Monday, November 08, 2004

For Those Seeking Expanded Consciousness, Spiritual Growth, Enhanced Learning and Memory  

What limits our abilities to learn easily?
What limits our ability to be creative and responsive to life changes?
What limits our memory and natural ability to remember what we need?
What limits our ability to move around obstacles and solve problems?
What causes distress in handling life and coping with difficulties?

As people age, they tend to accumulate more stuff and more memories, both treasured and fearful.
As people age, they tend to shut down and become more rigid, to slow down and do less.
As people age, they tend to try to learn by reading and listening, not by doing.
As people age, they tend to build a repertoire of fear, contraction, limiting beliefs.
As people age, they tend to learn strategies of defensiveness, justification and explanation.
As people age, they tend to rely on past history more and on curiosity and intuition less.
As people age, they tend to delight and wonder less, and think they “know” more.
As people age, they tend to become more serious, cautious and certain.
As people age, they tend to believe they will have impairments in mental and physical functioning.

Our habits, addictions, attachments, beliefs and attitudes create our experience.
Undoing unhealthy habits and addictions and limiting beliefs and attitudes will shift our experience. Adding back into life beneficial habits, beliefs and attitudes will create the life experiences we value.

Key Elements:
–Ability to make changes easily without resistance or defensiveness.
Diversity- Novelty and a wide variety of activities, relationships and interests.
Happiness- A lifestyle which is more positive and life affirming, smiles, songs and hugs.
Forgiveness-Willingness to let go of the petty judgments and negative memories.
Quiet Mind- Open-minded relationship with life, no thoughts or affirming thoughts.
Community- Sense of friendship and helpful interaction and service to others.
Safety- Having no fear in thoughts, words, or activities. No defensiveness.
Trust- Having faith that all things work together for good and choosing the Good.
Learn by Doing- Engage in new activities by playing and practicing new games, languages, etc.
Simplify- Eliminate non-essential stuff, activities and materials from your life. Keep what is essential.
Routine- Develop helpful habits (keys, meds, groceries, bills, appts.) to manage life without effort.
Order- Make harmony, cleanliness and order an enjoyable game to keep your environment peaceful.
Pleasure- Give yourself foods, company, music, entertainment and activities which are energizing.
Envision- Imagine and visualize what you want to be and do and have and experience.
Be present- Release what was and give your best right now.
Believe- Have faith in a Power and a Presence greater than you.
Relinquish- Give up negative thinking, speaking, activities and stories.
Persevere- Never quit on yourself, your goals or what matters to you.
Gratitude- Appreciate the goodness, beauty and love you have in your life.
Love- Extend respect and love to everyone with whom you interact in person or on phone.
Purity- Keep your mind clear and focused on what you value. Ignore what you de value.
Perception- Remember what you see is determined by what you believe. Believe what you want to see.
Agreements- Keep your commitments or change them respectfully…including with yourself.
Service- Give your best to what has heart and meaning for you.

Simple explanation:
With fear, stress and a full computer (memory bank), our ability to integrate both our creative and analytical brain is diminished, slowed, shut down and impaired. There is contraction and slowing of the communication within our own mental computer.
With relaxation, joy, and a quiet (empty) mind, our ability to integrate both our creative and problem-solving thinking and our detailed linear thinking is enhanced. There is both expansion, quickening and opened capacity to remember what is valuable, to resolve what is conflicting and to know what is essential. Ask for more, if you need to know, or consult “Brain Gym for Teachers and Kids”.