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You Can’t Go Back

You can’t go back.  No matter where we are in our life’s journey, the past is merely what was experienced prior to this moment which allowed us to realize even higher potential. Of course we would rather not repeat unpleasant experiences, but even the good ones aren’t meant to be repeated.Creating your path can't go back

Those who’s vocations involve helping others heal are often working with people who want to get back to what they were doing, the way they were doing things, from the same motivation. Or, they sense they are ready to “change”, yet think this means going back to certain activities and motivations that they believe made them feel good in the past. “If I can just “get back” to how I was before this happened”…

Not only are we never meant to go back, it’s technically impossible to do so. Life is tirelessly striving to improve itself. Due to quantum physics, the place you identify as your house is not identical molecularly or energetically moment to moment. You “recreate” the space and how it responds to you from whatever state of being you— and others that interact with the space— are perceiving from at that moment. If we consciously attempt to recreate a process or event to the best of our recollection, our new experience will still be fundamentally different, even if we aren’t conscious of those new details.

When Our Comfort Zone Becomes Uncomfortable

The rub is if we believe things should be the same, we create disharmony between our perception and our higher potential. This is why some of us do something over and over again that initially felt amazing, and since we don’t get the identical rush of reward we remember having, will increase the quantity or intensity of that action until the bodymind begins to break down. We may be repeating actions and thoughts, therefore energetically attracting similar circumstances to create similar outcomes, but it just won’t be the same as an initial experience that was meant to lead you to something else.

I’m not referring to temporarily habituating a skill so we don’t have to consciously think about it anymore to navigate the world, like learning to drive. Nor do I mean we shouldn’t practice a vocational pursuit. Yet we have been taught that success is precisely mimicking and automating techniques recorded by others who had success in the past, then repeating those steps forever, even if they become boring or taxing. We are taught that such suffering is not just normal, it’s necessary. That’s how we think we “earn” our place in the world. And the euphoria of temporary reprieve, such as reaching a goal or going on a vacation, is our reward. Then what?

We see this type of success everywhere, yet are all these skillful people healthy and fulfilled? Consider those televised talent competitions where it is apparent everyone has amazing ability, has been told if they put in the focused work that they can be the best, and have obviously spent such effort… yet only one person can “‘win”. And there’s only a relative handful of paying gigs for certain types of performers, athletes, etc… in relation to how many people are striving to become one of the chosen. Therefore, the others aren’t “good enough”, and if they don’t give up, they work “harder” until they break down. In the meantime, there is usually high dependency upon multiple therapy modalities to survive this process.

People that are highly skilled resulting from enormous, calculated effort at executing activities that society has conditioned itself to believe are important and impressive, are finding themselves unfulfilled. Such discipline stifles authentic creativity, which is necessary for Life to efficiently evolve and thrive. Instead, rigidity and inability to adapt to ever-changing circumstances ensues. Trying to control every detail is exhausting, because we aren’t meant to.

This approach is not limited to vocational pursuit. Since everything we attempt in our lives is executed from a habitual state of being and doing, trying to maintain individual wellbeing is forced from the same calculated effort. Whether physical, emotional or spiritual, we are told by experts and gurus to follow a strict formula that will result in health, happiness or enlightenment.

Using a Method to Initiate Change

I noticed through my client’s and my own journeys that if a method is helpful, those effects are temporarily. Following specific advise does help people open to new ideas, break some old habits, and develop new ones to get a flow of change started. Yet too often, if we experience some relief, we attribute this to something outside our power fixing us and try to return to our familiar lives. Even if we want other things to improve, we continue to allow our environments: friends, family, material things, work issues, the news, etc… to condition our behavior and the parameters of our wellbeing.

Once a method has opened a path, it’s “your move”: meaning you either begin to tap-in to your own higher guidance and focus your attention toward positive potential; or, get distracted with the aftermath of what was set in motion from the old self and others, and need the next method to get reinspired. This loop has become a lifestyle, as overcoming hardship is glorified to the extent of being THE path to worthiness and wisdom. So we perpetually regurgitate other people’s suffering and create more issues to make it harder on ourselves, while ignoring higher potential asking to be expressed through us. Eventually, what “works” to experience one’s fullest potential— whether health, vocation, spiritual connection, or any aspect of life— is diligently cultivating a deep, loving relationship with your unique Self.

The best methods and practitioners are those who offer tools of self-empowerment, and understand they are merely a temporary co-creator of our journey to embodying the True Self.
It’s opening the opportunity to take full responsibility for every aspect of our own life experience. We can learn how to tune-in to our built-in biofeedback system, and discover the next layer of our abilities and genius from a place of self-empowerment instead of survival.

