Thursday, December 6, 2012

Accomplishment and Positivity

This is about helping you get what you want. There's a secret and a shortcut in this that will help you get what you want faster and more efficiently. The place to begin is by finding and naming what you want. To apply this, lets take an example of what a person may say he or she wants. Lets use the example of money. Money is a bad thing to name as a want. Not because wanting money is too selfish or because it is too is bad as a 'want' but good as a motivator. What this means is, money as a want is an incomplete want.

Many times when we move in the direction of improvement and growth we almost immediately meet with adversary...this seems to be directly from God-more than from any source of evil or Satan or devil-as a means to grow that much sooner. Like a clever trainer we are immediately pushed to our limits in a way that will give us growth and accomplishment when we overcome.

We are all at least equally entitled..and by caring more and being consistently positive you gain a special kind of entitlement

Humans are the greatest accomplishment in this world...greatness is your birthright...we are entitled to success...its what we do...anxiety is just the anticipation of doing something have an entire world at your disposal to accomplish amazing things...just caring is a have many many more successes than have thousands of successes by others to aide everyone..every person is ultimately your ally...everything around us is ultimately is a beautiful gift that we are able to alter our perspective to see this.....

Given any set of circumstances..we do not only what we perceive as best at the time, but what truly IS best...sometimes this is done consciously and sometimes unconsciously ..but we always seek the best...we may forget some details of the circumstances later...but this leaves no room for guilt or regret...we can be sure that every action is a success in some respect and that each day we can look forward to new successes and accomplishments.

Monday, November 26, 2012

10 Ways to Connect With Nature and Open Your Mind

Finding ways to connect with the natural world around us reminds us of our place in the universe and helps us organize our thoughts and clear our minds. Here's a quick list of ways to slow down and connect more with nature:

  • Listen to the sounds of birds instead of talking in your own mind
  • Walk against the wind and breath in the fresh air
  • Watch squirrels and small animals look for food
  • Listen to the sound of leaves rustling in the trees
  • Take a walk in bare feet and feel the grass and soil
  • Sit in the shade against the base of a tree
  • Find a place in the distance and look off as far as your eyes can see
  • Watch the way clouds pile and move across the sky
  • Look how bring the moon shines in the dark
  • Lay out under the stars and stare at the sky

Thursday, November 15, 2012

How to Relax In Less Than 10 Seconds

Wanna get a good rest and really REALLY relax? This is for you. This technique was learned from watching a dog--a big heavy dog with floppy ears that loved to play and knew how to get a good rest. He would lumber over to where he wanted to lay, give a big stretch and yawn and then flop down onto the floor before he let out a long windy 'huufffffff...' ...and then he was asleep.

We can do this too, in fact it's built in to our nature. The real key is the sigh. There's a reason we yawn and sigh when we are tired.It has its place in helping our body rest.
Here's how: Find your spot to rest and give your body a good stretch while you take in a deep breath. Fill your body with a breath that expands your ribs and abdomen. Now get in to your spot and---here's the big secret--let out that breath in a whooshing sigh.Really, a gushing breath that lets the air out. A sigh should let the breath rush out of your mouth while your body sinks down into gravity. Sighing lets out tension and stress and helps the whole body release and loosen. You can do it more than once to help yourself sink deeper. Before long you will be as relaxed as a lazy dog.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

How To Break Bad Habits (And Form Good Ones)

Get ready to change your life for the better. This article is about helping you unlock the secret to live the life you really want. Imagine having control over the positive and negative actions in your life. It's a secret that can be applied to any area of our lives. You have the ability to do accomplish anything in life by applying this technique. Keep reading to find out how you can stop the negative habits that hold you back and achieve the life of your dreams.

Our habits---those things we do consistently every day---are essentially affected by our visualization. Visualization is the way we use our imagination to view the positive and negative attributes of a particular action or object. Positive thoughts about a habit are the reinforcement that keeps an action in our lives. This means that if we visualize the action as bad more than we view it as good, our mind will stop that habit. It's automatic.

