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Parapsychology - What Is Acupuncture?

 



Acupuncture is a five-thousand-year-old Chinese medicinal method that has lately been resurrected in China and presented to Western physicians.


It is based on the notion that subtle energy flows through the body in accordance with the Yin and Yang cosmic principles.

Yang denotes sunshine, activity, masculinity, and hardness, whereas Yin denotes darkness, moon, passivity, softness, and femininity.

Health and illness are influenced by the balance of these energy in the human body.


By placing needles at critical locations for varied durations of time, acupuncture treatment modifies these energy pathways.




Acupuncture may also affect anesthesia during surgical procedures.

Both ancient Chinese and Hindu medical systems have a philosophical or mystical perspective of the cosmos, and the concepts of Yin and Yang and subtle energy flows are similar to the Hindu yoga system's kundalini energy.

The asanas, or physical poses, in hatha yoga alter the vital energy in the body through affecting muscle tension and relaxation.

A comparison may also be drawn between Wilhelm Reich's ideas and his notion of orgone energy.

Shiatsu and acupressure, a kind of acupuncture without needles, as well as acu puncture maps for detecting ear and hand points, are examples of unique acupuncture advancements.

Dr. Lester Sacks, a Los Angeles physician, developed an ear acupuncture method in which an unique "gun" discharges a surgical staple into the ear at a specific acupuncture point to aid patients who desire to lose weight or quit smoking, drinking, or using drugs.

When the patient feels a desire building on, he wiggles the strap, and the yearning seems to go away.


The "MA-roller," a specifically formed wooden rod on which the patient rests, is a simple instrument for self-treatment of acupuncture sites on the back.


Great Earth Therapeutics, Forest Row, Sussex, England, markets it.

In 1928, the French consul in China, Soulie de Morant, returned to France with the writings he had translated into French and encouraged other doctors to investigate the practice.

Following WWII, interest in the subject expanded significantly across Europe and America.


A group of non-conventional doctors in the United States created the Acupuncture International Association in 1949.


In 1960, J. R. Worsley founded the Chinese College of Acupuncture in England.

However, in the early 1970s, when the United States rebuilt good ties with the People's Republic of China, acupuncture saw a big boost in popularity in the West.


The National Institute of Health sponsored an Acupuncture Research Conference in 1973, signaling formal support for acupuncture's claims to be tested.


A number of acupuncture books arose during the following several years, as well as acupuncture societies and periodicals.

Acupuncture has a large literature base, and various periodicals, such as Acupuncture News, American Journal of Acupuncture, and Journal of the Acu puncture Association of Great Britain, are now dedicated to the discipline.

1424 16th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036 is the address for the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

At 2140 Conestoga Rd., Chester Springs, PA 19425, there is also an International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.



Kiran Atma


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References And Further Reading:




Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. An Outline of Chinese Acupuncture. New York: Pergamon Press, 1975; Peking: Foreign Language Press, 1975.

Austin, Mary. Acupuncture Therapy. 2nd ed. New York: ASI Publishers, 1972.

Dubrin, Stanley, and J. Keenan. Acupuncture and Your Health. Chatsworth, Calif.: Books for Better Living, 1974.

Hashimoto, M. Japanese Acupuncture. New York: Liveright Publishing, 1968; London: Thursons, 1966.

Mann, Felix. Acupuncture. New York: Random House, 1963; London: W. Heinemann Medical Books, 1962.

Matsumoto, Teruo. Acupuncture for Physicians. Springfield, Ill.: Thomas, 1974.

McGarey, William. Acupuncture and Body Energies. Phoenix, Ariz.: Gabriel Press, 1974.

Nanking Army Ear Acupuncture Team. Ear Acupuncture: A Chinese Medical Report. Emmaus, Pa.: Rodale Press, 1974.

Nightingale, Michael. The Healing Power of Acupuncture. New York: Javalin Books, 1986.





Parapsychology - What Is Acupressure?

 



Acupressure is a kind of bodywork that is based on acupuncture, as the name suggests.


Instead of using needles, acupuncturists use their hands to apply pressure to specific areas on the body.



Massage was formerly a common practice in Japan, but it was severely curtailed by anti-massage legislation in the nineteenth century.

