Thursday, June 8, 2017

Quantum Health News

Take the Plunge into Self-Awareness
in an Isolation Tank

DNA The sensory deprivation tank, also known as an isolation chamber, or flotation tank, is a modern day relaxation therapy that has been gaining widespread attention for its remedial and healing benefits for the mind and soul. Drawing upon meditation theory, it forces the participant to let go of all external sensory stimuli to focus on the infinite universe that is within.

The tank is filled with water that is harmonized to the same temperature as the surface of the skin. Heavily salted with Epsom salt, the water is extremely dense, allowing the person to float on their backs with their nose and mouth above the water. The participant enters the tank nude, and because of the precisely correlated temperature of the water and the skin, the person is led to feel as though they are floating in mid-air. Neither light nor sound can enter the chamber, which means the person is completely cut off from outward sensory stimuli and, after relaxing into the environment, is absorbed into a concentrated mediation.

Within the first 15-20 minutes, users report experiences wherein they observe themselves and their lives with a new transparency, gaining clarity on things such as their behaviour, relationships, and thought patterns. As time goes on within the chamber, the mind and soul become completely segregated from the body, wherein some can experience the "god-head", or the feeling of complete oneness with the universe and the source of love and light.

The tank provides a helping means for anyone to practice meditation, whether they are completely new to the exercise or are already a master. The benefits can be substantial for people who are experiencing stress and who wish to escape their busy lives, for people who have difficulty meditating in their normal environments, or even for people who simply wish to gain clarity on issues in their daily lives.

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4 Happiness Hacks from Brain Research

happinss Here's what brain research says will make you happy:

1. Ask “What am I grateful for?” No answers? Doesn’t matter. Just asking helps. The benefits of gratitude start with the dopamine system, because feeling grateful activates the brain stem region that produces dopamine. Additionally, gratitude toward others increases activity in social dopamine circuits, which makes social interactions more enjoyable. One powerful effect of gratitude is that it can boost serotonin. Trying to think of things you are grateful for forces you to focus on the positive aspects of your life. This simple act increases serotonin production in the anterior cingulate cortex.

2. Label those negative emotions. Give it a name and your brain isn’t so bothered by it. n one fMRI study, appropriately titled “Putting Feelings into Words” participants viewed pictures of people with emotional facial expressions. Predictably, each participant’s amygdala activated to the emotions in the picture. But when they were asked to name the emotion, the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex activated and reduced the emotional amygdala reactivity. In other words, consciously recognizing the emotions reduced their impact.

3. Decide. Go for “good enough” instead of “best decision ever made on Earth.” Making decisions includes creating intentions and setting goals — all three are part of the same neural circuitry and engage the prefrontal cortex in a positive way, reducing worry and anxiety. Making decisions also helps overcome striatum activity, which usually pulls you toward negative impulses and routines. Finally, making decisions changes your perception of the world — finding solutions to your problems and calming the limbic system.

4. Hugs, hugs, hugs. Don’t text--touch. In fact, as demonstrated in an fMRI experiment, social exclusion activates the same circuitry as physical pain. One of the primary ways to release oxytocin is through touching. Obviously, it’s not always appropriate to touch most people, but small touches like handshakes and pats on the back are usually okay. For people you’re close with, make more of an effort to touch more often.

So what’s the dead simple way to start that upward spiral of happiness? Just send someone a thank you email. If you feel awkward about it, you can send them this post to tell them why. This really can start an upward spiral of happiness in your life. UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb explains:

Everything is interconnected. Gratitude improves sleep. Sleep reduces pain. Reduced pain improves your mood. Improved mood reduces anxiety, which improves focus and planning. Focus and planning help with decision making. Decision making further reduces anxiety and improves enjoyment. Enjoyment gives you more to be grateful for, which keeps that loop of the upward spiral going. Enjoyment also makes it more likely you’ll exercise and be social, which, in turn, will make you happier.

