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Emotions and Thoughts
In a previous chapter, we discussed how happiness and misery are emotions that we feel when we are experiencing certain things. As we have explained, experience is the events that occur in our environment that stimulate the production of new memories. Memories are actual physical masses of matter that increase as our experience increases. Stored in our brain, these memories, being physical, create physical feelings that have an effect on the rest of our physical body. These feelings are sensed (felt) as our emotions.
There are three main emotions, i.e., physical feelings: peace, happiness (joy), and misery. Peace is the stable, symbiotic state in which our brain exists, whether it has always existed (as in an advanced human body), or whether it was created by a person to create new experiences for themselves as part of a mortal experience. Happiness is the emotional response to experience that is a positive physical feeling. Misery is the emotional response to our experiences that is a negative physical feeling. Peace is a feeling generated by a sustainable and constant level of energy created by the brain’s physical mass. Both happiness and misery use the energy of the brain. We lose peace when we are either happy or sad. In other words, the energy that fuels the physical feelings that create emotions must come from somewhere.
Both happiness and misery occur because of physical reactions of matter in our advanced brain. Our mortal experience occurs in a small physical part of our advanced brain. We can only have experiences when we are conscious or unconscious and interacting with or reacting to our environment. To better understand emotions and thoughts, we need a clearer understanding of human consciousness.
Consciousness is the recognized (felt) exchange of energy between a person and their environment. Unconsciousness is the unrecognizable (unfelt) exchange of energy between a person and their environment. When no energy is being exchanged, there is no consciousness or unconsciousness. When a person is asleep, the body is still exchanging energy with its environment, but the exchange is not physical sensed by the person, thus the person is unconscious. When the energy exchange between a person and their environment ends, then the person is no longer conscious or unconscious; therefore, that person’s existence ends, because they no longer have the ability to create new experience (energy).
Humans are eternal beings who are continually creating new experience by interacting with or reacting to their environment both consciously and un(sub)consciously. As an eternal advanced human, we are having conscious experiences in a perfect, stable, environment. But we are also having un(sub)conscious experiences. As advanced humans, we are continually producing energy through our conscious experiences and having subconscious experiences similar to how our mortal brain unconsciously works in monitoring and controlling the parts of our brain that keep us breathing, our heart pumping, and regulating other life-sustaining systems.
We create experience on three different conscious levels, i.e., States of Consciousness:
- First State of Consciousness. We are always conscious as eternal, advanced humans and never sleep or become unconscious, except for a small part of our brain where emotions are created. Only peace is experienced in this state.
- Second State of Consciousness. Emotions are created in an unconscious part of our advanced brain. Unconsciously, this small part of our advanced brain creates new experience (energy) by participating with other humans in a connected energy field (similar to and advanced Internet system). Although these advanced human avatars are conscious in the world (environment) in which they were created and exist to experience things, we, as always conscious, eternal, advanced humans are not always consciously aware of this avatar’s experience, unless we want to be. While conscious in their own world, our advanced human avatars are not conscious of us, as eternal, advanced humans. Happiness is the only emotion that is consciously experienced in this advanced avatar’s world.
- Third State of Consciousness. A small part of the advanced human avatar’s brain is where the experience of mortal life takes place. Both happiness and misery is experienced in this state.
To fully understand the processes that we use in all of our states of consciouness to create emotions and thoughts, we can utilize an observation that science has determined is an undeniable real truth: The Law of Conservation. The law of conservation of mass (weight) states that mass in an isolated system is neither created nor destroyed. Let’s make this simple and relevant in understanding how our advanced brains works:
All thoughts and emotions are energy masses, which have their own weight. Imagine your brain as a completely closed system, a clear box that is perfectly sealed where nothing can enter the box and nothing can escape. After we seal the box, we suck all the air out with a strong vacuum. The box is sitting on the most sensitive scale available. The scale keeps track of the box’s mass. (Mass simply means the weight of any piece of matter.)
