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Study Outlines What Prayer, Meditation & Yoga Can Do To The Human Body

by Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution

The medicinal benefits of meditation and yoga are now firmly established in scientific literature. One of the latest studies to emerge on the matter comes from Harvard researchers working at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). They determined that meditation literally rebuilds the brain’s grey matter in just eight weeks. It’s the very first study to document that meditation produces changes over time in the brain’s grey matter. (1)

Another promising study has recently come out of the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). These researchers conducted the very first study where the use of the “relaxation response”was examined in patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), and the first to investigate the genomic effects of the relaxation response in individuals with any disorder. The report was published in the journal PLOS-ONE. (source)

When it comes to ‘prayer’ or ‘distant healing’ — directing human attention on physical systems — significant results have been obtained that warrant further investigation. For a selected list of downloadable peer-reviewed journal articles reporting studies of psychic phenomena, mostly published in the 21st century, you can click HERE.

Scientists over at the HeartMath Institute have demonstrated that when a person is feeling really good, and is full of positive emotions like love, gratitude, and appreciation, their heart beats out a different message that’s encoded in its electromagnetic field, which in turn has positive health effects on their body overall. You can read more about that here.

Factors associated with human consciousness (thoughts, feelings, emotions, perception, intention) have long been studied to see how they affect and interact with our physical world. You can read more about that here.

The Power Of Meditation, Yoga, & Prayer on Human Health

Meditation, yoga, and prayer are all grouped into a category (in medical terms) called ‘relaxation-response techniques.’ These techniques have been subject to several studies which clearly show that regular practice directly affects physiologic factors such as heart rate, blood pressure, stress, anxiety, oxygen consumption, and more. It was first described over 40 years ago by Herbert Benson, Director Emeritus of the Benson-Henry Institute and co-author of the paper presented in this article. 

The new study, out of the Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital, from the Institute for Technology Assessment and the Benson-Henry Institute (BHI) for Mind Body Medicine, found that people participating in the ‘relaxation-response program’ actually used fewer health care services in the year after their participation, compared to how many they used the previous year.

The Harvard gazette reports that relaxation response techniques, such as meditation, yoga, and prayer, could reduce the need for health care services by 43 percent.

“Our study’s primary finding is that programs that train patients to elicit the relaxation response — specifically those taught at the BHI — can also dramatically reduce health care utilization. . . . These programs promote wellness and, in our environment of constrained health care resources, could potentially ease the burden on our health delivery systems at minimal cost and at no real risk.” – James E. Stahl, lead author of the study

The study was published last Tuesday in the journal PLOS ONE.

So, how did the research team analyze the impact of mind-body interventions on modern day medical techniques? They gathered data on people who have been participating in the BHI Relaxation Response Resiliency Program for the past eight years. After analyzing more than four thousands participants, and comparing it with a control group of almost fourteen thousand (while also taking other factors into consideration — read the study for more), the participants engaging in the relationship program displayed an average reduction of 43 percent when it came to using their regular health care services over the year after their participation in the project.

I think of it this way: There are many gates to wellness, but not everyone is ready to walk through a particular gate at a given time. From a public health perspective, it is better to be prepared to offer these tools to people in their customary settings than to wait for them to seek out these interventions. For that reason, we feel that mind-body interventions — which are both low-cost and essentially risk-free — should perhaps be incorporated into regular preventive care.” – Herbert Benson, founder and director emeritus of the BHI and co-author of this current study

Meditation/Yoga Prayer Techniques

Personally, I believe a common misconception about meditation is that it must be done in a special way, or you must sit in a certain position. All you have to do is place yourself in a position that is most comfortable for you and focus on your breath, in and out. It’s not about trying to empty your mind, it’s about more so about developing a “non-judgemental awareness of sensations, feelings and state of mind” (source). Let your thoughts and feelings come and go, then return your focus to your breathe. Telling yourself not to think will only produce the opposite effect, but you can work on choosing how to feel and respond to those thoughts. Meditation can be similar to state of mind, in that some might have the ability to produce the same brainwave frequencies that are commonly seen in meditators without actually meditating. On the other hand, there are many devout students of meditation who spend hours of their time each day devoted to this ancient practice.

If you are someone who doesn’t have much experience with meditation and would like to try it, you can check out some of our articles on the topic that offer some advice/tips on meditation, as well as find some guided meditations here.

As far as yoga goes, here is a 20 minute yoga class for complete beginners, and here is a list of articles we’ve written that provide more instruction and information about yoga.


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On Emotions…

Sometimes, when you look around you all you see is rainbows and unicorns, positive affirmations and good thoughts; all appears to be light and happy.  Makes you think, does it not?

