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In Praise of the Right Brain . by Alice B. Clagett

Written and published on 7 January 2013

  • MY EXPERIENCE AT A PENTECOSTAL CHURCH
  • TESTIMONY ABOUT FIGHTING A DEMON WITH THE BIBLE
  • MORE ABOUT THE CHURCH SERVICE
  • PENTECOSTALS APPEAL TO THE EMOTIONAL BODY RATHER THAN THE MENTAL BODY
  • ON BEING OUT OF TOUCH WITH THE EMOTIONS
  • VISITS FROM JESUS AND THE ASCENDED MASTERS
  • ON JESUS CASTING OUT DEMONS THROUGH THE HOLY GHOST
    • On Stilling the Left Brain Through Love of God
  • EXPERIENCE OF PLACING AWARENESS ON THE RIGHT BRAIN
  • ACTIVITIES THAT PROMOTE RIGHT-BRAIN THINKING
  • BENEFITS OF BALANCING THE HEMISPHERES OF THE BRAIN
  • A BLESSING

Dear Ones,

MY EXPERIENCE AT A PENTECOSTAL CHURCH

I went to a Pentecostal church service yesterday morning, first time ever. It was quite an education. The people there were … though they may not have thought it through consciously … training themselves to use their right brain instead of their left brain. Why? According to them, faith in Jesus, love of Jesus, will save them from demons and devils.

TESTIMONY ABOUT FIGHTING A DEMON WITH THE BIBLE

For instance, one gentleman gave testimony that he had had a dream … he was walking down by a river, reading his Bible. There were other people there too. Suddenly a demon appeared. He called on the authority of Jesus, and swatted the demon with his Bible. The demon fell down. But then many more demons appeared. So, in Jesus’ name, he bound and rebuked them, one by one. He demonstrated this for us, how he felt and what he did in the dream, and it really brought the scene to life for me. Afterwards, the preacher explained the lesson of the testimony: All life’s struggles can be resolved by faith in Jesus. His love will protect and preserve us through our darkest hour.

MORE ABOUT THE CHURCH SERVICE

From there on, things got a little wild and woolly, at least according to my expectations from long attendance at more staid church services. People were shouting and swaying. One young girl almost fell down in a swoon. Folks would come up and grab my hand or my head and pray with me, in Jesus’ name. It was an amazing experience … the feeling of religious fervor in the air, the devotion of the congregation to Jesus.

PENTECOSTALS APPEAL TO THE EMOTIONAL BODY RATHER THAN THE MENTAL BODY

After the church service, I got to thinking about the Pentecostals, what they are actually doing. There was not one logical thought in that service. The effect of the sermon was on the emotional body, not the mental body at all. At the time, I could feel the intensity of mental activity in my right brain (1). And this, together with the ‘Stroke of Insight’ TED video (2) by Jill Bolte Taylor I had recently viewed, got me to thinking about how I’ve been living my life in an almost exclusively left-brain way.

ON BEING OUT OF TOUCH WITH THE EMOTIONS

No wonder I’ve been feeling out of touch with all that is. Having trouble simply feeling my body, feeling the world around me. Unable to remember my dreams. Feeling driven by my To Do list. Feeling out of focus. Not taking the time to connect with Nature, or socialize with my friends. Some way to live life!

VISITS FROM JESUS AND THE ASCENDED MASTERS

So this was an important insight. On further reflection, I realized how hard it was for me to attend the Pentecostal service, because I had to translate everything they said into my own terms. In the past, when I’ve attended Assembly of God religious services, I’ve felt a very close association, like an identification with or absorption in Jesus the Christ as the Son of God. But very loving ascended masters have visited me as well, so, great though Jesus is, I don’t think of Him as the only way to Unconditional Love.

I’m not calling the Pentecostal belief wrong here, for it has clearly served a very important purpose in allowing folks to escape from 3D duality … from the presence of demons here on Earth, which was a very real concern, for those familiar with the astral plane, prior to The Shift … and into a consciousness of Universal Love. But on the other hand, for me, The Christ is but one path to that Love, though a very great path for many, and for me in particular.

