Meditation Retreat

Note to Testers

Congratulations!!! You are on the leading edge of what will become a foundational happiness routine for many people.

You can help yourself and a lot of other people by serving as a tester for this Meditation Retreat App.

It would really help if you could let me know the answers to some of the following.

  • Did you find the app easy to use?
  • Most importantly, how did the meditations help?
    • Did you enjoy the meditations?
    • Did you feel more relaxed?
    • Did you feel more prepared to face the day?
    • Did you feel better about yourself?
    • Do you feel that you can relate to others better?
    • Did these meditations affect your sleep in any way?
    • Anything else?
  • Anything else on the ease of use of the app?

I'd appreciate it if you could email me at jimkitz@gmail.com

Your friend,
Jim Kitzmiller

Overview

About Meditation Retreat

This Meditation Retreat app builds on the very popular meditations that I placed on YouTube. These meditations had well over a million plays and a boatload of rave reviews. Some people reported that they felt so much joy that they were brought to tears.

This app organizes the meditations in a very easy to access manner. You can play them on your phone or tablet for easy access throughout the day.

Or you can take them on a trip. However, Do not play these meditations while you are driving.

The duration of each recording appears to the right of the title. For example, 8:03 indicates that the recording length is 8 minutes and 3 seconds.

If a recording contains music, you'll see the letter M between the title and the duration.

The music is Pachelbel's Canon. David Hawkins, MD calibrated that at the level of enlightenment. In other words, it is very uplifting music and well suited to meditation.

As time progresses, this Meditation Retreat will go far beyond what is available on YouTube or my blog. I'll keep adding more meditations and explanations in future releases.

This is not work. It's fun. Please approach this with a fun attitude.

Set Your Intentions

You'll get maximum benefit, and appreciate the benefits of these meditations, if you set your intentions.

You can experience a tremendous breadth and depth of benefits through your regular use of these meditations. Here are some possibilities.

  • A state of aplomb - great coolness and composure under strain.
  • Relaxation of your muscles
  • Slowing your breathing
  • Increasing the depth of your breathing
  • Stepping out of false selves that create problems for you and others.
  • Viewing situations without negative emotional reactions. Handling the situations with relaxed and deliberate actions.
  • Feeling happier.
  • An increased feeling of love for all of life.
  • An increased ability to appreciate.
  • An increased appreciation of beauty.
  • Greater self-confidence.
  • Less wasting time on things that don't matter.
  • Effortless communication heart to heart.
  • Increased willingness to let others have their own realities.
  • The ability to experience The Void - a state of exquisite bliss and silence.

There are many more benefits to experience. You can probably come up with more intenhtions for what you'd like to experience as you do these meditations.

Getting The Most

Here are a few ways you can benefit from this Meditation Retreat app.

  • It's a great way to start your day. Use it every morning to set a positive mood for your entire day
  • Do a meditation before an important meeting.
  • Take a meditation break instead of a coffee break.
  • Take a few minutes to meditate after your commute back home.
  • Meditate in the evening before you go to sleep.
  • Spend several hours meditating one or more evenings every week.
  • Treat yourself to an extended Meditation Retreat by meditating several hours per day. You might like to do silent walks or spend time with a pet between meditation sessions.

About Jim

Jim's life mission is to help raise the consciousness of all life.

Jim is a mystic, an applied mathematician, a systems engineer, and a software developer.

Jim's guided meditations have had over a million plays on YouTube. Meeting with rave reviews, these meditations have helped countless people feel much happier and raise their consciousness.

Most of these guided meditations are included in this app. The rest of these meditations, in addition to new ones, will be included in future releases.

Jim develops mobile apps for corporate clients.

You can email Jim at jimkitz@gmail.com.

Observer Meditations

Observing Your self 6:17

The best way to get out of a thinking frenzy or uncomfortable emotions is to simply step out.

Huh? Yes! When you observe yourself you step out of all that stuff. Voila!!! Instant relief!!!

In meditation, self observation is the most important and fundamental step. Unfortunately, many self help systems overlook this completely.

The idea is to observe your self without judgment.

Have you spent years trying to quiet your mind? Okay, let's experience a quiet mind right now.

Please click the play button below.

Giving Love 12:48

You know that you can love things in your environment? Did you ever think that they could love you?

Did you know that it's effortless to allow love to grow?

Self Approval 5:00

Along with control and survival, approval is one of the three basic human wants that keep us entrapped as the ego.

It's astonishing how far people will go for approval. The multi-billion dollar cosmetic industry is just one example. The clothing industry is another. The list goes on and on.

People pattern their behavior based on what they think will get approval. And yes it's common to subject ourselves to control to get approval.

The amazing thing is that it's incredibly effective to give ourselves approval. There's no need to seek it anywhere else.

This is amazingly powerful stuff.

Council of Love 11:19

Imagine there is a group of high level beings who have the mission of loving anyone who asks for it.

Imagine that you can call on them at any time to love you, people, and situations in your life.

