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The Mind/Body Connection
By Angel Shadow
You know what it's like. You wake up each morning, assuming that life gets to decide what kind of day you're going to have. While the circumstances in your life definitely play a role in how you emotionally react, you also need to keep in mind that you have control over those emotional reactions. How you view the circumstances taking place depends on what's happening in your mind, and what's happening in your mind will feed into your physical body.
Everyday, your mind feeds your body with your thoughts. Most people don't realize this is happening, yet they wonder why they feel the way they do. Why am I so tired? Why do I feel so sad? Why do I react in anger? Why does my body keep betraying me? Truth is, your body is never betraying you. It's doing exactly what it's being told to do. So become aware of the thoughts you're feeding it. Your mind and body work together on the same vibrational level. They don't know how to do anything else. Once you figure that out, you'll be able to see the connection and begin making changes. It all starts in the mind, so that is where you need to begin.
What is your subconscious holding onto? Again, most people don't know because they don't access their subconscious mind. This part of your mind holds onto every experience you've had and attached to each experience is an emotional reaction. This is why people react in ways they themselves don't understand or realize. The emotional responses are programmed into the mind. So when a circumstance presents itself, the mind automatically plays that tape. This programming won't change until a new tape is introduced and applied into the subconscious. Along with each emotional reaction there is a physical reaction that takes place in the body. This is what makes you feel the way you do. What makes you feel defensive? Angry? Offended? Ask yourself why and dig deep. The answers are there.
Visualization is a tool that many have used over the years to change unproductive habits and thought patterns. The trick to making visualization work is believing in it. If you're visualizing yourself applying a new emotional reaction, yet at the same time you are telling yourself, "This isn't going to work," guess what? It isn't going to work. Energy in neutral. It does what it's told. Use your own power to change. No one else can do this for you. You can pray about it all you want, but until YOU decide to play a new tape, things will remain the same.
Learn to use visualization in a productive way. SEE it happening in your mind. SEE yourself reacting in a new way. SEE the changes taking place on this new tape and let it sink in. Most importantly... BELIEVE you can do it. This new way of thinking will filter down into your body, creating a change in the way you feel physically. Remember, your mind and body feed off each other. When you fill your mind with light, high vibrational energy, and allow it to filter down into your body, you will begin to notice a difference. You will start to feel lighter and your mind will be less stressed. When the mind is less stressed, so is the body. In addition to seeing the results you want, it's also important you feel them. Emotions create feeling, and feeling is another vital factor in visualization. How will you FEEL after this change has taken place? Start feeling that way now. Pretend (if you have to) that the change has already taken place. Tell yourself, "This is how I'm going to feel now. This is the feeling I want." Like attracts like and you will always get what you ask for.
Visualize light healing energy consuming every cell in your mind and body. All the pain you're holding onto is being regenerated. See the pain being released and in its place a light, vibrational shower of energy. Breathe and allow yourself to relax. With each inhale, you are bringing in healing energy, regenerating every cell. With each exhale, you are releasing pain. On the exhale, imagine all the negative, heavy energy being blown into a balloon. This way, you don't project the negative energy you're releasing out into the world for others to stumble across. Once energy has been set in motion, negative or positive, it stays in motion unless someone comes along and changes it. Remember, energy follows the direction you give it, so use it in a beneficial way.
People also become frustrated when affirmations and visualizations don't seem to be working. It's important to keep in mind you should never use affirmations and energy work to interfere with the free will of another person. If you're visualizing that you want something from a specific person, you are going to be disappointed when you don't get the results you wanted. You can't change the way another person reacts. They have the free will to make whatever decisions in life they feel is right for them. Use affirmation and visualization techniques to better yourself and your own situation. Do not attempt to use them to change someone else or bring them into your life. Unless the other person wants the same outcome as you, you will most likely end up frustrated and disappointed. At this point, all you're doing is creating more negative energy for yourself. Be specific in your visualizations, but don't pin the outcome on one specific person. Sometimes, not getting what you thought you wanted is a blessing in disguise.
Learn to think for yourself. Build your own self-confidence so you can project positive energy into your own mind and body. This will assist you in becoming an example for others. Visualize what you want and hold onto the feeling of how it's going to be once it's obtained. Believe it's going to happen.
Most importantly, be careful what you wish for!
My ancestry is Irish and Cherokee Indian and I have a gypsy spirit that refuses to be fenced in. I am definitely not a conformist. Much of my life was spent under the control of others. I have now found my own personal freedom, based on my own personal truth and nothing could be more liberating. I'm starting a new blog with my latest articles - find out more...