Modern science has compared the human brain with an extraordinary center of command that processes data and directions coming from different places in the organism. Our brain houses billions of cells called neurons; it is said that there are as many neurons in the nervous system as stars in our galaxy. These neurons join in neural pathways, and all neural pathways constitute the neural net. The neural net is activated by electrochemical impulses generated in the brain. This information flows through the nervous system from one extreme to the other and I call it "info-energy." It travels from cell to cell at a very high speed. Among other components, it includes neurotransmitters. Researchers say that neurotransmitters are like electrochemical messengers used by cells to communicate with each other. A simple thought may trigger an enormous amount of neurotransmitters. When one neuron sends its neurotransmitters to other neurons with which it is in contact, an inner experience in the form of sensations and emotions is produced, and the relation between neurons gives rise to the so-called neural pathway. When there is a thought, the neural net is activated and we experience an inner emotion or sensation. But if the same stimulus is sent again and again carrying the same kind of info-energy, the neurons develop a very close relationship among themselves, and these intensify over time. Dendrites and the axon, which are like the arms of the neuron, stretch out trying to make contact with an increasing amount of adjacent neurons, so that eventually the neural pathways are strengthened.
What I like about NNR, is that anybody can run their own neural pathways by themsleves. And once you learn how to do it, you can run multiple chains of beliefs and that get's really exciting! CMR facilitators teach it to our clients and after few sessions the clients can do it without any help.
There are three main goals in doing NNR:
And, three main benefits come from doing this:
Even if the story surround the wound is mostly irrelevant, bringing light onto the cause can be the catalyst for great transformation. The child created a self image based on very important assumptions and decisions following what was going on then. Getting to know the neuropathway of the experience is the beginning, but it is not enough to de-activate the pattern. After reading the chain of beliefs backwards a few times to bring awareness, we may ask some questions like: Do you recognize this pattern? Is it familiar to you? How do you see it being active in your life? Where is this coming from? Where did you learn it? What is the earliest memory you have of having it? Is there anything that led you to believe this? Who was involved in this experience? As the file starts opening, we will find what unconscious assumptions that person made inside her mind at that early age.
Is this belief true? Is it real?
Is it something I would teach to a child as a teaching for life?
How do I feel when I believe it?
Does anyone benefit from it? Real, genuine benefit?
What would my life be like if I no longer carried these beliefs? What would my words or actions be like if I let the beliefs go?
Every known behavioral pattern, habit, addiction and compulsion follows this neural-energy pattern, and the repetition of these patterns creates an electromagnetic resonance in us. A resonance is an unconscious pattern that manifests outwardly the same reality with which it corresponds internally. If we repeatedly use the same thought patterns every day, those inner relationships are strengthened and the same emotional reactions are produced over and over again. As a consequence, we attract in the outside world those frequencies with which we internally resonate. Through the repetition of the same patterns, a self-image is created in response to the physical or emotional injuries we have suffered in the past. What we must realize is that it is simply an image; it isn't, hasn't ever been and won't ever be real. Other names used to describe this same concept are ego, false personality, false self, or mask. This self-image is composed of numerous beliefs that control us and that we mistake for reality
Regardless of how much pain body they were accessing and moving during the sessions, there was always more pain and discomfort coming in. In other words, I felt like we were emptying water out of the pond and more toxic water was coming in from some unknown source. In some way it was confusing to me. So many people where cutting through the veil and becoming more and more conscious and empowered. Their problems were no longer problems for them and their health and wellbeing were improving and expanding to levels we never dream of. Yet other people that were doing their process with the same or even more commitment were still creating, attracting and experiencing pain in their lives. The patterns of behavior were repeating themselves. They kept complaining and biting upon themselves. Each session was like starting from scratch and I had the certainty that we were running in circles!
Because of my experience, I knew that underneath those layers of pain, there was something that was essentially their core of wellbeing or the light body: the original design. A place made of love, freedom, peace and joy. I knew that these people had it, but what was preventing them from living their life from that place like the rest of the others doing the PBR process? I started paying attention to the way they were expressing themselves and realized that they were believing in certain things that were creating pain and affecting their life perception. I realized that some of those beliefs were unconscious assumptions that told them “who they were” and “what life was or should be” for them. I knew that if I deeply believe that “nobody loves me” I will feel an undercurrent of sadness and fear in me, regardless of how much I have accomplished or how great my life was at the moment.
Without any plan, I started asking seemingly silly questions like: “Is there anything good in feeling that sadness?”. Or “what is the good side of feeling anxious?” Or, “if there is any benefit in feeling rage, what is it?”
To my surprise, the answers to the puzzle were coming out of their own mouths in what I call a chain of beliefs, each link a belief the person learned in their formative years.
They would say:
“the benefit of being anxious is that I am more productive (and the benefit of that?), is that I feel more responsible; (and the benefit of that?), is that I am a better father; (and the benefit of that?), is that I feel worthy; (and the benefit of that?), Is that I can be more calm and relaxed.”
As I said it before, all these unconscious assumptions or inner decisions, condition us to act or perform in a certain way that is no longer authentic or genuine to us. We create a self image to adapt to the circumstances around us trying to be included and accepted by the people we have to deal with.
The less real we are, the more contractions happen in our system because we've been designed to be authentic and real. The more contractions we have in us, the larger the pain body grows. And the larger the pain body is, the smaller is our light body. As a consequence, we may experience more suffering and less joy and peace in our lives.
Ex.: When I believe in the unconscious belief that I am unworthy and nobody loves me, I feel sad, alone and afraid. When I feel this way, I may feel nervous and insecure. When I feel like that, I may say “yes when I want to say no” to people, trying to get them to like me. When I do that, I may resent others or even myself for doing what I don't want to do. Then I may feel anger and resentment, convinced that I have to attack, defend and protect myself. Then, nobody loves me, not even I love me! I judge and criticize myself and feel unworthy and the cycles goes on and on and on.
Coming from the journey into the pain body, we can explore the unconscious beliefs that create the contractions. Coming from a more mental investigation, we can foresee the pain that is created as a result of believing an unconscious belief.