Feeling edgy and out of sorts, or simply sensing that you’re on the edge of your seat about to make your next move? For perspective, what you are feeling is both personal and your tapping into the collective dance of radical shifting involving how Earthly life is lived. It’s not just about one day, or one month, but certainly April is an intense time for most people to handle!
When the brain entrains to the heart, connectivity increases between brain and body. Conversely, the location of consciousness in the brain leads to an increased disconnection between brain and body. When one shifts into heart-oriented cognition, mental dialogue is reduced. Sympathetic and parasympathetic nerve pathways and the baroreceptor system directly link the heart and brain, allowing communications and information to flow freely. Messages flowing from the heart to the brain during this shift to coherence significantly alter the brain’s functioning, especially in the cortex, which profoundly affects perception and learning. A new mode of cognition is activated…the holistic/intuitive/depth mode
The pineal gland is an organ of tremendous interest these days. To many spiritual seekers it is the ‘seat of the soul‘ and the ‘third eye,’ the anatomical part of the human body that acts as our spiritual antennae, connecting us to the non-physical, spiritual planes of existence. However, to many scientists and rigid materialist thinkers, it is strictly an endocrine gland responsible for the secretion of the hormone melatonin, a substance which, among other things, aids in the regulation of our circadian rhythms. Far from cased closed, this small, but intriguing piece of the human organism is the source of endless discussion and consideration, as many people believe that by cleansing, detoxifying or decalcifying the pineal gland, one can more readily achieve spiritual states of consciousness and can experience with greater depth and clarity.
We are many and varied but we are not so different. We all want love, support, connection, passion, freedom, creativity and a sense of meaning in our lives. How and where we find those things is unique to each of us and our destinies are not the same.
Some people think that symbols are the fanciful creations of poets, musicians and artists. I know I used to believe that. But after years of life coaching, and hearing metaphor after metaphor from my clients, I now realize that artists don’t create the symbols of human existence.
In this video, Shaman Jon Rasmussen describes the shamanic view of the healing process and how it is performed. He talks about how we create our reality with our beliefs and goes on to demonstrate how we can let go of problems using the help of shamanic tools and spirit beings through the healing power of ceremony.
Most likely you are feeling a bit restless and uncertain as April begins – not knowing how the month’s intense energies will play out in your life. Here are some suggestions for moving through this cycle with more ease and fewer missteps you will need to address later.
Learn to harness the power of your Heart and watch your life change. Your life will be a joy to live each and every day. You will be free from fear. You will heal yourself. And, you will experience guidance in every area of your life.
Symptoms of a new condition brought on by kirtan chanting – coined “bhav brain” – include markedly decreased attachment to one’s self-identity, blurring of the demarcation between “self” and others, disillusionment with materialistic gain, and reduced anxiety about what the future may bring. In extreme cases, Bhavakirtananda said, bhav brain can produce symptoms that can mimic intoxication or drug use, including inexplicable elation, stumbling or aimless wandering, or general “spaciness.”
Consciousness exists outside of constraints of time and space. It is able to be anywhere: in the human body and outside of it. In other words, it is non-local in the same sense that quantum objects are non-local.