More than a year ago Dr. Sandeep Goswami from The LightWorks Publishing asked me if I would like to write an article for a book that would present different holistic approaches to wellness and explore the subject of energy medicine. I was of course thrilled and immediately accepted.
Later on I found out that one of the invited authors was a scientist whose books and interviews have taught and inspired me for many years. His books ignited a great transformation in myself and redirected my understanding of life in general. The internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit, Dr. Bruce Lipton himself was going to contribute to this book.
I am deeply honored by this remarkable opportunity to share my thoughts in the same book as Dr. Lipton.
“Holistic Wellness In The NewAge” – A Comprehensive Guide To NewAge Healing Practices: Tools, techniques & real life stories by over 45 accomplished master facilitators.
“Holistic Wellness In The NewAge” showcases various therapies in the mind, body & soul domain. The book covers various topics contributed by accomplished healers who have been practicing NewAge Therapies.
The physical body is fully equipped to heal and release pain. I have witnessed this process in my clients countless times throughout the years. Even when the actual pain sensation is acute, sharp and intense, it can dissipate quite quickly; that is, if the body is allowed to do what it knows.
Now, falling down a ladder and breaking a few ribs will be painful, of course.
What I am talking about is the fact that in the absence of fear and panic, the physical sensation of pain diminishes considerably.
Suffering is something different altogether. Suffering is the hidden culprit behind chronic pain; it is the vicious circle that must be broken so that the body can heal.
Pain is not the same as suffering. Left to itself, the body discharges pain spontaneously, letting go of it the moment that the underlying cause is healed. Suffering is pain that we hold on to. It comes from the mind’s mysterious instinct to believe that pain is good, or that it cannot be escaped, or that the person deserves it.” ― Deepak Chopra,The Book of Secrets: Unlocking the Hidden Dimensions of Your Life
The cells in your body react to everything your mind says. Negative thinking and attitudes create chronic stress that upsets the body’s hormonal balance. Negativity is known to bring down the immune system.
Negative thinking is more destructive than you think. It can ruin your brain, body and overall health on the long term.
Traditional Chinese Medicine associates emotional conflicts/negativity to specific organ functions:
The heart can be affected by excess excitement
The kidneys can be affected by fear or shock
The lungs can be affected by sadness or suppressed grief
The spleen and pancreas can be affected by worry or pensiveness
The liver can be affected by anger or frustration
Ancient Greek Medicine considered the mind and the body as being strongly interconnected. The ancient Greeks ideal of health was holistic and is expressed in the maxim, “Mens sana in corpore sano”, which means “A sound mind in a healthy body”.
Native American Medicine promotes mental, physical and spiritual well-being. Traditional healing includes a wide range of activities to improve well-being and restore the balance of a person’s mind, body and spirit, which is necessary for healing. They also say that diseases are more likely to invade the body of a person who is imbalanced, has negative thinking, or lives an unhealthy lifestyle.
Do you believe that unless you started exercising when younger and more energetic, you have no chance of returning to a state of well-being?
Some of the physical changes that impede the freedom of movement in the joints might be considered to be irreversible (degenerated discs, osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, etc.), but if you believe that nothing can be done to alleviate the discomfort created by these conditions then nothing will help.
I have seen dramatic changes in strength and mobility, stability and stamina in clients of all ages and varying degrees of health.
What made these changes possible was their decision to start believing in the possibility of a better state of health.
They decided that they had control over their bodies. They took responsibility for their own health. They refused to fall victim to conditions they were told would continue to deteriorate their joints, their tissues and their spines.
They claimed their birthright to health.
They made it happen. And it all started with the decision to take the helm.
Do you believe that the state of emotional health cannot possibly have serious effects on your spine?
You might know that stress is not good for the heart and that the risk of heart disease increases with higher levels of stress hormones, but do you extend the thought beyond that?
You’ve learned from doctors and media that your digestive system can be affected by elevated stress levels, but do you connect the dots?
Stress affects everything in your body!
I will say this again: Stress affects everything!!
Your connective tissues become tighter and your posture changes dramatically when you suffer emotional distress.
I am sure you have felt yourself shrinking and falling inward when you are in distress or emotional pain; your posture changes: your chest caves, your shoulders lift and move forward and you look shorter.
Sustained stress affects your spine and its health.
