“Have you tried the power of Meditation?”

The world we live in today is filled with all manner of things that are toxic to our systems – inside and out. With toxic overload, every system in the human body can become affected, including our mental health. That’s why detoxing is so important.

When patients come to me with symptoms that include loss of focus, brain fog, forgetfulness, insomnia, depression, and more, I teach them how to apply the science of Meditation so that they can mentally detox and get back to a life filled with energy, clarity, and focus.

We start simply. Learning to sit with the spine erect, eyes closed, we can boost the ability to focus. We learn how to enter a state where we access slower Theta brain waves. This is the place of our subconscious “programming.” In this state, we can create dramatic changes by accessing unsupportive subconscious programs that are keeping us from the life we desire. Unsupported subconscious programs are phrases overheard during our childhood. For example: “We can’t afford that,” or “You don’t deserve that,” or “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” Left alone, this programming can build up like toxicity in our consciousness and influence us for the rest of our lives.

Here’s an analogy:

One of the most common software programs in use today is Microsoft Word. When a computer program like MS Word is written, there are three distinct components / parts required to create the end application. In reverse order of the creative process, they are as follows:

Part 3: The Application / Program

The final part of the creative process is the actual application that runs when we click on the MS Word icon. It is the program we consciously use when deciding to act upon an impulse to write a document.

However, the application is “locked” into what it can and cannot do because it can only perform according to the source code that defined it. While you can write any number of different documents and stories with the application, you are limited to how you define the characters / typefaces and formatting you can apply to display the pages. These limitations have been programmed and ‘locked in’ by the boundaries defined by the source code.

Part 2: The Source Code

The programmer writes the source code. This is what defines how the final application will actually work and what options are available and presented to the user. When the user triggers the application, the source code runs automatically in the background. It is invisible to the user who only sees the executable and will only know the options that are presented to them.

Part 1: The Programmer

The programmer is the thinker and source of the creative design. Observing the environment into which an opportunity presents itself, a programmer develops the application based on the immediate requirements. From the requirements observed by the programmer, the source code is defined and written. It is their creative input that enables the code to be written. Without the Programmer / Thinker, nothing can be created.

In summary:

1) The thinker / programmer (the consciousness) observes and experiences its surroundings.
2) From these experiences, the source code (neural networks) is written.
3) The user runs the application, within the boundaries of the source code (the boundaries of their pre-programmed beliefs). The user then recreates documents of the same format (habits), because they are within the boundaries of their belief.

Our life is very much like the user of the MS Word application. We may think we have no other options. However, what’s happening is we are simply writing a document within boundaries that have been pre-defined. We are so used to repeating the same processes of how we define the document (our habits) that we don’t even consider doing something else. It’s worked okay for all the previous documents, so we just keep doing more of the same while perhaps complaining along the way.

But there comes a time when you realize the program is no longer working for you. You are no longer receiving the experiences you desire. This is when you have two options.

The first option is to attempt to change how the application works by trying different combinations of things. We decide we want the program to add numbers, so we create borders and columns and enter numbers into each cell. Then we manually add them up and put the total in the bottom row. But when we change any of the upper numbers, the bottom total won’t update automatically. Why? Because WORD is not EXCEL – WORD’S underlying source code was not programmed to do this. After doing this manually a few times with a lot of effort and focus, you give up. You’re working way too hard at it and nothing changes. This is why many people who try to realize change in their lives get frustrated and end up giving up.

The second option is to realize the program you are running is not able to provide the outcome you want without changes being added. Once you identify and define the changes needed (as the user), you give them to the software programmer. The programmer uses their conscious creativity (universal intelligence) and updates the source code. Presto! The changes are updated to the application for the user to access.

It’s time to break free of your preset boundaries and detoxify your mind. As the user of your own application, you cannot simply sit staring blankly at the screen and wishing for the program to change. While you can work around an issue and pretend it’s not a fault within the application, the issue will never go away when the source code remains unchanged in both situations.

(Please read on for the third article in this series, “Using Mental Detox to Manifest Change,” to learn more about techniques you can use to reveal and revise the programming that holds you back from creating the life you want.)