Day 14 – “As I let go of the need to arrange my life, the universe brings abundant good to me”
Our minds, just like our bodies, need a workout. If exercise to the body is gaining strength, agility and flexibility, then learning for the brain is gaining strength, agility and flexibility in thought and that leads to creating a new life – to go with that new body!
Both the mind and body need to be challenged and it is only when we step outside of our comfort zones and meet our fears head on, will any change occur anywhere in our physiology. The challenge comes from learning something new, something we imagined we would never do and from challenging old beliefs. We could take for example the way we are now (thankfully) re-examining certain parts of our history. In light of George Floyd and the phenomenal Black Lives Matter movement we are all required to rethink our history and contribution to the future because of it and rightly so.
We are learning that the British Empire, is not as ‘Great’ as many people would like to believe. Even the argument of bringing ”civilisation” to a people makes me feel very uncomfortable. Who do we as British people think we are? Do we really have the right to strip people of their culture or religion because we deem it to be savage or wrong? Then in the same vain we commit the most unimaginable atrocities towards the very humans we are trying to civilise? And all of this is based on a manmade ideology that we now come to know as Racism, which is embedded in greed and power.
I don’t know about you, but every fibre of my being is tuned into the messages of centuries of colonialism, racism, environmental destruction and inequality. Hearing the other side of the story is fascinating, and something has shifted within me. It’s as if a light has been switched on and my brain and body won’t allow me to go back. I am beginning to understand who I am, where I come from and my god given right to exist in whichever way I chose. I am learning that equality exists, and it is the right of every human being. Awareness leads me further to my truth. Growing my mind and brain feels…Enlightening.
Learning, as uncomfortable or as hard as it is, benefits the whole. The Whole consists of you, (which is a whole other universe in itself), everyone you encounter, the environment and the universe.
The title of this post is N is for Neuroscience and so we’ll touch on that a little. What is Neuroscience? Neuroscience is the study of Neurons.
Neurons are the carriers of information, little messengers of information. They use electrical impulses and chemical signals to transmit information between different areas of the brain, and between the brain and the rest of the nervous system. Everything we think, feel and do would be impossible without the work of neurons and their support cells, the glial cells called astrocytes (4) and oligodendrocytes (6). Neurons communicate with each other by sending chemicals, called neurotransmitters, across a tiny space, called a synapse, between the axons (5) and dendrites (3) of adjacent neurons.
This is amazing information – learning just that little bit has made me go…there is a whole electrical, chemical universe going on inside of me…and you! I feel like my mind has just blown and I am staring at my body like it is magic. We are phenomenal.
https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Life-and-Death-Neuron#:~:text=Neurons%20are%20information%20messengers.,rest%20of%20the%20nervous%20system.&text=Neurons%20have%20three%20basic%20parts,and%20a%20dendrite%20(3). For further reading on the mechanics of the brain and neurons.
Often, we are told “this is how we do it”. We don’t challenge limited thoughts or beliefs about ourselves or our communities, or the world because it is easier and simpler to stick to the old beaten track. When we follow the path that is set before us by others, blindly, we stop learning and we shut down our own capacity for Greatness. Greatness which could set an example for others to achieve and then supersedes. A Greatness which is interwoven with diversity, creativity, opportunity, integrity, dignity and equality for every living organism.
It won’t always be easy but in the words of one of my favourite Authors “If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine – its lethal. Discomfort teaches us new things and above all that we are capable of achieving the unknown. Isn’t that an inspiring thought, that there are still so many things to be explored, discovered and invented. And we can use this capacity to help lift humanity out of poverty, oppression and scarcity.
So why not lay new paths down in your brain by learning all the different ways your mind can be. We are limitless and we are surrounded by Abundance. I promise you – switch your thinking from scarcity to abundance, from limited to limitless in resources and thinking. Do this for just 7 days and see how that change in perspective affects you mentally, physically, spiritually and emotionally.
21 Days of Abundance is showing us that when we are open and giving we are Great. When we share and teach, we are Great. When we take consideration of our whole surroundings we are acting in abundance with Greatness.
Have a Great week