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Our Own Candice Covington has a New Book Out Now

Candice Covington Book We're so proud of our aromatherapist partner, Candice Covington, for publishing her latest labor of love. We like to think of it as the definitive treatise on the effects of aromas on human consciousness.

In the book:

  • You'll find how to use essential oils to influence your energetic make-up and karmic patterns:
  • It details how to identify which tattvas--the Five Great Elements--are dominant in your energetic make-up
  • The book explores the energetic signatures of the essential oils associated with each tattva and chakra, including their archetypes, sacred geometry, sacred sounds, and colors
  • Candic explains how to identify your personal vibrational signature, purify your energy body, impart
  • You'll discover the vibrational properties to jewelry, and how to work with yantras and mantras
Teaching you how to use essential oils to affect the very fabric of your being, Candice Covington details how the Tattvas Method of essential oils allow you to access the deepest, most hidden aspects of Self, those beyond the reach of the mind, the very energetic causation patterns that set all behaviors and thoughts into motion. She reveals how the tattvas are the energy that animate each chakra and how we can use their archetypal energy to shape our inner life and align with our greater soul purpose.

The author provides energetic profiles of each tattva, chakra, and essential oil, explains their relationships to one another, and details how to identify what tattva or chakra is dominant at any given time. Exploring the energetic signatures of the tattvic essential oils, she details their elemental make-up, animal and deity archetypes, sacred geometry symbols, sacred syllables, and colors. She reveals how to discover the energy patterns responsible for directing unhealthy life patterns and explains how to identify your personal vibrational signature, purify your energy body, and craft your own unique ritual practice with essential oils.

Showing how essential oils are powerful vibrational tools for effecting change, the author reveals how they allow each of us to deliberately steer our own destiny, fulfill our personal dharma, and be all that our souls intended us to be. Order a copy HERE.

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We Now Have CBD! But Not Your Grandmother's CBD
CBD Nothing against Grandma, but we have the most advanced form of CBD (Cannabidiols) Hemp Oil on the market. Our formula begins with the purest pharmaceutical grade CBD hemp oil from Elixinol, and then we super-charge the oil with Vital Force technology. This is a subtle-energy infusion that adds incredible energies to the oil that are taken from the many healing constituents of the hemp plant. This creates a synergistic leap in effectiveness and potency. If you're currently using CBD Hemp Oil as part of your wellness routine, please check our version out. It not only is head and shoulders above the rest of the CBD oils out there, it is a better value when considering the bump in bio-active energy it's been given. At $40 per ounce, this is a fabulous value. MORE INFO

The Return of E-3 Energy Cream
E3 Back by popular demand and with the help of some generous and dedicated clients, we now have E-3 Revitalizing and Repair Cream available once again (cheering in the background). E-3 is our popular pain-relieving topical cream, that is non-analgesic, hypoallergenic and scent-free. We're still carrying the Arnica-MSM Repair Cream, so now you have a choice! E-3 is also available in a convenient 2 oz. travel size, so you can take the cream with you and not have to give it up at the airport TSA station... MORE INFO

Check Out Our Brand New Website!
We've finally dragged our old site (designed in 2003) into the modern world, where it's mobile friendly, and much easier to navigate and to buy our unique products. Plus, if you set up an account, you can earn points toward future purchases, as well as earn rewards for referring your friends. In fact, there are 10 WAYS you can earn rewards! Let us know what you think! We'll continue to add features and resources, so stop on by!

"Stone of Happy Dreams and Changes"

opal Spiritually: Enhances cosmic consciousness and stimulates mystical experiences. It enhances meditation and aligns the etheric, mental and emotional bodies. Stimulates intuition and creativity.

Emotionally: Amplifies and brings things to the surface for transformation. Associated with love and passion it intensifies emotional states and releases inhibitions. Enhances self-worth and helps you to understand your full potential.

Mentally: Brings lightness and spontaneity and encourages an interest in the arts. Strengthens memory.

Physically: Strengthens the will to live. May help Parkinson's disease, and infections; may help purify the blood and kidneys, may regulate insulin, may ease childbirth, and PMS. May be beneficial to the eyes.

