Description of the Research
We know that we can connect with the Higher Selves or Eternal Selves of people on the Earth plane who are unable to communicate because of coma, vegetative states, Alzheimer's, dementia, brain damage, and mental disabilities. This research uses meditation music with relaxation narrations to bring you into a state in which you may be able to connect with the Higher or Eternal Self of a person unable to communicate.
At this point, this is a research study to see how to adjust the protocols we have used successfully to have afterlife connections to connect with the higher selves of people unable to communicate. We know people can connect using the procedure because some have done so. However, we don't yet know what percentage of people using it will be able to connect. You must be willing to participate understanding that we can't tell you the odds of your having a connection.
If You Have Gone through the
Self-guided Afterlife Connections Procedure
If you have gone through the Self-guided Afterlife Connections procedure, completing at least Stage 4, then you have filled out the registration form and know the basic principles of unfoldment presented in Stage 3. For this procedure, read Stages 1 and 2 that explain the unique principles of connecting with the Higher Self of someone unable to communicate. Then skip Stage 3 that teaches about free unfoldment, and go on to Stage 4, unless you would like to practice free unfoldment in Stage 3 before going on to Stage 4. Send an e-mail to Craig at r.craig.hogan@spiritualunderstanding to receive the user name and password for Stage 1. Then click here to go directly to the page with links to the Nonresponsive Person Connections procedure.
The Registration Form
You must fill out the registration form later on this page to receive the user name and password for Stage 1. If you have already read the information that follows and have filled out the form agreeing to the research conditions, just click here to go directly to the page with links to the Nonresponsive Person Connections procedure. In the future, you can bypass this opening page altogether by putting the address for that page in your "Favorites" file.
This Is a Training Program
The Nonresponsive Person Connections procedure is a training program. As a result, you must go through all the training stages, in the order in which they are presented, to learn the skills.
There are seven stages. For each, you will use a user name and password that you received when you completed the previous stage. That means you must complete Stage 1 to get the user name and password for Stage 2; then complete Stage 2 to get the user name and password for Stage 3; and so on. When you finish Stage 7, you will receive a user name and password that will work for all of the stages so you can go through any stage as often as you want.
As with all procedures and materials developed by the Center for Spiritual Understanding, this Nonresponsive Person Connections procedure is given freely to humanity. Everything done by the Center for Spiritual Understanding belongs to humankind. We charge nothing for the procedures such as the Nonresponsive Person Connections procedure. The Center functions using donations entirely.
You Are Participating in Ongoing Research
The Center for Spiritual Understanding has a structure rather like a research and teaching hospital. We work with counselors, mediums, and others who are the practitioners. As people connect with their Higher Selves or people who have transitioned out of the body, we study the connections and work at trying to enhance them. We link professionals such as counselors to training resources so they can use the procedures we are learning about with clients. The other primary examples today are
- The Center's efforts to inform psychotherapists about Guided Afterlife Connections and link them with the trainers who will teach them how to facilitate the procedure
- The Center's development of the Self-guided Afterlife Connections procedure that is now freely available to anyone who wants to make his or her own connection with a loved one in the afterlife.
When you go through the training stages in the procedure, you will be participating in research being conducted by the Center for Spiritual Understanding. As such, we will have you agree to some conditions that must be part of a research procedure involving people. We hope you understand.
For the research, you must have access to a computer and a set of stereo headphones that play stereo from your computer. You must be willing to journal what happened during the activities immediately after finishing them. You must give the Center for Spiritual Understanding permission to read the journal, and for us to possibly use it without your name or identifying information on it in the reports about the research, published and unpublished.
The Sanctity of the Connections
The focus of Center activities is always, foremost, on the individual person and the sanctity of the connections with someone who is meaningful to you. You are striving to have an experience that will be uplifting and life-changing for you. We honor the sanctity of that sacred experience. While we do have research procedures to follow, we want to emphasize that if you go through the experiences, your connection and your growth in understanding yourself and the person with whom you may communicate are paramount.
