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Where is the love...

Where is the love...

It saddens me looking around at the world today. For myself I believe in the beauty of life, I believe life is magical and can be magical for anyone who chooses to believe in its beauty. What I see most days around me is a lot of pain, anger and frustration coming from people. Most of which comes from fear, and fear is the absence of love. I wear a heavy heart knowing the decisions people choose and how misguided they are, the suffering that is endured because of it. Life doesn’t have to be that way. There is another way. 

When I look back at my life and the experiences I have had, I often wonder how I got through them. The pain and things I thought were some-what normal at the time, were actually horrific. The events I subjected myself to and allowed happen to myself. I am ashamed that I did allow it all to happen because I had a very low level of self-worth and self-love. But to blame elegantly that’s also part of growing, and the journey that has made me who I am today. Some day I will tell my story, hopefully I will have the courage to do so. 


Today though, my message is very clear…

Regardless of what you look like, where you live, how much money you have, what your hobbies are, if your white/black/Asian (even to use this terminology is offensive) and regardless of what you call yourself gay/straight/bisexual…  we are all the same. We are all human

Wherever you look, social media, television, news, print media… There are problems, created by us humans. Fighting, wars, terrorism (the dumbest) for what? Power. Power will save you? Hmm… 

In comments on videos that are shared online, photos, news articles, people trolling the internet for their own amusement, what is the point of it all… To stir up hate and divide. That is the result of it anyway. 

All this fighting is pointless. You crossed a border, an invisible line, “YOU! You go stand over there…” “YOU! You need to go back to your country x miles away… yes, yes then things will get better in our country”… Um what planet am I living on? Things are all very simple, we are all what you call HUMAN. We were all born and we will all die. Riches and wealth won’t save you, nothing will, except a little faith. A belief in something much greater than you, a higher power, a purpose for it all. It’s called love. Jesus said it. There is no guarantee of tomorrow, only the gift of the present. He said this/she said that. Who cares! All these labels are what’s harming and dividing us all, the separation that has become among people. Because the way evil operates is very simple. Evil is intelligent. Evil says, why waste all my energy trying to take down the world when I can just use the world to take down the world. Turn the people against each other with all this hate, labels, religion, fighting, war… BS! Evil sits back and smiles, puts it’s feet up. Evil believes it is winning, do you believe evil is winning?

What are you doing to stop evil. Or rather what I should be asking you is, how much love do you have present in your life. Do you have any at all? See, things can be measured very easily when you look at life upon a scale. One end is love, the other is evil. The absence of light does not hold light, it is simply without, and without, it cannot see. It cannot see the pathway it is walking along. It is lost. 

You can think to yourself, no that’s not me. But we’re smart creatures, we can convince ourselves of anything we want and choose to believe it. That is free-will. Just one of the gifts that God has given us. 

I got in my car the other day and a song came on the radio by The Black Eye Peas, “Where is the love”. This song was released 15 years ago in 2003… But if you listen to the lyrics, the words they are singing are as relevant as ever. 

It is going to take every single one of us to make a difference. To make a change. But all that really needs to happen is love, and love everyone. Not hate. We are creating the ripple affect that will impact generations to come, us, right now. So I am asking everyone that reads this to try their best to not only be nice, but to show some love to anyone and everyone they come across. It doesn’t matter what they did/said/whatever. More people than you know have suffered emotional or physical abuse, or are a victim of some great tragedy. But it is by free-will they do not let that experience define them. 

If you were on your death bed, what would be the most important thing to you? It wouldn’t be an argument you had with your husband/wife, it wouldn’t be the late bills, or if the house is clean, it wouldn’t be about designer this or that. It would be about love. Because love is all we have, and love is all that matters. So, why are we waiting until we die to have these regrets and to understand that it was all so simple? 

We really don’t have to, it is by choice, by free-will that we do so. No one forces you to do or say the things you say or act and react the way you choose, which inevitably lead to the consequences that follow, that then leads to blame and fighting - which then comes full circle back again… If it’s not working, change something. Don’t change something on the exterior, change something on the interior. Change yourself, be better. Add more value and more love to peoples lives, and in turn it will come back to you and things will change. Things change when you change. 

To simplify it all, just love one another. Treat each other how you would want to be treated. And watch the world change. If your going to comment online, add comments of love or don’t comment at all. It comes back to the “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”. This doesn’t change, no matter what age you are. In my opinion we go backwards as we age, children learn so much faster and are much quicker to act than to react. Don’t grow in age, grow in spirituality - be child-like in your creational attitude toward life. And Love, with a capital L. Love with all your soul.

Vulnerability is the essence that captures the heart, open yourself up to possibilities that are waiting just ahead of you. Don’t be scared… We’re all in this together.

MB xo

Why Do We Cry?

Why Do We Cry?

Charles Darwin once declared emotional tears "purposeless", listing three reasons for the secretion of tears: “The primary function of the secretion of tears, with some mucus, is to lubricate the surface of the eye, and a secondary one, as some believe, is to keep the nostrils damp, so that the inhaled air may be moist, and likewise to favour the power of smelling. But another, and at least equally important function of tears is to wash out particles of dust or other minute objects which may get into the eyes”. 

150 years later, emotional crying remains one of the human body's more confounding mysteries. Humans are the only creatures whose tears can be triggered by their emotions. In babies we know that tears have the crucial role of getting attention and care from their parents, but what about us adults? Science doubts that crying has any real benefit beyond the physiological, that crying is to lubricate the eyes. I think most of us can agree there is much more to crying than science or Darwins theory allows us to beleive. 

Crying is more than sadness. Empathy, grief, love... Tears are a signal that others can see. Crying is a release that shows ourselves and others that there is a problem and we are momentarily unable to cope, tears also show that we are vulnerable and vulnerability is crititcal to the human connection. Being able to cry emotionally when feeling compassion or empathy for another and being able to respond to anothers emotion is a very important part of being human. The world teaches us that showing emotion makes you weak when infact, showing emotion takes serious strength. It is through emotion that we are able to connect the dots and "figure things out", to really feel. This feeling guides us to doing what is right, for us or for others around us. 

Ad Vingerhoets conducted studies in over 5,000 people in more than 37 countries that showed that 52% of people report feeling better after crying. The international study on adults crying showed that women cry 2 to 5 times a month, while men cry once every 2 months! But does not crying affect you? The study also showed that people who cried less or hardly at all had a tendancy to withdraw and describe their relationships as less connected. They also expereinced more aggressive feelings, like rage, anger and disgust, than those who cry more often. 

