Johns Hopkins Medical School has found that 70% of disease is psychosomatic. What does that mean?
How can we have freedom from poisonous thoughts?
I read those words above that 70% of disease is psychosomatic in a bible study, I thought to myself this is interesting. What exactly does that mean? The study continued to say that the word psyche means "the mind," and soma is "the body." That it’s not to say that 70% of disease are not real, but rather that the origin of diseases is not found in a physical cause. The origin, in nature, first occurred in the mind. As a person begins to harbor and foster negative thoughts in the mind, these manifest into the body. Thoughts have the ability to make us well or to poison the body. Negative thoughts can weaken the immune system and poison the bloodstream. Stanford University found over 2000 different chemical secretions that were released into the body, from the brain into the bloodstream, which were all based on a person’s thoughts – good or bad.
HOLY SMOKES! Mindset is so important for our body, mind and spirit wellness. This is so amazing and scary at the same time. If we are not careful we could manifest disease in the body by harboring ill or hurt feelings towards someone or even worse ourselves. Wow for me this sparks a desire to share with people that our minds are Super powerful and harboring powerful emotions and negative thoughts brew the atmosphere that can manifest disease in our body. With this revelation it brings to mind my love for Aromatherapy and how amazing essential oils are for the mind. Along with breath and meditation people can take control of their well-being. Here are a few things I love to incorporate in every day aromatic life.
#1 - Mind Shifting
Mind What? I might be making up words, or not lol. I am sure I've heard mind shifting some where. Moving on. God gave me a Super Power...my Nose. Good or bad this gal can smell something a mile away. Being an Aromatherapist is the perfect career for me. Now if you don't know much about Aromatherapy and the power of essential oils you're about to learn. Essential oils have molecules small enough to penetrate the blood brain barrier. These precious oils hold all kinds of chemical chemo types that affect the human body, you can use essential oils by inhaling them taking a bath with them or adding them to oils, lotions and so on.
According to the National Institute of health, breathing in essential oils stimulates the smell receptors that sends a chemical message through the nerves to the brains limbic system, affecting mood and emotions. I learned that it only takes 22 seconds for the essential oil to penetrate the blood brain barrier to stimulate limbic system.
I love using inhalation, I combined my love of meditation and aromatherapy as a way to help clear my mind and get grounded throughout my day. Mind shifting is really fast and effective and this is how you do it. Grab your aromatherapy inhaler if you don't have one you can grab one here or just grab an essential oil that you already have. If you're new to meditation, I suggest practice mind shifting at home in a comfortable chair or lay down in a bed. After you find your spot close your eyes hold the inhaler close to your nose and inhale. As you breathe in through your nose, you smell those aromas you say to yourself " I calm my body" and as you exhale you say " I calm my mind " and you repeat as long as you feel like you need. Then get back to your day. As you get good at mind shifting you can keep your mind calm so that you can make clearer choices through out your day.
Tip #2 - Burn essential oils in my diffuser.
There are so many different essential oil combinations that you can put together to help you be more creative or help you stay focused to complete a project where to quiet the house down at night for bedtime. Using an electric essential oil diffuser in your home or office is such an easy way to incorporate into your day. You can make your daily journey more efficient using aromatic creations you bought or made your self. Here are a few recipes if you're not quite sure what oils to combine.
"Breathing in essential oils stimulates the smell receptors that sends a chemical message through the nerves to the brains limbic system, affecting mood and emotions." – The National Institute of Health (NIH)
Tip #3 - Taking a luxurious shower
Most people are bath people and love to soak in aromatic salts but not me I love me a luxurious shower. To me and luxurious shower is where I hang a shower bouquet from my shower head and I add a teak shower bench. Once in the shower I groom then at the end of my shower I use an aromatherapy shower scrub. Once my scrubs on I sit on my shower bench and I inhale the Aroma's from the scrub I close my eyes and I breathe. This is the time I usually release my worries God, I get grounded and ask him what's in store for me today and how I could be of service to people in this day.
Freedom from poisonous thoughts.
Taking the time to add these little moments of sanity to your day makes it more enjoyable and it WORKS. So take this knowledge and use it so that you can take charge of your whole being health so that you can break old patterns, create and along the way on your journey maybe uplift people along the way.
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Here are the link to the bible study I read.