Can you remember a time when you truly had your mojo?
A time when you felt on top of the world, full of self-confidence, self-esteem and unstoppable?
I bet you can look back on your life and you can remember a time when you felt like this. If not, then really go back to your childhood days. Maybe that was a time when you felt care-free, energised and full of zest and life.
If you are like me, you’ll have had such moments of exhilaration and bliss when everything in the world felt just right.
About 10 years ago, I used to be Mr. Hyper and always rushing around like crazy. My mind was full of things and I was in danger of a heart attack. Oh, and did I say I was also Mr. Angry!?
I was then on a life path which would have almost certainly meant deep dissatisfaction and serious health problems.
Then one day I discovered meditation. And my life changed forever.
I transformed from Mr. Angry and Mr. Hyper to someone who was calm and serene (most of the time!).
I am not exaggerating but over the course of a few weeks and months, I literally saw my life change and my health improved. I got through some major life changes and a lot of emotional turmoil and I became humane again.
Today I am forever extolling the virtues of meditation to all my friends and especially my coaching clients.
Even better, I can now direct them to a proper, structured meditation programme being launched today by two blogging friends.
Quite appropriately, it’s called The Re-Awakening.
I have known both Steven Aitchison and Angela Artemis for 3 years and I am so proud that they have created such a worthy resource which I just know is going to help a lot of people.
Their meditation programme is unique in many way, one being that their meditation tracks are offered in both male and female voices, so as to everyone’s preferences.
Steven took some time out from his launch period to tell me more about his joint creation with Angela:-
1. Steven, what made you want to create such a product?
I have had this product in the back of my mind for almost two years now. Ever since I decided I wanted to find a way to solve my own problems in life, around 15 years ago.
I started looking for a solution and after a few years of looking I read a meditation book and decided I wanted to try it. The trouble was there are so many different practices of meditation.
I even went to a transcendental meditation practitioner who advised me she would give me a special mantra to say every day and for this privilege she would charge me £640!
I decided against TM. So I tried other techniques and eventually found some guided meditations. I thought they were great and they really helped me in my practice, but there was something missing from them.
So I studied what goes into a guided meditation: script, voice, and music and found a special formula for putting these altogether.
Once I had the special formula I was going to release the program but my research showed me that around 50% of people who used guided meditations preferred a female voice rather than a male voice.
Almost as soon as I thought about trying to find a female narrator I received an email from Angela Artemis telling me about a guided meditation she had done, and she didn’t know I was looking for someone at the time – if that wasn’t a message I don’t know what is :).
2. Correct me if I am wrong but there seems to be so many other such products. I am not being cynical but what’s different about yours?
You’re right Arvind, there are a lot of people selling guided meditations.
What makes The Re-Awakening guided meditations different is the way they have been put together.
I studied an amazing person by the name of Milton Erickson and his work kind of blew my mind!
So I took what I learned from his work and applied it here in these programs. I wrote specially formulated scripts and took a course to teach me about voice tone, voice pacing and discovered the three words that almost instantly gets someone to relax, and they are in all the guided meditations.
Next I had to look for the music and searched for months to find the right composer for the background music.
Music has the power to bring out deep emotions in people, but it also has the power to awaken something that is deep within us, our spiritual side.
Now I don’t mean spiritual as a religious word, it’s nothing to do with religion.
Spiritual, to me, is the very essence of who we are, it strips away what we have learned, good or bad, and shows us ourselves laid bare. Once we have seen ourselves laid bare then we begin to heal our hearts and minds and deal with the emotions.
We work on 3 levels at the moments: physical, mental and emotional. We tend to favour one particular level to the neglect of the others.
However if we Re-Awaken the spiritual side of ourselves, we begin to marry all 3 levels together bringing about a profound change we won’t have experienced previously, or maybe experienced it for brief moments.
The composer I found had that ability to bring out this spiritual side, so that coupled with the scripts, the voice tone, the voice pacing and the secret three words are extremely powerful.
3. Great, thanks for clarifying. So what exactly are you offering? What are the features and benefits of your system?
We all have stuff going on in our lives: family, work, money issues, addictions, worries and a whole load of other issues. As mentioned previously we tend to operate on three levels and because we favour one level over another problems start to occur.
For example, if you are too emotional there may be issues with self esteem, which leads to relationship issues, which then leads to so many other issues that affect our mental well-being and physical health.
