I first came across this book about two years ago when a friend of mine (she was a student of mine at the gym) at the Kadampa Buddhist Meditation Center in Westlake in California introduced me to the book called " You are the placebo" by Dr. Joe Dispenza for the first time. She and I had attended Abraham Hicks workshop and Kadampa Buddhist meditation lectures together before. I had always felt she had been my compatible vibrational companionship. When she introduced me to this book, I right away downloaded it from Amazon audible . I started listening to it a couple of months later.
Meanwhile, I watched his YouTube videos and other media to understand some of his background, logic, and concepts before reading the book. What I found fascinating about this book was the style of meditation he had developed. He wrote that he had studied yoga and martial arts in his early twenties. Perhaps because of this, his meditation style incorporates the breathing techniques used in Kundalini Yoga.
I want to talk about the Kundalini here briefly. First of all, I would like to talk about the origin of the word "Kundalini and Kundalini awakening.
Kundalini is a term used in the Hindu tradition to refer to the primordial life energy that is said to reside within the human body. Kundalini is the human body's name for prana, the primordial energy that permeates the universe and is also called shakti. Awakening the Kundalini could bring mystical experiences, and when fully awakened, it is believed to lead to soul liberation.
It is my personal belief that through the practice of yoga and meditation, the kundalini energy gradually becomes active and rises towards the top of the head. When the Sahasrara (the top energy center of the head) is finally pushed open by this kundalini energy, it becomes kundalini awakening. When the Sahasrara is fully opened, it is said that the person can be soul liberated. I have noticed that is often the case of people with near-death experiences (NDEs).
Dr. Dispenza has incorporated into the meditations utilized the method that emphasizes breathing, Mula Bandha, which is the tightening of the anus and lower abdomen, and Kumbhaka (resting breath).
When I was studying Kundalini in my twenties, I met a person in a healing circle meeting by Dr.Bernie S. Siegel. She had become sick because she meditated using this breathing technique. She developed brain cancer, and it was due to her lighthearted practice of this breathing technique. I had forgotten she mentioned the cause of cancer by Kundalini breathing, so I did some Googling.
This symptom is called Physiological Kundalini Syndrome (PKS for short). This is a condition in which a person develops a variety of pleasant and unpleasant symptoms because their Kundalini has been awakened to some extent, either intentionally or by accident, while they are not spiritually, mentally, or physically ready. Research is being conducted in the field of psychiatry, but because research is still in progress and scientific and objective evidence is lacking, and different researchers have different ideas.
Examples of symptoms include autonomic imbalance caused by an outburst of the sympathetic nervous system in the autonomic nervous system, blissful ecstasy, intense pulsation throughout the body, increased pulse rate and high blood pressure, migraine headaches, acute or chronic fatigue, increased or decreased libido, schizophrenic symptoms, visual and auditory hallucinations, depression, and neurosis. Some people claim that it can cause near-death experiences, floating in the air, cerebral hemorrhage, paralysis, and suicide.
So far, I don't think I've had any of these symptoms.
(Even if I have them, I may not even be aware of it🤣)
However, I had visions of my past lives, and I've learned that who I am in a body in this world is consciousness (energy), and my body is just a shell. Therefore, I always feel as if I am looking at the body that encloses my consciousness from the outside in. I have become aware that even the smallest and most trivial things move me in bliss. I feel very fresh every day, like a newborn, and deeply aware of the preciousness of all life on this planet.
It's been nine months since I seriously started meditating with Joe Dispenza, mostly led by his visualization words ( imagination). Once you get used to it, it's easy to go deeper. I hadn't done much visualization meditation before, so it took me a while to get used to it. Another feature is that the time of practice is long. The shortest meditation is about 20 minutes. My current favorite one, "Blessing of the Energy Centers," is about 45 minutes long.
In the next blog, I would like to share what led him to research and study to develop the miraculous healing methods to cure incurable cancers, MS (Multiple Sclerosis), autoimmune diseases, and many more!!