Complete Addiction Healing

A Direct Lucid Interface With The Subconscious Mind
Using Meditation And Hallucinogens To Completely Heal Any Addiction

By: Thomas J. Wright
2011.08.07

Introduction
DISCLAIMER: I'm writing this for the sole purpose of protecting myself from the ridiculous iron fist that is the FDA, the CDC, the FBI, the CIA, the pharmaceutical companies, and everyone else who is out there to make a profit by keeping addicts addicted and withholding healing techniques and cures from the inflicted. So here it is – I do not in anyway claim that these techniques offer healing from addiction or are in any way a cure. You all know the truth though, right? Good – let's get started... First I would like to offer a little about myself and my past. For several years I was addicted to heroin and cocaine. I was fired from several jobs due to my addiction and I suffered a loss of trust from my family and my closest friends. I had landed a fairly successful job and had found a way to be a fairly successful and functional addict. However, one day I was confronted by two police officers at my place of work who had been called by my manager. Needless to say, there was a good amount of drama at my place of work. Without going into too much detail, let us just say that this was a power move and there were no earlier attempts at intervention. I was charged with possession of heroin and paraphernalia. In order to avoid a prison sentence, I opted to enroll in the 3rd District Court's Drug Court program in Salt Lake City, Utah. I spent close to 3 years in Drug Court only to see their methods fail time and time again. I was awe struck. Allow me to back up just a bit here. When I pledged into Judge Randall Skanchy's Drug Court, I was told that Drug Court graduates had an extremely low recidivism rate. I felt pretty good about this as that I had attempted several times previously to lose my addiction. I went through several out patient drug rehabilitation programs to no avail. To hear that only 3% of Drug Court graduates actually returned to Drug Court – I had become extremely excited about the prospect of the possibility. A quick word about Judge Skanchy. I came to love Judge Skanchy. He is a great Judge and a good man who sincerely cares for his clients and honestly does as much as he can for them. Since my graduation, I have bumped into him on a few occasions. It felt great to tell him that I was still sober, and it felt great to see him smile sincerely and congratulate me. Judge Skanchy was forced to work within a system full of bias, ignorance, and detrimental flaws. Many of his associates and other Drug Court employees have been deceived by the current paradigm surrounding drugs and addiction. The ignorance of his staff often tainted the decisions of the good heart of the Judge. He did, however, stand up to these ridiculous people a great many times, and I fully commend him for that. Drug Court does not have a low recidivism rate. I constantly ran into friends who had graduated Drug Court only to find track marks up and down their arms. There are two reasons why they had not ended up back in Drug Court. The first reason is that a great many of them had adopted new methods set in stone that would insure an addiction invisible to the eye of the law. Rules were set in place that they stick to no matter how bad it gets. The second reason is that those who did get caught were usually not qualified to return to Drug Court and were sent directly to prison. I was devastated. The glory that was Drug Court became a death sentence. I began researching other options and reading about The War on Drugs and the flaws in our current system. Thinking I had found a better method than Drug Court – I ran from the law.

Six months passed before I was caught. I was sanctioned to 6 months in jail. And this is where the magic began. I found a book titled, 'Opening The Energy Gates of The Body' by Bruce Kumar Frantzis. Hoping that meditation could help alleviate the stress and anxiety of life in jail, I began to follow his methods. After some time practicing, I did find relief … and a method to heal my addiction. After my stay in the Salt Lake County Metro Jail, I found a great meditation and chi-gung instructor with whom I still study to this day. I have been taking notes and experimenting with meditations and concepts specifically targeting addiction and the healing thereof. I now offer my product and service to the world with the hope that those who need it will find it. These meditations and practices, if conducted properly and regularly, will lead those who diligently seek healing to a full recovery from addiction.

Addiction: A Symptom, Not A Disease
It is said that addiction is a disease. A most horrible disease which continues to haunt the afflicted until the end of their days. This is, without a doubt, the most preposterous and misleading idea dished out by so called rehabilitation clinics and counselors. And I am about to show you why. We live in a troubled world filled with preconceived notions and disastrous assumptions about human nature. During your recovery, you will learn how to let go of everything you thought was true about addiction. This is not an easy task and takes patience and endurance. Everything you have learned in your life has been etched into your mind. Some of these ideas get etched so deeply into your subconscious that you act and re-act accordingly without a second thought as to why. These are programs that we have all implanted into our minds. Whether the program tells you to stay away from basketball because you have been told that you cannot play well or whether the program tells you that touching a hot stove is a bad idea – they are there and they influence everything you do. Including your attempts at a recovery from addiction. When you are told things like, “once an addict, always an addict” or “you're going to deal with your addiction for the rest of your life” by someone you trust who's PhD on the wall tells you they know an aweful lot about psychology - you store these concepts deeply into your mind. In the late section titled 'Autosuggestions And Affirmations' I will show you how to counter these damaging words that you hear every time you see your counselor. Just remember – addiction can be defeated and you do not have to live with it for the rest of your life. Try something like this: “I once was an addict, and I'll never be one again.” Now, let us look at the definition of a disease. “a disordered or incorrectly functioning organ, part, structure, or system of the body resulting from the effect of genetic or developmental errors, infection, poisons, nutritional deficiency or imbalance, toxicity, or unfavorable environmental factors; illness; sickness; ailment.” So, if that is a disease, then what is the definition of a symptom? “any phenomenon or circumstance accompanying something and serving as evidence of it.” Hold on one second – according to these definitions, a fever could be classified as a disease. No wonder we are so confused. If we thought a fever was a disease, when in fact it is a symptom, and we tried to treat the disease with an ice-pack, are we doing anything for the disease? No, we are alleviating the symptom and it will soon re-appear after the ice pack is removed. This alone should tell you that there is something fishy going on. If we need a lifetime of support groups and constant attention to our addictive tendencies, then perhaps we are merely holding ice-packs on our foreheads to keep the symptom down while the real disease is festering and boiling. My next proof that addiction is a symptom has to do with decriminalization. Did you know that after drugs were decriminalized in Portugal in 2001, addiction dropped by 22%, overdoses decreased by 52%, and HIV infections dropped by 71%? Let us take a look at that definition for a symptom again. Yup, this addiction thing is starting to sound an awful lot like a symptom according to that definition and a lot less like a disease. But wait … there's more!

Since 1994 – after Germany and The Netherlands decriminalized drugs along with Canada's NAOMI Project there has not been one single overdose along with an 82% decline in new heroin addiction cases. Back before The War on Drugs, in the United States, over 93% of all murders were solved. Since the ridiculous waste of money on The War on Drugs (nearly 50 Billion Dollars per year) 40% of murders go unsolved, 60% of rapes now go unsolved and 75% of all robberies go unsolved. Ya gotta ask yourself – where is the disease, and where is the symptom? So let us take a look at this. The War on Drugs is initiated, we start losing good policemen to drug warfare, addicts start overdosing and dying because people are too scared to call the cops or drop friends off at the hospital, gang and mafia turf wars run rampant and hundreds of innocent people die in the crossfire, over 70% of imprisoned people are there due to drug related charges, and the U.S. has 33% more incarcerations per capita than any other nation in the world. Hmmm – addiction, a disease? Nay, our socio-economic structure is the disease. The CIA and FBI make a killing off of the war on drugs. Not to mention that the CIA and the FBI have been heavily involved in drug trafficking since the early 60's. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Ruppert Not only are government agencies pushing to keep addicts addicted for their own profit and black-ops, but think about the pharmaceutical companies with their methadone and suboxone. If they really wanted addiction to be cleansed and treated, they would legalize ibogaine clinics. For those who don't know what ibogaine is – it is a hallucinogenic which offers over a 90% full addiction recovery rate over the span of nearly 20 years after just three days of treatment. Where is the real disease? Can you see now, that addiction is a simple symptom of a sociopathic government and corporate nation? Addiction is a symptom of a much larger problem. However, through meditation and self realization, the mind can supersede the regular socio-economic zombie state that the rest of the nation seems to have fallen into. This transcendent ability of our minds allows us to exit the collective organism that has been infected with the true disease. This is how you are going to remove addiction for good from your life. By interfacing with your own subconscious and working out your own addiction, you are breaking your ties to the fallen world. This is what allows a full and healthy recovery from the fatal symptom called addiction.

How Meditation Heals Addiction
Meditation is one of the most powerful tools for overcoming addiction. Not only does meditation inspire psychological healing from within, but it also has some very interesting physical effects. There have been quite a number of studies that show the effects of meditation on the mind and body. Several of these studies suggest that regular meditation helps with anxiety, depression, fear, attention deficit disorder, and anger as well as an increased ability of the body to heal itself. One such study suggests that the damage to the synapses in the brain caused by drug use usually takes up to 3 years to heal normally. However, if the recovering addict were to practice meditation on a regular daily basis, the healing would be complete within 3 months. Sara Lazar's research suggests that meditation had a direct effect on cortical thickness and gray matter density. It is my experience that meditation lessens opiate withdrawal symptoms by a noticeable margin. The immediate effects of meditation are strong and noticeable as long as the recovering addict puts the effort in to meditation as regularly as possible. In the next chapter, 'Mind over Mind, Mind over Body, Mind over Matter', I will go into some very interesting specifics and studies as to the well documented power of the mind. When a recovering addict is proficient enough with meditation, they can enter lucid-dream-like states wherein one can interface directly with their subconscious mind. This interaction is absolutely crucial to a full and healthy recovery. The recovered addict will also experience a jump in consciousness from an integrated social zombie to a new experience free from the shortcomings and diseases of our society. The recovery experience for everyone is different. Once initial communication is engaged, the mind will create an experience peppered with symbolic imagery and characters with which you can interact. These symbols and characters are part of your hidden mind and representations of the different facets of yourself. Communication and interaction with these characters, landscapes, and symbols will allow ones self to come to terms with the addiction and the reasons behind the addiction. This is also useful to overcoming fears and anxieties. This is the key to healing the mind and, if you believe in such things, the spirit. Once the healing is complete, you may find yourself able to have a single beer at a party without the faintest desire for another one. Your life will take on new meaning. Your personal human experience will completely change. Your tendency for depression and suicidal thoughts will vanish without a trace. This IS the absolute cure and method to dealing with any and all psychological issues you may have. Believe it! Now, there is a down side to meditation. It requires persistence and time. If you were only to meditate it would take years for you to reach the point where you can interact directly with your subconscious mind. However, there is a way to speed this up. Meditation plus body-awareness exercises and consciousness-point-synapse-strengthening exercises (which are a form of meditation themselves) can increase your mental development ten fold. What would normally only be attainable in 10 to 20 years can easily be attainable within a short 1 to 5 years.