Becoming Empowered with a Quantum Perspective

This means embarking on a new perspective of Life that is an endless journey. There is no definitive goal that must be achieved to earn worthiness, health or happiness. There is no age or experience constraint— if you are breathing now, you can chose to open to something yet to be. There is no requisite suffering or efforting. There is always more love, more clarity, more creativity, more joy, more ability, and more understanding to be realized. The word “more” is not being used as a quantitative factor, accumulating stuff and information that creates density and blockage. Here, more means new, different and fuller than past experience. We release past truths that otherwise become limitations, trusting we have integrated whatever was needed to learn— whether 10 decades, years, days or even seconds. Time, age and meaning as we knew them to be are not factors in quantum reality.

We are blessed to live in an amazing era where we get to pioneer quantum beingness, no longer limited to manipulating things from a matter-effecting-matter, linear reality. We can choose to consciously expand into the larger reality of energy-effecting-matter, and play with the possibilities. When full attention is paid to the creative process from a positive perspective, we powerfully direct the course of the future toward more love, beauty, prosperity and wellbeing… and are free to enjoy experiencing Life as it unfolds in the present moment. With this possibility waiting to be expressed through you, do you want to go back?

Kriste Brushaber is a holistic movement and life guide, and founder of Homeostasis Movement™

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Are We or Aren’t We Doomed? Becoming a Quantum Pioneer

Quantum pioneer homeostasis movementHave you checked-in with your beliefs lately? As you experienced life, many beliefs you had once-upon-a-time have evolved, mostly in response to cultural conditioning and major life events. And, if you were to observe all of your recent thoughts and behaviors, you would discover that old subconscious programming wired by old beliefs that no longer serve you is auto-running the show, sabotaging new intentions no matter how honorable.

Even among those who embrace the concepts of quantum theory, spiritual concepts of interconnectedness and infinity, and the newest findings in neuroscience: the habit of ruminating what is or could go wrong, while dismissing prevalent evidence of what is going well and positive potential is strongly wired. “I believe in this, BUT”…

Wishing or knowing isn’t enough.  As someone who has partially “crossed the river of change”— still experiencing shreds of her old self pridefully protesting with all her might, yet truly enjoying increased wellbeing and understanding within— I would like to share some things I am learning.

From the most progressive scientific, philosophical, and spiritual beliefs about reality (which are rapidly merging) it is suggested that where we place our attention is what we create or perpetuate. For better or worse, our energy is spent through our intention and attention, energizing the recipient of that attention. Observers collapse waves into particles, creating incarnate reality. Whether something already incarnated is being reincarnated every moment with continued observation, or a new potential resonating in the infinite field of possibility is being attracted and collapsed: we are, consciously and unconsciously, creating our current life experience… and therefore, our future.

If quantum theory is valid, then endless possibility exists. And from that possibility we get to consciously choose to experience a positive future, even a positive now. This requires mustering the courage to become a quantum pioneer and spelunk into the unknown, starting with our own neurobiology and therefore personal experience. Breaking the habit of allowing negative stimulus to be what motivates us, and instead inviting positive evidence and potential to inspire us, takes that pioneering spirit. At this time in history, I feel this the most powerful way to serve the greater good.

Would you rather be coerced, or inspired?

Many of us punish ourselves directly by conjuring and feeding worse-case-scenarios in our imagination, reliving misfortunes long past, and consuming media which endorses this behavior. The resulting emotions bathe our biology in stress hormones over and over again. Even when there is evidence abound that there is so much good transpiring, that doesn’t stop the habit since we are now chemically primed to find fault. The good is blocked from perception in this state of being. Life becomes a burdensome experience when our nervous system is fried and our body’s resources are depleted, leaving us less able to handle even small challenges. And yet, our amazing bodyminds can still survive this for days, weeks, even years. Imagine what we could do otherwise!

And if you haven’t noticed, trying to scare people into making different choices is less and less effective. From the old cause-and-effect mentality, we try to stamp-out what is deemed negative. Like movies/television/literature obsessively portray: from a disempowered state of being, we calculate the wrongness of other’s choices and rehearse infallible arguments which will magically induce the adoption of our viewpoint. When that doesn’t work, some become more determined to figure out how to expose, and eventually punish others. Yet the more resistance is applied (which is attention and energy) the more empowered the subject of that resistance becomes. Instead, we can direct our attention toward what will replace past ways of thinking, feeling and doing… empowering better choices and experiences. Having a quantum-based perspective takes us from cause-and-effect (victim) to causing an effect (creator).

In the big picture, it’s projected that major shifts in collective consciousness take only a relative handful of souls. Not everyone, not even a majority: less than 10% of the population. We don’t have to worry about convincing everybody to believe or behave a certain way. As we practice inner transformation and positive outlook, we attract others teetering on the threshold, and more inspired co-creators become available. I’m inspired to write this and send it out into the world, not to convince skeptics, but to share with those who are already resonating in the vicinity and could use some positive reinforcement.

