ok, I have stuff to say
I have it. I have been meditating since Novmber, but a lot for about 6 wks. I started meditating for health reasons (lots of research showing healing benefits of meditation). I am not someone who is *into* meditation. My stepmom has meditated regularly my whole life, and I never once went with her
Triathlons, yes, sitting there trying not to think - ummm. It was hard for me to get into it, and holosync definitely helped. The first two weeks using it I had very interesting experiences - I actually had the sense, for the first time, that I am energy, and the universe is energy, benevolent energy, and I could plug into it when meditating. I felt like I understood what people experienced or meant when they talk about God. It was pretty deep.
This was before finding LoA. So when I started learning about LoA, well, it was ... deep
I am reading Ask and...Given right now and the way they describe meditation is very mch what I experienced. I think it takes time/commitment/discipline to get to the mental place of connecting with flow - I meditate 2x/day for at least 20 min per (again, my disciplne comes from trying to heal my body). I hate the sales pitch of Holosync, I hate all the crap they send, I dont like Bill Harris (it bothers me that he sends so much mail - I always think about how many friggin trees that guy is mowing down to ... but I digress). In Ask, they say that meditation is a good method for raising your vibration from any level, and I have definitely come to crave it. Its like mini vacation.
I have done a lot of reading on meditation in the last few months, and my understanding of it is not that you are turning off your brain. Mine is flowing with thoughts all the time. It is a practice, a training of the moind to become more focused and calm (I focus on my belly rising and falling with my breath). I frequently have to return to my belly because my mind has gone somewhere else, but I have gotten much better at it, and this tranfers into my life, so that I am aware of how my bodymind is responding and I think about my belly and get centered. I have been doing it twice a day for 6 wks and have just gotten to the point where I have good sesions almost every time (where I feel connected to source/flow, I sense myself as energy and my body feels like a numb/tingling shell for my self....) but I still have times where my mind chatters away and I never really get to that numb/tingly place, but then I htink, 'its practice'.
If you have more questions, hit me