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This Quantum Life

The Power of the Tiny

tiny flowers I was out on my daily walk the other day, and my eye was rivited by these tiny flowers whose plant was draped enticingly over some river rocks in a wall. Unexpectedly, as I admired these precious flowers, I was overcome with emotions of beauty, poignancy and reverence.

These tiniest of flowers, perhaps because they were so perfectly formed and because they were so tiny, beckoned my attention and involvement so thoroughly, it seemed like they were these miniature magicians hypnotizing and mesmerizing the giant body stooping down to have a look see.

There has been much fervor lately about new quantum physics research that may definitively prove that physical, natural geometries are indivisibly and invisibly connected to human consciousness. Or, to be more precise, human consciousness is a part of an ocean of conscious intelligence actively creating and expanding into geometic matrices underlying all physical creation.

My emotional experience with these tiny flowers seemed to subjectively prove to me that, no matter the "size" reference, the underlying "morphic field"--or energy matrix--expresses itself infinitely and timelessly through every category and perceived class of physical matter. There is no true division between "big" and "little"; no true difference between our emotional states and what is created from them; no actual separation between "me" and "you". All of it is a great big ball of interconnected and interdependent energies.

In fact, in other new research, it was found that emotional states directly change physical matter, proving the illusion of separation between what we feel and what we experience is the great veil eclipsing our direct experience of the divine. The perception of time tends to throw us off and obscure this perennial truth, yet when we can step back in mindful allowance, the truth behind the illusion is inescapable.

geometry in the ancient practice of non-duality, the perception of "opposites" is discovered to be a manufactured point of view that we use to define and separate groups of things from other groups of things. Apparently, this is for the purpose of playing a game, or, more basically, having the ability to perceive: without dark, there is no light; without vacuum there is no form; without ignorance there is no knowing; without forgetting, there is no remembering; etcetera, etcetera.

In fact, the observable universe can be seen as a unimaginably huge generator powered by the infinite energies created from nothing to something; or, as a vacuum into an atom--the "zero-point" theory of energy generation. As is clear in the practice of non-duality, there is infinite multiplication from zero to one. It is the supreme dynamo of creation itself.

And we have that ability within our being to bring forth something from nothing. It is the function and destiny of consciousness--ever expanding, ever ramifying, ever evolving--from the enormity of the greatest galaxy clusters to the tiniest of flowers on a rock, there is no escaping the truth of our own power of creation.

To your quantum health,

Boyd Martin

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Quantum Health News

Environmental Stress is Passed Down
to Generations Through DNA

DNA Scientists have made some incredible new discoveries on how our minds can literally affect our biology, especially through the study of epigenetics, the branch of science that looks at how inherited changes in gene expression are caused by environmental conditions. Instead of looking at DNA as the only factor controlling our biology, scientists are also looking at what is actually controlling the DNA, which includes our thoughts.

We receive genetic instructions from our DNA, passed down through generations, but the environment we live in can also make genetic changes. One of the more recent studies that explored this concept was conducted by a team led by scientists from the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) in Spain.

To figure out how long the environment can leave a mark on genetic expression, the scientists used genetically engineered nematode worms that carry a transgene fluorescent protein, allowing the worms to glow under ultraviolet light. They then put the worms in different temperature-controlled containers to observe how the heat and the cold affected their ability to glow.

When the worms were in the colder containers (20° Celsius), the transgene showed low activity and therefore the worms could barely glow. However, when they put the worms in a warmer container (25° Celsius), the transgene became much more active, evinced by the worms' bright glow. To test the worms even further, the scientists took the warm, glowing worms and put them back in the cold containers.

To their surprise, the worms continued to glow, which to the scientists meant that they retained an “environmental memory” of the warmer temperature, allowing the transgene to remain active. When the worms had offspring, that memory was actually passed on to their children for seven generations, allowing them to glow brightly despite never having experienced a warmer climate.

