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THE POWER OF THE MIND IS ABLE TO CONTROL AND INFLUENCE THE BODY AND THE PHYSICAL WORLD. IT IS THE BELIEF THAT THE MIND IS MORE POWERFUL THAN THE BODY.

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THE POWER OF MONKS HEAT « The brain under intense meditation In a monastery in northern India, thinly clad Tibetan monks sat quietly in a room where the temperature was a chilly 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Using a yoga technique known as Tum-mo, they entered a state of deep meditation. Other monks soaked 3-by-6-foot sheets in cold water (49 degrees) and placed them over the meditators’ shoulders. For untrained people, such frigid wrappings would produce uncontrolled shivering. If body temperatures continue to drop under these conditions, death can result. But it was not long before steam began rising from the

1. Raise the temperatures of their fingers and toes by as much as 17 degrees. 2. Lower their metabolism by 64 percent.*

sheets. As a result of body heat produced by the monks during meditation, the sheets dried in about an hour. Attendants removed the sheets, then covered the meditators with a second chilled, wet wrapping. Each monk was required to dry three sheets over a period of several hours.

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*The average person’s metabolism, or oxygen consumption, drops only 10-15 percent in sleep and about 17 percent during simple meditation.


In a monastery in northern India, thinly clad Tibetan monks sat quietly in a room where the temperature was a chilly 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Using a yoga technique known as g Tum-mo, they entered a state of deep meditation. Other monks soaked 3-by-6-foot sheets in cold water (49 degrees) and placed them over the meditators’ shoulders. For untrained people, such frigid wrappings would produce uncontrolled shivering. If body temperatures continue to drop under these conditions, death can result. But it was not long before steam began rising from the sheets. As a result of body heat produced by the monks during meditation, the sheets dried in about an hour. Attendants removed the sheets, then covered the meditators with a second chilled, wet wrapping. Each monk was required to dry three sheets over a period of several hours. -Monks living in the Himalayan Mountains who could raise the temperatures of their fingers and toes by as much as 17 degrees. -They were astonished to find that these monks could lower their metabolism by 64 percent. -Average person’s metabolism, or oxygen consumption, drops only 10-15 percent in sleep and about 17 percent during simple meditation.

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OUR MIND POWER The basic principle is that whatever your mind

Now mind power is a dual system that includes

can imagine... it can create. How does your

your power of thought (brain) and your

mind do this? What your mind thinks, sees,

subconscious mind. We all have subconscious

believes, feels is all sent to your subconscious

mind power; it can be as small as smiling at

mind, it’s great partner, the real power within

your boss in the hopes of improving the odds

you. Your Subconscious Mind then works with

of acquiring a raise. It can be the way you

the universe and creates your reality based on

unconsciously handle a situation whether

the messages that began in your mind. But its

appropriately or not. Power of the subconscious

not enough to simply imagine it and then hope

mind comes from the thoughts and beliefs of

it happens. That’s not the way it works. If you

your the power of the your mind. However you

can imagine it you can achieve it, but you need

think and believe is what your subconscious

to know how to use the power of your mind

mind power will produce. This is done one

and subconscious mind.

minute at a time. This is how you’re present

Mind power is our conscious mind, the way

and future is created.

we think. Since the mind reflects habitual thoughts, it is therefore our responsibility to influence our mind and brain with positive emotions, thoughts and energy as the dominating factors in our mind. Mind power is beyond positive thinking or brain power, it is thinking than believing what you think that will manifest the reality of your world.

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CONSCIOUS


The term mind power and the subconscious mind power are described in many different ways. In the psychosomatic sense mind power is labeled as ability to have emotions, imagination, memory, and will; and subconscious mind power is labeled as part of the normal individual’s personality in which mental processes function without consciousness under normal waking conditions.

