Learning about the brain and its systems to know yourself better.
Lean in – Neurosciences 101 😉
Insights from the founder of Spiritual Online Business Academy
Cat Guimard-Payen BSc, MSc, DEA, Coach.
Why nothing can stop you from living a full life. 5
Functioning of the Brain 101- 7
The Reptilian Brain 7
1.i Understanding the reptilian brain’s functions. 9
The 5 basic functions of the reptilian brain. 10
1.ii Understanding how to calm the reptilian brain. 13
Linking the reptilian brain to the limbic one. 16
The Nervous System (N.S.) 19
The Neurology of Thought Processes 101. 39
Mindseeds – Planting new beliefs 41
Quantum Physics 101 47
Water and Words 49
Dr Emoto’s experiments 49
Frozen water’s properties 49
Dr Emoto’s experiment with water 52
Why choose Mentors/Coaches…? 56
The coach then? 57
Get in touch : 60
The purpose of this book is to lay down a ‘fundamental’ level of neurosciences and quantum physics, in order to understand how the oldest part of your brain works. This brain the reptilian one has a tendency to not function if there is a primal need not met, so in order to help you know about this – I am giving you a university type course on it all 😉 There I bet I just set off the Reptilian brain 😉
Not to panic this is a simple walk through with lots of imagery – for a thousand words are spoken in one image …..
Once you know why you suddenly shut down, freak out, freeze or faint (the four ‘fight or flight’ mechanisms) you are empowered to make a choice – an informed choice.
You will have the power to intercept the mechanism – breathe – and make a conscious choice thus rewiring your neurones!
So buckle up for you are about to embark on a journey at atomic level into your brain. Enjoy the lessons and have fun.
Why nothing can stop you from living a full life.
Being happy is not a natural state. If you look at children as they learn they are just in a creative wonderment. They are forming neurological pathways to serve them all their lives. They need sustenance and sleep to allow this process to happen.
One of the first thing a brain does is to coordinate the nervous systems so that functions can be done with out you being constantly focused on them – like breathing, heart beating – these sorts of functions 😉 One of these is to learn ‘response’ reactions, when you put your hand on the hot flame of the cooker – the brain wires the system to change from one type of nervous system to the other thus making it almost instantaneously happen without you having to think too much about it, so next time you put your hand on the flame, there is a trigger to pull away form the flame. The same sort to pathways occurs when we learn to walk, the muscles are being triggered into action without you having to consciously tell them to.
So back to our children playing, learning enjoying life mainly. Let’s suppose ‘Jim’ is pushing a toy car across the room. His goal is to get the car to the other side the joy on his face lets us know it’s fun. When the car hits a table leg, Jim gets up goes to where the car is stopped picks it up and merrily sends the car on its way. Now with no intervention from adults, siblings how long would Jim do that until he get’s frustrated? Jim would continue to do that until he gets bored – most likely that there will be no more neurological growth right now. But if parents, aunties, uncles, siblings try to explain to Jim that to avoid hitting the table leg in the first place he must do this from here etc then that is changing Jim’s own learning patterns and speed so that is when frustration can occur. This will alter his own neurological pathways bring in new external factors, opinions that start the doubting phase…
As an adult to gain your self esteem back please see my video on my channel https://www.youtube.com/user/catpayenbiz or just type in Catherine Guimard Payen once in YouTube:
The Reptilian Brain
Note : I am trying to make this as simple and comprehensive as possible so please bear with me here, I am trying to cater to all levels – I want everyone to comprehend the gist of the brain – a very complex organ – so as a scientist myself, I never know how basic or too technical I am being – apologies beforehand….
You probably already have heard that your brain consists of various totally different parts.
Fig 2. Diagram showing the Triune Brain Model.
There is your Reptilian Brain, the oldest part from an evolution perspective, the Limbic Brain and the Neocortex. The latter is the newest part from an evolutionary perspective. Together these three brains are called the Triune Brain Model, a term coined by Dr. Paul D. MacLean during the 1960s.
The reptilian brain, the oldest of the three, 500 million years old, controls the body’s vital functions such as heart rate, breathing, body temperature and the regulation of all chemical processes going on in your body. As you can note, this part of the brain is responsible for the very basic ‘animal’ functionalities, hence the name of this part of your brain, the reptilian brain, because it closely resembles the brain of reptiles such as lizards. The lizard brain is another synonym for this part of the brain.
It is also a subconscious part of your brain and tis a survival mechanism as in eat or be eaten! It understands images not language, has trigger response mechanisms in place so as to leave you to reproduce (recall tis an old brain) so it is useful in defending territory like a wild animal – dominate, aggression, seeking a mate, worship, sex, fear, rigidity, compulsiveness, obsessiveness, greed and submission. These are all primeval characteristics that do not use the limbic or neocortex systems – as they were not evolved yet.
