could be unsafe or ineffective. Good reason to research carefully before receiving an initiation of any sort, right?

What about making up your own kind of meditation technique? No insult intended, but that’s just foolish. Would you also like to make up your own brain surgery techniques? Most mortals can’t even do a good job of cutting our own hair! (See the blog post on Self-Authority Vs. Skills, The Tricky Part.

Please do check out a meditation instructor’s credentials, background, training. Common sense, right?

And do make use of the RES resources I have summarized for you already in this article. Now… continuing with that theme of either hypnosis OR meditation…

Where in The Three Worlds of Consciousness Will Hypnosis Take You?

Hypnosis is an entirely different journey in consciousness from meditation. Although it also begins in the conscious waking state.

Hypnosis moves you into subconscious experience. Hypnosis is wonderful. Yet it is not just one kind of wonderful. Depends on the technique being used.

Two key points:

  1. The Subconscious/Astral World will be your destination. Even if the content is about the Divine. Content does not mean the same thing as process. Process is where you position your consciousness.
  2. You are moved. You do not actively move yourself (as happens with meditation). The hypotist, or self-hypnosis technique, moves you. This has important implications.

Either Meditation OR Hypnosis May Not Be as Advertised

Most hypnosis that you are exposed to is not called “Hypnosis.” It’s called “Meditation.” Oops!

Often meditation is promised yet hypnosis is the result. For example: When the meditation technique is done, does it involve listening to music, singing bowls, background music to relax you, chanting?

Then hello! It’s hypnosis. Read the person’s aura and the difference will be obvious.

Your practical takeaway here? Listening to music with eyes closed, doing a “Guided meditation” or following other instructions. (Today Google lists nearly 12 million hits under “Guided Meditation,” I doubt if a single one of them would really qualify as meditation as defined in this article.)

Guided in the meditation? You’re being hypnotized. That simple.

Comment below. You might start by sharing an Aha!

What was meaningful to you, popping into your head, as you read today’s article? Did it ever occur to you before that so many people could be so mixed up, either about meditation or hypnosis?

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  1. 101
    Julie says:

    Hi Rose,

    I’m glad you made the point about channeled music in comment #99. I’ve done that too!

    At least, I think I have. I did a music meditation program once. It lasted for several years. The musician would create a “Soundscape” for our group to listen to, one new soundscape a month, just for us.

    I’d like to research it sometime in a session with you.

    The soundscapes were quite lovely. However, they did not feel at all human, and they took me out to a place of deep space – an experience of deep space.

    That was the program I have mentioned once before, where I got many spiritual benefits. But when asked at the end, “Did this program help you in human ways, did it help you to manifest anything in your life?”, honesty compelled me to say no.

    It was a spiritual program that helped me in spiritual ways, but it didn’t really yield results on the practical or material or social or work levels.

  2. 102

    JULIE, isn’t that fascinating, how often a spiritual seeker is led to believe that if you have a pure heart and seek Truth with a capital T, that will necessarily enrich anything human?

    You know I’m not a big Biblical quoter, but this makes me think of a commonsense statement attributed to Jesus:

    “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.”

    Taking that out of context, and not speaking in King James English, either, why is that statement so relevant to discussion of meditation or hypnosis?

    To achieve human success, we need to pay attention to human.

    We don’t live in heaven right now. We Americans live in Obama’s realm. Seeking success can help us to integrate spiritual evolution.

  3. 103
    Julie says:

    That’s a great quote from the Bible, Rose. It speaks to this perfectly! It is so commonsense, and yet how many meditation or hypnosis programs claim to get results in all areas of life?

    Attention on the spiritual pays spiritual dividends, and attention on the money might pay financial dividends, eh? It kind of goes back to the saying that whatever you pay attention to grows stronger.

    The spiritual program I was talking about worked best in small doses. Not large amounts of time, but a small amount each day. In sugar terms, that would be the equivalent of having 1 scoop of ice cream, rather than, say, 20:)

    Although the advice was to do much more. And sometimes I did. That’s probably why my chakra databanks had such difference in size, back in the day. I can recall having a Third Eye out to deep space, and a Power in a Conflict databank of a 1/4th of a inch.

  4. 104
    Lara says:

    David, what a wonderful comment (101) thank you that was very interesting and clarifying for me. Actually I read an article you wrote on Soma recently, it was linked from here, and it was great, so I will check out your blog properly 🙂

  5. 105
    Jnana says:

    Thank you Rose for your answers to my comments.

    It will take research, but I do think there was value in those meditations. Not just the feel good factor but the fact that my body became more supple and flexible. And the definite improvements to my life that resulted.

  6. 106
    Jnana says:

    I am learning to listen to my human soul. And auric research has shown me how heeding its call can move me forward.
    So for now, I leave those meditations aside and pursue the mundane with the knowledge that it can do more for me now than meditation.

  7. 107
    Jnana says:

    And I think (for me) sessions would be better used for healing than research as help is needed with getting good at human life.

    And I’ve been wondering, do the 4 cleaning tools in ‘Use Your Power of Command’ count as technique time? I got the impression that they did not.

  8. 108

    Continuing the discussion here, I would like to point out a fascinating thing about hypnosis and DAVID’s Comment #25.

    He wrote, concerning “Guided meditations” in churches that are really group hypnosis:

    “This is something they use in churches and at various “spiritual” gatherings a lot. I don’t mind a little of it but some get too earnest about it. I also stay alert for nonsense.”

    To what extent will “Staying alert for nonsense” protect a person?

