I was recently talking to my life coach and she was telling me about some research she did that stated that your cells listen to your thoughts. That statement just made so much sense to me. The more I thought about that statement the more it rang true with my spirit.
I remember I used to get a bad cold at least twice a year. My throat would start to get dry and scratchy. I would then think to myself that I was getting sick. I would take on the role mentally of being sick. Now when I feel my throat getting dry and scratchy, I just think to myself that I’m not getting sick. I don’t entertain the thought of being sick or take on the role. I haven’t had a cold in about 2 years now. I do attribute that to me not taking on the role, my thoughts, and of course God/Universe.
Every time I go to work, I am exposed to different germs. I’ve taken care of patients and come back the next day and the patient is on contact precautions. I’ve already been exposed to the germs the patient had the day before.
Another example, is on the first day of my period, I used to get bad cramps. I would have to take medicine and I could feel when the medicine was starting to work. The cramps wouldn’t start until I realized that my period started. When my period would start overnight, the cramps wouldn’t start until I was aware that my period started. I remember I used to think to myself, when I saw my period had started, oh boy here come the cramps and then the cramps would start. I noticed that when my period started while I was at work, I didn’t have any cramps. I noticed the difference was that I wasn’t thinking of my cramps while I was at work. I had so much to do at work, I didn’t have time to think about my cramps.
In the past three years, I’ve only had cramps with four of my periods. The cramps haven’t been bad, I don’t even take any medication when I have the cramps. I had been on birth control for around 10 years and I didn’t have any cramps when I was on birth control. Its been about 8 years since I got off of birth control. I don’t know if that affected my body and that may be why I have cramps with some periods and some periods not.
This morning, I was reminded of how bad my cramps could get. My period started before I went to bed. I wasn’t worried about having any cramps. I didn’t take any medicine, I just went to bed. I just assumed I wouldn’t have any cramps. When I was making lunch, I started to feel light headed, feeling like I had to have a bowel movement, feeling weak, and I started to get cramps. I forgot about those other symptoms that I used to get until that moment. I couldn’t even finish making my lunch before I had to get my mom to help me to the couch. My ears were ringing, the room was becoming fuzzy and I was feeling weak. It had been years since I felt like this. Those symptoms started when I had my fourth period when I was in middle school. I took some motrin and then I had to lay down. I had to toss from side to side a little because it didn’t feel good to stay in one place. The movement of turning from side to side helps a little with the cramps. I could feel when the motrin started to work. It was like God/Universe was reminding me of how bad it could get. Thankfully I have never felt like that at work because I would not have been able to continue to stay at work or even drive myself home.
Another example are my patients. I used to work at a hospital that had the 5 P’s. We were supposed to do the 5 P’s every time we went into the patient’s room. The 5 P’s are position, potty, possessions, pain, and I can’t remember the last P. The managers would sometimes stand outside the door while I was in the room just to see if I was asking the patient about the 5 P’s. We would ask the patient if they needed to go to the bathroom, change their positions in bed, or get to the chair to sit, if they had their possessions in arms reach, and if they were having any pain. Some of my patient’s would say that they weren’t having any pain at the time that I asked. About 5 minutes later, the patient would call and ask for pain medication. The patient would tell me that they thought about it and the pain came back. Just 5 minutes ago, the patient stated that they were having no pain.
What are your cells listening to? Are your thoughts negative or positive and what reality are you shaping for yourself? Are you ignoring something hoping that is will go away?
Your thoughts create your reality.
“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you are right.” – Henry Ford.
I love that quote.
You are the only one who sets your limits.
I use to tell myself that it was too overwhelming to lose 50 pounds. I used to tell myself that I had to lose weight before I became a travel nurse. I used to tell myself that I couldn’t do things alone like go on vacation. I was limiting myself with those thoughts and beliefs about myself. When I changed my thinking about myself, I was able to achieve my dreams. I lost the weight without a diet, I became a travel nurse, and I go on solo vacations. God/Universe takes care of me. I believe that I can overcome alopecia without steroid injections or creams.
Ever since I started to love myself and become more positive, my life has become more positive and loving.