Tag Archives: Dementia

Dementia Is The Fate Of An Unawakened Mind

An unawakened Mind has an ego sense of Self, where the mind is limited by a belief that it is a physical body born into a material reality.

Paradoxically, physical reality is experienced whilst awake and any mental experience during sleep is believed to be an unreal dream.

The unawakened Mind is the function of a brain, when the function of a brain is seen as the working of the mind, because how the brain functions and how my mind works is as yet unknown to neurological science.

An awakened mind knows that everybody’s brain works differently because everyone’s mind thinks differently.

Because we are not conscious of how the mind works, we are not aware of our consciousness.

Being unaware of our consciousness is the definition of an unawakened Mind.

When I am aware of my consciousness, they are the same state of mind.

When I am conscious of my awareness, I awaken to a different dimension of my mind.

The physical world is a conscious reality that I experience with my five physical senses.

My spiritual world is a super-conscious reality that I experience with my three intuitive senses.

Access to my super-conscious reality is blocked by the reality of my sub-conscious programming.

By definition, I am not conscious of my sub-conscious programming until I become aware of its existence.

My sub-conscious programming is what allows my mind to run on automatic pilot.

My conscious mind is the conscious pilot and the captain of my physical body. My conscious mind has the potential to focus in the past, the present & the future.

My sub-conscious Mind is the auto-pilot of my physical body that is personally programmed by my past experience of physical life.

My brain is the processor of my physical experience that produces my sub-conscious mental programmes.

The sub-conscious Mind is programmed to act instinctively and it is instinctively programmed to meet my need for emotional power.

An unawakened Mind is unaware of its need for emotional power. It is my fate to spend my life meeting my sub-conscious need for emotional power.

Mental authority requires emotional power to enable physical activity. Without emotional power, physical activity is not authorised and without mental authority, physical action is not empowered.

An unawakened Mind, being unaware of its need for emotional power, believes that it runs on physical fuel called food.

My awakened mind intuitively knows that I am a three part Being who is physical, mental & emotional. My physicality, my mentality & my emotionality are the three aspects of my spirituality. They are the three energetic aspects of my Beingness.

It is a great irony that we all believe that we live in a three dimensional physical reality, where most people are unawakened to their three dimensions of spiritual reality.

We are mentally awake to our physical world, yet unawakened to our mental world emotionally and unaware of our emotional world physically.

To be conscious of only my physical world is my fate. To become awakened to my spiritual reality is my destiny.

Nothing is realised until I make it real through my own experience of reality. Spiritual reality is not real until I realise it to be real. Once I realise my spirituality to be real, I awaken to the reality of spirit.

The reality of spirit is that it is a three dimensional experience that is physical, mental & emotional. My reality is how I experience physical life as a mental perspective with an emotional perception.

How I experience life can be my fate or it can be my destiny. It is my fate to live in a reality that is the creation of other people’s experiences. Without a clear vision for my destiny, I am fated to live my life following the path of the society to which my family belongs. I am fated to follow the principles of my family, the morals & ethics of my religious philosophers and the laws of my government. I am fated to be educated in a rational academic institution to work for the benefit of a country that is governed by people who know better than me. I am fated to believe that life happened by accident and to avoid death, I need to avoid accidents, so that I eventually die having served no purpose, except to pass on my fate to my children.

Unawakened to any fulfilling purpose in life, it is my fate to become old enough to suffer with dementia.

Dementia Is A Fear

Dementia is a fear of getting old and losing one’s marbles.

Losing my marbles is a metaphor for losing my intelligence or my ability to act intelligently.

The ability to act intelligently requires left brain, rational thinking. Left brain, rational thinking requires both Random Access Memory & Read Only Memory.

My access to my memory is what makes me appear to be intelligent, as my inability to remember greatly hinders rational thinking.

The absence of rational thinking makes personal choice impossible.

Personal choice is a fundamental benefit of physical life. Life is a personal choice and personal choice is what gives Human Beings dominion over the Animals.

