“The greatest challenge to health are the subconscious thoughts that oppose it.”
The other day someone on Facebook reached out for help. Her question was basically, “How can I change negative beliefs into positive ones; retrain the brain to accept positivity and to not reject the very gifts that one is asking for?”
That’s my sign! This question prompted it was time to go more in depth with the Evolution of Free Health’s “2nd Missing Link to Abundant Health” –
Our body is a reflection of what we eat and “think”.
In my work over the years, it has been made very clear, when it comes to abundant health, what we think is way more important than what we eat. It doesn’t matter how healthy the food is if our thoughts are toxic.
This explains why some people seem to do everything wrong (according to the experts) and never get sick and some do everything right and end up with chronic disease. Some people will say to this, “See! It doesn’t matter what you eat”. And, they would be right in a sense.
The most important factor in health is happiness. When the energy of what we eat and think is in alignment with the energy of happiness and health – health is the natural result. Chronic dis-ease is not natural.
Why is what we think so important? All bodies in nature thrive in perfect balance (the topic of The 3rd Missing Link to Abundant Health). BTW, you can keep up with this evolving book on my Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/evolutionoffreehealth/ .
Stress creates excess acid in the body. This creates a toxic condition. The body cannot release toxins, hydrant effectively or absorb nutrients when in an acidic state. The body becomes malnourished. The belly becomes fat from all the stored toxins it cannot safely release.
Science is now proving stress plays huge role in creating disease and our ability to heal. Don’t just take my word for it. I am so elated to finally see more and more mainstream conversation about what I know intuitively.
Read here what the former Surgeon General said about stress in the September 2017 issue of National Geographic: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/09/three-questions-vivek-murthy/
Okay, you get the picture. So how do you change your negative thoughts into positive ones? Let me tell you a story…
Early in 2011, I was pushed to a breaking point. I lost my job 3 months after buying a house. I was depressed. My blood pressure was out of control. I was tired of the fungus I had been battling for 5 years. I was tired of being alone. I was tired of being broke. I was tired of being unhappy. I was tired ya’ll! Instead of giving up, I began to seriously search for the root of my unhappiness. I intuitively knew somehow it was locked inside me and so was the key.
My rock bottom (and I hear this all the time), ended up being the best thing that ever happened to me. It was the beginning of a magical journey and I am so grateful!
In late 2011, I started to become aware I was receiving divine guidance. I experienced an “awakening” (a higher awareness). I started receiving regular but random “pops” in my left ear. It took me little bit to figure out what this was. It was Spirit telling me to pay attention to my thoughts. I was often not aware of what I was thinking. Can you relate?
Let me just mention here, I’ve come to realize these miraculous bodies we have been given not only let us experience life they are also our “conduit” to Source. Spirit talks to me in many ways. I am especially fond of the pop in my ear. Pay attention to your body! Dis-ease is one way we receive messages (Louise Hayes who just passed brought this revelation to us many years ago with her book “You can Heal Your Life”.
Not too long ago I received another understanding of the message “pay attention to my thoughts” Guidance had sent. It was just a subtle shift, but a huge aha! I was being told to “give my thoughts attention”. I assumed guidance was just making me aware of my negative thinking so I could consciously discard it and replace it with what I wanted. NO! The thought wanted my full attention. It had something to say. It was bringing something to my awareness I was not aware of.
I’m getting this message as I write this. The best I could do at the time was just become of aware of my thinking. I was not ready yet to receive the messages my thoughts were sending. One step at a time…
Habits are created and broken in as little as 3 weeks. If replacing my negative thoughts with positive ones was all there was to creating a happy, abundant life I would be blissed out already!
My chronic negative thinking was not just a bad habit. It was bringing into focus what was running in the background of my subconscious mind.
It takes chronic knocking sometimes to get our attention. Many of us learned a long time ago not to pay attention to our thoughts or emotions. We were told to “pay attention” to the teacher. “Stop day dreaming”. “Thinking will get you in trouble”. “WHAT were you thinking?” We learned that thinking is BAD!
Many have also learned that “feeling” is bad. How many grew up with, “I’ll give you something to cry about”. Or, “Big boys don’t cry.” In a nutshell we’ve learned not to give our thoughts or emotions the time of day.
By the way, 2 of the greatest books and easiest reads I’ve run across on undoing our old programming are written by Don Miguel Ruiz – The Four Agreements and The Voice of Knowledge.
Just changing your thoughts will not create the change in your life you want if you still have thoughts and beliefs running in the background opposing your best intentions. These thoughts want a voice. They want your attention. Until you oblige, they will continue to knock on your door and control your journey like a backseat driver. If they don’t get your mental attention, they will knock on your physical body and create chronic dis-ease. Nothing gets our attention faster than physical pain.
