How to Rewire Your Brain
The human brain, nervous system, and mind are absolutely miraculous. I’m sure you’ve heard that piece of trivia about how we only use 10 percent of our brain’s capacity. Most people believe that if we were able to access more, we would eventually reach a point where things we now see as “miracles” would become run-of-the-mill.
People often compare the brain to a computer, which is a fair comparison since computers were originally modeled after the human brain—with one major difference: we know what our computers can do, and what they can’t. By comparison, the most recent scientific research says that our brain’s capacity is at least 10 times our previous estimate. The new estimate is about one-quadrillion bytes of memory, which is roughly the size of the entire internet.
When I look at this, the old adage that no one ever really changes starts to make a lot more sense. When our conscious intention conflicts with our unconscious programming, the unconscious wins every time, and it’s almost impossible to change that through pure willpower. Among all its other jobs as it regulates your breathing, heartrate, and all the rest, your unconscious mind is constantly, at all times, pushing one of four “buttons” based on signals from the deepest programming of your memory. They are:
- Neutral, meaning “change nothing”
Rewiring those buttons is a popular subject right now. I hear of people trying surgery, medications, natural supplements, counseling, and even crazy gimmicks like snapping yourself with a rubber band. But even at their best, these are all mere symptom-smashers. This inherently means that you’re not healing, only coping, which means you’re going to be doing it for the rest of your life.
Well I don’t want to cope for the rest of my life. I want the best life possible for me, for my wife, Hope, and for my children—and I know you share that aspiration.
In a recently released study that made global headlines in the news circuit, Southwestern University Medical Center announced that they had discovered the one, singular source of virtually all illness and disease. In one press conference, they said (and I’m paraphrasing), “When we figure out how to fix this, it’ll make the difference between getting cancer or not, being depressed or not, being successful or not.” You get the idea. The source they had found was our memories, which Solomon the Wise had once called “issues of the heart.”
I’ll give you a practical example. Let’s say you’re trying to work out, get fit and trim. But your unconscious mind, after consulting all your memories, decides that you’re not going to do that. Guess what? You’ll try your hardest to diet and exercise according to the program, and you may even do it for a day, a week, or even a month. But eventually you will fail and fall back into old patterns. Even if you were the one in a thousand able to swim against the tide of your unconscious, the stress of fighting it all the time would be so great that it might end up being more destructive than failure would have been.
The only way to bring your conscious intent into harmony with your unconscious is to change the memories that are causing your brain to push the failure switch relating to that issue. Otherwise, it’s like trying to get a computer to do something contrary to its programming. It’s never going to work! You have to change the software, and for us, that is our memories. Memories determine every feeling you have, every thought you have, every action and behavior.
Recently, National Geographic put out a special edition called “The Owner’s Manual for the Brain.” In it, they highlight a particular study which found that one second before any significant decision, there is an electrical spike in the brain mandating what that decision will be. So you can talk all you want about how you’re off ice cream, but when your brain pushes that switch tonight, you’ll fall right back off the wagon.
The only way to rewire your brain for success and lasting health is to heal the lies in your memories that are causing your brain to push the wrong buttons. Do that, and your brain and nervous system automatically start running a new kind of software. Not only will you get back in shape, you’ll be in better shape than you imagined, and it will seem effortless! Believe it or not, that’s the way it’s supposed to be, but in my experience, it’s only the reality for about 1 person in 100. If that’s not your, the good news is we’ve been developing the tools and processes for 18 years to heal that source and reprogram your memories for success.
Have a blessed, wonderful day!