The Vagus Nerve & Compassion: Empathy Heals

The largest nerve in the body is the vagus nerve, which means wandering in Latin. This particular nerve has multiple branches which diverge from two thick stems rooted in the brainstem and cerebellum that reach to the lowest viscera of your intestines, touching the heart and most other organs along the way. Scientists have found, that compassion and empathy for others arouse this nerve, creating higher levels of coherence between all the organs it touches in the process. In a nutshell; feeling compassion for others heals you.

Fear breaks the body down. When we live via the hormones of stress, we activate the survival gene and constant arousal of this gene weakens the immune system and depletes our energy. Love, on the other hand, the polar opposite of fear, which compassion, empathy and gratitude are a byproduct, restores the body.

Take a look at the map of the energy centres in the spine. Each chakra is related to a gland in the endocrine system and has an intelligence of its own. Our energy is constantly moving up and down our spine depending on our state of being. For example, when you feel love, compassion and empathy for others, you’re operating from your centre point, which is the heart chakra. When you express that love via your words and actions, then you’ve moved up into the throat or blue chakra, directly linked to the way we communicate with others and Mercury (the planet of communication in Astrology).

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Conversely, when you live merely from the lower three centres, which are survival or primal centres, you deplete your energy. As a result of your low energy, you’re only going to create more of the same, which means your subconscious programs, habits take you over. To create something new in your life, you need to maintain an elevated state of being. The lowest three energy centres represent fear, survival, our sexual nature (propagation of the species), eating and digestion (which also depletes our energy) and so on.

When people are stressed, they’re more likely to act out of habit. To feel secure from the threats you believe are outside you, then it’s safer to do what feels familiar. This survival mechanism is why change is difficult because the moment they embrace the unknown and step out their comfort zone, their brain allures them to falling back into the familiar.

“Many people struggle with their habits because they lack motivation. Even though they say they genuinely want to change, they don’t seem to want it enough. I know change can be difficult and even scary at times because to change, one has to step outside the comfort zone of their familiar feelings and behaviours to embrace the unfamiliar. The option of reverting into the same patterns, into the comfort zone is always there, but let me tell you that life truly begins where your comfort zone ends.”

The Labyrinth: Rewiring the Nodes in the Maze of your Mind

Now that you see how living from the three lower centres depletes your energy let’s discuss how living from your heart centre repairs your body.

Compassion is fundamental to any spiritual outlook on life. Without the steady foundation of empathy and compassion, one is not going to get very far on their spiritual journey. In a compassionate state, there’s no room for racism, homophobia, nationalism, segregation. You can’t express kindness for one set of people and shun another because they’re skin is a different colour, or they’re sexually attracted to the same gender. Empathy is an all-encompassing state; it has no object; instead, it is the glue that binds us as one cosmic family, united by consciousness.

“Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”

– Albert Einstein

When we live from our centre and express our appreciation and compassion through our actions, we trigger the autonomic nervous system (ANS) to begin to restore our body. Dr Joe Dispenza said that feeling gratitude for just ten minutes triggers over 1300 chemicals in the limbic brain that restores and repairs the body. Higher vibrational states also strengthen the immune system. Have you noticed that people who laugh alot, are naturally kind and easy-going rarely get sick?

Bacteria doesn’t make us sick; they are known as opportunistic bacteria because they wait until the hormones of stress compromise our immune system. We permit them to attack us when we live in fear-based states. If one is living from their centre the majority of the day, however, and the vagus nerve is creating that coherence throughout the heart, the brain and other organs then we’re immune to them.

Many in spiritual communities believe they always need protection from something─some spirit, demon, an energy vampire, or what have you. They don’t understand, though, that the belief they need to be protected is a fear-based state of being. If you believe you need protection, then the universe aligns you with forces you in which you require protection. The best form of protection out there is to live from your centre with love at your core. Nothing of a lower vibration can touch you if you’re in an elevated state.

In this day and age, such division exists between nations and continents due to the limiting beliefs in the various religious, political systems and the media reinforcing the division via movies and the news channels. Be a shining light in a very dark world; go beyond the surface differences you perceive with your senses; attune yourself with the aspect of your nature you share with every form of life on this planet and in the entire cosmos; your consciousness.

“Christ taught that we should love our neighbours as ourselves; this is because our neighbour is our self. We are one consciousness, the same spirit occupying different bodies; the separation we perceive with our five senses is strong, but still an illusion fundamentally.” 

The Labyrinth: Rewiring the Nodes in the Maze of your Mind 

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Lynne McTaggart, the author of the book The Power of Eight, is the founder of the intention masterclass group. She connects and trains groups of individuals from around the world in the art of sending their intentions to places where war is predominant and where healing is desperately needed. McTaggart has found, via her intention experiments that the act of sending healing and loving intentions in groups of at least eight people not only heals those targeted by the group, but it has a transformative effect on the senders’ lives as well!

“The outcome of both the groups and the experiments, amazing though they were, paled in comparison to what was happening to the participants. The most powerful effect of group intention, an effect overlooked by virtually every popular book on the subject, was on the intenders themselves.”

– Lynne McTaggart, The Power of Eight

As Lynne and others are finding, the best way to heal yourself is to enter the state of self-forgetfulness and focus on loving others. When you become no-thing, you merge with all that is.”

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Rewriting the Subconscious

The subconscious operates very much like a computer. Whatever is programmed into it via repetition of certain behaviours and our experiences is what controls the majority of our behaviour and experience of life as a whole until we become conscious of the program!

By the time we reach thirty-five years old, 95% of who we are as a personality is controlled by our subconscious or automatic mind. That means the conscious mind only has 5% of your energy to work with. This is why positive thinking doesn’t work for most people, as their emotions often contradict their thoughts. In order to truly rewrite the program, you have to change your state of being, not just your thoughts!

Your state of being comprises of how you act, how you think, how you feel and what you believe to be most true, at any given moment. Our beliefs are the foundation of all our behaviour. They are essentially the blueprint for our persona and physical reality experience as a whole.

“Your personality creates your personal reality.” ─Dr Joe Dispenza

Your current life is a reflection of the energy you’ve put out on a consistent basis. The external world is very much a mirror of your internal state. Ultimately, your outer world is the program made manifest into tangible form.

Defining your mental and emotional patterns as a computer program can actually help you more easily make the changes you desire. When you realise that most of your automatic thoughts and the emotional reactions to them aren’t really personal but habitual, then you won’t take them personally. You’ll begin to observe them impartially, separating yourself from them. The moment you observe thoughts without allowing them to define is when you disconnect your consciousness from them. This is known by neuroscientists as Metacognition; you literally prune synaptic connections in the brain when you no longer believe them!

