7. CHANGING MY BRAIN
Question Everything I Think I Know:
- Remember my source, I am already connected.
- Accept responsibility for my life.
- Don’t give my power away to authorities and trust my own experience. Remember: Belief is the engine of creation.
- “Seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you”
- Find those you can learn wisdom from and study.
- On the verge of a lie, ask myself: What’s the worst that can happen if I tell the truth, and is that worth sacrificing my magical heritage?
- Don’t listen—look and feel within.
Behold, the kingdom of God is within you. –Luke 17:21
Nowadays you can tag quantum onto anything. A few years back it was creative: creative divorce, creative cooking. Now it’s quantum: quantum divorce, quantum cooking, quantum healing . . .
. . . quantum living, quantum selling, quantum recovery, quantum creativity, quantum quantum!
Quantum consciousness of the quantum universe.
Quantum is being applied everywhere because it is such a different way to view the physical universe upon which the rest is built.
- Materialism: Matter is primary; consciousness, whatever it is, is secondary. Consciousness is simply an effect of brain activity. There is no such thing as “consciousness” itself; it has no reality of its own, but is merely a product of our biology, of neural nets and electrochemical interactions.
- Dualism: Consciousness and matter are both existing realities. However, they are so different (one solid and tangible, the other abstract and intangible) that they operate in entirely distinct, unrelated realms.
- Idealism: Consciousness is the fundamental reality. Everything is an expression of consciousness. Alive, fluid and perpetually self-renewing, it self-expresses in a continuum of levels or layers, from the most “soft” and abstract pure consciousness through all the subtle and more “substantial” levels (quantum wave functions and particles, photons, atoms, molecules, cells, etc.) to the most solid matter. In this continuum, everything is connected and related; it is all the same stuff, manifesting in differing frequencies, vibratory levels or densities.
Idealism is consistent with Buddhism, Advaita, mystic Christian/Judaic/Islamic and the physicists of quantum theory.
Consciousness could well be the “neutral monism” of the mathematician and philosopher, Bertrand Russell, in which a common underlying entity gives rise to both physical and mental qualities.
Penrose-Hameroff OBJECTIVE REDUCTION – “OR”
Theory of Consciousness:
Penrose proposed that consciousness comes about when superpositions of neurons within the brain reach a certain threshold and then spontaneously collapse. (This is similar to the collapse of the wave function due to observation, bringing a vast array of possibilities down to a localized point value. The difference is that here the superposition collapses of its own accord due to quantum gravity effects.) According to Penrose, what he called “objective reductions” are intrinsic to the way consciousness operates. These “ORs” convert multiple possibilities at the preconscious, unconscious or subconscious level to definite perceptions or choices on the conscious level, like considering pizza, sushi or pad thai (all in superposition) and then selecting one (collapse or reduction). Hameroff suggested the mechanism by which this could take place, and together he and Sir Roger Penrose, the British mathematician and physicist formulated their theory.
Central to the way this collapse, or OR takes place are tiny microtubules, hollow, strawlike structures within every cell, including neurons. Once thought of as merely the cytoskeleton or scaffolding of the cell, microtubules were found to display extraordinary intelligence and self-organizing ability. They serve as the cell’s nervous and circulatory system, transport materials and organize the cell’s shape and motion. They interact with their “neighbors” to process and communicate information, and can organize neighboring cells into a unified, coherent whole. In neurons, microtubules also set up and regulate synaptic connections and are involved in the release of neurotransmitters. As Dr. Hameroff says, “They are everywhere, and seem to organize almost everything.”
The structural changes and information processing and communication among the microtubules, within the neurons of the brain, are directly influential “one level up” on the organization of neurons into the networks called “neuronets.” But the microtubules themselves are affected from deep within their own structure by a quantum phenomenon: The proteins of which they are made respond to signals from an internal quantum computer consisting of single electrons. Dr. Hameroff explains: “These quantum mechanical forces in the pockets inside the proteins control the conformational shape of the protein And that, in turn, controls the actions of the neurons, and the muscles, and our behavior. So, proteins changing their shape is the amplification point between the quantum world and our affecting the classical world in everything that mankind does, good and bad.”
Hameroff continues that it’s the spontaneous collapse (OR) of these microtubules, roughly forty times a second, that gives “a moment of consciousness.” Our consciousness is not continuous, but a series of “ah-ha moments.” He says, “Consciousness kind of ratchets through space time, and that consciousness is a sequence of now moments: now, now, now . . .”
