Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon Hardcover – October 31, 2017
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There are couple of things that bother me. Yes the meditations are explained but not fully. You need to buy all these different CD's or download them to get the full picture. He also tries to convince his readers to take his classes, and even better if you take 3 classes. Also to benefit from the Meditation CD's he mentions, you also need to buy his previous book "Breaking the Habit of being Yourself". And guess what? When you go over the suggested chapters 9-13, you realize that you better pay for additional Meditation CD's. Still overall I found the info interesting and believe it can work if you become dedicated like a Buddhist Monk. I will definitely not take his classes, but will get the CD's (Probably around $200 additional cost). Later will edit my review based on my own personal experience.
Another problem I find with all his work, the book was billed as a step-by-step guide but as with all of his earlier work, he refers to an 'elevated emotion' without ever describing how to tap into it. One doesn't just sit down, close their eyes and find joy and love and harmony.
This is a time in history when it's not enough to know - this is a time in history to know how...Dr. Joe Dispenza.
Right now - in the present - is the only time we have. The past and the future are of value only in so far as they enable us to make the changes needed to get where we want to be(come). If you want to live a more powerful life that is not simply a replay of your past beliefs and habits and is willing to take some reasonable steps to get there, then you need to read Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon.
It's been almost four years since Dr. Joe's last book, You are the Placebo. Fully 93% of those who wrote an Amazon review has rated it as a 4 or 5. My own review is one of those, which I'm proud to say is currently ranked #1 of the more than 700 so listed.
Given that Dr. Joe literally saved my life several years ago when he was still working full-time at his chiropractic practice, it's a small repayment. For several weeks, I suffered incredible non-stop pain from a ruptured disc. The region's top surgeon opined that "Your only option is spinal fusion." Dr. Joe disagreed. With his bodywork, meditative teachings, and encouragement, along with training suggestions from Professor Bradley Steiner, my martial arts instructor of 30 years, I was able to cheat the hangman as my disc repaired itself.
Several years of quantitative analyses on students in his Advanced 4-day workshops in many venues, literally around the globe have led to this, his latest book. Confirmation of the model came from analyzing and measuring brain waves/scans, neurotransmitters, and heart coherence, as well as internal and external energy levels. He concludes, "We now have data from common people, just like you and I, so that once they understand what they're doing and why they're doing it, (practicing and implementing) the 'how' gets easier." You can "tune in to frequencies beyond your material world" by breaking habits of the old self and creating a new one.
Paying attention is being present. We spend the majority of our time either living by past emotions/habits or anticipating the future overlain with the old guideposts. When we get there, that past is recycled into the same behaviors, and nothing really changes.
Eastern mystics and religious leaders have advanced the practice of "being present". But this powerful concept doesn't keep us from dredging up past behaviors and replicating them, if not in the present, then certainly in the future, when we invariably "fall out of being present". You are the Placebo, now reinforced "on the proof side" with an additional four years of scientific, measurable, objective data as recounted in Supernatural, clears the decks. Common people just like us can now see how to go about becoming uncommon, and capable of achieving benefits on the scale of those who have led the way.
Understand that your thoughts create your life. Accept that if you keep thinking the same way, you'll have the same (unsatisfactory?) experience, the same mental anguish, the same untoward physical response. In any skill set - martial arts, mountain climbing, driving a car, you're going to respond in the event the same way you train. Without a change, won't your future be just like your past, since those habits are still the drivers of that future?
You may not have attended a conference. But as my Canadian friends like to say, "No worries!" Don't hesitate. Read Supernatural and see how all the evidence indicates that effecting change is much less complicated than you might imagine. Also, read You Are the Placebo, then get to work following the trail Dr. Joe has blazed, and which is now being successfully traversed by so many others just like you.
A few things help me stay on the path. When negative self-talk crops up, I quickly defuse its effect by simply thinking "Release". You might visualize the idea sailing away or disintegrating - before it can become a feeling, followed closely by a physical sensation of tension, anger or depression. Even if it persists for a while, it seems to have been stripped of its power to bother me. Soon, I get up and do something as it fades away, having deprogrammed my subconscious one more time.
Second, find a couple of things each day for which to be grateful. Try to choose something you'd like which has not yet taken place. The powerful act of expressing gratitude before it happens is an element in creating the future you wish to experience. Dr. Joe is the only person I've ever met who suggested this...and it works!
Third, certain words or phrases can be highly emotive. Before arising each morning, I state silently, "I approach this day with Gratitude, Respect, Observation, and Wisdom (GROW)."
Finally, release these thoughts into the Quantum Field, asking that they are organized in a helpful way; that they are returned in an unexpected, powerful, and positive manner.
Dr. Joe states, "The only way to become "supernatural" is we have to start doing what feels unnatural - then keep doing it over and over again. We can create better lives for ourselves. In fact, each of us possesses the anatomy, chemistry, and physiology needed to become supernatural—it’s merely a matter of awakening it and activating it."
As you reflect upon and practice what Dr. Joe teaches in his seminars around the globe and now, in his fourth book, Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon, you will be acquiring the tools necessary to build an exceptional future before it even arrives! Better able to regulate your internal state regardless of what's going on in the outside world. Your behavior will more closely align with your intentions. You'll be more attached to the future-present than your past-present. As your thoughts and actions begin to mesh, what's unnatural will become supernatural. I am grateful that these elements are at work in my own life. They can help transform yours as well!
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Well put together, with drawings to show processes which was always looked down on at one point.
Don’t get me wrong, I like the book and Dr Dispenza, I was looking for something I didn’t already know (which is why my opinion suits me) and did not find that here. I would also like references made to ancient knowledge that brought this wisdom first into being and not try to take full credit (can you plagiarise knowledge) as if Dr Dispenza devises this method himself.