The reptilian brain only understands images which is why visualisation works well as the optic nerve is connected directly to this part of the brain and the images help you channel your mental energy and attention towards your goals (thus the vision board, visualisation exercises…).
Because this brain is the most primitive the way it works overrides the other systems -limbic (emotional) and neocortex (thinking)- for if you need to run fast you or your body can not be thinking or doing anything else – no other chemical reaction, singing a song nothing but running away from a predator! So it is the oldest but the one which has to be listened to and calmed first for example :
When in love we are sort of a bit silly and can think of nothing but the loved one;
When heart broken no eating, no sleeping, nothing can be done here either;
When hungry in a meeting it is hard to concentrate on anything apart from ‘the Twix dispenser on the second floor’;
Should this brain be in need nothing gets past it to the other 2 brains so we can not rationalise our way out of it 😉
1.i Understanding the reptilian brain’s functions.
It is necessary to control, curb, put out the reptilian’s survival mode for today we are not in need of its functions as much as in prehistoric times.
Here we shall first comprehend the function then the coping mechanisms so that we can try and bypass it’s ‘tugging at our sleeve’.
Special note that one can not ignore the reptilian brain completely in case it really is a survival response that is needed.
Recall in prehistoric times threats meant death so it is not easy to turn this part of the brain off, in fact quiet the opposite but if we start to understand the functions of the reptilian brain we can know how best to have pattern interrupts empowering us to bring back calmness.
The 5 basic functions of the reptilian brain.
- Threat to safety
In today’s society there is no imminent danger per say and we all know that saying ‘let’s sleep on it and I’ll give you an answer in the morning’. One of the best know examples is road rage… This is the reptilian’s answer to a stress response at the wheel of a car, when someone has done a manoeuvre that threatens you and there yes, you are absolutely in a critical life or death situation. You react aggressively – beeping the horn or swearing or both, thus reestablishing your dominance. Now whilst mostly drivers are in total control of their vehicle and anticipate what the other drivers may do, so as not to be surprised or threatened there will be occasional times when due to the sher surprise or magnitude of the manoeuvre you may revert to violence in some form of aggressive behaviour, generally the young males full of testosterones tend to loose their cool fastest…. (This is not stereotypical, young males have to prove their worth in order to be chosen to reproduce.) A biological response to a biological need.
This is again a direct physical response (increase heart rate, dilation of the pupils, giving off pheromones…) without intervention of the other brains, logic, emotional (he is hurting me so this must be bad) so the idiom ‘it’s out of my hands’ is very real here. Sex also stimulates the primal emotions of worship, submission, aggression and seeking a mate, in the reptilian brain. Many centres are triggered so learning to control “love impulses” is very much a personal thing.
- Money, Power, and Social Status
Ah greed, aggression what these emotional triggers do to make us make an irrational decisions, with the sole intention to improve our lives! Again ‘let’s sleep on it’ here is quasi a must to create the pattern interrupt and thus allowing the others to chime in allowing emotions and logic to do their part also!
These are the dominance, obsession, compulsion and self-maintenance part of the reptilian brain. We recall chimps spend all day grooming each other, there is a need for social interactions as we are also mammals. When humans feel down there is many ways they have to cope with that and some people go out to shop when down this is a response to a primal trigger, others will binge eat, binge watch tv, whatever your response remember that to go out and socialise will bring back the hormones humans need at this time.
A vital necessity – for reproduction – a primal need then. When food is scarce the lizard brain will bring out the worst in people.
1.ii Understanding how to calm the reptilian brain.
The lizard brain is really concerned with survival, avoiding pain if possible. Any trigger, however small to your safety, in the lizard brain’s view as shown above (i-v), GETS immediate attention.
This is why it seems that children are self-centred and until a certain age, children all believe that they are their whole world – and how right they are (more on that —> read on 😉 ) ‘This is how it must be if your gene pool is going to survive to the next generation – all triggers concern me and I need to deal with them NOW!’ So as the child is very vulnerable it is evident that it must be protected, plus the other two brains are still in their formation and the Lizard brain rules the show. It is this way the body has evolved a nervous system with specific bypasses to the other parts of the brain should the reptilian side be awakened! Leading to the flight/fight/freeze/faint techniques mentioned above, where all food digestion, thought, is immediately cut off and all the energy goes into the muscles for movement, the eyesight is heightened to better see where you are running to or find a place to hide, the aim is better for the blood is directed to the to muscles of arms, and the muscles of the legs for faster running capacity, the sense of smell is acute to know where the predator is coming from…
And this is also why the main sensory organs have their nervous endings directly going into this part of the brain. Have you noticed that if you are hungry, or the client is attractive to you, you can not conduct the meeting in the best objective manner? No your reptilian brain is not allowing you to think of anything other than that primal need, no matter how hard you try. So we definitely do have to have internal pattern interrupts so as to continue the meeting even if we are hungry or suggest that coffees be brought into the meeting room for everyone.