We are taught to believe that the more personal choices that we have, the more intelligent we are, but what if rational thinking was not as important as we are lead to believe.

What if, my personal choice is to unconditionally accept whatever turns up in my life?

What if, I have no fear?

What if, I know that nothing is ever lost?

What if, I have an inner guidance system that supports me on my predestined path?

What if, I have a Super-conscious Mind that never ages, never forgets and knows my absolute truth?

What if, my connection to my higher mind is always present?

If this is my reality, can dementia exist?

Is dementia an experience of False Evidence Appearing Real, which has an acronym of FEAR?

What if, my marbles are transparent and not set in stone?

What if my marbles can roll in any direction and never get lost?

What if, my marbles are a set of beliefs and I can swop any marble for one with a better belief.

I can change the marble that says: I am growing old, to a marble that says: I am growing with age.

I can change the marble that believes my brain power is limited to a marble with infinite mental capacity.

I can change the marble that has a forgetful memory to one with an eternal connection.

I can change the marble that says intelligence is learned and lost to one that knows that wisdom is innate.

What if, a fear is a programmed limiting belief that I can challenge and change, through choice.

Do I have the mental capacity to change the belief that I have a mental incapacity?

The answer is, almost definitely, no!

The belief that I have dementia causes that to be my real experience.

Changing any belief for a better belief requires both rational mental intellect and positive emotional power.

The belief that I have dementia, fixes dementia into my reality. However, there is a loop hole here, as I can forget that I have dementia, if I am allowed to.

One of the biggest problems that dementia sufferers suffer from is other people constantly reminding them of their forgetfulness.

When other people are continuously reminding you of anything, they are also reminding you of your forgetfulness..

In this crazy, demented world, that is what other people are there for, to reflect back to us exactly what we believe to be true.

Once you are diagnosed with dementia, there will always be someone there to make your decisions for you and to remind you how lost, confused & frustrated you are, at having someone there to forever remind you.

You will be expected to act with the incompetence that your mental incapacity determines that you should have.

It is impossible to forget that you have dementia when other people are constantly there to remind you of your medically diagnosed symptoms.

We all create our own physical reality in alignment with our own mentally programmed beliefs.

Dementia is a programmed belief in the mind of a person who is assigned to look after someone who is diagnosed with dementia.

When I lose my independence, I am living in the reality of the person on whom I am dependent for whatever it is that I need.

The reality is that I have to change my mind about having dementia before I can change another person’s mind about my dementia, which is not going to happen when they are making up my mind for me.

Memory is how we make sense of life with a continuous timeline of reality. Asking a person with dementia to remember is like asking a blind person to see, because without the eyes to see, we will have to listen to someone else’s story.

When I believe that life happens to me then I am a victim of a disease called dementia that has happened to me.

When life can no longer happen by me because I no longer appear to have the mental capacity to make it happen by me, then by default, I become a victim of life happening to me.

When I allow life to happen through me, as a choice of my higher mind, I know that dementia is not a choice for me because I know that life is designed to flow through me in a beneficial way, and I know that my higher mind never forgets anything.

Dementia Is Both A Mental & An Emotional Condition

It is not possible to be emotionally well and mentally ill.

My emotional condition is my emotional state of being, which is relative to my mental perspective.

My perspective of life is determined by my mental beliefs and my sub-conscious programming, which is negative when it does not serve me beneficially.

When my mental perspective is negative, my emotional perception, how I feel, is equally negative. The intensity of my negative perspective is relative to the intensity of my negative feelings.

We live in a relative world of cause & effect, where it is just as true to say that my negative thinking causes my negative emotions as it is to say that my negative thinking is the effect of my negative feelings. It is as true to say that one causes the other as to say that neither causes the other.

Cause & effect is a property of this relative world of duality & choice; where duality allows choice, it causes effects and the paradox that cause & effect are the same and different.

