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Today’s 5am meditation was EXTREMELY powerful! 15 minutes of intense fast hyperventilation through the nose while I used my whole body and pumped my arms to shove the energy out on the outbreath. It creates a massive build up of energy and emotions and deep seated memories that swirl around. Then the music goes nuts for 15 minutes of going absolutely crazy, screaming, yelling, crying, pounding the walls, jumping around, laughing uncontrollably, whatever I wanted as loudly as I wanted! I went completely nuts. Then 15 minutes of exhausting yourself completely by jumping up and down with arms up in the air shouting “hoo hoo hoo!” from the belly. Then standing frozen in silence with arms up in the air for 15 while the energy tingles up and down the body and everything settles down slowly, and finally gorgeous dancing by which point I was just completely tripping out. Mmmm. Yeah. I let go of a LOT of old unwanted stuff. And celebrated life too!
They’re thinking of doing this for 21 days in a row here at InanItah, which I dont think I will be here for the full length of it to complete. But every day I do it, I heal a little bit more. Its wonderful how great I feel all day afterwards.
For more info about Osho’s Dynamic Meditation you can go here. Its available as an mp3, guided. I’d recommend finding a place somewhere to do it where you don’t feel strange about making a massive noise. Like a padded room, or the wilderness ;)
I found out tonight that I will be doing an Ayahuasca ceremony in a few months when I’m ready. I dont know where I’m going to do it, which country, what its going to cost or any of the details, but I do know I need to do this. My feeling is it would be a good thing to do about a fortnight before returning to the States. It will bring everything I have learned together, bring all my remaining secrets out of their lurky little corners of the mind so I can deal with them, purge me and prepare me for returning to the States.
Ayahuasca is a magical potion from the Amazon basin that produces a very powerful visionary experience. Indigenous people say that during their trance, which lasts approximately four hours, they enter the world of the spirits and communicate with them, while psychologists consider DMT to be one of the hallucinogens, or psychedelics: “substances which make the soul visible.” I have heard this is not a fun experience. You don’t take this brew to party. It is a very difficult journey that can take you to the darkest and lightest places of your mind, and so it requires presence and commitment.
I have felt called to do this for years but have never felt ready. Now I feel very close. Somehow this is going to happen.
WiredNews: Among people who work with older adults, the concept of “cognitive fitness” has become a buzzword to describe activities that stimulate underutilized areas of the brain and improve memory. Proponents of brain-fitness exercises say such mental conditioning can help prevent or delay memory loss and the onset of other age-related cognitive disorders.
The NECC runs one of a growing number of programs that work with older adults to improve cognitive abilities. Activities include computer programs designed to stimulate specific areas of the brain, replication of geometric designs using boards with pegs and rubber bands, and visual and auditory memory exercises.
Some of the other programs are Maintain Your Brain, initiated a year ago by the Alzheimer’s Association; Mind Alert, run by the American Society on Aging; and other regional programs such as the Center for Healthy Aging in Kent, Ohio. For do-it-yourself types, a plethora of books have been published on getting the brain in shape. Paula Hartman-Stein, a geropsychologist at the Center for Healthy Aging, recommends The Better Brain Book, by David Perlmutter and Carol Colman, and The Memory Bible by Gary Small.
Wanna find out more? Read the full article here.
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