The Fast-Track to project meditation success!

Discussion in 'START HERE: Registration & Introductions' started by Michael Mackenzie, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. Abi

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    I cannot seem to get onto course material and do not understand why

    I cannot seem to get onto course material and do not understand why
     
  2. cycy

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    How to Preparte to Meditated

    Hi,
    I downloaded the first four CDs. I listened to the first CD. Michael mentions something about a "How to Prepare to Medtate" card that comes when you purchase the actual physical CDs. I thought there would be something on the website with these instructions, but I have not found them. Can you tell me where to look, or if they are not posted, what the specific preparations are?
    Thank you. I am looking forward to this.
     
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    CyCy, Getting started with 'Discover Meditation'.

    Hi CyCy,

    Thank you for your email. The instruction document you need to get started with comes in the form of a PDF file. I have sent it to your email address. If you have trouble opening this, simply click on the below link to download Adobe Acrobat reader:

    Adobe - Adobe Reader download - All versions


    Hope this helps.



    Kind regards Jodie :)
     
  4. Matti

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    Wait a minute fast track? Is this same as discover meditation?
     
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    Where are the explanations about the gratitude exercice? it somehow alluded me
    Thank you
     
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    Hi msssl and welcome to the community. The gratitude exercise is on C.D.2 of Discover Meditation. I have found that creating the daily habit of gratitude is really powerful and works so well with meditation (at separate times)

    Michael has also had a gratitude video made for you to either enjoy or use as an example to make your own. Here's the link:-

    http://www.project-meditation.org/community/mind-body-spirit/1547-gratitude-video.html#post7757

    Hope you enjoy and I wish you much peace and joy :) :) :)
     
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    Great! i was just wondering if anyone knew how/ where to get te music which plays at the start of the cds, before michael speaks? thanks!
     
  8. Eady

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    Hi I'm new to this forum and I was wondering does anybody know where I can find the document for the fast track to success on meditation I found it before but can't seem to locate it now if anybody can help with this problem A.S.A.P I will be grateful here is my email to directly send it to me.

    [email protected]

    Thanks in advance
     
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    Fast Track Your Way To Success

    Hey Eady,
    Just click on the "Click Here" action button on the "middle on top left" column of 3 selections on the top of any Project Meditation forum page (just above FAQs selection box). Or just look for the "active selection text" that flashes in and out of the user selection box in the middle. The user selection text states "How to Fast Track Your Way To Success...". Open the link and at the very bottom there is a link that you can select to download the free meditation course.


    Hope this helps.



    shine on :) :)

    jim
     
  10. percy

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    The Fast-Track to project meditation success

    Hello
    My name is Michael and am very happy to discover this exercise .In fact i wish i can get the starting information so that i can start learning how to meditate.
    I have a learning problem because am a student of the university of education and any time i learn it does not stick and i cant remember what i learn and i believe this meditation will help me to achieve my goals.
    Thank you very much
     
  11. lilybaby1

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    At Last- and will try to measure up.

    ;)I am new forgive me-I have to get used to all the strange doodads. I am happy to finally get here- I seem tobe having success in meditation
     
  12. oneflewover

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    As you are....

    Great to hear you are doing well lilybaby. Nothing to try to measure up to though, what you are doing seems to be good enough :)

    Graham
     
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    bulimia

    hello, I wonder whether meditation can be helpful in bulimia. any experience in the field? thank you
     
  14. CatB

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    New...some questions about LifeFlow?

    Do you need to buy all the CD's at once?

    If not, which ones would you all recommend starting out with so I can put them on my Christmas "Wish List"?

    Thanks so much!
     
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    Cat, you may want to send this particular question to Support. In the past I know they've worked out special arrangments for purchasing on a case-by-case basis.

    Generally speaking, there are 10 tracks and you begin with LF-10 and work your way down, one at a time till you reach LF-1. Each track is designed to a slower and slower brainwave frequency. Since the ability to work within lower and lower brainwave ranges is a gradually accumulated skill, the series should be worked with in the proper sequence without skipping around.

    How long you spend on each track depends on your individual progress, and on noting the signs that suggest you've attained the benefits at each level. The series suggests 30 to 60 days as being typical. To be honest, in my personal opinion I think it is unlikely anything less than 60 days using each track would be sufficient. I suppose for a few supermen it might be, but for average folks I think you're probably looking at 60 days or longer.

    Once you've completed the entire series you can then use any and all tracks as you wish. So if you'd like to go back and work more one day with the lighter states of meditation, you'd use one of the earlier tracks. If you feel like exploring the heavier levels, you go with a lower track.

