Ten minutes of gratitude every day, and you can heal your own body.  

I believe that only a few of you will have come across the intricate author Dr Joe Dispenza, or his work ‘Becoming Supernatural’, which I acquired in 2017. My initial curiosity revolved around the concept of harnessing the power of the brain for physical healing. However, even with my background in human anatomy and physiology, I found myself giving up on the book after reading just four chapters.

But after my interest in mind-over-matter was re-ignited, I started watching his many YouTube videos. It was where I found him speaking about  having gratitude for everything in our lives—even simple things.

Our brain is an unparalleled network of connections. It comprises 86 billion brain cells connected, on average, to about 10,000 other cells. Every time we learn something new, such as saying “hello” in Norwegian, practicing a new swimming routine, or preparing a new recipe, connections are added. These billions and billions of connections make our brain as powerful as a complex computer. So, how can we use them for our benefit?

Most people in their life wait for a crisis, the trauma of disease and diagnosis; some kind of impoverishment or a betrayal in their life, before they decide to change their lifestyle. Yet, knowing all that I do now, my message to anyone reading this is, “Why wait?”

Our emotions drive our thoughts, our biology, body chemistry and hormones, and this genetic expression is equal to how we think, how we act, and how we feel. Our unconscious mannerisms and way of behaving, and our identity are called our personality, and it is this we need to change. Love, compassion, joy and happiness need to replace everything else.

The problem is that by the time we reach middle age, a set of automatic programs, behaviours, viewpoints, and emotional reactions that function subconsciously, rules us. These same selections lead to the same behaviours. The same behaviours create the same experiences, and from this, the brain makes chemicals called feelings and emotions. The trouble is that when the mind sends the wrong chemical messages to our cells, we make bad cells—and bad cells make health problems.

So how does gratitude meditation work? In simple terms, close your eyes and think of anything at all that pleased you. Last evening I watched a glorious autumn sunset. Later, just before sleep, I thought about how lucky I was to see it. I gave my gratitude for it. Then I thought of the lovely wife I have, and my children and grandchildren. I gave thanks for all the wonderful moments they give me. After this, I thought about my comfy bed, cosy duvet and warmth it gets me on a frosty night. I gave it all my gratitude. You can do with the nutritious food you eat, a walk that you had in the woods, a great movie you watched. The list is endless.

As Joe says, “We are marvels of adaptability and change.” Meditate with gratefulness about all the nice things in your life. Everyone has some. It’s better that way, because worry and anxiety make your stress hormones go up, and in turn your your immune system goes down. More importantly, as you mobilise all this energy to deal with the threat in your external environment (real or imagined), you rob the energy in your internal environment for growth and repair.

When frustration, impatience, and anger consume you, your heart’s rhythm becomes irregular. During such times, the heart exhibits significant incoherence and possesses its own unique cognitive capabilities. Conversely, when you experience gratitude, thankfulness, caring, and inspiration, something remarkable occurs. If done correctly, your heart begins to adopt an organised, coherent, and synchronised pattern.

It is as simple as that.

So, that’s my message for this week. If you have any queries or questions, then please get in touch at: achieve@pcsowhat.com or call 0800 023 6252

Kindest regards


The link to Joe Dispenza speaking about the subject is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIAqDLSggbc