Breaking Patterns: Redefining the neural network

Breaking Patterns: Redefining the neural network

This article explains how we can self actualise.  Self actualisation means becoming who and what we want to be.  Here we explore how to redefine our neural network, enabling us to break unwanted patterns and establish new behaviours achieving what we desire. Self actualisation is about tapping into and expressing our potential, allowing us the choice to improve the quality of our lives.

The brain is made up of neurons which possess wire-like structures called dendrites and axons that connect across synapses with other neurons. These dendrite and axon connections stretch out 3-dimensionally, forming the neural network. Each neuron can have hundreds of dendrites connecting to other neurons.

Neural Activity

Neural Network

As we form routines and habits, many of the dendrite connections within the neural network of our brain will die back if not used; while the dendrites we use all the time will get more established. This suggests that patterns of connection of the neural network within the brain correlate directly to how we think and behave.

So to change the established grooves of the neural networks within our brains, we must develop and practice new habits of thinking and behaviour.

Brain Plasticity Model

The brain was believed to stop growing beyond adolescence, and damage that may have beset it would be essentially irreparable. This was the established model until quite recently. It is now widely accepted that a brain which has been injured or has deficiency can quite literally grow to overcome the deficiency. This phenomena of brain growth is known as brain plasticity, where plasticity means pliable and able to be moulded.

How do we grow our brains the way we want them? Part 1

To grow our brains the way we want them, there are two stages which are simple to understand, however not so easy to implement by themselves.

  1. Define as specifically as possible the deficiency that we want to improve.
  2. Devise a regular practice such as an exercise or thinking process that directly challenges the deficiency we want to improve.

Exercising our deficiencies in the way that we would like the brain to be starts to change how the dendrites link with other neurons, and in some cases initiates the growth of new brain tissue, thus redefining the neural network.

The Flip-side of the Brain Plasticity Model

Do you remember what it felt like as a kid when everyone else seemed to find a task easy, but you seemed to find it more challenging; where your perception was that you couldn’t do it as well as the other kids could? That’s right, it felt terrible; in fact it is probably one of the most uncomfortable feelings we can have. Consequently, from these developmental experiences, humans don’t seem to like having their deficiencies exposed. As a result our natural tendency is to use our strengths and protect or hide our deficiencies. This is maybe a short term coping strategy, however, it does not promote growth in the areas where we are weak or deficient. 

The well known phrase, a chain is as strong as its weakest link, means that the boundaries of our capabilities are limited by our personal weaknesses rather than our personal strengths.  So by exercising our weak traits so that they can become stronger, we will have major improvements to the quality of our life.

To achieve this end result, then we need to overcome the propensity to protect and avoid our weaknesses….Hidden within our deficiencies is a storehouse of unresolved emotional issues; our natural tendency seems to be to avoid connecting with these issues, which means there is an emotional resistance to doing the work we need to make the changes that we want to achieve.  Once we start taking steps to exercise our deficiencies, we will start to tap into the unpleasantness of the unresolved emotional energy that lurks below the surface.

How do we grow our brains the way we want them? Part 2

Now that we understand the connection to unresolved emotional stress and deficiencies, then we can revise the procedure.

  1. Define as specifically as possible the deficiency that we want to improve.
  2. Devise a regular practice such as an exercise or thinking process that directly challenges the deficiency we want to improve.
  3. Resolve unresolved emotional stress associated with opening up and working with deficiencies.

By providing techniques and strategies to resolve and release emotional stress, we can overcome much of the resistance to developing and practicing exercises to overcome our deficiencies.  In this way we are increasing our opportunity to grow our brains the way we want them.

Having a Vision

To break a pattern we need to hold a vision. In breaking a pattern we are not just getting rid of something that we don’t want; we also are required to bring in something new. In this way we are able to grow the brain in a new desired way. We can’t just prune the tree; the tree needs to be watered and fed so that it can grow as well. We require an inspiring vision to grow into rather than just getting rid of a deficiency. So when we design a practice there is a clear understanding that the practice is helping us to develop something enriching and inspiring in our lives.

How do we grow our brains the way we want them? Part 3
  1. Establish an inspirational vision that we want to create and manifest.
  2. Define as specifically as possible the deficiency(s) that we want to improve to achieve the inspirational vision.
  3. Devise a regular practice such as an exercise or thinking process that directly challenges the deficiency we want to improve.
  4. Resolve unresolved emotional stress associated with opening up and working with deficiencies.