    Maybe not much.

    If you have already been pulled into a hypnotic trance, the degree of choice is questionable.

    When knowingly hypnotized, you will not agree to do anything against your values. The conventional wisdom about this is true, I think.

  9. 109

    However, when we are not knowingly hypnotized, we are much more prone to be carried along in a kind of follow the leader experience.

    For example, haven’t you noticed the trend in many current ads aimed at those aged 30 and younger?

    The whole thrust of the commercial is “You are waaaay too cool to fall for advertising. Wink wink. Those foolish other people will buy product xyz, but not you. You are waaaaaaaay too cool for that.”

    Gee, why do you think those ads pay for themselves?

  10. 110

    Commercials pull in the viewer with glamorous people, visual effects that distort reality, clever language, compressed time sequences, and other carefully crafted ways to take advantage of the familiar habit of anyone over the age of five who grew up watching entertainment on a screen.

    TV and movies put you into a waking trance, a light stage of hypnosis. Suggestibility is strong, even if mentally you are thinking:

    “What a stupid, obnoxious, ad. I am waaaaaay too cool to fall for that.”

  11. 111

    So, DAVID, it is quite likely that even while you are telling yourself, “This is garbage. I am waaaaaay too cool to believe it,” guess what?

    You do respond to the suggestion.

  12. 112

    So what can you do if you are at an event where it starts to turn into a group hypnosis induction?

    You have a great alternative to being pulled into a trance and then attempting to be selective about your resulting suggestibility.

    1. Keep your eyes open.

    2. Look at yourself, e.g., Look down at your foot or your lap.

    3. Move your eyes, so that you are not left staring blankly while your mind drifts off. Every few seconds, shift your gaze to something or someone else.

    4. Fidget. Fidget purposely and interestingly. Alter your blinking. Then wiggle toes on your right foot. Take an extra-vigorous exhale. Touch your tongue to a hard-to-reach tooth.

    Note that the types of fidgeting I have just recommended will not make you look conspicuous.

  13. 113

    And what about the words that are being spoken ever so earnestly?

    Ignoring the words isn’t a great choice. That will help them to lodge neatly into your subconscious mind.

    Talking back to the words mentally works better. Especially if you do it some of the time.

    An ideal alternation is doing a bit of mental talking back. Then a few minutes of creative fidgeting.

    Repeat as needed.

  14. 114

    At such times, it helps to remember “This too shall pass.”

    The group hypnosis exercise generally does.

    One last thing that can help you to pattern yourself with a stronger immunity to mind control?

    After the exercise ends, discretely stare at other people coming out of the trance.

    If you had any doubt about whether this was hypnosis or meditation, take a good look at how folks faces look upon returning.

    For instance, eyes tend to look unfocused or sleepy or dull.

    By contrast, someone emerging from a meditation will generally have extra-bright eyes and seem very present in the here and now.

  15. 115
    Amy says:

    That is a great set of instructions Rose! Will be using them if I find myself in such a situation.

  16. 116
    David.. says:

    Thanks, Rose. I had assumed ignoring them or simply meditating would avoid it, but you make a good point about subconscious input.

    And here I thought figiters didn’t know how to settle. There are other reasons…

    While the content itself is largely feel-good and certainly not harmful, I often don’t agree with the message as it can be subtly fighting what is, favouring romance of the astral, or similar. It’s also easy to observe that no one is changed by it. Their lives and problems continue as before. Many mention they come only to be around other spiritually oriented people. It’s no wonder many of the churches are struggling.

  17. 117
    Suz says:

    “After the exercise ends, discretely stare at other people coming out of the trance.

    If you had any doubt about whether this was hypnosis or meditation, take a good look at how folks faces look upon returning.

    For instance, eyes tend to look unfocused or sleepy or dull.

    By contrast, someone emerging from a meditation will generally have extra-bright eyes and seem very present in the here and now.”

    Thank you so much for that! It becomes quite clear that the Taoist group meditations I have participated in for the past couple of years are not what you might call meditation at all. We all emerge groggy and droopy eyed, even if we ARE all relaxed and even if we DID reach the no-thing / no-where silent empty space.

    On the other hand, when I go alone to sit by the river and read or work on a little knitting project, I go home brighter and yes, more present. It’s the same when I get “lost” at the piano.

    There must be some value in each of those, but it would be nice to have more truth in labeling. lol

  18. 118
    Jnana says:

    Thanks for that, Rose (114).

    I kept my eyes closed for politeness and thought I would just disregard what was being said. Now I understand why I kept getting more and more distressed until I just had to open my eyes and look around.
    Great tips. Luckily I am seldom in this kind of situation.

  19. 119

    SUZ, ordinary activity like knitting, not just Technique Time of any sort, makes our eyes brighter.

    Provided that we are not bored.

    And a fine thing about regular human conversations, hobbies, gainful employment, even knitting — if it does get boring you can always do something about it.

    Robots may get bored. We householder humans can do our own free willish variations on everyday reality.

  20. 120
    Amanda says:

    Rose, I love your advice to fidget, keep eyes open and stay alert.

    I went through a wonderful patch of doing just that during almost any technique I was supposed to be learning.

    It let me stay present and decide for myself how much help the technique was.

    I also find it useful in films, if I feel myself becoming too pulled in by the story.

    Amanda

  21. 121

    LARA, in your Comment #28, you beautifully made a distinction between being moved and moving.

    That has huge implications, doesn’t it?

    Meditation practices can empower you to move your consciousness, to position it in sophisticated ways.