I beleive that crying is like an emotional workout for your body, it's hard to do but when its over you feel so much better. It is the ultimate emotional and physical detox, good for the mind, body and soul and shouldn't be suppressed, holding back tears seems it would result in the opposite. Tears contain toxins and ACTH, which is known to be increase in stress. If you can alleviate stress, you can prevent stress damage to the heart and brain, and improve long-term survival. We shouldn’t be conditioning young children not to cry, we should be happy that they have the ability. Tears also release feel-good chemicals into the body as well as lysozyme, which is both antibacterial and antiviral, and glucose, which nourishes the cells on the surface of the eye and inside the eyelids.

Crying makes us feel better, even when a problem persists. In addition to physical detoxification, emotional tears heal the heart. You don’t want to hold tears back. Try to let go of outmoded, untrue, conceptions about crying. It is good to cry. It is healthy to cry. This helps to emotionally clear sadness and stress. Crying is also essential to resolve grief, when waves of tears periodically come over us after we experience a loss. Tears help us process the loss so we can keep living with open hearts. Otherwise, we are a set up for depression if we suppress these potent feelings.

It takes great courage to cry. I cry a lot, I am a very emotional person but I have always beleived that to be a good thing. I even got my husband to open up and cry more! No seriously, sometimes people act in anger when really inside they are just hurting but too afraid to open up and admit their feelings, it is when these feelings are allowed to come out that we feel better. Accompanied by these feelings are usually a lot of suppressed pain and emotion that has been held on to. I love to cry. I cry whenever I can. Thank God our bodies have this capacity. I hope you too can appreciate the experience.

Let your tears flow to purify stress and negativity, knowing that you have real strength and courage and are on the right path to truly feeling better. When there is an issue or a problem, go to the root, don't stay on the surface because on the surface level the problem will never really go away. Go to the root and explore how you really feel, find the weed and rip it out for good. 

The Truth About Color Therapy (Chromotherapy)

The Truth About Color Therapy (Chromotherapy)

Color Therapy - also know as chromotherapy or light therapy - is an interesting subject which dates back thousands of years to the ancient cultures of Egypt, China and India. It is very well known and respected in the holistic healing world and is a non-invasive therapy using the visible spectrum of light and color to affect a person mood and physical health.

Color is light and energy is visible because it reflects, bends, and refracts through all kinds of particles, molecules and objects. There are a variety of wavelengths that light can be categorized, producing different types of light. Visible wavelengths fall approximately in the 390 to 750 nanometre range and is known as the visible spectrum. Other wavelengths and frequencies are associated with non-visible light such as x-rays & ultraviolet rays. Most people are aware of the effects of non-visible light, so it makes sense that visible light would also affect us.

Imagine the human body with a set of seven cogs or wheels, like the inside of a clock or an engine; each cog or wheel needs to move smoothly for the clock or engine to work properly. These are called our Chakras which basically means "energy wheels". Good health and well-being is achieved by a perfect balance of all seven clogs or wheels. Color therapy can help to re-balance or stimulate these Chakras by applying the appropriate color to the body and therefore re-balancing the energies/areas that have become stuck or weakened. Color therapy can be shown to help on a physical level, which is perhaps easier to quantify, however there are deeper issues around the colors on the psychological and spiritual levels. Our well-being is not purely a physical issue. Each color falls into a specific frequency and vibration, which we believe contribute to specific properties that can be used to affect the energy and frequencies within our bodies.

Take a prism or crystal and place it in the sunlight, what happens when you catch the light perfectly? The color is split into the seven energy colors which exist, forming a beautiful rainbow. Our bodies are much the same, white light which breaks down to seven equal colors.


Color Spectrum


Color is absorbed by the eyes, skin and our ‘magnetic energy field’ or 'auric energy field' and the energy of color affects us on all levels, physical, spiritual and emotional. Every cell in the body needs light energy and color energy has widespread effects on the whole body. Think about how good the sun feels? The sun operates upon 'white light' of course being the purest and highest vibration is existence, without it most living things cannot survive.

At Pyradyne we use color therapy in our Nuclear Receptor device which is determined using a Kinesiology Technique which uncovers which areas of the body have weakened colors and Chakras. By applying the correct color and mineral we can re-align the affected area.

Pyradyne Color Chart


Nothing on this earth is here by chance - color is everywhere all around us - you see it all the time, but how often do you think about its origins and effects? As babies we first experience color in the womb where we are enveloped in a nurturing and comforting pink. Then as a child we associate with color as part of our first learning processes. These first associations contribute to our consciousness. As we get older we attach many different feelings, memories and meanings to certain colors and this can then become a feature in our subconscious. We can build up prejudices to colors which have happy, sad, or frightening connotations for us.

Applying the famous Luscher's Color Test can be quite revealing. Scientists who have studied color and light extensively recognize that colors bring about emotional reactions to individuals. Our reactions and attitudes to colors differ from person to person, which makes an interesting study in itself. Our attraction to certain colors may very well signal areas where we are imbalanced. Understanding why certain colors affect us favorably while others bring about negative feelings helps us along our healing journeys. Have you taken inventory of your closet lately? You may be in a fashion rut and need to introduce some new articles of clothing into your wardrobe with different colors that will best reflect your mood swings. Wearing the wrong color can make you feel out of sorts with yourself, often times we find ourselves wearing black which is a "color blocking" color.

We invite you to take a look inside yourself for a moment to find which colors you identify with and why, and perhaps help you to active and strengthen your "blocked" colors and Chakras. Our founder, Dr. Fred Bell, PhD, created many incredible patented devices which aid the body in just this. Read more on The Nuclear Receptor.

For further in-depth reading on Color Therapy and DNA Frequency Healing check out Dr. Fred Bell's best-selling book Rays of Truth, Crystals Of Light.

How Do Your Surroundings Really Affect you?

How Do Your Surroundings Really Affect you?

Is It Possible That Your Surroundings Can Impact Your Thoughts, Emotions and Sense Of Self? 

Take 2 Minutes Now: GO!

Close your eyes and picture the hustle and bustle of a busy city street. Cars are honking their horns. People push past you in a hurry. And the street is flanked by buildings that seem to touch the sky.

Now, imagine you are in the middle of an open meadow. Sunlight warms your shoulders and tall grass waves gently in the breeze. You hear the chirping of birds and the subtle buzzing of bees.
The difference between these situations is stark. And, odds are, so is your psychological and physiological response. The benefits of nature have been well documented, and it is now common knowledge that we are genetically wired to have an intuitive response to our surroundings.
But just how connected are we to the environment we are in? And how deep is the impact on us mentally, emotionally and physically?


Back in 1958, French philosopher Gaston Bachelard published The Poetics of Space, which explores the impact of intimate spaces on the human psyche. Bachelard maintains that our minds thrive in spaces that allow us to daydream and become stagnant in spaces that feel depressing or oppressive.
A more recent study by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Landscape Architecture examined the relationship between environment and student's cognitive abilities. They found that high school students performed better on exams if the classroom had a view of a green landscape, rather than if the classroom had a view of another building or a parking lot, or no view at all. Students with an expansive view had less mental fatigue and recovered better from stress, they also discovered.

