Your point of view creates your reality. Your reality does not create your point of view. Did you get that? Things don’t happen to you that cause you to have a certain perspective. You have a perspective, you have a point of view, and your reality shapes to match that.
So… since you can shape shift your reality by simply changing your point of view, what would you like to change?
What would you like to have show up different in your life?
Would you like more money? How about better sex? Or maybe more sex? Would you like to adore your body and function in total allowance and gratitude for your body… exactly as it is? What about relationships? What would you like your relationships to be like? What would you like them to contribute to you?
Whatever it is that you would like change with, you CAN have it! Change your point of view. Change your reality.
And, it gets even better. You’ve received many life changing tools through this email series and there’s more! There’s always more! When you ask and keep asking, more keeps showing up. How did we get so lucky?
Several of these dynamic tools, on different subjects and topics, are posted below. Take advantage of them- if you’d like. Choose them if they will contribute. Use them to go beyond every limitation that you’ve allowed to keep you down. Is now the time? What do YOU know? What will YOU choose?
Are you ready for change? Are you ready for limitless, infinite possibility? Or at least a little bit more possibility?
If you said yes, or even maybe, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. There IS a magic wand. And, that magic wand really works.
The magic wand that will assist you in changing anything quickly and dynamically is… drum roll please… ASKING QUESTIONS!
Questions open the door to all possibilities.
Questions change the energy of what you have decided is unchangeable.
Questions invite something new and something greater into your world.
“A question always empowers. An answer always disempowers.” – Gary Douglas
A great question to start with is
HOW DOES IT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS?
Here’s a short, 2 minute audio clip where Dr. Dain Heer explains how to use this question to create change:
All day every day, no matter what is occurring, ask, “How does it get any better than this?!” Ask and watch magic show up!
If you would like more than just a teaser on asking questions, watch this short video as Access co-creators Gary Douglas and Dain Heer talk about questions and how to use them in life.
How DOES it get any better than this?!
Access Consciousness offers pragmatic tools to change things in your life that you haven’t been able to change until now.
The aim of Access is to create a world of consciousness and oneness, where everything exists and nothing is judged. Are you ready to expand the level of choices and possibilities that are available to you?
HEAL Summit Series 7: Lessons to Heal Spontaneously
Drawing from thousands of cases of spontaneous remission from disease, these talks detail the miraculous ways our body can heal with seemingly no explanation. They also shine a light on this surprisingly common medical occurrence that is so rarely discussed as a legitimate possibility for every person who follows these steps.
Lesson 1: Deepak Chopra, M.D. – Creating a Body That Heals Itself
In this eye-opening lesson, Deepak Chopra, M.D., draws a scientific bridge between modern medicine and Eastern mysticism, delivering a rare understanding of your most basic nature, the origins of disease, and the keys you have right now to heal your body.
Lesson 2: Kelly Turner, Ph.D. – 9 Essential Factors of Spontaneous Remission
In this thought-provoking lesson, Kelly Turner, Ph.D., describes starting her career in cancer treatment before learning about the surprising incidence of spontaneous remission. Armed with newfound wisdom, she began a quest to understand how and why people healed miraculously. To her surprise, there is a formula for this type of healing.
Lesson 3: Anita Moorjani – How Authenticity Heals You
In this jaw-dropping lesson, Anitashares how visiting the Other Side gave her the ability to tap into the remarkable power of authenticity back here on Earth. In order to manage the natural fears that are part of human existence, Anita now teaches how we can use authenticity to make healthier food choices, remain at peace, and stay connected to our spiritual nature.
Available all week, thru July 31st
Dr. Joe Dispenza – Programming Your Mind for Remarkable Recovery
In 1986, Dr. Joe Dispenza suffered a debilitating biking accident that left doctors telling him he’d never walk again. Weeks later, he proved them wrong. In this astounding lesson, he shows you exactly how to use the power of your own mind to remarkably heal your body.
If you haven’t yet, be sure to tell your friends the free HEAL Summit begins July 25 so you can experience these healing lessons together.
You’ll learn how to heal your gut in weeks (even after antibiotics), train your nervous system to relax, even heal mental illness.
Plus, it’s free to attend and you can choose to watch by high-definition video or listen to the audio option when you’re on the go.