My mental and my emotional condition are two contrasting perspectives, or perceptions, of the same energy vibration. When I focus on the frequency of my energy vibration, I am thinking and when I feel the vibration of my energy, I perceive its wavelength.

The wavelength & frequency of an energy vibration are the same thing perceived from a different perspective and for this reason, any mental condition that I experience has a relative & contrasting emotional condition, whether I am experiencing it or not.

Being lost, being confused & being frustrated are all negative conditions of my mental perspective and they are also negative conditions of my emotional feelings.

Rational thinking people believe that they are lost confused & frustrated, whereas emotionally sentient people actually feel lost, confused & frustrated.

When confronted with the presenting symptoms of confusion & frustration, do I see them as being caused by the dementia or do I see them as the cause of the dementia?

Do I see the confusion & the frustration as an effect of a mental incapacity or as causing an emotional incompetence?

There are many different ways to look at dementia and many different perspectives from which to observe it, so what determines the rational mental perspective of our medical practitioners to be the right one?

Do emotionally sensitive perceptions have any value for someone living with dementia?

There is an old adage that Two Heads are better than One! However, two rational perspectives are still without one iota of sensitive perception or emotional intelligence.

My emotional intelligence informs me that being lost, being confused & being frustrated are all emotional states of being.

Being asked to rate my emotional feelings on a scale of 1 – 10, where 1 is negatively low and 10 is positively high, I would put feeling lost as 1, feeling confused as 2 and feeling frustrated as 3. On this emotional scale, any score below 5 does not have sufficient emotional power to change my emotional state of being myself.

Being in an emotional state of being that I rate as 5 or lower means that I am thinking negatively. My mental focus is on my negative emotional state of being, therefore both my mental thinking & my emotional feelings are negative.

It is pointless asking someone who is feeling negative to think positively, as they do not have the emotional power to do so.

Thinking & feeling are two contrasting sides of the same duality, so when I am thinking negatively, I feel bad and when I feel bad, I think negatively. Conversely, good positive thoughts allow me to feel positively good and my good feelings allow my positive thoughts to flow.

I cannot be mentally inspired without being emotionally empowered because my inspired thoughts are emotionally empowering.

Could it be that after many years of being uninspired and disempowered; whilst being lost, confused & frustrated with life, that the the sub-conscious mind gives up looking in the memory for answers to life’s problems because it eventually comes to realise that they are not there?

Is it really the memory that gets lost & confused or is it the mind that gets frustrated by getting the same useless answers to the same pointless questions, so it eventually stops asking?

Does the mind shut down its random access memory because it fails to give any direction, clarity or presence?

Being direct, being clear & being present are three very powerful emotional states of being: I rate being direct as 8, being clear as 9 and being present as a 10 on my personal emotional energy scale.

Dementia Is Not Emotionally Intelligent

Dementia appears to be a decline in rational intelligence to a rationally intelligent person.

As only rational intelligence is deemed to be academically intelligent, there appears to be no rationally intelligent answer to solving the problem of an apparent decline in rational intelligence.

What is really interesting is that the most rationally intelligent people can suffer with dementia. In fact the more mental capacity that a person appears to have, the more pronounced their mental incapacity will appear to be.

The more a person believes themselves to be highly intelligent, the more they will suffer their apparent symptoms of dementia.

Rational intelligence is the ability to remember & assimilate data & information in a rational & intelligent way.

The standard medical test, used by doctors to determine the appearance of dementia, is the ability to remember simple rational pieces of everyday information. In this way doctors directly relate dementia to a rational decline in the ability to give an intelligent answer to a rational question.

To my knowledge, nobody has ever been diagnosed with dementia due to a decline in emotional intelligence.

Emotional Intelligence is the ability to understand our emotional feelings. It is the ability to treat our emotions as information intelligently. It is the ability to attribute an emotional state of being to oneself, attain that attribute and qualify the quality of that attribute that is attained.

Emotional intelligence becomes a qualification when the quality of an emotional state of being can be attributed to oneself as an attainment. The attainment of quality states of being, that I attribute to myself as emotions, is how I measure my level of emotional intelligence.