The key to eliminating a bad habit is to balance visualizations of what is good about the habit than what is bad about it. This begins by identifying why we do a particular habit, (usually what we enjoy about it) and why we won't it to stop. The next step in the process is to consistently counter any positive visualization about the habit with its negative. As long as we keep the visualizations balanced, the habit will diminish. When this practice is cultivated properly we see these bad habits fall by the wayside and find the liberty to follow the life we enjoy.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Star Meditation

Viewing the stars can bring on a since of peace and give a chance for deep contemplation and reflection. Spending meditative time outdoors reminds us of our connection with the universe.

To get the most of viewing the night sky during times of meditation, standing or even walking can often give more benefit than a typical sitting meditative position.

When we bring stars into our time of meditation we can remember that, although hurried life may bring continual change, our view of these tiny points of light have remained virtually unchanged for thousands of years. In this way the stars give us a hint of things more stable and sets our minds on peacefulness during meditation and contemplation.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

What Keeps Us From Getting To Sleep (And What To Do About It)

When people have trouble sleeping, it is often because they are worrying about what will happen the next day. Usually this is replaying the same thoughts over and over, either thinking about what they expect to happen, or what they are afraid might happen. Here's a way to shift thoughts toward the positive and fall asleep quicker. Instead of thinking about what you expect will happen, expect what you want to happen. This is sort of a game of pretend but it has several benefits.

Just imagining what you want to happen the next day organizes your mind and prepares you for it to happen. Visualizing a positive future actually lets your body physically respond as if it is happening. Think about the last time you saw a spooky or suspenseful movie. Even though it is all imaginary a person can find themselves jumping, cringing and having some relatively intense physical reactions. This happens because, when we imagine things, they actually happen for us. We have the amazing ability to bring ourselves to a place of positivity just by getting control of our thoughts.

Shifting our thoughts this way gives us something that is actually good for us to think about and can bring on relaxation and rest. Many times, like a good bedtime story, this can lead to a deep restful sleep.

If you like this article you may also enjoy this post on meditation and getting to sleep.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Setting Aside Time For Self Improvement

Here's a useful tool to set aside a predetermined block of time for meditation. The online stopwatch tool at can be a great productivity tool. Click on the red arrow indicating the 'countdown' tool. The alarm the timer uses can be a little jarring so if you're using it to alert you when the time you have set aside for meditation is completed, you may want to check out how to customize your count down timer.

Why Don't I Feel Bad? (And Why Do I Feel Okay?)

Sometimes, especially when dealing with anxiety, a person can be surprised and even bothered when a chronic problem stops affecting them. Anxiety and worry can become so habitual that if there is ever a break from it a person can actually get nervous and panicky. When a person going through a lot of difficulties starts to feel better, they may find themselves asking 'why don't I feel bad?'

Here's a few reasons why:

People can become addicted to negative feelings. When a person has to deal with several challenges at once-- especially with depression-- there is sometimes a desire to make things go 'perfectly bad' as if it is some kind of record of the worst life ever. With this attitude people can feel a sense of pride in their problems, as if no one else has encountered anything similar and it is somehow more special to have a worse experience than someone else.

On the other hand, people sometimes hold on to their negative feelings because it gives them a feeling of safety. When they start to feel better, they suddenly feel a loss of control over the change.

These attitudes, however, are just habits, and acknowledging how our mind reacts to how we feel is a great step toward getting it under control.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Noisy Meditation

To many, the term meditation means to quiet the mind and reach a state of calmness. This helps us eliminate worry, reduce anxiety and physically rest our bodies and minds. The Noisy Meditation seems somewhat counter to this practice, but has its own place in organizing our thoughts and dealing with a cloudy mind.

This is somewhat similar to the Fullness Meditation, and is especially effective if done for a predetermined time, for example 10 or 20 minutes.

