Your thoughts and their corresponding emotions are critical to your wellbeing. Since your body is always creating new cells, it makes sense that your thoughts and emotions contribute to what kind of cells are being made.
This simple fact is one that helped me heal myself of seven years of chronic disease in three weeks.
We are all powerful creators of our own reality. When you become present and take notice of what stories you are repeating and ask yourself if a different story might better serve you, your life can truly change.
Here are a few easy tools you can use to become aware of the stories you are telling yourself and also some quick ways to change your story and your life.
Negative Self-Talk & Shifting Attention:
For seven years, diagnosed with many different diseases I kept repeating how sick I was and the doctors reaffirmed that with every test they gave me.
When I became aware that those messages were actually probably contributing to me being sick I felt a few emotions; mad at myself, annoyed that I had not known enough to notice before enduring seven years of chronic pain and excited I had found a route to feel better that I had never considered.
Being sick or in pain or in any challenging relationship in your life with yourself or others brings with it several stories and self-talk. Part of the healing has to be to become aware of your self-talk and where you are putting your attention.
If you are giving yourself nothing but limiting beliefs you are not allowing for any new reality and you are disempowering yourself.
To even notice your self-talk might feel scary. When you hear it, you might tend to get down on yourself. Please don’t, as this is a step to be celebrated. In that awareness you can create change starting NOW.
Notice when you are driving, in the shower, or when you get up or go to sleep in the morning what your running dialogue is. Take note of what you say to yourself and ask if it is positive and what you want to create.
Next, think of something that is good, or the opposite statement of the negative self-talk. For example, someone might do something and comment to themselves, “well that was stupid”.
You might not even believe that, but it is what comes out first, because you heard it from someone else and/or you are in a habit of saying it.
The emotions that follow a negative statement like that are not positive and you could actually feel…
You can read the FULL version of this article in our quarterly eZine, ‘Holistic Living Magazine,’ look for Edition 7 on this archive page. There’s many more articles about emotions waiting for you too!
Jennifer Mannion – Author, Intuitive Healer