If I have summarize the various dysfunctions that people feel in their life, they can be described as below
Anxiety – This is an imbalanced aspect of the fear dimension in our thinking. Fear is natural in life, simply because life is “uncertain” (where you can’t even know, with 100% certainty, what’s going to happen 10 minutes from now). This fear can keep gaining momentum through constant identification, until it becomes a strong force called “the feeling of anxiety”. Anxiety always stems from a projection of thought, it can be a deluded or reality-based projection, however the “intensity” of the feeling is what becomes the resistance – without this intensity fear, as a mode thinking, has no negative effect on your being. Anxiety also leads to a rigidity in thinking where one is afraid of being open-minded towards the dark nature of life. Being free of delusion, and allowing the momentum of past-accumulated fear-energy to ebb away, is all it takes for you to find balance in this dimension. In the state of wholeness, fear is not experienced as a strong/uncomfortable feeling, rather it’s just experienced as thinking mode with respect to certain situations and can be a part of wisdom in terms of taking some corrective/proactive action – fear also loses its “delusional” aspect, and is more rooted in reality based thinking.
Emotional neediness – Each of us has the potential to be emotionally independent, where we don’t need an external crutch (support) to feel emotionally stable. To tap into this inherent potential in us, towards having inner independence, one has to connect with the dark nature of inner power instead of simply clinging to the light nature of sensitivity alone. Overly sensitive people are the ones who always need emotional support and though they can seem “harmless” their very need for emotional leverage causes them to become an energy “leech”, of some form, towards others. Emotional neediness is not attractive, at least not in the long run – of course, some people may find emotional neediness (or over sensitivity) as being “cute” and lovable, for a while, but it’s not long before they start getting repelled by it. The state of wholeness is free of any form of emotional neediness or over-sensitivity, in fact sensitivity is balanced with your sense of inner power to the point where you are never taken in by a narrow influence – you always have a wholistic view.
Bitterness – This the most accurate description for the imbalance in hatred dimension. There are various forms that bitterness can take – jealousy, shallowness, over-competitiveness, exploitation, grudge or spite. Though bitterness is a dimension of hatred it can easily stem from aspects like “emotional neediness”, deeply sensitive people can also be highly bitter people who have a lot of hidden anger in them. In fact, all dysfunctions are inter-related, one imbalance affects all other dimensions of thinking – so in that sense there are no light-natured imbalances or dark-natured imbalances, all imbalances are just imbalances, period, and I just use different terms to create a better reference for better understanding.
Lethargy – Being productive, or being aligned with growth, is a part of our inherent nature as life-energy. When we start suppressing this nature in us, for any reason, we start getting rooted in lethargy. Of course, an imbalance of restlessness (or over-activity), over a long period of time, can eventually cause you to get so exhausted that you require the balance of lethargy for a while until you can find the middle ground between activity and ease – so during the process of balance you can have a period of dullness/lethargy, where you don’t feel like doing anything much, or feel zero-motivation, and this is normal, especially if you were an over-active person previously. However, lethargy can become a habit, or a way of being, out of a fear of being involved in life or out of some sense of delusion about what “ease” (or being struggle-free) means. Growth is deeply necessary, for you, as a being, and you can’t oppose this nature in you without feeling the brunt of its pressure – this is the reason why prolonged lethargy leads to an emaciation of the body and mind. In fact, doing drugs, or being addicted to alcohol, can be symptoms of wanting to disconnect with life and can be more prominent in people who are prone to lethargy.
Restlessness – This is a sign of over-zealousness, or hyper-ness, where one is addicted to being mindlessly active all the time. The energy of restlessness is highly draining, and you can see that when you are in the company of a restless person – you can sense how their restlessness can make you feel drained if you are not rooted in your own conscious balance (this happens because unconsciously we tend to resonate with the frequency of the external influence, and hence get captured by the outside imbalance). Being restless is not really a state conducive to true productivity, neither is it rooted in wisdom. Sooner or later, a restless person does hit a “brunt out” point or a crash as a result of the mounting accumulation of imbalance. Over-excitement is a part of restlessness, and can be a huge resistance towards a mature outlook towards life. Restless people are also highly volatile and hence poor in decision making or staying true to their commitment, they are usually just in search of the next high.
Lust – A person lost to lust is imbalanced towards “sensory pleasure”, and sexual over-indulgence is just one part of such an imbalance; this imbalance can extend towards behaviors of greediness, shallow selfishness (becoming too self-centered), superficiality and manipulation towards serving one’s self-interest alone. Lust is mostly a “cold” aspect of joy which disconnects from aspects of sensitivity making you almost machine-like in your pleasure seeking mindset, leading to a lack of “warmth”. Lust can sometimes be equated to imbalanced passion, and in an imbalance it’s not long before the passion turns into a narrow obsession without any sense of wholeness within – a passion pursued from a place of wholeness does not cause you to have a “tunnel vision”, whereas a passion pursued purely from the motivation of lust causes the creation of a deluded/narrow vision. The lust can also be towards some imagination of success – such a lust can delude you into being rooted in this cycle of craving an outside success for your sense of wholeness.
