The Power to Heal! – February 2016

The Power to Heal
 
One doesn’t need to have a specific faith or even be religious to benefit from “Gathering of Angels” and “Quantum-Touch®” These are most definitely workshops that are nice to keep the materials handy, and just open to any page in the student manuals to feel uplifted, empowered and remember you have the ability to heal.

I found this very interesting article and study and decided to share it with our HQL community since it is totally aligned with our teachings and workshops.
 
 
Does Prayer work?
 
 
What the Mainstream Media Will Never Tell You about Prayer
(Taken from the Mind Health Report)
 
We all wonder now and again…
  • Does prayer really work?
  • Can prayer prevent and even reverse disease?
  • Can prayer strengthen your brain and prevent mental decline?
  • Can prayer improve your relationships?
  • Can prayer increase your happiness and success?
Yes, these are truly fascinating questions, but don’t look to the mainstream media for answers. In fact, the media routinely avoid this subject, even though statistics show three out of every four Americans pray on a daily or weekly basis.
But with so many people praying regularly, we thought you deserved scientific answers to theseand many more questions on prayer. To this end, we sent our Mind Health Report team out to the scientific medical community, to learn the potential benefits of regular prayer practice. And let me be clear. We’re not promoting any specific religion or spiritual practice. But rather, we wanted to see what neuroscientists learned from their laboratory tests and controlled double-blind medical studies regarding these questions . . .
  1. Does prayer work?
  2. What impact does prayer have on your brain?
  3. What benefits, if any, does prayer offer to your physical, mental, and emotional well-being?
  4. And if prayer activity can be scientifically measured, can you improve the practice to achieve even better results?
 
Frankly, We Were Both Surprised and Excited by What We Found . . .
 
Because not only can you measure prayer as brain activity, but prayer also has been scientifically proven to help:
  • Reduce stress and lower your blood pressure . . .
  • Boost your resistance to illness and disease . . .
  • Neutralize harmful negative emotions . . .
  • Enhance your memory and mental function . . .
  • Prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease . . .
  • Decrease your suffering from pain . . .
  • Give you a healthier, longer, and happier life . . .
In fact, it even does far more than this. Some of these benefits include:
  • Improved immune function
  • Reduced risk of death from heart attack and stroke
  • Less stress – and increased peace of mind
  • Reduction or elimination of panic attacks, anxiety, and depression
  • Reduced impact from chronic pain
  • A more positive, happy outlook on life
  • A healthier, longer, more fulfilled life
And let’s begin by defining “prayer.”  So, for the purposes of our research, we defined “praying” as any mental activity that includes:
  1. Traditional prayers practiced by people of religious faith, such as making a petition to God, or expressing gratitude for God’s goodness.
  2. Meditation or contemplative reflection on a power greater than oneself, which can be God, the Universe, or all Life.
  3. Focused positive thinking, such as speaking affirmations, setting worthwhile goals, and maintaining positive thoughts and speech.
  4. Attending a church or synagogue service and praying and singing with the congregation.
Of course, if you’re a person who prays regularly, you already know that prayer has brought many positive benefits to your life . . .
Note the four major areas of the brain: the frontal lobe, the anterior cingulate, the parietal lobe, and the limbic system, which is comprised of several smaller parts. Each of these areas plays an important role, but according to Dr. Newberg, two of the four parts are much more important to your health and happiness, especially as you age.
 
And the good news is this . . .
 
Prayer Stimulates the Parts of Your Brain That Help Keep You Healthy and Happy
First, your frontal lobe, which is located just behind your forehead, is activated when you focus your attention, or when you plan, reason, read, or speak.
Obviously, this area is extremely important, as these are things you do almost every waking hour of every day.  But the danger is that the frontal lobe can shrink with age, and this shrinkage is associated with memory loss, mental decline, and even dementia and Alzheimer’s.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful to avoid this 
life-robbing mental decline? Well, now you can. You see, prayer stimulates your frontal lobe, helps keep it healthy, and prevents age-related shrinkage.
 
This is one of Dr. Andrew Newberg’s most exciting findings, and he was able to repeat the result, again and again, as he monitored brain waves in the frontal lobe of his subjects as they prayed.  However, Dr. Newberg discovered that casual praying for just a few minutes per day had no significant impact on the frontal lobe. To get good results, he observed that his subjects needed to pray for a specific minimum number of minutes per day – or longer.  
 
How long? In your report – Strengthen Your Brain Through the Power of Prayer – you’ll discover exactly how many minutes per day you’ll need to pray to gain this valuable anti-aging benefit. I’ll give you a hint . . . It’s more than 5 minutes, but not nearly as long as you’d spend vacuuming the house or washing the car. Next, let’s move on to the anterior cingulate, the area of the brain that’s activated when we feel empathy and compassion for others.  This part of our brain is what distinguishes us from animals. Dr. Newberg calls it our “neurological heart.”
 
And the good news is that prayer activates your anterior cingulate, which helps you to feel compassion for others and a loving connection to God, or all Life.
 
But let’s continue now and consider two parts of your brain that are sometimes useful, but when unnecessarily activated can actually cause bodily and mental harm.  
 
Plus, why you’re better off with less activity in these areas of your brain . . .
First are your parietal lobes, which give you a sense of yourself separate from other people and things in the world.  This area is important for spatial reckoning, physical self-awareness, and ego, but activity here can also give you a feeling of isolation and loneliness. What’s more, brain activity here is not associated with health benefits.
 
Fortunately, Dr. Newberg says the time you spend praying, attending religious services, and even singing with the congregation deactivates your parietal lobes! This helps you to forget yourself and your problems, and instead to feel love and compassion for others, as well as a closeness to God, or all Life. There are many scientifically proven health benefits to this.
 
Let’s see more . . . Finally, we must consider the limbic system, which frankly can be a real troublemaker.  You see, the limbic system includes several parts situated just above your spinal cord. This is the primitive area of your brain, sometimes called reptilian, because even reptiles have a limbic system.  The limbic system is where negative emotions are produced, such as anger, fear, resentment, as well as anxiety, depression, and pessimism.
 
Some of these emotions were necessary for the “fight or flight” response our ancestors needed to survive. But they have far less value in our modern civilized society, especially when you’re mature and living a stable life.
 
Under such circumstances, negative emotions will unnecessarily cause physical and emotional harm.  How can you reduce these harmful negative emotions?  According to Dr. Newberg, that’s easy.
 
Prayer Turns Off Your Limbic System
 
In fact, Dr. Newberg says that the more you diminish the activity in your parietal lobes and limbic system, at the same time you increase the activity in your frontal lobe and anterior cingulate – and as a result, you’ll be HAPPIER AND HEALTHIER!
 
 
 
 
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In Light,
Carol Lee, HQL