In 1955, the legislation was repealed.

As acupressure regained popularity in the West, it found a receptive audience.

Other body treatments like as do-in and shiatsu are comparable to acupressure, but they are not the same.

Contact the Acupressure Institute at 1533 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709 for more information.

Michael Reed Gach used the term "acu-yoga" to describe a kind of acupressure he created in the 1970s.

It is a combination of acupressure and hatha yoga.

People are taught how to apply pressure to the locations while in different yoga poses.



Acupressure News is a quarterly publication that focuses on acupressure.


Articles and news on the medical profession's activities, practices, and attitudes are included.

Address: 2309 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405.



Acupressure Workshop was a previous organization that offered beginner to intermediate lessons in acupressure, shiatsu, t'ai chi ch'an, and yoga.


They started in West Los Angeles and eventually moved to Santa Monica.


Kiran Atma


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Reiki Healing - Degrees Of Reiki Initiations

 



Reiki Initiations is a term used to describe the process of receiving Reiki energy. 


As an illustration of what happens in these ceremonies, the following sections explains initiation into the 1st Degree of the traditional Usui System of Reiki. 


  1. What Happens During the 1st Degree Initiation?
  2. Which Specific Powers Does the 1st Degree Initiation Grant?
  3. What Are The Steps  Of A Reiki 1st Degree Initiation?


The initiation ritual's technical specifics are not discussed here. 

On the one hand, they aren't provided since it might easily give the idea that this is the only way to get started. 

That isn't the case at all! Rome may be reached through a variety of routes. Not just any random route, but a number of them. 

On the other hand, I am certain that learning the initiations in the context of a personal interaction at a seminar, asking questions, and being able to practice under supervision is more significant in order to be really confident of passing on the gift of bringing Reiki into the world to others.


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Reiki Healing - What Are The Steps Of A Reiki 1st Degree Initiation?

 


The Individual Steps of the Traditional Reiki 1st Degree Initiation.


The following are the fundamental stages of a conventional Reiki 1st Degree initiation. 


In terms of the "technical elements of the energy task," each of these functions may be performed properly in a variety of ways. 

As a result, there are no universally applicable standard solutions. 


  • Invoking one's spiritual ancestors. 
  • Creating a yin-oriented condition in the aura of the learner to be introduced to receive. 
  • The capacity to use Reiki is being reawakened, and this measure is being stabilized. 
  • Incorporating key main and secondary chakras into the Reiki force's stream. 
  • Energetic sealing of sensitive secondary chakras for long-term Reiki abilities stability. 


The conclusion—at the end of the initiation, normalizing the condition of the individual's aura, as well as the aura of the whole group of initiates; asking for the spiritual lineage's blessing, thanking it, and departing.



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Reiki Healing - Which Specific Powers Does the 1st Degree Initiation Grant?

 




There are five distinct types of abilities that come with a 1st Degree Reiki Initiation: 



1. The initiated individual becomes a Reiki (spiritual life energy) channel. 


  • He or she may summon this energy form to Earth at any moment by resting his or her hands on the ground when it is required. 
  • He/she does not need to focus, perform particular routines, or limit his/her lifestyle in order to do this. 
  • When Reiki is required, just place your hands on the recipient's aura or come into touch with them via the aura to allow the power to flow. 
  • Reiki is always absorbed by the receiver. 
  • It cannot be transmitted in the strictest meaning of the term, but it may be made accessible. 



2. A kind of energetic shield is established, preventing the Reiki channel's own energy from being unconsciously25 transferred to the receiver to a greater degree. 


  • This protects the practitioner from becoming weakened and keeps the person getting treatment from being burdened on an energy level by the Reiki-disharmonious giver's structures. 
  • If this protection is not provided, it is conceivable that some of the practitioner's energies may enter the recipient's inner energy system, where they will stay and cause difficulties. 
  • This isn't always the case, but it always happens to some degree. 
  • This method of transmitting disharmonious energies may have a wide range of outcomes depending on the recipient's energy and psychological stability, as well as the strength of the recipient's self-healing abilities. 


3. The Reiki channel is shielded, preventing disharmonious energies from being transferred to the individual getting the therapy. 


