15 Ways to Create a Sense of Gratitude in Your Life

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By Josh Richardson

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Being grateful is both a state of mind and perspective. One person’s idea of expressing gratitude may completely contradict another.

Most of us are not born eternal optimists, but being positive and grateful is something that can be imbibed even if a tad forcibly; such as by trying to tweak our sense of humor, the way we react to a given situation, by being more pleasant and believing others too have a mind, by smiling each time somebody says ‘thank you’, and by understanding that every person in on their own journey and accepting that it’s not your position to judge them.

Here are 15 steps to help you become a more positive person and grateful for all that you have in your life.

  1. Appreciate

Appreciate what you have and value it. Try counting your positives and be grateful for all the good things and people in your life.

If you’re concerned about wealth and success, know that these can be whatever you like. Abundance comes in many forms. If you’re healthy, think about how many people are counting their last breath. If you don’t have as much money as you would like, think about the millions of parents in the world that cannot even feed their families. Perhaps redefining what wealth and abundance are may go a long way.

  1. Stop Labeling

Stop labeling those things, people or events that you don’t understand as being weird or different and try opening your mind, little by little. Minds only work when open. Don’t allow your limiting beliefs to keep you stuck in the wrong place. Spread your wings and fly! Once you realize all is possible, the doors of limitation that were closed in your mind will open be connected to all those aspects of consciousness.

  1. Optimism

Treat failure as an opportunity to learn a new and better lesson from life, and that’s the trick to manufacture optimism in life. Never give up trying because that’s an indication that something better is in store. Once you start harboring an optimistic attitude towards life, success will automatically follow.

Give up your constant need to complain and criticize about those things — people, situations, events that make you unhappy, sad and depressed. Nobody can make you unhappy; no situation can make you sad or miserable unless you allow it to. When you criticize, you are passing self-judgement for something lacking in your life that you refuse to let go of. Never underestimate the power of positive thinking. For every opportunity you feel the inclination to criticize, try to think about how that specific situation is serving or benefiting others.

  1. Release The Past

The past you are now longing for — the past that you are now dreaming about — was ignored by you when it was present. Stop deluding yourself. Have a clear vision for the future, prepare yourself, but always be present in the now. Work on this by practicing with simple tasks every day.

We often assume the past looked so much better than the present and the future looks so frightening, but you have to take into consideration the fact that the present moment is all you have and all you will ever have. Be present in everything you do and enjoy life. After all life is a journey not a destination. Have a clear vision for the future, prepare yourself, but always be present in the now.

  1. Avoid Comparison

Nothing is as awful as comparing yourself to someone else. If you think you’re better that the other person, you’re letting yourself regale in an unhealthy sense of superiority. If you demean yourself in front of others, it means all your hard work and progress has been in vain. While social comparisons are unhealthy, self-improvement is effective.

  1. Kindness

There’s a scientific reason behind every act of kindness that you do; helping someone selflessly releases serotonin in your brain (serotonin is the hormone that controls your mood) and hence makes you feel good about yourself almost instantly. Try doing one act of kindness every day to flush out the toxins of depression from your system. Thank god, thank your parents, friends, and thank yourself for all the hard work you did, for everything you achieved. Saying thank you frequently makes you humble, and a humble person is seldom cynical.

  1. Stop Using Excuses

Send them packing and tell them they’re fired. You no longer need them. A lot of times we limit ourselves because of the many excuses we use. Instead of growing and working on improving ourselves and our lives, we get stuck, lying to ourselves, using all kind of excuses — excuses that most of the time are not even real. We sabotage ourselves beyond belief. If you find yourself making excuses, ask yourself why you are creating the excuse in the first place?

  1. Nurture Relationships

One way to becoming positive is to seek positive company, as both positivity and negativity are infectious. If the people you spend most of your time with are grumpy or have a pessimistic standpoint, you’ll find yourself inadvertently mirroring the same emotions with others. In order to inculcate positivity it is imperative that your friend circle is a positive, energetic, and a happy bunch. You’ll find yourself carrying the same positivity everywhere you go.

Relationships keep us alive and kicking. In fact, according to research studies, loneliness doubles people’s mortality rates. A circle of good friends, loving family members and cheerful colleagues are a reminder that you have people who care about you. There’s nothing like having someone who you can share your experiences with. So nurture these relationships and say goodbye to a lonesome existence. You are never alone and there are always people around you that need your energy whether you know it or not.

  1. Forgiveness

Hatred is a negative feeling and harboring it will have nothing but negative effects on your well-being. Stop thinking about the hateful emotion/person and let it go. Forgive if needed, take things lightly and let it not affect your system.

There are so many of us who can’t stand the idea of being wrong — wanting to always be right — even at the risk of ending great relationships or causing a great deal of stress and pain, for us and for others. We love to right-fight. It’s just not worth it because the state of being right is all subjective with so many layers and perspectives of truth. Accept that you have a different perspective than others and allow them to “be right” if this helps you move relationships in a positive direction. Would you rather be kind or be right?

Accept responsibility for yourself, your life and your actions. You are response-able. You are an adult. You are account-able, meaning, with every action you take, you account for it. You chose to do it; you must accept the consequences of it and that you did it all for a reason… to learn. If you continue to feel you can’t for forgive or feel guilty for your actions, you stop learning.

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  1. Avoid Impressing Others

Success may have nothing to do with how much money you have or how many cars you have, but how you choose to live a life of abundance. Abundance comes in many forms, many of which have nothing to do with material things. The moment you stop trying so hard to be something that you’re not, the moment you take off all your masks, the moment you accept and embrace the real you, you will find people will be drawn to you, effortlessly. Let go of any expectations of yourself that will limit your growth.

If you hold high expectations for how others should behave, you will often be disappointed if they do not represent themselves in the manner you expected. It is only your expectations of people that cause you to judge them, which ultimately is a judgement of yourself. Far too many people are living a life that is not theirs to live. They live their lives according to what others think is best for them, they live their lives according to what their parents think is best for them, to what their friends, their enemies and their teachers, their government and the media think is best for them. They ignore their inner voice, that inner calling. They often forget what makes them happy, what they want, what they need. You have one life — this one right now — you must live it, own it, and especially don’t let other people’s opinions distract you from your path.

