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Body & Mind Connection & Severe Ulcerative Colitis

When I was 22 I became fatally ill with severe ulcerative colitis.  When I say “fatal” I mean I was clinically “gone” and revived in a small hospital in a small town in Italy during a family vacation.  After refusing to  leave my body I proceeded on a journey of discovery which led me to  an amazing understanding of the way things work. No, I didn’t see any white light, I was determined to stay in this dimension.

When I asked doctors at UCLA and elsewhere what Severe Ulcerative Colitis was, they tried to tell me that colitis was either a) a virus b) hereditary or c)  they didn’t know AND oh by the way if we remove your colon that’d cure you !!  So many vague answers and no agreement between them told me that it was up to me to get myself well.  Modern science had brought me back to the living however it didn’t seem to have any answers when it came to UC. Even today it still  has no direct conclusions only describes symptoms and easily skewed statistics. The hereditary thing is used most often it seems. No one in my family ever had it to my knowledge.

I read everything & talked to everyone I could for answers.  One day while at the library in Manhattan Beach , CA where I was living at the time, I found a  few pages in a  chapter in an old book . It described the story of  Dr. William Beaumont  and his patient Alexis St. Martin,

In 1822 Alexis St Martin had apparently been shot accidentally in a general store by a fallen musket. He was not mortally wounded but had a chunk of his skin blown away so that the lining of his stomach was revealed.  Dr Beaumont saw this as the scientific opportunity it was and took him in to his own home to observe his digestive system and do experiments (you must read this site  http://www.james.com/beaumont/dr_life.htm  to get a glimpse of how much Mr. Martin actually contributed to modern science by allowing this) .

During his observations Dr. “Beaumont observed that being angry can hinder one’s digestion.”  When St Martin was upset his stomach lining became red (vs pink when calm) agitated and stomach acids increased. Too much stomach acid can eat away & create holes in the lining of your stomach & colon. This was all I had to go on.  So I decided I’d need to reduce the stress that was causing the acid that was eating away at the inside of my colon. Common sense right?                                                                                                                                         Some tools & wisdom I  had already acquired, but I wasn’t using them for healing yet. One of those tools was a paperback book I had called “The Silva Mind Control Method”   It taught methods on how to use your mind to control the negative thoughts that cause stress thru meditation & affirmations.  It was a valuable tool and put things in to scientific & logical terms so I respected it greatly.  They’ve since changed their name to  The Silva Method  and have grown their product line (which I still use) immensely since those early days.

The other tool that was a huge help was a self-hypnosis tape I found at a bookstore created by Barrie Konicov & Potentials Unlimited  Barrie’s Self Healing tape both saved & then changed my life. I’ve shared it several times with family and friends. I’ve been colitis free for many years with only 2 relapses in 30 yrs, but now because of these tools I’m very conscious of the WHY which has allowed me to know the HOW to get back on track quicker. I’m now healthier than I’ve ever been in my life.

Lastly another book that inspired me was “Anatomy of An Illness” by Norman Cousins. “As Adjunct Professor of Medical Humanities for the School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles,he did research on the biochemistry of human emotions, which he long believed were the key to human beings’ success in fighting illness.” Lucille Ball (among many others), was a huge fan of Norman Cousins who also advocated for better nutrition.  Our mind, thoughts and emotions are key to our well being, however remember that what we feed ourselves physically can also affect our mental well being.  i.e. the large amounts of pesticides & hormones injected in commercial food today causing inflammation in our organs & free radicals causing cancer to an immune system weakened by stress . More on that in other posts.

I’ve since changed my life and thoughts from a negative, unhappy and angry perspective & taught myself to have a positive outlook on life. Its not what happens to you that matters, its more HOW you deal with what happens. I learned to love & laugh more, especially at myself, to stop being judgmental of others and I now have a hopeful, positive & grateful attitude about most every day experiences. Now don’t misunderstand, I still get angry but I release it in healthier ways now. There are new habits I’ve developed that have helped me accomplish this that I’ll share in future posts.

You are what you think You are ! Ask (think) and You shall receive (manifest). Just be careful what you (think) ask for . Make sure it’s positive and helpful to all concerned most importantly to  yourself.

Love,

Deborah

P.S. My colon is still intact. 🙂

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Mind – Did You Know Thoughts Are Things ?

“Thoughts are things; they have tremendous power. Thoughts of doubt and fear are pathways to failure. When you conquer negative attitudes of doubt and fear you conquer failure. Thoughts crystallize into habit and habit solidifies into circumstances.”

