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09 Jul 2017
Manahel Thabet


The brain is amazing. You’ve heard of right brain vs. left brain. The creative, artsy side versus the mathematical, analytical side.  Well it’s true…and the connections (or lack of) they make between each other impact our emotions, actions and abilities to complete certain tasks. Each person is unique in so called “hemispheric dominance,” however, we still heavily use both sides and neither is better or worse than the other. Let’s take some time to get to know our two sides!

Meet a [Happy] Right Brain

The right hemisphere’s unique focus is simultaneous processing, integration of our body sense, arousal, awareness and understanding of spaces, and social-emotional awareness.

  • Our right brain allows us to wee out of our left eyes and use our limbs on our left side.
  • When it comes to language, the right side helps with intonation, patterns, gestures and non-verbal communication. This is where we pick up social cues and our ability to understand others.
  • For math, the right side allows us to conceptualize numerical concepts, special reasoning and geometry.
  • The right side is where we find our body awareness, social and emotional awareness and emotional self-regulation.
  • Attention is handled by both sides of the brain. However, the right side focuses on extra-personal space, information procession requiring peripheral vision and spatial location. It is also where we find the ability to control how we shift our attention.

Meet an [Unhappy] Right Brain

  • When dysregulation happens, we can look towards the right brain for issues regarding:
  • Impulsivity, distractibility and driven hyperactivity
  • Anxiety (fear), depression (agitated), impatience, shame, aggression, poor comprehension of emotions, loud unmodulated voice, and a lack of empathy
  • Difficulty falling asleep, nightmares, teeth grinding, and restlessness
  • Non-verbal learning disabilities, poor writing or math, lack of intonation in speech, lack of common sense or a sense of humor
  • Poor balance or coordination, motor or vocal tics, and nervous habits

Meet a [Happy] Left Brain

The left hemisphere’s main jobs are sequential processing, analysis of details, complex movements, motivation, analysis over time, linguistic description and concentration.

  • Our left brain controls the right visual field and the motor function of our right side.
  • Left brain areas control analytical and sequential processing and the organization of verbal and written language.
  • The left side helps us with math calculations, sequential logic and arithmetic.
  • As far as emotions, the left side is dominant for conscious verbal awareness, and distinguishing what is linear, logical and fabricated.
  • The left side’s role in attention is goal-orientation, working memory, processing of details, and object identification. It also helps us filter irrelevant factors to sustain our attention.

Meet an [Unhappy] Left Brain

When dysregulation happens, we can look towards the left brain for issues regarding:

  • Poor concentration, lack of motivation, slow response time
  • Anxiety (worry), depression (helpless or hopeless), irritability, low self-esteem, guilt, mood swings, obsessive thoughts, compulsive behaviors
  • Difficulty maintaining sleep, not rested after sleep, sleep walking, bed wetting
  • Poor sequential processing, calculations, logic, or expressive language; auditory and reading processing deficits
  • Seizures and vertigo

As you can see, the left and the right work together constantly to help us complete almost every task. For example, reading a book pulls on the right brain’s job of information processing while the left brain helps us put it in sequential order. Or, even something as simple as walking require our right and left to use both legs, moving then equally and smoothly. We’re also lucky to have significant research allowing us to pinpoint areas of the brain when we’re noticing irregularities and trying to resolve different issues.

Source: www.amazingbrains.com

06 Jul 2017
Manahel Thabet

The Subconscious Contains Our Unused Potentials and Our Blockages

The subconscious contains within it our unused potentials, as well as the personal blockages that keep us stuck in the various problem areas of our life. I sometimes refer to these as our light and dark shadows. The word shadow is a Jungian term and refers to those parts of us that are unconscious. Being unconscious, we do not see them, but we often see their effects in our life, that is we don’t see what causes the shadow, but we see the effect.

Each of us has both a light and dark shadow, and each needs to be examined so that energy captured there can be released.

Dark Shadow: That which is holding us back. Repressed emotions, grief, hurts, inner wounds; all these are part of our dark shadow. So are dysfunctional beliefs. For example, a belief such as, “If there is a flu around I’ll catch it!” which, as you now understand, would attract the flu to you, could be called part of our dark shadow, especially if we are unaware of how this belief operates in our life. Any part of us that makes us unbalanced and that we are unaware of can be called part of our dark shadow. The dark shadow is that part of us which is self-defeating, holding us back, often absorbing vast amounts of energy, leaving us feeling depleted, anxious, frustrated, and at the mercy of forces that we ourselves have set in motion. The Mind Power student is keenly interested in both his light and dark shadows. They understand better than anyone what it means to ignore these shadow parts of their being. What is in our dark shadow is limiting us, so we do the inner work necessary to reveal these parts to us. Once revealed, we can design strategies to change those aspects of ourselves which are holding us back.