  1. Commit To Your Goals

If you have a goal, work towards it. Anything is achievable if you put your heart into it. Whole-hearted dedication and diligence can bring extraordinary results and consequentially add to your happiness. It is very easy to lose vision for what we truly want in life, but it is your dedication towards your goals above and beyond all obstacles that will make the difference.

When we look for positivity in the little things that make our lives worthwhile, we leave no room for negativity and our goals come to the forefront.  Instead of recounting all events of the day, filter out only the positive ones and make a note of them. It could be anything trivial, from your bus arriving on time, your mom cooking a delicious breakfast, to remembering to pay the bills on time. You would not believe how this helps you achieve your goals — by clearing the mind.

  1. Care for your body

Love yourself and love your body! Your physical condition has a direct connection with your well-being. A fit body and healthy mind is reflective of happiness. Start working towards the health of your physical, mental and emotional energy by caring for your body. Not only does it secrete happy hormones but also creates a sense of awareness within you. You will learn to control your breathing, and by way of it, control your mind from wandering.

Every time you meditate, you feel a surge of positive energy through your body that calms your nerves, soothes your mind, elevates your mood, and not to mention enhances your level of tolerance. Take up positive activities with others or in isolation. Share a joke, narrate a pleasant incident, take part in sporting activities, go for a run in the evening after work, have healthy sex, and you’ll find yourself bubbling with positive energy.

  1. Believe

Connect to a higher power. You’re probably already doing this with or without knowing. Just a quick meditation or prayer is easy. If you have the time, join a local prayer group, visit a meditation center, or simply spend some time alone in nature. You don’t have to be religious to have faith. People who believe in a deity are generally happier than those who don’t. Sometimes all you need to be happier is a little faith!

  1. Dream

Imagination fires motivation. Create a ‘dream board’ and dream up something new you wish to experience. It could be finding a new lover, climbing a mountain, learning calligraphy, or going back to college. Dreams motivate, inspire and expand our sense of self. They also make us happy because they give our lives a sense of purpose. Happy people usually love what they do, and if they don’t, they love who they are. Dreams remind us who we are.

  1. Give

Cultivate a habit of sharing with others — your money, knowledge, service, wisdom, care, love. Find a person who shares a lot with others, and you will find a happy person. In giving, you always receive more. Not only do you get pleasure from giving, you give someone else pleasure. Giving has many unexpected benefits from attracting more happiness into your life, to inspiring others, and changing the lives of those you touch. In the end the whole world is made into a better place. Ask, “how can I serve?” Pay it forward. Give freely.

By practicing these steps daily and being conscious of them, you will learn gratitude at a level you could never appreciate before. You’re made out of love, and there’s an opportunity at every corner to show it.

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About the author:

Josh Richardson is blogger, healer, and a constant pursuer of the natural state of human consciousness.

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25 Life changing lessons to learn from Buddha

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1. Love heals all things.

“Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.”

2. It’s not what you say but what you do that defines you.

“A man is not called wise because he talks and talks again; but if he is peaceful, loving and fearless then he is in truth called wise.”

“A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.”

3. The secret of good health is to live fully in the NOW.

“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.”

4. Who looks inside awakens.

“The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.”

5. Words have the power to both hurt and heal.

“Words have the power to both destroy and heal. When words are both true and kind, they can change our world.”

6. Let it go and it will be yours forever.

“You only lose what you cling to.”

7. No one can walk your path for you.

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”

8. Happiness never decreases by being shared.

“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”

9. Be kind to all.

“Resolve to be tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant with the weak and wrong. Sometime in your life, you will have been all of these.”

“Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; each has their suffering. Some suffer too much, others too little.” “Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.”

10. Don’t believe everything you are told to believe.

“Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”

11. As you THINK so shall you be.

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts and made up of our thoughts. If a man speak or act with an evil thought, suffering follows him as the wheel follows the hoof of the beast that draws the wagon…. If a man speak or act with a good thought, happiness follows him like a shadow that never leaves him.”

12. Let go of fear.

“The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.”

Read: Buddha: A Story of Enlightenment

13. The truth has a way of always leaking out.

“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”

14. Control your mind or it will control you.

“To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one’s family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one’s own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him.”

“It is a man’s own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways.”

15. Doubt separates. Trust unites.

“There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills.”

16. Nobody is more deserving of your love than you yourself are.

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”

17. Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is enlightenment.

“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.”

18. Spirituality isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity.

“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.”

19. Replace jealousy with admiration.

“Do not be jealous of others’ good qualities, but out of admiration adopt them yourself.”

20. Look for peace within yourself.

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”

21. Let go of attachment.

“To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.”

22. Choose your friends wisely.

“An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.”

23. There is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.

“There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path.”

24. Give up labels.

“In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west; people create distinctions out of their own minds and then believe them to be true.”

25. Love. Live. Let it go.

“In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?”

What is your favorite quote from Buddha? What is one lesson you have learned from this incredible man? You can share your comment in the comment section below.

About the Author Luminita is the author of the fantastic blog, Purpose Fairy, where this article was originally featured.

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Stress and Anxiety, what’s the difference?

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Even medics mix the two up

Stress and anxiety are often words to describe the same condition. The words are often used interchangeably. It is common to find health professionals diagnosing stress or anxiety as if there is no difference. As part of my practice I regularly treat GP’s who report that they do not know the difference between the two conditions and that they would typically prescribe the same treatments anyway.

Real or Imagined

The difference between anxiety and stress is pretty straight forwards. Stress is the feelings stemming from real events and those events actually happening as your body creates stressful feelings, whilst anxiety or severe anxiety is the effect of thinking about an event. This can be made more complex for people with severe anxiety because then they think about the fear, the feelings of being fearful and this can be enough to create the release of the survival response. So for some people with panic, agoraphobia, OCD or social anxiety, by thinking about how they felt it creates its own over fearful response. For people who have these conditions they can live in a constantly exhausting cycle of fearing fear and with it creating the flight or fight response.

