Lately, I’ve been using guided meditations created by Dr. Joe Dispenza. He’s a chiropractor from Seattle, who in 1986 broke 6 vertebrae after a car crashed in the back of his bike at 85 km per hour. His spine was damaged enough to need surgical intervention, but he refused the surgery and used his mind and visualization to reconstruct his spine and to heal completely within 3 months. He made a deal with himself during that time, that if he were ever to walk again, he would dedicate his life to studying and sharing the principles that helped him heal.
That experience launched a lifetime of researching innovative ways to build one’s health and life, including writing several books, being featured in various documentaries and running sold-out retreats around the world.
His first book, Evolve Your Brain, was based on researching and interviewing those who had spontaneous remission. He was interested in the neuroscience of what people were thinking in their minds and how they perceived their reality. From the work on that book, he discovered some key principles that were common to all the healings:
- Every person Dr. Joe interviewed understood that there is an intelligence, an unseen force that they interacted with, communicated with and surrendered to.
- Each person understood it was their own mismanagement of their energy that created their disease, through chronic states of anger, fear, hostility which drove diseased thoughts. They believed they had to “break the habit of being themselves” that started with becoming conscious of their unconscious selves.
- They understood they had to think, act and feel differently, that they had to create a new self, which is also what they saw their personal reality through, that their old self had to die for a new one to be reborn.
This is what he teaches now.
One way to create a new self is to strengthen the cohesion between our heart and mind. We can do this by programming daily check ins to practice heart-brain coherence. This tool comes from the HeartMath Institute and can be done in about a minute. It’s called the Quick Coherence® Technique and it is a simple 2 step process:
- Focus your attention in the area of your heart and chest.Imagine your breath is flowing in and out of your chest area.Breathe in to the count of 5 in and then out to the count of 5. Repeat this 2 to 3 times.
- Then attempt to recall an appreciative or caring feeling, or it could be another elevated feeling like gratitude, enthusiasm or joy.It might be for a person, a pet, a special place, or it could even be simply recalling a feeling of calm and ease. Do this for a few seconds.
That’s it. Would love to hear what helps you recreate yourself into the more complete or whole version of you.
“Whatever techniques you practice, realize that the message of the heart becomes clearer when the mind is quiet. And in order to truly quiet the mind, we need to bring the head into alignment with the heart.” — Doc Childre, HeartMath Institute