In a comfortable, meditative time and place, the mind is opened and given complete liberty to be loud and thoughtful. During this time, we can let our minds clatter and become as cluttered as it likes--like a 3 ring circus going off in the mind. This may seem counter intuitive, but consider this:

It is clear that our minds crave noise and stimulation. Many people have pointed out how television, cell phones and other electronics have made our world a more noisy place. Our ways of transportation and building are some of the loudest noises on the planet. ---but that also shows us that we are often at our most productive when we make noise and stimulus. It can even have its own sort of addictiveness, but is noisiness in and of itself bad?

When we practice the Noisy Meditation, we harness our minds in a sort of controlled chaos. Isn't it worth while to decide to let your mind be loud and cluttered on your own terms? This noise is not only something we often want and seek out, it may be something we actually need. This is the sort of thing our mind is built to do, why not make purposeful effort to give it a proper place in our meditative practices?

Saturday, November 3, 2012

The Nothing-Before Nothing-After Meditation

This meditation is fundamentally used to reduce worry but it has far reaching benefits and can bring on a sense of calmness and clarity in addition to great insights into ourselves. It is practiced like many other meditations, by assuming a comfortable position with closed eyes. Like the name of the meditation, it is relatively straight forward. Imagine for a bit that nothing before the current moment has ever happen, and that nothing after it will ever happen.

This can be done progressively, especially beginning with any prominent worry. Just for a few minutes, suppose that never happen. Further, suppose the events surrounding it never occurred. What if the outside world had never been there are all? What if nothing were ever going to happen again? This can actually be a little spooky, but taken as far as you will allow yourself, it can give a season of relief to a constantly worrisome mind. If there was nothing before this moment, why worry? If there will be nothing after this moment--nothing at all--why be anxious? Setting aside things that have happened in our past, we bring ourselves to the true kernel of our existence and can gain enlightenment about how we connect with the universe.

Some people may have difficulty letting go of a particular worry because they feel it is imprudent to stop worrying about the future but it can be assured that whatever worries you have right now will still be there when you open your eyes...but then again, what if they're not?

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A Trick To Worry Less About What Others Think And Get More Done

Being consumed by what others think can hold us back from doing the right thing and inhibit us from self-improvement.
We worry about what others think because they may disapprove  A majority of that worry can be eliminated by remembering one simple fact: we all make mistakes. Here's a few reasons why this can help us worry less about what others think and get more done:

By accepting that we all make mistakes, we free ourselves to make decisions by realizing we have just as much right to do and say what we believe as anyone else.  Knowing that making mistakes is part of being human, we can understand that at any moment we all do the best we can with the information that we have. This gives us the inspiration and courage to assert our right to do what we feel is best.

Recognizing that we can all be mistaken, we affirm that we may even be wrong about other people's opinion of us. Further, we may misread others and project disapproval when none exists. We all have very complicated opinions and beliefs that can be difficult to fully communicate to each other. A negative reaction to something you say or do could just as well be attributed to someone having a rough day or even a bad lunch.

What if you thought someone was disapproving of you and they really were not? Sometimes people challenge an idea or action just to be sure it is reliable and worthwhile. If someone comments disapprovingly about an idea, it may just be a test of the idea's trustworthiness  not a final opinion. In many cases people would like to be proven wrong when they speak negatively. This is a secret that has been known to salesmen for a long time. When, for example, someone says 'that will never work' they well mean 'that will never work...will it?'. You may be the person to prove: 'yes, it will work--and I will prove it'.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Oil Meditation

Here's the next posting on Fullest Disclosure's ongoing series on meditation. The Oil Meditation is a relaxation technique so it can also be very effect against insomnia. Because of this, and the progressive visualization of the technique, it is best practiced lying down.

Begin by assuming a generally relaxed posture. Slow your breathing to be long, soft and quiet. Focus your attention toward the tips of your toes. As you inhale, imagine a warm, dark oil of relaxation drawing up around your feet. As it moves around you, allow your toes to relax. As you exhale, allow the oil to drift back down toward the bottom of your feet. Inhale again and bring the oil up over your feet and ankles, relaxing into it. Exhale and allow the oil to drift back down, but not as far as before.