The majority of the time, there are emotions and a lot of them.  Some are dark and dank, others are bright and airy, but they are all emotions you are meant to experience.  In sidestepping the not so good ones, you are denying an important part of your growth.  When a negative emotion comes up, it is time to learn!  Do no wish it away or cover it with glitter.  It is what it is.  Find the source and release it to The Universe to be transformed.  When it is truly taken care of then you know you are moving in the right direction. ~ Creator


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God said:

I was going to ask you what is on your mind. Then I thought better of it. Hmm. Let me refresh My question.

Beloveds, what would you like to have on your mind right now?

The arrival of your own True Love?

A chance meeting?

To find a hidden treasure?

To wake up tomorrow and weigh ten lbs. less?

Snow? To make a new friend?


Simple joy?

To find a genie had cleaned your fridge?

To be able to eat whatever you want and stay slim?

A new puppy?

To find yourself transformed into a new person?

A list of all that you like about yourself and makes you glad?

If I were to ask you to say what’s on your mind, would I have opened a floodgate of woes? This would have been a mistake, for of course, it’s time now to take your leave of woe. I mean, this is long overdue. What do you want woe hanging around for?

To know what matters in life?

To speak of what you want and not speak of that which you do not want?

To be a blessing to all who know you and to yourself?

To get on with life?

To light up the world?

To light up one single life today besides your own?

To give life freely without recompense?

To think big and never small?

To live your Truth. To speak your Truth. To never tell a lie, no matter how little, ever again?

To speak well of others?

To speak well of yourself?

To love ahead of time?

To break boundaries?

To surprise yourself?

To uplift the world?

To keep secrets?

To look forward to life?

To progress?

To be amenable?

To be farsighted?

To serve God and only God?

To honor thy mother and father?

To respect all?

To no longer try to change anyone else?

To leave myself free from nagging as well?

To smile?

To have a good time wherever I am and whatever I think of?

To imagine?

To have dreams big and small?

To come closer and closer to God?

To venture forth in life?

To sweeten the world?

To be my own person?

To not get in anyone’s way?

To perceive everyone as God does perceive?

To be all I want to be?

To envision even greater along the way?

To be all God wants me to be. Why not?

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Daily Message ~ Saturday March 24, 2018

Dear Ones, do you have trouble accepting love because you fear it will come with strings attached? The core of this fear is that you will be beholden to another or be enslaved. This is based on the old model of conditional love which is a model of using love to control another. These are old energies which are looking to be released.

Understand that if you have these fears they are old experiences/energies that are looking for healing. The core of this is the idea that love means giving your power away. As power is a major theme on your planet right now, all the ways that power has been abused, misused, or misrepresented are up for review. This is a wonderful thing!

When you love with an attachment to what another may or may not do, you are still attempting to find success within a conditional love model. The love you seek exists on an entirely different vibrational layer.

Love, the unconditional love you know in your heart truly exists and is what you wish to experience, is an expression of self. It is love without attachment to outcome because you understand that the joy is in the giving of it, in the allowing of it to flow to you and through you. You know that love in its purest form is expansive, healing, supportive, and freeing.

Further, because you understand you are a being of love, you do not see it as a limited resource but rather as an abundant flow with more than enough for everyone. Because you also understand the importance of giving love to yourself, you are sated with it already. You draw to you more of what you hold. You are no longer dependant upon the wild card of what others may or may not do for your happiness. You realize that holding yourself separate is denying yourself the sustenance of your soul.

Just as you and your entire planet are evolving, so is your definition and experience of love. This is a sign of true evolution, for it is love that holds the healing you are all ready to accept and express, in order to move forward into your highest potentials. The days of giving and receiving love as currency are over. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young


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GFP Newsletter – 3/23/2018

Every child has to follow so many things, so many people, that by the time he has grown up, become adult, it is too late – the personality has taken over, and the individuality is forgotten.

Surabhi, let the individuality die. It is not individuality that you have been thinking of, up to now, as your individuality – let it die. It is simply personality; and when it has died, without leaving any trace behind, you will find yourself. For the first time you will meet yourself, and that meeting becomes the beginning of spiritual growth.

It is not your imagination. The personality may be telling you, “It is all imagination.” I don’t believe in imagination. I destroy all kinds of imaginations so that you can know your consciousness without any dreams, without any projections, without any imaginations – just pure awareness. And that pure awareness is the door to the divine.



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Before You Make an Important Decision, Science Says It May be Best to Sleep On It

Anna Hunt, Staff Writer
Waking Times

When it is difficult to make an important decision, especially about something that may impact your life, you may want to sleep on it. It’s logical to assume that it is easier for a rested brain to evaluate choices and make a decision. But come to find out, your brain actually makes some of its own decisions while you sleep. As well, sleep helps the brain process your emotions about a situation, so you are less irrational in your decision making.

Parts of the Brain that Impede Decision Making

During our awake hours, we are consistently making choices. There are times when we’re on automatic pilot, like making the morning coffee or driving to work. But most of the day we have to make decisions about what we want to wear and eat, what we want to do that day, how to tackle work and life situations, etc.

