Your Cells are Listening: How Talking to Your Body Helps to Heal
A mind is a powerful tool that has the capability to transform life. Today, it is no more a hidden fact that the brain can also heal your own body. Recently, studies by the researcher Bruce Lipton, Ph.D. revealed that thoughts have a direct impact on the body whether or not they are conscious. They also affect the DNA. While positive thinking has its good effects, negative thinking can just do the reverse, gradually destroying the body. What we call miracle healing is the constant practice of feeding the mind and body with positive thoughts and unconditional love which heals the body, often to totality bringing it back from the mouth of death.
How Thinking Improves the Body
When any of these strikes the body, it reacts and holds on to it. Thus, if it is not efficiently released, it creates a blockage in the body. This can go on to create long-lasting health problems which may seem to have no cures such as drained energy, digestive problems, joint aches, headaches, back pain and the likes. Allopathic medicines like pain killers and other such drugs and external procedures can show their effectiveness by apparently alleviating the symptoms by suppressing them.
The Body is Already Talking to You
The various illnesses and ailments mean the body is saying something deeper to us. For example, if you are sick with cold it is not by coincidence. There is an underlying emotional issue which manifests itself like so. It indicates some conflicting situation in your life which has overwhelmed or stressed you. It could just be the body’s way that this particular energy is creating a blockage and is an indication asking you to let go of the situation.
Louise Hay makes it clear that the upper respiratory illnesses are usually caused when there is too much happening at once, creating disorder in life, mental confusion, and small hurts. If you have a sinus problem, it could be because you are angry with someone or some situation and as you release that anger, the sinus leaves you too. In her book, Louise Hay connects a sore throat to holding back of angry words and in the expression of the self.
Spiritual teacher and author, Deb Shapiro, explains that the body releases pent-up emotions by way of running nose, colds and tears. She advocates that if you have a bad cold, may be you would like to go deep within you and identify the related feelings of repressed grieving or crying. Then, talk to your body asking questions like – is this sadness for some attention because you feel you are being taken for granted? Do you want to be taken care of and hence, this illness? Do you feel you need some time to adjust and accept something?
Useful Tips for A Positive Body Talk
In the bestselling book ‘Heal Your Body A to Z,’ the author Louise Hay lists different ailments which are possibly caused by certain emotions. The author being herself a last stage cancer survivor talks about all the self-help methods she learned and practiced to recover. You can practice talking to your body, and you will be amazed how it responds to you. Feed it with positive thoughts, healthy foods, practice yoga and do meditation on a regular basis and you will be amazed by the results.
Begin by creating a beautiful interdependence between you and your body which will evolve into loving, respectful relationship between you and each of your body’s parts, organs and cells. Meditation will help you become close to your body as you learn to listen to what it speaks to you. Like all of us, the body also likes to be cared for and been attended to, since it is also living. The simplest way to rediscover your relationship with your body is to say to it that how much you love it and how much gratitude you feel for it.
Therese Wade, MSc in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine has some greatly effective tips up her sleeves to follow this practice. She emphasizes to approach your body with compassion. She explains that the body is made up of conscious cells, which, like you or me also experience emotions. Go on to build a bond with your body by engaging in positive mental conversations from time to time. For example, you can communicate to your body how you desire to overcome the ailment and how you and your body work in unison could heal it.
Bring about changes in the everyday conversation by way of your different words and thoughts triggered by spontaneous emotions. Osho simplified this explanation with two simple examples. He said to lose weight, first ask the brain to be the messenger of your message to the body, telling it that for example, 5 kilos less of body weight would be ideal for you with your normal digestion. And, once you reach that stage ask the body to remain at that weight.
Similarly, if you wish to get rid of a migraine, talk to your body in two ways. Explain the body how its help is treasured to alleviate the pain in the brain. Convince it lovingly that this condition is not its natural state and it can let go of it. Now, speak to the brain and tell it that you love it and that the pain it is going through is not natural and it’s time to release it and become free of it. Once the pain leaves the brain, remind your brain never to take it back. This way, real healing takes place as you become friends with your body.