“In our modern society we have this belief that mind is brain activity and this means the self, which comes from the mind, is separate and we don’t really belong. But we’re all part of each others’ lives. The mind is not just brain activity. When we realize it’s this relational process, there’s this huge shift in this sense of belonging.”
The mind has dominion over the brain as it is not confined to the brain. In other words, the mind extends beyond the body where thoughts influence emotions and the subsequent vibrations affect the ‘field’ and our connectedness to all that is.
“Your brain is part of the visible, tangible world of the body and your mind is part of the invisible, transcendent world of thought.”
Our thoughts are cosmic waves of energy, frequency and vibration. The ‘Law of Vibration” serves as the foundation for the “Law Of Attraction” and ultimately we attract according to the energy that we are sending out.
Sadly, more than often, our life doesn’t reflect what we intrinsically want but rather reflects the belief system that has been and continues to be programmed into our subconscious – thoughts of worry, scarcity and fear – beliefs that are thousands of times stronger than desires and wishes.
Dandapani, a Hindu monk, reminds us that “we are not the mind; we are pure awareness moving through the mind and therefore this “blueprint” of negativity that has been influenced by society can be overcome with the simplistic and specific application of affirmations using Concise charged positive words, Clear visualization and Corresponding feeling (the most important component)
“Your subconscious can be your greatest barrier or your greatest ally. You must choose what you want it to be. Then work to mold it to be one of these.” — Dandapani
He also shares with us the importance of concentration. Distraction is bringing awareness to different parts of the mind – and concentration is keeping that awareness focused in the present on one thing for an extended period of time.
So how do we do this as carers? We practice it – when we are having a conversation or spending time with a client we bring the awareness to them and give them our undivided attention, and when our mind drifts from our task at hand, we bring it back and we keep doing that for extended periods of time.
There are many opportunities in our daily routine to put concentration into practice-
Why is this important? When we practice anything we can master it! When our minds wander to those belief programmes that keep us trapped in negativity – we can overcome the distraction, and switch the programme. then redirect towards sustaining positive thought …
Life is a manifestation of where your energy is flowing – if you can concentrate long enough on something you want then the manifestation of it will come to fruition.
In summary – the conscious mind and the unconscious mind work together so whatever the conscious mind can focus on, it can control, but what it is not focusing on, the subconscious controls. In the care profession, for example, if we sidestep an egocentric response to a situation and instead infuse our reaction with an emotive, conscious affirmation such as
“All is well. Everything is working out for my highest good. Out of this situation only good will come. I am safe.” Louise Hay
then we can enjoy the momentum that is undeniably forthcoming
“the only thing that matters is what you are doing right now in your vibration. And you can tell what you are doing in your vibration right now by the way you feel “