Stuart Hameroff, M.D. thinks like a quantum Buddhist: There is a universal protoconscious mind which we access, and which can influence us. But it actually exists at the funda-mental level of the universe, at the Planck scale.
The Planck scale (named after the quantum physicist Max Planck) is the smallest distance that can be defined. At 10-33 centimeters, it is 10 trillion trillion times smaller than a hydrogen atom.
According to Dr. Hameroff, this fundamental level of the universe is a vast storehouse of truth, ethical and aesthetic values, and precursors of conscious experience, ready to influence our every conscious perception and choice. We are connected to the universe, and entangled with everyone else through this omniscient omnipresence, a sea of feelings and subjectivity. If we are mindful and not acting reflexively or rashly, our choices can be divinely guided. Penrose avoids any spiritual implication of his ideas, but they are inescapable. Quantum computations in our brains connect our consciousness to the “funda-mental” universe.
Satinover: “It is that the non-determinism of the quantum level of existence, the randomness and the fact that the probability rather than absolute certainty governs quantum reality, gives us the only possibility for free will.
By virtue of the quantum laws of motion, a strong intention, manifested by the high rapidity of the similar intentional acts, will tend to hold in place the associated template for action.
What this says is that by continually holding the same intention over and over and over, by posing the same question to the universe over and over and over, we change the quantum probability away from randomness.
Dr. Henry Stapp thinks that this phenomenon may show how the insubstantial “mind” controls the very substantial brain: “Quantum mechanics contains a specific mechanism that in principle allows mental effort to hold at bay strong forces arising from the mechanical side of nature, and allows mental intent to influence brain processes.”
So if you wanted to look at it poetically, you would say that human beings seem to be designed to maximize the freedom that’s available in their material structure to a degree which mimics the creation of the universe itself.–Jeffrey Satinover, M.D.
8. THE BRAIN
The brain acts as a laboratory. The brain is an architect. The brain designs working models, prototypes and androids for our ultimate destiny. —Joe Dispenza
The brain is not mechanical like a computer. The brain is an alive, malleable and very flexible organ, capable of learning, understanding and dynamically rewiring itself based on our demand.
The brain is capable of millions of different things, and people really should learn how incredible they are, and how incredible their minds actually are. Our amazingly resilient brain can change and adapt to make us into something better than what we are. The brain can help us to transcend ourselves.
The brain can actually take us to a higher level of existence, where we can understand the world and our relationship to people, places and things in a deeper, and we can ultimately make more meaning for ourselves and our world. There is a spiritual part to our brain; it’s a part that we all can have access to; it’s something that we can all do. –Andrew Newberg
The brain continually rewires itself throughout life:
A sand-grain-sized piece of a brain contains 100,000 neurons and a billion synapses. The brain contains 100 billion neurons and the cerebral cortex has 60 trillion synapses. Each neuron has between 1,000 and 10,000 synapses. These integrated or connected nerve cells are called neuro networks, neuronets.
Every neuronet represents a thought, a memory, a skill, a piece of information, etc. Of course the neuronets themselves form network interconnections that build up complex ideas, memories and emotions.
(It is this exact point in time and space where I cease to think in finite terms. The brain and the possibilities for my life really are unlimited. My career potential is infinitely profound now. I am now the real Dean McAdams and I hold my head up high where ever I go. At last, I am, the modern techno-love God prophet of self-motivation and sexual-social liberation!) I am loved, adored and powered by the point zero god source of the universe.
The network is the computer and THE NEURONETS ARE THE BRAIN
Our life collection of experiences and skills is represented in our brain neuronets. Birth order, parenting, schools, music, art, sports, yoga, sex, spirituality, marriage/relationships, all neurologically shape the fabric of what is taking place in our current perception of our world. When stimuli come in from our environment, certain aspects of those neuronets are going to kick in, or click on, that are going to cause chemical changes in the brain. These chemical changes in turn produce emotional reactions, color our perceptions, and condition the responses we make to the people and events in our lives.
A fundamental rule of neuroscience is that: Nerve cells that fire together, wire together. When something is practiced over and over again, those nerve cells develop a stronger and stronger connection, and it gets easier and easier to fire that network.
If you keep hitting the repeat button in the neuronets, those habits become increasingly hardwired in the brain and are difficult to change. As a connection is used over and over, it gets stronger, better established, like forging a path through tall grass by walking it again and again. This can be advantageous—it’s called learning—but it can also make it difficult to change an unwanted behavior pattern.
