Monday, October 6, 2014

31 Days: Wired for Love


While at the Catalyst conference, I had the privilege of hearing cognitive neuroscientist, Dr. Caroline Leaf, speak on how the brain can change.

For thirty years, she has studied how the brain and mind connect, and has developed a process, which she has successfully used to treat many with traumatic brain injury, learning disabilities, and emotional traumas.

She says, “We are wired for love,” and that a great percentage of emotional illness comes from toxic thought life. When thoughts are redirected, toxins disappear.

In other words, when we step away from receiving and giving God’s love and grace, but instead focus on shame, guilt, and other negatives, we can become ill.

If we want to find fresh strength, we have to allow our minds to be renewed.

“Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out” (Romans 12:2 The Message).

Dr. Leaf declares that “grace and science meet all the time,” and her lecture reinforced that for me in a spectacular way.

This month, let’s spend time everyday focusing on God’s divine attributes, His word, and His great love for us. Let’s renew our minds and find fresh strength. I'm right there with you.

Find more on Dr. Leaf’s amazing work HERE.

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