Deborah King

Deborah King Be a Modern Master Review

Be A Modern MasterIn this post I am going tor review Mindvalley’s meditation program ‘Be A Modern Master’ created by meditation teacher Deborah King. I will go over the costs of the course, what is required to get the most out of it, who the course is best for and who it is NOT for, how much time investment is required each day and week to maximise results and I’ll also cover the bonus material that you receive when you enroll in the course. First of all, lets cover what Deborah King’s online program ‘Be A Modern Master’ is all about, and what the benefits are in learning this form of meditation and sutra practice.

The claimed benefits of taking this course are to help you:

  • Clear out the buried emotions and past traumas that are holding your life force hostage, so you can get free — mentally, physically, and emotionally.
  • Activate certain centers in the body that expand your spiritual potential.
  • Discover and use responsibly the spiritual gifts that start to manifest.
  • Invoke the high spiritual beings who are there to guide and protect you.
  • Get initiated into higher realms of spiritual dimension.
  • Work with the 7 spiritual rays.
So straight away you can see that this course is quite esoteric and I feel that you kind of need to be ready for it to fully appreciate it. There may be concepts that really challenge your belief systems, and since enrolling in this course, I have already been challenged in this way. However, I still feel I am ready to take this course due to where my attention is these days and what I have learned from a variety of sources over the last 12 months. I came across Be A Modern Master over a year ago, and I actually opted in to free masterclass at the time, but I found myself not connecting with the ideas at all. For example, whenever someone used to mention something like ‘spirit guides’ I kind of used to feel pretty dubious about that. But since then, I feel like I have changed and my world view has been shifted to accept more esoteric ideas and concepts, which is why I was drawn back to take this course, and actually purchases this time because I am much more open to explore these ideas now.

Who is this course for?

I feel this course would be best suited to people who are very open to new perspectives and points of view about the nature of reality and willing to consider how the spiritual realm may operate. You don’t need to have experience in meditation, but I am willing to bet that if you are checking out this course you have probably already experienced meditation in one form or another. If you are looking to get to the heart of what meditation is all about and wanting to resolve long held traumas or emotional traumas in your life, and experience profound relaxation and mental well-being, this course is for you.

Who is this course NOT for?

If you simply want to learn meditation for the relaxation benefits which have been scientifically proven again and again, you’d be better off choosing a different meditation course, because this one goes way beyond the simple benefits of relaxation and stress relief from meditation. It certainly includes all that, but it also goes way beyond it. it revolves around expanding your consciousness and understanding of the world and the nature of the universe which is what the ancients claimed is the principal use of meditation.

Why is Deborah King qualified to teach this course?

Deborah KingTo understand the value of this course, you need to first have an idea of what Deborah’s background is. Deborah had a very difficult childhood where she was sexually abused on a regular basis. Her upbringing was turbulent, but despite this, she managed to become a successful practicing lawyer. But the unresolved pain from her childhood pushed her into seeking ways to find relief through a series of meditation retreats where she regularly traveled to India to learn from the gurus firsthand and get the real deal experience. Over time, she undertook her teacher training and she returns to India 4 times per year to refresh her knowledge and stay connected to her own practice. So, I feel we are lucky to have people like Deborah because I know for me personally, I would probably not make the trek to India to learn such esoteric practices, and quite honestly, I feel I need a western understanding of these practices and Deborah delivers this. In her 20s she was diagnosed with cervical cancer, and this was the tipping point to lead her to explore alternative ways of healing. She took a multi pronged approach to her recovery from cancer in that she embraced both western medicine and eastern practices. She recovered from cancer, and she claims that majority of the healing came from her willingness to explore her mind and emotions through eastern practices, and she says that the most powerful technique she learned to heal deeply held trauma in her body and mind was through the use of sutras, and this is the basis of what she teaches in this course.

What are sutras

Be a modern master week1Sutras are basically mantras used in meditation, however they are used differently to a typical mantra. With mantras you repeat a word or sound over an over again inwardly during your meditation, but the sutras are used at the end of your meditation and rather than saying them over and over like a mantra, you would say each sutra 4 times where the first one sounds louder than the second in your head. So the second time you are saying the sutra is like an echo. Then, you repeat the same sutra before you move on to the next sutra.