  • This frees the practitioner from sympathetic diseases and highly disruptive outside energy. 
  • However, the capacity to energetically sense the other person is preserved. 
  • This may also cause irritations, which is why it's important to wash your hands after a treatment or employ an aura-cleansing method. 
  • There should be no significant problems arising from energy perception even if the practitioner's energetic and psychological stability is relatively typical. 
  • It's more akin to a bad movie or a news story that conjures up terrible memories. 



4. The ability to detect subtle energies is enhanced. 


  • When individuals put their hands someplace for a longer length of time or hold them in the aura of a live person after attending the 1st Degree seminar, they often discover completely new perceptions in their hands. 
  • This skill may be developed to a great extent via frequent Reiki practice and the proper techniques. 



5. All of these talents will be permanently entrenched deep inside the individual's energy system. 


  • Because they are essentially a heavenly gift that was already existing in the human body before to the initiation, they cannot be destroyed by anything. 
  • It may have been inactive, but it, like the arms and legs, belonged to the individual. 
  • It cannot be "put to sleep" again once it has been fully reawakened. 
  • As a result, each individual only has to engage in the 1st Reiki Degree initiation once in their lives. 
  • And anybody who has participated in the initiations of a 1st Degree seminar is guaranteed to acquire these talents. 
  • There are no failed initiations if they are performed by a historically trained Master using the symbols, chants, and rituals that have been passed down through the generations. 
  • This may come off as arrogant to certain individuals. 
  • We all make errors, after all. 



Why doesn't this apply to Reiki Masters as well? 


The Master, however, is not the one who administers the initiation. 


He/She alone makes touch with the Divine Beings Dainichi Nyorai and Dai Marishi Ten, the source of spiritual life force, and acts as a conduit for their spiritual strength, knowledge, and love. 

These light creatures have much more energy work options than humans. 

For them, a Reiki initiation is a pretty easy process. 


They are highly competent Creative Force servants. 


What human people accomplish is flawed and transitory—this is a spiritually significant feature of human beings. 

A covenant made by the Creative Force, on the other hand, is not subject to the rules of the material world and therefore cannot be incorrect. 

This has also been proven in the Reiki initiation experience. 

The traditional initiation ceremonies will have a totally predictable impact whether a Reiki Master is fatigued, has a toothache or headache, is love-sick, or in a sad mood. 

I understand that some individuals may find it difficult to believe this. 

For many years, I was likewise skeptical, until I eventually gave in to the same wonderful experiences that kept occurring.



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Reiki Healing - What Happens During the 1st Degree Initiation?

 



Reiki Master utilizes the symbols and mantras (holy phrases that summon spiritual energies and use them for a particular purpose) that Dr. Usui discovered in ancient scrolls on the techniques of the Healing Buddha or created on the basis of them during initiations into the 1st Degree. 


The Reiki Master, via his or her Master's initiation and the symbols and mantras of the 3rd Degree, is capable of establishing a permanent link to the source of spiritual life energy for any other human being. 



Traditional rituals that are required for activating Reiki skills and directing the organizing forces into certain chakras that participate in the transmission of spiritual life energy utilize the symbols and mantras. 


These techniques, however, will not work if the individual using them has not undergone the Master Initiation in the conventional manner. 

Let's utilize the radio example once again. It isn't functional without power. 

As a result, after discovering the scrolls from the great wealth of knowledge in Esoteric Buddhism, Dr. Usui was unable to start with Reiki right away. We can be confident he gave it a go. 

He only gained access to the wellspring of spiritual life force after three weeks of fasting and meditation—and only by the gift of the Creative Force—without which none of the methods could have been used. 


To get the full set of abilities in the 1st Degree, four partial initiations are required. 

In many Reiki schools, however, they are condensed into two or even one initiation. 

The four partial initiations are offered in Rainbow Reiki in order to gently acclimate trainees to their new skills and allow them enough chance to consciously appreciate the often intense spiritual experiences. 



Each partial initiation performs a distinct critical function. 


To ensure optimum integration of the spiritual benefits, each partial initiation should be separated from the preceding one by approximately 3 hours. 

Partial initiations should not be separated by more than 24 hours because otherwise the energy connections would be lost, and the student's Reiki skills will most likely vanish within 10 days. 

