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What Can I Expect with L9 etc.?

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  1. dianemcq

    dianemcq Member

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    I've been using level 10 for one week now and will continue for at least a month. After about 20 minutes I start to really relax, and I lose awareness of where my hands are. Tonight they also felt very hot and my legs somewhat "asleep." I'm curious as to what I might expect as I move through the levels. I do use a mantra...

    Can anyone share what the exact differences might be as I go to level 9 and beyond, generally speaking? I'm wondering if I'll lose sense of time, etc. or if I'll feel similar sensations as to what I have now.

    I'm a previous user of Hemi-Sync from the Monroe Institute, and what I currently experience is on par with what that program did for me. (Unfortunately I never had any of the experiences that the program is supposed to help incur). Thanks!
     
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    Hi there dianemcq and welcome to the community.

    Many people experience all kinds of feelings, some euphoric, hands feel hot or cold, they feel like they're floating etc...

    The truth is, a tremendous number of these experiences are simply the result of expectations.

    A guiding principle always to be kept firmly in mind is that entrainment is not causing the brain to experience any brainwave state outside of its natural capabilities. And for the states of Beta, Alpha, Theta and Delta, these four states are experienced by every one of us virtually every day many, many times.

    Every night when you lay down to sleep you begin in Beta and descend through all the states down to Delta then come back up again and repeat this whole cycle every 60 to 90 minutes. All a brainwave entrainment track does is encourage the brain to produce the exact same natural frequencies it is going to produce while you sleep. So whether you use an entrainment track today or not, at some point you are going to go into those brainwave states all on your own, and you're going to do it multiple times.

    The difference between using entrainment versus simply going to sleep is that during entrainment you remain conscious whereas during sleep you allow conscious awareness to fade away. And because you release it you are not aware of any feelings that might arise as the various brainwave states develop.

    During entrainment you remain aware and you recognize feelings and perhaps even a few physical sensations that have always been there but that you were not aware of because the conscious mind was sleeping.

    This is very similar to having feelings, thoughts and even physical sensations arise during meditation. It isn't that the meditative state "produced" these things. It simply allowed them to rise to the surface unimpeded by the normal thinking mind, but while awareness is still high.

    So the experiences that have been simmering down in our depths "seem" to appear because of meditation. But we know those experiences were always there. We were just too preoccupied or too unconscious to notice them before.

    I, along with many others here are enjoying tremendous benefits through regular meditation with LifeFlow as I am sure you will too. Here is a link which explains about moving down the levels. I hope it is of help to you and I wish you much peace and joy :) :) :)

    http://www.project-meditation.org/c.../1437-experiences-lf-9-lf-1-a-2.html#post7113
     
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    Great Explanation

    Thank you so much for such a thorough response! I now have a much clearer understanding of what lies ahead for me.
     
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    Hi there dianemcq, I am so pleased to be of help. I must add that I collected this information from either an email or post from Michael Mackenzie.

    It helped me and I'm sure many others also. I wish you an abundance of peace and joy :) :) :)
     

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