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Lessons in This Class

17 Lessons (1h 26m)
    • 1. Promo

      2:26
    • 2. Introduction

      2:06
    • 3. The Verification Sheet

      1:30
    • 4. Understanding the Monkey Mind

      3:54
    • 5. Conditioning

      5:13
    • 6. Suppressed Emotion

      5:25
    • 7. Deep Relaxation

      3:38
    • 8. Exercise - Progressive Relaxation

      10:40
    • 9. Passive Observation (The Detached Mind)

      3:20
    • 10. Meditation - Passive Observation

      11:16
    • 11. 11 Meditation The Hot Air Balloon

      12:53
    • 12. Meditation - The Hot Air Balloon

      12:53
    • 13. Anchoring a Positive Thought

      1:33
    • 14. Meditation - Anchoring a Positive Thought

      10:09
    • 15. Contemplation vs. Meditation

      2:02
    • 16. Contemplation - Quieting a Noisy Mind

      6:09
    • 17. Bonus

      2:00
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Hello and welcome to Guided Meditations for a Noisy Mind. Constant mind chatter, negative thoughts, the unstoppable Monkey Mind. Call it what you will, but it's all enough to drive a sane person crazy. And whose voice is it anyway that lives inside your head?

In this course, you'll be learning the answers to questions like the one above, and the influences that make a Noisy Mind tick. Then, you'll experience proven meditation techniques guaranteed to bring you deep inner peace.

Throughout this entire course, I'll be providing useful lecture material, contemplations, deep guided meditations, to help you quiet your mind and find lasting inner calm.

Topics in this course will include:

  • Lecture material to help you UNDERSTAND WHAT CAUSES A NOISY MIND and the enormous underlying role the subconscious mind plays.

  • The importance of learning how to enter states of DEEP RELAXATION.

  • THREE GUIDED MEDITATION TECHNIQUES to create inner peace, release negative suppressed emotion, and launch into positive new horizons.

  • How to utilize CONTEMPLATION to create a calm and healthy inner state.

  • A VERIFICATION SHEET to help chart your success.

Although there are no prerequisites for this course, some experience in meditation will be helpful. But more than anything, what you really need is a passionate desire to take action, to create a serene and peaceful inner world.

This course is very personal to me because I've been able to implement the tools presented here, and successfully share them with thousands of other people.

Thanks so much for your interest in this course. Now let's go to class and begin your journey to the best version of you. I'll see you there.

What students are saying

Top Course, an Absolute Best! Positive and Inspiring. Very clear and precise information, easy to follow, and to retain. Hands-on teaching at its best! Bravo Joseph! Carmen Sauciuc

This is a lovely course to do. There's something magical about these meditations. Thank you. Gerardine Lemercier

…I wanted to tell you that I’ve taken a lot of online courses & yours are some of the best I’ve come across… Lauren Carter

…the meditations are next-level awesome. Courtney Seard

This course was delivered in a simple to follow fashion. I especially enjoyed the meditations and feel as though I really connected with and was able to truly feel a presence and full-body energy vibrations from each of them. This is a huge plus for me! So many courses and meditations out there that you end up not really connecting with and you leave feeling empty or dissatisfied with. This was not the case with this course. If you are in the early stages of a spiritual journey that you give this a try. You need to be connected with yourself and in the right frame of mind and this course walks you through each stage clearly and with easy to follow exercises. So worth it! Kevin Dickens

Drumheller asks me to go deep right off. He is gentle in his delivery, providing a safe space for me to resolve stuff I thought I had taken care of. I am looking forward to the rest of the course. Susy Goins

Excellent clarification and just amazing. Wow!! Mollie Shannon Rama

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Joseph Drumheller

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Joseph Drumheller

I'm a leader in meditation and healing and a four-time, award-winning author with a mission that is quite simple:  To assist people of all ages in becoming the greatest version of who they are meant to be.

I've spent over 25 years working in the worlds of Meditation, Healing, and Spirituality.  Six of those years I spent working as a Clinical Hypnotherapist in a cancer radiation clinic in Bellingham, WA.  Since 1991, I've performed over 2,000 private sessions, led numerous seminars, workshops, online courses. and retreats, and published an assortment of books for adults and children. 

I was also born with a deep spiritual connection to nature, which led me to earn a Master of Science degree in ... See full profile

