How Healthy Are Your Thoughts?
I saw some of these stats in another group along with this AMAZING book I'm reading called "Releasing Emotional Patterns With Essential Oils". This information will BLOW your mind.
Let me hit you with this: 87-93% of disease comes from our THOUGHT LIFE.
*Thoughts* become emotions, emotions become attitude. Our attitude is our reaction, and all of our daily reactions make up our *lifestyle.* I have shared this priceless information in the Mind Management section, head there after reading this "Blow your Mind" post.
It's no secret that our world is sicker than we've ever been with lifestyle diseases, which means that we are more filled with fear-based emotions than ever before. Fear-based emotions lead to toxic attitudes. Toxic attitudes produce toxic responses in the body. (Think migraines, hypertension, cancer, allergies, chronic pain, diabetes, and just really BAD THINGS.)
Dr. Bradley Nelson from "The Emotion Code" said "A trapped emotion is literally a ball of energy, and these will lodge anywhere in the body and disrupt the normal energy field of the body." Here again is another great tidbit of info I have shared in Body and Health Management, get caught up on this very informative section of the blog.
We Store Our Emotions
Sounds whacky, but it makes sense! Listen to this: Our emotions are stored in different parts of our body. (The book I'm reading pinpoints where all areas are effected from which emotions).
Anger is stored in the Liver & Gallbladder.
Worry is stored in the Stomach.
Grief is stored in the Lungs (ever experienced grief that felt like it took all the breath out of your lungs?)
Fear is stored in the Kidneys.
Stress is stored in the Heart.
When my daughter and I went to speak to an energy master about her infertility and endometriosis he could very easily tell that she was on the right track with supplements and oils, but what was going to hold her back was what's in her head. Her thoughts. I like to call it stinkin thinkin.
So what does this mean? We must take care of our emotional health in order to take care of our physical self! Mind & body are so very connected.
Okay, so let's talk about the brain. We have this part of our brain called the Limbic System, which is referred to as "the emotional brain." Within the limbic system is something called the amygdala, which is where we PROCESS our emotions.
Now get this, of our 5 senses (sight, touch, taste, hearing, and smell), SMELL is the ONLY one that activates the limbic system! That is one reason why aromatherapy, or smelling and breathing in oils, is so incredibly powerful. We can diffuse or breathe in oils to open up our amygdala and process our emotions in a healthy way. SO COOL, right?
You Have The Power
Let's break it down even more and talk about cells. As you know, we are made up of an insane amount of cells. Your cells, just like your brain, have a memory. You have the power to make the memories positive or negative, but that's another story.
ANYWAY. The nucleus, which lives inside the cell, is the thinker. It tells the cell what to do (and it's where DNA is produced). According to Dr. Caroline Leaf, "research shows that DNA actually changes shape according to our thoughts. As you think those negative thoughts about the future - the week ahead, what a person might say or do, even in the absence of a concrete stimulus - that toxic thinking will change your brain wiring in a negative direction and throw your mind and body into stress."
Is this blowing your mind too?! Okay, so information must go through the cell and into the nucleus so that it stays in communication and keeps working properly. How does the information pass through? Through what's called receptor sites.
But listen to this. *Negative or fear-based emotions damage the receptor sites on your cells.*
Just like chemical toxins (processed foods, GMOs, smoking, multiple beauty products) block those receptor sites, so do our fear-based emotions. And when the receptor sites are blocked, our cells don't get the information they need. THAT is how disease can take hold in the body.
Remember: 87-93% of disease comes from our THOUGHTS.
Wondering now how you can correct any damage done to your receptor sites or how you can stop your stinkin thinkin. Here are several ways you can make these corrections and start living healthier with less disease.
- Setting Intentions
- Energy Healing
- Essential Oils
I will be going into more detail about all of the above practices to help correct the damage your stinkin thinkin has done but first lets discuss essential oils. You can find more information about the essential oils I use in the Essential Oils section of the blog.
**I also want to comment here that not all oils are created equal. Some have additives and are not 100% therapeutic grade like the oils I use.**
What does this have to do with oils? Let me tell you!
Essential oils are made up of different constituents: monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, and phenols.
What do phenols do, you ask? They CLEAN AND REPAIR RECEPTOR SITES. Meaning that the damage that our fear-based emotions have caused can be cleaned and repaired by using essential oils.
Use oils, breathe them in, and they quickly work on your amygdala and affect every single cell in your body within 20 minutes. Even cooler, they're adaptogenic, which means that they will work on the receptor sites that need help.
Oils High in Phenols
To clean those receptor sites, look for oils high in phenols.
Some great ones include:
NOW What do sesquiterpenes do, you ask? They bring oxygen into the brain. This helps our amygdala (remember that is the emotion processing center of our brain) to work as it should.
So, when it comes to using oils for your emotional health - which is really your overall health, because remember: 87-93% of disease comes from our thought life/emotions - what should we look for?
Oils High in Sesquiterpenes
Some great options are:
Using essential oils to clean and repair sites is the first step to improving your health. However, if you fail to recognize your thought patterns and do nothing to change them you will find yourself going in circles with your health.
Finding balance in your Mind, Body, and Soul is the key to a healthier you. When you use the essential oils you can start practicing your affirmations. You can start each day with setting your intentions for the day. Find 5 to 10 minutes a day to spend in a quiet room meditating and deep breathing.......this will do way more that you can ever imagine. Start a yoga practice.....I love Yoga with Adriene......you can click on the link to the right of the blog.
A Small Sacrafice
Adding the oils, affirmations, intentions, meditating, deep breathing, and yoga to your day is almost free. The oils are the only thing that will cost you money and the benefits you will receive will amaze you. Honestly you can add this to your day for as little as 40 - 50 minutes.
So for less than one hour per day and a few dollars for the oils you can make remarkable changes in your health. A small sacrifice to make for what you are giving to yourself. You deserve this gift that only you can give.
Time to get serious and make changes TODAY!!
Love yourself. Make changes. Be the BOSS of your HEALTH.