In our modern day society of constant sensory stimulation and information overload, our minds tend to be constantly racing with thoughts and emotions that keep us in a constant state of distraction and prevent us from ever being present in our own life. Most of the thoughts that we think throughout the day are redundant, habitual, and virtually meaningless. They’re formed from suggestions we receive all day long from electronic media of some form that are readily taken in and allowed to take hold, and from running emotional memories of some sort through our mind, reliving and replaying them over and over. This kind of thought not only keeps us in a constant state of living out of the past, but turns us into mindless drones controlled, programmed, and driven by whatever fad or propaganda is saturating the media.
All electronic media works to stimulate the mind, brain, and body through a variety of methods that operate out of the same principles as hypnosis, energetic entrainment, and auto-suggestion. Anytime the mind is rendered passive while engaging in some form of idea or process, whatever suggestion (idea) is delivered with a strong emotional component, is readily “taken in” and allowed to take hold, and developed into a personal (imagined) reality by thinking about it. As we think about an idea, we form a conceptualization as an internal representation that literally seats the idea into the subconscious mind, which uses it in the same manner as a memory. Out of this virtual memory comes patterns for actualizing as experiences that the subconscious uses to connect with that same idea in the outer world, magnetizing us to it. As we think we imagine and have an emotional reaction to our own thoughts, and act to “tune ourselves” to that vibration as a “type” of reality. Whatever vibration we are tuned to is the type of reality we engage in, readily see and connect to, and participate in creating by becoming a channel for it. We literally lend our will to creating it.
Ideas with strong emotions act like a “hook” to the unguarded mind, and become seeds, that once planted, continue to grow and become a part of our normal reality. Once we form an internal reality out of them, they’re integrated into our paradigm and become a natural part of our thinking and perceiving. These thoughts, which ultimately become habitual, determine our emotional state, which is the component that attaches us to that same idea as a reality all around us. Emotions are the motive force of the material plane, and is what readily travels throughout the material plane and acts as a stimulus. A physical stimulus takes place through “resonance”, or when energies of the same nature act to vibrate and move each other and are “absorbed” (sympathetic induction). Emotions that “enter into us” stimulate and influence us, are integrated and ultimately form coherence, which acts to amplify and increase the emotion that connects them. Once resonating, a form of gravity is created as an electromagnetic field that connects us, and we are steadily drawn into that idea in our environment and others who vibrate at the same frequency (share the same emotions and type of thoughts as they reality they produce).
Electronic media has many other covert features that are always operating on us without our awareness. Whenever something is influencing us without awareness, it means it’s working directly on and through our subconscious mind. All electronics produce an electromagnetic field, which is similar to our electromagnetic field, and therefore “acts on it” as a direct stimulus. This stimulus creates a form of tension that produces a chronic form of stress because it keeps the body in a constant alert and reactive state. Our houses and dwellings are all electrically powered, and most of us live every day in a sea of interwoven electrical currents that produce a form of chronic stress, that over time wears us down, lowering our resistance (immune response and mental overwhelm) and keeps us in a receptive state.
Most media devices we engage in and interact with have lit screens of some sort, which are created through oscillating light, that not only effects our Pineal gland, which regulates light, and stimulates our visual cortex, but also creates what we call “brain entrainment”, which is a form of “trance”. So anytime we’re using a media device or in near proximity of it, we’re being influenced by it, stimulated into an anxious state, then entrained by oscillating light, that then delivers information as ideas that have an emotional hook. We are literally being hypnotized and fed constant suggestions through various forms of media use. This stimulus, mental entrainment, and suggestion keeps us addicted to the devices causing them, and control and govern us by whatever information as a form of “hypnotic suggestion” they deliver and implant into our mind.
Most media devices or TV as entertainment of various sorts that have rapidly changing “scenes”, moving from one idea to another in a matter of seconds, creates a form of sporadic and illogical attention span that moves constantly from one idea to another every few seconds. This illogical, super-fast change of realities and ideas, creates the inability to concentrate, while being programmed with whatever information is being delivered by way of them. Anytime we’re being entertained, we enter into a receptive state and readily allow whatever idea is being played out to enter our mind where we become a part of it. We form energetic sympathy with it and absorb it into our mind. Computers, and especially cell phones, use windows and scrolling methods that keep our attention span moving rapidly through a large array of information while in a passive and receptive state, scanning information. This electronic entrainment produces sporadic and redundant thoughts and images that become habitual and chronic in nature. Because of these types of factors, our mind runs continuously with repeated thoughts of what movies we watched, songs we listened to, what videos we viewed, commercials we saw, articles we read, or whatever we have engaged in and allowed our mind to become saturated with.
For the most part, our modern day society has produced an entire society of brainwashed people who suffer from chronic forms of depression, isolation, learning disabilities, and erratic emotional states. The average person can’t control their own thoughts and feeling, and instead are controlled by them. Many people can’t concentrate, can’t shut off their mind and go to sleep, ignore the people sitting right next to them while engrossed in their cell phone instead, can’t stay focused long enough to read, and when they do read they can’t comprehend or retain, and lack the ability to concentrate and think deeply on any subject. They merely repeat the thoughts and ideas they’re being saturated with, and often never actually have a thought of their own. We’ve become a society of programmed drones who give our will to those who brainwash us, and work our entire life caught up in a system we’re forced to participate in. Most are so accustomed to it now that they can’t see what’s happening or don’t care, and eagerly participate in it while fighting to defend it when it’s pointed out.