ON JESUS CASTING OUT DEMONS THROUGH THE HOLY GHOST

So, getting down to it, when the Pentecostals say that by faith in and love of Jesus we will feel the descent of the Holy Ghost and all demons will be cast out, I translate like this:

On Stilling the Left Brain Through Love of God

By concentrating my awareness on my right brain, I can open my heart chakra to the love of the Divine, and in so doing, I can still my left brain activity. This will allow me to feel what the Hindus called Prakriti; known by Western physicists as the quantum energy field. And it will still the left-brain process of separating my ego from all that is. And the equally disgruntling left-brain process of dividing reality … which is actually one quantum field … into good and bad, godly and demonic, right and wrong, pro-Alice and against-Alice, socially acceptable and faux pas, etc etc.

EXPERIENCE OF PLACING AWARENESS ON THE RIGHT BRAIN

Last night I tried it out. Lying on the couch, cat purring by my side, I placed my awareness on my right brain. All of a sudden, everything shifted. No more small voice in my head, complaining and criticizing and diverting me from my beingness. Immediately, I became vividly aware of the colors in the room. It was almost like I could taste them. I sensed my body, my whole body, in the way that I suspect my cat does. I felt tension here, discomfort there. The minute I felt these, the tension and discomfort went away. I lost my sense of ego. It was as if I had become one with all that I sensed. I, the cat, the room, all one being. Wow!

ACTIVITIES THAT PROMOTE RIGHT-BRAIN THINKING

I like this new way of using my brain so much that I hope to practice it all day today. I can see why walking in nature is good: For sure, it will help establish me the right-brain pattern. And there are other things I can do to encourage my right brain, such as drawing or painting, yoga, cooking, listening to music. Maybe I could resume martial arts. Or take up gardening. Anything, really, to escape that tyrannical left-brain!

BENEFITS OF BALANCING THE HEMISPHERES OF THE BRAIN

Given time … say, a week or so … concentrating on the right brain may allow the halves of my brain to balance back together, as they no doubt were meant to do. Maybe I will find my way back to that joie de vivre I felt as a tiny child (3). What fun!

A BLESSING

In loving thanks to the Pentecostal service for providing me with this insight,

and with a prayer that each of you may walk in love and light,
that your love may touch the hearts of all you meet,

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

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FOOTNOTES

(1) For more information, see “Left Brain vs Right Brain,” http://psychology.about.com/od/cognitivepsychology/a/left-brain-right-brain.htm ..

(2) See “Stroke of Insight,” a TED video by Jill Bolte Taylor: “Jill Bolte Taylor: STROKE of insight: TED TALKS,” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYi7hZhPcyk ..

(3) See the Baby Laughing video: “Baby Laughing Hysterically at Ripping Paper,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RP4abiHdQpc ..

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Mental, Physical, and Emotional Control: The Technique of Engulfing with Love . by Alice B. Clagett *

Published on 30 December 2012; revised on 16 May 2018

  • PHYSICAL PAIN
  • CONTROLLING OUR MENTAL PROCESSES
  • TO OVERCOME ATTEMPTS AT MIND CONTROL
  • CONTROLLING UNWANTED EMOTIONS
  • ANGER OR FEAR
  • SEXUAL AROUSAL

Dear Ones,

Here is a technique to gain total mental, physical, and emotional control. It is the same technique for each of these, but I will go through it with specific examples, as I find practical application more helpful than abstract theory.

PHYSICAL PAIN

Let us start with the physical body, as that’s something many people are used to. Let us say you notice a specific bodily discomfort or maybe even a deep pain. Could be doctors have put a label on this discomfort or pain for you, but I state unequivocally to you that this label is not helpful. Quite the opposite. If you want to heal the physical body, take care not to imagine with your mind that this feeling has a label that will lead the body to this historically proven conclusion. Instead, feel the pain exactly as it is.

Imagine that the pain is a gift to you from God. Why not see what gift this is? Keep feeling this gift, this pain, as you also feel how your physical body and energy field feel around the pain. With an attitude of curious exploration, and of deep, loving gratitude, keep both the pain and the surrounding painlessness in your awareness. You will find the two energies become one generalized energy field, and the pain will go away.

Now, to the extent you hold a belief that the pain will not go away, it will not. So while you do this healing work on your body, place your awareness totally on your body, not on your mind. If thoughts do surface during your physical healing process, then you may momentarily use the following technique for controlling and calming the mind. It takes less than a second.

CONTROLLING OUR MENTAL PROCESSES

Many of us would like to be more aware of our thought processes … both surface thoughts and thoughts springing from the deep subconscious mind. We might practice a proven technique to calm the mind, such as …

  • the Zen technique of counting to 10 over and over again.
  • Or the yogic technique of long deep breathing.
  • Or the Indian technique of feeling the breath as it moves into and out of our nostrils.
  • Or by chanting a mantra, and so on.