    Other techniques likewise can empower you to move consciousness.

    It isn’t a coincidence that, as a former meditation instructor, I developed the system of Empath Empowerment(R) which is about purposely positioning consciousness to help empaths “Become The Most Important Person in the Room.”

  22. 122

    Having consciousness moved isn’t, in itself, so powerful for spiritual evolution.

    However, people can receive enormous inspiration through hypnosis.

    An example would be a hypnosis experience of Life Between Lives, or InterLife.

    Personally, I devote one kind of hypnosis session to exploring what led up to making the Life Contract for this lifetime.

    Consumer smarts can really help you as a client for this sort of hypnosis.

    It isn’t enough to think, “If I can just revisit what I agreed to before birth,” it doesn’t matter how I get there.

  23. 123

    Consumer Concept #1 about doing regression hypnosis to learn about your Life Contract for this incarnation:

    Does the hypnotist believe strongly in (what I would call) The Romance of The Astral? Is there a fascination with messages and guidance? Perhaps channeled information?

    With such a hypnotist, your regression session might emphasize things like:

    * Colors
    * The colorful ray of your soul grouping
    * Detailed information about your astral guides
    * What you are “Supposed” to learn or do in your lifetime

    In which case you will be moved to notice such details. And you might even consider them a highlight of the Life Contract exploration.

  24. 124

    Consumer Concept #2 about doing regression hypnosis to learn about your Life Contract for this incarnation:

    Are you receiving a psychic reading or are you actually remembering? How far will you be moved, and who will do the moving?

    Depending on that hypnotist’s skill set and preferences, you may be moved to do a sort of psychic reading for yourself, under hypnosis.

    Or a hypnotist sometimes will guide the client into a trance, then that hypnotist will DO a psychic reading about the client’s past lives or Life Contract.

    A third approach is to be very careful technically so that the client experiences and describes, reliving the experience, with the past-life regression professional adding skills that bring depth and safety to the experience.

    I can think of several hypnotists in the Washington Metro D.C. area who follow this approach, in general. Not just me but Kay Walkinshaw, Catherine Strasburg, Connie Hambrock.

    We may use different methodologies to facilitate hypnosis and past-life regression, but all of us are committed to that third approach.

    Essentially, the client does the moving and experiences past memories from the inside.

    You have every right as a consumer to ask in advance of booking an appointment for this sort of past-life regression.

  25. 125

    Consumer Concept #3 about doing regression hypnosis to learn about your Life Contract for this incarnation:

    Some hypnotists are not particularly interested in guides, describing them, or leading the client to describe other details about the astral.

    The emphasis could be quite different. As shows in the name for the system I use, Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis(TM).

    As a Consulting Hypnotist, I am an example of someone in this category of aiming for knowledge that is more spiritual than astral. There is an emphasis on life lessons and personal growth, not on meant-to-be.

    Some clients might like that, while others might find it lacking in astral flash.

    If you are going to have your awareness moved, courtesy of a hypnotist or hypnotherapist or regression therapist, it pays to learn in advance about the Moving Company with which the hypnotism professional participates.

  26. 126

    Regarding your Comment #29, DAVID, I agree that “On bowing the head – there is absolutely nothing wrong with being in a receptive state and opening to the flow. Surrender is a key aspect of awakening.”

    In my experience, however, the illuminating life force energy known as “Kundalini” is important for living with higher states of consciousness.

    In a head-drooping position, or seated in a La-Z-Boy(R)style recliner, hypnosis might occur. Or sleep. Or a really fulfilling experience as “Couch Potato.”

    Kundalini will not be an important feature of such experiences, however.

    Blog-Buddies, DAVID included, does this mesh with your experience as well as mine?

  27. 127
    David.. says:

    Hi Rose
    Kundalini is an interesting one. For a long time, I’ve followed the standard understanding of kundalini uncoiling and rising as Shakti to join Shiva in the crown with awakening. I later added the descent of Shakti and Shiva together through the higher stages. This is the model of several source traditions.

    However, it recently became apparent that this is just one style of it. In another style, the pranas circulate and clear the channels, then Shiva descends. No rise. This is evidently the Christian ideal and is smoother than what a lot of the energy and pranayama techniques encourage.

    And in another style they happen together and meet part way along. Thus, the awakening can happen associated with any chakra. Depends on a bunch of factors and is non-linear.

    There is one set of chakras shared by all beings in this universe. On that level, body position is irrelevant. For some, good posture is key more due to the flow of breath. For others, ‘couch potato’ is only an issue if there is fatigue and a tendency to fall asleep. Comfort can be an aid to letting go. No one size fits all. (and yeah, I had some big shifts in a comfortable chair)

    Wrote an article on this earlier this year which I’ll be revising now due to a much better understanding of the differences in style and how they relate. They seemed contradictory before.

  28. 128
    Amanda says:

    Hello David,

    I liked your Comment 128.

    I value posture, but have noticed that people sometimes have to be ‘in’ a tension before they can let it go. That includes myself.

    I agree that sitting comfortably can be what’s needed. The more I consider it the more I think ‘anything goes’! It’s going to do it anyway after all 🙂

    Having said that, when things do clear then a natural alignment comes up which creates good posture.

    I’d rather have a good posture arise naturally from letting the body sort itself out than try to force it in or make a rule for myself.

    Kundalini practices to my mind can be rather dangerous. I certainly suffered from them for a while.

    Just keeping moving seems to be the main thing!

