Stories from an ordinary life; seen through extraordinary eyes.
Cooke’s Notes is thirty years of experience and observations, some from where I have been, many from where I am now.
Stories, anecdotes, tips, techniques and views; from everyday experiences that illustrate metaphysical concepts. May they assist you in getting what you read off the page and into your life. Taking something you know and transforming it into something you live.
“I’m not going to tell the story the way it happened,
I’m going to tell it the way I remember it.”
Nothing new – that you need to move. Get up, get out and move. Every day, throughout the day. Nothing new.
But, what about those eyes?
These days a large percentage of your day is in front of a screen. Your eyes for the most part, are staring straight ahead. Not good. Far too much in one direction.
This weakens your eyes, creates an imbalance in your system and disconnects you to the all of you. It numbs you and deteriorates your abilities to think and create for yourself. You become hypnotized by the constant barrage of information and entertainment.
Becoming so out of synch with yourself, many can even experience aggression, lack of ability to reason, your brain becomes cloudy, coordination suffers. In short you are a mess.
These screens provide us with unlimited sources, that can ignite us and brings us knowledge. But too much breaks us down.
Broken down, your ability to discern between what is accurate and what is fabricated, spiralling you into a state of confusion.
We need our eyes and we need our brains. We need to see and think clearly and not simply follow along with whatever is presented to us.
Now our children are online for hours at a time. Yes, there are teachers who remind their students to drink water, breathe and offer them movement breaks. None the less, it’s too much, for too long.
Looking in one direction repeatedly, can create tunnel vision where you lock on one perspective and find it difficult to entertain another point of view.
So when you stand up and move, remember your eyes and give them a stretch.
Just as you reach up and down and around with your body, do the same with your eyes.
We need our Right and Left Brains to work together and balance. We need to keep clear and approach life with fresh eyes, where new perspectives are welcome, where we receive visions that bring us creativity. Where we remember to embrace our own thoughts, where we value the ability to think for ourselves.
Remember, it was discovered and confirmed a long time ago that our world is not flat, it is round.
So, look up, look down, look all around.
With the First Finger (Pointer Finger) and Thumb rub the two points of your skull that juts out. Your, “Eyes in the back of your head”
Place your tongue on the roof of your mouth.
While keeping your head facing straight forward.
Stretch your eyes Clockwise
Up to the Right
Down to the Right
Down to the Left
Up to the Left
Now repeat and go Counter Clockwise
Remember to breathe.
Take your time. Count slowly to 5 for each eye direction.
All the while rubbing your skull.
If it aches, shows you how much you need this.
You can add these affirming statements;
Straight Ahead – “I am willing to be receptive. I am open”
Straight Up – “I accept where I am. I go forward”
Up to the Right – “I am involved. I am present”
Right – “I am enthused”
Down to the Right – “I am motivated”
Straight Down – “I am at one. I am at peace”
Down to the Left – “I am attuned. I am in harmony”
Left – “I am free”
Up to the Left – “I am fascinated. I am interested”
Photos; Sharon Cooke
Source; Barbara Marciniak; Author, Advanced One Brain; Gordon Stokes and Daniel Whiteside, Brain Gym; Paul E. Dennison, Ph.D. and Gail E. Dennison