Hello Dear Friends, Cultural Creatives & Seekers Everywhere,
Thanksgiving … The Expression of Gratitude
In the United States and Canada, citizens traditionally celebrate Thanksgiving as a time of honoring the harvest season and other blessings of the past year. The American Thanksgiving celebration was historically based upon a 1621 harvest feast shared by the Pilgrims of Plymouth with the Indigenous Wampanoag people.
The expression of gratitude is a conscious, positive emotion of feeling thankful for something, whether it is something tangible (e.g., food) or intangible (e.g., friendship). The celebration’s intention is to acknowledge other gestures towards us or things that are going well in our lives.
A mind expressing gratitude induces the brain to release a barrage of hormones and growth factors into the blood that epigenetically engage a healthy, vital physiology. Additionally, the biochemistry of gratitude activates telomerase, an enzyme that elongates the telomere tips on DNA, a physical process that extends life span.
While the biology of gratitude enhances our inner biology, it profoundly influences the character of the life we are living. Electroencephalographs (EEG), using electrodes attached to the scalp, reveal the positive influence of gratitude on empowering brain activity (consciousness) within the skull. Magnetoencephalograph (MEG), a newer device that reads brain functions, uses probes that don’t even touch the body.
“Why is this relevant?!” It reveals that our thoughts are not contained within our heads but are broadcast into the environment like ripples on a pond. In contrast to the Newtonian perspective that the Universe is comprised of two realms, physical matter, and immaterial energy, quantum physics reveals that the Universe consists of only one realm … energy. Matter is simply a strange expression of energy. As Einstein offered, “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a persistent one.”
To visualize the world in terms of energy, imagine a pond during a rainstorm. As each rain drop hits the surface of the pond, it generates concentric rings of expanding ripples. An important observation is that all the rings are entangled with one another, there are no rings that are isolated from the others. The point: In an energy Universe, all energy waves are entangled, interfering with each other. Everything in the Universe is connected to everything else!
However, when two or more energy waves are in harmony, which means the vibration patterns of their waves are symmetrical and moving at the same rate (frequency), their entanglement can enhance their collective power (make higher waves), or when “out-of-phase” can cancel or flatten their waves. These characters are referred to as constructive interference (good vibes) or destructive interference (bad vibes), respectfully.
Thoughts are translated into broadcast wave patterns that interact with other “resonant” (harmonious) energy fields in the environment. Through constructive interference, a positive thought will engage and empower other energies in the environment that are in harmony with our wishes and desires. In contrast, through destructive interference, a negative thought, will engage, activate, negative energies in the world that are challenging or threatening.
Karma is the concept that “What you put out comes back to you.” Another way of saying this is, “What goes around comes around.” The life experiences activated by positive and negative thoughts shape the character of our lives. Yes, this concept sounds kind of “New Agey.” However, this insight is, in fact, a primary principle of the most valid of all the sciences, quantum physics. As an article in the prestigious scientific journal, Nature, by physicist Richard Conn Henry, concludes, “The universe is immaterial – it’s mental and spiritual. Live and enjoy.”1 The idea that our mental activity shapes our life experiences is a fact of science!
The significance of a Thanksgiving celebration is that it provides an opportunity to reflect on life’s positive experiences. The thoughts of which, in turn, vitalize our lives and enhance our future experiences. A significant consequence of expressing gratitude is when we are engaged in this emotion it is impossible to also be hateful, angry, or fearful. Perhaps the most important lesson we can learn is to celebrate Thanksgiving … everyday!
In this time of giving thanks, the Mountain of Love family at www.brucelipton.com acknowledges our deepest gratitude for you and yours in supporting our community of cultural creatives seeking a better world.
Wishing YOU Health, Peace, and Happiness,
1 R. C. Henry, “The mental Universe,” Nature, no. 436 (2005): 29.
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Years of lecturing around this beautiful planet have provided me an opportunity to encounter wonderful Cultural Creatives that are helping to bring harmony into the world. Each month, I want to honor these cultural creatives by sharing with you the gifts they have shared with me.
This month, I’d like to spotlight a brand new album, Face the Sun, from one of my favorite California artists, Annie May Willis.
A compilation of 8 original songs, each one is a reflection of the collective passage we are all in, as well as a call for harmony and right relationship with the earth and each other. In collaboration with artists from Argentina, Canada, and California, these songs deliver an important message of love, trust, honesty, and compassion.
Thank you for your part in bringing harmony and healing to the world through the power of your music, Annie May Willis!
I am very excited to announce this new video series that I created with my friend and colleague, Dr. David Hanscom. This series will provide a greater understanding of the basis of life and how we respond to ongoing challenges. This knowledge provides deeper insight into the nature of chronic disease and clears a pathway for disease prevention and healing solutions.
The set of lessons connected to each video will deepen your knowledge of how your brain is influenced by your environment. By learning the skills to process your unconscious survival responses and understanding how to nurture joy, you will not only heal but move into a new realm of consciousness and thrive.
In this podcast, Bruce joins host Steve Farrell of Humanity’s Team for an insight-filled conversation on how to “Master Your Biology.” During their discussion, you will discover the secrets to radically transform your sense of health and wellbeing. As well as gain a deeper understanding of your relationship to your genes.
When I visited Denmark earlier this year, I met the bestselling author of heart meditation books for children, Gitte Winter Graugaard. Meditating with your heart and your child at bedtime will consciously program your child with the ultimate program called LOVE. You can begin as early as you like – even in pregnancy – your baby will receive your loving energy. We wish you a nourishing bedtime with your little ones!
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