1 to 5 years is a great achievement. Though, again, there is a downside to this. Our current society does not yet fully recognize the potential of meditation and decriminalization. Even though a recovering addict may be progressing well in meditation while still dealing with the occasional use of their drug of choice, many countries and laws do not recognize this progression. And this can be extremely damaging. Though the authorities think they are helping you with your addiction, their intervention is in fact damaging your progress and interfering with the natural process of addiction recovery. The good news; there is a shortcut provided by nature that allows direct and immediate communication with the recovering addicts subconscious mind. The bad news; like everything that nature offers us in the realm of healing and self realization, the ignorance that runs rampant in the minds of prevailing authorities, not surprisingly, frowns down on such practices. The shortcut I am talking about is a guided experience with specific healing psychedelic drugs. There is one last bit of good news here. There are thousands of healing psychedelic drugs that are still legal in most countries which allow a full interface with the subconscious mind. I will cover this in a later chapter called 'The Taboo of Healing Drugs'. A quick caveat and this chapter is through. Though there are psychedelic drugs that allow for immediate relief and healing, they should not be used continuously for this purpose. One must use their hallucinogenic properties for initial healing as a crutch until one become proficient enough with meditation to easily and effectively interact with their own subconscious mind. Do not mix psychedelics with meditation, as that the mind will become dependent on the drug to achieve altered states.

Mind Over Mind, Mind Over Body, Mind Over Matter
Most people have no idea how powerful the mind is. Once the potential of the mind is realized and harnessed through special meditation practices, the amount of power that can be projected from the mind is quite extraordinary. The first step to harnessing this power is to believe that it is possible. The following studies and articles are from extremely credible sources. These sources include mainstream and prestigious colleges and universities as well as some of the more credible news sources, journals, and researchers. The purpose of this chapter is to inspire faith and belief in the power of the mind. Please keep in mind that there is a massive difference between an open mind and gullibility. While you read this, keep an open mind and allow yourself to let go of old beliefs. An open mind is in no way a weakness. In fact, keeping an open mind will lead to more control over your life than you ever thought possible. That being said, skepticism is also necessary. This may seem contradictory, but in fact it is not. For example, you may have chosen to keep an open mind concerning the possibility of telepathy. However, it is perfectly acceptable to be skeptical if someone were to tell you that they are able to read minds. It would be gullible and foolish to believe even a good friend who claims to have telepathic abilities. In order to avoid naiveté and hardened bias; one must balance an open mind with a healthy dose of skepticism. Our beliefs and biases are stored in the mind and literally filter our perceptions and actions. If you saw a man standing in your home who vanished right before your eyes and you did not believe in an afterlife, you might dismiss the experience as some form of vivid hallucination. If you believed that some form of teleportation technology existed, you may even allow that to be another possibility. The person who keeps an open mind would have a wide range of possibilities to consider. Having access to the widest range of possibilities allows the greatest advantage. To quote one of my favorite scientists, “It is really quite amazing by what margins competent but conservative scientists and engineers can miss the mark, when they start with the preconceived idea that what they are investigating is impossible. When this happens, the most well-informed men become blinded by their prejudices and are unable to see what lies directly ahead of them.” – Arthur C. Clarke The fact is that your mind has the ability, through a myriad of devices, to control any and every facet and function of the human body. Because the mind is the source of this control, those who do not believe this will not be able to affect their body. Belief acts as a gate. If the gate is open, the water will flow. If the gate is closed, the water will stagnate. The more control you learn to have over your mind, the more control you will have over your body. This is how the placebo effect works. A pharmaceutical company wants to test a new medication to lower cholesterol. The control group in the study is given the placebo which is just a simple sugar pill. When the cholesterol levels are later taken from the control group, the results show that there was a statistically significant drop in cholesterol levels in several members of the control group. The minds of those individuals believed that they had taken the actual medication. That belief gate was opened and the subconscious mind obediently began to lower their cholesterol levels. This is the power of the human mind. May 21st 1985, a story came out in The New York Times on multiple personality disorder. Dr. Frank Putnam was a psychiatrist at the National Institute of Mental Health. In this article, he references

a man who would succumb to a sedative in one personality, but the other personality would not be affected. Some people afflicted with multiple personality disorder carry several pairs of prescription glassed because their vision literally changes with each personality. One woman would have full fledged diabetes under one personality while the other personality was completely void of any hint of diabetes. Several of these afflictions are, to this day, described as conditions which absolutely need either medical or surgical intervention. Diabetes is supposed to be a life-long disease. Yet, as these people shuffle through the array of personalities that exist, their bodies literally change over the matter of minutes from incurably needing medical intervention to perfectly healthy. This is one of my favorite demonstrations of well documented and scientifically founded evidence of the immense power of the mind. Following is the link to this article: http://www.nytimes.com/1985/05/21/science/new-focus-on-multiple-personality.html An anesthetist in England named Albert Mason had a similar experience with one of his patients. Dr. Mason had heard of a rumor that warts could be cured with hypnosis. Being a skeptical man, he decided to test it out. After some time, Dr. Mason had significant results and had cured small cases of warts with hypnosis. One day, a young man came in who had a horrible infestation of warts up and down his arms. The warts were so bad that lesions had formed and discolored the warts to a grimy black color. Dr. Mason was challenged by a surgeon named Dr. Moore, who tried helping the boy with a skin graft which only made matters worse, to cure the arms with hypnosis. Dr. Mason put the boy under hypnosis and suggested that the arm would clear up and new skin would grow in and heal cleanly. One week later, the boy returned with a completely healed arm. Dr. Mason was so excited that he ran to Dr. Moore, who was in surgery, and raised the boys arm to the window of the room where Dr. Moore was performing surgery. Dr. Moore's reaction was full of wonder and unbelief. Dr. Moore stopped in the middle of the surgery to come out and take a look. “See, I told you hypnosis can cure warts” Dr. Mason said. Dr. Moore replied, "Warts? This isn't warts. This boy has Congenital Ichthyosis. He was born with it. It's incurable!" Dr. Mason's story is a true story with a remarkable message. When one believes, without bias that a condition is curable, and with total belief that something is possible – the gates of the mind open up, and the impossible becomes the simplest of acts. Here is one of several links telling this story: http://magicofbelieving.com/Placebo/the-healing-power-of-the-mind-part-2.html Mind over mind is the easiest concept for most people to accept. There are several meditations I will cover in detail in the chapter 'Meditation 1: The Basics' which will help you attain absolute control over your mind and thoughts. Having and understanding how to control your own mind and body will prove to be one of the most valuable outcomes of daily meditation of your first few steps on the journey toward healing your addiction. Let us now delve a little deeper into the power of the mind as we talk about mind over matter. This is one of the hardest truths for the average person to accept. The following studies were conducted at several prestigious and high ranking universities. You will see that mind over matter does exist and can be quantitatively measured in the laboratory. The reason for the inclusion of these studies is to break your limits of belief. If you can believe and accept the idea that the mind can have a measurable

effect on the world around us through meditation and concentration, how much easier will it be to accept the uncanny control the mind has over itself and its body? Let us start with the so called 'double-slit experiment'. First of all, I find this experiment to be one of the most over-used examples on the effects of observation over our physical universe. However, the reason it has been used so readily is because it was the first scientific evidence that something bizarre is happening between mind and matter. This experiment has been repeated over and over again with the same results. There are several variations of the experiment and several papers published from universities around the world including the University of Tubingen, University of Auckland, and Princeton University. The basic setup is to fabricate a barrier with two closely placed vertical slits. Because light is a wave, when light passes through these two slits, you observe a wave interference pattern, also called a diffraction pattern, on the screen behind the barrier. This is expected of light because light is a wave. It was later found that electrons, commonly referred to as a particle, will also exhibit wave properties when fired through the two slits. At first, the thought was that as the electrons passed through the slits, they would knock against each other and cause a diffraction-like pattern. In order to know for sure, the electrons were fired one at a time through the slits. The diffraction pattern still appeared on the screen behind the slits. This indicated to the scientist that the electron was actually passing through both slits at the same time, which seemed absurd. Slightly baffled, the scientists re-engineered the experiment and added two detectors at the entrance of each slit. This would allow the scientists to know without doubt if the electron was in fact traveling through both slits at the same time. The results were not what they expected. After the detectors were added, the diffraction pattern no longer appeared on the screen. The pattern that appeared on the screen was nothing more than the pattern of the two slits themselves. The detectors indicated that the electrons only went through one slit at a time. The astounding and inescapable conclusion was that the simple act of conscious observation collapsed the electrons probability wave-form into its definite particle form. If that was a bit too confusing to follow, this YouTube video explains it in a visually, easy-tounderstand animation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NW32X1BiAqU Another interesting experiment overseen by Dr. Roger Nelson at Princeton University, now the head of the Global Consciousness Project, monitored the effects of conscious concentration and meditation on a random number generator. This was actually the birth of the Global Consciousness Project. Dr. Nelson and one of his students constructed a random number generator which produced millions of bits of random data per second. The study conclusively shows that when a conscious mind is focused on the generator, a statistically significant effect on the numbers produced occurred. When the generator was left to itself, the data returned to its predictable randomized state. You can find the Global Consciousness Project at Princeton University here: http://noosphere.princeton.edu/

To conclude this chapter, I would like to introduce some more high profile researchers who have done extensive scientific work in this field for your own entertainment and knowledge. Dr. William A. Tiller who's work can be found here: http://www.tillerfoundation.com/ The Institute of Noetic Sciences: http://www.noetic.org/ Dr. Rupert Sheldrake who's work can be found here: http://www.sheldrake.org/homepage.html

The Taboo of The Healing Drugs
DISCLAIMER: I do not condone nor recommend involvement in any illegal activities. I do not suggest nor recommend the ingestion of any plant or chemical that may be considered dangerous or poisonous. Please adhere to your local laws. Always consult a physician before attempting any diet or new treatment.

