The main feature in our Autumn 2020 issue was an exclusive interview with Joe Dispenza, and we were thrilled to speak with him about changing potentials for humanity, what he’s working on right now, and more. We previously shared a sneak peek of the interview on our website, and today we’re sharing the whole thing. Read and enjoy!
Inspiration From Joe Dispenza
Breaking the ‘four-minute mile’ of consciousness
by Aisling Cronin
Interviewer: Paul Congdon
Dr. Joe Dispenza is a man who needs little introduction.
He is an international lecturer, author and educator who is driven by the conviction that each of us has the potential for greatness and unlimited abilities. One of his deepest passions in life is teaching people how they can rewire their brains and recondition their bodies to make lasting changes.
Dr. Joe received a B.Sc. from Evergreen State College, and his doctor of chiropractic degree from Life University, where he graduated with honours. His postgraduate training covered neurology, neuroscience, brain function and chemistry, cellular biology, memory formation, and ageing and longevity.
His many published works include You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter (2014) and Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon (2017), both published by Hay House. Becoming Supernatural draws on research which has been conducted at his advanced workshops since 2012, and explores how everyday people are transforming themselves and their lives.
Dr. Joe has long been drawn towards the unlocking of abilities that may well seem ‘supernatural’ to many of us. As a researcher, he is keenly interested in the latest findings from fields such as neuroscience, epigenetics, and quantum physics that explore the science behind spontaneous remissions. He uses that knowledge to help people heal from illnesses and chronic conditions, as well as evolving their consciousness.
In addition to offering a variety of online courses and teleclasses, Dr. Joe has personally taught three-day Progressive Workshops, five-day Advanced Workshops, and seven-day Week Long Advanced Retreats in the U.S. and abroad. In 2018, his workshops became week-long offerings, and the content of the progressive workshops became available online (learn more about these through the events section at drjoedispenza.com).
We were very excited to have the opportunity to chat with Dr. Joe recently, delving into the passions that drive his life’s work, as well as learning about his upcoming week-long workshop in London this November. He hopes to visit Ireland in early 2021, so we’ll certainly be keeping our eyes peeled for more details on that!
Dr. Joe on what is giving him the greatest joy right now:
“Over the last few months, what has excited me the most is the opportunity to start bridging the gap between people’s lived experiences, and the mainstream scientific understanding of what is possible for human beings to achieve.”
“The people who do the work and attend our events don’t look extraordinary – they’re just ordinary people, talking about their own experiences. And the story they’re telling is so charged with the energy of truth, it makes those who are listening really lean in. We’re breaking through into a new consciousness. I always compare it to the four-minute mile (running an entire mile in the space of four minutes). The four-minute mile was once considered medically impossible, but since the first person did it, over 1400 more people have gone on to achieve the same feat.”
“So when people hear about those kinds of transformations happening during our week-long events, they lean in and start seeing what is possible. They say to themselves, “if this person can heal, so can I.”
“We have this amazing collection of personal testimonies, and we have a great collection of scientific data, and I think that both of these things together show us that evidence is the loudest voice.”
“Recently, we’ve had a lot of interest from universities around the world, wanting to know more about we’re doing. How do we change gene expression? How can we change the conversation around medicine? These are open-minded researchers who are not trying to undermine anybody’s efforts. They’re interested in curiosity, and the inquiry into what is possible for human beings. “
“Healthy, robust conversations are taking place about how we can close the gap between philosophy and experience, or knowledge and wisdom. I’m honoured to be given the opportunity to sit at a table with renowned scientists, discussing what is possible for human beings.”
What he has learned from recent global events:
“One thing I’ve learned is that my highest value is community. The people who come to our events … they’re not philosophers, they’re simply people who have committed to doing the work. The reason they do the work is because they’re having massive synchronicities in their lives, and they don’t want the magic to end! These are people who are striving for the unknown – striving to believe in another possibility.”
“During a time when many are afraid, this is a time to be courageous: to open our hearts, stay conscious and keep doing our work. My highest value is community, because I believe we are nothing without the people who do the work. We are a living organism that informs one another, honours one another and respects one another.”
“All I offer people is my greatest understanding of the truth.”
