Mindfulness Meditation? The idea sounds so sweet, so reasonable.
Who wouldn’t like to be more “mindful”? But read the research here, done with Energy Spirituality consciousness-probing skills that haven’t yet gone mainstream.
Look, you’re going to make up your own mind. I’d just like to bring a perspective that you’re not likely to get elsewhere. At least, unlikely before reliable energetic literacy skills are as common as today’s word literacy.
Definitely feel free to COMMENT below and share your experiences with Mindfulness Meditation.
Has it helped you? Did you try, but then kept not getting around to it?
First of All, the Context for Today’s Article
Lately, by request, I’ve been helping you Blog-Buddies to explore what will work for you for personal growth. Versus what used to work (maybe) in the Age of Faith. But it really, really doesn’t work now.
And I doubt that any meditation teacher today purposely makes false promises. On the other hand, you might have to search far and wide to find a meditation teacher of any kind… Someone who can give you an intelligent summary of what it means to live in The Age of Awakening. What is different now? What are today’s new rules for spiritual progress? Versus yesterday’s old, obsolete rules!
To be clear, I have been waiting for years to do the sort of research I’m doing today. For years, this has been far outside my comfort zone. Why comment at all?
Well, here’s why. In many an Energy Spirituality session, I’ve had to work with Divine help and Energy Spirituality skills to clean up the mess. Sometimes the meditator knows that something’s awry. Other times, they believe they’re in Enlightenment. Or else very, very “advanced.”
Please don’t read any articles in this series unless you’re prepared to consider a different point of view. And please know that I find it painful at a minimum to do the sort of research I’ll be doing in the future. For a while. One blog post at a time.
Also, if you have a beloved meditation teacher, maybe he or she is doing really well. Still, if I were you I would bring it to an Energy Spirituality session. Describe the kind of personal development you’re doing. And on the day of the session, email me a head shot of your teacher. Many skill sets are at my disposal for helping you. Including Soul Thrill Aura Research® and Consciousness Positioning Consults
(Note: For each of these links, scroll down to the colorful box. That’s the relevant part.)
Second,Why the Appeal of Mindfulness Meditation?
And it’s so easy to learn. Supposedly, anybody can figure it out. (Hint: Concerning how people can figure out their own ways to meditate, please see comments on beloved Zen meditator Natalie Goldberg. Comments 134-136 and 167-186, here. And/or read this aura reading guest post from one of my students, LINDSEY.)
Consumer tip: If you do wish to practice meditation, choose carefully which practice you’re going to learn. Then choose your teacher carefully.
And then follow that path only. Don’t mix in any “improvements.” That’s not only disrespectful to your teacher. Unless you’re an experienced consciousness engineer, you have no idea what you’re doing to yourself.
After a month or two, evaluate what you’re getting. After a year, evaluate some more. Please.
Why Question Mindfulness Meditation?
I first became concerned about this style of meditation because of Energy Spirituality clients. (You may know, Blog-Buddies. Each year, for a long time now, I’ve done over 1,000 session hours annually.)
Every client who’s come to me, practicing this style of spiritual practice, has had terrible results from it.
Basically, it’s a way to pop somebody straight into spiritual addiction. (For details, scroll down to the turquoise box.) Granted, I doubt that all those folks who tout this type of meditation are doing it in bad faith. They just lack discernment. For instance, they have no idea what “spiritual addiction” is. Even though, according to my most recent estimate, 40% of Americans are now living in spiritual addiction. And that’s not good.
For one thing, guess what? People in spiritual addiction aren’t making progress in their spiritual evolution. No more than potheads or alcoholics. Instead, they’re having what — in a Life Review, after an incarnation — might be called: Learning from a failed experiment.
Stuck in spiritual growth! Wouldn’t that be an ironic outcome for a life where somebody spends precious time meditating?
Why Is Mindfulness Meditation Such a Problem?
Technically, it divides your mind. Like a form of multi-tasking.
Yeah, yeah, I know that people report feeling calm. Less stressed. More easygoing. Finding it easier to sleep. Sounds great, right?
Except that, in general… And I write “in general” because every meditator’s case would be different… In general, ouchers! What Mindfulness Meditators call “calm”? I call it “fatigued from the strain of all that multi-tasking.”
