HEALING: THE POWER OF THE MIND WHEN STEPPING INTO YOUR BEST SELF
DARE TO DREAM! IF YOU DID NOT HAVE THE CAPABILITY TO MAKE YOUR WILDEST WISHES COME TRUE, YOUR MIND WOULD NOT HAVE THE CAPACITY TO CONJURE SUCH IDEAS IN THE FIRST PLACE. THERE IS NO LIMITATION ON WHAT YOU CAN POTENTIALLY ACHIEVE, EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITATION YOU CHOOSE TO IMPOSE ON YOUR OWN IMAGINATION. WHAT YOU BELIEVE TO BE POSSIBLE WILL ALWAYS COME TO PASS – TO THE EXTENT THAT YOU DEEM IT POSSIBLE. IT REALLY IS AS SIMPLE AS THAT.
If you follow me across some of my social media platforms you will see that I'm a huge advocate for healing the mind, in conjunction with focusing on highly nutrient dense and targeted meal plans, and a lifestyle that fits the individual. Nutrition plays a massive role in our cellular health, but so does our mind. Our thoughts ----> our perceptions ----> our actions. What we think, we believe, and it plays out in all areas of our lives.
We are primitive beings, our brains are millions of years old, they were meant to survive, and we're biologically and naturally pessimistic. Essentially we were made to be negative, and think that some one is out to get us. We're built to be prepared for something to come around the corner, to always be alert, and to always think the worst, to prepare ourselves for what is next. It served us when we had to forage our food, run away from prey, and protect our families.
The thing is, this does not serve us today, not at all. Of course it's good to be alert, and aware in cases of danger, but what this pessimism creates, is a negative frame of mind. One which is very difficult to get ourselves out of, because these thoughts can spiral out of control extremely quickly. A mystery pain leads you to thinking the worst, to sleepless nights, googling every disease on the planet, thinking you have x, y and z, stressing, losing focus, and everything in between. Anyone?
I know these far too well, and this used to be me. In the depths of my Lyme Disease I was a full blown hypochondriac. Due to my intense and varying symptoms, no diagnosis and Dr's telling me I was crazy, but okay, my mind ran absolutely wild!!! And when I mean wild, I mean to deep and dark places.
I was convinced I had a brain tumor that the MRI's weren't showing. What did the Neurologists, Neurosurgeons, and highly advanced MRI's know? They only went to school for like twelve years after graduating high school! I knew and was convinced, so it had to be there. I felt pains in my head that had to be something, so tumor it was. I would lie awake being afraid to go to bed, because I didn't think I would wake up in the morning. It's such a dark place, but I was there, I was in it, and it was very real to me. This was only such a small sliver of the story. My thoughts lead me to wishing they would just find something, I would wish I had a brain tumor, as my pains, and living in the unknown of what was happening to my body was so ridden with hopelessness and despair. At least if I had a tangible diagnosis, I could treat it, have surgery, and recover, and that was that. But alas, that wasn't my journey or reality, and looking back now I'm grateful for every bone in my body, because of course I wouldn't want to have brain surgery! But in those deep and dark moments, that was my reality...
I wanted to share that little piece of my journey to speak about the power of the mind. I don't really have words to express how powerful our minds truly are. This quote that I came across sums it up perfectly.
IT’S NOT WHAT YOU SAY OUT LOUD TO EVERYONE ELSE THAT DETERMINES YOUR LIFE – IT’S WHAT YOU WHISPER TO YOURSELF THAT HAS THE GREATEST POWER.
The story you tell yourself is the story you live by – Everyone tells a story about themselves inside their own head. Every day. All the time. And that story makes you what you are – it lays the foundation for every action you take or don’t take. You build yourself out of that story. So if we're constantly thinking negative thoughts, thinking the absolute worst, doubting ourselves, live in a scarcity mind sight, that's exactly what's going to play out.
You’re going to have to let truth shout louder to your soul than the lies that have infected you.
