Wise-up Wednesday: Emotional Memory

Emotions are involved in every thought we build.  For every memory you make, you have a corresponding emotion attached to it stored in your brain as a photocopy in your body’s cells.

Emotions are attached to thoughts which link to the reaction in your body and mind.  This is called psychosomatic network.  These reactions can surface even years after an event has occurred, when the memory of that even is recalled.

Test this for yourself:  think of a recent time of emotional trauma (angry, frustrated, betrayed).  Close your eyes, think about the experience, and become aware of how you are feeling and how your body is reacting to these thoughts and emotions.  The more you concentrate and think about the experience the more the chemicals in your body are being activated.

You will start reacting to the thought mentally and physically as though it were happening all over again.

Your thoughts create changes right down to genetic levels, restructuring the cell’s makeup.  Scientists have shown this restructuring is how diseases are able to take hold in the body.  However, when we make the choice of healthy positive thinking (as opposed to what Dr. Caroline Leaf call “toxic” thinking), positive “feel good” chemicals are released that make us feel peaceful and also promote healing, memory formation and deep thinking, which increase intelligence when combined together.

The choice is yours. Positive or negative.  Paraphrasing Philippians 4:8….whatever is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely and admirable – think about such things for  they are excellent and worthy of praise.

This information is documented in Dr. Caroline Leaf’s book, “Who Switched off My Brain?” pages 21-23.




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 655 other followers

%d bloggers like this: