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How to deal with stress

Updated: Jul 19, 2022

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Stress has started to become centre stage in the world, as a major health problem. One study in America found that 1/3 of Americans are living with extreme stress, and that for 48% of these people, the problem is getting worse as time passes. This is actually a serious issue. Similarly related to stress is anxiety, with anxiety also on the rise. Both conditions are just a consequence of the build up of tens of thousands of thoughts in our mind.

In the east, the perceptions of the mind and body is quite different. For example, in Korea the word for “mind” does not have a direct translation. The word “마음 (mah-eum)” refers to the mind / body – they are not considered separate. Their general approach to medicine reflects this, dealing with things at the root and from a systematically whole perspective, as opposed to the west where it’s symptomatically treated – thus the split between mind and body.

But when we are stressed, doesn’t our body physically respond to the stress? A heavy heart, a burning stomach, tense legs – whatever it may be, there is inevitably a physiological response. Thus, the mind and body are one. Because of this, the cells in that region of the body become polluted by your mind, the blood flow becomes blocked, and sickness and illness builds up in that area. Therefore, stress is not only harmful for the “mind”, but it is absolutely detrimental to the “body” – it is quite literally shortening your life span!

We need to look at this in a bit more detail so you can see clearly for yourself the urgency of why stress is quite literally killing you.

The Water Experiment

From 1999, Japanese pseudo scientist and author Dr Masaru Emoto conducted a series of experiments later published in his 2004 book “The Hidden Messages in Water”. The basic hypothesis is that the crystallized structure of water responds differently to positive and negative emotions.

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The difference between positive and negative intentions directed towards crystallizing water

This experiment has evolved over time to further highlight this intriguing phenomenon. Various studies have been done, with one experiment placing jars of rice filled with water side by side. One jar has negativity to projected to it, and the other positivity, and over the course of several weeks, the one with negativity becomes polluted and intoxicated, whilst the one with positivity is pristine and clean. Similar experiments again have been done with plants.

The premise is that projecting thoughts, feelings and emotions towards water directly affects its structure. Given that the human body is composed of 45%-75% water, we ought to pay attention to the type of self-talk we have running in our mind (or better yet, eliminate the negative self-talk completely!). If you are stressed or even anxious, the mind becomes stuck on that region of the body, and it fills up with all the negative thoughts, thereby polluting and intoxicating the cells. It surprising that this study hasn't received the mainstream attention it's deserving of. as the behaviour of your cells is exactly the same. You can see this and know this for yourself when you see from the Universe Mind.

Stagnant water