From the book; The Joys of Live Alchemy
Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?
Do you remember that nursery rhyme?
Well, how about we find out how our organic brain grows and develops.... Then we can gracefully nurture it, so that it blossoms and blooms as a radiant rose
Inside our head, various departments, compartments, areas and domains contain information.... All these different sections connect to each other and compete for attention, to get access within our central ‘thought-of-the-moment.' For instance, we may have two itches at the same time. One in the foot and one in our nose and the strongest itch will take center court. So it is with all our thoughts. A tranquil joyful thought, that may be meaningful, may be overridden by a stronger, angry negative emotion. Whatever congests/inspires the mind will deplete/nourish the body.
Our mind accommodates a vast network of intelligence all vying for access into our consciousness. Some of the intelligence accumulated in our memory banks over time, whilst other forms of intelligence constantly transmit information into our headquarters from different parts of our body.
The five senses also play a big part in programming the types of thoughts we are thinking. As we observe events going on all around us, our mind processes the information our sight, sound, tastes, touch and smell relay into our minds.
Other people's actions/words, which we come into contact with, can also have an effect on our digestion of information, as do the media, education, religion and everything we observe on a daily basis.
All the information is constantly collected, processed and transmitted into our conscious thoughts. Then, the thoughts themselves cause a reaction in every part of our body...How do I know all this? Simply by paying attention to how my mind/body functions...Just like Mary, Mary, I want to know how my garden (authentic, organic mind) is growing and what I can do to make it produce a joyful, loving bouquet of thoughts. Moreover, I must admit, I have become very skilled in-deed, and I enjoy every moment, in a most delightful manner.
One hundred years ago, there were no wireless sets, TVs or Internet, so events that happened in other parts of the country and the world took a long time to come to our attention. In many cases they were not noticed by the average person, so atrocities committed in other places had no effect on our lives...Hence the saying ... ignorance is bliss.
In today's world, the media are hell bent on reporting all the hoi polloi none-sense of humanity it can find, magnifying the hunger for, ever more depressing information. Any sincere philosophy of life, that can help folks enjoy their lives on earth, is mostly ignored and neglected. Some sections of the public mistakenly train their thoughts to feast on other people's downfalls and derogation. More demand for negativity fabricates ... more sick minds and bodies.
So, I think you will agree, keeping a ‘cool-head' when all around you are ‘heating-up' is no easy task in a three dimensional world of mis-information. Actually, if we view the three-dimensional world as our only world, it is impossible to keep our minds balanced and clear at all times. Eventually we become tangled-up in all the media hype and hooked onto an erroneous lifestyle.
Happily, for humanity, the third dimensional world is only a minor part of a much bigger picture. When our thoughts-detector directs its attention to a superb well of information, that is infinite in scope and eternal in source, then we are no longer at the mercy of our intellectual department-faculty within our minds. This gives us freedom of the mind. We begin to understand; we can control our emotions and feelings by having the natural power to process what thoughts we allow our minds to project.
New creative thoughts overtake pre-consigned stale thoughts and old conditioning is replaced with new fresh invigorating visions that take center stage. This allows us to enact a performance of a lifetime on earth, reverberating in generic blissfulness.
Mary, Mary, now becomes a contrarian on a blissful journey.
How does her organic garden grow?
It develops in a most delightful display of illuminating neurons that transmit good health to every cell in the body and mind.
It cultivates an oneness with every plant, ocean, mountain and life composition.
It matures centered and well balanced at a Hippocampus foundation
An opus, collected in a pure essence of truth, filters in every compartment of the organic mind.
Where there was darkness, a sonata of light shines...
Where there was obscurity, a symphony of luminosity beams....
Where there was blindness, clear sightedness reflects authentic visions.
The whole organic mind comes-alive and bright.
The intellectual brain understands it exists to celebrate the concerto of life.
It travels on the highway of joyous textures and loving tones.
It surrenders to the orchestration of life, whose hues and tints are composed, by a master maestro.
New windows of opportunity open as the mind rewires itself and tunes into the melodies within the cosmic blueprint of time and space....
Yes in-deed, the garden of the human organic mind ripens with many golden belles and delightful innovative shells, set up in a transcendent lifetime show.
All rights reserved. Michael Levy
By Michael Levy Professional Optimist
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