He didn’t know what he didn’t know and so came up with the idea of creating something so useful, powerful, transformational and evolutionary, that by giving it away so more people could have access to it that would mean that more people would use it and the many people who used it would be so grateful, appreciative and enlightened that they would send money so, jointly, we could financially support the caue of humane treatment for animals including humans.
People themselves are perceived to be innocent, just needing education, and, once they “got it” he was expectant that they would surely contribute to the cause. It was one of those “Save the World” things that people often report during their awakening process. Some go off on it and make it their life-work.
As elegant as the idea was in his mind, the practical experience was far different. It would turn out to be a version of the classic tale of the wandering spiritual pilgrim off on his quest for himself.
The story behind Full Wave Breathing begins about 30 years ago—1980—with an overwhelming need to share information gleaned from experiences of illumination. Allow me narrative privilege to use the word, “he” to describe the experiencer—Tom who writes to you.
Thus energized, he at once set out to convey the idea of connecting with the healing energy that abounds in the Universe and directing it thru one’s own body and that of others for restorative benefit. He had already used it for his own mind and body to achieve what was called a healing miracle, reversing the course of a progressive, degenerative condition, and that after polio and paralysis from an auto accident.
Historically the information was not new, yet mostly unknown, ignored and sorely under-utilized. Using this energy is something we can all do tho’ some do it better than others like in sports. Being good at it and desiring to give/gift it to those who most needed it and were most likely to understand it, he went into the churches.
The results of directing this “omnipresent” energy were pretty good for those that tried it. The initial experience wound up with about half the people thinking he was the devil though. He would say, “They wanted either to stone me or enthrone me.” This in-the-regular churches adventure, conducted over a period of months, didn’t produce the sought-after results, so he turned to the subject of breathing as a way of having people contact the healing forces of the Universe and utilize it for their own wellbeing.
In addition to being for an individual’s use, learning how to use and rely upon this energy was also in the interest of those around them—their friends and family who would otherwise be exposed to their “lesser” state including their down moods, colds, flus and other problems. Getting people to breathe in a certain way worked well and some called it “heaven-sent.” The process was so effective that he was eager to share it with the university mind set. He received two basic responses.
The first was that the subject of Full Wave Breathing was so complex that those with whom he was speaking didn’t want to study it. Their advice was to just tell others how well it worked with the use of testitmonials. The breathing itself is simple; the science that explains it, highly complicated.
So, in addition to centuries of written information of the efficacy of breathing as a healing regiment, and with no “double-blind” information, there is now a body of testimonials. They include stories of the remission of symptoms of asthma and those of lyme disease and CFS. The use of breathing for blood pressure management has since become more generally known and accepted. It’s full potential, however, has yet to be fully embraced.
The second response—at a different university–was that if experiential and case study research was valid, then those on the hospital staff would be out of work. They said they’d be in touch. They weren’t, so he moved on.
One physician did tell him that such a program as suggested would empty the hospitals in 3 years except for trauma treatment and obstetrics. The doctor explained that the habitual shallow or “stress breathing” practiced by 90% of the population was simply devastating to immune function. Helping people to train their breathing so it helped them would be, in the M.D.’s words, a “godsend.”
Before giving up at the university, he did get to show the process to the Dean of the School of Nursing and a group of nursing students before those at the U said that their mind set was effectively closed to this kind of thinking and understanding. Undaunted he continued looking for an entry into the minds of those who make the decisions.
That led to a visit to Washington, DC where the “Say No” campaign was concluding its dismal run and help was clearly needed. He met with a member of Congress and connected with lobbyists in positions of powerful influence, and was told “how it is.”
His thing? He envisioned a campaign to be called, Say Yes to Breath! Offering an alternative to saying no or taking drugs–incuding smoking and drinking–seemed logical based on how the mindbody system worked. “Too progressive,” they said.
How he wondered was it so “advanced” to see that breathing affected all the organ systems and that interface was under conscious control of the breather. The effects of visualization were becoming known in cancer treatment. Was it so far a reach to teach people to reverse years of poor habits that were undermining health
At that time, alternative medicine was in great disfavor, even though the definition of it was simply any healing practice that does not fall within the realm of conventional medicine. Apparently, any treatment other than drugs and surgery was somehow politically suspect.
Even now, the idea that thought are things that can be utilized for good or ill, is a progressive one yet awaiting the blessing of the Newtonian mindset as it becomes a Quantum one. You can well imagine the impact that the idea of self-healing might have on the healthcare scene.
So, Religion, Education and Government were out. Perhaps was too much history and vested interest to overcome. The idea of self-care and either calling upon or boosting the body’s natural healing abilities was still revolutionary. Who might then be interested?
