Thursday, April 23, 2015

Our Minds Have Reality-Shaping Powers

Conflict April

Coast To Coast AM - April 20, 2015 UFO Bases & Secret Government

In the first half, editor in chief of Tarcher/Penguin Books, and well-known voice of occult and esoteric ideas, Mitch Horowitz, discussed the core discovery of the 21st century: how thought controls reality. He reported on the new wave of studies in the placebo effect, neuroplasticity, and psychical research that is confirming what mystics have known for centuries: our minds have reality-shaping powers, and what we think plays a major part in what happens to us. One interesting study showed that if you put elderly people in an environment that evoked their youth and reminded them of an earlier time, they actually showed measurable improvements in such things as their health, muscle tone, weight, and blood pressure, he reported.

In the science of neuroplasticity, brain scans are demonstrating that "if you can deliberately and continually redirect your thoughts on certain patterns, it will actually alter the physical makeup of your brain, and alter the neural pathways," he continued. The hypnopompic state (immediately following sleep) is a great time to employ a visualization, affirmation, or prayer, as the mind is particularly impressionable then, Horowitz revealed. He also talked about "scientific prayer" which involves praying for ideas and virtues rather than material possessions, and summoning the emotions to reach a fuller and greater life, such as espoused in some of the great religious traditions.