Meditation is becoming more and more popular to manage stress, but the true experience of transcending has a far more profound effect than just relaxation. However over time the experience of transcending was lost because people started misinterpreting what true meditation was all about. The Transcendental Meditation technique is the rediscovery of an ancient technique where the mind will go to this state of pure silence in a completely natural way, without any effort. When the mind transcends and in a completely natural way reaches that state of pure inner silence, the body spontaneously comes into a very deep state of relaxation as well, far deeper than even deep sleep.
This was just another confirmation of earlier research with Vietnam war veterans that was done 25 years ago. In this study the TM group saw such significant improvements (reductions in depression, PTSD, anxiety and insomnia) that after only 3 months of practice, 70% of the war veterans required no further treatment. The video below shows several more examples of just how powerful TM can be for those who are suffering from traumatic stress. The ancient texts described the experience of transcending as a state of deep inner happiness. This is a remarkable result because normally the only way to increase serotonin is through artificial manipulation through medicines, which have many negative side effects.
Medical research has shown that stress plays a major role in the decrease in serotonin production. When stress can accumulate throughout life, it will eventually disturb the natural functioning of our nervous system, resulting in all kinds of psychological or physical health problems.
Transcending allows the body to remove even our deepest stresses, and thereby remove the root cause cause of not just depression, but actually most health problems. A large scale study that looked at the health statistics of 2000 TM practicioners over 5 years showed a 50 to 70% reduction in hospitalizations. Over the past 40 years 350 published TM studies have confirmed the effects of transcending on our health. The combined result of both studies showed a significant improvement for the group learning the TM technique as compared to the control group. Real meditation is effortless and pleasant to do, it can be learned by anyone, and gives immediate results. The experience of transcending can be achieved only in a completely natural and effortless way.
The Transcendental Meditation technique is taught individually, by a professionally trained teacher who is able to lead anyone in a completely natural way to the experience of transcending.
If one has had this experience once, then the mind remembers it and afterwards it can go back there spontaneously, in a totally natural and effortless way, provided that one uses the correct technique.
Despite the fact that Transcendental Meditation seems to be the solution for many problems you should never stop your conventional treatment without consultation of your doctor.
Select your area of interest and for each we’ll send you a report on how Transcendental Meditation works. The studies were funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health – National Heart Lung and Blood Institute and the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
This graph shows the average level of change in decreased depression symptoms, as measured by the Mental Health Inventory-5, in the Transcendental Meditation group compared to controls. Soldiers too often return from wars with the life-damaging effects of post-traumatic stress (PTS).
In recent years millions of people have been the victims of war, and many hundreds of thousands fight to survive the extreme stress of refugee camps. In this study forty-two refugees from the Congolese civil war, living in Uganda, were assigned to learn TM immediately or wait until after the study.
A person with posttraumatic stress may be hyper-vigilant, sleep poorly, distrust others, have memory problems, and have difficulty making decisions and following through. TM practice was more effective than psychotherapy in reducing anxiety, depression, insomnia, alcohol abuse, posttraumatic stress symptoms, and stress reactivity in 18 Vietnam veterans randomly assigned to group. The Transcendental Meditation technique is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis or treatment. Two studies of more than 100 patients at risk of heart disease showed that those who practised the technique experienced a reduction in depressive symptoms of up to 48 per cent. The small studies were led by a researcher from the Maharishi University of Management in Iowa in the United States, which was founded by the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who introduced Transcendental Meditation (TM) to India in 1955 and subsequently promoted it across the world. Although the Maharishi University exists to promote Transcendental Meditation, the research was conducted with the Charles Drew University in Los Angeles and the University of Hawaii, and the findings were supported by other academics.
Transcendental Meditation became popular in the UK after The Beatles visited the Maharishi at his ashram in India in 1968. Lynch donated millions to the David Lynch Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education and described the difference it made to his own life.
About 6 million people worldwide practise Transcendental Meditation, according to the movement’s official website.
