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Musings of a Hemi-Sync® Explorer – Hope


Dear Explorer,
It’s time to mark the end of a most unusual year. Naturally, we are filled with feelings of hope and optimism as the calendar turns, but perhaps even more so at the end of 2020. With conditions so challenging for so many, and the promise of a vaccine here or on the horizon, what lies ahead seems much more appealing that what is here now. That is the essence of hope. Indeed, hope can be very difficult to let go of…it may not even occur to us that it’s something we should release. Often our desires are not being met, or they are met only briefly, but hope holds out the prospect of re-doubling our efforts. We may tell ourselves “next time” or “we’re getting there,” “don’t give up.” Hope has a palliative, soothing quality…a sense of “it will be OK.” This future orientation, which may often be dressed up as “goals,” solidifies our sense of self and identity. But what this outlook may be covering up is the reality that we don’t want to just sit down and be with ourselves.

So let’s all pause for a moment before moving on, shall we? Let’s take this time to recognize our resilience in the face of what we have endured, or perhaps even lost this year. We’re still here, and there is nothing we actually need to do. What if you aren’t the “Doer”? How will things get done? We don’t like to think about that…it feels helpless.

When we simply stay with our experience and deeply relax, we may enter into that state where we are more than we typically perceive ourselves to be. It is here that we may have the sense of being held…softly, lovingly, sweetly, delicately. It holds our suffering, emotional and psychological pain. This is the true, inner experience of what hope only offers a whiff of.

New Releases
We attempted to facilitate this experience earlier this year with Jonn Serrie’s Celestial Love, and again more recently with a series of exercises titled Journeys into Stillness, which we produced with the incomparable Eckhart Tolle for Sounds True. These are foundational meditations intended to bring you more fully into the present moment, and what Eckhart calls Presence. This album is available exclusively through Sounds True.

Closer to home, our second album with hypno-psychotherapist and personal development/meditation teacher Luigi Sciambarella debuted this month. Senses Initiated Lucid Dreaming offers our take on the popular lucid dreaming technique, also known as the “Cycling Technique.” This involves a process of creating a cycle which consists of exploring each of your primary senses of sight, hearing and touch. It works by making your mind focus on your surroundings so that when you enter sleep again you are more likely to have a lucid dream. For more on this method, as well as a broader discussion of meditation and psychotherapy in the time of COVID, be sure to check out Episode 27 of the Hemi-Sync® podcast.

The epic Norse poem Völuspa is a fascinating creation myth—a powerful journey of death, destruction and renewal ever present in the human psyche. Our version is, of course, set to Hemi-Sync®, and narrated by the late Ralph Metzner, a psychologist and researcher who participated in psychedelic research at Harvard University, where he earned his Ph.D in psychology in the early 1960s with Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert (later known as Ram Dass). Ralph’s captivating voice is supported by a dramatic and powerful soundtrack by Byron Metcalf (featuring Dashmesh Khalsa). This unique album is unlike anything we have ever produced before, and will take you on a trip you won’t soon forget!.

Online Courses
Marc Allen is a master of manifestation, having risen from poverty to become a successful musician and author, along with founding New World Library, one of the leading independent publishers in the country. He has built upon his 2018 The Magical Path album to create The Magical Path Online Course. Marc will show you how to create the life of your dreams by harnessing the vast powers of creation inherent within. For more on Marc and his approach, you may want to re-visit Episode 12 of the podcast.

Hemi-Sync® Unlimited App
New on the streaming service this month is The Winds of Spirit, the latest offering under our Flying Man Records® label. Byron Metcalf and Mark Seelig have gathered again to create a deeply meditative album inspired by their critically acclaimed 2019 release Persistent Visions. Here they penetrate even deeper into the dimensions of silence and space between the musical notes and each breath.

Free Stuff
In addition to the Eckhart Tolle album we created for Sounds True, there are also several other exercises we engineered for Eckhart’s YouTube channel, so be sure to check those out. On our own YouTube channel, Journey Through the T-Cells remains available for streaming, along with many other offerings. During 2020, we were also fortunate to sign a distribution deal with Ingrooves, a division of Universal Music Group. As a result, you’ll be finding Hemi-Sync® more readily available in more outlets than ever before, including some content on free or “freemium” platforms.

