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7. What Is Mind & Where Is It Found?

Updated: Jan 3, 2021

The words ‘brain’ and ‘mind’, often used interchangeably, have separate and distinct meanings. The brain is called the cephalic nervous system. Housed in the head, its primary task is to send and receive information from the body and environment. This is done through ever-changing neuronal pathways. The thinking brain has a limited capacity (5-10%). Remaining info is stored in the vast warehouse of the subconscious mind—the driver of our actions and behaviors.

Surprise! You have two other brains—the heart-brain (cardiac nervous system) and gut-brain (enteric nervous system). The organs of heart and gut are embedded in a sea of neuronal pathways just like the brain, continuously sending and receiving signals from our cells and environment. The brain rules thought; the heart, feeling & emotion; and the gut, feeling & intuition. It’s sort of like Dorothy’s three companions who helped guide her through the Land of Oz.

A Seattle doctor, trained in Germany, tells this story:

I became skilled at hypnosis many years ago. Recently, a woman called with a strange request. “My father is in a coma, dying of Alzheimer’s. He stopped speaking two years ago and I need information only he can give me. Do you think under trance he might be able to speak to me?” Intrigued, I went to the hospital, hypnotized the man, and he did speak, telling his daughter what she needed to know. With permission, I regressed the man further. This father whose brain, according to recent MRIs, was 40% replaced by amyloid plaques, answered questions all the way back to early childhood and even in utero! My conclusion? Memory is not stored in the brain; it’s kept in the energy field surrounding the body. So, where does mind fit into all this? Mind has no particular form or location in the body, but encompasses all sending and receiving signals from 50 trillion cells throughout the body. Strangely, there is evidence to suggest the mind is not even in the body. Research in Japan has developed equipment that can detect and film emitting protons from this surrounding energetic field. Such events as: near-death experience (NDE); patient reports under general anesthesia watching their operation from the ceiling; and other such out-of-body experiences as lucid dreaming need to be added. They are frequently written off as “unexplained phenomena”—figments of the imagination. What are the implications for you and for dreaming a new creation story?

Here’s where human potential begins to come in. We are capable of amazing things under altered states. Get the tiny thinking brain out of the way and you tap into the subconscious. Now, you can’t run around in a trance, but you can train the thinking mind to shut up for a while, so you can begin to tap into its potential. Please check into my next Blog for ways to dip into that deep well of knowing.

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