AHTAYAA LEIGH: “3 Ways To Heal The Mental Body”

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Our mental body is our inner consciousness.  Our outer physical body is a manifestation of our inner consciousness, our mental body. It is the product of the thoughts that make up our belief system. Whether consciously or unconsciously, our thoughts will eventually manifest in our outer world. In order for healing in our outer world to be anything more than a temporary fix, we must transmute the origins of the dis-ease in our mental body. Otherwise, our outer symptoms will eventually return to reflect our inner turmoil. The bottom line is we must change our consciousness.

Not all imbalances in our mental body will have obvious manifestations in our physical body. Some may manifest more obviously in our emotional body and/or the circumstances we create in our lives.

To use myself as an example, while I am the child of a white mother and black father, I grew up in a single parent family. I didn’t know my father growing up, my mother did not speak of him. This fostered in me a deep sense of abandonment and confusion, on account of having no male influence and no connection to my black heritage. In order to cope on the mental and emotional levels, I developed a prejudice against black men. This was a mental sickness. I was a child with black ancestry who, for all intents and purposes, was racist!

Although not something I was proud of or shared with many, it was a belief system I held well into my twenties. Only when I immersed myself in African culture did I somehow find the cure. By surrounding myself with black men, I was able to transmute the negative core belief that had plagued me for most of my life. It was that simple: immersion.

Your mental body lives in duality. It is ultimately conscious of both sides, but is easily conditioned and influenced to favor certain attitudes, especially when you are young and vulnerable. In my case, not only did I protect myself from a sense of abandonment through the formation of warped beliefs, my attitudes were also shaped by the fact that I grew up in an area where covert racism was the norm. When I traveled the world, I didn’t consciously decide that I was going to heal my mental affliction, it seemed to just happen. With hindsight, I learned something fundamental that allows me to help others with their own transformations.

In your quest to heal negative attitudes and beliefs, there are certain holistic therapies that can directly help you heal the mental body. However, it’s important to note that any healing that takes place in the mental realm also affects the physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies. Everything is connected. Here are three examples of ways to heal the mental body:

 

3 Ways to Heal the Mental Body

 

Heal the Mental Body with Dance and Music Therapy

Do you feel a sense of joy and exhilaration when you dance to your favorite music? I’m guessing the answer is yes! Dance therapy has been used as a complementary energy medicine since the 1940’s and is thought to help alleviate symptoms of depression and promote overall health. I would have to confirm this, based on my own experience of using dance and music to lift my mood. It’s fun!

 

Heal the Mental Body with Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy is often used to treat trauma, depression, and addiction. Hypnotherapy is said to be effective because it accesses the subconscious mind, not just the conscious mind. It treats the whole person rather than just the symptoms that show up in the conscious mind, which typically accounts for only 10%. Hypnotherapy reaches the deeper levels of mental issues that are buried and often completely blanked out as a result of some traumatic experience. In addition, hypnotherapy helps to remove the underlying blocks in the mental and emotional bodies, thus making affirmations more effective. It is only our mental and emotional blockages that prevent our positive affirmations from manifesting.

 

Heal the Mental Body with Light & Sound Therapy

Light and sound therapy works by balancing the chakras and bringing the bodies into alignment with their natural harmonics. Each part of our energy system has a unique rate of vibration. When any aspect is out of sync, ill health can occur. In simple terms, sound and light therapy works by restoring our natural resonance. Continued use trains our bodies to vibrate at their natural frequencies.

Whatever beliefs or attitudes you have that are holding you back from your highest joy and excitement, find a way to shift your consciousness to believe the opposite. Surround yourself with people who have healthy attitudes and avoid those individuals who feed your negative beliefs. If your goal is to heal a dis-ease in the physical body, surround yourself with people who believe you can heal. Avoid those that feed your fear or tell you ‘it’s not possible!’

Anything is possible if you believe! Your thoughts create your reality. You may have to make some difficult decisions to withdraw from certain people. In order to successfully transmute negative beliefs, you must leave behind ALL that does not serve you. Make everything you do, read and say affirm the positive mental attitude you want to cultivate. Know this, even the most ingrained and extreme negative attitudes can be transformed quickly. What generally takes the time is finding the willpower to initiate the change. Once you make the commitment to heal, that healing is well within your grasp. Plant the seeds in your mental body and eventually those seeds will grow and flourish in all aspects of your being. Before you know it, you will be transformed.

