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The  Art  of  Change    

By  Dr  Joe  Dispenza   Change  is  an  interesting  concept  because  it  requires  becoming  aware.    It  requires  deciding   how  you  no  longer  want  to  be.    And  that  level  of  awareness  takes  a  certain  amount  of  mental  effort   and  restraint.   I  want  to  talk  about  the  importance  of  change,  of  why  we  should  or  why  we  want  to  change,   and  why  we  would  actually  want  to  create  a  new  self  or  a  new  life.    What  are  the  benefits?    Change   is  all  about  expansion.    It’s  all  about  unlearning  certain  traits  that  we’ve  memorized  and  relearning   new  states.    It’s  about  breaking  the  habit  of  your  old  self  and  reinventing  a  new  self.    It’s  all  about   your  decision  to  no  longer  think,  act,  or  feel  in  predictable  ways.    And  with  this,  it  requires  pruning   synaptic  connections  and  sprouting  new  connections.    It  requires  un-­‐memorizing  emotional  states   that  have  become  part  of  your  personality  and  then  reconditioning  your  body  to  a  new  emotion  or   to  a  new  mind.   In  neuroscience,  we  have  three  brains  that  allow  us  to  go  from  thinking  to  doing  to   being.    The  thinking  brain  is  the  neocortex.    And  every  time  we  learn  something  new,  we  forge  a  new   synaptic  connection  in  our  thinking  brain.    The  neocortex  is  that  corrugated  brain  that  sits  on  the   outside,  allows  us  to  gain  information  from  our  environment.    So  was  we  begin  to  learn  new  things,   we  add  a  new  stitch  to  circuits  that  represent  the  three-­‐dimensional  tapestry  in  our  gray  matter.   Now  it’s  not  enough  to  just  learn  that  information.    It’s  important  for  us  to  apply  what  we   learn,  to  personalize  it,  to  demonstrate  it.    We  have  to  take  what  we  learned  intellectually  of   philosophically,  the  knowledge  that  we’ve  gained,  and  apply  it,  personalize  it,  demonstrate  it,  and   change  something  about  ourselves.    And  when  we  do,  we  have  a  new  experience.   Now  experience  enriches  the  brain  because  when  in  the  midst  of  a  new  experience,   everything  we’re  seeing  and  smelling  and  tasting  and  feeling  and  hearing,  all  of  our  five  senses  are   gathering  all  this  information  from  the  environment  and  it’s  sending  a  rush  of  information  back  to   the  brain  through  the  five  different  pathways,  causing  jungles  of  neurons  to  organize  themselves  to   reflect  the  event.    These  neurons  begin  to  represent  the  environment  and  produce  chemicals  that   begin  to  signal  the  body.    And  when  that  happens,  we  activate  the  second  brain,  called  the  limbic   brain,  or  the  emotional  brain.   The  moment  we  begin  to  modify  our  behavior  and  we  have  a  new  experience,  now  we  are   instructing  the  body  emotionally  to  teach  it  what  it  has  intellectually  understood.    Now  we  have  two   brains  working  together    We  have  mind  and  body  in  unison.    You  are  embodying  knowledge   now.    Now  it’s  not  enough  to  have  the  experience  once.    You  have  to  be  able  to  repeat  it,  do  it  over   and  over  again,  you  have  to  memorize  it.    You’ve  got  to  neurochemically  condition  your  mind  and   body  to  the  point  where  your  body  knows  as  well  as  your  brain.   And  when  you  do  that,  you  move  into  a  state  of  being.    And  when  we’re  in  a  state  of  being,   that’s  when  our  thoughts  and  feelings  are  aligned  to  a  concept  and  we  activate  that  certain  brain   called  the  cerebellum,  the  memory  center  in  which  we’ve  practiced  it  so  many  times,  we  no  longer   have  to  think  about  it.    The  process  of  change  requires  us  to  go  from  thinking  to  doing  to  being.    Our   hardwired  thoughts,  our  habituated  behaviors,  and  our  memorized  emotions  determine  who  we   are.    And  the  quantum  field  tends  to  respond  to  who  we  are.    Not  so  much  our  desires  or  what  we   want,  but  who  we’re  being.      So  moving  into  a  state  of  being  then  allows  us  to  change  not  only  our   health,  but  avenues  and  venues  in  our  lives.  

