FIGHT BACK AGAINST THE “MIND MESS” CAUSED BY LIES AND PROPAGANDA BY HAVING GOD LEAD YOU ALL THE WAY TO VICTORY!
“What would you do if you found a switch that could turn on your brain and enable you to be happier, healthier in your mind and body, more prosperous, and more intelligent?”
That is the question Dr. Caroline Leaf asks in her book,
“SWITCH ON YOUR BRAIN –
The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking and Health”
In her book, Dr. Caroline Leaf shows you how to find and activate that switch. Enjoy the thought provoking Prologue ….
What you think with your mind changes your brain and body, and you are designed with the power to switch on your brain. Your mind is that switch. You have an extraordinary ability to determine, achieve, and maintain optimal levels of intelligence, mental health, peace, and happiness, as well as the prevention of disease in your body and mind. You can, through conscious effort, gain control of your thoughts and feelings, and in doing so, you can change the programming and chemistry of your brain.
‘Science is finally catching up with the Bible, showing us the proof that “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Tim. 1:7).
Breakthrough neuroscientific research is confirming daily what we instinctively knew all along: What you are thinking becomes a physical reality in your brain and body, which affects your optimal mental and physical health. These thoughts collectively form your attitude, which is your state of mind, and it’s your attitude and not your DNA that determines much of the quality of your life. This state of mind is a real,
physical, electromagnetic, quantum, and chemical flow in the brain that switches groups of genes on or off in a positive or negative direction based on your choices and subsequent reactions.
Scientifically, this is called epigenetics; spiritually, this is the enactment of Deuteronomy 30:19, “I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.” The brain responds to your mind by sending these neurological signals throughout the body, which means that your thoughts and emotions are transformed into physiological and spiritual effects, and then physiological experiences transform into mental and emotional states. It’s a profound and eye-opening thought to realize something seemingly immaterial like a belief can take on a physical existence as a positive or negative change in our cells. And you are in control of all of this.
The choices you make today not only impact your spirit, soul, and body, but can also impact the next four generations. The great news is that we are wired for love, which means all our mental circuitry is wired only for the positive, and we have a natural optimism bias wired into us. Our default mode is one of being designed to make, good choices. So, our bad choices and reactions were wired in by our choices, and
therefore can be wired out.
Our brain is neuroplastic—it can change and regrow. In addition, God has built in the operating principle of neurogenesis—new nerve cells are birthed daily for our mental benefit. This sounds like Lamentations 3:22–23, “The Lord’s mercies . . . are new every morning.” This book shows you how to get back control over your thoughts and renew (as in Rom. 12:2) and rewire your brain in the direction you were originally designed to go. Based solidly on the latest neuroscientific research on the brain, as well as my clinical experience and research, you will learn how thoughts impact your spirit, soul, and body. You will also learn how to detox your thoughts using my practical, detailed, and easy-to-use 21-Day Brain Detox Plan.
The application is for all walks of life. You won’t forgive that person, get rid of that anxiety or depression, follow that essential preventative healthcare, strive to that intellectual level you know you are capable of, follow that dream, eat that organic food, do that diet, be that great parent or husband or wife or friend, get that promotion, or make other changes to create a quality, positive lifestyle—unless you first choose to get your mind right and switch on your brain. After all, the ability to think and choose and to use your mind correctly is often the hardest step, but it is the first and most powerful step.
If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought!
Listen to Dr. Caroline Leaf as she presents her audio book “SWITCH ON YOUR BRAIN” – live.
PART TWO OF SWITCH ON YOUR BRAIN BY DR. CAROLINE LEAF:
Below are some excerpts from the book:
Choices Are Real You are free to make choices about how you focus your attention, and this affects how the chemicals and proteins and wiring of your brain change and function. Scientists are proving that the relationship between what you think and how you understand yourself—your beliefs, dreams, hopes, and thoughts—has a huge impact on how your brain works. Research shows that 75 to 98 percent of mental, physical,
and behavioral illness comes from one’s thought life. This staggering and eye-opening statistic means only 2 to 25 percent of mental and physical illnesses come from the environment and genes.
Thinking Activates Genes
Every day scientists are discovering the precise pathways by which changes in human consciousness produce changes in our brain and bodies. Our consciousness —this phenomenal gift from God to be able to think—activates our genes and changes our brain. Science shows that our thoughts, with their embedded feelings, turn sets of genes on and off in complex relationships. We take facts, experiences,
and the events of life, and assign meaning to them with our thinking. We may have a fixed set of genes in our chromosomes, but which of those genes are active and how they are active has a great deal to do with how we think and process our experiences. Our thoughts produce words and behaviors, which in turn stimulate more thinking and choices that build more thoughts in an endless cycle.
Our Brains Are Shaped by Our Reactions
We are constantly reacting to circumstances and events, and as this cycle goes on, our brains become shaped by the process in either a positive, good-quality-of-life direction or a negative, toxic, poor-quality-of-life direction. So it is the quality of our thinking and choices (consciousness) and our reactions that determine our “brain architecture”—the shape or design of the brain and resultant quality of the health of
our minds and bodies. Science and Scripture both show that we are wired for love
and optimism and so when we react by thinking negatively and making negative choices, the quality of our thinking suffers, which means the quality of our brain architecture suffers. It is comforting—and challenging—to know that negative thinking is not the norm.
Thinking Changes Our DNA
Taking this to a deeper level, research shows that DNA actually changes shape according to our thoughts. As you think those negative thoughts about the future— the week ahead, what a person might say or do, even in the absence of the concrete stimulus—that toxic thinking will change your brain wiring in a negative direction and throw your mind and body into stress.
Stress stage one is normal. This is our alert state that keeps us focused and conscious and is the state we are in when we are thinking in alignment with God. Stress stage two and stage three, however, are our mind and body’s response to toxic thinking—normal stress gone wrong. Even a little bit of these negative levels of stress from a little bit of toxic thinking has far-reaching consequences for mental and
physical health. The dictionary defines stress as “a condition typically characterized by symptoms of
mental and physical tension or strain, as depression or hypertension, that can result from a reaction to a situation in which a person feels threatened, pressured, etc.” Synonyms for stress include anxiety, nervousness, fearfulness, apprehensiveness, impatience, fear, tenseness, and restlessness. Reaction is the key word here. You cannot control the events or circumstances of your life, but you can control your reactions. And controlling those reactions is the difference between healthy minds and bodies and sick minds and bodies.
OUR BODIES ARE DESIGNED TO OPERATE FROM THE POINT OF LOVE OUT OF LOVE. LOVE IS THE PERFECT YOU!
DR. CAROLINE LEAF BREAKS DOWN THE WAY TO DEVELOP YOUR PERFECT YOU – LISTEN TO THE HOLY SPIRIT! WHEN YOU’RE BORN AGAIN YOU ARE PLUGGED INTO THE HOLY SPIRIT. NOW YOU ARE READY TO DEVELOP WHO YOU ARE IN CHRIST IN ORDER TO BE WHO YOUR ARE TO BE.
YOU HAVE TO DECIDE IF YOU ARE GOING TO USE THE WORLD AS YOUR STANDARD OR GOD AS YOUR STANDARD. IT IS YOUR CHOICE.