Tuesday, March 07, 2006

first try

i just listened to my Holosync cd... and although im feeling quickly relaxed yet alert and very aware indeed, i am also quite disappointed.

first, it's only 20 minutes. the interview cd took 40-plus minutes and the testimonial track took 28 or so minutes. : ( (of course, what was i expecting from a free demo cd? naturally, it should be to whet my appetite for more, of course.)

then, too, although i understand that the Holosync sine or technology sounds are embedded into the surface environmental music of rain and clinking bowls (?) -- i loved this part-- i didn't like Bill Harris' (the Centrepointe founder and CEO) voice intruding into my thoughts for 13:49 minutes, reviewing all the benefits of using Holosync.

my thoughts at this point were now on whether they have embedded something in the cd, too, to move me to buy! (although even before listening to this track, while just browsing through the info material, i already decided i want to buy the whole program; the only concern was how, as i've retired all my credit cards...)

it was quite amazing, though, how quickly my thoughts provided solutions for me--i wasn't even able to formulate a clear and direct question yet, my question/concern was mainly a wordless feeling (how will i be able to buy it?), and suddenly ideas already rushed forth:

- email my uncle and ask if we can just charge it to his credit card, then he deducts it from my business commission this month (since sales has picked up; it won't affect my regular budget too much, because i expect to be getting double my minimum commission, at least);

- go to Centrepoint's purchase section and see what info details are needed to purchase, so i can email these info to my uncle; and

- while at the Centrepointe's purchase section, i saw that they had a provision for paying by international check or money order; i then thought to at least ask my bank manager today about purchasing one and the fees involved; that way they could just deduct it from my account when my business commission comes in, as its coursed through their bank anyway.

for the price they've quoted, and the entire program content and benefits, plus the free additional material and 24-hour online support, and the one-year money back guarantee, it sounds indeed risk-free, in return for the listed benefits-- which i already know from my own trial-and-error-and-lesson experiences with my own meditations to be true:

  • "profoundly deep meditation
  • dramatic increases in the production of a whole variety of beneficial brain chemicals, including pleasure-causing endorphins-- as well as a number of others proven to slow aging and increase longevity and well-being...
  • the release and falling away of dysfunctional mental and emotional patterns (such as anger, fear, anxiety, depression, sadnes, substance abuse, self limitations, etc.)-- even those that have stubbornly resisted other methods...
  • increased learning ability, enhanced creativity, greater intuition, improved focus and concentration-- and (even more amazing) greatly increased personal self-awareness (scientists call this combination 'whole brain functioning'...)
  • dramatically lower stress levels, and an increased ability to deal with whatever comes at you from the world, calmly and clearly. you become more relaxed, less anxious, more centered, more peaceful, and more connected to others...
  • achievement becomes easier, and without the same feelings of anxiety and stress. taking the risks necessary for success doesn't seem so scary anymore. good things begin to just "happen" in such a way they almost seem to fall right into your lap...
  • the need for sleep decreases, yet aliveness, vitality and energy increase!"
i can relate to the results, especially from the third result down, but most particularly with the third, and the two last ones, as results i am already experiencing from my own meditations with Silva, and mainly listening to Jody Sachse's free HAV music. so i know, meditation does work and produces these effects.

but, the main edge of Holosync, i guess, is that it claims to bring these to you faster and in a more consolidated form, and with guided support, too, on a long-term basis, unlike having to spend years just trying to "get it right" in meditation.

hmmm... the quicker and easier way which i have to shell out money for, or the slower but customized way i already do now, creating my own "meditation curriculum" so to speak, from what's already out there for free?
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