“Your beliefs act like filters on a camera, changing how you see the world. And your biology adapts to those beliefs. You can change your beliefs. You can choose what to see and how to see it. You can filter your world through rose colored lenses and positive beliefs that will help your body grow and stay healthy or you can use a dark filter that turns everything black and negative and makes your body more susceptible to disease. You can live a life of fear or a life of love. A rose colored outlook is necessary for your cells to function properly and your body to thrive. Positive thoughts are a biological mandate for a healthy body.” —Bruce Lipton
Your physical body is composed of trillions of cells that need a safe environment in order to thrive. In his book, The Biology of Belief, Bruce Lipton, Ph.D, explains that our physical health is directly related to our emotional health. He states that it isn’t our genes but our beliefs that control our lives and determine our physical state. Lipton says that our thoughts and beliefs have a direct effect on our biology because our thoughts create an environment that is either beneficial or detrimental to our health.
Our bodies need continuous growth and cell turnover to survive. The entire lining of your gut is replaced every 72 hours. When you are stressed, your body shuts down and goes into protective mode which inhibits growth. Almost every major illness that people acquire has been linked to stress. Chronic stress leads to breaking down of the body and disease can manifest. Urban Remedy author Neka Pasquale says that negative emotions coupled with an unhealthy diet may play a role in triggering diseases such as cancer. She writes, "Our negative emotions put us in a state of imbalance which allows for disease to flourish because our cells are not able to perform. We come to accept that being anxious, irritable, bloated, and exhausted is a way of life".
Life doesn’t have to be that way, and we shouldn’t settle for living unhappily in our bodies. Our bodies are amazingly resilient and can recover when we take care of our emotional and physical health. Your nervous system is responsible for deciding whether your body can expand energy for growth or if it needs to shut down for protection mode due to high levels of stress or negative emotion. Yoga and meditation are so important because they involve deep breathing which calms your nervous system and allows your cells to receive the well-being they need to enjoy continuous growth. Your body is highly intelligent and your cells know what to do. Disease exists because your cells are not receiving the well-being that they need in order to function properly. When you allow that well-being to flow to them through the relaxing of your mind and body, well-being will return.
You are the one controlling your destiny. Embrace change and let go of fear and worry. Our bodies are in a constant state of change and growth and the best growth promoter is love. When we are in a state of love or appreciation or happiness, we allow our cells access to the well-being they need to flourish. Our positive and loving thoughts provide a safe environment for our bodies to rejuvenate and thrive. It doesn’t matter whether you are loving yourself, someone else, the sky, the ocean, or a new pair of shoes. As long as you’re feeling positive emotion, your cells are receiving the healing benefit of your emotional state.
Affirmations for allowing well-being:
“I am allowing my cells to receive the well-being that they need to thrive.
“I am aware that my body is highly intelligent and my cells know what to do.”
“I am choosing to see myself and my life in a more positive light.
“I am creating a healthy, harmonious environment through my positive thoughts and loving emotions."
Lots of love,