The flight or fight response is the same for stress and anxiety

The confusion comes from how the body deals with these two conditions. Regardless of whether it is a severe episode of stress or anxiety, your body will behave in the same way. This is because your brain cannot tell the difference between what is real and what is imagined.

So if there is a stress creating event happening right now, for example a bear is in front of you, then your brain will respond correctly, releasing the survival chemicals, because there really is a bear in front of you. Whilst if you were thinking about going to a place where there could be bears and if you are imagining this as if you are looking through the your own eyes, as if you could actually see the bear in front of you, your body would respond accordingly. It would still release the chemicals that are created to help you escape from danger or have the energy and alertness to fight and preserve your life.

Being too stressed or too anxious is the problem.

Both stress and anxiety are useful tools in the world of survival, the way your body responds to stress is deliberately designed to help you deal with an immediate, challenging and typically dangerous situation whilst the anxiety response is designed to help you plan for an event in the near future so that you perform at your best. The problems for both stress and anxiety come from being too alert, either being too sensitive to events which surround you and constantly responding to them as stress or because you are in an environment which has too much stress going on. Whereas for severe anxiety, you are releasing the anxiety, alertness response too frequently for your body to fully restore. Either way there things that you can do to help you deal with too much stress and anxiety. There are some simple things you can do to treat severe stress or debilitating anxiety find out more throughout the site.

 

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Scientists Finally Show How Your Thoughts Can Cause Specific Molecular Changes To Your Genes

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With evidence growing that training the mind or inducing certain modes of consciousness can have positive health effects, researchers have sought to understand how these practices physically affect the body. A new study by researchers in Wisconsin, Spain, and France reports the first evidence of specific molecular changes in the body following a period of intensive mindfulness practice.

The study investigated the effects of a day of intensive mindfulness practice in a group of experienced meditators, compared to a group of untrained control subjects who engaged in quiet non-meditative activities. After eight hours of mindfulness practice, the meditators showed a range of genetic and molecular differences, including altered levels of gene-regulating machinery and reduced levels of pro-inflammatory genes, which in turn correlated with faster physical recovery from a stressful situation.

“To the best of our knowledge, this is the first paper that shows rapid alterations in gene expression within subjects associated with mindfulness meditation practice,” says study author Richard J. Davidson, founder of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds and the William James and Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “Most interestingly, the changes were observed in genes that are the current targets of anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs,” says Perla Kaliman, first author of the article and a researcher at the Institute of Biomedical Research of Barcelona, Spain (IIBB-CSIC-IDIBAPS), where the molecular analyses were conducted.

The study was published in the Journal Psychoneuroendocrinology.

Mindfulness-based trainings have shown beneficial effects on inflammatory disorders in prior clinical studies and are endorsed by the American Heart Association as a preventative intervention. The new results provide a possible biological mechanism for therapeutic effects.

Gene Activity Can Change According To Perception

According to Dr. Bruce Lipton, gene activity can change on a daily basis. If the perception in your mind is reflected in the chemistry of your body, and if your nervous system reads and interprets the environment and then controls the blood’s chemistry, then you can literally change the fate of your cells by altering your thoughts.

In fact, Dr. Lipton’s research illustrates that by changing your perception, your mind can alter the activity of your genes and create over thirty thousand variations of products from each gene. He gives more detail by saying that the gene programs are contained within the nucleus of the cell, and you can rewrite those genetic programs through changing your blood chemistry.

In the simplest terms, this means that we need to change the way we think if we are to heal cancer. “The function of the mind is to create coherence between our beliefs and the reality we experience,” Dr. Lipton said. “What that means is that your mind will adjust the body’s biology and behavior to fit with your beliefs. If you’ve been told you’ll die in six months and your mind believes it, you most likely will die in six months. That’s called the nocebo effect, the result of a negative thought, which is the opposite of the placebo effect, where healing is mediated by a positive thought.”

That dynamic points to a three-party system: there’s the part of you that swears it doesn’t want to die (the conscious mind), trumped by the part that believes you will (the doctor’s prognosis mediated by the subconscious mind), which then throws into gear the chemical reaction (mediated by the brain’s chemistry) to make sure the body conforms to the dominant belief. (Neuroscience has recognized that the subconscious controls 95 percent of our lives.)

Now what about the part that doesn’t want to die–the conscious mind? Isn’t it impacting the body’s chemistry as well? Dr. Lipton said that it comes down to how the subconscious mind, which contains our deepest beliefs, has been programmed. It is these beliefs that ultimately cast the deciding vote.

“It’s a complex situation,” said Dr. Lipton. People have been programmed to believe that they’re victims and that they have no control. We’re programmed from the start with our mother and father’s beliefs. So, for instance, when we got sick, we were told by our parents that we had to go to the doctor because the doctor is the authority concerning our health. We all got the message throughout childhood that doctors were the authority on health and that we were victims of bodily forces beyond our ability to control. The joke, however, is that people often get better while on the way to the doctor. That’s when the innate ability for self-healing kicks in, another example of the placebo effect.

Mindfulness Practice Specifically Affects Regulatory Pathways

The results of Davidson’s study show a down-regulation of genes that have been implicated in inflammation. The affected genes include the pro-inflammatory genes RIPK2 and COX2 as well as several histone deacetylase (HDAC) genes, which regulate the activity of other genes epigenetically by removing a type of chemical tag. What’s more, the extent to which some of those genes were downregulated was associated with faster cortisol recovery to a social stress test involving an impromptu speech and tasks requiring mental calculations performed in front of an audience and video camera.

Biologists have suspected for years that some kind of epigenetic inheritance occurs at the cellular level. The different kinds of cells in our bodies provide an example. Skin cells and brain cells have different forms and functions, despite having exactly the same DNA. There must be mechanisms–other than DNA–that make sure skin cells stay skin cells when they divide.

Perhaps surprisingly, the researchers say, there was no difference in the tested genes between the two groups of people at the start of the study. The observed effects were seen only in the meditators following mindfulness practice. In addition, several other DNA-modifying genes showed no differences between groups, suggesting that the mindfulness practice specifically affected certain regulatory pathways.

The key result is that meditators experienced genetic changes following mindfulness practice that were not seen in the non-meditating group after other quiet activities — an outcome providing proof of principle that mindfulness practice can lead to epigenetic alterations of the genome.

