FREE FORM-WRITING

WHAT

A simple technique you can use to clear the unconscious. It will help you clear and release unwanted thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and patterns lodged in the unconscious. 

WHEN

Use this technique when you notice yourself feeling low, and thinking negative thoughts, experiencing illness or pain, without knowing where they come from. 

HOW

You will need a pen/pencil and paper to begin. 

1. Prepare your space. Find a quiet room with no distractions. Turn off your phone, any beeps, or notifications. Sit comfortably. Light a candle if you would like, and set an intention for yourself in this process.  

2. Write. Write whatever comes to mind. It doesn't have to make sense, nor does it have to form real or full sentences. Simply write on the paper, whatever your consciousness has to express. Let your stream of consciousness guide you. Write it all down. if you can't come up with anything, write that down: 'I don't know what to say...' 'I feel lost and confused...' 'I don't know where this is going' The point is to: bring to the surface the unconscious patterns by allowing yourself to write them down, and to release them. Whatever you have written down is to be cleared away from your consciousness, so don't read what you have already written. It is important to do this exercise with a pen/pencil and paper (and not a computer or phone) 'The neural impulses from the fingers are sent back to the brain so that the writing actually releases and records the patterns of the unconscious.' 

Write continuously for at least 15 minutes at a time. 

3. Clear it. Once you have completed this writing process, tear the pieces of paper and burn them (if possible.) Don't read the writing again. The point is to let go of any and all patterns that came up for you in this process. 

Next Steps

It is recommended that you do this process anywhere between 15 minutes and one hour, at least three times a week, and for at least three months. When you commit to doing this process on a regular basis, you may begin to notice old unwanted patterns shifting and clearing away. 

'Free-form writing is like taking a onion and cutting a wedge through to the center. Then you leave a space, and cut another wedge, and so on. If you leave the onion exposed to the air after cutting several wedges and do no more, the sections of onion that were between the wedges will dry up and peel away. And after a time there will be just a tiny seed left. In the same way, by releasing some disturbances through free-form writing, others still inside of you will fall away. ~ John Roger.

DECLUTTERING

Decluttering all spaces and things,
reducing the piles of things,

cleaning out the cob webs… 
in search of
peace.

reducing the complexity
of life’s
crazy mess:
making it all simple,
once again,
easier to digest,
and easier to breathe… 

Tying lose ends… 
completing incomplete cycles
of action…  
returning to the nothingness.

Returning to the spaces of silence, 
devoid of things, 
devoid of noise, 
devoid of history, 
attachments, 
feelings, 

or 

emotion. 

CREATING
EMPTINESS
IN SEARCH
OF BRILLIANCE. 

ONCE AGAIN.

the beauty

of 

RETURNING TO 

ZERO. 

zero inbox.
zero to do’s.
empty space.
blank canvas. 

 

YES. 

WELCOME
BACK TO THE
EMPTY SPACES

WHERE WISDOM RESIDES.

 

a fresh of breath air.

WHY MEDITATION WORKS

The Science of Meditation

There’s nothing new in using meditation as way of dealing with stress and improving your general health. It’s been practised in  Eastern Cultures for thousands of years. It’s now becoming much more widely accepted in the West, and science is finally proving what many have known to be true for thousands of years: that meditation can help you calm down and focus, and it has myriad other health benefits such as: reducing high blood pressure, helping with depression and preventing the likelihood of illness. Regular meditation can also help us control negative aspects of our personalities.

Cultures that have practiced meditation for generations have never questioned the benefits. They know very well that it works for them and have never shown any signs of packing it in. However, the health benefits being claimed are so extreme it’s easy to be skeptical when you first hear them. Can a few minutes of sitting still a day really have all the effects claimed? Let’s take a look at what the scientists are saying.

The health benefits of meditation

There have been countless studies examining the effects of meditation which back up the various health claims. For example, a study from the University of Bologna found that meditation fights both high blood pressure and the cognitive decline associated with aging. Another study performed at Harvard found that meditation helps the genes that deal with metabolism and insulin secretion and suppresses the genes that cause stress and inflammation.  So if you’ve never meditated before, it could really be worthwhile giving some free guided meditations a try.  It might actually make you healthier and increase your lifespan.

Controlling your personality traits

Regular mediation increases the thickness of the lateral prefrontal cortex. This is the part of the brain involved in regulating emotional responses. Essentially, this part of the brain allows you to think rationally and logically so that you do not just blindly follow your impulses but take control. Thickening of this part of the brain will stop you from taking things too personally. So if you meditate, you might find that you become more resilient and more optimistic.  

Meditation also affects the influence of the medial prefrontal cortex.  This part of the brain affects the time you spend fantasising and daydreaming. It can also influence your ability to empathise with others.  The changes which meditation can have on the medial prefrontal cortex will help to make you more productive, less likely to over-react, and more empathic.  

Research from Stanford University has shown that meditation decreases activity in the amygdala area of the brain.  This part of the brain is responsible for the “fight or flight” response which causes the body to react when under stress.  In the modern world, over-activity of this part of the brain can cause the heart to start racing and the body to feel tense when we are exposed to stressful situations.

So it seems that the claims are not without foundation.  If you want to give it a try why not find some meditation for beginners and take it from there?  Meditation really can produce a range of positive physical changes in your brain, which will improve not just your general health but also the way you perceive and react to the world around you.