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Use you Brain to elongate your Cell-by-Date

INTRODUCTION

OUR THOUGHTS, MINUTE-BY-MINUTE…

   Our thoughts, minute-by-minute, are playing a significant role in the way our body is behaving. The parasympathetic/sympathetic nervous system cannot tell the difference between something that is powerfully visualized and something real. Image this: you sleepily walk in the bedroom, and mistake the cord of your dressing gown for a snake. You know what happens next! You jump out of your skin and run out of the bedroom. You stand on the landing, shaking like a half-blind one-day-old puppy. Eventually, you build up the nerve to creep back in the bedroom and look down at the carpet. You think, what a fool I’ve been – it’s not a snake lying on the floor, it’s the cord of my dressing gown. 

   Let’s zoom in on this with the camera lens – let’s analyze what just happened. Isn’t it true; to say we just completely fooled our nervous system by telling it we have a snake in the bedroom and cajoled our body to turn on the fight-or-flight response? When you jumped out of your skin at the sight of the snake, your body received an avalanche of biological chemicals that came together to give you the best shot of escaping the immediate danger.   

   Look at what the power suggestion can do!

   When we see and when we think it produces corresponding chemicals in our body – obviously not in such a dramatic way as when coming up against immediate danger. Negative/positive thoughts create matching chemicals. For instance, you might negatively respond to a person you dislike before he has even opened his mouth because a negative response to the individual automatically rises to the surface of your consciousness. Through inner discourse, we continuously manipulate our bodily functions and the distribution of our bodily chemicals.

   But aren’t we supposed to have free will? Isn’t having the ability to be able to think for ourselves and act out our desires the features that intellectually puts us above all other species on this planet?  Yes, this is true. Yet we don’t seem that much in control over ourselves. The brain is a computer, and all through life, we have programmed it to carry out regular operations we undertake, and we have programmed it to think for us when we are not consciously thinking. Our brain has limitless memory capacity. Whatever your age, if you want to learn how to speak and write French and Russian, and are willing to put in the time to program your brain with these two languages, then your personal biological computer will gladly accommodate the new information.  

   We have the power to program the brain with new thinking patterns and commands that will subsequently change bodily functioning and chemical distributions. Many moons ago, I decided to create some mind exercises in the hope that I might achieve some responses in the body to my work. I designed mind exercises to trick the nervous system in the same way you tricked your nervous system when you thought you saw a snake lying on the bedroom carpet. I decided to tell my brain and endocrine system by way of a repeated statement that ‘I am 7 years old, happy and healthy’. I started to see and feel responses to my work. I looked younger and felt younger. People who had no idea I worked on a mind program made comments about how young and healthy I looked. At the time of starting on my adventure, I regularly attended a self-help group – ‘Cancer Link’ – and many of the people attending this group either had cancer or were in remission and enjoyed many alternative therapies: meditation, guided imagery, aromatherapy, hand-on-healing, etc.  Many individuals in the self-help group were more than eager to allow me to put them on my mental exercise program. The positive results were staggering. I have included in the last chapter of this book some testimonials. 

   Spurred on by my responses and the cancer patients’ responses to the mental exercises, I have developed a comprehensive program designed to give you back some of your youthfulness and natural health.  

   Isn’t it time for you to rediscover the child within?  

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Escape the Negativity Through the Power of Your Imagination

The COVID -19 pandemic has completely changed our lives. Right now it is hard to look at a future that looks different to the present. We have yet to find a vaccine or proper treatment for COVID-19, but in the meantime, we have to shake the feeling of waking up to Groundhog Day.

So how do we cope?

We need to get out of this feeling of being stuck in the present – the sense of being at a standstill. Our mobility had become restricted, and the lockdown has also changed our perception of time.  We have lost all sense of long-term time.

Because of 24-hour news coverage gone are the days of impartial broadcasting – journalistic broadcasters tend to ’emotionalize’ their news, emphasising negative outcomes of a story – basically scaremongering. Negative headlines outperform positive headlines, because negativity attracts attention. There is evidence that we might be neurologically wired to focus on negative information. When we are surrounded by negative information 24/7 it makes us assume that things are more dangerous than they are.

If exposure to news is causing you feelings of hopelessness switch off the news then you have immediately disarmed the enemy. We have no way of knowing what the future might hold for us. But there is something that you can do in the meantime, and that is, to take an axe to the glass walls that are surrounding your time-capsule.

