We've all experienced moments of bliss where we felt like the opportunities were limitless — Moments where we feel like we could accomplish ANYTHING. We've also all experienced moments where we felt like we couldn't put one foot in front of the other. Moments where we're so tired, so drained, and disempowered that our goals seem impossible.
Sometimes, we find ourselves stuck in the past. As humans, we all make mistakes, and instead of moving on, we can get hung up on those mistakes and let them determine our future. When we think the same thoughts over and over again — thoughts like, "I'm not enough" — then those thoughts keep us from action.
If these thoughts cause you not to take action, miss your greatest opportunities, to doubt yourself, then just IMAGINE what a life transformation you can make if you take control of your subconscious mind. You have the power to replace those thoughts with thoughts that serve you. And once you do that, those moments of pure bliss and potential will be your everyday reality.
For the first time in this show's history, I'm bringing back a guest for the second time! He's not only one of your favorite guests, but he's always one of my dearest friends. His name is Dr. Joe Dispenza, and he is on a mission to help you unlock your greatest potential.
Dr. Joe Dispenza is an international lecturer, researcher, corporate consultant, New York Times bestselling author, and educator who has been invited to speak in more than 33 countries on 6 continents. As a lecturer and educator, he is driven by the conviction that each of us has the potential for greatness and unlimited abilities.
In his easy-to-understand, compassionate style, he has educated thousands of people, detailing how they can rewire their brains and recondition their bodies to make lasting changes. His most recent book, Becoming Supernatural, talks about how we can intentionally change our brain chemistry to initiate profoundly mystical, transcendental experiences and develop a more healthy body, mind, and spiritual life.
In this episode, Dr. Joe Dispenza shares the secrets of training your body and mind to experience success before it even happens! Find out how to leave your guilt, pain, and anxiety in the past so you can transform your identity and change your life!
In personal development, we constantly talk about how we have to pay attention to the stories we're telling ourselves. Our thoughts control our habits, which control our lives. So, if our thoughts are telling us lies, then we're not living the lives we're meant to live.
"Everything starts with a thought … So if you believe that your thoughts have something to do with your destiny … the first thing you have to do is decide [is], Are you going to be defined by a vision of the future? Or are you going to live by the memories of the past?" - Dr. Joe Dispenza
Dr. Joe explained that most people wake up in the morning and start thinking about their problems. And those problems are connected to certain people, places, and situations that all have various emotions attached to them: anger, sadness, anxiety, to name a few. So if you start each morning with these thought patterns, then you’re creating a state of being that is fundamentally unhappy.
"If you live in the familiar past, then it makes sense that you're going to create the predictable future … So what happens for most people is they get stuck in their biology … [Your unconscious mind] doesn't know the difference between an experience in your life. That creates an emotion and an emotion that you can create by thought alone. So if you're living by the same emotion every single day, and those emotions are influencing your thoughts, and you can't think greater than how you feel … you're thinking in the past, your lens of the future is going to be colored by the past. So you can't see possibility." - Dr. Joe Dispenza
When Dr. Joe explains it, Everything makes perfect sense. Your body becomes accustomed to living by the same emotions, and as creatures of habit, we typically stay in these cycles unless something significant breaks us out of them. So the first step in rewiring your brain is to examine your thoughts and decide why you want to change them. What future do you want for yourself, and what thoughts set you up for that future? While this process may seem abstract, it has a real, scientific basis:
Now it's a scientific fact that it's the environment that signals the gene … So when you begin to embrace an elevated emotion, you're beginning to signal the gene ahead of the environment. … genes make proteins, and proteins are responsible for the structure and the function of your body … So by you creating an elevated emotion and teaching your body what that future will feel like before it's made, [lets your body start] living in that future reality in the present moment." - Dr. Joe Dispenza
Trade your negative thought patterns for elevated emotions, which propel you towards a brighter future and not into the past. By doing so, you become the creator of your life and not the victim. I know that sometimes breaking out of these cycles can seem impossible, but thankfully, there are simple tools we can all use to get there, one of which is meditation.
The word meditation means "to become familiar with," and when we meditate, we are becoming familiar with our inner world. If you're new to meditation, you might be thinking, "That sounds a bit too spiritual or new agey for me." Or maybe, "How can meditation heal my thought patterns?" But it can.
Our bodies can become addicted to negative emotions. We become so used to feeling sad, angry, or anxious that it becomes our everyday reality. But meditation is a great tool to start breaking out of that cycle and freeing yourself from yourself.
