Every Cell In Your Body “Hears”

Brain Mind

Your consciousness is your Mind telling your brain what you want it to do.

However, oftentimes the Mind is not as good an employer as it might be and the brain has a lot of time to wander. If you were to add up the amount of time your brain has to wander from thought to thought and emotion to emotion, what do you think you might find?

Some time would be taken with events that we might consider negative and others might be taken with events we consider positive, but a large amount of the time would be spent on the brain just going from thing to thing to thing.

The brain has a lot of time to think up thoughts (which is its job) and a lot of time to go from feeling to feeling to feeling, unsupervised a lot of the time.

If you decide to tell your brain to go to positive feelings and to feel them, just a little, gently, over time, you will feel the emotions you choose more regularly and consistently and you will grow in an UpSpiral.

It’s as simple as that. Positive emotions, positive moods, and a positive consciousness take time, and it takes intent that builds upon itself overtime.

You are constructing new neuropathways composed of new neurons and cells that can reconstruct the nature of your brain, your perception and your consciousness.

Every cell in your body “hears”.

Not only do your cells “hear” music at the same level of your audible hearing, but your cells also hear what you are feeling and thinking. Every thought, every feeling is heard by your cells through sound waves and sensory transmissions that are audible to the sensory mechanisms of each of your cells.

Stop and consider this for a minute. Every minute of everyday, you are telling your cells how to feel.

How do you think that affects their health?

So what your cells assimilate and what they expel, and how they function in healthy or unhealthy ways is fundamentally and radically affected by their environment of sensory information. That information comes from your choices about how you feel and how you think.

Positive emotion is the most powerful anti-toxin.

Make the choices for love, peace, gratitude and joy throughout the day. Maybe everything isn’t going like you planned or expected, maybe there is a downer or two, but you can still feel these emotions on some level of 1-10 from just a little to more and more.

Can’t feel them at all, you say? Then think them. You don’t have to deny negative feelings, but you also don’t have to stay in them, live in them, or obsess over them. Let negative feelings be a signal to find something to be grateful for and start to pulse a little bit of a thought and feeling of joy.

You move in the direction that you intend to go –into an UpSpiral or into a DownSpiral. And your cells are listening to the choice you make.

What effect do you suppose this choice to feel toward the “good” has on the health of your always “listening” and sensory receptive cells, to each and every one of them?

© Dr. William K. Larkin 

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Dr. William K. Larkin
  • Shuhan Yang, PHR CPCC CCMC

    When we say someone is consciously living his/her life, we usually mean that person’s mind is making a deliberate decision to tell the brain to operate in a certain way. In other words, when we are not aware or living deliberately, we let the mind go wherever direction it wants to go and as a result, the brain wanders — going from one thought to another; one feeling to another. This means our emotions are largely dependent on outer referrals. If a good event happens, we are happy; whereas a bad even takes place, we are sad.

    We have learned the concept “”reversal of emotional cause and effect” , which means emotions are seen as the cause, not the result of life experience. By consciously choosing to live in UpSpiral, we allow ourselves to connect with and awaken the positive emotions that are already wired in us and create life experience from that empowering space. “Fake it till we make it” in this context means we tell what we want it to be. When we are deliberately tapping into peace, gratitude, joy, hope and love, we connects with those emotions within us. As a result we peaceful, grateful, joyful, hopeful and loving, and we attract life experience of same vibration into our lives. These positive thoughts, feelings and state permeate into every corner of our body. They affect our overall well-being at a cellular level.

    “Heraclitus effect” prohibits a self destructive process from breaking down. When we focus our attention on such process (negative emotions, weakness, etc), we stop that process from diminishing; we amplify the process’ sustainability instead. This in fact also affects us at a cellular level as every thought and feeling are heard by your cells through sound waves and sensory transmissions. “Zeno effect” is the opposite of “Heraclitus effect” and it teaches us the benefit of focusing on a positive process (positive emotions, strengths) as whatever we hold in focus emerges from that focus.