The following are the steps I now take whenever I’m personally triggered or tweaked and my thoughts around the triggering event are constant and unrelenting. THAT’S MY SIGN something is happening “FOR ME”. It’s time to pay attention and receive the message.
These steps have led me to the realization that everything and I mean everything is serving a Good purpose no matter what it looks like on the surface. Each event contains a message and a gift. Often times it is bringing multiple gifts. The biggest gift – “The peace that surpasses all human understanding”.
Here is how it works for me. I invite you to give it a shot. What do you have to lose?
#1 – As soon as I recognize I am “feeling” anxious, upset, mad, frustrated or my body feels constricted in any way I STOP, BREATHE and check my “thinking”
#2 – Once I locate the thought that caused the feeling…
- I acknowledge the thought. “I see you”, “I hear you”. This creates space for the thought. My “attention” respects and honors the thought. I allow the feeling that comes with the thought.
- Then I ask of the thought the magical question. “I wonder what you are for?” “Tell me a story”.
- I empty my mind and wait a few breaths for the response. Sometimes I get it right away. Sometimes it arrives later and when I least expect it. Sometimes I wake up with it or it arrives during meditation. I know I will get it. These days it’s happening sooner than later.
Often the answer leads me back to an experience in my life I misinterpreted with my level of understanding at the time. From my new perspective, I’m able to see the error in my judgment. And, often I will be shown the “back story” of the one I am judging with my thoughts according to my old understanding. This allows me compassionate understanding of that one’s actions.
#3 – Once I’ve given the thought and the associated feeling my undivided attention, I let it go. If the message doesn’t arrive spontaneously, I wait patiently. I am then and only then free to replace that thought. It’s important to replace the negative thought with a high vibrational one. Our positive thinking has the power to raise the vibration of our body, our health and the planet.
#4 – Creating a high vibrational thought can sometimes be tricky. Avoid using words that in anyway are related to what you don’t want. For instance: I want to be thin, implies you are unhappy with your weight. It puts the focus on what you don’t want. Avoid using sentences that include “n’t” words like can’t and don’t. They also put the focus on what you don’t want.
Instead try this – “I am so grateful for this miraculous body that knows how to regulate every system”. Notice this is an affirmation (affirming what already is). And, I always start every affirmation with “I am so grateful”. Gratitude is one of the most powerful actions for change available to us.
Sometimes, none of the above works for me. I just want to jump in the boat with my churning thoughts and go on a turbulent ride. It doesn’t take me long to tire of it though. Even while going down the river I’m aware I will have to get out of the boat if I want to receive the message and uncover the highest solution.
Experience with this process has grown my faith. I know I will receive the answer as I have asked and it will be a beautiful thing.
I highly recommended getting into the mindset that life is always happening FOR YOU – Not to you. This alone puts you in the driver’s seat. If life is happening to you, you are just a hapless victim of circumstance with no control over outcomes. In this state of mind you are helpless to change anything.
When you know life is happening for you, you are looking for the “What fors”. Your eyes are wide open to messages, synergy and guidance. You let life lead you and teach you. Life is our best teacher.
So how do you know when you have received the message or solution?
- When chronic thinking around an event stops. How many times have you not been able to stop thinking about something? It keeps you up at night. It interrupts your peace? Spirit is sending you the strong message – “You do not have the message yet” or “This situation is not resolved”. From my experience, the solution often requires forgiveness; forgiveness for my judgment.
- You are filled with an expansive sense of peace. You can breathe freely and deeply even when you “think” of the person, place, or thing that led to your unrest.
I know some of this you have heard before. I hope you got something new for yourself or to share. I am always here for you. Let me know if you have any questions about this topic or if I can help in any way. The next blog will be on “Making a Date with Emotions” – Stay Tuned….
Here’s to your Joy, Peace, LOVE & Health!
Gail Blair/The Intuitive Chef
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Gail’s “Intuitive Chef” journey began unfolding in 2009 as a plant-based chef. foodRevelation.com, birthed in 2011 was the natural result of following her creative passion – recipe creation and cooking.
Shortly thereafter, she experienced a “spiritual awakening” and discovered her intuitive and spiritual gifts. As a food and medical intuitive, she has helped hundreds all over the U.S. and Canada remember their God-given health and in-born intuition through private sessions, private and public cooking classes and workshops.
Many revelations have been revealed along the way. Her latest book, “Quinoa Cookbook Journey” (see link below) is the first book in a series entitled “Evolution of FREE Health”. It provides a gentle and tasty glimpse into these revelations and the resulting experiences. Being revealed next in this series is, “The 7 Missing Links to Abundant Health”.
Gail currently lives in a small town in North Texas with her furry friends Molly and Mo. In addition to the joy of cooking and recipe creation, she finds great pleasure in long leisurely meals with family and friends, reading, writing; quiet walks in nature and sleeping under the stars.
For more about Intuitive Chef Gail – http://www.foodrevelation.com/about/