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1. Promo: Hello and welcome to guided meditations for a noisy mind. Constant mind chatter, negative thoughts, the unstoppable monkey mind. Call it what you will, but it's all enough to drive the same person Crazy. And whose voice is it anyway that lives inside your head? Well, in this course, you'll be learning the answers to questions like this one and the influences that make a noisy mind tick. Then you'll experience proven meditation techniques guaranteed to bring you deep and lasting inner peace. Hello, I'm Joseph Drumheller. I've been working in the worlds of meditation and healing since 1991 and six of those years I spent working as a clinical hypnotherapist in a cancer radiation clinic. I'm also a four time award winning author, and I felt 1000 of clients and students discovered lasting inner tranquility. Throughout this entire course, I'll be providing useful lecture material contemplations deep guided meditations to help you quiet your mind and find lasting inner calm. Topics in this course will include election material to help you understand what causes a noisy mind and the enormous underlying role of the subconscious mind plays. He also learned the importance of learning how to enter deep states of relaxation. And there are three guided meditation techniques to create inner peace, released, negative suppressed emotion and launch into positive new horizons. You'll also learn how to utilize contemplation to create a calm and healthy interstate. And I've also thrown in a verification sheet to help chart your success. Now, although there are no prerequisites for this course, some experience in meditation will be helpful. But more than anything, what you really need is a passionate desire to take action to create a peaceful in our world. This course is very personal to me because I've been able to implement the tools personally and successfully share them with thousands of other people. And I hope they work for you, too. So thanks so much for interest in this course. Now let's go to class and begin your journey to the best version of you. I'll see you there 2. Introduction: Hello and welcome to the introduction for guided meditations for a noisy mind. This course contains an assortment of lectures, contemplations and meditations to help you discover and create deep inner peace. As you prepare to dive into the course, I'd like to make a few recommendations. First, make sure to watch the lectures that precede each meditation. They have valuable information that will help you maximize their effectiveness. And don't forget to use the verification sheet to help chart your progress That will help build your cognitive sense of awareness. Online courses are exploding in popularity right now, and it creates a prime opportunity to meet like minded friends from all over the world. However, not nearly enough people take advantage of this good fortune. So I highly encourage you to connect with your fellow students by posting on the question and answer or the discussion boards. Connecting to other people is going to be a huge component to maintaining our emotional, mental and spiritual health as we forging the ever changing future. Remember, your fellow students are interested in the same thing you are, namely finding peace and improving the quality of life. All of the meditative exercises that follow are designed to create the emotional and energetic framework toe, align your inner world into a state of peace. And that state of peace is going to be a necessary attributes to create a future world we desire. So go deep and do the meditations regularly. Daily is ideal. So thanks once again for your interest in this course. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to shoot them my way because I love hearing from my students. So best of luck on the road to the best possible version of us all. I'll see you in class. 3. The Verification Sheet: Hello and welcome to the lecture on the verification sheet. The meditative work we're doing in this course can have a very powerful and positive effect on your subconscious mind. There's a cause and effect component to it. And if your intention is to create peace and a calmer state of mind, and then you put some effort into it. Chances are results will occur. Furthermore, as you continue using the contemplations and the meditation's, you may notice that certain aspects of your life improve over and above what we actually work on. These are referred to as side benefits and they're very common in this type of work. For example, as you work along, you may notice an increase in your creativity, a boost in your health, a windfall, and your finances, or improvement in your relationships. So in order to increase your overall level of awareness, I've created the verification sheet. It's attached as a resource file. Download it and pull it out once a week while you're using the medications and see if you can check off any of the boxes. If you can. It's a clear indication that what we're doing is actually working. So have some fun checking your progress and please enjoy using the verification sheet. 4. Understanding the Monkey Mind: Hello and welcome to the lecture entitled Understanding the monkey mind. As human beings, our mind is composed of two basic components, the conscious mind and the subconscious mind. The conscious mind is are awake state of mind that is primarily focused on the outer three-dimensional world. It's an incredible cognitive thinking machine that's highly rational and analytical. And it forms the foundation of many parts of our society. So to science and Western medicine. However, each one of us is exposed to a bombardment of that every day. It's estimated that the average human brain generates nearly 60 thousand bytes per day. That's close to one, but every second. And I'd like to see it what Eckhart Tolle, he says in relation to thought. And that is thinking isn't something you do. They're getting is something that happens to you. Some of us experienced so much that it can be actually become an annoying chatter of distraction, commonly referred to as the monkey mind. It's as if it wants all of our attention and will do anything to get it. And common underlying causes feeding the monkey mind may include stress, conditioning and suppressed emotion. To avoid becoming a slave to the minds incessant chatter. It takes a bit of understanding and awareness. And the first step is to recognize that we don't always need to listen to our mind. It's not always telling us what's in our best interest. So if you're interested in learning more on that approach to freeing yourself from mine chatter. Look