Previous studies in rodents and in people have shown dynamic epigenetic responses to physical stimuli such as stress, diet, or exercise within just a few hours.

“Our genes are quite dynamic in their expression and these results suggest that the calmness of our mind can actually have a potential influence on their expression,” Davidson says.

“The regulation of HDACs and inflammatory pathways may represent some of the mechanisms underlying the therapeutic potential of mindfulness-based interventions,” Kaliman says. “Our findings set the foundation for future studies to further assess meditation strategies for the treatment of chronic inflammatory conditions.”

Subconscious Beliefs Are Key

Too many positive thinkers know that thinking good thoughts–and reciting affirmations for hours on end–doesn’t always bring about the results that feel-good books promise.

Dr. Lipton didn’t argue this point, because positive thoughts come from the conscious mind, while contradictory negative thoughts are usually programmed in the more powerful subconscious mind.

“The major problem is that people are aware of their conscious beliefs and behaviors, but not of subconscious beliefs and behaviors. Most people don’t even acknowledge that their subconscious mind is at play, when the fact is that the subconscious mind is a million times more powerful than the conscious mind and that we operate 95 to 99 percent of our lives from subconscious programs.

“Your subconscious beliefs are working either for you or against you, but the truth is that you are not controlling your life, because your subconscious mind supersedes all conscious control. So when you are trying to heal from a conscious level–citing affirmations and telling yourself you’re healthy–there may be an invisible subconscious program that’s sabotaging you.”

The power of the subconscious mind is elegantly revealed in people expressing multiple personalities. While occupying the mind-set of one personality, the individual may be severely allergic to strawberries. Then, in experiencing the mind-set of another personality, he or she eats them without consequence.

The new science of epigenetics promises that every person on the planet has the opportunity to become who they really are, complete with unimaginable power and the ability to operate from, and go for, the highest possibilities, including healing our bodies and our culture and living in peace.

Article sources: wisc.edu brucelipton.com ts-si.org

Michael Forrester is a spiritual counselor and is a practicing motivational speaker for corporations in Japan, Canada and the United States.

Source: preventdisease.com

5 Types Of Brain Waves And Effects Of Meditation On Them

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It is a widely known fact that meditation plays an important role in improving both our physical and mental health. It is obvious that meditation also affects our brain. Our brain uses electromagnetic energy to function and this electrical activity of the brain is displayed in the form of brain waves. Meditation causes an alteration in these brain waves.

As we all know, the benefits of meditation includes increased alertness, relaxation and improved concentration. But what causes the brain to work in such a manner and how?
How Does Meditation Affect Our Brain Waves?

How Does Meditation Affect Our Brain Waves?

When we are in a state of meditation, our brain waves pass through different phases of relaxation. Whether in a state of rest, activity or sleep, our brain always displays some level of electrical activity. The frequency and location of electrical brain waves is measured with the help of EEG (electroencephalography) electrodes, which are placed in standard areas of the scalp using a custom-made hat.

Types Of Brain Waves?

Our brain waves generally fall into 5 categories:

1. Alpha Waves:

These are the most common brainwaves that occur at the beginning of meditation as you try to go into a deeper state of mind. These are electromagnetic oscillations with a frequency range of 8Ð12 Hz. They arise as a result of electrical activity of pacemaker cells in humans. They provide you the following health benefits:

  • Calm the autonomic nervous system
  • Lower blood pressure and heart rate
  • Calm the mind by lowering the production of stress hormones, particularly cortisol in the body
  • Encourage weight gain over long term
  • Promote relaxation, non arousal and hypnosis

2. Beta Waves:

Also known as beta rhythm, these brainwaves occur with a frequency range 12 to 30 Hz. They become active when the brain is working on goal oriented tasks, such as planning an event or pondering over an issue. Meditation has the following effect on beta waves:

  • Help create awareness
  • Improve concentration
  • Help logical thinking and extroversion
  • Promote active conversation

3. Theta Waves:

These waves are recorded from inside the brain or electrodes glued to the scalp. They are often considered the ‘third eye’ as they help gain wisdom. These become predominant when we do any task that is automatic like driving, washing clothes, shampooing hair, folding clothes etc. They are also present in day dreaming and paranormal phenomena. During meditation, these waves provide the following benefits:

  • Provide you with a positive mental state
  • Promote a deep sense of relaxation and encourage creativity
  • Improve problem solving skills and make memorization easier
  • Promote improved focus and concentration
  • Strengthen mental connection
  • Promote a balanced and calm state of being by lowering stress and anxiety

4. Gamma Waves:

Meditation also causes an increase in gamma brainwaves. These are associated with intense focus and are weak in the normal brain activity. They provide you the following benefits:

  • Decrease anxiety and fear, and increase positive emotions
  • Decrease depressive feelings and symptoms

5. Delta Waves:

Delta brainwaves in meditation are the slowest among all the brainwaves. These are basically high amplitude brainwaves with a frequency of 0Ð4 hertz. These brainwaves are associated with the deepest stages of sleep. As we all know, proper sleep is extremely important for relaxing your mind and improving the thinking capability. Here are the benefits of meditation of Delta waves:

  • Increase the production of two anti-ageing hormones, such as DHEA and melatonin
  • Helps promote deep compassion and empathy for others, increase social intelligence and avoid conflict
  • Rejuvenate your mind and body by regenerating the chemicals that your body uses while you are awake
  • Cause an increase in the release of human growth hormones (HGH)
  • Improves sleep
  • Facilitate quick healing

Excess of any of these brainwaves can adversely affect your health and mental condition. Meditation is a great way to maintain the proper balance of these brainwaves. It may sound like a scientific jargon, but the bottom line is that meditation helps the brain function at its optimum, giving us the chance to live our life to the fullest. This is why meditation is the buzz word today!

 

 

 

Virtual gastric Band

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There’s a new option for people who have considered stomach-shrinking bariatric surgery as a solution to their weight problem but are put off by the serious risks of the operation. It’s a “virtual” surgery that uses the power of hypnosis to convince people that their stomach size has been surgically reduced. Even though no actual surgery is done, hunger abates dramatically…and the pounds start dropping off.