The trick to this meditation is to draw the oil a little farther up with each breath and to drift back down a little less with each exhalation. This will bring the visualization up your knees and legs, reaching your waist about the tip it covers the tips of your fingers. Traveling up to your arms and shoulders, every portion of your body that is covered should remain completely relaxed.

Take your time and do this over a few minutes. Many times this meditation is enough to bring on sleep before it is completed.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Triage Your Thoughts

One of our methods for organizing our thoughts and actions is by using self-talk. This is the internal dialog we  carry on with ourselves where we talk in our own head about what we are doing, what we are thinking, what we are about to do, what we should be doing, what we have done in the past, etc. This is actually a very useful tool but can become an endless stream of chatter that actually causes stress and anxiety and can eventually just plain wear us out.

When the solution to this issue came to me, I compared it to a medical term called Triage. If you have ever had to wait in an emergency room you have undoubtedly experienced this practice: it is the prioritization of patients based on the severity of their condition. It's common sense--it is why someone having a heart attack is admitted before someone with a cut finger and someone with a foot injury may be admitted after someone with a head injury. Sometimes, however, these can be difficult decisions to make, in fact everyone has at least some level of self interest that makes them hope to be first. Our thoughts do the same thing, often ruthlessly vying for the center spot in our mind. This can create a jumble of inner self talk as each spontaneous thought gives its own chatter.

The solution? TRIAGE. Cut some of those thoughts out. Make some take a back seat to the higher priorities--and if a thought isn't the current priority make it be quiet until it is. Honestly, every thought that enters your mind doesn't deserve a say-so. Think about this--if hospitals didn't triage, someone could die from a heart attack while a doctor bandages someone else's finger. In the same way, you could miss a million dollar opportunity because you are busy worrying about what you will each for lunch. Not worth it. Follow the example of triage and carrying out every thought and action in it's proper time and place.

Friday, October 19, 2012

A Simple Way To Calm Your Mind And Get To Sleep

One thing that keeps people up at night is the internal dialog they are carrying of self talk. This puts the brain in a constant state of activity and wakefulness. Many people would fall asleep almost immediately if they stopped this talking for even a couple of minutes. This may sound simple but it can be a little tricky--sometimes we are almost too clever for ourselves. For example, you may find yourself trying to sleep and saying to yourself "why am I still awake? I'm not doing any self talk. My mind is perfectly quiet" or even " I doing any self talk right now?" and obviously in all these cases the person would be carrying on a whole stream of self talk without even acknowledging it.

It does take a bit of practice but can be extremely effective when done properly. Here's one other quick trick to help cut out the self talk. Trying listening to the things around you; not TV or radio but the abstract white noises that are always going on. When you really stop to listen, you may even find your ears ringing. This is because we sometimes close ourselves off from listening so that we can ramble in our on head and keep up our self talk (which a lot of the time isn't even about anything important anyway). Finally quieting down can give our brain a much needed break and bring calmness and rest. In my experience I fall asleep almost immediately when the self-talk silenced. This has been very effective for me so I welcome your comments and will be glad to give more info on it.

Dealing With Anxiety

Sometimes a person can feel physical symptoms similar to anxiety or panic attacks specifically because they are using their body as an expression of internal dialog.
Worrisome self-talk can translate into tensed muscles, erratic breathing and a whole host of other physically stressful actions. One of the tricks to dealing with this is to go to the source--the mind--and direct these feelings away. Useful articles to read within this site about how to effectively quiet the mental self-talk include information on the thought-orb meditation.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fullness Meditation

The Fullness Meditation is a variation on the traditional method of attempting to clear the mind. It is part of Full Disclosure's ongoing meditation series.

Begin by recognizing what thoughts are currently consuming your mind's attention. Acknowledge the gravity and special prominence these thoughts and feelings have. Rather than attempting to diminish the loudness of this thought, let your mind grow full and allow other thoughts to hold an equal position.

The trick to making this effective is to allow any thought or feeling into your mind but give the exact same amount of importance to them all. No thought, feeling, sound, or idea should be given priority over any other.