But these findings are not just limited to students; results are quite similar for those in a professional environment. In one study focused on employees in a workplace, increased exposure to nature at work made employees less stressed, and it also resulted in fewer filings of generalized health complaints.

Perhaps this is why innovative companies such as Google, Microsoft and Pixar have created "campuses" with an open, expansive feel, surrounded by green landscapes and trees. And why here at Robbins Research International, we swapped out cubicles for an open floor plan and moved to a building with a glass infrastructure that fills our offices with natural sunlight and panoramic views.


We also understand our environment differently depending on how we interact with it. Researchers in the UK have recently discovered that when we navigate a new area with a map, for example, then we start looking at objects in relation to one another. But if we are exploring a route without a map, we tend to think more about the space in terms of its relation to ourselves. Our perspective becomes completely different.
"The built environment can restrict or promote spatial cognition, which can influence one's self-hood. Our spatial coordinates and our 'selves' are intertwined," the report stated.
The amount of time we are in a particular environment can also influence our understandings of ourselves. This suggests that having unrestricted movement in the space can allow us to experience a number of different perspectives over time.
"The greater familiarity one has with a place increases the knowledge one has of different perspectives and orientations," the report continues.
With this in mind, it seems that we are not separate from what we experience.



The findings are clear motivation for a more inclusive future, where everyone has access to environments that are more conducive to cognitive performance and well-being. And it's something that is beginning to take shape.
"Recently, architects and urban planners have started to consider the abilities and reference frames of those using the space to optimize the design of the built environment," researchers said.
Our thoughts, our emotions, and ultimately our sense of self are intimately tied to our surroundings. Where we are has the potential to mold who we are. And perhaps even more importantly, given our ability to shape the environment, and select where we spend our time, we can also play a more active role in shaping our own lives.

The Art Of Fire Breathing

The Art Of Fire Breathing
A written testimony from Rowena Nihell...


Megan daughter, asked me to write this in order to explain fire breathing.   I haven't listened to any of Dr. Bells lectures on fire breathing so am not sure of how he has described the best way to conduct this.  AlI I can pass to you is my own experience with doing fire breathing with Dr. Bell and others.


Sitting in a Portamid Pyramid is a good start though having a Receptor necklace on is also of great help...or even a pyramid on your head.


You need to be sitting on the floor...with a cushion if needed with legs crossed or even on a chair if that suites will work.   You can't be uncomfortable as that can distract you if you get muscle fatigue!   


Sit either on your own in front of a mirror or with another person opposite you.  If you both have your back straight, arms and hands relaxed in a way that works for you.


Placing a candle in front of you will create pure light source.  In between is best so the lite is evenly distributed. At night is good due to the quietness of your surroundings as well as the candle light creating the right atmosphere.  Also best to do in the New Moon energy as that can be calmer.


Looking directly into the left eye of either your self in the mirror or the left eye of the person who is doing this with you.  Ensure it's some one who you are comfortable with and you both are on the same wave to speak.  I'm sure you get what I mean by that!


Keeping your mouth closed when breathing in and open on breathing out and using your stomach to draw the air in and out so that your chest doesn't rise and neither do your shoulders.  This may make your stomach ache if your muscles are weak....though the more you do the stronger they get.  This get's the oxygen fully into your lungs.


Start the breath slowly so you can establish a rhythm, counting in your head as you take each breath.  Usually 100 breaths can be will breath faster as you pick up momentum.   Don't move your gaze ...blinking may distract a little but let that happen and keep breathing. 


Once at 100, calmly let out the last breath and focus on the other persons left eye still.  Do not talk,  just watch. Things will change and you may see the room appear to disappear.  Keep focusing on taking in the changes as they are a lesson for you.  Breathing calmly and normally will need to happen as and when you feel the need.


What you see will be different from what the other person sees.  It will have relevance to you and what ever you may need to help you on your journey in this life.  It may appear odd or even scary but it's what you are meant to see and will have great relevance to you, though you may not realize that at first!  


You may not get much showing it's self at first but try again another time.  Don't force it...just let it happen.  Be calm and focused and trusting.   It's all about opening up new channels to help us understand and expand our purpose and reasoning.  


Don't worry if you see things that you don't get at will.  Just trust and be positive!


Good luck with your journey.

The Invisible Force: Protecting You from Radiation, ELF & EMF Frequencies

The Invisible Force: Protecting You from Radiation, ELF & EMF Frequencies

The Invisible Force:

Protecting Yourself from Radiation, ELF & EMF Frequencies

Whether it’s your smartphone, tablet, laptop computer or the Wi-Fi signal you may be connected to, each one of these devices emits a frequency that can’t be seen by the human eye, however, it can be measured. ELF’s (extremely low frequencies) and EMF’s (electromagnetic frequencies) ELF (extremely low frequency) refers to an electromagnetic field having a frequency much lower than the frequencies of signals typically used in communications. The most common ELF field is radiated by utility power lines. In the United States, this frequency is 60 Hz. You are exposed to these fields whenever you are near electrical appliances of any kind.

Effects of powerlines

In recent years, ELF fields have become a subject of concern in computing applications where cathode-ray tube (CRT) displays are used. These displays, typically used in desktop computer workstations and television sets, generate electromagnetic fields because of the strong, fluctuating currents in the electron beam deflecting coils. The frequencies of these fields are a few kilohertz or less. Some studies suggest that ELF fields might have detrimental health effects on humans exposed to them for long periods of time. The claims vary from increased risk of cancer to premature births and miscarriages.

Since the late 1970s, questions have been raised whether exposure to ELF electric and magnetic fields (EMF) within this range of frequencies produces adverse health consequences. There are established biological effects from acute exposure at high levels (well above 100 µT) that are explained by recognized biophysical mechanisms.

External ELF magnetic fields induce electric fields and currents in the body which, at very high field strengths, cause nerve and muscle stimulation and changes in nerve cell excitability in the central nervous system. Health effects related to short-term, high-level exposure have been established and form the basis of two international exposure limit guidelines (ICNIRP, 1998; IEEE, 2002). A study by Reilly in 1999 showed that the threshold for direct perception of exposure to ELF RF by human volunteer subjects started at around 2 to 5 kV/m at 60 Hz, with 10% of volunteers detecting the ELF exposure at this level. The percentage of detection increased to 50% of volunteers when the ELF level was raised from 7 to 20 kV/m. 5% of all test subjects considered the perception of ELF at these thresholds annoying. ELF at human perceivable kV/m levels was said to create an annoying tingling sensation in the areas of the body in contact with clothing, particularly the arms, due to the induction of a surface charge by the ELF. 7% of volunteers described the spark discharges as painful where the subject was well-insulated and touched a grounded object within a 5 kV/m field. 50% of volunteers described a similar spark discharge as painful in a 10 kV/m field.

