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Pause, Reflect, Reset - The Gift of Releasing Fear and Igniting Cognitive Quiet

Mar 27, 2020 ● By Lisa M. Brazelton

by Lisa M. Brazelton – Managing Partner, Vacation of the Mind®

We have been giving a divine gift; an intervention to the truth of our existence.  While whole countries are in a state of panic due to the pandemic, the opportunity to awaken through separation is at hand.  This is a time for Pause and Reflection, individually and collectively.

The discomfort of uncertainty, isolation and change must take place in order for humanity to shift and expand into its potential.  It is within our current perceptions that tragically limit our ability to see beyond the lenses from which we view life, and this is the very thing being challenged today.  The time is now to CHANGE willingly.

 Isolation creates sovereignty

The dramatic changes being forced upon us create isolation, worry and despair.  We may be deeply uncomfortable, but this forced control to stay home can provide an opening for inner self-work and movement.  The process of going within to reflect and reset into a new, more awakened person is the blessing being bestowed on us.  We are being given time go into cognitive quiet.

Igniting cognitive quiet assists in the shift of old fear-based patterns, allowing us to RESET.  The paradox is that going into isolation provides the sovereignty we all need in order to come back together to create a new world. 

How does quieting our minds from continuous, fearful chatter benefit us?

There are many benefits to quieting our minds through meditation and breath-work including the ability to:

  • Shift negative thought patterns
  • Rebalance stress hormones
  • Calm the central nervous system
  • Combat daily stress
  • Boost immunity

Quieting the mind overrides fear and when we release fear our bodies go back into harmonic resonance.  When we are in harmony within, our minds and bodies function at optimum levels.  Mindfulness meditation practices are a great tool for quieting the mind.

The brain/body connection is similar to a computer in that when programs run slowly and are not functioning properly, a restart or reset button needs to be pressed in order for the programs to operate efficiently and at full capacity. 

Mindfulness meditation practices provide the brain/body with a connection to reset thereby being a astonishing solution for optimum health and wellbeing.

Here are a few helpful tools that will provide immediate positive results to getting the mind into cognitive quiet.

1.     741 Hz Solfeggio Frequency Music – Listen with headphones to help cleanse infections, dissolve toxins and boost immunity.  You can find these on Spotify and YouTube.

2.     Take 15 minutes twice a day to be in silence, shutting off all electronics, social media and background noise.  Literally turn your phone and computer. 

3.     Breath Alignment Technique – This can be used to calm the central nervous system in moments of high stress and anxiety, putting the body into a calm state and out of fight, flight or freeze response.

  • Inhale through the nose for a count of 4.
         Inhaling for 4, 3, 2, 1
  • Exhale through the nose for a count of 4.
         Exhaling for 4, 3, 2, 1
  • Exhale through the nose for a count of 4.
         Exhaling for 4, 3, 2, 1
  • As you inhale, you feel the air as it fully fills your lungs, expanding your abdomen with each inhale.
  • As you exhale you fully release and let go.
  • Bring this internally for a few moments, inhaling for a count of 4.
        Exhaling for a count of 4.
  • Do this for 3 minutes with eyes closed.

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Inhale/Exhale - a meditation song by Zen That Beat, Songs of Eden and Briana Bragg (on Spotify)