” I was just thinking that I do not believe that we need to focus on being “ageless”, but rather accept that we are “without age” to begin with. This thought takes me to a different place in my mind than trying to change a concept of who I’ve been taught I am. As I ponder the state of being called “without age,” my mind and body seems to take me to a different location so to speak, where my relationship to everything around / within me changes.”
“It would seem to me that the very DECISION to ‘Be Ageless’ to the Best degree possible, in this life… that is the No.1 start, to open the door that will bring through all the where with all to Accomplish, whatever is going to Individually, BE Possible, in this life.
…and With that Decision made, we can go forward into the Exploration of just what May be possible for each of us.”
I feel what we call ‘ageing’ is actually a chronic dis-ease that we
have simply accepted.
Because we believed “physical death was inevitable” we created a
way of fading out of life slowly – “ageing”. If we liken our life force
to a fully open stream of water – we turned the tap off slowly. It’s
time to question this chronic dis-ease – do not accept anything as a
symptom of ‘ageing’, see a health professional (at this stage
Holistic practitioners are usually more helpful in this area) if you
can’t sort out the imbalance yourself. When I was working as a medical
doctor, I had people who had only been on the earth 26 years say
to me that whatever was ailing them “must be their age”!
From his book “Ageless Body Timeless Mind” here is what Deepak Chopra says –
“Because the mind influences every cell in the body, human ageing is
fluid and changeable, it can speed up, slow down, stop for a time, and
even reverse itself. Hundreds of research findings from the last three
decades have verified that ageing is much more dependent on the
individual than was ever dreamed of in the past … to challenge ageing
at it’s core, this entire world view must be challenged first, for
nothing holds more power, over the body than beliefs of the mind.”
He goes on to say many pages later ” …. We need to overturn the beliefs
supported by fear. In place of the belief that your body decays with
time, nurture the belief that your body is new at every moment. In
place of the belief that your body is a mindless machine, nurture the
belief that your body is infused with the deep intelligence of life,
whose sole purpose is to sustain you. These new beliefs are not just
nicer to live with they are true – we experience the joy of life
through our bodies, so it is only natural to believe that our bodies
are not set against us but want what we want.”
Sondra Ray in “How to be Chic, Fabulous and Live Forever” has this to say
about the belief in death and ageing – ” … who would want to live
forever in a body that was old, decrepit, and full of pain? Nobody ….
But do you know that your body is full of pain, or has any pain,
because you are hanging onto the death urge in the first place? Trying
to live while holding onto the thought that death is inevitable is like
driving a car forward with the gears in reverse and/or with the brakes
on. Eventually it just will not work. The body cannot resolve that
conflict in the mind. It is getting mixed instructions. Since all pain
is the effort involved in clinging to a negative thought, and since the
worst anti-life negative thought is death (the opposite of life), then
you can begin to see how death thoughts and old age thoughts lead to
A study was done in 1979, by psychologist
Ellen Langer and her team at Harvard, which demonstrates the power of
the mind to reverse ageing. Deepak Chopra describes this study in
“Ageless Body, Timeless Mind” – “The subjects, all 75 or older and in
good health, were asked to meet for a weeks retreat at a country
resort. They were informed in advance that they would be given a
battery of physical and mental exams, but in addition one unusual
stipulation was placed upon them; they were not allowed to bring any
newspapers, magazines, books or family photos dated later than 1959.
The purpose of this odd request became clear when they arrived – the
resort had been set up to duplicate life as it was 20 years earlier.
Instead of magazines from 1979, the reading tables held issues of Life
and Saturday Evening Post from 1959. The only music played was 20 years
old, and in keeping with this flashback, the men were asked
to behave entirely as if the year were 1959. All talk had to refer to
events and people of that year. Every detail of their week in the
country was geared to make each subject feel, look, talk and behave as
he had in his mid 50′s.
During this period, Langer’s team made extensive measurements of the subjects biological age.
Gerontologists have not been able to fix the precise markers that
define biological age, as I noted earlier, but a general profile was
compiled for each man using measurements of physical strength, posture,
perception, cognition and short term memory along with thresholds of
hearing, sight and taste.
The Harvard team wanted to change the context in which these men saw themselves. The premise of their experiment was that seeing oneself as old or young directly
influences the ageing process itself. To shift their context back to
1959 the researchers had their subjects wear ID photo’s taken 20 years
before – the group learned to identify one another through these
pictures rather than present appearance, they were instructed to talk
exclusively in the present tense of 1959 (“I wonder if President
Eisenhower will go with Nixon next election”); their wives and children
were referred to as if they were also 20 years younger; although all
the men were retired, they talked about their careers as if they were
still in full swing.
The results of this playacting were
remarkable. Compared to a control group that went on retreat but
continued to live in the world of 1979, the make believe group improved
in memory and manual dexterity. They were more active and self
sufficient about such things as taking their own food at meals and
cleaning up their rooms, behaving much more like 55 year olds than 75
year olds (many had become dependent on younger family members to
perform everyday tasks for them).
Perhaps the most remarkable change had to do with aspects of ageing that were considered
irreversible. Impartial judges who were asked to study before and after
pictures of the men detected that their faces looked visibly younger by
an average of three years. Measurements of finger length, which tends
to shorten with age, indicated that their fingers
had lengthened, stiffened joints were more flexible and posture had
started to straighten as it had in younger years. The control group
also showed some improvements (Langer explained this by the fact that
going on a trip and being treated specially made them feel younger
too). But the control group actually declined in certain markers such
as manual dexterity and finger length. Intelligence is considered fixed
in adults, yet over half of the experimental group showed increased
intelligence over the five days of their return to 1959, while a
quarter of the control group declined in IQ test scores.
Professor Langer’s study was a landmark in proving that the so called
irreversible signs of ageing could be reversed using psychological
What a wonderful experiment! Those results
were obtained in one week. Pause for a few moments and let the meaning
of this sink in. These men “youthed” significantly in SEVEN days.
Dr Bruce Lipton talks of studies in the field of Epigenetics that show that ‘perceptional shifts’ can create 30000 variations on each gene blueprint. WE are the programmers of the GENES – we are not victims of our genes.
Become aware of your thoughts, emotions ,words and actions – they all create results in your reality. Are they contributing to vitality and life or sickness,
ageing and death?
Start dismantling your social conditioning today,
reprogram your subconscious and watch the miracles unfold…
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