Mental Trickery

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The human mind is a funny thing. For example, when we try to remember something we just for some reason can’t, it seems the harder we try, the more we push the memory away from becoming conscious. Then all of the sudden, when we stop thinking about it and are engaged in doing something completely different, bam!, it hits us and the memory surfaces and we remember.

Repetition seems to have a powerful effect on our minds. The more we repeat certain phrases or concepts, the more they become imprinted, hence the power of mantras and affirmations. Our minds are not a straightforward thing, humans have for centuries tried to plumb its depth to gain a more clear understanding of exactly how it works.

Sigmund Freud was the first to offer a model of separating the mind into three levels of awareness or consciousness – conscious, subconcious and unconscious. Some people use the term superconsious instead of unconscious. We can flow in and out of the different levels at almost any time really, although most of us do not have the control to consciously do it as we please.

There are some people who subscribe to the theory that the human mind works like a computer, (or was even modeled after one). If this is the case, it explains a lot. Our brain would be the hard-drive and the mind a form of program, where we can also download other programs and information to enhance our knowledgebase/mindset.

Another concept that I have read about and find interesting is that our minds, brains and really the universe as a whole are holographic in nature, as proposed by neurophysiologist Dr. Karl Pribram. If our minds and reality work like a hologram, this also can explain a lot, especially the non-local nature of our brains memory storage, amongst other many almost seemingly unexplainable mental feats. Feats such as people being able to speak foreign and almost lost ancient languages they never recall learning. Swirling mind

There are other concepts of how the mind may work, but in the end what matters most is what works for us to create the reality we would like to experience. One thing that I have noticed over time with myself and others, it that the idea of mental ‘trickery’ comes in to play quite often. This is especially true when it comes to teaching and learning, as well as with healing. By using trickery in learning, it involves confounding a current belief structure in order to perceive another.

We all have certain paradigms of belief that we subscribe to. Some of us can more fluidly transition from one paradigm or belief structure to another. Those that don’t transition so easily, or even at all for that matter are known to be very stubborn or hard-headed people. Sometimes they won’t see that something (or can’t see the forest for the trees so to speak) that will change they way the look at something even if the hard evidence is staring them right in the face.

They just don’t want to believe it and are set in their ‘ways’.  In cases like these, trickery must be especially employed to help that person evolve and expand their constrained belief structure, and even then sometimes it just doesn’t work. Only time and a mass shift in collective concsiousness and acceptance of that ‘something being what it is’ will change their belief structure or paradigm they hold so dearly on to.

Healing ourselves and are bodies are another very effective way trickery can work and come in to play. The placebo and nocebo effects come to mind. Taken from wikipedia – “Mental states such as beliefs, expectations and anticipation can strongly influence the outcome of: disease; experience of pain; and even success of surgery. Positive expectations regarding a treatment can result in more positive outcomes and this effect is known as the placebo effect, and the opposite would be true for the nocebo effect.

Telling someone you gave them an amazing life saving miracle drug or treatment (when in reality it’s just a sugar pill or just something made up) can have the ability to trick that person’s mind into believing they are healed and their physical body reacts accordingly and actually heals itself. The human mind is super powerful and capable of amazing feats, especially when its ‘tricked’.

The mind works in mysterious ways. Some people have been able to train themselves through various types of hypnosis (and even self-hypnosis), mantras, affirmations, and other forms of mental training to program their minds to work so effectively they see the results on their bodies and in their creative physical reality fairly quickly. One could argue that any of these methods or tools are forms of trickery, to have the mind and body work in desired ways and thus create desired outcomes beyond our ‘normal’ thought process.

How can you use ‘mental trickery’ to enhance your life?

Check in on your Frequency

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“Vibe high and the magic around you will unfold.”

Akilnathan Logeswaran


In this blog we have often spoke about vibration. Everything in the Universe is vibrational in nature, including you. The essence of what you are is pure energy with vibrational frequency that oscillates. Your vibrational frequency essentially determines your quality of experiences—situations, opportunities and relationships.

As we are living in time of great change and evolution with what seems like a continuous stream of conflicts and challenges, it can be difficult not to be impacted and to have associated feelings of frustration, fear, doubt, confusion and even blame.  On the spectrum of vibration frequency these are on the lower side vs the higher vibrational frequencies of joy, calm, happiness, etc.

Now more than ever it is important to check in on your vibrational frequency and to keep tabs on it. Your vibrational frequency is determined by what dominates your thoughts and the beliefs you hold in your consciousness. Think for a moment of when you feel good and the thoughts you have. Think for a moment of when you feel bad and the thoughts you have.

As we are humans, it is normal to have variations in our frequencies as our thoughts are impacted by what is going on around us, and it is possible to vibrate at different frequencies on different topics and in different settings. But when you start to have an imbalance and your thoughts are generating lower vibration frequencies, it may be time to take action to raise your thoughts. cosmic frequency2

Vibration is influenced by thought, and for the most part this is done at an unconscious level. Your mind is like a powerful quantum computer and if you are not checking in on how its programmed it can easily be run by external forces such as media, family, institutions, etc. If you are not paying close attention your lower vibrating frequencies will impact your intentions and attract or manifest more of what you do not want.

Think about it this way, as your thoughts become more life affirming and encouraging your life will respond likewise. Overall, it is about becoming responsible for your mental energy, and if you want to raise your vibration you need to raise your thoughts.

All of our natural vibration is high but we often let in worries, judgement, victimhood, holding onto the past in some way, among others that interfere with this natural frequency. Plus, what keeps us vibrating low is when we consciously focus on what we do not want or do not like and imagine future undesirable outcomes or experiences. The good news is that at any given moment you can become responsible for how you feel and how you vibrate, and raise your mental and emotional energy.

