Home Winsights No. 29 (May 1999)
"Breathing as a Way of Life — 2"

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"Blowtorch Breathing"
1. In this same manner, reflect back on some situation about which you have felt anger or annoyance, or some person at whom vou have felt (or should have felt) such irritation .... even some petty annoyance, no matter how unjustified or inappropriate it seems for you to be irritated by such a matter ....

Note the shower of bright, hot sparks riding each deeply exhaled breath out....blowtorch your deeply exhaled breath slowly, see if you can singe the far wall or ceiling with the shower of hot bright sparks riding each breath out....

All this is, of course, good clean life energy, released from whatever had held it in undesired configurations. There is no way to hurt anyone with good clean life energy; what you want to do is to burn up the left-over irritation "noise," burn up the bases of anger between you and that situation or person, burn up the negative frame-of-reference in which you and this situation or person are holding each other ...

2. Picture that situation or person (eventually, each such situation or. person) with which you've felt some such irritation. Shower your sparks on that picture and see what and how much you can burn up with your sparks....really blowtorch that shower of released hot sparks out and let things evolve .....

Examine how much this release changes sensations here and there in your body, see how much you can release into these showers of bright sparks ....

Study the effects of this blowtorching on the way you feel about that situation or person, and on the way you feel generally.....

3. Now project these showers of bright sparks as a way of adding good clean life energy lo whatever/whoever was involved ...make this energy an outright gift, study the way that unreservedly giving this energy to this person or situation now feels to you . . .

lf you feel any hesitancy or reservation whatever, go back and forth between "burning up the pictures" with your hot blowtorch showering sparks, and using those sparks to give the gift of good clean life energy, until you find yourself feeling wholly comfortable and unreserved about the whole thing, or until any remaining formerly suppressed anger releases in laughter.

Rest absolutely for a minute or so, studying your changed bodily sensations and any insights you have gained during this process. Then:
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"Satisfaction Breathing"
1. Remember the delicious smell of vanilla. or of some other delicious aroma—bread baking in the oven, pine trees, roast in the oven, lilacs, freshly-mowed lawn, frying onions, some special perfume—remember some delicious aroma and breathe that aroma in deeply ...

2. Breathe in as if you were smelling and sensing that delicious scent, breathe in slowly, deeply and rewardingly as if you were drawing in that wonderful scent .....

As you take these satisfaction-breaths, these deeply-satisfying breaths, discover where in your body this delicious smell seems to come to .... satisfaction-breathe in this delicious aroma until you are clear on where in your body this scent seems to come to ....

3. Now breathe in "through" that part of your body where you felt this aromatic breath come to, breathe in more and more of this delicious aroma through there deeply, slowly, rewardingly—see if, through there, you can fill your whole system with this utterly delicious, rewarding smell.....

Make this aroma still more delicious ... exhilarate your entire system with these utterly rewarding breaths....continue this exhilarating breathing for several minutes.....
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"Stairstep Recall "
1. Examine how you now feel .... take a kind of mental photograph of how good and how profound all this feels now .....

With this mental photograph, later you can easily recall what this feels like and come back to this same range of clarity and good feeling just by remembering it .... so then you can do this breathing to go further rather than just to get to the same ranges of effects ....

2. Study the clear, deep, peaceful, exhilarated feeling you now have from this breathing you've been doing .... Use your memory of this feeling, next time, to re-create this feeling, then use this breathing to go beyond this feeling to even better, cleaner, more profound ranges of experience.....

Notice especially how it feels to have your system so noise-free, so clean, clear, released, so much of the stuff that hadn't belonged simply swept away .... Being so free of "noise" frees your system to re-integrate toward even better health and well-being than before: enjoy it!

3. Reintegrate to here and now—refreshed, clear, feeling extraordinarily good!—and ready to take on whatever is before you.
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Did you have any difficulty discovering something you felt anger or annoyance toward? Interestingly enough, most people do. Yet suppressed anger is one of America's (and other modern nations') main source of health problems. Irritation and anger are experienced, to greater or lesser degree, by everyone at various times. It is the long-term suppression of such feelings which causes difficulty. Take the head of steam down on your backlog of annoyances and, after a while, you will no longer need to suppress and can safely express, in situation-specific, appropriate ways, such feelings when and if annoying situations arise. Especially if you had difficulty discovering a time and circumstance in which you had felt anger toward something or someone, search out such earlier experiences in your life and "blowtorch-breathe" at least a few of these until they are free and clean.

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Using "Calm-Breathing Patterns" to heighten
your career productivity


In any work, before any major task—and before any creative task, especially—noise-removal breathe for several minutes ant then go straight into the work.

Even the first time you do this, results will seem like a miracle. Your work flies straight, true and clean—no false starts, no hesitations, error rate is almost nil. And each time afterward that you do this, it gets even better!

During long tasks, every half-hour or hour, noise-removal breathe for 2 to 3 minutes; the time spent is repaid many, many times by heightened efficiency. (If you need reminding, get a little oven-tlmer and set it to remind you when the time for noise-removal breathing has arrived.)

Many thousands of children are too short of breath to read to or listen through to the end of any of the sentences they must deal with, and consequently they are unable to get the full meaning. (Some of these children are diagnosed variously as "hyperactive" or with "attention deficit disorder.") There are more than enough children who have reading difficulties for other reasons, to ensure job security for all of those who now are entrusted with getting our children to read.

The same problem also affects levels of perception and thinking. If someone is too short-breathed to have a span of awareness in which several different elements can be considered at the same time, there is no way for that person to begin experiencing and thinking in terms of relationships! Such a person is doomed to only the most concrete levels of thinking and experience.

Project Renaissance has drafted a program for profoundly improving breathing span, as a way to address such problems of language-comprehension and perceptual/thinking level. The main part of the program presents held-breath underwater swimming, resulting in ribcage expansion of about one inch per week. To receive this brief for free and know what to do and why and how to do it (and also for some more ways to test to your own satisfaction the validity of this issue), inquire of Win Wenger by email.

it appears that at least half of all high school or college-age persons with serious reading problems are shortwinded, and their reading problems would disappear if their shortwindedness were corrected. Project Renaissance discovered this surprising relationship in 1983, and no contravention of the finding has ever emerged,

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