Emotional Balance Is Essential For Healthy Living

Emotional balance is considered mastered when our mind, body and spirit are in line with each other and we are in a space where we have done our inner work and we feel at peace. We need to pay attention that all situations and life issues are resolved, or at least aired, and pay attention to the feelings that emerge from within us.

Many times our emotional balance is ignored and passed off as stress, discomfort, boredom and distraction; and we try and fix it by all sorts of ways that really just don’t work. Some of those fix-it methods are eating, eating comfort foods, shopping, sex, gambling, drinking, over working, and the list can go one, and we never get to the core of why we just can’t feel better.

Emotional balance is as important as any other health aspect and some times even more, as it can accelerate our other health issues, in fact it can actually be the cause of other health issues. It is one of the most important aspects to the whole body balance.

When you are out of balance it creates stress and conflict in your relationships; and that is all of your relationships, which include family, employment, road rage, marital, friendships and right down to the shopping clerk. So you can see how emotional balance is as important as physical health, in fact even more so as it effects your physical health. You truly can’t improve your physical health with out balancing your emotional.

A regular spiritual practice can greatly assist in centering you and maintaining clarity about those aspects of your life, which are truly important. This can be any kind of spiritual practice including yoga, meditation, qi gong, prayer, EFT; it is something good to practice on a daily basis and preferably in the morning and the evening. Feng sui is great for peace and tranquility in the home and work space, as with the proper placement of objects and de-clutter, it creates a calm soothing energy in your space.

If you feel your emotional balance is off, improving your diet is one positive step you can take, your mind, body and spirit can work much closer together if your food intake is in balance, that means eliminating items such as caffeine, sugar, processed foods, soda, alcohol, cigarettes and eating whole, organic foods.

Work on creating a positive outlook and attitude on life, always look for the good in everything and start being grateful, especially when you feel there isn’t anything to be grateful for; you can always find something. When you do this it shifts your energy into balance. You will feel lighter, brighter and much more healthy.

Tools For Accessing The Law Of Attraction Energy- Body Work

I am a positive, ‘Law of Attraction Energy’ kind of person. I am generally pretty positive and I look for ways to keep myself that way. I have read a lot about the Power of attraction, and often thought that what we need is a nice neat set of tools for using this law and having it work in our lives. I myself have used a myriad of such tools to keep me in a true and authentic positive mind-set. And in this article and some future ones I will share my tools with you so that you too can use them. My hope is that we can all have the Law of Attraction producing miracles in our lives, all the time.

Like it or not, we are mind, body, spirit creatures. And I have a firm belief that if we try to address the mind but circumvent the body, the whole thing will be an exercise in futility. If, for instance, your physical body is a crumpled heap of knotted up shoulders and an aching back, it will be much harder to paste a smile on our face. And when you do, you will simply be putting icing on a mudpie, which does not make a cake. So you have no choice, in my opinion, but to deal with the state of your physical body as an access to your state of mind. So here are some things you can do for your body that will also help your mind.

A) One thing I suggest is that you lay on a table and relax while someone else takes away the physical manifestation of your stress, worries, and concerns. For this, a deep tissue massage of the style of your choice is best. And it also feels great.

B) Go to a form of chiropractic known as ‘Network Spinal Analysis.’ You will find this to be a wonderful body-mind-spirit experience, and very gentle and healing. I often say that this was the ticket that got me through the most stressful times of my life- and I have found the practitioners of this work, and mine in particular, to be the kindest, gentlest people on earth.

C) Take a yoga class. This is a great stress reducer, as well as being a much more rigorous form of exercise than you might think. Yoga has been know to put many a trained athlete to the test of his true endurance and strength.

D) Get some physical exercise to work out your kinks. If stress is the issue, be careful not to overdo- swim, bike, or jog to elevate that natural feeling of “all is well.” If you do something strenuous like pumping iron, be aware that this may increase physical stress, so go get a massage afterwards.

E) Of course on tried and true method, particularly if you are on a budget, is to take a hot candle-lit bath with mineral salts. Be sure the door is locked and the kids stay away, and just soak away your tension and bring on a good mood.

Now there are many other ways we can access the Law of Attraction Energy to keep ourselves in that positive place where miracles happen. I have experienced this kind of miracle-producing synergy in my life in many and diverse ways, and at various times. I will cover some more of these in subsequent articles. But be always aware that whatever you do, you must get to a true and real sense of happiness and well-being. Because pretending happiness never produces miracles, especially when the root feeling is a negative one you are trying to ignore or pretend away.

The Mind-Body-Spirit Connection – The Pathway to Self Healing

What are the causes of illness?