It’s risk-free, effective and relatively economical. And unlike real bariatric surgery, which is only for people who are severely obese, this virtual surgery is an option for people who are merely overweight as well as for those who are obese. Here’s how it works…

NEW WAY TO “THINK THIN”

Real bariatric surgery involves stapling off or removing part of the stomach…or cinching a plastic gastric band around the stomach. Either way, the amount of food that can be consumed is drastically reduced and rapid weight loss typically occurs. However, surgery carries significant risks, including the possibility of cardiac problems, pneumonia, bowel obstructions, bleeding, infection and even death. Also, certain foods must be permanently avoided after surgery because they would cause serious cramping, diarrhea or other upsets.

Safer alternative: The “virtual surgery” called gastric band hypnosis (GBH) carries none of those risks, according to Jennie J. Kramer, MSW, LCSW, founder and executive director of Metro Behavioral Associates Eating Disorder Treatment Centers in New York City and Scarsdale, New York, whose center provides GBH in conjunction with psychotherapy and nutritional counseling. With GBH, surgery takes place only within the “theater of the mind,” not in an actual operating room, Kramer said. In essence, during hypnosis, the person’s brain is retrained to believe that the stomach has undergone surgery to make it smaller—so that afterward, he feels satisfied with much smaller amounts of food and thus loses weight. “And since there is no cutting, there is no anesthesia, no pain, no scarring, no recovery time and no risk,” Kramer said.

The GBH experience: After an initial consultation, the GBH protocol typically consists of four weekly hypnosis sessions, each lasting 60 to 75 minutes. The virtual “surgery” is done during the first session. The patient reclines comfortably and is hypnotized so that he is in a fully conscious yet deeply relaxed state.

Then the practitioner mentally guides the patient by describing each phase of the procedure…donning a hospital gown, signing a consent form, being wheeled into the surgical prep area, receiving anesthesia, having the gastric band applied around the stomach, closing the incision and being wheeled into the recovery room. To make the experience seem more real, the patient listens to hospital sounds (doctors and nurses talking, monitors beeping, etc.) through headphones. Some practitioners also may arrange for the patient to smell an appropriate aroma (such as an antiseptic) and/or feel a scratch on the back of the hand when “anesthesia” is administered. When the virtual procedure is finished, the patient is brought back out of the hypnotic state.

Why might this work? “The subconscious mind, which is where hypnosis takes effect, is very susceptible to positive suggestions and does not really differentiate between fantasy and reality,” Kramer said. “So if your subconscious mind believes that you have had actual gastric banding surgery, your body—including your appetite and satiety cues—responds as if you’d really had the surgery.”

EFFECTIVE, BUT NOT MAGIC

The patient’s work doesn’t end when the hypnosis component of the therapy is finished—because (s)he still has to make permanent changes in his diet. “Let me be clear that GBH is no more a miracle than bariatric surgery. GBH can fail in exactly the same way that surgery can fail if the proper supports are not in place and the underlying causes of food addiction are not addressed,” Kramer said. “You have to look at the patterns in your life to find out how your relationship to food got so distorted, then develop a healthier and sustainable relationship with food. That way, GBH can be a kick-start that sets you on the road to losing weight and keeping it off.”

To that end, Kramer said, a complete GBH program includes not only the virtual surgery element, but also additional hypnotherapy and counseling during which patients explore the issues that underlie their weight problems and that trigger their overeating.

During the second, third and fourth hypnosis sessions, which take place a week apart, the hypnotherapist addresses the emotional aspects of overeating. For example, Kramer said, the patient might be asked to recall past incidents related to eating…or to summon up an image of himself as a child, then have a kind and gentle conversation about food with that child. Another exercise might involve imagining a beautiful, safe, comfortable place—one to which he can return, in his own mind, whenever he needs help coping with cravings, anxiety or stress. The patient also works on these emotional issues at home every day, guided by CDs and workbooks provided by the hypnotherapist.

Following that, patients participate in six monthly sessions of individual and/or group therapy that reinforce positive lifestyle changes as the excess weight is being lost. Kramer also recommends participating in a relevant 12-step group such as Overeaters Anonymous and receiving nutritional counseling as further insurance against going back to old unhealthy eating patterns after GBH.

PRACTICAL MATTERS

How effective is GBH? Numerous studies have shown that hypnosis is an effective means of bringing about weight loss, and that when used in combination with psychotherapy, hypnotherapy is more effective than psychotherapy alone. But the question about GBH specifically is still under investigation because no randomized clinical trials have yet been published on the technique. “Currently, a trial is being conducted under the auspices of the National Health Service of Great Britain, and the results thus far are quite compelling,” Kramer said.

Who is a candidate for GBH? Due to its risks, actual bariatric surgery generally is limited to people who are morbidly obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or higher…or to obese people with a BMI of 35 to 40 who also have a serious weight-related health problem, such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or severe sleep apnea. But because gastric band hypnosis is virtual and completely safe, it is an option not only for obese people, but also for those who are merely overweight.

Finding a practitioner: Steve Webster has been trained by the originator of the concept, Sheila Granger (sheilagranger.com). I specialize in weight loss therapies, and VGB is one of 4 successful methods I use.

The cost: Actual weight-loss surgery typically costs $20,000 to $35,000. Though GBH is far less expensive than surgery, it’s not cheap, typically running $1,000 to $1,500 for the first four sessions, plus about $200 for each of the six subsequent monthly sessions, for a total of about $2,200 to $2,700. Unfortunately, health insurance generally does not cover these costs. However, hypnosis for medical reasons is an allowable expense for health-care flexible spending accounts and health savings accounts—and if it allows you to get your weight down for good, it could be an excellent investment in your health and well-being.