The sutras are secret

The sutras are not to be spoken out a loud and once you have received your sutras from a formerly trained meditation teacher, you are not meant to tell anyone what they are, because apparently if you do, they lose their potency for you. So, I can’t tell you what the sutras are of which Deborah gives to her students in the course, as I do want tor respect the teachings. But if you google sutra you will find a wealth of information about them and where they come from and how they are used.

What do you get in the course

Be a modern masterThe course is delivered over 6 weeks online and when you enroll you get immediate access to all 6 weeks. However, it is recommended that you take your time to explore the course. Complete each week in its entirety because the most important thing is that you are developing a solid daily meditation practice of 15-20 minutes in the morning. For me personally, when ever I want to develop a new habit I set myself a challenge. SO, given that this course is 6 weeks, I thought I’d break it down into a 42-day challenge (because 6 weeks times 7 days = 42) and create a chart for myself to tick off each day I complete my meditation. That way it gives me the sense that I am not necessarily committing to do this practice for ever, but I am allowing myself to go deeply into the practice for this limited amount of time and keep myself accountable and take it seriously and track my results so that by the end of it I can evaluate whether this has had a profound impact on me or not. Deborah promises that with commitment, progress and results can happen very fast within a matter of weeks.

The Breakdown

Each week consists of around 2-3 hours of listening to deepen your understanding of what meditation can do for you, and the power of the sutras and how to get the most out of your practice. There are two parts to the weekly listening where part one is simply Deborah teaching, and you can either watch her via video or listen to the audio depending on whether you are sitting in front of your computer or you are out and about such as driving or exercising or doing whatever. Part two of each week is Deborah doing Q&A sessions which are simply recordings of people’s previous questions who have already attended the course at an earlier time. So far I have found these sessions helpful even though they were from a previous time, because they addressed some questions I had and also helped me learn more simply from what people were asking. Be a modern masterYou also get PDF printouts as references to take notes as to what you are learning, and I also really like the fact that they have time stamped certain points in each recording so if you wanted to listen to a particular part again, you don’t have to scrub through the video or audio looking for that section-you can just look at the written time stamp to help you find what you are looking for.

Bonus course

Life Force Energy Healing MeditationThe bonus course you get when you enroll in ‘Be A Modern Master is really important and it is just one hour long and teaches you how to meditate with a mantra. So if you have no experience meditating at all, this part of the course is really valuable. This forms the foundation of your sutra practice because the power of sutras come from a foundation of a solid mantra meditation practice. So each day you do your practice, the structure would be 15-20 minutes of mantra meditation, then 5 minutes of sutra practice.

Cost of the course

There are 3 prices for the course. If you were to go straight to the sales page, the cost of the course as of the 1st of November 2018 is $399US, or 3 payments of $149 (bringing the total to $447 if take the payment plan). However, if you attend the free online masterclass first (click this link to attend) and decide to enroll after the class, you will get $50 off when you pay in full up front.

30 day money back guarantee

One thing that always helps me decide if I am going to purchase a mindvalley course is their 30 day money back guarantee. I do find generally that their courses are a little expensive, however, not once have I ever asked for a refund because I have gained so much from each of the courses I have taken from them. But, if you find that the course is not for you, you can get a full refund before 30 days is up. This allows you to go through most of the course if you are taking it one week at a time before you need to make up your mind to keep it. But like I said before, you get access to the entire course as soon as you enroll, so you can check out everything before 30 days.

Course delivery

Be a modern masterAs with all Mindvalley Academy courses, it is delivered on a high quality digital platform. When you enroll, you will get your own login and password to your own Mindvalley course portal. You can either watch the videos in the course, or listen to the audio. You also have the option to download the Mindvalley academy app on your smart phone and access the course on your phone easily as well. You can either listen or watch via online streaming, or download each file to your computer or phone so you don’t have to be online while accessing the course. Having the ability to do this also ensures that you can fully own the contents of the course rather than only having access from the mindvalley course platform.

Stay Tuned For My Results in 42 days!

As I am only on one week 1 of the course at the time of recording this video, I will be another post at the end of 42 days to report on my results and what I learned and what I experienced, so be sure to subscribe to my youtube channel to stay updated. If you are interested in attending the free masterclass to ‘Be A Modern Master’, click this link and feel free to ask me any questions in the comments section. Or, if you would like to purchase the course straight away, click here.