Let’s say that our box weighs 10 grams. We open the box to put an apple in it. Once we open the box, our scale begins to go up as air molecules enter the sealed box. Once enough air molecules have filled the box to the capacity to which it can hold such molecules, the box now weighs 10.008 grams. Therefore, the air molecules weigh 8 milligrams. The apple that we have chosen to place in the box weighs 5 grams. But when we put the apple in the box and close the lid, securing it perfectly so nothing else can enter into or out of the box, the box weight becomes 15.002 grams. This doesn’t seem to add up. The box, plus the air molecules that entered into the box, plus the apple should weigh 15.008 grams. But we forgot about the air molecules that were displaced and forced out of the box by the mass of the apple being put in the box before we sealed it back up.
As we observe the apple overtime, it begins to decompose and eventually disappears from sight. But the weight of the box does not change. The apple is composed of different elements with different masses. Bound together, these elements form an apple. Decomposed and broken apart, most of the apple’s elements become gases that we cannot see. But in our closed environment, nothing can escape no matter in what form it appears. Once the apple has broken down over time and its elements returned to their eternal, natural state, the environment inside of our box will remain that way forever, and retain the same mass (weight) unless we open the box and let the gaseous elements escape, or put something else in it.
The only state of consciousness where our brain remains the same and is not affected by entropy of any kind, is in our First State of Consciousness. In the other states of consciousness, discord is experienced in some form, either as happiness or as misery.
Applying this to our understanding of the advanced human brain in our First State of Consciousness, we can state as real truth: that if our advanced self (our body and brain) was never created and will never end, then it has always existed with the same mass … it’s always weighed the same. If some other mass, some other thing, were to enter into this advanced body, its eternal nature would change; therefore, it would no longer be eternal and never-changing. It would change and vary according to whatever enters into it. If our advanced body required oxygen to breath, then the moment that the oxygen entered into our body, its mass would change. But again, our advanced, real self does not change. It cannot or it would not be called eternal, and according to another scientific observation that mortals have determined as real truth, if it changes then the Law of Entropy applies, where the total entropy (decomposition) of an isolated system (our apple) always increases over time.
But science actually helps us here to understand the possibility, and therefore the probability, of our advanced, eternal brain. The other conclusion of this scientific law, is that entropy remains constant in ideal cases where the system is in a steady state or undergoing a reversible process. In other words, a perfect environmental situation exists where no entropy can occur. In other words, matter remains in its perfect state of existence.
As advanced humans in our First State of Consciousness, we exist in an environment of complete and perfect thermodynamic equilibrium. The environment in which we exist as advanced humans, although seemingly impossible from our current observations as mortals, is presented as something that could be possible, and therefore, could be probable. Scientists, without using their imagination and emotion, and solely relying on the empirical evidence of what they can observe in our mortal world, have concluded that perfectly reversible processes are impossible. But if they were impossible, then how did science make this impossibility a part of their own law? The answer: human imagination.
Equilibrium is defined as a state in which opposing forces or influences are balanced; or a state of physical balance; a calm state of mind. To have equilibrium there MUST BE OPPOSSING FORCES OR INFLUENCES that can be balanced. If there were no opposing forces or influences, there would be no equilibrium.
We are going to call our eternal equilibrium, which is the physical state in which we have always existed, and will always exist the same in our First State of Consciousness: ETERNAL PEACE.
Eternal peace is the greatest emotion that we could ever experience. The result of feeling peace is an actual physical feeling that appears to radiate throughout our entire body. Actually, the feeling is generated by the brain. The brain produces energy that spreads throughout the body and provides us with a peaceful, easy feeling. Therefore, thinking of our advanced, eternal brain as a tightly sealed box, where does the energy come from that our brain turns into the stuff (another form of energy) that it sends throughout our body that creates the feeling of peace? If all of its energy has been the same forever, and is in an enclosed box, and our brain turns its own energy into something that we can sense, therefore, being “turned” into the energy that is used so that we can sense it, from where is our enclosed, sealed brain going to get outside energy to replace the energy that it uses, so that it can return again to its state of eternal peace?