    Amanda

  29. 129
    David.. says:

    Hi Amanda

    Yes, I’d agree on kundalini techniques. The people I know who have followed that approach had a much rougher process. On the other hand, if there are kundalini problems, they can be helpful with the right guidance. But I wouldn’t use it as a central path.

    My reference here is just to the understanding of the styles by which kundalini awakens. I was puzzled by the incompatible traditions. Now it makes more sense. Traditions are typically founded by a person who has experienced the process a certain way and offers techniques that will encourage a certain style of clearing.

    I’ve simply sought what underlies all that.

  30. 130
    Suz says:

    Since I come from a Christian background, I still do not know all the ins and outs or language of Kundalini. But I can share that my Kundalini awakening happened, totally unexpected, while I was alone, engaged in prayer and otherwise quiet thought — while lying flat on my back in a cold, dark, empty baptismal pool in the sanctuary of a church. It also involved an out of body experience. The whole thing was glorious, and remained so for many years.

    Several stubborn bad habits also melted away after that as well.

    Thanks, Rose and David, for shedding much more light on all of this. Yeah, I know I sound like a bumpkin. Mehhh …

  31. 131

    It’s fascinating to read such a range of viewpoints about Kundalini.

    Now I will re-word this question with a focus related to this post about discernment about two valuable but highly different types of personal development practice, meditation and hypnosis.

    Of course, this question is addressed to all you Blog-Buddies, not just to those who have already shared their experiences related to Kundalini, well as AMANDA, DAVID, and SUZ.

    If you DO think that flow of Kundalini energy is valuable for personal development, in which type of technique do you think it is more likely to happen, hypnosis or meditation?

  32. 132

    Now for more discussion of JNANA’s Comment #31.

    Beginning with this the part of your comment, JNANA:

    “I remember thinking when I did a meditation to music that I was somehow ‘cheating’. I was going within effortlessly and I knew I could not have done it without the help of the music.
    Still I would never have guessed that it was hypnosis.”

    Seems to me, a great deal of music induces trance.

    * So you might move to a high astral level, listening to a Bach cantata.

    * You might travel to the Divine while listening to a mass by Josquin des Prez, Thomas Tallis, or another Renaissance composer.

    * Every raga in classical Indian music transports you to a different astral realm.

    * Jay-Z might transport you to human frequencies of a lower vibration than you usually feel comfortable experiencing.

  33. 133

    Complicating the experience of music as transportation for your consciousness?

    Different musical instruments activate different chakras.

    This was discussed a bit in “Aura Reading Through All Your Senses.”

  34. 134

    During your Technique Time, you might try an experiment that way.

    Do a Before Picture, using an aura reading to research chakra databanks (nadis) like these:

    * Heart Chakra Databank for Emotional Self-Awareness
    * Root Chakra Databank for Physical Self-Awareness
    * Throat Chakra Databank for Communication in Close Relationships

    Write down what you find. (Since it’s a music-related exploration, you might call this “Making notes.” 😉 )

    Listen to one kind of music, with one main solo instrument. Just for 5-10 minutes.

    Then do an After Picture, researching and writing down your findings for these same chakra databanks.

    Technique over! Compare what happened in the Before-and-After phases of your experiment.

    Report back here, Brave Explorers!

  35. 135
    David.. says:

    Rose
    re: comment 133
    Meditation can offer the deep rest to release some of the old baggage. That can develop the deep samadhis that can trigger the kundalini. However, it would seem some meditations favour a top down development rather than a bottom up “standard” kundalini.

    From what I understand, kundalini practices focus more on intense pranayamas and asanas. But I’d agree with Vamadeva – that’s the violent path.

  36. 136
    David.. says:

    btw – Kundalini means coiled. When it uncoils and flows it’s actually called Shakti. Prana is Shakti.

    I don’t favour manipulation of the flow. Just creating the right conditions for nature to do the job. Much smoother.

  37. 137
    David.. says:

    Suz
    No bumpkin. One of the reasons I’m here is because Rose offers techniques and perspective on energetic literacy. Something that’s sorely lacking in the world.

    The kundalini arena is in some ways even more messed up than the energy healing arena. The majority of whats out there is nonsense and some of it is quite dangerous.

    I’ve only started dipping into it more recently in an effort to understand the energetics underlying awakening. There is similarly only a very few good resources.

  38. 138
    Jnana says:

    Oh dear. Music seems to be getting a bad rap here.
    It’s disappointing to know that playing or listening to classical music will take one to the astral. I always thought music (classical), and the arts for that matter, was a way to the Divine.

  39. 139
    Jnana says:

    Re comment 136
    That would be a highly interesting experiment. I hope blog buddies who can read auras will attempt it.

    Listened to Miserere by Gregorio Allegri for a while. Sounded like music from the Divine. Could feel its effect in my crown chakra. And grounding to earth much reduced. Guess I shouldn’t spend too much time listening to it. Funny thing is the words to this piece of music are anything but Divine.

    What a wonderful thing to be able to have auric literacy skills so as to gain deeper perception into music.

  40. 140

    JNANA, music produces a WAKING TRANCE that doesn’t necessarily count as Official Technique Time.

    However, where it takes you depends.

    Consider examples that I provided in Comment #134.

    Some music DOES take a person to the Divine, vibrationally.

    Some music DOES take a person to a human frequency.

    The results are not necessarily about moving in consciousness into the astral.

    Make sense?

  41. 141

    However, it is sweet and also important what you revealed in your Comment 141, JNANA.

