Mind-Body Healing and Your Abundant Health

What is Abundant Health?

Having abundant health means having health in great quantity or, being very healthy. Is that not what we all want for ourselves? I am sure there are those that don’t, and I believe it is caused by a craving for attention, and subconsciously believing illness and disease are the only way to get this attention.

The next few blogs will be dedicated to mind-body healing. There is just too much information and too many cases to fit on one!

I believe we all can positively affect our health if we can place our focus on our thoughts, feelings and attitudes. The mind-body connection is so much stronger than most will believe. Although I am not the picture of health YET, I do believe my thoughts, feelings and attitudes have affected my health, first negatively, and then positively. This is my story.

Psychosomatic Illness

While growing up, I had a great-aunt who was constantly getting ill, claiming health issues of one sort or another. The adults would always talk about how she would seem to contract almost anything a friend, or friend’s friend or just about anyone she heard/read about had contracted.

They would shake their head and talk about her psychosomatic illnesses. Today, through studies, many scientists and doctors are finding that a lot of illnesses and diseases are psychosomatic. A psychosomatic disorder is a disease which involves both mind and body (http://www.patient.co.uk/health/psychosomatic-disorders).

I was always told I was so much like my mother. I was thrilled with this as I adored her and hoped to be just like she was when I grew up.

And, as I grew up, I watched her suffer through one health crisis after another. She was mentally strong in ways; but in others, not so much. She carried so much inner turmoil and emotional burden on her shoulders, unable to detach her feeling and emotions from what an alcoholic husband, unloving and judgmental mother-in-law and inconsiderate, selfish children put on her.

As an Adult

From my mid 20’s, I didn’t take care of myself, ate all the wrong foods, drank too much, smoked like a chimney, and, until my mid 30’s took more than my fair share of recreational drugs. As I reached my 40’s, I was a very good candidate for an early death with illness and disease accompanying me all the way.

Late 40's

Late 40’s

I began to have one health issue after another into my mid 50’s. These health issues didn’t mimic those of my mother though. While her illnesses were internalized, my mind chose a whole new route. Instead of internal organs, most of mine were muscular-skeletal with a few odd glandular issues here and there. The list just kept growing and growing, and I was approved for disability as of May, 2010 at the ripe old age of 54.

The “AHA” Moment

With all of the self-help and spiritual books I’d read, I finally stumbled upon information regarding the mind-body connection. I was amazed, when I thought back on my mom’s life and health issues, how much her mental and emotional condition could have, and did, affect the health of her body.

I then took a long hard look at my own emotional and mental state, along with my physical health. I could see the correlation between the most stressful and painful times of my life and the onslaught of illness and disease. By then, I had been diagnosed with multiple illnesses, diseases and syndromes. I was taking 11-15 medications, depending on what was going on with my body.

Today

Today

So, through meditation, hypnosis and creative visualization, I eventually learned to pay better attention to my thoughts, feelings and emotions. I have been able to decrease my medications down to 2-3 and plan on being dependent on none by summer of 2015. I feel better than I have in years, have more energy and sleep through the night.

To many, this may not seem like much; but, it wasn’t long ago I didn’t believe I would make it to my 65th birthday.  Today, I’m looking forward to abundant health for the rest of my long life.  I believe my before and after pictures tell the story

Please Read On…

The next 2 or 3 posts will be dedicated to sharing information of studies regarding mind-body interaction and stories of others who had drastic improvements in their health through changing the health of their thoughts and feelings. Some would call a couple of these miraculous.

Have you or anyone you know experienced amazing improvements in health without the use of surgery or medications? I would love to hear from you.

To Your Abundance,
Margot

27 thoughts on “Mind-Body Healing and Your Abundant Health

  1. Angela

    Thanks for sharing and I do believe this is true. I know someone who constantly worries about being sick that she ends up sick. Seems to be what you are saying. I think she makes herself sick by thinking about it all the time. Crazy!