The average person has around 80,000 thoughts per day and 90% of those thoughts are the same thoughts they had the day before. When one becomes more conscious and lives in the meditative state for some portion of their day then the number of thoughts decreases. The conscious management of your state of being is one of the keys to rewriting the computer program of your subconscious.

If you have fear-based beliefs unknowingly hijacking your windows of perception then you’ll attract, not only circumstances reflective of those beliefs but also synchronicities as well. Responding differently to these signs which try and reinforce your conditioning is the key to going beyond being defined by the program. I touch on this in my book, The Labyrinth: Rewiring the Nodes in the Maze of your Mind.

“Every time you respond differently to a circumstance or synchronicity that’s attempting to reinforce an old belief, you’re actually reinforcing the new belief! Repetition rewires the subconscious mind, thus, the more you respond in the correct manner to these illusions, the more the process of changing the belief will accelerate. Remember to stay light-hearted throughout this entire process; as it’s simply a game you’re playing with yourself. When you get to the point where you can laugh in the face of the synchronicities adjacent unto the negative beliefs then you have realised freedom.”

─The Labyrinth: Rewiring the Nodes in the Maze of your Mind

The majority of these programs were installed in your brain during the first seven years of your life. This is because the brain is in theta brainwaves during our first seven years, and they are literally hypnotic. Another way of getting into the operating system of the subconscious and changing the blueprint is via the practice of Meditation and visualisation. I recently wrote a blog on the benefits of mental rehearsal and how it affects the brain, please click the link below to read it:

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The state between sleep and waking state is where the magic happens, so to speak. If you get to that state then you enter the quantum field; that domain where all potentials exist simultaneously. If you’re capable of imagining a specific version of yourself or an experience you wish to have then what you’re imagining already exists in some reality in space-time. All you have to do is consistently change your energy (your state of being) to match that reality and eventually, your outer world will bend to the change you make within yourself!

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Here is another technique that’s in my book The Labyrinth: Rewiring the Nodes in the Maze of your Mind. Neville Goddard, the Christian mystic who taught the Law of Attraction in the United States during the mid-twentieth century, would often this to his students.

“When you go to bed at night, before you fall asleep, lay flat on your back and close your eyes. Now, can you imagine how you would feel if you were already free of the habit? How would you feel if you were the person that you desire to be? If you can conjure up the state of being relevant to your desire with your imagination then that version of yourself already exists. Embody the state; feel how it would feel to be the person you desire to be, think the thoughts you would be thinking if you were that person already. Imagine a friend, visualise them in your imagination standing in front of you, converse with them in your imagination; literally, hear their voice. Talk to them about how you used to have the habit and that you have overcome it, and that you will never go back to it again.

Imagine the friend congratulating you, shake their hand, hug them, smell their hair as they embrace you, make a living representation of what would happen in the external world if you were to fully embody such a state and have the physical experience adjacent unto it. Fall asleep in the assumption of freedom and do it every night until you’re free. If you desire to be free of drugs, booze, pornography or anything else you feel isn’t in alignment with your integrity then fall asleep in the state of freedom. When you’re lying in bed and are in that lucid state between sleep and waking state, you’re in the domain of the subconscious. If you’re constantly falling asleep in the assumption of freedom it will eventually rewire itself into the subconscious, thus your beliefs and motivations will automatically change.”

─The Labyrinth: Rewiring the Nodes in the Maze of your Mind

You can’t change the ego with the ego: you can’t fix the subconscious with the limited 5% of the conscious mind. Consciousness is required and consciousness means self-awareness─to first of all, become conscious of the thoughts, beliefs, emotions and habits which no longer serve you and modify them.

Once you change your energy on a consistent basis then your life will change to reflect your new state. Make gratitude your heartbeat and appreciation your breath. Joy is your natural state, once you truly know this you’ll do everything you can to embody it.

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Neuroplasticity: Dissolving the Old-Self

For the most part, the human brain is a record of the past. All our past experiences, memories, beliefs, unconscious perceptions and habits are stored within the circuitry of our brain. The neurological network is a matrix formed by clusters of nerve cells. Many believe that once they’re set in their ways, that it’s, at the very least, extremely challenging to break free of their redundant habits─or, so they thought! 

Thanks to the latest advancements in technology, we now possess the ability to scan the brain and the body while individuals are in altered states of consciousness invoked by spiritual practices such as prayer and meditation. We also know that nerve cells that no longer fire together, no longer wire together, which means that if you cease doing something or thinking a certain way, the pathways in the brain concerning that tendency literally start to dissolve. 

As an example, imagine you were chased by a stray dog when you were a child and were lucky to get inside your home before it bit you. Due to the experience, you develop a phobia of dogs─you’re programmed to believe they pose a threat to your survival. As a result, there will be a cluster of nerve cells in your brain that are representative of the memory and thoughts associated with the experience. 

Now, I know it’s easier said than done, but if you defy your fears, by slowly beginning to interact with dogs again, you’ll start to break apart that cluster of nerve cells that pertain to the phobia. New synaptic connections will emerge in the brain as a result of you changing your belief that all dogs are a threat when in fact, if brought up correctly, most dogs are loving, loyal and caring creatures.

When you respond to circumstances which usually trigger you into fear-based states of being differently, then you also prune their synaptic connections in your brain. Neuroscientists know this process as Metacognition.

Metacognition is the conscious observation of yourself─your habits, mental and emotional patterns, reactions and desires so you can begin to have more control over your responses to external stimuli. Consciousness or self-awareness is the first step to freedom as you can’t change something you don’t see. You must light a match in a dark place to become aware of the old self. 

Living a meditative life means being mindful throughout your day with everything you do─whether you’re walking the dog, washing the dishes or stargazing; the act of living immersed in the still waters of the here and now dissolves the old self. When you embrace the present as it is, and hit that sweet spot of the eternal now, you go beyond what you always believed or imagined was yourself. What many think is their personality is just a jumble of thoughts, emotions, beliefs, habits, likes and dislikes that stem from their past. The true self can only be embraced when one is no longer defined by what they imagine to be their past, however. 

 “Meditation has also been scientifically proven to untangle the nerve cells in the brain that form the old self. Buddhist monks have had their brains scanned by neuroscientists as they sat in altered states of consciousness invoked by transcendental meditation and other practices, and the scientists were amazed at what they beheld. The monk’s frontal lobes lit up as brightly as the sun. They were experiencing levels of bliss, peace, and happiness the scientists hadn’t seen before. Meditation invokes a phenomenon known in neuroscience as neuroplasticity, which is the untangling of the nerve cells or hardwiring in the brain, to make space for new synaptic connections to emerge, which promotes conscious change. Meditation, in this sense, is a fire that burns away the old self. Again, in the Gita, this is known as the Yajna.”

