One thing I know for sure is that I can only perceive my life based on my own experiences. If all that I know is based on what I believe about those experiences, how can I positively affect my future?
The mind is the most powerful tool we have. The brain is a remarkable organ, capable of creating thoughts and ideas, retaining memories and producing chemicals that affect our cells and our feelings.
If our thoughts really do manifest our reality and our bodies respond to what we believe and think, why can't we prevent pain and sadness and illness if all we have to do is think happy thoughts? As Dr. Masaru Emoto wrote in his book "The Secret Life of Water", thoughts can alter the consciousness of water and since we are 90% water, imagine how our thoughts can change us.
Can you rethink your reality?
It's time to believe that we truly are responsible for our own reality. Quantum physics is the scientific study of possibility. It shows us we must begin to think not in terms of what we believe is out there but rather what is possible out there. We talk about the power of positive thinking, but in most cases we work hard to create positive thoughts to cover up and disguise all the negative thoughts we've learned to live with since childhood.
As we grow up events occur in our lives, and the negative and positive memories of the thoughts and emotions connected to those experiences get stored in our cells. Over time those negative emotional connections get reinforced over and over. Neurons that fire together get wired together. What that means scientifically is that memories stored in our brain via chemicals called neuropeptides get released into the blood and hook onto familiar receptors in the cells throughout our bodies causing the same feelings, the same illnesses and the same reality, over and over. For example, if we associate a certain outcome like rejection with a certain emotion like love, that same connection will keep repeating. Every time you love, you'll fear being rejected. How can this repetitive outcome be altered?
I recently experienced the tremendous healing of somatic repatterning. My practitioner, the very talented Jaye Nan Lasko, who learned the method from the very brilliant Ilene Myers, through muscle testing, was able to identify the source of seriously negative beliefs I had imprinted into my brain. These beliefs have sadly impacted my whole life and were so deeply ingrained in my subconscious that I wasn't able to discover them on my own. Jaye was not only able to identify the beliefs but also the event that caused the negative feeling and the age I was when they were first created. Through the very effective work of somatic repatterning, she carefully released the trauma from the cellular memory of my body and my mind. Remarkably, it occurred in a one-hour session over the phone.
I am always excited when I find a new tool that helps me to understand who I am and how to improve my life, especially when the healing occurs permanently from the inside out. This month I want to share it with you too. For a deeper understanding of the philosophy and science behind the power thought, I suggest you watch the movie "What the Bleep", and for more information on the work of Jaye Lasko, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.