    Now that you are not in spiritual addiction as a way of life…

    Now that you understand taking 20 Daily Minutes of Technique Time, Tops…

    What is a problem about your listening to music and “Could feel its effect in my crown chakra. And grounding to earth much reduced”?

  42. 142
    David.. says:

    Hi Jnana
    Interesting observations about words vs music. I’ve noticed that too. A musician friend says that some music is divinely inspired and ancient tunes are revived over and over again, to which the latest person adds lyrics from their life.

    They’ve taken a few such songs and upgraded the lyrics, like Amazing Grace and Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. (that word btw is a blend of ancient names for father and mother God)

  43. 143
    David.. says:

    Rose
    Bravo – enjoy life to the fullest!

  44. 144
    Jnana says:

    I realize that I don’t understand what it means to move vibrationally as opposed to consciousness moving.

    Do you mean the aura begins to vibrate at a higher frequency when listening to say a raga? But consciousness stays put?

    So all I need do is hang on to my consciouness when listening to Miserere?

  45. 145

    Let’s just be practical in response, JNANA. It would start counting as official Technique Time if you were to start monitoring vibrational frequencies of your consciousness.

    Also, way too much work, “Hanging onto your consciousness.”

    Just keep your eyes open. Move around a bit. Drink a little water. Put your feet up. Put your feet down.

    Interacting with your environment and moving your body will keep you just listening in a perfectly fine, shallow way.

    A shallow up way. 🙂

  46. 146
    Jnana says:

    Got it. But that’s not how I like to listen. So I’m going with not listening at all. 🙂

    But the tips will come in handy on occasions when I’m required to listen to good music.

  47. 147

    Yes, let’s pick up this thread, since there still is so much to explore for distinguishing hypnosis from meditation.

    Responding to Comment 32, where JNANA asked about a meditation complete with om chanting, live, by the teacher.

    That’s a tricky one to sort out without pulling out an energetic hologram.

    But just to add to the teaching project, here are two very different possibilities. Not that I am saying either one applies, and other possibilities are definitely possible.

    One meditation possibility:

    The teacher chants in order to take you to the vibration in consciousness to where he has already positioned his own consciousness.

    You would take yourself there, encouraged by his presence or darshan.

  48. 148

    One hypnosis possibility, following up on the last comment.

    The teacher has led previous group hypnosis exercises previously.

    As part of this sequence of instruction/group experience, a post-hypnotic suggestion has been implanted (directly or indirectly).

    Thus, any time you are in a group experience setting with this teacher and he does this type of chanting, group members return to the experience with which they have been imprinted.

  49. 149

    JNANA, and other Blog-Buddies, you know how sometimes people claim they cannot have a “Good” experience without the teacher and the group? That can be an indication of a hypnosis process.

    A teacher of meditation, or other forms of personal development that do not involve hypnosis is likely to do as much as possible to discourage that kind of dependency.

  50. 150

    Regarding Comment 34, a shout-out to ISABELLA (Formerly JORDAN) with her perceptive comment about the impact for her of a head-bowed position in a prayer context.

    I am particularly taken with this paragraph:

    “Sense of self as a theme is interesting to me right now, as I think it’s really important for protection from Astral Ponzi Schemes, at least this newer colonizing kind.”

    Very, very true.

  51. 151

    DAVID, your comments on OM and AUM in Comment 35 are so astute.

    It’s a funny thing, however, how “Decent teachers” of meditation often teach a householdery form of renunciate path.

    A very clear example to me is TM, where the founder of Transcendental Meditation frequently railed against OM as a recluse mantra and how his path was so very much better because it was geared toward householders.

  52. 152

    It’s pretty hard to find any long-term practitioner of TM — especially TM teachers — who really have enjoyed much of a life as a householder.

    If you were as rich and famous as Jerry Seinfeld or Oprah Winfrey, you would have perpetual reminders of your householder lifestyle, don’t you think?

  53. 153

    JNANA’s Comment 39 is brimming with wisdom about meditation.

    And thus it’s a good place to stop as I get back to other ongoing projects, more about them in 2014….

  54. 154
    David.. says:

    Quite agree on the dependency symptom – good red flag. One can have better experiences in a group meditation just because of the potency of the group. But other times not. Same with meditating solo, because you can just relax. Subjective experience varies. Not dependency.

  55. 155
    Suz says:

    Thanks over and over to everyone again for this topic. For me and how I have run my life/energy/consciousness/spirituality up to now, it is one of the more important pieces of information I’ve seen.

    But knowing this now has involved a bit of grieving about activities I participated in without knowing any better. Plus a nice dose of self forgiveness for not knowing.

    Live and learn.

  56. 156
    David.. says:

    Rose –
    On TM, I quite understand that is your experience and that you have developed perceptual abilities I have not.

    But this has not been my experience. I raised a family and became a successful IT executive. A friend of mine (a TM teacher) runs multiple successful businesses, owns a large waterfront home, a summer house, and raised several kids. He had his Unity shift earlier this year. Another is the founder of an internationally successful company. He lives in a custom designed home on the top of a hill in the gulf islands and commutes to the office in a helicopter. I also know many more moderate examples.

    But yes, many others placed a high priority on seeking and did not develop careers or become much established as householders. They stumbled more in their middle years with the issues you’ve described. Not quite either path.

    I don’t see that as a TM specific thing. Lots of those old hippies did similar things in all paths.

    I also agree the TMO has overemphasized retreat and the group culture leans renunciate. But again, spiritual communities are full of that. The group-think is not very grounded. I see it as more of the romance of the astral than the fault of the practice.

