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“As the acceptance of expanded human potential gains mainstream momentum, the question has shifted from “What is possible in our lives?” to “How do we do it? How do we awaken our extraordinary potential in everyday life?” (Dr. Joe Dispenza).

Today we will look at these questions and take a shallow dive, not a deep one, as there are many layers to how exactly we live up to the full potential we all have within us, or like the name of Joe Dispenza’s book, Becoming Supernatural: How Common People are Doing the Uncommon. Today we will begin this exploration and identify clear strategies to awaken the extraordinary potential in each of us.Welcome back to The Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast, where we connect the science-based evidence behind social and emotional learning (that’s finally being taught in our schools today) and emotional intelligence training (used in our modern workplaces) for improved well-being, achievement, productivity and results—using what I saw as the missing link (since we weren’t taught this when we were growing up in school), the application of practical neuroscience. I’m Andrea Samadi, an author, and an educator with a passion for learning and launched this podcast 5 years ago with the goal of bringing ALL the leading experts together (in one place) to uncover the most current research that would back up how the brain learns best, taking us ALL to new, and often unimaginable heights.

For today’s episode #306, we are going to look closely at the work of someone I have been forbidden by my mentor and neuroscience certification trainer, Mark Waldman, to EVER interview. When I first launched this podcast back in 2019, there were many reasons for WHY I wanted to bridge the gaps I saw in the field of education and the workplace, with practical neuroscience. To do this, I knew I needed training and obtained an Advanced Certification in Mindfulness-based Neurocoaching, where one of the MANY requirements for this Certification was that I had to show an application of practical neuroscience in the world, or just show that I was using what I was learning to help others. I told Mark Waldman about my podcast, and had him of for one of our early EP #30[i] in December of 2019 and shared with him my vision of who I would interview, and where I wanted to take this podcast. He told me he liked this idea, but since I was going to use this for his Certification requirement, he said “You must never interview anyone who covers pseudoscience” and said I must keep true evidence-based science (proven from articles on Pubmed) at the forefront. I thought, of course, why would I want to cover fake science and spread that into the world, and then he said it. “You must never interview Joe Dispenza!” And I thought “Oh no!”  I love that guy. His name was written on my wall as a potential future guest and while I agreed at the time to keep the podcast focused on science, I never did cross Dr. Dispenza off my list.

I first heard about Joe Dispenza when I worked in the motivational speaking industry and while I knew about his seminars, how crazy the results were that people obtained, and some of the advanced technologies he used like epigenetics testing, brain mapping with EEGs and gas discharge visualization technology (GDV). I also knew that some people, including Mark Waldman, would consider Joe Dispenza’s work to be pseudoscience, but I always put the results first in my mind, and hoped that one day, science could help prove what he has been teaching for years.

Joe Dispenza says it himself in the first few pages of his book, Becoming Supernatural. He writes:

Dr. Dispenza let go of his critics and decided to move forward with wanting to share his message with the world. He believes in a world where possibility exists, and he will challenge our thinking using his own personal experience of transformation, through meditation and his ability to change his health (which really could be applied to any area of your life-change your results, finances, whatever it is you want to change) purely by changing our thoughts.

This was one of the first concepts Bob Proctor from EP 66[ii] taught in his seminars. We had to change our thinking first in order to change our future results. We had Adele Spraggon on EP #184[iii] where she teaches about the importance of paying attention to our feelings before we think and act with her concept she writes about in her Shift book, so we can begin to make our habits work for us, instead of against us.

So here are some questions I’ve been looking for an answer to since I launched this podcast 5 years ago. I wonder:

  • Can our current, present day thoughts impact our future?
  • Can we impact our own health (and results for that matter) purely by what we think?
  • Can my energy influence another person, and can someone else’s energy influence mine?
  • Can someone’s energy be felt?
  • Can our energy field be seen?

