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What Is Controlling Your Mood? #anxiety #stress #amygdala #observer

The human brain’s amygdala in the limbic system is the center for emotionally charged memories and persistent negative thoughts. It is active during stress, anxiety, and depression. It sits conveniently beside the hippocampus, the part of the brain that serves long-term memory.

We often wonder why we are so depressed some days. We wake up charged and ready to go on Monday. By Wednesday, we can barely get out of bed. The weight of life seems heavier than usual. What exactly causes the shift in mood? And how do we deal with this shift?

If we discover the reason for our moods, can we control them?

Continue reading below.

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Continued from above:

Yesterday, I woke up in a funk. I did everything I usually do in the morning. I took a walk, meditated, prayed and spent some time being grateful for my life. Yet, as the day progressed more and more things began to go awry. Suddenly, I was knee-deep in a heated discussion on Facebook and felt like spewing all of my frustration onto someone… anyone. This is when I realized I had better step back and take a look at the situation. (It’s hard to believe that it took me that long to realize that I was acting out of my Truth. But this is the reality of life somedays.)

What I discovered when I took a step back to observe myself was that I felt as if the world and life was controlling me, not the reverse. I didn’t feel I had a handle on my own life. That frustrated me!

I asked myself an important question: Who is in control of my emotions here? Is it people on the Internet, anyone trying to control me or my actions, or am I simply letting all of this happen TO ME?

Of course, the answer was the latter. I had control. It was always my choice to be frustrated or sad. If I wanted to be happy, I had to take back what I felt was leveraging my emotional core. This is an easy thing to say and an even harder thing to understand and actually do.

The reason why this act is so difficult, in general, is because most people do not understand how to step away from their own life and observe what is happening. The OBSERVER part of the brain is more a mystical/spiritual concept, rather than a physical concept. This is the concept in which the Ayurvedics used to meditate and teach yoga. The entire process of yoga—the breathing, the body work, and the meditation—all lead to the savasana, which is the time when the body sleeps, but the mind is awake. In this space, we can deliberately watch our actions and even listen to the thoughts moving through our minds without judgment. This is the OBSERVER MIND. We can’t touch it. We can’t feel it. We simply have to get out of the way to BE IT.

When our physical bodies are at rest, our reasoning mind quit reasoning, a part of us rises to a resting place, albeit a respite that revives our souls, gives way to healing, and provides our greatest source of inspiration.

To get out of the way of the powers of the amygdala, we must get out of the way of our ego self, the human mind and body. When we do this, we sense the mystical power that breathes us, that animates us, that drives us to be our best self—always.

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The Observer Mind

Every part of growing spiritually is contingent upon being able to get to the observer mind in meditation. So, if you have never experienced this part of Spiritual Communication and Spiritual Recharging, then I’d highly recommend the following:

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This MP3 will lead you through the process of getting quiet to listen to the voice of spirit and your inner voice of power. If you have any problems meditating, you can use this mp3 every day as a tool to help you get to the place of the Observer Mind. In the listening of the instructions, you can memorize the process and move forward toward getting meditative music to simply get quiet and go to the subconscious mind yourself.

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No Subjective Contradiction

Wouldn’t life be wonderful if you could wake up with the feeling that nothing in your life is dependent upon your feelings or anyone else’s feelings, for that matter? Feelings are so ephemeral. They are fleeting and useless, especially if they are based on assumption.

Of the three areas of the brain, the most important hurdle to reach over is the deductive, reasoning mind. However, when it comes to leaping over feelings, the subjective mind can be crazy-hard to contradict.

If you experience a strong feeling of rejection concerning a problem you’re facing, it can be quite difficult to release from the feeling long enough to look at something with objection and reason. So, the first big hurdle is to sit with your feelings, but recognize that they are a human responses to a human paradigm.

Remember, we are spirits living in a human body. If you keep considering yourself a human with a spirit, you’ll never find the strength to make this leap. You’ll always be trapped in your story (refer to yesterday’s blog).

Self-Inquiry, a term used by writer Byron Katie, is a series of questions you ask yourself about what bothers you. The basic premise of self-inquiry is to discover if you have enough proof to make a case for your subjective feelings.

For instance, you have called your boss and asked her to return your call as soon as possible. You have a real problem that you need to discuss. You wait almost a week for a response. You have emailed her three times, called another two times, and to no avail. Your subjective, irrational thought: You decide you are probably going to get fired, because she hasn’t returned your call.

The first question in self-inquiry would be, “Is it true that your boss is going to fire you?”

You may answer yourself, “She hasn’t answered my phone calls. What else am I supposed to think?”

The next questions in self-inquiry: “Are you sure she has received your calls? Could she be out of town? Could her cell phone be broken? Is she in a place where there is no cell phone or computer reception?”

You then answer, “Well, no. I don’t know any of those answers for certain.”

Then the truth is you really don’t know how to react. You have no pertinent, strong information to base your presumption. Yet, all of your emotions begin to get in the way. How do you stop the barrage of hateful feelings?

That’s a great question. Subjective contradiction is probably the hardest paradigm to hurdle, because most of this kind of emotion is based on attachment theory. When PTSD or attachment issues arise with a problem, this supersedes your rational mind completely. The emotion bypasses your deductive mind and goes directly to reaction.

So, how are you supposed to change something you don’t see coming?

Much of the work I do in hypnosis now is based on attachment theory and changing neuro pathways to create positive response to old stimulus. I believe that the only way to circumvent the problem of subjective contradiction is to challenge it with rational, spiritual truth.

You have to feel your emotions then reach out of them. You may need a friend to help you get there, but you must get above the situation to become the objective observer. You may not be able to change your initial reaction, but I guarantee you that you won’t stay in the pain as long or belie your own truth.

The key to change is to base emotion on the firm foundation of truth.

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