NOT SO SILLY PUTTY: I was considering hearing (and partial deafness) through the week and got the distinct impression that a man was saying 'I don't want to hear that!' to his nagging wife. It happened a few times and then I saw him, he was older, cupping his ear and saying "what did you say?" to someone.
It registered. I saw the layers he had put down over his own ears. And I know there have been times when I have zoned people out in order to concentrate on something else - and I've been able to do it.
In my experience, hearing is directional and also optional. And we all know we can 'switch off' right?
The ability of our brains to rewire themselves according to experience is called neuroplasticity. There is scientific evidence to suggest that neuralplastic ability is different in different people. Your neural 'plasticine' is obviously pretty amazing when you are a small child - and at stages in your life you may mold yourself to take on new abilities. If one sense - say for example your vision was impaired, your sense of hearing may be enhanced (it often is) by your heightened requirement to perceive differently in order to survive.
So what if you didn't want to see? Or you didn't want to hear?
How would you be using your neural 'plasticine' then? Would you be inadvertently freezing or hardening it?
Hmmm. So what if the 'not wanting to' was healed?
What would happen if it was suddenly safe?
I have worked on a woman who was told she had Macular Degeneration.
She had accepted she was 'going blind' because this was a considered medical opinion based on observation, experience and proven medical probability.
I told her I believed she didn't have to go blind just because somebody expected it, and asked her if she wanted that outcome. She hadn't even considered that she might have an option (it's not something that people generally realise).
Of course she said no.
I worked on her, just a couple of sessions, and made her a Macular Regeneration Spray to support her healing. Her condition stabilised. She is not blind and when she sees me in the supermarket (from a fair distance away) she calls me her 'miracle lady'.
Did my healing rewire her vision or did I reframe her neural plasticity? Does it matter?
In this instance - not listening created a miracle.
My friend Mary damaged her eye just on Christmas 2011 and to this day she has a 6mm scar, hazing and a pitted cornea.
I worked with her after the damage was done and she can see very well through that eye, although according to the current understanding of how the eye 'works' - she should not be able to.
Her eye specialist tests her eyes for free because he can't quite work out how it's possible. (She has not told him that I worked on her.)
Does she have amazing neural plasticity?
There is more to life than we can possibly imagine.
And what I see is that we need to be F L E X I B L E.
How is your neural plasticity?
And what have you been told about what you've 'got'? I may not believe it. And it just may be in your best interests that I don't.
There are miracles we can't even imagine, just waiting to be served up.
I say YES to them.
What else is possible?