How to Heal and Transform Your Life
In our day-to-day life, we are busy consciously thinking of the next thing we must do, how to do the thing that we’re doing, and a thousand other random thoughts every hour, some of which seem to have no apparent reason for popping into our head. Our mind has been created to ensure our survival by constantly monitoring our outer (and inner) environment and determining whether something is a threat and if we need to either make a quick escape or stand and fight. It also perceives how to successfully perform tasks, use tools, and so on by something called “mirror neurons.” For instance, we now know that just by watching, say, a batter swing and hit a baseball, neurons in our brain fire off as if we had done this ourselves. Is it any wonder, then, that sports fans get so excited when they see great athletes performing, or that they jump up and down and shout, “We won!” even though they did nothing but sit on a couch and watch the game?
Obviously, the critical mind is one of the major reasons that the human race has succeeded in dominating the entire planet. In navigating our environment, we are ceaselessly comparing one thing to another, turning this way or that, reaching out to grasp something or not, speaking up or not, comparing ourselves to others, and vice versa. Our conscious minds are marvelous, a great gift with which we can create, analyze, make plans carry out innumerable acts.
However, science has known for some time now that we use a mere fraction of our brain to carry out all these tasks. The vast majority of the brain’s functions lie beneath our conscious awareness not only carrying out all the functions of the autonomic nervous system (sympathetically and parasympathetically)—such as regulating our heartbeat, breathing, hormonal and immune systems, and more—but also storing the memory of everything that has happened to us. And, yes, I do mean everything, even from our time in the womb before being born. All the various traumas, physical or emotional, still exist below the surface of our awareness, stored in the vault of our unconscious like a script of a movie we saw in the past.
I can confidently state this because I have been in the healthcare and medical healing arts for many years, first as a physical therapist and now as a doctor and hypnotherapist, and I know that we not only retain information we thought we’d forgotten, both in the mind and the body, but that we can actually change the negative information we may have retained from traumas, learned from our parents’ words or actions (science has demonstrated how our unconscious has been largely programmed by the age of zero), absorbed from our culture, the media, and the assumptions we have been subjected to again and again by the world at large, such as we are victims of our genetics and circumstances and can do nothing about this.
First, we must find a way to get down beneath our critical conscious mind, the part of us that’s constantly busying itself with decisions, comparisons, and judgments: Is it safe or not? Do this but not that. Am I better than that person? Are they better than me? Am I safe around them? And on and on. These kinds of thoughts typically contribute to stress, which we now know negatively affects all sorts of systems in the body. Literally, your thoughts can make you sick, so it is essential that we find a way to overcome stress, and when we can control the triggers that make us stressed, we have an opportunity to get beyond the critical mind and into our unconscious mind, which holds most of the information that informs our decisions and actions. You might think of your unconscious mind as the software that’s running in the background of your computer, full of codes that allow you to see and do the things you see on your computer’s screen. Your thoughts are really the result of the coding you have been building up since you were conceived.
When you experience stress or trauma, it is transmitted through the millions of neural pathways throughout your body and brain and stored in the form of a story, script, or memory in your unconscious mind. Whenever we have an experience that is similar enough to the original trauma, the old script gets triggered in an effort to motivate us to avoid harm, needlessly in many cases. Unless we can change these scripts, we will continue to react in the same old ways and never really heal. The good news is that we can change the scripts as if we’re recoding our inner computer, but we can’t do this from the surface or conscious/critical mind. We must find a way that allows us to dive deeper into our unconscious minds where the healing work can begin.
"Our blood chemistry is affected by personal perception." – Bruce Lipton in his book -The Biology of Belief
Be patient with yourself, change takes time and transformation is a wonderful thing. Give yourself permission to heal from within not from you. We all know that seeds grow from the inside out and transform into plants, flowers, and trees. Just like a butterfly, first a small insect, then the milting caterpillar, and finally become a beautiful butterfly.
Don’t Forget to Add a Closing Statement
So, in order to tap into the many gifts and treasures that life offers us, it’s essential that we first begin to heal from our stress, traumas, negative self-talk, and so on by delving into the unconscious mind where these experiences are stored and learn to change their effect on our mind and body. As we do so, we become increasingly conscious of our potential. Science can demonstrate that how we think determines how we act and therefore the result of our actions. It is, therefore, important for us to be able to capture the opportunities that are “out there.”
This requires we learn to trust that this guidance exists somewhere internally or externally, and when the time is right will reveal itself. It doesn’t work to try to force this or will it to happen, only that we trust in it. When we establish a foundation of trusting in our larger mind, our natural connection to the greater consciousness, then become sensitive to the various signals coming to us from our environment, synchronicities, dreams, and so on, then the next step is acting upon the guidance.
We then need the determination to use every resource we can imagine in order to attain the goal or vision that’s been revealed to us. This can be someone or something to help us get there; It could be a loan or unexpected monetary gift; It might be someone we meet or who gave us a book that opens up our thinking. The possibilities are endless when we set our foot on the path to realizing the goal.
It’s important here to understand that our expectations provide the channel through which the power of our mind flows.
"Where attention goes, energy flows." – Tony Robbins
In a real sense, in life, we get what we expect to get. If we are habitually prone to think of ourselves as lacking in the ability to improve our lives, that’s what we get. If we can break out of these mental habits and have a different experience, to begin to see the potential for different outcomes, we can dramatically change our life.
About the author:
Dr. Moghazy Is an exceptionally qualified Doctor and passionate Hypnotherapist who enjoys working one-on-one with people in beautiful Colorado in person and online. He takes pride in the difference he has made in so many lives.
Using scientifically proven techniques, they will aim to discover the root of the problem and create a long-lasting, effective change. No matter what issues you’re facing, get ready to free yourself.