By Jennifer Elizabeth Masters
Washing my ceramic tile floor this morning I was thinking of how much I love a clean house but don’t like the act of cleaning. In fact, I avoid doing the things I hate at all costs. How many things do you do on a daily basis that you hate to do? Why not activate your brain’s natural opiates instead and get high on life. Here are 5 of my favorite ways:
1. Hire a housekeeper. Having someone else do the jobs you hate to do allows you time to do things you love doing. This one is very high on my list. Not only will you have more time to do the things you love, you will enjoy your clean house. Having an order in your home is paramount to feeling peaceful and high on life.
Our telomeres which are at the end of our DNA strands become more flexible rather than brittle extending life and youthfulness with regular exercise, especially in nature. Smoking, obesity, lack of exercise, and unhealthy diet is a predictor of Telomere shortening. Associated Telomere shortening is a predictor of the early onset of age-related illnesses, osteoporosis, diabetes, cancer and coronary disease.
3. Celebrate life through dance. Tribal peoples have always known that dance is important not only to celebrate life but because it feels so good. Dance can lead to a feeling of ecstasy found in sex or a runner’s high, releasing oxytocin, serotonin and activating the opiates in the brain. When we get beyond regular movement into trance dancing or ecstatic dance endorphins are released, and we experience a natural high. The brain also has natural opiates to decrease pain; dance can help you in many ways.
4. Orgasm. Whether you are single or partnered experiencing an orgasm is an incredible high. Witness the rush of kundalini up the spine and into the frontal cortex of the brain and third eye – it is amazing! Seratonin, oxytocin, and endorphins are released at the time of orgasm. Pain is suppressed, and the brain receives a high. What’s not to like?
5. Chant or repeat mantras. There is science behind the ecstatic chanting of monks and Saints. Ecstatic chanting is very similar to sexual activity in the brain, causing you to feel high. The following excerpt is from The Scientific American Book of Love, Sex and the Brain by Judith Horstman and Scientific American:
“Jefferson University neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brains of praying Catholic nuns and meditating Buddhist monks and found some overlap between their neural activity and that of sexually aroused subjects (as seen in scans from other researchers). The correlation makes sense, according to Newberg. Just as sex involves a rhythmic activity so do religious practices such as chanting, dancing and repetition of a mantra. Religious experiences produce sensations of bliss, transcendence beyond one’s self and unity with the loved one that is very like the ecstasy of orgasm. That may be why some mystics, such as St. Teresa, describe their rapture with romantic or even sexual language.”
Mantras are what I used to quiet my mind chatter. I hadn’t had brain chatter since 2007 when I began doing a process called Ascension. Now I teach a similar method which leads to congruency in the brain. Mantras elongate our brainwaves that create congruency. Congruency in the brain calms us down and makes us feel good. Following are several you can use.
om mane padme hom
Jai Uttal ecstatic chanting
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