 

Rules of the Mind

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The mind operates under specific rules. “Rules of the Mind” or often called “Laws of the Mind” are used by hypnotists to explain how the subconscious mind works. The Rules of the Mind were developed out of thousands of hours of hypnotherapy sessions. There are 8 Rules:

Rule 1 – Every Thought or Idea causes a Physical Reaction

Your thoughts can affect all of the function of the body. WORRY thought trigger changes in the stomach that in time can lead to ulcers. ANGER thoughts stimulate your adrenal glands and the increased adrenaline in the blood causes many body changes. ANXIETY and FEAR thoughts affect your pulse rate. Ideas that have a strong emotional content almost always reach the subconscious mind, because it is the feeling mind. Once accepted, these ideas continue to produce the same body reaction over and over again. In order to eliminate or change chronic negative bodily reaction we must reach the subconscious mind and change the idea responsible for the reaction. This is easily done with self-hypnosis and autosuggestions.

Rule 2 – What is Expected Tends to be Realized

The brain and the nervous system respond to mental images. It does not matter if the image is self-induced or from the external world. The mental image formed becomes the blueprint, and the subconscious mind uses every means at its disposal to carry out the plan. Worrying is a form of programming a picture of what we don’t want. But the subconscious mind acts to fulfill the pictured situation. “THE THINGS THAT I HAVE FEARED HAVE COME UPON ME.”

Many people suffer from chronic anxiety, which imply a subconscious mental expectancy that something terrible will happen to them. On the other hand, we all know people who seem to have the “Magic Touch.” Life seems to shower them with blessings for no apparent reason, and so we call them “Lucky.” What seems to be luck is in reality, POSITIVE, MENTAL EXPECTANCY, a strong belief that they deserve to be successful. “WE BECOME WHAT WE THINK ABOUT.”

Our physical health is largely dependent upon our mental expectancy. Physicians recognize that a patient expects to remain sick, lame, paralyzed, helpless, even to die, the expected condition tends to be realized. Here is where self-hypnosis can become the tool to remove despondency and negative attitudes and bring about a hopeful positive expectancy – the expectancy of health, strength and well-being, which then tends to be realized.

Rule 3 – Imagination is more powerful than knowledge when dealing with your own mind or the mind of another

This is an important rule to remember when using Self-Hypnosis. REASON IS EASILY OVERRULED BY IMAGINATION. This is why some persons blindly rush into some unreasonable act or situation. Violent crimes based upon jealousy are almost always caused by and over-active imagination.

Most of us feel superior to who lose their saving to confidence men, or blindly follow a demagogue such as Hitler. We can easily see that such people have allowed their imagination to overcome their reason. But we are often blind to our own superstitions, prejudices, and unreasonable beliefs. Any idea accompanied by a strong emotion such as anger, hatred, love or our political and religious beliefs usually cannot be modified through the use of reason. In using self-hypnosis we can form images in the subconscious mind, which is the feeling, mind, and can remove or amend old ideas.

Rule 4 – Opposing ideas cannot be held at one and the same time

This does not mean that one idea cannot be remembered or harbored in your memory, but it refers to the conscious mind recognizing an idea. Many people try to hold opposing ideas simultaneously. A man might believe in honestly and expect his children to be honest, and all the while may be engaging daily in slightly dishonest business practices. He may try to justify by saying “All of my competitors do it, it’s an accepted practice.” However, he cannot escape the conflict and its effect upon his nervous system that is caused by trying to hold opposing ideas.

Rule 5 – Once an idea has been accepted by the subconscious mind, it remains until another replaces it. The companion rule to this is, the longer the idea remains the more opposition there is to replacing it with a new idea

Once an idea has been accepted, it tends to remain. The longer it is held, the more it tends to become a fixed habit of thinking. This is how habits of action are formed, both good and bad. First there is the thought and then the action. We have habits of thinking as well as habits of action, but the thought or idea always come first. Hence it is obvious if we wish to change our actions we must begin by changing our thoughts.

We accept as true certain factors. For example, we accept as true that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west and we accept this even though the day may be cloudy and we cannot see the sun. This is an instance of a correct fact of conception, which governs our actions under normal conditions. However, we have many thought habits that are not correct and yet, are fixed in the mind. Some people believe that at critical times they must have a drink of whisky or a tranquilizer to steady their nerves so that they perform effectively. This is not correct but the idea is there and is a fixed habit or thought. There will be opposition to replacing it with a correct idea.

Now in advancing these rules, we are speaking of fixed ideas, not just idle thoughts or passing fancies. We need to alter fixed ideas or to use them. No matter how fixed the ideas may be or how long they have remained they can be changed with self-hypnosis or autosuggestion.

Rule 6 – An Emotionally induced symptom tends to cause organic change if persisted in long enough.

It has been acknowledged by many reputable medical men that more than seventy percent of human ailments are functional rather than organic. This means that the function of an organ or other parts of the body have been disturbed by the reaction of the nervous system to negative ideas held in the subconscious mind. We do not mean to imply that every person who complains of an ailment is emotionally ill or neurotic. There are diseases caused by germs, parasites, virus, and other things attacking the human body. However, we are a mind in a body and the two cannot be separated. Therefore, if you continue to fear ill health, constantly talking about your “nervous stomach” or “tension headache” in time organic changes must occur.

Rule 7 – Each Suggestion acted upon creates less opposition to successive suggestions

A mental trend is easier to follow the longer it lasts unbroken. Once a habit is formed it become easier to follow and more difficult to break. In other words once a self-suggestion has been accepted by your subconscious mind it becomes easier for additional suggestions to be accepted and acted upon. That is why when you are just beginning with self-hypnosis and autosuggestion we suggest you start with simple suggestions. You can suggest that you feel a tingling sensation or a warm and pleasant feeling. When these have been followed you can move on to more complicated suggestions.

Rule 8 – When dealing with the subconscious mind and its functions the greater the conscious effort, the less the subconscious response

This proves why “will power” doesn’t really exist. If you have insomnia you’ve learned “the harder you try to go to sleep, the more ‘wide awake’ you become.” The rule is “When dealing with the subconscious mind, TAKE IT EASY.” This means you must work to develop a positive mental expectancy that your problem can be and will be solved. As your faith in your subconscious mind increases you learn to “let it happen” rather than trying to “force it to happen.”

Mindfulness/Consciousness

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Nikola Tesla said it best, “the day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence. To understand the true nature of the universe, one must think it terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” Swami Vivekananda influenced Tesla’s work, an Indian Hindu monk and chief disciple of the 19th century saint Ramakrishna. Tesla was also influenced by other Vedic philosophies.

