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People make a big deal over meditation. Unfortunately, there is more bad information about meditation than there is good. This is a shame, because it is a valuable and important technique for people learning magick.
A levitating gnu, deep in meditation, wrapped snuggly in a gold robe.
Both he and his computer float gracefully above the floor—only his tail lightly touches the ground.
He gently holds a recorder between his front hooves, as if he has just gotten the inspiration to play music.
There is a gleam in his eyes as he gazes ahead at his computer
Over the past few years I have become extremely familiar with signs my physical body sends me. Headache, fatigue, achy muscles and joints, digestion upset, chills, and breakouts are all sure signs I have eaten something I shouldn’t have. I’ve learned the food dance and am well aware of my key intolerances. I can sense when my body is balanced enough for me to cheat a little or what days it clearly needs to be babied. Though subtle, these cues are loud and clear to me now that I have realized what the main issues are and have paid close attention to learn my body’s language over an extended period of time.
I am now learning that my energetic body is also calling for the same level
Mystics talk about it all the time. Some doctors are getting wise to the idea. Simply put, there is an incredibly strong link between he functioning of the mind and the physical body. But some people demand proof. For those I would direct your attention to the April 6, 2011, issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. There you'll find an article written by six researchers entitled "Brain Mechanisms Supporting the Modulation of Pain by Mindfulness Meditation." If you don't want to pay $30.00(!) just to read the article and if the abstract isn't enough, you can go to this article by Anne Harding which explains the paper.
To put it briefly, some subjects were given a pain to experience. Next,