Thursday, June 16, 2016

Joy. Joy. Joy. Bring It.

Your Cells Understand Happy

When you are happy, dopamine receptors sit on the edges of cells and prevent viruses and illness from entering the cell. WHAT?! Yes, A book called The Molecules of Emotion by Candace Pert wrote about it. This means the happier you are, the less sick you get. And science proved it. She went further to say the body is the subconscious mind. hmmmm. We won't go there yet, but that will be a killer post. 

Today's post is all about being and feeling happy. 

Ever notice the people in your life that are the most positive almost never get sick? Think of the most positive person you have in your life.They are usually good looking and you feel more joy just being near them. These people are shining from the inside out. They are projecting joy and getting joy back. They aren’t happy because they have everything, instead they are happy, so they get everything. They are magnets for goodness.

The body with its trillions of highly intelligent cells will function perfectly when joy is your dominant emotion. But add in a bucket of stress, fear, or depression and the body doesn't know how to respond. So sickness and disease begin to manifest within the physical body. There is tons of research on the mind/body connection because of all the people who healed themselves, its real. They hurt, they cured themselves and then they shared their story so we could heal too. Is your story waiting for you to heal?

Louise Hay has a book all about the mind/body connection, and lots of medical personnel are also beginning to relate lifestyle habits and thoughts to physical conditions. People who are afraid or worry have problems with their kidneys. People who are angry are having problems with toxins (even toxic thoughts) related to the liver. People with low thyroid function have a hard time speaking up for their needs. These correlations can be very specific or very vague, but people are proving the truth of it all within the scientific community. Consider Christine Northrup and Mona Lisa Schultz as well as Bruce Lipton. 

The Journey...
Start with taking the pressure off yourself to try to be something different than what you are. You're perfect as you are. Just relax into being yourself so you can really resonate with your spark. You don't have to earn comfort in your own skin. It's already yours. If you aren't experiencing it, then start to focus on things you love, or things you are good at, or just dream about the things you desire. Imagine what you want and pull in. Your joy is waiting for you. And follow my examples to get you your happiness, instructions to follow.

This made me laugh, just had to share. Nothing related to post except lifting a mood

Move Toward Joy With HaPPy HaCks! 

 General/Specific mindset. Go general in your thoughts, if you're thinking of something you don't like. Shrug it off with statements like "well, that wasn't my most shining moment". And move on.  Unless you're thinking of something you really like, then you get specific and relish in it. Such as, you nailed a job interview - then specifically dig in and note why you liked it, what mood you were in when you walked in the door, how proud you were, how today is best day of your life, how you are a master at squashing the competition. That's how you experience more joy. Milk the GOOD and ignore the NEGATIVE. It creates more of the excellent experiences that feel good inside our body.

For Joy Through the Day: A Five-Minute Energy Routine

I love the 5 minute energy routine, it's how I guarantee myself a great day. When I feel blah or I need some extra confidence for my day, I move through all these moves and it's never disappointing. It accumulative, the more you do it - the more it helps. This stuff is real. Just like the cell phones work though you can't see the wire. And the wifi works, it's all through energy. Our body is more than physical flesh. It's also energetically wired and just because you can't see it doesn't mean it's not there.

standing at attention to brush, don't you do this?
"Fake It Until You Become It" You can change your mind by with body. Strike a power pose, for two minutes - hold your arms out to make a giant letter "T". Or my friend said she knows a verteran who cured himself of PTSD by brushing his teeth for 2-minutes twice daily, standing at attention - see pic. What I'm mentioning is epic: Amy Cuddy's TedTalks. Power posing increases testosterone (for confidence) and lowers cortisol (for relaxing). They proved with CEO's of large companies tend toward a proper hormonal mix of low cortisol and high testosteroneThey did hormonal tests on people to prove standing in wonder woman stance really works! Get your CEO on with a 2-minute power pose - KILLER prior to a job interview! 

When you feel Anger or Negativity:

Get upside down for new perspective. 

1. Stop and breathe. Give yourself 5 minutes of nothing but breathing. Let me just say this in bold: your thoughts control your breath and vice versa. Even if it means you'll be 5 minutes late or even if it means you have to be excused from an important meeting. You have to take care of yourself first. Be selfish with the needs of your body. 

Remember, if you imagine you are getting chased by a guy with a chainsaw, or if you imagine you just won a million-dollar dream house- your mind believes you. The biggest indicator of which of those is really happening is through your breathing.  So don't work yourself up in a tizzy.

Solutions to problems will magically come when our brains are full of oxygenated blood. When we are stressed, about something that hasn't ever happened or happened ten years ago,  the idea alone will put us in fight/flight mode. This means no blood is going to our brain or to the gut. So your food gets stored as fat and you are thinking on the level of a lab rat. Breathe instead. Just breathe.

2) Move to Music! This is embarrassing to admit but I love listening to my kids Frozen CD, it cheers me up every time. We throw dance parties and I just let my body move. Moving releases negative energy. There is the iconic song,  “Let It Go” in which I use my arms and push out anything negative I've been holding onto. Movement of any kind does this. Rolling in the grass, walking, dancing, stretching, tai chi, break dancing, finger tapping-  it doesn’t have to be exercise. Give the gift of movement to your body.

3) Write a Wish List.  Get very specific in the things you like. You could do a vision board or just go out into the world and look for occurrences that sit well with you. Even look for things you see in the world that you would like more of in your life.  Take a mental snapshot of two people kissing, a well-meaning kiss. Tell the universe you want more of that. I once was at the airport and saw a grandmother greet her grandchild with so much love and give him the most gentle squeeze, that I felt it within my own body. I was just the observer, but I felt it.. These acts of love are all around but we sometimes have blinders on - anger, rage, jealousy, self-pity, victimization, blame, guilt - these emotions are all disconnecting emotions that take away from the joy we were born to feel. 

4) Start a list of what's great about things. There's a positive to everything, seek it out. Control your focus. We easily go into negative mode but it can't serves us. Reverse it. What's great about having an imperfect body. 1. I don't have to be perfect. 2. I can be slightly invisible if I want, I can blend in a crowd  3. People don't judge me on a level of perfection

5) Stop what you are doing, do something different. Turn on the radio- full blast, walk on the grass barefoot, jump up and down, stand on your head, go chug 3 giant glasses of water. Change what you're doing to get a different result.

EnJOY the JOY.