When we are completely open in this way, it allows our mind to stop struggling against our own thinking. Continued concentration on equality of thoughts in the mind will gradually bring on quietness and clarity.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Lock Box Mediation

The following is part of an ongoing series on types of meditation. It is highly visual and serves the purpose of ridding the mind of negative and worrisome thoughts.

Assume a typical meditative position by sitting or lying comfortably. Allow the worrisome thought to take a full and prominent position in your mind. A few feet near yourself, envision a box with an open, hinged lid that can securely locked after it is closed. Turning your attention back inside your own head, use your imagination to lift the thought out through your head and direct it over to the box. Set the negative thought into the box.

Turn your attention back to your own head and evaluate the portions of the negative thought that remain. Collect these negative thoughts together again and direct them out of your head and into the box.

Realize that once thoughts enter the box they are secure and settle and will not return to your mind. Continuing collecting remnants of the negative thoughts over and over and keep placing them in the box where they can be securely locked away and set aside.

What Thoughts Look Like

One question that keeps coming up is about what our thoughts look like when using thought-orb meditation. This article is relatively brief but its purpose is to give a better idea of the attributes of our thoughts and talk about the effective ways to manage them.

One of our most keen abilities is to create. In a very fundamental way, words are what we use to create. Words are essentially symbols--or, more specifically, groups of symbols. To illustrate this I will take an example from one of the most ancient a sacredly regarded languages, Hebrew. The first letter in the Hebrew alphabet (or more specifically, Alephbet) is the letter Aleph. In more modern, printed form, the letter looks something like this:

but in more ancient times, the aleph looked something more like this:

It's what's called a pictograph--in the case a representation of an ox. In fact, the Hebrew word aleph actually means ox. Seen in this form you can even catch its relation to our modern letter A. This gives a little more of a clue about how we are hardwired to represent our thoughts.

We could in turn use the letter A in between two other symbols -- C and R to create the symbol CAR. See how these lines and curves immediately conjured up the idea of a motor, wheels, and all the other sorts of things you think about with a car? This is the way our orbed thoughts can be compiled--as a sort of visual representation of the inner idea.

I would like to note, however, that letters, words and language are something we have developed over time for very conventional reasons like recording information in a tangible way by writing and physically delivering it over long distances or long periods of time. This does not mean it is the best way of transferring thoughts. Our minds are able to condense thoughts in a much more powerful way that can't be fully illustrated on this page.

Here's another example of how powerfully our mind is able to compress and compile thoughts. Lets go back to the word CAR. Allow that word to conjure up an image of an actual car. Now, what is this car a symbol of ? This can be a very subjective thing-- to a teenager a car may represent freedom and independence; to someone else it may represent travel and discovery, while to someone else is may stand for responsibility and obligation; some people would consider a car a symbol of fortune and success; a car can be a symbol of industry and technology in our society; undoubtedly what can act as a source of happiness for one person can bring anxiety and fear to someone else. This is the way thought orbs are form. It's not exactly as symbol as say an orbed thought of fortune and success would physically have an image of a car within it, but for purposes of this article, that's actually pretty close.

Monday, October 8, 2012

How To Be Happy Right Now

This article is not just about how to find happiness but also about how to shift perspective on what exactly happiness is. It's not fool proof, but works for about 90% of the people who approach the process with the right attitude. Plus it only takes a few minutes.

First, are you happy right now? If not, say aloud exactly why in very concrete terms. Now let's reevaluate with a few other questions and check to see if your reason for unhappiness falls into one of the following categories:

1) Is it really a reason you are unhappy right now? or is it a reason you used to be unhappy? Is it something that happened in the past? Answer honestly to yourself, is it still happening right now? If it is not happening, then why is it making you unhappy?

2) Is it a reason you might be unhappy in the future? If it is only part of your own negative self-talk, and really does not exist yet, how can it make you unhappy?

