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WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?: HOW YOUR THOUGHTS IMPACT YOUR REALITY - TAKE BACK THE REINS!

Updated: Sep 22

Changing your thoughts to change your life #DrJoeDispenza


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A few years ago I stumbled upon a video of a guy named Dr. Joe Dispenza. I couldn’t believe my ears. What I have been thinking and talking about for years was finally being proven through scientific evidence. I dug a little deeper and found out the impressive background of Dr. Joe. He received his doctor of chiropractic from Life University in Atlanta, GA. He has received postgraduate training and continuing education in neurology, neuroscience, brain function and chemistry, cellular biology, memory formation, and aging and longevity (LinkedIn.com-Dr JoeDispenza). Listening to him was amazing. He began a life mission to not only educate people about and prove the brain/body connection, but also to provide an environment ideal to finding that connection. This was prompted by an injury he sustained. Drs. told him he would never recover. He set out to prove them wrong and he did. Not only did he recover, but he has helped numerous people do the same.


So I set out to share my new found information with new zeal. I could finally share my beliefs without people thinking “Ok nutty.” I’m not sure if it made any difference, but I’m hoping my words and information about Dr. Dispenza at least planted some seeds. What’s odd tho‘ is that I shared my beliefs with others and only applied it to my own life about 50% of the time. While listening to various information and meditating is always fantastic, I realize that consistency is key. It’s like NewYear’s Eve resolutions of “This year I’m going to exercise, eat healthier, and get into shape.” The first week we are hyped up. We wake up at 6 or 7 in the morning, meditate, make our healthy smoothie, run or go to the gym, or something to do with exercise. The next week, we wake up late on Monday and think “Eh, I’ll exercise later. Monday becomes Friday and we haven’t drank one smoothie or exercised once. The weekend is busy and then it’s Monday again. By this time we‘ve pretty much forgotten about our New Year’s resolution. Oh well, we think about it once in awhile. Then February comes and the thought is completely gone.

“We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.“ - Helen Keller

This is what happens to me with changing my thought process. I get deeply into it for awhile. Things start to change for the better. Literally, money comes to me out of nowhere, when I buy things they actually work, I don’t lose my keys, I’m not drawn into dramatic situations. Little by little, because things are going so well, I forget about the need to stay aware and diligent about my practices. While I still do short meditations every morning and every evening, I’m not paying as much attention to my thoughts and feelings. I stop reading about or listening to my “gurus.” Slowly, my life returns to the chaos that my body is used to.

“Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.” - Cavett Robert

After listening to an interview of Dr. Joe Dispenza on YouTube https://youtu.be/ereahWKwNV8 , I am hitting the refresh button once again. While I’ve listened to literally hundreds of podcasts and videos with Dr. Joe this one had something that I haven’t heard before. It could’ve been in other media, but it just didn’t register. In this interview, Dr. Joe explained that the brain is the conscious mind and the body is the unconscious mind. For a very long time I thought of my brain and body as a horse and rider respectively. I would ask myself, “Who is in charge here?”, the rider or the horse; my brain or my body.


This idea of the brain being the conscious mind and the body being the unconscious mind makes total sense to me. It actually isn’t just an idea. Dr. Joe has worked with tens of thousands of participants. He has done literally thousands of brain scans, performed blood tests to measure levels of a variety of chemicals produced by the brain to prove the impact of thoughts/meditation on the brain and body. From my understanding from watching this interview, Dr. Joe has come to the conclusion that when the brain takes in information from experiences and events there is an emotional reaction to it. Those emotions trigger chemicals that the body then receives. This process causes the body to expect certain chemicals for certain events and/or certain emotions. Thus there is a high chance that this can become a pattern of thought and eventually a personality trait.



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Let’s say person A, we’ll call them Bobby is in a crowd of people and person B, we’ll say Tyler, notices that Bobby has toilet paper on their shoe. Tyler begins to point and laugh and pretty soon the entire crowd is pointing and laughing. On top of that, since this experience caused reactive intense emotions, Bobby may have perceived it as worse than it actually was. That perception expands to an even more extreme memory. In reality, out of the crowd of people maybe no one else pointed and laughed. Maybe just a few people giggled a little. The next time Bobby goes into a crowd, regardless of whether or not they are doing anything to cause embarrassment, that memory kicks in and causes the same emotions that happened the last time they were in a crowd. If Bobby isn’t aware that the feelings they are having is caused by the experience from the previous encounter in the crowd, there is a good chance this will become a perpetuating issue.


If we are not on top of our thoughts we run the risk of holding on to an emotional reaction turning into a mood which becomes our temperament (or behavior). Then eventually it will become part of our personality. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want some negative experience forming my personality all without even knowing it is happening. If we intentionally stop living in the past, we can avoid such pitfalls. One way to stop living in the past is to begin our day in gratitude. This brings us into the future instead of into the past.

“The emotional signature of Gratitude is the event has already happened…the moment you open your heart and feel gratitude, that emotion is telling the body that the experience has already occurred. The thought then can make it into the body because it is consistent with the thought. So now you’re beginning to program the autonomic nervous system into a very specific destiny.” - Dr. Jone Dispenza.

So find gratitude in everything. Stay aware of how you’re feeling. Seriously! If you find that you’re starting to get angry about something, stop for a moment and check in with yourself. What thought or feelings are you having? Is it your body trying to take the reigns? Don’t let that happen. Be the rider not the horse! If you do, before you know it you’ll be happily riding off into the sunset!


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