Imagine that they can fill you with love.

Notice how that feels.

Perfect Self 10:04

When we see everything as its' true Divine Essence, it's all perfect the way it is.

Seeing perfection includes seeing ourselves as perfect.

The following guided meditation will help.

Body Image 10:14

One of the key factors in our life experience is self-esteem our body image. How much do we accept our own bodies. Are we good enough to be ...?

Are we good enough to have ...?

Are we good enough to do ...?

This depends entirely on our own self-esteem. Although our bodies have something to do with how others treat us, the most important factor is how we view ourselves.

If we hold an image of our bodies as being messed up then we have a negative impact on our bodies as well as our self-image and self-confidence.

If we think we are our bodies, then we are building esteem for the wrong self.

We build esteem for our bodies by seeing their true perfection. The first step in doing that is accepting them the way they are. They are okay the way they are.

What affect does acceptance have on our health?

Well, first of all, let me tell you that I am no authority on health. However, many people believe that we have an energetic blueprint for our bodies. This energetic blueprint affects the condition of our bodies. The idea is that the blueprint comes first. The actual body condition comes some time later.

If you were fortunate enough to see the movie "What the Bleep", you saw microscopic pictures of water after the water was exposed to prayer, positive thoughts, and various negative emotions.

The results were astonishing!!!

The microscopic pictures of the water exposed to negative emotions and thoughts looked like a real mess. However, the pictures of the positive emotion exposed water looked like nature's works of art. They were harmonious and beautiful.

Imagine what effect emotions have on our body!!!

In a later scene, the main character looked into a mirror and dramatically exclaimed "I hate you". This normally beautiful woman looked quite unattractive.

Fortunately, the leading character had a realization. She started loving herself and painted loving art work all over her body. Her whole appearance changed. She looked beautiful again. She was happy. She accepted and loved herself.

Have you ever tried to fight off negativity?

You probably noticed that it was a never ending battle. We might temporarily succeed by placing ourselves inside a protective egg shell where all the bad stuff is outside. Our world can get smaller and smaller as we do that. Pretty soon there's nothing left but us in our shrinking eggshell watching a Mary Poppins video.

In other words, have you ever tried to get rid of something by resisting it?

What happened? Did it keep coming back? Could there be a better way?

Yes, fortunately there is a better way. We can observe something and accept it the way it is. This doesn't mean we mentally push it away by telling ourselves that we accept it.

Can we really accept something? Can we allow it to continue forever? If we really can, then happens. That something can lift off. I can't promise that you can change physical reality. But I'm not also saying that you can't.

I can tell you from experience that you can change your emotional and mental experience.

By accepting your body the way it is, you change the energetic blueprint of your body. And ...

It feels good.

Handling Suppression 10:30

This guided meditation helps you handle your reactions to a problem person.

It might not necessarily end attacks, but it will help you resolve any buildups of uncomfortable energy that such a person invites.

Hope you enjoy the meditation.

Your Divinity 8:29

When you meditate to experience your own divinity, you are creating a very wonderful world for yourself.

The one who is aware of his Divinity while in the body is in a state of bliss beyond description, transcending bondage and liberation. This is here, now.
Sri Ramana Maharshi "Upadesa Saram" (Essence of Teaching), Verse 29

When you are experiencing your own divinity, you experience life with joy.

When you are also loving others and experiencing their divinity, you are living heaven on earth.

This guided meditation could bring you into The Silence fairly quickly. Enjoy!!!

Loving Your self 12:47

Are you looking for love in all the wrong places?

Do you know how powerful it is to simply love your self? You can get benefits similar to being loved by someone else.

Actually the benefits are much better and dependable, because you're not depending on someone else for love. Loving our self tends to dissolve ego limitations.

The ego thrives on suffering. Loving yourself tends to dissolve suffering. This guided meditation can help. Why not give it a go?

Divine Essence Meditations

Overview

Divine Essence meditations help you get closer to enlightenment by practicing enlightenment like qualities. For example, you experience God's love, recognition of perfection, appreciation, quiet amazement, beauty, and others.

You've probably read descriptions of enlightenment experiences. You can pave the way by going directly for the experiences. Although this might be a bit like treating effects rather than the cause, it's a major step in the right direction. It points the way by helping you feel Divine qualities. It relaxes you and helps you feel really good.

As defined here, Divine Essence meditation involves keeping your eyes open, softening your focus, and being aware of the space around you. Then you imagine the space, and everything in it, as being filled with some Divine Quality.

This helps you dip your toe into a feeling of enlightenment. With repeated practice this experience can become stronger and longer lasting.

This also helps you calm your thinking. It helps you extract yourself from problems. It helps you disidentify with the body.

We tend to get into self-doubt if we're expected to simply enter some specific state. We might think we can't do it yet. That's why these meditations invite you to use your imagination. For example, imagine that the space is filled with God's love. You don't have to question yourself about whether or not it's actually happening. After all, you're just using your imagination. Right?