The aim is to empty the mind of thoughts, feelings and fantasies, not by blocking their intrusion, which is impossible, but by observing them as they intrude and then always returning to the central task of attending to the mantra. In 2006, a study in Archives of Internal Medicine found patients who practised the technique for 16 weeks had improved blood pressure, insulin resistance and nervous system.
The Maharishi travelled the world for decades before establishing a headquarters for his global activities in Vlodrop, a town in the Netherlands, in 1990. The authors of the latest study say that if the benefits of Transcendental Meditation in depression are confirmed, the technique could be of value to millions. There are some interesting cut-off dates on this article however I dona€™t know if I see all of them middle to heart.
I think what troubles me with Scarecrow here is that the authors chose to make him as repellent as possible. Researchers at Maharishi University and Kaiser Permanente Northwest found Transcendental Meditation reduced the stress associated with caregiving. The pilot study involving 23 caregivers taking care of a family member with Alzheimer’s or other chronic medical conditions experienced reduced perceived stress, improved well-being and mood over a two-month period, as assessed by standard instruments.
In addition, qualitative evaluation of participants suggested improvements in energy level, feeling of calmness and resilience, and reduced anxiety and other psychosocial stress.
Outcomes included perceived stress using Cohen’s Perceived Stress Scale, Total Mood Disturbance using the Profile of Mood States (POMS), spiritual well-being using the FACIT scale, and levels of stress and perceived physical health using the Caregiver Self-Assessment Questionnaire.
Surveys show that over 90% of caregivers are family or unpaid professionals caring for family members or relatives.
The participants in the study were satisfied overall with their practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique and its benefits, including less psychological distress.
Another participant experienced so much anxiety taking care of her husband who had suffered strokes and an automobile accident that she went to the emergency room three times. Nidich S, Nidich RJ, Salerno J, Hadfield B, Elder C (2015) Stress Reduction with the Transcendental Meditation Program in Caregivers: A Pilot Study.
Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a simple, natural technique practiced 20 minutes twice each day while sitting comfortably with the eyes closed.
Increased Spiritual Well-Being in Family Caregivers Due to the TM TechniqueDepression, anxiety and other negative moods were reduced through the TM technique. Reach out to the author: contact and available social following information is listed in the top-right of all news releases.
The oldest scriptures in the world describe transcending as a completely natural state of consciousness where the mind is completely silent, yet fully alert. They thought it was about controlling the mind, forcing it to be quiet, which almost never works (the more you try to be quiet, the more you keep the mind active). When it is taught properly by a trained TM teacher, anyone can learn to transcend, it is easy and enjoyable to practice and extremely effective, from the very first sitting. If TM can help them, even when nothing else that has ever been tried works, we can imagine that it can help anybody. It also shows why more and more scientists, educators, celebrities and governmental institutions are supporting the TM technique.
This is why the mind will transcend spontaneously, if only it gets the chance, because it is looking for this happiness.
From 350 published scientific researches on the TM technique, none have found any negative side effects. Too low serotonin concentrations are related to not only depression, but a number of other problems as well, like addictions, migraines, insomnia, Alzheimers, anger, eating disorders etc.
It is noq estimated that 80 to 90% of all diseases are directly or indirectly related to stress.
The results show, without a doubt, that the TM technique is not only the most thoroughly researched method to prevent disease, but also the most effective method ever researched.
National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the most prestigious medical research institute in the world.
The improvement was most significant for those suffering from the most severe form of depression, (clinical depression). It is an experience of complete, inner silence; that can not be achieved by trying to be quiet.

For older Americans, depression is a particularly debilitating disease, with approximately 20% suffering from some form of depression.
The graph displays a marked reduction in depression symptoms in the TM group, with the control group showing a small decrease in depression over the duration of the study. Refugees live with the constant reminder of what war has done to their lives and those of their families. 295-298.) measured the severity of post-traumatic stress symptoms in refugees in these camps before and after learning the Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique. The participants were matched on age, gender and severity of post-traumatic stress symptoms at baseline. Traumatized populations are challenged both by outer circumstances and by inner conditions to help themselves. Three-months practice of TM was also reported to decrease anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress symptoms in veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider regarding any medical condition. Other stars who beat a path to the Maharishi’s door included Donovan, the Welsh troubadour, the actress Mia Farrow and Mike Love of The Beach Boys.
