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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

 

Self-Consciousness

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

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

 

Perfectionism

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.

 

Self-Doubt

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.

 cour·age

ˈkərij/
noun
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.

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.

The Four Principles Of Manifesting Our Desires

The Four Principles Of Manifesting Our Desires

THE POWER OF MANIFESTATION: WE GET WHAT WE FOCUS ON MOST!

Four Principles for Manifesting Your Desires

man·i·fes·ta·tion

manəfəˈstāSH(ə)n, noun

 

An event, action, or object that clearly shows or embodies something, especially a theory or an abstract idea.

 

Have you noticed that people who say: “I am not very confident”…are NOT very confident?

And that people who say: “I can’t lose weight”…NEVER lose weight?

And people that say they are always late…are ALWAYS late?!

Be VERY careful what you focus on! Thinking or saying things like…

“I am really bad at this!”…and…“There are not enough hours in the day!”… OR… “I always mess things up!”…and… “I never have enough money!”…have a very negative effect on the outcome because of a very critical part of our brain called the Reticular Activating System or RAS which will show you things to prove that this is true for you.

Your Reticular Activating System (RAS) is in the base of your brain and acts as a filter against all the “data” that is around us including sounds, tastes, colors, pictures, and images. There can be up to 2,000,000 bits of data at any time. Your brain can only process so much at a time so, your RAS filter only lets things through that it thinks is important.

So, how does it know what is important? BY WHAT YOU FOCUS ON MOST.  The more proof you see, the stronger your belief will be that it is true.  

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The stronger your belief is, the more likely you are to tell it to yourself. And around and around it goes. Set your RAS to look at the positives and to think and speak more progressive words and phrases that are encouraging and helpful such as, “I am great at this”…”I am always on time”…”I am confident”…”I am good with money”. THEN, your RAS will show you things to prove that your new belief is true for you!

 

"Social anxiety is one big irrational self-fulfilling prophesy. You do not need to live with it, and although it takes time, patience and effort. You can overcome it entirely." - Thomas A. Richards, Ph.D.

 

WE ARE ALWAYS MANIFESTING

Manifesting an event, action or object can be as easy as understanding how powerful our thoughts are. You may be thinking…..”Me? Powerful?” Actually, yes, and this proves exactly what we have mentioned above. You see, our brains are like a computer. When a command is given, it looks for ways in which to complete that command. By simply changing the command, you change the ways in which the command will be completed and the outcome. Of course, you are much more beautiful than a computer and were designed in the likeness of the divine creator, God.

When we speak, our words have a lot of power. Think of how you feel when someone tells you how great you look today, or how you feel when you are told that you are loved. Now think of how you would feel if that same person were to tell you that you are worthless, ugly and pathetic. Big difference! This is all because of the POWER that the words we use have. So, why would speaking to yourself be any different than that? This is how simple manifesting can actually be, once understood, made conscious of and put into practice.

 “ENERGY FOLLOWS THOUGHT” – Dr. Fred Bell, PhD.

Each thought we have creates an energy flow around our physical being and within our bodies down to the cellular level. This energy attracts its likeness. We all know how great it feels when we think high-level thoughts like, “I am beautiful!” and, “I am worthy”. When you think and feel “I am beautiful!” and, “I am worthy”, you exude the energy of confidence and in turn attract great experiences into your life. Each thought you have informs your energy, and your energy manifests into your experiences….your reality.

Manifestation is trending and has become very popular lately, but can be misleading. A true understanding of what it means to manifest is a very significant step towards creating a better reality for ourselves, the people who we love and care for most, and complete strangers too. Having more meaningful and truly beautiful human experiences is what manifesting is about.

The Bible says it this way: You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures (James 4:2-3).

I find this to be very accurate. If you truly want to use your energetic power to manifest greatness, you must not only clear all that blocks you from believing in your greatness, we must also be aware of our motives – the reasons as to why we want to manifest an event, action or object. Are they good reasons? Are they selfish reasons? Are they in line with our purpose in life? Do I know what my purpose is? Am I being honest with myself? Who am I really doing this for? Etcetera. Have you asked these questions?

Many people, when trying to manifest, focus too much on the outside form rather than the internal condition. What’s important is our internal experience: whether we choose to experience love or fear. When we commit to our internal experience of love, we begin to attract more love. Many people approach manifestation from a place of “How can I get something to feel better?” Instead, the focus should be: “How can I feel better and therefore be an energetic match for attracting more greatness into my life?” The emphasis must be placed on healing the internal condition, not getting a hot new car or boyfriend.