Fortunately, the opposite is also true: Nerve cells that cease firing together, no longer wire together. They lose their long term relationship. The dendrites detach and form new relationships. The pain of a love relationship fades because time heals all wounds.
Every time we interrupt the habitual mental or physical process reflected in a neuronal network, the nerve cells and groups of cells that are connected to each other start breaking down their relationship. Dr. Dispenza compares this to an experience most of us have had. When you graduate from college and part with the roommate with whom you’ve shared so much, you promise to exchange postcards, once a month or so, just to maintain your friendship and let each other know how you’re doing. As time passes, you start sending cards only at Christmastime, and the relationship begins to weaken and fade.
This effect is an exact reflection of what is going on inside the brain. As you think less and less about the roommate, the neuronets’ connection lessens, until there’s no connection at all. What’s happened is the very fine dendrites spreading out from the cell body that connect to other cells unhook and are available to rehook to other nerve cells, letting the old patterns go and potentially forming new ones.
“If we do something over and over and over again, by the mere fact that we’re repeating it, the process of learning whatever we’re learning starts to become simple, and it starts to become familiar. It starts to become easy. It starts to become natural, and it starts to become subconscious.” —Joe Dispenza
Facts and experience. You can read a book on how to ride a bicycle, but it’s not until you actually get on the bike and ride it that the information is integrated.
Regardless of which type of method, acquisition of information or acting out that information, learning is essentially integrating neuronets together to form new neuronets.
“Emotions are neither good or bad. Emotions are designed so that they reinforce chemically something into long-term memory. That’s why we have them.” –Joe Dispenza
With more possible neural connections than atoms in the universe, the brain has a big problem: how to find a memory. And if the proverbial tiger in the jungle is headed your way, or Aunt Rosie, looking very hissy, how does the brain find the right memory quickly? Emotions help you.
So emotions, which are themselves, in part, a neuronet, are tied into all the other neuronets. These connections allow the brain to find the most important memories first. They also insure that something important, like not putting your hand on the stove, is not quickly forgotten. It’s why everyone remembers exactly where they were and what they were doing when they heard about 9/11 or JFK being assassinated.
Emotional neuronets are connected to a small organ in the brain—the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus takes proteins and synthesizes them into neuropeptides, or neurohormones. Hormones prepare the body for action.
If it is a hungry tiger, the hypothalamus secretes chemicals to get the body ready to run. Blood leaves the brain and the central part of the body moves to the extremities—“fight or flight.”
Emotions evaluate the situation quickly, in fact, without you even thinking about it, and send the chemical messengers off to fight or flight, smile or frown, blight or bliss.
The downside with associative memory is that because we perceive reality, and treat new experiences based on our stored mental/neuronal database of the past, it’s difficult to see what is really out there in the moment. Instead, the tendency is to just reference experiences from the past. This would seem to create a perpetual Groundhog Day, where the same old, same old happens day after day.
And who would the same old be happening to? Who would be reacting to situations based on the past? That vastly integrated cluster of neuronets that we’ve been calling “the personality.” Just like all the cells of the body come together and interrelate with each other to produce a functioning organism, so the neuronets all interrelate, or associate, to produce that entity that we think of as our personality. All the emotions, memories, concepts and attitudes are encoded neurologically and interconnect, the result being what has been variously called the ego, the son of man, the lower self, the human, the personality.
The brain was created to take an incarnating spirit all the way from ignorance to enlightenment, which is why it came equipped with neuroplasticity.
Neuroplasticity is the brain’s natural ability to form new connections, new neuronets to change habits and gain freedom.
The brain likes surprises. After a surprise, the neuroplasticity in the brain goes way up. It’s easy to see why: Suppose you’re walking in the deep jungle, and Aunt Rosie in a leopard skin leotard jumps out in front of you. Surprise! Your brain has to immediately go into high gear to work out a way to deal with a new situation. Connections have to fire instantly to link up all possible solutions and help you choose among them. You have to process the information very quickly in order to survive. Neuroplasticity also increases after laughter. And since neuroplasticity is the prime ingredient in learning, you learn better after a good laugh.
The brain is very plastic and malleable into old age and also creates new cells into old age.
The Vedic tradition not only talks about the unified field, but very precisely describes it and provides experiential techniques, meditative techniques to experience and live it. And the practical benefits of living the unity of life are immense. There are hundreds of studies I could cite on the profound health benefits, the profound mental benefits, when orderliness of brain functioning is systematically developed.
