Let’s review the views of the brain. There is the view of left brain and right brain sharing certain functions; and working independently or together on others depending on the nature of the function.

There is the view of fight or flight at the core with higher level automatic processes layered outwardly with the outermost layer being where learning takes place.

There is the popular view of the conscious mind and the SUB conscious mind. Upon discovering just how big and fast the SUB conscious mind is, we gave it a more appropriate label of The Greater Mind.

Now for more. Tom and Kim of the Essential Skills Group coined the phrase “3D Mind” and present a view for dealing with some base emotions. This inward/outward/sideways view is a good model and works great for many applications.

The brain is three dimensional as is the body. That is the accepted physical view which humans can use their five senses to verify.

However, let us focus on the memory and how it is formed, accessed and modified.

Webster’s definition of Hologram – a three-dimensional picture that is made on a photographic film or plate WITHOUT the use of a camera, that consists of a pattern of interference produced by a split coherent beam of radiation and esp. light and that for viewing is illuminated with coherent light from the back.

You can view memory as a hologram. It is indeed three dimensional. However, now think of memory as being throughout the body.

As an individual experiences life with all FIVE senses, every moment is stored. Every moment is compared with what is already stored, i.e., learned at all levels. Think about it. You are asked to learn in school by writing. You are asked to become better at a physical activity by repetition. It is more than sense memory.

Take a larger view. Every event is sensed by all senses and is stored throughout the body. YES, view as every cell as storing every event. Now think of the pattern of interference. The component from smell, touch, taste may be negligible for most experiences in today’s world with sight and sound being dominate with the media.

Earl Masse some fifty years ago introduced the concept of significant emotional event. You can still check him out in one of his books, “You Are What You Were When”.

His premise was that when an individual experiences a significant emotional event, a permanent pattern is set and will guide your life from that point onward. It will only be changed if or when you experience another significant event.

In examining this concept now, these significant emotional events could be very strong and then could be labeled as traumatic. In either case there is an overload for the brain (mind) and the experience had a much larger component stored else where in the body. This overload for the brain is thus the definition of significant.

So, let’s end this session with the understanding that “The Greater Mind” includes all memory throughout the body that is involved in storing our experiences. Think of the Greater Mind as a hologram-like device encompassing the whole body.

This gives new meaning to phrases like “It just feels right”, “I just get the sense that something good is going to happen”, “My gut tells me it is the right thing to do”.

More later

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