Understanding the Power of your Mind with Dr Joe Dispenza
Dr Joe Dispenza, the author of “Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself,” is an expert on habits and the brain.
“If you are not in the present moment, then you are running on habit,” he says. And habits can cause all sorts of problems in your life, if they are habits that do not serve you well.
Meditation and Healing the Body
Take a look at your life, at your circumstances, at your body. Who is doing the observing? That’s who you really are, the observer that is taking all these notes.
Dr Joe says, if you are placing your attention on everything outside of you – Facebook, your bank account, traffic jams, etc. – then your energy is placed outside of you. Where you place your attention is where you place your energy.
If your energy is all outside of you, then you have no energy to create with.
“If you are living by the quantum model of reality, your personal reality creates your personality.” – Dr Joe Dispenza
You can alter your personal reality through the practice of meditation. The more you limit your sensory input, for example, the less you have to focus on the outer world, and the more you can focus on the inner world.
When your inner world becomes more real to you than your outer world, he says, then you will transcend time and become pure consciousness. That is the moment that you have the ability to change your body.
You and I are at our best when we forget about ourselves. In a sense, when you are becoming nothing, you become a thought alone.
When you are in the state of meditation, the brain gets highly energized, the heart gets more orderly, the energy field around the body becomes aligned, and you really change from an internal state.
Meditation, according to Dr Dispenza, means ‘to become familiar with.’
Become familiar with your old self, so you know what it is you don’t want to be, and become familiar with the new self, the person who you want to become.
Plan your behaviors and decide who you are going to be in your life. When you do this, the brain is no longer living in the past, and the brain becomes a map to the future.
“A clear intention combined with an elevated emotion has an effect on matter.” – Dr Joe Dispenza
Healing Your Body With your Thoughts
Our lives are a living trance of the belief systems we grew up with. When we begin to remove our limiting beliefs, we can change the chemistry of our bodies.
So many models are beginning to collapse – religious, educational, medical, etc – because of universally available information.
In the age of information, ignorance is a choice.
“Science is the contemporary language of mysticism. Science helps to demystify the mystical.” – Dr Joe Dispenza
This is an amazing time in history, because people are waking up and becoming more aware. But it’s not enough to know, you also have to know how.
A disease can exists in your old personality. Your disease doesn’t have to exist in your new personality.
People who have healed themselves with their minds, they all say – I felt so whole, so complete, and like nothing was missing. You cannot be ill when you are completely whole, because you already have what you want.
They do this by becoming whole within their introspection. Theres only a certain amount of energy in the body, and if you are reacting to everything in the outer world, you don’t have any energy for repairing yourself.
“We measure the field around peoples bodies, and within 40-60 minutes, they can change their state by calling energy back to them.” – Dr Joe Dispenza
All organisms in nature can tolerate short term stress. The gazelle outruns the lion, and 15 minutes later it peacefully goes back to grazing.
Human beings are different, because we can turn on the stress response by thought alone. We can produce the same chemistry in the brain and the body as if a stressor was actually happening, when all we are doing is just thinking.
If your thoughts can turn on the stress response, and stress makes you sick, then your thoughts can make you sick. The question then, is: if your thoughts can make you sick, then can your thoughts make you well?
Changing your Thoughts to Heal your Body
“The process of change requires unlearning and relearning. It requires breaking the habit of the old self and creating the habits of the new self. It’s losing your mind and creating a new one.” – Dr Joe Dispenza
Most people, when they start changing, it feels uncomfortable. When you step into the river of change and you want to be someone else, and you become uncomfortable in that void, and you stop. But that is where you need to get comfortable, is in the unknown.
The unknown is a perfect place to create the future. You cannot create a new future from the known, you have to do it from the unknown.
Being uncomfortable, and being okay with it, means you can decide your future by creating it.
Can you teach your body emotionally what that future will feel like when it’s made manifest?
Do you want to be defined as a memory of the past? Or do you want to be defined as a vision of the future? If its the latter, you need to feel different, you need to feel uncomfortable, you need to move proactively into change.
It’s actually our natural state of being. You overcome your past, you’ve overcome your programming, and your body can step up and say, THIS is who I am. It’s very empowering, and Dr Dispenza sees it happen all the times in his workshops.
You can watch one of his two-day workshops at the link below, and also receive a coupon to one of his upcoming workshops later this year.