SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE that proves your emotions, thoughts, and words all influence your body's health.
Updated: Mar 21
Let's begin with a question.
Can restful activities like reading books have an impact on our bodies as much as physical activities like running? If you are thinking of an answer, or if you have any other questions please Contact me. You are also invited to meet us in the comments section to share your answer and to ask any questions you may have!
Often books and movies can cause emotional, (E-motion, Energy in motion) and mental reactions that are very real, whether the story is fiction or non-fiction. Reading fiction is generally intended to entertain us. Often at times there are non-fictional elements included within works of fiction. Whether you enjoy romance, adventure, or even horror novels, I am sure you can agree with this. We respond in different ways depending on the genre, first emotionally and mentally, then physically. Emotions are connected intimately with thoughts, and thoughts are in most cases the precursor to action. Emotions are what we are feeling in an immediate response to the outside world. During leisurely activities such as sitting down and reading a book, physically our bodies are still active despite the little movement. Our bodies are working day and night as a wonderfully intricate system that can fill libraries with just the DNA codes and variations. (Find out how much DNA is in our bodies, click here) and how many times that same DNA can stretch to the moon and back HERE!
On the outside during "inactive" activities we are mostly just using our eyes to soak in what we are looking at, and our ears to hear. While we are soaking in the outside world our emotions and thoughts are in constant energetic motion. Our mind is almost always chattering, creating ingenious, ignorant, healing, and even harmful Illustrations. These influences of the mind come to us through Imagination, our Senses, and new or old information and experiences. Contact me for more info about those categories! On top of that, it is widely accepted that the more that we are focused on what we are thinking, the more powerful those thoughts have influence in the body. The more energy we put into a thought through our focused consciousness and attention, the more that thought will manifest. (Here is an article to learn more!)
What does all of this have to do with the question, “Can restful activities influence our health as much as physical activities?” You can form your own answers to that question, don't worry there is no right or wrong answer, and then let us know in the comments. If the emotions and thoughts we have affect our bodies, and just simply imagining working out actually does cause significant muscle growth for example (SEE LINK), then we can conclude that it is possible that the patterns of thoughts and emotions in our lives are influencing us!
We are where we are in life because of choices we make. Past mistakes are past and right now we can choose to unlock our unlimited potential to live a much more empowered lifestyle. Every moment is a choice, and those choices make us who we are, along with memories, physical repercussions, and mental scars that we take with us. Our life is essentially a series of direct influences, responses, decisions, and memories accumulated in over time. We see these recorded in our mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies.
Memories can cause emotional responses and brain chemistry that is IDENTICAL TO the emotional feeling at the time of it actually happening. (SEE LINK)
Studies prove that emotions that we feel, especially the emotions that we feel a large percentage of the time, can cause our bodies to manifest disease or health. (Another Interesting Link for You)
That is powerful information, and completely life changing to me personally when I discovered it for myself. Our emotions literally fight with or against our bodies. Positive emotions produce a healthier body and negative emotions produce a less healthy body. The same goes for when our human body is unhealthy, people are more likely to have negative feelings and emotions. The same goes with how our mind thinks. When we hold positive thoughts AND feelings, our bodies respond to those thoughts and feelings. Be careful, because the emotional, mental, and physical impact from those positive thoughts and feelings applies when we have the negative ones too.
We can torment ourselves mentally and be worse than a bully to ourselves, or we can be our own positive mentor and friend! We are going to talk about how that can be done very simply. Positive affirmations can be emotionally grounding for us. However, training involves more than those affirmations. Positive affirmations are like holding onto a promise you once told yourself but not acting to fulfill that promise... You are desiring an outcome but still only hoping and wishing. That action is only as powerful as the focus and grip it takes to hold onto that positive affirmation. The positive affirmation is a baseball, and to get a result we have to let go of the ball and throw it in the right direction. Throwing that positive affirmation is your added actions toward the desire that you have. You have to throw it to home plate and that means knowing direction and aim. The direction you need to go has usually already been worked out by someone somewhere, so connecting with those successful results in other people’s lives is important. Now you have the option to take action and throw it, but just standing there staring at the ball is going to get you nowhere. You have the power to win this game, the ball is in your hands and sometimes you have to throw the ball, and do more than hope and wish. Once you take action and throw, the ball is out of your hands. Be prepared for any outcome and readily accept the results of your best try. If your throw is off or something goes wrong and you do not receive the desired outcome, then you have gained better skill & in trying you are more prepared to try again! (Here is a link) for more.
The actions that are put into making something happen is vital to our success. This is the key that we all have to manifestation. Action is needed. You cannot say “I love myself” over and over thinking that the love will just magically appear, even though you are still thinking bullying thoughts about yourself at other times. The love and harmony we seek as a result of making positive affirmations needs to be built on, accepted, and harnessed by our free will. We accept as little or as much of that as we choose. We accept or don’t accept opportunities everyday. In my personal belief we gain what we give (wholeheartedly) to others tenfold. Manifestation is something that is easily taught and can be taught to you, but not easily measured. Statistically some manifestations are proven more than others. One of these in the medical field is somewhat surprising and very interesting to me. Researchers found that back pain was resulting from lack of forgiveness. Many people who have gone to many types of doctors without finding a remedy for their lower back pain. In a fascinating turn of events, some of these people finally find remedy to their lower back pain by dealing with a deep rooted emotional lack of forgiveness. See the following Links: LINK1; LINK2; LINK3
To conclude this post, my best advice for you is to be a helping hand to your emotional, mental, and physical self today. The positive results that many people experience can happen for you too, without any doubt! Visit the provided links and let’s get even deeper into this powerful information. We will be available to speak in A New Way any day about the studies that prove that our emotions, actions, thoughts, intentions, and our words all can have consequences that are good or bad for our bodies.
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