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Be Careful What You Say!

Something I’ve been thinking about lately is the power of language, and how our use of particular words or phrases can say a lot about the way in which we view our world, indeed many would say that our words create our reality. So if you are constantly saying, “I can’t afford it”, then you are telling yourself that there is never enough and that you can’t have all the things that you want or need in your life, whether we are talking about luxuries or necessities the message is the same.

rollsroyce

That is a relatively straight forward idea, but where I have always had difficulty is in finding alternative ways of describing my situation, before you can change yourself there has to be acceptance of what is, and so talking about the Rolls Royce you are going to buy when your budget doesn’t extend to even a second-hand bomb seems a bit airy fairy. So you could say, as an alternative, “That isn’t currently in my budget”, which implies that when the time is right that it will be, it still doesn’t feel quite honest to me which probably says a lot about the strength of my beliefs around not being supported!

From a great blog called "Baggage Reclaim", check it out: http://www.baggagereclaim.co.uk/change-the-meaning-change-the-feeling/

From a great blog called “Baggage Reclaim”, check it out: http://www.baggagereclaim.co.uk/change-the-meaning-change-the-feeling/

So I’m going to give this a committed focus and see what happens, I’m meditating every day and going into my temple to heal myself and to create the amazing new life that is trembling upon the brink of my old reality. As a prelude to the meditation I’m using EFT to clear the resistance and in that process I am very much accepting and loving myself exactly as I am, so I think I’m doing ok with the accept things the way that they are bit.  The next step is to bring extreme mindfulness into my daily interactions as well as watching my self-talk for signs of the old belief patterns that are on the way out.

Another great blog from Gabrielle Bernstein: http://gabbyb.tv/vlogging/how-to-feel-more-supported

Another great blog from Gabrielle Bernstein: http://gabbyb.tv/vlogging/how-to-feel-more-supported

The new reality that is emerging is getting stronger and stronger inside of me, by behaving according to that picture I will strengthen the images I am giving to my brain about the way things are in my world. And it’s very important not to give too much focus to anything that doesn’t support this vision, even as I deal sensibly with my current reality in each and every moment. It’s a balancing act that will be a most interesting challenge, and I look forward to telling you all about the stunning results that will come flooding in as I change my world forever!

So be it, so be it, so be it………………………….

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The Right Kind Of Crazy!

Be careful what you ask for……..for the Gods may give it to you, how many times have you heard that phrase, one could also say be careful of your thoughts and language, because your brain will take it as the truth. When you consider some of the internal dialoguing that goes on for many of us, the logical outcome is a life that has nothing to do with what we really want in our lives. I’ve written on this subject before when I talked about manifesting a relationship in my life, that was “Seducing the Frontal Lobe” on April 9 2013.

I am now going to humbly admit that I didn’t do what I said I would, if you were reading my posts in the time following you will be aware that I was being triggered in HUGE ways and so was on a bit of an emotional roller coaster. Although in a way I was working on my stuff around relationship, just not in the context of being ‘in’ a partnership, the upshot of it all is that a lot of what was in the way of me allowing myself to receive love was cleared away in that process.

You can read about how re-wiring the brain can create an illness like Bulimia by checking out Shaye’s recovery website, this basic principle can be applied to the creation of any habits, good or bad.

But as far as changing the neural pathways by fooling the brain into thinking that what I want in my life is actually here now, that I didn’t do. To briefly recap, the brain will believe anything that you can imagine strongly enough, if you look at an object a particular part of the brain will fire up, imagine looking at the same object and that part of your brain will light up just as if it was actually there. Joe Dispenza talks about this in “Evolve Your Brain” and he reckons you need to spend an hour a day creating your vision, using all your senses.

I’m currently doing a course that is based on the same information, it is about going into an Alpha brain state and then using visualisation techniques to create a picture of what it is that you want. Of course all the theory in the world is worth nothing if you don’t do something with it, that’s the point I find myself at in this moment. I need very much to make certain changes in my life if I am to continue as a person on this planet and I need to change the way I do things if I want to get a different result. You might remember my favourite definition of insanity, doing things the same way and expecting a different outcome.

crazy-cartoon

Let’s hope I’m the right kind of crazy in this case! More on this subject in my next post, love to you all until then!!

Here is an interview with Dr Joe Dispenza, I spent a day listening to him talk once and he is not only inspiring but also a lovely and very humble man, enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QE8yP5PPdHU

The School In The Cloud.