You may have seen that we recently posted a job opening for a web developer. We will always first try to fill available roles at Hemi-Sync® through the community that knows us best, so please keep a look out.

Finally, our Holiday Sale runs through New Year’s Day. Just use coupon code “HOL2020” at checkout for 20% off as our year-end thank you. We recognize that may not be a sufficient discount for those in real need at this time, so please contact customer service if this is the case.

See you in Home or along the way,

Garrett H. Stevens
Chairman & President
Interstate Industries, Inc. d/b/a Hemi-Sync®

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Hemi-Sync® Podcast Episode 27: Luigi Sciambarella on Lucid Dreaming and Psychology

Luigi Sciambarella is a fully accredited and registered Hypno-Psychotherapist and Personal Development/Meditation Teacher, as well as a Guest and Outreach Trainer for Monroe Institute. In this episode, he provides background on various types of lucid dreaming techniques and goes into the thinking behind his latest Hemi-Sync® exercise, Senses Initiated Lucid Dreaming. This conversation with Luigi and Garrett Stevens ranges into mindfulness practice, in general, as well as the benefit of using dream therapy to address common everyday anxieties, personal development and mental health issues, including the impact of COVID-19.

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Hemi-Sync® Podcast Episode 26: Amit Goswami on Quantum Politics

Dr. Amit Goswami — noted author, teacher, activist and professor of quantum physics — shares his view of Quantum Politics as a means of merging science and spirituality into a new kind of political system. As a society, we must value meaning and archetype above dogma and the ability to simply process information. Topics covered include where the Left and Right go astray, as well as what they get right, religious fundamentalism and scientific materialism.

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Survive and Thrive

Musings of a Hemi-Sync® Explorer – Survive and Thrive



Dear Explorer,
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.

Online Courses
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.

Free Stuff
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®

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Hemi-Sync® Podcast Episode 25: don Oscar Miro-Quesada on Gnostic Secrets of Shamanism

Peruvian curandero don Oscar Miro-Quesada expounds on the hidden secrets and meaning of ancient shamanic ritual and tradition. He also discusses his early life, straddling the US and Peru, and various wisdom traditions that have influenced his particular brand of cross-cultural shamanism. Be sure to watch until the end to catch don Oscar’s received explanation of this unique time of change and dislocation in which we currently find ourselves.

Learn the shamanic secrets for yourself in don Oscar’s online course, The Power of Ritual. 

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Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation Practices

We all know that in the old spiritual traditions the practice of meditation is fundamental to accumulating true wisdom, getting in touch with our intuition and deeper Self, and that it ultimately leads to enlightenment.

Over the last several decades, as meditation practices gained more and more popularity in the west, the long list of benefits added improved energy levels, heightened creativity, better effectiveness and productivity, more restful sleep, and an overall happier outlook on life.

But today’s science is discovering that in addition to all these, there are also immediate health benefits to meditation in general and to Mindfulness Meditation in particular.

Previous research on Mindfulness Meditation has shown that it:

    • eliminates stress and depression
    • improves blood circulation
    • aids in lowering blood pressure
    • strengthens immune system and brain function
    • minimizes pain sensitivity

The latest studies now break down what exactly it is about the practice that seems to have these beneficial effects.

The findings “unveil the conceptual and mechanistic complexity of mindfulness, providing the ‘big picture’ by arranging many findings like the pieces of a mosaic,” study researcher Britta Holzel, of Justus Liebig University and Harvard Medical School, said in a statement.

The latest research from Holzel has shown that Mindfulness Meditation can actually change the structure of the brain, especially in the brain regions responsible for sense of self, stress, memory and empathy. Here are some findings from the earlier studies:

Mindfulness Meditation makes your brain plastic

Quite literally, sustained meditation leads to something called neuroplasticity, which is defined as the brain’s ability to change, structurally and functionally, on the basis of environmental input.

For much of the last century, scientists believed that the brain essentially stopped changing after adulthood.

But research by University of Wisconsin neuroscientist Richard Davidson has shown that experienced meditators exhibit high levels of gamma wave activity and display an ability — continuing after the meditation session has attended — to not get stuck on a particular stimulus. That is, they’re automatically able to control their thoughts and reactiveness.

