- Hardcover: 510 pages
- Publisher: Hci (16 January 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 075730480X
- ISBN-13: 978-0757304804
- Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 3.2 x 24.1 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 975 g
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It took one moment to change Joe Dispenza's life forever.
A car sent him toppling off his bike, causing multiple fractures to his vertabrae. Several doctors said his only hope of walking again was to fuse some of the vertebrae in an operation that would leave him with a lifetime of pain and limited mobility.
But as a chiropractor, Dispenza knew enough about spinal health and his own post-accident physical state to take a remarkable risk: he refused the operation and, along with a careful therapeutic program, literally thought his way to healing. Nine months later, he was able to walk and function as well as he had before the accident, and he credits a large amount of that recovery to the power of his own mind.
This incredible experience spurred Joe on to learn about this most important tool that we all possess—the brain—and he passes that potent knowledge on to you. He explores how the brain learns, how it processes information, and, when it isn't stimulated enough by new experiences, how it can become addicted to comfortable, familiar patterns.
Every time we think a thought or feel an emotion, the brain sends chemicals throughout the body that reproduce that feeling, often giving us a physical reaction. Through prolonged repetition, self-limiting thoughts and feelings can become habitual—producing mindsets such as unworthiness and attracting negative experiences—yet we can still crave them, even when they don't feel good.
But all this can change—and Joe Dispenza will show you how to do it. Step by step, he'll walk you through the structures of the brain, how your thoughts and emotions become hardwired in the brain, how to recognize the patterns you want to change, and finally, how to create new, positive habits that will not only change your life, but also change you—into the person you've always wanted to be.
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Dispenza has gone on to help many other people deal with their physical problems through mind-body interventions. He shares much that is helpful to those who want to know how to help themselves, from his rich experiences in these approaches.
The people I spoke with who experienced a spontaneous remission believed that a higher order or intelligence lived within him or her. Whether they called in the
ir divine, spiritual, or subconscious mind, they accepted that an inner power was giving them life every moment, and that it knew more than they, as humans, could ever know. Furthermore, if they could just tap into this intelligence, they could direct it to start working for them.” (p. 39)
He explains when we change our views of the world and our relationships with the world, we can change our physical states of being. I find it peculiar, however that Dispenza prefers the term ‘spontaneous remission’ to describe recoveries from medically incurable problems. In my view, these are truly ‘remarkable recoveries.’ (Benor, web reference)
Dispenza presents clear explanations of the theoretical basis for his approaches.
If you think that our brain – being the site of us, or our consciousness– has the capacity to change possibility into actuality, think again. According to quantum physics, the brain itself consists of quantum possibilities before we measure it, before we observe with it. If we, our consciousness, were a brain product, we would be possibilities as well, and our “coupling” with the object would change neither the object nor us (our brain) from possibility to actuality. Face it! Possibility coupled to possibility only makes a bigger possibility.
The paradox only thickens if you think of yourself dualistically– you as a nonmaterial dual entity, not bound by quantum laws and separate from your brain. But if you are nonmaterial, then how do you interact with your brain, with which you have not a thing in common? This is dualism, a philosophy intractable as a science.
There is a third way of thinking, and this one leads to a paradigm shift. Your consciousness is the primary fabric of reality, and matter (including the brain and the object you are observing) exists within this fabric as quantum possibilities. Your observation consists of choosing from the possibilities the one facet that becomes the actuality of your experience.
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