SUBCONSCIOUS M E N TA L

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SUPER HUMAN STRENGTH POWER « The brain under intense stress Everyone heard the story of a kid trapped

In 2006, in Tucson, Arizona, Tim Boyle

under a car and then his mom lifts the car

watched as a Chevrolet Camaro hit 18-year-

and saves the day. Some use this story to

old Kyle Holtrust. The car pinned Holtrust,

illustrate the power of adrenaline, some

still alive, underneath. Boyle lifted the

to point out that “cars are too heavy to be

Camaro off the teenager, while the driver of

lifted by a woman using only one hand, so

the car pulled the teen to safety.

it’s something to do with supernatural.” Hysterical strength describes displays of extreme strength by humans, beyond what is believed to be normal. Here is a story that demonstrates the power of the mind. It was the Good Friday, April 9 1982 in Lawrenceville, Georgia and Anthony Vincent Cavallo, a teenager at that time, has jacked up his 1964 Chevy Impala in the driveway to work on its suspension. After he removed the rear suspension spring, the jack slipped away leaving Anthony clamped between the top of the rear wheel and the top of the fender of a 3,340 - 3,895 pound car. His mother Angela, who described herself as “5-foot-8, large framed and strong” was in the kitchen when a neighbor kid ran in and told that Anthony had an accident. She ran out and lifted the corner of the car just a few inches so it doesn’t keep pressing the passed-out Anthony while the kid went to get help. She estimates that she held the corner of the car for about 5 minutes until the help came and pulled Anthony out.

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In 2009, in Ottawa, Kansas, 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m), 185 lb (84 kg) Nick Harris lifted a Mercury sedan to help a 6 year old girl pinned beneath.


Hysterical strength describes displays of extreme strength by humans, beyond what is believed to be normal.

3,895 POUND CAR

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IT’S POSSIBLE TO CHANGE HOW OUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND WORKS BY USING POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS. For example, “I want to be happy” would not work. Your subconscious does not respond to negative messages or to requests. It can only be told what to do.

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SUBCONSCIOUS MIND CONNECT « Redirecting our routes Our subconscious minds are what regulate our bodily functions like breathing. They create our dreams as we sleep, and they take in every single bit of information that we encounter. Think about how much information is flying at us these days, from every television show, internet website, and magazine. Imagine what this part of our mind can do for us if we harness its energy. Your mind power and your subconscious mind work together and they fashion your reality. After all, it operates

Imagine how our lives could change if our subconscious minds refused to accept negative thought! Over time, we develop automatic responses to certain things. Accepting negative thoughts is an example of this. Affirmations are a wonderful example of how we can consciously adjust our subconscious minds. This sounds more complicated than it is.

YES « Positive Affirmations

subconsciously. It has been designed to do

Positive affirmations are simple positive

several things, and it’s used to operating

statements, geared toward any part of

without any interference from our

our lives that we desire change in. Health,

conscious minds. However, it is possible

love and finance are common subjects

to change how the subconscious works.

for affirmations. Affirmations are always

Positive thinking is a wonderful example of

positive, and they are always said in the

how the subconscious can be trained. From

present tense. For example “I want to be

birth, all the messages we receive go into

happy ” would not work. The subconscious

our subconscious.

does not respond to negative messages, or to requests. It can only be told what to do.

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THE MENTAL STATE OF AMERICA 2009 ÂŤ Translating to the American adult population

6.8 MILLION =3.1% Generalized Anxiety Disorder

2.2 MILLION = 1% Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

6 MILLION = 2.7% Panic Disorder

7.7 MILLION = 3.5% Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

15 MILLION = 6.8% Social Anxiety Disorder

36 MILLION = 16.3% Any Phobia (Social Anxiety & Specific Phobia)


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PLACEBO EFFECT TRICKS « Fooling the body Basically, a placebo is a simulated medical

The placebo effect can work selectively. If

intervention. New insights into how placebos

an analgesic placebo cream is applied on one

work may even help some scientists figure

hand, it will reduce pain only in that hand

out how to harness the effect of it and

and not else where on the body. If a person

teach people to train their brains with self

is given a placebo under one name, and they

healing. Sometimes patients given a placebo

respond, they will respond in the same way

treatment will have a perceived or actual

on a later occasion to that placebo under

improvement in a medical condition, a

that name but not if under another.

phenomenon commonly called the placebo effect. Recent reports show that anticipation of relief from a placebo can lead to an actual easing of aches, when the brain makes more of its own pain-dousing opiates.

The active goals of an individual changes their somatic experience by altering the detection and interpretation of expectationcongruent symptoms, and by changing the behavioral strategies a person pursues.

Because placebos are dependent upon

Motivation may link to the meaning through

perception and expectation, various factors

which people experience illness and

which change the perception can increase

treatment. Motivation may contribute to

the magnitude of the placebo response.

the placebo effect.