Thoughts, attitudes, and beliefs trigger a range of emotions from happiness to sadness, joy to despair. Emotions affect the body, either positively (strengthening it) or adversely (weakening it).

Emotional stress is a big factor in causing physical distress–such as headaches, neck, shoulder and back pain. Hawaiian shaman, Serge Kahili King, is the author of several books on self-healing. He discusses the effects of stress in his book, Instant Healing Now. He emphasizes: “Chronic stress held in the body for long periods of time can lead to major pain and serious illness.”

Intense fears can cause breakdown of cellular tissue, or blockages in vital organs. Unresolved emotions from our past can be buried deeply within vital organs, muscles and bones. Ongoing stressful situations pile on emotions into weakened areas. Eventually, the immune system is compromised and cannot function normally. The body begins to break down and can become diseased.

Doubts and fears are based on negative beliefs. Negative “beliefs” can cause illnesses. Strong beliefs, such as going out with wet hair will cause a cold; or, thinking: “If someone sneezes/coughs on me I will catch their cold” — can create a cold.

The lost healing arts of the ancestors

In ancient cultures, the medicine man or shaman used a holistic, mind-body-spirit approach, which meant complete healing of the patient on all levels–physically, emotionally, and spiritually. But now, we rely solely on physicians to heal our bodies. We have lost the necessary co-treatment of mind and spirit.

Limitations of our culture’s healing practices

While physicians are dedicated to easing pain, suffering, and saving lives–traditional medical training is limited to the treatment of physical symptoms. The only choices a doctor usually has are surgery and medications. In many cases, surgery can be life-saving. Medications can help to stabilize the patient, as in insulin treatment and high-blood pressure medications.

Yet, invasive techniques and pills aren’t the answer for everyone. Serious side-effects can and often do occur from standard medical options. Deepak Chopra, M.D., former Chief of Staff at New England Memorial Hospital, is a prolific author of books on the mind-body connection. In his tape series “Magical Mind, Magical Body” he mentions a report in an AMA Medical Journal, which stated that 30% of all illnesses are a direct result of prescribed medication. Others purport it to being higher, as high as 50%. Add to that the medication mistakes, and bacterial dangers of our hospitals, which do cause many unnecessary serious illnesses and deaths.

What we need to know modern medicine and the holistic healing approach

Dr. Chopra and a few other well-known physicians now embrace the holistic approach to healing as a way to expand the impact and effectiveness of conventional medicine. They have discovered that when emotional cause of an illness is also dealt with in some way, a patient is more apt to be completely healed, with no recurrence of the problem.

Dr. Chopra believes that correctly channeled, the mind has enormous power. It can make us depressed or joyful, sluggish or dynamic. He tells about a researcher who visited a ward of heart attack patients to discover if emotional distress might be a factor in heart disease. When interviewed, each patient told a story about a life situation that had “broken their heart.”

Dr. Chopra teaches that every cell in the body has consciousness. He says that you do not think with your brain alone. “Cells in the body pick up the slightest shift of mood and they respond accordingly. Think confidently and your body becomes strong for you. Think negatively and your body goes weak.” Dr. Chopra also says that cells have a limited shelf life. Before dying, each cell must program its consciousness into the new cell that takes its place. If the dying cell has taken on a program of disease or damage, this message gets imprinted or passed on into the freshly birthed cell. He stresses that cellular memory can be changed. Reprogramming can be done to imprint replacement cells with health and vigor instead of disease or injury.

Patients who feel hopeless might have more difficulty in healing because they already feel like victims. However, when it is discovered that a past emotional problem set-up an illness, a person then has power over it. The mind can be used to heal the body!

Dr. Bernie Siegel, a cancer specialist, is one of many physicians who have begun to look into mind-body connections to pain and illness. He was frustrated by the methods taught in medical school. He felt like a mechanic working on machines, instead of a true healer.

Dr. Siegel researched alternative healing methods. In his book, Love, Medicine and Miracles, he says that our state of consciousness and disease are inseparable. He tells many stories about his patients and how their minds influenced illness and healing, dying or living. He emphasizes that he has seen time and time again, how we sensitize the target organs of our bodies in a form of negative biofeedback. Dr. Siegel now includes visualizations, affirmations, art therapy, and understanding the messages of dreams in his healing work.

Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Spontaneous Healing, is another physician/author teaching about the mind-body-spirit connection. Dr. Weil says that spontaneous healing is not a miracle or lucky exception. It is the result of the natural healing system that is our birthright. He believes that stress and negative influences are the cause of many illnesses. He studied botany and uses of healing herbs because he had a problem with prescribing traditional medicine–about which he states:

• “Patients are exposed to risk because medicine is toxic and can create serious side effects.”