Mindfulness Meditation increases gray matter

A 2005 study on American men and women who meditated a mere 40 minutes a day showed that they had thicker cortical walls than non-meditators. What this meant is that their brains were aging at a slower rate. Cortical thickness is also associated with decision making, attention and memory.

M.R.I. brain scans taken before and after the participants’ meditation regimen found increased gray matter in the hippocampus, an area important for learning and memory. The images also showed a reduction of gray matter in the amygdala, a region connected to anxiety and stress. A control group that did not practice meditation showed no such changes.

Mindfulness Meditation is more effective than sleeping

In a 2006 study, college students were asked to either sleep, meditate or watch TV. They were then tested on their alertness by being asked to hit a button every time a light flashed on a screen. The meditators did significantly better than the nappers and TV watchers.

Mindfulness Meditation can help normalize blood pressure

In 2008, Dr. Randy Zusman, a doctor at the Massachusetts General Hospital, asked patients suffering from high blood pressure to try a meditation-based relaxation program for three months. These were patients whose blood pressure had not been controlled with medication. After meditating regularly for three months, 40 of the 60 patients showed significant drops in blood pressure levels and were able to reduce some of their medication. The reason? Mindfulness Meditation promotes deep levels of relaxation which, in turn, results in the formation of nitric oxide that opens up your blood vessels.

Mindfulness Meditation protects your telomeres

Telomeres — the protective caps at the end of our chromosomes — are the new frontier of anti-aging science. Longer telomeres mean that you’re also likely to live longer.

Research done by the University of California, Davis’ Shamatha Project has shown that meditators have significantly higher telomerase activity that non-meditators. Telomerase is the enzyme that helps build telomeres, and greater telomerase activity can possibly translate into stronger and longer telomeres.

Mindfulness Meditation can slow the progression of HIV

A 2008 study on HIV positive patients found that, after an eight-week meditation course, patients who’d meditated showed no decline in lymphocyte content compared with non-meditators who showed significant reduction in lymphocytes.

Lymphocytes or white blood cells are the “brain” of the body’s immune system, and are particularly important for HIV positive people. The study also found that lymphocyte levels actually went up with each meditation session.

Mindfulness Meditation has powerful pain relieving properties

A 2011 study conducted at Wake Forest Baptist University found that meditation could reduce pain intensity by 40 percent and pain unpleasantness by 57 percent.

Meditation works by reducing activity in the somatosensory cortex and increasing activity in other areas of the brain.

Ultimately, Dr. Holzel said she and her colleagues would like to demonstrate how meditation results in definitive improvements in people’s lives.

“A lot of studies find that it increases well-being, improves quality of life, but it’s always hard to determine how you can objectively test that,” she said. “Relatively little is known about the brain and the psychological mechanisms about how this is being done.”

In a 2008 study published in the journal PloS One, researchers found that when meditators heard the sounds of people suffering, they had stronger activation levels in their temporal parietal junctures, a part of the brain tied to empathy, than people who did not meditate.

“They may be more willing to help when someone suffers, and act more compassionately,” Dr. Holzel said.

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Musings of a Hemi-Sync® Explorer – April 2020

Dear Explorer,

It’s been a couple of months since I last wrote to you. Anything new (besides everything)? As we’re all adjusting to a different way of everyday living necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic, several truths have become evident.

First, we all need each other more than ever, social distancing aside. Indeed, the interconnectedness of all humanity is really laid bare by this type of crisis. In a world where we may only be as healthy as our neighbor, we’re compelled to look after their well-being as if it’s our own. Our never-ending search for happiness outside of ourselves has been brought to an abrupt halt as most of us are confined to our homes, often with just ourselves. Yet amid the tragedy of lives lost and others irreparably altered, there will also be opportunities for personal growth and valuable lessons on offer – for those who are ready.