To further test their epigenetic capabilities, the scientists kept five generations in a warmer climate of 25° Celsius and then separated their offspring from them, putting them in colder temperatures. However, the worms still continued to have the highly active transgene for 14 generations. “Worms are very short-lived, so perhaps they are transmitting memories of past conditions to help their descendants predict what their environment might be like in the future,” explained co-researcher Tanya Vavouri.

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Cannabis and Yoga? A New Trend Emerges

yoga pot “Yoga and herb intake have been linked since ancient times. The yoga sutras, written in Sanskrit before the time of Christ, are considered the practice’s foundational text. The sutras list herbs as one of five methods to lift the veil of ignorance, or the barrier between the conscious and the unconscious,” wrote Rabbi Mark Winer for the New York Times.

While many people feel that cannabis and exercise go anything but hand-in-hand, there is an emerging group of individuals coming forward claiming that, for them, the two actually pair quite well. In fact, they go as far as to claim that practicing yoga and receiving the therapeutic benefits they so desperately need would be all but impossible without the relaxation and pain relieving qualities cannabis has to offer.

Such individuals feel the relaxing properties of cannabis help them clear their heads, relieve physical and mental tension, eliminate racing thoughts, and center them in a way that enables their minds, bodies, and spirits to benefit far more from the practice than they otherwise would, and people are finding it to be the centering remedy needed to allow them to surrender to the practice; essentially opening the gateway to the renewal and rejuvenation yoga brings.

Of the most disciplined yogis, who view yoga itself as a strict, structured discipline to achieve mastery over the body and mind. "Marijuana use in this context may suggest that a person is dependent on the drug for that mastery that Yoga can bring.” Furthermore, serious yogis feel that “attending a class in this drug-induced state may not allow for a clear, tranquil mind.”

On the other hand, "The subtler attainments come with birth or are attained through herbs, mantra, austerities or concentration. Cannabis use allows for a quieting of the outside world, and the ability to focus more totally on the interior process of meditation." – The Yoga Sutras

The bottom line for the argument is that for those with debilitating physical or mental conditions, cannabis, with its pain-reducing and calming effects, opens a gateway for those people to experience the benefits of yoga they may not otherwise attempt.

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The Dalai Lama Talks Quantum Physics

Dalai Lama“Broadly speaking, although there are some differences, I think Buddhist philosophy and Quantum Mechanics can shake hands on their view of the world. We can see in these great examples the fruits of human thinking. Regardless of the admiration we feel for these great thinkers, we should not lose sight of the fact that they were human beings just as we are.”

Quantum physics is verifying what Buddhists and other spiritual practitioners have been saying for years, helping people to accept their inherent spiritual nature all around the world. We are fundamentally connected to everything around us, and science is finally proving that. Nevertheless, there’s still a lingering dualistic air surrounding science and spirituality: You have religious people denying scientific facts and scientists identifying themselves as self-proclaimed Atheists. However, we’re simultaneously seeing a merging of the two, and it’s truly beautiful.

In November 2015, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, attended a two-day conference on quantum physics and Madhyamaka philosophy in New Delhi. Madhyamaka translates to “one who holds to the middle” or “the middle way” and belongs to the Mahayana school of thought in Buddhism, which was developed by the Indian Buddhist philosopher Nagarjuna during the second century.

The Dalai Lama explained how he first came into studying quantum physics: "When I was about 19 or 20 I developed a curiosity about science that had begun with an interest in mechanical things and how they worked. In China in 1954/5 I met Mao Zedong several times. Once he commended me for having a scientific mind, adding that religion was poison, perhaps presuming that this would appeal so someone who was ‘scientific minded’. After coming to India as a refugee I had many opportunities to meet people from many different walks of life, scientists among them. 30 years ago I began a series of dialogues focusing on cosmology, neurobiology, physics, including Quantum Physics, and psychology. These discussions have been largely of mutual benefit. Scientists have learned more about the mind and emotions, while we have gained a subtler explanation of matter."