For example, studies have found that the color and size of the placebo pill makes a difference, with “hot-colored” pills working better as stimulants while “cool” colored pills work better as depressants. Capsules rather than tablets seem to be more effective, and size can make a difference. One researcher has found that big pills increase the effect while another has argued that the effect is dependent upon cultural background. More pills, branding, past experience, and high price increase the effect of placebo pills. Injection and acupuncture have larger effect than pills.

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SUGAR PILLS TRICKS « Fooling the body Even though medical researchers told Chuck Park that he might be getting a sugar pill, the 30-year-old software producer was pretty sure he was getting the real thing. Just a few weeks into the clinical trial, Park’s depression started to lift. He began to feel less anxious and sad. So when Park learned he’d been taking a placebo all along, it was a surprise. “I was fully expecting to receive the real drug even though I knew that the placebo was a possibility,” remembers Park of Culver City, Calif. “I guess I wanted it to work — and in a way, it really did. More than half of all American doctors prescribe fake prescriptions. The most commonly used placebo treatments prescribed in the past year were over the counter painkillers (41%) or vitamins (38%). Some of the physicians reported using antibiotics (13%) and sedatives (13%) as placebos, only 3% reported using sugar pills.

PAIN 1,200 surveys to internists and rheumatologists, who treat arthritis. 679 responses were received. Of those, 62 percent believe using a placebo treatment is ethically acceptable.

When the doctors were asked if they would prescribe a fake prescription for patients with pain, if it was found to be more effective than no treatment, 60 percent said they would.


Sugar pills 3% Over the counter pain killers

41% Sedatives 13%

N? 13%

Antibiotics

38% Vitamins


If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you don’t get that you don’t want. —Oscar Wilde

It’s so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to. —Annie Gottlier Oh, my friend, it’s not what they take away from you that counts. It’s what you do with what you have left. —Hubert Humphrey

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same. —Francesca Reigler

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120 Ways to Sharpen your Brain 1.Solve puzzles and brainteasers. 2. Sit up Straight. 3. Embrace ambiguity. Learn to enjoy things like paradoxes and optical illusions.

27. Laugh! 28. Cultivate ambidexterity. Use your non-dominant hand to brush your teeth, comb your hair or use the mouse.

4. Think positive.

29. Exercise.

5. Block one or more senses. Eat blindfolded, w ear earplugs,

31. Deep-breathe. Inhale and exhale.

shower with your eyes closed.

32. Debate! Defend an argument. Try taking the opposite side.

6. Develop comparative tasting. Learn to properly taste wine,

33. Sleep well.

chocolate, beer, cheese or anything else.

34. Become a critical thinker. Learn to spot common fallacies.

7. Eat ‘brain foods’.

35. Conquer procrastination.

8. Learn to use different keyboard layouts. Try Colemak or

36. Go technology-less.

Dvorak for a full mind twist!

37. Look for brain resources in the web.

9. Find novel uses for common objects. H ow many different

38. Change clothes. Go barefoot.

uses can you find for a nail? 10? 100?

39. Master self-talk.

10. Reverse your assumptions. 11. Learn creativity techniques. 12. Go beyond the first, ‘right’ answer. 13. Transpose reality. Ask “What if?” questions.

14. Drink lots of water. 15. Turn pictures or the desktop wallpaper upside down. 16. Listen to music. 17. Learn logic. Solve logic puzzles. 19. Get familiar with the scientific method. 20. Draw. Doodle. You don’t need to be an artist. 21. Learn mind mapping. 22. Engage in arts — sculpt, paint, play music — or any other artistic endeavor. 23. Find intersections between seemingly unrelated topics. 24. Learn to juggle. 25. Be slightly hungry.

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30. Vary activities. Get a hobby.

40. Simplify! 41. Play chess or other board games. 42. Play ‘brain’ games like sudoku. 43. Be childish! Giggaly-giggaly-goo! 44. Play video games. 45. Be humorous! Write or create a joke. Knock, knock? 46. Create a List of 100 or maybe more. 47. Have an Idea Quota. 48. Capture every idea. Keep an idea bank. 49. Incubate ideas. Let ideas percolate. 50. Engage in ‘theme observation’. Try to spot the color red. 51. Keep a journal. 52. Learn a foreign language. 53. Eat at different restaurants – ethnic restaurants specially. 54. Learn how to program a computer. 55. Spell long words backwards. !gnignellahC 56. Change the placement of objects or furniture . 57. Write! Write a story, poetry, start a blog. 58. Learn sign language. 59. Learn a musical instrument.