The Re-Awakening Program is about getting ourselves in balance again and being able to marry all 3 levels together. When you have all 3 levels working together you then begin to cure a lot of issues in your life:
- Get rid of stress altogether
- Overcome anxiety issues
- Fix your relationship issues
- Overcome addiction problems
- Higher levels of intelligence (emotional, intellectual, and interpersonal)
- Overcome long held fears
- Changing bad habits
And the list goes on and on…
4. A lot of people tell me how hard it is to get started with meditation. Will your system help the novice?
I know exactly what you mean Arvind!
When I first started out I kept asking myself: am I sitting in the correct position, am I talking too much in my head, should I pay attention to the thoughts or let them go, should I have my leg wrapped around my head 🙂
There are so many different ways to meditate that it can be daunting for a beginner.
That is exactly what the program was designed for, to help beginners and experienced meditators alike. Someone who has been meditating every day for years may not benefit as much from our program, but it is definitely suitable for beginners.
5. Is your System also useful for advanced meditators like me?
Ah, sorry I answered your question in the previous one:)
Yes, advanced meditators will definitely benefit from this program as well.
Advanced meditators are great at stilling their minds and thereby relaxing their whole body, but these meditations are taking you on a journey and using the power of creative visualisation in such a way as to let your mind open up to a different experience which can be quite exhilarating.
6. If there was one thing that you could share that would help anyone get started with meditation, what would that be?
With meditation it’s all about forming the habit. Once the habit has been formed it’s difficult to let go of it, and you actually feel there’s something missing if you miss a meditation session.
With The Re-Awakening we want to help to instill that habit by creating such deep, powerful meditations that will affect you so much that you will not want to miss a session.
Once you’ve practised meditation for a few months you will wonder how you ever managed without it – that’s how life changing it can be.
7. Finally, what’s next for you and Angela? World domination?
World domination 🙂
We’ve had such great feedback from people like you about The Re-Awakening that we plan to keep on promoting it and the benefits of it, so it should keep us busy for a few months.
I know Angela has another product coming out soon, which I am looking forward to, and I have a possible new path I will be taking very soon but will still be staying within the Self Improvement movement.
Thanks for the interview Arvind, it’s always a pleasure talking with you.
Thank YOU Steven – and Angela for bringing The Re-Awakening to us.
And do let me know how you get on with finding your mojo :-).
Just wanted to drop by and say thank you for the interview. As always it’s a great pleasure talking with you. Hopefully your readers will benefit a little from this 🙂
Steven, thanks again for a great interview – and a great product.
I am sure a lot of my readers will benefit hugely from this:-)
I have the series and love it! Thanks for explaining the process that you went through in developing the series. Fascinating. When I do my meditation tomorrow,…I mean after I do my meditation, I’ll be thinking about what you said. Great stuff. BTW, I am a big fan of Milton Erickson and his work.
Arvind…thanks so much for sharing Steve with us. As always, it’s a great interview. Fran
Fran, yes isn’t the series of meditations wonderful!
I am sure a lot more people are going to be positively impacted by the work done by Steve and Angela 🙂
I am loving the program already. Truly “reawakening” Thank you for a great interview, Arvind. Steven – What can I say? I am going to be repetitive and say I love it and recommend it.
Vidya, continue to “re-awaken” always!
Hi Arvind and Steven,
I will add that I love the program as well. Meditation can be so healing and it feels wonderful to give our minds a bit of a rest for a few moments everyday. Meditation promotes happiness and what could be better than that. This program will be a big hit, I highly recommend it.
Cathy, yes indeed – meditation promotes healing and happiness. What more does one want!?
This is a great interview and I agree that meditation has a lot of benefits to us not just to stay relax..There are more…Thanks for this!
Crystal, glad to have you as on the team of ardent meditators 🙂
Steve and Arvind,
Great interview! I am just beginning to meditate. The benefits are amazing! I have The Reawakening and absolutely love it. I can’t believe how much is included in this kit. It’s worth way more than $27! Great job to you and Angela!
Betsy, yes this package is definitely worth more than $27. When you consider how lasting the life-changing effects are, it is really a tiny investment.
Yes, great job Steve and Angela!
Meditation for me is very important especially in relaxing days where I need time for myself only…
Divine Grace, indeed meditation is perfect for those days when you need time for yourself:-)
Great job, well done. before to change anything make a change into yourself, put out the best in you and show to the world that we all can do the same
I really like your post and I have to say thank you for sharing that.
Saky, welcome to my blog!
Thanks for your kind comments – indeed, change begins with us. AS Gandhi said, be the change you want in the world.
And thanks for sharing your post – I’ve just checked out the English version of it:-)
Inspiring. I love how your share the ancient art of peace with today’s readers. Thanks Avrind and Steve and Angela for sharing your essence and gifts.