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    Michael

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    This is such an informative and well reviewed course you have here. I like the idea of meditation, and getting into your under spiritual self for the traumatic and emotional experiences side of it. I like that it’s really focused and extensive over 6 weeks of learning material, and with 15-20 minutes, that’s more than enough time to reap the benefits. Up to this point I do mostly yoga with the added benefits of mediation with Vinyasa therapy for pain related reasons and for more mobility, but if I need work on the other aspects of me,  I’ll definitely keep this in mind. Thank you for sharing a great post!

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      admin

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      Hey Michael, the sutra practice is from the yogic traditions, so you might find it is a nice extension of what you are already doing. Yoga is such a huge science and there are so many aspects to it. Great that you are already doing some form of yoga!

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    Riaz Shah

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    Hey Liz,

    Got to admit, Deborah sure knows how to pose! I love meditation and I think I’m in need of finding myself spiritually, I’ve been too busy with work and after so long of doing the same thing again and again, I’m starting to feel as though I’ve lost my will to work. 

    I remember how motivated I was and full of energy to work but somehow, that seemed to have changed and I do not know why. I mean I still have the same exact goal I used to have last year, but my drive i fading. I’m not sure if this i normal, do you think Deborah’s program is for me?

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      admin

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      I think whenever you feel as you have described, it is always good to change up the routine and introduce something new into your life. If you are interested in esoteric meditation, then yes, I think this course would be fantastic for you. However, as I said, I think you have to be pretty open minded for it as it comes from quite a different perspective than western thinking. But that is one thing that makes it really interesting. If you allow yourself to suspend disbelief from just a while (e.g. 42 days) then you might just learn something about yourself and the world that you never considered before. 

      Thanks for visiting.

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    Netta

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    An interesting course review, Liz.  I especially like your explanations of your reactions to the challenging-for-you bits of information that the course presents.  I agree that very often we westerners do need to have traditional esoteric practices after they’ve passed through the filter of a more western viewpoint.  Without the grounding in these traditions, the concepts can be a lot confusing.

    I enjoyed this post.  Thank you.

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      admin

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      Hi Netta, thanks for stopping by!

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    pmbaluka2016

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    This sounds strange to me but I must say that I’ve learned a lot of new stuff from your article. Every statement you have written here is new to me and I had to keep on repeating to make sure I understand what you actually mean. Your article is packed with well detailed information. Thank you.

    Does it mean that through meditation I can deal with my childhood traumas like Deborah as you stated or is anything connected with personal believe and faith? 

    I will need to follow you up for more articles on this.

    Best wishes 

    Paul.

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      admin

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      Hi Paul. Yes it does mean you can deal with childhood traumas without having to re-live them. Meditation has a huge amount of benefits which has so much scientific evidence behind it now where you are literally retraining your nervous system to respond differently to the stress of every day life. We all have a certain amount of trauma in our life-this is just part of being alive.However, problems in our every day life crop up when the imprint of the trauma left in our nervous system is so great that our perceptions about life are altered to a state where it may not be productive for us. When you go into meditation, it is like you a resetting your nervous system to a more relaxed state.  The catch with all of this though is that you have to practice every day. Each time you practice you change just a little bit more. It become a fascinating journey.

      If you have never heard about the benefits of meditation or never meditated in your life but are interested in learning, then you would probably be best taking on a more simple program that is not attached to a religious practice (this form of meditation is based in Hindu/Vedic teachings, it doesn’t mean you have to practice this religion, but if it does not agree with your belief system, then you may find it hard to embrace, however it does not take away from the mental emotional and physical benefits of practicing a mantra based mediation. But, there are so many ways to meditate and this is just one way). 

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    Julia Kossowska

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    Hi

    That sounds like a lot of benefits in 42 days.  Have I read that correctly?  That within 42 days you would be benefiting in all those ways?

    I will be looking forward to hearing what you think after 42 days.  Will you be updating this page as well as your youtube channel?

    I have heard of mantras but not sutras so I shall enjoy finding out more about those.

    All the best!