This reveals that Maslow’s hierarchy of needs levels 1, 2 are linked very much to the lizard brain and nothing can get done if the lizard brain is in use. For if it is in use it means it has been triggered and you job now, today in the 21st century, is to stop it being in use by calming it or meeting its need. Whether that means finding shelter, food, or just asking for a raise it must be done before the logical and emotional brains can begin to analyse the situation at hand. They may notice that the danger is not a real threat – like the road rage, as you get older this is easier to curb and stop all together (your testosterone levels being lower or you may have children already), be it from experience or just plain old wiseness that this is not a threat for example, perhaps the hunger felt during a meeting can be maintained enough until lunch with water, perhaps the client is so demanding that they turn out to be not so attractive to you once you’ve had a thought on the matter. To appease and enable you to achieve more recall ‘a picture says a thousand words’ so you may need to have a calming one at hand at all times! This is just one simple technique to use as a pattern interrupt so as to not give into the lizard brain reaction mode in the modern day non essential times. Sleeping on any impulse is a very effective way too.
Note : Control your reptilian brain or it controls you.
Linking the reptilian brain to the limbic one.
Now the brain forms pathways (nervous connections- see The neurology of thought processes 101 below) from words to emotions during it’s infancy – this is when you learn to :
- See – your brain is now connecting this image to that sound, person, smell… this is why the role of the mother is BIOLOGICALLY so important. The brain may be virgin in its synaptic connections but it is pre-formatted in the oldest ‘lizard’ brain. Here are all the fright/flight/freeze/faint response mechanisms. So this needs to be formatted first and foremost, the brain’s main connection via suckling the mother – getting the senses going touch, smell, sound, taste, sight – makes vital neurological pathways and this is why as long as there is cuddling during the feed the neurones makes connections;
- Talk, the baby generally makes little noises when feeding and this is so that at the same time as he feels secure, is being fed… Well when his primary needs are being met – that the baby can start to experiment within that safe zone, creating neurological pathways;
- Hold, here again the holding of Mama’s hand is vital to the lizard brain’s primary functions. Thinking back to the chimpanzee holding is a crucial function for mobility in flight mode, later on the holding of tools is what differentiated us from the other animals…Making this neurological pathway vital to humans in particular;
- Walk, this again has essential functions in the lizard brain for flight action mode, and takes considerable time for the mechanisms to be aligned and in place – children have different connections and thus take different times to ‘learn to walk’. Each to his own as far as learning goes 😉
So whilst the baby is really busy boiling grey matter, muscle and neurological pathways it tis vital for his survival that food, water and sleep are sufficient.
The reptilian brain has allowed humans to evolve, stay safe for millions of years. Hoping your understanding of it (101) is allowing you to see how complex, complicated and difficult it is to change yourself.
So please be kind and compassionate to yourself doing your transition phases because some to these mechanisms are very difficult to ‘turn off’. For example : if you got into a relationship where you were submissive to survive that is totally understandable, and now you had the strength to leave. In gorilla tribes the alpha male is very dominant to all females in the group so for you to have ‘escaped’ from that relationship is, in lizard brain culture a death sentence. Of course it is going to be in full action and drawing out all the stops, out in the savannah on your own, you don’t stand a chance! Yet today you will more than likely find yourself in a city so there are more chances of you making it than not making it! Unfortunately you are trying your hardest AND you are your own worst enemy – for your lizard brain wants you to go back to the gorilla tribe and be safe. Hoping that now you have some knowledge of this you can be more lenient towards yourself.
Now to neurology 😉
Fun Fact : Neurone is the British spelling for neuron, American version. So you too shall see this spelling-neurone-in my book. The Nervous System (N.S.)
Fig 3. The anatomy of the nervous system.
The nervous system is made up of two parts:
- the central nervous system (CNS)
- the peripheral nervous system (PNS)
due to their location in the body.
The central nervous system (CNS) includes the nerves in the brain and spinal cord. It is safely contained within the skull and vertebral canal of the spine. All of the other nerves in the body are part of the peripheral nervous system (PNS).
Regardless of where they are in the body, a distinction can also be made between voluntary and involuntary nervous system. The voluntary nervous system (somatic nervous system SNS) controls all the things that we are aware of and can consciously influence, such as moving our arms, legs and other parts of the body.
