The Mental Body: The Biological Mechanism of Thoughts

Oh, the intellectual body that is overly educated and what 99% of the population relies on to run their world. I used to be in the same boat until I stopped allowing my overactive mind to call the shots. When your mental body is imbalanced you are making my life harder than it needs to be. Let’s take a deeper dive into this analytical body and action steps to bring this overactive body into harmony with the rest of the bodies.

 The mental body typically over developed in most people. This body houses our thoughts, attitudes, judgments, prejudices, education, how we process information, our focus and clarity. The mental body is classified as masculine and represented by the element air. In the medicine wheel the direction is East. I want to make quite clear it has nothing to do with how intelligent you are, more about your ability to make thoughts and ideas (good/bad, smart/not so smart).

 Through our school system here in North America, we have been conditioned to rely heavily on our mental body. We are taught what to think in school’s vs HOW to think to problem solve and successful run our lives. The education system catered to humans ability to create and explore different theories in any subject. If you ask me how much advanced calculus I use in my life, the answer is zero.

Now the school system is not to blame solely, social media and the computer age left our mental bodies over stimulated and decreased our attention span. Think about how often you scroll through pointless social media posts, or memes looking to numb and shut off your overstimulated mental body. People will spend hours doing this. I highly recommend you time yourself and track just how much time you do spend on social media. I bet you will be shocked. These constructs did give us a wonderful gift, we did develop our mental body more than we ever had before. It is not all bad.

Putting the social constructs aside, let’s get into the nitty gritty about using our mental body in a healthy and productive way. Also, how it relates to our health.

Our mental body is responsible for our thoughts. We have different types of thoughts. Thought patterns can be empowering or disempowering. Disempowering thoughts sound like this: I am unlovable, I am stupid, No one care’s about me, etc. Empowering thoughts sound like this: I love myself, I am more than enough, I am powerful, I can do anything I put my mind to, etc.

For simplicity’s sake, empowering thoughts are healing, and disempowering thoughts are toxic and disease causing. When we have the same or similar thoughts repeatedly, we create a thought pattern. This is important! If your majority of thoughts are disempowering, that means your thought patterns are toxic to your health.

Every thought you have is connected to your nervous system. Happy and empowering thoughts will send electrical impulses down your nerves resulting in the secretion of happy neurotransmitters (serotonin, dopamine, etc). These neurotransmitters will create a physical cascade in your body. Different neurotransmitters attach to different receptors on the cells. This sends a message, to each of your cells, what to do. Essentially communicating which proteins need to be activated or deactivated. This communication plays a role on which genes are activated or deactivated on your DNA. It changes the mRNA expressions in your body.

If you want a more in-depth look at this, I suggest you investigate Dr. Bruce Lipton’s (PhD) work. He talks about the biology of belief and how our thoughts control our epigenetics. It is well documented at this point.

Our thought patterns are what form our nervous system pathways. If you have disempowering thought patterns, you are going to have a 16-lane highway into dis-ease promoting pathways. Over time, these pathways will form actual disease in your body. When you learn how to keep your thoughts accountable, and have empowering thought patterns running, you promote healing, growth and abundance.

One of the most common questions I get asked is how do I hold my thoughts accountable? It is easy. You need to be aware of your inner critic and train it. Every negative thought about self you have, you stop it dead in it’s tracks by saying “cancel, cancel. Cancel” and rubbing your solar plexus in a circular motion making sure to cross midline. Then insert the empowering thought. Doing this over time will condition your mental body what to think. There are faster ways to do this, and those require 1:1 work with the BHI Virtual Healing Hub.

What is more important is to train your body HOW to think. When you train your mental body how to think, you will change your thought patterns, not just your individual thoughts. Your individual thoughts will change naturally. This is done through the BHI Practitioner training, where you learn to reprogram your brain, and others.

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