The human race is young, and with our youth comes ignorance. Ignorance, bias, and fear are damaging and cancerous elements of our psyche. However, we are also filled with a drive to work toward betterment and higher values. It would seem that the stumbling blocks of ignorance are mere obstacles strategically placed on the road to wisdom and our journey on road to wisdom is driven by the desire to see a better world. Navigating and overcoming these obstacles seem to be a requirement for advancement. Let us advance and overcome this mountainous misconception concerning the nature and use of hallucinogenic drugs. All drugs have a purpose. Opiates and cannabinoids relieve sever pain, steroids are used to speed up healing processes and help with certain cancers, amphetamine salts help adults with attention deficits, and hallucinogens catalyze psychological and emotional healing. There exists a beautiful healing drug called ibogaine. Ibogaine is derived from the bark of the tabernanthe iboga root native to Central Africa. There have been thousands of studies surrounding the chemistry of this drug and its powerful effects on addiction. Ibogaine has been shown to offer 20 years or more of an addiction-free life for nearly 90% of recovered addicts who have participated in a mere 3 day ibogaine treatment. Ibogaine has also shown to effectively eliminate all withdrawal symptoms within minutes after it is ingested. Sadly, in the United States ibogaine is illegal. The reason? Ibogaine is a hallucinogen. We are still in the shadows of a great misunderstanding caused by years and years of fearful propaganda and misinformation concerning hallucinogens. The good news is that this shadow is beginning to retreat. More and more people are setting their tainted ideas about drugs and hallucinogens aside. The evidence is piling up and hundreds of thousands of people are dismounting their addictions and leaving them behind with the help of this awesome drug. Ibogaine, however, is not alone. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of hallucinogenic drugs that have been shown to have excitingly similar effects on addiction. Peyote, LSD, psilocybin, DMT, and many other sacred and healing chemicals also appear to have properties that allow a person to make peace with their own pasts and leave addiction in the dust. Why would one decide to chose a psychedelic experience over meditation? There are many reasons for this. People who are currently entertaining an addiction usually find themselves in a situation wherein the requirements to engage in a regular meditation practice are difficult to adhere to. For a great many people, the addict lifestyle is somewhat chaotic. Finding personal quiet time is difficult. When recovering addicts are not intoxicated, the prolonged use of their drug of choice may have caused a cumulative effect on some of their cognitive abilities. Nonetheless, I strongly recommend meditation during the times of least intoxication. Another reason is due to the pressures and constraints of our society. Many people who are

whisked away by the long arm of the law find themselves in drug courts and on probation with an expectation to produce clean drug tests immediately from the very second they enter these programs. This poses several problems. They become victims of a situation where their addiction is still overpowering with damaging looming consequences should they relapse. Often this means the recovering addict will be sanctioned or forced into jails and prisons where anxiety is high and they are surrounded by others who are haunted by their addictions. The very act of such incarceration only creeps deeper into the original psychological wounds of the afflicted. This is extremely damaging. The pathway to recovery is not fear, nor incarceration. These are only additional psychological stresses and wounds that end up taking even more time to heal. These afflicted persons are then thrown into strict rehabilitation programs that do not teach proper meditations. In fact, in all of my time in probationary programs and drug court, I was never taught a sensible meditation or mind technique. The reason is that none of these people are seasoned meditation practitioners and they do not understand true deep meditation from personal, subjective experience – thus they cannot properly teach it. Looking back, the “tools” I was taught by program councilors and court employees could not even hold a candle to true beginning meditation techniques. These healing drugs should never be used continuously. The prolonged use of hallucinogens have negative effects just like any other drug. The healing hallucinogens should be used as a base platform to start from. They are a helping hand reaching down to the fallen. They are a shoulder to lean on until you have enough strength to stand on your own. Addiction drains energy and weakens the mind and body. Hallucinogens are the friends that help you up, clean your wounds, and send you on your way. Once a recovering addict is well enough to abstain from their addiction without the help from the hallucinogenic healers, it becomes time to bid the healing drugs farewell and delve deeper into their meditation practices. Hallucinogens can help you half-way, but it is the meditation that will truly allow you to completely purge yourself of the old damages and forever free yourself from the chains of addiction. When one is to attempt a healing drug experience, there are a few ground rules. Always include a trusted loved one. Someone you would trust your life to. This person should babysit you in a quiet, meditation friendly environment. It is also a good idea to have a medical practitioner there to watch over you in the case of an emergency. Plan your experience days, weeks, even months ahead of time and reflect on the purpose of your coming experience several times before you do it. Plant your intention to uncover the hidden wounds and heal them. Set your intention that you will be freed from your addiction. This will etch your purpose into your subconscious mind. When the experience happens, you will take your first big step toward a full recovery. This is a fascinating link to a video about ibogaine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZS7Nk2VnFg

Immediate Tips and Tricks for Addiction Control
I have developed some immediate tips and tricks that you can use starting today. The following techniques will work as long as you actually practice them. These are not sure-fire methods, but they are a beginning step to controlling your mind. All of these methods assume you are a continuing user. Let us begin. The Jedi Mind Trick: You just scored after waiting two hours in a Smith's parking lot. You're sick and you've already vomited several times. Withdrawal has set in. Your skin is crawling all over and your bones all feel like they are in a continuous state of shattering into thousands of pieces over and over again. To say the least, you can not wait to put that needle in your arm, lay back, and say, “ahhhhhh”. This example illustrates a heroin addicts situation, but this technique will work for anyone with any addiction. You fill your syringe, or load that rock into your pipe, or stick that tar on a strip of aluminum foil. Right before you ingest your drug – no matter how sick you are, or how fast and hard your heat is beating in anticipation of the rush, set the pipe/needle/foil on your lap or your desk and say to your drug in your mind or aloud, “I call the shots in this relationship, I am in control, and I have decided that I will not ingest you for one full minute.” If a minute is too long at first, start with ten seconds and then work up to a minute. As long as you work to continually increase the time limit. As soon as you can control your urge-to-use reaction for one full minute, go for one minute and thirty seconds. You will soon realize that you DO call the shots. When you can set your rig or pipe on the counter for ten full minutes while withstanding the most gut wrenching withdrawals and a rapid heart beat with butterflies buzzing around your stomach in keen anticipation of the rush, you will feel a great feeling of empowerment. For those ten seconds, or one minute, or ten minutes, YOU are in complete control of your addiction. As long as you're going to be using anyway, you might as well build some serious, and I do mean serious, self control. This leads to a realization that the drug really does not have any control over you. It was your decision to withstand the addiction for a set amount of time. It was you, yourself, who made the timed stipulation as to when you would ingest the drug. The Jedi Mind Trick will increase faith in yourself. It will show you that, even though you may still be using, you literally have complete control over your addiction when YOU dictate a set amount of time between the full preparation of the drug until ingestion. The amount of discipline you will glean from this practice will begin to help you become a more functional addict. That being said, I do not recommend becoming addicted to anything in order to build discipline. That would be an unwise move. Mental Sparring: Mental sparring is a technique I personally developed in order to defeat negative and dark thoughts and feelings. I found it works extremely well with addictions. You will need to conduct a mental sparring sessions in two ways: 1) As spontaneous negative thoughts or thoughts of using abruptly arise, and 2) Purposefully calling these thoughts into your mind in order to spar. When a negative or bothersome thought arises, no matter what it is, immediately “wrap” or “skin” that thought in a mental personification. You may wish to wrap/skin the thought in the form of a giant evil robot, or a dragon, or a super villain, a specific politician you don't like, or even a more

