archive from the Rising Sun EFT newsletter – November 21, 2010
This is the time of year when sneezes and sniffles abound and we are all probably exposed to cold viruses daily. Our best defense is, of course, a healthy immune system. I’ve just learned something fascinating about the immune system that confirms a practice I’ve been doing with EFT for years.
Whenever I get the first traces of cold symptoms, such as sneezing, coughing, or runny nose, I immediately start tapping like this…
Even though I have this sneezing/coughing/runny nose, I love and accept my body…
Even though I have these symptoms, I appreciate my powerful immune system… these symptoms are signals that my immune system is working hard to ward off this cold.
Even though I have these symptoms, I AM NOT GETTING A COLD… these are messages from my immune system that it is getting rid of the cold… I AM NOT GETTING A COLD!
This sneezing… this coughing… this runny nose… thank you, immune system, for working so hard… this sneezing (etc.)… signs that my immune system is getting rid of this cold… I’m NOT getting a cold.
I came up with the wording because I realized the human tendency to think negatively. How many times have you said, “Ah-choo! Darn, I must be getting a cold.” And so I decided to interpret the symptoms as signs that I was NOT getting the cold and affirm this desired outcome — rather than giving my system the message that I thought I was getting a cold.
Recently I was listening to an episode of NPR’s Fresh Air featuring Jennifer Ackerman, the author of a new book called, Ah-Choo – The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold.
She explained a “relatively new insight:”
“People thought that the miseries of the cold were really the upshot of the destructive effect of the virus itself on our cells… But it turns out that the common cold viruses don’t really do any direct damage to our cells, that cold symptoms result from the body’s response to the intruders… the body responds the presence of the virus by generating inflammatory agents that inflame the body cells and tissues, giving us that runny nose and the cough…”
Isn’t it wonderful when science confirms something that we’ve picked up intuitively, or even just whimsically imagined?
The best news is that this process works so well. I’ve had many fewer colds. Sometimes years go by without even one. As epigeneticist Dr. Bruce Lipton says, our cells are responsive to their environment — and one of the most important aspects of our cells’ environment is the messages generated by our beliefs, thoughts, and feelings.