─Craig Woods, The Labyrinth: Rewiring the Nodes in the Maze of your Mind 

The true self isn’t defined by the past as your consciousness is transcendent of space and time. Have you noticed that while you’re doing something you genuinely love, that you’re effortlessly thrust into the present moment? Many people call forms of art or writing self-escapism, for example, as they help one become free of their old self, but I don’t agree as the old self was never their true self in the first place! When you drop what you always believed was you can you fully embrace what is!

The present moment is akin to a fire that burns away the neuropathways in the brain that pertain to your conditioning. Making an effort to connect with the present throughout your day, which includes embracing the unknown as the here and now and the unknown are synonymous, will miraculously transform your life. We have the science now to back it up; it isn’t just a bunch of new age, spiritual philosophy─it is grounded in substantial evidence, we’re living in exciting times, for sure!

Science, in a sense, is only just catching up to the wisdom traditions that have been around since time immemorial. I believe that the Bhagavad-Gita, for example, came from a higher age of consciousness where we were more connected to our divine self and the universe as a whole than we are in this day and age: 

“All karma or effects of actions are completely burned away from the liberated being who, free from attachment, with his mind enveloped in wisdom (the higher self), performs the true spiritual fire rite.”– Bhagavad-Gita 4:23

These timeless truths will never go away, but we’re only as good as our ability to execute and embrace them. Transformation is possible for everyone, and it is much easier than we’re told to believe it is. Drop the belief that change is difficult as the idea will only make the challenge even more complicated than it is; thus, you’ll defeat yourself before you even begin. When you start to untangle yourself from the neurological webs of the illusion of the past, you can embrace the here and now with a set of crystal clear windows of perception! Tranquillity begets clarity. 

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Change your Brainwaves, Change your State of Being

Neuroscience has taken huge strides over the last couple of decades, especially in its studies performed on altered states of consciousness invoked by meditation and prayer. One thing the scientists have discovered is that by focusing our awareness on the space around our body, we slow down our brainwaves, which bring the brain and body into coherence─back into balance.

Have you ever been stargazing? The stars often make me feel at peace, at ease, no matter what kind of day I’ve had, and recently, I’ve realised why…

When you enter your living room, what’s the first thing you notice? Probably the couch, the coffee table, the television or maybe even the pictures on the wall. It’s natural for us to focus on the objects we perceive with our senses. But, what allows those objects to be? What gives them the platform even to exist?

Space! The Final Frontier! These are the voyages─joking, let’s carry on.

Space isn’t empty; it’s brimming with energy and information that is around us at all times. Nikola Tesla, who is regarded as one of the greatest scientists of the last century, said that space is filled with a primary substance, the essence of all things, which he labelled as prana or lifeforce energy. Atoms themselves are 99.9% space. This space is ultimately the consciousness─the fabric of existence.

Convergent focus vs Divergent focus

There are two ways to focus our awareness. A convergent focus is when we narrow our attention on objects in the outer world or on a thought or emotion within ourselves. As a result of such a narrow focus, we live in separation from our timeless self as the smokescreen of linear time covers our awareness. A divergent focus, however, is an opening up of one’s awareness on the space around their body and around them, such as the room they’re occupying, for example.

Neuroscientists have discovered that when we’re living through stress response that we focus on the cause of what triggered us into survival (a convergent focus). Our brainwaves speed up into high-beta, and we get trapped in negative, fear-based thinking and feeling loops because we believe we’re in danger. When one sits down amidst the turbulent emotions they feel and focus their attention on the space around their body and in the room around them (a divergent focus), they slow their brainwaves down. As a result, they change their state of being and move back into alignment.

In laymen’s terms; you can change your state of being and switch off the stress response by focusing on the space around you.

Let’s go stargazing again! As you gaze at those radiant crystals shimmering in the sky, you hone in on the space between you and the stars which slows your brainwaves down. As you calm the electrical storm between your ears, you feel at peace, at ease within yourself. Stargazing changes your state of being and calms the stress response if you’re truly present as you do it.

“The Unmanifested is not only present in this world as silence; it also pervades the entire physical universe as space─from within and without. This is just as easy to miss as silence. Everyone pays attention to the things in space, but who pays attention to space itself?” 

─Eckhart Tolle: The Power of Now

If during meditation one experiences, even if just for a few seconds, stillness, they’re tapping into space within their bodies. When they focus on the space without, they align with the space within. This is because the inner and outer worlds are fundamentally the same─stillness is space in the inner universe.

Learning how to broaden your focus, and making the practice routine enables you to maintain the state of being you prefer throughout your day. Stillness is your essence, your core-self. Living in this essence is the key to discovering joy, peace and happiness that’s independent of outer circumstances.

A consistent practice of meditation is essential in this day and age. Not only does it align us with the space within and around us, but it gives us a place to rest amidst the turbulence of everything happening around us in today’s world. Meditation wraps us in a protective bubble, so situations don’t disturb us. In my book, The Labyrinth: Rewiring the Nodes in the maze of your Mind, I touch on this:

“Emptiness is meditation; it’s a level of consciousness where one is free of thought and emotion. In attaining such freedom, one becomes anchored in stillness. In this state, one transcends the illusion of time and the fearful grip the conditioned mind has on their consciousness.” 

─The Labyrinth: Rewiring the Nodes in the Maze of your Mind

As we awaken more of our true selves, we become aware of the fear-based programs hijacking our consciousness. We realise that our state of consciousness mirrors our perception of the world, and attune to the vast, cosmic intelligence all around us, effortlessly synchronising everything in the manifested universe.

In conclusion, space aligns us with our very own portable paradise. Gaze into the horizon at the beach, watch the sunset or the stars from your balcony at night─learn to consciously switch from a convergent focus to a divergent focus. Most do this without realising, but by making it a conscious practice by focusing on the space around you, you’ll be able to manage your state of being, which can only lead to a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

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The Environment Signals the Gene

For decades, we believed genes created diseases and that there’s no way of avoiding our so-called hereditary curses. We assumed that we’re doomed by our DNA and that there’s no escape. Misconceptions such as these, are being blown out the water by the latest findings in science. We’re living in exciting times, indeed, as we’re not only dissolving generational curses but transcending the concept altogether.

Genes create proteins and proteins are responsible for the structure and function of our body. When we’re living in elevated emotional states such as joy and appreciation, our genes respond by creating healthy proteins equal to those emotions. The autonomic nervous system begins to heal and restore the body, and the immune system is also strengthened when we live in joy and appreciation.

