How do we change with the least amount of resistance and pain?
A couple of weeks ago, Dexter and I stumbled upon a video by Neuroscientist, Dr. Joe Dispenza. We were so impressed by the depth of understandings and the simplicity in which those understandings were presented in this video that we decided to transcribe them and share them with you.
We felt a deep resonance between the insights and explanations of Neuroscience with our own personal understandings and modeling of reality and consciousness.
We felt that reading these words, processing the implications of those words at the physical, mental, emotional, energetic, and spiritual levels of our systems, and letting them sink in and anchoring them in could be the catalyst to deep insights, further motivation to change, and personal growth and transformation.
We hope that you enjoy it and the positive ripple effects it can create in your life as much as we do.
“…When people wake up in the morning, they begin to think about their problems. Those problems are circuits, memories in the brain. Each one of those memories are connected to people and things and certain times and places. And if the brain is a record of the past, the moment they start their day, they’re already thinking in the past.
Each one of those memories has an emotion. Emotions are the end product of past experiences. So the moment they recall those memories or their problems, all of a sudden, they feel unhappy. They feel sad, they feel pain. Now, how you think and how you feel creates your state of being. So the person’s entire state of being when they start their day is in the past.
So what does that mean? The familiar past will sooner or later be predictable future. So if you believe that your thoughts have something to do with your destiny and you can’t think greater than how you feel, or feelings have become the means of thinking, by the very definition of emotions, you’re thinking in the past. And for the most part, you’re going to keep creating the same life.
So people grab their cell phone, they check their Whatsapp, they check their texts, they check their emails, they check their Facebook, they take a picture of their feet, they post it on Facebook, they tweet something, they do Instagram, they check the news, and now they feel really connected to everything that’s known in their life.
And then they go through a series of routine behaviors. They get out of bed on the same side. They go to the toilet, they get a cup of coffee, they take a shower, they get dressed, they drive to work the same way, they do the same things, they see the same people, they push the same emotional buttons and that becomes a routine, and it becomes like a program. So now they’ve lost their freewill to a program, and there’s no unseen hand doing it to them.
So when it comes time to change, the redundancy of that cycle becomes a subconscious program. So now, 95% of who we are by the time we’re 35 years old is a memorized set of behaviors, emotional reactions, unconscious habits, hardwired attitudes, beliefs and perceptions that function like a computer program.
So then a person can say with the 5% of their conscious mind: ‘I want to be healthy, I want to be happy, I want to be free’ and the body is on a whole different program. So then how do you begin to make those changes? Well, you have to get beyond the analytical mind because what separates the conscious mind from the subconscious mind is the analytical mind.
And that’s where meditation comes in, because you can teach people through practice how to change their brain waves, slow them down. And when they do that properly, they can enter the operating system where they can begin to make some really important changes.
So, most people then wait for a crisis or trauma, or disease, or diagnosis. They wait for loss, or some tragedy to make up their mind to change. And my message is, ‘Why wait?” You can learn and change in a state of pain and suffering, or you can learn and change in a state of joy and inspiration. And I think right now the cool thing is that people are waking up.
Most people spend 70% of their lives living in survival and in stress. So they’re always anticipating the worst case scenario based on a past experience and they’re literally, out of the infinite potentials and the quantum field, selecting the worst possible outcome and they’re beginning to emotionally embrace it with fear, and they’re conditioning their body into a state of fear. Do that enough times, the body has a panic attack without you. You can’t even predict it because it’s programmed subconsciously.
So people become addicted to the rush of those emotions, and they use the problems and conditions in their life to reaffirm their limitation so at least they can feel something. So now when it comes time to change, you say to the person, ‘why are you this way?” Well, every time they recall the event, they’re producing the same chemistry in their brain and body as if the event was occurring, firing and wiring the same circuits and sending the same emotional signal to the body.
And what’s the relevance behind that? Well, your body is your unconscious mind. In a sense, if you’re sitting down and you start thinking about some future worst case scenario that you’re conjuring up in your mind, and you begin to feel the emotion of that event, your body doesn’t know the difference between the event that’s taking place in your world, outer world, and what you’re creating by emotion or thought alone.
So most people then, they’re constantly reaffirming their emotional states. So when it comes time to give up that emotion, they can say, ‘I really want to do it’ and really the body is stronger than the mind because it’s been conditioned that way.
So, the servant now has become the master. And the person, all of a sudden, once they step into that unknown, they’re rather feel guilt and suffering because at least they can predict it. Being in the unknown is a scary place for most people because the unknown is uncertain.
People say to me, ‘well, I can’t predict my future, I’m in the unknown’ and I always say, ‘the best way to predict your future is to create it not from the known but from the unknown.’ What thoughts do you want to fire and wire in your brain? What behaviors do you want to demonstrate in one day? The act of rehearsing them mentally, closing your eyes, and rehearsing the action of what you want, by closing your eyes and mentally rehearsing some action. If you’re truly present, the brain doesn’t know the difference between what you’re imaging and what you’re experiencing in the 3-D world.
So then you begin to install the neurological hardware in your brain to look like the event has already occurred. Now, your brain is no longer a record of the past. Now, it’s a map to the future. And if you keep doing it, priming it in that way, the hardware becomes a software program and, who knows, you just may start acting like a happy person? And then I think the hardest part is to teach our body emotionally what the future will feel like ahead of the actual experience. So what does that mean?
