I've Been Thinking...
Today is World Mental Health Day. Before you read further, I'd ask that you take a moment to check in with yourself this morning.
Check in with your mind. Sit with how you feel for a bit and don't judge. Think about all your mind does for you. Think about all it keeps track of for you. If you are like me, you probably drive it too hard. You probably put too much on its plate. You more than likely berate it for not being what you think it should be.
The truth is, your mind is extraordinary and uniquely your own. Sure, it may drive you nuts at times (I feel you). You may wish it were different—maybe smarter, quicker, or better at retaining everything you want to remember. Maybe, like me, you wish your mind were less dark. I get that. But remember: your mind is yours and yours alone. Today, my wish is that you honor your mind's beauty. Honor its unique abilities, its perseverance, how extraordinary it is, and all it does for you.
Over the years, I’ve been humbled to discover, time and again, that when I feel I have no more to give—just then, I am asked to give more.
And when I try, deeper gifts come out of me than I knew were there. In these unexpected excavations of my giving, I’ve been introduced to my deeper, foundational self that draws its fortitude and resilience from the Whole of Life.
I have also discovered that, try as we do to labor the mind to solve every circumstance, the mind can only go so far. And so, when stuck, give. For giving cleans all the stuck places and then we can see with new eyes, and perceive with a new mind, and listen with new ears.
I would like to say that our every thought is a miracle maker. It is our own subconscious mind that is the creator of our reality. The action is actually happening in our thoughts and the reaction is in our response, which is actually a response to our subconscious mind. So it is important to think wisely, and think in terms of the reality we desire to manifest. As our mind will through our subconscious mind create a reality, closest to the mental pattern we are feeding deep within the subconscious mind.
KNOW WHAT YOU WANT
Put away your problem solving skills. Just have a belief that whatever you desire will happen. Believe in miracles. Simple thought attracts instant and pure reaction.
This is an inner sense of touch. You know when it is a hunch. Trust these vibes, they will prove to you that they are correct.
BE SURE OF YOURSELF
Doubts and hesitations weaken prayers. Statements such as "I hope it works" or "I wish I get this" will set a negative tone. We attract vibrations on the frequency of our thoughts, a doubting thought creates a lower frequency.
LIVE IN COMPLETE CONVICTION
Pass the idea you want created to your subconscious mind from the conscious mind. Give yourself over to its power, then relax with the idea. Through the action and conviction, you will actually impregnate your subconscious mind. This helps kinetic energy to take over and bring it to realization in concrete form.
Be careful of your thoughts. When desire and imagination are in conflict, then imagination wins over and produces negative results for you. If you suggest to your mind "I will use my will power to overcome failure," you are actually reinforcing the negative idea. Thinking continuously over the thought could dominate the subconscious, then when you try to alter it in your conscious, it overpowers the conscious mind, the negative persists and you are not allowed by your mind, to create the desired reality.
Imagine the reality of fulfilled desire and feel the thrill of accomplishment.
Simply said we can say that fear is the opposite to Love. Where love exists, there can be no fear.
You have to learn to master your own fear. Try and reach a level of calm and ease within. The subconscious mind is amenable to suggestions . It is controlled by suggestions, give it positive ones.
STILL YOUR MIND AND RELAX
In this situation, the thoughts of the conscious mind sink into the sub conscious. This is like osmosis, in which fluids separated by a porous membrane, intermingle. As positive thoughts, sink into the subconscious, they grow with their own kind, and you become poised, serene and calm.
Has your mind been overflowing with questions lately: Will I get the job I want? Am I on the right path? Will my relationship last? Does my loved one who passed have any messages for me? We’re all on a personal crusade looking for answers and we often seek them from other people or the outside world.
I want to let you in on a little secret. You can find all the answers—from your soul!
Our soul is like a computer, constantly absorbing information from our experiences. Every detail is time stamped and logged as though it’s a memory imprinted on the soul. Each and every one of us has a unique soul with our own personal histories, our own values of what’s right or wrong and most important, our own unique way of interpreting and communicating this information. It’s the combination of all these components that makes us who we are.
If you’re looking for answers, look within and start tapping in to this vast database of memories, information and life experiences. Your soul is your inner compass to keep you on track.
Have you tried to meditate to calm the mind and instead, felt even more frustrated as thoughts whirled round and round…the desired stillness not even a glimmer on the distant horizon?
