It has been become a well-accepted fact that memory is enhanced with the use of visual images. While using the visual images, one is able to draw in the right brain in the aiding of memory. The immense power that the right brain has for memory can be harnessed using the visual images of the Lotus Flower.
Hold the Lotus Flower in your hands and begin to move it into as many spontaneous shapes as you can. Just relax, let your mind go and open yourself up. Move it naturally, let your hands move as they wish to and allow your creative side to come through. Don't think too much about what shapes you want, let yourself go.
Just CREATE! Bonus! This helps develop spatial awareness and orientation
USING THE LEFT AND RIGHT BRAIN TOGETHER
Hold the Lotus Flower in both hands and move the one half into any random shape using your left hand. Now move the second half with your right hand and copy the exact shape and orientation of the rings that you have with the first half. You do this by turning the second half into a mirror image of the first half. Now repeat the exercise starting with your right hand and ending by copying with your left hand. This exercise stimulates the brains understanding of the shift between left and right brain. This promotes usage and linkage of both left and right brain to become a more whole- brained thinking person
DEVELOPING VISUALISATION AND MEMORY
Hold the Lotus Flower in your hands. Close your eyes and with your left fingers touch the different rings and feel where they are and try and draw the Lotus Flower in your minds' eye. Visualise the shape inside your mind by drawing the shape from what you feel with your fingers. Now do this with your right hand, feeling the shape and design that the Lotus Flower is in. Project this image in your mind as if there is a computer screen inside your mind. "See" the image inside your head. To help you do this; you can briefly open your eyes and look at the shape of the Lotus Flower. Then close them again paying attention to the image left imprinted in your memory. It is as if you are taking a mental photograph of the Lotus Flower. Practice trying to make this visualised image in your mind as clear as possible. Now put the Lotus Flower down, keep your eyes closed and see if that visualised image of the Lotus Flower (inside your mind) is still there. Then pick up the Lotus Flower again and touch it, feeling the design and fill in those parts of the shape that you were not able to see in your mind.
Practice this with various shapes and experiment by closing your eyes again after approximately half an hour, to see if you can bring up that image again onto the screen in your mind. Visualisation is an important tool in developing memory and is one of the building blocks of a photographic memory. Remember that a powerful memory makes a powerful brain. Your brain is arguably your most important organ-BUILD IT WELL!
LOTUS FLOWER AS A THOUGHT FORMER FORMER
You can use the Lotus Flower to enhance your thoughts and ideas while moving the instrument in your hands. Allow your fingers to create spontaneous shapes while forming thoughts and speaking your ideas. Allow this process to occur freely and spontaneously. You can then analyse the shapes that you create while thinking freely; forming your ideas and appreciate the patterns of shapes that evolve with your thought as you express them and form them. This aspect is an important association to the inherent desire of the brain; to allow the hands and arms to move while expressing ideas. It is a natural physical action for us to use our hands and arms while expressing our ideas and if we can extend that to the shape of the lotus flower and geometric design of the lotus flower it will enable us to understand this process within our brains and enable us to understand our own thought processes and ultimately the unused 90% of our brain potential.
THE LOTUS FLOWER AS A COMPUTER
If the abacus was the calculator of thousands of years ago, then the Lotus Flower instrument was the computer of thousands of years ago. The beads of each axis can be used as computational points or loci and are effective in numbering or associating ideas. The use of loci in order to help one keep track of the progression of a sequence, is a process that has been used to great effect historically with the abacus and worry beads. The seven bead locations in our miniature Lotus Flower can correspond to the seven days of the week and the seven chakras. The nine beads on the full sized Lotus Flowers can correspond to the nine planets in the Solar system, if the device is being used as an astronomical or astrological tool. The thousands of shapes the Lotus Flower moves into were used like letters and words and were assigned various meanings. There is an entire language system encompassed in the structure of the Lotus Flower. Any meaning you choose can be associated to a particular shape the Lotus Flower can generate. Thousands of years ago the Lotus Flower probably encompassed many languages where the shapes could be compared to letters in our language, and shapes within shapes to words, and sequences of shapes to sentences.
The Lotus Flower in the hands of the user could be compared with a keyboard on a computer. The Lotus Flower user would close his or her eyes and visualise the various shapes of the Lotus Flower in the mind's eye. This would turn their mind into a kind of computer display screen. The user would then move the device in the hands and create a moving metamorphosing image of the Lotus Flower visualised in the mind in tune to the movement in the hands. These internally visualised images of the Lotus Flower could then be used for powerful computational and analytical processes. It is well accepted in science that the use of visualised images is a powerful method of accessing your mind and roping in the immense power of your brain's memory capacity. When we attempt to solve a problem or come up with a creative solution we often use an internally visualised image to conceptualise the solution. The user of the Lotus Flower would go into a sort of a daydream when visualising sequences of images. This daydream mode, which is akin to being in a state of meditation, accesses the brain's natural capacity to generate images (as we do when we dream during sleep). This mode becomes like a super-learning mode that the brain kicks into. Anyone of us, with practice, can access this mode and then use the Lotus Flower as an instrument to generate shapes which can be used as a guide to control and recall sequences of images. This is where the Lotus Flower instrument can be used like a keyboard to access the immense power of our own natural computers, the most powerful computers known to man; OUR OWN BRAINS!
Today's super-computers can calculate several million bits of information per second. The human brain is capable of processing one hundred billion bits of information per second. Frankly, the human brain makes today's super-computers look like calculators. It has been said that the human brain has the capacity to make more connections between the brain cells collectively than there are atoms in the known universe. This is because the brain as a biological computer can access a computational power of an order of magnitude unattainable by the silicon based computers we use. We need to remember that computers are tools that we use and do not think for us. The future evolution of mankind depends upon us utilising this immense power of our brains. Here we have an instrument from three thousand years ago, the Lotus Flower, which as a tool to open our minds has valuable lessons to teach us. Ultimately our brains are where it's at, and as we the human race progress into the future, one of the things we are learning is that the past has as much to teach us about the future as the present does.