personal representation like a syringe with arms and legs. Remember to keep track of the characters that you assign to certain thoughts. The more you associate a mental character to a specific thought, the more automatic this “mental wrapping” or “skinning” process becomes. Once the thought is wrapped and personified, quickly build a sparring arena. I usually choose an abandoned city, but you can chose whatever you like. A space station, a tropical island, or an alien city on another planet are all acceptable arenas. Your imagination is the limit. The process of wrapping/skinning the thought and building your arena should take a split second at the first hint of the rising thought. Then, have at him. You have all the control you need. Fireballs, laser cannons, super strength, or whatever super powers you want. Beat the opponent senseless. Throw him through walls, smash him into little tiny bits. Laugh at him and end the match with a Mortal Combat style fatality. If you have violent tendencies, I would recommend a more martial arts approach. Have your opponent come at you with a massive hammer, step off to the side and watch him run into the wall behind you. Trick him into charging at you, quickly step out of the way as he plummets off the cliff behind you. Seriously, if you have violent tendencies, please do not feed that. Use more defensive sparring techniques. It turns out, this becomes quite effective. You will notice these thoughts and temptations become less and less powerful and less and less frequent. I developed this technique due to my interest in martial arts. In martial arts you use your opponents kinetic energy against themselves. This works in the same way. I had realized that you cannot fight your thoughts directly. The more you try to resist a thought by trying not to think of it and pushing it back down, the more powerful it seems to become. With this technique, instead of trying to push that thought back down, use its kinetic energy and let it come right into your conscious mind, wrap/skin it, and obliterate it. You will begin to realize that thoughts really do have a kinetic energy. Just like in martial arts, you have your opponent, and then you have the energy the opponent comes at you with. In your mind, there are the thoughts, and then there is the energy the thoughts come at you with. Sometimes the thought doesn't have a lot of energy, and sometimes the thought will bulldoze into your mind with an extraordinary amount of energy. Good! Let it come with as much energy as it wants! Let it plummet right into your conscious mind. If you use the energy of the negative thought against itself as you would in martial arts, it won't stand a chance. Mental sparring will completely change the way you deal with negative thoughts. The Count Down: Ah, the count down. This is a technique I really love and still use to this day. The concept is simple. In our society we have been conditioned to respect the count down. Shuttle launches count down to take off, there are count downs to the start of a race, there are even count downs when you and your friends are afraid of jumping off that fifty foot cliff into a lake, so you count down together and when you hit zero you all jump together. The count down is more to help addicts become more functional while they're working on their addiction than to help with the addiction itself. Let's face it, when you're strung out, motivation is a pretty hard thing to keep strong and healthy. Using the count down makes this much easier. You need to

get to work but you're on a morphine high and you just want to chill on your couch. Count down from ten, when you hit zero – get the hell off your couch and get to work. You're waiting for your dealer to knock on your door – all you can think about is the fix, but you know you need to do some laundry and clean your bedroom. Count down from ten, jump up, throw a load in the washer and start cleaning your room. The reason the count down is so powerful and effective is simply because it has been engrained in our minds since we were all little toddlers. Become productive – use the countdown. Even if you're still using. You CAN have an addiction and be productive. People do it all the time. Just because you're addicted to smack and your working on recovery doesn't mean you can't be a productive member of society. Energy Basketball: Energy basketball is a newer development. I created it about three months ago (April 2011) – and it works great! This is yet another method of dealing with negative thoughts. For me, I worry a lot. When someone leaves my house to go home I worry that they might get into an accident or something bad might happen. I reach for my mug of coffee and I see an image of the coffee mug dropping and shattering on the ground with coffee everywhere. This happens to everyone. People tend to anticipate for negative events. I see no reason to keep these negative thoughts around, so I developed a technique to get rid of them. This will also help with addictive thoughts. Let us use the example of the coffee mug. I reach for my coffee and suddenly picture it slipping from my grip and shattering all over the floor. When I see that image, I pretend like its a picture on a piece of paper. In my mind, I crumple the piece of paper up and shoot it through a basketball hoop. When the paper comes through the bottom of the net, it has turned into stream of brilliant white and blue energy. The energy comes back and reforms into a different picture. This time, the picture is of me perfectly and flawlessly juggling mugs full of coffee without spilling a single drop. Here's the trick. When that negative crumpled piece of paper is broken down into raw “energy” by the basketball net, you want to reform the energy into an over exaggerated positive thought of the same situation. Take the opposite of that original negative thought and exaggerate it! Let us use a drug related example. You have a sudden image of a needle or a pipe appear in your mind and you think, “ah yeah, that sounds like a great idea right now!”. You crumple the image up, toss it through the hoop where it becomes raw energy, and watch it reform into an image of you laughing at the needle like, “haha, you foolish needle you!” and stick your tongue out at it. Even if you end up calling your dealer and getting high – the practice of energy basketball will start to tame your mind over time. The control of your thoughts become immediate. The effect is immediate, though it may take some time to overcome the ritual of getting high. Remember, the more you practice controlling your thoughts, the more it will seep into the real world and thought control eventually becomes action control. Talking To Your Drugs: This one is simple and easy to do. You just talk to your drugs. When most addicts have a

balloon of heroin or a ball of cocaine, they tend to say things like, “god I love you!”. And that's fine. But add a few other sentences in there. How about “Mr. Heroin, you are awesome, but you need to learn respect!” This might sound a little stupid, and I'm guessing that not everyone talks to their drugs. I know I did, “c'mon, c'mon, get in the needle! Out ya go into Mr. Vein, oh yeah – you da best Heroin Man!” So maybe I'm the only one that ever talked to my drugs, but that's ok. Even if you don't talk to your drugs now, you can definitely start. Say things like, “guess what, you're not in as much control as you thought you were Mr. Heroin”, or “I'm in full control here, and you'll soon learn your place.” It may sound odd right now, but after you read the chapter on autosuggestions and affirmations, this will make a little more sense. So, there ya have it. Five techniques that you can start using right out of the bag. They are simple and can be done in your mind in front of your friends without anyone thinking you're too crazy.

Pre-Meditation Checklist, Suggestions, and Warnings
So, you finally have a little more control over your addiction and you have decided to start meditating on a regular basis. Good for you! Before we delve into actual meditation practices, there are a few things you need to do and a few things you need to know. Pre-Meditation Checklist: This checklist is only a suggestion, but they are good suggestions and I highly recommend going over this before you start meditating. I understand that some people live under some very intense circumstances and that not everyone can check this entire list off. Just do the best that you can. 1) Be as sober as possible before starting a session. For some, the prime time would be right after you wake up before you go score. For others, you might want to wait until a littler later in the day after you've sobered up a bit but before withdrawals set in. Do not ever meditate while intoxicated with the drug you are trying to kick. 2) Find the quietest place you can. If there are domestic issues at home or it is too noisy, a nice park bench works well or drive your car to a quite place and meditate in your car. 3) Wear comfortable loose clothing. Meditation is a sensitive state. Things like tight belts, or tight socks can easily distract beginners. If it is winter time and you need to go for a drive or to a park, find the most comfortable clothing you can that will still keep you warm. I highly suggest using incense or scented candles. Everybody is different and the smells that calm one person might not calm another. So experiment, go find some scents that are relaxing to you personally. Don't rely too heavily on other people's suggestions. A reclined lazy boy is one of the best positions you can be in for meditation. You don't need to sit cross legged in a lotus position. The lotus posture is difficult to do right and it is not necessary for advanced meditations. Personally, I like to throw a soft blanket on my hardwood floor and lay down with a pillow. Laying down is a more advanced way to meditate as that it takes a decent amount of mental energy to not fall asleep. Another great posture to use is sitting upright in a chair. I usually use this one in the morning due to the great temptation to fall back to sleep first thing in the morning. They are all great postures, but you should find the one that works the best for you. If you choose, taking tai chi or chi gong lessons are a definite plus as that they raise focus and concentration. Finding a teacher that can teach meditation is somewhat difficult. The acid test for a good meditation instructor is to ask them if they can meditate and stay conscious directly into a lucid dream. If they cannot, or if you get the feeling they are lying about what the can do, forget them. They don't know what they are talking about and they will only confuse you and make your road to recovery harder. I have links to recommended books under the PDFs on this website. These are great sources of knowledge and I highly recommend reading them. As you progress, these books offer great insight into meditation. Now, for the warnings. Meditation raises your consciousness and connects your conscious mind with your

subconscious mind. This can lead to some bizarre, confusing, and even frightening experiences. During meditation you may hear noises or voices. This is absolutely normal. You may experience a sudden shift. One minute you were meditating, the next you are standing on a beautiful alien beach with three moons in the sky and a comforting subtle breeze blowing across your skin. This too is somewhat common for more advanced practitioners. You may experience what some call visions. Seeing people and places in your minds eye that have no apparent meaning to you. You may hear a beautifully constructed and poetic sentence like “The winds are but soldiers left from the worlds behind.” This too is absolutely normal. These are messaged from your subconscious mind and this is a good sign. It is a sign that your connection to your inner-self is strengthening. There are many beautiful and wonderful experiences that you will have as you progress in your meditations. However, as life would have it, you may experience some awfully frightening things as well. Do not let these scare you. They are fears and hidden wounds that you have kept locked inside for a very long time. These are the tests. These experiences, no matter how scary or how frightening they may seem, are the very same experiences you need not fear. For example, I will teach you an advanced meditation later wherein you will literally enter your mind and call forth the string of life experiences and events that have lead up to your addiction. You will have memories surface that you have long since blocked from your own mind. For many people this can be extremely scary, but it is this darkness inside that we all need to confront and conquer in order to overcome addiction. When they surface, you will confront them, make peace with them in your heart, and overcome them. Yes, it may be scary, but you will not be asked to do it until you feel you are ready to face the inner demons and fears. Every time you do, you will find that your addiction has become that much weaker and you will be that much more free. Keep in mind that your subconscious speaks in the language of symbols and metaphors. You cannot go to a psychiatrist or a dream interpreter to find out what they mean. The key to the meaning of the symbols that your subconscious will show you is within your self. Write down your experiences and contemplate the meaning. Read them often, and often you will find that your experiences and messages from yourself have several layers of meaning. We will go into this in more detail later. One last warning about the power of meditation. You may occasionally see things that aren't really there. A type of hallucination. To illustrate this point, when I was first learning to meditate, I once saw several copies of my cat running around my bedroom. Ignore these hallucinations. These are sometimes referred to as “makyo”. They are a defensive device your subconscious mind uses to protect itself, to distract you from getting deeper. They are nothing more than a type of consciousness burglar alarm. Once you prove that you will not be distracted by them they will stop happening.