Maybe you’ve never meditated or even desired to meditate, but are interested in the idea of stilling the mind.
When we are not identified as the thinking mind, we experience less pain. I am committed to providing sacred space for everyone to discover the distinctions between their true Essential Self and the false self—the thinking mind—that often runs our lives.
When we get caught in life’s circumstances and it feels challenging to access that subtle frequency, that still, sacred space, the question often arises, “How do I get not identified as the mind?”
Whether through guided meditations, The Energy Codes® coursework, or BodyAwake® Yoga, when we dial into and experience the subtle frequency in and around our physical body, the thickness of the space around us becomes palpable. This is sacred space. It’s the more of who you are.
The subconscious mind is the Miracle worker and learning to accept it's power is the most important lesson we can learn in our lives. It can cure you of your sickness, make you strong, open the prison door of fear and give you entry into a glorious life.
TRUST THE POWER
In times when your inner strength seems to need rejuvenating along with the world around you, you need to realize that it is your inner strength that is actually guiding your life. Learning to trust the inner power is what keeps our lives in adequate balance.
We need to do what some people would call scientific prayers. This is to tap the infinite power within you. Harmonious interaction of conscious and subconscious mind is essential.
USE HIDDEN INSPIRATION FROM WITHIN
We all know the importance of physical immunity, the body’s ability to resist disease and ward off invaders. But what is psychological immunity? It is the ability of the mind to resist disease, ward off emotional toxins, and endure the pendulum swing of gain and loss, joy and sorrow, attraction and repulsion. If your psychological immunity is strong, you also have mental stamina, which is associated with steady concentration and having no memory loss with age.
Medicine has been slow to recognize that non-physical immunity exists. The focus has been on the physical pathogens like bacteria and viruses that abound in the external world. But over a century ago Freud wrote about the “psychopathology of everyday life,” from which everyone needs protecting. Mental pathogens are invisible but potent, beginning with the universal experience of negative emotions like fear, anger, hatred, greed, and jealousy.
Are you stressed or upset?
Leave the Red Zone.
There I was recently, my mind darting in different directions about projects in process, frazzled about little tasks backing up, uneasy about a tax record from 2010 we couldn’t find, feeling irritated about being irritable, hurrying to get to work, body keyed up, internal sense of pressure. Not freaked out, not running from an attacker, not suffering a grievous loss, my own troubles tiny in comparison to those of so many others – but still, the needle on my personal stress-o-meter was pegged in the Red Zone.
Then that quiet background knowing in all of us nudged me to cool down, dial back, de-frazzle, take a breath, exhale slowly, repeat, start getting a sense of center, exhale again, slow the thoughts down, pick one thought of alrightness or goodness and stay with it, exhaling worry about the future, coming into this moment, just sensations, calming, mind getting clearer, focusing on what I’ll do this day and knowing that’s all I can do, the body sense of settling down yet again sinking in to make it one bit easier to settle down the next time. Leaving the Red Zone, not all the way to Green, more like Yellow, but no longer even Orange. Whew.
We all have deep-seated inherent desires within us. Sometimes we ponder over these to get to the exact point of our desires. The intelligent human being knows and understands how he can harness the powers of his own mind to create the life he desires.
BELIEVE TO ACHIEVE
You need to realize and feel that there is a way with which you can achieve your desires and then go for it. Infinite intelligence within your subconscious knows and believes. It is the acceptance of your conscious mind that will respond in totality to your beliefs.
MIRACLE WORKING POWER
What do you think about when you first wake up?
Lean into good on first waking.
Waking up is like the sun rising. At first it’s mostly dark, as glimmers of consciousness begin to light the shadows. Emerging into full wakefulness, the fogs and veils dissolve and the whole plain of your mind comes into view. It’s quiet: a restedness in the body, sleepy still, not yet much internal verbal chatter. There’s an intimacy with yourself, abiding as the core of your be-ing.
Here we are, splatted on earth and [02:05] the true Self is hanging out wondering, “Will it ever be safe to fully show up and live freely?” [03:00] We become identified as the mind and at some point in your life’s journey, you learn to peel off of the mind with its beliefs and illusions that we are not enough or that things shouldn’t be happening this way. And consciously reconnect as our authentic Self.
[04:05] You are made of energy—pure consciousness compressed into a body. Discover how to unattached from your mind so that you know who you truly are—the Soulful Self—who has a mind and a body. A mind and a body that are here to serve your full life experience here on earth.
