Review of Dr Joe Dispenza's book, 'Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself - How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One' -
This book is chopped up into three parts and the first two parts of it really are the foundation of it because it frames the importance and the value of the meditations that follow in part three.
If I were to sum up this first chapter in a few words it would be:
Thoughts + Feelings = test-tube results
Let's unpack this ...
Chapter 1 - Introduces you to a bit of quantum physics and it's important to embrace the concept that your mind has an effect on your world. The observer effect in quantum physics states that where you direct your attention is where you place your energy.
One of the reasons why people have a challenge being able to break away from the way that they are perceiving themselves in the world is because they're trapped in a Newtonian viewpoint of the world, this old belief system.
Descartes and Newton established a mindset that if reality operated on mechanistic principles then humanity had little influence on outcomes, but of course all that was blown apart when Albert Einstein produced the famous equation E = mc 2 demonstrating that energy and matter are so fundamentally related that they are one and the same.
So this directly contradicted Newton and Descartes while ushering in a new understanding of how the universe functions.
'Now after all that, here are a couple quotes from Dr. Joe Dispenza's book Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself' "if an atom is 99.999% energy and . 00001 % physical substance then we are more nothing then something." and then he says...
"isn't it ironic then that we keep all of our attention on that point .00001% of reality that is physical?
Are we missing something?'
When understanding that we're living in this quantum universe, then you realize that spending time and energy on what is is really only spending your time on such an insignificant portion that it really doesn't have that much bearing on reality.
Let's look at a study that was done from one of the references in his book.
So they had these three groups of people that had each one of them holding a test tube with DNA and the reason that they use DNA is because DNA is more stable. It's more rigid than cells and bacteria.
had to hold DNA and feel strong elevated feelings of love and appreciation for 2 minutes
Had to hold this test tube of DNA and they also were to be feeling strong elevated feelings and having the intention in their minds to change that DNA.
Had to hold that test tube of DNA but instead of feeling any emotions, all they would do is just hold in their mind the intention to change that DNA
Group 1 was zero difference
Group 3 also had zero difference.
Group 2 had up to a 25% change in DNA.
What's most striking about is that they were able to wind and unwind the structure of DNA just with thoughts and feelings and with their intentions.
Science folks might want to take a look at the study here:
'sustained positive emotions such as appreciation love or compassion associated with highly ordered or coherent patterns in the heart rhythms reflecting greater synchronization between the two branches of the autonomic nervous system'.
In other words the quantum field responds not to what we want, it responds to who we are being.
Think about how you are allowing yourself to be in the world and what kind of feelings and emotions that you're producing day-to-day, habitually and they'll give you an understanding as to how things keep staying the same.
Let's give this more support with another quote from Dr Joe Dispenza's book.
"some of the common habitual thought patterns that people have might be I'll never get a new job, or no one ever listens to me or he always makes me feel angry or everyone uses me, I want to call it quits or my life sucks or it's my genetics I'm just like my mother, so if thoughts and feelings are producing events in the quantum universe then obviously staying in this same type of stagnant emotional state of being is only going to be producing more and more of the same"
Let's talk about these words like never, no one ever, always and everyone. These are known as universal quantifiers and so when when I'm coaching somebody I have them pay attention to the use of those kinds of words because in a sense they are false.
When someone says:
'everyone uses me',
That's not entirely true. I'm sure there's somebody's that's not using you. It only takes one tiny contradiction to make that whole blanket statement of these Universal quantifiers untrue
If you ever find yourself saying stuff like never, always or everyone, say it right back to yourself to prevent programming yourself with false beliefs.
For myself, I might think "I'll never get this video finished." Then I just say that 'never' word right back to myself.
And then I realize that's a false belief! Thinking unclear like that can have me locked into own thinking by using that kind of language.
'I'll never move on!'
'I won't ever get over this!'
'Everything is totally ruined!'
'Why is it always my fault?'
Those are lies that, if said loud enough and with some feeling, it's going to become part of you and built into your neurology and then you'll really believe those toxic lies!
Next I want to talk about this last sentence here where the example is 'it's my genetics, I'm just like my mother.'
There's a study called epigenetics. Epi, meaning above and what that means is you can go above your genetics with your thoughts. Our genes respond to the perception of the environment. If you change your perception, you can actually change gene expression.
For more details on that check out the work by Dr. Bruce Lipton and his work on the Biology of Belief.
Let's get right back on track now that we've looked out some of the ways to begin breaking the habit of being yourself. Changing the words and changing perception.
Now let's use this in more beneficial ways.
In terms of quantum creating, can you give thanks for something that exists as a potential in the quantum field but has not yet happened in your reality?
I'll go first and share a silly example. Let's say that I picked some kind of weird bizarre notion that hasn't happened yet. Let's say my goal is to win the Academy Award for Best Actor when I'm a hundred years old. I haven't had any acting lessons but let's just use this as an example.
Now its your turn to think about how to apply that to yourself.
And before you do that, here is another quote that I think is valuable to share...
'In terms of quantum creating, can you give thanks for “something that exists as a potential in the quantum field but has not yet happened in your reality? If so, you are moving from cause and effect (waiting for something outside of you to make a change inside of you) to causing an effect (changing something inside of you to produce an effect outside of you).
When you are in a state of gratitude, you transmit a signal into the field that an event has already occurred. Gratitude is more than an intellectual thought process. You have to feel as though whatever you want is in your reality at this very moment. Thus, your body (which only understands feelings) must be convinced that it has the emotional quotient of the future experience, happening to you now.”
-Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself
When you think back to that test tube experiment where thoughts plus feelings produce test-tube results, that people were able to actually make shifts in DNA. So when you recognize that this is real, that makes it a lot easier to be breaking the habit of being yourself by understanding the true value of being able to control your states of being in ways that are far more empowering for you and are a greater representation of the 'you' that you'd rather be.
Below is a video review of the Dr Joe Dispenza book, "Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One".