It's a scientific fact
that the hormones of stress
down regulate genes and create disease,
Human beings because of the size of the neocortex
we can turn on the stress response just by thought alone
We think about our problems and turn on those chemicals.
That means then,
our thoughts could make us sick.
So if it's possible that our thoughts could make us sick
is it possible that our thoughts could make us well?
The answer is absolutely yes.
All organisms in nature can tolerate short-term stress.
You know, a deer gets chased by a pack of coyotes
when it out runs the coyotes
it goes back to grazing and the event is over.
And the definition of stress
is when your brain and body are knocked out of balance,
out of homeostasis.
The stress response is what the body innately does
to return itself back to order.
So you're driving down the road
someone cuts you off, you jam on the brakes,
you may give them the finger
and then you settle back down and the event is over and boom.
Now everything is back, back to normal
but what if it's your coworker sitting right next to you
and all day long
you're turning on those chemicals
because they're pushing all your emotional buttons.
When you turn on the stress response
and you can't turn it off
now you're headed for disease
because no organism in nature can live in emergency mode
for that extended period of time.
95% of who we are by the time we're 35 years old
is a memorized set of behaviors, emotional reactions
unconscious habits, hardwired attitudes,
beliefs and perceptions
that function like a computer program.
So then, a person can say with their 5% of their conscious mind
"I want to be healthy,
I want to be happy, I want to be free"
but the body's on a whole different program.
A habit is a redundant set
of automatic, unconscious,
thoughts, behaviors, and emotions that's acquired through repetition.
So if you think about it, people wake up in the morning
they begin to think about their problems,
those problems are circuits of memories in the brain
each one of those memories are connected to people
and things at certain times and places
and if the brain is a record of the past
the moment they start their day they're already thinking in the past
each one of those memories has an emotion.
Emotions are the end product of past experiences.
So the moment they recall those memories of their problems
they all of a sudden feel unhappy, they feel sad, they feel pain.
Now how you think and how you feel creates your state of being.
So the person's entire state of being
when they start their day is in the past.
So what does that mean? The familiar past
will sooner or later be predictable future.
If you believe that your thoughts have something to do with your destiny
and you can't think greater than how you feel
or feelings have become the means of thinking
by very definition of emotions you're thinking in the past.
And for the most part you're going to keep creating the same life.
So then people grab their cellphone,
they check their WhatsApp, they check their texts,
they check their emails, they check Facebook,
they take a picture of their feet, they post it on Facebook,
they tweet something, they do Instagram,
they check the news
and now they feel really connected to everything that's known in their life.
And then they go through a series of routine behaviors
they get out of bed on the same side,
they go to the toilet, they get a cup of coffee
they take a shower, they get dressed, they drive to work the same way,
they do the same things, they see the same people
they push the same emotional buttons and that becomes...
the routine and it becomes like a program.
So now they've lost their free will
to a program
and there's no unseen hand doing it to them.
So when it comes time to change the redundancy of that cycle
it becomes a subconscious program.
Most people then wait for crisis or trauma or disease or diagnosis,
you know they wait for a loss,
some tragedy to make up their mind to change
and my message is why wait?
And you can learn and change in a state of pain and suffering
or you can learn and change in a state of joy and inspiration.
And I think right now,
the cool thing is that people are waking up.
The moment you start feeling abundant and worthy
you are generating wealth.
The moment you're empowered and feel it
you're beginning to step towards your success.
The moment you start feeling whole
your healing begins
and when you love yourself and you love all of life
you'll create an equal and now you're causing an effect.
And I think that's the difference between living as a victim
and your world saying, "I am this way
because of this person or that thing or this experience
they made me think and feel this way."
When you switch that around
you become a creator of your world and you start saying,
"My thinking and my feeling is changing an outcome in my life"
and now that's a whole different game
and we start believing more that we're creators of reality.
If you're not being defined by a vision of the future
then you're left with the old memories of the past
and you will be predictable in your life.
If you can sit your body down
and tell it to stay like an animal.
"Stay right here, I'm going to feed you when we're done.
You can get up and check your emails, you can do all your texts
but right now, you're going to sit there and obey me."
When you do that properly
and you're not eating anything or smelling anything or tasting anything,
you're not up experiencing and feeling anything
you would have to agree with me that
you're being defined by a thought, right?
So when the body wants to go back to its emotional past
and you become aware that your attention is on that emotion
and where you place your attention is where you place your energy
you're siphoning your energy out of the present moment into the past
and you become aware of that
and you settle your body back down in the present moment
because it's saying, well it's 8 o'clock
you normally get upset because you're in traffic around this time
and here you are sitting and you're used to feeling anger
and you're off schedule.
Oh it's 11 o'clock and you usually check your emails and judge everybody, well
your body is looking for that- that predictable chemical state.
