Here is a fantastic quote from one of Rob Brezny’s astrological updates in my local newspaper (Metro Pulse) earlier this year: “Success coach Tom Ferry once said that our ability to pursue our dreams can be damaged by four addictions:
- 1. an addiction to what other people think of us;
- 2. an addiction to creating melodrama in a misguided quest for excitement;
- 3, an addiction to believing that we are imprisoned by what happened in the past;
- 4. an addiction to negative thoughts that fill us with anxiety.”
Rob’s words serve as an important reminder that we must rise above our emotional addictions and negative thought patterns – we all have them…
The brain is made up of tiny nerve cells called neurons. These neurons connect to each other forming a neuro-net that builds up all concepts through the law of associative memory. Our ideas, thoughts, and feelings are all interconnected in this web.
For example, the concept of love is stored in our neuro-net based upon our experiences. Some people develop a dysfunctional concept of love, based upon disappointment, sorrow or anger. We create similar concepts of other things that are important to us in life. Although the relationships between our nerve cells are longstanding, they can be reprogrammed. When we change our thought patterns, the nerve cells lose their long term relationship and we recreate ourselves.
Quantum physicists have proven that our awareness can actually transform matter. In other words, our thoughts and words contribute to the creation of our reality. Did you know that the brain makes no distinction between actual events and visualization? Which disempowering concept might you relinquish and what could you replace it with?
You can learn more about everyday addictions to repetitive thought patterns and feelings by reading Dr. Candace Pert’s book “Molecules of Emotion”.