Setting Goals Using Your Reticular Activating System

FOUR PRINCIPLES FOR MANIFESTING YOUR DESIRES

Being Grateful = Being Happy

Gratitude is extremely powerful. An attitude of gratitude will make you happier by default. It may sound too simple but I dare you to try this. I promise you that being happy will not make you grateful for what you have. However, being grateful for everything you have will make you very happy and appreciative. You will start seeing things through a different lens and your beliefs will also change. This is part one of setting your RAS. It will now search and scan your life for all the things that you are grateful for. It’s a beautiful process.

Get Clear: Be unapologetic about what you want

Clarity is king when it comes to manifesting your desires. You must have clear intentions for what you want to call in—otherwise, you can manifest a lot of what you don’t want. Focus on what you desire and then make a list of all that goes along with it. This list helps to clarify your intentions and access a vibrant mental picture of what you desire. The most important part of this step is to clarify how you want to feel. When you get clear on how you want to feel, you can begin to access that feeling. That feeling is what makes the manifestation come into form.

Think it! Feel it! Believe it!

Take your clear intention and spend time every day sitting in the feeling of what it is that you desire. You might access the feeling through meditation and visioning exercises. Or call on the feeling when you’re in nature or doing a form of exercise you love. Let the thought inform the feeling and let the feeling take over your energy. The more you feel the feeling of what you desire, the more you believe it is on the way. From a metaphysical perspective, if you believe it then it is already here. So make time for contemplating, thinking, feeling, and believing.

Patience is a Virtue

 “Those who are certain of the outcome can afford to wait and wait without anxiety.” Take this message with you and allow your faithfulness to guide you into the belief that what you desire is on the way. Also, trust that God has a much better plan than you do. Though you are clear about what you want, you cannot control the timing or the form in which it comes. Stay calm, relax, and trust that what He has in store for you is better than anything you’ve imagined!

Stay Blessed…

The Power Of Metals

The Power Of Metals

Precious metals such as Silver, Gold and Platinum have been used for a variety of different functions around the world for centuries due to their high vibration, beauty and ability to withstand most conditions. But what makes these metals so durable, and why are we lured by their beauty?

Gold, the shiny yellow metal prized for its beauty and malleability and used in many different industries, is actually created inside massive stars when they explode into a supernova. Of course, after a star supernovas and forms gold, the precious metal has to travel to Earth in some way. By studying ancient rock samples with high-precision instruments, scientists have found evidence that accessible gold, or the gold that is technologically and economically feasible to reach on the surface of the planet, arrived via asteroids when the earth was still fairly young.

During the formation of Earth, molten iron sank to its center to make the core. This took with it the vast majority of the planet's precious metals such as gold and platinum. In fact, there are enough precious metals in the core to cover the entire surface of Earth with a four-meter thick layer.

The removal of gold to the core should leave the outer portion of Earth bereft of bling. However, precious metals are tens to thousands of times more abundant in Earth's silicate mantle than anticipated. It has previously been argued that this serendipitous over-abundance results from a cataclysmic meteorite shower that hit Earth after the core formed. The full load of meteorite gold was thus added to the mantle alone and not lost to the deep interior.

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When studying energies, we find that in some older societies and older countries, gold was used for healing or was thought to have had healing properties. They used, at that time, 24-karat gold, not gold alloyed with other metals. Other metals change the properties of the pure gold and the vibrations emitting from it. If a person took pure gold and put it on an infection or a sore spot, it was said to help heal the wound and control infection. It was considered that gold possessed an energy that brought warm, soothing vibrations to the body to aid healing, for when the body relaxes and the blood vessels in the cells aren’t as constricted, blood can move through the tissue spaces more easily. Since all healing is the growth of new cells replacing the dead cells, the body would heal much better and faster, just as those people who have learned to meditate and use the other various arts of relaxation can testify.

In some areas of India, if a man had hemorrhoids, he would wear a silver ring around his left little finger. In studying reflexologies and acupuncture meridians and other related sciences, you will find that the little finger reflexes with the anal area of the body, thus silver would have a tendency to make their tissues contract and help to cure the hemorrhoidal condition, as hemorrhoids are a malfunction of the muscles of the blood vessel walls. Today, modern acupuncturists use only steel needles. The art of feeling and knowing the different vibrations caused by various metals within the body’s energy systems has been virtually lost. Even today, however, there are some acupuncturists who will use a gold bead, sometimes only a 64th of an inch in diameter. The bead is placed on a small square of adhesive tape. It is then taped to an acupuncture meridian that is low in energy. The gold bead will pick up more energy from the surroundings and give the meridian a boost.

At Pyradyne we recognize the healing properties of the gold octahedral molecule and utilize it in our Nuclear Receptor necklace, made by NASA Rocket Scientist Dr. Fred Bell. Gold holds a deeps and soothing power that has been said to relax the body and increase circulation.