This is what Joe Dispenza has been working on proving for years, and he’s been using the most forward thinking tools to do this, and one of them, GDV (gas discharge visualization) was developed by a brilliant Russian man, Konstantin Korotkov.[iv]

I put a video explanation from Physics Professor, Konstantin Korotkov in the show notes, where he explains the history of his invention (GDV) that began with what we know to be called Kurlian Photography, that was not embraced by the scientific community. I know this well, as this was one of the reasons my first book, The Secret for Teens Revealed[v] couldn’t be taught in our schools when I first began working with students. Jeff Kleck from EP 246[vi] circled Kirlian Photography in the second chapter of my book, and wrote “science can’t prove that!”

Well, with all due respect to those who think that are thoughts cannot influence our future, they can with GDV technology that we can find all over Pubmed articles, showing that we all have an energy field and we are all connected and “can influence each other.”  Konstantin Korotkov calls this electrophonics and explains it’s origin that goes back to 1777 in Brazil and then Russia. I typed Gas Discharge Photography into Pubmed, and found hundreds of articles, including one that showed “Applications of GDV Imaging in Health and Disease”[vii] and in the Journal of Education, Health and Sport, found an article “The Parameters of GDV (biophotonics) correlated with parameters of acupuncture points, EEG, HRV and hormones.”[viii] This advanced GDV Technology shows “that we have energy fields…it can show physical energy distribution, emotional energy distribution, psychological energy distribution, and our relationship of our inner state to the outer world.”[ix]

Of course, I jumped at the chance to find Dr. Korotkov, and asked if he would come on the podcast, so I could ask him some questions, and dive deeper into understanding how our thoughts, and energy fields can influence ourselves, others, our mental and physical health, and our futures. Stay tuned, he has agreed to an interview. In the meantime, he did let me know that he will be hosting the Bio-Well Congress in Orlando, Florida November 10-12th at the Orlando Hilton Hotel.

So it looks like the answers to all the questions that I asked above, that I’ve wondered over the years, would be a solid, scientifically proven YES, to all of them, and Dr. Joe Dispenza has been teaching this for years.

Before I share why I wanted to cover this topic today, I’ve got to begin with the fact that we are all connected, and have an energy field. Dr. Korotkov has been searching for ways to bridge the gap from the unseen world of energy, with scientific principles, and says “there is clear evidence that we influence each other.”[x]

This is something I always felt, but never really understood. I noticed certain things when I was in my late 20s, and thought they would be too “woo woo” to share on the podcast, and this is definitely one of them. I began to notice some people would have brighter lights around them, and appeared to me to be Supernatural like Dr. Dispenza would say. I could pick out people in the seminar room when I worked with Bob Proctor who I could see had this bright light around them, and when this light was paired with a belief for what they were doing, was the recipe for them to achieve outstanding results in the world. It happened time and time again. I remember the first person I saw shining brighter than all of us sitting at a table, and it just made me wonder

  • What’s different about that person than the rest of us?
  • How are they thinking and feeling?
  • Why do I see and feel their energy?

When I went to work with Proctor in the seminar industry, I had the opportunity to put these questions into practice, and became highly developed with this superpower.

When I see or feel this heightened sense of energy in people today, (this is not a common occurrence) but when I notice it, I’ll share it with them, at the risk of them thinking I’m completely crazy. The other day, my husband and I were out for dinner, and I saw it with the young woman who was serving us. She looked like she was in her 20s, or maybe early 30s, and she was hustling like I’ve never seen. Then I noticed this young woman was pregnant! When she was took our order she sat down next to me to catch her breath, and it was here that I told her “You know you’re special, right?” She said “what do you mean?” And I told her what I could see. She looked at me with some level of disbelief, but also another level that she knew what I was talking about. I told her to find my podcast, and listen to episode 66 so she could see where my path began, and she wrote it down, thanked me, and then told me to look up the book Becoming Supernatural.[xi]

While driving home that night I did, and discovered where Dr. Joe Dispenza’s path began.