At Hemi-Sync®, we’re mostly working remotely and staggering shifts, where necessary, in consideration of the health of our team and surrounding community, but we’re still here to support you. Last month, we offered our classic wellness title, Journey Through the T-Cells, for free, and were overwhelmed by the response as the website recorded a new monthly record for traffic (thanks for not breaking the site!). So many people were writing to us after the event saying they had missed it, that we’ve decided to put it on our YouTube channel. Please give it a try and give your immune system a boost, while also taking some time to just relax. Moreover, a selection of related wellness titles will remain permanently discounted for the duration of this crisis (

Clearly, many people are turning inward, and to Hemi-Sync®, at this time, but not just for wellness…

New Releases

Inner States II: A Return to Light – Patty Ray Avalon is to Hemi-Sync® as Alec Baldwin is to Saturday Night Live – she is simply the most prolific contributor since Bob Monroe himself. Her long-awaited follow-up to 2010’s Inner States: Dawning of Awarenessone of our most popular albums of all-time, does not disappoint.

Many teachers have described consciousness itself as a kind of light, which is not limited to just the visible spectrum we’re able to see here in physical matter reality. In this four-track album, you are invited to explore yourself as a source of light and to find more integration in this world and beyond. Of particular relevance for this time is the third track, The Healing Light Center, which guides you to a locale in a higher dimension for restoration and balancing of all parts of your being.

Online Courses

Two more online courses were recently added to our growing stable: Peter Russell’s Effortless Being and Robert Waggoner’s Lucid Dreaming for Beginners.

You may know Peter from his album, Wisdom in Essencehe is a well-established teacher, author, futurist and keynote speaker. I especially appreciate Peter’s grounding in science and mathematics (he was supervised at Cambridge by Stephen Hawking) and how he blends those disciplines seamlessly with spiritual traditions. In this course, he very simply guides us back to the state of natural mind, allowing us to distinguish between the familiar egoic self and true Self.

Robert Waggoner is one of the world’s foremost experts on lucid dreaming. In his online course, he covers all of the fundamentals, including dream recall, navigating dream space, waking support, interacting with dream figures, induction techniques, useful applications and troubleshooting.

While Hemi-Sync® is based on the premise that you are your own best teacher, in certain areas of specialization there is no substitute for an expert. We hope you will choose to avail yourself of these opportunities.

Hemi-Sync® Unlimited App

New on the streaming service this month is Jonn Serrie’s Celestial Space with Hemi-Sync®. Jonn’s ambient space music is the perfect soundscape for chillaxing at home. Look for the first comprehensive refresh of Unlimited since it was introduced roughly a year ago, hopefully by the next time I write to you. 

Free Stuff

In addition to Journey Through the T-Cells on YouTube, be sure to check-out Dina Strada’s latest 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.

For more on the aforementioned Peter Russell, have a listen to Episode 24 of the podcast. Peter discusses his own spiritual path, the various anomalies of consciousness, how reality is constructed, where we get into trouble, and how that contributes to our own unhappiness. He also expounds on the coming merger of materialism and consciousness, and some of the implications of the current pandemic.

Finally, I conducted my latest local Hemi-Sync® Meetup group via Zoom and decided to invite 30,000 of my closest friends. If you missed it, we listened to Persistent Visions with Hemi-Sync®, and a track from Inner States II. We will also have that up on YouTube for the next week or so.

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®


Surviving and Thriving: COVID-19

by Dina Strada

When I wake up every morning lately the first thought I have is, “What a gift. The Universe sure knew what it was doing with this whole ‘safer at home’ mandate.”

We are in a brutal and heartbreaking time in the world. This is a global pandemic like none we’ve seen in a very long time.  People are sick and others are dying every day. It’s incredibly scary and is bringing up a lot of anxiety and fear in people.

It’s also a beautiful opportunity for us to re-wire and re-program ourselves. In this small window we’ve been given to stay in and slow down (with the exception of first responders and other essential workers who are serving us in this time of need), we are being given the opportunity to go inward and connect with ourselves in a new way.

Rather than falling apart, it’s an invitation to fall inwards. What in your life wasn’t working that is coming into your awareness now? And what can you do in this time you’ve been given to change it?