Pyradyne Octahedral Molecule

Silver is a simulator which utilizes the Tetrahedral molecular structure and has been known to be a strong absorber of Radiation. Silver has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties, and it has been used throughout the ages to cure infections and help heal wounds. Now interest in silver is growing in the medical community because new studies have found that it can kill a wide range of bacteria and viruses, including the very dangerous E. coli and Staphylococcus.

The form of silver generally used as medicine is colloidal silver, which is the suspension of microscopic particles of silver in liquid. Silver is said to be the mirror of the soul, believed to benefit blood circulation, help the lungs and throat, detoxify the body, aid in the treatment of degenerative brain diseases and hepatitis, correct hormonal & chemical imbalances, and improve nerve impulse transmission. Silver has germicidal effects and kills many lower organisms effectively without harm to higher animals.

Throughout the ages, silver jewelry has been associated with magical powers. It is believed to promote healing, bring good luck, and ward off evil spirits. While these beliefs are not part of mainstream thinking today, some people still hold them to be true. Scientists are now testing silver on diseases like malaria and leprosy with encouraging results. Silver has the ability to energize other stones during the new and full moon. It draws negative energy out from the body and replaces it with positive energy.

 

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The most expensive metal on the planet is Rhodium, which is closely followed by Platinum which vibrates at the same vibratory frequency. Rhodium, together with ruthenium, palladium, osmium, iridium, and platinum form a group of elements referred to as the platinum group metals (PGM). Rhodium metal is lustrous and silvery white. Rhodium has a higher melting point and lower density than platinum and has a high reflectance and is hard and durable.

Platinum comes in massive and occasionally crystalline form, with color ranging from grey to silver. This mineral is readily available, though rarely in crystalline form. Platinum is a metal of transformation. It allows one to break preconceived boundaries and achieve the maximum success in any given endeavor. Platinum is useful to utilize in conjunction with high vibrational transformational crystals. It helps one absorb those higher vibrations at a physical level, so we are better able to put the energy to work in bringing creative visions into the physical world. Using Platinum in meditation helps us integrate new ideals and energies into our lives. It keeps one focused and determinedly working towards full and lasting integration.

At the cellular level, it can align the spine, help regenerate heart tissue and boost the immune and endocrine systems. Platinum also boosts the bodies electromagnetic network of nerves and the synapses to the brain.

At Pyradyne, we recognize the incredible powers of precious metals and their individual uses which are key components to our Jewelry and Devices.

 

Platinum Pyradyne Nuclear Receptor

Do we really understand Gemstones?

Do we really understand Gemstones?

Gemstones are beautiful no doubt but do we really understand where and how they came to be and what power they hold? 

Most gemstones form in the Earth’s crust, approximately 3 to 25 miles beneath the Earth’s surface. Two gemstones, diamonds and peridot, are found much deeper in the Earth. Diamond forms in "Kimberlite Pipes" that originate in the Earth’s mantle (125 miles down) and end at the surface. Molten magma running through these pipes usually reaches the surface as lava and cools off, but if it doesn’t reach the surface, it cools more slowly, crystallizes, and forms coarse-grained minerals.

There are many different ways in which Gemstone minerals are then mined from the earth, all are very costly and time consuming requiring expert knowledge and equipment.

 

Over the centuries, various cultures have contributed to the legend and lore surrounding Gemstones. These rare products of nature have inspired philosophers and mystics to attribute unusual powers to these special minerals.

The energy field of different gemstones is influenced by geometrical form, colour and subtle vibration. Each stone is made up of minute crystals which are in constant motion thus emitting an energy signature or frequency. The gemstone's colour also plays a dynamic role in the stone's healing energy. The play of light and colour can stimulate or calm; purify or heal. 

A magical and symbiotic connection has always existed between human beings and gems. Evidence of gemstones used for healing has been found as far back as the fourth millennium before Christ. Ancient civilizations such as the Chinese, Egyptians, Sumerians, Greeks, Romans, or Shamans and Medicine Men have used gemstones for healing in multiple ways - made into powders or elixirs, worn, carried or placed on the body and in ceremonies or rituals. This ancient knowledge has been passed down to our day and with the emerging popularity of holistic health and healing the use of gemstones is again making its way into modern life. So how do these incredible pieces of mother nature affect our human bodies?

 

DID YOU KNOW?
"OUR BODIES ARE 5% MINERAL IN NATURE... THAT 5% CONTROLS THE METABOLISM AND BEHAVIOR OF THE REMAINING 95% ! THIS MEANS IF WE ARE DEFICIENT IN MINERALS, IT CAN THROW OUR ENTIRE BODY OUT OF BALANCE, EMOTIONALLY AND PHYSICALLY!" 
-Dr. Fred Bell, PhD.

