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Excerpt from "Meditation—A Tool for Mindful Healing"

by C. James (Jim) Jensen


“If you do not go within, you go without”

The quantity of data on the benefits of meditation is abundant. The scientific research on the physiological effects of meditation on the body, the mind, and our emotions is hard to refute. This is quantifiable, hard data developed in rigid laboratory conditions by quantum physicists. Added to this data are the countless testimonials from meditation practitioners who profess great enhancements in the overall quality of their lives.

My wife and I were first introduced to Transcendental Meditation (TM) in 1974. We have been practicing TM, as well as other forms of meditation, ever since. I have benefited immensely from the regular practice of meditation. I can become very intense, determined, and easily motivated. When I meditate regularly, I feel more calm, quieter, and balanced. I seem to make better choices in what I eat and my desire for alcohol or other stimulants (sedatives?) decreases. I simply feel better.

In 1981, we were living in Sun Valley, Idaho. I had been feeling under the weather, had a sore throat, and didn’t seem to be getting any better (very unusual for me). I saw a doctor friend of mine who examined me and told me I had an acute case of mononucleosis. In fact, he insisted I be admitted to the hospital overnight for intravenous feedings and whatever else I was given. I was told it could take as long as a month to fully recover from whatever I had. This was unacceptable to me as I was to begin a new career the following week, which would result in our moving to Seattle. My physician friend smiled empathetically and said, “Jim, I appreciate your positive attitude, but your red cells and white cells . . . . . .” and then he proceeded to tell me, medically, why it would take so many weeks to restore my system to its normal health.

Well, he had his schedule and I had mine.

I was very determined to heal my body that night.

I put myself into a deep meditative state and visualized a white light energy healing and restoring my blood cells to normal. I don’t think I ever fell asleep, but I was in the deepest state of rest (theta) and for the longest time that I had (or have since) ever experienced. It was quite something.

In the morning, I felt very energized and called my wife asking her to bring my jogging shoes, shorts, and a tee shirt to the hospital. I asked the nurses to remove the tubes in my arms and told the on-duty doctor I was going for a run. He didn’t want me to leave the hospital and told me I wouldn’t be able to run 100 yards. He was right. nstead, I ran eight miles, which Sun Valley residents call the “loop”. I felt great!

When I returned to the hospital, my physician friend was there who kindly told me I was crazy. I asked him to draw blood from my arm and call me at my home when he had the test results. He called me a couple of hours later and asked me to return to the hospital because they had to do another blood test. I said, “Yeah, you didn’t find any results of mononucleosis did you.” I returned to the hospital as requested and had a second blood test which also resulted negative for mono.

He had never seen anything like this before nor had I. There was no scientific explanation for what had occurred. But, at a deeper level, I knew I had experienced a healing which I believe to have been facilitated through my deep meditation. I didn’t make any fanfare over this, but simply said, “Thank you, God”, and went about my work.

I think of meditation as the great soother. When you quiet your mind, you are able to listen or better hear those thoughts that may come from your higher consciousness or the creative center of your mind.

C. James “Jim” Jensen began his career as one of the top salespeople for the publishing company Encyclopedia Britannica. At the age of twenty-eight, he became senior vice president and CEO for one of its divisions, Great Books of the Western World. He went on to become president and CEO of two additional companies. Today Jim provides executive coaching and advisory services to emerging growth and mid-sized companies. He is an active member of the World Presidents’ Organization, serves as a life director for the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and is a member of the board of directors as well as chairman of the executive committee of the board of Aspen Group, Inc. Jim and his wife, Jeri, live in Seattle, Washington.

Website: https://cjamesjensen.com.

Address: Seattle Washington


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