Description of This Procedure
This procedure uses guided meditation activities with relaxation, presented in training stages. At each stage, you'll learn more about allowing the free unfoldment in which you will receive messages from the Higher Self of the person with whom you want to communicate. You may stay at one stage for awhile to practice allowing the free unfoldment. The procedure ends with having you experience making the connection in three ways: (1) with the guided meditation, (2) with music only, and (3) with no guidance or music. You then will be able to choose the method of connecting that works best for you. Different methods will be successful for different people.
For the research, as you go through the training, you will give us feedback about how the method you are using is working for you. We will then continue to adjust the stages to refine the procedure.
What to Expect
We don't know whether you will be able to make a connection. We hope you do. You may find that you don't have a connection during the procedure, but you become more sensitive to the person who is unable to communicate, and that you have more of a sense of what they are thinking. You may have dreams in which you communicate. Going through the procedure may make you more sensitive to this person's Higher or Eternal Self when the person communicates with you, even if you don't seem to make a connection.
The procedure isn't simply a one-time experience. It is intended to teach you how to make the connections and enhance your experience by learning to become better at using it. As such, the process of learning to use the procedure is a training program. You will have to be patient with the process. It may take time to get the conditions right to have a meeting of your minds. Be patient.
Psychological Conditions You Must Not Have
As with any other research that involves working with the mind, you will have to evaluate whether your mind is healthy enough to open up memories. It's much like the caveat given to people who begin an exercise program. Make sure you're healthy enough to engage in strenuous exercise. In the same way, you must decide you have nothing in your past that might come out while you're opening yourself up to communication.
These are the conditions you must evaluate before going through the procedure:
When to Stop the Procedure
- If you are in counseling or psychiatric treatment for any disorders, you must discuss the research with your counselor or psychiatrist who agrees the program will not be harmful to you. If you are in counseling and have not talked over the procedure with your counselor, don't go through the procedure.
- Don't go through the procedure if you have psychoses, childhood traumas, history of abuse, or post-traumatic stress disorder that have not been resolved. The procedure is too new for us to know whether it will bring any problems to the surface.
- Don't go through the procedure if you had a stressful, abusive, or otherwise unhealthy relationship with the person you want to connect with. If you had any problems that might surface, don't go through this procedure. Work those things out with a counselor who has agreed you may go through the procedure and will be available if you have any problems.
You decide whether you are emotionally able to go through the procedure. During the procedure, if anything is extremely disturbing for you, stop. You're not ready yet.
Whether you stop the process when you feel the emotions depends on your mental condition. If you have feelings that lead you into depression or the experience brings up images of trauma or other disturbing images, then stop. You must take care of those feelings before going on. That means you need to be working with a psychotherapist. This procedure is not good if it leads you into psychological difficulties, and we can't be responsible for anything that happens to you.
Link to the Procedure
If you feel you are a candidate for a Nonresponsive Person Connection, click here to receive the link, user name, and password so you can begin the procedure.
Continued Development after Finishing the Stages
After you have gone through the exercises in all of the stages, continue your growth in ability over the next weeks and months by going through the stage exercises that will be most helpful to you. Every time you go through them, please journal what happens so we can keep track of the effects of the procedure on you.
Your Help Would Be Smiled Upon
If you found the Self-guided Afterlife Connections procedure to be of help to you, your donation would be smiled upon.
The Center for Spiritual Understanding is a not-for-profit corporation in the State of Illinois certified as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the IRS. Donations are tax deductible. All Center activities rely on donations. Send donations to the Center for Spiritual Understanding, 23 Payne Place, Normal, IL 61761, or click on the button below to use PayPal or a credit card.
Communicate with Others Who Have Gone through These Experiences
We encourage you to write about your experiences on the Center for Spiritual Understanding through Afterlife Connections Facebook page. Others will be enjoy reading them and be uplifted by your connections.
If you have any questions, send Craig an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at his Writing Center phone number: 800 827-3770.