When things appear in our physical experience it can represent a message. It may be a current message or one that's been speaking a long time. Some people call these messages manifestations, or we may talk about manifesting. Words that are similar to manifest are embody, evidencing, or reveal.
The physical body is form. It is the cells and systems that make up our tangible body, and it experiences the physical world. The sensations of the body are speaking a language and understanding this language is one of the keys to living life whole. Just like feeling pain when you get too close to heat, physical sensations are messages. When the emotional body is feeling an emotion, it is the physical sensation that gives us the experience of that emotion. If we feel sensations of fear in the body, we can then get curious about the thoughts we may be having and see at what level we may need to react. We must understand the physical body and how it speaks to us as we try to manifest the things we want in life.
There is a connection between connected thoughts and emotions and our world.
Victor Fankl said “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
If you are not familiar with Victor Frankl, he was a prisoner in the concentration camps of Nazi Germany. And it is this man that helped to teach me that the reality of things, the physical condition of life, do not dictate the thoughts and emotions going on inside me.
He also said, “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
This space he speaks of is the key to manifesting. Whatever our outer reality is, we could spend time and energy changing it. We could work to change our physical surroundings. We will also have to change our emotions and thinking towards it. Change on the outside does not mandate change on the inside. This approach to change is valid.
BUT, we could just as easily put the energy towards changing our attitude about our reality. It doesn’t really matter what is, it only matters how we THINK and FEEL about what is.
I talk about this in my 8-week weight release class. We have a huge desire for things, in the case of my class, losing pounds, or you may say receiving a certain sum of money or getting your dream job. On a scale of 1-10 we might scale our desire as a 9 or a 10 maybe 11 for some. But, our belief we can achieve it might scale at a 4 or 5 and our minds can go right into action convincing us our desire needs to lower to a 4 or 5. I’m suggesting we try raising our belief or, the mix of thoughts and feelings that we can achieve it, up to the 9,10 or 11! Why not? Instead of lowering our expectations lets raise our belief.
Spending time on feeling better and thinking positively about a situation changes the situation. Our experience is that powerful.
On the bottom of my homepage at mechellewingle.com I link to a test known as the Ace study. This study that began in 1998 is revolutionizing health.
ACE or adverse childhood experiences have become a huge predictor of health in adults.
This study found that each type of trauma counts as one on a scale of 1-10, no matter how many times it occurred - only once or many times.
Trauma for this study is defined as divorce, a traumatic event, addictions in the home which may include substances or things - pornography, abuse of all kinds, a mom or dad with depression or anxiety, and even being yelled at intensely where you felt afraid just to name a few.
People with an ACE score of 4 are twice as likely to be smokers and seven times more likely to be alcoholic, and attempted suicides increase by 1200 percent. A high ACE scores makes you more likely to be violent, to have more marriages, more broken bones, more drug prescriptions even, more depression, and more autoimmune diseases. People with an ACE score of 6 or higher are at risk of their lifespan being shortened by an average of 20 years.
Research from epigenetics shows that toxic stress (trauma) can actually change how our genes function, which can lead to long-term changes in all parts of our bodies and the brain. What’s more, these changes can be transferred from generation to generation.
This is different from disease being physiological or a belief we have a disease. These are physical changes to the brain and body. These are feelings that engage the nervous system and literally change the body.
I hope this tangent gets some of your attention because if we as a society understood this we could change all our lives for the better. By the way, time and time again the study proves that these adverse childhood experiences happen in all economic levels, religious groups, races, and all geographies. This is all of our problem.
The good news is that therapies that calm the nervous system like the ones I champion are the paths to avoiding the fate these studies present. There is a way to heal the nervous system and change the DNA in ourselves and the DNA we pass on.
So with that background in the power of experience, I propose that positive experience should have a same effect but for the positive. That is why a daily routine of wellness is vital and why we must take time to support, exercise, and pay attention to our emotions and the thought creating our experience. Paying attention is how we manifest aliveness and when we feel alive we bring our dreams to life.