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Get Your Bliss On!


Doesn’t just saying it make you feel better?


But what is bliss, really?

Bliss has been described as a combination of all positive emotions wrapped into one little neat package, as an expression of true contentment.

It is really all that, but it is actually much more.

Bliss is a transcendence of all emotion whether positive or negative.

It goes outside the boundaries of inner peace, joy, and contentment.

It is the purest aspect of the Divine that you can experience while still in the physical body.

Feeling real bliss, enables you to transcend the physical body space into an infinite realm of possibilities.

Some people may experience it through:

  • Sex
  • Sleep
  • Sweets
  • Drugs

Sex makes sense through the experience of an orgasm, but it is best done when you are married to or are in a life partnership.  Non-committal sex will always lead to loss of self-control and loss of any bliss gained.

If sex isn’t blissful, then sleep is the next best thing!  I LOVE sleep and this aspect was pointed out to me by my chiropractic business partner.  Great sleep leads to great gains in bliss. Period.

Sweet tasting goodies are obvious, but some people are not triggered by the same type of sweet treat.  It seems that chocolate and lemon-flavored things do it for me, but others may enjoy ice cream or hard candies.

Sweets also trigger an instant release of serotonin and being the feel-good hormone that it is, will simulate instant but short-lived blissful rapture.

And… Drugs, although absolutely not recommended by this blog post, author, or publisher, is a common way people attempt to gain higher levels of positive well-being.  This is a shortcut, but one that will lead to the Death Valley of emotions.

This means that no artificial substance can ever bring you true lasting bliss, that is ultimately great for your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health.

So… there are some obvious physical aspects that can bring on bliss for shorter periods of time.  But what if you want to create longer-lasting blissful events that will permanently change your wellbeing for the better?

These three may do the trick:

  • Visiting, Vacationing, or Vacating to a Peaceful Locale
  • Through Meditation or Deep Devotional Prayer
  • Through a Spontaneous Awakening Experience

The obvious choice would be to get up and move away!

I mean… who doesn’t want to be in Fiji when Montana (where I live) gets car-crushing, home-destroying hailstorms, Chicago (where I am from) is blizzarding at off times of the year, and every other part of this country is in weathering turmoil?!?

Now, not everyone can do this, but everyone could spend morning and night mediating or in prayer.

This wouldn’t be everyone’s first choice, but it is the safest, most effective, and most permanent route to achieving last bliss.

If meditation doesn’t work, then you may receive a blessing through a spontaneous awakening experience.

This commonly occurs after a major cathartic (emotional) release, severe physical trauma, or a direct blessing from one’s spiritual teacher, guru, or master.

In these times, when few self-realized masters are still alive in the physical body, this blessing is gained through deep devotional prayer towards the spiritual teacher.

When I asked my office staff and coworkers what they thought bliss was, I got these answers:

  • Salt and Vinegar Chips with Beer
  • Ribs and BBQ
  • Rice Krispy Treats
  • Neapolitan Pizza

It is really different for everyone, but most of the time, people gain it through food – I mean, it is comforting, right?

Well… if you want lasting bliss, take what you have learned in the last two blogs employ them here.

Journey Blog + Inner Peace Blog = Bliss Blog

This means to combine:

Meditation + Shambhavi mudra + Stillness of the body

These processes above are the same as:

Silent Sitting + Creating tension at third eye + Still Sitting

These three exercises, when practiced together, create wonderful levels of peace, stillness, and bliss.

When following these techniques, bliss may only come in short instances and in varied moments.

The more you practice them, the more benefit you will gain leading to longer and more prolong occurrences of bliss.

This bliss can take you over the mountain and through the valleys of your life more easily than anything ever created. This is because the Divine created this consciousness for you and everyone else to experience when needed.  But you first must become attuned to this consciousness.

It may take some time initially, but once you have it, it will never leave you.

In my first ebook, Your Guide to Scientific Self-Realization, I talk in depth about how you can attain bliss in the here and now.

I give the science and the millennial-old yoga practice behind true bliss and enlightenment.

Hope you will get a chance to read it.

~Dr. Derek

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