Monday, February 23, 2015

Day 4 - Brain Detox with Dr. Leaf

Day 4!!  Honestly, I woke up rather flat and weary…my body whining and my mind already thinking there was more on the days list than I could manage.  BUT…I’ve been through my ‘process’ and my devotion time and am feeling much better!  The Science explanations from the video today said the chemical rush of change is subsiding.  That alone intrigues me…no wonder starting things is easy.  Now, physical changes are occurring in the brain that require protein and sap energy.  She shared a fun fact:  the human brain produces more electricity than all the cell phones in the US (I think—maybe world).  Brain work IS work!!

Thanksgiving, Praise & Worship

Thanksgiving—He never gets tired of us coming to Him, asking what is keeping me from You, from all I can be.  Wow, long-suffering.  He must really like us J.
Praise—Just basking in His desire for my company.
Worship—WHO He is, how He loves. 
Gathering Thoughts  Instructions included reflecting back on Active Reaches of yesterday.  Reminder to allow no thoughts to enter w/o checking them in the Light of the Word.  This is powerful for me.  My physical body aches this morning; I’m weary.  Riesa has added a new job—which impacts my schedule and highlights my failure to get her on the ‘license’ path sooner.  That sense of failure, whiny marytrdom and inability was hovering.  But in the light of the power and mercy and grace of God…none of it can drown me! 

Focused Reflection His Word says as my days are my strength shall be.  Where sin (which also includes my failures and missing the mark) abounds, grace abounds more.  Instructions encouraged picturing freedom and used a verse from Genesis that says nothing imagined is impossible.

Journal  Picturing freedom…dropping weights that are not mine to carry.  Able to address what God wants done!  Wahoo!!

Revisit/redesign Thoughts Created for work that He designates.  He will provide; He will use the weights to re-direct and re-shape.

Active Reach

The “B” reach from a couple days ago makes sense to me.  I will symbolically clench and unclench my hands before tracing the ‘B’ to remind me to let go of what is not God-assigned. 

I continue to be drawn to the Science part of this.  Continued discipline is hard.  God gave me a persistent personality that has amassed quantities of knowledge to draw on but this focused attention seems like a potentially more efficient process.  What is happening in your soul and spirit?

Daily Disclaimer:  Welcome to my walk through Dr. Caroline Leaf’s 21-day Brain Detox.  This is a mini-glimpse (and filtered by my personal oddities) of her awesome research.  It is no where near a replacement for her program.  I hope you can enjoy the program personally. The program includes extensive explanations, videos and follow-up support.  I believe it is a good value for the $29.00.  The sign on site is here:

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