You can’t wait for your success to feel empowered, you can’t wait for your wealth to feel abundant. You can’t wait for your new relationship to feel love, or your healing to feel whole. That’s the old model of reality of cause and effect, waiting for something outside of us to change how we feel inside of us. And when we feel better inside of us, we pay attention to whatever caused it. What that means then is that from the Newtonian world, most people will spend their whole life living in lack waiting for something to change out there.
The Newtonian world is all about the predictable. It’s all about predicting the future and the quantum model of reality is about causing an effect. The moment you start feeling abundant and worthy, you are generating wealth. The moment you’re empowered and feel it, you’re beginning to step toward your success. The moment you start feeling whole, your healing begins. and when you love yourself, and you love all of life, you’ll create an equal and now you’re causing an effect.
That’s the difference between living as a victim in your world saying, ‘I’m this way because of this person or that thing or this experience, they made me feel and think this way.’ When you switch that around, you become a creator of your world and you start saying, ‘My thinking and my feeling is changing an outcome in my life.’ Now that’s a whole different game and we start believing more that we’re creators of reality. And most people, when they have a thought, they just think that that’s the truth, and I think that one of my greatest realizations in my own journey was just because you have a thought that doesn’t necessarily means it’s true.
So if you think 60 to 70 thousand thoughts in one day, and we do, and 90% of those thoughts are the same as the day before, and you believe that your thoughts have something to do with your destiny, your life is not going to change very much because the same thought leads to the same choice, the same choice leads to the same behavior. The same behavior creates the same experience, and the same experience creates the same emotion, and so then the act of becoming conscious of this process to begin to become more aware of how you think, how you act, and how you feel is called metacognition.
And so then, why is that important? Because the more conscious you become of those unconscious states of mind and body, the less likely you’re going to go unconscious during the day and that thought is not going to slip by your awareness unchecked, because it means to know thyself. And the word meditation means to become familiar with. So as you become familiar with the thoughts, the behaviors, and the emotions of the old self, you’re retiring that old self.
As you fire and wire new thoughts and condition the body into a new emotional state. If you do that enough times, it will begin to become familiar to you. So, it’s so important, just like a garden, if you’re planting a new garden, you have to get rid of the weeds. You have to take the plants from the past year and you have to pull them out. The rocks that are stiffed to the top, that are like our emotional blocks, they have to be removed. The soil has to be tenderized and broken down. We have to make room to plant the new garden.
So, primarily, we learn the most about ourselves and others when we’re uncomfortable. Because the moment you move into that uncomfortable state, normally a program jumps in. When that program jumps in it’s because the person doesn’t want to be in the present moment and engage it consciously.
If you’re not being defined by a vision of the future, then you’re left with the old memories of the past, and you will be predictable in your life. And if you wake up in the morning, and you’re not being defined by a vision in the future, as you see the same people and you go to the same places and you do the exact same thing at the exact same time, it’s no longer that your personality is creating your personal reality. Now your personal reality if affecting or creating your personality. Your environment is really controlling how you think and feel unconsciously. Because every person, everything, every place, every experience has a neurological network in your brain. Every experience that you have with every person produces an emotion.
Some people will use their boss to reaffirm their addiction to judgment, they’ll use their enemy to reaffirm their addiction to hatred, they’ll use their friends to reaffirm their addiction to suffering and drama. So now they supposedly need the outer world to feel something.
So to change that is to be greater than your environment, to be greater than the conditions in your world. And the environment is that seductive. So then, why is meditation a tool? Well, let’s sit down, let’s close our eyes, let’s disconnect from your outer environment. So if you’re seeing less things, there’s less stimulation going to your brain, if you’re playing soft music, or you have earplugs in, there’s less sensory information coming to your brain so you’re disconnecting from your environment.
If you can sit your body down, and teach it to stay like an animal, and tell it, ‘stay right here, I’m going to feed you when we’re done, you can get up and check your emails, you can do all your texts and now you’re going to sit down and listen’ So then when you do that properly, and you’re not eating anything, or smelling anything, or tasting anything, you’re not up experiencing and feeling anything, you would have to agree with me that, you’re being defined by a thought.
So then when the body wants to go back to its emotional past, and you become aware that your attention is on that emotion, and where you place your attention is where you place your energy, you’re siphoning your energy in the present moment into the past and you become aware of that and you settle your body back down into the present moment because it’s saying, ‘well, it’s 8 o’clock and you normally get upset because you’re normally stuck in traffic around this time and here you are sitting and we’re used to feeling anger and you’re off schedule. Oh, it’s 11 o’clock and you usually check your emails and judge everybody… Your body is looking for that predictable chemical state.
Every time you become aware that you’re doing that and your body is craving those emotions and you settle it back down into the present moment, you’re telling the body it’s no longer the mind. That you’re the mind and now your will (or free will) is getting greater than the program.
And if you keep doing this, over and over again, over and over again, over and over again, it’s just like training a wild animal or a dog, it’s just going to say, ‘I’m going to sit’. And the moment that happens, and the body is no longer the mind, and it finally surrenders, there’s a liberation of energy. It goes from particle to wave, from matter to energy, and we free ourselves from the chains of the emotions that keep us in the familiar past, and we’ve seen this thousands of times. In fact, we can actually predict it now on a brain scan…”
If you’re interested in watching the video (transcribed above) by Neuroscientist, Dr. Joe Dispenza, you can find it here: ‘In order to change your life, you need to learn this first’: https://youtu.be/wvWUpHv4AXs
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