Perhaps the most intriguing part of this quote is the fact that the Dalai Lama interpreted Zedong’s harsh words against religion as being somewhat appealing to someone with a “scientific mind.” This speaks to the belief system of science and religion being polar opposites. If you were a scientist, it was almost a social norm to make fun of religion, and vice versa, and that still remains true today.

What the Dalai Lama is validating is that the ancient knowledge within these Buddhist texts is now being proven by quantum physics. Physicists are actually catching up to what these texts revealed centuries ago, but only now can it be verified by more modern science.

A fundamental conclusion of the new physics also acknowledges that the observer creates the reality. As observers, we are personally involved with the creation of our own reality. Physicists are being forced to admit that the universe is a "mental" construction. Pioneering physicist Sir James Jeans wrote: “The stream of knowledge is heading toward a non-mechanical reality; the universe begins to look more like a great thought than like a great machine. Mind no longer appears to be an accidental intruder into the realm of matter, we ought rather hail it as the creator and governor of the realm of matter. – R. C. Henry, “The Mental Universe” Nature Magazine 2006

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We Now Have CBD! But Not Your Grandmother's CBD
CBD Nothing against Grandma, but we have the most advanced form of CBD (Cannabidiols) Hemp Oil on the market. Our formula begins with the purest pharmaceutical grade CBD hemp oil from Elixinol, and then we super-charge the oil with Vital Force technology. This is a subtle-energy infusion that adds incredible energies to the oil that are taken from the many healing constituents of the hemp plant. This creates a synergistic leap in effectiveness and potency. If you're currently using CBD Hemp Oil as part of your wellness routine, please check our version out. It not only is head and shoulders above the rest of the CBD oils out there, it is a better value when considering the bump in bio-active energy it's been given. At $40 per ounce, this is a fabulous value. MORE INFO

The Return of E-3 Energy Cream
E3 Back by popular demand and with the help of some generous and dedicated clients, we now have E-3 Revitalizing and Repair Cream available once again (cheering in the background). E-3 is our popular pain-relieving topical cream, that is non-analgesic, hypoallergenic and scent-free. We're still carrying the Arnica-MSM Repair Cream, so now you have a choice! E-3 is also available in a convenient 2 oz. travel size, so you can take the cream with you and not have to give it up at the airport TSA station... MORE INFO

"Stone of Successful Love"

emerald Spiritually: Stimulates gathering of wisdom. Opens the heart chakra. Aligns the subtle bodies. Enhances psychic abilities and increases clairvoyance.

Emotionally: Soothes fears and increases sensitivity. Stabilizes the personality. Imparts strength of character to overcome misfortunes. Brings domestic bliss and loyalty; enhances unconditional love and partnership.

Mentally: Increases mental clarity, strengthens memory, inspires deep inner knowing.

Physically: May aid in recovery after infectious illness; may help muscles, spine, heart and lungs, liver, and pancreas. May strengthen the heart to deal with the detoxification process. May strengthen kidney and liver to remove toxins from the body. May assist with the formation of hemoglobin and plasma.

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This Quantum Life

Building a Ladder to Infinite Possibilities

creator One of the more amazing aspects to Life that quantum physics teaches us is that all possibilities--infinite possibilities--exist within every moment. We also learn that the subatomic intelligences making up the perceivable universe(s) are clumped together in forms that the mind assigns use and meaning. These subatomic intelligences are listening to our thoughts and watching our actions at every moment.

In the science of epigenetics, we find that the decisions, opinions, fears and other emotional states not only create gene expression, which changes DNA, but that these changes are passed down for generations unless acted upon or changed.

The way we view life--our Point of View--sets up a matrix within which the subatomic intelligences build their forms and sequences. By changing your conclusions about Who You Are, it changes the matrix, and thus changes the forms surrounding you.

Most of what makes up our lives are the conclusions and points of view we established about what we perceived as events that happened around us. These conclusions and points of view direct the activities of subatomic particle-waves. Unfortunately, because we are habitually inclined to conclude and judge what we see and feel, we end up inadvertantly doubling down on our situations, creating unchanging conditions, stagnation and premature death.