There is only one small area of our advanced brain that receives energy from an outside source. It is the place where the energy (i.e., experience) of an advanced avatar and mortal is produced: our Second and Third States of Consciousness. But since this area is part of the sealed, eternal, unchanging environment of our entire advanced brain, how does the energy get in, and when it does, how is it processed, and where does it go from there?
Think of your brain (First State of Consciousness) as YOU—a cell phone owner—and your cell phone as the small area of your brain where the Second and Third States of Consciousness take place. The cell phone needs energy to operate. But let’s advance our technology to a time when we have developed a small battery that is charged by our own individual energy. Our cell phone, in this example, is always on. But it’s not always ringing, and we’re not always talking on it or using the Internet to which it is connected. What makes it ring? The energy sent into it by another cell phone makes it ring. But not all energy frequencies can enter your cell phone. It will not ring unless the other cell phone owner has your number and dials it. Your phone number is a unique energy frequency associated only to you.
The small part of your eternal brain where the game of mortal life experience happens can be understood like your personal cell phone. Your cell phone has unlimited power because it’s plugged in to an unlimited source of power (the rest of your advanced brain). Your cell phone can be on, but asleep in your pocket. You might not even remember that it is there, UNTIL it rings! Once it rings, you have a choice to make: answer it or not. If you’re busy doing something else that you don’t want to stop to answer your phone, you’ll simply ignore the ring. Or, you might have previously muted it, so as not to be bothered.
Whether you’re involved on your cell phone, or not, doesn’t mean that the apps that you have downloaded on your phone are not doing what they were pre-programmed to do, without your conscious knowledge of it. Whether you’re on social media or not, doesn’t matter to all your other friends who are constantly on social media, seeking attention, seeking value, wanting to be acknowledged and loved. You don’t know what’s going on until you pick up your phone, engage the app, and see for yourself. There’s a whole world of information and communication on the Internet to which your own phone is continually connected. You can either participate in it, or not, it’s your choice. As an advanced human, you decide when to engage that part of your brain and see what’s happening on your “phone” … on social media, per se.
This small part of your brain (i.e. mortal cortex or mortal app) is an application of gaining new experience outside of your eternal existence. It is an unconscious but constant and permanent application of that part of your brain. You cannot start or stop this application, it is endless and eternal, without beginning and without end. It continues to do what it does and what it has always done in your advanced subconscious. It produces the energy that is passed on to the rest of your brain where it affects your entire brain’s equilibrium. When the energy created within the app enters your brain, it automatically generates, or radiates, throughout your eternal, advanced body creating the incredible feeling of peace. As explained above, the app maintains the eternal peace (equilibrium) that you have always felt and will always feel forever.
This small, but most vital, part of your brain is tuned in to a frequency shared by all other advanced humans. It’s kind of like an advanced, eternal Internet. Other advanced humans can be on the Internet doing all sorts of things without you knowing what they are doing, or without you participating. It’s when we, as advanced humans, take the time and energy to find out what’s going on in that part of our brain, on the “eternal Internet,” on all kinds of different social media apps, videos, memes, and other expressions of free will by others, that a unique, eternal, human reaction takes place: LAUGHTER.
Laughter is the automatic physical reaction of the human body when unexpected energy rushes into our brains of which we are unfamiliar … we didn’t see it coming. (REMEMBER, all experience is stored energy.) Laughter is loud and sometimes uncontrollable, depending on the amount and intensity of the energy coming in to our brain, and the amount that is needed to be released to sustain eternal equilibrium. Keep in mind, to maintain our peace, which is a constant level of energy in our brain, the energy that comes in must go out. The energy from an advanced human, allegorically, turning on their cell phone and seeing what others are doing, or even what their own advanced avatar is doing subconsciously, is such a rush of energy that it makes us laugh. The energy mass that we allow to enter into our main brain by opening up the “mortal cortex” ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS results in what the body produces as laughter. No advanced human would do anything to cause itself pain and misery. All of us like to laugh. Laughter is cathartic and is a vital release of energy that afterwards returns us to an equilibrium of peace.