A significant enough population has answered the call to take individual responsibility, wholeheartedly exploring these concepts, and are now collaborating with more “imaginal cells”. Even as resistive activism continues in other circles, the energetic scale has already been recalibrated. Gratitude for those who have done the heavy lifting up to this moment.

If not me, who? Commitment and Adventure

Is there undesirable stuff happening? Yep. Is there amazing, wonderful stuff happening? Yep. And if you are reading this, you are the recipient of the good that has evolved— what we have collectively brought into focus by our focus. How do I know? Because you are breathing and using some kind of computer, and therefore have effortless access to more knowledge and opportunity than anyone in manifest history. In this context, a vast array of resources to help initiate and support self-transformation is available, from free downloads, books, teleseminars, practice groups, to private mentoring and live workshops. What’s compelling me currently is the books, meditations and workshops offered by Dr. Joe Dispenza.

There will never be a better time to begin. Fearing the unknown, our old self will say you must wait for certain circumstances outside yourself to transpire. There will always be a condition you or someone else can justify to postpone. This is the first challenge: to choose now, and re-choose now again and again until you find you are really walking a new path.

Being a quantum pioneer is an inside job, so you can start this very moment. We can intentionally rewire our neurology, and people are doing it. Empirical scientific evidence is being amassed as more brave souls commit. Yet since this is a relatively new idea to the public, and the fact that each of us is wired uniquely, there isn’t a clear-cut, easy-peasy, “right” way to do this: hence, the term pioneer. Some challenges: confusion while the old and new personalities sporadically emerge, reactions from others, having to let go of everything you thought defined you even if it was once a good thing, and wishing your loved ones were taking this journey at the same time when you see them looping in emotional habits you are leaving in your past.

After all, neurologically speaking, you are literally losing your old mind and creating a new one.

Rewiring our neurobiology to tip the scales from negative to positive bias takes full commitment, no matter what practice you choose as a starting vehicle. However, the era of giving one’s power away to blindly follow a religion’s or guru’s teachings has passed. Full commitment means you are all-in: body, mind, spirit, and heart; and that you remain awake in the driver’s seat:

  • Taking full responsibility for your life experience, remembering no one else’s choices are responsible for your wellbeing/happiness/success.
  • Accessing your direct connection to Source and Divine guidance.
  • Being compassionate with yourself with the process as old programming is breaking down.
  • Change how you perceive life that allows the best version of you to emerge.

Technically, you already possess all the inner resources, and have access to higher consciousness as much as anyone else. Tapping into the part of your True Self that knows you are Divine and able, you could open your heart and ignite your own transformation without following any existing practice if you got out of your own way. And yet, although the decision to commit is a personal one, those who depend solely on willpower discover that isn’t enough long-term. At some point, with over 7 billion people on the planet, we aren’t here to go it alone. We’re here to collaborate and co-create, learning how Unconditional Love works.

Be aware that any practice should evolve as you do. You won’t be doing the same process with the same intention over and over for years to master a concept like days of yore— our ability to initiate and experience change has evolved!  As you are transforming, negativity becomes less familiar, and ease and joy becomes more automatic and natural. The contrast of life becomes adventure instead of struggle. Eventually, every moment of the adventure called Life is the practice.

Kriste Brushaber is a holistic movement and life guide, and founder of Homeostasis Movement™

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Are We Ready for Healing?

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Possibility is everything. As a Self actualization coach, I follow the latest findings in neurology, physiology, and biology about the adaptability of the human bodymind. With each discovery— such as how habits are pruned and wired with measurable neurophysiological changes— naturally there is excitement about learning something new. Yet this can quickly lead to tunnel vision, isolating a subject in a way that dismisses peripheral factors. We forget that each mechanism studied in detail is an interconnected sub-system of a larger holon orchestrating multiple processes.

The human bodymind, like all of life, is constantly evolving. Scientific study of a living organism designed to adapt with every bit of information processed can only review bits of a moment in time that has already past and moved on to the next potential. Then there’s the observer effect that illustrates whatever is being observed (studied, analyzed, etc…) is being influenced by the observer. Science will always be playing catch-up to what is actually true and possible.

For example, earlier pioneers of DNA studies discarded the role of regulatory proteins. It turns out these proteins govern which section of DNA is selected, copied, modified, and expressed. It’s only been recently, and reluctantly, that researchers are embracing epigenetic theory that includes regulatory proteins, and so much more.

