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The Happy Brain Chemicals

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Having enough energy in storage and being able to transmute it from the lower degrees of the ladder to the higher steps of the spine is something that became part of the landscape of my own awareness during this expansion. But only recently I was able to tune it up and down, consciously. This is very important as later on, in the most important moments so to speak, there comes the need to tune that energy in.

There are also different ways into transmuting energies, whether we are aware of them or not. As an example, the effects of smoking in the brain. We can feel it very vividly, the frequency that we have in our brain and how it directly effects our mind, which then will carve the path of what we think about, the quality of the thought, and it’s judgement. This may also be the difference between just contemplating and idea and actually do something about it. The good and the bad but in the form of happy or sad brain chemicals.

They are also called the Happy and the Sad Messengers. Certainly a cigarette wouldn’t induce in the mind the same thinking or desire as with from a good breathing exercise… Like a chain reaction, harmonic water leads to an ever evolving well Being, while what is toxic leads to the past in the form of various forms of addiction and negative memories.

And so I decided to investigate…

THE HAPPY BRAIN CHEMICALS

In the spring of 1977. Tools had been discovered that were enabling scientists to penetrate the very interior of single nerve cells in the brain. Important discoveries were being made almost daily about the inner workings of the brain. We now know that vital chemicals carry messages between brain cells. In essence, they allow brain cells to “talk to” one another.

On a typical day in the brain, trillions of messages are sent and received. The messages that are happy, up beat messages are carried by the brain’s “HAPPY MESSENGERS” (technically known as Biogenic Amine/Endorphin System). Other messages are somber and quieting. They are carried by the brain’s “SAD MESSENGERS”. Most nerve centers receive input from both types of messengers. As long as this input is balanced, everything runs along on an even keel.

Stress, however, causes problems with the brain’s Happy Messengers. When life is smooth, the happy messages keep up with demand. But when too much stress is placed on the brain, the Happy Messengers begin to fall behind on their deliveries. As the stress continues, the happy messages begin to fail. Important nerve centers then receive mostly SAD MESSAGES, and the whole brain becomes depressed. The person enters a state of brain chemical imbalance.

Enter Serotonin: The chemistry of Well-Being.

Serotonin, must work properly in order for you to sleep well, among many other things. Serotonin is responsible for making sure that your body’s physiology is set for sleeping. If Serotonin does not do its job properly, you will not be able to obtain a restful sleep, no matter how hard you try.

The brain is also a radio transmitter, which sends out measurable electrical wave signals. In fact the brain continues to send out these signals many hours after death! More than 100,000 chemical reactions go on in your brain every second!

Among the brain’s many jobs is to be your own chemist. The brain produces more than 50 identified active drugs. Some of these are associated with memory, others with intelligence, still others are sedatives.

Endorphin is the brain’s painkiller, and it is 3 times more potent than morphine. Scientific research over the last several decades has led to the revolutionary discovery of opiate-like chemicals in the body that associate with opiate specific receptors in the brain and spinal cord, including Serotonin, a hormone manufactured by your brain. Again, it’s amazing what our bodies can do.

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, involved in the transmission of nerve impulses.

It is manufactured in your body using the amino acid tryptophan. Release of serotonin or other drugs (depending on the type of nerve) causes the other nerve to fire and continue the message along the “cable”.. The neurotransmitters are dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine. At the neurochemical and physiological level, neurotransmitters are extremely important, since they carry impulses between nerve cells. The substance that processes the neurotransmitter called serotonin is the amino acid tryptophan. It increases the amount of serotonin made by the brain. Certain aminos cause you to have better feeling of well being. Serotonin is a chemical that helps maintain a “happy feeling,” and seems to help keep our moods under control by helping with sleep, calming anxiety, and relieving depression.

The brain also makes Dopamine, which makes people more talkative and excitable. It affects brain processes that control movement, emotional response, and ability to experience pleasure and pain. All of these chemicals are natural chemicals that affect our bodily processes. Besides being involved in the process of addiction, low Serotonin levels are believed to be the reason for many cases of mild to moderate depression which can lead to symptoms like anxiety, apathy, fear, feelings of worthlessness, insomnia and fatigue. We are learning that depression is related to and a number of other health issues. Depression is the nation’s most prevalent mental health problem, affecting about 15 million Americans who spend about $3 billion a year on drugs to battle it. Almost all of these medicines target either serotonin or norepinephrine, brain chemicals which are neurotransmitters. “Research over the past two decades has shown…that depression is an important risk factor for heart disease along with high blood cholesterol and high blood pressure.” – National Institute of Mental Health A whole new class of antidepressant medications has been developed that affects chemical messengers within the brain (the neurotransmitters). These medications are believed to work by regulating the release or action of Serotonin. Those drugs do help many patients, but they can cause serious side effects, and some 20 percent of patients get no help from today’s medicines.

Research demonstrates that CES produces a mild stimulation in the hypothalamic area of the brain, resulting in balancing neurotransmitter activity (in particular Beta Endorphin and Norepinephrine). The effects achieved are similar to that of a “jogger’s high”.

People seeking these medications normally indicate a feeling of being more or less in a state of depression. They may feel emotionally numb, “nothing feels nice,” and/or vague aches and pains or perhaps the sensation of “aching all over,” and almost invariably have a sense of some isolation. Some people do not admit anger, sadness or guilt; instead they withdraw and hide from society. They lose all interest in things around them and become incapable of any pleasure. Things appear bleak and time passes slowly for them. They are typically angry and irritable. They often try sleeping off their depression or do nothing but sit or lay around. In most people depression is not severe. They can still function, but do so at a lower capacity and at a slower pace. Symptoms of depression include chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia or sleeping frequently and for excessive periods of time, loss of appetite or a ravenous appetite, headaches, backaches, colon disorders, and feelings of worthlessness and inadequacy. Many think of death and consider suicide.

And so, having all this said, how can we begin to harmonize? “Where to start?” – Is a question that often is presented to us and we do not get tired of answering it over and over for years now, whether it be in our older and free Astral Quest video archives or in more detail on our latest courses. The simple way to answer is: pay close attention to your portals! What you intake from those portals (eyes, mouth, ears, nose) is very crucial in shaping up whether you spend most of your time in with those happy messengers or not. Eventually your enlightened future Self becomes really YOU and sooner than you expected.

Source: altered-states.net
AUTHOR: Curator
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