Quite often, people have been raised to think of their brain as a single -- or at most, two sided -- organ. In one sense, this is correct but in many other senses it isn't. Through millions and millions of years of evolution our brains have developed into wondrous machines that not only are more powerful than even the most powerful supercomputers yet invented but are also capable of some of the most sublime thought processes yet known in the universe.
Evolution, at least as we know it, doesn't work in what's called a linear -- or straight line -- sequence. We grow as organisms and as thinking, feeling human beings in fits and starts. Sometimes we make great leaps forward and then fall back a little and other times we stay in place, treading water, before we make another great leap forward. This is just a fact of nature and we are no more immune to it than we are immune to eventual death in the physical sense.
What happens to our consciousness, of course, is the greatest mystery in the universe and one we may yet be able to figure out at some point in our evolutionary life that has not yet been reached. In actual physiology, we know that our brains are not in fact a single unit in the sense of the word. There is a series of interrelationships between at least four parts of the brain, which are usually referred to as being the four lobes. For the most part scientists usually concern themselves with only three of the four lobes, for some reason.
We also know that there are parts of the brain that serve highly specialized functions and purposes. This is part of the miracle of our evolution, though it is also helpful to remember that the brain will work in a holistic fashion in order to accomplish its main goal; to give life, breadth and scope to our consciousness, the outward manifestation of which is our corporeal existence. What we’re also beginning to understand is that there are other levels to our brains than just the commonly-accepted four lobes.
Indeed, there seems to be seven levels within our brains which logic, direct experience and objective observation seems to confirm. These three other levels seem to center on what most professionals who study the brain call the "higher levels." Generally, these fifth, sixth and seventh levels of the brain can be looked at as the final steps in a long stairway which leads to a platform that leads to ultimate consciousness.
In the fifth -- or interbrain -- level, we can work to gain a mastery of the thoughts and experiences which we have accumulated through a lifetime of living. Through this newly-developed ability we will be able to gain a new and fresh way of looking at history which we have either lived or learned about, and which we can then use to increase our sense of devotion and commitment to the accomplishment of other things.
The sixth level is highly interesting in that it -- if trained properly -- will allow us to look forward into the future with a highly developed sense of intuition. Using this level requires that we not allow ourselves to be bound up in the chains of our past experiences as things that hold us back. When employed with full effect it permits us to erase a sense of limitation that works to hold back human beings in general. We can make a "great leap forward," in other words.
The seventh and last level can best be related to as one that can give to us ultimate consciousness of ourselves as a total entity. Some call this being able to use imagination to the highest possible degree. Through such consciousness even the most abstract of the thoughts, concepts and reasoning can become easily available to us with just a few simple mental commands.
This is why we should all strive to harness the power of our brains -- all seven of them -- to the maximum extent possible. We should not hesitate to break free of the bonds which chain us to this physical reality and mundane worldly existence.
Did you know that today we can find footprints of toxins within our bodies including petrochemicals, heavy metals, pesticides and organic solvents? And that we can uncover our exact deficiencies in fatty acids, amino acids, trace elements, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins?
This comes from a very unique approach that applies a specific science as the critical component in delivering personalized health maintenance to my clients. And this has become my passion.
My own health is what has driven me to become supremely qualified as a holistic health practitioner.
The journey began in 1984, when I first understood that the mind-body-soul connection is the key to vibrant health. It is called psycho-neuro–immunology. My path of discovery has been an exciting one and, at almost 70, I marvel at how it has worked to keep me focused, healthy and dynamic.
Helping people to understand how they can take charge of their own health has become my main priority. Hence, the educational process which shows others what is challenging their health and how to change is a rewarding process for both parties.
My education in Nutritional and Environmental Medicine with ACNEM (Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine www.acnem.org ) started in 1999 and continues to this day as the understanding of the human body magnifies. If you click on the practitioners tab on their site, you will find me listed under Western Australia.
By 2002 I was involved in looking at pathology profiles with completely different eyes. It deepened my understanding of certain scientific laboratory technologies that can define and suggest how to rectify health imbalances before they mature into full-fledged disease.
Today we pinpoint dysfunctions in human physiology by measuring imbalances in digestion, hormones, acid stress, inflammation, calcium metabolism, oxidative stress, connective tissue strength and protein metabolism.
What all those big words mean is that, through specific technologies, I can help you get beyond individual symptoms so you can see the overall picture and dramatically improve your feeling of well-being.
To help me work even more effectively, I have invested in acquiring greater communication tools. In 1999, I obtained my qualifications as a Certified Master Practitioner in NLP and Certified Advanced Eriksonian Hypnosis.
I trained under Terry McGlendon whose program is endorsed by the Royal College of General Practitioners and Applied Psychology in Australia. He is the only Australian to be part of the original group that studied with highly esteemed co-developers Dr. Richard Bandler and Dr. John Grinder from its inception in 1972.
Are you interested in what the underlying causes are of snoring, sleep apnea, fibromyalgia, certain depressions, excessive tiredness and other health challenges? The list goes on and on. And all of them are symptoms that can be addressed with what it is I do.
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