Mind And Body

By | March 29, 2016

Can Our Mind and Body Work Together To Keep Sickness Away?mind and body

When we think about clearing our mind we should also be thinking about how our mind and body work together.

If you have been reading other articles of mine you will know that our thoughts and emotions create our lives.

But have you ever thought about what our thoughts do to our bodies?

Many people believe that when we hold our emotions in or have unresolved hurts from sometime in our lives it can affect our bodies.

Our thoughts are very powerful and if they can manifest real things in the world, then there is no reason to believe that they don’t affect our bodies.

People believe that because they have a illness or disease that runs in their family that they are at a greater risk of getting it.  Now is their risk greater because it runs in their family or is it because they believe that? Their mind already believes that they could get this because it runs in their family. I wonder what would happen if they didn’t believe this?

The increase of the people getting cancer now a days is very real. But don’t we all hear in the news or read magazines or books that this or that can cause cancer? It seems that the more that it is talked about the more people I hear about getting cancer.

The connection between the mind and body is far too real to just ignore.

I think we should at least pay attention to our thoughts and beliefs concerning sickness.

I know of a few people who tell me that they never get sick. The may get a small cold or start to feel sick but they somehow just never catch what everyone else seems to catch. Is it their belief? Is it possible that their mind just does not accept sickness?

I personally have experimented with this some. When I am starting to get sick, I tell myself that I feel great and I make my mind forget about how I feel like I am coming down with something.

For the 3 times I have done this, it seems to have worked , as I will notice that I actually am feeling better.

However, I believe there is a lot more to it than just that.

If our mind and body work together, then in order to keep from getting the larger diseases or illnesses , we need to make sure our thoughts are never on illness or sickness of any kind.

The larger sicknesses do not just develop in a few days like the flu. They usually have been there for a while before they are discovered.

So that would mean that thoughts of possible sickness have been with us for a while too.

Just like our mind has limiting beliefs for the life we want to create, I believe our mind also can have limiting beliefs for our bodies.

It is also believed by people that if we have painful memories that we don’t release , our mind will release these through our bodies in the form of some kind of sickness. Or through our mind in the form of mental illness. It is like built up negative energy that has to go somewhere so it chooses the body or the mind.

I am still testing the mind and body connection. So the next time you are starting to feel like you are coming down with something, try to believe you feel fine and don’t even think about it.

I would love you to leave a comment and let me know if you felt better after a little while or what your results were.

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28 thoughts on “Mind And Body

  1. Dylan

    Hey this is a really thought provoking article. I have heard that your mind is the most important aspect to health and that we are only as healthy as we wish and think to be.

    Sometimes I think there is a little more than that but I have been wrong before. There are studies that prove that your mind and body need to work together to get best results, so I wouldn’t be surprised if it is actually the truth.

    Thanks for the article, I enjoyed reading it.

    1. Gloria

      I tend to believe that the mind and body work together and that we can prevent ourselves from becoming sick, especially the big ones like cancer.

  2. Anna

    Hi Gloria,

    I love this article! I really do believe there is a strong connection between our mind and body. The more I read, the more it validates what you are saying.

    As far as impacting the likelihood of getting cancer, I’m just not sure what to think on that one? I definitely see your point though.

    The next time I feel a cold or flu coming on, I will give your suggestion a try!

    Enjoyed reading your article – thank you!

    1. Gloria

      Hi Anna,

      Thanks for your comment. You should read about the mind and cancer. There are good books on it. It would help you to better understand the connection.

  3. Kavinah

    I love the subject of your site.
    Thoughts do have effect on our body and I believe the effect is more than external things. Thoughts are from within. They come to us randomly. We do have the right to ensure we do not allow unpleasant ones to settle. Unfortunately many have not been trained in disallowing negative and poluting thoughts.
    You mentioned cancer. It is a known fact that bitterness can cause cancer. Bitterness starts with thoughts. The thoughts become a stronghold. Once the victim lets go through forgiveness, cancers also disappears. I am not saying it is the case for everyone suffering from cancers but it has happened before on various ocassions.
    We are indeed products of our thoughts.

