"Breaking the Habit Of Being Yourself: How To Lose Your Mind and Create a New One" by Dr. Joe Dispenza
My silly face is a play on the trippy cover of this book that looks like a Pink Floyd music video and also the awe of self-transformation that I've been going through in the past few months. @JLoveCalderon , who recommended this book to me, has been a light in my life. Through working together in coaching, I have been challenged in ways that I never knew I needed to be, and my life, my career, my art and my activism has blossomed in beautiful ways in just a few months. I will write more in-depth about this at a later point. :)
Much of what JLove and I talk about is learning to let go of old stories that we tell ourselves about who we are. These stories keep us stuck, recreating the same life conditions that often limit us and return us to negative beliefs that actually feel comfortable for us. We believe them to be a part of us because they have been for so long. But they don't need to be.
This book definitely taps into much of what JLove and I have been working on, and in large part, that is why I appreciate it. I have yet to do the meditations that are a big portion of the book, but the information itself I have found incredibly valuable. One part that has truly blown my mind is the "observer effect" in quantum physics, and how Dr. Dispenza connects to one's ability to manifest and create new realities for ourselves (can be seen in the second slide I posted). #
As my consciousness has grown around systems of oppression, I have had resistance to some of the language and ways of being of the self-help community. While I do believe that many of us are capable of immense growth and finding our own happiness, there MUST be a recognition that systems of oppression undeniably DO affect people's lived realities. Self-help is great, but if we are ever to reach a greater level of consciousness and spiritual awakening, we must use our own empowerment to dismantle the systems that oppress the marginalized. Not just through charity, but through solidarity.
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