I was writing in an earlier post about the problem of dealing with difficult emotions such as anger, which can cause problems in our everyday lives and can also act as an obstacle to spiritual growth. It's hard to make a connection with that wonderful source of energy which I've described in this blog when you're busy raging inside because someone hit you on the shin with a supermarket trolley or you had to listen to fifteen minutes of muzak when you phoned up the bank - even harder perhaps if you still feel the hurt of a bereavement or a broken romance. Nick Roach argues that it is only such emotions which prevent us from becoming enlightened - but how can we stop them getting in the way?
In that earlier post, I described Nick Roach's technique for dissolving emotions and in the future I'd like to take a look at other approaches, but just for now I'm going to introduce you to a technique which I've recently been finding very effective myself. Quantum Light Breath is a breathing technique which was developed by Jeru Kabbal in the early nineties and I'd like to thank Secret Of Life reader Annie for bringing it to my attention. It involves listening to just over an hour of a guided meditation recording which takes you through the breathing process in combination with emotive words and music which help to release stored emotions. You can read a brief description of the technique here (follow the link top right to 'Quantum Light Breath'). See here for some in depth background by Jeru himself.
My experience with QLB has been quite remarkable and I'll post some more about it shortly, but for now you might like to try it yourself. I managed to try it on free download but I checked the URL just now and the file appears to have vanished, as such files frequently do. But if you do a google, you might find a free download somewhere else. And in any case, you can buy it on CD here (US) or here (Europe).
There are a number of versions of Quantum Light Breath. The one I've been using is the original one by Jeru. If you try it, do let me know what you think.
(Note: A reader has posted some URLs for free downloads - see the comments.)
(Further note (December 07): A friend has recently raised the issue of hyperventilation in regard to QLB. You can read the Wikipedia entry on hyperventilation here. A fellow blogger, Pamm at My Secret Spiritual Dance, gives her perspective about hyperventilation in relation to similar breathing techniques here. My own experience is that we have used the QLB at our Deeksha group on several occasions. The feedback has always been positive and no one has reported any ill effects. In the recording, Jeru invites you to breath as quickly or slowly as you feel comfortable with. I have always kept to a fairly modest pace and have found the QLB to be a beneficial experience. I've posted more about my experience with the QLB here.)
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