Dr. Brenda Grogan
The Power of Gratitude
Have you heard these phrases?
“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” “Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” “That’s karma.” “What goes around comes around.”
I’ve heard these sayings all my life, and guess what? They’re true with very real consequences.
Did you know that if you think negative thoughts long enough they will begin to manifest physically? Negative thought forms create an acid condition in the body which over time will compromise the immune system and “dis-ease” will begin to manifest. Scientists and doctors alike have discovered something that mankind has known since the beginning of time. If you laugh, the body creates pain inhibitors; however, if you get angry when hurt, the pain will only intensify.
Whenever you are angry it affects the liver by storing the emotions that you refuse to let go. Other organs are also affected by emotions, such as: pancreas (lack of joy), heart (grief), lungs (sorrow), low back pain (worry over money), knees (stubbornness), kidneys (ticked off), neck (inflexibility), and feet (fear of moving forward in life).
The mind-body-spirit connection is truly a miracle. First, you have a thought. Add emotion to that thought and it will begin to manifest physically. Remember, in the laws of physics, once you release a negative emotion you have to replace it with a positive – for there cannot exist a void of energy. If you release anger the positive statement to replace it could be, “With every experience this day I choose joy.” It may be difficult at first to change your mindset because the ego likes to dwell in the negative state of self pity. But if you persist you will begin to see life-changing things happen. Your health will improve, relationships will flourish and abundance will occur in all areas of your life.
There has been a great deal of buzz the past year about “The Secret” and how to attract the positive into your life. These are true and proven principles. There are many books on the subject, but two of my favorites are: “Feelings Buried Alive Never Die” by Karol Truman and “Heal Your Body” by Louise Hay.
Recently I was reminded of these principles when I became angry over an incident in my life. Suddenly, one day after dwelling on the anger, I came down with flu and fever – all I could think about was how bad I felt. A friend reminded me of these principles and I began to say to myself every time I started to feel bad, “I am grateful for my good health and wellness.” Within hours I started to make a quick recovery.
My challenge to you is to let “karma” take a positive road and, “With every experience this day choose joy, gratitude and love.”
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Has your health or situation ever shifted by a simple change of thought and gratitude?
Information in this article is for educational purposes only. This information is not intended as medical advice or for use as diagnosis or treatment of a health problem or as a substitute for consulting a licensed Medical Profession. Neither the publisher or author directly or indirectly dispenses medical advice, nor do they prescribe remedies or assume responsibility for those who choose to treat themselves.