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Becoming Supernatural: How Common People are Doing the Uncommon – Book Notes

Becoming Supernatural: How Common People are Doing the Uncommon
Joe Dispenza

The brain thinks, but the heart knows. This is the center of oneness, wholeness, and unity consciousness. It is where opposites meet, representing the union of polarities. Think of this center as your connection to the unified field. When it is activated, you go from selfish states to selfless states. When you can maintain internal states independent of conditions in your external environment, you are mastering your environment. It takes practice to get good at keeping your heart open, and if you do, it will keep beating longer.

when brain waves are coherent, they are in phase with one another; both their crests (their high points) and their troughs (their low points) match. Because coherent brain waves are more orderly, they are also more powerful—you could say they speak the same language, follow the same rhythm, dance to the same beat, and share the same frequency, so they find it easier to communicate. They’re literally on the same wavelength.

The second change our brains experience when we enter the quantum is that our brain waves move into a slower frequency—from beta brain waves to coherent alpha and theta brain waves. That’s important because as we slow down our brain waves, our consciousness moves out of the thinking neocortex and into the midbrain (the limbic brain) and there, it connects with the autonomic nervous system—the body’s subconscious operating system (See Figure 3.2).

If, on the other hand, you stay stuck in the survival emotions of worry, fear, anxiety, frustration, anger, distrust, and so on, you don’t have this energy, this information, and this light around your body. As the frequency, light, and energy slow down and become more incoherent in each center, you become more matter and less energy until your body begins to become diseased.

Without a doubt, it’s a challenge to maintain our mental and emotional equilibrium in today’s fast paced, stress-filled, productivity-focused, hurry-up-and-finish culture, and the loss of this equilibrium can have serious ramifications for our health.

This type of programming makes you wonder if we really have free will or if we’re all making choices based on what we have been conditioned to believe is the answer,

Most of the time advertising appeals to lack and separation by reminding you to want what you don’t have, desire what you need to fit into a social consciousness, or satiate a feeling of emptiness or loneliness. And of course, in this case, if you’re sick or feeling like you’re sick, the advertiser has the answer to your symptoms.

Suggestibility is the ability to accept, believe, and surrender to information without analyzing it.

It makes logical sense, then, that the more suggestible you are, the less analytical you are. The opposite is also true: The more analytical you are, the less suggestible you are to information; therefore, it is less likely that your brain will be in an alpha brain-wave or trance state.

What the creators of the commercials I mentioned earlier fully understand is that the best way to program a person to take a desired action is to put them into an alpha brain-wave state so that the information presented is not analyzed.

For years, I’ve been thinking about how we’re all constantly programmed into self-limited beliefs; that is, believing that we need something outside of us to change how we feel inside of us. This is, after all, what advertising is all about—the never-ending dependence on, and consumption of, external sources to make us feel happy or better.

It’s a simple strategy, really: If you can suspend people in the feelings of lack, fear, anger, opposition, prejudice, pain, sadness, and anxiety, they remain dependent on someone or something outside of them to make those feelings go away. If you remain in a perpetual state of busyness, and are always preoccupied in survival emotions, you never actually have the opportunity to believe in yourself.

if we can create alpha and even theta brain-wave states with our eyes open, and intentionally expose ourselves to information relevant to our life’s dreams and goals, we can reprogram ourselves into supernatural states rather than the unconscious states we experience daily.

As you read in Chapter 2, the long-term effect of living in survival mode is that we begin to thrive on—and become addicted to—these stress chemicals. The more addicted we are to them, the more we believe we are our bodies that are local—that is, that are living in a particular place in space and occupying a particular position in linear time. The result is a manic, frenetic state where we continuously shift our attention from one person, to one problem, to one thing, to one place in our environment.

If you understand that where you place your attention is where you place your energy, you know that the stronger the emotional reaction associated with the cause, the more you will consistently place all your attention on a person, thing, or problem in your external world.

The electron is not always physical matter; rather, it exists as the energy or as the probability of a wave. It is only through the act of observation by an observer that it appears. Once an observer (mind) comes along and looks for it, the act of observation (directed energy) causes all that potential energy to collapse into an electron (matter); thus it manifests from a realm of infinite possibilities (an unknown) to a known. It becomes local in space and time. When the observer is no longer observing it, the electron turns back into possibility—that’s the wave function. In other words, it turns back into energy, returning to the unknown and to its own agenda. When it turns back to energy and possibility, it becomes nonlocal. In the realm of the quantum, mind and matter are indivisible. Therefore, if Newtonian physics is the world of the predictable, the quantum is the world of the unpredictable.