DAY 255: You Have Neuroplasticity


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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?

Love,

Rucsandra

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 254: From Me To You!

 

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Being able to help someone feel better is the reason for writing this blog and doing my work, day after day after day. I am grateful every single time my words and my teaching make a difference in someone’s life.

Earlier in this gratitude journey, I offered my “Sacred Oak Tree Meditation” to anyone who wanted to have it.

A few days ago, I received this email from Shelley in South Africa:

“Rucsandra, I just wanted to say thank you so much. I have been doing your meditations everyday. In fact, they are the reason I have been able finally to get some kind of sleep at night! You definitely have a gift! May Spirit return the blessing to you seven-fold.”

It moved me to tears.

I want to offer you my three guided meditations:

  • “The Sacred Oak Tree Meditation” for mental and emotional well-being
  • “The Stress Release Meditation”
  • “The Magic Meadow Meditation” for being in the moment

Just write to me at rucsandra@mitreawellness.com and I will send them to you with my love.

 

Love,

Rucsandra

DAY 252: Press The Reset Button!

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You don’t like what is happening in your life right now? Are you struggling with decisions for the future? Do you want some things to be different?

I have news for you: YOU CAN CHANGE THE PLAN!

And, even better, you do not need to do anything special in order to change it.

Here’s what Michael Neill says in his book ” The Inside-Out Revolution”:

“The return to this “original grace” of life is always available to us, and takes no particular effort to attain because it is in fact a return to our natural way of being. Here’s all you need to know: there is nothing you need to do, be, have, get, change, practice, or learn in order to be happy, loving and whole.”

Goes against pretty much everything most of us were taught, doesn’t it?

Well, THIS is the truth. Not what we were taught.

Love,

Rucsandra

DAY 251: Is There A Storm In Your Head?

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The storm in your head prevents you from feeling calm, fulfilled and content with your life.

It is not the experiences in your life that bring you turmoil and unhappiness, but the thought processes related to your experiences.

“Well-being is our nature. That doesn’t mean we always feel good – any one of us can get caught up in thought at any time, and in so doing become instantly subject to every emotional color in the spectrum. But to say that means that well-being comes and goes would be like saying that because there are clouds, the sun isn’t always present. Even in the darkest hour the sun is still there – it’s just that sometimes there something between us and our clear seeing.”

– excerpt from  “The Inside-Out Revolution” by Michael Neill, published in 2013

Stay calm.

If you allow it to, the storm in your head shall pass.

Love,

Rucsandra

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 210: Ask For Help If You Need It!

 

It is spring and time for warmer weather (not that it feels like that today in Toronto, as it is snowing lightly) and fresh new beginnings.

Is there anything you would like to attempt, start or stop? It can be anything: spend time in nature more regularly, eat healthier, change your career, start that project you’ve been dreaming about, read that book, make new friends or heal your body.

This is the best time to choose to do something that you have been thinking about and make it happen.

And do ask for help if you don’t know how to go about it. Do not try to reinvent the wheel.

Asking for support, for expert advice or for connection with your friends is the healthy thing to do and allows you to move with ease in the direction you desire.

Love,

Rucsandra

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 209: Think Happy And Your Body Will Work Better

 

So here I am again, writing about the power of thought.

Because the way you think can create vibrant health or keep you trapped in discomfort or pain, I want you to understand how you can help your body stay healthy.

In this video I propose a little test.

Let me know what you felt doing the exercise. Share your experience in the comment box below.

Love,

Rucsandra

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 208: Make It Happen!

shutterstock_186527588Do 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.

Love,

Rucsandra

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 207: Emotional Health And Your Spine

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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.

Love,

Rucsandra

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 206: Mindset And Your Spine

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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?

Love,

Rucsandra

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 205: Inner Harmony Creates Health

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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!

Love,

Rucsandra