Human Body Radiation

An electromagnetic field also called an EMF, is a region of space where electric and magnetic forces interact. It is often used to refer to the general phenomena associated with fields spreading out from conductors or antennas, depending on the frequency. EMFs are expressed in terms of their frequency and wavelength. Frequency is how many complete waves go by per second. This rate per second is expressed in Hertz (Hz).

Electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are produced by production, transmission, and use of electrical devices such as power lines, electrical wiring, transformers and electrical equipment, so each person in the society can be exposed to them. Extremely low frequency (ELF) fields include alternating current (AC) fields and other electromagnetic, and non-ionizing radiation from 3Hz to 300Hz. Electric power substations, transmission lines, distribution lines, industrial devices as well as electric appliances are some of the commonly known sources of ELF magnetic fields in the environment. Since many substations are surrounded by residential or commercial areas, people living near them and also personnel working in the substations may be exposed to high ELF magnetic fields. As a result, it is necessary to assess personal exposure to ELF magnetic fields and the effects of them.

Recent studies have been done mostly on the health effects of exposure to non-ionizing low-frequency radiation. It has been shown that different types of animals and humans are sensitive even to minor exposure to electromagnetic fields. Public concerns have been raised about possible effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields on human health. EMF can lead to rapid aging and have a significant impact on metabolic systems including elevated blood glucose levels, elevation in lipid levels, increased neuroregulatory disturbances, decreased testosterone levels in males and impacts on the Central nervous system (CNS), cardiovascular, and immune systems amongst other issues. EMFs have an effect on raised blood pressure, pulse rate and affecting other dynamics of cardiovascular function.

Sleep Disorders

Recently, several studies reported that extremely low-frequency magnetic field exposure might disrupt normal sleep. Occupational exposure to power frequency electric and magnetic fields might have a detrimental influence on night sleep were first reported. Magnetic field exposure was associated with a significant reduction in the duration of slow wave sleep (sleep stages III and IV).

In 2009, it was reported that prolonged exposure to magnetic fields of 230 kV high voltage substations can cause to increase the psychiatric disorders like sleep disturbance, despite that the exposure level was lower than occupational permissible limits (ICNIRP). Another observation was made that magnetic field exposure can exacerbate some psychological problems. He considered 103 workers in Tehran high voltage substations. The symptoms of depression, paranoia, intellectual and practical obsession, interpersonal sensitivity, anxiety, hostility, phobias, and psychosis were observed based on questionnaire results.

Sleep, a complex biological process controlled by the central nervous system, is necessary for proper cognitive, metabolic, and immune function. We spend a third of our life asleep because sleep is vital to everyone. Studies have shown a direct link between the amount and quality of sleep and our abilities of the next day and also disruption to sleep, especially ongoing problems, affects our quality of life and can have a bad effect on our health and general well-being. Night sleep is tonic and will help to daily good performance. Sleep allows our body and mind to rest. Graham and Cook reported that an intermittent, but not a continuous, magnetic field exposure may disrupt sleep. Electro-biological research of sleep showed that EMF at night has more severe effects on health in comparison to EMF radiation in the daytime.

Poor sleep quality has been associated with increased tension, irritability, depression, confusion and generally lower life satisfaction. Poor sleep quality reduces longevity from 80 years to 65–70 years. Since poor sleep quality is associated with numerous health problems (gastrointestinal disorders, depression, and exacerbation of chronic disease) and extremely low frequencies are in the frequency ranges of brain waves and also they have more impact on employee performance. Kerman is the largest and most developed city in the Kerman Province and also the major city in South-East of Iran. In addition, workers in high voltage electricity substations are exposed to ELF more than other people.


The Pyradyne Nuclear Receptor is a product of technological research that began its development in the United States in the 1960’s. Developed over the last three decades, the Nuclear Receptor utilizes technologies derived from shape energy research, crystal, gem and filter technology, MASER (microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) technology, Laser (Light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) technology, homeopathic and allopathic medical sciences and Tibetan. The Receptor package itself contains NASA Cassegrin technology.

Nuclear Receptor


These waves, by nature, are the conditioning energies behind the intelligence of DNA. Because they operate in “scale” of the nature of the form of all matter, they are timeless - but not shapeless. Being timeless, they are present on all seven levels of consciousness, yet they individually are not conscious. It is this lack of consciousness that makes them easily programmable by consciousness and directly usable to correct out-of-phase shifts within the confines of the hydrogen atom. (In simple terms - intelligence, feeling, and expression are on the physical plane.) When our individual energy is low, or our physical healing potential impaired, the hydrogen atom is the place to go to “fix it”.

Remember, you have to heal yourself. Devices such as the Pyradyne Nuclear Receptor can remove the effects of man-made, environmental pollution, allowing the body to achieve maximum healing potential. The Nuclear Receptor is an auric protector which deflects negative frequencies including ELF/EMF frequencies. In your aura frequency, your synapses are firing at a certain rate, that’s what produces an electromagnetic field around your body, called your auric field. In most people it isn't strong enough, the electromagnetic field is actually being manipulated by satellites which were launched in 1991 on up until today, and the Nuclear Receptor produces an auric offset of those satellite frequencies. 

If you put poisons in your body from food or things that we eat which aren't good for us that have chemical preservatives in them, it creates a free radical which can lead to cancer or some other vicious disease. With the Nuclear Receptor necklace on that free radical can't happen because you have an ionized cellular system in the negative ion region which produces a negative ion effect within the body.

The hydrogen atom (the basic atom of universal consciousness) vibrates on seven different levels, transforming consciousness into the cells it becomes a part of. Yes, you guessed correctly if you concluded that each vibrational level of the hydrogen atom corresponds to a level of consciousness! Likewise, sound and color correspondence exists.

Human Auric Field


Although the Nuclear Receptor is small in size, it is quite powerful. Several space age technologies, as previously mentioned, are used in its construction. By using the parabolic curved lens, the Receptor traps different stray energies such as radiation, magnetism, ELF, electrical fields, and a myriad of different forces that are ever-present in our ecosphere of twenty-first-century pollutants.

When properly worn, the Receptor hangs vertically, thereby positioning several/different sized pyramids from an almost upside down position at the top of the disk to a nearly upright position at the bottom of the disk - a result of the parabolic curve across the face of the disk.

Nuclear Receptor Theory of Operation

If you were using one of the Pyradyne Headgear Pyramids and performing a general muscle test on someone, you would probably find that when the person being tested wore a pyramid in the normal position on their head, they would test “strong”.


