If you have been experiencing pain or tension for a long time then you know that pain is exhausting! Daily activities take more effort mentally, emotionally and physically. Dr. Joe Dispenza explains that thoughts are electric and the emotional response those thoughts create in our bodies are magnetic. In other words, our thoughts create feelings and the combination creates an electromagnetic field around us. The language you use in relation to your pain matters.
So what does this have to do with pain?
Persistent pain is exhausting and is a maladaptive response that occurs long after damaged tissues have repaired. This maladaptive response is reinforced by negative thoughts and emotions.
In fact, negative language reinforces pain neurosignatures in the brain and according to Dr. Joe Dispenza it also creates a negatively charged or weak electromagnetic field.
The Language You Use in Relation to your Pain Matters
When talking about your body do you use language like: “My bad back”, “My stupid right leg”, “My head is in a vice”, “My back’s gone out”.
From a biopsychosocial perspective on pain, these type of metaphors create a negative environment that reinforces the maladaptive response of persistent pain.
It perpetuates the stress response that releases a whole suite of stress hormones such as cortisol into the body. The result is an emotional response that lowers our mood, leaving us feeling disempowered possibly sad, frustrated and fearful. This in turn affects our ability to take action and perform the activities that are needed for self care. And our pain persists.
This perpetuates the cycle of thoughts to emotions to chemical release to inaction to a lower energetic vibration which reinforces the pain cycle.
Observe Your Thoughts and Words
The Language You Use in Relation to your Pain Matters. Spend the next few days observing your thoughts and words. What message are you reinforcing in your brain and nervous system that may be perpetuating your pain?
As Dr. Joe Dispenza explains in his book Becoming Supernatural, we have to raise our vibration from this old pattern and cycle to higher vibrations of vitality, balanced health, love and gratitude in order to shift the pain responses in our bodies and for the genes that restore health to take charge.
Try using language that supports a return to wellness such as “Movement is medicine” or “Motion is lotion for my joints” or “It is safe to move”, or “I have the power to help my body heal.” If the language you use in relation to your pain matters, then what kind of language are you using?
When you practice shifting your thoughts and words, can you feel how it shifts your energy?
So get on social media using #iloveme and leave a comment below telling us the simple things you do daily to lovingly care for yourself.
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