Category: Hypnotherapy

Creationism, Science, and Extraterrestrials

Nothing intrigues us more than thinking about how science, religion, and the fact that their are most definitely other lives on other planets or in other dimensions—all coalescing to make one interesting new paradigm in this day and age. Who will be the first to come to this epiphany or explain what makes the most sense? Or has the information been written here, under our noses the entire time in bibles, history, and scientific results about the earth and its predecessors.

I’m sure you have noticed I haven’t been writing as many blogs as I used to (everyday for 7 years I wrote—now, maybe once a week). The reason for this change in writing practice is that I have been studying and meditating more. As a result, this quiet and reading time has brought me to some interesting conclusions that even my closest friends will probably think are simply uneducated and ridiculous. This, of course, is only because when anyone considers how spirituality merges with humanity and science, they must not use only their human eyes but must also open a spiritual awareness to things unknown and not often talked about.

MY STORY

For many years I have been intrigued by extraterrestrials. I had often thought when I was a child that a lip-shaped, brown mark on my arm was as a result of being abducted by benevolent beings to alter my brain structure for a spiritual destiny that would help humanity. This thought that I had predates any ideas of my adult spiritual experiences; it only amplifies what I have to say, henceforth.

When I was 7 years old, I put my parent’s bible, a deck of cards, and a small lamp by my single bed. Often, I would be asleep before my elder brother who was 6 years older than I. He was thirteen and was either allowed to stay out later or would exit via the window to our bedroom and escape to the wooded area behind our house, where he had built a treehouse for he and his friends to hang out, smoke weed, and drink. For me, I had to stay at home with the window often open (so he could come back in), subject to the ghosts of the backyard opening to a large forest, especially in the summer months.

One night, I was asleep, and awakened by a beaming blue light in the bedroom. Because I often had dreams of being taken from my bed and worked on by odd green creatures with large heads (like they were doing surgery—which again I had no idea of what that looked like at that age). This particularly summer evening, I was frightened enough to wake up, sit up, and turn on the lamp by my bed.

The presence remained, but I could no longer see the blue beam of light, which was squelched by the lamp’s light. I asked this presence who it was.

Without speaking in an audible voice, I heard the presence whisper to my heart, “I am God.”

Even at that age, I needed evidence. Whatever I was experiencing needed to be kind and loving for me to believe it. It also had to be magical and beyond my level of understanding. I didn’t want to be taken away as I was in my recurring dreams.  I picked up the deck of cards by my bedside and I said to the being: “If you are God, make this first card in the deck be an Ace of Spades.”

I turned over the card and the ace of spade lay before me.

Still not convinced, I said, “Make this next card be a jack of diamonds.”

I turned over the next card, and, alas, it was the jack of diamonds.

I need the evidence of one more time, I thought, and I’ll believe. “Make the next card a queen of hearts.”

Again, I turned over the next card in the deck, and it was as I had said.

I don’t know that I did not just wake up in a different paradigm of thought with greater perception than my small child’s mind could conceive and actually read the next card in my psychic mind, if the being was making the next card be exactly what I asked, or if this was simply chance. In any case, the proof of my first psychic experience lay before me on the bed.

I gathered the cards, turned off my light, and sat up on my pillows and had my first meditation in the blue light. I asked many questions of God, many of which I’ll explain as I lay the framework of my latest studies in my upcoming blogs.

Please join me.

Also, if you are interested in meditation and haven’t begun to meditate, you can join me for a few meditations that I have recorded on Youtube.

Also, you can find more information about my spiritual books and art on my personal website:  http://bosebastian.com

Namaste.

In Love and Light!

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CREATING A LIFE WORTH LIVING SERIES, by Bo Sebastian #6

Simple Steps to Meditation

Find a secure and comfortable place in which you can relax every part of your body. Objectively, lying prone is not recommended. It easily induces sleep. A recliner is my favorite place for meditation, especially the electric recliners that can place you in a position of comfort and keep you there when your body shifts position.

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My days of sitting in the lotus position, holding my back erect for an hour or more are over. After twenty-five years of studying and practicing meditation, I do not feel that mastering meditation takes twisting your knees in a position that feels as if they will break.

Even more nouveau riche than my sage predecessors, I use a cell phone application called Insight Timer. I set the cell phone for the total amount of time I want to meditate. For example: one hour.

The Insight Timer allows me to create an interval bell for every few minutes. I program the bell to ring three times every five minutes.

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You can regulate the volume of the interval bells, so that you do not have to worry about the bell disturbing your meditation. Set it loud enough to keep you aware, but not too loud to frighten you.

The goal of the interval bell is to keep your conscious mind awake, without waking your physical body. Keeping the body asleep and the mind awake is the direct path to enter into the observer mind or the awakened mind, which is where all creative thought abides.