Coherent brain functioning results when we experience the unity within, and this coherent functioning af the brain translates to rising IQ, increased creativity, better learning ability and academic performance, moral reasoning, psychological stability, emotional maturity, quicker reaction time, greater alertness. Everything good about the brain depends on its orderly functioning.
We are meant to, designed to, engineered to evolve in creativity and intelligence throughout life—but to do that you have to access the innate capability of the brain, and the tools, the key, to really develop the brain holistically is to experience the holistic reality, the meditative state, so-called spiritual experience, the experience of the unified field at the source of thought, or point zero, god.
Free will resides in our frontal cortex (lobe) and we can train ourselves to make more intelligent choices and to be conscious of the choices we are making.
Process 1: Focus intention to ask a question of reality,
Process 2: the possibilities then arise,
Process 3: whereupon observation collapses them into a definite choice.
Dr. Dispenza says that it is possible to collapse choice into a new life: “Maybe we are just poor observers. Maybe we haven’t mastered the skill of observation, and maybe it is a skill. And maybe we are so addicted to the external world that the brain is starting to work out of response instead of creation. If we’re given the proper knowledge and proper understanding and given the proper instructions, we should begin to see measurable feedback in our life.”
Dr. Tiller: “It is extremely important to sustain the thought and the intention and the emotion if you want to make a transformation occur . . . focus the intent with singleness of heart/mind/emotional energy, and the reflection of that in the brain is in the frontal lobe.”
There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so. –William Shakespeare
Emotions: Joy, sadness, hope, despair, passion, longing, winning, losing, bliss, blight, depression, ecstasy . . .
Neuropeptides, a chain of amino acids manufactured in the hypothalamus, and their receptors are the molecules of emotion, (MOEs).
When I get annoyed at Astrid baiting and provoking me, my anxiety is merely a reflection of my own emotional state which I am projecting back onto her. If I can’t put a finger on my own emotional state—look around me, it’s reflecting right back at me. If I am in a state of enlightened ecstasy in the unified field, nothing Astrid or anyone else does to bait or provoke me will have any affect whatsoever on my well being.
“Emotions are the chemistry to reinforce an experience neurologically. We remember things that are more heightened and more emotional, and that’s the way it should be.” –Dispenza
We remember negate people more than positive people because we are hooked on the neuropeptides of negativity more than the chemicals of positivity. We need to start quantum cooking our brains with the hormones of emotionally positive, mystical, positive people, places, things and experiences.
Endorphins are found in one-cell organisms, so pleasure is funda-mental. We are addicted to pleasure. The final endpoint is to find pleasure and avoid pain, and this is what drives human evolution.
“So, in reality, we can’t really say that we’re seeing the world objectively as it is. There is no completely objective appraisal of anything, because our appraisal of everything has to do with our previous experiences and our emotions. Everything has an emotional weighting to it.” –Daniel Monti, M.D.
“When we continuously re experience the same emotions and never build on those, then we are caught in the same pattern of stimulus response.” –Joe Dispenza
THE PROBLEM WITH EMOTIONS:
The very beauty of the stimulus and response shortcut is the very thing that seems to trap us. Instead of evaluating a truly new experience from a fresh perspective, we tend to assume it’s an experience we’ve already had.
When the same chemical events repeat themselves over and over again, the result is a cumulative emotional history. This history comes with identifiable patterns and predictable responses, which become embedded or “hardwired” in our brains.
That means our patterns and responses repeat without our having to think about them: stimulus-response-stimulus-response-stimulus-response. The survival shortcut mechanism becomes a trap into the same thing over and over.
A deeper problem is the hidden, buried and/or repressed emotions. Aunt Rosie may not always be dangerous with her delusions and immaturity and representational iconography of the maternal prototype of petite, brown-eyed brunette, yet that neuronet is still in me and still gets fired, even though I am no longer aware of it.
In the workplace, people want to kill each other like it really is the jungle and their lives are at stake:
New employee Loss of Livelihood Family Unprotected
Barbarians Invade Village Kill New Employee.
We go into the Akashic Field for survival, so do it for point zero, god, cosmic intelligence also!
EMOTIONAL CHOICE TRAINING:
Practice moving in and out of emotions. Catch myself before I react and head down the path of chemical cascade of predetermination. Observe little Deano detachedly moving into his feelings and they have the observer pull Deano back from the outside looking on. This is “choice training” by observer.
