Anticipating Bliss: The Healing Art of Optimism
There is a healing power to optimism.
When you wake up in the morning excited about the day, grateful to be alive, and spend time anticipating the blessings coming your way you actually create a cascade of emotions, and hormones in your brain including oxytocin, dopamine, and growth hormones - which help to heal your cells and activate your brain in positive ways.
So each day give thanks for the things in your life that make you happy: your joy over spending time with your beloved, gratitude for making progress on your goals, a safe comfortable home to live in, great work that makes a difference in the world, good food to eat, or the experience of enjoying the beauty of nature.
We can literally change our minds by taking charge of the way we feel.
It's not always easy, life is increasingly stressful in the modern world, but we can flow with our emotions and not let stress take over permanently.
Every morning focus on what makes you grateful and what you are excited about in the day ahead.
At the end of each evening, remember what blessings and joys you experienced that day and be grateful.
This trains our minds to attune to the heart frequency of love and bliss, and creates healing in our whole bodies.
As healers, teachers, coaches, entrepreneurs and leaders in the world today, we need to be catalysts for positive change in the world.
Women's wellness today is especially dependent upon decreasing the increasing swells of stress hormones, and allowing our bodies to experience the blissful feelings of oxytocin rushes from connecting deeply in ecstatic deep trust with ourselves, with our lovers, and with life.
Feel good about your life because you are a warrior for making it this far!
Know that you are a goddess because you are a powerful woman capable of incredible magic and power in your life in your own beautiful unique soulful ways!
Our thoughts are the more powerful than our genes in determining our health and wellbeing.
What we think and believe triggers hormonal changes and determines whether our brains, blood and bodies are flooded with oxytocin, the blissful chemical of love, bonding and trust, or cortisol, the chemical of protection which in excess creates further anxiety and tension, and all their hormonal partners.
As winter is coming to an end in the Northern hemisphere and the promise of spring is unfolding, it's a powerful time to remember the exalted nature of rebirth.
We have the power to create transformation and awaken to bliss, in our own lives, in our work, in our relationships, and in our communities and world.
Believe in bliss!
Be grateful to be alive!
To be in a body is a blessing!
Try an experiment right now, speak aloud these words with feeling and trust: "I am grateful for all the blessings coming my way today!"
Now, pay attention and see what manifests in your life in the next day.
Be open to unexpected surprises, meaningful interactions, and bursts of inspiration guiding you to new opportunities, or greater appreciation of the love in your life.