Dr. Pert was speaking of Norman Cousins:
“What the body needed was the life-affirming, joyous experience of laughter. State of mind, thought, and feelings, all of which were completely ignored by the medical model, did, in fact, play a major role in recovery. He even postulated that the laughter had triggered a release of endorphins, which, by elevating his mood, had somehow brought about a total remission of his disease.”-pg. 167 of “Molecules of Emotion”
NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS TO US IN THE BODY, NO MATTER WHO HAS TRIED TO OR HAS VICTIMIZED US, IT IS COMPLETELY WITHIN OUR OWN POWER TO CHANGE, TURNAROUND, AND DO WHAT WE WILL WITH OUR OWN MINDS AND BODIES. We all intuitively know this and try to reason it away.
There is no blame because we have individually been given this full power. There are no accidents; everything happens for a reason. And NO ONE ESCAPES the REPERCUSSIONS of the HARM they do to others or themselves. The forces of karma are real. It’s not up to us to get revenge.
Ego says, “I’m sick and useless. Everyone must drop what they’re doing and give me their energy for myself to use and throw into my black hole of toxic energy because I have NONE within myself. Everyone else took it from me. I am a poor wretch.” That’s a huge lie. It’s like a dementor and those in affinity will be drawn to you like a moth to a flame. Those sitting in the light of fullness and self-care will keep you far away if they are wise.
We each have a duty on this planet to transcend, release, forgive, and take action on behalf of ourselves to be well no matter what and FOCUS on what we want to feel for our own bodies and mind. Stop blaming and take responsibility for your power to think, feel, and create.
The universe agreed to allow you to come into the body and CREATE WITH YOUR BODY AND TIME, the experiential learning of your choice. You can get busy and stop blaming others for the condition of your body and mind.
There is no end to forgiveness from the universe or support for you to pivot and change because they don’t have an opinion of you. No one really does and if they do, it has no power because you are the boss of your body and mind, not them. The only opinion that matters to you is your own. The Universe comes from and sits in pure love. You can use and roll with that or you can resist it. It’s all your choice. But wellness and wholeness is the truth, 24/7, available to your mind and heart to use, focus on, and create. Practice makes perfect.