We can’t always prevent thoughts from surfacing, though, so if you notice a thought, or train of thought, during your mind calming procedure, here’s what to do:

Be aware that a mental process is occurring. Do not blame yourself for this thought; do not feel a sense of failure or any other negative emotion; rather, be thankful that you noticed the thought. Classify for yourself what kind of thought it was. A memory? The beginning of a fantasy? A story about something? An analytical thought? A judgment?

So the point here is not to concentrate on the content of the thought, but simply to pigeonhole it. And then to return to your mind calming procedure.

TO OVERCOME ATTEMPTS AT MIND CONTROL

Historically, some spiritual adepts have been described as being able to control the minds of others. Rasputin, for instance, was known for this ability. And there is a lot of popular lore in this regard.

Before we continue further, and so as to know what we’re really dealing with, it’s good to note that the mental bodies extend far beyond the brain. In fact, almost all our other bodies … the physical, etheric, and emotional or astral bodies, and the body of light  … are permeated by the mental bodies, higher and lower, which extend beyond them; the exception being the body of light (also termed the ‘causal’ or ‘spiritual’ body), which permeates and extends beyond each of our other bodies.

What to do if you feel an attempt is being made to control your mind? There is one good technique that is quite similar to the physical pain healing technique described above. Let us say you notice a thought that seems foreign, ‘not your own.’ Now, at that moment, feel the actual energy of the thought … is it a throbbing in the frontal lobe? Does it feel like an energy whirling in or around the head, or at the level of the navel point, the sexual organs, or perhaps the rectum? Whatever the energy feels like, concentrate on that energy … and not on the thought itself.

Imagine that the energy your mind has labeled ‘not you’ is a gift to you from God. Why not find out what gift this is? Keep feeling this gift, this ‘not you’ energy, as you also feel how your energetic body feels around the ‘not you-ness.’ With an attitude of curious exploration, and of deep, loving gratitude, keep both the ‘not you’ energy and the surrounding energy of your mental body in your awareness. You will find the two energies become one generalized energy field, and the ‘not you’ energy will integrate with your aura.

CONTROLLING UNWANTED EMOTIONS

If we want to be fully developed, fully aware human beings, then control of the emotions is an important consideration. By this I don’t mean inhibition of unwanted emotions, which process always leads to trouble, and sometimes very deep trouble indeed. Rather I refer to integration of unwanted emotions into the emotional body as a whole. By this time you probably get the drift of what I’m about to say.

ANGER OR FEAR

In a nutshell: Feel the most obvious physical sensation that your mind is labeling ‘anger’ or ‘fear.’ Imagine that this unwanted emotion is a gift to you from God.

Why not find out what gift this is? Keep feeling this gift, this physical sensation, as you also feel how your physical body and energy field feel around the physical sensation. With an attitude of curious exploration, and of deep, loving gratitude, keep both the physical sensation and the surrounding energy in your awareness. You will find the two energies become one generalized energy field, and the physical sensation will integrate with your aura.

Then repeat the procedure with any other physical sensations related to the unwanted emotion.

SEXUAL AROUSAL

Things being as they are in Western culture, quite a few people are concerned to minimize the chance of feeling their sexuality at moments that are socially unacceptable … maybe with regard to the wrong person, or at the wrong time, for instance. Since sexuality is an inescapable part of our makeup, and always a force to contend with, and to creatively redirect, as necessary, it’s good to know that the above technique can be used to diffuse sexual arousal. To wit:

  • Feel the most obvious physical sensation associated with the concept your mind labels ‘sexual arousal.’
  • Imagine that this unwanted physical sensation is a gift to you from God. Why not find out what gift this is?
  • Keep feeling this gift, this physical sensation, as you also feel how your energy field feels around the sexual energy. With an attitude of curious exploration, and of deep, loving gratitude, keep both the physical sensation and the surrounding energy in your awareness — You will find the two energies become one generalized energy field, and the physical sensation will integrate with your aura.

One more thing about sexual arousal … the persistence of such a feeling has a lot to do with thoughts, especially repetitive thoughts, which precede the sensation of arousal and persist throughout the experience. When the thoughts stop, the feeling soon stops as well. So, if you notice mental involvement during the diffusing process, then you may wish to momentarily use the previously mentioned technique for controlling and calming the mind, which takes less than a second.

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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