Can you imagine trying to relax in a space filled with clutter, chaos, and constant irritations? No? Neither can your body. When our bodies don’t get a chance to calm down so that they can catch up, we compromise our natural ability to heal.
In order to restore our innate healing capacity, we need to change the setting inside our body to be quiet, calm, and clear. In these conditions, our miraculous self-healing system can achieve truly awe-inspiring results.
Given half a chance, your body can heal from countless conditions before you’re even aware that you’ve got them. Really we’re doing it all the time, to varying degrees. When something goes awry it is because we’ve gone off balance and things have slowly but surely crept up until our bodies can’t hold off any longer, or we’ve experienced a dramatic shift or trauma that knocks us clean off our rocker. Either way there is hope for both prevention and healing.
Understanding the link between what’s been going on in our “outer” world and what’s happening in our “inner” world is essential to the healing process. Why? In short: because everything is connected.
Our thoughts create emotions which in turn affect future thoughts. We invent, inherit, or absorb these thought/emotive patterns that are stored as energy in our body. These stored patterns are created by hormones and chemical reactions in response to what we think & feel.
For example, let’s say you’re stuck in traffic. You could have thoughts that are negative and fear-based, such as, “I’ll be late; that’s BAD. I will miss the appointment and have to reschedule; what a PAIN! I’m running out of time!”
These thoughts signal your brain to release chemicals that prepare your body for an emergency. Then a long chain reaction of physical responses occurs. Your heart rate will increase, you may begin to perspire, and cortisol and other stress-response hormones will be released.
Over time, these reactions and their corresponding emotions (fear, anxiety, irritation, anger, etc.) keep your body so preoccupied with perceived emergencies that it never gets a chance to go back to normal day-to-day operations, such as digesting your food properly or getting quality sleep. And if you never get a break, things begin to break down.
These patterns can show up as pain, fatigue, anxiety, or countless other combinations of symptoms or illness. So how do you reverse the trend? By adjusting your reactions so that not everything in your life is treated as an emergency.
There are many ways to achieve this, but they all boil down to transforming your way of being in the world. This is a skill that takes time & practice, but of course it’s worth it, and just may save your life.
If you’d like some help learning how to do this, get in touch. I’ve been through it, and I’m skilled and trained to help you through it, too. You CAN do this, and I can help. If you’re ready, let’s get started.