“We smell, therefore we are.”

-R. B.

SMiiiM is a project of SHAMIM. The core objective of SMiiiM is to underscore the importance of human scent and breath as part of the larger pursuit of spiritual harmony.

Smell is the faculty that tells us whether or not something is alive and healthy. Things that are fresh and full of life smell pleasant. We are all born with a pleasant smell. However, we slowly lose that pleasant scent, as our scent changes in real-time based on our lifestyles. At the age of 3, 12, 40, or 80, we smell completely different. Once life ends, the odor of the same body, without breath or soul, becomes the worst of all.

Most, if not all people are born with a right-dominant brain hemisphere, which ensures a harmony among the two hemispheres; that state remains until the age of 3. From birth until about the age of three synapses in our brain develop very rapidly and efficiently. At the age of three, our brain has up to twice as many synapses as it will have in adulthood. This number is maintained until about 10-12 years of age, at which time the synaptic density begins to decline. In the brain’s process of producing and disposing of synapses, the individual’s interaction with the environment plays a significant role (reaction to stimuli, collection, processing, and storage of information). As society alters our brain dominance to the left, which impedes interhemispheric harmony; though it is not yet proven, it is likely that this causes an imbalance among our bodily organs, which, in turn, is the cause of the deterioration of that pleasant scent, which is representative of our health’s overall decline.

In the same vein as animal sniffing used in mating rituals, humans judge one another subconsciously using our sense of smell. This is why, for example, people often choose to use chemicals (e.g. perfume) to fake a pleasing scent. The latest research on mate preferences indicates that people even tend to smell their hands immediately after shaking hands with someone.

There are no shortcuts to a good scent; in order to achieve one, we need to adopt a totally new lifestyle in order to rewire our plastic brains for a harmonious interhemispheric state.

Our breath gives even more away about us than our general odor. Medical professionals currently use breath analysis to detect diseases. But our breath also provides us a clear and unadulterated picture of who we really are and how we have lived our lives. Our scent is a result of all of our past thoughts, actions, diet, places, behavior, interactions, and more. Each individual has a unique “breath-print” that, because it is indeed based in our soul, more accurately identifies us than our name, ID number, or even a fingerprint.

Most mystical teachings and religions associate the status and role of women with universal prosperity and peace. Many of these teachings purport that a woman’s soul has a much larger capacity to receive than a man’s. The latest scientific discoveries show that women also have a superior sense of smell, as they possess almost 50% more olfactory receptors than men. We can observe how women become super-sensitive to odors during pregnancy, while they carry additional soul in their body. One of the objectives of SHAMIM and SMiiiM is to demonstrate how this superior smell can be advantageous in other areas of our lives.

In order to track SHAMIM’s ultimate goal of spiritual harmony, we will use scent analytic technology to measure and monitor individual and group breath-print scores, which will be documented in the proprietary SMiiiM Index in order to gauge performance. Because of human interdependence and interconnectivity, individual and group scent scores will be correlated; one cannot improve over time without the other doing the same.

The SMiiiM Index can be used to monitor our progress in all aspects life, and to compare and rank individual scores. There are no shortcuts to improving or masking our inner scent; it is truly a reflection of all that occurs around and within us.

In order to achieve the ultimate goals of the SHAMIM network of NGOs, including NeuroPlasticity, SpiriTech, and Gender Harmony, we are obliged to work together to improve each area of our public and private lives so that our scents reflect our collective betterment.