Dementia is not emotionally intelligent because a lack of emotional intelligence contributes to the cause of dementia; which to a rational person probably sounds demented.

How can something that somebody doesn’t have, cause something to happen to them?

This is due to the personal nature of emotional needs. An emotional need is something that I personally need emotionally because I believe that I do not have it. It is the absence of my emotional power, which means that I need it.

The paradox of emotional power is that when I have it, I value its worth and I call it a value; but when I don’t have it, I need it and I call it a need.

Love is both a value & a need. When I have Love, I value it and when I am without Love, I need it.

Doctors are trained to treat depression as a mental illness, when what is actual being depressed by the patient is their personal emotional power.

Whereas, it is true that all emotional problems have a mental cause and all emotional needs are sponsored by a mental belief or programme, nonetheless depression is an emotional lack of well-being.

The thing is, you cannot think your way out of depression because you do not have the emotional power. The way to overcome depression is through anger. Even though anger is a negative emotional reaction, it is a more powerful state of being than depression; so being angry when I am depressed is a positive attribute.

In the same way, you cannot think your way out of dementia, you do not have the emotional power.

This allows two choices of direction, you either need someone else to remember for you or someone else to provide your emotional power.

Unfortunately, very few people are emotionally qualified and sufficiently emotionally competent to supply the emotional power required for someone with dementia to remember what it is that they are trying to remember.

With enough emotional power, the infinite & eternal memory of the higher mind becomes accessible to anyone.

However, when I believe that the conscious rational mind is the higher mind, because it is more intelligent than someone else, I will be unable to access the emotional intelligence necessary to connect with the emotional power of my higher Consciousness.

When I believe that my power comes from my ability to influence the rational thinking of other people, because other people are incapable of thinking in the same rational way as myself, I will continue to see their inferior minds as being demented.

I will see their mind as being demented because I am unable to see the effect of their emotions being either suppressed or depressed.

Dementia Makes Me Dependent

Dementia makes me dependent and being dependent causes dementia.

Dementia is both the cause & the effect of the loss of independence. With the ability to maintain my independence, I am not a problem to anyone, because they believe me to be capable of looking after myself.

We are all dependent on other people for our extrovert emotional needs. An extrovert emotional need, by definition, is an emotional need that I need someone else to meet for me. It is the emotional power that I get from someone else, and I depend on them for it.

Traditionally, western marriage is based on co-dependent partnership. Relating to our partner, in a co-dependent way means, I meet my partner’s needs and my partner meets mine.

Dementia breaks up this sub-conscious arrangement, which has been in force for the duration of the marriage. When dementia is diagnosed, a co-dependent relationship suddenly becomes a dependent relationship as one partner becomes dependent on the other and a dependant of the other. The caring partner is at risk of not getting their own emotional needs met by their demented partner. The only exception to this is when the caring partner has a strong emotional need to be needed.

In a spiritually aware society, where there is an awareness of emotional needs, and the emotional intelligence to consciously meet our own emotional needs, dementia never arises. You see, with the emotional intelligence to meet one’s own emotional needs, there is no dependence on other people. Having no emotional dependence on other people is the true definition of independence.

Once I understand how to meet my own emotional needs, I am on my path to becoming inter-developmental with all other people and there is no risk of dementia. Dementia may appear to be a loss of memory but it is in actuality, the loss of sufficient emotional power that is required to connect with one’s memory. With enough emotional power, there is no memory loss.

It is not possible to connect to my emotional power without my mental authority and neither is it possible to be emotionally competent and to be mentally incompetent.

Mental incapacity is relative to emotional incompetence, which is relative to emotional intelligence. The more emotionally intelligent I am, the more emotionally competent I am and the more mental capacity that I have.

