~CREATING NEW NEURAL PATHWAYS~ 🖤
Neural pathways are like superhighways of nerve cells that transmit messages. You travel over the superhighway many times, and the pathway becomes more and more solid. You may go to a specific food or cigarettes for comfort over and over, and that forms a brain pathway. The hopeful fact, however, is that the brain is always changing and you can forge new pathways and create new habits. That’s called the neuroplasticity of the brain. Because of neuroplasticity, the brain’s ever-changing potentials, anything is possible.
1. Identity the habit you’d like to transform and set the intention.
2. Observe what the old habit or pathway is doing in your life.
3. Shift your focus. To create a new neural pathway, you take the focus off the old habit, and then that old habit eventually falls away. Take your awareness and focus it on good.
4. Use your imagination. You can build new neural pathways not only with new behaviors, but through the imagination. Just imagine the new behaviors over and over and over. Keep repeating that in your mind so you build new pathways. Focus your mind and retrain your brain.
5. Interrupt your thoughts and patterns when they arise. When an old thought or impulse comes in, say, “I don’t have to do that anymore.” Then turn toward the new neural pathway you’re building and keep on going in the right direction.
6. Use aversion therapy.
7. Create a specific plan and choose what to do instead. When you get specific, it’s easier to build new neural pathways. You “make it official.” Just keep focused on the new choice.
8. Transform the obstacles. Look at secondary gain – what you’ve been getting out of the old habits or pathways.
9. Connect with your Main Source inside for inspiration and support.
10. Transform and make the shift. Know that transformation is always possible and that you can create new brain pathways whenever you’re ready to make the shift. When you keep your mind in the “I can do it!” space, you get a clear sense that you’re done with the old and on a new beam now.
You study to sharpen your mind.You exercise to strengthen your body.You eat well to stay healthy.But what are you doing to nurture our soul? The truht is, you can appear to have it all together but in fact, be living a fake version of yourself - and dying on the inside. Take the time out to open your heart and get to know your true self.Identify that which comes from a place of ego,your false self.Then help pack its bags and kiss it goodbye.Most importanly,connect to the divine lifeline within and let your God Source flow in you and through you with light and love.Your soul will thank you for it.Okuden Consulting . #divinefeminine#divinemasculine#divinelove#divineconsciousness#heartconsciousness
I was tagged by a beautiful colleague @peek.into.prepb (check out her page, especially if you’re a teacher) to share 10 facts about me.
1️⃣ I teach PYP Arts, English & Inquiry, as a well as coordinating student management. It’s an extremely exhausting yet rewarding job. However, I feel my path will change in the near future. Something else is calling me and has been for a while now.
2️⃣ I’ve been practicing Yoga for 5 years, pretty much since I left an abusive relationship which almost took my life. Yoga saved me, and continues to do so.
3️⃣ Teaching Yoga brings me joy, I not only feel like I am sharing a gift that saved me, but every time I teach it’s also a cleanse for myself too.
4️⃣ I can get very temperamental at times, and quite flighty. My mood can change in a matter of minutes, from being silent and withdrawn, to breaking down and lashing out, to being humble and turning into a social butterfly.
5️⃣ I love my alone time, it’s a time I can reflect and re-energize. I even prefer to travel alone, I love traveling & exploring the world.
6️⃣ Growing up teachers constantly tried to slap labels on me. I was the child that would drift off, wouldn’t stay focused, and only do things that made me happy. Some would call it ADD, I call it being different. I’m not denying its existence, I am stating that these days we’re too quick to slap labels on children.
7️⃣ I have a pet kitty Luna, she’s only 4 months old & I love her so much. I also can’t wait to have children, something that I’ve only realized recently.
8️⃣ The ocean is my sanctuary, I’m kind of obsessed with water. I find solace when I’m swimming in the ocean.
9️⃣ I’m in the process of writing a book, thanks to the encouragement of a wonderful friend and mentor.
🔟 I usually sense / see things before they happen. Growing up it scared me a lot, as I got older I began to realize this special gift is there to guide me. 💕 Would the tagged angels care to share... #10FactsAboutMe#ThisIsMe#BeYou#BeReal#YogiLife#TeacherLife#JourneyWithin#Destiny#DivineConsciousness#Happiness#igFamily#igYogaFamily#instaYoga#TeachersOfIg#iTeach#Awakening#MindBodySoul
I grew up with the paradigm "patience is a virtue". Patience, I was taught, is a superhuman feat that only the saintliest (read silently and smilingly accepting of cruelty and bad behaviour) people might achieve.
I started to discover otherwise, not by being guided by adult mentors/role models, but through reading - books on religion, books on spiritual science. Esoteric literature taught me that patience occurs because we're human.
Edgar Casey reminds us that patience means actively seeing ourselves as belonging to the bigger, eternal picture where we know that all things are already completed; rather than being a slave to linear time, where we get the impression that time is disappearing and that we and others have a limited period in which to complete our tasks (making seeking others' support a legitimate risk).
By extension, these books taught that impatience is against nature. Impatience, I learned, was the result of becoming subject to manipulative external forces - and that just as our injured selves fall prey to these forces, it's human nature to avoid predators and thrive.
Now there's YouTube. Esther and Jerry Hicks make the methodology so simple.
