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Emotions: The True Cause of Illness

More studies are starting to prove that emotions are linked to illness. Dr. Deepak Chopra states, “In 95% of disease cases, there is something you can do about it right now to change the outcome of that disease.” His belief is that inflammation is the main cause of disease. And what causes inflammation? What we put into our bodies. Whether that is food, toxins or thoughts.

What Causes This?

Thoughts have a direct impact on our bodies and how we feel. Anger triggers the body’s fight or flight mode, causing a surge of adrenaline to flood the body, taxing the adrenals and moving blood away from your main organs in order to perform physically in a fight or flight event. However, even though you aren’t inherently in any danger, your mind and body still thinks you are. This can cause adrenal fatigue, heart issues, stomach issues, among many other things. When the subconscious stores that anger, it wreaks havoc on the nervous system.

When the nervous system is compromised, so is the entire body. And anger isn’t the only emotion that can affect your body and be stored. Anxiety, depression, rejection, fear, guilt, shame, hopelessness, worry, blame, etc. Any intense emotion can be stored in the body. Now, not all emotions are negative or have a negative impact on the body. But the negative ones cause inflammation and imbalance within the body.

How Can We Heal?

In Louise Hay’s book, “You Can Heal Your Life” she dives deep into what different illnesses and ailments mean in relation to your subconscious and she talks about how to combat those issues with simple mindset shifts and affirmations to release stored emotions.

Another great way to release stored emotions in your subconscious is through Energy Sound Frequency Therapy. This takes the guessing out of what emotion is causing what and brings your body and subconscious back to a state of alignment. Read our article about why alignment is so important.

This isn’t meant to scare you, but rather make you aware of how our subconscious stores emotions and can affect the body. There are so many ways to tackle these stored emotions and prevent them from causing issues. Listed below are some ways to help

Energy Sound Frequency Therapy: Gets to the root emotion and eliminates it from being stored in your subconscious. This immediately takes your body out of fight or flight and can decrease inflammation.
Meditation: This activates the parasympathetic nervous system so your body has a chance to recover from the stress of the day. This allows your heart rate to decrease, your mind to slow down, and your breath to flow.
Breathing Techniques: This also activates your parasympathetic nervous system and allows you to get out of fight or flight. This is a great practice for every day, or to use in stressful situations.
Journaling: This allows your thoughts to become organized on paper and you can view scenarios and feelings from a new light. Journaling activates the right brain activity, allowing you to access parts of your brain that isn’t typically used. Journaling has also been proven to improve cognitive processing, making it easier for you to comprehend some of your emotions or scenarios that have happened in your life.

There are many ways you can focus on releasing emotions in your life, but the best way to get started is by being aware. Being aware of how you’re reacting, how you’re feeling, and how you’re processing those emotions. By being willing to let go of the past and heal, you are allowing your body to step into a place of peace and healing.

How does Meditating Work?

We’ve all heard that meditating is supposed to relax and balance ourselves and it should be practiced the same way that you blink or breathe-all the time. Meditating is a practice that helps you achieve higher consciousness. It can rewire our brains entirely. It’s been known to ward off health issues and prepare people to handle more in their lives. It is a way to control your emotions. But do we really know how it works?

  1. Gamma State: (30 – 100Hz) This is the state of hyperactivity and active learning. Gamma state is the most opportune time to retain information. This is why educators often have audiences jumping up and down or dancing around — to increase the likelihood of permanent assimilation of information. If over stimulated, it can lead to anxiety.Beta State: (13 – 30Hz) Where we function for most of the day, beta state is associated with the alert mind state of the prefrontal cortex. This is a state of the “working” or “thinking mind” — analytical, planning, assessing and categorizing.3. Alpha State: (9 – 13Hz) Brain waves start to slow down out of thinking mind. We feel more calm, peaceful and grounded. We often find ourselves in an “alpha state” after a yoga class, a walk in the woods, a pleasurable sexual encounter or during any activity that helps relax the body and mind. We are lucid, reflective, have a slightly diffused awareness. The hemispheres of the brain are more balanced (neural integration).

    4. Theta State: (4 – 8Hz) We are able to begin meditation. This is the point where the verbal/thinking mind transitions to the meditative/visual mind. We begin to move from the planning mind to a deeper state of awareness (often felt as drowsy), with stronger intuition, more capacity for wholeness and complicated problem solving. The theta state is associated visualization.

    5. Delta State: (1-3 Hz) Tibetan monks that have been meditating for decades can reach this in an alert, wakened phase, but most of us reach this final state during deep, dreamless sleep.

Bullet points taken from https://www.huffingtonpost.com/ashley-turner/how-meditation-works_b_4702629.html

Meditation has been proven to preserve the aging brain and improve memory. It also has shown to increase focus in people and decrease mind-wandering. Mind-wandering can be signs of unhappiness or focusing on the past or future too much. By toning this down by meditation you will start to see things more clearly in present time. Meditation can also have the same effects that medication have on anxiety or depression. It can rewire your brain and increase happy hormones like dopamine or serotonin. Meditation has also shown progress with helping addiction. Meditation “decouples” cravings from the actual act of consuming or doing whatever you are craving.

As you can see, meditation only has positive benefits. It is important that we take care of our minds just the same way we should take care of our bodies. Our minds control every aspect of our lives and if we have an unhealthy mindset, we have an unhealthy life. By making simple changes like meditating or using sound healing, we can bring positive energy back into our lives and raise our vibrations.