We are going to cover the makeup of the advanced human body and the environment in which it exists in another chapter. It’s important before we do, to have more of a foundation of understanding about our thoughts and emotions. We need to more fully understand the energy that is produced by our “emotional cortex,” which is the term that we will use from here on to describe the small part of our advanced brain where the Second and Third States of Consciousness are occurring.
ONLY in the emotional cortex can happiness (joy) and misery take place. Since we are not conscious of what is happening in the emotional cortex of our advanced brain, but this area is part of our larger advanced brain, the structure of the cortex is advanced, not mortal. Therefore, when a new experience is begun, the avatar that will carry out the experience has an advanced body similar to our eternal one, but subject to change. Being created and subject to change, this avatar is not eternal. (More on this will be explained in much more detail in another chapter.)
Again, first we must understand more about happiness and misery before we present the actuality of the three levels of consciousness. Happiness and misery ONLY occur in our emotional cortex; therefore, only in our Second and Third States of Consciousness do these emotions produce a physical feeling that we associate with positivity and negativity. Our advanced brain does not feel these emotions, because it exists the same way forever. If we could feel happiness, then we would have to feel misery. No advanced human exists to experience misery, never has, never will. The perfectly designed and stable state in which we exist as advanced humans does not allow it … cannot allow it.
Let’s proceed concentrating on what is occurring in the emotional cortex (Second and Third States of Consciousness) of our advanced brain (First State of Consciousness):
Happiness can be considered an emotional reaction that affects our peace in a positive way. Misery can be considered a reaction that affects our peace in a negative way. PEACE is the perfect state (feeling) of human emotion that is established through experience. Again, it has already been established, eternally, in our First State of Consciousness, but is established through the experiences that we have in our Second and Third States of Consciousness.
Happiness creates physical responses that require a lot of energy to sustain. Misery creates physical responses that require the most energy to sustain. When we are forced to use energy, it takes away from our peace. We can think of peace as a stable, constant level of energy that allows us to remain conscious and live day to day. Both happiness and misery take away and deplete this constant level of energy. Again, misery uses up more energy than happiness, yet both drain our energy.
To understand ourselves better, we need to understand how and why we experience emotions the way that we do. We need to understand how emotions are experienced, both as an advanced human and through the mortal experience. We have already covered above how emotions are experienced by our advanced brain, and we will continue this discussion in another chapter when we cover the actual makeup of an advanced physical body. For now, let’s only consider and concentrate on the emotions created in our emotional cortex during our Second and Third States of Consciousness:
During our Second State of Consciousness and mortality, we are involved in the continued progression of our personal existence, which is “the events in their past, present, and future regarded as a whole,” which make up the human individual. Maintaining personal peace is the overall goal, the natural tendency towards equilibrium, of human existence in any environment in all states of consciousness.
We explained how these experiences are recorded in an infinite storage device, which is nothing more or less than the brain matter of a perfect, eternal human individual. We explained that thought is the most powerful and important function of the brain. Thought is responsible for allowing the physical senses (sight, smell, sound, taste, and touch) of the human body to create sense experience:
“Thinking, is the way that we perceive and act upon and are acted upon by the sensory stimulation of our environment. Thinking is the end result of the other senses doing what they do. Seeing, smelling, hearing, tasting, and touching something mean nothing to us unless we can think about what we saw, what we smelled, what we heard, what we tasted, or touched.”
Thought is responsible for all experiences that are recorded as personal events (memories). Better said, thought is the software of our brain that analyzes, categorizes, and in other ways processes the stimulation that comes from our environment through our physical senses (sight, smell, sound, taste, and touch).
