Thanks for the links and pics Ash. I’ve watched yours and will add one in the next post ; )
Can I ask... how aware are you when you allow the right brain to take over the driving so to speak? Or if you’re relating with someone, how aware are you which state they are in and shifting through?
And, if at all, how aware were you which was your primary viewing and responding impulse when watching Dr Jill’s presentation? Did you notice any internal resistances or turning down or judging of her energies when filtering into your cognizance or did you flow freely with her as she moved from left to right expressing? How aware were you of the differences in her energy as she was expressing from the different areas and of your own acceptance or filtering of that? Did one or the other states attract and hold you more comfortably?
In Dr Austin's talking to highly intelligent people in terms of their likely predominant left brain use and that his talk might not be able to be intuited by them comfortably - he reminded me of that Einstein quote about the rational mind being a great servant and the intuitive mind being a great gift, but that many use the servant (left brain) as the master and forget the gift (right brain).
This also tracks into Dr Jill’s talk towards the end of the video asking which sphere are you aware of in perspective and viewing the world, life and everything, and which would you choose knowing the relative capacities of the right brain to (links back to Dr Austin's chart on perspectives) and back to Dr Jill which DO you choose.
Are you very aware of this in yourself? I seem to be.
I tend to be able ... and not as an 'all' but very much as a 'part' is accepted and understood intuitively more by me since my nde but words are inadequate. When I saw Dr Jill's talk I went ....like that!... how she IS the joy of right brain and the funny irreverent but absolutely spot on logical reasoning of left brain as a servant. The things she speaks of in right brain are the things that are experientially magnified in an nde, and I guess also in clair abilities... AND the left brain capacity is bigger than a trillion gazillion servant computers in being able to cognitise and awarely judge the validity of the 'data' when time and space is collapsed, even though like the Stroop Effect it may not seem naturally ‘logical’.
Please don't get side tracked on that being outside of whatever, I'm 'just sayin'. The Stroop Effect ‘fits’ from both ways.
... to experientially understand and use the right brain capacities in a logical manner, utilising the left brain capacities to a high standard, but absolutely as Einstein said, as a wonderful servant, absolutely changes the way we filter and experience stimuli and understand the interaction of energy in motion.
From this I might say -
Because I awarely choose and use right brain freely, I'm aware of more in any given moment and fear less.
In company I'm told I leave an 'impression' my energy presence is bigger than me even if I say nothing, so her free flowing demonstration of not fitting into her body is a humorous and okay thing for me – how did it feel for you when she was expressing so effervescently like that? I notice some who view things more left brain get uncomfortable trying to relate to that sort of ‘uncontrolled’ displays.
For me, it’s a brilliant and easy state or energy frequency to hold and through which to view the world - one moment at a time, accepting all as it is. I can take Dr Jill's stuff & Dr Austin’s stuff and relate it to soooo many instances of left brain-right brain experiential situations of immense growth in understanding things in self and others - the spokes that make up the wheels of a thing and seeing the blockages or unnecessary 'framing' that Dr Austin illustrated in the egoic frame of reference.
A couple of examples, I had two daughters who were both incredibly intelligent in their own ways who naturally employed the two totally different ways of being and thinking and processing, which meant I had to ‘shift’ with them to see and understand their perspectives when on task. One more left brain oriented, would break down the micro elements and learn and apply herself through that tight mesh point of view, often in the past or future and absolutely aware of ‘natural consequences’; the other would view more globally and instinctively and process more widely and almost always be in the present. One more naturally leaned towards understanding the theory, the other more towards enacting the practical. Balance comes when they would lean towards fleshing out the opposite.
Another example, which also reminded me of your Stroop Effect, was when I had an artist friend staying with me and she started to get extremely frustrated when transferring a photo image to canvass. After a while I asked what was upsetting her, usually she was very quietly happy and oblivious to the world around her when painting.
The photo was of a group of Aboriginal kids in the desert with their dog. Two things were driving her nuts. One was that one of the kid’s legs had a green sheen on it. Logically there was no green in the picture – blue sky, red sand, brown skin. Every time she shaded the leg brown it looked ‘wrong’, but her logical reasoning resisted allowing her to shade the leg green. The other thing was the angle of one of the dog’s legs. It wasn’t biologically resonant with anything anatomically realistic it had ‘disappeared’ from view in a seemingly unnatural way, so she was trying to put it back. The dog had four legs and she knew it, but there was nowhere to put the fourth leg.
It’s interesting as I look back now. In professionally creating scenes and angles for a viewer in my more recent work, we often ‘cheat’ perspectives when showing things from different angles so the audience’s left brain won’t have the sorts of dilemmas that my artist friend was having. We will move subject/objects to maintain continuity with the primary angles and my cameraman is an absolute genius at noticing and reframing to avoid the unconscious ‘discord’ in logical reasoning.
Back then intuitively I basically told her to over-rule her logic and paint the kid’s leg the green that it was and the dog’s leg missing. As an artist one would think right brain was predominant, but in this instance her left brain had taken over as she worked not from instinct and global creativity of it is what it is, but from the tight mesh screen of ‘logic’ as she minutely viewed and ‘judged’ the photographic image instead of accepting ‘what is’. She painted it as it was and it’s brilliant – green leg and missing leg are perfect in the landscape. She had been worried other people would be irritated as she was.
The left brain is not always 'right'
Can you also see it in terms of things like politics and education... I think it's 'neat' - our right (global) brain goes to left viewing and 'lefties' are more aligned with the universal.
Our left brain goes to right viewing or self.. so 'righties' ... concentrate more on issues as they affect the individual. Neat noticing hey?
I also tentatively looked at things like you and me and our previous phobias... claustrophobia fear of being 'confined', agoraphobia fear of the wider environment.... interesting yes?