Physical Wellness, Emotional Wellness, Relationship of Emotions to Health
The body in essence is a mirror of our inner thoughts, emotions and beliefs. Your cells and your body respond to every thought you think, every emotion you have and every word you speak. Repetitive modes of thinking and suppressing negative emotions such as anger, resentment, bitterness, and hatred can and will eventually manifest as disease in the body.
Darius Soon, 22/10/2013 – Get free updates of new posts here
My Mother’s Brush with Cancer
My (Darius’s) mother had a bout of breast cancer when she was in her late 40s. She had a mastectomy to remove her left breast. My mother had been brought up to care a lot about her health. She ate the right foods, mainly vegetables and fish. At that age, she learnt Taichi and exercise regularly. She prided herself on her figure – slim and slender.
Doctors have been preaching to their patients how important it is to eat a healthy balanced diet and to exercise on a regular basis. It is also advised to limit our fat intake because it is unhealthy. If all the information that has been preached to us about disease and health is true, then how is it that a person such as my mother could develop cancer?
Of course, we all know someone like my mother, someone who follows all the health instructions to a tee, and yet still suffer from a chronic illness or two. How is that possible? Well, although disease is a physical manifestation, the root causes of most illnesses are not physical. The true root causes of almost every disease lie deep within every person that is ill. There are distinct emotional and mental patterns associated with every illness.
The body in essence is a mirror of our inner thoughts, emotions and beliefs. Your cells and your body respond to every thought you think, every emotion you have and every word you speak. Repetitive modes of thinking and suppressing negative emotions such as anger, resentment, bitterness, and hatred can and will eventually manifest as disease in the body. Literally, your suppressed emotions become like ticking bombs waiting for the perfect conditions to detonate and manifest as disease.
The correlation between patterns of emotions and thought to a specific disease can be so profoundly true, and none more so than my mother. In the classical When the Body Says No, Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection written by Gabor Mate, he wrote that the common personality of one with breast cancer is someone whose childhoods is characterized by emotional disconnection from their parents. They also display a lot of repressed emotions, particularly anger and lacking in nurturing social relationships. Specifically, they tend towards altruistic, compulsively caregiving types.
My maternal grandfather was a traditional chauvinist in his time, and he named my mother the “seventh slave” as she was the seventh daughter born to him. Her six elder sisters were all given away. From her childhood, my mother had been brought up to care for everyone around her just to validate her worth. Her childhood was mired with the secret fear that she would eventually also be banished from her family. It is not surprising then that she held my grandfather with a mix of love and repressed anger.
Repressed Anger and Cancer
My mother’s experience may be an anecdotal example. But there have been large-scale studies that have shown a connection between repressed anger and the subsequent development of cancer. In a study done in former Yugoslavia over a ten-year period, about one thousand men and four hundred women were interviewed with a 109-item questionnaire. Ten years later, over six hundred of these participants had died. The greatest risk factor for death, especially for cancer, was an attribute known as rationality and anti-emotionality, or R/A, which measures repression of anger. Cancer occurs up to 40 times higher in people with high scores for R/A. More importantly, smokers would not develop lung cancer unless they also have high scores for R/A. Essentially it means that tobacco by itself is not enough to cause lung cancer, there must also be a contributing element of repressed anger.
Cancerous tumors are dependent on hormones to grow, in particular hormones regulated by the Hypothalamus – Pituitary Gland – Adrenals (HPA) axis which we have seen is influenced profoundly by emotions (To read more about this connection, read the article The Stress-Disease Connection – the Only Reason You Are Sick). It is thus the emotional state of a person that determines whether a tumor will survive or be killed by the immune system.
“Science is now proving that when we are in distress and disharmony, our cells produce toxic chemicals that deteriorate the body.”
Disease is a Result of Negative Thoughts and Emotions, and Resolving Them Allows the Body to Heal
Our negative thoughts, which represent our perception of life events, cause us to have negative emotions, which cause the cells of our body to create toxic chemicals that lead to disease. Science is now proving that when we are in a state of distress and disharmony, our cells produce toxic chemicals that tend to deteriorate and degenerate the body. Once we are in this state, we then become susceptible to attract viruses, harmful bacteria, parasites, candida (fungi), and also store toxic chemicals from food and pollution since we will not be detoxifying properly. Nutrient transport, cell respiration, detoxification, elimination, digestion, assimilation, hormone production and brain function become severely disrupted leading to a gradual degeneration in our whole system.
Since emotional traumas are at the root cause of diseases, resolving them is the priority, and we focus on healing these through energy. Austrian oncologist Dr. G.R Hamer tested over 10,000 cancer patients. He found that cancer is always triggered firstly by an emotional trauma. Brain damage is then registered on a computer tomography as light and dark dots in the brain, and the location of this damage differs according to the emotional tones of the traumas. Symptoms of cancer then emerge. If the traumas are resolved, the dots disappear from the brain and the disease heals. Just as the research by Dr. Hamer revealed, we have also found a similar trend in people – if we can heal the underlying emotional traumas using energy, the body can then begin to heal itself.