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.
In yesterday’s post I explained that expressing your anger is healthy. There is nothing wrong with getting angry; we all do it and it is a normal occurrence in our human lives.
Acknowledging your feelings and expressing them without feeling guilty about them and without blame is what allows you to move past them.
Bu what happens when you feel that you cannot let go of your anger?
HOW LONG do you intend to stay angry for?
Remember the 90 Second Rule? That is all the time that your body needs to feel, process and let go of anger. If you are still angry days, weeks, months or even years after the events causing your anger ended, you are doing so by choice.
Yes, you read it right: by choice. You are choosing to remain angry. Read about the 90 Second Rule again.
Anger stays alive when it is linked to blame. You are angry because you are blaming someone for your pain. You are caught in a vicious cycle and there are two options: you are angry with somebody else OR you are angry with yourself.
So which one is it? Somebody else or yourself?
Tune in, feel your anger and determine who are you really angry with.
Then come back tomorrow and let’s explore your findings.
There is nothing wrong with feeling anger. Since we are emotionally equipped for feeling it, it is meant to be part of our human existence. Anger puts us into motion, forces us to find answers and makes us take action. It is healthy to allow yourself to feel anger fully.
But here’s what I am inviting you to consider:
Do you acknowledge your anger when you feel it or do you just push it deep down and don’t express it?
How many times do you remember in your life when you felt angry but said nothing?
Are you the type of person who smiles and says ” Oh, it’s OK, I’m OK” when you are angry?
If your chosen response to anger is to bury it every time you feel it, sometimes you will explode. You will feel and act like the character in the image above. You will lose it completely, over something that seemingly has no importance.
You see, when anger is not acknowledged and expressed, it tends to build up inside you, take a life of its own and grow until it accumulates so much energy that it has to come out. That is when it comes out completely out of proportion and knocks you off your feet.
Give yourself permission to feel your anger. There might be a lot of it behind your patient smile. You are allowed to be angry, so let yourself feel it. If you stop hiding it and you look at it, feel it and express it the pressure build-up will start to diminish.
In time, as you learn to express your anger in a healthy way, you will not be triggered and there will be no explosions.
Neuroplasticity is not something you caught on a plain or while playing with children who have the sniffles. Neuroplasticity is your innate capacity to change your brain and therefore your experience. You do not need to do anything to employ its transformative power. It is YOURS from the moment you were born. When you are willing to contemplate a different possibility and expose yourself to new ways of thinking, you are starting to tap into it.
You see, from the brain’s perspective, nothing is carved in stone. You can change your body, your health, your life.
The reason why most people cannot heal is because they believe that they cannot. They adopted a belief that keeps them in the paradigm of repetitive injuries, chronic pain, disease and low quality of life.
It does not have to be this way!
Dr. Joe Dispenza says:
“We have a natural ability called neuroplasticity, which means that if we learn new knowledge and have new experiences, we can develop new networks or circuits of neurons, and literally change our mind.”
And that’s the key: if your mind thinks differently about your healing capacity, then your body must follow.
What do you believe to be true about your body and your health?
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.