Conversely, when we live via the hormones of stress, the survival gene signalled uses up all of the bodies life force energy because it believes it needs to run, fight or hide to survive. The genes created as a result of the stress response aren’t of good quality─this is how overindulgence in the hormones of stress breaks down the physical body, creating disease.

Conditions such as stress and anxiety break the body down due to the maladaptive inner environment they generate over time. Being conscious of one’s emotional state is the first step one must take if they prefer to live a life of joy, vibrant health and wellbeing.

A bit of realism, of course, as it’s almost impossible to feel joy all the time. Everyone has their triggers─those events, people and circumstances which take them out of their natural state of inner peace and joy. Triggers only pull us out of our true self due to our unconscious reaction to them.

Circumstances, however, no matter how dismal, are rendered powerless without our reaction. The reason the stress response is called the stress response is that it’s our unconscious response to the outer environment, which signals the survival gene.

You’re human─we all get triggered as I just wrote. What matters isn’t that you’re triggered, but how long you choose to dwell in the stress response once you are. Shortening the refractory periods of negative emotional states begins the process of starving your cells of the addictive hormones generated in the brain the moment the survival gene is activated. The more you live in joy and appreciation then you’re body and cells respond positively to the new environment you’re giving them. Your body can be an inferno of hellish, tumultuous emotions or a utopia of light, joy and bliss. The choice becomes yours once you become conscious of your emotional state.

In 2017, I was diagnosed with hypochondria and panic disorder by a therapist because I kept having panic attacks. Losing my best friend of fifteen years, who was my dog, only compounded on top of other issues, I was unconsciously suppressing for years. As I grew up, Mother called me a hypochondriac and often said I was just like her Father, my Grandfather, who also struggled with hypochondria himself.

Knowledge is power. When I stumbled across the work of Bruce Lipton and Joe Dispenza, everything changed. I realised that it wasn’t my genes creating the condition, but that the unconscious belief that I was a hypochondriac literally signalled my genes to express themselves in the same way as my Grandfather’s. The only thing perpetuating the condition was my misaligned perception.

What a profound realisation this was!

At first, it was very uncomfortable. The moment I became fully conscious of that pattern, it got worse. Maybe that’s why they say; ignorance is bliss? The heart palpitations, sweaty palms, bouts of dizziness, sleepless nights seemed to get worse while I integrated the emotional pain trapped in my body due to believing I was someone I was not.

I experienced what some call the dark night of the soul…

I realised, through meditation and shadow work that I had a plethora of fear-based beliefs hijacking my perception, which were perpetuating the condition. Even though it was so painful and uncomfortable for me to stay the same, it felt just as difficult, at first, to leave the familiar and embrace the unknown.

My mind believed I was going to die every day for years. As I look back, I’m thankful for these times, as the stars can’t shine at their brightest unless darkness surrounds them. These so-called, dark days, showed me that I not only yearned to survive but also to thrive. 

The moment I ceased believing that I’m doomed because of my genes, my perception of myself and the world radically changed for the better. Unconsciously gobbling up those beliefs from my Mother, signalled my genes to function in the same ways as my ancestors. And who knows how long that pattern has been in my family? I’m proud to state that it ends with me─no more! I wouldn’t wish that hell upon anyone.

My first book, The Labyrinth: Rewiring the Nodes in the Maze of your Mind, is spreading like wildfire. I wrote it to teach people how to utilise honest methods of introspection and meditation to bring their unconscious programs into consciousness so they can transcend their habitual process and retrieve their energy from the old self.

Our reaction to the outer world signals our genes. All circumstances are neutral until our mind defines them as either beneficial or life-threatening. The conditioned mind often defines situations automatically in a fear-based way because it’s desperate to survive; thus, it believes there’s a threat around every corner to stay safe.

This is no way to live; however, my friends. As I just wrote, you’re here to thrive, not only survive. None of us is getting out of this life alive. We might as well embrace the unknown, go ahead, take the dive!

Our environment is powerful. Quite often, the people we spend the most time with shape our personality. If we’re not careful and selective while interacting with others, we may take on certain traits, beliefs and behaviours which don’t benefit us. Some good people aren’t necessarily good for you. If you spend too much time around them, their destructive tendencies begin to rub off on you. We all have family members and friends with such traits, and may even have some self-sabotaging habits ourselves.

I’m an open book about my past. I was a drug addict for almost a decade of my life. From the tender age fourteen to twenty-three, I was taking all kinds of substances to run away from myself. Why? Because I couldn’t cope with the emotions of the survival gene I was unknowingly switching on at the time. When my addictions dissolved, over a decade ago now) I had to come to terms with why I was geared towards them in the first place.

“It is most important to know that sinners or saints are largely made through the company they keep. If a sinner is willing to mend his ways and decides to live in the company of saints, he is bound to change, while a careless spiritual man will deteriorate in the company of wicked people.”

─Paramahansa Yogananda

Even though I’ve overcome the addictions and don’t feel tempted in any way, if I spent time with people doing the drugs in front of me all the time, my genes would (my reaction to my outer environment) express themselves in the same way they did when I was an addict! The result is that my cells would start to crave the drugs once more. Changing your outer environment for the better is tremendously vital for creating a better life. I write from experience and the bottom of my heart.

As Christ once said to his disciples; you can’t put new wine into old wineskins. What he means is you can’t create a new life from an old state of being, and you most certainly can’t if you’re still surrounded by the same people, situations which created your current life. Changes must be made within and without!

Get away from negative influences. Even if you have to leave behind someone you believe is your best friend, they’re most likely only keeping you around to reinforce their inclinations. I had to leave many of my friends behind because their substance abuse wasn’t good for me to be around. You can always fall back into negative patterns. Be careful, as the more you advance on the path, the more darkness you’re able to perceive around you.

Become more conscious of your patterns and habits. Take an honest look at yourself and see where you’re self-sabotaging. Also, take note of your triggers and shorten your refractory periods by meditating and changing your state of being once you’re triggered. The more you starve the old-self who feeds off your survival gene, the more you’re feeding the ever-new-self who feeds off your thrival gene.

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The Benefits of Mental Rehearsal

Nowadays, modern science is vastly catching up with what the ancients have been teaching since time immemorial: the impact our thoughts have on our experience of physical reality. One thing scientists are coming to terms with is that, if performed in the correct state, there is no difference in mental visualisation and outer experiences─both affect the brain in the same way. 