DETACH FROM MY EMOTIONAL HERITAGE AND SEE EACH MOMENT AS GENUINELY TOTALLY NEW!
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IS SPIRITUAL EVOLUTION
Retire Old Emotions Into Wisdom:
“The scientific explanation for soul is that it is a register of all the experiences that we own emotionally. And the things we don’t own emotionally, we continuously reexperience in this reality, all other realities, in this life, in all other lives. So, we don’t get to evolve. If we keep experiencing the same emotion, and never retire that emotion into wisdom, we don’t ever evolve as a soulful person. We’re not inspired. You don’t have the ambition or the desire to be anything else other than the product of the chemicals in our physical body that keep us on the wheel of living our genetic destiny.
A soulful person overcomes the genetic destiny, overcomes the feedback from the body, overcomes the environment, overcomes their emotional propensity. If you want to evolve as a person, pick one limitation that you know about yourself and consciously act to alter your propensities. You’ll gain something . . . wisdom.” –Dispenza
Experience ecstasy of the seventh seal (chakra, subtle energy centers that line up with the ductless glands and are a key to unlocking higher dimensions). Experiencing revelation is an orgasm of the sixth seal. The experience of cosmic consciousness, ultimate and intimate connection with God, is an orgasm of the seventh seal. Complete and unconditional love is one of the aspects of the fourth seal.
Most of the time we are stuck in the first three seals: sex, survival and power. The way out of this basement of humanity, the personality bottom of basic instinct, is to take the emotions of the lower seals and own them into wisdom, or as Dr. Dispenza puts it, “retire it into wisdom.” Or as the oyster puts it, deal directely with the irritant until it is a pearl. A pearl of wisdom.
Passion, fervor, divine love, feeling oneness with everything, bliss and mystical experiences are all emotions—they generate those neuropeptides that flood the body and alter consciousness itself. A profound realization, one that doesn’t have to do with the body—in other words, sex, survival or power—can so significantly rewire the brain that when people come back from it, they are different, and this world is never the same. In other words, mystical experiences of the soul are they key to transcendence. Duh!
“I have always been a God in the making . . . and now I love the abstract more than I love the condition of addiction. The reality of my divinity is now manifest and my body experiences it emotionally. I now have brand-new emotions the likes of which I have never known before!”
All of our existing emotions were at one time brand new. And the reason we keep revisiting them is because they are so delicious. The pull of spiritual evolution is the pull of a brand-new set of emotions. Peeling off the layers of memory and habit to experience ever more captivating and inspiring new emotions by interacting with a world that is exploding with revelation. Stop chasing the dragon of old, immature emotions!
Heroin docks with opiate receptors of a cell, these are the same receptors that are biologically designed to receive endorphins, the neuropeptides manufactured naturally by the hypothalamus to make us feel good. If instead of receiving the endorphins, the cell receives the heroin, the cell becomes addicted to heroin because the receptors become altered so that endorphins have no effect.
Emotions produce neuropeptides, or molecules of emotion (MOEs), which dock to receptors on the cell. The same thing that happens with repeated use of heroin occurs with repeated use of the same emotion: The brain’s pleasure receptors begin to expect—even crave—that particular neuropeptide, that particular emotion.
This Explains Our Addictions To:
Destructive emotional states
Repeating same situations over and over
Inability to change
Feeling helpless to create something new
Deep cravings for certain emotional responses
Voices in the head saying, “I want. Give me, give me.”
Saying you’ll never do something ever again, then three hours, or three years later doing it again
Wallowing in depression and self-pity
Dr. Pert found that we have neurological receptors that specifically receive marijuana. We have these receptors because our body naturally produces chemicals internally that give us the same type of high that we get from marijuana. This goes for whatever drug humans are physically capable of becoming addicted to—there is a chemical inside the body that is analogous to all drugs and a receptor for it to dock on. We have marijuana receptors and we have natural marijuana, endocannabinoids. Every time we smoke pot, that exogenous (external to the body, as opposed to endogenous chemicals produced by the body) marijuana is binding to receptors normally meant for fine-tuned internal regulation of naturally produced endocannabinoids. So exogenous drugs plug into the same network meant for endogenous physiology of self-regulation. These are how the molecules of emotion work. No psychoactive drug works unless it’s binding to a receptor that’s normally meant for an internal chemical. Prozac and other anti-depressants work based upon the principle of serotonin re-uptake inhibitors.