The quartz kingdom is the home body, or home base, of the Akashic records. So that means that crystals are always growing! In fact, crystals grow one tenth of 1 percent of their weight every 10 years. And of course, humanity is advancing itself and increasing, so more people are having more experiences all the time. This generates residual energy that is collected by silicon dioxide, causing the quartz kingdom to grow and expand as it is resonate via the second ether, the prime domain of the Akashic records. 

All the different mineral kingdoms have something to do with the human kingdom. The emerald for example has quartz, silicon dioxide and a good amount of chromium in it, which gives it a green hue. Different gemstones have different forms of minerals in them and you can correlate through that mineral what they actually do in the human body, as well as what thought process is activated by the color frequency of the particular gem or mineral. For example, trace minerals amplify the parasympathetic nervous system, while low frequency minerals activate the autonomic. There is a consciousness in a mineral that tells the body how to utilize that mineral. Just visualize a rainbow and place the colors accordingly. 

Minerals come in many forms from Gold, Titanium, Europium and Trace Minerals, to crystal Minerals which come from deep inside the ground. 

 

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The body is made up of Oxygen (O2)Nitrogen (N2), Hydrogen (H2), and Carbon, it is constantly in motion. The combination of these three gases and one pyramid-shaped solid carbon form all cells, all organs and finally us - the organism. Chakras are colorized, polarized, and energy - susceptible gateways that control endocrine function. Endocrine function then switches the brain/aura, giving us consciousness into feeling. These charts and the color/chakra correlations are based at sunrise, when red is focused on the pineal/pituitary and violet on the base of the spine.

Red is the color of the wild/desire to wake from sleep, ending the night (violet - astral/emotional plane). All carbon-based life forms conform to this cycle.

 

DIAMOND 

Diamond Gemstone

KEY WORDS: Intensity, Radiance, Sovereignty

ELEMENT: Crown Chakra and Etheric Chakra

Diamond is a crystal of pure carbon with a hardness of 10, forming in octahedrons, triangles, cubes and amorphous shapes. Diamonds are found in many colors - yellow, brown, blue, pink, green, orange and even red. These crystals are transducers which can make the high-frequency vibrational energies of the spirit realms more available to the conscious self, accelerating ones evolution and the door to psychic powers as well. Used in meditation, Diamond crystals will facilitate the entry into meaningful visionary states. Worn in every day life, they can intensify ones ability to focus consciousness on manifesting ones goals and dreams.

Diamond carries a high frequency of energy which stimulates and opens all of the chakras, especially the crown and etheric chakras. Diamond is a carbon-based ally that models the transformation from base element to pure light, encouraging one to perceive how life's trials and lessons can be put to positive use. It lends strength in high-pressure situations and enables one to respond to stressful experiences with grace. Diamonds enhance inner vision and stimulate the imagination. The stones frequency strongly activates the third eye, crown and etheric chakras, encouraging remote viewing, telepathic communication and clairvoyance. Diamond is a stone that is used to bring energies of  longevity, balance, clarity, intensity, success, and abundance.  It also brings eternity, purity, and high frequency energy. It's also is a stone of amplification, including thoughts, strengths, and weaknesses. Diamonds are said by some to be the best for metaphysical use. They are high vibration stones that radiate Light energy and bring Light consciousness. They increase energy in all endeavors and link to Divine energy. It is one stone that can connect to spiritual realms. 

Black diamonds in particular relate to The Void which everything comes from, making it an excellent stone for abundance and prosperity magic. It also is said to be helpful to accept and integrate the shadow side. Diamond is a powerful love stone. It bonds relationships and enhances love. It generates longevity and honesty of relationships,  and engenders trust between two partners. It increases harmony, not only in romantic relationships, but in all areas. This stone increases concentration and imagination and it is used to decrease pride. It also increases memory for details.

It improves and introduces honor and commitment to individual efforts, relationships, and to one's life path. It reduces confusion and hesitation regarding the path in life. this commitment in turn increases spirituality as one goes along one's path. Diamond increases one's ability to learn from life lessons. Diamond helps overcome fear, which engenders trust in life, spirituality, and circumstances. It brings courage and hope. It helps to over come the "dark night of the soul".

 

SMOKEY QUARTZ  

Smokey Quartz

KEY WORDS: Centering, Grounding, Remove Negativity

ELEMENT: Alta Major and Solar Plexus

Smokey Quartz is a grey, translucent variety of quartz. It ranges in clarity from almost complete transparency to a brownish-gray crystal that is almost opaque. Some can also be black. Like other quartz gems, it is a silicon dioxide crystal. The smoky color results from free silicon, formed from the silicon dioxide by natural irradiation. Smoky quartz is a very protective and grounding stone. It brings physical and psychic protection. It is also an excellent stone for protection from negative energy, as It removes negativity and negative energy of any kind and transforms them to positive energy.

As a root chakra stone, smoky quartz enhances survival instincts, and can help one reach personal and business goals. It is also used in assisting in making wishes come true by grounding their essence in reality.  Thus, it is a stone that brings abundance, prosperity, and good luck. 

Emotionally, smoky quartz is excellent for elevating moods, overcoming negative emotions, and relieving depression. Smoky quartz relieves stress, fear, jealousy, anger and other negative emotions by transforming them into positive energies. It is a helpful stone for enhancing and encouraging courage and inner strength. Smoky quartz is very comforting and calming, and can be considered a stone of serenity. It can, therefore, be very helpful in relieving grief.

In the psychic and spiritual realms, smoky quartz centers one during meditation, and can provide a grounded link between the physical and higher selves, helping to uncover subconscious wisdom.  Using smoky quartz during meditation enables you to reach higher states of consciousness. Smoky quartz also stimulates kundalini.

 

PINK TOURMALINE

Pink Tourmaline

KEY WORDS: Love, Emotional Healing

ELEMENT: Water and Alta Major Chakra

Pink Tourmaline varies widely in shade (from pale pink to deep red) as well as clarity (from flawless transparent gems to opaque rough crystal pieces). Pink Tourmaline has a beautiful energy that vibrates within both the Alta Major chakra and the higher heart chakra. Like most heart based stones, the vibration of this lovely crystal brings an influx of love, joy and happiness into your life. This lovely pink crystal is high in lithium, and this is known to help emotional and mood related problems. So if you have been feeling dejected, stressed or lacking interest in life, this pink stone will help to bring back your passion for living.

The changes in earth energies at this time, are creating difficulties for a large number of people, and these problems may be healed by any color of Tourmaline crystals, but the pink stones will heal emotional problems. If you have been feeling tense or stressed, this lovely pink stone may help to heal your emotions, and will assist you to feel less stressed, more at ease and relaxed. Pink Tourmaline carries a strong feminine or yin vibration, that is known to kindle feelings of joy, hope, comfort and support, and to help to bring love and good humor back into your life.

Tourmaline has been said to be good for keeping the digestive system healthy as well as strengthening teeth and bones. It is also recommended for the adrenal disorders and is used by modern practitioners to treat stress and trauma. Pink tourmaline is also of great value to people that have difficulty dealing with fear, who have panic attacks or who are in need of something to help them heal their inner chaos and dread. It’s a heart protector as well as an aphrodisiac. It teaches that it is safe to love and therefore instills confidence. It introduces the qualities of compassion and wisdom into your dealings with others. It also promotes flexibility of thought.

 

EMERALD 

Emerald

KEY WORDS: Love, Compassion, Healing, Abundance

ELEMENT: Throat, Thyroid and Hypothalamus

Emerald is a green variety of Beryl, a beryllium aluminium silicate mineral with a hardness of 7.5-8. It's pigment is chrome and/or vanadium. Its crystal system is hexagonal (triagonal). Emerald is associated with the Throat Chakra, focusing on the throat. This chakra is the voice of the body. It is a pressure valve that allows the energy from the other chakras to be expressed. If it is out of balance or blocked it can affect the health of the other chakras. When it is in balance we can express what we think and what we feel.

In groups of two or more people, Emerald can encourage bonding, and strengthen communication and understanding, helping each person to adequately express themselves without offending others. Emerald is believed to enhance memory and mental clarity. Meditating with Emerald can help one to connect to Divine Love, open the heart to accept all things in life as gifts, and acquire the ability to discern when others are speaking the truth or not.  Emerald can help to open one up to psychic abilities, and enhance one's ability to notice and manage synchronicity. 

Emerald is often used to attract prosperity to the owner, strengthening the courage to follow your heart's wisdom to its logical outcome, and allowing for the amplification of hope and encouragement. It can also be used to alert one of any blocks to progress, so they can be addressed and released. Emerald can help you clarify and strengthen your intention for a positive outcome. Emerald can help maintain faith in the knowledge of Divine perfection. Emerald reminds one that the Universe will always provide. Physically, Emerald channels the Green Ray, making it a superb healing crystal. Emerald is a great stone for recovery and specifically works on conditions of the thyroid, liver, lungs, spine and hypothalamus. Historically, Emerald was known as an antidote to poisons.

 

CITRINE 

Natural Citrine

KEYWORDS: Manifestation, Personal Will, Mental Clarity, Digestion, Detoxification 

ELEMENT: Fire, Solar Plexus and Manipura Chakra

Citrine is a silicon dioxide mineral, a member of the Quartz group with a hardness of 7. Its crystal system is trigonal and its yellow pigmentation is derived from iron. It varies in shade from very pale yellow to a deep amber, nearly orange. Citrine opens the inner doors to clarity of thought, detoxification and digestion, as well as magnified powers of will and manifestation. It is one of the premier stones for the second chakra and is capable of awakening the powers of creative and imagination in even the most unconscious individuals. 

The position of Manipura is stated as being either behind the navel or the Solar Plexus. Sometimes, when it is located at the navel, a secondary chakra called Surya (sun) chakra is located at the Solar Plexus, whose role is to absorb and assimilate Prana from the sun. When you feel self-confident, have a strong sense of purpose, and are self-motivated, your third chakra is open and healthy. If your third chakra is out of balance, you can suffer from low self-esteem, have difficulty making decisions, and may have anger or control issues. The element is fire and the color is yellow, bright like the sun. Physical symptoms of a Solar Plexus imbalance include poor digestion, weight problems, ulcers, diabetes, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, arthritis, pacreas, liver or kidney problems, anorexia, bulimia, hepatitis, intestinal tumours, colon disease.

Physically, Citrine can support and enhance healing for the spine, the digestive and elimination organs, and the metabolism. Citrine can facilitate detoxification and stimulate circulation. Often used for chronic fatigue, Citrine has a reputation of being able to increase energy and drive. This property can also help those who are trying to lose weight, by encouraging one to be optimistic about achieving their goals.

Citrine warms, cleanses, and energizes. Highly protective, Citrine makes a great tool for transmuting negative energy. Citrine heightens self-discipline, attracting professional success and wealth.  Most often associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra, Citrine can also be used to cleanse all Chakras. Citrine will help support the energy of a family environment at work or at home.

BLUE SAPPHIRE 

Blue Sapphire

KEY WORDS: Awareness, Discipline, Calming, Balancing

ELEMENT: Wind, Earth, Heart and Anahata Chakra

Blue Sapphire is a stone of mental and psychic activation, and enhancer of insight and opens the heart. It is believed to help one see below surface appearances to the underlying truth and speak clearly with the voice of inner wisdom. Sapphire is a variety of corundum, an aluminium oxide with a hardness of 9. It's crystal system is hexagonal (trigonal). The heart chakra, the wellspring of love, warmth, compassion, and joy is located in the center of the chest at the heart level. It is the center of your deep bonds with other beings, your sense of caring and compassion, your feelings of self-love, altruism, generosity, kindness, and respect. Anahata is an integrating and unifying chakra - bringing to wholeness - as such, it is your healing center. Indeed, most spiritual traditions recognize love as the ultimate healing force.

The energy of Anahata allows us to recognize that we are part of something larger, that we are interconnected within an intricate web of relationships extending through life and the universe. Anahata allows us to recognize and get in touch with the sacred and fundamental truth that runs through all of life and connects everything together. The "way of the heart" or the "path of the heart" is living your life from this energy center of love. It means living your life with loving kindness and compassion towards others. It means that your heart is open to others and you inspire kindness and compassion in others. You create safe and supportive environment. Others can feel your love and warmth. They feel loved and accepted unconditionally. People feel at peace around you, as there is no judgment coming from you. When anahata is open and energy is flowing freely, you are not only loving to others, you are also loving to your self. You know when you need to say no and when you need care and self-nurturing.

Sapphire brings its own particular wisdom. It releases mental tension, depression, unwanted thoughts and spiritual confusion. Sapphire restores balance within the body, aligning the physical, mental and spiritual planes, bringing serenity and peace of mind. It stimulates concentration, brings lightness, joy and peace of mind. Sapphire is also known as a "stone of prosperity", attracting gifts of all kinds and fulfilling dreams and desires. The Blue Sapphire is traditionally associated with purity and love. It assists you to stay on the spiritual path, releasing blockages and providing strength. Blue Sapphire facilitates self-expression, assisting in communication and expressing your truth and beliefs. It opens and heals the thyroid and the throat chakra and has a calming and balancing effect on the nervous system.

 

AMETHYST 

Amethyst

KEY WORDS: Protection, Purification, Creativity, Divine Connection, Release of Addictions

ELEMENT: Wind, Base of Spine and Muladhara Chakra

Amethyst is a member of the Quartz family with a trigonal crystal system and a hardness of 7. Its color, which varies from pale to deep purple, is derived from the combination of trace amounts of iron and aluminium, plus natural or amplified irradiation. 

It is important to know that Amethyst is one of the first stones to which people are attracted when beginning their work with the mineral kingdom. Its beautiful purple light combined with its high, sweet energy makes Amethyst a necessary item in any Lightworkers toolbox. It is a cardinal wind element stone, stimulated the mind and facilitating brain function. Amethyst is a crystal with a mysterious energy. When you see it's unusual purple color, you know it's special. Amethyst has a calming yet spiritually protective energy. Amethyst is believed to help with hearing problems and may aid in health problems relating to the skeletal system such as arthritis and back problems. 