The technique involves a form of concentrated attention in which the mind is turned inward and focused on a single point of reference. One in five elderly people are thought to suffer from depression and half are undiagnosed by their family doctor. There may be some validity however I will take maintain opinion till I look into it further. A pilot study involving 23 caregivers taking care of a family member with Alzheimer’s or other chronic medical conditions experienced reduced perceived stress, improved well-being and mood over a two-month period. The study was published in International Archives of Nursing and Health Care, (Volume 1, Issue 2). Not only are these caregivers not trained for providing this service, they also aren’t aware of the importance of also taking care of their own well-being. The TM technique is easy to learn and enjoyable to practice, and is not a religion, philosophy, or lifestyle.
They describe this state as the highest human experience, essential for our full human development. This is what we do during sleep, but the rest during sleep doesn’t go deep enough to remove the deeply rooted traumatic stresses. The increased of serotonin during transcending is one of the ways to objectively measure how the body is starting to repair itself from the disturbances from long-term accumulated stresses.
They live in a state of uncertainty, and in conditions of great hardship and extreme stress.
All participants were given the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Checklist (PCL) at baseline, and 30-day and 135-day after learning TM. Findings from these studies support the efficacy of TM practice for reducing posttraumatic stress symptoms.
The movement received a boost two years ago when Donovan teamed up with the cult film director David Lynch to launch a campaign encouraging children to meditate in school. This is achieved by uttering the mantra, a word given to the student during the initiation ceremony which is chanted silently over and over. Scores of scientific studies on the technique have been published since the 1970s, a number of which have shown benefits in lowering stress, blood pressure, cholesterol, smoking, drinking and anxiety.
Caring for chronically ill relatives and friends often leads to stressful psychological, behavioral, and physiological effects that can contribute to impaired immune function, coronary heart disease, and a higher mortality rate. They can quickly become overwhelmed by the situation, and often become less patient and irritable.
Unlike other forms of meditation, TM practice involves no concentration, no control of the mind, no contemplation, no monitoring of thoughts. 1751-1754 1970,This graph, from a Harvard University research study, shows that during TM, the body comes into a state of rest, twice as deep as even the deepest rest during sleep. During the deep rest of transcending, on the other hand, even the deepest traumatic stresses will be removed. The unique state of restful alertness gained during TM practice appears to reverse the damage done by traumatic experiences. Large-scale studies assessing both quantitative and qualitative measures are warranted to investigate the effects of TM on reducing behavioral, psychological and physiological symptoms resulting from traumatic experiences across cultures. In 2005, The American Journal of Cardiology reported that among 202 patients with raised blood pressure who were followed for 18 years, those who practised TM had a 23 per cent lower death rate.
It automatically and effortlessly allows the active thinking mind to settle down to a state of deep inner calm.
In contrast, PCL scores in the TM group went from high at baseline, indicating severe PTS symptoms, to a non-symptomatic level after 30-days TM practice, and remained low at 135-days.
I know that your love will last for all time, that your faithfulness is as permanent as the sky. 15: But you, O Lord, are a merciful and loving God, always patient, always kind and faithful. 8: But God has shown us how much he loves us a€“ it was while we were still sinners that Christ died for us!Hebrews 13, vs. I would come home from work and plop myself in the chair for A? hour or so, wash up, change my clothes and eat dinner.
I can count on my one hand the number of times I played ball with my boy or took my daughter shopping.
I feel sorry for my children for not being there for them and sorry for my wife because she raised the kids pretty much on her own and she did a great job of it.
I am sorry for myself also because the moments that I missed with my children can never be recovered. I thought I was doing my best by beingA a goodA provider but in my older wisdom I know that being a Dad was the most important thing they needed. He created us, molded us, watches over our lives, provides for us, and when we die He brings us into His kingdom. It was customary at that time for Rabbis (Jesus was onea€”it meant teacher) when they were among a crowd to say the first verse of a Psalm. What He most likely was doing was wanting the rest of the people, and us, to say the rest of the Psalm.