One of the main things that’s required in order to begin taking back control of your own mind, is to begin observing your own thoughts, while becoming aware of what they are and where they came from, and begin censoring what you expose yourself to and the behaviors you engage in. Breaking the electronic media tendency can be difficult because it’s very addictive, and some of our most basic functions require them. Yet we can absolutely limit our use, and avoid engaging in it as a remedy to boredom, or as a way of engaging in behaviors that are ultimately meaningless or purely for entertainment. By paying attention to what we expose ourselves to, and what type of information we allow into our minds, we can become more aware and select stuff that we actually want to acquire as part of our everyday thought processes. We can begin limiting our dependency on “entertainment” and the number of hours we watch TV or surf the internet, and begin engaging in “actual activities” of some sort that require us to be present and actually “do something”. We can get back into “live engagements” with actual people that we can know in the real sense, actually talk to, see their emotional expressions, feel their energy, and experience bonding of various forms.
Another practice is to learn how to develop and use our “will”. Our will is the creative aspect of our mind that comes from concentration and imagination that’s followed by actions of some sort. All creative power lies in concentrated thought, and when we are scattered and think erratically, or move from one thing to another without the ability to fix our attention on something for an extended period of time, we tend to never really create anything, but merely pass time instead. If we shut off the TV and actually do something instead, or read a book, have a conversation with someone, clean the house, cook a meal, work in the yard or garden, go for a walk, and so on, we’re able to practice being present “in” our life, develop our ability to concentrate and remain focused on something, and improve our health, our relationships, and our living environment, while also becoming happier and more content.
When we begin realizing that various forms of “entertainment” are the best form of hypnosis because we enter into those activities without any resistance or censoring tendencies, and so we take everything right into our mind and allow it to take hold in our imagination, we can begin being more selective about what types of entertainment we readily engage in. Many people who watch four to five hours of TV at night, are also watching a good hour’s worth (if not more) of commercials. Everywhere on the internet is cluttered with junky “sensationalized” type of advertisements, articles on many websites are cluttered with so many adds it’s hard to follow the article, and even videos are full of ads of some kind. So we’re being bombarded with various forms of media that’s all designed to get our attention and cause us to “click” on it, or ads designed to persuade us to purchase something. Nowhere is there a more masterful use of psychology and hypnosis than there is in the advertising, marketing, and news fields. Anything that’s delivered with a “strong emotional content” or that’s extreme in some way, acts like a hook to the mind, and once the information is received, we continue to think about it long after it’s past. In many cases, it can become a habitual part of our thoughts or something that we process more like a fact and as a form of learning by incorporating it into our mental paradigm, where it becomes a perceptual filter of some form.
When we engage in any type of “screen” activity (TV, Cell Phone, Video games, computer, etc.) within a couple of hours before going to bed, it stimulates our visual cortex and Pineal gland, which is what regulates our Arcadia rhythm (sleep cycle), and we feel anxious and can’t “shut off our thoughts”. Those who watch TV while in bed, and fall asleep with it still going, are actually still taking in everything that’s being said or played out with their subconscious mind. As we drift off to sleep, and as we wake up in the morning, are the most natural states of hypnosis we experience in our everyday life. While sleeping, our conscious “censoring mind” is completely subdued, yet our subconscious mind, which never sleeps, is dominate and active, meaning that it’s still taking in and processing information from the environment. Also, when we fall asleep watching a screen of some form, much like drinking alcohol, we tend to wake up a couple of hours after falling to sleep and can’t go back to sleep, often accompanied by a strong feeling of anxiety and restlessness. LED lights (blue light ray) of any kind are not only harmful to your eyes, but are a major cause of insomnia of various forms. A Lack of sound sleep over an extended period of time, causes emotional and mental “weakness” as feeling tired, unable to concentrate, feeling foggy, can’t think straight, over reactive emotionally and chronic forms of depression.
So the best way to take back control of your own mind and will, is to become aware of all the ways your mind is being infected through hypnotic processes and electromagnetic stimulation, and pick and choose your activities based on that. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
Reduce the amount of exposure to any form of device that’s electromagnetic in nature, radioactive, has a lit screen, wireless transmission, and is filled with commercials.
Don’t use a device with a lit screen within two hours of going to bed.
Don’t fall asleep in front of a TV, and don’t have a TV in your bedroom.
Don’t sleep with your cell phone next to your bed.
Avoid commercials and advertising of all forms, and limit the amount of news you watch.
Limit the amount time you spend on social sites or scanning your phone.
Engage more in “actual activities” that require you to be present, interactive, and think and doing something.
Meditate or take time out to just relax and reflect on something without any stimulus or noise. Quiet time.
Spend more time with people who are actually present with you, such as family, friends, neighbors, or animals of various sorts.
Spend some time throughout the day concentrating steadily on something for an extended period of time without letting yourself get distracted.
Read more (paper books – no screens)
Spend more time doing things outside that are active, enjoyable and out in the sunlight (Vitamin D)
Make sure you get an ample amount of sound sleep (5 to 8 hours).
Eat a healthy well-balanced diet with lots of fruits and vegetables and water. Stay hydrated.
Like all things, it’s best to start with a couple of practices then increase as you accomplish those. Trying to do too many at a time will usually set you up for failure and create a stressful experience. Most of these activities are a form of habit, and may be somewhat difficult to give up, especially if you find them enjoyable or as a means of filling time that otherwise you wouldn’t have anything to do. As you stop one activity you should have another one that you’ll be replacing it with. We’re never really “breaking habits”, but rather consciously creating healthy habits to replace unhealthy ones.
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