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Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom – Win the Book!

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Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom – Win the Book!

In her newly revised classic, Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom, Dr. Christiane Northrup explores the mind-body connection and how emotional well-being relates to physical health. She covers women’s health topics holistically from head to toe and from the inside out. Get a sneak peak below and enter your comments for a chance to win a copy of the book!

How to Heal Energy Leaks: Heading Off Physical Illness in a Healthy Way

To stay or become healthy, it is useful for each of us to notice where we are leaking our energy. A good time to do this is when you go to bed each night. To begin the process of healing your energy leaks, simply notice who or what you are thinking about, worrying about, or obsessing about. What thoughts, emotions, events, or people keep coming into your mind? Are there any emotions or thoughts over which you are obsessing? See whom you’re holding resentments against.

When you find these areas, you must call your spirit back. One way to do this is by using your will and your power of intent to call back the parts of you that are caught in past or present situations that don’t serve your highest good. It is helpful to do this out loud. Simply state, “Spirit, come back here—I need you with me.” As you’re calling your spirit back, it also helps to affirm your spiritual connection verbally. Repeat the following affirmation (or something similar), really feeling the truth of it: “I am always being divinely guided toward my highest good on all levels. Divine love now dissolves everything that is not on my divinely designed path.” The split-off parts of yourself are not used to this calling, but eventually they will respond to your efforts and your energy will return.

Most of the blockages in our vibrational systems are emotional in nature. It’s helpful to think of your vibrational system as being like a stream of water flowing along. As long as this energy flow is healthy and you are feeling good about yourself, there’s much less risk of disease. Environmental toxins, dietary fat, and excess sugar or alcohol (to name a few) usually don’t manifest in disease unless other factors have already set up the pattern of blockage in the body’s energy system in the first place. [footnote 1: I am talking about common patterns here. Some illnesses are mysterious—almost archetypal—and don’t fit the personal patterns I describe in this section.]

Environmental or dietary risk factors can be likened to debris carried along in the body’s energy flow. This debris stays afloat unless there is a felled tree or other blockage to the water flowing in the stream. When there is, the debris collects in the branches of the felled tree and accumulates. Over time, similar accumulations in the body’s energy flow can result in physical illness. In fact, scientific research has associated a failure of the flow of information between cells with the induction of cancer in those cells. A physical barrier of any kind that blocks communication between cells is a carcinogenic influence. [footnote 2: D. B. Clayson, Chemical Carcinogenesis (London: Churchill Publishers, 1962).] The fat and connective tissue that form a fibroid, for example, do so only when the energy flow around and through the uterus is already blocked in some way.

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6:40AM PST on Jan 3, 2011

I do something similar, when I have a day that stresses me to the point I can't sleep, I think one by one of the people who really care about me. Whether I've seen them recently or not, the people who always love me. It refocuses me on the positive and wraps me in a warm circle of love and light.

5:14AM PDT on Aug 3, 2010

I agree with the blockages.....I have a blockage from my past that weighs heavy on me,however, I cant just tell my spirit to come back....I must heal from it to beable to overcome it. Then my spirit will be free from the energy leak.

3:52PM PDT on Jun 24, 2010

Great article. If more people would take responsibility for their lives, what a bonus that would be for the planet and evolution.

5:24AM PDT on Jun 22, 2010

Would love to have this book!!!

8:30AM PDT on Jun 21, 2010

I remember with pleasure the moment when, an adult, unfortunately, I learned that I am a whole being and that i not only have the right but the duty to love and forgive myself. How can I transmit this to as many children? My heart bleeds when I see children who suffer because they are not at ease with themselves.

12:47AM PDT on Jun 21, 2010

Healing is hard, even after forgiveness. forgetting the hurt is even harder. This article has given me some new hope.

10:43AM PDT on Jun 20, 2010

This is a very intriguing concept. I have trouble applying these concepts in my own life. Also, I worry that we will blame the person (or ourselves) when we are not able to fully heal. Peace.

9:03PM PDT on Jun 15, 2010

I hope that some day ...soon...the concept of energy and how we can help our bodies to heal will be mainstream and not just a novel ideal. I believe this is knowledge we lost long ago, not new stuff. Thank you for helping us to remember.

11:47AM PDT on Jun 14, 2010

Northup's book is seminal! Everyone woman should have a copy, including me!

11:10AM PDT on Jun 14, 2010

An interesting book indeed. Am looking forward to reading all of it!

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