Ask and it Shall be Given to You…..
Published 16th October 2012
The Duality of the Brain
The above biblical quote is very familiar to so many of us, made popular by successful books such as, “The Secret” and “Law of Attraction”. In fact there are numerous publications, guru’s and websites dedicated to teaching us how to manifest our dreams and desires in order to create our reality, moment by moment. This is achieved using the mind and the brain via step by step instructions involving setting intentions and allowing the “process” to unfold.
Does it work?
Sure it works but it also carries a degree of risk, which appears to be largely disregarded for the risks associated with the process are rarely mentioned.
If we consider the ways that the physical world we live in is set up as dualistic in nature. For example, we have black versus white, hot versus cold, light versus dark, love versus fear and good versus evil. The human body is also set up in this same way. Our autonomic nervous system is made up of two parts that work together synergistically in order to maintain homeostasis at all times. For example, the sympathetic side of the ANS will stimulate the heart rate to increase when required to do so and the parasympathetic side will slow down the heart rate. This is done via the relevant brain receptors and signals and ensures a healthy heart rate is maintained. Stimulating the sympathetic system will generate the production of oxygen, nutrient reserves and energy on demand so that the parasympathetic can regenerate whenever healing is called for anywhere in the body. This dualistic control is crucial for the maintenance of good health and well being and for every sympathetic activity there is an opposite parasympathetic response.
When we use our mind and brain, some may refer to this as “ego”, to manifest our dreams and desires it is easy to forget that the mind is also dualistic. The RHS brain is associated with creativity, feeling, dreaming and, “seeing the bigger picture” and the LHS analytic brain is linked to logic, and rationale. So it would seem sensible to consider that using the mind to create or manifest our physical desires or reality in a step by step process is always at risk of the very opposite being created too. This helps to explain and gain an understanding of the perpetual wars in the world.
Wars on Earth between 1816-2001
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If we each create our individual and collective realities then after so many centuries of practice we would surely expect that disease, poverty and wars would have been replaced long ago with peace and abundance but clearly this is not the case.
The human heart is the only place where there is unity and oneness. There is no duality within the heart so deep within the heart is the best place to learn to create without duality or any negative effects. Creating from the heart is older than our current recorded history but the knowledge of how to do so has faded with time and lack of practice. The ancient Hindu Upanishads describe individuals experiences within the inner heart. Creating from the heart was also taught by the ancient Egyptians and Jeshua ben Joseph, (Jesus) in his early original Aramaic teachings.
The scientists at the Institute of HeartMath have verified the outer and inner fields of the heart.
If you’re unhappy with your current reality and wish to change it then the first step would be to learn how to enter and create within the sacred inner heart in order for your vision to manifest through the inner and outer fields of the heart and ultimately into your physical reality.
There are many books and experienced teachers available and I’d be happy to send you links if you feel drawn to exploring further.
One who meditates, all his knots of his heart, the bondages are opened; all the doubts are eliminated and one becomes gradually free from the fetters of action with ego.
It is indeed the mind that is the cause of men’s bondage and liberation.
Know the self to be sitting in the chariot, the body to be the chariot, the intellect the charioteer, and the mind the reins.
Copyright (c) Sheri Dixon 2011
“Living in the Heart” by Drunvalo Melchidedek