When authors are in the middle of writing their novels, they tend to go so deep into the narrative that they almost live in a parallel world to their real one; the locations, fictitious characters, and storyline (script) comes to life. I have written several short stories and novels, and I have lost hours at a time of real life travel, traversing make-believe worlds and following fantasies. If you did not but know it you are an unsung author; think back to how you had a vivid dream that made such an asteroid-like impact on your mind you still remember the dream as if you dreamt it last night.  In times, when we have experienced such fantastical dreams we find it difficult to believe our brain could have composed it. Where did that come from! So, now that we have established you have an author in you, let’s use this talent to help you to cope with your present day fears and anxieties.

Imagine if you could write a totally new life for yourself that has all the glitter and gloss of Hollywood. For instance|: you leave the house. You are looking amazing. You get into your silver new-limited top-of-the -range Mercedes AMG GTR PRO, and drive to Harrods. You meet your dashing/gorgeous lover (the person of your choice) for a meal at Perrier-Jouët Champagne Terrace at Harrods. The food, drink, and company are exquisite. In the afternoon, he/she flies you in their private jet to Tuscany, north Italy, where in the evening you will go to an open-aired opera in the ancient Roman amphitheatre in Verona. That evening, following the spectacular opera, you’ll stay at the Villa Barona eastern Tuscany: 10 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 3 sitting rooms, 2 kitchens, and pool. Outdoor heated jetted tub, Games Room, Pizza Oven. Wine cellar, Air Conditioning, Accommodates 20 guests; where you will enjoy a night of unadulterated carnal pleasure. What! This is your life Baby!

The next day you travel in an Air Conditioned coach through the beautiful green heart of Italy to Jesolo, poised on the Venetian lagoon. You board a private yacht that sails you across the aquamarine green lagoon to Venice – one of Europe’s most romantic cities.  You meet up with friends at Piazza San Marco (the central square of Venice) and stay with friends in Venice for a few days. You are a young single woman, or happily married, or a wealthy eligible bachelor, so on and so on…

Create for your own pleasure a magical script. You can add to it and make changes to it. If you spend some time, every day, developing your storyline to keep it fresh, and virtually live in this fantasy world that will run parallel with your real world, you will feel exhilarated and eager to experience future episodes. Mentally living in an ultimate world will often have the effects of infusing you with chiLd like vigour. There is a very good chance that you will even begin to look and feel younger.  Isn’t it time to take a holiday from yourself?

Here are some tips to help you create and make the most of your new life.

(1) Compose Your Script

Think about a storyline in which you could write down all of those things you have always dreamt of having but known they will always be out of you reach. Your story is not for public consumption.  It doesn’t have to written in the style of Charles Dickens. Simply write down all of you fantasies in the style of writing you always use.

(2) Prepare for a Session of Visualisation

If you do not already have a hideaway, where you can sit for 10-20 minutes and not be disturbed, it will be in your best interest to try to find somewhere private and peaceful before you set out on your amazing inner journey.  Make yourself comfortable in a comfy chair and close your eyes. Give your breathing a couple of minutes to calm down, and when you feel that you have arrived at a state of tranquility, you may begin.

(3) Spontaneity

You do not have to stick rigidly to your script. Sometime things can happen spontaneously along the way of your journey just in the way of dreams. At times when this occurs, go with the flow; allow your imagination to run away with you. By doing this characters in your script will take on their own personalities and act seemingly off their own accord. It makes your fantasy life all that little bit more exciting – wouldn’t you agree? Your new life has no fixed time; you can go back in time or you can go forward in time. You get the picture!

(4) Turn Off the TV and Your Devices

Get into the habit of limiting how much time you spend on social media platforms.  Instead of watching news channels spend more time in your new life that runs parallel with your real life.

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Visualisation

How often have you thought along these lines? I don’t have time to amble through dense forest, or climb mountains to look out far and wide from their snowy-tipped peaks, let alone saunter along the tracks of a babbling alpine stream and stargaze at the bejewelled twinkling night sky. To be quite frank,  I barely have the time in the morning to finish my coffee before I rush off to get to work on time.

In this day and age we are in a constant rush, and it is true to say, we don’t have much time to go exploring nature. Many of us are committed to a job that requires our presence for five to six days of the week. And when most people do have a holiday they can’t exactly say, okay guys, we are going trekking up the mountain path of Kilimanjaro.  The children want to play on the beach and swim in the sea and go on the fairground rides. So a fair question is: how on earth are we expected to find the time to go out and appreciation all of God’s splendour? 

 The answer is visualisation.

