How we actually see things always includes memories and often includes thoughts. It is impossible to experience vision as we know it without visual memories that the brain uses to decode (translate) the impressions of light it receives from the eyes. Since many visual memories include negative thoughts or emotions as a part of the experience a new way of understanding memories is necessary for greater emotional freedom.
The only people who fully lack visual memories are those who are new born babies, those who have been blind since birth and through the wonders of contemporary medical science have just had the bandages removed from their now able to see eyes, those who who suffer from specific brain injuries. The rest of us use visual memories so that we can see.
How Vision Works
Briefly and simplified here is how vision works: The eyes perceive impressions of light. These are received by the brain. The brain “pulls up” memories it has that seems similar or related to the impressions received. It compares these memories to the current impressions to make sense of and give useable meaning the current perceptions. Most of the time we are unaware of the ongoing process,
However, if you have ever looked at something new and thought , That reminds me of… , at that moment you were more conscious of the process.
Unwanted or negative emotions, such as fear, hurt, pain, embarrassment, and anger can be associated with visual memories. Usually we are not consciously aware of these emotional memories as the flit though our subconscious. However we can be aware of the feelings as the flow through our days.
The Stumbling Blocks of Unwanted Emotions and Thoughts
There are all kinds of good, helpful and similar religious and spiritual teachings about having faith, abundance, positive thinking, being optimistic, etc. They are found in the Bible plus sacred texts and teachings of all of the world’s major religions and spiritual paths.
However, when many of a person’s previous life experiences have been difficult or traumatic (or considered to be so) it can be a Herculean task to stay positive and affirm or pray with faith in the outcome. So much of what a person sees can remind one of negative emotions experienced when perceiving that object or person previously, even when what one is looking at was in no way the cause of a problem.
Three Life Changing Neurological Discoveries
Three neurological findings, when added together have great significance from unwanted negative emotions and reactions.
1.90% of vision happens in the brain
2.60% of the brain is dedicated to vision. This means that the other perceptions and many functions take up the remaining 40%.
3. thought are energy. They can be scientifically measured as such.
A New and Different Approach to Emotional Freedom
If a person’s brain could “see” memories of emotions and thoughts as simply energy (rather than as feelings and meaning) at least 60% of the subconscious negative emotions and thought that one experiences seem to disappear.
While traditional counseling works to peel the layers of unwanted memory, emotions and beliefs by dealing with significances, incidents, problems and feelings, new methods such as EFT and the Sedona Method directly address the emotions and negative thoughts. Both kinds of methodologies focus on the problem.
Awakened Vision seems to ignore any problems that a person has. Instead, the focus is simply on training the brain to perceive more energy now by accumulating visuals images of the world as energy.
As one learns to see more energy, everywhere and always, the brain automatically applies this new visual knowledge to memories of emotions and thoughts. This doesn’t mean the old feelings are resolved. It does mean that the person is no longer experiencing them throughout the day from what is visually perceived. One experiences the world as a friendlier place and life is happier.
How Awakened Vision Can Change Lives
This new way of seeing with Awakened Vision helps one live a more abundant life full of appreciation. It is easier and simple to remain positive and focused on a goal when one is not reliving one’s past upsets.
For instance, Joe works hard to be grateful and appreciate the old clunker of a car he uses to drive to his low paying job. He reminds himself he is fortunate to have a job and a steady income. Joe has additionally begun a business of his own, which brings in a little extra income now, but has future potential.
Commuting to his job Joes sees many cars that he would far rather be driving. They remind him of his own financial position and how sad he feels about it and his inability to afford a better car. There is a specific car Joe especially longs for and every time he sees it on the road he feels especially bad. Although he begins his day with enthusiasm and strong intentions to succeed each day by the time he gets to work or arrives home at night his enthusiasm and resolve have lessened. Joe knows it has something to do with his commute so he also wishes he could find a job closer to home or move closer to work to lessen the commute.
Joe’s problem is not his commute, but what he sees and the visual memories his brain uses as he drives to and from his job. Joe is correct — a shorter commute would be a relief, but gaining Awakened Vision is a better and far easier than a new job or a move.
Our best efforts at being grateful for what we have, appreciating the abundance we have, positive thinking and using the law of attraction can be undermined by the ongoing barrage of visual memories and the emotions associated with them as our brains decode the impressions received from our eyes. We can gain Awakened Vision to transform our lives.
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