Our thoughts and emotions are enormously powerful
In recent years research in various fields of scientific study is revealing how powerful your mind really is. It is important to be careful what you think because you are capable of creating our own physical reality. Also, our thoughts and emotions affect our health.
The power of intention
You may know about Dr Masaru Emoto. In experiments with water he discovered that crystals formed in frozen water revealed changes when specific, concentrated thoughts were directed towards them.
He found that water from clear springs and water that had been exposed to loving words showed brilliant, complex, and colorful snowflake patterns. In contrast, polluted water, or water exposed to negative thoughts, formed incomplete, asymmetrical patterns with dull colors.
Considering that our bodies are made up of 65% water, the implications of his research show how we can be very positively – or negatively – affected by our thoughts. You have to be careful what you think!
You can take control of your mind and body
One of my favourite authors is Dr. Joe Dispenza. He suffered extensive spinal injuries after he had been hit by a car.
Doctors told him he had to have eight to twelve-inch steel rods surgically implanted in his back and that he would live ever after in a state of constant pain. They also told him that if he refused the surgery he would run the risk of never walking again.
He refused – and decided to take charge of himself. Eventually he healed himself through pure ‘mind over matter’! In his books he explains how thinking in new ways, as well as changing beliefs and patterns, you can literally rewire your brain to heal your body and your life.
The Molecules of Emotion
I really admire the work of Candace Pert. She was a neuroscientist who made important discoveries in the field of Mind-Body Medicine.
In her book, “Molecules of Emotion”, she established that the “mind” was not focused only in the head, but was distributed via signal molecules throughout the body. Her work also discovered that emotions did not only come through feedback from the body’s environmental information.
Through self-consciousness, the mind can use the brain to generate “molecules of emotion” and override the system. Therefore, proper use of consciousness can bring health to an ailing body, while inappropriate unconscious control of emotions can easily make a healthy body diseased.
Make your visions a reality
Professional sport has become very scientific and technical in order to train athletes for optimal physical and mental fitness. Visualization is now commonly practised by athletes. It helps them to perform better when they “play” the game in their minds before they go out to race or play.
Here’s a great example of how it can work for you:
Air Force Colonel George Hall was locked up in a small, dark North Vietnamese prison for seven years. This would drive most people out of their minds. Hall, however, went to his happy place, so to speak, by mentally playing golf every day of his imprisonment.
His visualizations were extremely in-depth. They included everything from hitting the ball off the tee, raking the sand traps, feeling the wind, and of course, tapping the ball into the hole.
Seven years later Hall accepted an invitation to play golf at the Greater New Orleans Open. Even though he was weakened and a hundred pounds lighter than before his capture, he shot an astounding 76!
So, despite his physical deterioration and not stepping on a course in so many years, his body had developed muscle memory based simply on his imaginings.
So, you can see now how our thoughts and emotions affect our health. Make one of your own visions a reality! And, be careful what you think!
Books for more reading
- The Hidden Messages in Water by Masaru Emoto
- Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One by Dr. Joe Dispenza
- Molecules Of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine by Candace B Pert
What can you change in your life through the power of intention, emotion and visualization?