Recently, there was a study done on people who’d never played the piano. The subjects were split into two groups; one was taught one-handed chords for five days by a professional musician─the other meditated one hour for five days, mentally rehearsing themselves playing the same chords. The results amazed the scientists─those who visualised playing the chords could play them as well as those taught by the musician! The experiment, and many like it, confirms that the act of mentally rehearsing scenes in one’s imagination rewires circuitry in our brains, priming it ahead of the actual experience.

This process can help one acquire new skill sets at an accelerated rate! 

Are there new abilities you wish you had but lack the confidence or motivation to practice? Are there experiences you want to have? Do you desire to make changes to your perception but struggle shaking off the old self? The good news is that if you visualise being the versions of yourself, you prefer consistently─you eventually become them. 

For example, if you’re an author, get into a meditative state and visualise yourself at a book signing, being congratulated for writing a best-seller. If you desire to start drawing manga or cartoons, visualise yourself drawing and colouring masterpieces. Are there any bad habits you want to drop? Imagine yourself overcoming the temptations whenever they arise in your reality, as temptation never goes away─you can only change the way you respond to them. Do you wish to embody divine qualities like kindness, joy, understanding and compassion? Imagine yourself responding to people in such a manner! 

“The imagination is just like any other muscle in the body, the more you use it, the stronger it gets.” ─Bob Ross, The Joy of Painting

Utilising the imagination consciously and lovingly is the key to manifesting your dreams. Too many people’s minds are allowed to run on autopilot for the majority of their day─they’re living unconsciously. 

According to neuroscience, the average person lives in the hormones of stress for around 70% of their day! That’s 70% of your life under the stress response unless you train the imaging faculty.

“Your imagination can be your best friend or your worst enemy; it all depends on how you use it. This is why in the Catholic tradition, the Blessed Virgin Mary is displayed on many statues and paintings standing on a serpent. The serpent is our creative power, and it must be tamed. The imagination must be trained; otherwise, we may harm ourselves by unconsciously creating ourselves into disaster, which is what many in our society individually, and collectively are doing. The unconscious use of the imagination is the main reason the world is in the state we find it in today. We must become masters of our inner world. Indeed; it’s mastery of the word that leads us to emancipation.”

─ The Labyrinth: Rewiring the Nodes in the Maze of your Mind 

During the visualisation process, it’s essential to hold onto the feelings the practice generates. When your dreams crystalise as a tangible reality, you’ll no doubt feel appreciation for life. This is why it’s crucial to feel gratitude in advance for the experiences that have yet to come─linearly speaking. It’s also wise to drop the image you’ve created in your imagination after locking into the state, as the vision of your physical mind pales in comparison to the manifesting power of the higher self. 

The visualisation process helps you lock into the state of your fulfilled desire so the universe can bend to that reality. The fruits of your labours are reflected unto you if you do it consistently─you’ll pull the synchronicities and opportunities to you. Consistency is the key. Make this creative process routine!

“The hardest part about change is not waking up and doing the same thing you did the day before.” ─Dr Joe Dispenza

A morning and evening practice of meditation, gratitude and visualisation, if done consistently, manifests positive changes in your reality. In this day and age, the moment a person opens their eyes, they grab their phone, check their e-mails, Facebook, Instagram─they check into the world while checking out of their dreams. Taking the time to nurture yourself, to set your intentions at the start of each day is essential to realising your dreams. 

The only question is; how much do you really want them? Many say they’re passionate about manifesting their dreams, starting a new business, creating a website or writing a book yet their actions don’t match that passion. Life is a lot shorter than you think. Many die without realising their dreams.

Don’t be one of them!

“The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.” ─Bruce Lee

If you’re reading this blog, then it’s time to start pursuing those dreams you’ve been holding back on. The universe is telling you to get off your ass and start taking charge of your life. Only you can do it; no one can do it for you. You’ve been given the go-ahead in this very moment. The universe WILL support you in your endeavours if you act with passion and integrity. 

Now, go and create the life you know you deserve. 

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Align with Your Promised Land

Before incarnating in physical reality, you made specific agreements with the collective consciousness. You agreed on the role you’d play in the game of life, which karmic themes you’d be exploring and also your life’s purpose, which is intrinsic to the desires of your heart.

Many are living under a tremendous amount of self-created pressure. According to recent studies, the average person is subject to the hormones of stress for 70% of their day. Unless you make the required changes, that’s 70% of your life in the stress response. How can we be happy and live an enjoyable life if we’re stressed the majority of it? How can we align with our dreams and desires if we’re living in survival? We’re motivated by fear and anxiety when we’re stressed; thus, we can’t enjoy life in such a state. Inner peace must become your priority if you’re to align with the divine plan.

The main reason people are so stressed out is that they don’t trust in the way their life is unfolding.

I define the Promised Land as the fulfilment of your God-given purpose in life. Those activities, hobbies, talents and interests which set your soul ablaze are no coincidence─your passion is your purpose. This is why you need to be true to yourself and not the beliefs of those around you. Until you liberate your perception from the beliefs of those around you, you’ll never reach your personal Promised Land, as you’ll be too busy searching for someone else’s!

“The universe is centre everywhere circumference nowhere.”

─Paramahansa Yogananda

The Promised Land is your natural state, your core vibration, which is unique unto itself, just as you as an individual, are unique. According to Yogananda, every single atom is conscious and imbued with the intelligence of creation, which is the universal mind─the source. Every soul, every fragment of the infinite consciousness, can’t be replicated by another.

If you consistently embody your natural state by focusing on the present without resistance, you align with the divine plan─the desires of your heart manifest in perfect timing as a result. To maintain such a state is to allow life to unfold the way it needs to, and not the way you believe it should. Of course, it would be unrealistic to expect someone to maintain the state all day. Once you’ve noticed that you’ve fallen from grace, however, it’s important to move back into the flow as soon as possible. By doing so, you learn to surrender to the power built into your consciousness.

When people generally hear the word surrender, they believe it means to give up their power or control, and on the level of the ego, it does. You aren’t just the ego; however, you’re also a Higher Self, a Soul and an Oversoul, which are ready to support you with their nonlinear intelligence the moment you get out of your own way. True surrender then, is to recognise to the power latent within the deepest crevice of your heart.

As I wrote previously, the core vibration of your individualised consciousness, can’t be replicated by another. No matter how many star systems you travel to in the vastness of infinity, you’d never find another you─and that is your power. Your core vibration is a current that leads you to your purpose─the state attracts everything you require to fulfil your destiny. Have you noticed how many of the things you wanted a couple of years ago now is already yours? You may not have even realised it, but the universe has already fulfilled your needs. It’s only your linear, timebound mind that refuses to believe so.