So for today’s episode #306 “Decoding Our Thoughts: How to Build a Better Future with the Power of Our Mind” I dedicate this to the young woman who hustles every night. She knows who she is. When most of us were pregnant, we could barely stand on our feet. Not this woman. She knows how to create her future, and it starts with the belief she has in herself, and her dreams, that is strong enough that I could see it and feel it just merely by her sitting next to me. I hope she finds the path that’s meant for her, and lives every moment of peace, joy and abundance that she deserves for herself and her baby who’s on the way.

Then I also wish this for you, the listener. I hope you’ll look at Dr. Dispenza’s work, that’s backed by Dr. Korotkov’s GDV technology, and recognize how far they both have come to share these evidence-based ideas into the world and then see how YOU can use them to improve your own health, results and future, keeping in mind that:

  • Our current, present day thoughts can impact our future.
  • We can impact our own health (and results for that matter) purely by what we think.
  • Our energy can influence another person, and someone else’s energy can influence ours.
  • Our energy be felt, and it also can be seen with devices that measure this information scientifically.

Just like some other books we have looked at, I want to break down Dr. Dispenza’s Becoming Supernatural into a few episodes. On today’s episode, we will cover:

Chapter 1: Opening the Door to the Supernatural and Chapter 2 The Present Moment.

At the end we will look at specific strategies of where we can begin, so that we can build a solid belief in ourselves, and our future potential.

Chapter 1: Opening the Door to the Supernatural

This book opens up with a Foreword from Dr. Dawson Church, who we interviewed on EP #98[xii] who covered “The Science Behind Using Meditation.” Dr. Church’s interview[xiii] has now become our MOST watched YouTube interview, showing me that the world wants to understand how meditation can take us to new heights. I’ve also mentioned often that The Silva Method Series[xiv] is our most listened to podcast episode, all focused on using the power of our mind, to take us to new heights.

Dr. Church writes in his Foreword that “Joe stretches the horizons of possibility by extending the boundaries of the unknown.” (Becoming Supernatural) Joe Dispenza opens up this book with a fascinating story of how he knew he was wasting his time, energy and talent worrying about what other people thought of him, and how he took an accident he had on his bike, where he was told he would never walk again, and used the power of his own mind, through a guided meditation, to heal his body.  “9.5 weeks after the accident, (he) got up, and walked back into (his) life—without having any body cast or surgeries” (Becoming Superhuman Ch 1).

What I noticed with this first chapter was that Dr. Dispenza took us back to when he didn’t have the belief in himself, or his own ideas. He was still worried about what other people thought of him. His belief happened over time, when he let go (surrendered) to what others thought of him, and moved forward, full force, with the belief in his own future potential.

He had to let go, or break free. I remember Proctor would say, “Make a committed decision” when doing something. Don’t ask others, “what do you think” and go in half way, you must DECIDE to move forward, with everything you’ve got. Then he’d remind us of the Latin Root of the word decide which a combination of two words.  De=off and caedere= cut and he’d remind us when we decide something that we cut off all ties to any other option. Decide and move forward, never looking back.

When I was reading this chapter, it was very clear that Dr. Dispenza didn’t find it easy to heal his body. He explained how pain-stakingly difficult it was to replicate this meditative experience he had where he was able to “see” and “feel” things in this special state called hypnogogic sleep, in between sleep and wakefulness. I’m not sure where those of you who are listening are with your meditation practice as we are all at different levels, but I understood what Dr. Dispenza was saying. Sometimes you want to sit down and force something to happen, but that’s never how it works. You have to be completely relaxed, your body in a state of let go or surrender, and then the magic happens…

That’s exactly what Joe Dispenza did to open up the door to becoming Supernatural. Once he broke free and made a committed decision to teach this work, he described how he would live into his future potential by healing his own body first, and then showing others how to do the same with his seminars and workshops. He explained how he: “selected that intentional future and married it with the elevated emotion of what it would be like to be there in that future, in the present moment (his) body began to believe it was actually in that future experience. As (his) ability to observe (his) desired destiny (with intention) got sharper and sharper, (his) cells began to reorganize themselves. I began to signal new genes in new ways, and then (his) body really started getting better faster.” (Ch 1, Becoming Superhuman).


