We've all heard the speculation that we only actually use 10% of our brains for daily functioning. Can this be true? And what powers are we really capable of if we use ALL our brainpower?
The 10% theory has been around for a long time - since the 1800's, and is the result of a whole lot of misinterpretation. Modern science has indeed verified that we use the vast majority of our brainpower, although they do admit that on a daily basis we are probably not using as much as we could. There is no evidence whatsoever to support the theory that large portions of our brains are going unused. Indeed, over time, we probably use the entire brain, just as we eventually use all our muscles to some extent - however infrequent that use is. Even small injuries to different parts of the brain are known to cause devastating disabilities, such as we see in stroke victims. Modern technology has proven that over the course of the day and depending on the complexity of our activities, most, if not all of the brain is used.
So what does all this mean? Can we "exercise" our brains to reach desired goals, such as enhancing psychic powers? The answer appears to be yes, though because of our unique individuality and preconceptions, this may work better in some than in others.
Next time you get a chance, take a look at a small child playing. Little kids don't have the restrictions and pre-conceived notions that we have as adults. They therefore play with imaginary friends, see colors around people, and in general take in all sorts of data that we miss entirely as adults. Just as we exercise to tone our bodies, we can exercise the mind to become more open to the input that we usually ignore. There's a theory that every voice, every sound and every action is trapped in the universe to be replayed over and over - and training the mind to be receptive to this - in essence discarding preconceived notions about such things - is the first step to becoming more psychically aware.
- The Crafty Witch