The Right Brain hemisphere is your highway to the Eternal Transcendent

Dr. Pierre Paul Broca

Many great and wonderful things come in pairs. Two halves of a cupcake is great for sharing. Investors want their stock to split. Computer bits alternate between a zero, and a one. There is Yin and Yang, Ladies and Gentlemen, Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, Milk and Cookies, and the famous Holiday half price sale.

And with that, one of the most striking discoveries of modern medicine is that the human brain has two hemispheres.

In 1840 the French doctor and anthropologist Pierre Paul Broca was presented with a medical mystery…

A young patient named Louis Victor Leborgne was admitted to Bicêtre Hospital where Broca was working at the time. Louis Leborgne seemed to be healthy in most respects other than he could not speak clearly. When he tried to talk only garbled sounds came from his mouth. He was classified as having “aphasia,” which literally means “incapacity to speak.”

Not only could he not speak, but he also couldn’t write. He was right handed. Leborgne seemed to be intelligent, still exhibiting full use of mental and physical capabilities, and yet, he had this inexplicable deficiency.

In 1861 Leborgne passed on, and so Pierre Broca decided to perform an autopsy. Pierre found a lesion in the left posterior frontal gyrus area of the brain. After careful study Boca concluded that was the part of the human physical brain that controlled speech. If damaged, physical speech is rendered unintelligible. Any destruction to a nearby part, later termed “Wernicke’s area,” was found to inhibit a person’s dispensation and understanding of language.

Over succeeding years doctors and scientist have been able to pinpoint areas of the brain that control other life functions. For example, it was found that the Medulla regulates unconscious activities such as breathing and blood circulation. The Hypothalamus is concerned with hunger, thirst, moods, sexual maturation, and the regulation of body temperature. The Thalamus handles traveling nerve signals, and the Cerebral Cortex facilitates thinking, learning, emotions, and voluntary muscle movement. The often misunderstood Pineal gland mostly sits and waits for your spiritual awakening.

The brain also has a left and a right hemisphere. The Corpus Callosum is the bridge between the two halves of the brain. Although both hemispheres have different purposes and functions, they need to learn to work better together.

The left hemisphere is your anchor in this time/space causal world. The right hemisphere is your divine spirit, which transcends all that is, and is not.

Each hemisphere addresses a different set of functions, behaviors, and controls. Here is what scientists have found:

Left brain functions:
• Controls right motor and sensory activities
• Is the center for reaction, language, and writing skills
• Linear processing of information, from part to whole
• Sees details, and not the big picture
• Makes lists and does daily planning
• Completes a task one step at a time
• Uses symbols, letters, words, and mathematics
• Makes decisions based on logic
• Sees cause and effect
• Looks at differences
• Deals with things as they are
• Is the center for individual, ego based activity and identity (the small self)

Right brain functions:
• Control left motor and sensory activities
• Is the center for relationships, artistic and music expression, visualization, and intuition.
• Holistic parallel processing of information, from whole to part.
• Sees the “big picture” and not the detail
• Reads words in context, and understands formulas
• Makes decisions based on intuition
• Like to draw and manipulate objects
• Likes open ended questions
• Sees patterns and resemblances
• Is creative
• Thinks in terms of visualization and images
• Is the center for transcendent, absolute based identity (the large SELF)

Many EEG (Electroencephalogram) studies over the past fifty years have clearly demonstrated that meditation enhances and improves the cooperative functioning of both brain hemispheres.

The fact that you have both a left and right brain hemisphere show that your nature is truly two-fold, individual and universal.

For the Enlightened person, both hemispheres operate at full capacity and interact as a seamless whole.

The physical brain functions because consciousness and life energy “Prana” permeates it, through and through. Often called Chi, its five aspects (Prana, Apana, Samana, Udana and Yyana) animate all human ethric and physical activity.

“From prana indeed all living forms are born and, having been born, they remain alive by prana. At the end they merge into prana once more.” Taittiriya Upanishad

Mind and Prana live in a sort of symbiosis with each other. Where you find Mind, you also find Prana. But Mind is more subtle than Prana.

Fluctuations of Prana rise as thought. Identification with thought is the display and property of your ego.

Your left brain hemisphere allows you to understand language, cause and effect, and examine detail. When that part of the brain is damaged the ability to speak is also impacted. It is the scientist within you.

Your right brain hemisphere nurtures your creativity and allows you to see the forest from the trees. When that part of the brain is damaged the appreciation of music and the spiritual quality of life escapes you.

Through meditation as your consciousness rises above the barrier of time, both brain hemispheres function more and more as one. The right hemisphere leads the way to the transcendent, while the left hemisphere stabilizes that experience in our time/space world to make it permanent and real.

A fully enlightened person stands on the Earth and yet functions from the spiritual heights of Satchidanada (eternal being, knowledge, and bliss).

Beyond the influence of pain and suffering, heat and cold, light and dark, right and wrong, life and death – lies your true identity. When the human ego dissolves into the universal reality you take your rightful place as the crown of creation. Thou art That, eternal, unbounded and free.

The Earth was born so that humanity could manifest on the physical plane and thereby complete the evolutionary process of perfection (Self realization).

Meditate every day to reclaim your eternal freedom.

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