It’s the only one you’ve got, so why wouldn’t you Value your Body?
If you don’t look after it, who will?
And yet, most of us don’t. At least, not enough.
If we did, there would not be any disease, disharmony with nature, or illness.
To truly value your body, it’s important to understand the science behind your body’s electromagnetic reaction to thoughts and emotions.
When thoughts and emotions based on love flood your perception, your brain releases these chemicals into your body: oxytocin, a love hormone that regulates your body’s metabolism and supports growth, serotonin, a mood stabiliser and somatotropin, a growth hormone. Each of these chemicals enhances the growth and health of your cells.
When thoughts and emotions based on fear flood your perception, your brain releases these stress hormones into your body: cortisol, norepinephrine and histamine. These stress hormones shut down a cell’s growth processes and inhibits the immune system. Which is only meant to be temporary while thoughts and emotions of fear are flooding your system, causing the fight, flight or freeze symptoms in your body.
However, since there is so much pressure and stress in your environment, and you are taught through the societal environment to hold onto and ignore these intense thoughts and emotions, they get caught in your body system.
They get impounded through constant stress, and through continued self-flagellation and self-abuse related to the conditioning and programming we acquire during the first few formative years of life.
If you were to allow yourself to fully feel the emotion coursing through your body, then these and emotions and the chemicals that go along with it would quickly wash through your body and leave no residue. This would be of true value to your body.
But when you are emotionally triggered and shut down, suppress or avoid the experience and your true feelings, the stress hormones released into your body remain and are stored as residue.
The residue acts as a block, which then compromises the normal healthy communications between your cells, impairing many of your bodily functions, weakening your normal immune responses, and causing potential illness.
Over time, there is likelihood that disease and illness will occur in these places where the chemical residues are stored.
They are very rarely released. Except for those who meditate or consciously choose to deal with these buried emotions through very effective healing modalities.
The connection between emotions and disease becomes obvious when you look at the ripples created by ignoring and denying yourself.
Your body, when you are aligned with it, is a very useful tool in letting you know what it requires. From what to eat, to giving you messages that you help you change your course in life.
Your body tells you everything you need to know, to be and stay in harmony with life. A quality life.
This is called resilience and emotional intelligence in some circles. Walking the middle path in Eastern philosophy.
How do you begin the journey of resilience and emotional intelligence?
Of aligning with the innate intelligence of your body to gain and remain in harmony?
Step 1: Acknowledge and recognise that you are worth the effort of changing your beliefs for the benefit of your being.
Step 2: Become your own best friend. Start being friendly to yourself. Be a witness to your own self-flagellation and self-abuse. Notice when you are downgrading yourself and flag it as resistance to be shifted. More often than not, this means becoming more self aware. So take some time away every day to meditate, either a sitting still meditation, or movement meditation. Just get your comfy pants on and allow your mind to wonder and let go of self-flagellating thoughts.
Step 3: Appreciate yourself along the way. After every meditation, or healing modality, thank yourself, be grateful for yourself, encourage yourself for moving on. For shifting the sh*t. For taking action for your self-value. Be inspired. Live life with a full heart and follow that connection to source.
This is only the beginning and the end in a sense.
In order to take these steps, I’ve found there are many bridges to cross with them.
In order to truly become your own best friend, you need to love and accept yourself. Same with appreciating yourself.
I’ve been on this journey too and I’m ready to help you through yours. Contact me and I’ll help you through every step of this journey.