ArchAngel Michael: Rewiring Your Brain to Receive Joy
We have asked our channel to send you a message every day until the Revaluation of Currencies takes place. There is much for us to talk with you about, and it is a time of high energies and high emotions. This also makes it a very good time for learning new ways of thinking and being.
I want to talk with you about the quality of your relationships – the ones with your loved ones, your friends, your boss and your leaders. You have come through thousands of years of conflict, disappointment and pain. It has prepared you well for continuing conflict and pain, but not for unconditional, unending Love. This is one of the reasons many on Earth now find it so hard to imagine that we in the higher dimensions do not condemn or punish; it has become inconceivable to your poor bruised egos to imagine that anyone in authority could be so kind and accepting.
It is not your fault. How could you imagine something you have never seen in this lifetime? This is only possible if you are living deep inside your heart, and are able to unlearn all the conditioned responses that have been laid down in the overworked fight-or-flight patterns in your brain. This is the neurological programming to your physical body that we are going to help you with now. It is a different kind of healing – one which will affect everything you feel and especially everything you experience in your relationships.
I will begin with the illustrations of how these patterns in your brain are laid down, and how we see their effects in your behavior. Then, tomorrow, our beloved Sanat Kumara, the one who has been Kathryn’s teacher and friend for 40 years, will help you to devise a meditation and a clear pathway to freedom to help you leave behind these handicaps you now carry in your human brain.
We are delighted to have as our channel the one whose work it was to develop and practice these methods over all these years. There are no accidents, are there? We will work with her knowledge base and consult with her was we present these Lessons in Change.
You see, we always work with you in this way too, combining our talents and sensibilities, our wisdom and yours. This is the way we have brought humankind to the place you are now, poised on the threshold of dramatic and triumphant Ascension. There is another profound step toward freedom which you all need to take now. Come with me. I will show you what we see.
The human body is a magnificent creation, developed over eons to be the most adaptable, sturdy “machine” in the Universe for the inhabitation of a soul. Oh, yes, there are other magnificent creations as well, but none as perfectly designed to allow for the expression of the feelings, actions and will of the Creator.
You may be shaking your heads in disbelief, even though you have heard many times that you were created in the image of our Creator. Of course, there are some loose ends to be tied up and some temporary adaptations to be reworked, but on the whole, you are brilliant even in the relatively primitive state of development you are experiencing now.
Do not feel insulted, Dear Ones, as if I were judging you and your own development. This is not what we are now working together to improve. Your beautiful human equipment (not the soul identity you are) is now up for an overhaul, an upgrade, you might say, and we are going to do that together, you and I. This time, you will not turn your equipment over to a doctor or mechanic to fix it. You will be in charge of the level of upgrade you are given, and how you will use it.
I am going to give you a picture of what we see when we look into your brain and your body. It is very easy for us to see the patterns of energies as they are expressed in the cells of your various operating systems in your body. We can read the patterns of light and darkness, colorings and intensities which show up on our “screen” as we observe your actions and the physical response to your feelings.
This ability to see energy patterns and their effects in the body are the basis for all the new “energy healing” techniques your healers have been developing and using very effectively in recent years. They are discovering how to use the abilities you have as a matter of course in your Higher Self – to bring that awareness down into your body consciousness. It is just one expression of the ongoing evolution of human abilities you are experiencing now.
Let us begin with an example of how living in anxiety has affected your nervous system and therefore your entire body. You can refer to Kathryn’s book, “Who Needs Light?” for a full explanation of how emotional patterns from infancy are laid down in the brain and become the superhighway for later emotional responses.
Imagine our two friends, Dave and Sue. Both had what most people would think of as a good childhood. They grew up in moderately prosperous suburbs in the U.S. where fathers went to work and most mothers were also entering the work force but still carried much of the responsibility for childcare. They went to school, graduated from high school without any obvious outward trouble, and both attended college before they married and settled down to begin a life of striving to “succeed” in the workplace.
Given that both were able to find jobs and bring in enough money to support themselves and their healthy, growing family, you would think they must be happy with their life. Unfortunately, all is not right in their version of Paradise.
Sue feels exhausted and overworked, and often resents Dave’s activities apart from the family, when he spends a day playing golf with his buddies or watches long hours of sports on TV while she cares for the children, cooks for all of them, and spends her weekends driving to children’s activities and running errands in between.
