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A while back, while writing about brain scientist Jill Bolte Taylor, I had one of those light-bulb moments.
This fluid, connected-to-everything state struck me as ideal for energy healing -- the very sweet spot that I strive for in a healing session.
I have no hard proof, but it seems clear to me that a strong activation of the right brain is very favorable for energy healing.
Can that state -- right-brain ascendance -- also called R-Mode -- be cultivated? Absolutely.
The brain's left hemisphere tends to be analytical, logical, linear, literal, detail-oriented and sequential.
The right hemisphere tends to be creative, non-linear, non-rational, intuitive, relational and holistic.
Both good and important. A balance between them is ideal, but our highly rational society values left-brain function more -- and thus it often overrides the right.
Being stuck in this intellectual, linear mode can hinder connection to the intuition, compassion, deep, non-judgmental presence, non-attachment to outcome, and connection to the universal flow of energy that are so important to healing work.
If anything, in energy healing, we should aim for light left brain activation and strong reliance on the right. But for many of us, letting go of our left-hemisphere security blanket can take practice and cultivation.
So how can you strengthen your right brain?
With your right hand start a written conversation with yourself. "Hi, how are ya?" will do. Then, without thinking, write an answer with your left hand. Carry on a conversation like this for a few minutes, getting into meatier subjects if desired. Your left hand may offer you surprising insights -- wisdom you didn't know you had.
You might enjoy this website, which has more right brain exercises than you can shake a monkey at: http://gocreate.com/workouts/
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