Got up today full of life. Not sure who or what flipped the switch to ON but it has been a great day. My hunch is that I worked on forgiving myself and did exercises to help process this. Much to my delight my creativity sprang forth and I hand painted 10 Christmas cards. That felt great. I also did a Christmas craft to give to my pals. Perhaps it was the positive frequency of giving that flipped my switch. To top off this great day I won $21.00. Yahoo. AND the best part of all is that I was not hungry, can you believe it???
“The brain’s pleasure center, called the nucleus accumbens, is essential for our survival as a species. … Turn off pleasure, and you turn off the will to live. But long-term stimulation of the pleasure center drives the process of addiction.
When you consume … sugar, your nucleus accumbens receives a dopamine signal, from which you experience pleasure. And so you consume more. The problem is with prolonged exposure, the signal … gets weaker. So you have to consume more to get the same effect — tolerance. And if you pull back on the substance, you go into withdrawal. Tolerance and withdrawal constitute addiction. And make no mistake, sugar is addictive.”
“Every time you follow the same path, a specific pattern is activated and becomes more defined … and it becomes easier to activate the circuit the next time. … Pretty soon, the bad habit neuronal pathway becomes the unconscious default, and your brain, wanting to be efficient, just takes the easiest, most familiar route. This is particularly true in the case of depression.
In a depressed brain, there’s less dopamine activity happening in the nucleus accumbens, which means that things that used to be enjoyable are not as pleasurable, and the only things that motivate it have to have a big dopamine payoff, which are the baddest of the bad habits, such as junk food, drugs, alcohol [and] gambling.”SUGAR AND THE BRAIN
Scientists are sayings that sugar is even more addictive than cocaine. And SUGAR is in almost everything we consume. The challenge is to find food that has no sugar in it. Why do we eat sugar…lots of reasons but mostly we are looking for the happy chemicals to make us feel good. A great resource that I am reading to try to understand what it is I am up against is HABITS OF A HAPPY BRAIN.
I will keep you posted on my detox but be WARNED it won’t be pretty.
In Canada we celebrate THANKS GIVING this weekend. It is a perfect time to stop and give conscious thought to what we are grateful for. A tool I learned long ago was using a gratitude journal. This can really uplift your vibration especially in these changing times. I remember after loosing my beloved husband on Thanks Giving weekend when I was a very young, and our world was instantly turned upside down, was to line the walls of our hall with flip chart paper and each of us had to add one thing we were grateful for and soon we had a hall filled with flip charts listing love and appreciation for what we did have. This really helped to heal our loss.
One of our conversations around the dinner table was of course, the tragedy in Las Vegas. What came out of that conversation is the amazing selflessness of the instant human reaction to shield and protect others. I choose to focus on that. You have the power of healing love inside you, so choose that. HAPPY THANKS GIVING.
Remember the old saying garbage in garbage out.? Is it because we live in a world of duality that there are so many mixed messages for our minds to sort through/ What if it was only one thought and that is the thought of love. Love for all that is and ever was. Unity consciousness in this day and age of chaos and uncertainty. I ask you to take up the challenge and look for the beauty and light in every adversity. Are these horrific things happening on and to mother earth there to push us to grow in love and light?
As we send healing love to the flood and fire victims always seek LOVE in all things. There is a higher plan and I believe it is designed by Divine Intelligence. Practices Love Consciousness as much as you can because those vibrations have the power to heal. As you watch the news on the disasters focus on the human heroes that give selflessly to help others. This is love in action. Focus on that, as all this is bringing us into unity consciousness.
Today is of significance to me as it was a year ago that I last held the hand of my dear beloved mother before she passed. I have experienced many deaths over my life time and after the grieving I learned so much about the after life and soul’s departing. You must have enough self love to allow your self to grieve and I won’t sugar coat it, it hurts a lot. Some times it feels like you can’t breathe or your heart has been crushed. You must go through it to see the greatness on the other side. As I held the hand of my father who fought for 10 days and finally let go, I read the book LIFE AFTER DEATH by Deepak. It helped a lot. You learn that your loved ones have most assuredly passed onto another dimension filled with light and love and there is no more suffering. Today I am witnessing the departure of my beautiful cousin and I am holding onto the knowing that her soul will be free to fly.