The way out of the conundrum of reinforcing fixed or stubborn conditions is to stop judging, stop concluding, and stop habitually asserting a particular point of view. Instead, ask questions.

The question is the signal to the subatomic intelligences to change their positions in the matrix of Self. When you allow your perceptions, but then do not judge or draw conclusions about them, it opens up the energy and space for change to occur. By "staying in the question", you "loosen" tight, fixed forms and start to allow new energies and new forms to come into being.

possibilities How do you stay in the question? The key is mindfulness. We must be able to observe the moment we "double-down" with a conclusion or point of view. For example, your employer passes you up for a well-deserved promotion. The conclusion? "It's unfair!" or "I'll never get anywhere at this place", or "I guess I'm just not worthy". Instead, ask the question, What else is possible? What about this is getting me to my greatest and most glorious life?

Now, by asking questions, the secondary habit is to suddenly receive an awareness or a perception or "answer", and then make that answer a conclusion about "how things are". This is where mindfulness comes in again. Instead of making these answers into conclusions, simply ask more questions. The goal is to remain in a state of "ask" at all times. By attempting this, you'll become acutely aware of the debilitating and limiting conclusions and judgements you're making about your life. And sometimes it ain't pretty.

Every time you replace a conclusion with a question, you've added a rung to the Ladder of Infinite Possibilities, allowing greater space, greater vision and higher awareness than you had before. Ultimately, you're climbing into your infinite life, packed full of potential and possibilities for realizing the life you truly desire to live.

To your quantum health,

Boyd Martin

Saturday, April 15, 2017

This Quantum Life

The Quantum Afterlife

The Discovery At 80 years old, Robert Redford plays a scientist who proves the existence of the Afterlife, so kudos to him for taking on this age-appropriate Netflix production.

The film is a slow-moving, introspective fare, delivering the subject matter with even more gravitas than it would on its own. The cast is quirky and melodramatic, which gives impact to the last 20 minutes of the show, when Redford's character admits he had it all wrong about the Afterlife.

In the scientist's previous research, he definitively proves that a person's consciousness "goes somewhere else" at the time of death--hence, "The Discovery". This leads to mass suicides around the world, since now there is a guarantee of a glorious "life reset" after death.

The film begins with the fallout from The Discovery as Redford's character is interviewed by Mary Steenbergen's TV reporter. She attempts to get the scientist to accept responsibility for all the deaths (upward of 4 million since The Discovery), and he won't. After all, it's a matter of personal choice.

The next step for Redford's scientist is to obtain a physical recording of where this "somewhere else" is. For this he needs a cadaver--apparently more convincing than flatlining himself and some of his staff doing research on this.

cadaver The cadaver tells a mind-blowing tale, which gets me to why this film had such an impact on me, as a quantum physics buff. (Spoiler Alert) Via a quivering and ghostly video image from the cadaver's point of view, we see a known local hospital where the subject visits a family member. At first, everyone thinks the video feed is simply a string of memories, which would invalidate the premise that the machine retrieving this video is plugged into the subject's current view of the Afterlife.

But then, the scientist's son (and rude skeptic) discovers that there are small details in the video that do not match current reality: a door in a hallway at the hospital that isn't there in the video, a tattoo on the arm of the subject that doesn't match the one on the cadaver's body, and a few other things that get everyone asking, "What exactly are we looking at?"

And then, the chilling conclusion: what we call The Afterlife is simply another version of the life we've just led. So after our death, we step into basically the same life we just left--all the same people, same issues, and same settings, except we have lost the memory of where we had just been because we've left that mind behind and taken on a new one in a parallel universe.

So, no "god", no "angels', no "Pearly Gates"... just more of the same. Now, what impacted me was that this theory fits in nicely with what quantum science knows about the behaviors of sub-atomic particles. Such features as "spooky action at a distance" where electrons can be at two places at once, or share information instantaneously across huge distances, or go to the future and change its own past. These characteristics are common in the quantum particle-wave world.