• “Prescribed medications strengthened disease processes instead of resolving them.”

Dr Bruce Lipton, a world-famous cell biologist, author of The Biology of Beliefs, states that we do not have to believe that we are victims of our genetics. His pioneering work with stem cells proved to him that it is the individual’s environment that causes 95% of distress, pain and illness. He stresses that one can reverse illness through changing ones beliefs; and that one can heal by transforming past memories from negative to positive. His colleague, Gregg Braden, author of The Spontaneous Healing of Beliefs, agrees wholeheartedly.

Carolyn Myss, PhD., a medical intuitive, “looks” into a patient’s body and “sees” illness and its cause. In her book, Why People Don’t Heal And How They Can, she states that forgiveness is necessary for healing. Letting go of the past releases patterns locked in the body.

Louise Hay recovered from cancer after her teacher helped her to let go of anger and resentment about a childhood rape. In her book: Heal Your Body, Louise teaches that the body tries to alert you to internalized stress through the metaphorical language of illness and pain.

The diagnosis of cancer is frightening. But one does not need to die of this disease. In a serious cancer study, researchers interviewed thousands of people who had cancer. They found that many of these people had suffered a great loss, then had buried this unresolved loss deep within. This can be a loss of a loved one, money, or career, or even loss of one’s identity. (Examples: A woman who dedicates herself to husband and family, but has given no credence to her own needs or personal identity. A person who has lost a beloved home to foreclosure. The man who lost most of his money in a stock market recession.)

Self-healing, holistic alternatives

Those who have a serious physical condition should first seek a medical diagnosis and have diagnostic tests done. Then, take yourself out of the role of the victim of circumstances. You can empower yourself and take control of your life and body. Be intuitively open to discovering a possible emotional cause/connection to your physical problems. To get the process started: meditate daily. Program your dreams. Every night, ask your dreams for information and guidance about your condition. Do this for at least thirty nights in a row. You don’t have to remember your dreams to get help from them. Simply be aware of intuitions that lead you to the right alternative healer, the perfect book, and so on.

Read holistic books on self-healing. Seek out alternative healing approaches. Ask your doctor for referrals to alternative health care professionals. A reputable holistic, or alternative healer can work hand-in-hand with a doctors and the medical diagnosis to aid the patient in his or her own healing.

Be knowledgeable about your choices. There are so-called “healers” who claim to be professionally trained and certified–but are not. Always request and carefully check the practitioners’ credentials. Be sure to ask how many years of experience they have had and the results achieved. Ask for references from their clients. Check out their websites. Do a Google Search on them.

Holistic healing is available for all levels of the self — mind, body and spirit.

Some of the following list is broken down into separate categories pertaining to one level of self, yet many of the methods address and affect all levels. The wise person will seek out one or more from each category.

Spirit:

• Prayer

• Meditation

• Healing Visualizations

• Affirmations

• Guided Imagery

• Healing Dreams

Body:

There is a vast range of techniques and methods for body health.

• Nutrition counseling

• Herbal therapies

• Homeopathy

• Naturopathy

• Aromatherapy

There is also the field of bodywork, which encompasses hands-on healing methods such as:

• Acupuncture

• Therapeutic massage

• Therapeutic Touch

• Cranial-sacral work

• Reflexology.

• Reiki

• Myofascial release

Mind:

Traditional psychotherapy and psychiatry are not the only choices one has for transforming emotional states, or for healing past memories.

There are many excellent alternative therapies which utilize one’s own unconscious mind to resolve mental, emotional, or physical distress:

• Hypnotherapy,

• Biofeedback

• Psych-K

• NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming)

• EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) also called Meridian Tapping

• Shamanistic Practices – Soul Retrieval; Journeying Within

• Dreamwork

NLP is a good option for all aspects of working with the mind-body connection. NLP Master Practitioners help a client eliminate blocks to success, heal imprints, change limiting beliefs, help the client discover the hidden causes of anxiety and depression. NLP practitioners have expertise in healing one’s inner child/younger selves of traumatic memories.

EFT / Meridian Tapping, is a wonderful technique for releasing stuck emotions in minutes. This method also works to ease or eliminate pain, change beliefs, heal the past and more! It involves a specific proceedure of tapping on accupressure points. Once learned from a teacher or website, it is quite simple to do on your own.

Shamanistic Practices — Countless holistic practitioners, worldwide, have studied with professional shamans, and now offer mind-body-spirit healing techniques such as shamanic journeys into one’s psyche, soul retrieval, and healing through metaphor and symbolism.

