This is why I have declared this week Anti Panic Week!
Easy said but not always so easily done. However there are ways and today Merri shares five specific ideas on how to be calm and gain opportunity during the perfect financial storm.
Anti Panic Solutions
By Merri Scott
As you know, Gary has declared this Anti Panic Week! What a grand plan.
Headlines are screaming disaster, recession, depression everywhere. Even we have had to watch ourselves. One way we handle this is what we call the “Ecuadorian Path”…that is to just laugh out loud at whatever happens…whether it be a flat tire, a slip in a mud puddle, a new headline of depression/recession.
This always helps!
However, our other secret that we have written about before is the balancing of our brain waves through the use of Baroque Music, which honors the natural rhythms of nature. It works for babies, it works for animals and it certainly works for us.
This type of Super Thinking is taught in our Spanish Courses but each and every day (at home, in our office, in our car or while traveling) we actually manipulate (you might say) our own brain waves through the patterns of music.
Right now, I am listening to a series of Gymnopedies, by the French composer Erik Satie first published in Paris, 1888. These are patterns and repetitions that make the mind relaxed and move us into that endless stretch of life where not only is there NO panic but there is NO stress.
Things flow and sort themselves out…great worries from our mind cease their chatter and even little anxieties become nothing…all moving into a stream of the clear consciousness of being.
It is more than magical because it works every time in every way for every purpose.
The beginning of this was the roots of mathematics and evolved into patterns of (as I am hearing now) repeated refrains and gradual movements of joy and calm in Baroque music.
One of our readers sent me this great website: www.sundaybaroque.org which can of course be heard any day, any time.
There is a lot of scientific evidence behind this theory. Ten years of brain-wave activity by the Tokyo researcher, Dr. Norio Owaki, was based on certain kinds of sound patterns that can induce alpha brain waves.
That certain sound patterns can affect consciousness is no surprise to students of music lore. A specific story was told about Bach. Count Kayserling employed Johann Goldberg, a musician to play on the harpsichord a composition written for the Count by Johann Sebastian Bach. This was music for insomnia, for feeling rested and less tense.
Kayserling was so pleased with the curative effects of this music that he rewarded Bach with a lavish gift of gold. The composition has come to be known as “The Goldberg Variations”. Music history tells us that Bach designed much of his music to appeal to the mentality. With this music, the body relaxed and yet the mind became alert.
Dr. George Lozanov begin studying Bach and other composers of the 16th to the 18th centuries written in the same musical tradition and found that they had similar effects. This music-Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann, Corelli, Handel – is called Baroque. It was the slow (largo) movements of the Baroque concertos that were tested. In the slow movements, we find a potent, familiar rhythm …60 beats per minute. This Baroque music has a very slow bass, beating like a slow human pulse.
Your body relaxes and your mind becomes alert with these simple forms of music. Also, the Soviet psychologist, I.K. Platonov, found it was possible to just use a metronome beating at 60 to enable the mind to take in and hold more strongly.
The effect of music in super learning is to give a “sonic massage”…eliminating the stress of hard. This reverie state is highly orderly because of the highly structured nature of the music. See more below.
What Gary is advising and what we are doing, living and being as the world whirls around us…is to create a state of softness of beauty where there is no noise.
This is surprisingly easy to achieve. Here are the practices that we follow:
1 – Cease speaking of loss, tragedy, trouble or problems.
2 – Eliminate the influences that might drag you into the rhythms and patterns of negativity.
3 – Change the channel…by just quietly changing the subject.
4 – Allow peace to be your friend and stop associating with disaster or panic.
5 – Allow the patterns and rhythms of nature and its music to sweep over you.
Celebrate Anti Panic Week by just slipping into another way of life…one which brings the power of being. This is where the true nature of the essence of wealth, worth and wonder abides.
Join Gary and me as we look at financial anxiety solutions.
Join us and stay at our farm for Susan Rotman’s business intuition course.
Enjoy the mountain cool and summer views as you learn, plus enjoy the special features at the farm that you won’t find anywhere else…including our new “High Meadow Labyrinth.”
Here is Gary with Richard and our friend, Chuck Hunner, hard at work making the farm special for you.
They moved over a ton, stone to place in a mystical place where we can walk to unite the body and thought to eliminate anxiety. Here is the “High Meadow Labyrinth” being formed.
Or join us September 23 to 27 for our last of the year “Super Thinking + Spanish” course where we use Baroque music to become fluent in one week. Here are delegates from our last course.
I continually hear from guests and course delegates about how much they love our hotel El Meson de las Flores and Cotacachi.
One guest recently said: “Merri, El Meson and Cotacachi were all of what you said it would be and much much more!”
Another guest who is there now just wrote today:
“Merri, Steve and John are FANTASTIC — and you guys are doing far too much for us — we feel like royalty. We had an exceptional day with John today visiting Old Town Quito and tomorrow we go to Coatacachi and we are so much looking forward to it. Again, I don’t know how to thank you — you and Gary are very, very wonderful special awesome people (and so are your guys here) and we wish you were here with us! MANY HUGS.
Here are two of our servers, Eduardo and Consuelo, at one of our Spansih Course coffee breaks. Our sweet and caring staff look forward to serving you at our next Ecuador Spanish Course