What if I told you that talking gibberish could reduce your worry and anger, and clear out negative mental patterns? Sounds silly and ludicrous, doesn't it? I'm here on record to say that I'm living proof that it works.
Allow me to back up here. About 5 weeks ago I was introduced to several different active meditations during a personal development retreat. Each of these meditations was directed to working with one of the seven chakras. The "gibberish" meditation focuses on the 3rd chakra. The 3rd chakra, seat of our personal power, resides in the solar plexus area.
Our meditation teacher shared that if we do the 3rd chakra (gibberish) meditation for 21 days, worry would no longer have a hold on us. I tucked that bit of info inside with me. When I returned home I made a personal commitment to doing this meditation for 21 consecutive days.
Now, let me share what happened to me. I'll explain the mechanics and how you can find these CDs at the end of the post. It's relevant to note here too, that in addition to usual worries, I was consumed with worry over my mother's inoperable brain tumor and financial issues with my business at the time I began the 21-day program.
During the first seven days of this meditation I experience an intensity of emotion that comes out in heightened worry, deeply-felt sadness, and anger. My energy levels vary between normal to low.
The 8th day proves to be a turning point. I experience significant lightness. At the end of the meditation I write in my journal: "I feel relaxed, guided, loved, loving, powerful, effective, cared for, caring . . . I feel at peace. Pictures of my loving angels and guides show up, encircling me."
During the second week I notice that the meditation practice is "short-circuiting" my typical worry patterns: I receive my Visa bill in the mail and it's a doozy. There's also an overcharge on there. Immediately I go into my knee-jerk reaction of worry. Typically this would last a half day at least. Instead I sense my inner observer taking over and the worry ceases within 10 minutes. My spirits actually lift and I remain in a good mood for the rest of the day and evening.
I experience less intensity of emotion during the 3rd week of the meditation. I find myself much more present during my day, staying calm during busy, hectic times.
As I conclude my 21-day meditation commitment, I notice the following:
- The emotional charge to thoughts that typically create worry for me dissipates. When I think about these thoughts, I don't feel the emotional clutching.
- I feel more present and less reactive. I find myself experiencing time outside of the "trance" of my daily life - beyond the unconscious, conditioned mind-frick.
- I experience a sense of inner peace and renewal. In a way, I guess I could say I have been internally cleansed.
All of the above results are common to those who engage in regular meditation practices.
Why this meditation practice? I find it difficult to sit in silence to meditate. This particular meditation is done with eyes closed, in a standing/moving around position for the first 20 minutes, during the speaking gibberish phase. The last 10 minutes of relaxing is done sitting down, listening to peaceful music.
How is the gibberish effective? The CD intro explains that if we articulate our worries/anger in our regular language, we only scratch the surface. By using gibberish, we touch deeply ingrained negative mental patterns, clearing out worry, anger, and other suppressed, upsetting emotions we are not aware of. In essence the gibberish by-passes the rational mind to get to the deeper level. I really do not know why this gibberish works. I just know that for me it works. It's a tried and true resource I can use when needed.
If this meditation interests you, the 4-CD set (covering all 7 chakras) can be purchased through the Life Bliss Foundation. Go to http://www.anandagalleria.com/ and click on meditations. When that comes up, select "Life Bliss Program Meditation Techniques." I'd recommend you listen to the CD instruction before engaging in this meditation on your own. The actual 3rd chakra meditation on the CD is called Manipuraka Chakra.
Who would have guessed the power behind gibberish? I'm learning to adjust my notions of what makes "sense." There's a whole lotta learning out there . . . if we just stay open.