In other words, any external drug that works in our body has an internal counterpart—that is why our body recognizes, responds and becomes addicted to these drugs. External drugs use the internal receptors meant for the internal chemicals.
The emotions, and memories of emotional experiences, are encoded in the neuronets and how these neuronets are connected to the hypothalamus. That is how we become naturally self-medicating (mystical, bliss experience) organisms. All we do is fire up the correct neural network, and the chemicals start to flow internally. This explains the blissful effect of meditation, prayer and contemplation.
Addiction is the feeling of a chemical rush that has cascaded through the body through a whole assortment of glands and ductless glands. A feeling that some would call a sexual fantasy, which is really a Theta brainwave state of bliss, produces strong chemicals. It only takes one sexual fantasy for a man to achieve an erection. It only takes one thought for a man to experience an endorphin rush. The more evolved a man’s thought, the more evolved his mystical sexual soulful experience.
If once a year you remember that glorious moment back in 1976, that is not an addiction. If everyday you’re wishing for those glory days, that is an addiction.
If a given receptor is bombarded for a long time at high intensity, it will literally shrink up; there will be less of them or it will be desensitized or down regulates to that the same amount of neuropeptide or street drug will ellicit a much smaller response. This is called tolerance. The drug addict requires larger and larger doses to achieve the same high. Roxanne Vaughn requires more and more clandestine depression until suicide is her only high left.
This same tolerance effect is seen in emotions. The sexual acting out gets stronger and stronger, the thrill seeker seeks bigger thrills, the depressive evolves to suicide, the power seeker seeks more and more power. The suburbanites get bigger and bigger cars, houses & egoic personalities, and smaller and smaller in soul.
Meanwhile those poor little cells are being starved. The constant overuse of the chemicals required to produce an emotion, like anger, in the body result in desensitized receptor sites being created to adapt to all those anger neuropeptides. The cells are no longer getting a “well-balanced” meal, as they receive whatever emotion they are addicted to more than others, so they are left with having to get a narrower supply of nutrition. The more anger the personality creates, the more satiated the cell will feel. This is the story behind the guy on Friday night who is out “looking for a fight.” He’s not angry for any specific reason; he’s just seeking gratification of his cellular addiction to anger.
The endorphin receptors tell you, “Feed me some chemicals.” And if the molecules of emotion chemicals your brain seeks are not socially, or morally acceptable, or politically correct, you won’t say: “Let’s go out and make someone feel stupid so we can feel intellectually superior,” but rather a nebulous craving that makes you unconsciously go out and make that happen. In other words, you will create it.
Everyone is addicted to something. It does not matter who they are. They are addicted because they’ve never had anything better to replace what they are addicted to and have a reason to wake up every morning to live for. The man who is addicted to power gets up every morning, and he drives things that show off his power. He has to have lots of people to feed off of, to suppress, to order around, in order to feel worth. Because he does not feel worthy. He needs the emotions of subjugation to feel worthy. –Ramtha
Emotional addictions explain so much—why someone constantly gossips and trashes other people or gets into the same abusive relationships, or the same horrible living situation over and over. Emotional addictions are why people continue to create a particular reality in their lives, even though they say, “Well, I would never create that.” The only way to move past these repetitive behaviours and addictions is to say, “Well, I do create that over and over, so I must be addicted to it.” Claim it, own it and thereby retire it into your personal book of wisdom.
For many people, all the creations in their lives are emotionally, addictively based. As an example of creating something “bad” in your life, let’s look at “victim mentality.” Something initially bad happened, you told someone, they felt bad for you (now they’re suffering too) and so they fixed the problem. Relief. Hey, not bad, you might be thinking. Let’s see if I can make that work again.
Suddenly people are taking care of you. They’re giving you love and attention, supporting you financially and emotionally, are sympathetic and available anytime you need them. The downside is that there is a built-in shelf life to the victim/savior relationship. Every savior needs to feel just as special as the victim, so they tend to move on after the initial “rush” wears off (or they stop getting sex, money, power or whatever they got out of kissing emotional ass). If either of you don’t change, both of you just go on to rediscover your addiction with someone else and someone else and . . . In the words of a true victim: “Having bad, unfair relationships and situations happens to me.” Sounds rather different from “I continually create situations that allow me to get sympathy and support from people.”