    Julia

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      admin

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      Hi Julia, well, all those benefits is the claim of the program which is why I am seriously testing it out. And yes, I will be updating my youtube and blog after 42 days with new a new post and video. I will say though, meditation is not something you ‘master’ in 42 days. It is a process. However, I think a serious kickstart to develop the habit such as a 42 day challenge will give the best chance of success, because life is all about the habits you build on as to what your level of success is going to be in any area. Focus is really hard for us these days with the amount of distractions we have going on around us! Stay tuned for my results!

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    Babsie Wagner

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    I have been trying my hand at meditation for a while now, with some success, but I’m pretty much a beginner.  I really appreciate how well you broke this course down, and I’m grateful to you that you really went over not only who the course is for, but who the course is not for.  I believe I may, unfortunately, fall into the “not” category on this one.  I really appreciate your honesty and that you didn’t just try to sell the course.  Thank you so much.

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      admin

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      My pleasure Babsie! Glad I could help you make a decision on this one!

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    Che

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    Hello there,

    Thank you for this very comprehensive review. I haven’t heard about Deborah nad the sutra online course before. This is very interesting that it claims to be more than an ordinary meditation and I saw a comment of yours where you said it is from yogic tradition. I online tried a little bit of meditation before and I am currently practicing yoga merely because of my pregnancy. So, im really excited to see your updates after you have finished the course with Deborah. Maybe I would be willing to try it if you’ll great results.

    Good luck & God bless,

    Che

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      admin

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      Hey Che, yoga is great for pregnancy-but hopefully you keep practicing after your pregnancy too! I have found that since becoming a parent I need stress relief more than ever. Not sure if you already have a child but I find that parenthood is so demanding! Stay tuned for my results-so far my biggest challenge is actually getting the meditation in before my 4 year old wakes up.

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    Darren

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    I’m a really big fan of meditation and it has helped me immensely this year, even just a 10 minute meditation leaved me refreshed and relaxed. 

    When you say that this course might not be for someone who wants to learn meditation just to relate, how much experience would you say one needs before knowing they are ready to take this course? 

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      admin

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      Hi Darren, I feel it really depends on what your belief system is. It would be fine for a complete beginner, but if you are dubious when someone mentions ‘spirit guides’ and ‘inter-dimensional realities’, you may want to look at another meditation course such as perhaps TM meditation. So far I have found the simple mantra approach with the sutras tacked on at the end very different to other kinds of meditations I have tried, but meditation and spirituality has been a journey for me in that little by little I have become more open minded to consider what spirit might actually be and what lies beyond our physical realm. So, if you are looking to expand your mind and explore these possibilities, this course would be right for you. However, like I said in the review, if all you want to do with meditation is learn how to relax more, then I’d be trying another form of meditation.

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    Shy

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    I think that it is great to be able to listen to it on your smart phone as well so that you can take it with you.  So many people are always on the go.  How do you find time in a busy day to stop and do these courses?How is it working for you so far?I think that meditation is a great way to relax.

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      admin

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      To be honest most of the time I am not sitting down to watch these courses. I am listening while I am doing something else such as walking the dog, driving or cleaning or cooking. When there really is a requirement to sit down and focus, the course really only requires 15 mins or so a week-other than practicing the actual meditation itself of course which is 15-20 minutes first thing in the morning. So, all in all it is fairly easy to blend into my life. The hardest part is actually doing the meditation lol!

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    Ann

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    Hi there and thanks for a very comprehensive review of ‘Be a modern master’. It’s cool that this course has been developed to enable westerners to understand the ancient methods. Not everyone has time to travel to India several times a year. It would definitely take a commitment to complete the 6 week course, but around 15 minutes a day is not too much time out of a busy day, particularly if added on to the end of an existing yoga practice.

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      admin

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      Hi Ann, yes I am not finding it is much of a time investment at all. However, what I am finding is that it is making me re-think my daily routines in general. For example, I have begun to think I want to rearrange my mornings to not only include meditation, but also exercise and positive intentions for the day. It has been an interesting exercise so far to track my progress on my 42 day tracker and also note down my reflections for each of the days. I have found this is actually really important to do because the changes I am noticing are subtle and if I didn’t write my observations down I might have concluded not much is going on. Thanks for stopping by my site!

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