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New Potenials of Our Human Brain

In the past, scientists believed that the brain cells that you had at age two were all you would ever have. They believed that there was no hope for regaining capabilities for people who suffered brain injury. Now they know that the brain continues to grow and expand through our elder years provided that we stimulate it with new information and new experiences. This is called neuroplasticity, i.e. the brain's ability to build new neural networks in response to changes in your environment or to new information. Scientists also understand that our brains can get very rigid if we don’t introduce new information etc. Then those neural pathways become ruts that makes it is hard to shift.

Scientist developed a brain map believing that all brains stored the same information in the same places. Now they know that that is not true for everyone. Research shows that the brain finds available unused neural cells to use for needed storage. A musician has more cells devoted to music, the taxi driver to the routes in the city; the blind person’s visual center is used for other storage.

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Three Pathways to Living in Unity

We humans are an interconnected whole both in our individual systems as well as the whole of humanity. We are shifting from a 'me alone' perspective which pervaded the reality of separation to a 'we together' perspective which is core to the reality of unity. This 'we' includes both our own spirit and our own matter; our own biochemical and alchemical parts; our own finite and infinite natures. It includes our relationship with our higher Being and with Creation. It also includes the belief that we impact others with our individual choices of action in the world. It's a big shift to make for humanity and I believe that we can do it. After all, this capability is built into our original design. The reality of separation took us off track for a few millennia, and I am clear that we now can return to unity with each other, nature and Creation.
I have three approaches that I use to start moving towards living more in unity.
Pay attention to the words that you use.

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Lowering the Impact of Trauma on Your Brain

Our stress-response systems are a dynamic process, constantly monitoring our world and activating and deactivating to allow us to thrive. Trauma occurs in our lives whether it is inherited from our ancestors, experienced in our younger years and/or is part of our adult lives. Based on our personal history of trauma, our brains hardwire certain expectations into the neural pathways and all our behaviors fall first into that pattern of response or reaction. Thus, we each have a baseline equilibrium that is based on our personal history. Higher baseline equilibrium levels translate in stressful situations to faster heart rates, higher blood pressure, quicker reaction patterns, and less access to our higher reasoning functions when stressed.

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Why should we pay attention to our Wholeness?

Humans limit their wholeness when they isolate themselves from others. Connection/being with others is the lifeblood of our species. Being in regular contact with others makes us physically and mentally healthier. Without the interaction and support of others, we limit our own growth and comprehension of what it means to be fully ‘all that we came here to be’. Truly, it does take a village not only to raise a child, but also to grow to the fullness of the possibilities of being a human, of being inspirited matter.

Humans limit their possibilities of wholeness when they only accept the world that their five senses tell them about. There is so much data that our senses receive that we have no place for in our conscious brains. There is also so much information from our gut brain that gives us a larger sense of what is going on. Many of us are empaths or sensitives. Do we honor this additional information that we receive or do we negate this additional knowing because society does not honor it?

Humans limit the world they act within and upon, when they believe the definitions of their language to be the one and only true reality. In truth, everyone has a different reality, because we each have a different history and perspective about what is occurring. Additionally we all live in a reality that goes against life. Don’t you feel it? Doesn’t it grate on you? That irritation and grating are all signals that part of you knows this. Where is a reality that connects you to life and has you exist as whole? Where is a reality of unity? Actually, it is just around the corner. 

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Listening Within to Find our Truth

What does it mean to 'listen within'?  What are you listening to?  Your body?  Your emotions?  Your mind? Your Spirit?  YES, you are listening to all of them!!

 

There is so much mis-information going on right now. People are confused and trying to get a solid footing about what is 'true'. What many people lack is a way to verify within themselves as to what is true and what is not. We cannot depend on the outside world to verify this for us. What many of us have experienced is an inner niggle within us that keeps nagging at us. It seems to be telling us tells us to pay attention to something else. I call that paying attention to that inner niggle 'listening within'.

We give our rational brain far too much control over what we decide is true or not.  After all our minds only know the history that we have experienced or been taught. They only pay attention to the reality that our society has told us exists. All other data is noted and not transmitted to our conscious mind, as we have no place for it in our brain record system.  There are other parts of our body that do record this 'other information' and attempt to show us through sensations, sensitivities, and 'knowings'.

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What Creates a Superior Human?

Recently I have read articles in Time, and National Geographic magazines about efforts to create a superior human being.  There is no consensus on these efforts and I believe that they are totally missing what is the most amazing possibilities for humans.

