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April 28 Mind Child The conditioned mind

Excerpts of show notes from JUST BE IT BLOG TALK RADIO

on consciousness unlimited blog talk radio

In this episode we will take a first look at why it is difficult for many of us to maintain that blissful state of union with the One, to be in awareness of our god like nature and express that in our Life. This is our true way of being.

As the famous enlightened teacher Ramama Maharshi who I introduced in the last episode says:

“Peace is your natural state. It is the mind that obstructs the natural state.
END OF QUOTE

Today We will take a first look at the mind and its workings?

How come that we are so very often unable to stop patterns of feelings of thoughts who do not serve us, or even worse, many times we are not even aware of them?

We will look at some answers from modern science to these questions..this is the start as of course much has been written and much has been developed to overcome the conditioned state we in, the emotional programs, the disturbed thinking

It seems To move into the moment, to see the oneness in all Thou art all, is not what our brain, mind or body sends us as signals.

We all have the ability to make changes to become aware of our Greater Intelligences, yet why is it so difficult.?

The practices I recommended  in the last 2 episodes seem to  simple::Simply refuse to listen to the chatter box of your mind….meditate or contemplate on the question of Who am I? …how come that this is such a challenge to do that consistently?

In the last episode I  also shared some thoughts about the energy changes in our dimensions which are approaching us now in this year and the coming years. And as Paul Lowe, one of the wisdom teachers of modern times says, many of us do not have the facilities, are not purified enough to recognize or connect with these energies, the raising of the consciousness which is already happening and becoming stronger and stronger all around us.

So we must move on and take action to move beyond the works of the mind child. It is indeed a child compared to who we are, our Greater Self, yet we let that mind child often run our Lives.

 As shared there is only one realtiy : called Aboslute consciousness by the teachings of the Mayavada Sutra from India. We heard of the Indian saints 3000 yerars ago about the Atman The self, being identical with the Brahman the ultimate reality being identical.

So canwe change the mind? Why do we have such a disturbed mind?

There are some wise people who say yes we can take control, we can change the mind, the feelings and our reactionary programs. And many of us have tried many techniques for that. Brain research for example shows that We can change. We will here about these findings in this episode…and more in detail in coming episodes.

I will also quote more from old writing of a Zen Master partriach called Sengstan in his writing The Great way which I started to introduce in the last episode. He says:

QUOTE

To seek Mind with the (discriminating) mind is the greatest of all mistakes.
END OF QUOTE

And I like to quote Grandmother Pa’Ris Ha again, who has a show on Monday nights here on consciousness unlimited blog talk radio. She  says

QUOTE

You cannot rise above what you allow yourself to think or say. If you think you are limited and you say so, then that is the way it is.  It is impossible to talk one way and have things another.

You form and create your life by each breathe and the thought you’re in at that moment.

End of quote

And Paul Lowe says let us simply refuse to listen to the mind chattering again and again. We cannot stop the mind thinking, feeling, reacting.

“The world demands from us knowledge and proficiency.

says Karl Friedrich von Duerckheim

Knowledge and proficiency is the work of the mind, the mind who has been conditioned from our birth-to see two the object and the subject, but there is not two. Turning to the world out there… The world calling us, is the object. The mind makes the distinction of two realities which are not really existing. There is only one existence, one reality:

The One, God,the Brahman,  the Absolute consciousness which is and creates everything.

Grandmother Pa’Ris’Ha says

QUOTE
We feel happy when we have good intentions, and it’s a key to our days successes, but much too often all the great intentions get lost in the mind-child’s chatter and pathways
*pathways-habitual thinking and beliefs.

* of what some call reality or necessities of living, while we do not catch or see that Creator is with us and talking to us in one thousand beautiful things!!
END OF QUOTE

These pathways of habitual thinking and beliefs is part of our  conditioned mind?

First of all it is creating subject and object, making two worlds, being in a dualistic state..like the world out there AND our Inner being are  two

And in  THE GREAT WAY from an Zen master of China hundreds of years ago it says:

Do not remain in the dualistic state;
avoid such pursuits carefully.
If there is even a trace
of this and that, of right and wrong,
the Mind – essence will be lost in confusion.
END OF QUOTE

What is the conditioned mind?

 Paul Lowe says:

QUOTE

Your views on Life emerge from the part of your brain that has been conditioned from birth. From the moment you are born you are taught (conditioned) what is right or wrong, good and bad.

