1. Intuition And Insight, ‘Trans-Rational’ New Modes Of Knowing In Epoch 6
In Epochs 4 and 5, rational thought became our primary mental modality. Extremely useful for our survival, it got us to this point in history but it doesn’t appear that it alone will take us much farther. It’s time to transcend (and include) rational thinking and enter deeper and higher modes of knowing that are slumbering in the Higher Brain.
The level of complexity in our modern world has exceeded the ability to create meaning and find solutions through rational thought alone. Science is making it clear that to thrive in the face of complexity, we need energy in the pre-frontal cortex (PFC), and we need to go higher and forward in the brain—not lower and backward.
The Epoch 6 mind does not lose access to logic and rationality; it transcends and includes it. Rational thought will continue to activate when appropriate. Insight and intuition are not ‘anti-rational’ they are ‘trans-rational’, allowing us to see deeper into reality. They are not confined to ‘either/or thinking’, but rather can instantly recognize patterns and interlinking relationships spanning both horizontally in space and vertically in time. Higher Brain insight and intuition jump ahead to reveal the simplicity on the other side of complexity. They make visible elegant solutions by revealing a proactive, potential future.
Source Code Meditation creates the activation energy to the Higher Brain so that it can remain in the preparatory state for insight longer, thus leading to more frequent bursts of insight. Science has shown that our brains are most likely to produce a breakthrough when they are producing alpha waves. Alpha waves have been measured surging in recipients while receiving Higher Brain Living® (which SCM was derived from) sessions. In Epoch 6 the Higher Brain circuitry and pathways needed to produce insight become primary and replace analytical, rational thought as the primary mode of knowing and relating to one’s life.
2. Transforming Challenges Into Opportunities
Problems become the catalyst for transformation, rendering the concept of a problem obsolete. Transformation occurs through what would previously, at a lower Life Altitude, have been defined as a ‘problem’. In effect the solutions to problems on one level of existence define the new higher level of existence. Therefore the problem arrives with its solution. If no problem existed, then no solutions exist and no growth could occur. Epoch 6 turns all challenges into opportunities. As you mature in Epoch 6 the very idea of a ‘problem’ is meaningless.
3. New Behaviors
Doing things that are good for us feel good to do. James Austin in his book, Zen and the Brain, discusses how the medial PFC (part of the Higher Brain) helps engage the motoric aspects of motivational drive. Motivation now becomes action and is unconsciously and automatically integrated into life. This phenomenon requires less energy and frees the Higher Brain to grow beyond its current state…forever. Our unconscious brain is not necessarily all lower brain—we can experience Higher Brain unconscious processing and automated action too.
In fact, once we consciously create new patterns of living, it can become relegated to unconscious behavior, which frees up more brain energy.
4. Heightened Perception
When the lower brain is dominant, its safety mechanism filters and dulls our experiences. Beauty, vividness and intensity (of nonthreatening stimuli) is not prioritized by the lower brain; this is in order for threats to stand out. When the Higher Brain is dominant in the Authentic Self of Epoch 6, the world takes on a luster, a glow, a beauty that has been there all along, but is now obvious.
Confidence emerges, the sort of non-ego-based fearlessness that isn’t dependent on anyone or anything. You stop personalizing events and see them as patterns playing out in a larger context. You realize that people do not do things ‘to you’ because of who you are, but instead act according to who they are. The petty personal drama drops away and you feel invincible. Driven by a deeper meaning and not ruled by the lower brain, you engage in life with gusto. You realize that there really isn’t anything to fear and you can go boldly into the world.
6. No Personal Drama And Zero Sign Of Victimhood
Feeling limitless power, all claims to victimhood vanish. The ‘blame’ inherent in Epoch 5 can never be leveled at one’s own life in Epoch 6. When we see the world from this larger perspective we don’t see other people doing things to us and we don’t see our life conditions repressing us: we have unlimited power for conscious choice and conscious change. We don’t deny the repression pathological lower altitudes have created, nor do we deny that there are victims of those creations. We simply do not see ourselves as part of the oppressed or victims of anything. The Authentic Self doesn’t blame and takes full responsibility for his/her life.
Joy and well-being are catalyzed by Higher Brain energy accessed in Epoch 6 by your Authentic Self. Research on the part of HBL that SCM was derived from has shown profound shifts to alpha waves in the pre-frontal cortex. Higher production of alpha waves is associated with increased dopamine levels in the brain, which heightens our sense of joy.
The shift from lower brain dominance to the Higher Brain AND the awakening of your Authentic Self into Epoch 6 leads to a path of purpose. We move towards experiences that make us feel whole, creative and in service instead of moving away from things that scare us.
Sadly, for those who do not make the momentous leap to Epoch 6, the number one regret at the end of life, according to research performed by palliative nurse Bronnie Ware, was the wish to have had the courage to live a life true to oneself, not the life others expected.
The unlocking of creativity is a product of the Authentic Self being in alignment with the evolutionary impulse. The production of novelty through creative advance is a defining feature of evolution. As the Authentic Self emerges into Epoch 6, the ecstatic urge to ‘create’ becomes a driving life force.
10. Meaningful Relationships
You step into deeper, more transparent ways to engage in relationships. Relationships promote evolution. And you’ll seek out only those that create win-win dynamics. At this level of development, it becomes impossible to remain in a relationship that stifles your own becoming.
11. Synchronicity And Psychic Capacities
The emergence of psychic abilities, synchronicity, lucid dreaming, telepathic powers, premonitions and trans-rational modes of knowing are frequently reported.