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Are Your Emotions Holding You Back From Healing?

Faith M. Davis is an Integrative Healing Practitioner, Reiki Master, and number 1 bestselling author of Why You’re Not Healing: 10 Radical Shifts for a Lasting Whole Body Transformation. After healing herself of fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue, hormonal imbalances, candida overgrowth, neurotransmitter imbalances

 
Executive Contributor Faith M. Davis

When it comes to health and well-being, we are used to focusing on our physical symptoms and solutions—diet, exercise, and medications.

 

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But have you fully considered how your emotional state might be influencing your physical health?

 

The interconnection between the body and mind is profound, and addressing our emotional health could be the key to discovering what is keeping you from healing.

 

The mind-body connection

We've all heard sayings like "it's all in your head" or "it’s just mind over matter," but these phrases capture a deeper truth about health.

 

 Our emotional state can significantly influence our physical health. They are undeniably linked.

 

Jeffrey Rediger's insights on healing remind us that our emotions and mental state directly affect our physical well-being. For instance, stress doesn't just feel bad, it can also exacerbate or even cause physical ailments.

 

Emotional health & physical symptoms

It's not uncommon to dismiss the impact of emotional health on our physical bodies.

 

Many might think that proper nutrition and the right supplements are enough to stay healthy. However, without addressing your underlying emotional issues, we can come to discover that our path to healing is slower and more complex than expected.

 

Scientific insights into emotions & health

Let's delve into the science a bit.

 

Epigenetics, the study of how environmental factors, including our thoughts and emotions, can affect our genes, shows that our DNA is not as fixed as once believed.

 

Activities like yoga and meditation can alter our gene expression, specifically genes related to stress.

 

This is mind-blowing as it is a call to action.

 

It means that if we learn to manage our emotional state, we can influence our physical health at the genetic level.

 

Examples from nature and science

The groundbreaking experiments by Masaru Emoto demonstrated that positive and negative words could change the structure of water.

 

Since our bodies are about 70% water, imagine the impact our positive and negative emotions have on us!

 

Furthermore, studies have shown that our intentions, which manifest as electromagnetic frequencies, can alter the molecular structure of matter—including our bodies.

 

Emotions as roadblocks to healing

If we're stressed, not only do we feel miserable, but our body's ability to heal is compromised.

 

Research from Ohio State Medical Center found that stress could turn off genes that help in wound healing, which significantly slows down the recovery process.

 

This is a clear example of how stress and negative emotions can directly impact our health.

 

Dr. Bruce Lipton's insights

Dr. Bruce Lipton, a pioneer in the field of epigenetics, has shown that our beliefs and perceptions affect our health by altering the biochemical pathways in our bodies.

 

He suggests that by changing our perceptions, we can change our health. Our beliefs act like computer software that can be updated to improve our health outcomes.

 

Practical steps for emotional health

So, what can we do with all of this information?

 

Start by tuning into your body and noticing the physical symptoms that arise from emotional distress.

 

Is your stomach in knots when you're nervous? Does your heart race when you're stressed? These are clues that your emotional health needs attention.

 

Once you start noticing these signs, you can take proactive steps to manage them. For example, when you feel your stomach clenching in anxiety, pause and take a few deep breaths.

 

Focus on slow, controlled breathing to calm your nervous system and ease the tension. If your heart races due to stress, engage in a brief meditation or a walk to help reset your emotional state.

 

Remember that changing your thoughts can change your reality. If thoughts can influence water structure, they can surely influence the state of our health.

 

Final thoughts

Your emotional health is just as important as your physical health. In fact, they are deeply connected. Understanding and addressing this aspect of your well-being won't just make you feel better on a mental level. It can be a catalyst for real, profound healing in your body.

 

Is it time for an emotional detox?

 

Begin by acknowledging the role of emotions in your health, for this will empower you to take control not only of your health, but of your life.

 

If you would like to delve further into this subject, I invite you to read my book, Why You’re Not Healing, which will guide you in detail through the power of your emotions and how to use them to improve your health.

 

Don't let your emotions be a barrier to your healing. Recognize, understand, and manage them, and you'll be on your way to a healthier, happier you.


 

Faith M. Davis, Integrative Healing Practitioner

Faith M. Davis is an Integrative Healing Practitioner, Reiki Master, and number 1 bestselling author of Why You’re Not Healing: 10 Radical Shifts for a Lasting Whole Body Transformation. After healing herself of fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue, hormonal imbalances, candida overgrowth, neurotransmitter imbalances, and more, she is on a mission to help others reach their health goals and live a vibrant life.

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