Create A New Pathway For Your Life…
In this comfort-centric world, it’s probably unpopular to say this, but… trauma is a part of life.
I know, I know – that’s a hard pill to swallow, but it’s true – no matter who you are, where you live, or how much money you have…
You will experience trauma at some point.
You’ve probably heard the aphorism, “Into every life, a little rain must fall.”
The phrase was first written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1841, and then popularized in a song by Ella Fitzgerald a hundred years later.
This isn’t just an old-fashioned notion. In fact, this phrase has been true forever.
Even though life in 2019 is easier and more convenient than ever on some levels, people still experience upset, distress, and suffering every day of the week. No one is exempt from this.
Into Every Life, a Little Rain Must Fall
Knowing that everyone experiences hard times, and yet some people thrive where others flounder, you might wonder…
How are these people different?
What makes it possible for them to rise above the slings and arrows of personal tragedy in order to become something more?
When I sat down with my guest Dr. Joe Dispenza, I knew I had to find out.
And Dr. Dispenza was just the person to teach me.
You see, Dr. Dispenza is not your average doctor. He’s an author of books that have topped the New York Times best-seller charts.
He’s also an educator. He specializes in teaching people how to rewire their brains and bodies so they can live up to their physical and mental potential.
Dr. Joe’s take on past traumas is this: No matter what you’ve experienced – including severe trauma and even PTSD – you can essentially rewire your brain and your consciousness and move forward freely.
I know this might seem like an impossibility to some.
After all, we’re living in a world where people find reality “painful”, so they deny it beyond any sense.
You know what I mean – people are so triggered by a political election that they completely disavow the results even years later.
People making choices and then refusing to live with the consequences of those choices.
People so disturbed by the reality of genetics that they insist that they can identify as just about anything they desire.
Please understand – I’m not here to make a value judgement on any of these choices.
What I am saying is that some of these decisions are not made from a place of clarity…
They’re Made From A Place Of Confusion
This confusion is a byproduct of a survival mindset. Reverting to a survival mindset is something many people do when they’re dealing with the aftermath of trauma.
You see, when people go through an experience they register as traumatic, it actually changes the way their brain functions.
It causes changes in the amygdala, the hippocampus, and the prefrontal cortex. This isn’t just temporary, either. The effects can be long lasting.
Traumatic stress also causes chemical changes like increasing cortisol (the “stress hormone”) and norepinephrine (a neurotransmitter that’s part of the “fight or flight” response) in future stressful situations.
That means if something really disturbing happened to you in the past, then even a normal, mildly annoying event (such as a traffic jam or being late for an appointment) will cause you to feel much more tense and upset than a non-trauma-affected brain would.
You’ll no longer function with an unaffected brain, and because of that, you’ll have reactions and make choices that aren’t necessarily as sound as they could be.
All that may make change seem impossible, but according to Dr. Dispenza’s research and practice, it’s not.
In fact, rewriting the story and healing from trauma is completely possible and accessible to anyone and everyone.
The First Step In This Process Is Easy
It’s simply realizing that you’re uncomfortable and you have a desire to change your situation for the better.
While that is a simple thing, so many people stumble here.
They allow themselves to be desensitized to their issues and instead of solving them, they trudge along until the situation becomes untenable and either someone in their life tells them they must change… or they run into serious consequences.
But you don’t have to wait for an accident, a heart attack, or an ultimatum from a loved one to change.
You just have to decide that you’re unhappy with your situation, and you want something better for yourself.
The next step is to approach your problems with an open mind. Look at them objectively and make a choice – how can you solve this?
How can you create order that will benefit you moving forward?
When you’ve created some answers for yourself, the next step is to do the work.
This is another place where a lot of people get stuck, because it’s easy to fall into old patterns, or to get angry or frustrated when faced with a setback.
Change Your Personality For The Best
Essentially, it’s easy for our brains to keep going down the mental pathways that got us to this point, but we can’t let that happen.
Instead, you’ve got to retrain your thought patterns until you’re completely adept at thinking in a new way.
As Dr. Dispenza says, “The first part in creating a new personal reality is overcoming your present personality…
You’ve got to get beyond the normal thinking patterns, the normal urges of actions and habits, to get beyond certain emotions that are residuals from the day before… That’s the real work.”
You can, in fact, retrain your brain and rewrite your story. Once you do that, there’s nothing you can’t achieve.
Editor, Brian Rose Uncensored