Is there anything in your life that has been causing you a lot of stress for a long time? If there is, please stay open to the possibility that there is a solution. Nothing is carved in stone and you have the power to change a stress creating situation into a more aligned circumstance.
You want a healthy spine in a healthy body?
Start by acknowledging the things that create substantial stress in your life.
Your belief systems with respect to health and aging have the power to either sustain your physical health or impede it.
These deeply embedded belief systems will affect your general state of well-being, the way you feel day after day and the health of your body.
Do you believe that as you age your spine deterioration is imminent?
Even though it is true that the gravitational force starts to affect the spine from the moment you stopped crawling and commenced biped walking, it is not true that you must end up debilitated and in pain.
There are people who move with ease and age with grace and who live their lives fully an vibrantly, without experiencing the effects of an aging spine.
What makes that possible?
Is it merely a lifetime of good eating habits, exercise and good genes?
Or is it what their beliefs have been about their health and abilities throughout their entire lives?
Some food for thought, don’t you think?
What are your beliefs about your body, your health, your aging process?
Our beliefs find the way to manifest in our bodies, creating either healthy, youthful physiques or a plethora of discomfort levels and conditions, depending on what we feel to be true.
“The ones who came before us” (as Gregg Braden refers to our ancestors) knew that the physical health of the human body depends on the understanding of the spiritual, emotional, mental, energetic and physical aspects of who we are. The concept goes back to the times of Ayurveda, ancient Chinese Medicine and Native Indian Medicine to name just a few.
Some of us believe that the body will be in a state of health if we eat and sleep well, exercise, drink water and do not carry genes that make us more prone to certain diseases. But these are all related to the physical body and we are not just physical. The physical body is responding to all the aspects of who we are by manifesting health or discomfort and disease.
We physically manifest what we believe.
We can choose to change our eating habits, how much we exercise and decide to take a few extra days of rest, but before we truly believe that we can attain and maintain health we will not witness the extraordinary capacity for recovery and regeneration that our physical bodies have!
When we are in harmony with all the aspects of ourselves, our bodies vibrantly reflect a general state of health and well-being.
I believe that creating lasting and vibrant health is not only possible but only a few beliefs away!
Can breathing exercises improve the condition of your spine and relieve pain?
Is it possible to use the mechanisms of breathing in order to help correct the alignment of the spine and release tension in the body?
Having worked with many clients suffering from chronic pain and in varied degrees of discomfort, I believe it to be not only possible but extremely efficient.
My continuous studies into the intricacies of the physical body, the subtleties of the emotional body and the power of the human energy field, led me to develop my own protocols (Mitrea Balance Model) for pain release and healing.
Breathing techniques and exercises represent an important part in the programs I create for my clients. The targeted and specifically directed breathing techniques and exercises that I have developed have the power to release tension at the level of the connective tissue (the fascia), the muscular system, as well as at the level of the nervous system, resulting in an almost immediate response in the joints of the body. From that point on, the body is more receptive to return to a better alignment, build strength, stretch and heal.
Can breathing exercises help heal physical pain, release unwanted emotions and re-balance the energy field?
Why am I telling you all this?
Because I want you to know that the physical body has an extraordinary healing capacity and because my mission is to show people how they can heal.
There is a wealth of information inside the human body, readily available to us if we are only to pay attention and listen.
Our world is operating in the paradigm that our physicality is only important from a consumerist perspective. Sure, we praise and admire healthy and athletic bodies, but more for their aesthetic quality and less as mirrors of healthy, balanced and conscious human beings.
The signals and messages we have been force fed over the last few decades left most of us completely disconnected from our bodies, so much so that we feel acutely powerless. We look outside ourselves for direction, advice and recipes for health. We have forgotten that there is an extraordinary wealth of knowledge embedded in our very own cells and we have lost our ability to listen.
The physical body is a miracle and it carries within – at a cellular level – deep knowledge of health, well-being and ease.
Our cells vibrate in distress long before an injury or an illness is physically manifested. Also, our cells will start vibrating at healthier levels before medical tests will confirm that we are in better states of health. It is at the level of our cells that great amounts of knowledge are stored. This knowledge is translated into emotions that will guide and help us choose the right path to a healthier and more fulfilling life.
Listening to our bodies is the ultimate vehicle to health and well-being.
At peace in joyful and free bodies, our minds can create a better environment for ourselves and for humanity.