The Wellness Code
Can negative thoughts, feelings, and emotions play a significant role in our
physiology, or are they just words that have no genuine importance? When the ability to skillfully channel emotions are developed, this enables us to move effortlessly through life with little discord. However, what if a person is not skilled in understanding the possible consequences of continual pessimism? At what point does a negative emotion become so toxic to the body that it begins to affect overall health?
Until I began my journey to understand the mind-body connection, I had a limited understanding between the direct correlation of a negative thought or emotion, and the physiological response that occurred in the body at that moment. I grew up overhearing others complain about a situation or person causing them to experience: “A pain in their neck”; “thorn in their side”; or feeling “broken-hearted.” These comments were metaphoric expressions of course, but they also represented a reflection of an actual physical sensation. I assumed they were just common terminologies used to convey emotional discomfort. After all, how could a thought or a feeling affect our physical health? They were only fleeting aphorisms and we could change them at will, or could we?
Basically there are two types of thoughts, supportive and non-supportive. Your self-concept is based on how you speak to yourself, consciously, and subconsciously. I often convey to clients: “Be careful what you are thinking, your cells are listening,”, because in a sense the receptors on the cells act as antennas, or ears, and they are vibrationally eavesdropping on our thoughts. When we find ourselves in a toxic environment, or experience negativity for extended periods of time, on a conscious level we convince ourselves that all is well, and the situation is under control. However subconsciously, if we do not believe what we are thinking, our cells will respond accordingly. If the belief continues for an extended period of time, the cells and the DNA will adapt and change according to the environment. These changes eventually manifest into physical and mental disease in the body. As signals are sent from the environment, positive or negative, the cells respond in like. I compare the cellular response in our body to a genie in a bottle: “Your wish is my command.” I would like to share a very personal story in which this theory applies in The Wellness Code.