Dr. Joseph Dispenza, a neuroscientist and best-selling author, uses a scientific approach to demystify ancient wisdom and builds a solid, traversable bridge between science and spirituality. Dr. Dispenza gained widespread recognition as the “create-my-day-guy” in the movie What the Bleep Do We Know? in which he discusses starting his mornings by imagining and feeling the day he wants to have. His belief is that science is the contemporary language of mysticism, and that science can help you change your life, and when we understand it, we can begin to to apply this to our lives. His approach is based on a deep certainty that the potential for greatness is in every one of us.
Dr. Dispenza travels all over the world teaching people about the functions of the human brain and how reprogramming thought patterns and changing beliefs rewires it. He states that it’s all about how we think and what our beliefs are, to look at our emotions and our conditioned emotional responses to change them. It’s not enough to want to change. The process of change requires an unlearning process as well as a learning process. Think of it as pruning synaptic connections. To the extent that we learn to control these mental states, we will control our environment and experiences, according to Dr. Dispenza.
He writes that the mind and body are unquestionably related. The principles can be applied not only to your body, but to all aspects of life. His latest book Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose your Mind and Create a New One teaches you how to use these principles. You cannot make a quantum leap from what you know, he states. A quantum leap always involves discontinuity, meaning that we have to be willing to jump from where we are into a whole new vibrational experience. And that’s rarely comfortable. As a society, were conditioned to think that if something is uncomfortable, something is wrong! We live in a culture driven to maintain a certain feeling of good. But the real answer is inside, and we can access it there. Once we become conscious of the unconscious self, that’s the point at which we begin to create changes.
Once you have a new emotional experience, you feel it. The chemicals get created in the emotional brain. Breaking the habit of being ourselves requires embodying new beliefs, which involves teaching the body new ways of being by using the chemical reactions in the brain. Effecting change is not a one-time event. Dr Dispenza emphasizes the importance of un-memorizing old emotions to change the brain chemistry and retrain the body. He also explains that cultivating gratitude contributes to re-wiring the brain and retraining the body.
So, reshaping our life experience is more than possible, it’s do-able! It requires that we stay conscious, refrain from living in the past, using meditation to activate the feeling of that which we desire, and then letting go, allowing our expectations and actions to align with our desires and intentions. Becoming mindful, conscious of the unconscious self, is where change starts. Take a moment to notice what within you which is stirring, then activate your divine imagination! The choice is entirely yours on what shape you want your life to take.
“Thought is Cause, experience is Effect. If you don’t like the effects in your life, you have to change the nature of your thinking”
“You did not come here to be Normal. You came here to be You”