It’s exciting to see science and spirituality coming together. Author and clinical hypnotherapist, John McGrail, PhD, makes a strong connection between the two in his recently published book, The Synthesis Effect: Your Direct Path to Personal Power and Transformation.
Synthesis Effect at a Glance
McGrail provides a model of the mind and how it develops, while demonstrating the science behind our abilities to manifest the life outcomes we desire. If you’ve become frustrated with your attempts to utilize the Law of Attraction, read The Synthesis Effect.
McGrail reminds us that Western culture is alone in separating the spiritual aspects of our Universe from the observable. Eastern culture, as well as our own Native American Indian culture, has long believed in the interconnection of all life: human, animal, plant, and earth. McGrail attributes Western culture’s lack of belief that all is connected to many of our problems of today.
Quantum Physics and You
Parts of The Synthesis Effect are not easily read, as McGrail uses the latest research findings of quantum physics as proof of the interconnection of all physical forms. Those familiar with the concept of the Law of Attraction—like attracts like—will be interested in his discussions of how quantum physics demonstrates the science of the Law of Attraction. Quantum scientists find that observing an event at the quantum level affects the event’s outcome. McGrail points out that this is exactly what the Law of Attraction tells us; we are at cause for our experiences.
The Human Mind
McGrail provides an excellent model of the mind and how it develops, demonstrating why beliefs are such powerful influences in our lives. With the understanding of how we acquired the beliefs residing in our subconscious minds, McGrail offers tools for effectively overcoming those beliefs that are limiting personal development.
There is a wealth of interesting information in The Synthesis Effect. In addition to solidifying the science behind the Law of Attraction, McGrail’s mind model explains why simple willpower is ineffective in accomplishing lifestyle changes. With his model in mind, it’s easy to see why stopping smoking, losing weight, exercising regularly, living within a budget, and other troublesome challenges to modern life can be so difficult to overcome.
How to Meditate
For those who have unsuccessfully tried to meditate, or have wanted to learn but thought it too difficult, McGrail offers a simple, yet effective technique for entering into the quiet-mind state of meditation. He suggests beginning by taking 21 slow, deep breaths. Try this, I think you’ll find it helpful.
Some time ago, I wrote about another meditation tip from the authors of Tapping the Source. Their tip is to focus on each breath while simultaneously focusing on the rise and fall of your stomach. The combination of 21 slow, deep breaths, while simultaneously focusing on each breath and the rise/fall of your stomach will help you reach the quiet-mind state of meditation.
There is much more to like in The Synthesis Effect (Career Press, 2012) for those serious about personal growth and interested in the science behind human behavior. Understanding how your mind works and why, will help you be more effective in your journey of personal growth. Learn more about author John McGrail, PhD.
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