 

 

~via OMTimes.com

ALEXA PELLEGRINI: “The Power of Water for Healing and Spiritual Growth”

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Our organs and our cells are comprised of water — in fact, up to 60% of our bodies is made from water alone!  Yet as a society, we continue to forget the healing benefits of water and consistently choose soft drinks, coffee, flavored water and energy drinks as water substitutes.  Water — and not Vitamin water or sparkling soda, but real, pure water is your best friend on your journey to repairing your mental and physical health and increasing your vitality.

Why Water is Vital to Your Overall Health

Imagine a dam in a river that’s been closed off.  Suddenly, the river’s flow begins to weaken, and everything that’s a part of the river’s ecosystem begins to fall apart.  Fish and small mammals can no longer absorb the nutrients they need from the water.  Waste from the river has nowhere to go, so its population dies off.  When the water disappears, so does the vitality of the environment.  The human body operates similarly: without water to usher nutrients and proteins throughout the body, the body’s organs begin to shut down.  Even the food we absorb can’t be properly digested without water to act as a lubricant.  Without water, our body also has no way to expel toxins or pollutants, which increases our chances of acquiring serious ailments from constipation to cancer.  The body’s ‘ecosystem’ perishes.

There’s one organ in your body that needs water the most: your brain!  The brain is 75% water.  Without proper water intake, the clarity of your thinking will decrease and you may be in a perpetual state of fatigue without knowing why.  The best way to preserve your brain health and boost its performance is not just to use it, but to nurture it and care for it.  Your brain never stops running, and it requires constant fuel.  So, before you reach for that cup of coffee in the morning, start your daily routine off on the right foot by showing some love to your gray matter and having an 8 ounce glass of water.

Water Not Only Nourishes Us – it Also Heals the Soul

Water has always been emphasized for its nutritional value, but its other healing benefits shouldn’t be overlooked.  Even observing the ocean or a flowing stream of water can soothe the troubled mind.  Perhaps one of the reasons we feel so comfortable in the water and listening to the sounds of rushing water is because it mimics the fetal state.  From conception, we develop while floating in the embryonic fluids of our mother’s womb.  Floating on the surface of a warm bath or pool can draw us into a state of total comfort and relaxation as we subconsciously return to feeling completely nurtured and protected, just like we did before birth.  When we surrender our need to be physically grounded and allow the water to hold us, we also lose our need for rigid self-control and total self-reliance.  One of the best ways to mentally unwind and relieve stress is to go for a swim, then float on your back and do some simple deep breathing.

Salt water is also a wonderful natural alternative to traditional anti-inflammatory agents.  Gargling with salt water helps strip away excess mucus and bacteria lingering at the back of the throat and in the tonsils to either prevent or treat a cold and a bad sore throat.  Bathing in warm salt water or swimming in the sea can help dry up acne, scab over minor open wounds and encourage the drainage of harmful toxins from the lymph nodes.

Listening to water during meditation and visualizing water are two excellent ways to help reduce stress after a long, difficult day.  The body, when held in a constant state of tension for long periods of time, has been proven to suffer — scientists have found a link between consistently high stress levels and an increased chance of getting heart disease, cancer, anxiety disorders and other serious conditions.  The following exercise will help you take advantage of the healing power of water to reduce your stress levels and stay well.

Step 1:  Begin by taking some deep breaths.  Continue to breathe until you quiet your thoughts and feel relaxed.

Step 2:  Start to envision any kind of water: an ocean, a stream, a brook, even the rain.  Construct this visual in your mind, then try to picture what the water sounds like.  Focus solely on the images and sounds running through your mind.  How does the sight and sound of the water make you feel?

Step 3:  Now, picture immersing yourself in the water.  Whether it’s allowing the rain to glide over your skin, or diving head-first into a beautiful, warm pool, visualize your anxiety, fear, anger and stress melting away as soon as the water touches your body.

Step 4:  Close the exercise with a few deep breaths, and exit the meditation feeling cleansed and revitalized.

 

About the author: Alexa Pellegrini is a poet and freelancer from Denver, Colorado. Her poetry has been featured by West Chester University and Scholastic, Inc. An expert in her field, Alexa has several years of experience as a working psychic. She attends University of Colorado Denver for International Studies.