into the massive amount of work done by Arthur Byron Katie, as I mentioned earlier, underlying suppressed emotions that may be fueling your monkey mind. Commonly they get trapped in your body and with awareness, you can actually feel them left unattended. They can become an enormously disruptive fuel that ignite and sustain the insanity of the monkey mind. This is such an important topic to understand. I've included a separate lecture for it later on in the course. When we begin to understand that thinking is something happening to us, we can begin to understand that we are not our thoughts. At that point. We can begin to see our mind as an intelligent support system there at our disposal, but not a grueling task. Master. The key lies and becoming detached, which sometimes is easier said than done. Meditation can be an incredible tool that help ease relentless mind chatter. However, it's dust to accept from the beginning that eliminating fight during meditation is not the goal. Fats will be with you, especially in the beginning. So it's a good idea to learn to let them float through like clouds drifting by in the sky. Then you can allow them to be or being unattached, somewhat like having a painting on a wall. And we'll practice these techniques later on in the course. As your meditation practice matures, you will have moments without that combined with great clarity. However, at some point, That's all likely return. Then after that happens, you can once again become peacefully and pleasantly detached because you will have learned how to do so. Okay, that's it for this lecture. Let's go onto the next one now and learn a little bit more about what fuels are noisy mind. I'll see you there. 5. Conditioning: Hello and welcome to the lecture entitled conditioning. Whose voices that, anyway. Let's start this lecture by taking a look at what goes on inside your mind. Are you ruthlessly judgmental towards yourself? Do you negatively judge others on first sight? Or the words NO, won't and can't a staple in your vocabulary. Do you negate new things before giving them a second thought? Is resistance and negativity ingrained into the fabric of your being? Or are you even aware of what you think? And how did these thoughts make you feel? Are you depressed? Are you stuck? Do they make your life less than happy? And have you ever stopped to ask yourself where this level of thinking and feeling comes from? Think about it for a moment. Whose voices in your head? Chances are, it's not yours. I'll also tell you where it comes from in one word. It's called conditioning. And its influences are huge in shaping your perceptions of yourself in the context of the world in which you live. So if we can negotiate and overcome the hurdles of conditioning and the noise in your head is going to decrease. Then we can take it even further and get it pointed in a positive direction. So let's ask ourselves, what is conditioning? Conditioning is received input through thought, word or action that influences your behavior. For most of us, that happens in the subconscious mind when we're quite young. So what that means is we don't know or conditioned. We simply accept the ideals and beliefs that have been placed upon us from the outside. So let's ask another question. Where does conditioning come from? Well, we usually don't have to look very far. For most of us, it starts in our immediate families. Maybe your mom was a negative Nancy or maybe your dad froze up and throw a fit anytime he had to try something new or maybe the themes in your family were no, can't and don't. It's family attitudes like these that create a child's view of the world and how it's supposed to be. However, conditioning isn't just limited to our families. You can probably think of numerous influences from your culture, your schools, your religion, your peer groups who measure us up to conform to a certain way of being and looking. And sometimes that measuring up can be quite ruthless. And most strongly of all conditioning is bombarded on all of this from the media. Beginning from the time before we're even born. Tv, magazines and the internet all reinforced over and over again that we need to be young, beautiful, sexy, and skinny in order to be important and happy. Furthermore, we have all seen how negative and vicious social media can be at times when you're young and trying to belong and fit in. That type of negative influence can have a severe impact on what you think and how you feel about yourself. So what is the result of all this conditioning? Well, first and foremost, conditioning trains us to compare ourselves with the perceived ideals that other supposedly uphold from their comparison creates inner conflict. Because none of us can live up to those conditioned ideals. And once we've created inner conflict, we're positioned to live a life filled with stress and suffering. That's the negative noise that fills up our monkey minds. And that negative mind chatter can push us relentlessly into depression, self hatred, eating disorders, and even suicide. Because it's simply not possible to be someone else, although that's who are trained to be. So one of the first steps in calming and noisy mind will be to unwind the entanglement of conditioning through deep reflection. Contemplation and meditation will create a frame of mind, root it and self love, peace, and acceptance. If you can accept yourself as you are in this moment, then you begin the process of creating a deep and meaningful relationship with your mind. From there, the mind will slow down and the process of healing will begin to flow. Okay, so that's it for the lecture on conditioning. Let's go to the next lecture and look at the power of subconsciously motion. I'll see you there. 