  • Dr. gloria wright

    I love Dr. Larkin’s comment, “Your consciousness is your Mind telling your brain what you want it to do.”
    I remember when I first starting consciously doing thought and mind management. First, I had to really watch what I was thinking (and feeling). What I found was a bit alarming to me. My free-floating thoughts were filled with “worry.” A lot of dialogue in my head was around being misunderstood. It was an old tape about wanting to be understood, loved and
    accepted. This was a bit of a downer, to say the least. I realized that worry is a form of Southern love and caring (at least in my family.) But it is also futile.
    The idea, the way I get it, is that we can direct our thoughts and our feelings to a more positive slant. I had to acknowledge that I had a CHOICE about what I think and how I feel. That wasn’t so much a revelation, but realizing that I made that choice with every thought and feeling was. Whoa. I liken it to riding a horse. You can give the horse his rein (and he’s likely to head to the barn) or you can hold the reins and lead the horse where you want to go. Well, if my destination is happiness, then I need and want to choose thoughts and feelings that support my being happy – and that doesn’t include worrying.
    When we become conscious and responsible for our thoughts and feelings, it also has an impact on the workings of our brains. And as Dr. Larkin reminds us, we begin to construct new neuropathways composed of new neurons and cells that can reconstruct the nature of our brains, our perceptions and our consciousness. Fascinating and enlightening to realize that our cells are guided my own internal radio program.
    Bottom line, I not only need and want to watch the company I keep, but also to keep my internal radio tuned to positivity – to be happy! It can be a challenge in the early stages of the learning curve, but the payoff is tremendous. With the buildup over time, we become less drawn to the negative, break some old bad habits and begin to create new habits and neuropaths and…. And we’re happier, healthier and enjoy life more. I’m in. Are you? Don’t hang on to “ain’t it awful and poor me.”
    Being a victim is not a happy place to dwell. Choose happy. Choose healthy. Choose wisely!

  • Michelle Carl Rizal

    Given the latest research in brain science and ability to measure brain activity, it is amazing to continue learning about the mind/body connection. Every thought (positive or negative) has a corresponding chemical reaction (positive or negative) that feeds into the body at the cellular level.

    So, how can we thrive at the cellular level? It is a choice. If we start putting the intention and building the capacity to lean towards having more positive emotions (for example, by pulsing and feeling love, joy, gratitude, and peace), there is scientific evidence of increased blood flow and activity in the brain—associated with the elevation of the positive mood. Science indicates that you can boost your immune system by doing this.

    However, building a more positive state of mind happens over a period of time. In our society of instant gratification (for example, get instant information using Google or quick response via text) and the fact that our brains are inclined to lean towards the negative with a 9 to 1 ratio (Zeigarnik Effect), it can be an uphill journey. It will require commitment, practice, and self-compassion.

    The good news is….we have a choice to change our brains to reap the benefits of positive neuroplasticity. What choice are you going to make today?

  • Mary Garvey Horst

    I will begin by agreeing with the statement: “Positive emotion is the most powerful anti-toxin.” This has been true for me. It’s time for my annual physical and I realized that I have not been back to my physician’s office in a year. Although I did have one cough/cold during that time, my body naturally and with rest returned to a state of health. I haven’t always been so healthy! However, I do believe that my cells hear my thinking and feeling. As a faithful practitioner of the Emotional Gym, I regularly pulse the emotions of peace, love, gratitude, hope and joy. I have no doubt that living in the UpSpiral has effected my overall health and cellular well-being.

  • Deborah Logan

    This is the very information we discussed in last Thursdays USL group. Reading this again now, is a good reminder particularly because I’ve felt a few aches and pains recently which are due to stress from life situations that are out of my control. Rather than ruminate on negativity, I focus on what I do want to feel, and doing the Emotional gym helps to realign both thinking and feeling parts of my mind. Thankfully, I am doing better physically, emotionally and mentally. Knowing my positivity being is sending messages of love, peace and joy to my cells makes me smile and allows me to release the trapped energy that is in my body.

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