Here’s how your negative thoughts are affecting your health

Happy Humpday!

I am back from the Hawaiian paraiso trip!

After a 13-hour flight, I am finally mentally here for you all.

As you know, we experience several emotions throughout the day, some good, and some not so bueno.

Our body releases different chemicals when we experience various things that make us happy and each chemical works to create a different environment within the body. For example, if your brain releases serotonin, dopamine or oxytocin, (in love chemicals), you will feel good and happy. However, if your body releases cortisol while you are stressed to the max, you will have an entirely different feeling associated more with the body kicking into high gear survival mode.

Have a look at this chart:

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Mind-Body Connection

The connection between your mind and body is potent and although it cannot be visually seen, the effects your mind can have on your physical body are profound. We can have an overall positive mental attitude and deal directly with our internal challenges and in turn create a healthy lifestyle or we can be in negative, have self-destructive thoughts and not deal with our internal issues, possibly even cloak those issues with affirmations and positivity without finding the route and in turn we can create an unhealthy lifestyle.

When you have a pain, tightness or injuries in certain areas, it’s often related to something emotionally you are feeling within yourself. At first glance, it may not seem this way because we are usually very out of touch with ourselves and our emotions in this fast-paced world, but it’s often the truth. When I’ve had chronic pains in my back, knees, neck or shoulders, it wasn’t exercised, physio or anything in a physical sense that healed it, it was when I dealt with the emotions behind it. I know this because I spent the time and money going to chiropractors and even though I wanted and believed I would get better, something wasn’t being addressed. The more I addressed the unconscious thought pattern and emotions throughout my body via meditation, the more the health issue, or pain went away.

When you get sick or are feeling a lot of tightness and pain, often times our body is asking us to observe yourself and find peace once again within yourself and your environment. It’s all a learning and growing process we don’t have to judge nor fear.

According to Davis Suzuki in ‘The Sacred Life,’ “condensed molecules from breath exhaled from verbal expressions of anger, hatred, and jealousy, contain toxins. Accumulated over one hour, these toxins are enough to kill 80 guinea pigs!” Can you now imagine the harm you are doing to your body when you stay within negative emotions or unprocessed emotional experience throughout the body?

Just know that you have all the power to get through anything life throws at you. Instead of labeling with perception the concepts of negative and positive as it relates to each experience you have in your life, try to see things from a big picture standpoint. Ask yourself, how can this awaken me to see or learn something? Can I use this to shift my perception? Clear some emotion within me? Realize something within another and accept it? Whatever it may be, instead of merely reacting, slow things down and become an observer of your thoughts rather than an actor, or actress in your melodrama. You will find you have the tools to process emotions and illness quickly when you see them for what they are and explore why they came up. If you believe you will get sick all the time, and believe you have pain because it’s all out of your control, you will continue to have it all uncontrollably until you realize the power you have over much of what we attract within the body.

Sending healthy vibes! 💋

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