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    1. Margot Post author

      Angela, It does seem crazy, doesn’t it? But, I believe you are right. One of the posts I am writing has to deal with that exactly. As they say with the Law of Attraction, what you think about most is what you attract into your life, especially when done so with strong emotion. Fear is one of the strongest emotions we have. When thinking of something with fear, you are just setting yourself up to have to deal with what you are thinking. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. I hope many people read and learn.
      To your abundance,
      Margot

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  2. booklover2

    interesting article, I have known people who always think something is wrong with them, sad, really, I personally like colloidal silver as a natural antibiotic. I’ve been using it for years and haven’t been to a doctor in years cause it works so well! I prefer natural to man-made medicines, no telling what’s in the man made medicines anymore! Thanks for the great info!

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    1. Margot Post author

      Thanks for sharing that! The medicines we have to choose from, many times seem to have worse side effects than the illness they are supposed to cure or the symptoms they are to relieve. I’m so pleased and happy to be able to stop the medications I was on for years. I’ve not read much about colloidal silver. I’ll definitely be checking that out.
      To your abundance,
      Margot

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  3. Sarah

    I have relatives that constantly focus on their aches and pains, and yet never doing anything about their physical situation, believing that griping about it is the only way they can find relief. It’s sad really. I hope it spurs the rest of us, and those reading this post, to be better for ourselves.

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    1. Margot Post author

      Sarah, I certainly agree with that! It’s amazing how many conversations I hear that people are talking about all their illnesses and pains. I really believe the more you concentrate on them, the worse they get. I try every morning to spend a little time being grateful that I am getting better all the time. Thanks for your input!
      To your abundance!
      Margot

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  4. Glyn Cooper

    Inspirational and what you say I believe to quite true. If we believe we are getting sick we probably will!. Likewise meditation and a positive attitude go a LONG way.

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    1. Margot Post author

      Glyn, don’t they though? I really believe meditation helped me with my health. I’ve also learned to not fear getting a disease of any sort. Our life experience here on earth is too short to spend our time thinking about all the ills we might get. Wake up, be grateful and meditate!
      To your abundance!
      Margot

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  5. Cathy

    Hi Margot,

    I admire your fortitude to turn over a new leaf in terms of improving your health. Many people I know just lose it because there are just too many holes to start patching up. In other words, they rather give up. Your color is looking great and I believe that you’ll continue to enjoy abundance into your golden years.

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    1. Margot Post author

      Cathy, thanks so much! I know I feel so much better now than I did when that first picture was taken a few years ago. I’m dedicated to staying on this path of health and happiness.
      To your abundance!
      Margot

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  6. Anne

    I like your post, Margot. I know this is very important. I experienced the connection between mind and body a while ago and was tough to believe in it. You get and become what you think. Control your mind and you control your body. Great information for anybody who needs help. I look forward to your next posts.
    Thanks,
    Anne

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    1. Margot Post author

      Anne, thank you very much! I do realize that so many of us being raised to think of going to the doctor as soon as you feel something might be wrong. The studies they have been doing on how much your mind and beliefs affect your physical well being is just amazing. We all need to concentrate on the positive aspects in life, learn to control our thoughts and feelings more. It would make a world of difference.
      To Your Abundance!
      Margot

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  7. John

    It takes a strong person to look in the mirror and say “something’s wrong and I need to fix it.” I’m so glad you were able to turn your health around. Stay strong!