Science works best when in harmony with nature. If we put these two together, we can discover great technologies that can only come about when the consciousness of the planet is ready to embrace them, like free energy.

Intention of This Article.

I want to make it clear that my intention of presenting this information is to demonstrate that thoughts, intentions, prayer and other units of consciousness can directly influence our physical material world. Consciousness can be a big factor in creating change on the planet. Sending thoughts of love, healing intent, prayer, good intention, and more can have a powerful influence on what you are directing those feelings towards.

The Science

For quite some time now, physicists have been exploring the relationship between human consciousness and its relationship to the structure of matter. Previously it was believed that a Newtonian material universe was the foundation of our physical material reality. This all changed when scientists began to recognize that everything in the universe is made out of energy. Quantum physicists discovered that physical atoms are made up of vortices of energy that are constantly spinning and vibrating. Matter, at its tiniest observable level, is energy, and human consciousness is connected to it, human consciousness can influence its behavior and even re-structure it.

“Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real” – Niels Bohr

“The hypothesis of modern science starts from matter as the basic reality, considering space to be an extension of the void. The phenomenon of creation of stable cosmic matter, therefore, goes beyond the scope of present science. The theory also neither pinpoints the source of cosmic energy that resides in the structure of matter, nor can it explain the cause of material properties that are experienced with the behavior of matter.  These are, in brief, the limitations of modern scientific theories at the most basic level of the physical phenomena of nature. When a scientific theory cannot cope with the question of the very origin of the universal matter and energy, how could it ever grasp and explain the phenomenon of consciousness which is evident in living beings?” – Paramahamsa Tewari

The revelation that the universe is not an assembly of physical parts, but instead comes from an entanglement of immaterial energy waves stems from the work of Albert Einstein, Max Planck and Werner Heisenberg, amongst others.

1. The Quantum Double Slit Experiment

The quantum double slit experiment is a great example of how consciousness and our physical material world are intertwined. One potential revelation of this experience is that “the observer creates the reality.” A paper published in the peer-reviewed journal Physics Essays explains how this experiment has been used multiple times to explore the role of consciousness in shaping the nature of physical reality.

In this experiment, a double-slit optical system was used to test the possible role of consciousness in the collapse of the quantum wave-function. The ratio of the interference pattern’s double slit spectral power to its single slit spectral power was predicted to decrease when attention was focused toward the double slit as compared to away from it. The study found that factors associated with consciousness significantly correlated in predicted ways with perturbations in the double slit interference pattern.

“Observation not only disturbs what has to be measured, they produce it. We compel the electron to assume a definite position. We ourselves produce the results of the measurement.”

“A fundamental conclusion of the new physics also acknowledges that the observer creates the reality. As observers, we are personally involved with the creation of our own reality. Physicists are being forced to admit that the universe is a “mental” construction. Pioneering physicist Sir James Jeans wrote: “The stream of knowledge is heading toward a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine. Mind no longer appears to be an accidental intruder into the realm of matter, we ought to rather hail it as the creator and governor of the realm of matter. Get over it, and accept the inarguable conclusion. The universe is immaterial-mental and spiritual.” (R.C. Henry, “The Mental Universe”; Nature 436:29,2005)

2. Government Sponsored Psychokinesis Experiments

Psychokinesis, also known as PK, encompasses the possible influence of human consciousness on the behavior of physical or biological systems or processes, and comprises several loosely related classes of effect characterized by different scales of energy, forms of manifestation, replicability and statistical behavior.

In 2004, a United States Air Force research project declassified a paper titled Teleportation Physics Study, authored by Eric Davis, Ph. D., showing that psychokinesis and other parapsychological phenomenon have been subject to rigorous research and documentation by several researchers and institutions.

One particular example was the work of professional aerospace engineer Jack Houck, along with Army Colonel J.B. Alexander. They were responsible for holding a number of PK sessions, where attendees were taught the PK induction process and how to initiate their own PK events using various metal specimens like forks and spoons. Individuals were able to completely bend or contort their metal specimens with no physical force being applied whatsoever.

These events were held for government science advisors and senior military officials. They took place at the Pentagon, at officers’ and scientists’ homes, and at U.S Army Intelligence & Security Command locations all over the world. Commanding generals, colonels and more were always in attendance. What was witnessed by all was spontaneous deformation of mental specimens, which caused “a great deal of excitement” amongst those present.

“We will need a physics theory of consciousness and psychotronics, along with more experimental data, and discover the physical mechanisms that lay behind the psychotronic manipulation of matter.”

3. The Global Consciousness Experiment/Random Number Generators

The global consciousness experiment is an international, multidisciplinary project between multiple scientists and engineers. It originates from Princeton University, in conjunction with the Institute of Noetic Sciences. It collects data constantly from a worldwide network of physical random number generators located all over the planet. The data is transmitted to a home base, which now has more than 15 years of data stored in it.

“Our purpose is to examine subtle correlations that may reflect the presence and activity of consciousness in the world. We hypothesize that there will be structure in what should be random data, associated with major global events that engage our minds and hearts.”

RNGs are systems created by Princeton researchers that are sensitive to and respond to the intentions of individuals, in other words, the influence of consciousness. They also respond to marked shifts in attention occurring in their environment. Peaks of order are commonly recorded during moments of shared attention and emotions. RNGs also responded, and had the largest effects ever recorded by the Global Consciousness Project during major world events, like 9/11. Other large recordings have occurred on presidential inaugurations, tsunamis and the deaths of public figures. These findings stirred deep questions about the nature of consciousness and its connection to our physical material reality.

4. NSA/CIA Remote Viewing Experiments in Conjunction With Stanford University

Remote viewing is the ability of individuals to describe remote geographical locations up to several hundred thousand kilometers (even more) away. This concept has been proven, demonstrated and documented a number of times.

In 1995, the CIA declassified and approved the release of documents revealing its involvement in the program that lasted for more than 25 years.

Ingo Swann, one participant in this experiment was able to view specific rings around Jupiter before NASA was about to take pictures of it with their pioneer 10 craft. This was documented in the research. Individuals were also able to view objects and people in separate rooms that were completely blocked off from their present physical location. The fact that some have/ had the capability to project their consciousness elsewhere from their present physical location is quite amazing.

