How emotions, experiences, and thoughts affect your Brain
I think that when you step outside of a convention that's the definition of a miracle. So when you do something like that you're always considered foolhardy or insane until you pull it off and then you're a saint or a mystic or a genius. So I decided for myself personally that I was willing to step out into the unknown that I couldn't imagine myself living on addictive medications for the rest of my life or being in a wheelchair.
I knew that there is an intelligence that is giving us life that keeps our heart beating and digesting our food and that consciousness is awareness and awareness is paying attention. So it must be observing or paying attention to who I am. So I decided that I was going to make contact with this intelligence and I was going to give it a plan a template design. I was going to get very specific on what I wanted and when I was happy with my creation I was going to surrender this creation to a greater mind because it knew it knows how to heal way better than I do. And the second thing I said was I'm not going to let any thought slip by my awareness that I don't want to experience. Now this sounds really easy from an intellectual standpoint but I learned very quickly that I couldn't get my mind to do what I wanted it to do.
And when we're in crisis like or trauma like I was we tend to focus on what we don't want to have happen instead of what we do want to have happen. So the infinite potentials that exist for us as human beings. I was selecting the worst case scenario over and over again in my mind in embracing that emotionally and being prepared for that event because if anything less happened I would have better chances of survival. And I think when we're in crisis it's those survival chemicals those hormones of stress that prepares for the worst case scenario. So I would start off in my mind reconstructing my spine vertebrae per vertebrae and then I'd start thinking about living in a wheelchair and then I become aware that I was focusing on one I don't want to have happen instead of what I do want to happen and not stop and realize that I'd have to start all over.
And the reason being was because this intelligence is a presence and just like when you know someone is present with you they're paying attention to you and you know when they're not and they're distracted. So I reasoned that I had to be completely present with it and it had to get a very clear signal for a clear plan. So I would start all over again and start reconstructing my spine and then I'd start thinking about should I sell my home should I sell my practice and stop again become conscious.
And then I'd get frustrated and then I get impatient and then I'd get angry and then it will just get worse. And so for six weeks I went through this incredible Dark Night of the soul because I couldn't really get my mind to do what I wanted it to do and it would take me about three hours and closing my eyes and reconstructing every single vertebrae starting over again. Every time I lost my attention and then I was never satisfied really with the way it was way I did it but I would just keep going. At the end of six weeks I went through the whole entire process without losing my attention and it was like I hit a tennis ball in the sweet spot something clicked in that moment I clicked and I knew in that moment that something happened and what was taking me three hours to do I was able to do in 45 minutes. And at the time I didn't know it but I was firing and wiring new circuits in my brain every single day and high was literally improving my ability to pay attention and attention is a skill just like golf or tennis. The more you practice it the better you get at it. So I wasn't going anywhere I wasn't doing anything. I was basically laying face down and I had a lot of time on my hands so this was the object of my affection at that time when I was able to go through that whole rehearsal I started noticing significant changes in my body my pain levels dropped and diminished immediately. Some of the neurological problems I was having were improving numbness tingling my motor functions started coming back and the moment I correlated what I was doing inside of me with the effect that I was producing outside of me. I started paying attention to what I was doing and did it with them with more passion and more enthusiasms that of dread and frustration.
And it was that elevated emotion that I started to realise that was actually the catalyst to make it fun and easy. And then I just started thinking about it for a while I was ever able to walk again. And what did I take for granted like a sunset or a shower or sitting with my friends and enjoying a meal and all of a sudden I started selecting potentials in the quantum field that were no longer based on the worst case scenario but really some future possibility. And I began to emotionally embrace and experience it completely whether it was a sunset on the beach or a shower I would live it and emotionally feel it and I didn't know what I was doing at the time but I think when you combine a clear intention with an elevated emotion you move your body and brain from living in the past to living in the future and the brain and body actually don't know the difference when you're truly focused and paying attention between what's going on in your outer world and what's going on in your inner world and the very process of the elevated emotion began to convince my body that I was living in that future reality in the present moment because the body's the unconscious mind that doesn't know the difference that I began to signal new genes and new ways and my body began to change dramatically and it was back on my feet in ten weeks and back training again in 12 weeks and I'd never have any pain in my body or in my back.
And I just made a deal with myself and the deal was live with this intelligence. If I was ever able to walk again I'd spend the rest of my life studying the mind body connection and mind over matter and pretty much that's what I've been doing since 1986. Amazing. I was going to have you do kind of a overview of how our thoughts and emotions affect our biology. And can either create disease or return us back to health and say became so one of the privileges of being a human beings that we can make thought more real than anything else. And we do it all the time. And because of the size of the frontal lobe the frontal lobe is the creative center. It's the crowning achievement of the human being. It's 40 percent of our entire brain. That's the workshop that's the place where we imagine we speculate we create. We intend we have attention we restrain emotional reactions. We decide who we're going to be.
And that part of the brain is where our conscience sets and when we begin to think about a better way of being a new possibility in our life that forebrain begins to turn on and because it has connections to all other parts of the brain like a symphony leader it begins to call up different networks of neurons from knowledge we've gained in the past or experiences that we've had and seen sleep pieces together to create a vision. We call that intent. And when we begin to combine new networks of neurons firing and new sequences and new patterns and new combinations we begin to change our mind because mind is the brain in action. So we naturally do this we actually begin to think about a new way of being. The problem is is that most people don't combine that intention with an elevated emotion. The moment you begin to experience that future reality in the present moment the end product of an experience is called a feeling or an emotion.
And the body begins to believe it's living in that future reality. The repetition of that cycle over time begins to fire and wire and new circuits and new ways to cause your brain to look like the experience has already occurred. The elevated emotion tends to signal the body in actively instructing and selecting new genes to make new proteins to prepare the body for the event. So. Why is that important. The significance of that is that the brain is organized to reflect everything you know in your life your brain is a record of the past. It's an artifact of everything you've learned and experienced to this moment. So if you're waking up every single morning and you come back to your senses and you go through a series of routine behaviors and choices and experiences that were exactly like yesterday you see the same people you go to the same places you do the exact same things at the exact same time. It's your sternal environment that's turning on different circuits in your brain causing you to think and feel equal to everything that you know. Now if you believe that your thoughts have something to do with your health or your destiny as long as you're thinking the same way you keep creating the same life. So then if the brain is a record of the past then most people who are not being defined by a vision of the future are left with the old memories of the past and so they think in the past and the feelings and emotions are the product of past experiences and we can remember experiences better because we can remember how we feel. If you're waking up every single morning feeling the exact same way as you did days before. Number one it means nothing new is happening in your life.
And if those feelings and emotions that are the end product of past experiences drive your very thoughts and you're very behaviors then you're thinking and acting in the past then you'll become predictable. So then if those emotions are driving certain thoughts and those thoughts are creating certain emotions and those emotions are driving certain thoughts the repetition of that cycle of thinking and feeling begins to create a state of being. In other words thoughts are the language of the brain and feelings are the language of the body and how you think and how you feel creates a state of being. So most people have experiences in their life that brand them emotionally. They feel fear they feel anger they fear bitterness they feel frustration they feel insecurity and those emotions then become part of their identity. So once they think certain thoughts that turn on certain circuits in their brain that are equal to their insecurity and then they feel insecure the moment they feel insecure or they think more insecure thoughts which makes more chemicals for them to feel insecure.
And the repetition of that cycle over time conditions the body to subconsciously become the mind of insecurity. So then the person says I am insecure and whenever you say I am anything you're commanding your mind and body towards, actually happens.