There is a growing body of evidence that is showing the connection between our thoughts, our emotions and our physical health.
Everything that is occurring within our physical body has an associated thought pattern and creates an associated feeling.
Authors such as Gregg Braden and Bruce Lipton have much documented evidence of this.
You can check out some of their work in books such as this one by Gregg Braden The Spontaneous Healing of Belief: Shattering the Paradigm of False Limitsand this one by Bruce Lipton The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, & Miracles
Their work truly is remarkable and will really help you to understand the scientific connection.
I have long been a follower of the work of Louise Hay and more recently Dr Mona Lisa Schulz. In 2013 they wrote a book together called “All is Well”. In this book you can quickly go to the health condition that may relate to you and find out the mind-body connection.
On page 90 of the book they address the issue of symptoms from problems with adrenal glands (what I refer to here on my page as burnout). This is what they have to say.
“People who have adrenal gland, pancreatic, and blood sugar problems are often overwhelmed by their emotions and have lost their identity by being constantly in service to others. These people often let their physical appearance go and their digestive health plummets, leading to blood sugar problems and fatigue.
If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from the symptoms of adrenal gland and blood sugar problems, the first step is to take medical action.
But as is the case with many emotion-centric disorders, medicine will probably only be effective for acute problems; chronic issues need a subtler approach to healing. You need to build your sense of self-worth and manage your responsibility to others.”
Aaah, Dr Mona Lisa Schulz and Louise Hay certainly speak to the part of me that became incredibly burnt out. I was definitely for many years putting everyone else’s needs before my own and while I took care with what I ate and exercised, my thoughts about my own self-worth were often very destructive and the care I took in my own physical appearance was a little debatable at times.
I often preferred to go unnoticed, to blend in, to not draw attention to myself, another sign that I didn’t consider myself important enough, that others and their desires and needs were more important than mine.
This is something I continue to work on today through the use of affirmations, positive self-talk and more importantly with an associated FEELING to go with the positive self-talk. It really is a constant practice, and for those of you who have got yourself to the burnout stage, it really is vital that you make yourself a priority. The act of taking care of your own physical appearance (while that may seem silly at times, is actually vital to your health), your physical health, your emotional health, your spiritual health are essential to your healing!!!
You can do this, you can begin to change and focus more on what you need. Your body will begin to recover from burnout type symptoms. You can regenerate and rejuvenate your life. It just takes consistent daily practice to take care of you and know that you count.
All my love,