Have you made a committed decision to whatever it is that you want to do? Not one foot in, the other out, testing the ground? Are you fully committed like Dr. Dispenza was when he let go of worrying about what others thought of him?


“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness… the moment one definitely commits oneself then Providence moves, too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred… boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Chapter 2: The Present Moment

The way a person thinks and feels creates a person’s state of well-being. We know this can be scientifically proven by Dr. Korotkov’s GDV technology just by measuring the energy field from our finger tips, he can with accuracy, tell us what’s going on inside that person’s body (emotionally, psychologically) and then determine our relationship with this inner state to the outer world. Or in other words, what we THINK, on the inside, will show up on the outside.

Dr. Dispenza says it this way explaining that “the familiar past will sooner or later become the predictable future.” (Ch 2, Becoming Supernatural).

I heard Proctor explain it another way by explaining that “our results were a compilation of our thoughts, feelings and actions” and he could look at someone, and determine their level of thinking, purely based on the results they were obtaining. Now the funny part about this, is that many teachers explain the same thing, just a slightly different way. To determine a person’s level of thinking, Proctor would ask them “what’s the most amount of money you’ve ever made in one year” because he would quickly be able to see that person’s level of awareness. He would say that there’s no difference in ability of someone who earns $50K/year to someone who earns $50 Million/year, except the level of awareness of how to do it.

Our thoughts, in the present moment, determine our current reality. If we don’t like the reality we are in, it starts with changing our thoughts. To do this, we’ve often got to get out of our own way, and start to study and understand how our thoughts, feelings and actions create the world we live in.

We’ve all heard that insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result.

The same idea with our results. “If we keep the same routine as yesterday, it makes sense that your tomorrow is going to be a lot like your yesterday. Your future is just a rerun of your past. That’s because your yesterday is creating your tomorrow.” (Ch 2 Becoming Superhuman).

Whatever way we describe it, we will not be able to change our results in the future, unless we do something different in the NOW. We must be able to choose different thoughts (towards a new goal), feelings, and actions, to create a NEW, unknown event in our future. I’ve drawn out Dr. Dispenza’s Predictable Timeline from Chapter 2, that shows us how “the familiar past will sooner or later become the predictable future” (Dispenza) or that we will never be able to suddenly jump to a new salary for example, without first of all thinking/feeling/acting in an entirely NEW way in the present moment.

A NEW, unknown event, requires NEW thoughts/feelings/actions in the present moment. The ONLY way to change our future, is to change our current state of being.

IMAGE CREDIT: Andrea hand drew the image from Chapter 2 Becoming Superhuman


This is where the hustling pregnant server comes to mind. She was working hard, doing her thing, and doing everything she knew how to do to change her future in some way. I’m not sure what her vision for her future really is, but I could clearly see and feel she was hustling to get somewhere, and I had no doubt in my mind that she would arrive, exactly where she wanted to go. She was broadcasting it out loudly and clearly to the world, and I know I’m not the only one who could see it.

What about you?

Are you doing everything you can in the present moment to create an unknown event in your future?

Are you keeping your thoughts positive, doing everything you know how to do, with your vision held on the screen of your mind?

If you’ve asked others for feedback on the actions you are taking, what do they say? Is there anything else you can do to improve?

In your heart you will know if you are giving your all from the minute you wake up, to the moment you close your eyes and go to sleep. This is the daily grind we talked about on EP 38[xv] that’s well known in the sports world. While working on a daily basis, and keeping our energy levels high, over time, with this effort, and being focused on what we are broadcasting out into the world, (making sure we are thinking/feeling/acting in a positive way) we will eventually create the space for an unknown, or unpredictable event that will take us to new heights of achievement.