Shifting the Energy Matrix

The underlying subtle energies that regulate our body’s many functions are also responsible for how the neural network defines itself. These subtle energies form harmonic vibrations throughout our being. The harmonic vibrations sculpt the formation of the dendrites within the brain’s neural networks.  So the subtle energy of the body is a major hidden determinant that is responsible for the formation of the neural networks which influence our thinking and behaviour.

The subtle energy is determined and affected by many things including:

(i) Ancestral memories held energetically in our body influencing the expression of the body’s DNA

(ii) Past life karma, which energetically and vibrationally attracts incomplete cycles of learning into our lives so that we can resolve and complete them

(iiI) Our soul nature; how effectively we are allowing the soul’s vibration to enter into and influence our body and life

These three variables are acting on our body and our neural network constantly.  By understanding how to release stress from our ancestral memories, supporting the release of karma and increasing the connetedness to soul, we can work with how the energy matrix impacts upon the neural network and our behaviour. 

How do we grow our brains the way we want them? Part 4
  1. Establish an inspirational vision that we want to create and manifest.
  2. Define as specifically as possible the deficiency(s) that we want to improve to achieve the inspirational vision.
  3. Devise a regular practice such as an exercise or thinking process that directly challenges the deficiency we want to improve.
  4. Resolve unresolved emotional stress associated with opening up and working with deficiencies
  5. Support the release and re-patterning of the hidden vibrational determinants influencing the neural network.

In Summary

Once we establish our new inspirational vision, we have activated a path of potential change for ourselves. The emotional and vibrational resistances to this new vision will now present and come to the surface once we call in the vision.  The obstacles that are now drawn to us from our own choice represent both the learning and growth opportunity held for us in the new path of this vision. 

While there are five individual steps to growing our brains the way we want them, each step will have an influence in supporting each other step in creating the change we want. None of these steps can be overlooked; if one is neglected, the effort to successfully complete the change with the remaining other steps will increase dramatically.  When each step is addressed and worked with effectively, we can truly begin to grow our brains the way we want them so breaking patterns and redefining the neural network.

The first step of establishing the vision begins the journey. Steps 2 and 3, defining the deficiencies and exercising them regularly, provides the practical anchor to ground the change we want to see. Steps 4 and 5, resolving emotion and re-patterning the subtle energy, work with the more subjective influences; they will improve our motivation and consistency in holding the vision, bringing out both the required stamina and focus to achieve the desired end result.

The brain plasticity model mentions that motivation plays a key part in the success of the project, where candidates who lack motivation loose heart with the practice component and succumb.  If candidates persist then the results follow.  The required motivate force is often bound up in unresolved emotional issues and blocked subtle energy, making steps 2 and 3 imperative for releasing the power and confidence to attaining success in the chosen vision.  

Step 1 of establishing an inspirational vision, and Step 5 of working with subtle energy, provides the metaphysical spark that draws and channels the innovative power for the brain to redefine itself.

The significance of this program is it provides a framework of self actualisation.  It clearly shows us that there is a path available were we can emerge out of being an effect in our own lives and step into an opportunity where we are now a cause.  There can be a familiar but stagnant safety in staying in the groove of our old neural network, but we need to ask ourselves the question am I truly happy here?

The Role of Kinesiology

This model for breaking patterns and redefining the neural network can be facilitated by kinesiology more effectively than any other personal developmental technology. It can help us to determine the relevance and priority of our visions and goals. The kinesiology can identify which parts of the brain are under stress during the redefining process; it can also help to release stress from the relevant parts of the brain itself. Kinesiology can determine the relevance of particular activities and exercises. Kinesiology is incredibly effective for determining when an emotional stress is influencing us. It is also able to detect the determinants that influence and cause emotional stress allowing us the opportunity for resolution. Kinesiology works with energy – we are able to balance chakras, meridians, auric fields and other aspects of energy, allowing us to change the flow of the subtle energy which affects how our neural network is harmonically sculpted by the vibration of the body’s subtle energy systems.

Kinesiology is a powerful tool for supporting us all to break patterns and grow our brains the way we want them.  When kinesiology is used in conjunction with the program I have developed and outlined in this article,  it becomes both the intelligent and contemporary choice of positive change today.

By Guy Bennett B.Sc.

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