Originally Posted by seirwyn
Thanks for your reply. At the moment I am doing what I call 'happy visualisations,' which is just beleiving the fantasy and totally enjoying it as if there was no reason in the world why it couldnt happen. I dont allow any negative thoughts in or stop to analyse the process. I dont do this in a deep state of relaxation yet though. Is it necessary to do so?
It's not necessary. Still all other things being equal it seems that intentions from a trance state are in some sense stronger. Even the scientist William Tiller has done some research on this and found intentions from a meditation state have a measurable effect on the local area and can even be imprinted into a device and carried out in another lab!? More work is needed in that area but it is an interesting start.
The channeling people, most notably Seth and LOA teachers like Wayne Dyer and Deepak Chopra also strongly suggest combining IM with meditation.
At any rate there are many other benefits to meditation. I found it helps with understanding all the metaphysical ideas from a more intuitive level rather that just intellectual.