Kendall===============================================================================Pastor Pop-Pop June 12, 2010. Lost loves, friends, jobs, disagreements with others, death of relatives, and depression are just some of the reasons we lose pride and hope in one self. We could go on with this forever so today I am just addressing those qualities in single people. With single people, it could just be the problem with finding the right a€?someonea€? to love. The delay or loss of a past love (among other things) could send someone spiraling downward into a loss of respect for themselves.
Nationally, there are 85.6 unmarried men for every 100 unmarried women and the birthrate is approximately 53% women over men.
They have the a€?TV-ADa€? looks, drugs, drinking, sex, and instant communication (cell and text).
Some people give up on themselves and become self destructive with over eating and drinking or hibernation. From a mana€™s perspective, if a man is looking for a quick date, sex, or just a temporary girlfriend he will frequent a bar. If a man is looking for a long term loving relationship or wife, he will look around church, a library (or book store), coffee bars, or social groups. Dona€™t settle on things that go against you conscience whether it is with yourself or a mate. People with multiple divorces fail in relationships, drinkers are good drinkers, abusers (physical or mentally) are just abusers and players, and cheaters are cheaters.
People rarely change and never enter a relationship with the thought that you can later on change that person to your expectations.
If a person you care for ever poses this statement ----- A a€? If you want me (or love me) you need to do a€?this or thata€™.a€? ----- then walk away and dona€™t look back.
The following religions or faiths consider Jesus as an enlightened spiritual teacher: Jehovaha€™s Witnesses, Mormonism, Unification Church , Christian Science, A? of all Wicca, New Age, Nation of Islam, Bahaa€™i World Faith, Hare Krishna, Hinduism, some of Judaism, and Islam. It is funny that all these listed above recognize him as a great spiritual teacher but do not follow His teachings. The other half of Wicca, Transcendental Meditation, Scientology, and Buddhists either do not mention Him or He is not important to their way of thinking. Genesis Chapter #1 in part of verse 2 says, a€?and the Spirit of God was moving over the watera€?. He won trophies for the best in class in New York State for horseshoes and archery (before compound bows) for several years running.

He hunted and fished and always, it seemed, brought back his limit no matter what game, fish, or bird was in season. He joined the Navy Sea Bees in WW2 and ended up getting drafted in the Marine Corps on an Island in the Pacific during the conflict. The only way there is through His Son Jesus so I accept Him as my Lord and Savior and try my best to follow His ways. A ====================================================== ==============================================Note: If you have not seen the movie "Left Behind" with Kirk Cameron, now would be the time. Well to begin with; this promise from God is only for believers and followers of Jesus Christ. Paul was talking about believers and inserted the condition of a€?for those who love Goda€?. You see, when you accept Christ as your Lord and Savior and ask for forgiveness and confess to Him your sins --------- you are washed clean with the blood of Christ.
However, sometimes you carry the baggage of the memories of those sins in your mind and heart. This verse in Romans assures you that your guilt is unjustified because God will make it turn out in the end for good. Jesus did not promise that this life would be easy but that He would walk through those troubled times with you. Although it was a good one, it caused me much stress and sometimes aspects of it violated my conscience. I do believe that God is making this bad thing turn out to be good and I think He has a better job for me in the near future. If you believe in God and love Him and believe in His promise, these too will turn out for the better. And leta€™s not forget that even though what his brothers did was a€?wronga€?, God made it into good when Joseph forgave them and helped them. His promise does not make wrong right but makes it turn out into something good for his glory, for us believers. We know that Jesus will walk with us through the valley but God will get us to the mountain top when we get through it. I am sure there are many stories out there of how this verse helped many people weather their storms. Kendall============================================================Pastor Pop-Pop July 31, 2010. Do not make for yourselves images of anything in heaven or on earth or in the water under the earth.
Do not bow down to any idol or worship it, because I am the Lord your God and I tolerate no rivals.
I bring punishment on those who hate me and on their descendants down to the third and fourth generation.