So  now  let’s  give  an  example  of  how  this  all  comes  together.    What  piece  of  knowledge.  how  you’re  going  to  think.    And  now  you’re  invited  to  a   company  party.  you’re  forcing  your  brain  to  fire  in  new   sequences.  and  every  time  you’ve  repeated  the  thoughts  over  in  your  brain.  every  time  you’ve  thought   about  it.  you’re  all  excited   because  for  the  last  couple  of  weeks  you’ve  shared  with  all  of  your  friends  all  of  this  great   information  from  this  great  book  you’ve  read.  is  going  to  be  at  this  party.    And  you  were  so   enthralled  by  the  information  in  this  book.   Now  you  have  some  circuits  to  use  when  you  get  in  that  experience.    And  as  you  begin  to  think  in  this  old.   So  now.    All  the  information  is  in  your  head.    Now  you’ve  read  this  book.  you’re  putting  the  hardware  in  place  ahead  of  the   actual  experience.  you  were  reminding   yourself  and  reinforcing  those  circuits.  as  you  begin  to  think  about  it.    We  could  say  that  the  concept  in  neuroscience.  or  someone  who  has  borne   false  witness  about  you.  in  new  patterns.  what  you  memorize  in  your  head.  that  you  spent  hours  driving  in  your  car.  someone  who  has  misrepresented  you.   So  if  we  say  that  every  time  we  learn  something  new  is  forwarding  a  new  connection  in  your   brain.    You’ve  put  some   hardware  in  place  to  reflect  what  you’ve  learned.  how  can  I  get  my  behavior  to  match  my  intentions?    How  could  I  get  my   actions  equal  to  these  new  thoughts?    Now  the  moment  you  are  sitting  on  your  couch  and  you’re   beginning  to  review  and  think  about  and  remind  yourself  and  contemplate  on  everything  you   learned.    And  whenever  we  make  the  brain  work   differently.    So   through  the  process  of  repetition.    You  haven’t  felt  it   yet.    Let’s  say  now  that  you  read  a   book  called.   And  as  you  begin  to  review  this  information.    It’s  theory.  all  this  information  is  stored  in  your  thinking  brain.  but  you’ve  thought  a  lot  about  it.  as  you  begin  to  think  about  and  become  conscious  of   those  unconscious  propensities.   someone  who  has  betrayed  you.    We  could  say  that  all  of  this  information  is  intellectual   information.    As  a  matter  of  fact.  the  moment  you  begin  to  think  in  new  ways.    You  piece  together  new  ideas  from  the  information  in  this  book  and   you’ve  listened  to  the  companion  CD.  you’re  actually  reinforcing  the  circuits  so  that  now  those  circuits   are  in  place  longer  than  a  few  moments.  we’re  making  a  new  mind.  what  you  learn   and  what  you  review  and  what  you  contemplate.  you’ve  reviewed  all  the  information.  what  piece  of  philosophy.  you’re  restraining  certain   .  you  hear  that  one  of  your  enemies.    And  as  you  start  thinking  about  going  to  this  company  party.    And  you  could  become  an  excellent  philosopher.  what  did   I  learn  from  that  book  that  I  could  actually  apply?    What  could  I  demonstrate?    How  should  I  change   my  behavior  and  do  exactly  what  the  book  says  in  order  to  have  a  new  experience?   In  other  words.   what  you’re  going  to  do.   So  now  as  you’re  invited  to  this  company  party.  in  new  combinations.  thinking  about   everything  you’ve  learned.  how  you’re  going  to  feel.  you  start  to  think  as  the  old  self  what  you’re  going  to  say.  nerve   cells  that  fire  together  wire  together.  and  if  you  do  that  enough  times.  how  you’re  not  going  to  feel.    But  it’s  still  theory.  So  now  as  you’re   driving  to  the  party  and  you’re  reminding  yourself  who  you  no  longer  want  to  be.  the  mere  fact  of  you  reviewing  them.    You  could  give  advice  at  parties  to   your  best  friend.  causes  neurons   to  begin  to  develop  a  long-­‐term  relationship.  means  that  you  are  wiring  new  information  in  your  brain   philosophically.  how  you  no  longer   want  to  act.    You  could  tell  your  family  and  friends  at  dinner  what  it  is  to   forgive  and  how  to  love  and  what  personal  transformation  is.    And  the  moment  you  hear  that  they’re  going  to   be  at  the  party.   all  of  a  sudden  you  have  this  thought.  From  Forgiveness  to  Love  To  Personal  Freedom  and  Transformation.  familiar  way.  we  could  say  that  remembering  then  is  maintaining  and  sustaining  those  connections.    It’s  all  stored  in  your  thinking  brain.    So  the  process  then  of  your  contemplation  is  literally  creating   a  new  mind.    It’s  philosophy.