The process we use here is totally different from the space meditation where you're supposed to focus on the space, or gap, between thoughts. That is humanly impossible and could invite someone to invalidate themselves or their abilities.

The recorded meditations help you repeatedly return your focus to the process. With practice you can be in this state all the time.

Enjoy!

Truth - Imagine That

It's been said that what we see is the world of illusion. Great spiritual teachers have said that the Real Truth lies behind a veil of illusion.

The sages have said that everything is perfect the way it is. That's the Real Truth. All is immensely beautiful. All radiates its' inner splendor.

You might say "Yeah, but I just spent an hour on the freeway. What can I do about it?"

You can use your imagination. Relax, soften your focus and put your attention on the entire space as best you can. Imagine that everything is perfect the way it is.

You can do this for a minute. Or you can do it every waking moment.

When you're just starting this exercise, please don't do it while you're driving. After some practice, you can also do it while you drive.

This practice produces an instant change in the way you see Life. It feels amazingly good. You can do this exercise frequently throughout the day.

Try it. You'll love it! It can bring you to bliss, peace, and possibly beyond.

Your friend,
Jim Kitzmiller

Perfection 8:01

Does the world need saving? Do people need fixing to correct their erroneous beliefs and behaviors?

Is all that burden on your shoulders?

That can get to be really overwhelming. It's exhausting.

Would you like some instant relief?

The sages tell us that in Truth everything is really perfect the way it is. Perfection is a quality of Divine Essence.

Perhaps we can see things as already perfect the way they are.

But how do you that? You can use your imagination. This guided meditation will help.

Relationships Perfection 6:07

The image we hold of others has a lot do with how we experience relationships with others.

We can start by seeing the perfection of our current image of the other person. This releases any guilt or resistance we might have to the image we're holding. Then we can let go of any negative image we're holding of the other person.

Eventually we see ourselves and the other person as perfect the way we are.

Don'tbe surprised if your relationship suddenly improves.

At the very least You'll feel better.

God's Love 8:45

We are surrounded with God's Love. It permeates every cell of out bodies. When we tune into It, we experience life in a totally different way.

God's Love - Relationships 5:44

Some distance healing techniques use the Hermetic Law of Similarities. An object is used to represent the other person during the healing process.

We aren't necessarily trying to change other people. But we can change the way we see other people.

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
-- Wayne Dyer

God's Love is extremely powerful. It surrounds us. It permeates every cell of our bodies. Why not tap into it?

Quiet Amazement 3:17

In an enlightened state, we can step back and witess the Divine Unfolding while in a state of quiet amazement.

Let's experience that right now.

Gratitude 8:26

You don't have to generate gratitude. It's all around you.

You can tune in and feel wonderful. Allow it to get stronger, stronger, and stronger.

Feel that gratitude filling your environment and your body.

Beauty 9:50

Beauty is one pathway to God. It is one of the essential qualities of Divine Essence.

We rapidly advance spiritually when we increase our ability to recognize the beauty in everything.

This Divine Essence meditation helps you step away from the linear, cause and effect, viewpoint of life. You expand your awareness of the Divinity in everyone and everything. You become more and more aware of Divine Essence.

Beauty fills everything. It fills our hearts. It permeates every aspect of our lives. Awareness of beauty brings inner peace and Oneness.

Surrender to God 6:30

Do we need to control everything in our lives? What happens if we let loose for a while?

Surrendering to God is one of the most powerful steps we can to raise our level of happiness and experience a state of peace. This short guided meditation will help you each time you do it. Enjoy!

Form - Essence Solutions 3:36

When we use creativity to solve a problem, we're still solving a problem. When we solve a problem we just create another problem. How do we handle this?

The systems mystic transcends problems and creates at the edge of form and essence.

The audio mentions exercises that are on various websites. These exercises are also included with this app.

Planned Updates

These plans are not in any particular order. Some, but not all, will include audios. Others will have text only descriptions.

  • More complete descriptions of meditations
  • Adding positives vs Deleting Negatives
    • Fixing ourselves
    • Resistance
    • Inviting problems to solve
  • A new, more fun paradigm
  • Hard work vs ease
  • The effort band
  • Feeling your feelings
  • Letting go
    • I created that!
    • Surrender to God
    • Not trying - Relational Presence
    • Sedona Method / Release Technique
    • Resistance
    • Making it right
  • Creating what is.
  • Loving what is
  • Creativity
  • Deliberate Creation
    • The joy of creativity
    • Create by intention
    • Hi vibes → Hi vibe results
    • Intention is deliberate imagination.
    • We create what we place our attention on.
    • Resistance
  • Compulsive Creation
    • The past
    • Resistance
  • Breathing
    • Breathing for pleasure
    • Observing your breathing
    • What is Transformational Breathing?
    • Circular breathing
  • Awareness of Awareness
  • Being in Your Body - Claim Your Power
    • Feelings
    • Intuitive Chi
  • Intention Power
    • Intention and Imagination
    • Light or heavy?