Warning: Thoughts can damage your health

We all have, somewhere in the region of, 70,000 thoughts every day. That’s lot of thoughts.

Working with people to consciously create change in their lives, I often ask clients about their self talk, or what thoughts they have on a recurring basis. It’s this self talk and the recurring thoughts that create our beliefs and our stories.

These create our point of view, our experiences and ultimately, our lives.

What’s so surprising is how many of us really attack ourselves with our thoughts. I know when I began to get conscious of what my self talk was,  I couldn’t believe some of the things I was telling myself.

We talk to ourselves in ways we’d ever talk to other people – because if we did, they wouldn’t want to associate with us.

We tell ourselves we’re fat, not good enough, not smart enough, that we can’t do it, that we’ll never be successful,  that other people are out to get us…… The list is endless.

Can you imagine if you had a friend who kept telling you all these things – you’d dump them!

So what does all this matter?

Dr Masuru Emoto, a scientist who believes that water is deeply connected to our individual and collective consciousness, would say it matters tremendously. He conducted water crystal experiments which consisted of exposing water in glasses to different words, pictures, or music, and then freezing and examining the resulting crystals through a microscope. Some of the crystals are breathtakingly beautiful and the contrast between words like love and hate is phenomenal.

So what’s the energy of your thoughts doing to you?

Our bodies and minds are connected. Thoughts themselves, although abstract or non material,  instantaneously invoke chemical reactions in the brain, called neuropeptides.  These then flow to different parts of the body, influencing it on a physical level.  The brain doesn’t discriminate as to whether the thought is useful or not. It will process a  beneficial thought just as easily as one that is not.

This isn’t to say that one negative thought will have an impact on our physical health, but repeated patterns of negative thinking will take a toll on your body, and your zest for life and living.

You are a powerful creator.Positive thinking

Think of someone who really energises and inspires you – I bet they’re light and positive and fun to be around?

Now, think of someone you know who complains all the time? I bet you feel heavy around them and perhaps they even make your heart sink when you have to spend time with them?

Our thoughts have the same impact on us as people. They can spiral our emotions  downwards and drain our energy, or they can inspire us and raise our energy.

So what if you were to begin to choose your thoughts in an area of your life you want to change?

What could this mean for you?

Perhaps it could mean that every time you caught yourself talking to yourself in an unkind way  you just stopped, acknowledged what you were doing and asked yourself ‘ok, what would be a kinder thing I could tell myself?’ Or, if that feels difficult then, ‘What would someone who cares about me tell me here?’

Or you could play a game I love to play…..My game is called that ‘what if game’.

It’s really simple. Here’s how you play it. Next time you’re aware that your thoughts are running away with themselves and your emotions are spiralling downwards, ask yourself questions like these….

Ok, what if I knew this was going to work out perfectly?

What if I knew what to do next?

What if something really great happened next?

What if I trusted that everything was working out just perfectly?

What if I had x in abundance?

What if this just worked out easily for me?

Give it a go…. Just keep asking questions. Make up your own. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you’re energy will begin to change. You’ll begin to feel lighter.

Let me know how you get on and if you have any questions or feedback then feel free to drop me a line on laura@lauraborland.com I’d love to hear from you.

If you’re interested to know more of the science behind this article then check out these links Dr. Candace Pertneuropeptides as a starting point.


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