My Elbert: His ways that sustain us daily and enhancing spiritual receptivity

Imagine your brain as a vast, intricate web of interconnected highways and pathways, each responsible for carrying vital information and orchestrating your every thought, emotion, and experience. In this neural landscape, the ARAS-RAS network emerges as a mesmerizing junction where spiritual experiences, epigenetics, and states of consciousness converge. Delve into the depths of this extraordinary network and behold the captivating interplay between the pons and thymus, two key components that contribute to the formation of profound spiritual encounters. 

First, let us journey to the pons, a critical bridge that links the cerebrum, the seat of higher cognitive functions, to the cerebellum, the master of coordination and balance. As you traverse this bridge, imagine the pons as a shimmering gateway, allowing thoughts and sensations to flow seamlessly between different regions of your brain. The pons holds the key to regulating sleep and arousal, shaping the rhythm of your consciousness as it shifts between wakefulness and slumber. In the realm of spiritual epigenetics, the pons plays a mesmerizing role in altered states of consciousness during prayer and meditation. As you engage in deep meditation, biblical contemplation, or heartfelt prayer, the pons orchestrates a dance of neural activity, gently guiding your mind into a state of heightened awareness and tranquility. 

Like a skilled conductor leading an orchestra, the pons synchronizes the delicate symphony of brainwaves, ushering you into a realm where thoughts fade, and the present moment takes center stage. In this altered state, you may feel a profound sense of connectedness, as if your spirit is reaching out to touch the divine. Continuing our journey, we arrive at the thymus, nestled within the limbic system, the emotional epicenter of your brain. Here, emotions intertwine with spiritual experiences, creating a tapestry of sensations that color your encounters with the divine. Picture the thymus as a radiant chamber, pulsating with energy as it processes feelings of joy, awe, and reverence during moments of spiritual significance. As you immerse yourself in prayer or meditation, the thymus lights up like a constellation of stars, infusing your spiritual encounters with a kaleidoscope of emotions. 

It is the thymus that allows you to experience the beauty of spiritual moments and metaepigenetics, as tears of gratitude stream down your cheeks or your heart swells with a profound sense of love. In this ethereal realm, the thymus becomes a portal to the sacred, guiding you to a place where the boundaries between the material and the spiritual blur. The ARAS-RAS network, with the pons and thymus at its core, serves as an enchanting nexus where the spiritual and the neural intertwine. It is a realm of mystery and wonder, where the boundaries of ordinary consciousness dissolve, and the extraordinary unfolds. 

In this network, spiritual experiences and epigenetics become transformative journeys of metaepigenetics, where outside sources guide you, the systems you use, and generations of individuals into a deeper understanding of yourself, the purpose you were meant to fulfill, and the connection you share with the divine. As you meditate on the intricate dance of the ARAS-RAS network, allow yourself to be drawn into the enchantment of its mysteries. Embrace the beauty of altered states of consciousness, where the pons and thymus weave together to create moments of spiritual transcendence. And in this profound exploration, may you find a deeper sense of connection to the divine and a greater appreciation for the intricate workings of your own consciousness.

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Published by Tricia Cook, MEd., Online Dyslexia and Behavioral Interventionist, RSP, AA O-G Tutor & Montessorian

Dyslexia Screenings & Emotional Intensive Intervention - Staff Training - Online Courses- Consultancy- Tutoring-Reliance and Family Coaching I have a unique approach in helping individuals achieve their full potential. With over two and a half decades of experience, I have a passion for learning new techniques and being at the forefront of groundbreaking advancements in education. As a graduate of the renowned Auburn University, I have earned both her BA in ECE and Masters Degree in Secondary with Reading Specialist certification from the University of Alabama. I have experience at the Montessori School in Birmingham which has provided me with valuable insights into the best practices of teaching young minds. I have also developed training programs for teachers, providing essential support to students with neurodiverse needs such as dyslexia, ADHD, and autism spectrum. I have focus on developing a "whole child" pedagogy that caters to all modes of learning, I continually work with Dr. Joseph Nwoye on teaching and learning including DEI. I have helped develop programs and training with SDIG ( in promoting the intersectionality of the complexities and complicated issues of diversity. I have credentials as a reading specialist with a speech pathology background expanded greatly while owning Cook's Independent Tutoring, Coaching, Consulting, LLC. I currently pursuing a Neurodiversity Family Coaching certification in the framework of the CReW Coaching Institute. Again, I have a commitment to being at the forefront of groundbreaking advancements in education. As an enthusiastic learner and educator, I am confident that I have the necessary skills to support others in achieving their goals ( For more information, contact Tricia Cook, Cook's Independent, Tutoring, Coaching and Consulting, LLC. (;

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