Nobody is professing,  visualising yourself walking beside the flowing river with the sun on your back, birds singing, and fresh air pouring into your lungs is equal to the physically experience of an early morning stroll beside the river. But what I am stating, is you can cultivate the art of strongly visualising yourself on the nature walk; it is the next best thing.   God gave us the wonderful gift of an imagination. From the confines of your office you can strongly visualise ‘you’  on the beach with rolling white surfs, sunshine,  gull flying overhead, and  receive the physical pluses you’d experience attending the beach in person. Your parasympathetic nervous and sympathetic nervous system responds to conscious or unconscious thoughts in equal measure. Conscious visualisation is the most underrated human faculty; every invention from the comb to the microchip originated in the imagination of an inventor/forward thinker. However busy your life might seem, I can assure you that if you can find the time to use your gift of imagination/visualisation you will improve your mental/physical health, and reverse the ageing process.

Take a few minutes to sit down, close your eyes, and breathe smoothly and evenly.  When you feel relaxed, imagine a dense fir forest, a snow-tipped mountain, or image sauntering along the tracks of a babbling alpine stream. If you find when you look behind closed eyes you see everything but your desired subject, fear not, I can give you some tips that may help with your endeavour.

(1) We unconsciously visualise everything we do before we do it, but we are not used to consciously visualising. Conscious visualisation requires a lot of practise to master.  So don’t except to see TV-like images before your closed eyes from the word go. Practise diligently. I guarantee you; it will be well worth the effort.

(2) Find pictures of your chosen subject on line or in a book, and study the pictures to that you can retrieve them behind closed eyes.

(3) Some people find listening to gentle music while they visualise helps with their concentration. Try it and see if this method suit you. 

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Guided imagery: The Golden Waterfall

   By regularly taking 20 minutes out to entrust some time in Guided Imagery you will light up your brain with such an intense power that it can’t help but make a massive comet-like impact on your mental / physical health. The power of visualization can never be overestimated. Willpower can be knocked clean out with one cold slam of a punch by images strongly visualized. You are a King, Master of your own World/Universe when you can imagine what you want in life. Practise seeing imagery in your head every minute of the day in order to become the ruler of your Golden Domain. You could have it all – it lies there latent, like ripe oranges ready for the pickings, but many off us leave the fruits of life to wither and drop from the tree and then our chances of greatness has fallen by the wayside. Do as I say, and add a new dimension to your life – don’t accept the dull mundane reality we think we have to live – there so much more!   

The Golden Waterfall

   I walk down a shadowy path lined with tall pines trees. The strong scent of pine and high-pitched bird calls fill the air. Early morning mist seeps through thick tree foliage, bestowing light and shade to the woody path. The silence, apart from natural sounds, is peaceful. I feel safe and content in a world of my own where no one can disturb me. I come to an iron gate, open it, walk through it, and shut it behind me. I stand before a glorious wheat field with feathery stalks of corn dancing in a light breeze. I stroll through the yellow field, spotting field mice, buzzing bees, yellow wags, and butterflies; the chalky moon nestles in a deep-blue sky. Hazy sunbeams lightly warm my shoulders. A lush green meadow, mottled with scarlet poppies, glossy buttercups, innocent gold-buttoned daisies, and lucky clover, tantalizingly lies beyond the wheat field.

I remove my sandals and walk with my soles pressed upon the dew-soaked turf. Wet blades of grass tickle my feet. A surge of outdoor energy bolts upwards from out of the ground, through my toes, and up, up, and up through the channels of my body to the white-purple auric crown; Earth’s subtle electrical currents invigorates my store of nerve endings, producing a swell of childlike vitality. I arrive at the hilltop, and with a great sigh, admire the perspective. I walk on…
   I arrive at a beautiful golden waterfall. Angels fly and bathe in a turquoise mind-scented pool, with a bubbly surface, at the foot of the falls. The sound of the cascading water is soothing; minty water sprays my face…

   The spirit-pulling lure of the magical pool leads me down some steps, carefully trodden to the poolside with the aid of angels delicately holding my hands. I becomes weightless as I immerse my body in the lightly heated perfumed water; angles bathe, dive, splash, and play. Soon my incredible journey will take another twist…

   Two celestial beings take hold of my hands and fly with me up to the crest of the transparent waterfall. My view of the pouring turquoise chute has me trapped in a mesmeric stupor for a few seconds. So magnificent! The open winged seraphs escort me, as we glide down the face of the golden curtain. On my descent, I see deceased loved ones, smiling at me from behind the veil of gold.  I am imbued with the knowledge that beyond this life cycle there lies another world of beauty and wonder. Where pain and suffering is non-existent. I cherish the thought of knowing I will see my loved ones again in a perfumed garden.