Each of the 18 lessons in this Summit is packed with healing wisdom that was gained over a lifetime by each of these experts.
You’ll learn so much about your body and your health, and each day features a different topic and experts.
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Here’s just some of what you’ll learn from this life-changing Summit:
A simple remedy to heal your gut woes with Anthony William
Creating a ripple effect of heartfelt positivity with Gregg Braden
A fifteen-minute exercise to reprogram your mind and your life with Dr. Joe Dispenza
The two emotions that keep you stuck and how to free yourself with Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.
The myth of genetic causation, and what’s really making you sick with Bruce Lipton, Ph.D.
How unresolved childhood pain can make you more susceptible to disease with Bernie Siegel, M.D.
What a Miracle Worker is and how you can become one with Marianne Williamson
How to train your body to heal, even while you sleep with Michael Bernard Beckwith
Why a diagnosis should never become your prognosis with Deepak Chopra, M.D.
A recipe to find the perfect diet for you with Anita Moorjani
TedTalk by Isaac Lidsky, posted June 2016
Reality isn’t something you perceive; it’s something you create in your mind. Isaac Lidsky learned this profound lesson firsthand, when unexpected life circumstances yielded valuable insights. In this introspective, personal talk, he challenges us to let go of excuses, assumptions and fears, and accept the awesome responsibility of being the creators of our own reality.
When Dorothy was a little girl, she was fascinated by her goldfish. Her father explained to her that fish swim by quickly wagging their tails to propel themselves through the water. Without hesitation, little Dorothy responded, “Yes, Daddy, and fish swim backwards by wagging their heads.”
In her mind, it was a fact as true as any other. Fish swim backwards by wagging their heads. She believed it.
Our lives are full of fish swimming backwards. We make assumptions and faulty leaps of logic. We harbor bias. We know that we are right, and they are wrong. We fear the worst. We strive for unattainable perfection. We tell ourselves what we can and cannot do. In our minds, fish swim by in reverse frantically wagging their heads and we don’t even notice them.
I’m going to tell you five facts about myself. One fact is not true. One: I graduated from Harvard at 19 with an honors degree in mathematics. Two: I currently run a construction company in Orlando. Three: I starred on a television sitcom. Four: I lost my sight to a rare genetic eye disease. Five: I served as a law clerk to two US Supreme Court justices. Which fact is not true? Actually, they’re all true. Yeah. They’re all true.
At this point, most people really only care about the television show.
I know this from experience. OK, so the show was NBC’s “Saved by the Bell: The New Class.” And I played Weasel Wyzell, who was the sort of dorky, nerdy character on the show, which made it a very major acting challenge for me as a 13-year-old boy.
Now, did you struggle with number four, my blindness? Why is that? We make assumptions about so-called disabilities. As a blind man, I confront others’ incorrect assumptions about my abilities every day. My point today is not about my blindness, however. It’s about my vision. Going blind taught me to live my life eyes wide open. It taught me to spot those backwards-swimming fish that our minds create. Going blind cast them into focus.
What does it feel like to see? It’s immediate and passive. You open your eyes and there’s the world. Seeing is believing. Sight is truth. Right? Well, that’s what I thought.
Then, from age 12 to 25, my retinas progressively deteriorated. My sight became an increasingly bizarre carnival funhouse hall of mirrors and illusions. The salesperson I was relieved to spot in a store was really a mannequin. Reaching down to wash my hands, I suddenly saw it was a urinal I was touching, not a sink, when my fingers felt its true shape. A friend described the photograph in my hand, and only then I could see the image depicted. Objects appeared, morphed and disappeared in my reality. It was difficult and exhausting to see. I pieced together fragmented, transitory images, consciously analyzed the clues, searched for some logic in my crumbling kaleidoscope, until I saw nothing at all.
I learned that what we see is not universal truth. It is not objective reality. What we see is a unique, personal, virtual reality that is masterfully constructed by our brain.
Let me explain with a bit of amateur neuroscience. Your visual cortex takes up about 30 percent of your brain. That’s compared to approximately eight percent for touch and two to three percent for hearing. Every second, your eyes can send your visual cortex as many as two billion pieces of information. The rest of your body can send your brain only an additional billion. So sight is one third of your brain by volume and can claim about two thirds of your brain’s processing resources. It’s no surprise then that the illusion of sight is so compelling. But make no mistake about it: sight is an illusion.