The point of this is to clarify that for most people, most of the time, nothing is wrong and there is no need for unhappiness. When this is realized, many people are able to almost immediately realize that despite what has happened before or may happen in the future, they really are happy right now.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Communicating by Thought

I once thought that telepathy and psychic thought transfer would be practiced by concentrating and imagining a word or image and having another person concentrate on 'reading' the thought mentally. With a better understanding of how thoughts physically leave and travel outside our bodies I was able to get a solid grasp on how thoughts can be transferred in a controlled and useful way.

This is when I learned that thoughts can be very tangibly moved from one mind to another.
Most everyone has this ability, but most of the time thoughts are transferred unknowingly.

We actually see this happen every day. For example, when a person's "intuition" tells them they are being watched or stared at-- its during these times that thought is conveyed to the other person because of high amount of energy and concentration. Eye contact itself is not so much the reason the thought is transferred, but it can allow a person to physically focus on someone else and give clear direction to where the thought is being directed. Many actions of thought transfer are explained away as just reading visual cues. For example, when two people are in a conversation, feelings such as nervousness in one person can bring out similar nervousness in the other. This is partly due to body language and other immediately perceptible things like changing in voice intonation but the role these things play should not be exaggerated. Many actions of thought transfer are explained away as just reading visual cues when in actuality there is something far more profound going on.

For a little more info on the following section, check out the posting on thought orb meditation.

Many actions of thought transfer are explained away as just reading visual cues. For example, when two people are in a conversation, feelings such as nervousness in one person can bring out similar nervousness in the other. This is partly due to  body language and other immediately perceptible things like changing in voice intonation but the role these things play should not be exaggerated. Many actions of thought transfer are explained away as just reading visual cues when in actuality there is something far more profound going on.

When we have a full understanding of this we can use it as a tool to help each other. Feelings of love and even healing can be consciously formed and delivered to a person in need. We can give someone a boost from our own mental and spiritual energy.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Simple Trick To Clearing Your Mind

When people worry it is often about one thing or a few specific things. For example, when someone is trying to sleep they may be worrying about something they have to do at work the next day, or a person may have a certain project or event coming up so they run through it in their mind over and over. It can be very difficult to clear your mind because this one thought will keep popping up in your mind--almost like your self talk is yelling at you about it.

Here's a unique approach to dealing with that kind of worry--instead of trying to get rid of this thought or worry, spend a few minutes allowing other thoughts to come in. In fact, allow yourself to think of anything and everything. The real trick to this is to allow every thought to have equal weight and importance. This means you can keep thinking about what you have to do the next day as long as you give equal room to whatever else pops in your head. In fact, you can actually TRY to fill up your mind with random thoughts and worries, as long as every thought has the same importance. The reason this works is because when you stop struggling against thoughts your mind actually has a chance to relax in a way it usually doesn't.

This can be a little like having a circus going on in your head, but a few minutes of this is a great preparation to actually clearing your mind. After you have given equal weight to all of your thoughts, they can be bundled together transferred out of your mind. Any thoughts left behind can be directed out as orbed thoughts one by one until your mind is clear and quiet.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Thought Transfer

One of the my newer experiments is the use of thought-orb meditation for thought transfer. It occurred to me that this method may have been what I have missed with previous experiments in telepathy. In fact we use a method somewhat similar to the thought-orb meditation with each other hundreds or even thousands of times a day. Typically, however, it is a very unconscious, uncontrolled and sometimes reckless practice because time has not been spent honing the skill of seeing them more clearly. I've now begun to realize how much more control we can have over how and where these thoughts travel.

This process outlines below is complicated because it is both a literal and intangible action. It is a somewhat subjective and metaphysical process, but I will delineate it as I have encountered it with as much description and visualization as possible.

Thoughts can be sent out from anywhere in the body but usually move out of our head. As they travel through the air they are orb-like, usually about 1.5 meters in diameter. In a vision the largest part of the thought has a kind of cloudy, electric cross-hatching that shifts and travels around the nucleus of the thought. Within this is a symbol of the thought, often resembling something 3 dimensional and tangible but  without a definite form because it can shift and change or even have multiple symbols intertwined and occupying the same space.