The Muladhara chakra is located at the base of the spine, the pelvic floor, and the first three vertebrae, the root chakra is responsible for your sense of safety and security on this earthly journey. The word Muladhara breaks down into two Sanskrit words: Mula meaning “root” and Adhara, which means “support” or “base.” This is the first of the chakras of matter. Balancing the root chakra creates the solid foundation for opening the chakras above. Imagine that you’re laying the foundation for a house in which you’re going to live for a long time. A solid foundation embedded in firm soil will provide the stability you need to create a home filled with joy for years to come. The root chakra is comprised of whatever grounds you to stability in your life. This includes your basic needs such as food, water, shelter, and safety, as well as your more emotional needs such as letting go of fear. When these needs are met, you feel grounded and safe, and you tend to worry less day to day. 

If there is an imbalance in the root chakra you may experience anxiety disorders, fears, or nightmares. Physical imbalances may manifest as problems in the colon, with the bladder, with elimination, or with lower back, leg, or feet issues. In men, prostate problems may occur. Eating disorders may also be a sign of a root chakra imbalance.

 

AQUAMARINE 

Aquamarine

KEY WORDS: Cooling, Soothing, Immune System Boost, Communication 

ELEMENT: Thymus Heart, Water and Anahata Chakra

Aquamarine is a light blue or blue-green variety of Beryl, a beryllium aluminium silicate mineral with a hardness of 7.5 - 8. Its crystal system is hexagonal (trigonal) and its pigment is iron. These luminous blue gemstones are on of the wonders of the mineral kingdom, they are good for all types of calming and cooling, from hot flashes to anger, yet they also activate the Anahata chakra, assisting one in the clear communication of ones highest truth. They are stones of the water element, bringing one in touch with the subconscious, the domains of the spirit, and our deepest emotions. Even though Aquamarine calms, it does not put one to sleep. It brings one to a relaxed, alert stage of consciousness in which one is fully aware of ones own stored knowledge, wisdom and feelings, and able to articulate them all with clarity and conviction.  

Aquamarine resonates to the energy of the ocean, helping the holder to connect with the nature spirits of the sea. Seamen carried Aquamarine in ancient times to promote safe travel on the water and to protect against drowning. The soothing energy of Aquamarine makes it a perfect companion to calm fears and phobias. 

Encouraging clarity of thought, Aquamarine can aid in the assimilation of new knowledge, making it a great crystal for students of all kinds. Aquamarine encourages intellectual growth and inner knowledge, opening one up to intuition and the super-conscious mind. Aquamarine is often used to enhance one's intellectual prowess, helping one to think quickly to come up with solutions on the fly.  Many also use Aquamarine to help with reasoning and promote logic. Carrying Aquamarine on one's person can help to remind the individual to be prepared for most any scenario that could be encountered, given the current set of circumstances. Aquamarine allows one to look at emotional situations from other perspectives. It can help overcome judgment of others and encourage tolerance. Aquamarine can calm fear and worry, by opening the mind up to understanding the nature of Divine Perfection in the Universe. By helping one to be more sensitive, Aquamarine initiates a connection with the experience of a mass consciousness. Going even further, Aquamarine helps to bring one into the flow of life, enhancing the experience of continuity during one's existence.

Physically, Aquamarine helps to heal ailments of the thymus, including the heart and pituitary, and can help to ameliorate diseases of the liver. Aquamarine can also help with allergies by calming an overactive immune system, as well as assisting with other autoimmune disorders. Aquamarine activates the energy flow from the Anahata Chakra to the Vishuddi Chakra, stimulating and clearing the Vishuddi and facilitating the free expression of the wearers personal truth as well as their expression of cosmic truth. 

What is the Blood-Brain Barrier?

What is the Blood-Brain Barrier?

Bypassing The Blood-Brain Barrier

Every thought you have and every action you take requires precise communication between the nerve cells in your brain. For these messages to be successfully transmitted and received, the surrounding environment needs to be stable and in harmony. 

The body is 5% mineral in nature. This 5% controls the metabolism and behavior of the remaining 95%. This means that if we are deficient in minerals, it can throw our entire body out of balance, emotionally and physically.

Dr. Fred Bell spoke about how crucial the role of electrolytes are and how important it is to be present in the body to effectively transport essential trace minerals and vitamins to the brain that can only be accomplished with the help of electrolytes. Electrolytes are capable of shuttling trace minerals and vitamins to the brain by crossing the blood-brain barrier. No matter how much wheatgrass we take, if electrolytes are not present in the body, essential trace minerals and vitamins will have a much harder time crossing over to our brain. 

Electrolytes are chemicals that form electrically charged particles (ions) in body fluids. These ions carry the electrical energy necessary for many functions, including muscle contractions and transmission of nerve impulses. (The 7 major Electrolytes include: Sodium (Na+), Chloride (Cl-), Potassium (K+), Magnesium (Mg++), Calcium (Ca++), Phosphate (HPO4–), and Bicarbonate (HCO3-). 

