“I’m going to take you across the river – are you willing to come with me?” This was the message given to a room full of 420 people at Twin Waters resort on the Sunshine Coast. It was the beginning of Dr Joe Dispenza’s Advanced Course. We had been in Sydney for his three-day introductory course called The Progressive and thought we had an inkling of what we were about to encounter, but we absolutely had no idea at all.
The first course at the Novotel in beautiful Manly had been packed to the brim with over 500 people in attendance. Joe’s enthusiasm, sense of fun, scientific knowledge and dedication, moved us and I experienced much deeper meditations within the three days than I had ever had before. He gave us rudimentary explanations about the power of our mind which he explained is the brain in action. The emphasis of both courses was pulling the body out of the mind and taking the past out of our future. He called it “Ascending your energy: Tuning into a new destiny”. It all resonated with what I have always believed but this time I felt more anchored.
The base line is that our reality is created by our beliefs and perceptions which directly go to our thoughts and feelings – so to change our perceptions, beliefs and attitudes means to change our thoughts and feelings. Both courses had us reaching into our beliefs and with his help, we were able to extract the beliefs that were not serving us and prepare ourselves for a new state of being. It was incredibly inspiring.
Fast forward to The Advanced Course and the thoughts I had when he proclaimed that he would take us across the river. I was to hearken back to his next words a few times, “When you feel you can go no further and you push on, that is when you will experience breakthroughs.” Three mornings later when I was tempted to sleep in rather than attending the six o’clock guided walking meditation on the beach, those words came back to haunt me and I sprang into action. On the beach that morning, alongside over 400 people, I knew that my past would never again be part of my future. I really felt that I was in a new state of being. There have been moments of what may be termed ‘enlightenment’ but never anything as profound.
There was so much information about the workings of the brain, particularly of taking care of the pineal gland, that it was impossible to take it all in. I want to go back again and learn more and more. I did not volunteer for the brain testing but seeing the results of the measurements of meditation on the brain made me determined to make this a priority in my life. Who wouldn’t want to make the most of this life for how many years we have left.
A few days after returning from this incredible journey, I did feel I had crossed the river and was ready to plunge into the unknown. I enjoyed speaking to a group of ladies and I could feel the difference in myself in that I have an absolute conviction that my future is no longer defined by my past and that as I plan for the time ahead, I can live it as if it has already happened. I can already feel it. I know that there will be charges from time to time but I they won’t linger as they may have done previously.
The following day saw me working in an organisation knowing that I was being my authentic self and able to provide insights with a clarity greater than before. My brain feels so clear. I have had an eventful life and now is my time to give back. I’m so grateful for the opportunities to do so. I am more mindful that where I put my attention is where I put my energy and I don’t want to waste it. I have to remember this as I roll out of bed and am tempted to head for the coffee pot – I hear his voice in my head – “So you think your coffee is more important than changing your state of being.”
What a year it has been – Dr Brian Weiss in May and now Dr Joe! For those who do not know Joe’s work, he is worth looking up. His books are powerful – “Breaking the habit of being yourself” and “You are your placebo” are well worth a read.