…all ideas come from the mind,which is the source of the conditioning, and therefore any idea of going beyond mind comes from the conditioning of the mind. It does not work to stop the mind.” When you are educated you form “hard wiring” in your brain. Literally. From then on everything that does not match that is  called “wrong”
END OF QUOTE

So let us take a first look at the extensive work on brain research and espcially the work of Dr. Joe Dispenza.

http://www.drjoedispenza.com/

Joe Dispenza, D.C., studied biochemistry   He also holds a BS degree with an emphasis in Neuroscience. He is a  Doctor of Chiropractic and trained in  neurology; neuroscience; brain function and chemistry; cellular biology. He teaches people all over the world  how to re-program their thinking through scientifically proven neuro-physiologic principles
Dr. Dispenza has found similarities in people who have experienced so-called miraculous healings, showing that they have actually changed their mind, which then changed their health. Dr Dispenza explains that you are not doomed by your genes and hardwired brain  to be a certain way for the rest of your life.  He says:  Once people understand how the brain works, change comes more easily.

He believs that we need to neuro-chemically reconditiong our whole body mind unit, and thoughts and feelings.

Emotions are records from the past experience, says Dr. Dispensa.

And

The body thinks for us on all levels. Our cell functions in our body create an emotional addictions!! .

Let us look first at the emotions, our reactions based only on the past.

First mind beliefs that something outside of us is gonna make this emotion go away. It  detect quickly  the false conditioning of the other person but not of itself.

And I Quote Dr. Dispenza:

The quantum model of reality states that your environment is an extension of your mind. So if you truly change your mind, there should be evidence in your life.
END OF QUOTE

Our Thoughts are an electrical charge (in the brain) into the quantum field of atoms. Our emotions are the magnetic charge pulling the experience in…

And I quote from Dr. Joe Dispenza:

Most of us already know that the brain is electro-chemical in nature. When nerve cells fire, they exchange charged elements that then produce electromagnetic fields. In fact, we generate more electrical impulses between our ears in one day, than do the total number of cell phones on the planet during that same amount of time.

Because the brain’s diverse electrical activity can be measured and calibrated, these effects can provide us with important information about what we’re thinking, feeling, learning, dreaming, and creating, as well as how we are behaving or processing information. The way scientists record the brain’s changing electrical activity is by utilizing an electroencephalograph (EEG).
END OF QUOTE

As our  emotional reactions are records from our past conditioning we attract the same old thing over and over again. The area of relationships shows us that clearly…When we leave a relationship we had problems in and move into a new relationship without working thru the issues in the first one, we will sooner or later notice that the same emotional problems appear again t…actually mind (thought and emotion) attracts a person which plays out that the same game with us again. So is it really out there or are we schlepping with us around our emotional patterns from the past, re-living them over and over?
Another aspects in relationship (so marriage as the Sufi says is a great field to learn and understand our true reality) is the so called “already listening” aspect. Are you seeing the Divine nature of your loved one? Or  or are you seeing him or her  with an already present state of mind…. We literally have made up our mind..fed by emotions from our past.

In addition: The brain compares always which that what it already knows and makes not only  up not just the images but also the personal experience in our daily Life based on associations of past conditioning what is right or wrong good or bad for us.

Also:. Our nerve cells have fired the same judgements, the same belief of not deserving being loved, or feeling inadequate in a relationship or deserving misery and pain all these thoughts (all based on emotional programs from adversities in our early years of conditioningg) have been fired again and again with our nerve cells.. These nerve cells firing away again and again the same old belief whats good and bad for us, have become hard wired now. The brain is fixed in its way of making desicions.

In the Great way  its said like this

When thought is in bondage the truth is hidden,
for everything is murky and unclear,
and the burdensome practice of judging
brings annoyance and weariness.
What benefit can be derived
from distinctions and separations?

Thoughts in bondage are thoughts who are fed by experiences from the past.

Let us move to the other aspect of the material Dr. Joe Dispenza shares:
 The body thinks for us on all levels END OF QUOTE

Our cell functions in our body create an emotional addictions to certain feelings and thoughts. How does that work?

Each thought, each emotion creates a chemical in our body which is spread throughout our body by the hormone producing organs.
The cells develop specific receptor sites for each specific chemicals to dock on.

