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The Amygdala

Found this on www.coast2coastam.com  and realized how true it is, as I too discovered this exercise to the brain long ago, to put oneself into the better part of the brain, now called by scientist as “The God Spot”, by just thinking of that frontal area of the brain, (known in The East for centuries as “The Third Eye”), or by kinda mentally clicking your brain to go there. You can feel yourself going there instantly. For sometimes many hours one is more aware of the best around them even without any actual spiritual experiences, which one may or may not experience.

Hardest part is remembering to do it when you are in a negative situation, but the more you practice the more that is where you will want and will naturally be. We are so programed from infancy, into the unconscious mind to react either positively or negatively to our enviroment, be it positive or negative for us. Most of us end up acting much too negatively
because of that constant programing of negativeness. It takes effort, discipline and practice to be able to stay in a positive state of mind.

Researcher Neil Slade discussed the part of the brain called the amygdala, which controls anti-anxiety, anti-fear, and your advanced positive emotions. He likened the amygdala to a “junction box” inside the brain, which can be switched back and forth between the powerful frontal lobe region and the “less advanced part” which spawns depression, anger, and the “fight or flight” response.  In their everyday life, Slade observed, people are constantly facing challenges and stresses that force their amygdala backward and cause negative emotions. However, by stimulating the amygdala forward and activating the frontal lobe, Slade said, it can power “creativity, imagination, cooperation, intuition, and logic.”  He contended that, with proper techniques, a person can develop control over their amygdala’s direction and “smile all day long, instead of frowning.”

Slade shared one such method for stimulating the amygdala, which he dubbed “tickling.” In this process, one imagines that they are holding a feather and pushing the tip of it into the front of the forehead. “Look for this little button on the left side of your brain,” Slade advised, “just behind your eyeball and just in from your ear.” At that point, one should imagine tickling that spot with the feather, which will “click your amygdala forward right there.”  Claiming that the results will be immediate, he said that the effect would be different for each person, ranging from relaxation to simply being friendlier. “You become aware that you don’t have to be bored, angry, or frustrated,” he said, “it just turns the key in the engine.”

He also talked about his mentor, T.D.A. Lingo, who taught him about the amygdala. Slade recalled how Lingo was studying the brain and became intrigued by the question of why mankind waged war. His professor, who could not answer the question, told Lingo that he could stay at the university to research this concept, but the fastest way to find an answer would be to start his own facility. This advice inspired Lingo to buy 250 acres of “pristine wilderness” in Colorado where he created the Dormant Brain Lab. His goal, Slade said, was to try and find “the one thing that was in common with people that were struggling with issues.” Ultimately, this investigation led Lingo to understanding the power of the amygdala. Slade marveled that Lingo was “connecting the dots thirty years