Reading is Imagination Gold – Reading is Your Gateway

Reading is a good vibe. Reading is your gateway to a very solid vibe. For your brain, for your focus, for your imagination, for your self reflection and understanding of being in this world, reading is where it is at.

In this device popular culture, being a reader is all kinds of rebellion that will yield to you the very best of the levelled up vibes.

I am an avid reader and many aspects of my life have been healed and expanded because of my ability to read and digest and learn information from other people who have magnificent brains and do remarkable work and document it with words.

Science, philosophy, social studies, geography, neuroscience, quantum physics, spirituality, you name it, there are books on anything. Anything. Fact or fiction, if you can dig reading and in full tilt style, then you are enhancing your well-being to a degree that has supreme empowerment and value.

This is where we should want to be, yes? In a space of empowerment and value?

The brain benefits of reading produce immensely good vibrations. When you can buy into and implement the knowledge of neuroplasticity, then you can really have some fun about how to enhance and optimize the beautiful mechanism that is your human brain. Reading is a gateway to do this and there are a few ways that reading dials in a high vibe for your noggin.

I am all up in the zone of high vibes and connectedness and reading dials it in. The activity of reading enhances your brain connectivity. Reading has been studied in terms of its effects on neural activity and in 2009 it was uncovered with evidenciary results from scientists Timothy Keller & Marcel that reading in young children causes the brain to rewire itself physically, increasing white matter thus improving communication within the brain. Trippy stuff, no?

The brain functions that reading calls upon are auditory and visual processes, phonemic awareness, comprehension and fluency. The neurological areas of the brain that are stimulated by reading about something are the same ones that are stimulated by experiencing that of which you are reading about. No wonder the romance novel niche is a money maker!

I understood the real value of reading on my imagination when I read the Harry Potter book series before I saw the movies. It was a magnificent experience for me to encounter the difference from the onscreen result versus the imaginations I had visualized in my mind as I read through those magical novels. The contrast between the imagined worlds of Hogwarts from my own imagination to the production that David Heyman realized was a very educational and valuable experience for me in terms of how our own individual perceptions are so very unique and personal and affect how we envision visually our impressions of the written word.

In your formative years as you are learning, your brain is developing so rapidly and hormones are impacting your body in every which way. Books can provide inspiration, relief, knowledge, empowerment, guidance, creativity and respite from the social and emotional roller coaster of our expansion.

It is truly a remarkable thing reading, if you actually sit back and take a few to think about it. 

To be able to understand an idea and story and immerse yourself in it entirely. Any decade of your choosing. There is great value in reading books. It is an opportunity to nourish yourself, Identify with something new or resonant. It’s also just really cool. There is a beautiful vibe encompassed when you witness someone so immersed in their book with laughter and smiles or concern or eagerness – and all just absorbing words off a page.

It is these simple pursuits found in life of which you may find the wealthiest of rewards. One need only a curiosity to do so.

Me and the dude whom I share my life with have read to our little dude since he was born. He is seven now and he takes it upon himself to read as an activity. Yes, you read that right. It is 2018, soon to be 2019 and the manner in which I am comfortable in being an ambassador to the child I grew in my own body and have now endeavoured to guide until his own governance is solidly dialled in. This manner involves enhancing his neural networks rather than hindering them. Reading a book as an activity vs playing a video game or glueing his face to a screen is something we have encouraged and conditioned as way of being in the world in terms of self-respect and empowerment.

I do not buy into “it’s the time we live in” when parents justify hours and hours of screen time they allow their children to have. If you didn’t want to do the work and invest in the ultimate and optimal well-being of your child and their neural development which affects emotion, regulation, esteem, and intellect, then perhaps you should have purchased a dog instead.

I am a huge advocate now too, after all the work I had to do in terms of healing CPTSD and learning about the endless possibilities and capabilities neuroplasticity can yield to the proper care and upliftment of ones neural workings. My son is a connected, emotionally regulated and imaginative young man. I have seen his strength in mind and body that is superior to a good portion of his peers who do not engage in outdoor physical activity or imaginatively creative activities like reading.

We are the modelers of behaviour for our children. What we allow, will continue and the habits we promote will become an inherent part of who they become. Sometimes disempowering situations can yield very empowering results, as we learn from bad situations, what the good ones are and how we want to direct our attention. You always have a choice to direct the activities of those whom you are raising.

Encouraging and teaching the value of reading pays in dividends and is of supreme value to encourage and support an empowered and optimally functioning brain.

So tell me, do you enjoy reading? Can you dig it?

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