When your attention is in the present moment, the NOW, you are in your Right Brain. So for this intervention I ask that you stay in the present moment for 90 seconds, since that is the time that Dr. Taylor writes that old emotions will “drain out”. Once your old fears have drained out, then you are calm, collected, peaceful, even in some cases, euphoric.
Dr. Taylor, a neuroanatomist, was conducting brain research at Harvard University when she woke up one mroning with a stroke in her Left Brain. She waited 4 hours to call for help because she felt so joyful, was fascinated with her experience, and felt no fear.
Here are the quotes from Dr. Taylor’s book that lead tme to test this idea of erasing anxiety by switching brains.
registered fear, my amygdale, had not reacted with alarm”
all-knowingness, a ‘being at one ‘ with the universe”
that of a fluid rather than that of a solid….I now blended in with the space
and flow around me.”
of the future evaporated ” (She could only compute now)
state of peaceful grace, I felt ethereal.”
in the next instance, ‘Wow. This is so cool!’ “
fully operational, and while she knew she was in danger of losing her life,
there was no fear.
product of the Right Brain. One way to think of this, that works well for me, is
that the sub-conscious is made up of information such as our telephone number
and house address, nearby and available when we need them, but not in use at
every moment. Then the unconscious is the end result/conclusions of our
Right Brain impressions.
as a way to interrupt a well-seated pattern, and once again it worked. The
stability of negative patterns seems to rest on anxiety. Erase anxiety and its
role in the pattern, then the pattern becomes somewhat fragile and open for
change. I tried this with a smoker, who was ambivalent about quiting. She knew she should, but, she had smoked for 30 years. She did not immediately quit, but within a few months, she stopped completely.