Meditation 1: The Basics
There are a few basic skills you will use throughout your life as a meditation practitioner. The meditations and skills in this chapter are the essential foundations of proper meditation. Take as much time as you need on this chapter. The beginning core skills must be developed until they become second nature. Before we begin, I would like to talk specifically about laying and sitting meditations. When conducting a laying meditation, you want your body to lay flat on the ground or bed. You may use a pillow under your head and neck, lower back, and behind your knees. These areas tend to become tender and sore after remaining still for extended periods of time and we want to avoid that. Make sure your legs are not spread apart too far or too close together. Keep them in a comfortable mild “V” shape. You may find this takes a few sessions to find the perfect angle to rest them at. Arms are the same way. Find the most comfortable position for your arms to lay on the ground. You may bend your elbows if that helps. If you're more comfortable with your palms flat on the ground, go for it. I personally like my hands in a relaxed half-fist shape as that I have found this to be the position of least tension. I do not recommend setting your hands on your belly or chest. Though this seems comfortable at first, it puts a good amount of sustained pressure on your elbows. Not only that, but laying your hands on your body will draw your attention to your body as it rises and falls when you get into more sensitive and subtle states of meditation, and we want to avoid that as well. Sitting meditation. Whether you sit cross-legged or on a chair there are a few important rules to follow. The first rule is to keep your spine straight. Slowly rock your body left and right until you find the center of gravity and hold it there. Then rock your body forward and backward to find your center of gravity in that direction as well. Memorize this position and how it feels. You should not have any supporting muscles working any harder than any other supporting muscles. Proper spinal balancing is extremely important to achieve and maintain maximum relaxation during sitting meditation. It is quite common for beginners to experience lower back pain due to improper spine balancing and aligning. The back pain forces them to cut their meditations short. Remember, you need to be as relaxed as possible. Make sure your spine is properly balanced to avoid any back pains. You can use several tricks to help with this. Some people imagine a giant hand coming down and pulling on their head, straightening their spine, and the gently releasing, stacking and balancing the vertebra properly with the head gently set on top. Another trick is to imagine that a steel pole has been place through your spinal column. Core Skill 1 – Relaxation and Body Scanning: Full body relaxation is absolutely necessary for proper meditation. If there is even slight tension in your body this will distract the mind and cause your meditation experience to be ineffective. It is necessary to have nearly 100% of your conscious and subconscious mind to be completely focused on the meditation. First, attain a muscle map of the body. Make sure you get a detailed map of both the front and back of the body as well as a good detailed map of the facial and head muscles. You can find them in an anatomy book or you may Google “anatomy muscles” and “anatomy facial muscles”. Familiarize yourself with your own muscles. Go through them one at a time. Try to sense them and memorize the feeling of each. Try to feel the tension and practice relaxing them. One muscle that is often overlooked is the tongue as that it resides inside the mouth. Another set of muscles that are often overlooked is the rectal sphincter as well as the muscles associated with kegels and the urinary tract.

Body Scanning is the best way to overcome tension in your body. This exercise will also help develop the nerves and synapses that spread out through your body. This may seem counter intuitive at the moment, but having highly sensitive nervous feedback from your entire body becomes important when we start talking about body awareness. Now that you are familiar with your own muscles and how they feel, get into your meditation pose of choice, relax your body to the best of your ability, and get ready for the scan. Pretend there is a machine scanning you. The machine will start at the top of your head and slowly work down through your body until it reaches your feet. Imagine the scanner going through one slice of your body at a time. For each slice, feel the muscles from the front, all the way around the rim of the slice to the back and around to the front again. Go down another slice of your body, and conduct another 360 degree survey of that slice, identifying tension and relaxing it as you find it. Take as much time as you need to hone in on and relax the tension. You may want to repeat the entire exercise several times in a row before your body becomes sufficiently relaxed. The first few weeks of performing this exercise you may find that by the time you are down to the muscles in your feet that the muscles in your face and neck have tensed back up. This is perfectly normal. It takes time to train your muscles to stay relaxed after consciously relaxing them. After practicing this exercise day after day, you will become faster and more effective at performing the body scan. You may find that you can perform the relaxation exercise fast enough that you will literally feel your muscles relax in a consecutive momentum from the top of your head to your feet. Your nerves become stronger and relay the signal of a relaxed muscle group well enough that the sensation of doing a body scan may feel extremely tangible. I relate the sensation to a feeling as if your body was hollow and you poured a bucket of cool, low temperature rocks into the top of your head – feeling them fall with gravity through your body and hitting the floor. This more advanced sensation is, to say the least, extremely relaxing and it feels great. Always use the body scan before meditating to calm yourself and relax your entire body. Core Skill 2 – Belly Breathing: Belly breathing is common across all meditation practices and is essential in staying relaxed and focused. Normally people breath with their chest. If you asked someone to take a deep breath you would see their chest and shoulders rise. Not only is this a sign of stress, but it is horrifically bad for you. When you breath with your chest you use about one third of your lung capacity. When you belly breath, however, you use nearly your entire lung capacity. When you belly breath, your rib cage and chest should not expand. You should see your belly expanding and contracting much like a young child or baby breathes. The belly breath is the most natural form of breathing. We learned to breath with the chest as we grew older and took on more and more stress. You should practice belling breathing everywhere you go. After some time you will find the belly breath become your default breathing style. You will find your body will relax easier and you will be in a better mood the more you integrate belly breathing into your everyday life. Belly breathing for meditation is slightly different. You should try to slow your breathing down

as much as you can without straining yourself. Time your most relaxed full belly breaths and slowly try to increase the amount of time per breath. A good timing to aim at would be between two and four full breaths per minute. You may, of course, set an even higher goal, however two to four breathes per minute is perfect for meditation. Now that you have body scanning and belly breathing down, let us put these two practices to use with some legitimate basic meditations. Noticing Butterfly Thoughts: Butterfly thoughts are thoughts that come and go as they please. They may or may not be related to current issues in your life. During this practice, you may be surprised at the amount and frequency of butterfly thoughts. Assume your meditation position, start your belly breathing, and run through a few body scans until you are sufficiently relaxed. Simply observe the thoughts that come into your mind. This may sound somewhat easy, but it can be quite challenging, especially if you are currently going through a stressful time. If you have problems at work, with a relationship, or thoughts about drugs, you will find some very powerful thoughts entering your mind that are hard to control. This exercise teaches you how. As these thoughts enter your mind, your job is to simply notice them and send them on their way. If you should find yourself indulging in a thought, simply reset, send it on its way and continue the exercise. Your job in this meditation is to notice the thoughts that come and go without indulging in them. Set a timer for ten minutes. When you find you can perform this meditation easily, you may move up to twenty and thirty minutes. You may be surprised to notice the amount of chaotic and random thoughts that shoot through the mind at any given moment. This is a great skill to have and you will notice it coming out in your daily life. When you feel you are decently effective at noticing the butterfly thoughts you may move on to the breath counting. Feel free to revisit this meditation every now and then as that it can be extremely relaxing and helpful when analyzing yourself and your current situation. Breath Counting: Breath counting is just as it seems. You will be counting your breaths. Breath counting can be slightly challenging. Assume your meditation position, start your belly breathing, and run through a few body scans until you are sufficiently relaxed. Begin counting your breaths. You may count them any way you wish as long as you keep it consistent. Personally, I count an entire breath (inhale and exhale) as one entire breath. However, if you find you have trouble counting both inhale and exhale as one breath, you may break the inhales and exhales into one breath-count each. Count ten breaths and repeat. You can count up to ten or down from ten or even count to twenty or thirty after you have caught on. However, most people experience stray and distracting thoughts entering their minds and distracting the count. The discipline comes when you realize you have been distracted and refocus your mind to counting breaths. This meditation should be calming and relaxing. If you get distracted with butterfly thoughts, don't fret. Simply reset and go back to counting. Getting frustrated will only work against the purpose of meditation. Realize that nobody can count from one to ten over and over again for ten minutes their first time. This is completely normal and there is absolutely nothing to worry about or get frustrated

over. The purpose of this particular practice is to learn to focus and block random thoughts. After some time practicing this method, you will begin to notice your focus and attention span increasing. I was diagnosed with ADD as a child and have always had problems with focusing. Currently, I have an extremely hardened ability to focus and have stopped taking ADD medications. Meditation is an extremely powerful practice. Focus Meditation: The purpose of this meditation is to sharpen your focus. This is another seemingly simple meditation. However this particular meditation usually takes many years to perfect. Be kind to yourself and don't worry if you can't do this perfectly your fist time. Pick an object from your home to focus on. A marble, a lighter, a pencil, anything really. Take several minutes studying the object. Notice all the dings and scratches, and the shades of different colors of the object. After you have sufficiently studied the object it's time to meditate. Again, assume your meditation position, start your belly breathing, and run through a few body scans until you are sufficiently relaxed. Now, start recalling everything about your object. Recall the dents and the scratches and the colors. Try to hold the image of the object in your mind for as long as you can without changing colors, morphing shape or disappearing. This is an extremely difficult meditation to perfect. Like I said, it may takes years to be able to flawlessly hold the image in your mind perfectly for an extended period of time. At first, you may find you can only hold fractions of the image for a short time. Split second flashes are perfectly normal. Whenever you find that you have lost the image, relax and simply continue. You will be working some “mental muscles” and it may take some time to perfect the meditation. For our purposes you don't need to perfect this meditation. This is an exercise to strengthen your mind. Even a slight increase in the amount of time you can hold the image in your mind is a massive accomplishment. Clearing The Mind: With this meditation we will block all thoughts from entering your mind. Unlike the focus meditations, clearing the mind can usually be mastered fairly quickly. This is an addition to the Noticing Butterflies meditation. Assume your meditation position, start your belly breathing, and run through a few body scans until you are sufficiently relaxed. Begin noticing the butterfly thoughts as they rise from the corners of your mind. This exercise requires that you understand one very important concept. This concept is that consciousness exists without thought. At first this may sound odd. I will show you how you can understand and experience this. Your mind is like a movie screen with thoughts constantly crossing it and appearing on it. Consciousness exists without thought much like a movie screen exists without a movie. We are so used to seeing movies play on movie screens that we often correlate the movie screen with movies much like we correlate consciousness with thought. This couldn't be further from the truth. Consciousness can exist without thought, however thought cannot exist without consciousness. Consciousness is the canvas on which thoughts are painted. To illustrate this point, let us perform a Noticing Butterflies meditation. As you meditate, do not