   On my return to the pool I am psychically made aware that by immersing my body in the gifted water, I shall receive healing on all levels: Spirit / Mind / Body. I allow by body to effortlessly float on the surface of the pool, and bask in the sunlight; I relax to such a degree I lose all sense of my body; I am, as it were, simply Spirit. I feel it is time for me to leave the parasitical site; I call to the angels to help me exit the pool via the steps I entered it. I thank the haloed beings for giving me the wonderful glimpse of the life that is beyond this life cycle, and say my goodbyes. I retrace my steps over the meadow, through the bloodshot wheat field and back up the pine scented path. I arrive at the place where I set out on my inner journey. I come to my wakeful senses. I tell myself I am going to return to the material plane.

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Use the gift of visualization

How often have you thought of things along these lines? I don’t have time to amble through dense forest, or climb mountains to look out far and wide from their snowy-tipped peaks, let alone saunter along the tracks of a babbling alpine stream and stargaze at the bejeweled twinkling night sky. I barely have time to finish my coffee in the morning before I rush off to get to work on time!

In this day and age of rush, rush,  rush, it is true, we don’t have much time to go exploring nature, and many of us are committed to a job that requires our presence five to six days a week . And when most of us have a holiday we can’t exactly say, okay guys, we are going trekking up the mountain path of Kilimanjaro.  The children want to play on the beach and swim in the sea and go on the fairground rides. So a reasonable question would be – how on earth are we expected to find the time to go out and appreciation nature?  

 The answer is visualization.

Nobody is professing visualizing yourself walking beside the flowing river with the sun on your back, birds singing, and fresh air pouring into your lungs is exactly equal to the physically experience of an early morning stroll beside the river. I am stating, cultivating the art of strongly visualizing yourself on the nature walk is the next best thing.  God gave you and I the wonderful gift of an imagination. Imagination is limitless. From the confines of your office you can strongly visualize ‘you’  on the beach with rolling white surfs, sunshine,  gull flying overhead, and  receive the physical pluses you experience attending the beach in person. Your parasympathetic nervous system and sympathetic nervous system respond to your conscious or unconscious thoughts, ideas, and inner images. Conscious visualization is a most underrated human faculty; every invention from the comb to the microchip originated in the imagination of an inventor / forward thinker. However busy your life might seem I can assure you you can find time to use your gift of imagination/visualization to improve your lifestyle, health, and slow down premature ageing.

Take a few minutes to sit down, close your eyes, and breathe smoothly and deeply. When you feel relaxed, imagine a dense fir forest, a snow-tipped mountain, or see you sauntering along the tracks of a babbling alpine stream. If you find when you look behind closed eyes you see everything but your desired subject don’t fret because this is not uncommon. I can give you some tips that may help you to receive stronger inner images.

(1) Although you subconsciously visualize performing actions  a fraction of a second before you carry them out,  conscious visualization  require a lot of practise. So don’t expect to see TV-like images in your head from the word go.  If you diligently practise consciously visualizing, it will bring you an invaluable tool that can turn your life around.

(2) Find pictures of your chosen subject on line or in a book and study the pictures to help you can reproduce the images behind closed eyes.

(3) Some people find listening to gentle music while they visualize helps with their concentration. Try it, and see if this method suits you. 

(4) One year, on a holiday, I found a sandy path that led to cliff tops where I enjoyed a majestic view of a rugged bay with white capped waves crashing onto its deserted beach. I took photos along the path I walked and stills of the rugged bay on a wet and windy morning. I have often looked at the photos of that lovely walk to the cliff tops, and the stills of the rolling tides coming inshore, before I start my session of visualization. You might find this helpful.

If you would like some more information on the subject of imagination / visualization you might like to have a look at my book on Amazon. ‘Use your Brain to elongate your Cell-by-Date’. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07WDVCX9Q

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Inner Master Routine – The Crane

Inner Master Guided Routines

Inner master Guided Routines are spontaneous movements that you can allow to come through your mind and body via you inner guide / higher self, or, as I describe in my book, ‘The Inner Master’. For most of the time, we move in mechanical ways, and only occasionally divert from our set patterns, i.e., you have your hands full of kiddies’ toys, so you improvise and kick a kid’s ball to the other side of the room where all the toys are kept. In a way, Guided Routines are similar to improvising, only we are asking our higher self to guide the improvised movements. These movement spontaneously flow through the spirit, mind and body.