The key is a level of faith that borders on unshakable. You can help develop your confidence in the order of things by examining your life. Look back at all the times you’ve been supported by existence. Even the situations you felt were undesirable the moment they manifested, later, you found out they were necessary to teach you things you needed to learn. My point is that all situations can serve you positively if you tweak your perspective of them.

Everyone naturally feels inclined toward certain forms of activity. Yet, many are afraid to follow the call that echoes out their hearts. Doing what you feel called to do goes hand in hand with aligning with the Higher Self. If you lack the self-belief and confidence to go after your passion, you must dig into your unconscious to discover the beliefs preventing you from doing so.

Many hold themselves back because they’re afraid of what others think. The irony is that most of those people are also scared to follow their passion. Be a shining example for those who are around you daily. Show them, with your actions, that they’re as capable as achieving their dreams as you are by manifesting yours before their eyes.

When you muster up the courage to act on your passion, you realise that while performing such actions, you feel free, light and at peace. This is because the impressions of the past fall away the instant we do what we love. We’re plunged into our natural state when the fires of passion set our heart ablaze, as that fire burns the debris of the fear-based beliefs adjacent to the old self.

You’ll only miss your purpose if you continue to live via the hormones of stress most of the time. I’m not saying that you won’t have challenges when you move into your natural state, as it can bring up residual pain that needs transmuting. Challenges such as these, are also part of your destiny and should be validated the moment they arise. What I mean is, however, living under the hormones of stress all the time won’t only break your body down, but it also moves you out of alignment with the synchronising flow of the universe. The path of least resistance is in the flow.

Swimming against the current is the most exhausting thing you can do. When you let go and allow the current to guide you through your intuitive perception, you realise the effortlessness that comes along with being in harmony with existence.

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The Metamorphosis of the Ego

Life is an adventure of transformation. One of shedding who you believed you were to embodying your true self; the metamorphosis of the ego is why we incarnated on this beautiful world.

According to neuroscience, most of our conditioning happens during the first seven years of our lives; this is because children’s brains are significantly more receptive adults. Theta brain waves (which their brains are locked in) are hypnotic. Kids are easily programmed in this state of being; they learn things quickly through observing their environment. By the time they’ve become teenagers, there’s a cocoon of unconscious beliefs obscuring their true self.

Nature is full of symbols that can actually, reflect the journey we go through in the rediscovery of our true nature amidst a web of lies if we look at them correctly.

The transformation the caterpillar experiences to become a butterfly, one of nature’s most adored creatures, is comparable to the awakening process many are undergoing.

The caterpillar stage of the insect’s life resembles when we walk the earth without the awareness that there are wings or great potential latent in us; waiting to be activated.

Many who are reading will likely know how it feels to live below your potential; trapped in patterns (emotional, mental, habitual) you can’t shake off. I have lost count of the number of times my conscience ate me alive every time I walked home from a night out with the lads. I knew I had more inside me, but I didn’t know what.

Looking back at that version of myself, I feel nothing but compassion and great appreciation for him. I cherish those caterpillar days because, without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

The contrast those days gave me enabled me to see the light of my truth; we can only see the stars glow at their most radiant when they are surrounded by darkness, so too, do we realize our truth after experiencing what isn’t.

After so many disappointments in my young life; allowing my happiness to be dependent on external conditions, I realized that no one or no-thing was ever going to give me the joy I craved. Everything in this world is transitory; having a beginning and an end. Many believe they’ll find eternal happiness in the forever fleeting experiences of the cosmic drama, only to hit brick walls thanks to the primrose paths their false beliefs lured them down. When I had this realisation, I decided to become a hermit; this is what’s known as the cocoon or more fitting with this article, the chrysalis phase.

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My book, The Labyrinth: Rewiring the Nodes in the Maze of your Mind, link below

“The majority of the people in our society are copying and conditioning one another in a fear-based way. As a result of this, they’ve bought into countless negative beliefs that reside in the dark tomb of their unconscious mind. People often choose to perpetuate behaviour in alignment with these beliefs and out of alignment with their integrity, mainly because everyone around them is doing the same; monkey see, monkey do.”

─The Labyrinth: Rewiring the Nodes in the Maze of your Mind

When the caterpillar begins its metamorphosis, it stops eating, hangs upside down from a twig or a leaf and spins itself a silky chrysalis; within this protective casing, the insect transforms its body, to eventually emerge as a butterfly.

There were many inner demons I had to confront during those times of great solitude. Much meditation and introspection were required for me to become aware of the beliefs wrapped around the core of my true self. These fear-based perceptions convinced me to behave out of alignment with the light of my truth and to fear illogicalities. I realised there was a plethora of limiting beliefs hijacking my perception; they’d always been there; I was unaware of them as I walked the earth as the caterpillar.

We’re not capable of acting or perceiving beyond our current level of consciousness. I was unaware of fear-based beliefs as I lacked the awareness to see them at the time. Many beat themselves up because they lack the awareness to see the patterns within themselves, but I encourage you to be gentle with yourself. We’re always shown what we need to know in perfect timing; this includes the lies in our mind which force us to misperceive reality.

There were many aha moments when I realised how illogical it was to believe in such limiting and self-defeating ways. Awareness of my unconscious beliefs has freed me more than anything else has. Our social conditioning forms a chrysalis around our consciousness that obstructs our wings from spreading, but there’s another interesting fact about what happens in the chrysalis before the caterpillar emerges as a butterfly.

Scientists have conducted various studies on caterpillars while they were in their transformation. In one test, they purposely broke the chrysalis prematurely while keeping the insect intact, only to discover that by interrupting the natural metamorphosis we inhibit its growth. The struggle the creature undergoes to escape its chrysalis gives it the strength it needs to develop its wings; when we do the work for it, the insect doesn’t reach its potential.

The very same can be said for each one of us.

Many are struggling to break free from the chrysalis of societies lies wrapped around their essence since they emerged from the womb. The struggle, however, doesn’t need to be defined negatively. The ups, the downs; the good days, the bad days, the emotional rollercoasters; the challenges are what help us grow. I’m not saying, in any way, shape or form, that we MUST suffer to evolve; but I don’t know one human being who hasn’t suffered so we’re not there as a species yet.

The challenges, the tests, the trials, form your wings. They develop your character, humble you, and break-down what isn’t you so what is can emerge. Try to see everything in life even-mindedly as the Bhagavad-Gita teaches. Go beyond humanity’s definitions of right and wrong. All things manifest to help you expand and become the butterfly you were created you to be. What you believe is inhibiting is helping you realize your potential. Let it be; trust in your process, allow everything to be okay, as it is.