The involuntary nervous system (vegetative or autonomic nervous system ANS) regulates the processes in the body that we cannot consciously influence. It is constantly active, regulating things such as breathing, heart beat and metabolic processes. It does this by receiving signals from the brain and passing them on to the body. It can also send signals in the other direction – from the body to the brain – providing your brain with information about how full your bladder is or how quickly your heart is beating, for example. The involuntary nervous system can react quickly to changes, altering processes in the body to adapt. For instance, if your body gets too hot, your involuntary nervous system increases the blood circulation to your skin and makes you sweat more to cool your body down again.
Both the central and peripheral nervous systems have voluntary and involuntary parts. However, whereas these two parts are closely linked in the central nervous system, they are usually separate in other areas of the body.
The involuntary nervous system is made up of three parts:
- The sympathetic nervous system
- The parasympathetic nervous system
- The enteric (gastrointestinal) nervous system
The sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems (Fig.4 below) usually do opposite things in the body. The sympathetic nervous system prepares your body for physical and mental activity. It makes your heart beat faster and stronger, opens your airways so you can breathe more easily, and inhibits digestion.
The parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for bodily functions when we are at rest: it stimulates digestion, activates various metabolic processes and helps us to relax. But the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems do not always work in opposite directions; they sometimes complement each other too.
The enteric nervous system is a separate nervous system for the bowel, which, to a great extent, autonomously regulates bowel motility in digestion.
Fig. 4 Diagram of involuntary Nervous Systems (A.N.S.)
The parasympathetic nervous system’s functions are to slow the body down, maintaining homeostasis ensuring long term health whilst the sympathetic nervous system is the body’s response to emergencies – automatically preparing for the flight/fight/freeze/faint mechanisms.
Types of Neurones 101.
We have seen that the body is in contact with its environment via the nervous system. The nervous system itself is made up of millions of cells, neurons, that communicate with each other with chemical messengers via synapses.
Fig 5. Diagram of a Nerve cell.
The anatomy of a neurone is a reflection of its function and let us say that the neurones have three basic functions. These are to :
- Receive signals (or information).
- Integrate incoming signals (to determine whether or not the information should be passed along).
- Communicate signals to target cells (other neurones or muscles or glands).
Fig 5B Image of a Nerve cell
Incoming signals cause a ‘listening’ neurone to fire or send signals of its own. A cell fires when an electrical signal travels through it. The signal moves away from what is called the cell body, down through a long structure called an axon. When the signal reaches the end of the axon, it triggers the release of those chemical messengers. The chemicals then leap across a tiny gap, the synapse into the next cell to fire. And on it goes transmitting messages to the end action, be it to contract a muscle (motor neurone) dilate a pupil (sensory neurone).
Fig 6. Diagram showing different structures of neurones.
During the learning process, neurones can learn to signal to several neighbouring nerve cells. For example, one neurone might transmit information about the distance of the table in front of the baby so that it avoids walking into it, whilst other neurons are firing and alerting your leg muscles to walk to the left so as the baby avoids walking into the table.
Fig. 7 Images of a nerve cell with many dendrites firing off at once.
Because the learned action is repeated the neurons fire off at the same time the same actions required, one leg in front of the other, and avoiding obstacles, this enables the connections between them to be stronger making the baby able to walk better and better; run even after a while. This is due to the fact that neurones which were in the ‘daydreaming’ part of the brain are now actively firing due to their proximity of the initial firing neurone.
Although neurones make up 85% of the nerve cells there are other forms with recent studies show that the glia cells have also an essential role and not just holding neurones together as previously thought. The glia cells are named after all from the Greek word for glue! So these glia cells also become active during the learning process.
Fig 8. Diagram showing the myelin sheath speeding up the nerve impulse.
They wrap around the axon of the neurone forming a myelin sheath. This has two functions:
- Insulation preventing electrical signals leaking out of the axon into another – a little like the plastic around the electrical wires in your own home;
- Acceleration – speeding up the electrical signals along in its fatty tissues rather than going in a straight line along the axon itself.
It has also been noted that as an action is repeated, the myelin sheath gets thicker improving the ability of a neurone to signal thus better learning. Actions like walking, breathing…
Fig. 9. Image of two different neurones types
A thicker sheath is also significant to better decision making.
Fig 10. Image of myelin sheath creation.
These need sleep to ‘grow’ lack of sleep has so many deterrent biological functions! Babies need a lot of sleep and so do adults as these are constantly growing, learning, rewiring. Sleep is vital during these personal development phases of growth – you are changing not only the way your myelin sheath grows and also you are changing what it grows to! So get that sleep planned into your routine!