So what are the conversations about now?   There are those who think it is all about playing with DNA to produce the most intelligent or attractive human. There are others who like to make us into cyborgs with electronic parts to improve our functioning. Then there is the school of energy scientists who say that the controller of our body is our energy fields. That we must correct the energy field of an organ or of the body to truly heal someone, or to return the body to its original design. Energy fields are the vibratory fields that each organ, including the brain, creates through the vibrational state of its functioning. The Taoists figured this out thousands of years ago when they used sound to impact the health of organs.

Last there are those who see humans as cut off from our original design by a reality of separation, which is that which goes against life. Living in this reality of separation has left us feeling alone, separated from nature, from others and from that which created us. Over the centuries, as we  moved from isolated villages to cities to being citizens of the internet, we empathize with many more cultures, religions, races than ever before. The more empathic we are with other humans and other species on this planet, the nearer we are to a culture of unity. As we increase our empathic connections, we have access to more of the original design of humans. Now that is a state of superiority to our present human manifestation that we probably can’t even imagine yet! (For an interesting book on this subject, read The Empathic Civilization by Jeremy Rifkin).  

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Language and Separation from Each Other

Our minds are limited by the definitions of the words and concepts of our language.  The English language is an object-oriented language while most indigenous language are connection oriented languages.  In an object-oriented language, our focus is on an object, not on the inter-relationships between the object and us, or between each other or between different objects even if they are part of nature like a tree and a bird.  Our orientation to problem solving is one of finding one answer to any problem that we have.  Then we make our answer the only right answer and everyone else is wrong.  Get the drift?

 

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Your Body has the Answers

We are not used to our body having anything to offer us besides keeping us alive so that we can work, and love and play.   Turns out that your body can guide you to better solutions to your problems and better ways to live the life you desire.

Your body tells you about what is true for you through sensations, feelings, and emotions that arise.  Often the ‘message’ has changed over time.  That ‘clenching stomach’ may not mean what it meant when you were ten years old.  The most effective way to get fluent in your own body-speak is through the practice of writing what you want to have in your life, through writing what is life-enhancing or life-generating for you.  The more that you focus on life -enhancing outcomes that you desire, the more you will start to understand what is a ‘right on’ message from your body and what is a ‘not good’ message.  It takes time and attention to track these messages from your system and it’s invaluable information.  There is a magic in being in connection with our internal messaging system. As a teacher in The Language of Creation webinar, I have seen my students become fluent in understanding their own Language of Creation through their focus on tracking their internal responses when writing their Creation Exercises.

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Lets Get Back to the Basics

Let’s get back to a focus on the basics of creating the life that we want for ourselves, our children and our communities.  The divisions that have been dividing us are not as deep as they seem.  We all know what matters to us personally.  We have so much more in common with others than what separates us.  Some examples might be:  We all want to be healthy.  We want adequate food and shelter for ourselves and our families.   We want to make a living so our children have their needs met.  We want a clean environment.  We want to feel safe in our communities.  Simple isn’t it? If you tell yourself every day what matters to you in these terms, just for yourself, just for your family, you can start creating these realities for yourselves.  Make today, each day, about creating a future that is abundantly full of ‘what matters to you’.

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Why Pay Attention to What Matters to You?

Years ago, I taught the ‘7 Habits of Highly Successful People,’ both the course and their time management system.  One of the main points of the time management system was that people spend most of their time on things that are not important to them.  I don’t anything has changed over the years.  People think about their ‘to do’ list, what they haven’t gotten done and what is left to do.  They worry about their children, their aging parents, having to make a living or their future.   Sound familiar?

What do we get from this focus on the to-dos and worries of our everyday lives?  Sometimes it does get ‘stuff’ accomplished, but does it keep us on track to having what matters to us?  The old story goes that at your death bed you aren’t going to talk about all the to-dos that you got done or the stuff that you accumulated, you are going to talk about what you enjoyed, whom you loved and valued in your life OR maybe about how you didn’t enjoy life while you had it or that you didn’t pay attention to what was of value to you.  Which ending would you desire?

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Stand in Your Truth

Each of us must stand in our truth. These days a lot of information is bandied around as the truth. Some may be subjective and most is not. Yet people don’t know who or what to believe. How do you know your own truth…truths that you stand for - no matter what?

These truths are usually recognized by personal markers of internal knowing. In my case, I know that something is a truth for me when I feel a flow of vertical energy connecting me to the earth and to Creation as well as a sense of expansive horizontal flow. Each person’s truth markers are different and they are similar to their resonance markers. Resonant markers are sensations, feelings, emotions, that accompany life enhancing thoughts and words.  

How do you find your personal resonance markers, your markers of your truth? I  have experienced three ways to recognize a personal truth through personal resonance markers.  

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