We introduced the idea that our mortal emotions can affect our thoughts and can cause us to have a sense experience that is not real, but feels like it is. We explained that synthetic drugs can also cause our mortal brain to create a sense experience that we wouldn’t have experienced in our environment without the drugs. We take drugs to make us feel happy, or to return us to an expected emotional state that is affected by something in our environment that we do not think we can control. We need drugs to help us return to a peaceful feeling. But unfortunately, the more drugs we take, the more sadness we experience if we discontinue using them. Before we can understand the peace that we all strive to experience by taking drugs, or not, we must first understand what causes the emotion of peace and those emotions that can affect it: happiness and misery.
Happiness and misery are emotions. Emotions are created by our thoughts. Emotion is a process that occurs in our brain that is started by actual, physical energy that is introduced into the brain from an outside source of our environment. The emotional process affects the normal thinking process. Drugs are physical foreign substances that we introduce into our brain that affect the normal process of thinking. Drugs are synthetic substances that can efficiently begin the emotional process that affects the normal process of thinking. Drugs are synthetic emotions—happiness in the form of a pill. If drugs can affect the thinking process, then what naturally affects our thoughts without drugs?
How does the emotional process take place in our brains? Are emotions felt the same in the mortal brain as they are in the advanced avatar’s perfect brain? The answer to the later question is a resounding, YES! There is only one process by which thought creates energy that affects our brain both positively and negatively. There is only one brain in which this process takes place: the advanced brain of our advanced avatar.
We have explained that the mortal experience is actually taking place in our advanced, perfect, individual brain, although in a small part thereof we call the mortal cortex. Therefore, the process of creating emotions as a mortal, is part of the eternal process by which we create individual experiences. Again, experience is created in our brain by stimulations coming through our five senses and then processed by thought.
Where thought is the process that creates our individual experience, emotion is the result of the process or a physical manifestation of the energy of the experience. There are only three energy frequencies (types) that come from thinking. These three frequencies are the basis of all emotions. These are best defined as: peace, happiness, and misery. Each energy frequency affects our brain differently.
Peace is felt when the physical receptors of our brain receive stimulations from our environment that they are used to receiving. These physical receptors are created through our experiences. However, in our real advanced, eternal brain these physical brain receptors have always been. Memories are actual physical receptors that were created by past stimulations coming through our senses from our environment, or again, have always existed as they are.
For example, you see a bird that you have never seen before. The sight, smell, sound, taste or touch of the bird creates a new brain receptor of the new experience. Thinking is the actual (physical) process by which the new brain receptor is created. In a mortal brain, if this receptor is damaged, you will not recognize the bird if you were to see it again. Memory and recognition occur when the outside stimulation brought into the brain through the senses fits into the already established receptors of the brain. The bird will look, smell, sound, taste, and feel the same every time. This is why people who have lost their sight can still distinguish things in their environment through the rest of their senses that work. They might not recognize the bird by sight, but they can by smell, sound, taste, or touch. If a blind person were to regain their sight, and they were presented with a bird, they wouldn’t recognize it unless the bird chirped, or they could smell, taste, or feel it. But once the sight stimulation is established and associated with the bird’s other unique characteristics, which are already established as a receptor in the blind’s person brain, the receptor absorbs the new energy to accommodate and include the new information that came from the sense of sight. A new receptor is created, and the old one remains dormant, sort of, in the person’s brain. Let’s clarify this:
In other words, if a blind person, who regains their sight, sees a bird that he or she has never seen, a new experience is created, therefore a new receptor. But once the person hears the bird sing, or smells, tastes, or feels it, the old receptor that was created by their brain through these other senses changes to accommodate the sense of sight now associated with that particular bird. The new receptor is no longer needed by the brain and seems to disappear. Think of this process like a computer process of folders.
Your hard drive is like your entire brain. Your desktop is like your conscious state in which you input information. Folders on the desktop are like physical receptors of your brain.