The chakras are only indirectly influenced by the Reiki initiations at all degrees. 

It removes the barriers in the domain of a race's karma that prevent individuals from having a direct, complete touch with the spiritual life force on a very deep energetic level. 

This is why, with the exception of gaining Reiki skills, which are discussed further below, the spiritual and bodily consequences of the initiations vary from person to person. 

Reiki is a kind of energy that is accessible to all living things. 

Without the proper initiation, spiritual life force arrives in drips and drops, to use a metaphor. 



Reiki comes to the initiated individual in a strong, steady, and always accessible current after an initiation, and it may even expand tremendously with consistent practice. 


Attunements affect certain chakras, which are effectively utilized as portals. 

The true transformations, however, occur on far deeper levels, in the so-called light body24. 

This is a spiritual framework that organizes and directs non-polar life energies such as Reiki. 

The information is then transmitted to the chakra system, which uses it to regulate its operations. 



More information about this subject may be found in the chapter titled "The Spiritual Energy System of Human Beings."


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Reiki Healing - Why Do We Need Reiki Initiations?

 




Because of properly directed good karma that they have earned in previous incarnations, only a few individuals are granted certain skills of active energy work (healing, for example) and passive energy work (such as clairvoyance) from the start. 


Even tremendous abilities, however, must be deliberately and painstakingly developed via training and practice before they can be reliably used in the real world. 



In addition to the training and practice that are clearly needed, most individuals who wish to develop such talents must practice intensely for many, many years to make themselves resonant for these enormous capabilities. 


Spiritual seekers have faced the great challenge of having so many wonderful abilities resulting from an intimacy with the divine power that not only make life easier in a natural way, but can also be applied in an extremely effective way in supporting their own path to enlightenment and spiritual awakening since the beginning of time. 

However, when a significant portion of one's life is spent honing a few of these skills, there is little time left to apply them to the ultimate objective, spiritual awareness. 



Furthermore, most individuals do not have (or have had) the time to devote to such endeavors in addition to their regular responsibilities. 


Someone has to plow the fields, publish and sell the books, make the bread, and construct the homes as well. 

There aren't enough comfortable caverns in our lovely world's mountains to accommodate as many billions of hermits as there are humans. 


Who would feed them if they spent the whole day meditating and fantasizing about enlightenment? 

In order to develop properly, we must have specific spiritual talents accessible to us in the near term, which can only be awakened after extensive practice and study in solitude. 

This is a difficult situation! The initiations are the key to unlocking this Gordian knot! 

In every spiritual tradition that I am aware of, the appropriate abilities are passed on to students by people who have been trained and qualified, making it easier for them to make significant progress in their personal development in a short period of time while also being able to assist their fellow human beings in overcoming common life problems such as disease. 



Shaktîpatm Hinduism, initiations into mantras such as in the Transcendental Meditation (TM) method, and Kriyâ Yoga are all well-known instances of initiations. 


Certain talents may be essentially awakened in a human being via initiations. 

However, in order to utilize them effectively and meaningfully, some training and expertise are always needed. 

Although initiations may stimulate personal growth, we must constantly deal with our own learning experiences, choices, awareness exercises, experiments in new kinds of conduct, efforts to conquer the ego, and so on. 


Awakening Abilities and Acquiring Abilities are two different types of initiations. 


Initiations may basically allow you to access two distinct kinds of abilities: 


1. It is possible to awaken a potential that resides in every human being. 

Initiation into the Usui System of Natural Healing is one example of this. 

2. A person is practically given a potential that does not exist naturally inside every human being. 

The ability to work with an angel's healing power is an example of this.


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Reiki Healing - What Are Reiki Initiations?



    Here I delve into both theory and practice of the Usui System of Natural Healing's traditional symbols and chants. 



    The use of these instruments in the initiations, which expose the diversity of Reiki abilities to the pupils, is a very important element. 


    Even though I've been doing them for years and have seen their never-failing, amazing direct and indirect impacts on myself and my pupils so many times, these ancient rites still seem like miracles to me (Walter). 


    Initiations come in a wide variety of forms and may be found all around the globe. 