In this place you can learn to reach out from the finite and use your God-given creative energy to change the mainframe of your mind. You can recreate a world that has power, truth, prosperity, love, and voluminous amounts of joy.

You can also use this observer mind to set in motion new ideas from your thoughts and dreams, like seeds being planted into the earth. (I will introduce this theory, in depth, as we learn to use Creative Thought, moving forward) .

Once you have all of your meditation space set up and your Insight Timer ready, begin your meditation.

 

Set an Intention

Before you begin to relax your body, set a divine intention. Some examples of intentions are listed below. (Notice that all intentions are written or spoken in the present tense.) You can write your own intentions, once you understand the concept. Below are a few examples:

  • As Wisdom, I am already directed to truth in this meditation;
  • Spirit God is all wholeness, strength, and abundance. I recognize all of these attributes in myself now;
  • Divine Mind works inevitably through me to will and to do that which I am thankful to contribute to the world through my talents; and
  • All of my negative feelings show me my human fears, so that I can resolve my disbelief and walk toward oneness with God.

Going Deeper into Meditation

After you speak your initial intention aloud, make sure that you have a shorter, more concise version of that same intention to repeat to yourself when the interval bell rings on the Insight Timer. Repeat the shorter version, internally, without speaking aloud, as not to awaken your body.

As, your thoughts wander during the first and second interval bells, you may want to have this shorter affirmation memorized to repeat to yourself when the bells ring.

Some examples of shorter affirmations are below:

  • I am successful and prosperous now.
  • Divine love draws together and holds together those who belong together.
  • I am one with all attributes of God.
  • I am a mirror of the Divine now.

This is one very simple and effective way to meditate. Everything in this meditation is completely mapped out. You really cannot do this incorrectly.

 

Using Meditation to Answer Questions

Another option for meditation is to take an issue or a problem and ask yourself these questions, before you get quiet and meditate:

  • How do I feel when I consider what just happened to me?
  • Do I believe that I should try to let go of this feeling?
  • Could a delicate gift exist in the recognition and reparation of this feeling or problem?

Progressive Relaxation

As you move deeper into your meditation, relax your body. Feel as if your skin is melting into the chair! This may take five minutes, about the same time you have set for the first interval bell.

When you hear the first bell, stop controlling your body and your breath completely. Sit or lie as still as you are able to and wait for your body to breathe on its own volition. As you do so, you automatically begin entry into the observer mind.

Release from controlling your legs, arms, feet, hands, and even your eyelids. Begin to let each part of your body feel disconnected from your brain. As you do this, you move deeper into the observer side of the brain, which is the pathway to the Divine, Infinite Mind.

Once there, your intention is to sit in the silence between between your breaths, waiting for answers, insights, and a metaphoric download of spiritual wisdom.

The Subconscious Speaks in Pictures

The brain speaks in pictures, not in words. You will find it easier to create a dynamic picture of what you want to manifest during these silent moments between the breath.

So, if you want to settle your mind on a beautiful scene of the beach, or imagine yourself painting a picture, singing a song in the shower, taking a walk in a forest—any of these images will keep your human brain quiet, during the space between the interval bells.

A Simple Trick: Keeping the human brain from talking to you is no easy feat. One way to keep your brain from chattering is to imagine that everything that you hear in your brain gently becomes an image, as if you are watching yourself or your thoughts on a movie screen.

So, you may hear yourself think, “I have to get to the grocery store tomorrow to buy milk!” Instead of focusing in on the whys and hows of that chore, simply imagine standing inside of a store. Create the clearest image of buying milk at the grocery store, as if your dream were on a movie screen in your mind.

The idea, here, is to take what is the actual human thinking process—the words themselves—and move them to the dreaming side of the brain by substituting images for words.

Seeing anything manifest as a picture from a thought uses the observer mind. So, you automatically move back into meditation, simply by taking the words in your brain and changing them to pictures.

Meditation is the ability to release your thinking from the body, by slowly letting go of the control of every instinctive movement, even breathing. Your body lets go of your finite brain and releases into the Infinite Mind in these moments.

Guided Meditation or Self-Hypnosis

Many people use guided meditations narrated by adept yogis or masters of hypnosis to help move toward a meditative place. If you decide to begin with a recorded, guided meditation to start your work, I would recommend using the same set up as I have described above. Even use the Insight Timer, because most beginners will fall asleep during a guided meditation.

Just remember, if you choose to begin with a prerecorded, guided meditation, this is just one way of meditating. You may want to experience the other kinds of meditation that change your mind and life through creating your own dreams.

