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Don't you hate it when ... [part 2]

by Sandy Jost, PhD14. January 2014 12:46

 ... Another pet peeve of mine is when ...

Illness of any kind is regarded as a FAILURE!

The body is always EXPRESSING.

For that matter, so is the mind and spirit. But the body seems to grab our attention with WHAT it's expressing only when it's giving us some kind of "painful experience!" This is the only kind of expression that we notice! Let's face it, we don't exactly notice things that are going along without hiccup, so to speak.

Yet hiccups make us notice even our BREATHING!!!

Do we "blame" our minds for speaking in "English" (or French, Spanish, etc.) when it has been "trained" to do so since birth? NO!

Then why do we "blame" the body when it is expressing whatever it NEEDS to express in order to let us know what is going on inside!!?

This is what we SHOULD want our bodies to do ... EXPRESS even ILLNESS!!!!

I, for example, have a heavy dose of heavy metals inside my body. Soon enough my body TOLD me that something was wrong!

Once I learned that these toxins didn't seem to be coming from any CURRENT source I was exposed to, and this exposure apparently came from some point in my past, it served me no purpose whatsoever to search for a place of "blame!"

Blaming "the inside" of my body for breaking down would have been silly. Blaming "the outside" of my body because of the politics of modernization would have been a distraction!!!!

What I needed to do was to BLESS my body ... RIGHT NOW ... for its ability to draw my attention to this issue, for it needed my HELP!!!

So please, my dear students ... help others to look at any and all illnesses with NO kind of blame, shame, or failure! The body is BLESSING you with its wisdom! Let it speak! Let it TELL you where things are breaking down. But you MUST LISTEN CLOSELY!

Tools that help one to go deep enough into the wisdom of body/mind/spirit ... the place where we are ONE ... can help us all to seek instead the answers to questions such as: How does this current information helps me determine whether or not I am expressing ALL of the life my Spirit came here wanting me to Live!

Is there anything YOUR body is trying to tell YOU now ... that you have been trying so very hard NOT to hear?


breast cancer | cancer | Guided Imagery | Pet Peeves

Don't you hate it when ... [part 1]

by Sandy Jost, PhD13. January 2014 11:50

I have a few "pet peeves" in my field of work and here is one:

Others don't "want" me to be sad from time to time and so they try to "cheer me up!"

Now although you may disagree with me here, I have personally learned to LOVE my moods that send me only to the "cocooning process!" I've learned through personal experience, that on "the other side" of this sad time ... even SEVERELY SAD times, comes with some creative idea that turned this whole cocooning process on its head!!! Gee ... I guess that's why they call it cocooning: because some real creative transformation is going on!!!

I wish there were some better ways to say this (ANY SUGGESTIONS ANYONE?) ... but I find myself just telling them "I have come to RESPECT these moods ... and so I don't WANT to rush through them ... and in fact, I sometimes have learned that my body is TELLING me something IMPORTANT!" It feels as if this sentence is too long and their eyes are glazing over. But then again, MAYBE their eyes ARE glazing over because they are rethinking their OWN darker moods!

In the interest of full disclosure ... Altho you'd think I would personally remember this whole point without pause (... that the body and mind ARE completely inseparable, for this, after all, is what I teach) even I tend to forget this. Therefore, I want you to know that my FIRST reaction when my mind goes south ... is to be "disappointed" in myself somehow. My first assumption seems to always be that it's a problem with my MIND! But then I remember to look deeper into my life, current habits, lifestyle, beliefs ... and find that I MIGHT discover things needing to change that concern my body, my mind, or nothing at all!

The important thing to remember through this stage of inner self-discovery is that EVERYTHING the body gives to you at all times ... is of interest. It's up to you to treat this as a gift of information or a handicap.



breast cancer | cancer | Controversial | Pet Peeves

Encourage ACTION with a cancer diagnosis!

by Sandy Jost, PhD9. January 2014 15:49

Most want to "DO" something when given a diagnosis of cancer yet they RARELY understand the POWER of what one CAN do ... with the MIND!


Find a person with breast cancer, for example, and you will find someone who cares about taking care of everyone else around them. So they tend to put themselves last in their list of priorities.


Yet, just as all the oxygen masks dropping from an airplane ceiling need first to be placed over a mom's own mouth BEFORE she places one over a beloved child ... so too must she find the time to CHANGE her mind and take it from its most natural state of "worrying" to a place where it is instead filled with images of "peace."


A stress free mind is the ONLY place from which an immune system can make its most healthy directives and do its best work. For you guessed it ... one's OWN healthy immune system is the MOST important defense a person has upon cancer!

Your brain is doing its best to "cope" with its fears by worrying. In fact, this seems to be the "job" of the brain to "worry," for worrying has indeed kept us "safe" when in the past the brain needed to strategize and plan for a wise escape for its body that was in danger from harm.


But once this same brain "knows" that it is facing a "foe" of cancer that now feels to be "bigger than life," it MUST STOP WORRYING and "surrender" to an even bigger "INNER KNOWING," that does indeed know what is needed in order to heal!


Guided imagery can help a person to FOCUS their somewhat stubborn mind on this place of "Inner Knowing" rather than this place of Inevitable Worry. Do not discount the importance of this action any more than today's most progressive of physicians have come to realize:


Dr. Lissa Rankin, a medical doctor and New York Times Bestselling author, is the perfect example of this understanding in that she found "the motherlode question" of her intake forms to be, quite simply ...

     - What does your body need in order to heal?

This question stimulated the most "intelligent" of answers from her patients ... answers that they "knew all along" but weren't always willing to ACT upon. 


So, what answer would YOU give to that question? 

... And if you honestly don't know, or wish to give your own brain some HEALTHY focus time with that place of Inner Knowing that holds sooooo much of this miraculous wisdom, please consider the ease at which a welcome guided imagery recording, when listened to regularly, can get you there:


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Sandy Jost, PhD

Dr. Jost's career mirrors the changes within science as it has come to recognize the power of connection between body, mind, & spirit. Degrees in biology & nutritional biochemistry drew her increasingly toward mind-body interactions, where studies showed that thought could change body chemistry. So finding answers in the cutting edge of integrative sciences, Jost received a PhD in psychology & is now a noted author, speaker, & educator on the body-mind connection.

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