  Now  the  moment  you  do  exactly  what  you’re  supposed  to  do.  as  you’re  beginning  to  think  about  a  new  way  of  being.    You  are  now  teaching   the  body  what  the  mind  has  intellectually  understood.   you’re  cultivating  new  hardware  neurologically  and  putting  the  circuits  in  place  before  the   experience  actually  happens.  you  decide  now  to  do  exactly  what  the  book  says.  and  you  do  exactly  what  the  book  says.    And  if  we  can  maintain  that  modified   state  of  being  and  memorize  it.  no  longer  wire  together.    And   as  we  begin  to  neurologically  wire  that  hardware  in  place  and  then  condition  the  body  emotionally.    We’re  headed  to  a  new  life.    And  if  we  practice  it   enough  times  now.  we’ve  memorized  an  internal  order  so  great  that  no   condition  in  our  life  can  move  us  from.  and  you  feel  this  new  feeling   called  love.    In  other  words.  what  that  means  then  is  that  our  mind   and  body  are  in  exact  order.  you  lose  it.circuits  from  firing.  you  begin  to   feel  this  sense  of  love.  LLC       .   the  repetition  of  that  over  time  both  neurologically  and  chemically  turns  on  that  third  brain  called   the  cerebellum.  you  feel  this  new  feeling  of  liberation  and  forgiveness.   Now  it’s  not  enough  to  do  it  once.    You’re  in  a  new  experience  because  you  changed  your  behavior.    And  when  we  can  make  those  states  of  mind  called  love  and  forgiveness   and  compassion  as  automatic  as  the  ones  that  drive  us  to  our  lowest  denominator.   90%  to  95%  of  who  we  are  by  the  time  we’re  35  years  old  sits  in  a  subconscious  memory   system  in  which  most  of  our  habits  and  behaviors  exist.    And  as   you  do  this  process  and  you  approach  this  person  as  your  new  self  and  you  actually  go  through  the   process  of  forgiveness.    You  forgive.  And  that’s  when  in  that  state  of  being  the  quantum  field  in   our  life  begins  to  flow  as  a  result  of  who  we’re  being.  the  moment  you  do  it.    In  other  words.  when  we  are  being  of  a   mind  and  body  that  are  working  together.  when  we  move  into  that  state  of  being.  “I’m  a   saint”.  if  you  don’t  use  it.  a  new  reality   Source:  This  article  is  an  extract  from  the  introduction  to  Dr  Joe’s  audio  CD:  The  Art  of  Change  –  A   Practical  Approach  to  Transforming  Yourself  and  Your  Life       The  Art  of  Change  ©2009  Encephalon.    We  are  now  in  a  new  feeling.    And  the  principal  in  neuroscience  says  that  nerve  cells  that  no  longer  fire   together.    And  now  we’ve  just  gone  from  thinking  to  doing  to  being.  We  have  to  memorize  a  new  state.  now  that  second  brain  is  activated   and  the  body  and  mind  are  working  together.    You   let  go.    You  feel  this  sense  of  personal  transformation  and  freedom  the  moment  that   happens.    So  our  natural  desire  in  life  is  to  go  from   thinking  to  doing  to  being.    Now  you  know  you’re  embodying  that  knowledge  and   you  know  what  forgiveness  and  freedom  feels  like.    We  can’t  forgive  our  enemies  once  and  say.    So  now  you  get  to  the  party  and  you  see  your  enemy.  now  we  are  on  a   new  adventure.    You  no  longer  hold  him  or  her  to  the  past.  the  body  is  learning   chemically  what  the  mind  has  understood  philosophically.    You  no  longer  revisit  the  same  emotion.    And  instead  of   responding  in  a  predictable  way.   So  as  you  begin  to  become  conscious  of  those  automatic  kneejerk  reactions  and  then  you   begin  to  think  about  a  new  way  of  being.    So  we  could  say  that  thoughts  are  the   language  of  the  brain  and  the  mind  and  feelings  are  the  language  of  the  body.  we  could  say  now  that  in  that  state  of  being.    We  have  to  be  able  to  repeat  it  over  and  over  again.