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Four Parts Of Basic Transformational Meditation Audio

October 19th, 2017|0 Comments

There are four parts to the transformational meditation process that if they are present will create “transformational” change.
First there is the Induction part:
It is about getting into the meditative state. Getting out of the […]

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Why Your Brain Can’t Relax

October 18th, 2017|0 Comments

The basal ganglia, your brain’s pleasure centre is deep inside the brain. It is hard pushed these days to maintain a healthy balance because your brain can’t relax anymore. It has unlearned the habit of […]

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How To Keep Your Brain Motivated

October 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Our brains are wired to work in logical steps toward a goal. Therefore you might be forgiven for thinking that to keep your brain motivated to work toward a goal must be a logical, linear […]

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Lessons From A Nottinghamshire Space Clearing

October 15th, 2017|0 Comments

A recent Nottinghamshire space clearing was special because it enabled me to prove some theories about the many factors that impact energy and our consciousness. Clearing spaces to return them to harmony is one of […]

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