A Free Gift on the Way to Empowerment




exalting in sunlightIf there is one universal tool to assist and accelerate the process of personal empowerment and the generation of enlightenment it is the consistent practice of mediation. There are several forms of meditation and they are all powerful and of great use as you generate change growth and transformation in your life; but surely one of the most powerful is what I like to call dynamic meditation because of it’s ability to stimulate and generate an energetic vibration that in turn helps us feel what the new version of us will feel like; and that accelerates the process of creating it and making it permanent.

Dynamic meditation also allows us to directly tap into the incredible  power and potential of the subconscious/spiritual mind and communicate with it in it’s own language, image or imagination. That makes the process of change that much more powerful and effective. 

Click on the link below to download a free introduction to dynamic meditation; this simple, but profoundly powerful exercise will help you create your vision and achieve it’s manifestation. Virtually every client and student I work with learns and uses some version of this exercise and they love it. I think you will too. Try it for 21 days and see how you feel. You will be a new you!

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 Dr. John McGrail

Using Intention and Expectation in Synthesis

I had the recent pleasure of being a guest on Money 101″ with Bob McCormick, a great radio show that explores the topic of money from every possible perspective. The theme of this show was jobs and entrepreneurship and the theme of our discussion was coping with the challenges of finding a job or starting a business in a down economy.

Before we went on the air, the guest host Ken Jeffries, a delightful and pleasant radio veteran, expressed doubt that my process and my book The Synthesis Effect might actually apply to the topic of money; until I reminded him that money is one of the absolute underpinnings of our culture and society. It is a commodity that we’ve given almost absolute power to, and therefore, it governs much of our behavior as individuals as well. In fact, we give it so much power that it plays a huge role in the creation of the stress, anxiety, fear and doubt that so plagues so many of us these days. We are buried under the weight of what we perceive as chronic lack in our lives. (I see more clients suffering from stress and anxiety— much of it based in a feeling of lack and much of it financial in nature—than any other single issue these days.)

It literally took only a few minutes to verify my point as we began taking listeners’ calls. Virtually every caller had questions about the way they are going about pursuing either employment or business opportunities, and virtually every question involved the caller’s failure to succeed. One woman, in particular, really touched me. Having recently completed training for a nursing degree (a “mid-life” career change) she is having trouble finding employment because she has no work experience; a classic example of the old Catch 22—you can’t get a job without experience and you can’t get experience if you can’t get a job.

It was a perfect time to introduce two of the key ingredients in creating the process of change through Synthesis. I first congratulated her on her choice to pursue a new career path she is passionate about, and for her hard work in completing the training required. I then reminded her that every single one of us, in just about any career starts out in this very position—no experience and no job. (I couldn’t help but remember the uncertainty I felt years ago when I first graduated from Hypnotherapy College and had no clients and no practice.) It does, indeed, seem daunting. And yet, some of us obviously succeed where others do not. So what are the difference makers? Along with desire, which in her case is a given, two indispensable catalysts—both part of my Formula for Change—must be brought to bear, Intention and Expectation.

So, I reminded her that as she continues to look for that position to do it with intention, which I define as laser-sharp focused thought and action— either one without the other is not going to cut it. I told her to be relentless, to turn over every stone, reach out to everyone she knows in her network, and as she’s doing all of that to absolutely expect success. I assured her that while it might take some time—instant gratification, while desired, is rarely a usual outcome— she would find her way, and the opportunity she desires will materialize, and probably sooner rather than later.

How do intention and expectation work to create results? In truth on many levels, and we’ll look at those in future posts, but at the very least they get us operating not from a “reality” of lack, insufficiency, doubt and fear, and the relatively weak energy of hoping for success, but from the other side of that coin: a reality of abundance, exuberance, satisfaction and an absolute knowing that we are on the right path and will succeed.

Process is process; there is no substitute and it is our reality while we are synthesizing new dynamics in our lives. It’s important to remember that the energy we project into the reality of our process has a huge effect on the final outcome, both in what we manifest and when we achieve it. Plus, we feel better—Rule #1, Life is supposed to be fun—when we choose to both intend and expect our desired outcome. Give it a try and let me know how it works for you.

Until next time, blessings!

Dr. John

Transforming Your Life; a Simple Proposition (The Secrets of Synthesis)


It’s not a stretch to say that 21st Century, Western society is in trouble. Our culture exudes a general belief that life is supposed to be a struggle, full of challenges, trials, and tribulations. We are inundated by a seemingly endless and pervasive torrent of nega tivity through the media: “Stay tuned for another disaster…details at 11:00.” This sort of thinking is integral to our mass consciousness are suffering for it both indi vidually and collectively Millions of us are terrified, depressed, stressed, anxious, obese, insomniac, and angry.   

I have dedicated most of the last twenty years to helping people overcome these patterns. One of the true joys of being in private clinical practice as what I like to call a personal empowerment specialist is that I get to help my clients and students transcend all that societal and personal dis-ease; to first overcome whatever personal issue led them to seek my assistance—and those issues represent virtually the entire spectrum of human thought, feeling, behavior and emotion, so it’s never dull or boring— and then to take what they’ve learned through Synthesis and literally empower and supercharge the quality of their lives in virtually every and any way imaginable.

    What’s even more exciting is that this personal evolution happens so quickly; the average client is with me for no longer than about 3-5 sessions. Some of these people have been in conventional therapy for years with no real tangible change to show for it, and yet in the span of 3-5 weeks they are different people.

I’m asked to do a lot of interviews and motivational presentations and when I mention that most of my clients do so well so quickly, the first question I hear is, “How is this possible?” The answer is simple; they learn the secrets of living in Synthesis, of purposefully employing and manipulating the energies of both their conscious and unconscious mind to then balance and integrate that energy to create a new reality, whatever that may mean for a given individual. What are these secrets? I’d like to share them with you. (more…)