64. Dump the calendar!

92. Change point of views.

65. Try to mentally estimate the passage of time.

93. Go to the root of the problems.

66. “Guesstimate”.

94. Collect quotes.

67. Make friends with math. Fight ‘innumeracy’.

95. Change the media you’re working on. Use paper instead

68. Build a Memory Palace.

of the computer; voice recording instead of writing.

69. Learn a peg system for memory.

96. Read the classics.

60. Visit a museum. 61. Travel abroad. Learn about different lifestyles. 62. Learn to speed-read. 63. Find out your learning style.

70. Have sex. 71. Memorize people’s names. 72. Meditate. Cultivate mindfulness and an empty mind. 73. Watch movies from different genres. 74. Turn off the TV. 75. Improve your concentration. Concentrate! 76. Get in touch with nature. 77. Do mental math. 78. Have a half-speed day. 79. Change the speed of certain activities. 80. Do one thing at a time. 81. Be aware of cognitive biases. 82. Put yourself in someone else’s shoes. 83. Adopt an attitude of contemplation. 84. Take time for solitude and relaxation. Quietness. 85. Commit yourself to lifelong learning. 86. Study how the brain works. 87. Adopt a genius. (Leonardo is excellent company!) 88. Have a network of supportive friends.

97. Develop your reading skill. Reading effectively is a skill. 98. Summarize books. 99. Develop self-awareness. 100. Say your problems out loud. 101. Describe one experience in painstaking detail. 102. Learn Braille. 103. Buy a piece of art that disturbs you. Stimulate your senses. 104. Try different perfumes and scents. 105. Mix your senses. How much does the color pink weigh? 106. Power nap. 107. Use time boxing. 108. Allocate time for brain development. 109. Have your own mental sanctuary.

110. Be curious! 111. Challenge yourself. Deliver more than what’s expected. 112. Develop your visualization skills. 113. Take notes of your dreams. 114. Learn to lucid dream. 115. Keep a lexicon of interesting words. Invent your own words.

89. Get competitive.

116. Find metaphors. Connect abstract and specific concepts.

90. Don’t stick with only like-minded people. Have people

118. Get random input.

around that disagree with you.

119. Take different routes each day.

91. Brainstorm!

120. Improve your vocabulary.

117. Manage stress.

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CALMING YOUR MIND MEDITATION « Techniques to succeed

Altered Focus Very powerful. This technique involves focusing your attention on any specific non-

Your mind can create wonderful things for

painful part of the body (hand, foot, etc.) and altering sensation in that part of the

you, if you know how to use that power and

body. For example, imagine your hand warming up. This will take the mind away from

how to send the right messages to y our

focusing on the source of your pain.

subconscious. Most people don’t know how

Mental Anesthesia Also very powerful. This technique is done by imagining an injection of numbing anesthetic (like the Novocain a dentist uses) into your area of pain. Similarly, you may then wish to imagine a soothing and cooling ice pack being placed onto the area of pain. Mental Analgesia

to do this. Instead, you go through life never really using the power of your mind and subconscious mind. Coping techniques for chronic pain begin with controlled deep breathing, as follows:

ACE Building on the mental anesthesia concept, this technique involves imagining an

Try putting yourself in a relaxed, reclining

injection of a strong pain killer, such as morphine, into the painful area. Along the same

position in a dark room. Either shut your eyes

lines, you can focus on imagining your brain producing massive amounts of endorphins,

or focus on a point. Then slow down your

your body’s natural pain relieving hormones, and having them flood into to the painful

breathing. Breathe deeply, using your chest.

parts of your body.

After you feel yourself relaxing, you can begin

Transfer

to use imagery techniques.

Use your mind to produce altered sensations, such as heat, cold, anesthetic, in a nonpainful hand, and then place the hand on the painful area. Envision transferring this pleasant, altered sensation into the painful area. Pain Movement

Mentally move your pain from one area of your body to another, anywhere you think the pain will be easier for you to handle. If you can’t take another minute of your leg pain, for example, mentally move the pain up from your leg and into your low back. If you want, then more your pain out of your body and into the air.

Some of these techniques are probably best learned with the help of a professional, and it usually takes practice for these techniques to become effective in helping alleviate chronic pain. It is often advisable to work on pain coping strategies for about 30

minutes 3 times a week. With practice, you will find that your powers over the pain will increase, and it will take less mental energy to achieve more pain relief.

