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Reading is Imagination Porn – Reading is Your Gateway

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Reading is Imagination Porn – 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 badassery of the leveled 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?

 

10 Comments

  1. Hi Rebecca! I can definitely sense that you’re a reader in the way that you write. I love to read too, mostly in my native language – which is French – and I feel I have been missing this activity recently. It’s great that you passed on your passion for reading to your child. I do believe like you that we spend too much time in front of a screen and we should at least dedicate one hour of our time into reading each day (and not on a computer). Thanks for this article. Keep it up!

    • Hey Ben!  I appreciate your comment as it denotes an aspect of reading that has proved helpful for me too!  My native tongue is English but I speak French and Spanish and often read books in those languages to enhance and reinforce my acuity in them.  I think your recommendation of dedicating at least one hour of time to reading per day is all kinds of good vibes!  Thank you to you and all the very best for a prosperous and successful 2019!

  2. I love to read and your website reinforces my desire. I really love to go to the bookstore and get a coffee and read halfway through a book before buying it. It’s frustrating when my grand kids come over and do nothing but stick their noses into their cell phone. Even playing a game of rummy they have a game going on on their phone. 

    Reading keeps the mind active and teaches new things.

    I love your site.

    Winslow

    • Hey Winslow!  I am so pleased to hear that you enjoy the stylings of a tasty cup of coffee and a good book. A no screens rule can be applied at Grandpa’s house perhaps? I agree with you whole heartedly that reading keeps the mind active and expands our learning.  It is such a valuable resource we have.  Thank you for your comment about my site and enjoy your next book!

  3. Funny you say this. I use to always avoid reading even growing up. I hated everything about it, never wanted a bar of it up until about a year ago, now you’ll never catch me without a book in my hand. What you say is 100% spot on. I love reading because it makes me imagine things more, it opens my mind to the possibilities in the real world and I just love everything about it. Great article, will be back for more!

    • Hey Brandon!  You demonstrate so effectively the perpetual transmutational of energy that exists in which at any time any person can change the aspects of their lives. I am super stoked to hear that you are now found without a book in your hand. Enjoy the expansion of your mind good sir!  Thank you for your comment and a very happy holiday season to you!

  4. Hi Rebecca,

    I love your post and your website. I am also an avid reader – or I would like to consider myself. I would like very much your advice on how to make my kids read more. I have a son who is 5 and half years old, he seems to enjoy reading small words, and I know it still early for him to read complete sentences, but any advice will help.

    You website is excellent by the way, good job.

    The photos you used is really impressing, and the overall outline of the post is appealing to the eyes. Well done. 

    • Hi Hany! The best demonstration to kids is modelled behaviour and empowering them through a consistent routine so that they understand and know what to expect in their day. Reading with your child while following the words with your fingers, stopping and describing the definition of any new words and doing this consistently will encourage further reading for your child. An attitude of acceptance and non judgement and ease will be of benefit in any endeavour you hope your child to embrace.  If you work in reading to their routine as you would eating a meal, then it will become an ingrained activity in which they become accustomed to expect. I appreciate your kind feedback about my site and I wish you a very happy holiday season!

  5. Hi Rebecca,This post is so close to my heart as I have always been a reader although I am a bit dyslexic. My parents taught us to read and to love reading and all four of their children love books. I collected rare books for years and when I moved into my flat I gave them to a Charity with the proviso that they see about selling them on line as I knew the value of the books.

    To me books are invaluable. When I first saw the title of your post, I nearly skipped it but thought, oh come on, you are grown up (should be at 74) but I must tell you I had such a funny experience with my late mother. I took her shopping at our favorite charity shop to buy books and Mom chose some Mills and Boon books to read. Neither of us knew that they had a new section of Mills and Boon and poor Mom was horrified at the style and chucked them in the bin. She thought they would be light love stores and not hot and heavy.

    • Hi Jill!

      I am so pleased that you have a positive association with reading.  You demonstrate kindness in offering a charity with what sound like a valuable contribution of rare books.  I appreciate your honesty about the title of the post – my intention in using such a graphic expression was an attention grabbing ploy to get people to read it!  It can be disheartening when you have an expectation of one thing and encounter another – I hope that your Mama Bear finds some books that will prove satisfying for her!  Thank you for your comment and I wish you a very happy holiday season!

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