If, in my capacity as a mentor, a coach, a functional medicine expert, a clinician I was given the opportunity to infect the entire world with something, I was thinking to myself, what would it be? It didn’t take too long for me to come up with the answer.
I would definitely infect the world with the the power of positive thinking.
Let me begin my explanation by introducing a little biochemistry in order to set the scene. Essentially our bodies function as a large chemistry set. Everything that happens, internally, is mediated via the production of chemicals, hormones, enzymes – it is these chemical messenger substances that direct operations in our bodies, affecting every cell, organ, and body system.
All of these chemical messenger substances rely on us providing the raw materials for their production. These raw materials come in the form of the foods we eat, the supplements we take, the water we drink AND the verbal, emotional and vibrational messages we bombard ourselves with.
Now, there are basically 2 types of raw material, in the broadest sense. There are the raw materials that send pro-life messages and there are the raw materials that send pro-death messages to our cells, organs and body system.
Pro–life messages come in the form of natural, fresh, whole grain, unrefined foods, food state supplements and clean, contaminant free water. In addition, there’s another whole category of pro–life messages that impact our cellular system just as significantly as the food we eat and those are the types of thoughts, feelings and emotions with which we bombard our bodies.
I love Mark Twain’s comment, ‘I’m an old man and I have known many great troubles, but most of them never happened’
Put another way, 5% of the things that we worry about ever happen, so we spend 95% of our lives worrying about 5% of the things that may happen!
Worry, negative thoughts, conflict, anger, guilt, jealously, all send strong pro–death messages to your cells. Apart from being an exercise in futility, these types of pro–death messages have been shown to contribute to the aging process by stimulating the production of strong stress chemicals in the body. These cause the release of additional chemicals (adrenalin, noradrenalin, cortisol, for example), which, if released in excess by on going pro–death stimulation, cause dis–ease and, eventually, disease.
So, the next time you find yourself indulging in negative self talk (e.g. “I’m so worried about…. , the meeting, the presentation, the kids, the exams…” and I’m sure you can add lots more things to the list!) just think about the effect it’ll be having on your entire body.
Try to visualize the pro-death message(s), the negative thoughts, the worry and anxiety over nothing, literally causing your cells to ‘take on’ sad faces and be aware that your cells WILL eventually die as a result of the bombardment by these pro–death messages!
Rather decide to see everything in a positive light. Remember 95% of the things you worry about NEVER happen, so don’t waste valuable energy on anything less than the positive.
Here’s a daily affirmation that you may want to repeat daily, in fact, multiple times a day:
I FEEL HAPPY, I FEEL HEALTHY AND I FEEL TERRIFIC…