    I often encounter the viewpoint that it doesn't matter what occurs in these ceremonies as long as the desire to develop Reiki abilities is there. 

    This approach is completely incorrect, since Reiki does include a technical component. 

    This implies that specific tasks must be completed in order for a person to be transformed into a Reiki channel and have their various Reiki talents awakened. 



    There are also a number of safeguards in place to ensure that every student experiences this deep spiritual awakening and change in a peaceful and safe manner. 


    It would not have been required for Usui to undertake a 21-day retreat with a specific meditation method and fasting in one of Japan's most powerful power locations in order to permanently open himself to Reiki if an initiation worked only on good will. 


    Of course, many individuals have previously tried to introduce themselves via books or “automatically” through the Internet by clicking on icons. 

    However, I've never met anybody who has had their Reiki skills awakened as a consequence of doing so. 




    Different Types of Initiations




    Reiki initiations aren't the only method to awaken a person's spiritual abilities. 


    There are many distinct kinds of initiations, some among them are listed below: 


    1. Self Initiation

    2. A Light-Being Assists In Initiation

    3. Re-Activating A Past Life Initiation

    4. A Teacher's Initiation




    Self-Initiation.



    Dr. Mikao Usui's 21-day meditation and fasting period: It takes a unique set of circumstances for anything like this to work. 


    First, the individual must have a thorough understanding of the field in which he wishes to use the talents awakened by the initiation. 

    The right kind of practice must be done, and it must be done for a long enough period of time and in a location with good spiritual preconditions. 

    The initiation period must be chosen such that the practitioner's efforts are aided by astrological transits. 


    The practitioner's inner attitude is a deciding element. 


    Even the finest external preconditions and tightest practice discipline will not make a spiritual initiation possible without a modest, heartfelt motive directed toward serving in the Divine Order, since it is ultimately divine grace that accomplishes it. 

    The individual may prepare for it, but the Creative Force decides! 




    A Light Being Assists in Initiation.



    Rarely, individuals are initiated by a spirit while sleeping or meditating, or at a time when they least anticipate it. 


    This usually often occurs after lengthy, intense periods of engagement with a spiritual subject for which no human instructor could start and train the individual at the time. 

    There is a basic guideline to follow in this situation: 

    It will vanish if the new talent is not utilized three times in the service of the Divine Order during one moon cycle—until the moon returns to the same position it was at the time of the initiation. 

    The initiation then ceases to exist. 



    Being initiated by angels or other spiritual beings is usually a once-in-a-lifetime event. 


    It often has a long-term impact on a person's perspective on life. 

    The necessary training has either been conveyed primarily through appropriate knowledge from books, inspiration, or direct contact with a light being, making it "just" a matter of having attentive and persistent experiences with the newly acquired talents, or it has been appropriately transmitted after the initiation. 


    The same concept applies now as it did previously: 

    Those who do not study and practice will get just a little benefit from the gift. 




    Reactivating an Initiation Received in a Previous Life.



    A spiritual talent that was gained in a previous life may occasionally be reawakened via an effort that is mostly unconscious in connection to a spiritual subject. 



    In general, this is accompanied with more or less clear recollections from previous incarnations in some manner. 

    This may also happen during a regression or meditation session. 

    The new ability must also be put into practice in the service of the Divine Order three times during one moon cycle, until the moon is back in the same position as it was during the initiation, just as it was during the initiation via a light being. 

    Self-initiation, initiation via a light being, or reactivation of an initiation from a former incarnation all need humility and a genuine effort to pursue the spiritual path, in my experience. 




    A Teacher's Initiation.



    This initiation route is perhaps the most straightforward: 


    You go to a seminar or training session, learn something, and get an initiation so that what you've learned works satisfactorily and long-term.



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    Mindfulness Meditation - What Is Loving-Kindness Meditation?





       





      THIS FORM OF MEDITATION CONDITIONS HAPPINESS, PEACE, LOVE, AND MEDITATION WITHIN. 


      It also trains the mind to easily reach a state of loving-kindness and compassion for all creatures, including yourself. 



      These basic phrases underpins the practice: 


      May all creatures be free of pain. 

      May there be no ill will among all creatures. 

      May all creatures be imbued with compassion and love. 