But to master this you need to practice this. It is critical to work at mastering your thoughts-knowing that, yes, our vibrations will oscillate and many times the reset button will be hit.  There is no magic answer or process and most likely changing your view of the world will not happen overnight.  So, in short, you cannot look at this from a “to-do” or “check list” perspective. To help you on your way below are some guidelines.

  • Reclaim your worth and stop asking the outside world to prove that you are worthy
  • Appreciate yourself and listen to yourself
  • Release disempowering beliefs of victimhood and being powerless
  • Stop giving your power away by reacting to low vibrating people or situations
  • Take conscious responsibility for your life and be a conscious creator
  • Remove the drama
  • Practice gratitude
  • Laugh more

I encourage you to take your first steps today to checking and raising your vibration.

Don’t Rush (to the end of your story)

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You ever notice that we tend to live in a world of rushing—moving quickly to get from point A to point B, to get something done or to hurry to a next “thing” in our lives. Most of us see this everyday and many of us experience it first-hand most days. We are rushing out the door to get to work or school, to make an appointment on-time, to finish a project, take care of housework, etc.

For some it materializes in impatience—minor impatience when having to wait in line somewhere to major impatience such as can’t wait to finish school, wrap up a major project or get through some life event or experience.

There are many variations on the meaning of the word rushing—including trying to do many things or to go to a lot of places in a short period of time. But the one that caught my attention is from, which is: the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner.

Why it caught my attention was the piece about “in a careless manner.” If you are rushing to be somewhere, get something done, be someone different, etc., you can get so caught up in the action that you are not paying attention to where you are now and you get distracted by or tangled up in thoughts of some future state. That adrenaline surge from rushing around can disrupt your focus (not to mention raise your blood pressure and heart rate, as well a cortisol levels). All in all—not good. Lighted Tree Field

We know that it is not good for us. We tell ourselves to relax, breath and to be patient, but we still do it—find ourselves rushing. We, in a sense, are rushing our life story—somehow thinking that if we can just fast forward to “done” on some things we will be able to move on or forward, relax or be calm or be in some overall better state. We are caught up in a future-focused mentality (and society). But for a moment think about what you are doing to yourself when you rush, and why you are rushing.

Some of it is culture—most of us live in a society that celebrates the overachievers and the high-flyers, and live in environments that expect growth, development and progress to happen overnight. It is instilled in us from a very young age to be on-time (if not early) and that somehow where we need to be or evolve to is more important than where we are right now at any given moment or who we are.

Yes, change and evolution is good (in fact, a constant), but rushing is not healthy. Think about it, when you are rushing around and through life it can be exhausting and draining. You are pushing against time, in a state of resistance and disregarding the present moment.  In short, you are not present when you are rushing.

So why do we do it? Some of it is habit. There is sort of this high or “rush” from rushing. It subconsciously is habitual or even addictive. It could be we are trying to avoid something—if we are not still we are distracted and do not have to address what we need to reflect upon. It could be that we are giving in to other’s judgments. If we are always in a state of urgency we are important and therefore more valued. We may have some ingrained belief that we need to compete and if we get somewhere first we have won, or we rush because we think it will be better where we are going.

When you feel yourself rushing, stop and take a breath and ask yourself “why?” Let go of that inner rush and appreciate where you are, be compassionate to yourself and let yourself get back to the moment. Not everything needs immediate attention. Allow yourself to take in where you are. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “We are always getting ready to live but never living.” Being right where you are is living.

Push Pull

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“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” 

Jalaluddin Rumi


In this blog we often address the concepts of the Universal truths and our soul’s intention and purpose. We have explored being at peace with yourself, where you are and where you have been, and that you are exactly where you are supposed to be at any given point in your life as we are here to experience. These experiences create who we are and how we evolve.

With this, we have given insight into the careful manifestation of intent. The Universe will put in front of us opportunities that help direct us to our evolution and next phase or season of our lives, and ultimately provide what we need.

This does not necessarily mean that we should idly wait for things to happen. We need to be in-tune with ourselves and our surroundings and understand ourselves as best as we can so that when opportunities—be it through the channels of events, people, information—are presented we can clearly see them and decide the energy we invest in them.

But note, that it can be difficult to put energy and focus into an externality without first investing energy in yourself—your mind, body and soul. When you have a better understanding of yourself—what motivates you, what you like and do not like, your values, your beliefs, your true intentions and goals—then you have more confidence in your instincts and are able to ascertain or evaluate the opportunities put on your path.cosmic cloud wave

This brings me to what I would like to explore in this post—that of push and pull motivation. Push motivations are when we push ourselves toward our goals or to achieve something. This something can be a range of things, from good health, financial security, prestige, etc. Push motivation can be easily influenced by our upbringing, other’s expectations, misunderstood values or beliefs.

These forces can easily confuse why we are doing something. The intention or goal may sound or feel like what we aspire to achieve, but along the way too much noise gets in and we can find ourselves driving toward a goal that is not relevant any longer or not really what we want. In general, push motivation is when we are essentially pushing ourselves away from something to something else.

Pull motivation is defined as the opposite of push. Pull motivation is when we are drawn to a deeply desired point. With pull motivation, we are not pushing ourselves away from something, be it a set of circumstances, relationships, what we do not like or what we fear, and that are quite influenced by expectation. We are being pulled toward something.

In pull motivation, we get beyond the noise so that we are able to listen to our instincts and our deeply held wishes and intentions. In pull motivation we tap into our most inner selves and the subsequent actions we take are aligned with our values and beliefs, and with our purpose.  Pull motivation comes from a place of a sense of presence and engagement. This is a much stronger motivation and where we can more clearly see the opportunities that are presented to us and know when it feels “right” to pursue them.