I want to share something from my heart today that I hope will empower you in your daily lives.
YOU ARE NOT DESTINED FOR DISEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There are specific phrases I hear from clients or prospective clients all the time and you may even have used it in the past, so I want to lovingly BREAK the power this belief has in your life.
"Diabetes/Heart disease/Cancer (put in your own label) runs in my family".
Yes, you inherited genes from Mom and Dad, but it does not mean you will GET what Mom and Dad had - unless you DO what Mom and Dad DID.
This is an odd analogy, I know, so bear with me. Your body is a gun and it was manufactured with a bullet already in the barrel (your genes). It doesn't mean that gun is ever going to fire. Your LIFESTYLE choices are what pull the trigger (to create disease - to cause genes to be EXPRESSED, to be turned on).
We not only inherit genes from our parents, we also inherit dietary choices, stress coping skills, emotional numbing techniques, attitudes, beliefs, negative self-talk and a predisposition towards happiness, peace, love, forgiveness and harmony OR towards anger, rage, bitterness and resentment.
When you make different choices, you get different outcomes! You may need to prioritize certain choices even more if you know that you have specific genetic variants, but these are not a "death sentence" (for lack of a better phrase or explanation).
But here's the kicker: YOUR CELLS EAVESDROP ON YOUR THOUGHTS, (and your thoughts create your beliefs - beliefs are thoughts we keep repeating or hear often enough until they become OUR truth (not necessarily THE truth). The body ALWAYS follows the mind!!
I recently saw this quote on an Instagram post that sums this up so well: "If you want to know what your thoughts were like in the past, look at your body today. If you want to know what your body will be like in the future, look at your thoughts today". - Dr Rudolph Tanzi.
Do you ever think about what you're thinking about? Do you spend hours ruminating about old arguments or worrying about things outside of your control? Are you a worrier? Do you "self-medicate" with TV, wine, food, etc so that you don't address what's actually going on inside emotionally? Do you engage in negative self-talk? Who are you mad at? How long have you been mad at this person? (I'm not saying you do these things, but rather an attempt to nudge you towards some soulful introspection).
Disease does NOT have to form part of your future. Your daily thoughts and choices impact your wellness more than your genes do!
Did you learn something from this post? What’s your biggest take-away?