Indigenous peoples have long understood the concept of holistic mind body spirit health. Ancient scholars demonstrated their understanding of this mind body spirit connection when they recorded the words, "As a man thinks, so he is."
For thousands of years peoples have understood what modern science has long denied, and is now itself proving through genetic and brain studies. The mindbody is one.
There is no longer any doubt that mind and body influence each other for better or worse.
The mind body spirit connection is so powerful that researchers have to allow for spontaneous physical healings of study participants who get placebos when testing new drugs or medical procedures.
It is to your benefit to learn how to take advantage of this relationship. By purposely tapping into this innate power, you can improve your mind body spirit health and create your life by design and not just by default.
Your mind body connection is a complex web of communication. These levels of your being are constantly interacting with each other.
To observe how intimately the mind and body are connected just watch babies for a few minutes. They haven't learned to cover up their emotions like adults have. It's quite fascinating to see their facial expressions and body movement change second by second in tune with every nuance of emotion.
You know those butterflies in your stomach when you get nervous? That's mindbody too. If you were hooked up to a blood pressure monitor, you would probably see the numbers rising along with your fear.
Even though we aren't aware of it, the mind body relationship goes beyond emotion. It affects your body functions and the state of your mind body spirit health. Your brain and body cells continuously sends chemical messages to each other. Some of these chemicals signal your cells to heal and grow. At other times, this energy is diverted so you can deal with stress at the expense of healing.
These health-enhancing and health-negating messages are in continuous flow. When these messages become imbalanced, which is often the case in our modern world of chemicals, stress and poor lifestyle habits, the scales can easily tip in favor of poor physical health, disease, and negative mental states.
One of the main goals of Holistic MindBody Healing is to teach you to understand and tap into your innate mindbody wisdom and healing power in order to tip the scales in favor of mind body spirit health. Because this is more about becoming than doing, the benefits spill into all areas of your life. That is a big part of the holistic wellness approach.
For example, easy-to-use natural methods can help you shift stressful thinking habits into patterns and beliefs that serve what you want now and in your future. As you make a habit of incorporating these practices into your life, you become someone who has supportive thought patterns. You shift the balance of your chemical messages in favor of wellness instead of illness, happiness instead of negativity. This is one aspect of mind body healing.
Unfortunately, even though the mind body spirit connection is better understood now than it the past, harnessing it for manifesting and healing has yet to become an exact science. Its ways remain largely mysterious.
One never knows exactly how, when, and if you will realize the specific cure you desire.
Healing does not necessarily mean cure. Yet mind body healing often happens on some level, even if it is not what you were specifically wishing for.
Sometimes you may even get a bonus healing. It is not at all uncommon for physical healing to accompany emotional healing or vice versa. For example, releasing grudges and judgments through the spiritual healing practice of forgiveness has led to spontaneous healing of physical problems as well.
That's why taking a whole self holistic healing approach is so important. You increase your chances of getting well, and at the very least you are likely to experience an improved sense of wellness in mind, body, or spirit.
When you make the choice for healing mind body and spirit, you reclaim your power and become an active participant in your healing process. You no longer have to just wish for freedom from your ills with no hope of true healing.
Mind body healing starts with you. It is not a magic pill. It is a journey that may take you where you would have never thought or known to go. It is so much deeper, so much richer, than you could ever imagine when you take those first steps. And that is why it brings with it the possibility and promise of healing.