focus on the thoughts themselves. Instead, focus on their life cycles. Notice how they fade into existence. Sometimes they come from your subconscious mind and sometimes they are fabrications of your conscious mind. Notice the “silent” spaces between your thoughts. Notice the void where the thoughts come from. These silent spaces and areas that seem like voids are places of consciousness without thought. After meditating on this for a while, you will become more aware of these 'voids' and 'silent spaces'. As soon as you have a decent handle on this concept, start focusing on the void and silent spaces. Now that you are focusing on the voids and spaces instead of focusing on thoughts, you will begin to have an onslaught of thoughts trying to distract you and steal your attention away from the silent spaces. You must continue to focus on the silence and ignore the rising thoughts. Your subconscious mind will begin to panic and throw more thoughts at you. This is a defense mechanism of your subconscious mind. Simply continue your meditation. After you get the hang of this meditation, you will notice that you can sense a thought arising before it even begins to manifest in your mind. This is the perfect time to block it from gaining existence in your mind. This is a technique I have a hard time explaining simply because the technique itself does not require thought, thus it is somewhat difficult to put into words. The only way I can explain it is that you must barricade the thoughts arrival point with the intention that it does not enter. That may not make sense now, but once you get a hang of this meditation it will. In the Buddhist tradition, this calming of the mind is often related to calming the waves on the surface of the ocean. The ocean symbolizes the mind with the crashing waves symbolizing thoughts. When the waves are crashing and distorting the surface of the ocean with ripples and foam, all we see is the chaos on the surface of the ocean. When we calm these waves until the water is perfectly still, we can peer down into the depths of the ocean that is our mind. This analogy of the ocean is one of my favorites because it depicts the very top layer of the ocean as our thoughts. We are so wrapped up in our thoughts and daily lives that we often think that this is all there is. In reality thoughts are but a tiny fraction of what the mind really is. When the waves are calm and we can look into ourselves, we see schools of exotic fish and other life forms, we see coral and other formations hundreds if not thousands of meters deep. We see tectonic fissures and stunning landscapes of beauty. To quiet the mind is to open new doorways we never knew existed. This technique is absolutely essential for this program. Make sure you have a good handle on this concept before moving onto the more advanced meditation exercises.

Meditation 2: Autosuggestions and Affirmations
Autosuggestions and affirmations are some of the most powerful tools we have in the tool chest of life. The popularized media-driven depiction of people who use affirmations and autosuggestions is often negative and demeaning. They often show the lowlifes and creeps repeating affirmations from a rusty tape player while they paste their comb-over to their foreheads with sweat. This couldn't be further from the truth. Autosuggestions and affirmations are for everybody, especially the strong, successful and devoted. Autosuggestions and affirmations are constantly utilized by everyone on a daily basis whether you know it or not. When you look in the mirror and silently say to yourself, “Damn, you look goooood!”, or when you royally screw up and say to yourself, “You are such an idiot!” you are practicing autosuggestions and affirmations. Autosuggestions and affirmations are two separate concepts but they are so intimately entwined that after the following explanation of each we will refer to them collectively as 'asaa'. It's a short, simple, and easy to remember acronym. I've decided the pronunciation should sound something like “ace-uh”. Autosuggestions are just that. Suggestions to ones self. Surely you have heard of the power of suggestion. An autosuggestion is simply that; invoking the power of suggestion on yourself. Affirmations are just as easy. You are simply affirming to yourself those things you truly believe about yourself. Autosuggestions are more or less the kick-start you need. It's the seed you plant within yourself. Once the seed begins to grow, the suggestions become affirmations, or in other words, the continued nurture and care the now sprouted autosuggestion needs to grow in a healthy manner. Let us now go over the mechanism and art of asaa. Everything you believe about yourself is scripted deep inside your subconscious mind. The reason great athletes are great is due to the firmly rooted idea that they are great athletes scripted deep down in their psyche. These men and women chose to try harder and work harder when they failed instead of giving into failure and allowing the script, “you're really not so good at this sport, you really should stop trying.” When first learning sports, they messed up just as much as anybody. The difference, however, is that they chose to tell themselves, “I can do this, I just need a little more practice. Soon I'll be as good, if not better, than any of these other guys.” Sometimes these subconscious scripts are seeded by what others say. “There ya go son! You've got it! Keep practicing and you'll be as good as anyone else!” Positive reinforcement by peers, parents, teachers, instructors, coaches and friends have had an extremely important effect on the scripted 'programs' you hold deep down in your subconscious mind. These scripts and programs can be extremely helpful as well as extremely damaging. Now that you know that others can dish out these suggestions, you can change how you react to them as well as which ones you let in. The magic of asaa phrases is that you can alter these old scripts that you've held onto for years. You can overwrite the negative ones and create new, more powerful scripts.

The biggest problem I have with Alcoholics Anonymous is that they force you to practice asaa phrases in a negative and damaging way. The first thing you say when you stand up is, “Hi, my name is Thomas Wright and I am an alcoholic!” BAD BAD BAD!!! If you routinely go to AA, NA, CA, or any other anonymous meeting or support group – stop doing this! The problem with this is that you state your name first. Doing this is like throwing a massive title page up for everyone to see including yourself. “THOMAS WRIGHT!”. And then what do you do? You give yourself a subtitle, “AND I'M AN ALCOHOLIC!”. You have just re-affirmed in your mind that the most significant part of yourself is that you are an alcoholic. How damaging can you get? Every time you say this you are affirming in your own mind that you ARE an alcoholic and that this is the most significant part of who you are. Is it no wonder that you see the same people in support groups for the rest of their lives? Is it no wonder that the common belief about addiction is that it is incurable? My first assignment to any of you who are attending any type of meeting is to say something akin to the following: “Hello, my name is Thomas Wright. I am a computer programmer for a living. I am a father of a wonderful child, and I try to be the best husband I can. I absolutely love playing the guitar, I like hiking, and I'm currently reading this amazing book called 'Proofiness' about mathematic trickery in the media. The reason I am here is because I am currently working on overcoming my soon to be past problem that I have with cocaine. Thanks!” Wow – what a difference! If the leader or instructor of the group questions why you didn't use the conventional introduction, simply tell them that you are currently enrolled in the House of Waking Spirits addiction recovery program and that it requires such an introduction. You may go on to tell them why we introduce ourselves this way. Suggest that everyone in the group begins using this method of introduction. When everyone in a support group uses this method, you will see the entire dynamic of your meetings change! They will be productive and you may actually enjoy going. Now that we know and understand how asaa phrases work, let us go over some asaa phrases designed specifically for addiction and how and when to use them. Remember, this works for everyone. If you're not comfortable using phrases like “spiritual” you absolutely do not have to. 1) I have total control over my thoughts and desires! 2) I respect and hold all drugs as sacred and understand that they are to be used sparingly and only for healing and (spiritual) growth! 3) My body is healthy and toxin free! 4) I am addiction free! 5) Every day is another step in my journey to a complete psychological (and spiritual) healing! Write these down or print them out on a piece of paper. Paste them above your bed or on your bathroom mirror so that you see them every morning and every night. You may even wish to keep a copy with you at all times. Repeat them every morning and every night. You might choose to go the extra mile and repeat them several times throughout the day when you remember to. The more you say them, the more they begin to overwrite those awful negative scripts that you have carried with you throughout your life. Now, for the final powerful trick. Memorize these phrases and use them in meditation.

Remember how we talked about the mind being like raging waves atop a massive ocean? Well, when you calm your thoughts and you can peer down into the crystal clear ocean, this is the absolute best time to recall and repeat your asaa phrases. This allows your asaa phrases to cut deeply and effectively straight down into your subconscious mind without all the usual noise and turbulence of the thought filled mind. Every time you recite your asaa phrases, allow yourself the full spectrum of experience as if that phrase were true. Use imagery, see yourself clean and sober without any addiction. Feel the great feeling of being free from addiction. Hear your friends and family congratulate you for overcoming addiction. Allow yourself the full experience of the future your hard work will lead you to. Remember, these phrases don't necessarily have to be true. You may still have problems with addiction but that should not stop you from using these phrases. This is not lying to yourself. You must understand that you have an addiction. When you use these phrases, you are cleaning yourself from the inside out. When you begin to effectively overwrite the existing negative scripts in your mind with these positive scripts, your actions and mental state will begin to reflect it. What you believe about yourself will slowly begin to become reality. After a while, you will be able to recite your asaa phrases and know that they are indeed true and that it all started with a little faith in yourself and a few positive words to recited to yourself every day.