      May all creatures experience true happiness. 




      Loving Kindness meditation  is divided into three sections. 



      To begin, you must mentally create these emotions as intensely as possible. 


      • Make the greatest effort you can, since this one portion determines the outcome of the whole exercise. 
      • It gets simpler to create these emotions the more you nurture them. 


      The second step is to create a strong desire for others to feel the same way you do. 


      • This will take up the most of your practice time and will include many visualizations. 
      • Begin by picturing the people and things for whom you have the greatest appreciation and affection. 
      • Then go on to individuals you don't know as well, then neutral people, and finally total strangers. 
      • Then there are the individuals you hate or have problems with. 


      Finally, broaden this desire to encompass all living things everywhere. 


      • Finally, remind yourself that you, too, need and deserve to feel comfortable, at ease, full with love, and joyful. 
      • Don't undervalue the significance of this; despite our proclivity for selfishness, we find it the most difficult of all people to genuinely love. 




      THE PRACTICE



      Set a timer for your meditation—say, 30 minutes to an hour—but feel free to modify it as needed. 

      Begin your meditation by following the four-step transition to the breath at the nose, counting ten breaths, and then tracking the breath until your mind is calm. 





      1. GENERATION OF INATE FEELINGS AND EMOTIONS.


      • Allow the breath sensations to fade into the background of awareness until you are fully present with a calm, clear mind and well-focused attention. 
      • They should stay in place for the length of your sit, which will help you maintain your focus. 


      Make the following wish: 


      • May I be free of pain. 
      • Bring to mind, as vividly as possible, what it's like to be totally free of any sort of mental or bodily pain. 
      • Make a list of the ways you are now suffering-free. 
      • Reminisce over days when life was simpler and more comfortable. 
      • Make up your own story. 
      • Do whatever it takes to get a clear, powerful feeling of what it's like to be pain-free, fully relaxed, and at peace in both mind and body. 



      Then, without sacrificing your sense of ease and contentment, express the following wish: 


      • May I be free of malice. 
      • Bring to mind, as vividly as possible, what it's like to be totally free of all malice and at peace with everything and everyone. 
      • Pay attention to the calm you're experiencing right now. 
      • Remember, visualize, or do anything else you can to create a clear, powerful sense of being free of ill-will, with no residue of hatred, wrath, or resentment in your heart, as you did previously. 
      • Feel totally at ease with your surroundings. 



      Make the wish: 



      • May I be filled with loving-kindness, without losing these sensations of comfort and serenity. 
      • Bring to mind, as vividly as possible, what it feels like to be overwhelmed with beautiful, heartfelt emotions of love and compassion. 
      • Consider someone you care about and the feelings of tenderness and compassion that they evoke in you. 
      • Remember, visualize, or do whatever you can to create a clear, powerful sense of loving-kindness and profound care, just like you did previously. 



      Make the wish: 


      • May I be really happy, without losing these emotions of comfort, serenity, and love. 
      • Bring to mind, as vividly as possible, what it feels like to be really happy, satisfied, wanting and needing nothing, soaked with the sheer joy of being alive. 
      • Make a mental note of how happy you are right now. 
      • Remember, fantasize, or do anything else that helps trigger happy emotions, like previously. 
      • Sit for a few moments, soaking in the sensation of being free of sorrow, at peace, and overflowing with love and pleasure. 




      2. GENERATING WISHES FOR OTHERS.



      Say to yourself, 

      • "Just as I want to be free from suffering, free from ill-will, filled with loving-kindness, and genuinely joyful, so do all creatures wish for these things." 



      Consider someone you really care for and have positive emotions for, someone who has aided and soothed you in some manner. 


      Make the following wish while picturing this person as vividly as you can, wherever you believe they may be at this time, doing whatever they could be doing: 


      • May (name) be liberated from pain. 
      • May (name) be free of any malice. 
      • May (name) be surrounded by love and compassion. 
      • May (name) experience true happiness. 

      Send these emotions from your heart to theirs, from your thoughts to theirs, as you do so. 


      • Imagine this person's face as they experience a feeling of ease and comfort, peace and goodwill, lovingkindness, and genuine pleasure that appears out of nowhere. 
      • When you've done with this individual, choose another person you care about and do the same for him or her. 


