Updated: Jan 3
Mind Over Matter?
Why It Really Does Matter
Do you pay attention to the words you use on a daily basis? If not ask your friends to assess positive vs negative words you use. It matters.
Thoughts and words like:
I’m so fat.
I am not successful.
This is a nightmare.
You drive me crazy.
My muscles love working out.
I feel young and healthy.
I am perfect.
I am enough.
Whether you realize it or not, our mind is always talking and instructing our bodies. So if you spend the majority of your thought and words worrying, stressing and thinking negatively about yourself, your body is listening and doing its best to carry out those instructions.
Our thought patterns and mental habits can be detrimental or beneficial to our success, depending on how we use them. Marisa Peer’s, the best-selling author of five books and world renowned speaker, and Rapid Transformational Therapy trainer, reveals her fundamental rule – that all our emotional and personal problems come from us believing that we’re not ‘enough’.
For the past 33 years, she has been studying neuroplasticity. It studies the ability of neural networks in the brain to change through growth and reorganization. These changes range from individual neurons making new connections, to systematic adjustments like cortical remapping.
“Your words shape your reality ,” Peers said. “Thoughts change neurons. Good thoughts make good neurons and bad thoughts make bad neurons. Your job is to tell your mind what you want. I want perfect health. It’s your choice what to think.”
Another well-known author and speaker, Joe Dispenza, also teaches about how neuroscience has proven that we can change our brains just by thinking differently.
“We have been told that our brains are essentially hardwired with unchangeable circuitry— that we possess or, better put, are possessed by a kind of neurorigidity that is reflected in the type of inflexible and habitual behavior we often see exhibited,” Dispenza wrote in his article, ‘Can You Change Your Brain by Thinking Differently?’ “The truth is that we are marvels of flexibility, adaptability, and a neuroplasticity that allows us to reformulate and re-pattern our neural connections to produce the kind of behaviors that we want. We have far more power to alter our own brains, our behaviors, our personalities, and ultimately our reality than previously thought possible.
When we focus on the particular outcome we want with positive affirmations, my life is peaceful, instead of I’m going crazy, or this is crazy or you are crazy etc. Or I feel fat today, or I feel old today. Focus on what you do want. When you continue to focus on the positive words and thoughts like I’m in perfect health, I have health relationships, your brain will start to function like it already happened, Dispenza said.
“As we embrace the very circumstances that challenge our mind, we will have put the appropriate circuits in place to allow us to behave consistently with our intentions,” he said. “The hardware will have been installed so that we can handle the challenge. When we change our mind, our brain changes, and when we change our brain, our mind changes.
“When we are truly focused and single minded, the brain does not distinguish between the internal world of the mind and the external environment. This type of internal processing allows us to become so involved in our dreams and internal representations that the brain will modify its wiring without having had experienced the actual event.”
If you want a jump start on changing the way you think, click here and enjoy Marisa Peer’s Youtube presentation, “Do This To Completely HEAL Your Body and Mind.” She has a nice meditation at the 15 minute mark.
Let us remember that our belief systems are what can heal you or make you sick. Toxic thoughts are what make us ill. The power of love, gratitude and forgiveness toward ourselves and others is key to our transformation!