And when meditators brag about their growing detachment, don’t buy it.
Detachment is a consequence of living in Traditional Enlightenment. Detachment is not a path.
Moreover, many spiritual seekers living today are moving into Age of Awakening Enlightenment instead. That way, people continue to personally grow. And there are other advantages as well.
Consciousness-Wise, Mindfulness Meditation Teachers Are a Mess, Bless Their Hearts
Today’s post is already going to be quite long. But guess what you can do if you’re curious why I would make the previous statement?
Propose, for my Enlightenment Life List, any Mindfulness Meditator who is a public figure. (I did comment recently about the consciousness lifestyle of one of them, Kobe Bryant. Not the greatest news.)
Of course, instructors who teach that form of meditation would be especially important to nominate.
For years I’ve been offering free aura readings at this blog post. Just follow the simple rules and I’ll gladly do it for you.
One Sample Mindfulness Meditation Aura Reading
Let’s do some research on the consciousness of Oren Jay Sofer. He teaches mindfulness, meditation and Nonviolent Communication.
I met him through this article, scrolling down to find his photo. Of course, when you’ve got good skills at aura reading, every photo is an aura photo.
He’s so beloved, has such a sterling reputation. If he finds out about my research here, I’m sure he’ll easily laugh it off.
That said, here’s info about four of his chakra databanks.
Aura Reading Oren Jay Sofer. Root Chakra Databank for Connection to Physical Reality
2 inches. Almost completely shut down.
Note that all energetic literacy research simply gives information about the person at the time of the photo. And auras, including the business end of chakra databanks, change constantly. Depends on what a person does while awake.
Evidently Oren gives the toaster, the sandwich, the meal… barely a glance. Just enough noticing reality before he scoots back into noticing consciousness.
From a technical perspective, as someone helps clients with Energy Spirituality Energy HEALING Sessions, ugh! He’s developed an array of energetic sub-routines that have come to distort his connection to reality.
Pleasant? Sure. But at the price of living mostly in his own inner world.
Aura Reading Oren Jay Sofer. Heart Chakra Databank for Emotional Self-Awareness
3 inches. Close to shutdown.
Oren Jay has worked hard at his brand of meditation. No doubt about it.
At the subconscious level where chakra databanks show what’s happening deep down, it takes a lot to install a habit. But hoo-boy, has he ever got one.
Habit keeps him feeling variations on, “I’m so happy. I’m in touch with myself.”
This has taken on the function of a callous on the soles of his feet. Only this particular thick glob in this chakra databank has an emotional impact. All about making a mood of happiness, keeps Oren Jay from experiencing authentic emotions. Oops!
Aura Reading Oren Jay Sofer. Third Eye Chakra Databank for Connection to Spiritual Source
2 inches. Almost completely shut down.
Mr. Sofer believes in himself. That can be sweet in a person’s aura. And it certainly shows in auric modeling.
However, as a former meditation instructor — and also currently an Enlightenment Coach — what I’m finding here is trouble. Because this affection for himself is currently stunting this man’s connection to, well, God. (Or whatever you prefer to call that.)
In his chakra databank about to that most spiritual connection of all, God doesn’t interest him one bit. Who can compete with the greatness of this highly successful spiritual expert?
Aura Reading Oren Jay Sofer. Root Chakra Databank for Spiritual Growth
1/8 inch. Currently, flat-lining.
Oren Jay has got it all. Spiritually he’s won! (He believes.)
And you know what, if I couldn’t read his aura, he might convince me. However, I’ve done some Enlightenment Validation. He’s got nothing like that. With all respect, he’s cooked up a pleasing little alternative. Highly persuasive to himself and others. Also, sadly, highly deceptive.
In Conclusion, Personally Speaking
Stuck in spiritual growth! Wouldn’t that be an ironic outcome for a life devoted to some form of meditation?
But when meditation teachers fall into spiritual shutdown, I feel something different. I feel very angry.
Yes, of course, I’m talking about the current consciousness lifestyle of Oren Jay Sofer. Most likely, this is what his students get. Quite the opposite of any spiritual growth whatsoever. Instead, a sanctimonious sidetrack.
Anyway, in my conclusion, you’ll note that I just felt and expressed some authentic human emotions. Blog-Buddies, may you too… always be able to do that!