Please close your eyes for a moment and tell me what you see…
No, I am not stupid; I know that you can\’t see any object if your eyes are closed. Now I want you to close your eyes again and IMAGINE something….
Did you see anything? Obviously you can and without any limitations. You can fly over mountain tops, build castles and ride a unicorn in the sky.
Did you imagine important events from your past?
Is it imagination or a "Real" thing? Soon you will "see" that imagination is real.
How do we see?
(The paragraph below is a short segment from an article By: Diane M. Szaflarski, Ph.D. , The National Health Museum, http://www.accessexcellence.
Vision is a process that requires several components of the human eye and brain to work together. The first step of this amazing sense is happening in the retina of the eye. The photoreceptor neurons in the retina collect the light and send signals to a network of neurons that then generate electrical impulses that go to the brain. The brain then processes those impulses and gives information about what we are seeing. In this unit we will investigate the initial steps in the process of vision. We will discover how the photoreceptors work, and will specifically examine at the photoreceptor proteins to learn how light energy is converted into electrical energy. Additionally, we will examine some of the current studies that are helping to further our understanding of the proteins involved in the vision process.
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וַיַּעַשׂ מֹשֶׁה נְחַשׁ נְחֹשֶׁת, וַיְשִׂמֵהוּ עַל-הַנֵּס; וְהָיָה, אִם-נָשַׁךְ הַנָּחָשׁ אֶת-אִישׁ–וְהִבִּיט אֶל-נְחַשׁ הַנְּחֹשֶׁת, וָחָי.
And Moses made a serpent of brass, and set it upon the pole; and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he looked unto the serpent of brass, he lived.
To understand the Torah we get help from the scientists.
We read earlier that the process of vision is a transformation of light into electrical pulses that hit the brain. The brain "processes" the information and generates an image (that\’s the process of IMAGINATION).
Each time we see something, our brain gets "electrocuted". This process is a connection to the level of Chokmah (Wisdom, right brain). Here, the light is pushed in and activated the process of Binah (Understanding, left brain). When the two are connected we experience the energy level of Da\’at (Knowledge, Brain Stem and spinal cord). The later is responsible to carry the message for the whole body.
Now, what is the connection to the verse above?
The healing system that G-d instructed Moses to create was totally dependent on eye sight.
We learn from this that our eyes are powerful tools that can draw specific energy and it can affect our material being. In the wilderness, all they needed was to look at the copper snake to be healed. The light that was reflected from the copper snake generated brain waves that activated a force of healing.
All of us have experienced how a short look can make a small or huge change in the body. You can throw up from looking at something "disgusting" or your stomach can growl when you see a food that you love.
The heart starts beating faster to the sight of something exciting. People get a heart attack from a short look of a scary figure. People jump out of their sick bed upon a visit of a loved one. You can take it farther and farther to realize how powerful this principal is.
You can create a totally new life just by proper use of your eyes and brain. If you can\’t go to the beach to experience the calmness of the water, close your eyes and take yourself there. The process is as powerful as actually going to the sea.
As a proof, just think about an exciting event in the past, close your eyes and try to re-live the moment. As you build the scene in your mind you can start feeling the same thing you experienced at that event in the past. (Please re-live positive events, the bad ones are easy to come and re-experience).
It is all in the brain. Positive thinking is taught by many teachers to achieve success in life.
I will add that, in order to manifest your desire for good health, sustenance and relationships, you need to build a vivid picture in your mind to activate the process of material manifestation.
Avoid all kind of negative sight, build positive imagery in your mind of what you want to achieve and the power of G-d inside of you will materialize in "the space" around you.
So from now on, you need to "Watch it!"