Dearest Global Family,
Hello and welcome to the newest edition of “Bridging Science, Spirituality, and the Real World,” my one and only official newsletter!
If you’re like me, you may be finding it hard to believe that the end of 2014 is almost here. My year began with the excitement of launching my latest book, The Turning Point: Creating Resilience in a Time of Extremes and the tours that followed. The year flew by with seminar stops throughout North America, Europe and my annual group pilgrimage into Peru, and now it’s all almost over. Whoosh! Just like that!
The close of 2014 marks a milestone in my career as an author. It was ten years ago that I entered into a relationship with Hay House that continues to this day. For the past decade I’ve been blessed to be a part of the amazing family of inspirational speakers, authors, publicists, visionaries, strategists and the rock solid staff that works behind the scenes each and every day in Hay House offices throughout the world. As a team we’ve created a global family of supporters, readers and fans bound together through our common belief that empowered lives create a more loving and sustainable world.
Throughout my 2014 tours, I witnessed first-hand how evolutionary thinking has set a new standard for the way empowered lives are expressed in the world. So I’d like to begin this issue with a huge “thank you!” to our entire family, past and present, local and global, for your dedication, vision and especially for your kindness to me, my staff and my supporters and fans. I’m honored to be sharing the new world with you and I’m excited about the 2015 that awaits us all!
It’s been said that information is the key to freedom in the modern world. I believe there’s a lot of truth in this statement and it’s through websites like those in the Hay House family, along with books, radio programs and live events that we enjoy the freedom to reveal and share new discoveries that the mainstream media is reluctant, and often resistant, to share. Sometimes it’s just a matter of clarifying how seemingly separate works are actually pieces of a greater puzzle. It’s all about whether or not we’re looking at the individual trees or the great big forest.
For example, during a recent radio interview I had an experience that probably surprised the host as much as it did me! As we went “live” on the air, immediately he confronted me about the books I’ve written. Specifically, he asked “Why can’t you just stick to one topic, like healing, or ancient civilizations, or prayer, or spirituality? Why are you all over the place with so many topics in your writing?” It was a great question. And although my answer obviously wasn’t what he was expecting, it was also a great way to begin our interview. I answered by sharing my sense that the better we know ourselves, the better equipped we are to deal with life. From our ability to solve our problems, to accept our success, to transcend our perceptions of failure, or to deal with whatever life brings to our doorstep, our solutions all begin with the way we think of ourselves.
I described how each of my books explores one facet of the way we define ourselves; our relationship to our bodies, our relationship to the world, our relationship to the past and our relationship to the realities of daily life. “In a very real sense,” I said, “my books are all about a single topic. And it’s a big one. They’re all about us! They’re about the way we think of ourselves in the world and how that thinking determines the way we solve life’s problems.” From the silence on the air I could tell this wasn’t the answer the interviewer had hoped for. Without another word he immediately went to a musical interlude and station break. And when we returned to the live programming, not another word was mentioned about why my books cover so many different topics!
I’m sharing this story with you today, because my answer to the interviewer’s question is precisely what my 2015 work is all about. It’s about us and the new discoveries that are changing the way we’ve been led to think of ourselves. In doing so, our answer to the big question, “who are we?” is being re-defined through a new story, that gives us new answers and new ways to solve our problems, heal our bodies and make the best possible choices in life. The following is an example of just what I mean by this:
The Brain in Our Heart: A New Discovery
In 1994 scientists discovered the existence of about 40,000 brain-like cells (called sensory neurites) arranged as a neural network in our hearts. In other words, we have a brain in our heart that can work independently, as well as in harmony, with the brain in our head!
Studies have shown that our heart-brain can remember, it can sense the world, feel emotions and answer the deepest questions of our lives. And it can do all of these things magnitudes of times faster than the brain in our head! This scientific fact, and the discoveries that have followed, give new meaning to ancient practices of using our heart/brain relationship in our everyday lives.
From super immune systems and supercharged youth hormones to immortal cells and direct access to our intuition and subconscious mind, I’ll be sharing the time-tested techniques of how we create, access and strengthen this ancient relationship between our heart and our brain. And this is just one of the new discoveries I’ll be sharing in my 2015 programs that equip us to make the very best choices of health, relationships and life. I invite you to explore www.greggbraden.com for the programs describing when and where I’ll be sharing these discoveries.
Thank you for all of your love and support! I look forward to seeing you on one of my 2015 appearances!
With much love, deep gratitude, and warmest hugs,
Santa Fe, New Mexico