You probably already know a great deal about how to live a healthy lifestyle, and you most likely do your best to take care of yourself physically. You eat right, exercise pretty regularly, take vitamins, and even get regular check-ups with your doctor. And everywhere you turn, there is information on what keeps you healthy and what makes you sick. In fact the information out there may seem at times just too overwhelming and confusing to put into practice.
What if no matter what you do, no matter how well you eat, how much you exercise, and how positive you keep your outlook in life, you still experience illness, disease, or chronic pain? You feel anxious, frustrated, and maybe even betrayed by your body. And you definitely feel stressed!
Stress has long been recognized as the #1 contributor to declining health, disease, and illness. And no doubt about it, you live in a stressful society. While stress may be unavoidable, you don’t have to be a victim of it. Illness, pain, and disease are not the inevitable result of living. They are the last-ditch effort of your body to say, “Hey! Pay attention here. Something is out of balance.”
The body-mind connection is well documented and widely accepted by the medical community. What affects one impacts the other. If your body is under stress, fighting an illness, or experiencing a chronic condition, your mind is impacted, and you can easily fall into patterns of anxiety, insecurity, and fear. If your mind and your thoughts are filled with fear, anxiety, and negativity, it will impact your physical health over time.
What you believe to be true about your health holds greater power and has greater impact on your state of health than what you eat or how much exercise you get. Depending upon your state of emotional and physical health, your body can become an enemy, a failed ally, or it can operate as a good friend.
The great news is that your body is designed with an innate ability and power to heal itself. You may need to find ways to support your body in coming back into balance, such as eating healthy foods, getting regular exercise, and working closely with your doctor, but it has a built-in healing system that gets to work immediately when you get out of the way and allow it to do its job.
There are many studies that show your health is a physical manifestation of your thoughts, beliefs, patterns, choices, and behaviors and that your state of health is often a reflection of what you unconsciously believe to be true about yourself and your place in the world.
This can cause you to feel down, frustrated, and helpless, especially if you are experiencing chronic pain, unrelenting stress, or a serious illness. But I want you to know that it is not your fault, and the good news is that regaining physical health is possible if you shift what you believe to be true about yourself and your health.
Your body is alive with unknown abilities and looks to you for direction on how to operate—either effectively or poorly. Those unconscious beliefs you hold and the choices and decisions you make greatly influence your state of health.
In fact, your body is constantly listening to your thoughts. There is never a moment when it is not paying attention to what you believe, what you think, and what you say. Every fearful, negative thought you have affects the very cells of your body and contributes to poor health just as every thought filled with joy, optimism, and a positive outlook contributes to great health.
Many of us have learned through experiences in our lives to tune out our feelings. Being disconnected from your thoughts and feelings has become an unconscious habit—one that can have detrimental effects on your health over time. Maybe you experienced trauma early in life that disconnected you from your feelings, or maybe you were told by words and actions to “stuff” your feelings, to stop crying and be happy. Over time you might have just lost touch with what was happening within your physical body.
The good news is that although your thoughts contribute to whatever health challenge you may be experiencing now, it is also true that your thoughts can contribute to healing it.
What you choose to pay attention to becomes your reality, and once you understand that you have the ability and the power to change your mind, you can transform the state of your health.
You may be saying to yourself right now, “That’s all well and good, but what do I do to change this?”
Regaining and maintaining greater health and vitality is possible when you shift what you unconsciously believe to be true about yourself and the world you live in. That’s where the Four Essential Keys to Self-Healing come in.
Applying these Four Keys places the ability and power to heal in your hands. You take charge of your health in new ways, and you reap the rewards of better health and greater vitality. All healing is self-healing because only you can employ the tools and techniques to create a better state of health. Others can guide you, support you, and offer you their help, but it is you taking responsibility for your health and using these Keys that gets you back on the path to health and wellness.
Essential Key #1 - Awareness
Awareness is the first step in healing. It is the key that unlocks the door to your theta codes. Without being aware of your thoughts, beliefs, and what is happening within your body, it is difficult to create the state of health that you desire.
Your body follows the direction of your mind. Where does your mind go when thinking about your health? Do you even know what you are thinking and feeling right now? Take a moment here and close your eyes. Tune into your mind—what thoughts are running through your mind? Tune into your body—what feelings can you become aware of? Your thoughts and feelings “feed” your body and tell it how to be. Your body is always listening to your thoughts and feelings and always trying to communicate with you.
That is why it is essential to become aware of what you are feeling, what you are thinking, and when you are out of balance. When you become friends with your body and pay attention to its messages, you can often catch a health issue before it takes hold or in the early stages.
Essential Key #2 - Forgiveness
Forgiveness is the balm of healing. Holding on to your pain story and refusing to forgive the hurts and wounds of the past holds you and your body hostage to those negative, fearful thoughts. Over time those thoughts and their corresponding feelings can negatively impact your health. Your body reaches a point at which it cannot compensate for all the trapped negativity and fear—and health challenges can set in.
Forgiving yourself and others unfreezes those trapped emotions and limiting beliefs, which then creates a space for healing to begin. It is like setting yourself free from a self-imposed prison. The body then can begin to come back into balance and heal itself.
Forgiveness is never about the other person, and it is not about saying that what happened is OK. Forgiveness is always about your being willing to let go of the beliefs and emotions that make you sick. When you forgive who and what needs to be forgiven, you become free to decide that you, your life, and your health are MORE important than anything else in that moment. You begin making new decisions and new choices, which takes you in the direction of healing.
There is tremendous freedom in forgiveness and releasing the burden of carrying old pain. Without forgiveness, healing is very difficult.
Essential Key #3 - Allowing
Trying or efforting to get healthy is ineffective and exhausting and contracts your energy. What if you just stopped trying to be healthy and allowed the energy of good health and vitality? How do you think your health would change?
Trying is the energy of searching but never finding and lies within the realm of your conscious mind. “Try, try again,” we are taught. This creates resistance to change, because it is not allowing change to happen.
Allowing, however, comes from that greater intelligence that lies within you. It expands you beyond boundaries of limitations and fearful thinking, and it opens access to your theta codes. When you allow what is to be just that—what is—without judgment or fear, the bonds that tie you to an illness are broken, and your body is free to come back into balance and harmony with itself. It can then put its energy into creating greater health and vitality naturally.
Essential key #4 - Receiving
Receiving is the energy of trust and faith that everything is possible. It locks in the healing. Increasing your ability to receive love, support, healing, nurturing, and care opens you to physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. Your act of receiving activates your theta codes and allows your body to heal on even deeper levels.
For so many of us, receiving is difficult. We have been taught to be “givers” but not receivers. The truth is that receiving is an act of love. When you open to receive from another, you allow that person the opportunity to give. Giving and receiving are not mutually exclusive. They are two sides of the same coin—the coin of healthy living.
Using these Four Essential Keys, you can free yourself from negative thoughts and beliefs and begin a new relationship with your body that leads to greater health and more vitality. As you free yourself from unhealthy thoughts, become aware of your body’s messages, practice forgiveness, and allow and receive good health, your body will get to work doing what it does best—healing itself. It may even feel like magic.
Say yes to your good health. Say yes to a greater joy in living right now. Say yes to the magic of your greatest healing state. Take charge of your health by using these Four Essential Keys to unlock your theta codes and begin healing right now.
I witness your great health,