Are you lovingly treating your body, mind and soul?

“Love has been defined by those who perceive its true character as the greatest thing  in the world.
I might add that it is the greatest healing force in the world.
Love never fails to meet every demand of the human heart.”

~Baird T. Spalding

Summer is here and with it, from the traditional Chinese medicine point of view, its relationship to the fire element and its connection to the heart. And so, I chose to talk about… love.  Am I talking about love again? How can that be? Because, if it is the greatest healing force in the world (it is!)… we need to finally surrender and put our focus on what love means and how to bring it into our lives.

If the science of epigenetics demonstrates that it is the trillions of cells in our body that turn on and off our few 20,000 thousand genes, and if the new science demonstrates that our own and collective beliefs wire our biology… we better listen! Listen to our individual and collective thoughts. Are they kind, loving and compassionate, or angry, filled with fear, stress and self-sabotage? Are we lovingly listening to these thoughts which are the expression of a deeper parts of the self, deeper individual, generational and collective wounds… trying to get attention from our responsible self to finally listen and do something about it? What is preventing us?

In this exploration toward more clarity and understanding of how our beliefs wire our biology, I want to share Dr. Mario Martinez’s work. He is a clinical neuropsychologist, author and founder of the Biocognitive Science Institute.  Biocognitive Science is a new paradigm that investigates the causes of health and the learning of illnesses. It identifies complex discoveries of how our cultural beliefs affect our immune, nervous and endocrine systems, and translates them to practical applications. “Biocognitive theory integrates research in psychoneuroimmunology, neuroscience, and cultural anthropology to conceptualize and address the causes of health, the learning of illness, and the biocultural ingredients of longevity as integral bioinformational fields that cannot be reduced to their cognitive, biological or cultural components. Dr. Martinez proposes a new model of PNI he calls Cultural Psychoneuroimmunology, taking the research from the constraints of the  lab to natural settings in cultural contexts that could significantly influence the outcome. While rat research could be productive, the results must be interpreted as responses from animals that do not have the capacity to find meaning in their actions and awareness of their mortality. Cultural anthropology is the missing link of psychoneuroimmunology”.

As he says: “Your cultural beliefs predispose you to what you eat, the environment you choose to live, the quality of your relationships, the value of the pleasure you engage, your expression of exalted vs. primitive emotions, your choice of righteous anger vs. chronic anger, growing older vs. aging, mindfulness vs. mindlessness, love vs. fear, optimism vs. pessimism, empowerment vs. helplessness, inclusive compassion vs. exclusive caretaking, assertiveness vs. submissiveness, and much more.”  He recommends that we be aware of our inherited cultural messages, and consciously affirm language and beliefs that encourage wellness. It is the conglomerate of these experiences  that determine gene expression of wellness, or not.

In his CD “The Mind-Body Code: How The Mind Wounds And Heals The Body”, Dr. Martinez explores how we  need to be mindful of the power we have to improve or prevent any condition, and invites us to discover the dynamic interplay between our thoughts, body, and cultural history to master the creation of wellness and fulfillment. His six sessions program contains insights, exercises and mind-body meditations to help us balance every facet of our lives toward wellness, from relationships and aging to abundance and ambitions. The first step he proposes toward health and satisfaction begins by “allowing yourself to live your greatness. For it is in reclaiming your natural state of worthiness that you come back to wholeness and see anew all that is possible for you”.

According to Dr. Martinez, by valuing and committing to self-care, we build our self-esteem and than follows healthy affiliation with others. When these three things come together,  we can make empowering choices, as we value ourselves enough to be worthy of love, than allow more joy into our lives, and the cycle of self-sabotage ends as self-care, self-esteem and affiliations with others can address the root causes of our fear of love. Yes, love is the greatest healing force in the world…and science is starting to demonstrate its effect on our health and well-being.

So, are  you lovingly treating your body, mind and soul? This summer, lets explore your health, individually, but also lets look  at how your health is being impacted by the collective, and lets make appropriate choices and changes. Are you being influenced by your emotions and surroundings while little voices within, are trying to get your attention to redirect you in following your truth? The part of you, your body, this amazing temple, is infinitely intelligent but depends on your conscious loving choices for its equilibrium. As we are entering a new season of life, with the summer at our door, I invite you to pause, and look at self-care and self-love, how worthy you are, and how you can enhance your life, joy and health!

“When you release your hatred, jealousy, cynicism, and distrust from the cages you created to restrain you,
there’s a vacuum that is gradually filled with liberated self-love.
Then you can invite others to share your new treasure.
But it does not happen by sending good wishes to the universe.
It requires mindbody action that confirms your commitment to freedom from self-entrapment.”

~ Dr Mario Martinez



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We are truly interconnected!

In Gratitude, Love, Health and Happiness,

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