The Think Box vs. The Play Box:
Dr. Joe Dispenza | 07 December 2020
At our workshops around the world, we utilize theoretical and philosophical knowledge and information based on the latest scientific research in fields such as quantum physics, neuroscience, neuroendocrinology, psychoneuroimmunology, epigenetics, and electromagnetism. Why? Because all these areas of science point the finger at possibility. We then use that information to build a model of understanding so that students can make sense of what and why we do certain things to create new outcomes in our lives. Knowledge or information on their own are simply philosophies, void of experience.
When the right type of information—based on the latest discoveries in all these unique areas of science—is taught in an appropriate way, it helps us become more aware of what we were previously unaware of, and this allows us to see possibilities we were previously unaware of. In other words, knowledge and information cause us to be more conscious and more aware. This is the process whereby we can begin to entertain new possibilities.
From Information to Creation
As stated in Part I, I approach my meditations through my think box and my play box. At our workshops, when we apply and perform the philosophy of this work, the teachings become the tools of our think box. In the think box, we take in information, create a model of understanding, and review principles—so much so that we are actually able to explain them to someone else.
Once you can recite the teachings to someone else, that information becomes wired in your brain, which in turn installs the neurological hardware/circuitry to create a new level of mind. The more you understand what you are doing and why, when it comes to the application, now you can believe what you are doing is possible because you understand the methodology behind the processes. This is the first step towards your possibility becoming more of a reality.
As you receive the proper instruction, learn the content, and mentally rehearse over and over what you’re going to do in a specific breath, process, or meditation, this combination makes your brain fire in new sequences, new patterns, and new combinations—the sum total of which creates that new level of mind. Since mind is the brain in action, you are reminding yourself of what you are and are not going to do—which is reproducing the same level of mind—all while firing and wiring circuits in your brain. The creation of these new neural networks makes the process more easy, automatic, and enjoyable the next time. Essentially, it’s this alignment of your internal intentions and actions before the experience that primes the brain and body for a new experience.
All of the above is preparation for stepping into your play box. If you’re thinking in the play box, you’re not prepared for the meditation. In the play box, you no longer “have to” think about all the steps anymore because you’re so versed in the process that your behaviors will naturally match your intentions. So if done properly, there is nothing to think about. That combination is what creates a more evolved, more refined experience, so now all you’re doing is allowing yourself to get so engaged in the present moment that the act and intention merge to become the experience. It makes sense then that if you can align your behaviors and intentions with your actions and thoughts, the experience will enrich the philosophical circuits, which will create the emotion, which will allow you to embody the knowledge. Keep doing it, and you will become the knowledge. When you become the knowledge, you become the truth of that knowledge.
From Creation to Transformation
If people want to get more skilled at this work, if they want to heal their body or produce changes in their life, then they have to learn all the steps in the formula so they have all the actionable information upon which to execute the outcome. Thus, instead of focusing on your healing, you focus on all the steps of the formula you have to execute to heal. This experiential stew combines knowledge, information, instruction, practice, contemplation of the formula, review, and rehearsing it so you can improve and refine the process.
This is why at our workshops I ask our students to turn to the person next to them and tell them something about what they did really well in their meditation. Notice I don’t say, tell the other person next to you about your experience. Instead, I want them to discuss how they executed the knowledge and what they did to create the experience. I want them to articulate it, explain it, and summarize it so they can do it again. Not only are they deepening their knowledge and experience, they are also discovering how they can do it better again the following time.
Next, I ask the person to explain to their partner how if they had the opportunity to do another meditation (which of course they do), what would they bring to it? What would they work on improving? What would they want to get better at? What do they want to work on more? If they can describe what they will work on doing better in the next meditation, they are reminding themselves (reproducing the level of mind) that the more they remember what to do, the more likely they will progress their experience.
It’s this kind of thinking that allows a person to get ready to step out of their think box and into the play box. Ultimately, the play box is about surrendering and trusting the process to deliver that event, healing, creation, etc., in a way they never could have predicted.
By applying the principles of the think box and the play box, the knowledge that we continuously learn about from all these different branches of science becomes the mind from which we create from. And so by gaining knowledge and filling your brain with the proper type of information, we remove uncertainty and doubt. We are moving from a philosophy to the initiation of knowledge. By continuously reviewing what you did and what you are going to do the next time, it keeps evolving the experience so that the experience becomes more joyful. Then it becomes more effortless, allowing you to build on the former experience and ask what’s next.
We now have the evidence to show how some of the people in this work are doing this very process very well. What all these people share in common is that they have discovered the only thing standing in the way between them and the experience of some change or transformation in their life is actually breaking it down between the think box and the play box. Think about it….before you play.
Read Part I