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I hear music, up above my head

Source: I hear music, up above my head


Posted July 14, 2017 by dranilj1 in Creative Thinking

Understanding Our Inherent Creative Ability

Every human is a creator. Creativity is an essential part of being human, as essential as walking, talking and thinking. Creativity is the natural law of life and is inherent in all of us. We are all born as spontaneous creative thinkers. We experience creativity every time a new idea explodes into our minds and we can call for creativity when we want it.

Dictionary says that “create” means to bring into existence something that is new, something that did not exist before. We imagine creators as people struggling against odds, trying to craft new inventions, music or art that is novel, fresh, unique. We think that prior training and skills are crucial in the creative process. Someone who doesn’t know arithmetic will never be a mathematician. A tone-deaf person can never compose music.

When we speak about creativity, creative ability, creative power or accessing creative power, we think of creativity and creative power as having creative ideas which can solve the problems we face. We see creativity as something we do or someplace we go to get a creative idea. We see acting externally in the world to manifest the idea we have as creativity. We do not see what needs to occur inside us to create the space for the creative idea to arise. We do not see how learning about how the physical world works are necessary to access the creative power to act to manifest the desired creation. We fail to bridge the point of the inner and the outer to understand our inner creative power and the outer creative power.

Releasing our unlimited creativity is applicable to any or all aspects of life: Spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, private, professional, social, individually and/or collectively within a group or organization. It spans the spectrum from simply finding creative solutions or innovative ideas to respond to any set of conditions we face to recreating our life or creating an alternative way to live our life. It can be used to create health, inner satisfaction, and a variety of other objectives.

One theory of human origins postulates that millions of years ago, life began on earth from a mathematically impossible chemical reaction caused by a lightning strike to a slimy pond of chemicals—that over a period of time, through incredible non-intelligent processes, first formed into a microscopic acid, then to an amoeba, then to a slug, eventually to an ape, and finally to a man who can sit down, be still and think back and ask: How did I come to be here? At what point did chemicals and lightning and the passage of time supposedly create the inimitable human mind?

No matter how much we dissect, investigate and postulate, the knowledge of origins has to be revealed by an Originator. The real truth of origins and why man is on Earth is known, is extremely well documented, and is so much more inspiring, rational and satisfying than the wild imaginations of evolutionary theory. Education, religion, and science can get a lot further down the path to understanding of human origins and purpose only if those who study origins simply took a fresh look at the abilities of their own minds.

Where does the wisdom come from that make creativity possible? Legendary physicists Werner Heisenberg and Niels Bohr thought deeply about creativity in science. In any great scientific discovery, he said, “We find the often disturbing and happy experience: ‘It is not I; I have not done this.’ Still, in a certain way it is I — yet not the ego … but … a more comprehensive self.” What is this “more comprehensive self”? I suggest that it is a domain of consciousness that is infinite in space and time, in which all information resides. Throughout history, it has been called many names: The Source, the Absolute, God, Goddess, Allah, Universe. It’s an ancient idea, this universal, unitary consciousness. The premise surfaced during the nineteenth century in the philosophy of transcendentalism.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, wrote: There is one mind common to all individual men … What Plato has thought, he may think; what a saint has felt, he may feel; what at any time has befallen any man, he can understand. Who has access to this universal mind is a party to all that is or can be done, for this is the only and sovereign agent. Emerson called this single, universal mind the Over-soul.

Scientists agree on the principle of the unification of minds or consciousness. The multiplicity is only apparent, in truth, there is only one mind. Deep down, the consciousness of human species is one and if we don’t see this it’s because we are blinding ourselves to it. The possibility is that the minds of exceptionally creative people would be in spontaneous, direct, though not necessarily conscious, interaction with other minds within the creative process itself. In this perspective, the One Mind can function as the Source of all the ingredients anyone could ever need to formulate a new idea, paint or sculpt a work of art. Tapping into the Source is the goal of most creative individuals.

The door to creativity is often opened during meditation, reverie or dreams, in which time is perceived as an eternal present in which the divisions of past, present, and future meld into an all-encompassing now. In this state, it is not just the separations in time that disappear, but also separations between people and things. This experience is common. It often erupts spontaneously, as when we are transfixed by a plangent musical note or a wolf’s midnight howl. During these moments, if fortune smiles, we can become an individual who knows, for a while, “everything there was to know.”

We are destined to take responsibility for finishing the creation of the universe now suffering from decay. It is our awesome destiny to be born into the God Family and bring life to myriads of lifeless planets scattered into the deep blackness of space. Humans were created to create! We will use that creativity forever.

Posted July 14, 2017 by dranilj1 in BODY_MIND_HEART_SPIRIT

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Changes That Occur When You Pay Attention

Being able to pay close attention is hard to accomplish due to the fact that a person’s attention is dragged in so many different directions during one particular moment. Attention takes many dimensions and unlike what many people think about having focus, it also involves information, which one’s brain is trying to filter.

Our attention is directed in two ways. One is overt attention which involves moving of eyes towards something in order to pay attention to it and the second is the covert attention which is paying attention to something, but without moving the eyes. The brain patterns in overt or covert attention are different. Depending on the one that we are paying attention to, certain parts of one’s brain begin to resonate at the same rate as that of the intensity of our attention and it is possible to tell whether a person is on an overtly or covertly attention.

The filtering ability of the brain is indeed a key for attention. Apparently, this is missing in some people especially those with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, thus they hardly restrain any distractors. This means they are not able to sustain extended focus, even on a single task.