Here in Fig 10. we can witness the growth of the myelin sheath. This is in fact creating shorter time span for this action to happen – YOU ARE IN FACT CREATING HABITS., i.e. you will start to privilege this action over another.
Fig 11. Image & diagram of a glial cell creating myelin sheath.
In Fig.11 the green, octopus like cell in the centre is a type of glial cell that creates the myelin sheath. In this image it is the early stages of wrapping around several different axons. As the brain learns the glial cells grow, increasing the efficiency of the passing along the signal.
Fig 11B. Diagram of a glial cell creating myelin sheath.
And of course your nervous system has cells that grow to enable even faster firing actions as seen in Fig 12 & 13 below.
Fig 12 & fig 13. Image of oligodendrocyte.
Neurones communicate with one another at junctions called synapses. At a synapse, one neurone sends a message to a target neurone—another cell.
Most synapses are chemical; these synapses communicate using chemical messengers. Other synapses are electrical; in these synapses, ions flow directly between cells. We now know that synaptic transmission can be either electrical or chemical—in some cases, both at the same synapse!
Fig. 14. Image of a Synapse
Chemical transmission involves release of chemical messengers known as neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters carry information from the pre-synaptic—sending—neurone to the post-synaptic—receiving—cell.
Fig. 15 Diagram of a synapse with neurotransmitter.
Synapses also have the neuroreceptors (protein molecule that receives chemical signals from outside a cell)
Fig. 16. Image of a synapse and neurotransmitters
So the another way we can change these pathways is by changing the chemistry of the neurotransmitters.
Fig. 17. Image showing an electrical synapse with electrons travelling
Fig. 18 Synapses firing off in the brain
Fig. 19 Image of a maze of synapses in the brain.
Fig 20. Image of brain cells, synapses…
So when we change our ‘belief systems’ we change things at a cellular level. Notwithstanding our hectic lives, stress levels, already created habits, belief systems, glass ceilings, loves….
- we change the neurones being used
- these neurones have been in use for decades possibly so the myelin sheath and the oligodendrocytes are not only in place but also have a sort of go to operation system set up from the trigger to the action!
- we stop the nervous impulse and try to train it to go another route…
Fig 21. Diagram of nerve impulse
So just like babies we need sleep, and a lot of it. You will feel tired and drained some days, trying to stop a nervous impulse is like trying to stop a freight train in motion! YES YOU ARE BEING ‘SUPERMAN’!!
So get lots of sleep and you’ll see, you will get all that work done, with a smile to boot 😉
That wraps up the nervous system 101 course!
Yes I have gone into some length of details but I am a firm believer that if you see, your understanding of it is heightened & then as you are going through the changes within your own consciousness with ‘no change apparent’ you can comprehend the mechanisms within your brain. You begin to understand that the myelin sheath is so thick, due to years of the brain being on autopilot – thus using always the same nervous pathways – that as you are now aware of this and are using a new nervous pathway, creating it’s own new myelin sheath a lot of energy is being used to do this. This will tire you and thus you revert back to the old habit patterns.
That was before you had taken the Neurosciences 101! Now when you are feeling very tired give yourself not only slack but snacks too – the brain is the biggest eater of glucose (sugars) in the body (40%’s worth!) so eat up healthy snacks too. (See appendix for my Emotional Foods book.)
In my own life I had a very difficult time with my teenage daughter, and we would just use have a habitual pattern – the same words to flare up – she would say this I would say that and off it would go – the arguments…. Here the myeline sheath cells had grown very fat, thus the nervous reptilian brain reaction to threat was real and the electrons jumping along were very fast, faster and fastest. The way to initiate a pattern interrupt is to know this and not be triggered!!
So that when we next had an argument, triggers blazing around the heated discussion, I would be very calm, thinking of the new nervous systems and connections I am making in my head, in my brain in fact I found this fascinating and with all the images now happening I gained insight into how difficult and tiring all these procedures are – this is why babies sleep and eat so much! This also brought me solace when I reverted back into the old patterns of just being triggered. Generally when I was caught of guard, tired long into the argument etc But I always could now congratulate myself on the new myelin sheath I had just created and thus I would have a positive outlook on the situation now rather than how I used to look back over and over arguments, feeling like a bad Mother spiral…. No! Now I just saw the immense amount of energy needed to stop impulses and grow new nervous pathways.
So again congratulate yourself and remain positive. Be extremely patient, kind to yourself. Exercise is also needed for a lot of blood needs to circulate to bring all these hard working areas food and oxygen, what a better way than a walk in a park, woods, seafront? These are all activities we did with our babies, the routines, the good food, the walks in the woods – treat yourself now so you too get that routine in so you do YOUR nights 😀
The Neurology of Thought Processes 101.