When the Receptor is worn continuously in correspondence with the color of a link, that link becomes stronger. Soon, it becomes stronger than the next weakest link, so that weak link must now be strengthened. After muscle testing determines the next progressive color, you should switch to that color stone. Strengthen the chain of colors; it is recommended re-testing every six months.


Below, Dr. Fred Bell explains exactly why this is and what is happening to the hydrogen atom that creates a lower diastolic pressure. LISTEN NOW!

Getting tested for the correct color gemstone and Nuclear Receptor is easy. Pyradyne offers free testing remotely and all that is needed is your full name, age, and city in which you live in. Remote testing is done using dowsing rods which, were used for centuries to find water and other objects. The remote testing is done for customers across the globe and is 95% accurate. It is encouraged to try the self-test using kinesiology as per the instructions found on the

Remote testing is done using dowsing rods which, were used for centuries to find water and other objects. The remote testing is done for customers across the globe and is 95% accurate. It is encouraged to try the self-test using kinesiology as per the instructions found on the SELF-TEST section and, if unsure, or for confirmation, Pyradyne’s remote testing is always available.

Have Questions? Feel free to reach out to us about the Nuclear Receptor or any of our other healing devices and Essential Supplements formulated by Dr. Fred Bell. We love hearing from you!

Email us at or call (623) 295-9224.

In Love & Light,

The Pyradyne Team

The Power of Words: How to Affect Other People with Words

The Power of Words: How to Affect Other People with Words

The Power of Words: How to Affect Other People with Words

The Power of Our Words

In the beginning, God said, Let there be light,” and there was light…

Words almost have the power of God and communication is paramount to our understanding. What are the good words that affect your life? Are you fully aware of how much power your words carry? Appreciate the power that your words carry. It allows you to realize the impact that we can have on someone’s life.

What if somebody can’t see how they can possibly be successful and as a result of your experience and encouragement, they’re now able to see what they didn’t see before?

The light of sight (being able to see) and the light of insight (deep understanding of a person or thing) are so valuable for a human being and, if you can create the light of insight, you may give a person the ability to see a way, a path or the opportunity. That is powerful!

Through carefully chosen words, it is possible to speak to another person and for the sun of their consciousness to rise within them. As we say, the lights go on!

Words have the ability to illuminate people’s lives and give them a track to run on. Words also have the power to crush a person’s spirit and derail them totally. The same tongue that we use to tell another that we love them, or tell them how beautiful they are, or providing words of encouragement is the same tongue that we use to curse and hurt others.

“With the tongue we praise God and with it, we curse human beings.” (James 3:10)

Some words help give others a code to live by or can refine their philosophy and open up a whole new world. It’s extraordinary what words can do. Words can have the power of God because they can create light and sight. Words are food that nourishes the mind and soul and those same words can also trigger sight for someone. To see things they never saw before – whether in themselves or in a situation or their circumstance.

The Power of Our Words

What’s possible with words?

With our words, we can help people see themselves better than they are. By words, you can transport people back to learn from their experiences and forward to see themselves rich, to see themselves successful, and to see themselves living their dreams, desires, and goals. They can see themselves living an abundant life, in charge and see themselves opening up incredible productivity within. To really help our children we must help to see themselves as they are and not to leave them there where they are but to help to see themselves better than where they are.

Words that make a difference

The Psalmist David put it this way: “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.” That very lamp is for your feet. To give you light on your path to see where you should walk and to give you purpose as you strive towards your goals and objectives. If we allow, this well-lit path can transform us into creatures of sight and insight.

“Does not the ear test words as the tongue tastes food?” Job 12:11

The Power of Our Words

  1. Have something good to say

If you’re going to say something, you must have something GOOD to say. You cannot speak that to which you do not know. When you’re ready to talk, you want to make sure that you have a verbal check that you can cash. And the only way to have a verbal check that will cash, and make an impact on someone, is to make deposits ahead of time.

That’s what reading this blog is about; making mental deposits to prepare you for the time when you’re called on to speak; you can draw from this experience. By reading this, you are making deposits into your mental bank to withdraw your ideas from which you can utilize.


  1. You must first have the knowledge to be able to speak from knowledge

Here’s the key to gathering knowledge; it takes a lifetime to gather it all! You can’t have tomorrow’s experiences today. Today, you must get through today and get ready for tomorrow by developing the experiences needed to prepare you for tomorrow. And tomorrow, you will have much more to say than you did today because of it. This makes an incredible difference. So the key word really is preparation; getting ready to speak! And for humans, this is a lifetime chore.

 The IF’s that make life worthwhile

  1. Life is worthwhile if you learn. Life is worthwhile if you know what will hurt you – Ignorance is NOT BLISS. You’ve got to have information to exist, let alone succeed.
  1. Life is worthwhile if you learn from your own experiences – negative or positive. Picking up the signals. We learn how to do it right by first doing it wrong. Pick up the information whether it’s positive or negative. It’s called a positive-negative. So, don’t be afraid to try or fail or fall.
  1. Life is worthwhile if we learn from others experiences. Not confining ourselves to our own learning and our own experiences allow us to learn from other people, whether negative or positive.
  1. Life is worthwhile if you learn. Later on, you can throw away what you’ve learned what you don’t need, but right now the key is to get it all and sort through it later. Learn from every source. Learn from lectures, blogs, documentaries, sermons, songs, books, conversations with people who care. Keep learning.
  1. Life is worthwhile if you try. You can’t just learn you’ve got to try something. To see if you can do it. Try to make a difference, try to make progress, to learn a new skill or a new sport. It doesn’t mean you can do everything but there are a lot of things you could do if you just try and when you do, give it your best and go all out!
  1. Life is worthwhile if we are selective. We learn by what we see, what we hear and what we read. Being a selective listener and not allowing anyone to dump just any information in your mental bank is important. You must stay on guard.

The Power of Our Words

“When you open your mouth, you tell the world who you are.”

Learning will enable us to be more careful of the words that we use and realize the impact that they can have on our lives and in the lives of each person we encounter. It is a lifelong journey and adventure. Raising each other up despite our faults and highlighting the very best attributes of each other will only help live and lead a truly abundant life.

Stay blessed,

The Pyradyne Team 



The Limitations of Anxiety

The Limitations of Anxiety

Anxiety, Stress and Depression At All-Time High According To A New Study

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reports that 18.1 percent of adults in the United States (approximately 40 million adults between the ages of 18 to 54) suffer from anxiety disorders. Current estimates put this number much higher - approximately 30 percent - as many people don't seek help, are misdiagnosed, or don't know they have issues with anxiety. But what is an anxiety disorder and do you know if you have one? More importantly, that what can you do about it.

