By: Dr. Joe Dispenza
Many of us in our modern world today have to deal with pressure, emotional stress, and anxiety like never before. This feeling of anxiety can prevent us from reaching our goals, dreams and building positive relationships with the people around us.
Some of us wake up in the morning, and we think about our problems. Those problems are circuits, memories in the brain. Each one of those memories are connected to people and events that happened in our lives at certain times and places.
If the brain is a record of the past…. The moment they start their day, they’re already thinking of the past.
Each one of those memories has an emotion. Emotions are the end product of past experiences. The moment they recall those memories of their problems, they all of the sudden feel unhappy, sad, or they feel pain again.
How you think and feel creates your state of being. The person’s entire state of being, when they start their day is in the past.
What does that mean?
The familiar past will sooner or later be the 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.
95 percent of who we are, by the time we are 35 years old is a memorized set of behaviors, emotional reactions, unconscious habits, hardwired attitudes, beliefs and perceptions that function like a computer program.
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, but the body is on a whole different program.
How do we begin to make these changes?
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 practise how to change their brain waves, slow them down and when they do that properly, they enter the operating system, where they can begin to make some really important changes.
Most people wait for a crisis, trauma, disease, diagnosis, or tragedy to make up their mind to change.
My message is why wait? You can learn and change in a state of pain and suffering or you can learn or change in a state of joy and inspiration.
People experience a traumatic event, then they rehearse it in their mind, over and over again. So why do people find it so difficult to get past trauma?
The stronger the emotional reaction you have to some experience in your life the higher the emotional memory, the more you pay attention to the cause and the moment the brain puts all of its attention on the cause, it takes a snapshot and that’s called a memory. So long term memories are created from very highly emotional experiences.
What happens then is that people think neurologically within the circuit of that experience and they feel chemically within the boundaries of those emotions and so, when you have an emotional reaction to someone or something, most people just think that they can’t control their emotional reaction.
Let’s say the person had some type of traumatic event happened to them days ago and they just can’t get it out of their head. If you keep that same emotional reaction going on for weeks or months, that’s called a temperament. If this continues for a few years, then now it’s called a personality trait.
Learning how to shorten your refractory period of emotional reactions is really where that work starts. So, then people when they have an event, what they do is they keep thinking about the event because the emotions of stress hormones, the survival emotions are saying… pay attention to what happened, because you want to be prepared if it happens again.
Turns out that most people spend 70% of their life living in survival and living in stress. So, they’re always anticipating the worst-case scenario based on past experience and they’re literally out of the infinite potentials of the quantum field, they’re selecting the worst possible outcome and they’re beginning to emotionally embrace it with fear and their conditioning their body into a state of fear. Do that enough times and the body has a panic attack without you. You can’t even predict it because it’s programmed subconsciously.
You ask the person… why are you this way?
They will tell you that they are this way because of this event that happened to me 15 or 20 years ago, and what that means from a biological standpoint is that they haven’t been able to change since that event. So, then the emotions from the experience tend to give the body and the brain a rush of energy.
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.
Every time they recall the event, they’re producing the same chemistry in their brain and body as if the event is occurring. Firing and wiring the same circuits and sending the same emotional signature to the body.
What’s the relevant behind that? Well, your body is the unconscious mind. It doesn’t know the difference between the experience that’s creating the emotion and the emotion that you’re creating by thought alone. So, the body is believing, it’s living in the same past experience 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
When those emotions influence certain thoughts and they do… then those thoughts create the same emotions and those same emotions influence the same thoughts. Now the persons entire state of being is in the past.
The hardest part about change is not making the same choice as you did the day before. The moment you decide to make a different choice, get ready because it’s going to feel uncomfortable.
It’s the emotion that follows that thought. If you have a fearful thought then you’re going to feel anxiety. The moment you feel anxiety your brain checks in with your body and saying, yeah, you’re pretty anxious, so then you start thinking more corresponding thoughts equalled to how you feel.
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 towards your success. The moment you start feeling whole, your healing begins, and when you love yourself and love all of life, you will create an equal, and now you are causing an effect. That’s the difference between living as a victim in your world, saying I am this way because of this person or that thing or this experience.
They made me feel this way. When you switch that around, you then become the creator of your world and you start saying… my thinking and my feeling is changing an outcome in my life. We start believing more that we are creators of our reality.
If you are not being defined by a vision of the future, then you are left with the old memories of the past and you will be predictable in your life.
Meditation can help greatly with this problem we have. Try to sit down and close your eyes. Disconnect yourself from your outer environment. Remind your body that you are the one who is in control.
Every time you become aware that you are doing that and your body is craving those emotions and you settle it back down into the present moment, you’re telling the body that it is no longer the mind and now your will is getting greater than the program, and if you keep doing this over and over again, just like training a stallion or a dog, it’s just going to say… I’m going to sit and obey. The moment that happens, when the body’s no longer the mind, when it finally surrenders, there is a liberation of energy.
We go from particle to wave, from matter to energy and we free ourselves from the chains of those 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.
We have a huge frontal lobe and it’s 40% of our brain. Most people when they have a thought, they just think that’s the truth.
One of the greatest realizations in my own journey would be that just because you have a thought it doesn’t necessarily mean 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 thoughts 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 produces the same emotions 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.
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.
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.
It’s very important, just like a garden. If you’re planting a garden, you have to get rid of the weeds.
We learn the most about ourselves when we are uncomfortable, because the moment you move into that uncomfortable state, normally a program jumps in. That program jumps in because that person doesn’t want to be in the present moment and engage it consciously.
When you teach people how to do that with a meditative process, it turns out that when they’re in their life, they’re less likely to be so rigid and believe the thoughts they were thinking. They’re more aware of when they go unconscious back into a habit. That is what starts the process of change and so we have to unlearn before we relearn. We have to break the habit of the old self before we reinvent a new self.
When we meditate, we have to open our hearts and raise our energy. If you do this properly, it will produce an electric signature for you that other people can feel from you.
Turn off your cell phones, find a comfortable place to sit peacefully.
Sit up straight with your eyes closed. Take in a deep breath, exhale.
Relaxing your mind and your body.
Again… Fill your lungs with air slowly, and slowly exhale.
Keep doing this and think of something you love. Focus on that love.
Now confirm to yourself that you love yourself.
Imagine yourself in a place in the world that you would love to be in, with the people you would love to be with and enjoy that moment.
Whatever it is that you desire, just picture that image in your head about whatever it is that you want in life and keep creating more images of that thought and make sure to revisit these thoughts frequently, from morning noon and night. Imagine it as if it has already happened.
Knowledge is power but knowledge about yourself is self empowerment.
Find your inner power and change your world.
These are some Anxiety symptoms for those who are not aware:
Panic, fear, Sleep problems, Not being able to stay calm and still. Cold, sweaty, numb or tingling hands or feet, Shortness of breath, Heart palpitations, Nausea, Tense muscles, and Dizziness.