    No state of meditation is any better, more desirable or important than any other. That's an important point to keep in mind. It is not "better" to meditate using LF-2 than it is using LF-8. It isn't "better" to experience meditation with your brainwaves in the range of 3Hz than it is to experience it with brainwaves around 10Hz. Each state is just "different", not better, not more important. That's all. Therefore, there's no reason to race to get through the series as quickly as possible. No mystical prize waits for you at the end. Believing there is turns out to be one of the most common errors people make. It causes them to rush through the process of learning meditation and essentially miss the benefits they should be achieving all along the path.

    Remember, just to get you started, a shortened version of the first track in the series, LF010 is available for free download. It's only a quarter of an hour in length, but other than being shorter it will get you going using entrainment as a meditation aid without costing you a penny.
     
  16. CatB

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    Once again, thanks for your honest input. I did use the free sample one today that was 15 minutes. For some reason, I found this meditation less "relaxing" and less rewarding than when I meditate completely on my own, with nothing but a bell chimer to signify when my session has come to a close. Usually, when I do this, I am focusing on my breath and not even using a mantra.

    Course, it was my first time doing it, so I may try meditating twice a day ( which I normally do anyway) but in shorter session (15-20 min) and see if that continues to be the case. I don't see any reason why my first meditation of the day can't be one with a mantra and LifeFlow and the last meditation of the day is one with no tools, per say, just focusing on the breath. Do you think this would be contradictory at all?
     
  17. Ta-tsu-wa

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    No contradiction at all. In fact, if you search around the posts you'll find where I've suggested doing that to folks several times. It serves several purposes.

    First, it helps prevent the chance of becoming dependent on the entrainment track for meditation. I think the chances of that are slight, but theoretically it could happen and perhaps some folks are more prone to it than others. But if you vary your practice between with/without entrainment, you decrease the possibility of developing a technical dependency.

    And second, when you consider what the purpose of the entrainment track is; to help get you into meditation more easily and then to help keep you in that state more consistently, the question naturally arises, how do I know when it's time to move to the next track in the series? The answer I've always given is, try meditation both with and without the entrainment track. When you're able to get into the meditative state consistently with or without the use of entrainment as an aid, then you're probably ready to move on to the next track in the series.

    Being in a state of meditation ought to start to feel sort of "familiar" and "comfortable" to you after you've been doing it for awhile. You begin to know how it feels to be in that state of meditation and you can recall that feeling even when you're in your everyday state of mind. So the question is, can you enter that state consistently, pretty much at will, and can you do it both with and without the aid of entrainment? If the answer to those questions is "yes", then you're good to move on and experience the next stage. If you can't answer "yes" to those questions, it suggests you need to continue practicing using the current track as an aid.

    I haven't looked at the Fast Track instructions for awhile, but if memory serves, they recommend that you work a little bit just learning the meditation technique all by itself (assuming you're new to it,) and once you have the hang of that, then add the entrainment in. It may be that in your case this would be the best approach.

    One suggestion that many other folks have made is when you use entrainment, turn down the volume so that it's just very quietly in the background and not loud in the foreground. The entrainment waves will still work just as well, but decreasing the volume to a low level helps insure the sounds on the track itself don't serve as a distraction. This is probably more likely to happen to someone who is new to meditation. Later on it may or may not continue to be a factor you need to concern yourself with.

    I'd add one last thing. These tracks are designed to be used both with and without headphones. Spend a little time using them both ways. Each has unique benefits to offer, and if you stick to always doing it just one way or the other you miss out on some of the intended benefits.
     
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    This is often the case with something "new" because our mind is interested to know what's going to happen and gets in the way. After a few sessions with it, that "interest" will die away and you will be able to play it along with your meditation without getting disturbed by it. Also, ensure you keep the volume down on it. Some people seem to think that the louder the track plays the more effect it will have on entrianing the brain, or that if it's too quiet then the entrainment beats will not be heard. This is not the case, as the ears are far more sensitive (in most people) and pick up far more than we consciously listen to. The entrainment tracks will still work even with the volume turned down to it being barely audible.

    Nothing contradictory about that at all. I do the same, meditate with Lifeflow in the morning and then just a mantra meditation in the afternoon/evening time.

    Hugs

    Giles
     
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    Thank you again. I think this approach makes sense for me. And very intuitive of you to mention the volume. I think I had it set too loudly and by the end of my meditation, I think that is one of the things I found to be distracting.
     
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    Well, knowing that someone as experienced as you does something similar, then I feel confident that this might be a good approach for me.

    My only real struggle with the mantra meditation is the fact that I want to say it out loud and I find it a bit challenging, funny as it may be, to just "say it in my head". I have been using the simple "om" and I start out saying it out loud 4-5 times, to feel the vibrations and calm myself, but once I switch to saying it in my head, it almost seems more difficult. Perhaps this is why my experience in focusing more on just my breath was more "relaxing", as I did not feel the "awkwardness" of having to say a mantra in my head???
     

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