7 Steps to Un-hack the Brain From Illusion


What would you refer to as an illusion?

In my opinion an illusion is a false impression, a lie, a misinterpretation of something that’s perceived as something else. When I think about my mind and brain, illusions seem to happen more often than not especially when I’m everywhere else but in the present moment. Sometimes I come up with inner-stories to support situations, only to find out later that my thoughts were delusional—lies that only entertained my mind with negativity. With time, this has helped me understand that thoughts can manipulate our brains to develop mental routines that at times do not serve our well-being.

“Thoughts can manipulate our brains to develop mental routines that at times do not serve our well-being.”

The point is, the brain uses about 20% of the body’s total energy—and that’s a lot of energy. For that very reason the brain attempts, if we let it, to keep us protected and safe as it saves its energy. This can also imply that the brain resists change. So, if we get into a routine, the brain holds onto that routine whether it serves us or not. That’s why we resist change. That’s why routine is easier than exploration or adventure, especially if that’s what one has fed their brain with for a while.

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“The good news is that since we are not our brains, we can control, retrain, redirect and refocus it to snap out of the routines that no longer serve us.”

In this article, I share my experience on how the brain gets into a negative inward spiral—the illusion, and then share 7 steps on how we can un-hack the brain from this illusion.

Background:

Let’s imagine that something unfavorable happens in your experience. You start thinking about the event, and then develop feelings about it. Normally these are feeling of anger, disappointment, sadness, rage, bitterness or the like.

As you dwell more on the event, the brain begins taking note of the related frequencies that correspond to your emotions. Then, the brain starts recruiting similar events from your memory or environment. This is when you start thinking about things that went wrong in the past and how horrible they made you feel; plus the possibility of these events re-occurring in the future. Before you know it, the brain starts identifying triggers in your environment. And this is when you embark on noticing people or situations that accumulate negative feelings in you. One thing leads to another, and you find your mind trapped in a negative thinking spiral. If you don’t snap out of it, the brain turns this mental behavior into a routine. Then, you become a prominent negative thinker. What do you do?

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The 7 Steps to Un-hack the Brain From Illusion:

  1. Check in With Your Feelings.

If you feel stressed, bitter or any other negative emotions, know that the brain is up to something negative. Remember, our feelings are the thermometers of our thoughts. If you are experiencing negative emotions chances are that you are thinking about negative situations.

  1. Become a Witness of These Thoughts.

Once you realize that you are going into a negative thinking spiral, use your mind to become a witness of these thoughts. In your mind’s eye watch the thoughts as they come and go. Don’t attach to them.

  1. Tell Your Brain to Stop Focusing on The Negative

Remember that you are more than your brain. You own the brain, it doesn’t own you: so you can command it to do as you please.

  1. Breathe in deeply, as you imagine that your in-breath is bringing in divine light at a 360 degrees angle. Imagine being infused with divine healing light. Let this light penetrate every inch of your being, and then outflow to fill your aura and space where you are seated. Keep breathing deeply for about 10 minutes. This technique will help you get your mind out of the negative spiral.
  2. Block The Trigger Portals.

For instance, if watching negative news on television triggers negative emotions in you, don’t watch television for awhile until you are in control of your emotions. In any case, you shouldn’t be watching negative news. It’s bad for the mind.  🙂

  1. Look at Your “Desire list.”

This is a list you make for everything you want. You keep adding items or experiences that you want or desire as they pop up in your mind. Then start searching for their cost and including it on the list. This will help you get busy dwelling on what you want, whether you have the money or not. If you don’t have a “Desire list” it is time for you to create one.

  1. Stand Under a Shower.

Stand under the shower and let the water run down on you. Stay in the shower for at least 5 minutes as you breathe deeply. Repeat mentally, “Release, release, release” and imagine all the negativity and unwanted energy leaving your body, mind and spirit. Also, imagine that your brain is being washed, cleansed, renewed and purified.

Conclusion:

Remember that we are more than our bodies plus all its organs. We have the power to regulate our minds and brains, and tell them what they should dwell on. We are in control of our emotions. We are divine instructions created in the very image of God—meaning that we can create better experiences for our lives if we choose to.

Check out this meditation to start your day on a positive mood – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWBksZzV9UM

 

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Have Faith – Based on a Powerful Inspirational Story – Audio Recording


In this week’s inspirational blog, I share a story about having faith. Faith, in my opinion is that consistent profound, soothing inner state, that convinces us that everything will be okay. We all need faith to inspire our confidence and help us push forward regardless of the obstacles that we may be facing.

In this audio recording, I share the story. Please send the audio link to anyone who might need it.

Link to audio – https://youtu.be/ABGBurvxmvw

In the interim, I’m sending you God’s love and light.

Want to read a good book that will inspire fear to take a hike out of your system? Check out my book – Do Not Force it, Tap The Good: How to Develop a Profound Positive Mindset, and Live Life on Your Terms.