6. Suppressed Emotion: Hello and welcome to the lecture on Suppressed emotion, the underlying demon. In this lecture, I'll be primarily focusing on underlying negative emotional influences that live in the subconscious mind. They may be a very powerful and significant contributor to the negative thinking of the noisy mind. So the first question I like to ask is, Where does suppressed emotion come from? The simple answer to that question is suppressed emotion comes from trauma based in your past, and that past isn't limited to your personal past but may also include the past of your ancestry and humanity at large. However, to understand the concept more fully, it's important to understand the nature of emotion. And there are four main points to understand. First, we must recognize emotions are born to be experienced. Human beings are designed for growth and to experience life to the fullest. That includes all of our emotions. Pain, jealousy, anger, enthusiasm, joy, contentment, etcetera are all part of the human experience. So look a small child who accidentally lets go of its helium balloon. The next few moments are guaranteed to be filled with agony. However, in a few minutes after the emotion has been experienced the tears dry and the child is back to experiencing life in the moment, and this brings us to our first truth. When emotions are experienced fully, they dissipate. The problem arises when we avoid experiencing unpleasant emotions. Essentially put them in the closet to re emerge at a later date. And they do. Sometimes a bigger the same holds true for all of humanity. No one wants to feel disruptive emotions. I know I don't, and I'm sure you don't. And if you're like me, you'll do almost anything to avoid it. In fact, avoiding unpleasant emotion is a natural response that almost everyone does. Our second point to understand in regard to emotion is un experienced. Emotions get suppressed into the subconscious mind without conscious knowledge or intention on our part. That means we don't know we're doing it, and when that happens, they get stuck inside of us. And in layman's terms, it's referred to as stuffing your emotions, and most of us learn to do this when we're very young. Our third point to note is suppressed. Emotions can create repeating patterns of pain when emotions from the past get trapped inside of us and inside the subconscious mind the continued to recreate uncomfortable circumstances so the emotions can eventually be experienced. That's because emotions want to live out their natural life cycle. However, if the demons of suppressed emotions continue to be ignored, they may very well blow up your monkey mind. Stuffed emotions can be a major underlying contributor to destructive mind chatter. And if we don't have the awareness to hell, are repeating patterns and the mind chatter that goes along with them. They can last a lifetime, and if everyone is doing it without awareness, it can seem like the entire world is going mad. Our fourth and final point to know is suppressed. Emotions are your creation, even though they may have been created long ago and difficult or even abusive situations. The emotions living inside you now are yours and yours alone. It may seem unfair, but that's how it works for everyone. Therefore, painful emotions are never about someone else. You can't blame anyone else for your problems. You know your creation and experience. Only other people who trigger your suppressed emotions are only props in your one person drama. So in order to create a state of inner peace and the quiet mind. You must claim responsibility for your emotional states and deal with them accordingly. So let's briefly recap this lecture. Number one suppressed emotions can underlie a noisy mind. Number two suppressed emotions could get trapped inside of us very commonly when were quite young. Number three. These trapped emotions can cause repeating patterns of painful mind chatter, and number four suppressed emotions are yours to deal with. And there in lies, your road to inner peace. So that's it for the lecture on suppressed emotion. Let's move on to the next lecture. I'll see you there. 7. Deep Relaxation: and welcome to the lecture entitled Deep Relaxation. The First Step. Deep relaxation is a crucial element in creating inner peace, which is the foundation for developing a client mind. When you're deeply relaxed, the subconscious mind will open up. When that happens, you can essentially plant calm and peace into your subconscious. And with repeated practice, inner peace will eventually become a permanent fixture in your psyche. Also, a suppressed emotion, which we talked about in our previous lecture, can be safely and effortlessly released when you're deeply relaxed and that can help eliminate some of the fuel underlying your noisy mind. The first thing to understand is that going into a deeply relaxed state is a learned skill . So like anything else that's worth learning, it takes practice. It takes commitment, and it takes some discipline. Now what? That said, Let me remind you that the discipline of learning how to deeply relax is a very pleasant discipline. It feels great, So setting time aside to do it is something you can look forward to. Now let's ask an important question about deep relaxation and meditation, and that question is, how often should I meditate to start calming my mind. Well, if you're just starting out, I highly recommend doing it at least once a day. For most people, the most convenient times are the first thing in the morning are just before going to bed in the evening. So, for example, I meditate every evening for about 15 minutes or so just before going to bed. Also, if you're just starting out, I suggest using some type of guided meditation, audio or video, such as the meditations in this course. It's much easier when someone guide you through the process. Plus, the results tend to be much more noticeable and significant with the help of a guide. As I mentioned earlier as you progress and develop in your own meditation practice, relax, ation will start to become part of your subconscious. And so what that means is relax. Ation will become interwoven into the fabric of your being, and when that happens, you'll be able to enter a relaxed state at will, such as when you're taking a walk or during breaks at work or even in the middle of a challenging conversation. So another way to say it is so learning to relax will reduce your overall level of stress, and that will be extremely beneficial as you learn to quiet your mind. Also, as you master the art of deep relaxation, the techniques offered in this course will become much more effective. So in the following relax, ation exercise will be using a technique referred to as progressive. Relax ation. It's a simple guided meditation, directing you to relax your entire body. Use this meditation regularly to reduce the chatter in your monkey mind. And if noisy thoughts are present in the relax ation exercise that follows for now, just let them be and know that that's OK. Well, you specific techniques later on to help quiet your mind completely. Okay, that's it for this lecture. I'll see it. The relax ation exercise. 