In my previous post What Could NLP Possibly Have To Do With Spirituality, we took a look at how NLP can support the quest for living a more spiritually oriented life.
The article noted that NLP is known for it’s use of language to help bridge the gap between a client’s desired state and their current state. And it does this by tapping into the brain’s power to create new neural pathways.
In this case, the client wants help in bridging the gap between being both a human being and a spiritual being.
What You Should Know About Biology &
The Power Of Your Cells
We all have a mind and a body.
So let’s check out the body’s influence on our desire to evolve and live into a more spiritually informed life. I’m talking here about folks who want more mindfulness, presence, and awareness integrated into their daily activities.
To help us better understand why this is so difficult, let me reference Dr. Bruce Lipton, the creator of The Biology of Perception videos.
The cell can be in growth mode. That means moving toward positive signals or nutrients.
OR, the cell can be in protection mode. That means moving away from negative signals or toxins.
It seems the whole physical system is set up on an either/or basis. It operates like an on/off switch. It’s not like a dimmer mechanism that flows between on and off.
Unfortunately, ‘flow’ is what folks into meditation, mindfulness, contemplation and living a spiritually infused life are actually asking for.
They want to seamlessly flow between the tasks and responsibilities of being human AND the joys of being divine love and compassion.
BUT … the more protection the cell determines it needs, the less growth it can make. No matter what’s going on, for the cells, it’s all about survival first.
The Desire To Stay Safe
vs. The Desire To Risk Beyond The Known
Dr. Lipton says that ‘perception rewrites genes’. If he’s correct, how you perceive things can affect your biology, brain, and behavior. Wow! That is a very amazing thing to consider.
Remember the three sets of conflicting guidelines identified in the last post? And how we almost always find ourselves struggling over which guideline to follow?
I’ll share them again so they’re fresh in your mind.
Human Self: Keep moving & go after what you want.
Divine Self: Stay still & be grateful for what is.
Human Self: Focus on the future & expect to get what you want
Divine Self: Focus on the present & let things be as they are.
Human Self: Heal your wounds from the past.
Divine Self: You are perfect as you are.
As we struggle to make a choice, it feels like a real battle in our body – stressful, frustrating, and confusing. Which will win our energy and commitment?
Perceiving these guidelines with mindfulness and presence would be approaching them as complementary.
Remember the cells? When they’re healthy, they can stay balanced, growing when needed, and protecting when needed. No fight. Just responding to the call of the moment.
You can transform your perception of these contradictory guidelines to actually being complementary to each other. You can learn to perceive them as a working partnership which in fact they actually are.
Embracing this understanding can free you to create a new neural pathway in the brain. And you can embrace them most easily with the support of language & imagination.
And these are the cornerstones of the NLP model for accelerated behavioral change.
Not Sure Brain Cells Can Grow New Neural Networks?
Here’s the link to a 42 second YouTube video showing a time lapse of a neural network growing over 170 hours. CLICK BELOW TO WATCH
So what can trigger the creation of a new neural pathway? How can combining NLP, your biology & spiritual healing cause this happen?
Transforming the new idea into language & then into imagination.
Of course, the new perception has to be strong enough to actually stimulate the brain into action. That can take a long time. However, NLP can help you speed up the process. It is truly worth checking out.
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