The hippocampus on the right side dominates
non-verbal thought (like thinking in colors or musical tones,
or writing poetry that puts words together by how they feel
rather than what they mean). Thinking without words can only
happen when the 'internal' dialog stops. Stopping the internal
dialog is one of the first things that has to happen before
meditation can begin to bear fruit. Stimulating the hippocampus
on the right can help to do this, but the resulting states
of consciousness will gain in depth if they're accompanied
by meditation practice. Any non-verbal 'tasking' for the mind
can be used in conjunction with the hippocampal signal. Visualizations,
guided imaginations, 'toning', mindfulness exercises of any
kind, gazing techniques or any other technique that works
The same principle applies to the left hemisphere, prayer,
and the amygdala signal.
If you were to pursue intelligence enhancements, and used
frontal lobe sessions, how would you know if your intelligence
were enhanced without applying it to something? You might
find that you were having ideas that were more complex than
before, or that you seem to see things a 'level deeper' than
before. Or you might only notice enhancemnts in your intelligence
when you applied it. The same applies to your capicity for
awareness, love, or creativity.
One of the rules that governs the brain is the 'principle
of use-dependency'. This is where having a faculty or skill
depends on using it. "Use it or lose it".
Whatever your Shakti sesisons bring up for you, you need
to apply them to retain them. Doing this will mean paying
attention. Living at a higher level, or only having more such
moments, needs wanting them to be there. Shakti is
a powerful tool for this, but there are limits to what any
spiritual technology can do without your participation.
This can mean doing a spiritual practice, or it can mean
just paying attention to the effects of your sessions.