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Nothing is Everything

Nothing is Everything

It is not a difficult concept, but it is powerful...

Nothing is everything

There is no discernible difference between experiencing 0% of our universe and 100% of our universe. Frequent floaters and practitioners of meditation describe a glow that comes over them after their activity. That glow is described as a sense of peace, grounding, and the feeling that you can handle anything. A recent study shows that these practices even reshape your brain.

"...frontal lobes lit up on the screen: Meditation is sheer concentration, after all. But what fascinated Newberg was that Baime's parietal lobes went dark."

Andrew Newberg, a neuroscientist at the University of PennsylvaniaAndrew Newberg, a neuroscientist at the University of Pennsylvania


Sound the Alarm! The Voice in the Float Tank is Yours

The purpose of this blog is to show some examples of how floating is a powerful tool for hearing the voice which we sometimes avoid… our own voice, ourselves.

Frustrated WomanLet’s say there’s a woman named Melissa. She is a successful businesswoman. She came into iFloat several months ago to inquire about floating. She sat in our lobby and asked questions. We showed her the float room. She looked interested. She then sat down again and began talking. “I’m frustrated,” she said, “My life is going well but I am having difficulty in my relationships with men. They just don’t last.” I inquired as to why. “They lose interest,” she said scornfully. She was still mad at them. I talked about the mind, and how much of what we do is below one’s awareness. “Do you know what your role was in their departure?” She quickly began talking about her parents. “They were bad role models she said. My mother didn’t love me or anyone. She told me over and over how men were not to be trusted.” I inquired, “Does she still say that?” She took a gulp and said, “My parents died in an accident ten years ago.” I expressed my condolences. We talked more and I explained how the floating might help her explore this more. She signed up for a float.

She came in a few days later. I oriented her and she went in for an hour-long float session. When she came out, she was very tense. I showed her the tea station and she went into the room. About five minutes later I came in to check on her. When I inquired about the session, she said, “It was awful.” She was transmitting a lot of tension and frustration. “What was awful about it?” I said. “My body was in pain. My mind was spinning. I kept breathing to calm myself down but everyvisit-floating-female time I did that I was just so angry. I don’t think this is for me.” I laughed a bit, not to make fun of her but to help calm her down. She was confused. “Look, what happens in the float room is you slow your mind down. It’s like taking an elevator eighty stories down into the parts of your mind you usually do not pay attention to. So as you breathed and as you stayed in there, your mind slowed. Here’s the thing: There is a lot of frustration way down there for you. And here’s the other thing: That’s your frustration. It belongs to no one else except you. In other words, you are the creator of that frustration.”

She did not like to hear that. “I don’t think that’s true,” she said. I responded, “No?,” I said calmly. “Can you explain what you mean?” She went on to explain how her mother made her not trust men, and how she is so angry at her mother. I listened and then responded, “I don’t know your mother and it may be true that your mother did not like men. But the reality is you put that idea in your head about men and it can be changed. Blaming your mother, who is no longer living, for your current life and reality doesn’t make much sense. No one was in the float room with you. It was just you. Therefore, it is your frustration. The voice of frustration is yours.” She then stopped and thought for a long while.

For those of you reading this, it is important to keep in mind that everyone who comes out of a float tank is in a slower brain wave state. It is a brain wave state that is slower than what people generally attain through meditation. More importantly, people coming out of a float room have just spent an hour or more in an environment empty of distraction. That is a big thing for people when they first start floating. The reason is there are no distractions and, therefore, no one or nothing to blame.