   Try this little exercise: move your arm up and down, left and right, while you keep the limb totally relaxed. Don’t tell the arm what to do. Just let it move and explore the air. This is what I call spontaneous movements. Practise this exercise, and routines will come through. Watch and go with the routines, do not force the issue. If you find you have what you feel is a significant spontaneous routine, however big or small, write the movements down. Write about how you felt during and after the routine. Practise the routine as often as time will allow. Practise ‘The Crane’ to give you the feel of new spontaneous movements. The routines should be practised in almost slow motion style.

I stand to attention (feeling calm and relaxed) and ask my Inner Master to guide my body. I am so thankful for being so fortunate enough to have had some wonderful guided routines come through to me using this method. I inhale and move my arms and wait for my Inner Master’s energy to flow through me. On this occasion, I asked, ‘Dear Inner Master, please guide my mind and body.’ I received this amazing routine.

   Stand upright with arms at the sides, and breathe freely. Imagine your arms are the powerful wings of a Crane. Outstretch your wings to shoulder height. Prepare to mimic a Crane’s huge wings in flight motion. Smoothly lift your outstretched arms (wings) as high as they will go and then lower them to the knees. Repeat this operation. Smoothly inhale on up strokes and exhale on down strokes. Your downy wings are longer than your arms therefore you can give a few extra inches to the rise and fall of your wing strokes. While in the standing position take a couple of minutes to get the feel of your wing motions. 

   Now you are going to take off; once airborne, try to feel the sensation of flying. Fly high into the sunset, soaring over evergreen forests and snow-capped mountains. The air is fresh against your cheeks. If you feel your arms (wings) aching, keep them outstretched, without upward and downwards strokes, and ride the thermals. (Enjoy the amazing sensation of gliding for a couple of minutes.)

   When you are ready, make your descent and swoop in to land in shallow water; join other cranes as they peck for fish and worms. Practise standing on one leg while flapping your wings in the classic crane posture.  Finally, peck your upper plumage clean. Imagine your chin is a long beak and pecking across the clavicles and the top and back of the shoulder blades. Be sure not to overstretch your neck.

   The first time I experienced ‘The crane routine’, I felt astronomically light… so light that I fancied I could physically fly!  The ‘crane routine’ develops powerful lungs. You can perform this exercise while standing or sitting down.   

The crane Alternative 1 (Absent healing)

   Absent healing is the art of sending healing to a patient in a far-off place. Patients have felt relief from severe pain and anxiety at the time a healer (perhaps on the other side of the world) sent healing energies. If you would like to send healing energies to a relative, or friend, then the ‘The Crane’ is an ideal carrier for healing energies. Try to visualise flying across land and sea to the place where the patient lies, enter the patient’s sickroom, and inhale on up strokes and exhale on down strokes of the wings, sending healing to the recipient.
  

The crane (Tip)

   Picture an angel’s soft downy wings to help you visualize the downy feathers of your long wide wings. See your long red beak and puffed out chest and pure white downy plumage. Observe your small black eyes and try viewing through them. To get the sensation of flying your might recall how you felt on a plane during take-off. Using fine detail in this way really brings the images you want to life.

If you would like to try some more exercises similar to ‘The Crane’ you might like to take a look at my book which is available on Amazon. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07WDVCX9Q

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The Crane

Inner Master Guided Routines

Inner master Guided Routines are spontaneous movements that you can allow to come through your mind and body via you inner guide / higher self, or, as I describe in my bohttps://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07WDVCX9Qok, ‘The Inner Master’. For most of the time, we move in mechanical ways, and only occasionally divert from our set patterns, i.e., you have your hands full of kiddies’ toys, so you improvise and kick a kid’s ball to the other side of the room where all the toys are kept. In a way, Guided Routines are similar to improvising, only we are asking our higher self to guide the improvised movements. These movement spontaneously flow through the spirit, mind and body.

   Try this little exercise: move your arm up and down, left and right, while you keep the limb totally relaxed. Don’t tell the arm what to do. Just let it move and explore the air. This is what I call spontaneous movements. Practise this exercise, and routines will come through. Watch and go with the routines, do not force the issue. If you find you have what you feel is a significant spontaneous routine, however big or small, write the movements down. Write about how you felt during and after the routine. Practise the routine as often as time will allow. Practise ‘The Crane’ to give you the feel of new spontaneous movements. The routines should be practised in almost slow motion style.

I stand to attention (feeling calm and relaxed) and ask my Inner Master to guide my body. I am so thankful for being so fortunate enough to have had some wonderful guided routines come through to me using this method. I inhale and move my arms and wait for my Inner Master’s energy to flow through me. On this occasion, I asked, ‘Dear Inner Master, please guide my mind and body.’ I received this amazing routine.