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In order to create the things you want in life, you must first take control of your mind.

If you truly want to learn how to develop the power of your mind and direct your subconscious mind to create the life you want... It doesn’t matter what else you do. If you don’t learn to work with your mind, nothing else will work.

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If you truly want to live at your full potential then you need to direct your subconscious mind to create what you want and not what you don’t want.

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WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF WE LEARNED TO USE 90% OF OUR MIND’S POWER CORRECTLY? IMAGINE IF YOU JUST USED 10% OF OUR MIND’S POWER CORRECTLY? IMAGINE IF WE COULD PROPERLY DIRECT OUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND? THE RESULTS WOULD BE ASTOUNDING!

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ABNORMAL POWERS SUPERNATURAL ABILITIES: METHODS Energy sourcing- Ability to draw power from large or small but abundant sources of energy, such as turning kinetic energy into physical blasts or converting solar energy into other

Echolocation- Ability to determine location of objects in the environment by use of reflected sound waves, whether generated by the character or ambient sound. Also known as sonar or radar sense.

forms. Sometimes based on proximity to

Invulnerability- Ability to be immune to one

source, sometimes stored for future use.

or more forms of physical damage.

Chi- Many characters who train in martial

Superhuman durability- Ability to have a

arts gain superhuman capabilities by learning

higher resistance to one or more forms of

to harness chi or some form of life energy.

damage before being injured.

This type of method generally provides extraordinary strength, speed, durability and reflexes. Also often used for superhuman awareness, energy blasts, elemental powers and sometimes invulnerability. Technopathy- Ability to manipulate technology. Manifested as a special form of electrical/

Summoning- Ability to summon beings or objects for assistance. This may range from invoking simple implements to mighty familiar spirits. Teleportation- Ability to move from one place to another without occupying the space.

telekinetic manipulation, a special form of

Force field generation- Ability to project

“morphing� which allows physical interaction

powerful fields of manipulated energy.

with machines, or even a psychic ability that allows for mental interface with computer. Telekinesis- Ability to manipulate and control objects with the mind, often in ways not visible to the naked eye.

Energy conversion- Ability to absorb one form of energy and convert it into another form of energy. Probability manipulation- Ability to alter probability, causing unlikely things to happen

SUPERNATURAL ABILITIES: POWERS

or likely things to not happen.

Accelerated healing- Ability to heal rapidly

Mind Control- The ability to alter the

from any injury; the rate of recovery varies

perceptions of others, and general ability to

from character to character. Can sometimes

control the actions of others with the mind.

result in the slowing of aging. Acid generation- Ability to generate acid, can be manifested through touch or as a spray. Animal mimicry- Ability to take on the abilities of certain animals.

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MIND QUIZ What kind of mind power do you hold? 1. When driving, you...

7. If you were to write a book, it would be about...

a. Memorize other cars license plate numbers

a. Drugs

b. Look at how much gas you’ve used every minute

b. Managing finances

c. Change the radio station after every song

c. The foreign culture

2. What are you most best at?

8. What kind of animal represents you?

a. Sports

a. Platypus

b. Math

b. Bee

c. Art

c. Unicorn

3. You have just had a very bad day...

9. What is your favorite food group?

a. You call your friend and complain

a. Dairy

b. You clean

b. Vegetables

c. You go home and cry

c. Meat

4. You have just had the best day of your life...

10. What is your best mental attribute?

a. You eat ice cream

a. Bull-shitting

b. You polish your Scandinavian furniture

b. Speed thinking

c. You go home and cry happy tears

c. Imagination

5. You’re staring out the window...

a. You admire the pigeon flying

b. You count how many blue cars pass by

c. You wonder if it’s going to rain

6. When was the last time you had toasted bread?

a. I don’t remember

b. Christmas Day

c. Yesterday

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Whichever letter you have the most of determines the mind power that represents you.


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B

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The Congested Mind You are completely scatter brained yet still find a way to overcome obstacles.

The Organized Mind Your mind is full of lists, tasks, and the future. You maintain an organized world.

The Emotional Mind You are full of deep and profound thoughts and are able to see different points of views.

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If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. —Mary Engelbreit

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Mind Over Matter  

This book was made for my Print 2 class, focusing on the concept of Mind Over Matter. ***** Please keep in mind that this is a concept book...

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