Sue wants to be loving, kind and patient with her children, but she finds herself being short-tempered and dictatorial when the list of responsibilities she shoulders becomes overwhelming. She loves her children deeply, but finds it difficult to express her love through gentle tolerance. She feels helpless to change the situation, because all her friends seem to suffer from the same malaise, and their husbands are much like her Dave. Sue doesn’t want to deprive him of the leisure time with his friends because she knows it would create resentment toward her, and her position of being economically dependent upon him as the father of her children leaves her feeling wary and uncertain.
Sue must hide her feelings of resentment and jealousy out of fear that she would sound shrewish and demanding, and she does not want to see herself that way. She knows that the decision for her to go out to work was partly her own, but now she regrets the hours she spends at a desk doing work she does not particularly like, wishing she could be at home with her kids without being rushed and stressed out.
Dave is not faring much better. Life is not the beautiful picture he envisioned when he and Sue decided to get married. He had great hopes for his success in his work, but the economy has not prospered the way he had hoped, and the market for his work has waned enough to make him feel afraid for the future of his family. He would prefer that Sue not have to work, but the thought of being the sole earner fills him with dread.
He sees how hard she works, but cannot do what she does very well, and it makes him feel even more guilty and inadequate when he tries to help her out. It makes him feel like a child himself. He hates the feeling of being overwhelmed, and he does everything possible to avoid it. A night out in the bar joking and flirting with his coworkers helps, but of course it means he is leaving Sue at home alone to do laundry and take care of the kids.
He does love his children, and loves to play with them and take them to the park or coach their games, but he is at a loss when it comes to braiding his daughter’s hair, and his squeamishness about diapers and personal hygiene is entrenched. He only wishes he and Sue could restore the sweet feelings of physical attraction they used to have, but it is more and more difficult to find time for being intimate. They are so often uncomfortable in each other’s presence, and leftover small squabbles from the day are brushed aside because they can’t seem to find a way to resolve them.
Dave and Sue are skirting the edge of the cliff, living a life of unfulfilled promises which lead to resentment and divisiveness. The more uncomfortable they are with each other, the more their children are expressing it in tantrums, aggressive behavior and sullen pouting. Everyone in this “ideal” family is feeling the strain.
How do we know the intimate feelings and thoughts of our beloved human charges? We see the patterns of emotion light up in their bodies and their brains as they experience their life challenges. When Dave calls Sue to tell her he will be late, we see the flash of energy/light flow like lightening from the place in her pre-frontal cortex (forward brain) down through her brain stem, igniting the fight-or-flight response which touches off a flood of adrenaline and other hormones which are immediately released into her bloodstream.
Her heart begins to pound (we can hear its echo on the airwaves) as she struggles against anger and jealousy, both of which show up in the color of the energy produced in the limbic (feeling/emotional) center of her brain, just forward and below the adult operating center we have been teaching you to adapt as your command center. As we watch, we see the flashes of intense energy touching off responses in her body – in her stomach, her solar plexus, her gut, and her lungs. The brain circuit, from just behind her eyes to the limbic system, to the brain stem and downward into her body, engages her adrenal glands, then cascades through her body like a waterfall of intense energy which her body will need as much as 72 hours to reabsorb and balance.
In the process, Sue’s heart is engaged to pump blood faster to her extremities, to allow her to fight or flee, but the intensity of the adrenaline response does not allow her to engage the deep feelings of her heart, her Love center. And so she struggles, trying to overcome the anger at being left yet again to shoulder responsibilities she expected to share, losing her grip on the gentle comforts of being in love with her partner.
She feels the only recourse to try to calm the rising panic is to take the drug her doctor recommended. It subdues her feelings and allows her to float free, disconnected from her feelings and therefore from her life and the joy it might offer, if she knew how to access the connections to her heart.
Meanwhile, Dave’s brain is going through a mirror process. His brain registers first the feelings of longing for something he cannot quite identify. It is a familiar response which originates close to the hunger centers in his brain, in the hypothalamus, a small but powerful little gland tucked deep into the lower brain, behind the palate.
Dave does not know how to find satisfaction for the feelings of longing he feels, and so he turns to food, alcohol, and a night with friends who will joke and play with him. He does not absorb the joy which might have resulted from his encounters because the alcohol inhibits the transmission of feelings, but this is not the only reason. The connection from his hypothalamus to his heart is so little used that he does not know how to access it. Years of training to “use your head”, be “rational” and “control yourself” (meaning suppress your feelings) have created a feedback loop within his brain and body which has no outlet in his heart.