One day, you’ll look down at your empty chrysalis, in the transcendental bliss of your natural state, flying in pristine skies with fluttering wings; thankful for the struggles you experienced as the caterpillar. My wish is that you all learn to use your wings in this year of 2020; embodying levels of joy, bliss and love you never thought possible. May the love of the source guide you in all you do.

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Be Still, Be Chill: Align With The Divine Will

Stillness is our fundamental nature; it is the essence of who we are. Most of the time, there is a whirlwind of thoughts and emotions fluctuating within us; in the eye of that storm dwells our consciousness. Beyond the turbulence of the human condition exists a transcendent reality which is untouched by the transitory, forever fleeting scenes of the cosmic drama. This reality is one with the divine and is your true self.

“Stillness is God.” ─Paramahansa Yogananda

Of course, the majority of us can’t be still at all times. We’re not Eckhart Tolle or Ramana Maharshi! And, I don’t believe the purpose of life is to walk around thoughtless all day. If that were the case, then we’d get nothing done. Since we require an ego to exist in physical reality, it’s essential to have a foot in both realms; finding a balance between the person and the spirit is the key.

Thoughts, for the most part, are harmless as long as your conscious of them. They usually only control our behaviour when we’re not aware they are spinning on the carousel of our mind. The moment we believe in what the automatic ramblings of our conditioning are telling us, our perception becomes distorted by fearful emotions.

Our beliefs are powerful! They are the building blocks of our subjectivity. Most of what we experience is the result of our imaginings. Life itself is a daydream of the soul. The rest is the result of the agreements we made on a soul level before incarnating to play the game of physical reality.

What is God’s Will?

I use the term, God loosely, but define God’s Will as the promise the divine encoded into you when your source spawned your consciousness into existence. Every person has a purpose for being; otherwise, they wouldn’t exist. We all have a mission to accomplish in this world, and when we fulfil that purpose, we either choose to experience something else or pull down the curtains on the play of our life.

Everything the divine has promised you (which is the true desires of the uncontaminated heart) is already working its way toward you. But you push them away by believing in things which are not true. Resistance to the way your life unfolds prevents you from aligning with the dreams of your innermost child─this is why it is essential to let go of those beliefs which hold you back, motivate you in ways that don’t work for you and that convince you that you’re someone you’re not. When you release what isn’t truly representative of you, then you experience what is.

For techniques on how to identify and drop the disempowering beliefs in your unconscious, refer to my book, The Labyrinth: Rewiring the Nodes in the Maze of your Mind. (Link Below)

Stillness is the divine within you. When you find yourself worrying or resisting the way life is panning out before your eyes, then move back into the silence. Allow that stillness, that joy, that inner peace to infuse your mind with faith-filled thoughts. Stillness gives us clarity; it reminds us of the big picture whenever we lose touch of it. Via our intuition, we know that everything is working out for our benefit even if we don’t see how it could be.

“Stillness is your pure consciousness, your unconditioned self. The core of your being is the Holy Kutastha Chaitanya, which remains untouched by the dual-bound nature of the physical realm. When you begin to identify with this core, your life will blossom naturally like the rose does in springtime. You will flow gracefully in the unknown, anchored within the still-waters of the eternal present, and will behold just how loved and supported you are by your God.”

─Craig Woods, The Labyrinth: Rewiring the Nodes in the Maze of your Mind

When you live in a state of acceptance, you see that everything works in your favour. You may not know why something happens the moment it arises, but one day, you’ll look back and say; “Ah, so that’s why that happened!” How many times have you done it already? Trust in the way your life is unfolding; allow it to blossom like a rose.

Let us redefine the law of attraction because we don’t attract anything as everything we truly need is already trying to find us. Let’s name it the law of allowance. Let’s surrender to the divine plan of our Higher Self; that aspect of our consciousness that is aware it’s connected to everyone, and everything.

So, keep it simple, my friends; be still, be chill, and align with God’s Will.

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Your Comfort Zone is Anything but Comfortable!

We all have fears and challenges we must overcome if we’re to realise our full potential. You may be in the midst of a challenging period as you’re reading these words─hopefully, they’ll inspire you to step outside your comfort zone and embrace life in its totality.

Life begins where your comfort zone ends; I know it’s a cliche, but it’s true. Scientists, in recent years, have discovered that wallowing in fear-based emotional and mental patterns breaks us down on every level. The more identified we are with thoughts and emotions that reflect our past trauma, the more susceptible we are to disease. Our comfort zone slowly kills us without us, even realising─thus; it’s anything but comforting!

Epigenetics, thanks to the work of the Bruce H. Lipton PhD, (a scientist under-appreciated his contribution to society) discovered that our perception of the environment signals our genes. In a nutshell; once we change our perception, we also change our gene expression. What do genes do? They create proteins, and proteins oversee the structure and function of our body.

Many who suffer from chronic forms of anxiety, for example, their unconscious perception of the outer world signals their genes to create proteins equal to the hormones of stress. The result is that the proteins won’t be of good quality as the proteins generated by fear-based emotions are significantly weaker than the ones created by elevated feelings such as gratitude, compassion and joy. The immune system is also considerably weakened when one lives in survival.

As soon as the average person opens their eyes, a negative thought arises in their mind, and they believe it unconsciously, which triggers fear in the body. They then resist that fear, which only creates more thoughts equal to it. This process is how people get caught up in fear-based thinking and feeling loops; before they know, it─they’ve spent the majority of their day in an anxious state. The fight or flight response is detrimental to our longevity as it uses up the bodies vital, life-force energy to secrete hormones in the limbic brain. Anxious people get tired quickly for this very reason. We must become conscious of patterns of this nature to transcend them.

A USEFUL PRACTICE: 

Can you sit with your eyes closed for five minutes and observe your thoughts without believing in them? Watch them impartially─just as the clouds pass you by in the sky on a summer’s day, so do your thoughts in the sky of your inner world. The thoughts aren’t even the problem, as most of them are automatic; the issue is your belief in them. They most likely reflect your past and have nothing to do with who you are today.

These patterns are the residue of the past, which colours the way you perceive the present; thus, your body believes it is re-experiencing the traumas. Neuroscience has proved that 90% of the thoughts we have today are the same thoughts we had the day before; becoming conscious of your inner world is the first step to dissolving the old self─who survives on memories to give itself a sense of continuity.

Your perception of the environment or the memories between your ears are what triggers fear in the body. You don’t feel any form of fear without believing something to be true─please, contemplate on this for a moment. You wouldn’t feel scared if you didn’t think, on some level, you or your identity was in danger. Anxiety is an indicator that you’re believing something awful is about to happen to you when, in reality; it’s most-likely only happening in your imagination. We can turn on the stress response by believing in our thoughts.