These projects occurred for decades, while some of the mainstream world continued to view them as “pseudoscience,” the Department of Defense takes them extremely seriously, and keeps them extremely secret. This program was part of a program called “STARGATE” and was unexpectedly shut down.

5. Thoughts and Intentions Alter the Physical Structure of Water

Experiments over the past four decades have investigated whether human intention alone affects the properties of water.

This question has been around for a while in the alternative medicine realms, because the human body is made up of approximately 70% water. According to the Institute of Noetic Sciences, researchers have suggested that intentionally influenced water can be detected by examining ice crystals formed from samples of that water. Consistent results commonly point to the idea that positive intentions tend to produce symmetric, well-formed, aesthetically pleasing crystals, and negative intentions tend to produce asymmetric, poorly formed and unattractive crystals.

If thoughts and emotions can do this to water, just imagine what they can do to us.

Many people point out that this experiment was a fraud, but it’s been conducted multiple times and replicated by some highly respectable individuals in the field of science. The paper I am citing here is from Dean Radin, who has published multiple research papers in peer-reviewed journals. The experiment was conducted at the Institute for Noetic Sciences and Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Psychology at Sonoma State University.

This also correlates with a study that examined the role of intention and belief on mood while drinking tea. It explored whether drinking tea “treated” with good intentions by monks would have an effect on mood more so than drinking ordinary tea. The study was done under double-blind, randomized conditions, and results proved positive.

6. The Placebo Effect

It’s been well documented that we can change our biology simply by what we believe to be true. The placebo effect is defined as the measurable, observable, or felt improvement in health or behavior not attributable to a medication or invasive treatment that has been administered. It suggests that one can treat various ailments by using the mind to heal. Many studies have shown that the placebo effect (the power of consciousness) is real and highly effective.

A Baylor School of Medicine study, published in 2002 in the New England Journal of Medicine, looked at surgery for patients with severe and debilitating knee pain. Many surgeons know there is no placebo effect in surgery, or so most of them believe. The patients were divided into three groups. The surgeons shaved the damaged cartilage in the knee of one group. For the second group they flushed out the knee joint, removing all of the material believed to be causing inflammation. Both of these processes are the standard surgeries people go through who have severe arthritic knees. The third group received a “fake” surgery, the patients were only sedated and tricked that they actually had the knee surgery. For the patients not really receiving the surgery, the doctors made the incisions and splashed salt water on the knee as they would in normal surgery. They then sewed up the incisions like the real thing and the process was complete. All three groups went through the same rehab process, and the results were astonishing. The placebo group improved just as much as the other two groups who had surgery.

– See more at: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/07/21/the-placebo-effect-transforming-biology-with-belief/#sthash.rDzq0iaM.dpuf

A Baylor School of Medicine study, published in 2002 in the New England Journal of Medicine, looked at surgery for patients with severe and debilitating knee pain. Many surgeons know there is no placebo effect in surgery, or so most of them believe. The patients were divided into three groups. The surgeons shaved the damaged cartilage in the knee of one group. For the second group they flushed out the knee joint, removing all of the material believed to be causing inflammation. Both of these processes are the standard surgeries people go through who have severe arthritic knees. The third group received a “fake” surgery, the patients were only sedated and tricked that they actually had the knee surgery. For the patients not really receiving the surgery, the doctors made the incisions and splashed salt water on the knee as they would in normal surgery. They then sewed up the incisions like the real thing and the process was complete. All three groups went through the same rehab process, and the results were astonishing. The placebo group improved just as much as the other two groups who had had surgery.

Another great example of the placebo effect came from the United States Department of Health and Human Services in 1999. The report discovered that half of severely depressed patients taking drugs improve compared to the thirty-two percent taking a placebo. Don’t forget about all of the side effects and dangers that have been associated with antidepressants every year. Don’t forget that the ‘depression industry’ alone is a multi-billion dollar one.

A 2002 article published in the American Psychological Association’s prevention & treatment, by University of Connecticut psychology professor Irving Kirsch titled, “The Emperor’s New Drugs,” made some more shocking discoveries. He found that 80 percent of the effect of antidepressants, as measured in clinical trials, could be attributed to the placebo effect. This professor even had to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to get information on the clinical trials of the top antidepressants.

7. Teleportation

“It became known to myself, along with several colleagues both inside and outside of government, that anomalous teleportation has been scientifically investigated and separately documented by the Department of Defense.”

A paper published in the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) in September 1981, in the journal Ziran Zazhi (Nature Journal) tilted “Some Experiments on the Transfer of Objects Performed by Unusual Abilities of the Human Body” (Shuhuang et al., 1981) reported that ‘gifted children,’ were able to cause the teleportation of small, physical objects from one place to another. Objects included watches, horseflies, other insects, radio micro-transmitters, photosensitive paper and more. The participants never touched the objects beforehand. The experiments were done under both blind and double-blind conditions, and the researches involved came from various colleges and sectors of the Department of Defense. This is an exceptional case, because it was deemed necessary that an unclassified Intelligence Information Report be prepared for public viewing.

More research was done by the Aerospace Medicine Engineering Institute in Beijing, in July of 1990. It was published in the Chinese Journal of Somatic Science (Kongzhi et al., 1990: Jinggen et al., 1990; Banghui; 1990). This study reported several experiments involving high speed photography video taping, which was able to capture the transfer of test specimens like nuts, matches, nails, pills and more through the walls of sealed paper envelopes, sealed glass bottles and tubes, sealed plastic film canisters and more without the walls of any of these containers being breached.  All of these experiments reported using gifted children and adults to cause the teleportation of various materials.

8. The Science of The Heart

The heart generates the largest electromagnetic field produced in the body. Researchers have analyzed the spectrum analysis of the magnetic field that’s produced by the heart, and results have shown that emotional information is encoded into this electromagnetic field. So, by shifting our emotions, we are changing the information that is encoded into these electromagnetic field that are radiated by the heart. This can impact those around us. When we are feeling emotions of compassion, love, gratitude and understanding, the heart beats out a very different message.