What do I mean “mind-body continuum”?
We often talk of the mind-body connection, as if mind and body are separate, but I have come to think it as a continuum: mind=body. Different aspects of the same……
This is similar to how vapor and ice are different states of water. As the kinetic energy, i.e., energy of motion, within changes, so does the physical state of the water. In the right set of circumstances, all states could exist at the “same time, same place”.
I find this “mind-body continuum” model better serves me in understanding how “I work”, in managing my life and health, and in working with my clients. I suspect it can serve you well, too.
Explaining “Your Mind is Your Body”…. Mind=Body
Let’s assume for argument’s sake here that it is true, as quantum physics now says is proven, that you (like everything) ARE energy (the scientific debates around this kind of do require a degree in rocket science to understand……). Matter = physical substance, i.e., your body. Matter IS energy. It is simply energy in a very condensed state, which behaves in its own ways. Like ice is very condensed water vapor and behaves differently than water vapor…. And, the water can contain other substances and components.
Wouldn’t you typically say thoughts are energy, not matter? They have a vibration, a quality that lifts you up, brings you down, or is somewhere between – neutral.
But wouldn’t you also agree that they also fuel creativity, whether it be the next greatest invention, dinner this evening, or peace in the world. Aren’t the thoughts that created those things still embodied in those things?
When you think of “mind”, don’t you think of “thoughts”? Your mind is thoughts, memories, etc.
Thoughts with that have a connection to feelings also make you calm, nervous, laugh, or even cry. They fuel responses in your body to make you sit up, run, stand, walk, etc.
Talking, laughing, relaxing, crying are all your body in motion, a state of being. What if that were the same as water being liquid, snow, or ice based on the conditions, i.e. the “thought” at the time….?
What if it is thought, a function of “mind”, that is creating your body? All of your body as you know it…… In other words, what if your body still embodies the thoughts that created it.
Suppose some of that “thought” creating you, is higher, bigger, greater than what you think of as “you”, or your conscious mind/Ego/intellect? Even bigger than your subconscious mind…. What if that bigger, higher, greater “MIND” is what is meant by the term “superconscious”?
I am using these terms simply to represent an idea, a neutral conceptual framework for contemplation. It is not intended to have any affiliation with any spiritual or religious beliefs, and is intended to neither support nor negate any such beliefs. These are paradigms that we are contemplating, exploring, researching, each in our own way. The term “superconscious” can be substituted with the term for your higher power, for example.
What if you, and Life as you know it, are simply a beautiful, complex, awesome THOUGHT based in the superconscious MIND?
Why Do I Share the “Mind-Body Continuum” With You?
Why do I continue living my deep desire to inspire you to think out of the box, and open your heart to new possibilities?
For one thing, this IS what finally changed my life and health for the better when:
- a traditional medical model alone did not help
- that medical model not only didn’t feel like the “right fit”, it actually could have made me worse
- that medical model disempowered me
- I had no idea that it was time for a change in my life, until I listened to the now louder whispers of my non-conscious mind
- I discovered “I” indeed had way more to do with what was happening than I realized
- I realized how the past was still actually “my present” in unresolved patterns and emotional responses
- I feared my condition would continue to worsen, and I may become disabled
- I knew my life would lack meaning if I didn’t have the opportunity to bring the same awesome, life-changing awareness and opportunities to others
Another reason I persist? I have already done the work, the learning curve, the trial and error, and I can save others from tripping over themselves, wasting valuable time and money trying to find their solutions. Not only can I help them find relief from their symptoms, I can help them get to the roots of their problems so they have TRUE lasting change.
The information out there is vast, and it can be challenging to digest it all. I can help you cut to the chase, take control of your life and health, get to the roots of your issues, dig for those pearls of wisdom in your stress and pain, and live your second chapter on your terms. You CAN live your healthiest, best life yet.
Our beliefs influence our perceptions. They can be limiting, or open us to new possibilities. And, they tend to find evidence to reinforce themselves, unless we are willing to open ourselves to new ideas when the old ones aren’t working. If you are stressed, your old ideas aren’t working…..
Going Deeper into the Mind-Body Continuum
In my next article I will dig deeper into the different aspects of the mind, and the roles they play. I trust that it will make this concept of the mind-body continuum even more intriguing, and understandable…..
In the meantime, I do believe you have enough to think about for now……
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