    1. Gloria

      Thanks so much for your comment. I completely agree with you. Unfortunately, most of the world is still asleep to all this.

  4. Julie

    Hi Gloria,
    Wow! What an interesting article. The mind is a very powerful thing. I do believe it can be tricked to a certain extent. For instance, if I am coming down with a common cold I can trick myself into telling myself that I am not sick. If I don’t act sick I won’t feel sick. I am not sure when it comes to more serious issues such as cancer that your mind can stop that. However, it is very important to keep a very positive attitude when going though a tough illness or disease. Lots to think about in this article! Thank you!

    Julie

    1. Gloria

      Hi Julie,

      I’m glad you liked my article. I am also glad to hear you have used the technique of telling and acting like you feel fine and it worked for you. As far as cancer goes. It would be different. Getting cancer could be caused by a person’s belief that cancer runs in their family so they may get it to. And carrying that belief with them for years.

  5. Louis

    Hi Gloria,

    I understand everyone get sick at different times, including myself. But I never leave from my work unless I can’t walk or move. Believe our mind is playing a more important part when we are trying to conclude we are sick or not. And a lot of time I can see people (including myself) can recover from sickness faster than when we keep positive mind, trying to stay focus in life and work and don’t bother the sickness too much.

    Thanks for your sharing on this interesting topic

    Louis

    1. Gloria

      Hi Louis,

      Thanks for leaving a comment. Yes, I believe what you are saying is that if you stay positive and don’t think about being sick you recover faster. I totally agree.

  6. Matt's Mom

    I believe there is a definite connection between mind and body. What is in our minds most certainly affects how we feel and how are body reacts. I think you are right. That we need to think positive and keeps thoughts out of our head regarding things such as being sick, feeling sick, or even just being tired. Really anything our mind is thinking top speed about, our body knows. Great post!

    1. Gloria

      Thanks for your great comment. I totally agree with you. It is only reasonable to believe that our bodies would be affected by our thoughts and emotions. After all our emotions are felt in our body.

  7. Athar

    Hi Gloria

    finding Peace with in our self and keeping in tact with social network and satisfaction what we do is the best achievement for happiest life and you explain in very nice manner here interested to read and read these
    more you make us bound with your article

    Keep it up

    1. Gloria

      Hi Athar,

      Thanks so much for your comment. I am glad you enjoyed the article.

  8. Christina

    This is an excellent article. In college I wrote a paper for one of my History classes that looked into medical advancements made by Muslims during the 7th to 12th centuries. At this time, Muslim empires grew incredibly advanced because of the diversity in their communities where everyone learned from each other. Muslims, Christians and Jews lived together in harmony and collaborated on ideas, leading to these empires flourishing intellectually. Books written at this time formed the foundations for modern medicine.

    At this time, Avicenna wrote an exhaustive medical encyclopedia, The Cannons of Medicine that was used in Europe for more than 600 years. Avicenna defined infections as “body secretions of a lost organism contaminated by foreign organisms that are not visible by the naked eye before the infection.” It was not until the 19th century that Robert Koch made a similar discovery and deduced that microorganisms, not demons, can cause disease.

    While the Europeans took many medical ideas from the Muslims, they did not take the discoveries made by Abu Zayd Al-Balkhi who talked about the interweaving of the soul and body and wrote that when the body gets sick, the nafs (psyche also gets sick). He said that imbalance between the body and soul would cause fever, headache, physical illness, anger, anxiety, sadness, ect. During this Golden Age, Islamic medicine stressed the importance of mental health and built the first Psychiatric Hospital which made breakthroughs such as moral treatment and therapy.

    In Eastern medicine there is a strong distinction between mental health and physical health. There really is not much knowledge about mental health in comparison to the huge advances in treating physical diseases. It is interesting that the Muslim advancements in the Golden Age formed the foundations of our knowledge today and yet we do not credit them. It is also interesting that we did not follow the Muslim research about mental sickness. To this day, mental sickness is neglected as an illness and looked down upon in society. We need to reevaluate our beliefs about mental sicknesses and look to the roots of our medical knowledge that talked about the link between mental sickness and physical sickness. Your article touches upon an area of medicine that we need to advance!