Here’s where it gets interesting. To create the experience of sight, your brain references your conceptual understanding of the world, other knowledge, your memories, opinions, emotions, mental attention. All of these things and far more are linked in your brain to your sight. These linkages work both ways, and usually occur subconsciously. So for example, what you see impacts how you feel, and the way you feel can literally change what you see. Numerous studies demonstrate this. If you are asked to estimate the walking speed of a man in a video, for example, your answer will be different if you’re told to think about cheetahs or turtles. A hill appears steeper if you’ve just exercised, and a landmark appears farther away if you’re wearing a heavy backpack. We have arrived at a fundamental contradiction. What you see is a complex mental construction of your own making, but you experience it passively as a direct representation of the world around you. You create your own reality, and you believe it. I believed mine until it broke apart. The deterioration of my eyes shattered the illusion.
You see, sight is just one way we shape our reality. We create our own realities in many other ways. Let’s take fear as just one example. Your fears distort your reality. Under the warped logic of fear, anything is better than the uncertain. Fear fills the void at all costs, passing off what you dread for what you know, offering up the worst in place of the ambiguous, substituting assumption for reason. Psychologists have a great term for it: awfulizing.
Right? Fear replaces the unknown with the awful. Now, fear is self-realizing. When you face the greatest need to look outside yourself and think critically, fear beats a retreat deep inside your mind, shrinking and distorting your view, drowning your capacity for critical thought with a flood of disruptive emotions. When you face a compelling opportunity to take action, fear lulls you into inaction, enticing you to passively watch its prophecies fulfill themselves.
When I was diagnosed with my blinding disease, I knew blindness would ruin my life. Blindness was a death sentence for my independence. It was the end of achievement for me. Blindness meant I would live an unremarkable life, small and sad, and likely alone. I knew it. This was a fiction born of my fears, but I believed it. It was a lie, but it was my reality, just like those backwards-swimming fish in little Dorothy’s mind. If I had not confronted the reality of my fear, I would have lived it. I am certain of that.
So how do you live your life eyes wide open? It is a learned discipline. It can be taught. It can be practiced. I will summarize very briefly.
Hold yourself accountable for every moment, every thought, every detail. See beyond your fears. Recognize your assumptions. Harness your internal strength. Silence your internal critic. Correct your misconceptions about luck and about success. Accept your strengths and your weaknesses, and understand the difference. Open your hearts to your bountiful blessings.
Your fears, your critics, your heroes, your villains — they are your excuses, rationalizations, shortcuts, justifications, your surrender. They are fictions you perceive as reality. Choose to see through them. Choose to let them go. You are the creator of your reality. With that empowerment comes complete responsibility.
I chose to step out of fear’s tunnel into terrain uncharted and undefined. I chose to build there a blessed life. Far from alone, I share my beautiful life with Dorothy, my beautiful wife, with our triplets, whom we call the Tripskys, and with the latest addition to the family, sweet baby Clementine.
What do you fear? What lies do you tell yourself? How do you embellish your truth and write your own fictions? What reality are you creating for yourself?
In your career and personal life, in your relationships, and in your heart and soul, your backwards-swimming fish do you great harm. They exact a toll in missed opportunities and unrealized potential, and they engender insecurity and distrust where you seek fulfillment and connection. I urge you to search them out.
Helen Keller said that the only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision. For me, going blind was a profound blessing, because blindness gave me vision. I hope you can see what I see.
Bruno Giussani: Isaac, before you leave the stage, just a question. This is an audience of entrepreneurs, of doers, of innovators. You are a CEO of a company down in Florida, and many are probably wondering, how is it to be a blind CEO? What kind of specific challenges do you have, and how do you overcome them?
Isaac Lidsky: Well, the biggest challenge became a blessing. I don’t get visual feedback from people.
BG: What’s that noise there? IL: Yeah. So, for example, in my leadership team meetings, I don’t see facial expressions or gestures. I’ve learned to solicit a lot more verbal feedback. I basically force people to tell me what they think. And in this respect, it’s become, like I said, a real blessing for me personally and for my company, because we communicate at a far deeper level, we avoid ambiguities, and most important, my team knows that what they think truly matters.
BG: Isaac, thank you for coming to TED. IL: Thank you, Bruno.