This past week, Repose celebrated its one-year anniversary. As a direct result of experiencing Repose on a daily basis for the past year, we have gained new insights into the nature of consciousness. In a series of videos, Dr. Victor Shamas will be sharing some of these insights. Here is the first, entitled, "Who is Looking Through Your Eyeballs?"
This month marks the one-year anniversary of Repose. In that time, we have been lying in Repose three times a day for seven minutes each time. This has happened without fail.
At first, we noticed little changes. Our joints felt a little better. We were a bit more relaxed. There were slight improvements in mood and outlook.
After a month, the changes were more dramatic. Our research participants showed the same things we did: significant increases in their overall happiness, self-image, optimism, resilience, social functioning, and physical health. Stress seemed to drain away. In some cases, chronic pain and insomnia disappeared. Unhealthy habits gave way to more wholesome ones.
A year later, the effects of daily Repose seem absolutely extraordinary. A radical shift is under way, and the only thing we can compare it to is the popping of popcorn. In the video below, you can see the amazing transformation that happens when a tiny popcorn kernel is exposed to heat. Once the hard outer shell is cracked open, an entirely new entity is revealed. When this unfolding is complete, what remains is beautiful, aromatic, and light. Who could possibly know, simply by looking at an unpopped kernel, that something so wonderful and delicious could be hiding just beneath the surface?
Similarly, we are discovering our own essential nature through Repose. Underlying our tough little shell is the core of who we really are, which is far more expansive than we could imagine. We are the popcorn and Repose is the popper, exposing us to just enough warmth to crack open the dense kernel of the self and expose the magnificence that was always there, waiting to emerge. To get there, we just had to lie down in an open, receptive position. That's all. In Repose, our bodies lead and our minds follow.
We now realize that the pure consciousness that we have always sought resides in every cell of our bodies. With Repose, we learned to trust that consciousness and to allow our bodies to take us to new heights of realization. There is a lot of hype in the world. This is not that. We have found something genuine and profoundly transformative in Repose. Our intention is for Repose to be available to you so that you may know the experience of having your kernel "popped," just as we have. May 2015 be the year when you find the beautiful, expansive core of your being. No matter how you get there, we will be cheering you on. Keep on popping!