Everything that has ever happened in our lives affects our bodies. Stress and emotions such as fear, distrust and anger cause us to become out of balance. When we are out of balance illness and disease may occur.

You are what you say, think and feel. Are there ideas or attitudes that you have that have made a difference in your life? Can you pinpoint what they are? What you say and think may affect you more than you realize. We create our reality with our words and thoughts...

Throughout our lifetime, our body has kept a perfect copy of our every word, thought, and emotion. These have been stored as cellular memory. As a result, we have become what we say, think, and feel. Whenever we have negative thoughts or feelings, these become lodged in our subconscious mind/body. As a result, this becomes a challenge to change or eliminate, as we may not be aware that they are there. Over time these memories develop into blockages of energy. Blocked energy, disharmonious or congested energy is usually connected with emotional trauma, illness, disease or injury.

Humans and other living organisms emit measurable electromagnetic energy fields. These energy fields that surround our bodies are influenced by many activities and experiences of all kinds. This includes meditation, music that we listen to, personal trauma, and illness and disease. Be careful what you say and think. If you are going to create something, you might as well create something positive. In medical research, it is well known that intention has a powerful healing effect. Consider placebos, which are sugar pills given in place of drugs. But if that person thinks it is a drug that will help them, then it will.

We create what we focus on. How often during the day are you focused on what you REALLY WANT? Is it even 10% of the time? This is important, as we are always creating more of whatever we are focused on. This can be hard as we discuss problems in our lives; we actually BRING MORE of it into our lives. Our thoughts are setting our intentions in very subtle ways and our subconscious follows our directions

Have you ever said to yourself:
As soon as I finish this, I am going to crash and burn?
This is a pain in the neck
This job is killing me
No pain, no gain
I never have any money
I will never get good grades
I am breaking my back to do this

Do you realize no matter what you say, you are giving your subconscious a message? These messages are all negative and the body is going to carry out your instructions. So when you say these things repeatedly, the body gets the idea that the back should be broken, you should have a pain in your neck, etc. It will ensure that you never have any money and never get good grades. Is this what you really want? If not, stop saying these things, even if you are only joking. The negative thoughts and feelings that are lodged in the unconscious mind/body are the greatest problem as we are not aware of them and therefore, we are greatly hampered in changing or eliminating them.

A study was done which had participants concentrate on appreciation and love for 5 minutes. The results showed that this helped a component of the immune system for 1-6 hours. Conversely, being angry for 5 minutes caused heart irregularities for several hours.

You can change the limitations imposed upon you by negative programming and a restrictive belief system. A negative mental state is a breeding ground for disease. Illness develops as energy is lost in specific areas of the body. These can be caused by negative emotions such as anger or fear. In addition, old psychological wounds that have caused pain in the past can be used as an excuse not to heal.

Thoughts are real. Words send out a very powerful message-much more powerful that is usually understood. We continually send out messages to those around us and to ourselves-to our conscious and unconscious mind. When negative thoughts disturb you, you must use words to change their negative effect. One way is to say out loud or to yourself, Cancel, Cancel. This has the effect of erasing from your subconscious the previous negative words or thoughts. If you use this technique conscientiously, you can rid yourself of some of the most subtle forms of negativity. It will also make your more aware of what you are saying. Neutralize it with a positive imagery. Think of something positive to take its place.

In order to create what you want in your life, it is important to be consciously aware of what you are feeling and thinking all of the time. It is a challenge to become aware of our emotions and how they affect us, but it can also be very rewarding beyond what we can imagine.

The mental body must be healed as well as the physical body to regain harmony and be freed from disease. The effect of negative thought patterns can be reversed and the negative programming itself can be replaced with positive programming, which will nourish you and provide the structure for good health and happiness. Once you transcend negativity, you will come back into balance and the healing energy will flow. You are far more than you think. Whatever your limitations, they are self-imposed. There is extraordinary potential and healing power in all of us that lies dormant within us.

One way to regulate our thoughts is through meditation. Meditation is the discipline of Thought Control. Control your thoughts and you will control your life. Its that simple. God gave us free will. Therefore, we can choose to crate a satisfying life or we can choose to create a dissatisfying life. The choice is always our own.

Affirmations are another good way to change negative thought patterns into positive ones. As we become more positive in our thinking, we heal, allowing more room for love, peace, joy and abundance in our lives.

Some examples of affirmations are: I am grateful for wonderful relationships in my life, I am grateful for prosperous opportunities that are open to me; I enjoy my good health and happiness. Any thought or attitude you hold in fear, stops the flow of love in your life.

When we use the term I AM, such as I AM willing, we are surrendering the fears and limited thoughts to be transformed. When we are willing to change our attitudes, we enter a state of surrender. In the state of surrender, all things are possible. This then is the state in which miracles can occur.

Everyday and in every way, I am getting better and better. I am healthy, I am happy, I am whole. I am the master of my fate; I am the master of my life. I can do all things through God who strengthens me. I am willing to make a difference in this world.

Healing is always accomplished in the present, in the now. Thus all your affirmations must be asserted in the present tense if they are to have any effect. You should never say, I will be healed. This says that you will be healed in the future-you want to be healed NOW, in the present. Instead, say,I AM healed.

Practice gratitude whenever you are feeling overwhelmed. As bad as things can get, there is always something to be grateful for: a beautiful day, a rainbow, wonderful people in our lives.

Energy work, such as Healing Touch, Reiki, Integrated Energy Therapy, or breath work deals directly with the unconscious parts of the mind/body that contain negative energy inhibiting thoughts and feelings and helps to eliminate them. In particular, Integrated Energy Therapy works with getting the issues out of the tissues. This type of energy works with nine primary cellular memory areas of the body to provide powerful clearing of suppressed cellular memories and emotions. Energy work can be used as a complimentary therapy with other alternative, or traditional therapies. After an energy session, a normal flow of energy helps to eliminate these suppressed memories with ease as the person is restored to a balanced state.

Its time to focus on what you really want. This is why whatever you resist, persists and you attract what you fear. When you resist or fear something, you are focused on it. So, its a lot more fun to be focused on what you really want. What exactly is that? Is it joy, peace, love, more money, better grades in school?
Are you prepared for the future you are creating now? What have your thoughts been lately?

For some people suffering with symptoms of PTSD, chronic stress, abuse, trauma, illness or accidents, the emotions of anger and fear are held in our bodies in our emotional brain...energetic trauma release techniques can help to release those "emotional triggers" and re pattern the brain with peace and calm. Sue offers classes to help dealing with these symptoms, getting to the root cause.

By: Sue Heldenbrand, CHTP
Sue is certified in Healing Touch and Integrated Energy Therapy and is a Reiki Practitioner. She uses energy-based therapies for trauma release.

Author's Bio: 

Sue is a Certified Integrated Energy Therapy Practitioner, a Reiki Practitioner, and a Quantum Touch Practitioner. She also uses energy-based therapies for trauma release work with great success. She has been a guest speaker for numerous organizations, as well as presenting at state conferences. Sue has written articles on energy work for alternative and complementary newsletters. She has developed material and has been a trainer for education classes for child care providers in several cities in Louisiana since 2003. She has been able to integrate energy based therapies into local hospitals operating and recovery rooms as well as providing these therapies to newborn babies at a local hospital. As a volunteer at health fairs and cancer survivor retreats offering energy based therapies, Sue has gained experience in dealing with a variety of health challenges. Sue teaches Care for Self and Subtle Body Energy classes at a local career college and has helped conduct workshops with local hospitals and hospice for caregivers. Sue has a private practice in Louisiana.

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