Jun 21 2016

Is Your Mind Hurting Your Body?

Category: Recommended Reading & ListeningPatricia @ 3:11 pm

 

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The mind-body connection is a well-established fact. When we think thoughts that are harmful to us on an emotional level, we create discomfort and disease in our physical body. We are hurting ourselves all the time. And sometimes we aren’t even aware that we are doing it. Perhaps you’ve overheard someone say, “This job is killing me.” Or maybe they said, “I am sick and tired of the way my spouse treats me.” Maybe you’ve said it yourself.

Are you aware that The Center for Disease Control states, there is an emotional component in 85% of all illnesses?  In other words, there is no organic cause for the illness. Eighty-five percent! Science tells us that we are capable of creating illness. We can harm ourselves. I think this is a very encouraging fact. It means that we are also capable of creating wellness! The power of the mind is quite remarkable. Often miraculous!

In Dr. Lissa Rankin’s book Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself she cites much data that supports this. There are two examples I find fascinating. One is referenced by Anthony Robbin who describes a case of a split personality. One personality was diabetic; the other was not. How can that be? They shared a body which was exposed to the same conditions and diet. One personality exhibited normal blood sugars but when she shifted to the diabetic alter ego, her blood sugars rose. When the personality flipped, so did the blood sugar levels.

Another case was described by Psychiatrist Bennett Braun, author of The Treatment of Multiple Personality Disorder. In this instance, a young man named Timmy exhibited allergic reactions with one personality while the other personality was not affected.  When one personality drank orange juice, Timmy would break into blistering hives. If the allergic personality was in the midst of an allergy attack and he shifted back to the non-allergic personality, the hives would instantly disappear. Again, both personalities live in the same body. What makes the flip?

Most of us only have one mind and one personality living in our body. But that mind/personality has many aspects. One aspect may want to eat chocolate cake. Another aspect may want to have a slender figure. Both aspects are controlled by one mind. The mind is able to make the choice. Your mind is in control of your conscious actions. But sometimes your emotions get tangled. You may feel sad. You may believe that chocolate cake will make you feel happy. And when your emotions enter the picture, your subconscious mind is directing your actions and reactions. Your conscious desire for a slender figure is overtaken by your subconscious belief that food will satisfy your emotional need. Perhaps when emotional needs are ignored, distorted and out of control, the mind feels the need to split apart.

I invite you to consider your level of wellness. Is there a part of you that is suffering from illness? If so, trust that there is also a part of you that is not. There is a part of you that knows what you need to do to heal. If you’ve lost touch with that part, I can help you get back together. You can make a flip and remain there…by the power of your own mind…by the power of your own thoughts.

 

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Feb 25 2014

Desiderata

Category: Recommended Reading & ListeningPatricia @ 12:14 pm

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Desiderata was found in Old Saint Paul’s Church in Baltimore. It was dated 1692.  I believe the wisdom holds true today; I think it’s worth sharing.

Go Placidly amid the Noise & Haste, & remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible,without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. ~ Speak your truth quietly & clearly; and listen to others, even the dull & ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain & bitter; for always there will be greater & lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. ~Keep interested in you own career, however, humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.  ~ Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass. ~ Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.   ~ You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.  ~ Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace with your soul. With all of its sham, drudgery & broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. ~ Strive to be happy.

 

 

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Apr 08 2013

Why Do I Need a Sanctuary?

Category: Recommended Reading & ListeningPatricia @ 3:08 pm

You may be very busy and believe that you already have too much to do. But, sometimes, we need to take time to get quiet and explore our inner world. We need a sanctuary from the demands of others and the stress of everyday life. We need an escape.

When you visit your sanctuary, it is a time to be a human being rather than a human doing. It is a place where you allow yourself to dream and flow and create. It is an opportunity to grow and  focus on the good in your life.

Taking time to focus on your well-being makes you more productive and better able to concentrate and solve problems. Allowing time for yourself allows you to be more kind and loving to others. Visiting your sanctuary helps you to create a sacred space in a very hectic world.

Sanctuary

I’ve created a CD to help you get started. Building a sanctuary is a worthwhile investment of your time. Give yourself the gift of your self. You deserve it.

 

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Sep 08 2010

Choose Your Thoughts…Choose Your Body

Choices you make are controlled by your subconscious thoughts and past programming. Many times, negative thoughts create negative and self-defeating actions or inactions which prevent you from achieving your full potential.  These thoughts and beliefs can be changed. I’ve just created two Meditations to help you to make better choices.

Joyful jump

Well-being makes you jump for joy!

Listening to TheMindMatters:Nourishment and TheMindMatters:Movement will allow you to relax and visit your inner space, your place of creation, where you can choose positive thoughts and emotions which will motivate and inspire you. The Meditations are a soothing and relaxing way to communicate with your subconscious mind. You are reaching the most powerful part of your mind and so, this time, you will succeed in achieving your fitness goals.

Your food choices, portions, cravings and eating habits are motivated by subconscious programming. We seek “comfort food” when we have stress or anxiety. We indulge in treats when we are lonely or bored. We crave foods for the sensual feelings we experience while we eat. We feed our emotions. We swallow our unexpressed feelings. We are weighed down by our emotional burdens. When you love and accept yourself, you are better able to express your emotions and needs. You have a healthier relationship with your feelings which creates the ability to make better choices in how you nourish yourself.

When you listen to TheMindMatters:Nourishment, you access the power of your subconscious mind, the 88% of your mind which controls your behavior. You will succeed in letting go of the unwanted excess weight and you will keep it off for the rest of your life. You will set a realistic goal and carry it out successfully. You will achieve and maintain your ideal weight, size and shape with the power of the MindBody connection. The time to start is now!

Your desire and motivation to exercise and be physically active is based on your past subconscious programming. Negative thought patterns are created in many ways. By accessing your subconscious mind, positive thought patterns can be created to replace the negative ones. You will succeed in creating and maintaining an enjoyable exercise program which will keep you fit and flexible for the rest of your long, healthy life.

When you listen to TheMindMatters:Movement, you re-program your mind to accept and be motivated by the benefits of exercise and physical activity. The benefits include but are not limited to: reduce stress; increase energy, strength and flexibility; build healthy immune system; cleanse and de-toxify; boost metabolism; tone & firm muscles; cardio-vascular health; youthful & healthy appearance; longer and healthier life.

What you tell yourself has the greatest power over your life. What you tell yourself determines what you can and can not do. Tell yourself that you deserve to have a strong and healthy body. Tell yourself that the time to start to honor and respect your body is now! It’s a choice you make.

 Choose Your Thoughts…Choose Your Body

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Nov 03 2009

Look at this…

Category: Recommended Reading & ListeningPatricia @ 11:31 am

Recommended Reading and/or Viewing:

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Ask and it is Given by Esther & Jerry Hicks

The Power of Intention by Dr. Wayne Dyer

What the Bleep do we Know!? by Lord of the Wind Films

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Nov 03 2009

Toltec Wisdom

Category: Recommended Reading & ListeningPatricia @ 10:58 am

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz is a simple, yet remarkable guide to help you create a brand new belief system to improve your life in every way. I highly recommend this Toltec tool of transformation.

Be Impeccable with Your Word

Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

Don’t Take Anything Personally

Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a protection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

Don’t make Assumptions

Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

Always Do Your Best

Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best and you will avoid self judgment, self-abuse and regret.

(The Four Agreements Companion Book by Don Miguel Ruiz, pg. ix)

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