So for example: If we think and feel unforgiving thoughts, or thoughs of victimization over and over again (and we do that as we react from our past experiences) the cells do something amazing. They create receptors who are made up for just takingin the chemicals presenting this thoughts and feelings.

Now when we decide to change something, the body will not agree! His billionof cells demand !! the chemical messengers to dock on to the specific unique receptor sites which were made for them. The body wants his fill of anger, judgement or any other chemical producing feeling or thought. We are litereally addicted and the body , the cells think for us. That’s why change seems hardy and it takes vigilants and repetition moment by moment  to change it.

The is a new way of thinking spread by Dr. Joe D and other researchers how to take control of this addictive cycle.
As this is a reactionary cyle of the body we cannot change it by simple knowledge, we must create a different experience!! for body mind unit. We must experience in our brain, in our cells with our senses the new way of thinking. Dr. Joe Dispenza suggests the following steps (and this is a very brief and general review.)

First we contemplate on a new way of being……….., lets say we want to be  forgiving be non judgemental. We create as in much details how we will feel, think and act as a non judgemental being.

We literally re-mind !! ourselves that we do not longer want to be that unforgiving person, that judging person. Mental rehearsal again and again has proven to change the circuits in the brain.

The old thoughts are not anymore fired by nverve cells, the hardwiring changes.

We force our brain and our body to think and feel differently. We do not listen to the chatter box of our mind child the mind child is not running the show.

We literally create new circuits in our brain and in our body by mentally rehearsing over and over again our new Desired way of Being being non judgemental.

Our behaviour, our thoughts our feelings are all aligned with our new intention: to be!!

Grandmother Pa’Ris’Ha says:

The harmful thoughts, Know that they are not yours, and let them go out again! Make no judgment, just that it is not what you desire to be or not how you choose to think.

Be honest in owning what is yours. Pull bad thoughts out like weeds, and discard them with respect. Give appreciation for what you have learned and are aware of as these many reflections are there for you to see.

In this world you have! the ability to control your life, if you take charge! Either as victim of your making, or the joy of a reality of an Illuminated Being. So it is!!!!
END OF QUOTE

So today we started to look closer at  our conditioned mind…I said we started because there is of course many things which can be said about that ul part o fus, we allow to creating our Life most of the time.

Today we looked  at the teachings of Paul Lowe about the condiditioned mind.

I shared the ancient writing of  the Great Way from the Chinese Zen master Sengstan

I introduced  the extensive work of Dr. Joe Dispenza with  the 2 aspects

the emotions being a record of past experience pause

and that our emotional programming is an addiction which explains why it is often hard to change. and what brain research and quantum physics have to say about the minds workings.

I invite you to explore this further for yourself…maybe this is the path you want to take to finally eliminate some unwanted and unhealthy patterns.

Now is the time for all of us to make these changes…with the man in the mirror…

To move beyond The conditioned mind so we can consciously connect to that what we really are: Part of the all encompassing One..a god like being, you are a Light that came with a purpose and a message in this world

 

Practice: for next week could be

I invite you to take each day a moment to journal about the being you want to become.Maybe you first must examine what you do not want anymore in your Life and look which emotional addiction is feeding that unwanted thought, unwanted experience

Yet the main focus shall be on creating who you want to be:

Happy, wealthy, loved, ?? Be as specific as you can with the new beingness yu want in  how will you  feel, think and act in the specific situation now..

Rehearse this new thoughts, start feeling these new beneficial emotions

Start firing the nerve cells in a new way, start creating new supporting chemicals for your body mind unit…and create yourself a new.

Yet in all this work we need to do on our Self let us not forget that we are already ONE with All that Is.

And I quote at the end again from The Great WAY from an old text of a Zen Partriachr in China called Sengstan

So too with Being and non-Being.
Don’t waste time in doubts and arguments
that have nothing to do with this.

One thing, all things:
move among and intermingle,
without distinction.
To live in this realization
is to be without anxiety about non-perfection.
To live in this faith is the road to non-duality,
Because the non-dual is one with the trusting mind.

words!
The Way is beyond language,
for in it there is
no yesterday
no tomorrow
no today.END OF QUOTE

We are coming to an end…I thank you for listening and would love to hear from you . Sent me your feedback,comments or question to justbeit13@googlemail.com



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