As a society, we are all suffering from relative degrees of emotional incompetence, which means that we all suffer from relative degrees of mental incapacity. It is not uncommon in a co-dependent relationship for the one who wears the trousers to have the mental capacity to make decisions & choices for both partners in the relationship.

if I were to spend an adult lifetime in a relationship with a partner who made all my decisions for me, I could quite happily live in every moment of the present or the future without ever needing to remember anything. In this extreme scenario, I would not realise my loss of memory until my partner either died or was no longer able to make all my decisions for me.

If I were to spend an adult lifetime in an extreme relationship with a partner where I made absolutely all the decisions for them, I would never experience their dementia because no mental capacity would be required by them.

The reality is that no relationship is ever that black or white but every relationship exists on a spectrum of grey. It is when the grey areas become a particular problem that dementia is often blamed as the cause.

Remember, we live in a society that is medically either physical or mental and the emotional factor is never rationally considered. Our doctors and medical practitioners are trained to be rationally detached and emotionally disconnected or insensitive. Emotional sensitivity is not a personal attribute that is learned in our schools, colleges or universities.

Rational intelligence is confused with mental capacity but without emotional sensitivity, it has no competence to understand that dependence, co-dependence & independence are three ways in which we relate emotionally to the important other people in our life.

Dementia Is Not Progressive

Dementia is not progressive, although it may appear to be.

Progressive means that, with dementia, I proceed to become more demented as time passes.

The belief that dementia can only get worse is reinforced by the experience that nobody ever gets better.

Nobody ever gets better because the commonly held belief is that there is no cure.

When I believe that senile dementia is an illness of old age, then logically, as I get older, the dementia becomes more acute.

Dementia is more relative to emotional power than it is relative to age.

As my emotional power declines, so dementia increases.

It is no co-incidence that as dementia increases, the need to be looked after increases; and as the need to be looked after increases, personal emotional power declines.

Dementia becomes a downward spiral that leads to an eventual demise.

Then again, an eventual demise is the consequence of old age, with or without dementia.

What becomes very important in old age is quality of life, which is relative to personal emotional power.

My emotional state of being determines my personal power and the quality of life that I am experiencing.

Being lost, confused & frustrated with life allows only a very low quality of life experience.

When quality of life is acceptable, dementia is not a problem.

As quality of life declines, dementia becomes more and more of a toleration, a frustration and a problem.

Dementia is not progressive because we all have good days & bad days.

We all have days when everything flows beautifully and we all have days when it doesn’t.

Good days & bad days are relative to emotional power. In fact that is what a good day is, it is a day when my emotional state of being was positively good and consequently, I had a very enjoyable day.

Goodness & joy are both positively powerful emotional states of being.

On an enjoyably good day memory loss is not apparent, so it is not a problem.

With enough emotional power, nothing in life is a problem and every challenge is effortlessly overcome.

Dementia only appears to be a problem when good days become few & far between.

Whether dementia is getting worse of whether bad days are becoming more normal, is a matter for consideration.

It is my experience that on a good day memories appear to have magically returned, which contributes to it being considered a good day.

This apparent return of sanity is usually short lived and good days are quickly forgotten when the symptoms of dementia return.

If dementia is relative to emotional power, is low emotional power the cause of dementia or the effect of dementia?

Does my low emotional power cause my memory loss or does my memory loss drain my emotional power?

Does my emotional power fuel my memory or does my memory drive my emotional power?

There is no doubt that remembering everything that I need to remember contributes to my having a good day. Then again, it is a very good day when there is nothing that I have to remember.

On a good day, I am engrossed in the present moment. I am present in each moment enjoying what life has to offer me. I have no need to plan the future and I have no need to consult the past.

My memory is my ability to consult the past in order to plan my future.

One of the great problems with dementia is the inability to plan the future because of the inability to access past memories.

Making moment to moment decisions or choices becomes extremely difficult without the ability to access memory.

Relying on other people to make my choices for me is totally disempowering.

Being disempowered by other people making all my decisions for me is why my emotional energy becomes depleted.