It tells us His personality, words, likes, dislikes, rules, commands, pleasures, and all the things he has done. So any god or image of him that does not conform to or match the one described in the Bible (the word of God) is not the God of Israel that we are to worship. Let us be clear that making images of anything is not a violation of the commandment but actually worshiping it as a god. Some churches within the body of Christ have pictures or statues of saints or even Jesusa€™ mother.
That is not a violation unless the statue (or the person) a€?itselfa€? is being worshiped as a god or the statue is believed to have some sort of power within itself. Wearing a Jewish star or a cross is also not a violation unless the emblem itself is worshiped. If they are decorations that is OK but if you actually place or believe some hope or faith of luck in them, it is a violation of the commandment. People now seem to create their own god to worship in a€?their own minda€? and not within the scope of the Word of God (the Bible). The one I hear the most is, a€?I am a good person so that is all that is needed to go to Heaven and be saved.a€? That is not what the Bible tells us. Matthew 7:21 (ESV) says, a€?Not everyone who says to me a€?Lord Lord,a€™ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.a€? What is the will of the Father?
People go around saying god is this or god is that or that is a€?not what I believe ina€™ but if their beliefs are not in line with the Bible, they are in violation of the first commandment. God is OK with working on a Sunday (or having your place of business open), God is OK with Homosexual and Gay behavior, I dona€™t have to go to church and worship Him, I dona€™t have to give, I dona€™t have to forgive everyone, it is OK to kill unborn babies, He is OK with pagan rituals, I can be rude to people, God did not make the earth a€“ and on and on and on. The pastor said that this church was saying the Holy Spirit told them this was OK but another church said that the Holy Spirit was against this and yet another one had a different view point from the Holy Spirit.
We all violate them in some way or another but that is why Jesus died on the cross to wash us clean in His blood and absolve us of our faults. He scribed it on stone tablets and gave them to Moses on the mountain top to give to His people. That is the translation that she likes to use.===============================================================Thou shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.
You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous Goda€¦a€¦a€¦a€¦a€¦a€¦a€¦a€¦. Leta€™s take one at a time and discuss:We discussed this command last sermon (review if you want to).
Have you ever created another God in your mind or worshiped another god of a different religion or faith? Jesus said that if you even lust in your heart (or mind) for another that you violate this commandment. Covet is defined in the NIV dictionary as: To want for yourself something that belongs to another person. Whether you take it or not, take it and not return it, or just desire it ---- you have violated this commandment. If you believe in Jesus and accept Him as your Lord and Savior, you are forgiven of your sins and you are washed in His blood clean and white as snow. A Timothy McVey the mastermind on the Oklahoma bombing defied God and declared that he alone was the a€?master of his destinya€?.
A ==============================================================================Pastor Pop-Pop August 24, 2010.
Having a good relationship with your spouse, family, friends, or co-workers is usually based on a good two way conversational attitude. To render Him praise and glory through prayer, actions, good deeds, following His laws and commandments, and accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior. He knows what we need before we ask but He likes to hear it from us also with some praise and worship attached.
Your Mom knows you need food and gives you healthy meals but approaching her and asking for a snack also tells her you would like some cheese doodles too. Prayers can be from a book, made up by you, from the Bible, or just general conversation between you and God. They can be on your knees by your bed, in Church, or just during every day activities or work. I try to concentrate not on an earthly or worldly fixture or thing but temporarily close my eyes (not while driving) or look up when I talk to Him. I find one (or a paragraph or verse) that I derive comfort from and say it as a special prayer to the Lord. What can flesh do to me?Psalm 121(NLT): I look up to the mountains-does my help come from there? Go to a good book store and page through some and see which ones are comfortable for you personally. They are good Bibles but one is paraphrased and one is in a so called modern language that, for me, does not read real well. I highly recommend The New Living Translation (NLT), The New Century Version (NCV), or the New American Bible (NAB).
The first two are used a lot with Contemporary Christian Churches and the third contains extra books as it was designed to meet the needs of Catholic Christians. I also like the Good News Translation (GNT).A It is important that you like it and are comfortable with it.

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