As I said I do like it and it is thorough and generous but would suggest you do more knowledge seeking alongside this.
The 'science' used to back-up the author's claims creates more questions than it answers. There are lots of technical looking diagrams that don't mean anything and there are some laughable sketches of people with wiggly lines around to demonstrate energy fields. Wooooo, energy fields!
I'm a believer in science, meditation, placebo, epigenetics and self-healing but this book mashes it all together into a pile incoherent nonesense.
Mein Problem ist, dass er Wahrheiten mit Halbwahrheiten mischt und damit Schaden anrichtet.
Für wahr halte ich, dass Meditation den Körper entspannt und dies bei der Heilung von Krankheiten helfen kann.
Für schädlich halte ich es, Gefühle wie Ärger oder Trauer strikt zu verdrängen, und sich vom Jetzt abzuwenden und sich auf die Zukunft und Dankbarkeit und Freude auszurichten. Das wäre so, als würde ich im Auto sitzen und die Warnlampen ignorieren. (siehe auch 'spiritual bypassing')
Wut oder Scham sind nicht grundsätzlich schlecht.
Emotionen sind wichtig, denn sie haben eine Botschaft.
Dazu empfehle ich das Buch "When the body says 'no' " von Gabor Maté.
Meditation zu nutzen, um materielle Bedürfnisse zu befriedigen (Reichtum, ein Genie sein, erfolgreich sein) erscheint mir widersinnig. Das Ziel von Meditation (und Buddhismus) ist es gerade, im Jetzt zu sein, alle Gefühle zu spüren und zu akzeptieren. Dabei erkennt man mit der Zeit Muster, lernt etwas daraus und verändert sein Verhalten. Ja, das ist mühsam und schmerzhaft.
Aber es gibt keine Abkürzung.
Affirmationen aus dem Buch sind zum Beispiel:
Reichtum fliesst zu mir. / Wealth flows to me.
Alle meine Bedürfnisse werden immer erfüllt. / All my needs are always met.
Mein Körper wird jeden Tag jünger. / My body becomes younger every day.
Zufälle passieren mir ständig. / Synchronicities happen to me all of the time.
Klingt ja erstmal toll.
Aber ist es realistisch?
Vor allem die Zusätze "immer" und "jeder Zeit"?
Hier werden Erwartungen aufgebaut, die sich nicht erfüllen werden. Die Enttäuschung ist schon vorprogrammiert.
Ich hoffe, dass sich nicht die Leser selbst die Schuld geben. Dass sie nicht glauben, dass es nicht geklappt hat, weil sie sich nicht genug angestrengt haben.
Wenn Sie Probleme mit negativen Emotionen haben und erkrankt sind, lesen Sie lieber "The body says 'no' " von Gabor Maté oder schauen Sie sich ein Video von ihm auf YouTube an.
Ansonsten kann ich noch "Die Seele will frei sein" von Michael A. Singer empfehlen.
Zu Meditation gibt es jeden Menge Bücher. Entscheiden Sie sich einfach für eine Methode und meditieren Sie regelmäßig.
Nein, davon wird man nicht reich, aber man spart sich das Geld und die Zeit für dieses Buch und die Enttäuschung.
Love all the contributions to personal and collective growth
I have personally had a couple of experiences after doing his meditations where I have felt the energy move within my abdomen area where I have had health issues. My anxiety is disappearing, things that used to bother me don't seem to bother me anymore and I genernally feel calmer and happier on a daily basis. I have been doing the meditations for 2 months now.
I tend to have a habit of reading self-help books then moving to the next then the next. But I committed to myself this time that I would only read Dr Joe's books, and once finished I will start reading them again. So that is my promise to myself if i want to see real changes in my life. I find that if something happens and triggers a stress response I suddenly remember Dr Joe's teachings which allows me to calm down and choose different thoughts. And the only reason for that is because I keep reading his work.
I personally recommend reading his other 2 books before reading this one, Breaking The Habit and You are the Placebo. I have also since been to his workshop which has given me much more of an understanding and I plan to attend his weeklong retreat this year. I hope this review helps anyone who is thinking of getting into Dr Joe's work. I personally think he is phenominal and will go down in history as one of the Greats!
Like what happens often, he has read the results of experiments and come to the wrong conclusions.
His whole veiws in the chakra system were quite honestly staggering. The amount of sheer arrogance and stupidity it must take to casualy brush aside all prior research and ancient writings done on the subject - by books like the vedas - which have been proven and used by scientists time and time again. The cherry on the top was when he sites a gland (the thymus gland) and says that this is the heart chakra! This is a gland that only children have and it starts to disappear post purberty. As if this wasnt a big enough lie, he then goes on to say its connected to growth hormone (produced in the pituitary gland) and oxytocin (hypothalamus).
Dont take a word of this book seriously. It has no scientific base (or very little). It annoys me that trusting people will be sucked in by this, or/and people with no prior info on esoteric or biological matters.
There were however some quite interesting studdies posted within the book (studdies not done by the author). He also keeps mentioning his course and the benefits of it like he is trying to sell it all the time.
I think he has written this book by using other peoples theories and experiments with little understanding himself - with the main or even sole desire to make money of it, and his course.
That being said, you can proceed with the meditations without purchasing anything (the reason I give this 3 stars and not a lower grade) although it seems to me the optimal way to do the meditations is with the CD guides. I don't know if it's a recurring theme with his marketing strategy as far as book publishing but as good as this book may end up being, I won't be purchasing another one.