    As he always used to say, you have to balance the technique time with real life, to paraphrase. (laughs)

  57. 157

    Even a pretty strong rule can have exceptions, DAVID, and you have presented them with uncommon tact. Touche!

    SUZ, I am so glad this concept is making a difference for you. It has for me, too.

  58. 158

    SUZ, what you described in your Comment 41 sure sounds like meditation to me.

    Do you appreciate that singing the occasional hymn as part of a technique could be very different from letting music take you away to somewhere nice? (Which would be hypnosis.)

  59. 159

    Nearly caught up now, buzzing over to MOLLY’s Comment #62. She requested me to comment on this:

    “I have been doing a breathing technique (alternate nostril breathing).

    “Also, I will play beautiful spiritual music in the background, to put me in the right mood.”

    This is a really smart question in the context of meditation and hypnosis.

  60. 160

    The breathing technique works for meditation.

    The music works for hypnosis.

    Exactly the sort of push-pull problem when folks never learned to tell the difference between meditation and hypnosis.

    If you listen to music, or do hypnosis, fine.

    If you meditate, fine.

    Mixing them up will give you less, not more.

  61. 161

    This isn’t just a theoretical idea, either, Blog-Buddies.

    I have researched, in session, the consequences for a client of doing hopeful combos like the one described by MOLLY.

    Sad.

    AMANDA had it right in her wonderful Comment #59.

  62. 162

    So, phew! For now we are caught up on this thread. I’m so glad we have started this kind of conversation in 2013, as soon I will be announcing my teaching hypnosis and past-life regression for the first time ever, in 2014. (The Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis variety, of course.)

    Meanwhile, here we are in the Christmas season. I wonder if any of you are noticing anything in religious services, stores, or elsewhere related to hypnosis or meditation. A great time to put on your smart consumer spectacles and have a clear look.

  63. 163
    Isabella says:

    There is definitely a lot of hypnosis going on in stores, with the Christmas music and announcements and lights and one one item leading into the next…

    This isn’t a holiday thing, but months ago I was in a Walmart and I noticed they had TVs set up at the end of many aisles running advertisements over and over!

    They were *very* hypnotic and it would have been extremely easy to fall into an even deeper trance than is usual at Walmart. I had to really make an effort to stay alert.

    Obviously they know these are very hypnotic (very effective) because it’s not like people are stopping to watch. They are just being programmed. And these weren’t attention-grabbing ads. Just very melodic, trance-y ads.

    It can be easy to fall into a trance in these stores, especially when you’re just shopping for everyday items. Like driving, it’s so easy you can turn off your brain and just run on autopilot.

    I am wondering now about the lighting in these stores. I don’t like fluorescent lights but have never researched their effects on me specifically.

  64. 164
    David.. says:

    This has been a really useful post. Chatting with a friend over dinner recently, I commented on the mantra OM and it’s use for renunciates. Turns out, for many years, they have been listening to an OM CD. This was their meditation.

    And they realized they’ve been struggling over income and relationships during the time they’ve been using this practice. They never made the connection. Now they know that it was neither a meditation nor a proper mantra to use.

    The issue is not just technique time, it’s type of technique AND the vehicle being used. Powerful stuff that people use indiscriminately.

  65. 165
    David.. says:

    re: Stores
    I also find the air dead in large stores and malls, encouraging the sleepiness. I avoid spending much time in those barns.

  66. 166
    Suz says:

    Rose (commment 160) — I’m still parsing it out. Thanks. I figure either way is fine as long as I understand what I’m doing.

    🙂

  67. 167

    Hypnosis, especially past-life regression, will be major topics at this blog in 2014, especially since this year I will give my first trainings ever in Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis(TM) and its prerequisite, Professional Training in Hypnotism Certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists.

    I can share so much with you, Blog-Buddies, about hypnosis and past-life regression, given those skills of Energetic Literacy and my background with teaching meditation professionally.

    But you are the one who helps decide which topics will become blog posts. So comment here: with your preferences

    https://www.rose-rosetree.com/blog/2014/01/07/rosetree-energy-spirituality-energetic-literacy-aura-reading-empath-merge-face-reading-cord-cutting/

    Ongoing now is an active call for comments to shape priorities for blog posts. Please speak up between now and January 12, 2014.

  68. 168

    Blog-Buddies, you’re invited to think in some counter-culture ways in this comment and the next two.

    Specifically, I have questions for you related to meditation, hypnotism, and ethics.

    I’m curious what you think. It’s not as though I know all, or can claim the only correct answer. More, I have been thinking about these considerations a lot as I facilitate Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis and help clients to solve problems.

    Question #1. If meditation can cause a person to feel blissful, is it a good idea to pursue that blissful feeling as much as possible?

  69. 169

    Question #2. If hypnotism can cause a person to relax at will, is it a good idea to go to a hypnotism and request post-hypnotic suggestions, or other hypnosis-related help, to be able to relax and feel peaceful as much as possible?

  70. 170

    Question #3. Can you think of a human problem where either meditation or hypnosis would be counter-productive?

    In other words, can you think of a problem Joe or Gladys might have where it would not be responsible or ethical to use either hypnosis or meditation?

  71. 171
    Lara says:

    Hi Rose, and Everyone! Happy New year!

    Regarding bliss, it’s enjoyable, but actual deep bliss is a nuisance to manage life with. Very little physical energy, and very dissipated power, or difficulty bringing power to bear, not to mention the let it be feeling. I used to find ways to minimise bliss to live life productively, so just the opposite to feeling it as much as possible.