My low emotional energy causes my disconnection from my memory, my disconnection from my memory means that other people have to make my choices for me and other people making my choices for me causes my low emotional energy that disconnects my memory.

Breaking this cycle is one of the keys to living with dementia.

My emotional power is relative to my mental authority, so when I run continuously on other people’s authority of choice, I will continue to need their emotional power to motivate me.

Dementia is relative to personal authority. This means that my inability to make my own choices determines my degree of dementia.

Where dementia is relative to personal mental authority it is also relative to personal emotional power.

The ability to make personal choices requires both the capacity of my mental authority and the competence of my emotional power.

The inability to make personal choices due to mental incapacity & emotional incompetence is a symptom of dementia.

Dementia Is A Problem

Dementia is a problem of not being able to think for myself.

Thinking is a conscious mental action that requires data, information or intelligence.

We store information in our sub-conscious memory and the greater the store of intelligence, the more intelligent we appear to be.

Intelligence is stored information and not being able to access my memorable data is not very intelligent.

In our society, we are educated to believe that intelligence is the ability to remember or recall stored data from our memory.

The depth of our sub-conscious memory is believed to be relative to the height of our intelligence.

Dementia is believed to be a gradual loss of intelligence, when it is really the gradual loss of the ability to recall memory.

When our memory becomes instantly lost, we are diagnosed with amnesia.

The medical profession defines amnesia as memory loss and defines dementia as brain cell loss.

Even though medical science believes that memory is stored in the brain, it does not see dementia as the gradual onset of amnesia.

Understanding how the brain, the mind and memory interact is a key requirement to living with dementia.

When I believe that the mind is a function of the brain, I will assume that dementia is a state of losing my mind because of a malfunction of the brain.

When I believe that the brain is a processor of the mind, a totally different scenario becomes a possibility.

It is no longer clear whether the problems associated with dementia are caused by a malfunction in the brain or by the mind not functioning normally.

If dementia is a physical problem, then the brain is the cause, but if dementia is a mental problem, then the mind is the cause.

If dementia is an emotional problem, it does not warrant thinking about.

Whichever way, is dementia the loss of memory or is it the inability to recall memory?

Is the problem of dementia caused by the brain or is it an effect of the mind?

Using a computer as a metaphor, is dementia caused by the malfunctioning hard drive of the processor or is dementia the effect of a corruption in the software programme?

Processing mental data is the process of my physical processor that I call my brain.

My programmed software is the mental data that is a programme of my sub-conscious mental programmer called my mind.

My sub-conscious mind not only runs my mental programmes, it also writes them to memory.

I ask myself, who is doing my thinking, is it my brain or is it my mind, and am I thinking consciously or am I becoming conscious of my sub-conscious thinking?

The more that I think about things, the more things that I have to think about.

One of the biggest problems with dementia is that the less I am able to remember, the less I am able to think, and the less able I am to think about anything, the less I can remember.

When I am unable to think for myself, I am trapped in a world of other people’s thinking.

Being trapped in a world of other people’s thinking is the great irony of dementia.

As I look deeper into the causes & effects of dementia, this observation is both the cause & the effect of dementia.

At birth, I was born into a world of other people’s thinking and my early formative years were formed by other people’s thinking. I adopted other people’s beliefs as my own and formed mental programmes based on those beliefs, which I considered as being normal.

In a world where beliefs are never challenged, mental programmes are never changed and I follow the normal programmed beliefs of the society & culture into which I am born because that is normal.

It has become normal in our society & our culture for people to get some degree of dementia as they become older or more senile.

It is a common belief that our brains get old and no longer work as well as when we were younger.

We tend to see the brain as a mental muscle that like other muscles has to be regularly exercised otherwise it will fall into decline through lack of use.

It is seen as normal for brain function, like eye sight & hearing to decline as we get older.

Senile dementia is seen as memory loss due to old age.

It is only when our memory impairment becomes a particular problem to other people that they believe that we are suffering from dementia.

When I live in a world of other people’s thinking, I start to believe that I am becoming old & demented myself.