8. Exercise - Progressive Relaxation: So before we get started, I'd like you to do is D. They're sick. They're spine erect. Lie in a comfortable position, close your eyes and take a deep breath. So as we begin, what I would like you to do is to imagine if you can, that there is a beam of golden light coming down in through the top of your head to be relaxing. It's very one. It's very peaceful and just allow this tremendous light to penetrate your brain so your brain starts to relax and your thoughts start to slow down and your brain becomes very deeply relaxed, very calm, very peaceful. And does your brain becomes more and more relaxed? Allow this wave of relax ation in this peaceful light to begin to move its way down your spine so it moves into the stem of your brain and slowly works its way down all the way down to the tip of your spine and feel this. Relax ation as it extends out from your spine and into your nerves so that this relax ation extends all the way out to the ends of your nervous system. So from the top of your head all the way out to the tip of each nerve. You're very deeply relaxed. You're very calm and you're totally at peace. No, bring the awareness of this. Relax ation back to the top of your head and allow it to begin to drift over the outside of your body so you can actually feel it in your scalp in your hair. And you could feel the relax ation as it gently moves into your temples in your forehead, slowly moving into your ears and your eyes down your nose into your cheekbones, your jaw on all the muscles of your face. And you could feel this. Relax ation as it slowly penetrates into your lips, your teeth, your tongue in your entire mouth so that your entire head is very deeply relaxed, very calm and totally at peace. I feel the relaxation as it continues, by moving down into your neck and into your throat, so working its way down into your shoulders and you can feel your arms as they begin to become very heavy. Assess the relax ation moves down your arms into your biceps, your triceps, your elbows, your forearms and out to your hands to the tip of each finger and each done from the top of your head away, down to the tips of your fingers. You're very deeply relaxed. You're very calm, and you're totally at peace, and it feels so nice to be so deeply relaxed. Now. Allow this. Relax ation to drift back to your shoulders as you feel it, beginning to move down into your back so the muscles of your back begin to relax and unwind . You could feel the tension of your bags starting to drain away. Your back becomes so peaceful, so relaxed as the relax ation just all the way from your shoulders way down to your lower back. And you couldn't allow this relaxation to begin to drift inwards from your back into your torso so you can actually feel your internal organs beginning to relax. To slow down. To function in perfect peace and harmony, you can feel the relax ation moving into your heart. Your heart begins to open and beat in perfect peace. That's the relax ation drifts out into your lungs into the center of your breath so you breathe without effort. With every breath you take, you become more and more deeply. Relax, and you can feel the relax ation continuing by moving into all of your other internal organs your intestines, your stomach, your liver so that everything's functioning perfectly and peacefully. As the relax ation moves down, your waist slowly begins to move down into your lower body. You could feel your legs has it become increasingly heavy. And as your legs become heavier and heavier and more and more deeply relaxed, you could feel this peaceful relaxation drifting into your thighs down into your knees, your shins and your calves currently down into your feet out to the tip of each toe, so that from the top of your head all the way down to the tips of your toes, your very deeply relaxed. You're very cool and you're totally at peace. And what I would like you to do now is to simply touch your fingers, your pointer finger chip of each No money chan, as you're feeling very deeply relaxed, and whenever you'd like to go into a relaxed state, all is you need to do is touch your pointer finger tip of your thumb. Try it once. Index finger to the tip of your thumb that locks the relax ation in place. Feel free to use at any time when you need to go into a deeply relaxed and just allow this relaxation to sink deeply into your subconscious. It becomes interwoven into the fabric of your being. So enjoy the state of relaxation for as long as you like. There's absolutely no hurry when you feel like you're done. If you like, you've had enough. You can slowly open your eyes intently, drift back in to the conscious world. 9. Passive Observation (The Detached Mind): Hello and welcome to the lecture entitled Passive Observation. The Detached Mind. The meditation following this lecture is a very simple guided meditation that could be a great starting technique to create a lasting sense of inner column and peace as you will find, it cultivates a certain level of necessary detachment between you and any internal mind noise. As you sink into the meditation, you'll realize that whatever internal disturbances you may have is on Lee something you're experiencing. In other words, your stress or your inner conflict is not you. It's on Lee something that's happening to you. And as you'll experience this creates a beneficial space between you and the noise, a very helpful gap that enhances the process of letting the disturbance go. Please keep in mind that creating an internal sense of detachment does not mean you won't engage in your life fully after the meditation is over. In fact, just the opposite is true because you'll be able to engage fully in the present moment. However, you won't be burdened with internal disturbances that may come from somewhere in your past or some imagined future. So here's what we'll do in the following meditation first, we'll start by setting a clear cut intention of creating lasting peace. Then you'll sit or lie in a comfortable position and next will guide you into a deeply relaxed state. And when you're deeply relaxed, I'll have you become aware of any noise in your mind that is not in alignment with inner peace. They don't have you effortlessly arrest your attention on that noise. If you get bombarded with mind chatter and distracting thoughts, just let them come and go, like watching clouds drifting by in the sky. Next, you'll simply pay attention to this disturbance as you experience it. So be curious. Say something to yourself like, Oh, isn't that interesting? I hear my father's voice in my head, How interesting. And as you focus on that experience, you'll begin to feel a weakening, softening or dissolving of the noise, then will direct the noise to release. You may feel it as it begins to spin or swirl and move out of your mind, or it may start to unwind or let go completely as it leaves. It may create interesting sensations in your body, like tingling, warmth or deep peace, but whatever happens, keep your focus on what's taking place. Don't wallow in the noise, but stay with it until it's gone. And when it's gone, all that will be left his deep peace. So that's it. It's very easy. All you have to do is relax, pay attention, and I'll do the rest. Okay, let's go to the meditation now and be curious about creating a deep and lasting peace. I'll see you there. 