Everyone gets nervous or anxious from time to time, when speaking in public for example, or when going through financial difficulty. For some people, however, anxiety becomes so frequent, or so forceful, that it begins to take over their lives. I have certainly battled with anxiety throughout my life and had bouts of depression, funny enough every time was when I hadn't worn my Nuclear Receptor for a significant amount of time, but I won't get into that right now. Often times anxiety has began from taking on too much and allowing fear to set in, compiling list after list of "Important To Do's" which quite frankly really aren't that important.

So how can you tell if your everyday anxiety has crossed the line into a disorder? It's not easy. Anxiety comes in many different forms such as panic attacks, phobia, and social anxiety, and the distinction between an official diagnosis and "normal" anxiety isn't always clear. Take a look at some of the signs below and take note if any sound familiar to you.


Excessive worry

The hallmark of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) the broadest type of anxiety, is worrying too much about everyday things, large and small. But what constitutes "too much"?

In the case of GAD, it means having persistent anxious thoughts on most days of the week, for six months. Also, the anxiety must be so bad that it interferes with daily life and is accompanied by noticeable symptoms, such as fatigue.

"The distinction between an anxiety disorder and just having normal anxiety is whether your emotions are causing a lot of suffering and dysfunction," says Sally Winston, PsyD, co-director of the Anxiety and Stress Disorder Institute of Maryland in Towson.

Anxiety blog


Sleep problems

Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep is associated with a wide range of health conditions, both physical and psychological. And, of course, it's not unusual to toss and turn with anticipation on the night before a big speech or job interview.

But if you chronically find yourself lying awake, worried or agitated about specific problems (like money), or nothing in particular, it might be a sign of an anxiety disorder. Another tip-off that anxiety might be involved? You wake up feeling wired, your mind is racing, and you're unable to calm yourself down.


Irrational fears

Some anxiety isn't generalized at all; on the contrary, it's attached to a specific situation or thing like flying, animals, or crowds. If the fear becomes overwhelming, disruptive, and way out of proportion to the actual risk involved, it's a telltale sign of phobia, a type of anxiety disorder.

Although phobias can be crippling, they're not obvious at all times. In fact, they may not surface until you confront a specific situation and discover you're incapable of overcoming your fear.

Irrational Fears

Muscle tension

Almost constant muscle tension whether it consists of clenching your jaw, balling your fists, or flexing muscles throughout your body often accompanies anxiety disorders. This symptom can be so persistent and pervasive that people who have lived with it for a long time may stop noticing it after a while.

Regular exercise can help keep muscle tension under control, but the tension may flare up if an injury or other unforeseen event disrupts a person's workout habits.


Chronic Indigestion

Anxiety may start in the mind, but it often manifests itself in the body through physical symptoms, like chronic digestive problems. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition characterized by stomachaches, cramping, bloating, gas, constipation, and/or diarrhea, "is basically an anxiety in the digestive tract," Sally Winston says.

IBS isn't always related to anxiety, but the two often occur together and can make each other worse. The gut is very sensitive to psychological stress and, vice versa, the physical and social discomfort of chronic digestive problems can make a person feel more anxious.


Stage fright

Most people get at least a few butterflies before addressing a group of people or otherwise being in the spotlight. But if the fear is so strong that no amount of coaching or practice will alleviate it, or if you spend a lot of time thinking and worrying about it, you may have a form of social anxiety disorder (also known as social phobia).

People with social anxiety tend to worry for days or weeks leading up to a particular event or situation. And if they do manage to go through with it, they tend to be deeply uncomfortable and may dwell on it for a long time afterward, wondering how they were judged.

Stage Fright



Many of us can probably relate to this one, I know I can. And it only becomes worse the more absent you become from people and social situations. Social anxiety disorder doesn't always involve speaking to a crowd or being the center of attention. In most cases, the anxiety is provoked by everyday situations such as making one-on-one conversation at a party, or eating and drinking in front of even a small number of people. Thanks to technology, this seems to have increased dramatically.

In these situations, people with social anxiety disorder tend to feel like all eyes are on them, and they often experience blushing, trembling, nausea, profuse sweating, or difficulty talking. These symptoms can be so disruptive that they make it hard to meet new people, maintain relationships, and advance at work or in school.



Panic attacks can be terrifying: Picture a sudden, gripping feeling of fear and helplessness that can last for several minutes, accompanied by scary physical symptoms such as breathing problems, a pounding or racing heart, tingling or numb hands, sweating, weakness or dizziness, chest pain, stomach pain, and feeling hot or cold.

Not everyone who has a panic attack has an anxiety disorder, but people who experience them repeatedly may be diagnosed with panic disorder. People with panic disorder live in fear about when, where, and why their next attack might happen, and they tend to avoid places where attacks have occurred in the past.

Panic Attacks



Ahh, guilty again. The finicky and obsessive mind-set known as perfectionism can often go hand in hand with anxiety disorders. If you are constantly judging yourself or you have a lot of anticipatory anxiety about making mistakes or falling short of your standards, ask yourself if this is coming from anxiety.

Perfectionism is especially common in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has long been viewed as an anxiety disorder. I suffered from OCD for most of my life in very strange ways, having volumes be set to even numbers, obsessing over having clean floors (I realize this one came from my father), there are some I have gotten rid of and some that still linger. I noticed that I told myself if I didn't do these things, then something bad may happen. In order to expose these OCDs I needed to make myself vulnerable to them for excessive amounts of time and understand that nothing bad would happen in doing so, over a period of time I was able to rid them completely.

In order to be diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, a person's obsessiveness and intrusive thoughts must be accompanied by compulsive behavior, whether it's mental (telling yourself It'll be all right over and over again) or physical (hand-washing, straightening items). Obsessive thinking and compulsive behavior become a full-blown disorder when the need to complete the behaviors—also known as "rituals"—begins to drive your life.



Unfortunately being human, most of us suffer from this one at some point or another. I believe this is a natural feeling. Persistent self-doubt and second-guessing is a common feature of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder and OCD. In some cases, the doubt may revolve around a question that's central to a person's identity, like "What if I'm gay?" or "Do I love my husband as much as he loves me?"

People with OCD think, 'If only I would know 100% for sure whether I was gay or straight, either one would be fine,' but they have this intolerance for uncertainty that turns the question into an obsession," she says. Certainty is another common persistence that many people crave but if we let go and realize that nothing is certain in life, we can release much fear.


Defeating Anxiety

The first step is to be honest with yourself. Our subconscious knows things that we're not always ready to consciously admit, like when we have a problem. If you really want to rid something from your life you must first bring it to the surface and expose it, call a spade a spade.

There are many healthy ways of dealing with anxiety, here are just a few to get started with:

1. Take a deep breath. Always remember to breathe, when we become anxious one of the first things that happens is our breath quickens and becomes shallow. Try to become aware of how your breathing and focus on taking long, deep breathes.