I’ve heard a lot of people say the words, “I’m bored.” Especially our children. I get it. When we take all the outside stimulation and busyness away, it can feel uncomfortable. Here are some things you can do to lessen the discomfort:

  • Read more books
  • Take naps
  • Talk to loved ones for longer periods of time
  • Sleep in
  • Binge watch all those shows you’ve been meaning to watch
  • Play board games with your kids
  • Sit with loneliness so you can learn to be alone
  • Get into better shape with virtual workouts
  • Take your dog on an hour walk instead of 15 minutes
  • Start a meditation practice
  • Sign up for an online course
  • Get back to that passion project
  • Journal
  • Try out new recipes
  • Be of service to those who need you

Our world will not go back to normal. What we’re experiencing now is a reset of our planet with the intention of creating a new normal – one where people are being asked to let go of their old ways of being and adopt new ones.

We will have newfound respect and appreciation for our teachers, healthcare workers and grocery store personnel. We will understand the importance of spending real, quality time with our families that go beyond sitting in a room together and watching TV.

Companies will consider allowing people to work remotely to cut down on the cost of office space, decrease traffic on the roads, and improve air quality.

We will know our neighbors better. Some of us will meet people we’ve lived on the same street as for years but never took the time to knock on their door to introduce ourselves.

Connection will become something we can’t live without rather than something we avoid. Deep, meaningful connections in place of obligatory social outings and commitments.

Attending a concert, a sporting event, a music festival or a party will feel more like a privilege than just another Saturday night.

We will realize how alike we all are, as we see that nobody, no matter what their race, socioeconomic background, or religious ideologies makes them immune to getting sick or going through the same experiences.

We have an opportunity to make this time in history one that serves a purpose and has meaning for us if we’re willing to go within and ask the question, “what can I do right now with this glorious time I’ve been given?”

So, what will you do?



Dina Strada is a freelance writer and Life Coach whose work has appeared in Huff Post, elephant journal, Medium, Thrive Global, Chopra, Mind Body Green and various other online publications. Read more of her work at

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Hemi-Sync® Podcast Episode 24: Peter Russell on Effortless Being

Peter Russell, Cambridge-educated scientist turned renowned spiritual teacher, shares his thoughts on the coming merger of materialism and consciousness in scientific thinking. He also touches on various anomalies of consciousness, how our reality is constructed and where we get into trouble, thereby contributing to our own unhappiness. Peter also discusses his own spiritual path, the simplicity of meditation, and how he brings these all together in his online course, “Effortless Being.” Garrett and Peter also weigh-in on the COVID-19 pandemic and some of its implications for the evolution of humanity.

Related offerings by Peter Russell include: Effortless Being Online Course, and Wisdom In Essence

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Feeling Our Way to Manifestation

The word “manifestation” elicits mixed reactions in people. For some, it’s a way of life. For others, it’s the province of snake oil salesmen and wishful thinkers. I’ll just share a little bit about how I’ve lived my own life, including how I discovered that I was actually fairly good at bringing desired outcomes into the physical, and how I went about modifying certain mindsets that were not helpful. My hope is that this will be relevant for everyone who desires positive change in the areas of money, health, relationships and work. If this doesn’t apply to you, hey, maybe you should be writing a blog. You may have heard many of these ideas before, but there is still value in seeing it all in one place and presented in this way.

Find out for yourself

I never want to encourage anyone to take anything I say, or that anyone else says, purely at face value. It’s essential to find out for yourself. However, the starting point for this essay on manifestation is to recognize that you are more than your physical body. This is a profound truth that can be realized on many different levels. One could even make the case that its full realization leads directly to “enlightenment,” for lack of a better word.

More than your physical body

The story of the great 20th century Indian sage Ramana Maharshi seems to suggest that it was just such a realization that led to his awakening…although in his case it may be more accurate to say that he had previously mistook his physical body for himself, which is a variant of this simple truth. At any rate, if you haven’t first had at least an inkling of this perception, please start by listening to some guided Hemi-Sync® exercises before proceeding further. Even listening to The Way of Hemi-Sync® a few times might be sufficient.
An ancient technology

The next thing we need to talk about is prayer. This may cause conniptions in the more secular-minded, but we’re going to dissect it with a level of specificity that will make it seem more like a technology. Nonetheless, if it’s easier for you to accept, let’s give it an acronym worthy of Bob Monroe. How about cognitive-emotional response, or “CER” for short? Rolls right off the tongue!