How about industry? What if people who didn’t want tobacco, would chose breathing instead? What if people who didn’t want anxiety and fretful thinking would learn to breathe and dissolve their symptoms? What if those who wanted to avoid surgery learned how to keep their organs working? Wouldn’t they also rapidly, naturally, detox the body and restructure their brains for better results? Wouldn’t “tapping into” the current of life-force or what the Hindus called “Prana” and the Russians called “Bioforce” be beneficial?
After due consideration and many financial plans later, industry didn’t have any use for it since the breathing was free. Their job was profits for stockholders. They did, however, point out that there was “gold” in the idea that people couldn’t do it on their own and needed a “product.”
There has been progress in this regard and today you can pay $400 for a device that paces your breathing. Plus playing music on MP3 as you purposefully breathe makes it easier and increases the effectiveness of the exercise. Or you could just breathe using the pattern of inhales and exhales as revealed in Full Wave Breathing by itself and find out how exceptionally well that works.
The product idea led him to the self-improvement field where he found people creating products from information. He found mainstream minds unable to embrace the simpicity of the process and unwilling to put the method to the test. They wanted a 30 minute instruction on opening the mouth, inhaling while controlling muscle action and repeating. The possibilities for commercializing the process were and are endless. Think of it, Full Wave Breathing, the movie.
However, actually “doing” the breathing was found to bring up unresolved issues, felt in the body. For example, stored tension and trauma from an auto accident might be felt in the neck and shoulders as new energy is brought to that area of the body. Discomfort generally disappear once complete relaxation and integration takes place, aided by the breathing. Even though the discipline was difficult for most people, they would feel wonderful afterward. It seemed like the hardest part was accepting that something so easy could be so beneficial—to the point that a person was willing to take action. Testimonials flooded in from those, desperate for help and finding no conventional answers, actually tried it.
One of the developments was that the Full Wave Breathing process involved integration of old trauma patterns that arose during the breathing. There was no letting go as was so popular in the “help” fields. Instead there was a drawing toward, an embracing and embodiment of that which was desired—setting an intention.
Next comes vizualization and then movement in rhythm with breathing, creating alternating cycles of exertion and relaxation and producing profound effects. Full Wave Breathing
Yet he heard people say that if the reports and testimonials were accurate, his promises valid, that it could be so easy—it would mean they had been WRONG. To him, they acted like being wrong would mean a punishment was forthcoming instead of being happy to have found a better way. A better way of breathing was somehow threatening.
However, there were those along the way who did bless their past, drop their self-critical “wrong path” judgment, and were highly grateful to have finally found an answer to their situation where there had been none previously. These individuals didn’t regret even a pill they had taken before, any unsuccessful method they had followed or any prior choice. They understood that their past had brought them to their present. Their interest was improving their life, not criticizing it. Though there were not great numbers who dared to break out of their shell, those who did found the promises to be true and the Full Wave Breathing effective.
Industry show him how to “brand” and market the idea and how to “borrow” people’s power—that they had disavowed–and then give it back to them and to further empower them. His desire was for people to put this method to work for themselves and on their own to transform their lives and feel better. Feeling better would equate to doing better, performing more effectively, producing beter solutions for the world’s problem.
Unable to conceive of this simple breathing method as work, he presented playshops and was told that the subject of personal growth and healing was far more serious and that it would best to stick to workshops and seminars. So much for keeping it light!
Now what’s the point of this story? You are the point. If you are one of those who are unwilling to play with their breath and allow it to enliven and lead you into a more joyful life, how would you feel about being able to reduce the number of doctor visits and the reasons for them? Would that be helpful to you?
Discover for yourself. All you have to do is install Full Wave Breathing in a part of your life for a month. You’ll learn how to train your brain to ease your pain. And what ‘til you feel what your brain is like on Prana!
Perhaps you can think of the hour (ideally) that you spend with your Self and your Full Wave Breathing as if you were visiting a sick friend. What if you could, just by giving them one hour a day for a month, assure them long-term vitality? Would you visit them for an hour a day if by doing so you would confer upon them preventative wellness that could slow or reverse the symptoms of premature aging, lower high blood pressure and boost immune function? What if, during that hour, since you are going to be breathing anyway, you were to substitue Full Wave Breathing? What do you think might happen FOR you?
Thereafter (This is fair warning) if you stick to the schedule, your health will improve so much, your awakening will be such, and you will feel so much better that you’ll willingly and gladly wish to send $FRN’s to me to support the humane treatment of animals including humans. Thank you.
P.S. For those of you directly interested in the humane human treatment part, please allow me to refer you to another organization, The Academy for Coaching Parents International @ www.acadmenyforcoachingparents.com. There people can enroll in a program and create their own successful home-based business by learning and teaching compassionate, communicative, collaborative parenting methods that replace the less effective combative, coercive, chaotic ones.
Meanwhile, if you like, call and talk to me about Full-Wave Breathing @(817) 847-8216.