Friday, February 27, 2015

Leaf Brain Detox Days 7 & 8

I am having so much joy in this!  Today, Day 8 was almost freaky J.  I ‘do’ the exercises before I ‘do’ the daily download.  Based on her scientific expectations, Dr. Leaf was spot on with what thoughts and insights I had jotted down!  Isn’t that cool?  At the same time as this, I am blessed to be taking a ‘healing through scripture’ course of study.  The tie-ins have been phenomenal, and they help me feel like I am gaining even more spiritual territory.  Again, it is not that any of this is brand new.  God has revealed most of these things (often repeatedly) over the years.  This process helps me focus with power—and retain the Truth I have in m y unconscious.  My prayer is that you will experience the same if/when you try this.

Cool science facts: 
  • the unconscious mind is tremendously faster than the conscious mind.  Much stays hidden in that part of the mind until something triggers its action.  The Leaf program trains you to discipline the conscious mind while planting (and pruning) the unconscious. 
  • Maybe I said this one, but it’s worth repeating 75-98% of all illnesses begin with wrong thinking.  The chemical soup generated whacks the body out of health.

Thanksgiving, Praise & Worship  Thanksgiving—Yesterday I was impressed being created for God and placed in the world.  I ‘left’ on the altar a bowl of distractions; they separate me from my divine purpose.  Today I asked for the root of my distractedness (that was one of those freaky things…the ‘lesson’ said Day 8 is the typical day for the Spirit to reveal the root).  It was hidden but when exposed, I see how I live out of this lie:   fear of failure.  I actually wrote:  “Fear that God will ask me to do something I cannot.” Now I know He wouldn’t and that I can do all things…but I don’t always live like I know that.  ANOTHER cool thing--at the end of the lesson, Leaf said:  “God will never give a thought you cannot carry out.”  Almost a verbatim assurance for what I had written.

Praise—Surrounded by the plans and purposes of God…the pillar and the fire of the OT is with me.  Then today, I saw the blessing of struggles (emotional or health); God designed my body and soul to experience struggles when I am away from Him! SO: He is within me and without me.    

Worship—Planner of all planners makes sure that everything points me to Him.  He is an all-consuming God.
Gathering Thoughts  Distraction is destructive.  Need to let the Master Planner focus me on the next needful thing.  Today, I was impressed with being made in His image.  I am meant to be aligned with him and his purposes.  ALL that happens is part of that design.

Focused Reflection Placing all things in His hands for orchestration clears my path so I can move in the direction He desires.  I can trust His covering—I need not fear.  My active reach of yesterday kept reminding me, He is around me.  All that happens is to be seen as his guidance.   And today, that which is within is the same.   It doesn’t have to distract me, it is to focus me and move me toward Him..

Journal  Pillar of cloud, pillar of fire…around me and in me for good purposes.

Revisit/redesign Thoughts Toxic thinking blocks divine purpose.  Ecclesiastes 3:11.  God has EVERYTHING in view at all times.  Peace in being aware of that.  There is power and potential in that awareness.  AND today as I realized that fear of God’s unknowns was at the root of my doing (because I DO what I know I can), I saw how vital breaking those branches has been for the past 7 days.  I couldn’t even seen the root because the toxicity blocked it.  Today, I could hear the thoughts: Who do you think you are?  If you listen to God, you’ll put burdens on others.  You don’t deserve to enjoy this kind of blessing.  ALL LIES!  My mind is beginning to know what my Spirit has known all along J

Active Reach – Another bracelet; blood red stones.  I’m covered, encircled by the plans set before time.  Today…apple ear-rings because EACH of us is the apple of His eye.

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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