10. Meditation - Passive Observation: Hello and welcome to the meditation entitled Passive Observation that attached mind. Now, before we begin, what I would ask you to do is to find yourself in a comfortable position with your spine straight. You can sit down, or you can lie down, which is ever most comfortable for you. Then when you're situated, you close your eyes, take a deep breath and will be in to relax. I know that sometimes it can be difficult to relax or to learn how to relax more than you ever have before. And so, as you sit there, or as you live there with your eyes closed, you may begin to become aware of your own thoughts and your own sensation. And as you do, I begin to wonder if you have ever had the pleasure of sitting on the bank of a river or on the shore of a lake or a notion, because there is something very comforting about just sitting there listening to the peaceful sound of the waves as they move in. And as they move out in a continuous flow that just seems to go on, you know, and on relax in the sun and feeling soothing, warm and just letting the mind drift effortlessly with that quiet, almost silent sound in the background of awareness. I'm not sure you've ever done it that way before, relaxed. Just that way. Do listening to the peaceful quietness of water washing on the shore. Or perhaps it was a waterfall or just a silent place in the center of the woods with a happy memory, a very deep contentment. Or maybe it was just a dream of a place so comfortable of a place so safe that it was easy to allow the body to relax everything to relax. Calm, peaceful, relaxed, Carl. Peaceful, relaxed, peaceful, peaceful call. And as you continue to breathe, and as you continue to relax, I'd like you to be aware of the noise or the chatter that exists inside of your mind. Do you recognize the voice where the memories were the thoughts where the beliefs, if you do, that's fine? And if you don't, that's fine, too. Now allow your attention to gently rest and to gently focus on that noise without judgment , without analysis with without criticism. Now take a very deep and gentle breath and sink in a little deeper, and if distracting thoughts come up, just let them and allow them to begin to drift through like clowns floating by in the sky. Now bring your awareness to a particular voice or a particular noise of interest, and simply pay attention as you experience it, without trying to do anything. Bi curious, say to yourself something like, Oh, isn't that interesting? Go. I'm feeling anxiety or stress from this particular voice or thought that's in my mind. How curious. It's fascinating, and as you focus on that experience, you will begin to feel a weakening or a softening. We're quieting of that noise, and that noise may begin to spin. It may swirl it made to solve, or it may even move outside of your mind. It may unwind or let go completely. Does it weakens as it leaves? You may experience interesting sensations in your body, like tingling, warm or sensations of incredibly deep peace. But whatever happens, keep your gentle focus on what's taking place. Don't wallow in the noise, but relax and observe until it's gone. So stay with this experience for a few moments in silence. You don't have to do anything except relax, and to allow your detached mind to do all the work for you. 11. 11 Meditation The Hot Air Balloon: Hello and welcome to the meditation entitled the hot air balloon. So in this meditation, we're going to go a little bit deeper by actually addressing emotions that may be suppressed in your subconscious that are feeling your mind chatter or your noisy mind. So before we begin, what I would like you to do is just get yourself situated in a nice comfortable position. Close your eyes. Take a deep breath and we'll begin to relax. What I would like you to do now is to imagine yourself above some beautiful place, that healing place, a sanctuary place. And as I count backwards from five, using the words down and deeper, I'd like you to drift down to this place and into a very deep and peaceful state of calm and peaceful relaxation. Number Five, feel yourself going down, down, drifting deeper and deeper. For drifting down, down, getting deeper and deeper. Three, drifting down and down, deeper. Deeper. To drifting down. Dao, deeper. And deeper. M1 drifting down, down, down, deeper, deeper, deeper. If you are now in your sanctuary place. I just ask that you imagine yourself being there as if you're actually there. With every detail that you notice. I'd like you to take you into a deeper and deeper place of calm and peaceful relaxation. So you'd become calm. Peaceful and deep relax. Calm, peaceful and deeply relaxed. Calm, peaceful. Relax. Relax. As you continue to breathe. And to relax. And to unwind. And collect go. I'd like you to call up your internal mind chatter way or do I see mind? Not sorts overwhelming it just So it has your full attention. And I want you to pay close attention and awareness and to see if there are any underlying feelings or emotions associated with that mind chatter. And if you can be aware of where you feel those sensations in your body. Now as you gently rest your attention and your focus on those feelings, I'd like you to imagine hovering above you is beautiful and magical hot air balloon. Allow yourself to see if you can and even feel its presence. So you actually can feel it in front of you, love you. Now this hot air balloon has an incredible magnetic and healing property. And what it does, it pulls those suppressed emotions out of your body and the mind chatter that goes with it. So as those emotions begin to lift up and out of your body, the balloon calls stronger and stronger. And as a balloon full, stronger and stronger, the more effortlessly you let go. Releasing feelings and thoughts that no longer serve you. Just letting it all go to the balloon. And the balloon pulls those feelings and those sensations and those thoughts out of your body. You more effortlessly let go. And you can release anything else that's associated with those thoughts and those feelings. Like people. Events from the past. Beliefs. Thoughts, feelings, colors, symbols, and anything you need to release to the balloon as deeply as you could feel. Just let it all go and allowed the balloon to do the work for you. So just take a few moments in silence to