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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8 Money Management Tips


Whether you are a billionaire or zero-naire, managing your money is key, to having more of it.wealth

In this article, I share 8 tips to help you manage your money more wisely.

  1. Spend Only What You’ve Earned.Spend money

Don’t use money you don’t have: such as credit cards-especially in case of emergencies.

  1. Examine Your Spending Habits.Spending habits

Take time to see what you mostly spend on and determine if you are a compulsive shopper or actually take time to budget.

  1. Make A Money Plan And Stick To It.

If you don’t have a plan then you won’t know where you are going. Remember that a plan is like a GPS that leads your way. Note that although we have to be flexible with the planning and execution of our financial needs, it is better to have a plan on how we want to spend our money.

  1. Do Not Buy What You Don’t Need.Shoping

Before you go shopping firstly make sure that you don’t already have what you are going to buy. Secondly, examine why you are buying that item in the first place. Are you buying that item to escape a reality, fill a need, and satisfy a want or simply because it is on sale? We are accustomed to buying things because they are on sale, and for the most part we don’t even need these things. Don’t let the “sales” syndrome entice you into buy what you don’t need.

  1. Always save a percentage of your money—at least 10% of all the amount you earn.    savings

  2. Pay Attention To Your Bank Balances So That You Don’t Overspend. Bank balances

  3. Think Positive Thoughts About Money. Create positive mental pictures to represent money. I-don_t-fix-my-problems.-I-fix-my-thinking-and-the-problems-fix-themselves.-1

  4. Have Jars For Your Coins. Keep all your coins and only take them into the bank once a year or every other year. After the money is counted, immediately transfer it to your savings

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I’m certain there are many more tips for managing money. However, the above tips will get you started on managing your money.

If you need to read a good book about saving money and accumulating sustainable passive income, check out my book, Do Not Force It, Tap the Book.

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Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana, Ph.D., MBA is a published author of 5 books, a transformation coach and counselor. For more about her, please visit, http://www.tapthegood.com

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Rich Thoughts, Poor pessimism


It’s often said that the quality of our thoughts determines the quality of our experiences. Thoughts are the lens through which we see and interpret the world.

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However, thoughts do not create reality per say. Apparently, reality can neither be created nor destroyed. Thoughts are what determine the realities that we experience. If we choose to think rich healthy thoughts, then we achieve two things:

(i) We experience a rich and healthy emotional state.

(ii) We starve the negativity.

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Therefore, considering that energy flows where attention dwells, rich thoughts equate to poor pessimism: “poor” in regards to being denied the focus.

I’m aware that the topic of positive thinking is not new. Millions of visionaries, teachers and self-development personalities have written about, and discussed the power of our thoughts—due to the complexity and depth of our negative programming. We’ve been so immensely programmed to live in illusion: worrying about things that don’t, or no longer exist: depending on other people’s stories or our past experiences to forecast the future: holding onto negative emotions from our past experiences as if they serve us: blocking the flow of life, and the power in the now.

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Whatever situation you are facing today remember that you have the power to choose which thoughts and states to focus on.

One tip is to go back to the positive state or event right before the negative one happened…the one that is currently bombarding your emotions with negativity. Then, focus on the positive state as you tap into the related positive emotions. Dive into this picture, embrace the positive states. Feel the good feelings you felt during that experience. Then anchor in these emotions by placing your tongue to the roof of your mouth. Every time you feel a negative emotion, place your tongue to the roof of your mouth for a few minutes. This should help you get in touch with the positive state that you anchored.

This process will help you remember that you are not your emotions. You are more. You can hence become a witness, which then empowers you to ease the grip that these emotions have on your feelings.

Thirsty for more? Check out my book – Do Not Force It, Tap The Good. This book shares lessons that the world can live by.

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Love and light

Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana, PhD, MBA

Author, Speaker, Counselor, Success Coach/Mentor

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How to Raise your Vibration Above Negativity:


I’m sure that you’ve been hearing it everywhere. Our vibrations, or the pattern of our thoughts, attitudes and actions, are what create our realities. If we want to change what we experience then we need to change our vibrations. There are a million ways to do this but here’s an exercise that that has stood out for me.

  1. Every morning before you get out of bed, lie down straight facing up. Uncross your arms and legs to let the energy flow freely. Place your palms next to your thighs.

  2. Close your eyes and breathe deeply.

  3. As you breathe in, imagine that you are breathing in pure positive energy, and breathing out all the negativity.

  4. Go through the exercise for at least 5 minutes.

  5. At the end of the breathing exercise, imagine a pink light penetrating your body through the top of your head. Imagine the light spreading to every inch of your being—from your brain to your toes. Then, imagine a white light surrounding your body.

  6. Take another deep breath and say this statement. “I seal this process with divine love and wisdom.”

If you do this every day, you will notice positive changes in your experiences.