We are all made up of these quantum particles, so is it such a stretch to believe that we, too, have the same "spooky" possibilities lurking within our being?

earths A somewhat shocking explanation given by engineers about how quantum computing works, is that all mathmatical problems have been solved in all parallel universes. Inform a particle in this universe of a problem, and it automatically retrieves the solution from a parallel universe. In other words, quantum particles travel among parallel universes instantaneously, and those particles are what make up our very own lives.

What if "The Afterlife" is all about making new choices--about doing things differently than we did them before to create a different result for ourselves. The fact that we use the death of the body as a way to "jump parallel universes" now seems, in light of this new possibility, rather over-dramatic and anachronistic.

I then began to realize that I've been catching glimpses of another version or versions of my life my whole life. Usually, they are higher, more wonderful versions of me, where I've made the choices that have led me to a Utopian existence. This fits with the Promise of most religions about the Afterlife--we go to a loving, beautific place where all our loved ones welcome us with open arms. What if what they are referring to are simply parallel universes where we can choose anew among those possibilities.

And what if we could just go there right now?...

To your quantum health,

Boyd Martin

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Quantum Health Mind-Body News

Meditation Permanently Changes the Brain

brain Until recently, little was known about how a few hours of quiet reflection each week could lead to such an intriguing range of mental and physical effects. Now, as the popularity of mindfulness grows, brain imaging techniques are revealing that this ancient practice can profoundly change the way different regions of the brain communicate with each other--and therefore how we think--permanently.

MRI scans show that after an eight-week course of mindfulness practice, the brain's "fight or flight" center, the amygdala, appears to shrink. This primal region of the brain, associated with fear and emotion, is involved in the initiation of the body's response to stress.

As the amygdala shrinks, the pre-frontal cortex--associated with higher order brain functions such as awareness, concentration and decision-making--becomes thicker.

The "functional connectivity" between these regions--that is, how often they are activated together--also changes. The connection between the amygdala and the rest of the brain gets weaker, while the connections between areas associated with attention and concentration get stronger.

The scale of these changes correlate with the number of hours of meditation practice a person has done, says Adrienne Taren, a researcher studying mindfulness at the University of Pittsburgh. "The picture we have is that mindfulness practice increases one's ability to recruit higher order, pre-frontal cortex regions in order to down-regulate lower-order brain activity," she says.

In other words, our more primal responses to stress seem to be superseded by more thoughtful ones. Lots of activities can boost the size of various parts of the pre-frontal cortex--video games, for example – but it's the disconnection of our mind from its "stress center" that seems to give rise to a range of physical as well as mental health benefits," says Taren.

"I'm definitely not saying mindfulness can cure HIV or prevent heart disease. But we do see a reduction in biomarkers of stress and inflammation. Markers like C-reactive proteins, interleukin 6 and cortisol – all of which are associated with disease."

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Mindfulness Meditation Reverses Brain Aging

anti-aging Over the past few years alone, a wealth of scientific data has outlined the many benefits meditation can have on our biology, further strengthening the scientific validity of the mind-body connection.

For example, an eight-week study conducted by Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) determined that meditation can literally rebuild the brain's grey matter in just eight weeks. It's the very first study to document that meditation produces changes over time in the brain's grey matter. They also released a study showing that meditation can have a significant impact on clinical symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The study showed that elicitation of the relaxation response (a physical state of deep rest that changes the physical and emotional responses to stress) improves symptoms in all these disorders. It was also recently discovered that meditation creates a distinct network of anti-aging genes and improves cellular health.

This time, new research from the UCLA School of Medicine's Department of Neurology has shown that long-term meditators have younger brains, with higher concentrations of tissue in the brain regions most depleted by aging. The study found that meditation can protect against the decline we normally see occurring through old age and keep our brains young.

According to the study, "On average, the brains of long-term meditators were 7.5 years younger at age 50 than the brains of non-meditators, and an additional 1 month and 22 days younger for every year after 50."