Dreamwork – This is a magical way to do self-healing. One can undertake a Therapeutic Dreaming Quest. For thirty nights, ask for the same thing every night. Ask to be healed. Ask for help from Spirit. Along the way you may receive dreams that provide information about the cause(s) of your illness or pain. These dreams may come in the form of nightmares. Do not be alarmed by these. They are bringing awareness from deep in the subconscious to your conscious mind. The “Dream Decipher Process”TM is a great method for interpreting your dreams.

But even if you never remember a single dream, the guidance you seek will come to you during the day in other ways. Allow the insights to flow in. Act on them.

Mind-Body-Spirit Wellness And The Search For Powerful New Health

The mind-body-spirit debate has developed into a well known researched fact over the past decade. While there has always been some amount of contribution given to the mindset of any patient, only recently has the concept of caring for the “entire self” become a common practice in today’s modern medicine and prevention programs. Mind-body-spirit wellness has reached new levels of inclusive factors for today’s health conscious individuals. Holistic health has finally reached acceptance in many offices of doctors and practitioners of medicine.

The power of caring for one’s entire body is really quite impressively powerful. Individuals who have opted for total mind-body-spirit wellness have been able to determine great levels of health and energy within their own framework by allowing their entire being into account. Studies on the power of the mind have shown some shocking results, the effects have been proven to be of course, mind-blowing.

Holistic health is essential in providing high quality total care for your self, your family, and your overall well being. Studies have proven that holistic health practices have dramatically reduced the number and frequency of illnesses related to common every day exposure. School children living in mind-body-spirit wellness focused homes miss less than half of the school days due to illness than that of their classmates still living in traditional Western medicine focused homes.

Accounts of real world individuals being able to provide testimony to the effects of holistic health practices on their daily lives are continuously increasing. Many individuals offer that the mind-body-spirit wellness approach to life has given them not only their physical health back, but their emotional health as well. For those who place more emphasis on the testimony of physicians and health care practitioners, there are an increasing number of offices that practice mind-body-spirit wellness as part of their routine care.

Holistic health and the mind-body-spirit wellness approach to life has also opened up a while new industry for the entrepreneurial spirit. Many manufacturers feel that it has been nothing short of a blessing to fully endorse their product without doubting the word of their advertisers. There is a vast and endless ocean of new and improved products which adhere to holistic health practices and principles which have emerged onto the market as of late, and for the most part, these products actually do what they say they are going to do. Of course, we wouldn’t be an enterprising society if a few unscrupulous manufacturers didn’t sneak in there for their piece of this multi billion dollar industry. Our culture responded appropriately by deeming specific authorities on the topic to be the final word in quality and effectiveness.

By developing institutes that focus completely on mind-body-spirit wellness and awareness, there has been a successful and remarkable overhaul in the basic integrity of holistic health materials and products. While of course there are still some scam factories out there, the vast majority of holistic health companies want to be part of this ever growing, popular, and health enhancing trend that is changing the lives and souls of everyone involved.

Holistic health products that are able to make claims of providing “miracle” results are generally not considered to be authentic products endorsed or even recognized by any authority of holistic health practices. Rather, while there have been case reports regarding “miraculous results” on an individual basis, the mind-body-spirit wellness community does not promote grand promises but instruction, focus, and of course, directives that help individuals enhance their mind-body-spirit connection. Very few products on the holistic health market today receive genuine endorsements or “approval” from these authorities. Those that do have not only been proven to deliver what they promise, but also meet a strict standard of what constitutes and actual holistic health product.

As the mind-body-spirit wellness and awareness movement grows and matures over the next few years, there is bound to be growth in numerous areas of product development. What has reached the market now can be considered to be some remarkable enhancements in the holistic health practice. In fact, there have been a few products which not only earn the endorsement of leading authorities, but actually are not expected to be able to be produced better than they are right now. This is a pretty bold statement considering that technology and education will never be static yet those few products out there that are being praised and sung by the leading authorities have literally taken the holistic health product market by storm.

Our society will most likely continue the never ending search for powerful new health remedies and holistic health products which enhance the mind-body-spirit wellness experience with great enthusiasm and vigor over the next ten years. After all, what is considered a relatively new phenomenon in this country has been considered to be tradition in other societies for centuries. There is a wealth of knowledge waiting for us to uncover as time goes by.

The mind-body-spirit wellness movement and the holistic health practices that are now finally being viewed as medical advancements will continue to offer our society a new way of looking at health, not to mention a vast assortment of new health treatments. This can only be considered to be good news for those who suffer from chronic conditions, serious health problems and illnesses, or the healthy who wish to remain that way.