   Stand upright with arms at the sides, and breathe freely. Imagine your arms are the powerful wings of a Crane. Outstretch your wings to shoulder height. Prepare to mimic a Crane’s huge wings in flight motion. Smoothly lift your outstretched arms (wings) as high as they will go and then lower them to the knees. Repeat this operation. Smoothly inhale on up strokes and exhale on down strokes. Your downy wings are longer than your arms therefore you can give a few extra inches to the rise and fall of your wing strokes. While in the standing position take a couple of minutes to get the feel of your wing motions. 

   Now you are going to take off; once airborne, try to feel the sensation of flying. Fly high into the sunset, soaring over evergreen forests and snow-capped mountains. The air is fresh against your cheeks. If you feel your arms (wings) aching, keep them outstretched, without upward and downwards strokes, and ride the thermals. (Enjoy the amazing sensation of gliding for a couple of minutes.)

   When you are ready, make your descent and swoop in to land in shallow water; join other cranes as they peck for fish and worms. Practise standing on one leg while flapping your wings in the classic crane posture.  Finally, peck your upper plumage clean. Imagine your chin is a long beak and pecking across the clavicles and the top and back of the shoulder blades. Be sure not to overstretch your neck.

   The first time I experienced ‘The crane routine’, I felt astronomically light… so light that I fancied I could physically fly!  The ‘crane routine’ develops powerful lungs. You can perform this exercise while standing or sitting down.   

The crane Alternative 1 (Absent healing)

   Absent healing is the art of sending healing to a patient in a far-off place. Patients have felt relief from severe pain and anxiety at the time a healer (perhaps on the other side of the world) sent healing energies. If you would like to send healing energies to a relative, or friend, then the ‘The Crane’ is an ideal carrier for healing energies. Try to visualise flying across land and sea to the place where the patient lies, enter the patient’s sickroom, and inhale on up strokes and exhale on down strokes of the wings, sending healing to the recipient.
  

The crane (Tip)

   Picture an angel’s soft downy wings to help you visualize the downy feathers of your long wide wings. See your long red beak and puffed out chest and pure white downy plumage. Observe your small black eyes and try viewing through them. To get the sensation of flying your might recall how you felt on a plane during take-off. Using fine detail in this way really brings the images you want to life.

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THE LIFE STOPPING CHANGE OF 2020

The lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic has enforced us to put a hold on our regular way of our life. It is the same for all us, which is most unusual, because normally things happen to us as individuals, say, the loss of a loved one, and that can change a person’s thinking and way of life, but this pandemic has caused a collective pause to life as we know it. The world has been subjected to the wrath of Nature herself, and never mind, be you queen or pauper; no one is impervious to her dark forces. However, there are different ways of looking at this interlude, and the result could conclude this historic period in our lifetime wasn’t all to do with negativity.    

We all have self-harming habits that have been bullying us for a long time, and the lockdown, stopping us from shopping, playing sports, drinking in pubs, clubs, eating junk food, gambling on machines, gorging on exotic foods in restaurants, indulging in clandestine extra marital affairs, and all the luxuries we take for granted, has broken many vicious circles that imperceptibly ran our lives. The temptation to pursue many of our set routines has been denied us, and the key to our makeshift prison cell (home), has been confiscated.

But have you not seen a bright yellow sun, peeping over the horizon, symbolising to you that many wonderful things have come out of the lockdown period. Has there not been a complete re-evaluation of your life and how you have been conducting it? Have you found an extra supply of money weighing down your trouser pockets because of these restrictions binding you to the house?  The other day I got in my car for the first time in weeks; I noted I had a full tank of petrol; I had no way of holding back the smile that crept across my face. I had to own up to the fact, I had not missed sitting behind the wheel, squeezing it like a stress ball, and roaring like a fire-breathing dragon at motorists because I was late for work or stuck in traffic.

There has been a lot of negative news about married couples becoming abusive to each other, through spending concentrated time in the close confines of their home, and I am sure frustrations in families have boiled over, but there are two sides to every coin, and you can’t tell me that some relationships during lockdown haven’t seen the flames of romance rekindled through spending quality time together.  