For a successful CER, we must first have a thought, or rather the image of the desire in our mind. Next, we need the emotion associated with the desire in our heart. When these two elements unite, we have the coming together of heart and mind to effect change in the conditions of our bodies, our world and beyond. The union itself can best be described as the feeling of the desire fulfilled in our heart, as if it’s already done. It is through the feeling that we are able to match the vibrational frequency of that which we desire. The feeling is the most important piece. Also, notice how I’ve chosen the word “response” for our CER acronym. One may think “request” would be a more appropriate word, but “response” signals a deeper understanding of, and trust in, how the manifestation process works.

Creating a plan

In my own life, these steps came somewhat naturally to me. I was always a dreamer, having little trouble producing new desires and connecting with the feeling of actually fulfilling them. I believe this process was instrumental in building the physical body I wanted, attracting relationships, gaining admission to college, getting hired, and much more. However, later in life I discovered several other actions than can further amplify results.


The first is to simply have a plan. This helps to add a measure of definitiveness to your intention, and communicates to your subconscious that this is important. If dates and numbers are applicable, I recommend including them. Even a written document as simple as a list can be very powerful. While it’s fine to have a long-term goal that is far removed from your current physical matter reality, it is critical to have a number of intermediate steps leading up to that longer-term goal. The immediate object of your desire should be the next logical step along that path. This will increase your rate of success.

Some useful hacks

Next, don’t give up or be dissuaded by lack of immediate success. Make any necessary adjustments in your plan and continue. For instance, I came to Interstate Industries, Inc. (Bob Monroe’s name for the company) in March 2017, and ever since that time, I’ve heard a lot of people ask how that guy wound up running Hemi-Sync®.


So glad you asked! It definitely didn’t happen overnight. I think I initially had the idea for it back in 2010. The seed may have been planted even earlier when I first saw an ad for the Hemi-Sync® technology in a magazine during the 1990s. I didn’t develop a specific desire and plan to acquire Hemi-Sync® until 2015 though. There were several points along the way, as well as after the fact, where it would have been perfectly reasonable for my ordinary, working mind to conclude, “this plan isn’t working.”

Here it is important to talk a bit more about the subconscious. You likely have many fixed ideas about what is actually possible, many of which may be at odds with your object of desire. They are all stored in your subconscious, perhaps only occasionally surfacing in your everyday conscious awareness. Going back to our first principle, these limiting beliefs are also closely associated with the belief that we are our physical bodies. Accordingly, it’s important to re-program our subconscious, and the most effective way of doing this is through affirmations.

I can already hear the collective groan in response to this, as many people seem to hold the view that affirmations are kitschy and ineffective. I only ask that you first try to verify for yourself through direct experience. I’ve personally found them to be a valuable tool. Affirmations also happen to be most effective when they are mixed with feelings. Another way to augment them is through personalization…make them your own.

Our personal history determines our need to re-program our subconscious. One of the biggest, and least appreciated, aspects of privilege is simply the absence of negative conditioning around insufficient resources. If we are accustomed to feeling scarcity, or feeling unwell, it will take more energy to know the feeling of abundance, which is the key to manifestation.

It is much more effective to consciously choose what we want to bring into our lives, as opposed to what we want to eliminate. This is a subtle difference that took me a fairly long time to figure out. Again, what we are doing with prayer (or <ahem> CER) is matching vibration with our object of desire. When we are focused on what we want to eliminate — whether it be an unwanted health condition, lack of money or a bad relationship — we may inadvertently be attracting it by giving it “juice.”

Lastly, the heart can be a very well-defended area, so entering that space isn’t always easy. If we are first able to find gratitude, we can create an opening. It’s impossible to be in a state of fear, scarcity or bitterness when we are experiencing gratitude. If you’re having difficulty connecting with the feeling, go back to the realization that you’re more than your physical body. Simply being alive in a physical body and able to have this understanding is an incredibly fortunate combination of circumstance, so use it!

Over the years it wasn’t always obvious to me what I was doing, but I have been employing the techniques herein, with varying levels of conscious intent, to produce desired outcomes in my physical body, as well as in my personal and professional life, including my current job. I hope they serve you well also.

Sending CERs for your success!