Now there is also the collective unconscious, which does not develop but is inherited. It consists of pre-existent forms, the archetypes. The collective unconscious contains both dark and light shadows, and as such they are common to all of us. They reside as archetypal messages resonating in the human unconscious matrix and so find their way into all of us. One such dark shadow archetypal message is the belief, “I’m not good enough.” This can be held as a general belief, “I’m not a good enough person” or something more specific, “I’m not a good parent/spouse/artist/mediator/entrepreneur/teacher, etc. When you find yourself thinking this, which you sometimes will, you can counteract the thought by first suspecting that it does not belong to you but rather to the collective. This works to make it non-personal, giving you the opportunity of nullifying it. It is our duty to overcome and heal the wound of “I’m not good enough” upon every occasion that it arises. By doing so we help not just ourselves but also the collective. We are helping our species when we refuse to accept shame. Paradoxically, the act of eliminating shame is easier when we do it for the sake of others than when we do it just for ourselves. Doing this is not a selfish act; it is heroic. Shame is the original sin. What is not claimed and owned by the inner will manifest in the outer. The dark shadow must be faced and addressed or it will cause all kinds of problems in your life.

Light Shadow: Our potentials and those parts of us that have not been explored and brought to fruition in our lives. Special gifts and talents that lie underdeveloped, our art, our hidden desires, our unused and unexplored abilities, all these form part of our light shadow. Because we are a fragment, a holographic piece of the overall design of the universe, everything that is possible and good and excellent is potentially part of our light shadow. While theoretically true, practically speaking, some things are more available to us than others. Not all the talents and gifts within the universe are ours to use, at least not in this particular lifetime. Some are more difficult to access, while others are waiting just below the surface, like a seed in a dried out river bed awaiting the rains to sprout and grow. Our light shadow can be discovered by following our bliss, our natural talents, our joys, our creativity. Trust what turns you on the most and follow it wherever it leads you.

The emergence of both light and dark shadow is always a positive event in our lives. It shows we are connected and in touch with the hidden parts of ourselves. When we awaken to these possibilities of transformation within ourselves, almost anything becomes possible.

How to come into relationship with your subconscious:

You come into relationship with your subconscious by desiring contact. You educate the conscious mind to the existence of the subconscious’s functions and potential through daily mediations. Until you are aware of its existence, and not just in an intellectual way, you cannot work with the subconscious effectively. Contemplate daily the existence of this second mind. Think about the fact that the subconscious is part of the etheric web of all reality. Think about the potentials of imprinting into it, how it works, etc. Affirm to yourself daily, “My subconscious mind is my partner in success.” This is a very powerful affirmation and has a threefold effect. First, by affirming “my subconscious mind,” you are educating the conscious mind to the existence of this second mind. Secondly, by affirming “my partner,” you are reminding the conscious mind of the possibilities and advantages of working with the subconscious. And thirdly, it is your partner “in success.” By affirming this you are building up a success vibration; you are weaving success into your etheric matrix. Make this a regular affirmation.

Finally, dialogue with your subconscious. Praise it and let it know how appreciative you are of its power and ability to create and interact with the etheric web. Tell it what you want to create and what imprints you are presently working with. Let it know that you are working diligently to have a functioning relationship established. Get to know this part of yourself as a separate and neglected component that is being welcomed back into the human matrix. By doing all of the above you will find that you will enter into “relationship” with your subconscious, and when you do, a whole new level of working with it reveals itself to you.

This blog’s takeaway:  Once we reveal our Light & Dark shadows, anything becomes possible.

Source: https://www.learnmindpower.com

02 Jul 2017
Manahel Thabet

Our Success Helps Many; Our Failure Helps No One

It is a revolutionary idea and one that dramatically changes our life when we embrace it. Imagine believing that our success actually helps many people. When we believe this, it totally changes the way we think about success. Suddenly our success becomes a way by which we can help people, and we should believe this because when you closely scrutinize this concept it becomes obvious that this is true.

But don’t just blindly accept this idea from me, think about it yourself and make your own decision. Does your success help other people? Think about whom else might benefit if you became tremendously successful?

It would obviously help you, your family, and those working directly with you, but there are many more individuals than these who would benefit. Success always creates waves of opportunities in its wake, so there would undoubtedly be a spillover effect for numerous people, many more than we might originally suspect. And these individuals would create even more benefits in their personal circles. This is one of the most misunderstood and underappreciated benefits of success; it flows freely and copiously in many different ways once it is in motion. Success is a very positive force for good and should always be acknowledged in this way.