release the past. Releasing the past. Releasing the past. Releasing the past. And just allow this process to work for you in silence. So as you continue to breathe and to relax and to let go, I want you to pay very close attention as the balloon. With all of those feelings and all of those dots begins to drift away. Towards the far horizon. At Zappos, movement becomes smaller and smaller. And smaller as it drifts away, you can actually feel and sense that your thoughts and your, and it makes that no longer serve you. But your skin away with the Bullet. And it can be grateful. And you can say thanks. And she really surpass completely interoperable. And all those disruptive thoughts, feelings and people, whatever, vanish. So just take a few moments in silence and allow that process to integrate into your body, into your mind, and your soul. So go ahead and take another deep breath. This, the releasing process comes to a close debate. Pay very close attention that the thoughts and the feelings that have been released are permanent and that freedom goes with you from the State, Florida, to enhance or to improve every facet of your life. Take another deep breath. And when you're ready, and you can take your time, there's no error at all. And when you feel like you're finished, you can slowly open your eyes and gently drift back in to the conscious world. 12. Meditation - The Hot Air Balloon: Hello and welcome to the meditation entitled the hot air balloon. So in this meditation, we're going to go a little bit deeper by actually addressing emotions that may be suppressed in your subconscious that are feeling your mind chatter or your noisy mind. So before we begin, what I would like you to do is just get yourself situated in a nice comfortable position. Close your eyes. Take a deep breath and we'll begin to relax. What I would like you to do now is to imagine yourself above some beautiful place, that healing place, a sanctuary place. And as I count backwards from five, using the words down and deeper, I'd like you to drift down to this place and into a very deep and peaceful state of calm and peaceful relaxation. Number Five, feel yourself going down, down, drifting deeper and deeper. For drifting down, down. Getting deeper and deeper. Three, drifting down and down, deeper. Deeper to drifting down. Down, deeper. And deeper. M1 drifting down, down, down, deeper, deeper, deeper. If you are now in your sanctuary place. I just ask that you imagine yourself being there as if you're actually there. With every detail that you notice. I'd like you to take you into a deeper and deeper place of calm and peaceful relaxation. So you'd become calm. Peaceful and deep. They relax. Calm, peaceful and deeply relaxed. Calm, peaceful. Relax. Relax. As you continue to breathe. And to relax. And to unwind. And collect go. I'd like you to call up your internal mind chatter way or do I see mind? Not sorts overwhelming it just So it has your full attention. And I want you to pay close attention and awareness and to see if there are any underlying feelings or emotions associated with that mind chatter. And if you can be aware of where you feel those sensations in your body. Now as you gently rest your attention and your focus on those, Felix, I'd like you to imagine hovering above you is beautiful and magical hot air balloon. Allow yourself to see if you can and even feel its presence. So you actually can feel it in front of you, love you. Now this hot air balloon has an incredible magnetic and healing property. And what it does, it pulls those suppressed emotions out of your body and the mind chatter that goes with it. So as those emotions begin to lift up and out of your body, the balloon plus stronger and stronger. And as the balloon pull stronger and stronger, the more effortlessly you let go. Releasing feelings and thoughts that no longer serve you. Just letting it all go to the balloon. And that's the balloon pulls those feelings and those sensations and those thoughts out of your body. The more effortlessly let go. And you can release anything else that's associated with those thoughts and those feelings. Like people. Events from the past. Beliefs. Thoughts, feelings, colors, symbols, and anything you need to release to the balloon as deeply as you could feel. Just let it all go and allowed the balloon to do the work for you. So just take a few moments in silence to release the past. Releasing the past. Releasing the past. Releasing the past. And just allow this process to work for you in silence. So as you continue to breathe and to relax and to let go, I want you to pay very close attention as the balloon. With all of those feelings and all of those dots begins to drift away. Towards the far horizon. At Zappos, movement becomes smaller and smaller. And smaller as it drifts away, you can actually feel and sense that your thoughts and your, and it makes that no longer serve you. But your skin away with the Bullet. And it can be grateful. And you can say thanks. And she really surpass completely interoperable. And all those disruptive thoughts, feelings and people, whatever, vanish. So just take a few moments in silence and allow that process to integrate into your body, into your mind, and your soul. So go ahead and take another deep breath. This, the releasing process comes to a close debate. Pay very close attention that the thoughts and the feelings that have been released are permanent and that freedom goes with you from the State, Florida, to enhance or to improve every facet of your life. Take another deep breath. And when you're ready, and you can take your time, there's no error at all. And when you feel like you're finished, you can slowly open your eyes and gently drift back in to the conscious world. 13. Anchoring a Positive Thought: Hello and welcome to the lecture entitled Anchoring a Positive Thought. Now that you've learned to deeply relax, detached from your noisy mind and release suppressed emotion from the past, it's time to add the final touch in the following meditation will be anchoring a positive thought into your subconscious mind. This will lay the first brick in training a positive mind. Here's how it works, and it's a brilliantly simple while you're deeply relaxed. What will have you do is call Oppa positive sensation. It may be a thought or an experience in the past. It may be wonderful sensations like tingling, warmth, earpiece, and once it shows up, all you will have to do is pay attention to it as it intensifies and expands into your entire body. Then we'll let it soak in for a few minutes while you're in silence until it becomes interwoven into the fabric of your subconscious mind. Then all you have to do is carry on with your day to day life with positivity now in your subconscious. So, in order to strengthen and fortify this positivity, always you have to do is continue using the meditation on a regular basis so That's it. There's really nothing to it. So let's go there now and create some deep positivity. I'll see you there. 