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Jackhammers & Meditation

It's not about relaxation. It's about awakening.

Posted 12/06/12 by Kat Lui

Meditation often conjures up lukewarm ideas in the mind of the public: deep relaxation and vegetable soup. If this is what you think, be ready for surprises: meditation can be a dramatic raising of the voltage of consciousness  awakening.

For many people, sitting still doesn't sound all that exciting, and the term 'enlightenment' is vague at best. People want less stress and to 'be more'. But how? We all find our own paths. Mine involved joining a summer building program with a meditation school located in the Australian Outback. In the midst of jackhammers, skilsaws and the untamed song of kookaburras, meditation moved from a philosophy into a call to awaken. Working from the third eye and building energetic subtle-body muscles (such as the hara or lower dan tien of martial arts), meditation became useful, applicable and dare I

The Clairvision School provides meditation training at the highest level, emphasizing the superiority of first-hand knowledge over belief. If you're curious to know more, contact me to find out a where my next talk will be and discover why jackhammers and meditation would ever be uttered in the same sentence.

Kat Lui is an Inner Space Techniques (IST) practitioner. Call 415.335.6584 or email

Before one can become supernormal, one has to become normal. Awakening requires self-cleansing and healing, getting rid of negative emotional imprints and conditioning. Hence the Clairvision Inner Space Techniques, and in particular the ISIS technique. Read more at

For information on the Clairvision School of meditation, visit


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