Your personality and society are big influences when it comes to decisions. So are all of the beliefs that you’ve formed based on your interactions with others. Essentially, all that makes you who you are will impact what choices your make in life – big or small.

Unfortunately, all of this personality, emotion, conditioning, etc, can make decision making difficult. When it’s time to make a choice, all of the voices in your head have an opinion. All your doubts, beliefs and aspirations argue their case in the silent battle within the mind.

The Unconscious Mind at Work

What happens when you sleep is that all of this personality and programming that makes you, you, are shut off. When the conscious mind sleeps, the unconscious mind starts to pilfer through everything that happened during your day.

Researchers Sid Kouider and Thomas Andrillon at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris in France were able to show that this “unconscious” brain actually continues to respond and process information, even when a person is asleep. In their study, they asked test subjects to press either a left or right button based on the type of word they heard. Initially, the subjects were awake. The researchers used an EEG scan to observe the activity in the brain immediately before each subject pressed the correct button to give the response.

The researchers continued to prompt the subjects with new words, even after the subject fell asleep. (The participants were laying down in a dark room.) The EEG showed that the brain continued to process the meaning of the new words and to prepare for either left or right button response. Of course, the subjects didn’t press any button because they were asleep. This study was published in Current Biology.

This study shows clearly that the unconscious mind is still processing information from the outside world, even while you sleep. It may be beneficial to reflect about a decision calmly before going to sleep. Perhaps the unconscious mind will work things out for you.

A Nightly Makeover

It’s well known that the brain gets a makeover every time you sleep. During sleep, support cells in the brain clear away residue left over from the day. The brain’s support cells, called glial cells clear out worn out neurons and old, unnecessary synapses, or connections, between neurons.

Not only is the brain busy cleaning. It also integrates new information that we learned during the day. As it gets rid of the old, it also builds new synapses.

Furthermore, the brain helps integrate emotional experiences into context and produce appropriate responses. Research by Matthew Walker, Director of University of California Berkeley’s Sleep and Neuroimaging Laboratory, showed that “sleep deprivation does the opposite by excessively boosting the part of the brain most closely connected to depression, anxiety and other psychiatric disorders.” (source)

Consequently, a good night’s sleep may help your brain process your emotions about a situation. Instead of making a knee-jerk response or being irrational when making a choice, your brain will be ready to make choices that are more sensible.

The idea of having the brain suss things out while you sleep isn’t new. Alexander Graham Bell was a firm believer is making the unconscious mind work for you:

I am a believer in unconscious cerebration. The brain is working all the time, though we do not know it. At night, it follows up what we think in the daytime. When I have worked a long time on one thing, I make it a point to bring all the facts regarding it together before I retire; and I have often been surprised at the results. (source)


About the Author

Anna Hunt is writer, yoga instructor, mother of three, and lover of healthy food. She’s the founder of Awareness Junkie, an online community paving the way for better health and personal transformation. She’s also the co-editor at Waking Times, where she writes about optimal health and wellness. Anna spent 6 years in Costa Rica as a teacher of Hatha and therapeutic yoga. She now teaches at Asheville Yoga Center and is pursuing her Yoga Therapy certification. During her free time, you’ll find her on the mat or in the kitchen, creating new kid-friendly superfood recipes.


This article (Before You Make an Important Decision, Science Says It May be Best to Sleep On It) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Anna Hunt and It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.

Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of Waking Times or its staff.


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Daily Message ~ Friday March 23, 2018

Dear Ones, the people who push your energetic buttons are the very ones who are showing up to help you master your boundaries and get clear about what energy is in resonance with you or not. As the empowered leader of your own life expression, you are absolutely within your rights to say no to anything that is not empowering, uplifting, supportive, or honouring you and your sovereignty.

Just as a good parent will step in to keep their child protected from anything that isn’t appropriate, you get to do the same thing for yourself, as your own loving parent, guide, and best friend. Your own safe and nurturing environment is essential for your continued growth and expansion. The more someone activates you the more you are looking for your own love, protection, and guidance in that area of your life.

You don’t have to get upset or stay focused on what is unwanted. The fastest way to redirect is to simply say no thank you and move along. Much like the algorithms that are used on your internet to keep track of your preferences, your focus is what keeps something active in your reality. Being able to stay in a place of balance and move on past what doesn’t resonate or support you in being your best self without pushing against it is what keeps you refining your own sacred space. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young


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Waiting For You

There will be times where you may feel alone, odd, weird, out of place and certainly not where you are supposed to be.   You may wonder where all the like-minded people are and when they will show up in your life.  Do not be dismayed, dear child…you have never been nor are you ever alone!  Following your chosen path may be lonely at times but, remember to take time to look for the bright spots, the  people around you that bring a little more life to the room whenever they appear.  It is time to begin allowing The Universe to let them show up and be there for you when you need it most.  Walking the solitary path is the ‘old way’…your spiritual family is waiting for you! ~ Creator


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