“You are not controlled by your genes. You are controlled by your beliefs.” – Bruce Lipton
I have one of Lipton’s books, The Biology of Belief, which was interesting at the time published, and which to me seemed to be a precursor to much of what Dr. Joe Dispenza presently teaches now: The thoughts you hold in your mind are the realities that you ultimately create. Or what you believe about the world and about yourself interacting with that world is what you call into being in your life—it is what you manifest with your creative energies.
Meaning that if your thoughts are limiting, your immediate world will seem limited. And if your thoughts are expansive, your immediate world will seem expansive; along with the possibilities for such a vast, untamed world existing in your imagination that is where and HOW life will unfold for you—from your world view to your self-image—wherever you put your energy and your emotion is how your LIFE will manifest. At least that’s the theory.
So as long as you are thinking good, loving, nurturing thoughts, then the world will likewise follow suit; well, …it will except when it doesn’t—except when your life intersects with others who are thinking not-so-nice thoughts about themselves, about you and about the rest of the world. Then things can get a little dicey for all involved because we’re all in this together, you know.
Can we avoid those not-so-nice thinkers?
Maybe sometimes we can, but when we can’t and LIFE turns not-so-nice for us as well. Then what can we do? How can we handle not-so-nice in our own life?
I mentioned previously I would list a few techniques that are ways to release fear and anger energies, or to better deal with unresolved trauma issues, or to just get a better handle on our lives in general—things I’ve learned over the years or mention some books that might help to read.
Some of the best reference books I’ve found have often been within the referenced footnotes of other books that cite another author’s thoughts and techniques. Example: Through my hypnosis study, came the NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) references from Bandler and Grinder, then the Andreas, and a few others.
One of the most amazing books I’ve run across is the Connirae & Tamara Andreas book on Core Transformation: Reaching the Wellspring Within. It’s a great read on how to transform our personal beliefs—particularly the unconscious ones that run our daily scripts on how we view our lives. It’s one of those drill-down exercises on getting to the heart of the matter of how and why we are doing whatever we are doing in our lives.
Another good info source on how to view and treat trauma, comes from Bill O’Hanlon, called Quick Steps to Resolving Trauma. Lots of good material to consider in that book, and it’s an easy, to-the-point read on how to view traumatic experiences—‘how to successfully move through traumatic experiences and come out the other side of them’ sort of read.
From O’Hanlon as well as others, I’d read about EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which were effective techniques developed by Dr. Francine Shapiro for releasing stuck trauma energies/memories from the mid-point of the brain so they can be fully processed by the higher brain. It involves a form of bi-lateral brain stimulation where you bring up the uncomfortable situation/memory and then move your eyes quickly left-to-right-to-left, etc. back and forth for 15 to 20 times, which forces the brain to shift the stuck energy out of the mid-brain region and reduces the emotional impact of the memory. It is very effective, especially on many forms of PTSD. Another good book on this is by Jamie Marich, EMDR Made Simple.
O’Hanlon also mentions ‘Tapping,’ which I’d heard of through other sources as well, and similar to the bi-lateral brain stimulation of EMDR, has similar ‘lessening the emotional intensity’ effects of memories and emotions. Here’s a book that I have on it: TAPPING IN: A Step-BY-Step Guide to Activating Your Healing Resources Through Bilateral Stimulation, by Laurel Parnell. PhD. It’s pretty straight forward and easily followed.
One helpful technique that I use repeatedly (sometimes daily) is the energy-release statements combined with 3 strong exhalations to blow out the intense energies and emotions. Sounds too simple to be effective, but it really is helpful to shift a strong emotion that has a grip on you like sadness or anger. You simply say, “I release the energies of ______ (fear, anger, resentment, sadness, anxiety, guilt, etc.), over this situation with __________ (name the person or situation). I release those energies now. They do not serve me.” And blow out hard 3 times. Keep doing it until the emotion lifts or you are in better control of it.
And one last thing I will mention on this subject: What I’ve found with my REIKI clients is that people tend to hold a certain intense emotion/energy in specific locations of their body (likely depends on what was physically happening to them at the time that this emotion first cemented itself into their body). And that unreleased emotional energy can over time create physical issues like intense pain or illness in certain body parts.
When I had a client who held pain in a certain area of their body, and when I was working energetically over that area, I would often get visuals in my mind of a possible unresolved issue with someone or something, so I would ask the client if this particular person or situation I was seeing meant something specific to them because the source of their pain seemed to have some direct correlation to that person or thing.
If the client could recognize the correlation and could do the energy-releasing statements and blow outs, I could often feel the energetic block release from that location, and then shift out of their body. So the body tends to hold emotional trauma as well as does the mind.
These are a few techniques that I’ve discovered over the years that have helped me personally as well as helped my clients. Hopefully they can benefit you as well.