Time to take a break from my intense inner journeys and to go on a magical tour to the future, in this particular instance, the future of education. Like many other areas of knowledge in our society, medicine, the production of energy, education is well and truly behind what is known about the capacity of human beings. In fact Sugata Mitra says that schools as we know them are obsolete, they are no longer preparing children for the world that they will actually go out and meet.

He traces the origins of our current system, which came from the British Empire, and which aimed to create a workforce of identical drones who would be able to run the bureaucratic machine that they used to keep their empire together and running efficiently. It was also a world where people might have to be able to do their jobs, for example soldiers, under enormous threat, and so they received punishment and did examinations where they would come up with the answers under adverse conditions. But in that situation the brain shuts down the learning centres, by shifting the emphasis to encouragement, that is pleasure, much more learning can occur.

Paining by Don Troiani.

Paining by Don Troiani.

Sugata Mitra advocates children teaching each other and he has done numerous experiments that clearly show that this can produce amazing results, give the kids big questions, broadband, and a Granny figure to offer encouragement, and there seems to be no limit to what can be achieved! He postulates the challenging notion that knowing may also be obsolete, as we can often now find out things at the touch of a keypad, and find out whatever we need to know in a matter of minutes.

sugata-mitra

This is such exciting and inspiring information, no wonder the current empires represented by the big corporations such as the fossil fuel and pharmacological industries, are trying so hard to hang on to what they have. They understand that they are only just managing to keep a lid on human potential, and that sooner or later the lid is going to pop off and their stranglehold on our culture will be over. One could wish they would give in gracefully, but it doesn’t seem likely at the moment.

Perhaps one of the new generation of children who are learning at the School in the Cloud, will work out how to dismantle the whole sorry mess without creating a lot of misery and suffering for the population. When you have watched this talk by Sugata Mitra you will understand why I am so hopeful, the examples that he gives are literally mind-boggling, I cried, in a good way!

“Schools as we know them are obsolete” says Sugata Mitra, an educational researcher and the winner of the 2013 TED Prize.
His wish: Build a School in the Cloud, where children can explore and learn from one another.
This presentation turns our idea of education on its head. See his revolutionary pedagogical method in action here, where learning happens “by itself”:

Seducing The Frontal Lobe.

I’m thinking a lot about getting ready for my new love, there’s an online course you can do called ‘Calling in the One’ facilitated by Katherine Woodward Thomas, and she talks a lot about bringing your lover into the NOW moment. The idea is to feel that he is here now rather than in some future moment that may never arrive, have conversations with him, feel and think as if your love is here NOW.

Of course this is completely in line with current thinking on manifestation, and the study of neuroscience backs all of this information up with scientific evidence. With the advances in technology, scientists can now do experiments where they stimulate the brain in a variety of ways, and then watch the response in real-time. So we know that the brain is much more malleable than previously imagined, and that the neural pathways that we create with repeated negative thoughts can be dissolved and replaced with more positive choices.

Neural pathways in the brain.

Neural pathways in the brain.

So if you want to create something new in your life, no matter what it may be, you need to be really, really motivated, it needs an incredibly strong focus to get the attention of your frontal lobe. Joe Dispenza says that you need to fall in love with your vision, and if you are going to put that much time and attention into it, why not make it the best that you possibly can. He says:

“…….changing yourself by overcoming an illness activates a level of mind that changes the entire body. Creating a new neural network that severs a streak of bad, dysfunctional relationships and brings a healthy, meaningful, loving union into our life has its roots in being wired to worthiness…………If mind and body are aligned, we have the force of the universe behind us.”

Evolve Your Brain (Joe Dispenza. D.C.) Health Communications Inc. p 410.

Joe Dispenza suggests an hour a day to manifest a vision, I actually don’t have that much time every day, but if I map out my vision in detail then perhaps I can be bringing it in at different times throughout  the day. Make it a part of how I think and feel as I go about my daily tasks, it might just work for me, I thrive on change and variety!

Just don’t expect any gory details as the dream begins to manifest, I can say what I like about myself, but when someone else’s privacy comes into it then I will become somewhat discreet. Don’t worry, I may not kiss and tell but I will keep you posted nevertheless.

radiating brainHere is a link to an article from the Chopra Center For Well-Being about how meditation can help to rewire your brain. http://www.na-sd.com/SAND/March-2013/Rewire-Your-Brain-for-Happiness/