You create a folder on your desktop named “New Bird.” Everything about this bird is filed in this folder. When you create the folder, it is automatically backed up to your computer’s hard drive. A blind person’s “New Bird” folder, in this example, does not contain any information about seeing the bird. The only information in the folder was added by what the blind person heard, smelled, tasted, or touched. If the blind person gains the sense of sight, and then sees the bird, which the person can also hear, smell, taste, or feel, the first thing that their brain does is to create a new folder called “New Bird.” The hard drive of the computer recognizes that this new file has the same name as one already stored in it, so the computer’s processing software asks you if you want to “keep both,” “stop”, or “replace.” Once the computer recognizes that the “New Bird” folder is the same as the “New Bird” folder already stored in its memory, it will only replace the new folder with the old one, and delete the old file, IF the person wills it. But, in the incredible human brain, “keep both” is the automatic response.
A blind person has more actual stored experience than a person of sight when each encounter the same bird. A person of sight does not have a receptor anywhere on their brain that contains the information of what the bird was like without the information of sight. The blind person does. If the blind person, who now has the ability of sight, wants to remember what it was like not to see the bird, that person can access the memory of (information recorded on) the old receptor, in the old file. The seeing person doesn’t have this ability.
When we fully understand how the emotional cortex of our advanced brain works and what its true purpose is, we will gain a greater appreciation for living in mortality and participating with each other in the experience. What appear to be negative experiences to us as mortals, such as being blind, actually enhances our eternal existence and our advanced brain’s ability to feel peace.
Let’s consider what types of emotions we feel as mortals.
There are many different types of emotions that are physical felt and expressed by mortals. Regardless of the different names we have given them, e.g., love, hate, trust, jealousy, fulfillment, hopelessness, gratitude, guilt … to name just a few, all emotions can be classified into two general categories of joy and misery. The emotions of both happiness and misery affect the frequency of PEACE. … The physical response of any emotion in either one of the two categories (happiness or misery) is experienced the same. No emotion in the misery category is going to make us smile. Misery is the absence of what makes us smile. Emotions in the joy category make us smile. Smiling is the result of the human emotional process. ONLY humans smile. No other life form smiles as a result from feeling an emotion.
Again, emotions are not the thought that stimulates our brains to create the physical feeling or action, such as smiling. The thought creates the emotion. An emotion is the actual energy that the thought creates that stimulates our brains so that we can experience the physical feeling. We receive energy from our environment that our brain receives, thinks about (processes), and then it produces physical responses. This energy enters into our brain from an outside source. Our thinking process takes the information and turns it into actual energy that affects the brain. Aside from energy stimulations from our environment, our brains have the capability to create energy itself. This is part of the process of thinking.
But how does this process create peace, happiness, and misery? Where two people might experience the same stimulation from their environment, one’s thoughts might produce feelings of happiness while the other’s produce misery. For example, two people are skiing on the same mountain at the same time, and while going down the mountain, both break their legs—a negative experience. One might be afraid to ski, and fear is felt while speeding down the mountain, and then this one cries and becomes very upset when this one breaks their leg. The other, feeling a great exhilaration while skiing, and while speeding down the mountain excited and euphoric, might laugh about breaking their leg and feel a sense of honor. Although every emotion is outwardly expressed differently, all emotions are generated from the same place and in the same way.
When a computer uses its software to compute, analyze, and react to whatever is inputted or programmed into it, it stores this analyzation, reaction, and imputation as information in its memory banks as folders. The emotions are energy patterns created by this process. Our physical body reacts to these energy patterns in different ways. Our advanced body in our Second State of Existence responds differently to these energy patterns than does our mortal body in our Third State of Existence, and certainly much differently than our advanced, eternal body does in our Frist State of Existence.
Before we more thoroughly introduce and explore each of the three different states of consciousness. We need to continue to explain a bit more about peace, happiness, and misery in the next chapter.