On whether it is truly possible to ‘bypass’ our brain – to access different possibilities from the ones we’ve been trained to believe – given that this is the filter we use to experience life while we are here:
“That’s a great question. It indicates you’re really doing the work! One of the main purposes of meditation is to get beyond the analytical mind. What separates the conscious mind from the subconscious mind is the analytical part of ourselves. The analytical mind, in itself, is a healthy thing. When you’re navigating your life ethically – when you’re learning new things and weighing what you know and what you don’t know – the sensibility of the analytical mind is what allows you to make good decisions in your life.”
“So there’s nothing wrong with the analytical mind, but in order for us to change unwanted programs or habits in our life, we have to get into the subconscious mind. We teach people how to self-regulate and slow their brain waves down, so they will be more open to change.”
“What you’ll often see in people who spend the majority of their time in the fast-paced beta state – where they are driven by hormones related to stress – is that they’re very over-focused, very analytical. This is a state where you’re trying to predict. Trying to control. This is when you’re preoccupied by a worst-case scenario in your mind, because maybe it happened in the past and you don’t want it to happen again.”
“So what we do is, encourage people to take their focus off whatever material subject is occupying their thoughts, and instead focus on a concept like energy or space … that act, in itself, begins to slow the brain waves down and pulls a person’s focus towards their inner world. Then the voice in your head that constantly tells people what they should do slowly begins to turn off, and you can see different possibilities.”
On blessing the energy centres of the body
“When I was in graduate school, I had an endocrinology teacher who was brilliant, and she had a textbook that really introduced me to the concept of certain places in the body having their own frequency. Frequency is information, frequency is consciousness. So these energy centres have their own glands, their own hormones, their own chemicals – their own individual ‘brains’, if you will. They are connected to the autonomic nervous system of the body, which is more easily controlled when you move out of the beta state of mind and into the alpha state.”
“Once your brain waves have slowed down, and you rest your attention on each of these energy centres in your body, you can start to train the little ‘brains’ each centre to be ordered and more coherent. This is going to send a very coherent message to the cells and organs of that part of the body.”
On the pineal gland
“Pineal glands in vertebrates are very sensitive to electromagnetism – look at the many examples of birds and animals who are able to align themselves with the magnetic North. I started looking into the scientific research around this gland, and found that there are tiny crystals in the pineal gland that are very responsive to electromagnetic frequencies, and are able to act as transducers. Transducers are like a TV antenna that takes invisible frequencies from its surrounding environment, then scrambles them into the clear image we see on our screen. That’s exactly what the pineal gland is.”
“Like a radio receiver, this gland can latch onto invisible frequencies, access the information these frequencies carry, and translate this into clear imagery that we experience in our brains.”
On the global transformation of consciousness:
“All we need is for one person to break that four-minute mile, and then all of a sudden, this gives other people permission to do the same. Then one by one, a new collective consciousness emerges, where we’re not separated or divided because of race, ethnicity, gender or social status. Here’s what’s important: we are wired to care for one another, to heal one another, to give to one another. This is who we are, when we are not threatened and in fear.”
“This is the perfect time – when everything is breaking down – to speak of something greater. We have to demonstrate a higher possibility, to inspire other people to do the same.”
“We can’t face the challenges that are taking place in the world from the same level of consciousness that created them. The consciousness of hostility, fear and anger is not going to resolve the problems before us – we really have to embrace something greater. When enough people begin to open their hearts and show compassion in the face of pain and suffering, I think things will change.”
“This is a time in history where we all have to lead by example.”
“The new consciousness that is coming in is one where we’re not so dependent on government or medicine or academia to take care of us. We will naturally want to take care of one another.”
On his upcoming event in London this November:
“This is a week-long event, being held at the ExCeL Centre in London, which will carefully follow safety guidelines. It is designed as an opportunity for people to retreat from their lives for a whole week, removing them from the constant stimulations of their external environment. This gives them the opportunity to get beyond unwanted thoughts, habits and behaviours, to create something new for themselves. In order to come, you first need to do the Progressive Workshop – an online course available on my website – and that gives you all the tools and information you need to join the week-long event.”
“We’ll be coming to Dublin early next year, too, so I look forward to that.”
Extracts from our conversation with Joe will soon be available on our YouTube channel – keep an eye out for them!
Learn more about Joe at drjoedispenza.com