Integration as never before explained.
Special balances is what I promised you next. However, I may have to split this into two blogs as I suspect they are going to be more intense to write about than I originally anticipated. Today I am going to talk about integration at various levels. I love the integration processes. I will not be surprised if they become my speciality as I have a huge affinity for them. If you have been reading my previous blogs you will know I have written on the left brain vs the right brain. These traits tie in with the Numerology which is the deepest form of psychological profiling known to man.
The biggest challenge for any government is to lead integrated people. When it comes to controlling people, governments and the military cannot work with fully integrated people. Why? Because they can think for themselves and are not “controllable”. My “teacher” explained it so nicely. When you go to the army they put you under severe stress by shouting at you and threatening you to get the adrenalin pumping which puts you into fight or flight mode. This sends all the energy to the muscles which is exactly where they want the energy in soldiers to be. Then they get these soldiers to do repetitive actions to the point of exhaustion that do not require integration by crossing the midline. This is so that the soldiers respond immediately to orders and do not think about why they are doing it. This is necessary in the military as lives are at stake and soldiers have to be totally controllable. Soldiers march which keeps everything on the left side of the body on the left and everything on the right side of the body on the right. The same goes for people that toyi toyi. These are very effective ways to control masses of people. They then think repetitive thoughts and can`t see solutions. Fear heightens the “non-integration”.
Something else that I learned that made perfect sense relating to children with learning difficulties or exam fears: It seems that information is stored in the brain at a certain vibrational level, for lack of a better way to describe it. Therefore a child should study and learn at the same vibrational level as the situation in which he will be recalling this information. This means that if a child learns in his room where he is warm and comfortable with soft music playing while he is eating and saying his learning work out loud, he should be writing his exams in exactly the same way – also eating and saying it out loud while feeling as warm and comfortable with the same type of music as when he learnt the work. If this is not the case he will panic when he tries to recall the information which will put him into fight or flight mode and prevent the brain from integrating causing him to go “blank”. This means that the mode of info in = mode of info out.
Cross crawling or crossing the midline, like when you use your right hand or elbow to touch your left knee, develops inter-communication. This can be done prior to studying at home, reading something that requires a lot of understanding, writing exams or doing anything that requires brain integration. If it is not appropriate to do the cross crawl, looking at a picture of a cross (an X) will also do the trick. Walking in a figure 8 while learning or before an exam will work wonders too. At home you can lie on your back on your bed, cross crawl while lying down and hum or sing. At the same time you must keep your head still and just move your eyes to look at each corner of the room for a few seconds.
Apart from integrating the left and right sides of the brain there are three other integrations we learnt as well. These are not so easily integrated as the brain and need a special balancing technique that I will attempt to explain tomorrow. I will, however, explain to you today what they are about.
The other three are called Left-Right Switching, Up-Down Switching and Back-Front Switching.
Left-Right Switching is using both sides of your body. You may find that you are always bumping a toe or knee on a certain side of the body or walking into the door with that side of your body. It is almost as if your body is “switched off” or doesn`t recognize that side of the body. The left side is yin and the right side is yang. The right side is usually the stronger side and the left side the more artistic and intuitive side, but they still need to integrate. In Numerology the number 4 is the number for clumsiness and people with many 4`s usually do jobs where they are not required to be graceful or can work in rows and columns and according to rules and systems. The integration of the two sides would be the 4+4=8, and 8 is the number of integration and walking a figure 8 can integrate the two halves of the body as can cross crawling. The negative and karmic form of this number would be the 13/4 where life and death is at stake and as I said earlier if the two sides are not integrated as in soldiers as people toyi toyi`ing they go into fight or flight mode and can be controlled to kill others. The 13/4+13/4=26, which would mean two people or halves of the body in this case living and working in love (the 6) and harmony. If you add 2+6=8 you get the balanced and integrated 8.
Up-Down Switching is integrating the top half of your body with the bottom half. If you have a problem integrating top and bottom, you will have a problem going up and down in lifts, elevators, stairs or flying. This has to do with things like the pitch (like when a plane swings its nose or tail from side to side resulting in passengers being in like a twisting from side to side motion) and the yaw (like when a plane nods its nose or tail up and down and the passengers are in a rocking chair motion) and the roll (like when a plane wiggles its wings up and down causing the passengers to lean left or right).
Flying puts this circuit out of balance anyway. The upper half is also the higher self or spiritual and the lower half the lower self or physical level and relationships. If you are not integrated you could find that your whole life revolves around the mental and spiritual aspects of life or only around the physical and material and the relationships related to them. Where the lower self dominates the ability to feel caring is suppressed and people can become very selfish. This needs to be integrated. The top part is yang (yang always moves from the bottom up) and the bottom part is yin (yin moves from the top down). That is why men (yang) are better developed in the shoulders and women (yin) in the hips. Exercise raises the yang in the body as does weight lifting so some women are able to develop the upper part of the body but will never be able to equal men doing the same exercise. In Numerology I think the closest I can come to describing this is the 16/7 vs the 19/10 (which is karmic and in extremes)and the balance would be the 8 (16+19=35 and 3+5=8). This number 8 is the “as above so below” number without any karma attached. The pure 10 and pure 7 could also go the same route and once again the integration would be the 8.
Back-Front Switching is integrating the back and front of the body and also the brain. The back is yang and the front is yin. That is why men are better developed in their back muscles and women develop in front. Lack of exercise and medication and diet can make men more yin and then they develop breasts and a tummy. In a woman lots of exercise and a yang diet or steroids will diminish the breast size and increase muscles in places that will be less feminine. On a metaphysical level the front of the brain and body is future orientated and is used for strategic planning, positive motivation and allows you to think and act appropriately and apply emotion appropriately. The back of the body and brain utilizes patterns and memories from the past and does not like change from things that worked in the past. People that are back-brain dominant live in the past and dwell on negative experiences, doing the same thing over and over again and getting the same anticipated bad results. The integrated person will learn from the past, taking the positive and applying it to new concepts and plans for the future. I am still trying to figure in my mind the Numerology on this and suspect it may have something to do with the 5, 14/5 and 3, but I have not had an AHA moment on this yet.
Now most definitely I will have to continue tomorrow before this blog turns into a book. Until then – try the cross-crawl exercise described above for homework before you attempt anything intricate.