In my last post, I mentioned that I signed up for a French program online. As I said in the post, the idea was not to become fluent in French (which sounds hard and overwhelming), but to have fun playing with the idea of newness. It's a way to break up old neural patterns in my brain that I no longer want running, and to literally lack the tracks for new pathways.
Part of my motivation for this was the book I'm currently reading, Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One. This is one of the most fascinating books I've read on what I can only describe as bending reality to your will. I have heard this concept said before by some of the most successful people - most notably, by Tim Ferris and Steve Jobs. Both of them seem to have this innate understanding that reality does not begin outside of us - it begins within. Believe, align and expect - don't ask, just expect - and it will be.
But how? I mean is that really a thing, or does it just sound cool? So far, this book has made me not just believe in this, but understand it in a way I never could before.
What's amazing about this book is it doesn't just postulate on what sounds like The Force from Star Wars. It's written by a doctor, and he goes into fascinating detail about electrons in the quantum, unlimited quantum potentials, and how since we are made of electrons, we can tap into these unlimited potentials anytime we want - but only, and only if, we are willing to dismantle our hardwired ideas about ourselves and embrace something entirely new.
I am having so much fun reading this book. I constantly call my friend about it, read passages, and discuss them with her. It's just so illuminating that I have to talk about it with someone (and I am truly blessed to have a friend that lets me do this!). Not only did this book get me motivated to pickup some French vocabulary - Bonjour! Merci beaucoup! - but it also got me so fired up for change I have been getting up at 5AM for certain things.
For years, I have gotten up between 7:30 and 8:30 AM. And guess what - waking up the same time almost instantly kicks my autopilot on as soon as I'm out of bed. I do the same things, expect the same things... and almost always, get the same things.
I will say more on what I'm doing at 5AM, what's happened so far, and if I feel it's worth it. I will also say some more about a concept in this book I had also heard before - basically, that you can contact your future self through the quantum. Not in a "I just ate mushrooms and I am trippiiiiiiiiin" kind of way. But in a very real, and very mystical way. More to come on that! For now, here's one of my highlighted quotes from the book (it was hard to choose - I have highlighted so much):
So ponder this: Everything in the physical universe is made up of subatomic particles such as electrons. By their very nature, these particles, when they exist as pure potential, are in their wave sate while they are not being observed. They are potentially "everything" and "no thing" until they are observed. They exist everywhere and nowhere until they are observed. Thus, everything in our physical reality exists as pure potential...
If this intrigues you, Dr. Joe Dispenza's book is available on Amazon.com. If you grab a copy, let me know what you think. I'm on page 93 of 310 and cannot wait to read more.