The mind, body and spirt are one. What your mind thinks affects your cells. Your emotions are triggered by what you think and the level of your faith. Your body is the host vessel for the Holy Spirit. As you grow in any of your tri-dimensions, it affects your total well-being. This principle has been the cornerstone of my teaching. I refer to my speaking style and approach as a wholistic one. 1. Biology (body) helps us to understand our bodies (i.e. nutrition, generational disease like alcoholism, diabetes, exercise, stress, etc.). 2. Psychology (mind), which was my major in college, helps us to understand perception, cognition, attention, emotion, motivation, brain functioning, personality,behavior, and interpersonal relationships, childhood, trauma, shame based issues, addictions, coping skills, attitude, choices, habits, etc. Spirituality (study of God) helps us to build awareness, connection, gratitude, wonder, curiousity, honor and relationship with our Creator. 3. Spirituality is the revelation of the mystery and miracle of God around, through and in our lives and environment. Spirituality is studying universal laws and the omnipresence of God who loves us. Spirituality for me is about developing a relationship with the Divine, not a religion. Study and practical application of Jesus teaches the way to live with compassion, restoration, forgiveness, mercy, grace, love for one another, serving humanity, to die to our selfish desires/ego/pride, suffering rising above our haters, persecutors and giants and posessing peace in the midst of our storms.
My perspective and style of teaching is what I call “SpiritPsyBio”, an integration of pursuing a better awareness and power by connecting the dots of the Spirit, our mind and our bodies. I do my clients and audiences a big dis-service if I only address one dimension of their life. I don’t separate, I integrate all three…mind, body and spirit. I strive everyday through action, thought, words, gratitude and focus to align my mind with the divine.
I learned that it is difficuilt to motivate someone to change their self-destructive habits of procrastination, addiction, anger, depression or crime if I don’t seek to understand their psyhological damage, mindset or maladaptive coping skills to survive because of poverty, lack of education, family dysfunction, racism, addictions, peer pressure or media messages. As a minister, giving the word of God to someone sick in their body or psychologically wounded will not be enough for their breakthrough. The whole person must be healed. I can’t inspire someone to have more faith in God if I don’t address their line of thinking (brain). Dr. Gershon, coined the term “second brain” in 1996. He is one of a number of researchers who are studying brain-gut connections. The brain controls behavior. Butterflies in your stomach (gut) rise when the brain sends a message of anxiety to the gut, which sends messages back to the brain that it’s unhappy. But the gut has been referred to as your second brain. Your gut is where you have feelings, nervous, lonely, happy or depressed. Your stomach (gut) dictates your mood and appetite. 95% of all serotonin in the body is in the gut, where it triggers digestion. Nerve cells in the gut also use serotonin to signal back to the brain. This information can train us not to eat certain foods by communicating pain, gas and other terrible feelings. Just like the brain in your head, “gut brain” is also able to learn, remember, and produce emotion-based feelings. We really do have feelings in our gut. Our two brains communicate back and forth via a major nerve trunk extending down from the base of your brain all the way down into your abdomen. Because of this, your two brains directly influence each other. When one brain becomes upset, the other joins right in.
If someone has body image issues or poor eating habits, I must start there before challenging them to build up their self-esteem. I can’t motivate someone to write a book or start their business if they lack faith and don’t believe they were born on purpose with a purpose. If someone lacks faith, it can affect the outcome of their surgery, marriage, business venture or ability to speak up in an abusive relationship, or buy their dream car or home. Anything is possible with faith in God and action.
The achievement of success and progress in your life will be determined by the level of your faith, the health of your body and the thoughts you think. Who you love, what you think, feel, eat, believe and do creates the life you live negatively or positively. Your stress, relationships, emotions, lack of sleep, poor diet and lack faith can be the root for your illnesses, procrastination, depression, or drama. It is a fact that nearly 90% of diseases that afflict humans are self-induced. You are a whole being. So I teach and motivate the whole person. As a personal success life coach offering one-on-one phone counseling, my approach is SpiritPsyBio. I’m interested in your wellness by integrating what I have experienced and studied about Spirituality, Psychology and Biology.
Where and with whom do you place your faith? Are you willing to be transformed by the renewing of your mind? Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Call me 323.964.1736 or e-mail JewelMotivates@gmail.com