Your body will absolutely follow the rhythm of your mind” – Abraham-Hicks
According to the National Science Foundation, we have 12-60,000 thoughts per day. Of those, 80% are negative and 95% are repetitive. I have also seen studies that suggest we only have 6,000 thoughts per day. Either way, we. are having thousands of thoughts per day. If 80% of our thoughts are negative, how is that impacting our stress levels and our bodies? And if 95% of our thoughts are repetitive, it would seem we are stuck in a rut. Given these statistics and what we know about the power of our thoughts, it would seem this could be a huge contributor to the aging process.
How much do our beliefs contribute to how we age? What have we learned from observing others about the aging process? According to Abraham-Hicks, the very. phrase, the aging process, exhibits a belief in decline. We are vibrational beings and our vibration is directly impacted by what we think and feel. It’s not very realistic to expect ourselves to stay on top of the thousands of thoughts we have per day, but we can pay attention to how we feel. Negative emotions cause stress and tension on our physical bodies, which Abraham-Hicks calls resistance. The more negative the emotion, the more intense the resistance. It’s kind of like trying to drive your car with the emergency brake on. That creates a lot of resistance for the engine which over time, wears it down. So, it would seem that the more we are able to release resistance, the more we align with our true selves and Source Energy (or God.) Again, according to Abraham-Hicks, the key to releasing resistance is “going to the well (Source) for refuelment on a regular basis.”
As my opening quote suggests, our bodies follow what our minds believe and thus, we feel. What if the real cause of aging is emotional resistance? There are studies that indicate that one of the. major causes of disease is stress/negative emotion. Given that we are spiritual beings having a physical experience, doesn’t it make sense that negative emotions would cause stress that would seem to create a gap between who we are now and who we are eternally? And doesn’t it make sense that the more we are able to release resistance, the more we will be in alignment with our true selves and thus be able to at least slow, if not stop and reverse the aging process?
One last thought, a study by Yale University suggests that people who feel good about themselves as they get older live about 7 1/2 years longer than the glass half empty types. For more thoughts on how to release resistance, see my posts on keys to happiness and things that may extend your life – and let me know what you think!