When under conscious, deliberate control, it is usually easiest to dispatch the thought through the top of the head and move it directly up and outwards then continuing in a parabolic arch to its destination. I'm working on an eBook to outline exactly how I began to experience visions of this kind and developed a higher level of control over movement of thoughts. Email me if you are interested in gaining more information.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Where is Our Spirit?

This article begins with one of the most pervasive and universal question among humans-- what happens when we die, and, more pointedly, what part of us exists beyond our body. Parts of this article touch on biology and parts of the brain but introduce an intriguing reply to these questions.

The following is a guest post  from a larger article containing a theory that, though researched, has been introduced by an anonymous author, it has been somewhat edited for brevity:

"It is absolutely true that, like many religions and philosophies have told us for thousands of years, there is a difference between our physical body and what we label as a 'spirit' or 'soul'. This does not this mean our spirit has a physical existence too---in fact it does and oddly it is very very VERY small. The mathematics on its size are a little complicated but for purposes of simplification I will tell you that it is definitely smaller than a human body and it is, in fact, smaller than what we are able to observe with the naked eye.

Most of the daily activities we do every day and throughout our lives are regulated and controlled by the brain in exactly the way scientists explain to us--different parts of the brain have different functions and are assigned different tasks. The part of our lives and actions that is controlled by our spirit is very quiet and subtle. I've tried very hard to think of a suitable analogy for the role our spirit plays and even though it isn't perfect this is the best I have come up with so far:

Imagine a perfectly round and smooth marble or ball bearing being rolled across a wooden table. As you release this ball out of your hand it is like beginning a human life. The ball is like your human body and its trip across the table--representing the outside world-- is like your life--events are set in motion and the ball will continue along its path until it is affected by things around it like tiny grooves and imperfections in the surface of the table. Now imagine you leaned close to the ball without touching it and gently blew on it to affect its path. You would likely be able to shift its path slightly, though it would be difficult to make any major changes. The most energy you exert, the more affect you will have. This gentle breath and wind is like your spirit.

Even though we are used to hearing this idea of a separate body and spirit, it was still amazing to me to have an understanding of it being something factual and concrete, not just a theory or way to try to explain things. Immediately my next question was how these two entities--the physical body and spirit--are connected. I found my answer with further physiological study...

Brain Image
In the middle of our brains there is a tiny little part called the Pineal gland. Its especially small but can be seen on most any chart or diagram of the human brain. This is not just the point of connection but actually the physical resting place of the spirit. It's actually the safest place it could be: tucked in the middle of our brain, surrounded by our cranium. It's a little like a seed inside an apple or orange--even if you drop the fruit the seed isn't damaged at all. Remember what I said about the spirit being very very small. To give you an idea of exactly how small it is, you should understand that the Pineal gland itself is usually no bigger than a grain of rice and this is vast compared to the size of the soul itself. I want to be very clear about what I am explaining--the Pineal gland is the area of the brain where the spirit physically resides, not the spirit itself.

From the beginning of our lives, our spirit is nestled inside this area of our brain. In fact, the REASON our spirit is inside our body is because it is alive. If our body is no longer functioning and alive--whether because of old age, disease or injury--it is time for our spirit to leave. Where does it go? Exactly where it needs to go...another body and a new life. What is that new life and new body?"

I would definitely appreciate thoughts and comments on this post.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Thought Orb Meditation

One of the main concepts laid out in this website is the idea of thought-orb meditation. Essentially this is a meditative, visualization of thoughts as tangible objects that can be released and directed to and from the mind. This is both a tangible and intangible action.

Essentially the process involved visualization thoughts as spherical symbols about the size of the human head or brain and moving them to and from the head in parabolic arches. It can be used to move negative feelings away from the head and direct feelings of positivity to those around us. Although the site presents this as a literal, physical process, its real relevance does not lie in its scientific factuality but in the mental clarity and control that consistent visualization enables.