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Whatever your belief system, it is crucial to hold the most positive thoughts and images in your mind. Ernest Holmes (1887-1960), the founder of Science of Mind, described “The Law of Mental Equivalents”. He said, basically, that what you hold in consciousness is what you will get in your reality. This has been proven true in a number of fields, as your brain and body take instruction from your thoughts.
Do you ever wonder why some people always cheerfully achieve success, while others are down in mood and fail at many doorsteps of opportunity? Your mind takes instruction from your thoughts, and your nervous system acts them out. So success is very much from your mind (not IN your mind). Try this experiment. Find a 10-pound object or a gallon bottle of liquid, and lift it before and after you say these phrases. Ready? Lift the object. Notice how heavy or light it is for you at this moment. Say 10 times, at any speed, “I am a weak and unworthy person”. Your nervous system will take this literally. Now pick up the object again. Notice how much heavier it is? Now reverse the effect. Say 10 times, at any speed, “I am a vital, strong, valuable person.” Pick up the object again. Notice it has become lighter. From now on, it will be easy for you to remember that your brain and nervous system are always listening to what you say.
Now consider the phenomenon that your brain and nervous system do not know the difference between a real situation of terrible conflict, like a nasty fight or an assault, and a portrayed situation, as in a TV show or movie. In a good mood, go to a movie theater and see any of the currently popular end-of-the-human-race movies. You know, machines are arising or attacking from space, and the situation is impossible. Although not currently in theaters, Independence Day is a good example of this genre. If you have a portable blood pressure monitor, by all means take your blood pressure before and after you see this movie. At the end of this movie, you will feel stressed, your adrenaline will be rushing, and your blood pressure will be up. You may feel hyped up or exhausted, fearful or cranky, and easily startled. Leaving the venue, you may be driving “with a heavy foot”. Your brain and nervous system registered all the signals of a real war. Now think of puppies, babies, and restaurants you love. Notice your whole bodymind system shifting when you shift your attention. Notice how light your mind and heart feel? Truly, you choose what stress and negativity you feed your mind and body.
Do you want to live your best life now? Good! Then notice what you are showing to your mind’s eye, and work toward positive focus, creating the best brain, body, and lifestyle you can. That’s Upbeat Living! And it’s up to you.
- Kebba Buckley Button is a stress management expert. She also has a natural healing practice and is an ordained minister. She is the author of the award-winning book, Discover The Secret Energized You (http://tinyurl.com/b44v3br), plus the 2013 book, Peace Within: Your Peaceful Inner Core, Second Edition. Her newest book is Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine. Both that book and Peace Within are available through her office. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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