There is an area where thoughts are incredibly powerful, our own and those of others.
Let's start at the beginning. Our body is at least 70% water. So let's look at it. In High School we learned about the 3 stages of water - solid, liquid and gas. That's not all, though. When you boil water, steam rises. If you put your hand in the steam, the hand gets wet. It does not if you would hold it into gas. And there is a 5th stage - gel. Some of you may have used an Aloa Vera cutting to treat sunburn or an itch. You squeezed the liquid onto your skin in form of a gel. When you cut yourself without drawing blood, there is no water coming out of those cut cells. The water in the cells is in a gel state.
Then, are you familiar with the work of Dr. Masaru Emoto with water? He had all kinds of different energies extended to water, be it spoken or just with a written word attached to a glass of water. He photographed the crystal structures that developed after freezing the water. What he showed was that water holds memory. Google him to see the amazing photos.
Now, with our bodies made up of about 70% of water, that is the water in our cells is the space where a lot of our memories are held; where we have been programmed by what has been said to us and programmed ourselves by how we think about ourselves.
I recently learned about all this in a course (I could have put 2 and 2 together myself but never did). When I used the hydration protocol from the course, memories came up that surprised me, yet made perfect sense. I was able to let go of the implicit messages of those memories. I plan on working more with it.
Understanding this effect had a huge impact on me. How much self-talk do we have? Is it positive or mostly critical of ourselves. (Mine tends to be more on the critical side.) I really got how impactful this self-talk is. It is not just words that are being said, seemingly having no effect. We literally program ourselves and then wonder why things don't change. Just changing our self-talk is not erasing what we said before. It feels to me like we need to get rid of that water, to really flush our cells
This concept is something I want to explore this coming year. And definitely not add by doing negative self-talk, rather add by having honest, meaningful, positive 'programming'. Our bodies know when we are lying to ourselves.