In another micro-story here on The Adventures of Bloggard, I described my “Twenty-Second Tune-Up” method whereby you can feel good in twenty seconds. Quite a few people have responded, and asked: “Why does this work so well?”
Gather round. I’ll try to keep the explaino brief.
Normal Affirmations Sometimes Don’t Work
When you do an affirmation, and remembering that the unconscious mind works only by association, it becomes clear why the unconscious mind raises those (past or habitual) thoughts that are actually in direct contradiction to what you were just affirming.
For example, you say, “I have a million dollars,” but the little voice inside your head pipes up and says, “Oh, yeah, SURE you do.”
And that’s because … [Read more…]
Medford, Oregon, August 29, 2014 — Like coffee? Like naps? Energy feeling a little bit low? … try a Coffee Nap!
The science sounds reasonable. I tried it. Seemed to work a treat.
Check it out —
[reprinted with permission from http://beinghappytoday.com]
Weed, California, November 16, 2010: Last night I was reading “Use Your Brain for a Change: by Richard Bandler, and he was describing how people motivate themselves to do things … such as how we wake up in the morning.
In the book, one fellow described using anxiety (how he’d be late, etc) to get himself up, but then this woman described how she thought about the pleasant things she would be doing. And when there were no pleasant things she liked doing, she thought about how pleasant it would be to have them *done*. And so … [Read more…]
The Three Minute Gym is a simple way to exercise which fits into the schedule and workday of almost anybody.
::: WHO CAN USE IT?
If you’re already going to the gym every day and spending long hours on treadmills and pumping iron, then the Three Minute Gym would be a simple way to stay fit when on the road or away from your usual gymnasium. [Read more…]
‘Vegistentialism’ is a word, coined in a light-hearted manner, to describe a pleasant and economical way of eating that will allow you to live a long life, and statistically you should remain free of the diseases which kill most people in the western world.
(These killers are heart disease, cancer, stroke, and immune disorders including diabetes.)
Specifically, the simple method of ‘vegistentialism’ will give you a way of daily eating which will provide you with high energy, tasty and enjoyable meals, a feeling of lightness, and you will have radically altered the odds that you will live far longer. You will feel good.
A ‘vegistentialist’ is a person who has discovered ‘the essential truth about humans and vegetables.’ This approach answers the puzzle of: “What should we eat?”
Main Entry: human
: a bipedal primate mammal (Homo sapiens)
Main Entry: vegetable
1 : a plant
2 : a usually herbaceous plant (as the cabbage, bean, or potato) grown for an edible part that is usually eaten as part of a meal; also : such an edible part
Main Entry: exÂ·isÂ·tenÂ·tialÂ·ism
: a 20th century philosophical movement centering on analysis of individual existence in an unfathomable universe and the plight of the individual who must assume ultimate responsibility for acts of free will without any certain knowledge of what is right or wrong or good or bad.
The food industry in the United States alone is a 17 billion dollar enterprise. So it is no surprise that the advertising streaming at you every day gives you information which has more to do with food-industry profits than with the truth about your health.
It’s not so much that there is some sort of conspiracy to lead you into illness. Rather it is the selective presentation of information and partial information. As an example, realize that rarely will a man go up to a pretty woman and say, “Hi, I’m Joe, and I’d really like to take you out, though I should tell you that I’m lousy in bed.”
Rather, he’ll ask her out and let her find out on her own, later.
And unfortunately, this very understandable bias of the food industry has led to most of us being … shall we say … let down?
The truth is simple, and using the truth to enhance your health is simple. And the truth has been available through immense scientific studies for many years. It is only because the truth had a very limited advertising budget that we’ve not heard much about it.
What works as a dietary guideline, to maximize your health and minimize death, is covered nicely in a book called The China Study. It boils down to minimizing eating animal products, specifically animal protein, and eating lots of vegetables. Get the book. Read the science. Live long and prosper.
You’ll find the truth. The truth is Vegistentialism. Eat your damn vegetables! Watch your health improve.
It is very reasonable to make a plan before “jumping on your horses and riding off madly in all directions,” for the simple reason that a target is needful if you wish to hit it.
However, it’s easy to become misled about this. You don’t need to know everything. “You don’t have to see the whole staircase; just take the first step.” And likewise, if you’re driving from Los Angeles to New York, just knowing that you’ll drive to the East is actually enough to start making a plan. In fact, you could just gas the car and start driving East.
And, lots of times, you simply cannot know everything.
Sometimes you cannot even research things very well. And if you take no action because the complete details of your plan are unclear, then very possibly no beginning step will *ever* be taken. And you’ll not reach the end of the path unless that first step is taken.
There are excellent ways to make a plan. [This is Step Two (Targeting) of my Five-Step Abundance approach.]
But there’s a step that must come first! And, often, it’s overlooked! [Read more…]
As described in the “What are Brainwaves?” article, the popular term “brainwaves” comes from the electrical operation of the brain, which as it operates, causes quick voltage fluctuations in the different parts of the brain.
::: FROM DEEPLY ASLEEP TO WIDE AWAKE
For convenience, brainwaves are described by their frequency, or how fast they’re waving. This is convenient because generally speaking certain frequencies correspond with certain mental states that we know.
- “Delta“ — Varies from .02 to 4 Hz (cycles per second). This is usually associated with deep sleep.
- “Theta“ — Varies from 4 Hz up to 8 Hz. This is dreaming sleep, and also when you’re daydreaming, or visualizing, or using the imagination
- “Alpha“ — 8 Hz up to 13 Hz. When you’re relaxed, but awake.
- “Beta“ — 13 Hz up to 30 Hz. Your usual waking state.
- “Gamma“ — 30 Hz up to 60 Hz.
So the simple way to look at this is: Different frequency = Different consciousness.
:: DOES ‘ENTRAINMENT’ MEAN GETTING ON THE TRAIN?
In a manner of speaking, it does mean ‘getting on the train!’