Is it Meditation or Profound Relaxation?

This post originally appeared on ToolstoAwaken.com's blog 4/14. 

Repeatedly inducing profound relaxation obsoletes the need to teach meditation. Humans excel at learning how to recreate a state of being by recreating how that state of being feels, presuming they have learned how it feels. Once learned, they can recreate it at will.

Many people have a difficult time learning to meditate. Sometimes it’s because of the associated rules (posture, mantra, breathing technique, etc.), but most often it’s because meditation is frequently taught with a focus on quieting the mind using one’s ego to do so. In effect, that’s no different than placing the inmate in charge of the asylum. Many people give up as it is too difficult for them to learn how to quiet their minds using their minds.

We teach people how to achieve very deep trance-like states of meditation by inducing profound levels of relaxation. The key is that the relaxation that is achieved is not just of the body, but it includes their emotions and mental faculties. In essence we turn off the ego (brain) and allow them to regain awareness. It’s like falling asleep and waking up on the other side without your ego, which in fact is the goal of meditation. In the process your focus is on feeling your body every time you sense you are awake or if you start thinking. Feeling and thinking are binary states so as long as you are feeling your body you are out of your head and not thinking.

To be fair, we use technology to our advantage. It is used to both induce profound states of relaxation as well as to stimulate the root chakra and Hara line, which in effect leads to greater spiritual embodiment. This latter effect also aids significantly in quieting the ego. Both of these effects facilitate very rapid learning of how a deep state of meditation feels so that the person can quickly learn to replicate the process and achieve that state of being.