With teenagers there is a peer vs. family tug-of-war going on, and usually peers win because teenagers spend more time with their peers. They have much in common, such as music, schoolwork, dating and social media link-ups. It can appear to parents that their child is like a twig on the surface of a rippling brook flowing away into a distant horizon. During lockdown parents and children (teenagers) have been enforced to see more of each other and communicate in a physical sense rather than via mobiles and social media. In recent weeks the never ending stream of distractions for both parent and child have been eliminated, this has allowed parents and children to form new, stronger bonds and realise how much they have been missing through having hectic lifestyles.

On a spiritual level, the pandemic has been an awakening for the world as well as the individual, and ‘awakenings’ often leaves a person standing at the crossroads of life and making the choice to take a new path.  I just hope that when we eventually pick up from where we left off in life, we take some of our newly formed habits with us and uphold some of the values the lockdown has taught us. I know that I most certainly have reshaped my life during lockdown and I will be reluctant to go back to many of my old ways of living.

1) Write down what you feel were negatives in your life pre-lockdown.

2) Write down what you think have been the positives for you during the lockdown period.

3) Write down the positives you would like to take with you into post-lockdown.  

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Revitalise Your Life Through Absurdity Therapy

 

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What have you seen, heard, or touched today, that you have never encountered in your life before? You will be hard-pressed to come up with an answer. This is because the well of new things to see and do gradually runs dry as we get older. A ‘first’ (a virginal sight of sound, etc.) is like a rare butterfly sighting. But this can all be changed, for we have an amazing power-tool called the imagination. By using the imagination we can invent, create, even lie to ourselves and discover ‘firsts’ (novel sensory inputs). 

Why Should I Want to Invent or Create?

The brain is jogged by a major event – something new and/or absurd. Children live in a world of absurdity, they have yet to see and know it all; for them, there still exists skeletons in cupboards, fairies at the bottom of the garden, and Santa Claus in Lapland! This newness, ‘firsts’, is unlike normal brain energy; general run-of-the-mill brain stuff doesn’t require extra attention, but absurdity does. An unidentifiable idea enters the brain and has no friends (matching data); it is an absurd/new concept. Your eyes can hardly keep up with children playing in a playground because they are full to the brim with biological energy. Children, because all is because all is new/absurd to them, ceaselessly convert virginal sensory input into energy. The more energy the child expends the more the body reproduces. The child perpetually sees new, and burns energy to leave room for more newness.

Raw Cosmic Energy

If you create a song, poem, or picture, you are using raw cosmic energy. A planet, man, animal, or plant, all came into being through the manipulation of raw cosmic energy. Raw cosmic energy is latent substance, which when manipulated in a certain way creates life, objects, or whatever. 1,000 years ago there was no such thing as an aeroplane. Since then many people have manipulated raw cosmic energy (in the form of mental energy) and converted it into physical reality. A little child is channelling raw cosmic energy incessantly, because all is new and unknown. Try this little mind exercise so that you can get a taste of this novel stimulus.

Natural Born Creator

Do you know that you are a natural born creator? As a child you had no trouble bringing a toy soldier to life and sending it off to war, or believing that your doll was real and needed motherly love. Let yourself go and allow your childlike imagination to take the reins. Think the most illogical things that you can, then incessantly repeat these illogical ideas within the brain. The brain will electrify with pure cosmic energy. It is what the brain yearns for but rarely gets. That is why the brain becomes sluggish; it likes new stuff, not the old and dull that occupies every minute of the day. No wonder the brain reacts to absurdity by filling your heart with gladness and your veins with childlike energy, for the brain is reborn, consciously reborn by you, the higher self.

You Have Created an Absurdity – Here’s How to Squeeze the Lemon 

Prepare for meditation in the careful way you always do and bring your absurdity to the foreground of your mind, for instance: ‘An octopus playing basketball’.

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See the weird creature juggling the ball between eight sinewy tentacles; imagine the super speed that he could bounce the ball using each of his slippery arms. In your mind’s eye create a game for ten minutes using the octopus dribbling and spinning the ball amongst the other tall lanky basketball players helplessly trying to get back the ball. Give the eight-armed star a face and a name; he must become real to your senses. Perhaps you brushed past him in your attempts to recapture the ball; imagine how wet and slippery he must feel. He would smell of the sea and fish, and on the rare occasion you hold the ball it has all these sea elements on its surface.

Absurdities rekindle childlike patterns throughout the brain and body; in terms of sense datum the practitioner’s biological clock immediately rewinds. In the next example it is possible to activate and witness sensorimotor activation: ‘Imagine that you have two invisible limbs, such as two extra arms’.

