As a spiritual being having a human experience, you have a dual nature. The first has been termed the transcendent source of consciousness (TSC), an awareness that pre-exists human birth. In scientific circles, the most common synonyms for this aspect are mind, consciousness or awareness. More spiritually or religiously oriented views use the words soul or spirit. Whatever name you give it, there’s ample evidence that an intelligent energy exists before conception and survives bodily death.
As the fetus develops, a second type of awareness forms, the brain-based consciousness (BBC.) This is the awareness associated with the physical brain’s activity. Its activity can be measured with sensitive instruments such as the EEG. The BBC is affected by nutritional factors, biochemistry, genetic influences, blood flow, blood sugar levels and other factors.
You need only read or watch the daily news to see examples of people whose BBC and TSC are not working together.
Esteemed scientists such Jenny Wade, Ph.D. and Ken Ring, Ph.D., say that the quality of your life is greatly affected by the degree to which the TSC and the BBC are entrained or working in harmony. Simply put, are the activities of your soul and body congruent? Can the spiritual and physical aspects communicate clearly with each other? Are they on the same page, so to speak?
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