If you want to learn more about how the invisible world determines our vibrations, and how you can ignite your true-self to live life on your terms, check out the book – Do Not Force It, Tap The Good: How to Tap Into One’s Inner Infinite Intelligence, Develop a Profound Positive Mindset, and Live Life on his/her Terms.

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Love and light

Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana, Ph.D., MBA

Author, Professional Speaker, Counselor / Success Coach

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How to Escape the Enslavement of your Brain.


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I recently decided to administer an experiment with intent to establish the extent to which my daily habits were cemented in my unconscious.  To support the proceeding, I moved my toothpaste cup to an opposite cupboard. Every morning I unconsciously went to the original place where I always placed the toothpaste cup only to remember that I had moved it to a different place. It took me about two weeks before I could go straight to the new place without checking in the old one. This proved to me that if a habit as simple as the proceeding had taken me that long to change, how long would it take to change other profound thought processes and beliefs that I have established about myself since childhood? This discovery scared the hell out of me. However what soothed my racing mind was the fact that leaving the toothpaste cup in the new place eventually became the new habit.  Soon, I was able to go straight to the new location without much thought.

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How does the above relate to escaping the enslavement of our brains?

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It all comes down to one thing. Everything we do on a daily basis is grabbed by the brain as a sensation and manufactured into a habit. Every habit becomes the blue print of our experiences. Imagine that you’ve been thinking negatively for a long time. The brain will manufacture everything in your world to be in congruence with your most predominate thoughts.

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Start today by changing a simple self-limiting thought about yourself. For instance, if you’ve been telling yourself that you are fat, tell yourself several times that you have the perfect weight.

Begin with simple things, and then build up by changing all those negative thoughts about yourself.

Simplified:

  1. The first step is writing down all the things you think are negative about yourself.
  2. Write down everything that is not working in your life.
  3. Then write down the opposite attributes of the list in step 1, and what you want to happen instead in step 2.
  4. Read your new list in no. 3 — three times a day.

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This will eventually re-wire your brain to navigate for what you want.

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Love and light

Dr. Jacinta Mariah

Master EFT Practitioner, Theta Healer, Reiki Master, Certified Life Coach

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Tip 4: Mind Your Business: In preparation of the first Annual Global Worry-free Day March 1st, 2014: 7.00A.M-7.00P.M.


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Today is about getting down to business…our internal businesses. The first thing we have to remember is that a worry-fast is so much like a food-fast. You don’t just jump into it and expect to stay in it. So, today, we are going to feed our minds with more tips for the worry-fast.

Tip 1:

Stay in the moment.

This simply means that you focus 100% on everything you are doing today. If it is eating, eat as if it is the best and last food you will ever eat. Chew the food, taste all the spices; feel the chunks as they move down your throat to your digestive system; and focus on the temperature of every bite.

When driving, drive as if you are driving your best car, for the last time, to the last place you will ever drive to. This implies that you pay attention to the way your car sounds as you drive; the muscles that you use to drive—as you also pay attention to your surroundings. You will realize that there’s enough to focus on in the moment.

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Tip 2:

Breathe:

Breathe in and out as if it is the last air you will ever have, and that your life depended on it—and it does. Feel the temperature of your breath as it goes in and out of your nostrils. As you breathe in, mentally tell yourself that you are breathing in love and peace, and breathing out worry and stress. Do this all day. When you forget, start again.

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Tip 3:

Mind your business:

When someone angers or upsets you, ask yourself whether it is your business or theirs. Please understand that whatever people do is their business: it is coming out of them…with the blue print of their internal representations. What you do is your business as well. When people act crazy or unfairly, it is their business. When someone insults you, it is their business. When someone cheats or does things to hurt you, it is their business. Even if someone killed you, it would be their business. Your business is to watch your reactions towards their business. Monitor your thoughts, and take control of your reactions towards their business. Focus on what is and not on what things should or shouldn’t be.  Continuously ask yourself: – “is it their business or mine?” When you stay in the moment, you will realize that the only things that really matter are the way you feel and react. Remember: we don’t experience what we want, we experience who we are.

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 Tip 4:

Look for things to make you happy.

Whatever we focus on, the brain will do its job to sort it out for us in our environment. The brain’s job is to employ your focus to direct you where you need to be, look or go–in order to experience whatever you are focused on. If you doubt this fact, focus on any color of your choice.  Go out to a large crowd and you will see that color everywhere; in cars, people’s clothes, building colors…name it. 

Look on YouTube for videos that will make you laugh. Watch comedies. Sing silly songs. Watch your childhood movies or TV series. Exercise.

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This evening, I will post the last tip in preparation of the worry-fast. Please come back here to check for the tip.

By the way, have you checked out my book: Love, Men and Money: How to attract and retain them? It is a must-have for every woman. In the book are healing tools based on EFT and Ho’oponopono to help free one from their emotional baggage.

Happy Friday family

Love and light

Jacinta Mariah

Author, Qualified Speaker, and Spiritual Healing Facilitator:

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