Many teachers instruct one to be fully present with their fear-based emotions and accept them as they arise, and I agree. We must fully embrace what the present moment contains as nothing goes away until it’s taught us what it needs to teach us. Now, this doesn’t mean wallow in the emotions─acceptance is key to realising them, as resistance creates blockages in our emotional body.

When fear arises in your body, stop whatever you’re doing for a second and close your eyes. Take a couple of slow, deep breaths to centre yourself in the here and now. Accept what is. Allow the emotion to be there, as it has come up to help you enlighten the dark tomb of your unconscious.

What most teachers don’t teach, however, is that we should also question these emotions after we’ve accepted them. I’m not saying analyse them with the thinking mind, as to do so will most likely only reinforce the patterns as the thoughts we have while feeling fear only reflect that fear. Be present and curious when you question the emotion you feel. After accepting the emotion for some time, you’ll feel your vibration begin to raise─when it does is the time to investigate the resistance as you can see more of what’s inside you when you’re operating on a higher frequency.

In a curious state, ask yourself questions along the lines of:

“What do I believe is going to happen to me? What do I believe is wrong with me? What must I believe is true to generate this emotion? How is my perception misaligned right now?” 

Once you identify the unconscious perceptions, you’ll probably laugh when you realise how nonsensical they are! And when you do giggle at the falsity cocooned around the core of your consciousness─you can no longer keep believing it. Awareness dissolves the beliefs automatically.

As you grew up, you were most likely influenced by your parents, school teachers and friends in a fear-based way; and most of this conditioning occurred in the first seven years of your life. The brain of a newborn is in a different state than adults, they are in theta, and theta brainwaves are hypnotic; children adapt to their environment through observation alone.

As a result, people have a plethora of unconscious, fear-based beliefs hijacking their perception. Why do I define it as hijacking? Because they aren’t conscious of them; people are generally unaware of most of the things they believe about themselves and life as a whole. Hence why they’re smacked by random waves of emotions and have no idea why their body is activating the stress response; it’s because they’re unaware of their unconscious perceptions.

“Until you make the unconscious, conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” ─Carl Jung

Fear-based beliefs form the basis of all negative mental and emotional patterns. Some correlate these emotions to emotional memories, but that is what beliefs ultimately are because we only believe things result of our experiences in the world.

Early in life, I discovered why it’s essential to become aware of our unconscious perceptions. I was born twenty-seven days prematurely, and I know that being born so early can create complications in some of the babies organs as they grow up. Eight weeks later, I was rushed into hospital as Mother noticed I was really pale and hardly breathing. The doctors quickly scanned me to see that I had inflammation on my aorta, (the largest artery in the body, I think, correct me if I’m wrong).

That day, I had life-saving surgery in which the doctors repaired my aortic valve, and I’ve been healthy ever since, thanks to the grace of the divine, and of course─Mother, who’s intuition saved my life. Every couple of years, I revisit the hospital and get an MRI scan just to make sure that everything’s still in working order. Thirty-three years later, so far, so good, I’m in the best shape of my life.

Over the last few years, however, I was afraid to exercise as I become conscious of many fear-based perceptions around the experience I had when I was but a newborn. I grew up with Mother drilling the notion that I had a heart condition in my head (even though it wasn’t my heart they repaired, but the aortic valve). So, whenever my heart beats fast after exercise, my body would automatically go into panic mode—not exercising become a comfort zone for me. I was scared to walk up steep hills, go running or even climb stairs at one point. Anything that could trigger my heart rate to go up, I tried to avoid because I somehow believed they would give me a heart attack, when, in fact, the complete opposite is the truth.

This comfort zone would have depleted my health significantly if I stayed in it because exercise is good for the heart. I read that just twenty minutes of walking, five times a week can lower your chances of a stroke or heart attack by 30%. Our heart is a muscle, and it wants to pump, not out of fear, but due to exercising in joy─staying physically active is a fundamental key to a healthy life.

I believed if I avoided exercise that I’d be safe. Yet, avoiding exercising broke my body down; I become weak. My muscles were sore all the time. I laid in bed a lot, doing nothing. I was under the regime of this unconscious perception and had no idea. Imagine if I would have stayed in that pattern for another ten years? I’d probably weigh about 400 lbs by the time I was 40!

Now, if I wouldn’t have questioned my fear, then I wouldn’t have become aware of this deadly, yet illogical pattern that was controlling my behaviour. Avoiding the ordinary, everyday things of life is never the way forward. Push through the fear and do them anyway, because every time you avoid something out of fear, you reinforce those fears within yourself even more. In modern psychology, this process is called safety behaviours. 

For years, I’d suffer from anxiety; heart palpitations, dizziness, vomiting, you name it. And truth be told I’m still on the healing path as I believe healing and the expansion of consciousness never ends. Ultimately, it was the erroneous belief that I had something wrong with my heart that was the source of my grief.

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In Japanese culture, Kintsugi (金継ぎ, “golden joinery”), also known as Kintsukuroi (金繕い, “golden repair”), is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique.

To me, my heart is more beautiful now; it’s has been filled with the radiant gold of divine love and joy. I’m truly blessed and thankful to be here, writing this blog for you. I also believe this is why it happened to me, as there are no accidents in life. I went through all that trauma to be able to speak and write from my own experiences for you. I genuinely believe that if I never the life-saving surgery that I wouldn’t have written my book, The Labyrinth: Rewiring the Nodes in the Maze of your Mind. 

Your comfort zone will ultimately kill you if you don’t step into the unknown and out of your fear-based thinking and feeling patterns. Dr Joe Dispenza, once said that just by feeling gratitude for ten minutes, we release over 1200 chemicals in the body which begin to heal and restore it.

Know thyself! Examine your comfort zone, with awareness. Question those patterns which keep you locked in the same uncomfortable state, day in day out. Just as I discovered how illogical it was to avoid exercising, you’ll find a host of irrational beliefs which convince you to avoid things you shouldn’t.

The moment you begin to embrace a new state of being by altering your perception, you’ll start to create better proteins which will, in turn, improve the structure and function of your body. Make appreciation your heartbeat. Yes, it’s going to be uncomfortable initially, because your body is addicted to the thoughts and feelings reflective of your past. You have to be inspired enough to want to change. You don’t need to hit rock bottom or catch some disease to force you to realign your perception─change yourself consciously.

I hope this blog helped shed some light on how detrimental our comfort zone is to our health and wellbeing. May you transcend the illusions of your past and embrace your present, without distortion.

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