Quite simply, these are the six dysfunctions that a being would deal with, and each of these dysfunctions can get amplified during a physical journey under the influence of your brain’s allure. Imbalance happens for two reasons
1. Delusion – When your thinking is deluded, you are very likely to enter into imbalance. For example, to think that achievement/success is the way to happiness is a form of deluded thinking which can cause you to become anxiety ridden, or lust-based, and it can also cause strong feelings of bitterness towards anyone who seems oppose your sense of achievement. To think that there is a “punishing” God up there who is judging you critically is another example of deluded thinking, which leads to anxieties in the form of constant guilt and doubt regarding one’s desire. The only solution to eliminate delusion is to develop the receptivity to be open to the reality of life. Through this receptivity one can acquire the right understanding and can imbibe well-rounded insights, thus bringing wholeness to one’s thinking. This receptivity requires one to have the attitude of being fearless from within towards wanting to know the truth about life rather than wanting to cling to one’s narrow beliefs about it. For example, if you only want to see life from a light-natured perspective, you will always feel fearful of the dark natured influences around you and hence feel powerless/meek in your life, rather if you are open towards understanding life in a perspective that’s balanced towards the light and dark nature, you are in a better position to find a wholeness in your thinking by connecting with the reality.
2. Past momentum – The illusion of past momentum is that though your awareness and understanding has grown, your mind’s thinking (and emotional response) seems to be rooted in old patterns/behaviors. A feeling of helplessness is natural when you can’t seem to be free of certain patterns of thinking, or imbalanced patterns of emotional response, that you no longer resonate with in your current awareness. The past momentum is not only present in your being but is also stored up as cellular memory in your brain/body, along with the solidified presence of neural pathways in your brain that keep reinforcing the past patterns by repeating them in thought. Past momentum can easily keep you rooted in dysfunction and it takes a solid foundation of awareness, and courage, to no longer identify with the pull of this momentum, until it ebbs away in force, so that you can internalize your balanced perspective.
Brain momentum can impede the process of internalization
You, as a being, can grow in awareness and gain the right understanding quite easily, because you don’t have “programmed neural networks” to deal with. However your brain does not synchronize with your understanding on immediate basis, because it has its past momentum (solidified as neural pathways) to deal with. This is the reason why you feel conflicted – you can sense that you have a balanced understanding/awareness, but you feel helpless to the pull of your brain’s momentum towards anxiety, bitterness, emotional neediness etc. Of course, it’s also possible that you are still deluded as a being, and are yet to balance out in your own thinking, in which case it’s your responsibility, towards yourself, to work on being receptive towards letting go of deluded thinking (or dramatic thinking) and be open towards finding an aligned understanding about life. If your understanding of life is deluded you will keep reinforcing imbalanced patterns of thought in you. Of course, the presence of the past momentum can also hinder you from finding an aligned understanding of life, for example anxiety in your brain can keep you from being open-minded as a being. So, in truth, it’s like a loop.
I talked about this “loop” in the post – Eliminating Anxiety – mentioning that I find Brainev to be very effective in assisting with breaking this loop by bringing forth a balance in your brain’s momentum of negativity. When coupled with gaining the right understanding of life, it can be instrumental towards reducing your time towards finding balancing in your physicality by bringing a balance to your brain states through external training. I am currently finishing the level-3 mp3 and I can sense the amount of deeper momentum that it has been able to clear off. The mp3s don’t use sublimal messages or hypnosis, neither does it force train the brain into a particular state (by simply playing one frequency alone, the way some binaural beats do), rather the logic of this technology is to keep introducing frequencies related to the balanced brain-states in an undulating fashion (it uses three different harmonics – binaural, rhythmic and temporal – to simulate the way a natural brainwave pattern moves, by not following a rigid pattern) to get the brain acquainted with these states, over time, so that it can make a conscious choice towards connecting with these balanced states by letting go of connecting with the imbalanced frequencies. In fact, in level-2 and level-3 mp3s you can see that some “noises” are introduced now and then (as disturbances, like clanging bells or noisy ocean) to train you brain to access a balanced state in the presence of stress-factors. This logic of pattern induced training is makes it effective.