The front part of a person’s brain is responsible for higher cognitive functions. It works as a filter to let into the brain just the right information, which will enable a person to pay attention. Now, there is an opportunity for using cognitive brain-machine interfaces; especially, for those suffering from the stroke who are not able to speak or write. Using cognitive brain-machine interfaces, it is now possible to have computers, which could help people understand the thoughts of a person in a coma through the use of brain patterns.

The Perpetual Delusion of Separation


We think we are separate from others and the world around us. We think when we are separate from the rest of the world, we can be unattached and objective. With this illusion of separation and being objective, we believe we can manipulate and control ourselves without external influence. We make everything else objects that can be observed, manipulated and controlled. We think we can control other people, animals and nature around us and even God to meet our wishes.

This separation is an illusion. This is a view that arises from within the mind of an individual. We are essentially connected to our environment. Our environment exists the way it does only because we observe it the way we do. How we, as society, have chosen to view and perceive the world is an illusion that we have created. How we as an individual have chosen to view the world from within our society is another illusion. There are a variety of other ways to view reality and our role in reality to create alternative ways of living and being in the world. Some views cause us to live in separation and other allows us to live in wholeness. To move past the illusion of separation, we must adopt beliefs which will allow us to move past it. This separation scatters and fragments our creative life energy. It does not allow us to connect with all that is around us and draw from it power into our own being. It is more like we starve ourselves rather than feed on what is readily available.

There are three conditions that force us to be in the illusion of separation. One is that we think we are a separate entity unconnected to any other aspect of the environment. The second is that we believe there is a past, present and future. Rather than living in the present moment and being open to what the moment presents, we hold to the past and project it into the future. The third is that we separate and compartmentalize our life experience to be confined to different aspects of our life and keep them bound as separate from the other aspects.

Pain, in one form or another, is what ultimately keeps us in the illusion of separation and does not allow us to experience the oneness of how everything is interconnected. We can adopt new beliefs so we can sit in the present moment and create wholeness within our being, but often in oneness we feel pain for many of us are in pain. If we are unable to face the pain we feel, ours or that of another, we will continue to keep ourselves in the illusion of separation.

The key to facing the pain we experience is to understand pain and the origins of pain. Then, when we experience pain, before we mitigate it or look to alleviate it, we need to ask our intuitive guidance, from where does this pain arise and what do I need to do or become to address it at its root and then be open to honor the guidance we get.

Admirable Clarity


How many cells are there in our body? This simple question deserves a simple answer. Some types of cells are easy to spot, while others–such as tangled neurons–weave themselves up into obscurity. Even if you could count ten cells each second, it would take you tens of thousands of years to finish counting. Plus, there would be certain logistical problems you would encounter along the way to counting all the cells in your body; for example, chopping your own body up into tiny patches for microscopic viewing.

If scientists can’t count all the cells in a human body, how can they estimate it? The mean weight of a cell is 1 nanogram. For an adult man weighing 70 kilograms, simple arithmetic would lead us to conclude that man has 70 trillion cells. Cells are the building blocks of the human body, but what is the total number of cells in a human body remains still a riddle. It is estimated that the body of an average person contains around 30 to 40 trillion cells, but scientists do not yet know the exact number and it also depends on whether or not one include the bacteria that are present in and on our bodies. The majority of the cells in our bodies are red blood cells. They make up over 80 percent of our body in number and comprise only around 4 percent of total body mass. This is because red blood cells only measure on average 8 micrometers in diameter, which is 10 times small in diameter than an average human hair.

The average size of a fat cell is 100 micrometers. The fat cells make up nearly 19 percent of our body mass. They contribute only under 0.2 percent to the total cell number. Calculating the actual cell number of the five most common cell types in an average adult male, which account for 97 percent of the cells in the body, the estimation is about 30 trillion cells, of which red blood cells make up 84 percent.

The human cells are not the only cells in our bodies. There are 10 times as many bacteria in our bodies than human cells and scientists estimate this number to be around 38 trillion. Although, large in number, bacteria are much smaller than human cells, and they actually make up only 200 grams of our total body mass. We are as much bacteria as we are human, bringing the total number up to around 70 trillion. The bacteria present in our body counts more in number than human cell, except these measure 200 gm only and that is really amazing.

This is not a final number, but it is a very good start. While it is true that people may vary in size and thus vary in their number of cells; adult humans do not vary by orders of magnitude except in the movies.

Each of our cells has over a hundred thousand machines within it, including DNA, which is a molecular machine that is not alive. DNA is composed of molecules that are not alive which are composed of atoms that are also not alive. In actual fact, our body is a type of cybernetic organism made of both organic and biomechatronic body parts.

Fear of Fear

Fear is a permanently formed neuronal circuit in all creatures.  Young children fear because they are vulnerable and unable to protect themselves.  Men fear fear because they associate such emotions with a dangerous lack of control over the self and world.  To avoid this, men gravitate away from the emotional world of fear and anxiety toward a more analytical and objective life in which logic rules over feelings.  Fear, kept unexamined and dammed up for too long, will then manifest in excess when a crisis really arrives.  In humans and in all animals, the purpose of fear is to promote survival.  Our will and reason are powerless against the imagination of a danger which has never been experienced.

We feed our fears in five patterns.  We are always looking for things to support our fear when they are not there.  We have recognize fear for what it is, and challenge the thought.  We sometimes decide there is nothing we can do to get over the fear, that we are just going to be stuck with it. ‘Don’t give in. You are in control.  Automatic thoughts take over when you let the chatterbox in your head run riot, change the voice or tell it to shut up.  Some of us imagine our demise in glorious technicolor. Now you run the scary movie in your head in black and white so you drain the color, turn the sound down, mess around with the image in your head until it has less power to affect you.

The solution for the fear of fear is to recognize the patterns for what they are and then break them.

Posted July 5, 2017 by dranilj1 in Brain Myths

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