I'm sure many of you have seen the video where Abraham describes a situation where Esther was distressed by waiting. But something as small as the memory of eating shrimp cocktail with friends was enough to make waiting easier.
Abraham says patience is stressful when you're resisting the Universe by complaining about what you don't have. The antidote is to ignore a goal if you can't work toward it, instead of fretting. Instead have fun in the moment. Fill "waiting" time with what you love and what feels great or even with thoughts that bring relief.
I often hear the mantra "boredom is healthy and today's youth don't know it". It's jealousy that we fearlessly share a world of options that many elders didn't reach for. It's easy to enjoy waiting moments, in-between moments - regardless of age. We just need to choose to find something to enjoy while we wait for other things that we want. By extension others enjoy being in your presence That's what it means to be patient - to enjoy and create joy while waiting
The term harmony derives from the Greek ἁρμονία (harmonía), meaning "joint, agreement, concord", from the verb ἁρμόζω (harmozo), "to fit together, to join".The term was often used for the whole field of music, while "music" referred to the arts in general.
Besides music, harmony is everywhere.
Our existances are so similar to music instruments. Everything alive, playes a specific tone that can change in response to our mood, thoughts, feelings etc. The vibration we send to the universe is called "aura". But how can we sense the aura of someone we know, even if he is far away at the moment? Is aura travelling faster than light?
Knowing that we are all made from the same One Divine Consciousness, maybe, aura is also travelling indoors... Every me has a piece of every you inside, as we are all energies from the same source. And when the "tones" match, harmony is there... #Sundaymood#thoughts#universallove#aura#feelings#senses#divineconsciousness#namaste
After my morning rituals, •affirmation/mantra•pranayama•meditation•daily intention• I sipped on turmeric coffee with an open and humble heart 😌🍃 today I called in my angels. Asking them to guide me to "see" 👁💚👁 , I see now that I have been sipping on gold all this time 🙏🌸🍃 #openyourheart#divineconsciousness#thirdeye
Grand Ma 💧 Thank you for this indigenous blood of the North. Thank you to my Papá for sharing the codes of the Muisca Chibcha in the South. Thank you for the wisdom held within my DNA. GreatFull to honor the ancients and the sacred ceremony of life everyday.
TogEther, we remember the truth of this land. What we experience everyday is sacred. Everything is a circle of connection. The air, the sun, water, the stars, fire, the soil, the trees and streams, the clouds, the p e o p l e,
a n i m a l s, p l a n t s. We are all woven together to co-create in a good way.
Planting prayers in sound, thought, herbs, tobacco.. just being. Align your soul with your heart and your heart with your mind. We are here to shift consciousness for all living kine.
We are One
Aho Mitakuye Oyasin
"The sun doesn't stop shining because people are blind" – Mark Nepo .
Consciousness is within everyone, even those who don't realize.
Behind the clouds (thoughts and emotions) there is a light of consciousness always shining 🌤
Because, little dreamer, there is more truth in imagination than there is in "real life". ✨
My partner, who I admire and love ever so deeply has an art show this Saturday October 14th. This is one of his pieces that will be on display-one of my personal favorites. ✨💫
And know that I AM God. It’s interesting this is Biblical, yet so many Christians don’t identify with their own Divinity. They prefer to identify with their humanity. God is a state of consciousness not an external Being, sitting up in some geographical location called Heaven. The Kingdom of Heaven is within. The highest form of awareness is to recognize you are the Divine. When you come to know who you truly are and identify with that Truth, you’ll be enLightened. #lightenup#enlightenment#higherconsciousness#divineconsciousness#selfrealization 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻❤️
I share stories on Instagram, because, as I am regularly reminded, our stories of pain and possibility help people, and if only one person benefits, that's a big deal.
To some, it feels like over-sharing, but there's no desperation in my stories. I've arrived at a vantage point from where I can describe my history without feeling like a participant - and you will too, if you're going through difficult times, and you choose to process your emotions and take the lessons.
I also find energy medicine instrumental in distancing myself from my situation and being able to observe, rather than react.
Homeopathy is my choice. This is conventional medicine for much of the world, but is demonised in the West. I believe that's because it is a medicine that goes beyond healing - if you wish to develop certain qualities and characteristics that you lack, you can work with your practitioner to bring in new personality traits and eliminate those destructive habits you just can't get rid of on your own.With homeopathy, you are in control of what happens once disease is removed. I'm sure there are many other great methods. This is my experience - you will need to shop around, both for the right healing modality, and the right practitioner.
I also find the wisdom of elders instrumental to detachment. A culture of bondage means when someone advises us, we feel pressured to obey. Whether or not this is true, we resent them for pushing us around.
I myself believe that constantly telling adults what to do isn't best practice (which I'm sure is cultural- one thing Brits exaggeratedly believe in is our freedom and personal space). I also believe in freedom to state your viewpoint. Detachment means choosing to find wisdom in someone's viewpoint, instead of treating it as a judgement. (As Abraham Hicks reminds us, the meaning we attach is personal to us - we do NOT feel what the other feels.)
We can choose to listen to the person, evaluate what they say, use what is relevant to us and discard what's irrelevant.
Elder wisdom is so useful because it's not designed to get a rise out of us. I've been thinking about a few stories lately - universal rather than personal. More to come!