SURVIVE AND THRIVE
I keep waiting for this strange time to pass, so that I might have something more uplifting to write about, and for many of you in different parts of the world, it mostly has. But this underscores the fact that, with or without a pandemic, we often live in a survival mindset. “If I can just get through this next week at work, my current health crisis, impending bankruptcy, etc. then I’ll be able to relax.”
The reality is that time never comes, because there is always something else to “get through,” and it results in us living in a perpetual state of stress, of “fight or flight” response. Our sympathetic nervous system remains in overdrive, injecting us with adrenaline and cortisol, disrupting our sleep, wellness, and ability to concentrate. When we’re able to see this pattern clearly, we realize It’s not enough just to survive. We don’t need to settle for that. As human beings, we’re hardwired to want something more.
Abraham Maslow’s “hierarchy of needs” – which has held up far better than many of the other theories in my college economics textbooks – posits a five-tier model of human needs, often depicted as hierarchical levels within a pyramid. Once we have our basic physiological needs addressed (which go unmet for far too many), we move into higher needs: safety, love and belonging, self-esteem; finally culminating in self-actualization. While we may each define self-actualization differently, we all want something more…we want to not only survive, but to thrive!
My hope in sharing this etiological exercise is three-fold: 1) we all want to survive and thrive, 2) you are fully capable of doing it, and 3) the right time to do it is always right now. Tomorrow never comes. Our goal at Hemi-Sync® is simply to provide you with the tools, so that you can become the hero of your own journey.
Speaking of tools, four more online courses were recently added to our offering: Mindfulness Meditation by Dr. Charles Tart, The Power of Ritual: Shamanic Teachings for Human Evolution by don Oscar Miro-Quesada, Mediumship with Suzanne Giesemann, and Acupressure Healing Meditations with Dr. Michael Reed Gach.
Mindfulness is about learning to wake up. If you can relate to the mindset and patterns of behavior – constantly stressed, experiencing life as a never-ending series of challenges — described in the opening paragraphs, Mindfulness Meditation is for you. Renowned author, scientist and teacher Dr. Charles Tart, a friend and collaborator of Robert Monroe, will introduce you to a contemporary form of an ancient practice called Mindfulness Meditation. For centuries, various forms of this meditation have been used not only by spiritual practitioners for stilling the mind and attaining deeper wisdom and enlightenment, but by many ordinary people looking for more understanding of and harmonious operation of their minds.
The Power of Ritual: Shamanic Teachings for Human Evolution offers participants an online apprenticeship in the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition, a style of cross-cultural shamanism originated be the incomparable Peruvian curandero and altomisayoq adept, don Oscar Miro-Quesada. In the modern world, many of our rituals have lost their inner meaning. Don Oscar offers the altar as a map of all reality…a map that also has a control panel! The ancient cultures and civilizations have much to teach us about how to live respectfully and in harmony with the Cosmic Universe that surrounds us in order for our species, and our world, to not only survive, but to evolve into a higher consciousness of global awareness. For more on Don Oscar, his workshop and cosmovision, please check out Episode 25 of the Hemi-Sync® podcast.
Anyone who has followed Hemi-Sync® over the last few years is very familiar with evidential psychic medium Suzanne Giesemann and her acclaimed Mediumship series. Her albums are so well-received that we’re running out of room for her five-star reviews! In her new online course, Suzanne personally walks you through the required levels of training to communicate with beings in nonphysical realms, an ability available to everyone. She begins by teaching you to learn to recognize expanded states of awareness, reach deep meditative states, then to raise your vibratory frequency to make contact with your guides, higher beings and All-That-Is. Finally, she assists you in fine-tuning that connection. The goal of an evidential medium is to connect with those who have transitioned and to deliver their message, backed with evidence. If you have lost a loved one, the healing that comes from mediumship is difficult to put into words.
Dr. Michael Reed Gach is an inspiring teacher who combines a friendly, warm, accessible instruction style with precise technical skill. Through his 35 years of experience, his groundbreaking self-treatment techniques have brought pain relief and healing to thousands of people. Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. By learning how to use acupressure points with meditation, you can find peace of mind and enhance your journey to spiritual awakening. Michael’s online course will guide you step-by-step in how to use key acupressure points, Acu-Yoga postures and mudras (hand-specific types of meditation).
As always, Hemi-Sync® is based on the premise that you are your own best teacher, but in certain areas of specialization, there is no substitute for an expert guide.
Hemi-Sync® Unlimited App
New on the streaming service this month is Jonn Serrie’s Celestial Love. Jonn’s ambient space music creates the experience of gentle, compassionate energies watching over, loving and guiding us.
Also new on Unlimited this month is another track from Gateway Experience® (Orientation), bringing the total of available tracks from our flagship series to five, and Spirit of the Sea, an ambient electric guitar piece by Hemi-Sync® newcomer David Helping, which is directly influenced by the creative, destructive, and life-sustaining forces of the ocean.
Our first comprehensive refresh of the Unlimited app is a bit behind schedule, but will hopefully be available by the next time I write to you.
In keeping with our “survive and thrive” theme, we are offering Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche’s guided meditation From Fear to Peace for free! In it, Lama Tenzin teaches you how to work with fear and anxiety from the space of profound inner silence. You are invited to allow any fears and anxieties to present themselves as you acknowledge them without attaching to them. You will learn how to transform these feelings as you are guided into the space of the heart, using awareness and other methods to release them as you move more deeply into a place of peace. Talk about a perfect exercise for the present time!
In addition, Journey Through the T-Cells remains available for streaming on YouTube, and be sure to check-out, or re-visit Dina Strada’s last blog post, Surviving and Thriving: COVID-19. In it, she shares some ideas for what to do during this time of “safer at home,” as well as how to be with it.
That’s all for now. Please be well and be kind.
See you in Home or along the way,
Garrett H. Stevens
Chairman & President
Interstate Industries, Inc. d/b/a Hemi-Sync®