As he turns to join his friends, a momentary wave of shame and guilt floods the limbic centers of his brain, lighting up dark purple, with waves of red and orange. This is a complex, far-reaching response to emotional needs which have gone unfulfilled since early childhood. As the initial fear-based response floods his body, it touches off another survival-oriented system which sends energy caroming around his brain to areas which are associated with identity, self-worth, security and well-being.
In moments of threat to his primitive (child-like) feelings of psychological safety, the energy flow organizes into established patterns we would call “ego.” We identify these entrenched patterns by their dark colors and intense, circulatory, repetitive quality. They flash and course around the lower systems of the brain without breaking through into the center channel which leads to the center of the heart. The heart does indeed beat faster, but it is with fear, and so the living heart center is not activated. Instead, Dave feels an aching heaviness around his heart, as energy coagulates rather than flows. This is the beginning of what we see as a “heart condition” in its early stages.
Dave responds by fighting his way out of the guilty feelings with defiance. His ego kicks in to remind him of his right to do whatever he wants since he is an adult (a child’s view of adulthood, originating from his center of focus just behind his eyes), and he feels a sense of recklessness and abandon which is the closest he can get to freedom. He feels titillated, daring, and sexually stimulated. He is an affair waiting to happen. We see wreckage ahead in his life path, and feel the pain of knowing how these beloved human travelers have suffered in their valiant but unsuccessful attempts to find any kind of real balance or fulfillment for themselves and each other.
In both Sue and Dave, the deepest body and brain centers – from the center of your heart to the center of your adult brain, to the crown chakra where you connect with us in higher dimensions through the energy channel which naturally runs downward through your entire body and into the loving, nourishing Mother Earth – have been discredited, denied and nearly obliterated by long years of training and “civilization.”
We see your suffering, Beloved Ones, in the darkened colors of your physical body and your aura. The vivid picture of your being reads pain. How could we feel anything but compassion and love for you? You have braved the rapids of this tempestuous river you call life. You have come here to learn, to teach and to grow. It is now your time to be free of these old patterns of pain which, ingrained, create a repetitive cycle which brings further pain.
Now that you have heard and felt the truth of my description of the cycles of emotion you have been caught up in, use the picture of your brain and body (there are many available on the internet) to dislodge old patterns. Create new channels to carry different sequences of feelings which will light up higher areas of your brain, literally, bringing comfort and love to every nerve ending, every circuit that fires, every spark of life in your body.
Begin with the true center of your physical being, which is your heart. Breathe deeply, concentrating on the center of your heart. Let go of your brain entirely, physically. Feel the muscles and nerves ease as you breathe healing oxygen through your resting brain, directed by your overseeing Higher Self. Your Higher Self has no need for the thinking parts of your brain right now. No thoughts are needed, just images of the inside of your head, your living brain, absorbing the sweet energy of Light to ease and erase all pain.
See the channels which have carried old images and thoughts of fear, but DO NOT GO INTO THEM. Instead, surround them with Light energy as it flows with the oxygen into your entire system. Here is the key: As you renew and cleanse these areas of your brain, especially those that connect with your brain stem where the fight or flight response originates, be acutely aware and mindful that you must not re-ignite them, or your hard work is for naught. It would be like scrubbing your floors till they are spotless, then walking across them with muddy feet.
This is the reason change is so difficult. Your “natural” tendency is to immediately re-establish the pain channels and their corollary ego channels which are so familiar, tried and true, so to speak. You will catch yourself at it when you hear yourself thinking about past hurts, unresolved anger and pain. Do not go there! Instead, turn your sights to the Light, connect with me and feel the great Love I have for you. I offer you the power of my great silver sword and great blue flame to cleanse and release you from all past suffering.
Reach now for the highest vibration you can feel in your heart and soul. Reach for us, Beloved Ones. Feel the love for yourselves that we feel. Banish all the old feelings that required an intense ego response which is always based in fear. Let the warmth of acceptance, Love and hope wash over you, replacing pain with Joy. You then become the receptacle of Joy that you were meant to be.
It is in your nature, Dear Ones, to be happy. You do not have to learn it from scratch. You were born with the capacity to Love and to communicate with us and with God. Claim your birthright now! Let your Light energy fill every pore, every fiber, every nerve. You will feel the light dawning inside your Self! This is your new day dawning, and you will teach all humankind with the example of one who arises from the proverbial ashes, brand new and in Love.
I celebrate you, I Love you eternally, and I await your return to my embrace.
I am your Michael, Archangel in loving service to humankind.
Transcribed by Kathryn E. May, PsyD, July 10, 2014, 5 PM, New York
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