If you read my blog post on letting go of vengeance and moving into love / acceptance, you have been presented with an amazing video by Iyanla Vanzant interviewed by Jessica Ortner.
I wanted to delve a little further into the great insight Iyanla provided, as implementing these points (especially for IBD patients) in healing can be HUGE.
On my own healing journey, it wasn’t until I addressed and healed the emotional component that I spoke to long lasting results. Otherwise, I’d just take a new supplement that would work for a while and then stop working – leaving me with another torch. However, when I became aware of my negative beliefs and patterns, my deeper healing actually occurred.
Beliefs and patterns
Iylanya says that “we live up to our own beliefs,” probably because it’s convenient. However, unless you “clear up” negative beliefs – beliefs that make you feel bad or are contrary to what you want in life – those beliefs will simply continue to “recreate” that situation.
So if you hold on to the same beliefs, the same result will be achieved, and that situation that you no longer want will recreate itself over and over again.
This guides us into patterns.
When you see a pattern. BREAK.
This can be any pattern, but I like the example Iyanla used in her video. She talked about going through a breakup and how many of us deal with a relationship that ends by jumping straight back into another. It can temporarily help relieve the breakup pain, yes, but we all know that rebounds are usually not good in the long run!
Here was her point: When we’re getting out of something big, especially traumatic, or even small – why don’t we take the time to BREAK and think? Taking a BREAK is so underestimated and underestimated. This reflection can help us figure out what happened and how not to repeat it again!
Jini has always believed in the power of a break and in silence. It has helped her tremendously on her healing journey, and it has helped my healing as well. Stepping away gives you clarity and so many other things. Taking a break gives you the opportunity to focus again on what you want – and not on the bad that has been sitting in front of you all day. It’s like taking a break, a getaway for your mind and body as they work so hard for you every day.
Iyanla states that she had a moment on an airplane with lightbulbs regarding patterns. She noticed that the plane must orbit the control tower and airway runway, and shortly before takeoff, it stops in its tracks and pauses. Her deep insight came at that moment:
“To take up and fly, you have to pause. Are you wondering what I experienced? What have I learned?”
Take a step back to reflect on what happened and the pattern. That way, you can be aware of it, change it, and change the results!
Iyanla explains: “The things that frighten us the most bring us the greatest strength.”
We can be structured in such a way that positive, happy feelings appear strange to ourselves and are just as scary. Especially when we are so used to feelings of guilt, self-blame and negative things that we are not familiar with these “feel good vibes and emotions”.
But once you do, it’s so FREE.
How can all of this help IBD?
Based on our previous experience with chronic diseases, we can believe that we are not going to HEAL. You couldn’t heal in the past, so it won’t happen now … but we live in the past when we think that way.
What I am saying here may not make sense due to logic. For example, if you are sick and you die of Crohns, you might say, “Yes – but this is my current reality. I’m sick.”
Which leads me to another point: our body hears what we are saying about it. So if we continue to carry the identity “I am unhealthy”, it will hear it – and it will continue to be sick!
I learned this technique on my own deathbed while suffering from extreme ulcerative colitis and put it into practice Every day. I saw myself well. I introduced myself as a healthy woman.
What did that look like?
How did it feel
I would put myself in THIS reality and see and feel what my life would be like. As you do this, not only will you feel great, but you will focus on the future, YOUR future, and not get stuck in the past.
This also applies to unhealthy habits and patterns that can affect your overall healing. These bad habits can be emotional, food-borne, negative patterns in relationships and / or jobs. Something that you’re sticking to or by default sticking to but want to change.
Breaking these patterns …
If you’re wondering why you keep engaging with the same destructive pattern, relationship, or thought over and over again …
If you are wondering:
Why do I always choose the same partner – a different face?
Why don’t I have enough money?
Why am i still sick?
I encourage you to check out this groundbreaking healing course that Jini developed for LTYG readers and others struggling with chronic health issues, disempowerment, lack of abundance, unsupportive relationships, and boring lives. Because our unresolved / unhealed crap is holding us back!
And so I leave the following to you:
Remember Joe Dipenza’s words, “If you want something to change, you have to stop doing the same things. You can’t expect change if you expect the same thoughts, beliefs, job, relationships, food, and changes. There has to be something, and it starts with you taking that first step, changing what you are doing – changing your reality to what you want. “
Hope all of this helped you! Addressing the emotional aspect of healing can be intense, but SO worth it. What are your favorite exercises for healing the underlying emotional components of IBD? I would love to hear your thoughts!
Linsy is Jini’s assistant. From a highly sensitive / reactive case of ulcerative colitis to a completely drug and surgery-free case using only natural methods, Linsy understands the interplay of mind / body / spirit on the healing journey firsthand.