In the first half of the show, author and consultant Nina Lesowitz talked about how fears and phobias hold people back, and the ways courage can be utilized for strength and power. The top 10 fears from bottom up are swimming/drowning, storms, public transportation esp. airplanes, crowds, tunnels & bridges, spiders, heights, confined spaces, snakes, and public speaking. Such phobias are often developed early in life, she noted.
Lesowitz herself overcame her fear of public speaking. One of her methods to combat fear and draw courage is to spend five minutes at the start of the day envisioning in her mind a positive outcome to whatever she is anxious about. She cited several tales of courage including that of the blind violinist Romel Joseph who survived 18 hours pinned under concrete during the Haitian earthquake. "He hummed and played music in his mind...and remained hopeful and believed that he would come through it," she detailed, adding that we will likely hear stories of bravery emerging from the just rescued Chilean miners.
In the latter half of the show, medical consultant and writer T. 'Lee' Baumann, MD shared his theories about the mind and consciousness and their connections to light, God, and spirituality. He cited research which indicates the brain emits a small amount of electromagnetic radiation or ELF radio waves, which he suggested are part of a vast electromagnetic network that permeates the universe, and links our consciousness. This could explain various paranormal phenomena, he added.
Electromagnetic radiation or light exists without time, and could be considered "extra-dimensional," he said. Light waves are also "omnipresent," existing everywhere at once, allowing instantaneous travel throughout the universe, he theorized. Baumann noted that during some near-death experiences, people such as Dannion Brinkley and Betty Eadie have described beams of light coming up from the Earth. They were told by divine spirits that these beams "were prayers from people on Earth," he recounted.
Bumper music from Tuesday October 12, 2010