Aristotle once said, “The energy of the mind is the essence of life.” And author Roy T. Bennett said, “Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart.”
Throughout the day, we experience thousands upon thousands of negative thoughts.
I’m not good enough to get that job. My girlfriend is going to break up with me. I don’t have enough money to pay this month’s rent. I don’t like how my body looks. Why can’t I be like _____?
These are just a few examples of the types of negative thoughts we may think. But there’s something that all those thoughts have in common — a negative view of one’s self.
Often times, our minds are the harshest critics. When something doesn’t happen the way we want it to, we usually put some of that blame on ourselves. Maybe you didn’t get the job you wanted, but that doesn’t mean you’re less of a person — it just means it wasn’t the right job for you! We’re constantly telling ourselves lies — and those lies shape our reality.
Bad news, right? Well, I have good news, too! When you think positively about yourself and embrace self-love, those thoughts also have an effect on your reality — a positive one! You can literally manifest your desires by thinking you’re worthy of them. I know it sounds crazy, but it’s true, and today, I’m bringing back Dr. Joe Dispenza to show you how.
Dr. Joe’s interest lies in demystifying the mystical so that people have all the tools within their reach to make measurable changes in their lives. This is actually the second part of our powerful conversation, so make sure to check out Part One as well!
Dr. Joe Dispenza is an international speaker, researcher, author, and educator who is passionate about the findings from the fields of neuroscience, epigenetics, and quantum physics to explore the science behind spontaneous remissions. He uses that knowledge to help people heal themselves of illness, chronic conditions, and even terminal diseases so they can enjoy a more fulfilled and happy life as well as evolve their consciousness.
Dr. Joe is the New York Times bestselling author of You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter, which explores our ability to heal without drugs or surgery, but rather by thought alone. 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.
Dr. Joe didn’t always work in the field of neuroscience. He started out as a chiropractor, earning his doctor of chiropractic degree from Life University in Atlanta, GA. He had a successful chiropractic practice, but one day he had a dangerous accident. In 1986, while cycling in a triathlon, Dr. Joe was hit by a truck. He broke six vertebrae in his spine, and his doctors told him he would never walk again.
Dr. Joe asked four different surgeons what he should do, and all four of them prescribed a complicated surgery. The surgery would relieve some of his pain but nearly guarantee he would never walk again. But that wasn’t good enough. He refused to have the surgery and instead began to imagine himself totally healed. He visualized each vertebrae healing and reconstructed his spine in his mind. In just ten and a half weeks, Dr. Joe was back on his feet, and in twelve weeks, he was training again and back at work at his chiropractic clinic. He fully healed himself with just his mind.
I’ve had Dr. Joe a couple of times on the podcast now (Episode 826 and Episode 679), and in the past, we’ve talked about unlocking the power of the mind and breaking the addiction of negative thoughts. And then, I had the pleasure of interviewing him on Monday to talk about relationships! However, our conversation was so full of wisdom that I had to spilt it into two parts. Today, I’m bringing you part two of that conversation, where we unlock the secret to self-love and manifestation.
Join me on Episode 1,055 to learn how to overcome negative emotions, let go of your identity, and truly love yourself with the amazing Dr. Joe Dispenza!