Now let’s think about failure; does anyone really benefit from our failure? Maybe we might learn some personal life lessons during the process but what good does it create for others? Probably none. So from this perspective, we realize, it is our moral and social responsibility to be as successful as we can. Now we can desire success not just for the obvious benefits it will bring to ourselves but for the good it will create for others. It is never selfish to succeed; it is a generous, creative act, which benefits many. This is why our success is so important.

Now take this radical new insight about success and imprint it into your subconscious so that it can take root within and inspire you daily. When our desire for success becomes an act of service, a creative way of helping others, we are inspired to be our best. This will spur us on to great things and nothing will stand in our way.

This blog’s takeaway:  It is our moral and social responsibility to be as successful as we can!

Reference: Learn Mind Power

25 Jun 2017
Manahel Thabet

Mind Power: How To Overcome Your Fears, Get Unstuck, And Fuel Your Success

What scares you? Learning how to overcome fears of failure can be challenging for everyone.

Fortunately, all fears are learned. No one is born with fears. Fears can therefore, be unlearned by practicing self-discipline repeatedly with regard to fear until it goes away. The most common fears that we experience, which often sabotage all hope for success, are the fear of failure, poverty, and loss of money. These fears cause people to avoid risk of any kind and to reject opportunity when it is presented to them. They are so afraid of failure that they are almost paralyzed when it comes to taking any chances at all.

There are many other fears that interfere with our happiness.

  • People fear the loss of love or
  • People fear the loss of their jobs and their financial security.
  • People fear embarrassment or ridicule.
  • People fear rejection and criticism of any kind.
  • People fear the loss of respect or esteem of others.

These and many other fears hold us back throughout life…

Here are a few techniques to help you overcome your fears and fuel your success:

Fear Paralyzes Action

The most common reaction in a fear situation is the attitude of, “I can’t!”. This is the fear of failure that stops us from taking action. It is experienced physically, starting in the pit of your stomach.When people are really afraid, their mouth and throat go dry, their heart starts pounding. Sometimes they breathe shallowly and their stomach churns. These are all physical manifestations of the inhibitive negative habit pattern, which we all experience from time to time.

Fear Shuts Our Brain Down

Whenever a person is in the grip of fear, he feels like a deer caught in the headlights of a car. This fear paralyzes action. It often shuts down the brain and causes the individual to revert to the “fight-or-flight” reaction. Fear is a terrible emotion that undermines our happiness and can hold us back throughout our lives.

Visualize Yourself As Unafraid

By visualizing yourself performing with confidence and competence in an area where you are fearful, your visual image will eventually be accepted by your subconscious mind as instructions for your performance. Your self-image, the way you see yourself and think about yourself, is eventually altered by feeding your mind these positive mental pictures of yourself performing at your best.

Practice Acting “As If”

By using the “act as if” method, you walk, talk, and carry yourself exactly as you would if you were completely unafraid in a particular situation. You stand up straight, smile, move quickly and confidently, and in every respect act as if you already had the courage that you desire.

Use The Law Of Reversibility

The Law of Reversibility says that “If you feel a certain way, you will act in a manner consistent with that feeling.” But if you act in a manner consistent with that feeling, even if you don’t feel it, the Law of Reversibility will create the feeling that is consistent with your actions. This is one of the greatest breakthroughs in success psychology. You develop the courage you desire by disciplining yourself repeatedly to do the thing you fear until that fear eventually disappears—and it will.

Confront Your Fears Immediately

Your ability to confront, deal with, and act in spite of your fears is the key to happiness and success. One of the best exercises you can practice is to identify a person or situation in your life of which you are afraid and resolve to deal with that fear situation immediately. Do not allow it to make you unhappy for another minute. Resolve to confront the situation or person and put the fear behind you.

Move Toward The Fear

When you identify a fear and discipline yourself to move toward it, it grows smaller and more manageable. What’s more, as your fears grow smaller, your confidence grows.  Soon, your fears lose their control over you. In contrast, when you back away from a fear-inducing situation or person, your fear grows larger and larger. Soon it dominates your thinking and feeling, preoccupies you during the day, and often keeps you awake at night.

Deal With The Fear Directly

  • The only way to deal with a fear is to address it head-on.
  • Remind yourself that, “Denial” is not a river in Egypt.
  • The natural tendency of many people is to deny that they have a problem caused by fear of some kind. They’re afraid of confronting it. In turn, it becomes a major source of stress, unhappiness, and psychosomatic illness.
  • Be willing to deal with the situation or person directly.
  • As Shakespeare said, “Take arms against a sea of troubles, and in so doing, end them.”
  • When you force yourself to face any fear-inducing situation in your life, your self-esteem goes up, your self-respect increases, and your sense of personal pride grows.
  • You eventually reach the point in life where you are not afraid of anything.