      You may choose as many individuals as you want. 

      If the emotions you've worked so hard to develop start to dissipate, take a few minutes to strengthen them again. 



      When you're ready, consider individuals with whom you aren't as close and for whom you have less love. 


      • These individuals may be coworkers, neighbors, or casual acquaintances. 
      • Select one of them and envision where they are and what they are doing. 
      • Repeat the process of making the wish, sending your good emotions to them as a gift, and visualizing the look on their face when they become aware of those feelings when you can image them in your mind. 
      • Do it once or as many times as you'd want with as many different individuals as you'd like. 
      • Take the time to renew your emotions of comfort, serenity, love, and satisfied satisfaction if they diminish. 



      When you're ready, consider individuals you come across on a regular basis but don't know well, such as cashiers, waiters, or school crossing guards. 



      • Pick one and dedicate the loving-kindness practice to them. 
      • You can do this with as many people as you want. 
      • When you're ready, consider individuals with whom you've had problems or whom you hate. 
      • It may help to remember yourself that they, like you and everyone else, are susceptible to all kinds of pain. 

      Remember that whatever animosity you have against them causes you to suffer, depriving you of serenity and happiness. 


      Similarly, whatever animosity they have against you simply contributes to their own suffering. 



      • Whatever love they feel and whatever genuine pleasure they have can only benefit others around them. 
      • It may be difficult to practice loving-kindness with someone you hate, so start with someone you don't have strong emotions towards or with whom you have just had a dispute. 
      • Imagine him or her in your thoughts, make the wish, give them your good vibes, and watch as they are affected by your good vibes. 




      Carry out this exercise with as many tough individuals as you feel comfortable with. 


      Never forget to replenish your emotions of comfort, serenity, love, and satisfied contentment whenever they begin to diminish. 



      • It is just not effective practice to go through the motions without having these emotions in your heart. 
      • You may need to practice loving-kindness for weeks or even months before you're ready to deal with the most challenging individuals in your life, but that's the objective. 
      • It's essential not to hurry, but you should ultimately build up to those you despise the most—your greatest adversaries, people who have wronged you in ways you haven't yet been able to forgive. 



      When you've gone as far as you can with tough individuals during a session, go on to big groups of people. 



      • Consider the people who reside in your immediate vicinity. 
      • Create a wish for them. 
      • Send your best wishes to them. 
      • Imagine your whole neighborhood being filled with joy, love, serenity, and comfort at the same time. 
      • These priceless emotions are endless in your heart. 
      • They grow more powerful the more you send them out. 
      • Consider your whole city and do the same. 
      • Rep with the rest of your country. 
      • Then go to everyone on the globe, and finally to every sentient creature. 


      Finish by making the wish and giving these similar good emotions to every living thing in the cosmos. 




      3. DIRECTING THE WISH TOWARDS YOURSELF. 



      Now, focus all of your emotions on yourself. 

      Remind yourself that you, like everyone else, are deserving of peace, love, and happiness. 


      The most direct route to loving and accepting others is to love and accept yourself—with all your flaws and faults. 


      Say to yourself, 


      • May I continue to be free of pain since I am no less worthy than anybody else.
      • May I be free of malice for the rest of my life. 
      • May I be filled with loving-kindness in the future. 
      • May I be genuinely happy for the rest of my life. 


      Finish by expressing a strong desire for these emotions to persist, and resolving to behave in a manner that allows this to happen. 

      Make it your mission to embody these priceless mental traits so that you may share them with others. 

      Commit to utilizing this meditation as a model for loving-kindness practice in your everyday life. 




      ONE LAST THOUGHT.



      People often oppose to this technique because they believe it is artificial. 

      Please don't pass judgment until you've given it a go. 

      This is one of the most effective meditation techniques for changing the way your mind functions. 

      You don't have to think that the loving-kindness emotions you put out have any tangible impact on others, but it helps. 



      The idea is that we all have limitless reserves of patience, forgiveness, compassion, love, and happiness. 

      This exercise teaches the mind and heart to access those resources more readily, while also providing a sense of pleasure and delight.



      You may also want to read more about Mindfulness Meditation here.