THE SOURCE OF ALL YOUR STRESS
When you do things that are really not what you want to think, feel things that you certainly don’t want to feel, you have a memory that is being reactivated: you re-experience the feelings, thoughts and beliefs of that old picture which is causing stress in you. You might not fully be aware of that, if not at all, but most of your reactions are nothing more than a repetition of a picture that your mind associates with the current circumstances, a situation in the present that is similar to a painful memory.
The unhealed pictures of the heart (destructive cellular memories)
The stimulus for our unwanted behavior is always a picture (a memory)
Life is about experiences. All we experience is encoded as pictures that are stored in our heart and in our cells (cellular memory). All we think, feel, believe and do is based on a picture. We might not fully be aware of that, if not at all, but most of our reactions are nothing more than a repetition of a picture that our mind associates with the current circumstances, a situation in the present that is similar to a painful memory.
The problem below the watermark
Everything that has ever happened to you is recorded. Some of it you can access, and we call this the conscious memory. Some of it you can’t access, and we call that the unconscious or subconscious memory. With your conscious mind, you can choose whether to think about the good, happy, healthy thoughts and memories, but with your unconscious mind you cannot really choose what you’re going to think about, because the unconscious mind has a mind of its own.
The unconscious mind works by association and as soon as a memory is being reactivated, the conscious mind is bypassed and the subconscious does whatever it needs to do: reacting out of ‘fear’. That usually involves activating the body’s stress response and most of the time we are unaware of this mechanism. We are in stress without even knowing it and we re-experience aspects of the original event often not knowing why.
The body’s stress response and its effect
We don’t have to feel stress in order to be in stress.
The body has a beautiful built-in mechanism to protect you from external danger. It is called the fight / flight mechanism that ensures that the body is ready to defend itself when there is a life-threatening situation. If the danger is gone, the body switches back to its normal functioning. Unfortunately, the body reacts in exactly the same way when old memories are triggered and their emotions are re-experienced. In less than a second, your whole system shifts to the fight / flight mode again. Continuous stimulation of this response causes chronic stress at the cellular level, which affects the nervous system and the cells that slowly on are shutting down. Many people are unaware that their bodies are in stress and yet deep down it slumbers as potential diseases.
The negative result of fight/flight:
Under stress everything stops except what is necessary to survive.
When the body is fight / flight, all forces are mobilized to survive. Most of our blood flows to the large muscle groups and brain stem and temporarily or continuously, energy is extracted from important body functions such as:
– The digestive system (to digest food)
– The kidneys (balance the electrolytes)
– The liver (clear the toxins)
– Your creative thinking
And worse, with continued stress:
– Your immune system is weakening
– Your cells stop their growth and regeneration processes, switching over to a ‘self-protection mode’
Where it all began:
your internal programming
Our actions are responses! The reason we can’t easily identify that our actions are responses is that we may be totally unaware of the stimulus that caused it.
he stimulus is always a memory. There are different types of memories encoded in our memory banks (hard drive) that we may not be able to recall at all. Even when we can, our response doesn’t always seem logical.
• Inherited memories (from your parents and ancestors, past generations)
• Past life memories
• Pre-language and pre-logical-thinking memories from your early childhood
• Trauma memories
• ‘Popsicle’ memories that result from innocent situations, but have a permanent, big impact on your life
Most of the pictures that determine the rest of your life originate from your earliest youth and the prenatal phase. This is where your inner programming is created.
Depending on the different experiences in this phase (0 – 6 years), every person downloads subconscious beliefs about themselves and the environment which is stored as a blueprint in your cells. This programming controls the fate (well-being) of your cells, but also controls your automatic behavioral patterns. Many people think that they can control and change their lives with their will. However, if negative images / memories are stored in your heart and cells, you will always continue to react from the beliefs belonging to these pictures. Real change is not brought about by your will and thought, but through opening and healing the cellular memories in your body, i.e.: the unhealthy images of the heart.