Sunday, September 11, 2016

Recharge -- Energy For Life

This is one of the best publications I have come across to illustrate how we can control our own experience in this physical dimension. The new science of Epigenetics has evolved to prove, scientifically, the many things the ancient cultures have taught for eons. 


ReCharge

Friday, July 22, 2016

The Rubber Hand Illusion - Horizon: Is Seeing Believing? - BBC

Scientists Discover We Have A ‘Force Field’ Around Our Bodies 

And You Can Feel It


Our personal space guides our hands when we reach out, causes us to duck when objects hurtle towards us and makes us acutely aware of the world around us. And now, for the first time, scientists have found a way to help us feel it.

Researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm have tweaked a well-known experiment called the rubber hand illusion for a study published in the journal Cognition. In the classic version, participants are shown a fake rubber hand while their own hand is hidden behind a screen. After a few minutes of simultaneous stroking of both the real and fake hands, the person’s brain starts to believe that the fake hand is actually their own. Here’s the proof:



 

 In the new study, which involved 101 adults, scientists repeated the test but applied brushstrokes in mid-air above the fake hand, rather than touching it. As in the classic experiment, participants start to believe that the fake hand is their own. But in this version, they also started to sense what feels like a “force field” between the brush and the rubber hand.

“We can elicit this bizarre sensation of there actually being something in mid-air between the brush and the rubber hand,” Arvid Guterstam of the Karolinska Institute, a co-author of the study, told New Scientist.

According to the study, the sensation continues as far as 15 inches above the rubber hand, which indicates the size of what scientists of our “peripersonal space”.

Neuroscientific evidence of the phenomenon first emerged in the late 1990s in animal studies. Princeton University’s Michael Graziano recorded the electrical activity of neurons in the parietal and frontal lobes of the brains of monkeys. They found that some neurons fired not just when they were touched by an object but also when it came near them.

Graziano continued his experiments into the early 2000s, discovering that electrically stimulating certain neurons would induce a coordinated behaviour that resembled ducking or blocking.

Graziano explained that the primary function of peripersonal space is defense, enabling us to quickly detect nearby danger. But it also helps us navigate a crowded shopping centre or find a seat on a packed train without bumping into people. Graziano told the Huffington Post US: “We now understand these peripersonal space neurons are important in monitoring the margin of safety around the body.”

“The space around the body is processed like a jello mold. Like a thick layer of space around the body, deforming and moving as the limbs move,” Graziano said.

The experiment has never been repeated in humans, but neuroscientists believe there is evidence to suggest that certain parts of the brain deal with peripersonal space. People who suffer strokes in the right posterior parietal lobe, for example, can’t detect peripersonal stimuli on the left side of their bodies.

“These people have no trouble processing distant space, but lose a sense of peripersonal space,” Graziano said.

Graziano suggests that this dynamic force field might also be extended to other objects, including bikes, cars and clothing.
Story by: Oscar Williams, BBC

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Transcending a Daunting World

From Annie Kagan, Author of 
How My Bad-Boy Brother Proved to Me There's Life After Death

Transcending a Daunting World

People spend lots of time on things that make them unhappy. 
To cultivate joy, pay attention to what you like.

So, with all the disturbance happening on Earth, I made a list of things Billy says can soothe the soul.

SPEND TIME IN NATURE
The light, colors, scents and sounds of the natural world bring pleasure to and heal the senses. Walking in the forest, planting a garden, or simply feeling the warmth of the sun on your face, help you tune to the miracle of creation.

SAY THANK YOU
Many spiritual paths promote the concept of gratitude. Saying "thank you" may be simpler than trying to feel grateful. Saying thank you to all the things that please you, silently or out loud, helps you notice the grace in your life. Thank you is an easy step down the road toward gratitude.

PAUSE FOR BEAUTY
Take time every day to admire something of beauty. Beauty is evocative; it awakens something deep inside and transcends the noise and static of the world. Beauty reminds you of the awe at the heart of life itself.

MAKE LIFE MORE MUSICAL
Singing, dancing and listening to music connects you to the special pleasure of being alive. Have favourite songs on standby to enhance your mood or change it. Some music could be bright and upbeat, some slow and melancholy, some designed for healing. Melody and rhythm turn the ordinary into the magical.

CHANGE YOUR VIEWPOINT
A change in perspective is powerful. According to Quantum physics, the way you see things can actually change them. If something upsets or frightens you, look for what you like about it. When it comes to people, focus on their deep voice, their sparkling eyes, their quick smile, their unique wit. When someone senses positivity coming their way, they may respond in kind.

CELEBRATE THE PURPOSELESS PURPOSE OF LIFE
Joy comes from doing what we love simply for the pleasure of it. Keep a journal, learn to surf, sing in a choir, bake bread, plant a garden, feed the birds. Everything you do doesn't have to lead to an outcome. The doing can be its own reward.
                                                                                                             © 2015 annie kagan 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Cosmic Action!

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Today there is some serious action in the heavily bodies that is going to support us tremendously in clearing old patterns, illusions, and delusions, especially those which we are not conscious of, but that continue to create a limited experience for us.This cosmic action impacts us far more than any of us realize. We are, after all, One with All there is.

We are being set up for a  complete New Beginning, in any area of our lives, if that is what is called for!  If anyone has been running a bit slow, or completely freezing up, this is perfect time to hit the restart button.  We have a Full Solar Eclipse, Spring Equinox, and a Supermoon (in new moon phase so even though it won't be physically visible, we will have greater access to subconscious/unconscious material). Receive this opportunity for yourself by spending some added time in prayer and meditation, and tune in to see if there is any ritual or ceremony you can do to intentionally usher out the old and welcome the New/Now happening from the Vision of Y/Our Heart and Soul.  

The Full Solar Eclipse, which will be visible in Europe, begins at about 1:30am Pacific time, the Supermoon is 2:36am Pacific, and Spring Equinox is 3:45 pm Pacific Time. 


Monday, January 12, 2015

Faith and Action


We have been taught to have faith in a power external to ourselves. Yet you are the only one that can bring into your experience that which you desire. Until you have a knowing and deep understanding that YOU are the one that you need to have faith in, you will continue to pray, hope and wait for something else to deliver your dreams.