A moment of truth is one of your most powerful assets – Instead of smiling to be polite, just cry when you need to. Instead of laughing when you are nervous or uncomfortable, just speak your truth. Instead of acting like everything is all right, proclaim it isn’t all right – talk about your feelings! Honor yourself. Honor your truth. Be real. This is very, very hard for us human beings, but so powerful.
The moment I started to speak about my dark thoughts, realize that I was creating a story in my head, that wouldn't play out, that it was all lies (which wasn't easy!), was the moment when things truly started to shift with my health. Whenever I speak about my health journey, this is always at the core. I tell people that my true healing started in my mind, and then flowed throughout my body.
I truly believe one cannot heal the body, without healing the mind. I learned many, many lessons along my decade long health, and healing journey, and I'm still learning them daily, but what I use to help guide, support and nourish my clients with, is this thought, belief and course of action...
EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING BEGINS AND ENDS IN THE MIND.
We truly do have the power to create, and do anything we want. We already have the tools within ourselves. We were made to have these tools. We sometimes just get lost along the way, which is OK. We all do, it's a part of life!!! No one is immune to challenges, obstacles and hard times. But it's how we deal with these valleys, our minds, thoughts and therefore our actions during and after, is what truly matters.
When we start to welcome these failures, and difficult times as opportunities and blessings, major shifts can and will start to take place. I'm a massive believer in this, because I've experienced it first hand. It wasn't easy, not even close to being easy, but it was worth it. I made many sacrifices, experienced major pain, and loss, but I made the decision to not let it define me or my future. I had two choices; to claim defeat, or to rise above it all, not matter what it took, and use what I went through to help others on their journey.
I'm guessing you know what I chose?
I would go through it all again, if I had to, if it brought me to where I am today. My purpose and vision was brought forth during the dark, so sometimes it's in the darkness that you will find your greatest calling, purpose and passion. Don't lose hope... the world needs what only you can offer it.
So today I wanted to share some of my mantra's, affirmations, words of love, whatever you want to call it. It can be a soulful, or spiritual practice, or not. You don't need to define anything, you simply need to BE. For your being is enough, and it can and will create ripples, and ultimately waves in this world, if you choose to shine your light.
MY WORDS TO HELP GUIDE, SUPPORT, NOURISH AND LOVE YOU :
Divine love floods my consciousness with health, and every cell in my body is filled with light.
I now let go of worn our conditions and worn out things. Divine order is established in my mind, body and affairs. Behold, I make all things new.
Endless good now comes to me in endless ways.
I give thanks for my whirlwind success. I sweep all before me for I work with the spirit and follow the Divine Plan of my life.
I am harmonious, poised and magnetic.
I banish the past and now live in the wonderful now, where happy surprises come to me each day.
The genius within me is now released. I now fulfill my destiny.
Rhythm, harmony and balance are now established in my mind, body and affairs.
The Divine Plan of my life now takes shape in definite, concrete experiences leading to my hearts desire.
My good now flows to me in a steady, unbroken, ever increasing stream of success, happiness and abundance.
Every man is a golden link in the chain of my good.
I now release the gold-mine within me. I am linked with an endless golden stream of prosperity which comes to me under grace in perfect ways.
Unexpected doors fly open, unexpected channels are free and endless avalanches of abundance are poured out upon me, under grace in perfect ways.
That being said we can't just will or wish ourselves to optimal health + well-being, we have to do the work. Affirmations + repetition, and words play a part, but it's only a piece of the healing puzzle. Creating new neural pathways in which we reprogram our thought patterns, and mind to not just believe, but to live every single day, is where the work lies. This is what makes healing a journey, and why it's so individual to every single human on this earth. Healing isn't exclusive or meant for just the "lucky", it's available for all of us. We just have to start shifting our mind to see the possibilities, opportunities, and the choices we have IN it all. I simply don't believe in giving up power.