Energy can not be created it is always transformed. Thus a word frequency is transferred into action by passing along the nerves via chemical energy and then being transformed into muscular energy – action. If you hear a panic sounding ‘RUN!!’ before you know it you are running, no thought is involved ‘Oh shall I go left, right…?’ ‘Which way is the wind blowing?’ ‘I don’t think I can make it up that
hill!’ None of these occur – it’s a flight lizard brain action.
Fig. 22 Diagrams of pathways to fear responses in the lizard brain.
These lizard brain actions are so strong that there are no nerve ending nor synapses to allow you to think, their pathway is bypassing the ‘normal connection’. Meaning that depending on the severity of the external factor the brain will react immediately – low road – and scream or the brain will take the high road and think – the spider is not as much of a stimulus as the tiger – ‘I’ll just flick it off me’…
It becomes more apparent when we put our hand on the gas stove – the immediate reaction will be to take it off and not have time to think – a response that stays.
These are the functions of the reptilian brain and to some extent the limbic system but these take time and back in the pre-palaeolithic days that could mean death, so the brain worked out a quicker way.
This is incredibly good news as you can not do any harm to yourself i.e. you can not change a vital network – so keep going 😉
Mindseeds – Planting new beliefs
To plant new belief systems in place we first have to break old ones as we have seen above to stop an electrical impulse is hard just as the farmer ploughs the land to plant new seeds, your own thought patterns must be ploughed..
Fig. 23 & 24 . Photos of anthropic ploughs – hoes.
This is how it’s done initially as we learn how to stop electrical impulses until eventually… Note how the land is green and ‘alive’ before the ploughing and how the ploughs really turn the soil over just like stopping a nerve impulse
Fig. 25 & 26. Photos of mechanical ploughs.
Now you know how difficult it is to stop a nervous impulse, be wary of this and know that you must push yourself, at times do not give up. To get to be at the mechanical plough standards, churn all those beliefs over and over for they will resist. Not only are you going against biological factors, you are also going agains subconscious believes (See my course on Ultimate Consciousness and book 2 in the making;). This is the toughest step to stop a habitual thinking process, just like giving up smoking, you’ll find everything is linked to it, the morning coffee, the 10am break outside the office, lunch… etc You will find everything linking back to that belief and that is normal because you are becoming aware. You know its like when you want to buy a red top, everyone is suddenly wearing red! This is because your brain is in search mode and thus when it’s in that mode, the brain finds!
One more important factor to just take into consideration is the way seeds are planted… This is also in correlation to the quantum physics part following.
We are not always capable of precision thinking unless we stop everything else to focus on a particular topic, or thought.
Fig 27, 28 & 29 Photos of seed sowing anthropogenically.
So we tend to just spray think all sorts of wonderful ideas, thoughts and within that there will be doubt, fear, incertitude… Hence we are not making the new neuropathway but using some of the old to hack the new pathway. This will lead to old habits forming with the new and we shall see that this is just the way it has to be for now.
Fig. 30. Photo of an industrial seeding sowing farming machine.
When we have seen not only the power of words and understood quantum physics this is how we will sow…
Please note that a lot of seeds are planted and only one will germinate………….
You really need to master these traits too:
- Trust the process
Nature works in mysterious ways but follows rules, laws, seasons, patterns… And there will always be one seed that germinates possibly in their own timescales though, so do not become too attached to the outcome… Set your intention, know your desired result and work towards it. Your job is not to know the how but to constantly work on you.
This is why a coaching program works best for this process. If you can find it in you to have fun during this process the Universe speeds up the learning and thus the germinating of the seed. This is why I am constantly having a laugh, I have much to process, but I work darn hard on me.
During the ploughing process some time there will be a program, training video or mastermind meeting where something will be churned up fast and furious, and those seeds that were planted will sprout ‘literally instantaneously’ it will seem. But don’t forget that biologically this is improbable and that you took the time to plough and sow in the first place, perhaps so long ago you ‘forgot all about it’. But it has been working in the background and now change has come. Whether it took months, years, decades matters not. You will understand this fully when you have a change occur once – it is sumptuous 🙂
Quantum Physics 101
Quantum is the Latin word for amount and, in modern understanding, means the smallest possible discrete unit of any physical property, such as energy or matter. So it refers to discreteness, i.e., the existence of individual “lumps” as opposed to a continuum.
The word physics comes from the Greek word ἡ φύσις phusis, meaning “nature”. Physics can also be defined as “that department of knowledge which relates to the order of nature, or, in other words, to the regular succession of events”.