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**Inspirational story borrowed from http://www.inspire21.com

Jacinta Mpalyenkana, PH.D., MBA, is a Spiritual Counselor, transformational coach, Author, and Professional Speaker. To learn more about her, please visit her website at http://www.tapthegood.com

Who is to Blame?


It’s apparent that since we are born, we are programmed to blame our challenges to our parents, teachers at school, relatives, friends, the government, God, and everything else but ourselves. Name it; we’ve been programmed to believe that someone or something out of ourselves is responsible for our failures or adversaries.

This mindset has disempowered us to take control of our lives. We consistently hope that something or someone out of us will come to our rescue. This is not to say that we don’t need our fellow humans for support or survival. The point in emphasis is that we weaken our minds by thinking that someone other than us will liberate our lives.

The important lesson that I’ve learned is that within us are the seeds of our adversaries, challenges, and disappointments, and also the source of all the solutions that we seek for. The challenge is to recognize this truth and work with it to consistently stand above all challenges, take full responsibility of our well-being, and become the authorities of our lives.

The first and most powerful technique that I discovered and use whenever life is kicking me around is to stop and breathe.  Apparently, breathing deeply and focusing on the breath, relaxes one’s mind, and brain; which then helps one to reconnect to the Kingdom of God within him or her where all solutions and ideas dwell.

The dilemma is re-programming your mind to know that you are powerful beyond power, and that the answers that you seek for are within you.

In my 8 weeks online Life Liberation, and Success Coaching Mastermind, above all benefits, you will be able to get to the root of your emotional challenges, take your power back from these negative experiences, set life, and business related power-goals, develop a winner’s mindset, and learn how to become more productive. I encourage you to check out my website – http://tapthegood.com/business-intelligence-mastermind/ for more details.

Remember, the power is in your hands. You have the control. You have whatever it takes to liberate your life. The ball is in your hands. The decisions that you make now will determine what you will experience tomorrow.

Love and light

Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana, PhD. MBA

Author, Speaker, Counselor/Success Coach

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You Are Not Different From a Rainbow:


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The rainbow is one of the most splendid creations of all times. Cultures all over the world have elicited different symbolisms from its occurrence. In The Bible, it is indicated as a symbol of God’s intention to purify the world. In most African cultures, it is a sign of deliverance from trouble. Other cultures equate it to a new beginning, hope, and wealth. The argument is that none of this magical finery is forced to occur or even maintain its form. If the right circumstances are not met, by the sun shining onto droplets of moisture in the earth’s atmosphere, the multicolored arc will not manifest.

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Likewise, if we want to manifest a better life, we have to meet the equivalent emotional, mental, spiritual and practical conditions. We have to redesign our internal representations, and mindsets to reflect on what we want mirrored in our experiences.

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We have to let go of the old mind programming that doesn’t serve us, and install now beliefs and thought processes that are in congruence with what we want: and this is actually when we fulfill the necessary conditions to manifest good experiences.

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If you want to learn more, Do not Force It, Tap The Good, is a book that explains in detail how to tap into our infinite potential, take our power back from negative prompters, and then meet the conditions to become the authorities of our crafts.

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Where do you find this book? Amazon, Kindle, and www.tapthegood.com

Love and light.

Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana, Ph.D., MBA

Author, Counselor, Success Coach / Mentor

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Letter to God


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As the year ends, we all become tensed about our accomplishments, failures and hopes for the future. At times we feel as if we are helpless with no one to help, or even understand how scared we are about the future, bills, debt, etc.

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Today, write a letter about your money problems and address it to God, creator, Allah, Jesus, Jehovah or whomever you refer to as your higher power. Write about your deep feelings, worries and troubles about money. Tell him what you want to do with the money. Write about what you want to feel when you get the money. When you are done writing the letter, place it in your bible or religious book that resonates with you. If you are not religious, fold the letter, place it in an envelope and put it in a drawer. Go about your day being grateful and staying in the moment.
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If we trust in God to take care of our problems, there is no reason why we should worry about them. Have faith and have a great day.

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Love and light

Dr. Jacinta Mariah
Author, Speaker and Success Coach.
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What does your Heart Say?


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Many times we enthusiastically plan on embarking on new ventures, or investing in new projects–only to be warned by our hearts. Our hearts always find a way to alert us of a near future, and this is done through our feelings. I have made so many mistakes in the past every time I didn’t listen to my heart.
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The challenge I offer you today is to listen to your heart in every venture you embark on for the next few days. Watch your feelings as you meet people. Check in to find out how you feel whenever you are about to make a decision. If a negative feeling envelops you before you make a decision, take time to examine if the feeling is based on fear or inspiration. If you listen to your heart, you will know where the feeling is coming from.

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Remember, God is always talking to us; telling us what to do, or not to do, and guiding us through that soft, but confident voice that is always whispering to us through our hearts.

Love and light.
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Dr. Jacinta Mariah
Author, Speaker, Certified Success Coach / Counselor
www.tapthegood.com