Magnesium is involved with over 300 metabolic processes in our bodies, leading to the mineral being called the 'master mineral'. Magnesium is necessary for the proper transportation of calcium across cell membranes along with vitamin D, vitamin K.

The need to ensure a proper intake of minerals stems from modern farming methods that use chemical fertilizers, pesticides, and insecticides that are absorbed into the soil which causes the heavy depletion of its mineral content which has been an ongoing issue for over 5 decades. 

Colloidal minerals are created by plant root systems converting metallic organic minerals into colloidal minerals. This process renders the mineral 100% digestible. Today’s soil is 85% depleted of these life-giving elements, allowing 16 or fewer minerals to be present in our foods. Without trace minerals, the body cannot absorb any life-giving nutrition. The solution to this is an electrolyte trace mineral drink that is assimilable with no toxic lead or aluminum.

 

"OUR SOCIETY IS CURRENTLY TAKING MOOD ELEVATING DRUGS DUE TO DEPRESSION FROM POLLUTION. OUR TRACE MINERAL FORMULA PYRALYTE, CONTAINS A PERFECT COMBINATION OF PROPER NUTRIENTS AND TRACE MINERALS THAT ENSURES ENHANCED MOOD AND POSITIVE EMERGENCE."

-DR. FRED BELL, PHD.

 

In America, children who follow the established vaccine schedule currently receive 49 doses of 14 vaccines before the age of six, and 69 doses of 16 vaccines by the age of 18. 

At birth, the blood brain barrier is not fully formed. This barrier is not intact until at least six weeks of life, and many argue it may not actually be fully developed until much later. Any virus or bacteria to which an infant is exposed can go directly to the nervous system. This lack of a mature blood brain barrier is just one reason why vaccines given to infants are especially concerning. Seniors are also severely affected because aging is a factor which causes the barrier to become more permeable. Over-immunization also weakens the barrier. 

Not only are these detergents destroying the blood brain barrier and allowing more toxins to enter the brain, they can also cause cancer and programmed cell death.

 

Dr. Bell says: “Just remember this if you wish to appreciate the importance of minerals: When you finally pass on to the higher existence, your body returns to the earth. The mineral kingdom acts as a neurotransmitter, not only to the DNA helix in man, but also to the DNA helix equivalent in all things composed of matter on the material plane.”

Only when our diets are rich in and varied amongst an organic selection of lean meats, wild-caught fish (not farmed or chemically treated), legumes, nuts (Brazilian nut are an incredible source of selenium), grains, organic fruits and vegetables, proper hydration AND essential trace mineral supplementation, will we be able to reach a higher consciousness. Our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual selves are interconnected and will work in harmony only then. 

Take care of yourself and take care of someone else.

In Love & Light,

The Pyradyne Team

 

 

 

Meditation Using A Pyramid & One Dollar Bill

Meditation Using A Pyramid & One Dollar Bill

Meditation is an incredible technique in which one engages in mental exercise,  concentrating on one's breathing or repetition of a mantra for the purpose of reaching a heightened level of spiritual awareness. But what about when you meditate with other objects, such as crystals, a pyramid and even a dollar bill?

Any method of meditation that you use will be enhanced when using a pyramid, such as The Pyradome. This particular pyramid focuses on the three major energies in the head. If you do not meditate at the present time, here is a method that we have tried which is extremely effective. 

 

What you will need:

 

Procedure:

1. Select a quiet room where you will not be disturbed for approximately 30 minutes. Adjust the lighting to a medium and burn at least one candle nearby and incense, if available. The incense is optional. 

2. Sit on the floor in a comfortable position near the candle.

3. Place the dollar bill green side up in front of you. Notice the pyramid with the eye on the top forming the Capstone. This is the great American Seal of the United States of America and will aid us in our meditation. The founding fathers of our great country designed the seal, having a profound understanding of the pyramids themselves. 

4. Notice the eye on the pyramid. This corresponds to the same point on your Pyradome where the wires curve and go down. 

5. Place The Pyradome on your head still remaining in a seated position. This immediately begins the alpha state necessary for mediation.

6. Close your eyes and gently message the eyelids with the back of both forefingers for approximately two minutes. 

Meditation with Pyradyne

7. Now, look at this figure above and notice the position of his eyes. Your eyes will be in the same position for the remainder of this exercise, except they will be closed. 

Close your eyes and breathe as fast as you can through your nose or mouth 108 times. When you finish the fast breathing exercise, eyes still closed looking up, try and project your imagination to see the top of the pyramid as you did in Step 4. Maintain this image for 10-20 minutes.