NeuroReInvention is a word I coined several years ago, to declare that, in the midst of our call to reinvent ourselves, we also must give attention to the source of what is at the root of how we created our present circumstances or situations in the first place – our mind. Neuroscience is finally becoming a hot topic. The awareness that we have more control than we’ve realized over our brain’s processes that influence our lives is a very important one. The power of the heart’s influence on our cognition and behavior is also now being recognized. Typically, when we decide to reinvent our career or lives, we go straight to taking actions upon the 3D world and moving about the pieces of our outer lives and environment. We quit our jobs, get divorced, move across the country or change our friends. What we don’t realize is, you take you with you wherever you go.
The common denominator in your life in all this change is, YOU. And you, are a composite of your thoughts, feelings, and actions chosen over time. I say chosen because I want to emphasize that we are assigning the meaning, we are choosing, albeit unwittingly… who we think we are, and what we can be, do or have. And, for the clear majority of people, this process is unconscious/subconscious in our awareness. This is now scientific fact, believe it or not.
We also tend to believe that life just happens to us. That we are just the way we are, when really, unwittingly, we are making choices since early childhood based upon how our brain’s perceptual system is programmed by the world around us. When we don’t understand this, it gets programmed by those around us, genetic patterns (that we can now know we can certainly impact our own gene expression) and institutional messages, sometimes dogma. We feel like victims of circumstances, that life is only the luck of the draw. This is a very depressing way to live, now that I’m on the other side of this paradigm I see the powerlessness of this way of thinking about life. I became aware a few decades ago that I could not only change my personality as I woke up, I could also change my circumstances in life from the inside out. When we are not aware of this, we become subject to the whims of others, the media and other social messages that keep us insecure and stuck at the level of achievement or relationship patterns that we find ourselves living in.
NeuroReInvention is based upon 5 Principles I’ve come to understand over the past three decades and it is about getting to the root of what holds us back. It is about learning to empower ourselves. I’m not another ‘guru’ with a magic bullet or a magic wand. This is truly about bringing forth an innovative idea that says, hey, what about us as people? We are being left out of the technology equation. We know more about the technology and operating systems of our cell phone and computers than we do our own brain and nervous system and the critical role it is playing in creating our life experience. Most neuroscience attention in the mass media is being placed on creating more robots, AI or new pharmaceuticals. Before you jump out there to reinvent your life, it would serve you well to recognize that your brain is like a cell phone or computer that is programmed for success or failure depending on how YOU have been programming it over the years. Life happens through you, not to you, as you probably think it does.
When we do not understand the basics of what creates command signals in the brain to disconnect from others, to reject our self or to fear change, we are subject to the negative forces that bombard us in everyday life these days. Both our work life and our personal life is affected. You are the one who ultimately creates everything from your self-image to your prosperity consciousness or lack thereof. Isn’t it perhaps time to pause and consider how you are doing all this? This is not about blaming you or anybody for where you are currently; we all have done the best we have known how to do. It is just a matter of me bringing forth a new conversation that seems to be ignored until now. The fact is, the ancient proverb, as a person thinks, so is he/she is spot on. And now we even have objective proof for the skeptical or even stuck side of the mind.
The NeuroReInvention Prescription (NRI) is a methodology that I’ve developed from the school of hard knocks over the past 30 years of my life. For reasons that I consider as being a part of my life purpose, I’ve had to deal with a slew of challenges from early feelings of isolation, self-rejection, and feelings of being less than to being competitive to a fault. I had to struggle to make my own way and generally felt miserable inside, no matter how much outward success I was achieving, which was quite significant at the time. I came to see the world as a hostile place and what I didn’t know is it was a decision I was making from the inside out. Yes, people around me were not loving me perfectly (whatever perfect means) yet, what I’ve come to know is, they were essentially mirroring back to me my own story or I was interpreting everything I was going through, through a lens of not enough that I had created in my mind’s eye. This story was creating an attitude of poor me, being a victim or even creating a self-fulfilling prophecy as I responded with behavior and attitudes that only aggravated the situation or reinforced it. Sure, life has its punches and we all face difficulties. Yet, at some point, I had to say, enough and decided to turn things around as an adult. This type of taking back ‘response-ability’ for my thinking was owning my ability to respond differently. I can say it definitely feels much more empowering also than holding on to un-forgiveness or blaming.
One of the most important decisions we ever make is whether or not we live in a friendly or hostile universe. – Albert Einstein
Through determination, because I was just absolutely tired of suffering, and money and success wasn’t curing it, I realized that I could change from the inside out. I began to reinvent my brain patterns at a subconscious level before it was understood via neuroscience that we are truly capable of literally rewiring and retraining our brain at an organic, physiologic level. With more insight, science, and awareness of energy, intuition, and spiritual practices, I have now come to understand this process as Science with Soul. It is a process that integrates the whole of ourselves spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically. When we can give our logical mind a conscious process, we are better able to call on these tools for ourselves as an individual and not depend upon a guru to do something to us or for us. We can empower ourselves. We can once again take back the steering wheel of our own mind.
Sure, we all sometimes can use the gifts and talents of others in our lives to support us with healing or technical skill, but we all need to have a working knowledge of being in control of our own mind! The overemphasis on our intellect in our culture right now is generally even the source of what is blocking our spiritual growth and evolution. The intellect is not the enemy, we just need more balance. Ignore or reject it at your own peril; the intellect needs to be able to cooperate with your higher heart for you to reach your greater and higher potential on this planet. This means it needs to be retrained and aligned at both a conscious and unconscious level of your mind and with your higher heart by learning how to deal with and evolve the various parts of yourself into a whole YOU. This is the path to finding your authentic essence expression.
The NeuroReInvention Prescription is not about fixing yourself, I don’t think we are broken we just need to rewrite and rewire some of the stories we’ve told ourselves about ourselves. Our essence self (spirit/soul) is just as perfectly itself as when you were born. We’ve allowed others to put us in our own mental prisons, by believing their unsolicited opinions and judgments. We’ve formed an ego self via our unaware ‘storytelling’ brain that is limiting us in many ways.
We do not realize how much choice we have in the matter until we become self-aware of the principles I’m referring to regarding our brain technology and the energy/spirit within our own Essence.
We need the science and the spirit/heart to expand into our greater potential. It is not an either/or proposition. It is a both/and solution. Mind with heart, science with soul, inner world/outer world integration this is the missing key to your greatness.
You can determine the speed and depth to which you change with much greater control than you can possibly have without this awareness of the capability to reinvent your thinking and feeling nature. Without it, you perhaps had better be careful and slower to jump out of your day job. You may just find yourself in a mess of chaos and confusion. Without this skill, you will not likely recognize why you keep attracting the same types of people in your life who don’t see you or support you, or who mistreat you. You will not likely realize why you stay in credit card debt or struggle with so much negative self-talk. In other words, you will highly likely stay stuck where you generally are currently.
With our society’s obsession with its fear-based paradigms of insecurity, excessive competition, and lack, it’s a high likelihood that your brain is presently trained to see the world as a hostile universe which will at the very least, make your attempt to reinvent your life more challenging than it needs to be. NeuroReInvention allows you to BE the change at an embodied level first so that as you see yourself differently, you see the world and its opportunities very differently as well. Your vision can expand so much broader and in a way that you are better able to see the path to co-creating a more abundant, whole life. The NeuroReInvention Prescription is the foundation to reinventing the life that is in your higher hearts vision for you. Looking for innovative ideas to improve your life and potential? Here it is.