It happens in the sales industry when you work really hard and get what we sometimes call a “blue-bird sale” where someone calls you and says “I have money to spend, and must spend it by the end of the day” and you never could have predicted this occurring, but you had the space for it, and you’re ready for it. Or you run into someone unexpectedly who connects you to someone else, who advances you in some way, to where you want to go. It’s an unknown event that many people would say “woah, how on the earth did that happen?” Dr. Dispenza and other teachers would say that it was created, predictably, by doing certain things, a certain way.


To review and conclude today’s EP #306 on “Decoding Our Thoughts: How to Build a Better Future with the Power of Our Mind” we looked at the following questions:

  • Can our current, present day thoughts impact our future?
  • Can we impact our own health (and results for that matter) purely by what we think?
  • Can my energy influence another person, and can someone else’s energy influence mine?
  • Can someone’s energy be felt?
  • Can our energy field be seen?

Then we:

✔ Were introduced to Dr. Joe Dispenza and his book Becoming Supernatural with a brief introduction to how I was forbidden to ever cover Dr. Dispenza’s work, and why I’m covering it today.

✔ Learned about the Russian Scientist Dr. Konstantin Korotkov, and his GDV invention (that he calls elecrophonic imaging) that measures our physical, emotional and psychological energy distribution that provides “clear evidence that we influence each other.” We will learn more about how this device maps our inner state of mind with our outer world and much more from Dr. Korotkov on our NEXT episode (first week in October).

✔ Looked at Becoming Supernatural Chapter 1: Opening the Door to the Supernatural with some thoughts for you to put this chapter into practice in your daily life.

  • Do you know what you REALLY want?
  • Have you made a committed DECISION towards your goals?
  • Have you let go of what others think of you, and surrendered to doing what it takes to achieve your goals?

✔ Looked at Becoming Supernatural Chapter 2: The Present Moment, with some thoughts for you to put this chapter into practice in your daily life.

  • Are we aware of the energy that you broadcast out into the world? (If not, have you asked others for feedback on how you show up in the workplace or family life?)
  • Are we doing everything possible to move the needle towards your goals (or whatever it is that you are working on)?
  • Have we made space for unknown events to occur in your life to move you forward?

And with this introduction to Dr. Dispenza’s work, we will learn how the tools he has been using to gather the scientific evidence he needed to prove that our thoughts REALLY do matter for our health, results and future, were invented.

I’m hoping to have interviewed Dr. Korotkov by the first week in October, so we will miss a week while I’m traveling, next week, but looking forward to what we will uncover, and see you in October.


[i] Neuroscience Meets SEL Podcast EPISODE #30

[ii]Neuroscience Meets SEL Podcast EPISODE #66 with Bob Proctor

[iii] Neuroscience Meets SEL Podcast EPISODE #184

[iv] What is Gas Discharge Visualization? Konstantin Korotkov Published in 2012 in YouTube

[v] The Secret for Teens Revealed Published by Andrea Samadi 2009

[vi] Neuroscience Meets SEL Podcast EPISODE #246

[vii] Applications of GDV Imaging in Health and Disease Published by Suman Bista et al Sept. 26, 2023

[viii]The Parameters of GDV (biophotonics) correlated with parameters of acupuncture points, EEG, HRV and hormones Published by Valeriy Babelyuk et al Dec. 31, 2021

[ix] IBID

[x] IBID

[xi] Becoming Supernatural: How Common People are Doing the Uncommon by Dr. Joe Dispenza published March 5, 2019

[xii]Neuroscience Meets SEL Podcast EPISODE #98 with Dr. Dawson Church

[xiii] YouTube interview with Andrea Samadi and Dr. Dawson Church

[xiv] Neuroscience Meets SEL Podcast on The Silva Mind Control Method

[xv]Neuroscience Meets SEL Podcast EPISODE #38 with Todd Woodcroft