2. Accept that you’re anxious. Again, be honest with yourself. Remember that anxiety is just a feeling, like any other feeling and is controlled by your mind, by reminding yourself that anxiety is simply an emotional reaction, you can start to accept it. Acceptance is critical because trying to wrangle or eliminate anxiety often worsens it.

3. Question your thoughts. This is a good one. "Doubt your doubts", when people are anxious, their brains start coming up with all sorts of outlandish ideas, many of which are highly unrealistic and unlikely to occur and these thoughts only heighten an individual’s already anxious state. Ask yourself:

  • Is this really likely to happen?
  • If the worst possible outcome happens, what would be so bad about that?
  • Could I handle that?
  • What might I do?
  • If something bad happens, what might that mean about me?
  • Is this really true or does it just seem that way?
  • What might I do to prepare for whatever may happen?

4. Use a calming visualization. Meditate on calming images and visualizations such as nature, clouds, waterfalls, anything that calms you and brings you peace.

5. Use positive self-talk. Affirmations are great for releasing anxiety. Try saying things out loud like "I give myself permissions to relax" or "I release all fear and anxiety into the universe to be destroyed.

6. Focus on right now. When people are anxious, they are usually obsessing about something that might occur in the future. Guilty again! Our thoughts are never focused on what is happening right now in the present, but always on tomorrow, next week, etc. Take a look around you and observe everything in your immediate future, if you can, go outside look up to the sky. I always find that looking up toward the sky and breathing deeply brings me immediate peace.

7. Talk to someone. Ever notice that as soon as a thought is said out loud it suddenly sounds ridiculous? My husband is always getting me to talk if he ever senses I am slightly anxious, he immediately stops me and gets me to become vocal. As hard as it may seem sometimes, try to talk about whats going on in your head to your partner, a  friend or family member. You will be surprised at how much talking can relieve mental burdens.

Why Receiving Love is Harder than Giving Love

Why Receiving Love is Harder than Giving Love

Why Receiving Love Is Harder Than Giving Love?


How to Be Courageous and Allow Yourself to Receive More Deeply.


1. mental or moral strength to venture, persevere and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty. 
2. the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery.

 Is it difficult for you to receive love, caring, and compliments? Do you silently squirm inside when someone tells you how beautiful, handsome, inspirational or talented they think you are? Do you easily receive presents or gifts that others give to you or do you feel undeserving of them – whether consciously or subconsciously? Or do you allow yourself to deeply receive the gift of kindness, caring, and connection?

Why Receiving Love Is Harder Than Giving Love

Receiving creates a long lasting effect of the deep connection between two people - interpersonal connection. Making it more important to give than having the ability to receive may be a convenient way to keep people distant and our hearts defended. But, in doing this, how much love are we missing out on that we deeply yearn for and need? Are we allowing ourselves to be vulnerable enough to risk being hurt in exchange for the incredible reward of being loved and even more, having a relationship that you never thought possible because you had the courage to receive love, as well as to give love?

You see, the above dictionary definitions of courage are defined as; “…withstand danger, fear or difficulty” and “…to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear”. But I don’t agree with this definition at all! I believe that being courageous involves being fearful and knowing the risks, and in some cases not knowing the risks, and doing it anyway! It is not in the absence of fear but in spite of being fearful. That’s a huge difference! And what’s even bigger is the insurmountable amount of confidence and motivation that we receive when we are truly courageous. Again, being courageous does not mean being without fear, but knowing your fears and acknowledging your fears and doing it anyway. This can be applied to all aspects of life including business, relationships, money, etc.

A valuable and an incredible technique (which I have applied myself), is to ask yourself: “What’s the worst thing that can happen?” And list them. Then ask yourself, “What’s the benefit or upside to going through with it?” And list them. Not only does this allow you to name your fears, but it also serves as a visual aid into how many more reasons there are to actually go through with it despite your fears, than not doing it.

Focusing on love is no different at all. I truly believe that when we don’t allow ourselves to be vulnerable out of fear of rejection or being hurt, feeling disappointed etc., it prevents us from experiencing what could be the greatest love we’ve yet to experience.

But where do we start?

Let’s be honest. We all judge each other. We all judge a book by its cover. It’s not a good thing, but it’s normal, unfortunately. Anyone who says that they don’t is pretty much claiming they’re perfect, and we all know that no one is. I don’t even know what that would look like. Maybe, it doesn’t look like anything we’ve seen?

When we see someone, we read their body language and in an instant make a determination (judge) subconsciously, whether or not they will hurt us. If we believe they’re genuine and loving, we let our guard down and if not, then our guards are up. We, therefore, must acknowledge that we will not be willing to receive the love that they have to offer if we have already determined that they are a risk to us. And the same is true for the other person.

Being vulnerable shows that you are comfortable and secure with who you are and that you’re willing to risk being hurt or disappointed. If the other person is not also willing to be vulnerable, and receive your love and kindness, they won’t engage you in the same way because they are fearful of being hurt and, are not yet at the stage that you are. It’s really that simple. Being vulnerable is sexy, smart and confident. It actually scares away those who aren’t and eventually, you will connect with the right person who is vibrating on the same wavelength.

Why Receiving Love Is Harder Than Giving Love

 Letting Go of Control.

When we give, we’re in control in a certain way. It might be easy to offer a kind word or buy someone flowers, but can we allow ourselves to surrender to the good feeling of receiving a gift? And to what extend? Does our giving come from an open, generous heart versus bolstering our self-image of being a kind and caring person? Are we expecting anything in return when we give and in turn carry resentful feeling towards that person?

Receiving invites us to welcome a vulnerable part of ourselves. Living more in this tender place, we’re more available to receive the subtle gifts we’re offered every day, such as a sincere “thank you,” a nice compliment, or a warm smile.

Think about it. If everyone were busy giving, then who would have the time to take in all that good stuff?

Fear of Strings Attached. What’s the Catch?

We may be uncomfortable receiving if it came with strings attached when growing up. We may have received compliments only when we accomplished something, like winning at sports or achieving good grades. If we sensed that we weren’t being accepted for who we are but rather for our achievements and accomplishments, we may not feel safe to receive.

If parents narcissistically used us to meet their own needs, such as to showcase us to their friends or cling to an image of being good parents, we may equate compliments to being used. We were recognized for what we do rather than for who we really are.

We believe it’s selfish. It feels guilty to receive.

We may be conditioned to believe that life is more about suffering than it is about being happy. Some of us may believe that not taking up too much space or being too happy, or smiling too broadly brings too much attention to ourselves and as a result of this, we may feel shame to receive.

An inflated sense of self-importance and believing we deserve more than others is indeed rampant today. Interestingly, a new study suggests that wealth can actually increase this sense of entitlement.

