If you were to ask me the key to good mental and emotional health, I hand on heart would say meditation and mindfulness practice first up. Not kinesiology, or any other type of therapy. These two practices have quite honestly turned my life around in the last 12 months.
Did I just throw myself, and my business, under the bus?
No, I’m being a little cheeky, truth be told it’s kinesiology AND a meditation and mindfulness practice which is the bees knees when it comes to a really amazing mental and emotional body. But regular meditation is crucial.
Think of this, people go have facials to remove excess dead skin, blemishes such as blackheads or acne, and achieve smoother, softer and hydrated skin that glows with health afterwards. But if they didn’t maintain a daily face wash and moisturise routine, how long would the benefits of the facial last? Could they maintain their appearance on monthly, three monthly or yearly facials? No. They need to do the daily selfcare work at home.
Kinesiology (your facial) is fantastic, but you need a mindfulness and meditation routine (your daily cleanse) to really keep your mental and emotional health (skin care) in top condition.
Kinesiology can be powerful and life changing. It can help you deal with issues, the ‘big stuff’, most of which lies in your subconscious. Kinesiology helps you bring these subconscious programs and thoughts into your conscious mind so you can see how they almost manipulate the course of your life. It helps you understand the power these programs/thoughts have over you, how they cloud your perception, and you gain understanding and clarity around what needs to change and why. After every balance you feel more relaxed, positive about life and motivated to make changes.
However, the key is to maintain these feelings and motivation. And this is where a daily meditation and mindfulness practice comes in as it stops you falling back into old thought patterns. To stop telling yourself those same stories with their hypnotic messages “I’m always sick”, “It’s too hard for me to lose weight”, “I’m so busy I don’t have time for xyz”, “I get hayfever in Spring”.
Your subconscious programs cause you to have a distorted perception on life, which you act on based on your belief this is your truth, which then become your truth, thus creating a habit.
When you take at least 30 minutes of each day to meditate, to stop, breathe and focus on your body, it helps you become more present. Being more present means your mind stops dwelling on the past or worrying about the future. You are in the here and now. And when you’re in the now it’s like you’ve given your mind a cleanse.
I challenge you to really notice how often your mind defaults to past or future thoughts. How truly in the moment are you? As the enlightened Eckhart Tolle says in the Power of Now:
“All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry – all forms of fear – are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of nonforgiveness are cause by too much past, and not enough presence.”
So coming back to kinesiology. It’s all well and good having sessions with me to help you work through the accumulation of negativity and the subconscious programs, but it is absolutely critical that you have some sort of meditative and mindfulness daily practice to really get the most value out of your sessions. Otherwise you might as well book weekly kinesiology sessions to keep yourself in tip top shape, and this goes against the aims of kinesiology, which is to empower you to make the necessary changes in your life.
I’d like to thank and acknowledge Belinda Davidson. Through her teachings and her School of the Modern Mystic I have learnt to meditate daily and be more mindful and there is a peace within me now that I never knew was possible. Thank you Belinda, I’m forever grateful.