DAY 285: All Parts Of You Matter

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Your mind, your body, your emotions and your spirituality equally contribute to your physical health, emotional well-being, peace of mind and vibrant, fulfilling life.

If one of these parts of you is in long term disharmony and dissonance with the rest, your overall health will suffer.

Here’s a little excerpt from Candace Pert’s Ph.D. book “Everything You Need To Know To Feel Go(o)d”:

“But what I know with certainty and apply every day in my life is that the mind and the body are one. The basis for this unity is that all systems of our physiology are connected and coordinated by emotion-laden, information-carrying molecules, engaged in constant cross talk, for example, between the nervous and immune systems. This network of communication that takes place throughout the body and brain involves intelligence and emotion to create one entity, which I call the ‘bodymind’.”

Science is offering us the information we need in order to move from the “body being separate from the mind” paradigm.

They are not separate. They are one. The sooner we acknowledge this as being the truth, the sooner we can start the healthcare revolution; a healthcare revolution that is desperately needed in our society.

Love,

Rucsandra

DAY 284: Chronic Pain And The Frontal Cortex

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From my experience of working with thousands of people over more than 20 years, comes the understanding that pain levels can be increased or diminished according to how the pain sensation is interpreted in the brain.

I have worked with many people in chronic pain. Fear of pain and fear of a debilitated future spent in chronic pain are responsible  for more than 30 to 50% of the physical sensation of pain.

Once the fear diminishes, so does the pain.

I have taught my clients to release fear and to become emotionally stronger and clearer in order to release chronic pain.

And here’s how this works. Candace Pert Ph.D. says in her book “Everything You Need To Know To Feel Go(o)d”:

“… incoming sensation is filtered heavily by endorphins and other molecules of emotion at the peri-acqueductal grey (PAG), a structure in the brain where pain is first perceived. Moving into higher regions of the brain, discomfort is further filtered.; and if it’s strong enough, it arrives in the foremost area of the brain, the frontal cortex. There, a decision about the severity of the sensation is made, impacting the degree of suffering that a person experiences. In other words, pain is highly influenced by emotion and interpretation…”

Read it over and over again. It is revolutionary.

Love,

Rucsandra

DAY 283: The Non-Real Reality

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What we perceive to be the world around us is filtered through our past experiences and the memories we have of them.

The lens created by what we’ve lived so far causes us to less than clear images of our lives. The scars of our past, if left buried and unhealed create a thick covering on this lens. As a result, what we see is not what really is.

The late Candace Pert, Ph.D., who revolutionized the world of science with her discovery of the molecules of emotion, writes in her book entitled “Everything You Need To Know To Feel Go(o)d”:

“… your experience of so-called reality is filtered through your memories, giving your experience a spin, adding meaning, and even making part of each situation go or stay unconscious, as in the case of a core emotional trauma, if the event is too painful to remember.

We’re constantly resonating with what we already know to be true. Everything that you feel is filtered along a  gradient of past experiences and memory that’s stored in your receptors –  there isn’t any absolute or external reality! What you experience as reality is your story of what happened.”

I believe that making our emotional well-being  a priority and looking inside without fear is the key to healing the physical body.

The body, the mind and the emotions are so closely knit together that we cannot have a healthy body in the presence of deep emotional and mental turmoil.

Read Candace Pert’s book if you want the hard-core, irrefutable, scientific proof.

Love,

Rucsandra

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 55: Emotional Cleansing Part 3

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Hello! I think the Emotional Cleansing series will be a long one because I have so much to share with you about feeling your emotions fully and releasing them fully and how important this is for your health. You must tend to your INNER emotional environment, because your life is your creation.

Our world is at a great moment of expansion. More and more physicians and scientists are aligning their beliefs and practices with the latest scientific discoveries: thoughts, emotions, intentions and feelings affect the physical body as much as, if not even more, than the foods and liquids ingested, the amount and quality of sleep and the levels of physical activity achieved.

You create your external world with your thoughts and feelings first, because your actions reflect how you feel and what you think.

You think, you feel, you act, you react… these processes create trails in our emotional system.The physical responses to your many emotions vary from well-being to distress, from tightness to release, from inner chemical balance to distortion, from proper organ function to impeded organ function. Every cell responds to your emotional state.

The late Dr. Candace Pert Ph. D. says in her remarkable book “Molecules of Emotion” in Chapter 13 entitled “Truth”:

“The tendency to ignore our emotions is old-think, a remnant of the still-reigning paradigm that keeps us focused on the material level of health, the physicality of it. But the emotions are a key element in self- care because they allow us to enter into the body-mind conversation. By getting in touch with our emotions, both by listening to them and directing them through the psychosomatic network, we gain access to the healing wisdom that is everyone’s natural biological right.

And how do we do this? First by acknowledging and claiming our feelings, not just the so-called positive ones. Anger, grief, fear – these emotional experiences are not negative in themselves; in fact, they are vital for our survival. We need anger to define boundaries, grief to deal with our loses, and fear to protect ourselves from danger. It’s only when these feelings are denied, so that they cannot be easily and rapidly processed through the system and released, that the situation becomes toxic, as discussed earlier. And the more we deny them, the greater the ultimate toxicity, which often takes the form of an explosive release of a pent-up emotion. That’s when emotion can be damaging to oneself and others, because its expression becomes overwhelming, sometimes even violent.

So my advice is to express all of your feelings, regardless of whether you think they are acceptable, and then let them go. Buddhists understand this when they talk about non-grasping, or non-attachment to experience. By letting all emotions having their natural release, the “bad” ones are transformed to “good” ones, and, in Buddhist terms, we are then liberated from suffering. When your emotions are moving and your chemicals flowing, you will experience feelings of freedom, hopefulness, joy, because you are in a healthy, “whole” state.”

This is profound. Read it again and again. We’ll continue tomorrow.

Love,

Rucsandra