“Your beliefs and thoughts are wired into your biology. They become your cells, tissues, and organs. There’s no supplement, no diet, no medicine, and no exercise regimen that can compare with the power of your thoughts and beliefs. That’s the very first place you need to look when anything goes wrong with your body.” -Christiane Northrup
Before we get into my topic today, can I just say how excited I was to have my youngest granddaughter spend the night with us last night? Oh, what a joy it is to have her little ball of energy around our home. I never feel so young as when I’m playing with my granddaughter. Seeing the smile on her face when we’re creating things together uplifts my soul. Creating memories, creating cookies, or creating crafts… it doesn’t matter. She is a highlight in my life.
Another amazing thing to me is when I see her doing the exact same things I did when I was her age… and liking the same things I liked. For example? Food. When I was her age the only thing I wanted to eat was strawberries or mandarin oranges, lol. Well she loves both those things as well. Watching her eat them the exact same way I did reminds me of myself when I was younger, and it also reminds me that my blood actually runs through her veins. It’s miraculous isn’t?
Also, a quick update on my health. I believe with all my heart that the chemo shots I’m giving myself are working. Even though I’m “so” much more tired and weak, I can feel pain leaving my body. I’m walking straighter, I’m not limping as much, and I’m looking forward to the future for the first time in a long while. I’m hoping after a few more weeks of giving myself these shots, I’ll be able to get off my steroids altogether. What a joy that will be. And, if the pain diminishes it will mean I can start exercising again! My hope was about gone, but it has been renewed. My soul is open and ready to receive the gifts God is bringing me.
Speaking of which, I took my shots late this afternoon, and started feeling sick immediately. I thought I’d be in some major trouble… but I went straight to bed as soon as Papa left to take Gracie home. I just woke up (10:00PM), and I’m feeling pretty darn good! Yay me! Fingers double crossed for tomorrow.
Now on to my topic tonight! Christine Northrop is one of my favorite ladies (I’m sure a lot of women feel the same way as me). If you are a female and haven’t read her books, then get yourself over to Amazon and purchase them! Or, go to her website now. You can thank me later (wink).
Below I’m sharing 4 powerful ways she says to improve your health and longevity with epigenetics.
“Your Beliefs Are Stronger Than Your Genes: It’s not too late to change your beliefs and change your health for the better. Here are my (Christiane’s’) tips for empowering yourself toward vibrant health despite your genes:
- Tip 1. Take notice of how you talk about your health. Your words become your destiny. The words you speak go into your own ears. They literally land in your body, and your cells respond. Instead of speaking about any dis-ease or dis-ability, speak positively about what you are capable of doing and how you are supporting yourself, and you will become as healthy as your words.
- Tip 2. Acknowledge what diseases run in your family. It’s important to be able to fill out your family history for your medical provider. But, don’t allow this information to take up too much space in your brain. And, don’t speak as though it is inevitable that you will end up like a family member who has a particular disease.
- Tip 3. Use your inner wisdom to elevate your health legacy to a vibrant level. As you know, my book Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, is all about cultivating your inner wisdom to create health. There are many ways to access your inner wisdom. One way is to pay attention to your dreams. Other ways include tuning into your emotions, your menstrual cycle or even your energy levels at different times.
- Tip 4. Listen to what your dis-ease is telling you. Listening to your body is the easiest way to create health daily. Ideally you will listen to your body before dis-ease sets in. If you are already experiencing symptoms, pay attention to what they are telling you. Acknowledge that you may need to make some changes. Allow space for your emotions to surface and be released.”
Such smart advice for any of us who are suffering and or living with disease. It’s so important for us to remain steadfast in our faith, and not claim illness.
Better things are yet to come.
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
The medical establishment has been proving that the mind can heal the body for over 50 years, but do negative beliefs about our health or harsh care from insensitive doctors harm the body? They have medical proof that it does. So, although disease is real, and only in God’s control, that doesn’t mean that we should think our way into sickness. We are ALWAYS talking to ourselves. Always. So, it is of the utmost importance that we are listening to what we are saying.
- What are we saying to ourselves when someone is mean to us, or hurts our feelings? Are we telling ourselves that we are worthless? Or are we telling ourselves that, “hurting people hurt people?”
- What are we saying to ourselves about our physical appearance, our weight, or our physical characteristics?
- What are we saying to ourselves about healing?
- What are we saying to ourselves about our past choices, our past mistakes, or our past pains?
We need to start listening to what we are saying, and we need to turn it around. We need to put a stop to all the bad things we are telling ourselves. Because like Christiane says, “Our thoughts are wired into our biology. And it’s the first place we need to look when anything goes wrong with our body.”
The other day I told you that I’ve had many traumatic experiences in my past, and how an episode on TV triggered a PTSD attack in me for the first time in a very, very long time. Things that I thought I had overcome, rose to the surface and bubbled over. It terrified me and made me realize that certain areas that thought I had overcome… I hadn’t. Instead I had avoided/numbed my pain.
I realize that my pain is a part of me… a part of my cells, my tissues, and my organs. I must accept it, own it… and release it. Hand it over to God once and for all, because it certainly isn’t doing my body any good. I believe that there is something God is trying to bring to my attention, in order to finally be able to overcome my past. I also believe that I’m very close to discovering what that is.
In the meantime, I need to LISTEN to my self-talk. Like I said, we’re talking to ourselves every minute of the day. In fact, were talking to ourselves at the present moment. I believe that whatever I’m saying to myself is holding the key to unlocking the door into some major self-discovery. And, I also believe that it will for you also.
So, my journey continues. My mission is to continually support and empower women. Not that empowering men isn’t of great importance. But, I’m a woman; therefore, I personally understand the issues women face today. I’ve went through many of the same issues myself.
Although none of our experiences are the same, we still feel pain and must learn how to release it in a healthy manner.
Until we’ve reached that point, let’s make sure we are lifting our sisters up. Let’s support, nurture, and help each other. It’s so important to see how divinely amazing our species is. And I’m not talking about doing that in an egotistical way. I’m saying we must do it in a mature way, and one in which is full of wisdom and humbleness.
That’s it for today or night, or however you want to look at it. I pray that we are able to listen to our self-talk and learn from it in order to heal ourselves once and for all. That the discoveries within the depths of our souls, will teach us that we are nothing other than the little child we once were. The little girl or little boy who felt safe, secure, and full of endless possibilities. That God will direct us on our path and allow us to heal once and for all. God bless each and every one of you.
“Sit down as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing. I have only begun to learn content and peace of mind since I have resolved at all risks to do this.” -Thomas Henry Huxley