“I create my day filled with positive people and situations that make me feel happy and usefully whole. My world is mystical ecstatic union with cosmic consciousness at point zero.”
An addiction is something that you cannot stop. If you cannot control your emotional state then you must be addicted to it.
The people that we really love are people who are willing to share our emotional needs, our feelings. We must break the addictions to all of our unhealthy agreements chemically. This is an uncomfortable state for the human . . . because you look for some evidence in your life that you are doing the right thing, and everywhere you look for evidence in your life is with the people you’ve had all those agreements with.
It’s grim because addictions are hard to break, especially this new concept of emotional addiction. The way these emotions got to be an addiction s through continually trying to recreate an initial experience. The first experience of sex, sympathy or power is brand new and so it is not an addiction, yet. It is chasing the dragon over and over that becomes the addiction.
People addicted to sex, alcohol, or marijuana are endeavoring to touch the chemical pleasure centers in the brain. That is not what the brain was meant to do, stay stuck in the same old alcoholic drug orgasm. The brain was not meant to tag onto the same ancient emotions all through life.
The brain was meant to dream new dreams, new realities, then bring them forward into manifestation and experience that first incredible new emotional moment . . . a new moment of new knowledge with new emotion. The brain was meant to evolve, and experience the emotional high of spiritual evolvement. The brain was meant to develop transcending spiritual emotions of more and more intimate cosmic union with point zero.
You can’t cure an addict until you give an addict everything they want and then they ask no more. That’s when you have owned an experience and are ready to retire it to the shelf of personal wisdom. And that is when we are wise. Couple that with indeed new revenues to the mind. And revenues to the mind is knowledge. From knowledge, it’s like building blocks; we build new holograms, and we create new realities. –Ramtha
We get addicted to stress and unhealthy relationships because we are addicted to the brain chemicals stress and unhealthy relationships produce.
While in the beginning it is necessary to face up to the reality of the situation and repeat: “I am an alcoholic, I am a sex addict, I am a negative emotion addict,” Repeating it forever locks the recovering person into that personality. So it’s never over. The addiction has never been owned and retired into personal wisdom. The person continually identifies with that which he is trying to push away and release. Finally, it denies the person the possibility of complete and utter transformation, which is what the brain is meant to do, and is the reason why we are here Repentance Redemption Transformation Transcendence.
Emotions that we’ve depended on for so long are now no longer being given to the cell, and the cell goes in decay on us. If we persist past it, just like we persist past any addiction, we break the response, because we’re not responding to the voice in our head. At the same time, we’re breaking the response chemically, because the cell isn’t getting its chemical needs. The cell, ultimately, will be released of its chemical addiction, and now when it reproduces itself, it “up regulates.” It lets go of all those receptor sites that have been responsible for those emotional states, and now the cell is in a better state of harmony, and the body experiences joy. –Joe Dispenza
We are here to be creators. We are here to infiltrate space and time with ideas and mansions of thought. We are here to make something of this life. –Ramtha
Our purpose here is to develop our gifts of intentionality. And learn how to be effective creators. –William Tiller, Ph.D.
The point is that we’re here to do something with ourselves. We’re here to explore the total limits of creation.
WE’RE HERE TO MAKE KNOWN THE UNKNOWN
The whole purpose of this game: We prepare our body chemically, through a thought, to have an experience. However, if we keep preparing our body chemically to have the same thoughts, to have the same experiences, we don’t ever evolve as human beings. –Joe Dispenza
Creating, evolving, breaking out of old patterns, being magicians—the fact that we are creators, that we do create our life experience, our reality, the very fact that we do have this ability points out why we’re here. Use it or lose it.
Addictions are broken by changing, evolving.
My new emotions are so amazing, fulfilling and luscious that the old ones seem like dusty drunkalogues in an old high-school yearbook—a big deal at the time, but now retired to a forgotten bookshelf.
When people become addicted to anything, nicotine, cocaine, alcohol, growth of new brain cells are blocked. But when people discontinue taking the drug, the new brain cells continue growing.
One can completely recover, and one can make up his mind and create a new vision for himself, a new brain. There is hope in a new beginning for many, from the smallest addictions to the largest.
We must pursue knowledge without any interference of our addictions. When we do this, we will manifest knowledge in reality, and our bodies will experience in new ways, in new chemistry, in new holograms, new elsewhere’s of thought, beyond our wildest dreams.
The final endpoint is to find pleasure and avoid pain. This is what drives human evolution. —Candace Pert, Ph.D.