What is quantum physics? Put simply, it’s the physics that explains how everything works: the best description we have of the nature of the particles that make up matter and the forces with which they interact.
Quantum physics underlies how atoms work, and so why chemistry and biology work as they do. You, me and the gatepost – at some level at least, we’re all dancing to the quantum tune. If you want to explain how electrons move through a computer chip, how photons of light get turned to electrical current in a solar panel or amplify themselves in a laser, or even just how the sun keeps burning, you’ll need to use quantum physics. (Read more: https://www.newscientist.com/term/quantum-physics/#ixzz6W2LwEVcB)
For our purpose let’s imagine that quantum physics is what enables thoughts to turn into actions, for your thoughts are actual vibrations and these have an effect at the cellular level.
Thoughts are just vibrations floating around that you bring into being with being in the same vibration at that particular time. WOW just ponder on that for a second – because you vibrate at the same frequency as a particular word this is brought to you via a thought – a word or sometimes an image, a phrase, an emotion comes out of your neuronal path…
Thus all eventualities are already present here and now and depending on your mindset – your vibrational frequency of now this nanosecond a connection is made with the outside world drawing to you this train of thought in the quantum realm that exists already.
For now let us keep this simple 101 style and start with an element we all know water. Experiments have been done using water to enable us to see the above mentioned emotions coming from words, coming from thought, coming from vibrations…
Water and Words
Dr Emoto’s experiments
In Japan, it is widely believed that the soul dwells in the spirit that is present in words. Kotodama (言霊) is the Japanese term meaning ‘word-spirit.’ It refers to the original, divine spirit of a word, before it enters the world of thought waves. The significance of kotodama is that words are alive, and have the power to create.
With this in mind Dr Emoto wanted to find out if the power of the word could be reverse i.e. if the negative effects of bad word vibrations could be healed by the power of the higher vibrational word. After trial and error Dr Emoto turned to water and to help us better understand the impact of the results we shall look at water’s properties during the freezing process.
Frozen water’s properties
We know that water crystallises giving snow flakes – in the characteristic six-fold symmetry. (http://www.snowcrystals.com/science/science.html) this arrises from the arrangement of the water molecules in the ice crystal lattice. Water will always freeze giving this form due to it’s chemical composition:
Fig. 31. Diagram of a snowflake structure lattice Fig. 32 Diagram of ice lattice.
Although the lattice is always the same the size can vary
Fig. 33 Size of snow flakes against an American penny
What enables the size of the snowflake to vary is the density of the water within the cloud the flake formation occurs in:
Fig. 34 Graph The morphology of snow flakes with relationship to humidity and temperature.
As the snow crystal begins with the formation of a small hexagonal plate, and branches sprout from the six corners as the crystal grows larger. As it tumbles through the clouds,
Fig. 35 Diagram of snowflake formation.
the crystal experiences ever changing temperatures and humidities making each arm grow a little differently. This is why no 2 flakes are the same!!!
Dr Emoto’s experiment with water
Water is known to be present up to 70% in the human body, within the organs and its use in chemical reactions…
Fig. 36 Diagram of presence of water in the human body
During chemical experiments we use a ‘control.’ This is a pure form of the substance tested, so when Dr Emoto wanted to use water it was hard to find a “control” for his experiment. Although there were very few places on earth where the water had not been anthropologically tampered with, polluted, even the ice caps of the poles has anthropogenic components. His first test was to see if water in nature could be transformed from an anthropologically charged to pure form. During his experiments he freezes the water then takes photos of the results with electronic microscopes so as to not disturb the ice.
He demonstrated that the crystals of the water could regenerate after a prayer “through soul” by the Reverend Kato Hoki, the chief priest of Jyuhouin temple, Omiya City. The experiment was conducted at the Fujiwara Dam in Minakami-cho, Gunma Prefecture. So here are the resulting photos of the lake water.
Fig. 37 Photos of lake water before and after the prayers.
As you can see a kind word, a prayer, a Om goes a very long way especially at the cellular level! Never forget that your own words have this very effect on your cells for humans are above 70% water…. So when you are sowing your seeds be mindful and hmm…
Fig 38 Image of kind loving words crystallised
Let me just repeat that for you – your words affect your cells – use your words wisely upon you, your entourage, your spouse, your children and your pets & possibly your plants 😉
Below are some more words that Dr Emoto ‘crystallised’ for all to see and have a better comprehension of our words and thus our worlds….
Fig. 39. Photo of Crystals of some Dr Emoto’s results
Why choose Mentors/Coaches…?