Meditation 3: Enter The Body Reinforcing Synaptic Stability and Health
The body plays a massive roll in meditation and addiction healing. Most people have the idea that meditation deals exclusively with the mind. This, however, is not totally correct. For meditation to be fully effective, one must be completely tuned into their body as well as have a sufficient level of control over the body. Remember the body scan meditation? This comes into play here. As you begin to strengthen your synaptic stability and nervous system, you develop an extremely intimate relationship with your body. By practicing certain meditations, you gain the ability to tune into any function in your body as well as developing a control over them. Many high-level meditation practitioners have developed such a sensitivity to their inner body that they can literally sense when something is wrong with an organ or specific area of the body even before a medical doctor can detect it with current medical technology. Other practitioners have developed such an intimate relationship and control over their body that they are capable of meditating for months at a time without water and food. Often they are capable of slowing their internal processes to a level that they would be considered clinically dead. Their heart beat and breathing slow to undetectable rates. They are capable of altering the functions and physiology of their entire body. There have even been reports of certain meditation practitioners who can ingest large amounts of poisons and drugs without showing any detectable effects. Learning the lower levels of body control comes first by practicing body sensitivity and then by practicing heart rate control and breathing control. This first level of body sensitivity and control is all that is needed to deal with what is usually considered Pavlovian Conditioning. For instance, when you think of using a particular drug, your heart starts racing and you experience a euphoric anticipation of using the drug. Through these meditations you can learn to curb this response. Controlling and altering the Pavlovian Conditioning of the racing heart and desire to use when thinking of your drug of choice is a major factor in controlling your addiction. The two meditations we will learn in this chapter are: the body and organ sensitivity meditation and the body and organ control meditation. Learning to feel your body is a rather simple meditation. Let us begin. Obtain an anatomy chart showing the basic locations of your organs. You can find one online rather easily or you use the official House of Waking Spirits chart found here: http://houseofwakingspirits.com/posters/organ-chart.png Hang the chart on the wall where you can see it during your meditation. Assume your meditation position, start your belly breathing, and run through a few body scans until you are sufficiently relaxed. Now, study the chart and remain relaxed. As you study the chart, move from organ to organ and locate the position of the organ within your own body. This meditation may take several months to begin to feel your organs, so don't get discouraged if you don't sense anything right off the bat. One of the major tricks of sensing organs is learning how to sense inside your body. Most of us can only feel our organs when we're in pain. Even at that, organ pains often relates to surface areas rather than an actual 3D internal positioning. You will begin to feel the 3-dimensional locations with practice. Simply visualize the organ within your own body, relax, and feel for it. After practicing this meditation for some time, you will begin to notice the actual 3D location

sensations. Each organ has a different feel to it. You can get more detailed if you desire and learn the different sections and areas of each organ although this is not required for Pavlovian addiction response control. After you have sufficiently made and strengthened your neural-connection to each or your major organs you may now continue to the organ control meditations. The connection and sensitivity is absolutely required before controlling your organs. The reason for this is that you need that connection you built for receiving organ information and sensations in order to send information and commands. Now for the organ control meditations. Assume your meditation position, start your belly breathing, and run through a few body scans until you are sufficiently relaxed. The most important organs to learn to control in the face of an addiction is the heart and adrenal glands. Let us start with the heart. Begin by feeling the organ out until you have a good grasp on its current condition. Once you have a good sense of your heart and its beat pattern, begin to feed it commands to slow down. Often I find it quite effective to simply 'feel' your heart beat slowing. This takes some time, you may find yourself practicing this for a month or more before you can effectively slow your heart rate down. The next organs that are essential for controlling Pavlovian addiction responses are the adrenals. The best way to work with the adrenals is to learn how to release adrenaline. Again, feel the organs out until you are sufficiently connected with them. Feel the adrenaline release. Little bits at a time. This will give you a good sense of the release mechanism which can also be used for shutting it off. Once you have a certain level of control over your heart and adrenals, you will find you can begin to interfere with the usual addiction response to a drug thought. Before you let the signal from your mind set your heart beat racing and adrenaline pumping through your system, intervene by sending signals of a slow heart beat and shut off your adrenaline response. Work with one at a time until you get it down. After some time working with this, the response becomes automatic and you will soon find that thoughts and images of drugs and drug use have no effect on your body. This is a great practice and will be a major player on your path toward healing your addiction. Being aware of your entire body and its current condition will prove helpful in more areas than just addiction healing. You will find it much easier to know what your body needs, when there is a problem, and how to deal with a problem. I recommend finding a good Chi Gong or Tai Chi teacher as that these practices have a great deal to do with body awareness and control. So there you have it. Practice these meditations until you have control over your Pavlovian addiction response. Remember, though this program may take quite a bit of time to perfect, it is completely worth it. In the end, you will find yourself completely healed from your addiction. You will not find another program that will literally heal you the way this program will. Perseverance and practice. Stick with it and you will find yourself opening your eyes to a whole new world.

Meditation 4: Intermediate Meditation Down The Rabbit Hole
Meditation can definitely be a strange door to open. It can also be one of the most wonderful and enlightening doors to open. I have taught you many meditations up until this point. I urge you to continue each meditation I have taught you until you feel you are experienced enough to move onto the next set of practices. This next meditation is the ultimate door to open. I strongly urge everyone to pick-up a book on Chi Gong, Tai Chi, or energy work. Whether or not you believe in energy work, the fact of the matter is that energy work activates and strengthens you nervous system as I have discussed in the chapter 'Enter The Body'. The strengthening of your nerves and conscious activation of the nerve-plexuses in your body is essential for this next meditation. I would recommend doing some 'energy work' before each of these meditations. I have touched on this meditation several times earlier. However, I will show you in this chapter how to take it to the next level and prepare for the next chapter titled, 'Interfacing With Your Subconscious Mind'. This next chapter is the ultimate key to a full and healthy addiction recovery as well as psychological healing. Assume your meditation position, start your belly breathing, and run through a few body scans until you are sufficiently relaxed and continue with your energy work system of choice for several minutes. Continued body scanning should work fine for energy work. However, I highly suggest using the more advanced systems out there if you feel you are up to it. I recommend Robert Bruce's book, 'Energy Work' which you may purchase through my site from Amazon by clicking on the 'Advanced Meditation' link under the 'Browse By Category' Amazon selection box here: http://www.houseofwakingspirits.com/books.php Begin clearing your mind of all thought as was taught earlier in this system. Do not allow yourself to fall into sleep. The point of this meditation is to keep your conscious mind sharp and fully awake while allowing your body to become as relaxed as possible. This next step requires at least a full hour of meditation per session. I know this is quite a bit of time, however, when you have completely healed your addiction you will be grateful you took the time to do this. This meditation is as simple as they get, yet it requires a large amount of self control and focus. You will stay in your meditation position with minimal movement. If you have an itch try your hardest to ignore it. Allow your consciousness to hone sharper and sharper while your body becomes more and more relaxed. That is it. Keep all thoughts from entering your mind, sharpen your consciousness, and relax your body to the best of your ability. This practice will prepare you for the next step. Before I end this chapter, you need to know a few things that may happen during this meditation. You may see visions of places as if you were actually there. You may hear voices and conversations. These are perfectly normal and nothing to worry about. You may experience the feelings

of falling, tilting, or rotating. This too is absolutely normal. The falling sensations can be extremely intense. Though I had been told many times about this sensation, the first time I experienced it I was not prepared for it. It may literally feel as though you are falling at terminal velocity. This sensation is followed by what some describe as an extremely vivid lucid dream or an OBE (out of body experience). This too is nothing to be worried about and is a good sign you are reaching the deeper levels of meditation. These more intense experiences (ie: lucid dreams and OBE's) are not required to be able to move onto the next exercise. When you reach the point where visions, floating sensations, and feelings of bliss and euphoria become common placed in your meditation practices, it is time to go onto the next step. The final step. The step of ultimate healing.

Meditation 5: Interfacing With Your Subconscious Mind
Ah, the holy grail of this program. Finally you're here and you're ready and willing to do what you need to do to remove the underlying personal causes of your addiction. You're ready to interface directly with your subconscious mind and come to terms with your world, yourself, and your life experiences. I would like to offer an explanation of what this meditation is all about. I call this The ScreenActors Metaphor. Pretend that your mind is like a giant movie screen. Most of us have very strange and chaotic movies playing on the screens of our minds. This meditation is the key to a magical little door in the lower corner of the screen. When you finally open that door and step through to the back of the screen you will find a strange world of actors, directors, producers, caterers, stage hands and all manner of characters who play major rolls in the production of the movie you see on the screen of your mind. As you watch them and follow them you soon begin to understand the quality of the movie playing on the screen of your mind. The director is fighting with the producers and writers about budget issues. The catering crew is serving horrible food and making everybody grumpy. The main actor is having an affair with one of the stage hands. Many of the actresses are in the back dressing room drinking and smoking and getting high. To say the least, your entire crew is a mess. This meditation not only allows you to step through the screen and see the problems, but you can interact directly with these characters and fix these problems. This is the essence of the power of this meditation. This meditation requires a little up-front preparation. First we need to create our own personal sanctuary. Your sanctuary should be completely peaceful and personal. For example, the sanctuary I created consists of four white-sand islands in the middle of a beautify crystal blue ocean. I have always felt a kinship with the ocean and an affinity to island life. You may choose anything you wish. You may decide to make a building your sanctuary, or a floating castle in the middle of a sunset. The only requirement is that it is perfect for you and only you. You need to imagine a place where you feel safe and comfortable. You need to incorporate personal symbolism and names. The process of developing your sanctuary may take only an hour or it may take several months for you to finally come to the perfect environment to set as your sanctuary. Your sanctuary must have a few key components. These components are archetypal figures relating to basic psychology and the Monomyth otherwise well known as the “Heroes Journey”. If you are not familiar with this archetype, you may read more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monomyth The first major component you need in your sanctuary world is the component of The Mother. You may also relate this to the female side of the psyche and the world, also well described as the Chinese concept of 'yin'. It may be a person or an animal or a statue. The Mother component I use is a speaking fountain at the bottom of a cliff. She represents the earth and the motherly guiding power. The second major component is likewise The Father. You may represent this however you wish. My personal representation that I use is a Father Time like wizard. This figure will represent the fatherly guiding power in your psyche and life. Next you need a guide. Again, you may use anything you like. A cat, dog, a talking tree or a small spot where you can sit down and communicate with a disembodied voice. It is completely up to you how you wish to represent these components. Your guide is the component you go to in order to

