The Molecules of Emotion
Much research has been done on the molecules of emotion by scientists such as Dr. Candace Pert and Dr. Joseph Dispensa. Discussing neurology within the brain, they explain how a Neural Net is a building up of concepts from experience and repetition. If an experience is repeated often enough, it forms a thought form, a concept, around which a neural net will form. In this way our beliefs create reality.
Nerves that wire together, fire together.
If for example our mindset becomes habitually centered around illness, stress or fear, the neural nets within the brain form and then become “hard-wired” to accommodate these beliefs. These beliefs then become our reality and we never question them.
How can we make our very cells more responsive to absorb positive nutrients? How can we change the negative behaviours and fearful mindset that centres around illness?
Beliefs create reality so, we make this change by working from the inside out – by changing our reaction to our life and our environment. This is the very first thing that we need to change because it is only by changing our attitude towards ourselves and others that we can then alter our brain chemistry and create new neural nets. Neural nets which can then form around the concept of HEALTH and wellbeing.
Through concentration and focus, we can change and reverse our beliefs
We can then move away from the old negative familiar ways and towards a more self-nurturing, positive outlook.
Releasing Thought Rocks from Conception to Birth – Letting go of old Fears
From the moment of conception, the developing foetus is being prepared for the world it will be born into. During the 9 months of gestation in the womb, we are profoundly affected by our mother’s (and our father’s) mood, emotion and attitude to life. In this way, the newborn baby is then ready to face the life situation and environment it will be arriving into. Mindful pregnancy profoundly affects the unborn child.
I cannot emphasise strongly enough how important it is for a pregnant woman to frequently send loving thoughts to the tiny embryo growing within her. This is far more important than planning the baby’s bedroom decor or buying baby clothes. Without exception, the pregnant women I’ve worked with say how responsive and alert their infant was as a direct result of tuning into to him/her when they were in the womb. Why is this? Because they’ve grown to associate their mother’s (and father’s) voice sending them love, warmth, and a huge welcome.
So, blessed are the babies who are wanted and warmly welcomed by both parents. This profoundly affects their development in the womb and even helps their brain chemistry to connect in more dynamic ways.
Tenderness and Compassion
One stormy day recently, I heard a loud thump as if something had been thrown against the window. When I looked there was a female blackbird lying upside-down with her little head bent back beneath her body. I ran outside and very gently picked her up. I was delighted to see her neck wasn’t broken and a few moments later, she moved her wings. Incredible that she wasn’t dead. I quickly found her a sheltered nook out of the wind. Watching her slowly recover, I was delighted to see her fly away about 30 minutes later. The point of this story is that
Opening the Heart can occur when we least expect it
While I held her warm body in my hands, when I felt her beating heart – the very aliveness of her, I felt so much tenderness and compassion towards this tiny creature. There is great fulfilment in rescuing and nurturing a small helpless creature. Experiencing tenderness truly opens the heart.
Observing oneself instead of blaming another.
When two people come together there is initially the exciting “honeymoon” period when they’re getting to know each other. However, after a few months (or even mere weeks), the gloss diminishes and the deeper aspects of each begin to surface. But how many realise that relationships for spiritual growth can be a very dynamic way to develop.
Basically, we bring to every relationship, romantic or otherwise, all the unresolved baggage from our own past.
The more intimate the relationship, the more of our fears, anger or insecurities from the past will surface – rising up from our own deeper layers. Sadly many potentially great relationships flounder at this stage where each person stands either side of a great emotional mess pointing the accusatory finger at the other.