    1. Gloria

      Hi Christina,

      Thanks for your comment. You have a great understanding of where it all started. I so agree with you. It is sadly true that mental illnesses are look down upon. I create our live with our thoughts and emotions and when we hold things in that we did not understand at the time, (as when we were children) or any hurtful situation, our body or minds become the out let for the release.

  9. Jose

    Hey Gloria,
    I`ve seen a few of your posts recently and yet again I am amazed at your level of expertise and knowledge that you have on the mind and body. I totally agree with what you say, I have friends who always say “ I always get sick“and somehow they always seem to be sick. On the other hand I always say I never get sick, and I never do. Thanks again,
    Jose

    1. Gloria

      Hi Jose,

      I love reading your comments. I am glad you enjoy my posts. We were each given a mind and the power to control what happens. Most of us just need to learn how it works.

  10. Jose

    Hey it’s amazing to see how true what you have written is. I have friends who are ALWAYS saying how sick they always get and just like they said they are sick every other week. On the other hand I have other friends who say I’m always healthy or my immune system is really strong and now that I think about it, they never get sick! The correlation is just too strong

    1. Gloria

      Hi Jose,

      Yes, our minds are amazing things. We really should pay more attention to our beliefs. I wish more people understood this. Thanks for your comment.

  11. Michael

    Excellent topic for discussion Gloria, and certainly some very insightful comments. When you write “Just like our mind has limiting beliefs for the life we want to create, I believe our mind also can have limiting beliefs for our bodies”, I think of some of the work on mind-body connection by Dr. Dan Siegel who states the difference between our mind and our brain, the latter being the stuff of anatomy and biology, but the former being the stuff of process. As such, the mind can and certainly is affected by the relationships it is exposed to. In other words, our families, our friends, our co-workers, the community we are a part of, all have an impact on our minds, on the way we think and of what we think. Therefore, not only do we impose “limiting beliefs” on ourselves, those around us can and often times do place limiting beliefs on us. That is why wealthy people hang around with other wealthy people. Not by accident I can assure you. Or why athletic people hang around with other athletic people, or why creative people hang around with creative people etc. etc. In short, I have always believed that the best way to stay positive (and healthy) is to surround myself with positive people and stay away from the negative ones. In turn, this positivity sets the stage for appropriate thoughts of health, high energy and serenity which are then realized through my entire physical being. A lot of prayer seems to help too, but that’s a whole other topic for discussion 🙂 Keep up the great work Gloria, awesome site.

    1. Gloria

      Hello Michael,

      Thanks so much for your great comment. You are exactly right. I don’t have anything to add to this as you have said it so well.

  12. Kris

    Hi Gloria, you have really made me stop and think here. I believe you are right about what you are saying. I think there is a definite mind over matter state of being. Being a busy mother forces me to sometimes pretend I feel great if maybe I don’t which then makes me feel better than if have just laid on the couch and dwelled in self pity.
    The power of positive thinking is certainly great.
    Thanks for this. Kris

    1. Gloria

      Hi Kris,

      Thanks for your comment.

      Our thoughts and emotions are what communicate with our subconscious mind. Our subconscious mind is extremely powerful and will do what our thoughts and emotions are telling it. That is why it is so important to have control of our thoughts and emotions.

  13. Michael

    Awesome article! I am a firm believer in the law of attraction and agree totally with everything you said. You are totally right about being able to cure sickness with our mind, just by using our thoughts. I’ve never heard of this book before but it sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing this!

    1. Gloria

      Hi Michael,

      I am glad you enjoyed the article. It has now been proven that our thoughts can control our bodies. Our thoughts create our whole lives. If we would all just learn how to think we could create a totally different life for ourselves.

  14. lilywong

    What an insightful article! Just what I needed to remember how important it is to have harmonious thoughts for a healthy mind and body. I totally agree that other physical things that we can do, we alsoneed to find ways to cultivate a strong and positive mind to ensure a healthy body Thanks for inspiring readers with your powerful messages.

    1. Gloria

      Hello,

      I am glad you enjoyed my article. You are so right about more people needing to understand about how important a strong and positive mind is. Keep moving forward!

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