vent and get feedback on your current problems or how to go about a session in your world. For me, my guide is usually the first component I visit. I receive information as to how I should conduct the current session and which other components I need to interface with. The next component(s) is the component of your internal conflict. My personal representation of this is a giant chess board. One side is black and the other, of course, white. The pieces all speak and give advice though I usually only communicate with the kings and queens. I hope by now that you get the idea that you can represent any of these components in any way you wish. Be creative, but be true to yourself and your own psyche. Have fun with this creative process – because this will be a very permanent world that you will visit often throughout your life. Your next component is The Teacher. Your interaction with The Teacher component will be for you to learn. Your subconscious will literally teach you the hidden yet obvious concepts you need to learn in order to progress. And finally, the last necessary component is The Cave. This is where your fears and hidden pasts and issues are stored. This is where you will face the darkness within and confront it. This is where you will defeat your darkness and come to the light. This is where much of the healing process takes place. I call it the cave because it is a cave. It is a dark, rocky, misty place. The Cave is the one component that cannot be just anything. It must be a place. You may use an actual cave in the side of a hill or you may use a large dark mansion deep in a hidden valley. It may be a broken down lodge or cabin in the middle of the forest. We will talk about the dynamics of The Cave shortly. Now that you know the components, you may begin to design your landscape. Make sure you give your map a lot of room. In real time you may want it to be equivalent to several acres. Your sanctuary is your world, and you must take time to carefully create and place each component and create the surroundings of each component. You may decide to place The Father at the highest point of a massive castle in a far corner of your sanctuary. You may decide that he has a massive telescope with which he watches the land. As you become more and more familiar with your land your subconscious will begin to fill in the details. Books on the shelves, pictures on the wall, maps in the desk drawers. Some of the functional decorations will be place by yourself as you design your sanctuary, however, as you begin to explore your sanctuary and interact with your subconscious mind, you will find your world begins to fill itself with the things that you need when you need it. Years later you will find a very detailed world with very specific articles and structures that grow into your world and have a purpose that you will learn at some point. Take as little or as much time as you feel is necessary to construct your sanctuary. Give each component its own area of your sanctuary. And when you feel that your sanctuary is ready, it is time to take a trip and visit it for the first time. Ready? Here we go. Assume your normal meditation position. Start your belly breathing and run a few body scans until you are sufficiently relaxed. Continue with several minutes more of body scans if that is your preferred energy work method, otherwise follow your energy work method of choice. Begin clearing your mind and settle in for at least 45 minutes of meditation. So you are aware, sanctuary meditations can take up to several hours. It is common to be unaware of the time as it goes by as that you will be thoroughly engrossed in your communications with your subconscious self. After having cleared your mind for a sufficient amount of time, usually when you begin to have light visions and your body feels light, relaxed, and floaty, it is time to lay your sanctuary over the wave-less ocean that is your mind. Do not force it into your mind, simply lay it out over your mind like a silk cloth over

a smooth marble surface. Allow your subconscious mind to fill your sanctuary like a hand fills a glove. Let it just slip it on. You have put much thought into the design of your sanctuary and your subconscious mind will know how to put it on. Begin your journey. Walk around and get to know your surroundings. Think of your components and decide to visit any of them except for the cave. Talk to your Guide and your Father, visit The Mother and take a trip to speak with the component(s) of your inner conflict. Talk with them, ask them questions and inquire about The Cave. Ask them when you should visit The Cave or what you must learn before you visit The Cave. You may find your guide sending you to The Father and The Father sending you to consult you inner conflict component. It may take several months of visiting your sanctuary before you are ready to enter The Cave. Each visit will have something new for you. Each visit you will learn more about yourself and your subconscious mind. When you are finally ready to enter The Cave, you really must be prepared for anything. I have had memories surface that I had blocked since childhood. I have had some of the most frightening and emotional experiences in The Cave. You will too. Whatever you find in The Cave, you must confront. You must engage the fear or the memory and release it. You must overcome The Cave, and all of the other components will help you to know how. You will find that each obstacle you overcome in the cave will be replaced with a new one the next time you visit. You may find the old obstacle months later curled up in the corner of the cave. It has no more energy, you have overcome it and you will know it is time to finally let it go. For some people this process may take a long time to deal with their issues. For others, they may find that they are capable of confronting and defeating all of their issues within the matter of months. Everyone is different and everyone's experience will be custom fit specifically for them. After you have healed yourself from addiction and any other issue you may have, you may still find it productive to come back to your sanctuary often. You will always find something new to learn. At first this experience will be somewhat in your mind. If you continue with your practices, you may find yourself in your world in a lucid dream like state. You will actually be there and it will be a very powerful experience. This is the most important skill you will ever learn. Don't ever stop utilizing this most powerful tool. Addiction is only a symptom of the effect that a chaotic society and economy has on your subconscious. It is not a disease. By practicing these meditations you are disconnecting your ties to the sicknesses and true diseases of this world, alleviating the symptoms and healing yourself. This is the only way to discover your true self and to truly find complete healing from addiction.

Meditation 6: Psychonaut Exploration And The Next Level
Healing your mind and body is but the beginning of the meditation journey. Some people may be able to cleanse their minds and bodies within the matter of months, others may take several years. The journey is different for everybody. The skills you have learned here will continue to server you as a means to heal and work with future traumas. You may use meditation to consult yourself if there is a problem you are trying to solve or a situation you are trying to remedy. Meditation is a lifelong skill that you may utilize at any time to better yourself and your world. This section does not describe any next level meditation techniques. Instead, I will acquaint you with the possibilities of furthering your practices and experiences. The more you interact with your subconscious mind, the easier it is to open that door. Many meditation practitioners are capable of delving directly into a lucid dream at will. Lucid dreaming is an extremely important ability to obtain and it will teach you many things about yourself. Making the commitment to continue your meditation practice for the rest of your life will be the most important choice you will ever make. Your sensitivity to your subconscious mind will come into play in your daily life. You will pick up on subtleties and nuances you may never have noticed. Body language becomes transparent. Picking up on peoples emotions even if they are trying to hide it becomes a black and white process. Adapting perfectly to any situation becomes a walk in the park. You may continue to explore your own mind as a full fledged psychonaut. Exploring new levels of your own consciousness is a miraculous journey. Personally, I have only begun to tread the streets of these deeper levels. You will begin to understand all the mental processes and manipulate them for greater purposes. Psychonaut exploration is a psychedelic experience that far exceeds even the most powerful hallucinogens known to man. Control over your body will allow you to release hormones and endorphins at will, making the need to use any drug for any reason, even aspirin for a mild headache, completely obsolete. The more you understand yourself and the more control you have over who you are and what you do, the more you will wield the ability to overcome any obstacle and alter any situation for the greater good. Our world is in a dark and greedy place. In the current world scenario, meditation is the most powerful tool against the darkness. Many meditation practitioners, after years of meditation, reach a transcendent level of consciousness commonly referred to enlightenment. It has been reported that these people, after having experienced the transcendent state of consciousness known as enlightenment, become very different people. They become people who have absolute control over their minds and bodies, who look at every situation objectively and subjectively, who never judge anyone and are capable of love for all people no matter who they are or what they have done. They are people who can change your life simply by talking to you. They are the people who can change the world and literally build a better tomorrow.

Meditation is not only for personal progression. Meditation is for our entire world and the progression of the human species. Imagine if every elected official was required to have obtained enlightenment before they can hold a government office. The world would not only be fair and just – but it would be a well thought out world. It would be a world run according to the decisions of men and women who have perfected their minds and bodies, who have overcome any hint of temptation long ago, who don't give into greed or fear, who equally love every citizen and hold the peoples ideas and concerns with the utmost respect and interest. It would, in truth, be absolute paradise. Corruption would be a thing of the past and the elusive concept of a utopia would become a reality. We all want to be happy, and we all want to progress and be a contributor to the greater good. This is not only possible, but if we are to make a better world and continue as a species, it is necessary. The only way for everyone to be happy and for everyone to be able to contribute equally to our race and world, is for the seeds of self actualization and self healing to begin sprouting. The only way for these seeds to begin sprouting is for individuals like you and me to heal ourselves and become one with our own subconscious minds. The more people who reach the transcendent levels of consciousness, the faster our world will accelerate into the peaceful and progressive world we all wish to see. So, as we can see, not only is meditation good for you, but it is good for the whole world. And that socio-economic disease I have been talking about which has caused the symptom known as addiction will actually disappear. Meditation is so much more than sitting quietly. It is the healer of the world. It is surreal lucid experiences in far off galaxies and adventures in your mind that seem more real that the waking world. Meditation can take you to alien beaches of beauty you never knew existed. It can allow a crippled person to hike to the tallest mountain they can imagine. You can converse with your subconscious as you never knew possible. You can access the immense power of your subconscious mind on a whim. You can create the greatest feeling of warmth. Love, and bliss as if you were standing in the presence of a deity. Some people even claim these experiences actually do exist in far off realms outside the capabilities of the physical brain. The truth is, whether or not you are actually communicating with exalted beings in realms belonging to magnificent universes in multidimensional realities, or whether you are merely experiencing a very real simulation within your own mind, the experience changes you for the better. The experience is awe inspiring. The experience will shift your perception of our world, and the experience will help you build an better life for yourself and for those around you. Thank you for reading this manual and for your desire to be a better person. Continue with your meditations and you will find a whole new world waiting for you at your doorstep. Not The End :)

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