The leaf has many pathways of veins because it needs to maximise the amount of water and nutrients it gets from the environment to help it grow and survive. In a similar way we need to ensure our thinking doesn’t get stuck traveling down the same limited routes but stays open to new pathways of thought that provide the nourishment of new ideas and possibilities for life.
You can teach an old dog new tricks
Einstein said we cannot solve our problem with the same mind set that created it so it follows we need new ways of thinking to replace our old negative thought patterns. The old view was that ‘a leopard can’t change it’s spots or ‘you can’t teach an old dog new tricks’ both great examples of limiting thoughts that make you believe the brain is a compartmentalized static machine and once ‘thought pathways’ are deeply ingrained change is not possible. However the science of neural plasticity has found the brain is actually a highly adaptable and dynamic organ capable of generating new neurons and new neural pathways. This means limiting patterns of thought and behaviour; that often have their origins in childhood; can be replaced by more positive ones and this is exactly what happens during a matrix session.
We know the subconscious mind seeks to protect us by triggering our amygdala when it reads a situation as a threat to our survival but over time we can find this becomes a problem when we are held back by fears from our past, remaining stuck in patterns of thought that reinforce the neural pathways which both create and perpetuate those fears.
21 days to create new neural pathways
These patterns of thought contribute to our morphic fields. These are fields that organize our characteristic activity and behaviour and the more often we repeat these behaviours the stronger our fields become. This is why it’s important to reimprint your new positive picture for 21 days because that’s the time it takes for new neural pathways to form and to ensure the old pathways to the negative memory you worked on break down. The more you bring that new memory to mind and send it out into the matrix the stronger your new positive field will become.
Field of attraction
Another reason to reimprint the image for 21 days is that strong emotions help imprint new patterns of thought and strengthen neural networks. We can use the same ability the survival brain has to imprint an emotionally traumatic experience in the subconscious to help us avoid the situation again to reinforce the positive emotions attached to our new picture. Experiencing the image with all five senses touch, sound, smell, sight and taste helps make it as real as possible which also has a strengthening effect. Once we replace the negative images in our field with more positive ones we begin to attract more life-enhancing experiences towards us that reflect these new positive images and in turn strengthen our positive field of attraction. If you build it they will come.
© Amy Branton.
Amy Branton runs Free Heart EFT a heart centred therapy practice based in Sussex dedicated to helping people bring positive change to their lives using MatrIx Reimprinting and Emotional Freedom Technique