Every time you become aware that you're doing that
and your body is craving those emotions
and you settle it back down into the present moment
you're telling the body
it's no longer the mind,
you're the mind
and now your will is getting greater than the program
and if you keep doing this over and over again,
over and over again, over and over again
just like training a stallion
or a dog, it's just going to say,
"I'm going to sit"
and the moment that happens
and the body is no longer the mind, when it finally surrenders
there's a liberation of energy.
We go from particle to wave, from matter to energy
and we free ourselves from the chains
of those emotions that keep us in the- in the familiar past.
So if you think 60 to 70 thousand thoughts in one day and we do
and 90% of those thoughts are the same thoughts as the day before
and you believe that your thoughts have something to do with your destiny
your life is not going to change very much
because the same thought leads to the same choice,
the same choice leads to the same behavior,
the same behavior creates the same experience,
and the same experience produces the same emotion.
So as you become familiar
with the thoughts, behaviors and the emotions of the old self
you're retiring that old self as you fire and wire new thoughts
and condition the body into a new emotional state
if you do that enough times, it'll begin to become familiar to you.
So, it's so important
just like a garden
if you're planting a garden you've got to get rid of the weeds,
you got to take the plants from the past year
and you've got to pull them out,
the rocks that sift to the top
that are like our emotional blocks they have to be removed
the soil has to be tenderized and broken down,
we have to,
we have to make room to plant a new garden
so primarily, we learn the most about ourselves
and others when we're uncomfortable.
The stronger the emotional reaction
you have to some experience in your life
the more you pay attention to the cause.
And the moment the brain puts all of its attention on the cause
it takes a snapshot
and that's called the memory.
So long-term memories are created
from very highly emotional experiences.
So what happens then is that
people think neurologically within the circuitry of that experience
and they feel chemically within the boundaries of those emotions
and so when you have an emotional reaction to someone or something
most people think that they can't control their emotional reaction.
Well it turns out if you allow that emotional reaction
it's called a refractory period, to last for hours or days
that's called the mood.
You say to someone, "Hey, what's up?" And they say "Well I’m in a mood"
"Well why are you in a mood?" "Well I had this thing happen to me 5 days ago
and I’m having one long emotional reaction."
If you keep that same emotional reaction going on for weeks or months
that's called temperament.
Why is he so bitter? I don't know, let's ask him why is he so bitter.
"Why are you bitter?" "Well...
I had this thing happen to me nine months ago."
And if you keep that same emotional reaction going on for years on end
that's called a personality trait.
And so learning how to shorten your refractory period
of emotional reactions
is really where that work starts.
people when they have an event
what they do is they keep recalling the event
because the the emotions of stress hormones,
the survival emotions
are saying pay attention to what happened
because you want to be prepared if it happens again.
Turns out most people spend 70% of their life
living in survival and living in stress.
So they're always anticipating
the worst-case scenario based on a past experience
and they're literally,
out of the infinite potentials in the quantum field
they're selecting the worst possible outcome
and they're beginning to emotionally embrace it with fear
and they're conditioning their body into a state of fear.
Do that enough times
body has a panic attack without you
you- you can't even predict it
because it's programmed subconsciously.
The hardest part about change
is not making the same choices you did the day before, period
and the moment you decide to make a different choice
get ready because it's going to feel uncomfortable.
I think that, I think that
the bigger thing is that we- we keep firing and wiring those circuits
they become more hardwired, so they're...
you have a thought and then the program runs
but it's the emotion that follows the thought
if you have, if you have a fearful thought you are going to feel anxiety
the moment you feel anxiety your brains checking in with your body
and saying, "Yeah you're pretty anxious"
so then you start thinking more corresponding thoughts
equal to how you feel.
So the body says, "I want to return back to familiar territory"
so the body starts influencing the mind then it says,
you're too much like your mother,
you'll never change, this isn't going to work for you
this doesn't feel right."
And so if you respond to that thought
as if it's true
that same thought will lead to the same choice
which will lead to the same behavior which will create the same experience
which produce the same emotion.
When people say to me,
well I can't predict my future
I'm in the unknown, I mean I always say the best way to predict your future
is to create it
not from the known but from the unknown.
What thoughts do you want to fire and wire in your brain?
What behaviours do you want to demonstrate in one day?
The act of rehearsing them mentally
closing your eyes and rehearsing the action.
By closing your eyes and mentally rehearsing some action
if you're truly present
the brain does not know the difference between what you're imaging
and what you're experiencing in the 3D world.
So then you begin to install the neurological hardware in your brain
to look like the event has already occurred.
Now your brain is no longer a record of the past.
Now it's a map to the future
and if you keep doing it, priming it that way
the hardware becomes a software program
and who knows, you just may start acting like a happy person.
And then I think the hardest part
is to teach our body emotionally
what the future will feel like ahead of the actual experience.