 Bryan Adams

Did you know that in Chinese medicine and in Metaphysical studies its believed that our emotions are actually linked to our body organs and seen as one of the causes for illness?  Other scientific studies have said that stress (from stressful thoughts) can cause any illness known to human kind.  In these modern times in America, corporations have tried to bury this knowledge intentionally to create an independence upon manufactured drugs for profit.  Michael Moore exposed this best in his movie ” Sicko.” There are many good things about modern medicine, however like any other profession, there are now too many of those who would prefer  profit over the oath to “do no harm.”

Our thoughts are like radio waves. They’re energy, “things” that transmit, travel & have an effect. Stop for a moment right now, and see a lemon in your mind. Now, think about cutting it in to quarters and biting in to a piece of that lemon. Here, let me help with that visualization….

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If you did as I just asked, you would be salivating right now because of the thought of a tart , jaw tightening , acidic lemon in your mouth. Your thought created an actual biological response within your body, salivation. This is the power of your thoughts to cause changes in your body.

SO when you have an angry thought, guess what happens then? Like when you salivate, your muscles tense & acid also flows. Acid that can cause damage by eating away  the linings of your stomach or colon for example , causing ulcers. Of course this is a simplified explanation, however its the basic action that takes place. Like when a sad thought causes the tears to flow. All you Virgo’s and more curious readers can check this link out for a detailed description of what happens in your body when you get scared out of your wits, like lets say, if you were chased by a bear.

Remember the saying, “Be careful what you ask for?” When you “think”, you are “asking” and inviting those emotions that cause circumstances to happen . You may think you’re only directing your thought at another, however that same thought also has an effect on the thinker.

When I was young I was filled with angst, partly for the usual reasons someone who comes from a broken home experiences. I was so filled with stress I created ulcers in my colon and ended up actually dying from “severe ulcerative colitis” at 22yrs young.  On the positive side, after modern medicine ( & my will to live) helped bring me back to life, I was able to heal myself completely from the colitis using my mind, & that desire to live .

I’ve spent a few decades  researching behavior modifications that work for me in order to change my thoughts and in turn , the quality of my life & everyday experiences. Early on during the learning process I happened to be cutting a watermelon and thinking angry thoughts about someone who’d behaved badly. I cut a very deep gash into my own thumb! I’m always conscious of my thoughts now, especially when yielding a dangerous tool or weapon.

I took control of my thoughts & learned how to master them rather than the reverse. Although I’m still learning, I’m also healthier & happier than I’ve ever been. There are many more examples of the amazing power of our minds both good & bad.  Please share if you can.  In future posts I’ll share some more of the things I’ve learned over the years that have helped me become a colitis conqueror, like smiling more :). In the meantime you can start changing your thoughts like I did, by using simple affirmations.

       Every day in every way I’m getting better, better and better.  All I need is within me.

You can choose something else that suits you , however be sure its in the present tense & positively believable to you. Repeat daily with sincere feeling & belief (like when you imagined the lemon!) and you’ll see faster results.

I AM NOW a loving , powerful & creative human being !

Much Love & Success to You,

Deborah ❤

P.S. Feel free to ask questions or share stories on this subject if you have them. It will  help others, and thats why we’re here.


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Feel Better When You Walk Barefoot On The Earth

   Did you know that our bodies are energy and we create “circuits”  between ourselves, the earth, other people , the water & air , and electronic devices? 

“… in our modern life, we are daily exposed to conditions producing positive ions, like:

      Too many positive ions can be very harmful to our health.  The past few weeks have been extremely technologically challenging for me . Computer and phone issues. These tools have become like breathing to our daily lives. For good or bad we use them , and they can make life easier or if we let them, they can make life very complicated & stressful.  I start feeling agitated when I spend too much time around these devices. During the day I try not to spend too much time on the computer & I try to create physical distance from my phone as well. I have to remember at night to turn them both completely OFF.            

          Disconnecting from them allows you to rest & recharge while also allowing the devices to rest, as well as prolonging their life & yours :). Do you work in an office all day? What do you do to disconnect or get  recharged & re-balanced after a long day in front of the computer or under fluorescent lighting, another agitating energy field ? 

   Instead of going home and watching tv (from one screen to another), get outside, get re-energized . Do some planting or weeding. Get your hands and feet in the grass & dirt & get grounded, or just REST on the front porch, amid the trees or next to a pool, fountain or waterfall. Your hands & feet might get wet or dirty but you’ll feel mentally refreshed and calm .  

“You have certainly noticed that great sense of wellbeing when walking in a forest, by a lake or on the beach, near a waterfall or in fresh snow.” – HealthBenefitofWater.com

Living in direct contact with the earth grounds your body, inducing favorable physiological and electrophysiological changes that promote optimum health.” –Dr. Mercola