We must realize of course, that we have an infinite supply of riches within us. But in order to reach this treasure house of infinity within, one needs to open one's mental eyes. This will access you to a glorious, joyous and abundantly happy life. Most people live like zombies, they are completely unaware of this unlimited storehouse of infinite intelligence within themselves. From their own levels of limited assumptions, they operate.
" When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily.
Although the marvels of the brain as an organ have been wondered at for decades, there’s a risk that science will make us feel like brain puppets. Neuroscience runs this risk by assuming, without any proof, that our brains think, feel, perceive the world, and make choices. In reality the brain is an instrument at the service of the mind. We cannot live without it, just as we cannot live without a heart, but by promoting the brain into a thinking machine (an M.I.T. professor who championed Artificial Intelligence dubbed the brain “a computer made of meat”), we demote ourselves.
You are much more in charge of your biology than you think. Your experiences constantly change your brain. Much of the time we fail to pay attention to how we relate to the brain, but no relationship is more important. One thing the human brain does, in fact, share with computers: It is programmable. We primarily use this fact the wrong way around. Instead of programming our brains to be open, creative, alert, and quiet, we program it to carry out a hundred short cuts.
Drop the case.
Lately I’ve been thinking about a kind of “case” that’s been running in my mind about someone in my extended family. The case is a combination of feeling hurt and mistreated, critique of the other person, irritation with others who haven’t supported me, views about what should happen that hasn’t, and implicit taking-things-personally.
In other words, the usual mess.
The evolution of higher mammals, including chimps, cetaceans and humans, brought forth a new level of awareness called “self-consciousness,” or, simply, the conscious mind. The newer conscious mind is an important evolutionary advance. The earlier, subconscious mind is our “autopilot”; the conscious mind is our manual control. For example, if a ball comes near your eye, the slower conscious mind may not have time to be aware of the threatening projectile. Yet the subconscious mind, which processes ~20,000,000 environmental stimuli per second vs. 40 environmental stimuli interpreted by the conscious mind in the same second, will cause the eye to blink. [Norretranders 1998] The subconscious mind, one of the most powerful information processors known, specifically observes both the surrounding world and the body’s internal awareness, reads the environmental cues and immediately engages previously acquired (learned) behaviors—all without the help, supervision or even awareness of the conscious mind.
The two minds make a dynamic duo. Operating together, the conscious mind can use its resources to focus on some specific point, such as the party you are going to tomorrow night. Simultaneously, your subconscious mind can be safely pushing the lawn mower around and successfully not cutting off your foot or running over the cat— even though you are not consciously paying attention to mowing the lawn.
"When your mind and heart are truly open abundance will flow to you effortlessly and easily."
Every person wakes up in the morning to join the struggle between truth and reality. Yet almost no one realizes that this is what they are doing. Life contains struggles—no one disagrees with that sad fact—but what are we struggling against? The answers seem obvious. We struggle to stay healthy, make a living, maintain our relationships, and in general to keep our heads above water.
Where does truth enter into this? Imagine someone sitting in a chair wearing state-of-the-art virtual reality gear. In the simulation bombarding his senses, he is racing in the Indy 500, running away from tigers in the jungle, or walking a tightrope. These are perilous adventures that he is immersed in, where survival itself is at stake. His body will exhibit all the signs of a stress response. But his experience is entirely fake, a construct by clever VR engineers. The truth is that he is sitting still in a chair, perfectly safe and sheltered from struggle.
I know that many of you may have misconceptions about meditation. This word alone conjures up images of a guru chanting from the top of a mountain or a monk sitting in a sacred temple, surrounded by incense smoke floating in the air. Some people believe that meditation is as simple as closing one’s eyes and going into a trance, or at the most basic level, that you only need to let your mind go totally blank to be able to enter a meditative state.
During these uncertain times when many of us are having trouble sleeping as our minds race over the current headlines, let’s take a closer look at this ancient method of stillness and guidance of the soul.
Meditation is merely a state of being, in which your active mind slows down. It can bring you to a place where you can actually silence your mental chatter, and in doing so, become increasingly aware of the subtle, shifting energies within you. It may seem impossible, but you can actually train yourself to watch your thoughts come into your mind and go right out again, much like flowing water. Soon these same thoughts will lose their power to influence your conscious mind.