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STEPHANIE LUCAS: “Sound Healing – Proactive Medicine for People, Plants, and the Planet”

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Ancient cultures around the world have used sound healing to repair the mind, body, and spirit. Vocal prayers, OM chants, the sounds of nature, mantras, music, and various instruments are just a few methods they discovered effective for sound healing… today, science now strongly indicates that sound may indeed be the most incredible healing tool we have in our arsenal!

Sound Medicine and the Science of Sound Healing

Some of the best known research in the field has been documented by scientist Dr. Masaru Emoto’s various studies, which tested the effects of words and music on water crystals. Emoto tested the physiological responses of water samples that were frozen after exposing them to various types of music including heavy metal, classical, and worldly folk songs. His conclusive results were very similar to those in another case discussed in Dr. Mitchell Gaynor’s, “The Healing Power.”

Dr. Gaynor’s book documents a study of the same premise; however, the study he documents focused on plant responses to music within controlled environments – the only differential being the type of music played for each test group. The results: heavy metal music resulted in chaotic crystalline structures and plants that didn’t fare so well. When classical and folk songs were played the plants excessively bloomed and flourished and the ice possessed streamlined crystalline structures under a microscope.

However, the impact of sound on plants and water are only the tip of the iceberg concerning the widespread implications of the magnificent potential and power of sound healing.

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Sound Healing and the Human Body

For the sake of brevity, I’ll just touch on a few ways sounds heals the human body and include a few links with further details on the research for those interested in additional topic investigation.

Migraines and Pain Management: At the California State University in Fresno, a 5-week study showed that migraine patients who have started and continue to listen regularly to their favorite music reported 83% less migraines. Furthermore, a study conducted by  Baltimore researchers at St. Agnes Hospital indicates that sound healing can relieve a variety of pain symptoms, citing it produced effects ‘similar to 10 mg of Valium.’

Immune System: A Michigan State University study discovered that certain sounds hep increase immunity cell production and regeneration by more than 12% in subjects who listened for 15 minutes.

Stress Hormones: Students from the same Michigan State study who listened to music they preferred further showed decreases in cortisol – the stress hormone – by up to 25%.

Kidneys: Doctors are regularly using healing sound wave vibrations to break up kidney and gall stones non-invasively.

Teeth: Using Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound techniques on teeth roots and jawbones, University of Alberta researches have documented tooth growth and regeneration of bone.

Cancer: Some interesting studies to look into include Dr. Gaynor’s Oncology Studies using crystal singing bowls in lieu of chemo/radiation treatments. Also, check out leading sound researcher Fabian Maman’s Sound Healing Studies, which also showed profound cancer healing results using sound.

Ways to Incorporate Sound Healing into Daily Life

  1. Control your sound environment and say ‘No; to toxic tones: Turn off the TV and enjoy the sounds of silence. Set times where noisy family members respect your ‘no-fly’ sound-free zone. Turn off your phone when you don’t want to be bothered with it…that’s what voicemail is for!
  2. Listen to soothing sounds that resonate with YOU, which may change daily. Match sounds to your vibrational frequency (your gut will tell you!) for maximum healing, soothing effects.
  3. Vanquish sounds of discontent whether they be outside ‘noises’ permeating your space or the ‘words’ of someone in a state of discontent. Separate, then replace disquieting sounds and words with positive ones.
  4. Incorporate healing tones and sounds into your daily routine. Just 15 minutes a day can make a profound difference.
  5. Wear sound and harmonically infused jewelry or crystals that bring sounds like the OM of the sun, the frequency of Earth, or harmonies of nature into your energy field.

Certainly, we cannot always control our sound environment, but we can empower ourselves with a few actions to eradicate sounds that don’t resonate with our particular vibrational resonance while embracing those that do prove effective for our mind body spirit healing.


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Fun At-Home Experiment to Evidence the Power of Sound…

Discover for yourself the power of sounds and words and music with your own home experiment. The Apple Experiment is cheap, easy, and fun way to experiment and see with your own eyes how important sound is! Simply cut an apple in half and place them in 2 containers. Speak or play POSITIVE harmonics to one half daily, while doing the opposite for the other and see what happens!

 

 

 

~via QuantumStones.com