The authors conclude by hypothesizing several different explanations for the results they observed. Firstly, meditation could be stimulating growth in neural structures and promote increased connectivity and efficiency within neural networks. Secondly, it "buffers the brain and nervous system against the deleterious effects of chronic stress, which may reduce pro-inflammatory response, stimulate telomerase activity, and inhibit age-related brain change."

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Studying Burning Man and Mass Consciousness

burning man Experiments conducted by researchers from the Institute of Noetic Sciences from 2012 through 2016 at the Burning Man festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert explored a subjective experience often reported by participants during the two main ceremonies – the Man Burn and the Temple Burn.

This subjective experience is variously described as an "energetic shift" or as "electricity in the air," and it seems to be evoked when tens of thousands of people coherently focus on the same event.

The experiments involved monitoring the outputs of truly random number generators (RNG) before, during, and after these ceremonies. The combined results of the five experiments, involving different numbers and types of RNGs, indicated a non-chance increase of order in the RNG outputs during the two main events. This suggests that the Star Wars idea of a "disturbance in the Force" is more than a metaphor. It appears that moments of collective coherent attention are associated with an unexpected appearance of order in random physical systems. This in turn suggests the presence of a fundamental relationship between consciousness and the physical world.

Burning Man was selected as the venue for these experiments because (a) the festival attracts tens of thousands of people, (b) it takes place in a thoroughly isolated desert environment, far from the nearest electrical power grid, (c) it takes significant travel, preparation and financial planning to attend the festival.

Data were recorded on all six RNGs the night before, the night of, and the night after the two main ceremonies (August 30, 31, and September 1, 2013). Statistical analyses shows that the mean z score across the six RNGs during the Man Burn ceremony peaked significantly above chance 2.4 minutes after the man began to burn, and that the mean z across four RNGs running during the Temple Burn peaked 14 seconds before the beginning of the Temple Burn ceremony.

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This Quantum Life

Leading the Pack

Don Genaro I've always been a big Carlos Castaneda fan, and his semi-fictional books have always been an inspiration. Now and then I revisit some of that information, and one piece in particular kept leaping into my awareness this past couple of weeks.

I believe it was the character Don Genaro, who, after appearing to Castaneda face to face in front of the casita where they were staying, suddenly and without warning re-appeared on the casita roof.

Flabbergasted, Castaneda blurted out, "What does this mean, Don Genaro?"

Genaro paused and looked out to the horizon for a long time from his perch on the roof, then said, "It's about getting in front of your life. If life is coming at you, you're doing it wrong. Be in front--like a leader of the pack." Genaro then jumped down off the roof, but seemed to be floating. "See? Live your life as a director, not a follower."

So many things seem to "happen to us", when actually we created them, or contributed to them happening. And yet, we seem to insist on being at the effect, or victim, of our circumstances and life events. When we assume the position of victim, or being at the effect, we give up any input energy that we may be able to change things with. That stance also leads to more victim-ness, as life saunters on like a slow moving tsunami, taking out the carefully built foundations and structures we've used to keep being at the effect.

One handy mind hack is to be mindful of when you put yourself at the effect of circumstances. Then say, "Interesting thing I created there. What is my next best move?" This replaces the inner rhetoric that usually goes on: "Damn. This pattern again. Will I ever learn? I'm tired of everything working against me."... etc. etc.

pronoia What we can create--and create in an instant--is an awareness of one of my favorite concepts: "Pronoia": The feeling and observation that Life is working in your favor. If you can perceive circumstances as being to your advantage, no matter how extreme or disadvantageous, then you've begun to "lead the pack".

Leading the pack also means seeing things the way they are NOW--not compared to the way they were, or some other past perceived joyful nirvana. Chances are that joyful nirvana is a self-defeating construct intended to neutralize best intentions in the present. "Youth is wasted on the young", or "The good ol' days are gone", or "It'll never be as good as it once was." These are all victim declarations, because they instantly disempower any present or future action to create brand new ways of joy and ease.

So assume the stance of Life Leader. Get out in front of circumstances simply by assuming that point of view. Then, sally forth confident that life is always working in your favor...

To your quantum health,

Boyd Martin,