Category Archives: meditation

Research Shows Meditation Restructures Your Brain in Less Than 8 Weeks

What-is-Transcendental-MeditationResearcher and neuroscientist at Harvard, Sara Lazar, have found that your brain structure changes noticeably after less than 8 weeks of meditation. They saw no changes in the control group.

Meditation has been found to increase the brain size – larger volumes of grey matter specifically – in the right orbito-frontal cortex, left temporal gyrus and significantly larger volumes in the right hippocampus.

These areas are especially important in tasks associated with attention, emotional regulation and mental flexibility.

Meditation has also been found to decrease the size of the amygdala. The amygdala is associated with fear and stress responses. Continue reading

Studies Show Group Meditation Lowers Crime, Suicide, & Deaths In Surrounding Areas

There is a lot of talk about meditation as being an essential practice to cultivate overall wellness.  But meeditation is not just a way to cope with stress and seek inner knowledge.  It literally has the potential to literally transform the world.

By transform the world, I don’t just mean transform individuals who meditate.  When large numbers of people get together and meditate at the same time, it has an energetic ripple effect on the consciousness of the surrounding people.  People who aren’t even meditating are impacted by the effects of the meditators. Let’s look at some of the scientific studies that prove this to be the case.

What studies have revealed

In 1978, what is known as the “Maharishi Effect” took place when a group of 7000 individuals over the course of 3 weeks were meditating in hopes of positively effecting the surrounding city. They were able to literally transform the collective energy of the city which reduced global crime rates, violence, and casualties during the times of their meditation by an average of 16%.


People who were not even meditating and had no idea that this experiment was even happening were being an impacted by such a degree that it caused a statistical change in their behaviour.

Suicide rates and automobile accidents also were reduced with all variables accounted for. In fact, there was a 72% reduction in terrorist activity during the times at which this group was meditation.

A specific study published in Psychology, Crime & Law found that crime rate dropped by 13% in Merseyside, Great Britain during time when people were meditating in large groups, whereas a control city where people where not meditating in large groups saw a steady crime rate.  As the study concluded:

There were 255,000 less crimes in Merseyside from 1988 to 1992 than would have been expected had Merseyside continued to follow the national crime trend. Demographic changes, economic variables, police practice, and other factors could not account for the changes.


Almost 50 studies have been done further confirming the benefits of global meditation and it’s direct impact on everything in the world, with another study being published in Social Indicators Research which showed an overall violent crime rate drop by 15% when 4000 participants participated in group meditation.

We know meditation has endless health and psychological benefits, but it is now being explored by politics and sociology because of its undeniable impact on the behaviour of other people.

How can this be explained?

The secret of the Global Maharishi Effect is the phenomenon known to Physics as the ‘Field Effect’, the effect of coherence and positivity produced from the field of infinite correlation—the self-referral field of least excitation of consciousness—the field of Transcendental Consciousness, which is basic to creation and permeates all life everywhere.

shutterstock_676625Meditation takes your consciousness to the implicate levels of existence where your intentions have consequential effects on the explicate level that we interact with before it even manifests.

Consciousness gives rise to the material.  The key idea is that all of existence emanates out of a field of universal consciousness, called the Unified Field or Super String Field.

Simply put, consciousness is a fundamental property of the universe, and since all levels of reality arise out of consciousness, all levels of reality are affected by the frequency of vibration of the superstrings within this field of consciousness.

Here is theoretical physicist Dr. John Hagelin explaining more about this Unified Field:

“I think the claim can be plausibly made that the potential impact of this research exceeds that of any other ongoing social or psychological research program. It has survived a broader array of statistical tests than most research in the field of conflict resolution. This work and the theory that informs it deserve the most serious consideration by academics and policy makers alike.” — David Edwards Ph.D., Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin.

This effect is still ripe with investigation to this day. Here is a video on the power of group meditation:

4 Spiritual Tools To Help Sharpen Your Intuition & Psychic Ability

Intuition is our natural psychic power.   It’s a sort of GPS system for our soul that allows us to navigate energy and potential outcomes.  When we learn to sharpen it, listen to it, and refine it, it can act as a sixth sense that can help guide as our on journey.

Although everyone has a natural intuitive connection, some have sharper intuition than others.  Regardless of how strong your intuition is, there are things you can do in everyday life to help strengthen it.  It’s important to realize that having a stronger intuition and increasing your psychic powers has very little to do with what you may call “spiritual tools” or other forms of divination.

You already have everything you need.  It’s just a matter of giving your spiritual antenna a little bit of a fine tuning.

Here are 4 simple steps you can take to sharpen your intuition:

1) Meditateshutterstock_350542424

When you learn to fully relax and clear your mind, you become much more receptive to the energies around you.

It’s important to understand that becoming more psychic and having a stronger intuition has less to do with effort and more to do with relaxing and allowing yourself to be at one with the flow of the universe.  Be still, and you will allow yourself to feel what you already have the ability to feel.

Slowing down the stream of mental chatter with even just 10-20 minutes of meditation a day is the best thing you can do for your intuitive abilities.

2) Ask the universe


Don’t be afraid to ask the universe for guidance.  Saying something like “show me a sign that I am supposed to do this” is a great way to show the universe with your energy that you are ready to receive.

A great way to sharpen your intuition is simply to be open to receiving guidance from the universe.

You are not alone, and your pursuit to sharpen your psychic and intuitive ability does not have to be a solo effort.  Ask, and ye shall receive.

3) Recognize the signs

Once you have tuned your spiritual antenna with meditation, and have asked the universe to show you the way and help guide you, now is the time to recognize the signs in your life.  Your guidance may come in forms of synchonicities, coincidences, repeating themes and patterns, or even a very strong pull in your being towards a certain route.

The universe WILL guide you and will show you the way once you surrender to its will and keep your eyes pealed for what it is trying to show you.

4) Proper rest and nutritionshutterstock_102461543

Getting proper rest and nutrition is key.  Your body is your vehicle, and thus it is your primary way of interaction with intuitive information.  Eat lots of clean foods like organic fruits and vegetables.

Avoid processed foods, fluoride, and chemicals.  Avoid tobacco, alcohol, and refined sugars.  When you fully purify your vehicle, you will be much more receptive psychic information.

The pineal gland is thought to be the third eye that connects us to higher dimension and transmits information from these dimensions into our brains where they are received by us.  Regardless of what mechanisms may be responsible for intuitive abilities, keeping your vehicle clean is a great way to step into a higher vibration.

Strengthening your intuition does not require anything outside of ourselves.  Nor does it require that was do strenuous self-work or practice forms of divination.  It is a simple matter of purity of mind and body, and aligning yourself with the flow of the universe while being willing to receive guidance.