    Question 2; sometimes tension and adrenaline and stress and anger are really helpful to focus, motivate and deal with things. I am not sure if I understand how hypnosis works so I may be completely off, but I feel that a more complex approach than just relaxing and feeling calm is often needed in precisely those situations that throw us off.

    Question 3; hmm… wherever the root of the problem is masked, or symptoms only are dealt with rather than the cause like…. psychosis maybe? Actually I don’t understand enough about either to answer this question.

  72. 172

    LARA, Happy New Year to you, too, and thanks for being the first to respond to your questions.

    You have given such great answers to my Questions 1 and 2. (Am still eagerly awaiting answers from other Blog-Buddies, as well.)

    Regarding Question 3, I will give an example to make it more concrete. I was not, actually, making inquiries about potentially psychotic clients. 😉 Or psychotic Blog-Buddies.

  73. 173

    So here’s an example of an answer to Question #3. “Can you think of a human problem where either meditation or hypnosis would be counter-productive?”

    GLADYS gets tense at work. She has a high-pressure job as a waitress. She thinks the solution is to learn to relax.

    So GLADYS asks a hypnotist to remove her stress by hypnotizing her and giving her suggestions to help her relax and take it easy. GLADYS dreams of going into that job and being a new, mellower person where the stress of the job does not get to her.

    Well, LARA and other Blog-Buddies, this particular hypnotist would flat-out refuse to do this for GLADYS. Can any of you guess why?

  74. 174

    Granted, many hypnotists WOULD do exactly as GLADYS asked. They would have their reasons, too.

    What do YOU think, Blog-Buddies?

  75. 175
    David.. says:

    re: #1
    Bliss is an effect of clarity of awareness. The leading edge of awareness is a liveliness we experience subjectively. In the body, it is life itself.

    As an effect, it should not be pursued directly. That’s like chasing experiences. But it will become an ongoing reality with spiritual progress.

    I smiled at Lara’s comment (#173). Most try to maximize it but yes, if it’s not yet grounded and integrated it can be a distraction. Occasionally , it can come on as gang-busters and make you rather non-functional. But once it’s established, it will simply be there in the background all the time, rising to greater or less prominence through the day. It will not be a problem.

  76. 176
    David.. says:

    re: #2
    My experience has been that meditation is more effective at relaxation and long-term benefits around that.

    Hypnosis, as found in guided meditation and prayer, can let you feel good but the effects don’t last. There may be more sophisticated techniques that allow real change, like quitting smoking that I understand hypnosis is good for.

    But I’d compare hypnosis for relaxation with Benson’s Relaxation Response. Body awareness techniques like that can help elicit some relaxation and that can be useful for processing a big release – but as a long term practice it dulls the mind. I wonder if Hypnosis as a regular practice might be similarly a mistake?

    If it doesn’t bring us to peace itself, it won’t bring us long term peace.

  77. 177
    David.. says:

    re: #3
    Well – you’ve talked about the importance of using the right tool to solve problems rather than the technique a client might ask for. That’s quite important.

    When I once taught meditation, there was a small number of techniques where, if the person practiced them, it was not a good idea to teach them. They had to choose. Every technique should have such guidelines that should be honoured.

    (for example, there was a technique where you invited other entities to take you over. Meditating with that would be a bad idea)

    I once won a ticket to a Deepak Chopra event. (I didn’t know I was entered in) During his talk he took the audience through a 3 stage meditation practice for a few minutes. It was interesting to see meditation taught in a group and it was clear some people had deep experiences. But he did not explain what he was doing, no one asked for it, and he gave no followup. He just gave the experience and jumped on to the next topic. I would describe this as inappropriate and unethical.

    I’ve had far fewer experiences with hypnosis, aside from guided things so have less to say on that. Except that:

    a) if a person is trained in a technique, they should know how and where it should be used. And where it should not.

    b) there are quite a few people out there offering guided things in groups or on CD’s etc that clearly have no clue about what they’re doing and are thus essentially experimenting on their students. Sometimes to their detriment.

    On consideration, it’s much like what Deepak did. Hey, I found this great pill on the sidewalk. You should try one.

    The number of teachers suggesting you use Om as a mantra to westerners would be an example. It’s inappropriate for householders and isn’t even the right letter (or gender). That stylized 3 is not an O.

  78. 178
    David.. says:

    re: comment #175
    Rose – because they’re looking to bypass the issue or cover the issue rather than resolving it.

    It won’t offer healing.

  79. 179
    Amanda says:

    Hi Rose,

    Interesting questions!

    On no. 1, I agree with Lara that bliss can be distracting if it really comes on :).

    Chasing it is counterproductive, and accepting what you do have or are experiencing is the best way through.

    For me, bliss arrives and I remember it was always there!

    But then the next layer comes up for resolution and I’m fine with that too.

  80. 180
    Amanda says:

    On no. 2, hypnosis seems like it could lead to ‘checking out’ rather than staying present.

    Wanting to walk around in a state of peace and harmony all the time shows a lack of respect for our ability to deal with the world. Our emotions are important navigators and sometimes you want them showing up as uncomfortable so that you can learn something.

    Amanda

  81. 181

    Wonderful insights, AMANDA and DAVID.

    Keep ’em coming, Blog-Buddies. We’re just getting started on these very human, very practical topics for personal development.

  82. 182
    Amanda says:

    On no. 3, I would agree with you, Rose.

    My reason is that being present with stress is the best way through. Not checking out by trying to push these uncomfortable feelings out, through hypnosis or anything else, but opening into them.