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    1. Margot Post author

      Thank you John! I was certainly unhappy with the way my life and health were going. I didn’t want to be sick like mother. I can’t say there aren’t days I don’t feel great, but I really try to remain focused on improving my health (both physical and mental) and keep on the path to a happy and healthy life.
      To your abundance!
      Margot

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  8. Jess

    Margot what a journey you’ve had thus far. Good for you for digging down deep to and getting connected to your source. I find that it’s not easy work, and a constant effort but so worth it. The importance of taking care of ourselves on a whole level is often under rated but it’s amazing how much we can create through the vibration of just one thought. Keep up the amazing work, you are an inspiring and beautiful woman :)

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    1. Margot Post author

      Jess, thank you so much for your kind words. Yes, it isn’t always easy, but it’s not as hard as it used to be. I’ve grown to love my time with meditation and I do work on focusing on positive aspects and beliefs. This is a journey that will never end, but it’s to a point now where I’m really enjoying the work I’m putting into making me a better person all around.
      To your abundance!
      Margot

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  9. seth

    This is great to talk about an abundant health or how to get a healthy life. Nothing else more important to life than this. Great work, thanks for sharing,

    Seth

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    1. Margot Post author

      Thank you Seth! If you don’t have your health, not much else seems to matter. It’s so important to have abundance in all aspects of your life. I’m glad I finally realize this and have put a lot of work in keeping a positive outlook in all aspects of my life, especially health.
      To your abundance,
      Margot

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  10. Jolie

    Margot, you look great! A lot healthier and happier than your former self. I’m a big believer in the mind-body connection. I have seen too much proof of happier people not only living longer, but looking much, much younger as well. For example, I recently ran into a friend’s dad who was 86 but didn’t look a day over 55! I compare him to my own dad who is just 56 but has started to become very frail and looks well over 60, and I can see that high stress and a negative outlook has unfortunately really impacted his health.

    It’s really important to get rid of any stress and negativity from your life if you want to improve the quality of it.

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    1. Margot Post author

      Jolie, thank you!! You just hit the nail on the head. I also have seen this happen. My father is in his mid 80’s. He’s lost a lot of the stress he had in his life and is happier than I’ve ever seen him and he looks years younger than he did 10 years ago. And I have a neighbor who was 47 when I met her and I was floored! I thought she had to be in her 60’s. She’s had a hard, stressful life and it really shows. Stress can kill. I have always had a pretty positive aspect in life, but you can see from my pictures, I went through a tough time, mentally and physically stressed. Thanks so much for your thoughts!
      To your abundance!
      Margot

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  11. Ermin Osmanovic

    Thanks for this, I totally agree with your view on the mind-body connection. I heard a great saying which goes something like this ” Your mind is the player, your body is the instrument and your feelings are the effects”

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  12. Howie

    Margot,

    There is so much great information and truth here! Sometimes we need to almost brush up on sickness or even death to start recognizing the drastic changes that we must make to not only stay healthy physically, but have sharper and healthier overall cognitive health, too. I had only recently started meditation and it was something I never thought I would do, let alone anything I ever imagined, would possibly work. I have been stunned by the results. That one step of adding daily meditation to my life, has provided so much positive energy and health and served to influence and motivate me to change other bad habits into healthy ones. I meditate at least 10-15 mins a day, it’s easy, it keep me grounded and stable and has proven to be effective, far sooner than I thought it would. I look forward to reading more and learning a little more about hypnosis. This is an area I have not done much experimentation with yet, but I have a very open mind. All the best and have a very happy holiday!

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    1. Margot Post author

      Howie, you get it! It is amazing what just a few minutes of daily meditation can do for your mental and physical well being! It has definitely made a huge difference in my life. And don’t forget as soon as you put your feet on the floor, take a couple of minutes to think of all the things you have to be grateful for! Thanks for your great ideas and Merry Christmas to you too!
      To your awesome abundance!
      Margot

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  13. Ashley A.

    Margot, this post is amazing! It sounds like this is an amazing book and I’ve been totally convinced to get my own copy! I’ve been on a spiritual journey experiencing many of the same feelings as the author of this book describes and I’ve been searching for a little guidance. Think this might be it! Thanks again Margot, I can always count on you for a little inspiration.

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    1. Margot Post author

      Ashley, thank you! I can’t wait to hear what you think of the book. I know I found it amazing. It just reinforced my knowing that we do indeed have the power to heal our bodies by healing our feelings and emotions.

      To Your Abundance!
      Margot

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