What I have just described is pretty heavy intense level material and to me indispensable if you want to understand:
- why it takes so long to change your actual mindset;
- how some days you feel so tired and just push on through;
- how you just give up as ‘I can’t see any changes’;
- ‘why bother?!’
- All the other reasons
- “It does not work!”
You see with mentoring or coaching, you learn new information and with this you can integrate it into your actual systems so that you begin to learn and grow.
If you are on this path of self understanding and betterment, you want to evolve and this is ‘le propre de l’Homme’ and I can but congratulate you. As a scientist I need to learn how things work before I can begin to integrate it into ME. So I hope this information has enabled you to gain some understanding of the mind. Now it will work, you can picture it working and if you do not see, or feel results immediately you’ll understand why and possibly where along the chain reaction you are: It’s the myelin sheath’s fatty tissue that is not yet broken down completely; it’s the seed sowing section; tis the word I am planting…..
The coach then?
This is manyfold:
- they hold a blueprint;
- they encourage;
- they inspire;
- they teach you how;
- they show you what to look for;
- they show you the progress you have already made;
- they hold you accountable;
- And so much more ………..
So search for a coach, one that you feel you can trust, for you do go deep. Then you know your world will transform as you evolve into a new human BEING.
Allow yourself to believe and now you can succeed.
During this exposé of neuroscience and quantum physics, I trust that you have enough information that you can understand, to have scientific facts as to why changing your habits are so ‘difficult’.
These facts is also why it takes so long to bring abut new habits, new ways of seeing things. Changing nervous pathways that as a child you took over years to create will not happen in a fortnight.
Science also shows that sleep is mandatory with good food and exercise.
Now the mindseeds take time to grow and it’s up to you to cherish, nurture them with love in order to see them sprout into the seeds that were sown. Do not plant an acorn and expect a pine tree, no you will get an oak tree for sure, 100% of the time. So care with the mindseeds that you plant.
Kindness, empathy, love, goodness are some of the positivity they need to grow, enabling you to blossom.
Believe you me this is worth the effort. Soon you’ll feel it.
My mission :
To inspire awareness to the jewels within you empowering you to enjoy the journey.
I hope with this book that I have given you information so you can stay the course, so you can feel those neurones forming, feel your gems shine and start to enjoy the journey.
Life is really worth living !
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Fig. 1 Video 🦄💕🤔🙏🐳🌸🌵 SELF ESTEEM 🦄💕🤔🙏🐳🌸🌵 (click here 🦄to watch) 6
Fig 2. Diagram showing the Triune Brain Model. 7
Fig 3. The anatomy of the nervous system. 19
Fig. 4 Diagram of involuntary Nervous Systems (A.N.S.) 22
Fig 5. Diagram of a Nerve cell. 23
Fig 5B Image of a Nerve cell 24
Fig 6. Diagram showing different structures of neurones. 24
Fig. 7 Images of a nerve cell with many dendrites firing off at once. 25
Fig 8. Diagram showing the myelin sheath speeding up the nerve impulse. 26
Fig. 9. Image of two different neurones types 27
Fig 10. Image of myelin sheath creation. 28
Fig 11. Image & diagram of a glial cell creating myelin sheath. 29
Fig 11B. Diagram of a glial cell creating myelin sheath. 29
Fig 12 & fig 13. Image of oligodendrocyte. 30
Fig. 14. Image of a Synapse 31
Fig. 15 Diagram of a synapse with neurotransmitter. 32
Fig. 16. Image of a synapse and neurotransmitters 32
Fig. 17. Image showing an electrical synapse with electrons travelling 33
Fig. 18 Synapses firing off in the brain 33
Fig. 19 Image of a maze of synapses in the brain. 34
Fig 20. Image of brain cells, synapses… 34
Fig 21. Diagram of nerve impulse 35
Fig. 22 Diagrams of pathways to fear responses in the lizard brain. 39
Fig. 23 & 24 . Photos of anthropic ploughs – hoes. 41
Fig. 25 & 26. Photos of mechanical ploughs. 42
Fig 27, 28 & 29 Photos of seed sowing anthropogenically. 44
Fig. 30. Photo of an industrial seeding sowing farming machine. 45
Fig. 31. Diagram of a snowflake structure lattice Fig. 32 Diagram of ice lattice. 50
Fig. 33 Size of snow flakes against an American penny 50
Fig. 34 Graph The morphology of snow flakes with relationship to humidity and temperature. 51
Fig. 35 Diagram of snowflake formation. 51
Fig. 36 Diagram of presence of water in the human body 52
Fig. 37 Photos of lake water before and after the prayers. 53
Fig 38 Image of kind loving words crystallised 54
Fig. 39. Photo of Crystals of some Dr Emoto’s results 55