by Simply Grace
“There is a certain synchronicity that takes place moment by moment between the brain and the body. As we begin to feel the way we are thinking - because the brain is in constant communication with thebody - we begin to think the way we are feeling. Based on the chemical feedback it receives, it will generate more thoughts that produce chemicals corresponding to the way the body is feeling, so that we first begin to feel the way we think and then to think the way we feel.
As the feelings of the body align to thoughts from a particular state of mind, mind and body are now working together as one. When the mind and body are in unison, the end product is called a ‘state of being ’ which produces effects on our reality. A state of being means we have become familiar with a mental-emotional state, a way of thinking and a way of feeling, which has become an integral part of our self-identity. And so we describe who we are by how we are thinking (and thus feeling) or being in the present moment.”
We say: I am angry; I am suffering; I am insecure, I am negative…
“But years of thinking certain thoughts, and then feeling the same way, and then thinking equal to those feelings creates a memorized state of being in which we can emphatically declare our I am statement as an absolute. That means we’re now at the point when we define ourselves as this state of being. Our thoughts and feelings have merged.”
We say: I have always been lazy; I am an anxious person; I am impatient; I am stupid; I’m not capable; I suffer with depression; I am bi-polar; I am an alcoholic; I have always struggled with my weight; I have chronic pain…
When feelings become the means of thinking, or if we cannot think greater than how we feel, we can never change. To change is to think greater than how we feel. To change is to act greater than the familiar feelings of the memorized self. It is to be greater than the body.”
We create patterns of familiar thoughts and feelings and unconsciously behave in automatic ways. Difficult situations and traumatic events that elicit emotional reactions can produce a memorized state of being. Memories of those events or thoughts about a particular person at a specific place at a certain time in your life can create almost identical feelings that were originally experienced.
“Actually, you no longer need to think about the past event to create the feeling. You can’t seem to think or act any other way than how you feel. The brain fires in the exact sequences and patterns as before; firing and wiring the brain to the past. The chemicals released in the brain train the body to further memorize the emotion. This unconscious repetition trains the body to remember that emotional state, equal or better than the conscious mind does. When the body remembers better than the conscious mind – that is, when the body is the mind – that’s called a habit.
Psychologists tell us that by the time we are in our mid-30’s, our identity or personality will be completely formed. If we are over the age of 35, we probably have memorized a select set of behaviors, attitudes, emotional reactions, habits, skills, associative memories, conditioned responses, and perceptions that are now subconsciously programmed within us. About 95 percent of who we are by midlife is a series of subconscious programs that have become automatic.” -Quoted material is from Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza
That may seem like a load of scientific information to share with you but it lays the foundation that shows some of the deep level of work that benefits our clients. We try to help them address the issues with their subconscious as well as their conscious mind.
In Romans 12:2 it reminds us, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind…”
In Ephesians 4:16 it states, “He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.”
Ken & Debbie Pallone
Simply Grace, Inc.
133 Samaritan Dr., Suite 202
Cumming GA 30040
133 Samaritan Drive
Cumming, GA 30040
3730 Roswell Road
Marietta, GA 30062