    For me that’s a good way to learn the power (or not) of stress and develop a degree of spaciousness at the same time 🙂

    Amanda

  83. 183
    "Lily" says:

    Could poetry produce hypnosis? Or could it be considered a form of meditation?

  84. 184
    David.. says:

    In usual meditation, there is the technique and the vehicle, such as a mantra.

    Poetry would sit in the vehicle category. Then, it depends on how it’s used as to the effect of it.

    Read aloud, it may behave like hypnosis. Used as a mantra, a meditation. Or maybe just words on a page.

  85. 185
    Jnana says:

    It would depend on whether you meant reading or writing poetry, ‘Lily’. 🙂

    I think the writing of poetry constitutes meditation.
    I agree with David that the reading of poetry could go either way : be hypnotic or meditative.

    It has suddenly dawned on me that playing creatively with words can cause one to hurtle into the astral.
    Sigh! All fun things end up in the astral. Perhaps that’s why some of us need jobs.

  86. 186

    Do all fun things end up in the astral?

    Not necessarily, JNANA.

    Here is a three-part experiment for you about writing poetry.

    Poetry Experiment #1 for Poetry as a Human-Level, Gorgeous Experience

    Position your awareness squarely at the human. Write a poem about what is in objective reality. Or describe your simple, immediate, spontaneous reactions to anything that is human, like having a birthday or watching the Superbowl in America tomorrow.

  87. 187

    Poetry Experiment #2 for Poetry as a process of meditation

    Choose a topic for your meditation, that you will record in the form of a poem.

    Choose something in objective reality or something subjective or even something ideal like “The Nature of Goodness.”

    Close your eyes for a while. Flow in a direction of beauty and truth.

    Then record it.

    Close your eyes and record, repeating the cycle, until you are done.

    Your poem then might be about Divine frequencies, experienced and expressed as clearly as you can.

  88. 188

    Poetry Experiment #3 as a process of hypnosis

    Choose an idea or goal that inspires you, like “Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.” Or “I enjoy my life.”

    Close your eyes and go inside, whether a little or a lot.

    Repeat your idea mentally a few times.

    You will start having other thoughts and feelings, associations or images.

    Open your eyes and record it.

    Repeat these two steps until you are done.

    Your poem would then be about astral frequencies and be related to a process of self-hypnosis.

  89. 189

    One tricky point? In this poetry writing experiment, the topic could be about human, astral or Divine. It could be content about conscious mind, subconscious mind, or Higher Self.

    Process is what matters however, regarding where your consciousness travels.

    I think this is part of what DAVID was getting at, JNANA, in his Comment 186.

  90. 190

    And a practical point, too, JNANA.

    Writing Poetry Experiment #1 does not count towards your 20 Daily Minutes of Technique Time, Tops.

    As for Poetry Experiment #2 and Poetry Experiment #3, save that for your official Technique Time. And don’t just bring your computer or favorite paper for recording your poem.

    My advice? Keep your watch handy and use it. 😉

  91. 191
    Jnana says:

    Thank you Rose for your clarifications and education.

  92. 192

    JNANA, you’re so welcome. It is so exciting, how you are learning to enjoy your human life.

  93. 193

    Close to Blog Comment #17,000.

    That’s another way to look at your Comment #193, JNANA.

    I wonder who will add Comment #17,000. This one is 16,990!

    Those thousand-markers here are happening quickly now. In Deeper Perception-Ville, it’s happening faster than Super Bowl touchdowns.

    Okay, in Deeper Perception-Ville no professional football is being observed today or any other day. Although I do plan to hear Renee Fleming sing the national anthem and fast-forward to watching the Super Bowl commercials.

    To all you Blog-Buddies who are also football fans who follow the big-deal American sport, enjoy the big day!

  94. 194

    In today’s aura reading of Gold Medalist Meryl Davis, I included some discussion of creative visualization — how it can be approached either as hypnosis or meditation.

    Which would have been more suitable for the champion ice dancer? Her aura gives a pretty clear clue.

    Check this out if you are interested as a consumer in appreciating practical differences between meditation and hypnosis, and for techniques like “Creative visualization” that might not initially seem to be either one. But oh yes, they certainly are. One or the other. And different people might need different variations.

    Doesn’t that make sense?

    https://www.rose-rosetree.com/blog/2014/02/19/aura-reading-gold-medalists-meryl-davis-and-charlie-white-part-one/

  95. 195

    Quite the sequence about hypnotism in contrast to meditation occurs in a thread today about spiritual awakening and moving forward on a personal path to Enlightenment.

    Start with ISABELLA’s marvelous Comment 23, then giggle along with me at the sequence that unfolds with Comments 56 – 62.

  96. 196

    When is sacred music NOT a powerfully spiritual experience but a form of hypnosis?

    This topic came up here, and “How Your Favorite Music Reveals Your Vibrational Needs.”

    Start reading at Comment #58.

  97. 197

    Following up, I have done a detailed aura reading of a performer who is loved for her “Addictive Church Music.”

    Will you find Darlene Zschech’s aura impressive?

    Check out this comparative exercise in energetic literacy, exploring “Verbal Integrity” and other information in chakra databanks. What changes when first starting to sing versus while in the midst of moving her flock?

  98. 198
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Are you curious about what past-life regression can do?

    That means hypnotism first, and later, specific skills for facilitating this depth kind of RES Energy Healing.

    With permission, I share a case history here of Soul Energy Awakening Hypnosis.

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