A fascinating study, one of many of this kind, done at Ohio State University shows that healing can be slowed by as much as 40% when one is stressed. Considering that stress is the body’s reaction to our thought life, our state of mind (our thought life), is quite literally determining our mental and physical health.
Dr. Caroline Leaf says, “When you adopt a lifestyle of intense mental focus, you quite literally “switch on” neuroplasticity, the marvelous ability of the brain the grow branches and unending scaffolds of networks to increase your intelligence.” In the 1990’s, she began working with traumatic brain injured patients who had been given no hope of improvement by the medical community. She successfully helped them retrain their brain through focus to regain and outperform their own intelligence tests from pre-injury.
Renewing the mind
One of her major tenets speaks of Toxic Thinking that takes up real estate in the brain and sets up limitations and boundaries. She teaches of the importance of “renewing the mind” by considering “how” you think and what you think about to “detox the brain”. She teaches that every choice we make, down to the level of each thought we think, is a choice between life and death.
The Art of Ascension incorporates the important aspects she covers in “detoxing the brain” in a very simple tool. By simply using the tool regularly, we begin to find the “Observer Self” and begin to witness our thoughts. Just as important, the tool itself is constructed to be a perfect thought, one with no opposites. So, as we introduce this tool throughout the day, we not only replace those other less perfect thoughts, we experience the results of a perfect thought. Depending on how often we use it, the tool can restructure the brain to work in harmony with divine purpose and work at higher and higher levels.
MSI, who brought the Art of Ascension to the public, teaches that there are 108 perfect thoughts. These have the by-product of taking the mind inward to experience the most innocent and free aspects of our selves. As our awareness moves ever deeper, our body experiences more freedom and health as well, as the body eventually reflects what is going on in the mind.