When a new piece of the puzzle is observed, we want to exclaim “this is it!”, wishing now that we know this part, we can create a drug or therapy that will fix people by manipulating this piece. And sometimes, in a relative handful of cases, it seems to work. For others, marginal improvement is experienced, increasing some ability and dignity. Then there’s the folks who don’t respond, get worse, or just trade one issue for another due to side effects or discover something else lurking underneath what they thought they were treating.

Scientific study is obviously valuable as one of many mechanisms for understanding life, as long as we remember there will always be infinite possibilities that has yet to be created, discovered, and experienced.

The Potential in Possibility

It’s becoming more apparent that a person’s state of holistic being, especially their attitudes about possibility, tips the scale of health expression. Regardless of the pathology and all the fascinating biological mechanisms involved, or the treatment chosen to address it: if an individual is open to positive possibility more than statistics or pessimistic opinion, they seem to have a greater chance of experiencing improvement. And for some, they make such a powerful decision that they are going to embody a new state of being, that they do, treatment or not. New studies in neuroscience show the real, hardwired changes in the brain when this occurs.

Possibility (artist unknown)As quantum physics is suggesting, moment by moment, the observer collapses possibility into reality. Therefore, it is theorized that the difference between those who seem to suffer from chronic problems or not heal as well as others, and those who seem to maintain wellbeing with little effort or experience spontaneous recoveries, is subconscious beliefs deciding what is possible (or not) within an individual or a group of people. Perceptions and intentions govern how we are recreating ourselves at every moment.

Focusing Our Attention

I prefer to focus upon the mechanisms of thriving and adapting than what makes people sick. This annoys some who want to discuss health and wellbeing with me, as we have been lead to believe that studying what makes people sick is how we learn to stop sickness. In my view, that is just discussing and perpetuating sickness, not wellness. I believe if we spend our energy practicing what inspires our bodymind to express health and joy with the least amount of tinkering, there would be exponentially less disease to heal. Luckily, there’a a wave of renegade scientists and medical professionals who are shifting their attention likewise.

With easy accessibility to infinite information, a healer, guide, or someone desiring to improve can get trapped in the details about the mechanisms of both illness and wellness. We risk the over-intellectualizing that blocks the flow of possibility. A new “box” of thought without embodied experience is created. At the end of the day, the most important thing is the experience of empowered wellbeing no matter how that happened.

If anyone decides to take a look beyond their normal scope of awareness with the intention of seeking exceptions to the rules, they will find them. There’s over 7 billion people after all, and medical studies are taken from a tiny fraction of the population with a predetermined intention. Examples are everywhere of people that seem to operate from another reality since they are not following recommended health practices, yet still thrive. And, many have fully healed from “incurable” diseases. The realization that all these humans are born with the same basic biological hardware as you and me, is proof that nothing is inevitable. Unless, due to the placebo and nocebo effect, we believe something is inevitable. The worst epidemic today is allowing limiting beliefs to run our biology.

Although each human body is equipped with the same systems, the brilliance of this organic machine is that it is designed to be customized with every experience. No two people’s experiences are identical, which means each of us are uniquely wired. Therefore, what equates to ultimate wellbeing for one person will not be exactly the same as the other.

Embracing the Quantum Era

Scientific discoveries can lead to helpful insights and treatments. And, there are also well documented non-medical practices and therapies that millions of people wholeheartedly credit for their healing or wellbeing, scientifically studied or not. I have learned to accept any process employed within someone’s journey which opens a path of empowered living.

This leads to something all of us: practitioners, patients, clients, students… need to embrace: we are creating the possibility of wellness from the unknown, including drawing upon the wisdom distilled from what has already helped others. We tap into this by opening ourselves to new and infinite potential. Our intuition must be employed to guide us through the endless sea of information to hone-in on what is relevant to the unique being standing before us in the moment; whether that being is one’s self, or someone else asking for help.

What ultimately drives my vocational intention: once emerging through the threshold of feeling better or embracing possibility, regardless of how, THEN WHAT? Do we seize the opportunity to discover and express our True Being now that we are healthier? Or do we continue to shrink away from our greatness and avoid engaging a new phase of our lives, since this would require significant change in every aspect of our living reality. If the latter, we cling to the familiar: some staying preoccupied with further manipulating their physical bodies; others chronically seeking more data. Or, we return to old habits until another reason to heal from something emerges.

We experience healing beyond expectation when we fully plunge into next part of our life journey. The fun of welcoming new experiences becomes more compelling than the familiarity of what has transpired. And for more people, realizing the challenge in the form of an issue, big or small; whether physical, social, financial, or any other… was the signal to welcome a new state of being which integrates and amplifies body, mind, heart, and Soul.

Kriste Brushaber is a holistic movement and life guide and founder of Homeostasis Movement™

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