Mediation can start with writing down all those thoughts that don't serve you. You are so much more equipped to deal with the issue when you become aware of the patterns. Awareness gives you a power over those thoughts that you didn't have before. And make sure you give yourself credit for this process because it is a huge win. Next, the rewiring begins:
So then you start firing and wiring new thoughts. You start thinking to yourself, who am I going to be? … How am I going to make a difference in the world today? Who am I going to be? How am I going to love? How am I going to give, how am I going to serve? How am I going to contribute? What things do I want to really do today? And in the act of closing your eyes and just thinking about, and rehearsing what you're going to do, your brain doesn't know the difference … you'll begin to install the neurological hardware in your brain to look like you've already done it. Now, the brain's no longer a record of the past — Now it's a map to the future." - Dr. Joe Dispenza
Meditation has a lot of stigmas attached to it, but all you're really doing is disconnecting from your external environment and investing in your inner environment. You're opening up possibilities for the future and becoming a part of that in the present. Even if your external environment is stressful, you can tell your brain positive thoughts that have a real change on your mood and health.
In Dr. Joe's healing programs, he's seen these methods heal physical aliments, including blindness, and he's even seen a woman recover from a stroke:
"She did both the courses, she read all the books, she did all the meditations, and she came to the event with the intention of learning how to live with her condition. It didn't occur to her fully that she could heal it." - Dr. Joe Dispenza
Dr. Joe says that in order to access the future, you have to be willing to explore the unknown — what you don't fully understand. Your body can start living like it's already in the future by merely telling it a different story. This whole process is about what you overcome and who you become in the process. And as Dr. Joe says, "Every time you overcome yourself a little bit more, you love yourself a little bit more." Give yourself the freedom to love yourself and invest in a brighter future.
My last question for Dr. Joe was about how this applies to children — I know that a lot of you are parents, and as parents, we're responsible for raising our children and ensuring they feel loved. In this day in time, so many young people are struggling with mental illness, which shows these addictions to negative thought patterns can start at an early age.
"The first six years of their life, they're very suggestible to information, and their brainwaves are just in a slower pattern. So they don't have any critical facilities or analytical facilities. "Big boys don't cry. Little girls should be seen and not heard money is the root of all evil. God is mad at you. You're going to go to hell." — kids just take that all in without any filter. And that becomes the foundation of their personality and our identity. Then you throw in parents, [who] are 95% of the time running unconscious programs." - Dr. Joe Dispenza
Kids are like sponges — they absorb Everything in their environment, and they mirror behaviors. So it makes sense that if their parents are addicted to negative thought systems, then the children will inherit that addiction. How can we ensure that our children are telling themselves the right stories?
"If you want to raise a great kid, you gotta be the example … teaching children how to shorten the refractory period of their emotional reaction is so important, and simple things like [jumping on] a trampoline is a great way. When a kid is upset, just change their state … When you jump with them, 10 minutes later, it's gone. And so parents need to know that it's so important to never rationalize with your kid when they're emotional." - Dr. Joe Dispenza
When you're a kid and you're emotional, you don't want to hear "reason" or "logic." You want to be left alone. Dr. Joe explained that emotions often overrun the nervous system with information, and so no new information can enter the brain that equals the emotions they are experiencing. That's why it's so important to encourage movement — it's a way to diffuse the emotional reaction naturally and break the cycle of negative thinking.
As I said, this was the first time I had brought back a guest on The Ed Mylett Show, and I'm sure you understand why. Dr. Joe Dispenza's methods are revolutionary and are bringing healing to so many people who struggle both mentally and physically. If you find yourself in a toxic cycle of negative thinking, then it's time to rewire that brain and build a better future for yourself.
You can connect with Dr. Joe on Instagram, Twitter, and other social media platforms, and I encourage you to check out his most recent book, Becoming Supernatural, which talks more about how we can intentionally change our brain chemistry to initiate profoundly mystical, transcendental experiences and develop a more healthy body, mind, and spiritual life.
I am so grateful for Dr. Joe and his wisdom, and I know that he's making a huge difference in this world. If you know someone who would benefit from this message, share it and tag someone you love who you want to see happier and brighter. And don't forget to use the #MAXOUT hashtag and tell me your biggest takeaways in the comments below! I read them every week and select winners who get all sorts of prizes, gear, and even coaching calls with me!
It's time to release the negative emotions of the past so you can finally reclaim power back over your life. It's time to stop looking for success and start BEING success.