I’ve gotten several positive feedbacks, by mail, from the readers, since my last post, about how the use of Brainev has been effective in reducing the momentum of anxiety and restlessness/over-excitement, and about its assistance in releasing emotional momentum. These feedbacks resonate with my own experience of the effectiveness of this product, which is the reason why I talk about it as an asset towards finding inner balance and improving your brain’s productivity or performance. Without an impeding brain momentum, it’s much easier to internalize your understandings, thus bringing a sync between the awareness in your being and your brain.
(On a side note, I received a few queries about the pricing of the product. Here’s what I observed – when I subscribed to downloading the “demo” version, I got a daily mail from the Brainev team regarding the technology behind the product and during the 7th mail I was offered a discount to buy the full-version of the product for $100, which, to me, seemed like a nominal price; since I was impressed by the demo, I bought the full version for this discounted price of $100 (the actual price comes to $270) – so if you are planning on buying it, I would suggest that you wait for a few days after downloading the demo, so that you can purchase it at a discounted price rather than the full price. If you are not interested in buying the full version you can just use the 15 min demo, or possibly get the full 30 min level-1 mp3, by signing up for the trial period, for free. The level-1 mp3 is highly effective, by itself, towards training your brain-state towards the frequency of being in a relaxed/non-reactive awareness)
A balanced experience of physicality
You must understand that in a physical body there are two intelligences at play – the intelligence of you, as the being, along with the intelligence of your brain (the organ). The brain is a highly complex neural network that’s designed for aspects of mechanical and “conditioning-based” intelligence – in other words, the brain is a “programmable” intelligence and a lot of its behavior stems from the mechanical aspect of “habit” (if you are identified with a certain way of behaving/reacting it becomes a pattern in your brain, and then it start feeling “natural” to you when in truth it’s just an induced habit). Also, the brain, is influenced by the cellular memory which is passed on as inheritance from the gene pool of your parents – this is like passing on a certain programming/conditioning along with a certain load of emotional energy (cellular memory can store emotional energy). So in that sense a lot of your brain’s imbalance, or momentum of negativity, could easily be due to the cellular memory passed on as inheritance – it can seem unfair, but considering the fact that you are part of the collective humanity, and it’s your collective body, you are privy to its imbalances also.
When I talk about you, as the being, I am referring to the non-physical aspect of you as a stream of consciousness, currently focused on this body, who has, in the past, been moving through several incarnation/life-times accumulating emotional energy and imprints of thoughts. Hence you, as a being, can also get conditioned, especially when you are low on awareness. Of course there is a deeper aspect to you, the higher consciousness, or inner being, or over-soul, or any term that you like, which is like the “wholeness” part to which you are connected, or from where you got created – like a river connected to the ocean. It’s just that you have a journey towards growing in awareness, and finding wholeness, and balance, and eternal growth, that you are on – an individual journey in many aspects. In simple words, there can be imbalances present in you as a being, especially with the influences of your past lifetimes (possibly influences stemming from low awareness), that you carry forth into your current physical body and these imbalances can further add to the inherited imbalances in your brain, thus adding to the momentum and creating a vicious circle of re-fueling/feeding the accumulation.
Understanding this basic concept of how a cycle, of fueling the momentum of imbalance, gets created is instrumental towards bringing an awareness towards breaking the loop. It’s not about feeling helpless to the present momentum, but about understanding that it’s just energy accumulation and it can be released if you no longer feed it with your unconscious identification or forced suppression (remember that suppression stems from fear and adds to the momentum of negativity). The stronger your awareness, or capacity to be a conscious “observer”, the less likely you are to be lost in identification with the pull of a momentum of negativity in you, and the more you connect with the state of allowing the less likely you are to “suppress” the accumulated energy, thus allowing its conscious release, over time. Awareness, and aware understanding, has to work in conjunction with the state of allowing in order have a seamless release of the past momentum, along with finding freedom from deluded thinking.
Remember that a product like Brainev does not automatically create the “right understanding” in you, rather it creates the conducive environment towards allowing the internalization, of your aware understandings, by “helping” release the imbalanced momentum in your brain which is usually the cause of resistance towards such an internalization. As a being, you have to consciously work on being authentic towards seeing through deluded patterns of thinking that you may be holding on to and be willing to be more open towards connecting with the attitude required for inner freedom. I was able to release the major portion of the momentum of negativity, within me, purely through the state of allowing, I just find Brainev to be a product conducive towards assisting with the state of allowing thus reducing the time-frame required to release the momentum.
(PS: I may not be able to respond to all the comments as I am currently busy with some of my work related projects. There was an option of disabling comments, but I prefer to allow the comments while responding to a few when I get the time. It would be useful if some of the regular/old readers of this blog are able to assist the new readers by answering to their comments or queries with respect to the state of allowing, relaxed awareness etc – it would be much appreciated)