When the ‘blues’ become mainstream ~
It is likely only your mind being ‘shut down temporarily’ for a Remodel or Renovation! Take care of yourself ~ REM sleep the best remedy to allow time for the Remodel ~ It is always worth the wait ~ especially when the Results will be Amazing! Worth the INCONVENIENCE ~
~turns us in on ourselves
~drives us down the spiral ever deeper into our own negative feelings
~cuts us off from the community
~makes us want to give up on things that used to be important to us
~takes over our whole consciousness and crowds out our distant vision
~covers up all our landmarks
~drains us of energy
Be patient ~ Try to Pray with Visualization or Imaginative Prayer ~ As the waves of negativity pass over your heart ~ Imagine that all the thoughts that no-longer-serve you are being bulldozed to make room for a more modern efficient & positive new Space!
Just imagine a space with Compassion, caring, friends that partner with you ~ Plan for trips around the word or a foundation to help a needy case ~ Embellish with Art on the walls of the mind & green plants everywhere to replenish the air! Motivational mantras playing in the background~
Be creative, stay positive with anticipation & spend time planning in the positive space for tomorrow!
Plan for spaces for pets, family & friends to welcome the to your new space.
Here are some of the main symptoms of desolation-depression and the most commonly experienced blessings of consolation.
Visualization or Imaginative Prayer
October 7, 2008
David Cloud, Way of Life Literature, P.O. Box 610368, Port Huron, MI 48061
The following is excerpted from our new book Contemplative Mysticism: A Powerful Ecumenical Bond, which is available from Way of Life Literature.
Visualization or imaginative prayer is becoming popular throughout evangelicalism.
Jesuit priest Anthony de Mello calls it “fantasy prayer” and says that many of the Catholic saints practiced it (Sadhana: A Way to God, pp. 79, 82, 93). Francis of Assisi imagined taking Jesus down from the cross; Anthony of Padua imagined holding the baby Jesus in his arms and talking with him; Teresa of Avila imagined herself with Jesus in His agony in the garden.
This type of thing is an integral part of the spiritual exercises of Ignatius of Loyola. The practitioner is instructed to walk into biblical and extra-biblical historical scenes through the imagination and bring the scene to life by applying all five senses, seeing the events, hearing what people are saying, smelling things, and touching things–all within the realm of pure imagination. He is even to put himself into the scene, talking to the people and serving them. Ignatius encourages practitioners, for example, to imagine themselves present at Jesus’ birth and crucifixion.
Desolation: Mind being shut down to be Renovated for New Life ahead! https://www.wayoflife.org/database/visualization.html
Imagine the Mind ~ gutted to prepare for Renovation!~
The Anxiety & Isolation the Contractors coming in & removing all that does not serve for the Next Step
Start designing the New Mind (of Christ)
Visualize the Small Mind ~ the subconscious Reorganized like cleaning a closet ~ removing all of what is to longer need ~expired to make rooms for a more organized mind.
Design the new space ~ Small Mind The Brain Stem
These connect the cerebellum to the pons and midbrain. The pons contains nuclei that relay signals from the forebrain to the cerebellum, along with nuclei that regulate sleep, respiration, swallowing, bladder control, hearing, equilibrium, taste, eye movement, facial expressions, facial sensation, and posture.
The Brain Stem | Boundless Anatomy and Physiology
Middle Mind ~ ‘Mary the Mother of emotions’
Emotions, like fear and love, are carried out by the limbic system, which is located in the temporal lobe. While the limbic system is made up of multiple parts of the brain, the center of emotional processing is the amygdala, which receives input from other brain functions, like memory and attention.
What Parts of the Human Brain Correspond to Emotion or Love …
The Prefrontal cortex – The Mind of christ birthed by Mary (the Midbrain)
The frontal lobes are involved in motor function, problem solving, spontaneity, memory, language, initiation, judgement, impulse control, and social and sexual behavior. … The Executive Functions 1
The left frontal lobe is involved in controlling language related movement, whereas the right frontal lobe plays a role in non-verbal abilities.
Frontal Lobes – Centre for Neuro Skills
To arrive at Consolation ~ Peace!
directs our focus outside and beyond ourselves
lifts our hearts so that we can see the joys and sorrows of other people
bonds us more closely to our human community
generates new inspiration and ideas
restores balance and refreshes our inner vision
shows us where God is active in our lives and where he is leading us
releases new energy in us