Prologue: In the previous blog, my lower self was hoping that this blog would be about the mind. But, at 5:30 one morning, my guides whispered “reverse engineer” the process. So, we need to start with feelings instead of mind. This is because feelings are the first to activate our body/mind process. So here goes; we’ll take a look and see what we find.
Feelings are running the show
We all have emotions, feelings that come and go. We have subtle feelings, intense feelings, positive feelings, and negative feelings. Turns out we have feelings that are seen and unseen, felt and unfelt, heard and unheard. All of these feelings have a huge effect on our minds, our bodies, and how we behave every day. Some emotions are readily apparent. We’ve all experienced fear, anger, guilt, shame, sadness, grief, confusion, boredom, happiness, contentment, and sometimes joy. Other emotions are buried deep within our subconscious.
Emotions have consequences. Brain science now shows that every three seconds we are unconsciously scanning our bodies, asking “am I safe, am I safe?”
And even a slight shift in mood “will trigger our DNA into some form of biological response.”
This is the reason that, when we are having a bad day, we find ourselves in a negative (low frequency) frame of mind, and when we are in a positive (higher frequency) frame of mind, things are more likely to go our way.
When we take emotions, behaviors, and the body into account, things really get wild. Dr. Joe Dispenza, a noted teacher, writer, and neuro-science researcher, tells us…
“Emotions have more power over us than our minds… Emotions from the past drive your thoughts… Over the years, the body becomes the unconscious mind.”
Yikes, this is amazing. So, I set out to study Dr. Joe’s work. Here is what I learned:
- When we have emotions, or feelings, it means that we are thinking in the past. We are not living in the present. In this way, we just keep creating the same past over and over again.
- Then our brain starts to generate more and more thoughts that correspond to those same emotional states. This is what causes us to stay in our rut.
- Our past emotions drive our present-day thoughts. After years of following this same protocol, the mind actually becomes conditioned to be the body; it becomes the unconscious mind. Most of us are completely unaware of how our moods, thoughts, and beliefs literally mold our attitudes and even determine the electromagnetic signals that reach the DNA in our bodies.
- Science shows us that the body does not know the difference between an actual present-moment experience and one that we imagine, or re-create, from the past. Each time we have a feeling, the physical body believes it is living in that same experience, whether it is in the present or past.
- Because our body has been conditioned by our mind, it’s very difficult to change. We make a decision to try something new. Things go well for a few hours, or a few days, and then the old body-mind response creeps in. We start to make excuses. I don’t have time. I’m too busy. I’ll do it tomorrow. I have to answer emails, wash my hair, weed the garden. The old, familiar protocol kicks in and we are back where we started.
- But wait, we want to step out of all these shenanigans. We want to go beyond our conditioned feelings and brain patterns. We want to learn to be our fullest, deepest, most authentic selves.
The good news is that can change. We can step out of our old patterns. We can step into new realms. Neural brain science is showing that we can train our brain and change our experience—giving us a whole new outlook on life. Researchers such as HeartMath, Dawson Church, Dr. Joe, and many others are discovering that higher frequency brain waves, stronger heart-coherence, and new life-environments are happening in real-time for regular people. This is what our journey is all about—experiencing, expanding, learning, and growing in real time.
We can learn specific ways to mentally rehearse our future. Mental rehearsal installs new neurological hardware; the brain then responds as if the future has already occurred! Dr. Joe explains that when this happens, “the brain then is no longer a record of the past. It’s a map to the future.” (I think this brain-entrainment thing may be what’s happening during my walks, when my environmental surround turns into a wonderland, broadcasting love, beauty, and joy everywhere, despite what is occurring on the outside.)
As Dr. Joe explains, “The moment you made the choice to go from the old self to the new self, you are stepping into the river of change.” He advises us not to wait, “you can’t wait until you heal to feel wholeness…you can’t wait for wealth to feel abundance…for success to feel empowered…for the mystical moment to feel awe …for a new relationship to feel love…that’s the old model of reality…you can’t wait for something outside of you to feel something inside of you.”
So, why wait? Let’s move along in our journey of discovery. In the next blog post, we will inquire into what’s really going on in our heads.