Mind-Body-Spirit Connection

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“In a disordered mind, we create a disordered body and in this state, soundness of health is impossible” Marcus Tullius Cicero

 

Working as a nurse many years ago, I have always had an interest in health and how our emotions and beliefs play an integral part on our physical and mental well-being.

Even a small resistance of unconscious fear or stress in our mind can send signals of resistance in our body.  In a stressed state our blood heats up, which affects our Ph levels and we become more acidic.  When we become more acidic; inflammation is detected which pumps more blood in our body to help fight inflammation, and in this state we are more susceptible to infection or disease.

Our body is either in rest and repair or flight and fight mode, and if we are unaware of these states our body is in, then we automatically work through our sub-conscious mind, which is where our stories, beliefs, and thoughts that our parents taught us, live. 

In this space we are unconscious to the messages our body is sending us to wake up and heal.

There’s a saying “Belief shifts Biology” and so, what we are thinking unconsciously each day has a profound impact on our health.

There was a study done on 250 participants who had all been cured of stage 4 cancer and what they discovered was ony two parts of that healing were physical. 

The rest of their healing came from releasing suppressed emotions.  Embracing positive emotions.  Deepening their spiritual practice connection. Having a strong reason to live and having a supportive and loving family around them.

How powerful are our emotions over our health?  There was a study done on the effects of meditation on our physical body and on epigenetic and chemical changes.  They measured cortisol levels and the Immunoglobulin A (IgA) levels on 120 participants before and after the study.  (Your body makes IgA and other types of antibodies to help fight off sickness.)

After 4 days of training in meditation, nearly all the participants cortisol levels  decreased or diminished drastically, keeping them out of flight or fight mode and their IgA levels which is the primary defence against bacteria and viruses went from 53 to 100, which in that state is greater than any flu shot you can take!

So if we want to increase our well-being, it’s essential to become aware of the power our thoughts and beliefs have on our health.  When we become aware of these stories we are living out unconsciously, we can evolve differently, and as we learn to listen deeply to the messages our body is sending us, we can make new choices and heal.

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36 thoughts on “Mind-Body-Spirit Connection

  1. This is brilliant:

    “The rest of their healing came from releasing suppressed emotions. Embracing positive emotions. Deepening their spiritual practice connection. Having a strong reason to live and having a supportive and loving family around them.”

  2. I love this, Karen, and it dovetails beautifully with a fascinating documentary I’m currently watching on Netflix called ‘Heal.’ The premise is exactly this..that our minds have an incredible effect on our bodies/physical health. If you can get access to the film, I would strongly encourage you to watch it. Think you would find it intriguing, and so affirmative. Xoxo

    1. That’s the documentary I watched that inspired this post Lori! It’s brilliant and exciting that the world has discovered there is more than western medicine to heal our bodies! ✨🌿

  3. My beliefs are very much reflective of yours, Karen. I am very aware of my thoughts and have trained myself to be alert to the fact when they dip into negative. Also as well, especially when I am going through a very stressful period of my life, I make sure I exercise to get the “happy hormones” up and running. It warms my Heart to know those who are in the medical profession are understanding what role emotions play in dis-ease. I too am an RN, not working however. Great post and thank you! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

    1. I agree Val and with the huge increase in mental and physical health and the burden it has on the medical system, especially in the USA, we have to take back our responsibility for our health and heal within. 😘🙏🏻

    1. Oh it’s certainly a wonder Eliza and basically it comes down to two reasons. One – the pharmaceutical empire wants to keep growing and two – most people want a quick fix for their health issues and don’t want to do the work. 😬

  4. Yes! : “So if we want to increase our well-being, it’s essential to become aware of the power our thoughts and beliefs have on our health.  When we become aware of these stories we are living out unconsciously, we can evolve differently, and as we learn to listen deeply to the messages our body is sending us, we can make new choices and heal.”

  5. So true, Karen.
    As we think, so we act. As we act, so we think. May our thoughts and acts be virtuous.
    A mind filled with unresolved guilt, produces stresses that effect the physicality of a person negatively.
    The power of positive thinking was central to the successful teaching and practice of Dr. Norman Vincent Peale.
    -Alan

  6. I believe it! Years ago, I had very painful physical therapy–my muscles were locked so tight it hurt. And no matter how I tried, I couldn’t get them to relax with physical effort. It took mind and body working together. Thanks for sharing–really interesting.

  7. The connection is one that can’t be denied! Thanks, Karen. It is always good to have a reminder…no matter how much I learn as I continue on this journey it is so important to be AWARE!
    Sweet blessings to you ❤

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