14. Meditation - Anchoring a Positive Thought: hello and welcome to the meditation entitled Anchoring a Positive Thought. So before we get started, what I'd ask you to do is to get yourself nice and comfortable. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and will begin to relax. Throughout the course of my life, I've been amazed all right and mesmerise by the power of words. Seemingly simple sentences and phrases can have an intentional or unintentional impact on the entire course of someone's life. Personally, I've been fascinated by the word relax ation. It's a word that can't really be grasped by many other similar words, like peaceful call or serene or effortless, tranquil, soothing or rest ful. And some of my favorite relaxing words are very often found in nature, like a gentle sky or a placid lake. Cool breeze or the stillness of a night sky and sometimes on image can capture the same feeling, like a movie on a motionless lake or the majesty of a glorious mountain peak or the divinity of a glorious sunset. Words and the images all meeting us to that sacred space. Deep down inside, where we are at one and at ease in a state of blissful and serene. Peace. Very calm, very peaceful and very deeply relaxed, very calm, very peaceful and very deeply relaxed. Peaceful. Relax, call peace relaxed. And as you continue to breathe as you continue to relax, I'd like to notice that there is something that's just outside of your awareness, and it's about to enter your awareness right now and what it is. It's a thought or a sensation of incredible deep peace. Perhaps it's a memory, or maybe it's just your imagination. Perhaps it's a sensation like tingling or warmth or incredibly deep peace. But just be aware of that sensation now. And as it comes into your awareness, I'd like you to pay close attention to where you feel it in your body. So take a moment in silence to be aware of that thought or that sensation. Now, as you continue to relax and to focus on that thought or that sensation, I want you to allow it to expand, to grow, so moves into every single cell of your body, deepening and intensifying as it goes positive, incredible, amazing and just allow it to extend out to the end of your body and when your body is filled with this Don or the sensations. I want you to allow it to expand even further beyond your body and out into your energy field so that you're entirely encapsulated in this positive experience and now allow this positive experience to sink deeply into your subconscious mind without ever and now realize that this positive experience of thought and sensation goes with you permanently from the state forward to enhance and to improve every aspect of your life. So take it all in deeply as you can, and when you feel like you're ready, there's absolutely no hurry. But when you feel like you've had enough, you can slowly open your eyes on gently drift back in conscious world or 15. Contemplation vs. Meditation: Hello and welcome to the lecture entitled Contemplation versus Meditation. The exercise following this lecture is a contemplation to help ease a noisy mind. Hopefully, the contemplation will help you reflect and perhaps shift your mental and emotional perceptions to create a more peaceful state. I've included a contemplation because contemplation can be more effective with people who have a more analytical mind. Let me explain how the contemplation is different from the previous meditations. First off, the contemplation can be done with your eyes open or closed, which is ever most comfortable for you. Then the contemplation will lead you through a series of questions to help gain deeper insight into your situation. Please keep in mind that the questions are not designed for you to think and rationally figure out solutions to your problems. Instead, their enquiries thrown out to the universe in a state of relaxation. When your mind is calm, wisdom will provide the answers and insights you may not have considered before. You may have insights of clarity known as ah ha moments. Or perhaps you have intuitive perceptions that trigger healing sensations of energy in your body. Your only job will be to pay attention and to relax and to allow the process to unfold. If you do experience moments of insight, awareness or healing, and it's a clear indication that contemplation is a technique that works very well for you . And if that's the case, please use the contemplations regularly. Okay, so that's it for the brief discussion on contemplation. Let's go there now and tap ourselves into some deeper wisdom. I'll see you there. 16. Contemplation - Quieting a Noisy Mind: Hello and welcome to the contemplation, quieting the noisy mind. Let's start by slowing down our thoughts. Take a few deep slow breaths until you feel completely grounded and centered. How much of your life is dictated by the constant and noisy critical chatter of the monkey mind? Does it ever convince you to believe things that are not true about yourself? Others or the way the world ISS breathe deeply and allow those thoughts to relax? - What would it be like if you could calm your mind by mastering the art of deep Relax, ation? What would that look like? How would you feel? No. What if quieting the monkey mind was as easy as simply observing it in action? What would it be like if you could detach in order to peacefully, let go? - Are there strong emotions created in your past that fuel your noisy mind? What would it be like if you could place those emotions and everything associated with them in a hot air Bowman and let them drift over the distant horizon forever? - What if it were possible to experience positive thoughts and feelings that are just beyond your awareness? What if they were a permanent part of your mind? How radically would that change your life? No. Uh, 17. Bonus: Hello and congratulations on finishing the course. I hope you got more out of the class than you anticipated and you're on the road to the best version of you in case you didn't notice. There are some fabulous music in this course. In most of my meditations, I use music by Richard Tyler from his album fathoms. I also used in my contemplations music from Ben sound.com. And there's a few spots where I used yoga meditation by Eric cartel. 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