Sound self-worth, feeling deserving of receiving with humility and appreciation keeps us balanced and nourished.

Feeling the Pressure to Reciprocate

You may be blocking yourself from receiving love from another as protection from being in someone’s debt. We may fear their motives thinking about what they may want in exchange. When we presume that compliments or gifts are attempts to manipulate us, we defend ourselves from any sense of obligation or debt. Blocks to receiving love, kindness, compliments or gifts may reflect protection from being in someone’s debt.

“The parched earth can’t let in a life-giving rain if it is covered by plastic tarp… Without the capacity to be touched by caring and appreciation, we render these gifts less meaningful. Sacred receiving, letting things in with heartfelt gratitude, is a gift to the giver! When we are visibly moved, it conveys that they’ve made a difference in our lives. We may then bask together in a non-dual moment in which there is no distinction between the giver and the receiver. Both people are giving and receiving in their own unique ways. This shared experience can be profoundly sacred and intimate—a moment of delectable grace.”

Take notice how you feel inside the next time someone offers you a compliment, gift, or looks lovingly into your eyes. What's happening in your body? Is your breathing relaxed and your belly soft or are you tightening up? Can you let in the caring and connection? Being conscious of the pleasant or uncomfortable feelings of delight might allow you to be more present for the present.

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present!

Stay Blessed…

What Does Being Conscious Mean To You?

What Does Being Conscious Mean To You?

It has been studied and argued over for decades, centuries actually. In recent years, the topic has become more acceptable to discuss openly and in public and has been more widely talked about than ever before. Consciousness – what does it mean to be “conscious” and how much are we actually conscious of?

It seems that if you were to ask 100 people of what being conscious means to them, you’d get 100 different answers. It is a very deep question, and since each person has evolved differently to their current stage or level of consciousness, the definition of what it is to be conscious, naturally, will be different. I find this topic to be absolutely fascinating! Personally, I believe that the answer to this question is so personal – and not so mysterious - because it is so intertwined with, and can very easily and eventually lead to the question of one’s own faith, or lack thereof, in the Creator, God.

You see, by definition, consciousness is the state of being awake and aware of one's surroundings. The awareness or perception of something by a person. The fact of awareness by the mind of itself and the world. I find the last two definitions very interesting because although this is the definition of consciousness, the “something” and “itself and the world” can have their own meaning depending on how each person views themselves and the world – both their own world and the entire world. Other definitions include; spirit animating matter, special awareness or sensitivity, a sense of one's personal or collective identity, including the attitudes, beliefs, and opinions held by or considered characteristic of an individual or group

The 17th-century French philosopher René Descartes proposed the notion of "cogito ergo sum" ("I think, therefore I am"), the idea that the mere act of thinking about one's existence proves there is someone there to do the thinking.

The conscious mind controls our brain only 5% of the time, whereas the subconscious mind has a hold of our thoughts 95% of the time!

Descartes also believed the mind was separate from the material body — a concept known as mind-body duality — and that these realms interact in the brain's pineal gland. Scientists now reject the latter idea, but some thinkers still support the notion that the mind is somehow removed from the physical world.

Human Consciousness

Scientists Theory of Consciousness

Correlates of consciousness

In the last few decades, neuroscientists have begun to better understand consciousness from an evidence-based perspective.

Researchers recently discovered a part of the brain that acts as a kind of on-off switch for the brain. When they electrically stimulated this region, called the claustrum, the patient became unconscious instantly. In fact, Koch and Francis Crick, the molecular biologist who famously helped discover the double-helix structure of DNA, had previously hypothesized that this region might integrate information across different parts of the brain.

But looking for neural or behavioral connections to consciousness isn't enough, Koch said. For example, such connections don't explain why the cerebellum, the part of the brain at the back of the skull that coordinates muscle activity, doesn't give rise to consciousness, while the cerebral cortex (the brain's outermost layer) does. This is the case even though the cerebellum contains more neurons than the cerebral cortex. Nor do these studies explain how to tell whether consciousness is present, such as in brain-damaged patients, other animals or even computers.

Neuroscience needs a theory of consciousness that explains what the phenomenon is and what kinds of entities possess it, Koch said. Currently, only two theories exist that the neuroscience community takes seriously, he said.

Integrated information

Neuroscientist Giulio Tononi of the University of Wisconsin-Madison developed one of the most promising theories for consciousness, known as integrated information theory.

Understanding how the material brain produces subjective experiences, such as the color green or the sound of ocean waves, is what Australian philosopher David Chalmers calls the "hard problem" of consciousness. Traditionally, scientists have tried to solve this problem with a bottom-up approach. As Koch put it, "You take a piece of the brain and try to press the juice of consciousness out of it." But this is almost impossible, he said.  

In contrast, integrated information theory starts with consciousness itself, and tries to work backward to understand the physical processes that give rise to the phenomenon, said Koch, who has worked with Tononi on the theory.

The basic idea is that conscious experience represents the integration of a wide variety of information and that this experience is irreducible. This means that when you open your eyes, you can't simply choose to see everything in black and white or to see only the left side of your field of view.

Instead, your brain seamlessly weaves together a complex web of information from sensory systems and cognitive processes. Several studies have shown that you can measure the extent of integration using brain stimulation and recording techniques.

An interesting corollary of integrated information theory is that no computer simulation, no matter how faithfully it replicates a human mind, could ever become conscious. Koch put it this way: "You can simulate weather in a computer, but it will never be 'wet.'"

Global workspace

Another promising theory suggests that consciousness works a bit like computer memory, which can call up and retain an experience even after it has passed.

Bernard Baars, a neuroscientist at the Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla, California, developed the theory, which is known as the global workspace theory. This idea is based on an old concept from artificial intelligence called the blackboard, a memory bank that different computer programs could access.

Anything from the appearance of a person's face to a memory of childhood can be loaded into the brain's blackboard, where it can be sent to other brain areas that will process it.  According to Baars' theory, the act of broadcasting information around the brain from this memory bank is what represents consciousness.

The global workspace theory and integrated information theories are not mutually exclusive, Koch said. The first tries to explain in practical terms whether something is conscious or not, while the latter seeks to explain how consciousness works more broadly. "At this point, both could be true," Koch said.

Brain Consciousness

The need to prove or disprove everything or anything with modern science takes away the faith necessary to imagine such a mystery and to decide what you may believe in without a popular theory being widely accepted.

On our journey towards expanding consciousness and spiritual growth, we will reach certain milestones that alert us to the fact that our consciousness has been elevated. Reaching higher levels of consciousness will result in greater feelings of peace, happiness, and well-being. Expanding your consciousness cannot be forced, it occurs naturally as a result of living life. Life experience itself provides the catalyst for consciousness to expand to greater and greater levels, should you choose. Choose wisely!

Stay blessed.

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