 

Awakening

In the moments just as your mind regains consciousness is the time when you may receive important insights. You may get clear pictures of what you need to do as the next step toward changing your current story. During this time before awakening—just before the last bell chimes on your Insight Timer, you will have the most clarity in mind and thought.

 

Visions

You, also, may see a vision or imagine an idea during, or after, a meditation. Visions simply manifest as dreams while you are awake enough to experience and remember them. These dreams, sometimes, will be pertinent, and, sometimes, do not appear to have any basis in reality.

However, just because you do not understand what you saw in a dream, does not mean that you will not, someday, know why you saw that particular vision.

So, write down in a journal what is pertinent to you when you awaken from a clear dream. Journalling is an auspicious way to reflect on intentions that you have set. Then, you may gain perspective on those effects with the aid of discernment and possibly from the help of someone more adept in the practice of interpreting dreams.

 

Synchronicity

Sometimes, after a meditation you may be led to go somewhere that you do not usually go. You may have a thought about someone you need to call. You may get a desire to eat a certain kind of food, which would lead you to a different grocery store or restaurant than you would normally attend.

You may find, as you move through your day listening to the voice of your inclinations, that you are in the middle of what spiritual people call a Synchronistic Event. This is when Spirit seems to create an auspicious experience where two or more people’s energies collide at the same time, giving way to insight and paradox.

Continue with me in this series or go back to the beginning on this blog. You can also go to my books on Amazon, BoSebastian.com, my vegan blog or my YouTube Channel for meditations and further instruction.

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Creating a Life Worth Living Series #4, by Bo Sebastian

The Results of Old Thoughts

Old thoughts that live inside of your brain turn ideas—bad or good—into what is currently going on in your life. So, when anything happens to you, in a moment, your brain infuses the new experience with your old attachment to it. Then, you respond and react.

For instance, you may be in a loving relationship, right now. But after your brain infuses your anxiously-attached past with loving actions, you may become insecure, even in the arms of someone holding you.

Another example: You may have a perfectly good evening out with friends. But, your brain has a fearful moment, coming from a time when you had been rejected. So, after your brain infuses this old experience with what is currently happening, you may end up sitting in the corner by yourself, feeling unworthy and unliked.

What takes more precedence about anything going on in your life, right now, is what you think about it.

Updating Your Mind

Continuing with our computer metaphor: If the monitor is not turned on, the computer of your brain cannot show you the stored information therein. So, we must begin by turning on the monitor. This happens in meditation.

In meditation you separate your current ideas from the ones dwelling in your humanness—brain and body. This creates a window to the brain, like the computer monitor, allowing you to self-reflect.

Then, if a thought does not line-up with what you believe about yourself, you will know that you must UPDATE that old thought or pathway.

You must stand apart from the Old Story to see what needs changing in the mainframe of your brain.

Your brain may need a major update to coincide with your current lifestyle, thoughts about yourself, and your beliefs. This is much like updating your computer with the newest software, so that the current programs on your computer will run smoothly.

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In the coming pages you will begin a courageous walk that will completely change your mind about life. You will gain the power to UPDATE THOSE OLD THOUGHTS stored in your mind.

Though, in theory, this all sounds psychological; the practice of changing your thoughts depends a great deal on your self-reflection and, ultimately, your ability to apply Spiritual Principle to your problems.

A malfunction in your physical brain may affect interpersonal relationships, your relationship to your job, and your relationship to yourself—based on traumatic or insecure-attachment events in the developmental stages of childhood. As I said in the past section, this disorder may incline you to respond in one way to a situation, even though the circumstance may well deserve a different response.

In other words, situations that mirror an old event from your childhood, may cause a misfire if you do not consider the idea of Updating Your Mental Software with immutable, sound Spiritual Law.

When you have misfires in your brain, what you see on the monitor of your life is much different than what you imagine should exist from the actions you take and reactions to your life’s situations.

These conflicting thoughts can be very confusing and cause you to be insecure and anxious about life, in general.

When what appears on the monitor of your life is actually a triggered response or an instinctual reaction—a fight or flight human reaction—you begin to mistrust your own mind to make the correct and just decisions.

Because of this misappropriation and confusing network of thoughts and information filtering all of your life through the past, you have to do some basic work to discover what thoughts and ideas have been imposed upon you, and which of these thought-triggers need to be erased and changed.

Definition: Subconscious is the part of your mind that is beneath your conscious reasoning, the undercurrent of your belief system, and the storage center for the past.

Note: I will use the term subconscious only to refer to the working patterns of the human brain. I purposely intend not to confuse the word MIND with the word BRAIN. The two are vastly different.

The mind is infinite; the brain is human.

Continue with me in this series or go back to the beginning on this blog. You can also go to my books on Amazon, BoSebastian.com, my vegan blog or my YouTube Channel for meditations and further instruction.

 

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