Imagine that you have two long tentacles alongside your arms. Starting at the shoulder blades the phantom limbs stretch a hand’s length further that your real arms. The next time you’re in the kitchen, imagine reaching out for things in cupboards and drawers with your new additions. Persevere and you’ll get a shock by the fact that you’ll actually begin to feel the phantom limbs!

Continue in this way to deeply impress upon your brain the ideas of your new absurdities. See if you can come up with at least one bizarre or illogical concept a day. Remember that absurdities lie in books, television, and in real life.

Zing Capsules 

Pure essence of mind, or ‘first’, creates biological energy: fusion occurs in the sun between hydrogen atoms to make helium. Chemistry is spontaneous interaction, especially between atomic and molecular systems. A pure thought (latent energy) fuses with physical matter and is converted into biological energy. This biological energy I refer to as ‘zing capsules’. Absurdities induce fleets of these ‘zing capsules’ (atoms filled with biological energy) which zoom around the body distributing childlike energy at various destinations. As an absurdity in itself why not visualise these billions of ‘zing capsules’ charged with energy speeding around the body and brain?

If you have found this article interesting why not read more in my book:  ‘Use your Brain to elongate your Cell-by-Date’?

 

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Orange Snow Visualization

 

   To make the most of visualization we need to open our mind and allow our imagination to wander through the garden of possibility. Do not differentiate between logic and illogical because in visualization we by-pass the nuts and bolts of the mechanical brain which allows us to enter that huge vast space of untapped intelligence. We are going to suspend time that creates the whole concept of ageing, and rediscover the childlike quality that keeps us young. 

We are entering the magical world of visualization where all things are possible.

   You wake up in the bedroom you slept in as a child. It is a school morning. Sit up in bed and stretch. Can you spot any of your toys, books, or dolls? Perhaps the wallpaper pattern, wall posters, or your bedspread is recognisable.  Get out of bed…  Put on your dressing gown and slippers. Walk over to the window and draw back the curtains. Rub a porthole in the condensation on the windowpane and peep through it to see outside…  You gasp in wonder at the sight of large fluffy snowflakes… and the snowflakes are orange! The rooftops with and smoking chimneys, gardens, coalbunkers and doorsteps lie hidden under twinkling, orange snow. You are extremely excited by this incredible orange wintry landscape. Wash and get dressed into your school uniform. Go to the breakfast room. Think back to this age and how the world around you looked huge. What you enjoyed to eat and drink for breakfast? Perhaps Scott’s porridge oats or hot milk with a sprinkling of sugar on crunchy cornflakes and a cup of tea… Spend a few moments reliving breakfast time as a child…  

   It is time to go to school. Dress in your winter coat, scarf, mittens, balaclava or bobble hat, and pull on your boots… don’t forget your satchel. Say goodbye to everyone and open the front door…a gust of wind blows fluffy orange snowflakes into the hall. Leave the house. Hear the crunching sound of your boots as they make footprints in the freshly fallen snow; the citrus smell of oranges is everywhere.  Walk to school in this silent fairy-tale world. On your way you recognise orange snowy shapes of abandoned cars, post boxes, pavements, and at the school gates, you view the school building as a massive orange ice sculpture. The sound of schoolchildren’s laughter fills the air as they build snowmen and throw orange snowballs through the air. The playground is a colourful mêlée of mittens, hats and scarves as the girls and boys play.  Enjoy this amazing sight.  

   The school whistle blows. You march in single file into the school Assembly hall. Colourful chunks of ice slide from children’s footwear onto the hall floor. The smell of orange mingles with the aroma of lavender floor polish. As you go through the school day, attending lessons, school dinner and playtimes, observe teachers and fellow pupils’ faces. Visualise the blackboard, chalk, wooden desks, and messy inkwells.  

  On your journey home enjoy splashing through orange slush. The inky-blue sky glitters with stars, and once again the orange snowflakes melt as they land on your dark coat.   

   You arrive home to a warm coal fire. Complete your homework and then play or watch television. The smell of dinner cooking on the stove teases your appetite. Maybe there is homemade soup, a stew, or bangers and mash…

   At bedtime, undress and put on your pyjamas or nightie. Take a last look out of the window at the orange winter wonderland… close the curtains. Perhaps your mum or dad, or a guardian told you bedtime stories and tucked you up in bed with a hot water bottle?

   Drift off to sleep.

   It is time to return to full waking consciousness. Take a deep breath and become aware of your physical body. When you feel ready open your eyes and gently stretch.  

Tip

   This sounds bizarre, but I even took items out of my freezer and held them to get a physical feeling of iciness, and then I tried to recreate that numbing feeling of iciness during my ‘Orange Snow’ visualisation.