How Emotions, Thoughts & Beliefs Affected My Health
Emotions, thoughts and beliefs...some are life-enhancing and others are life-diminishing. As I found out on my healing journey, our health is not only affected by food, toxins, stress and lifestyle but also by our emotions, thoughts and beliefs. The mind and body are connected, they are not separate. What affects one affects the other.
"Every cell responds to every thought you think and every word you speak. So continuous patterns of thoughts and beliefs can produce body behaviours of eases and dis-eases" *
I experienced this myself first-hand with the thoughts and beliefs I held when I was a child playing a huge part in the demise of my health. I felt like I didn't belong, I felt unworthy, I felt unlovable, I felt a lot of shame and I also felt powerless.
The weight of these beliefs and feelings affected me on such a deep level and played out throughout my life, affecting my ability to feel accepted, loved or worthy.
My health started to decline at the age of 21. Starting with candida, which in Louise Hay's book "Heal Your Body", she mentions the probable cause as "feeling very scattered", and next I encountered hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) which she mentions is caused by feeling "overwhelmed with the burdens of life. Whats the use?". Anxiety...."Not trusting the flow and process of life". Secondary amenorrhea was another issue which Louise states is like a "Denial of the self. Rejecting femininity". Five years later after a period of abusing my body with recreational drugs and alcohol I experienced adrenal fatigue which she states the probable cause as "Defeatism. No longer caring for the self. Anxiety". I also kept getting frequent colds which she mentions the probable cause as "Too much going on at once. Mental confusion, disorder. Small hurts". Hypothyroidism which I learned can be caused by not speaking your truth which for me was another behaviour throughout my life. A lot of the time it didn't feel safe for me to speak up and say what I thought as I assumed people would judge me and reject me if I didn't agree with them. Plus I didn't want to offend anyone by not agreeing with them. I also found it hard to speak up for my own needs. I would literally suffer sometimes because I didn't want to be a burden on others and found it hard to speak up for my own needs and found it hard to let others know what I was going through or experiencing.
There were numerous other issues too as my body began to break down further, but can you see the connection or dis-connection here? How I felt about myself and the world around me without a doubt attributed to the poor health I was experiencing.
As well as having those thoughts and beliefs I also recreated experiences in my life that made me feel unlovable, unworthy and like I didn't belong. These experiences and traumas all added to the feeling of being lost and disconnected inside.
It wasn't until I started on my healing path that I became aware that our thoughts, emotions and beliefs could have such a negative impact on our health. Everything in the world is made of energy (including people and the thoughts we think!) and if you end up burying your feelings and emotions and not dealing with them they can create energetic blockages which can cause dis-ease.
This was such a lightbulb moment for me!! I had never been told this before....not at school, not by my family or friends, and not by my doctor. I knew that stress wasnt good for you but I never realised that thoughts, beliefs and burying your feelings, could also impact your health. It was wonderful to understand this and realise that I could take my power back and assist healing my body by changing my thoughts and beliefs!! I was not a victim, my symptoms didnt start for no reason....I COULD heal.
Learning this sparked a desire within me to learn as much as I could about healing. I started listening to talks and read numerous books on healing, personal growth and the power of the mind. A whole new world had opened up before me. A world of hope, healing and unlimited possibilities!
With the help of some phenomenal healers & mentors we began the process of removing the unhealthy beliefs that were programmed in my mind and replacing them with new healthy and life enhancing beliefs. I also had to do a lot of work around healing all the trauma from my past. I had to release the energy of those events which were still stuck in my field and attracting similar traumatic experiences.
As each unhealthy belief was cleared and replaced with a new healthier belief, I felt more and more emotional freedom, but not only that my body started to heal : )
I now know and feel deeply inside that I am lovable, that I am worthy and that I belong. I now love life and I know that I am safe and to trust all that unfolds before me. I feel truly blessed that I have been able to heal and release all that was weighing me down and start fresh with a clean slate of empowering and positive beliefs that will serve me well for the rest of my life. I have been given a second chance to live the life I have always wanted.
So please, I urge you to become more mindful and observe what thoughts and beliefs are running your life. The more you can let go and release the negative and limiting ones the healthier and happier you will become.
Mind-body medicine is becoming more accepted In recent years, due to the results from numerous well-researched studies that have shown this link between our thoughts, feelings and beliefs. It looks ever likely that mind-body medicine is going to be the next big focus in the field of health.
If you would like to learn how to do these life-changing emotional release and belief removal techniques, please contact me today at firstname.lastname@example.org
* Loving Yourself to Great Health, By Louise Hay, Ahlea Khadro and Heather Dane