I find it thrilling that leading edge scientific research supports the importance of feeling good. Data shows how positive emotional states promote cell health and that conversely when cells are healthy it is much easier to feel good. Some of you have read the paragraph below which is posted on the welcome page of the Stream of Yes website, content summarized from reading Dr. Candace Pert in the book Everything You Need to Know to Feel Go(o)d.
“Science tells us that thoughts in chemical form flow throughout the body affecting every cell, manifesting as conditions of body and emotion. What we call feeling good actually constitutes the chemical flow inside us; a cellular process of well being that optimizes our functioning. As the peptides bind with their receptors bringing nourishment to the cell, we feel good. And as we feel good we draw more peptides to receptors, growing this effect, optimizing cellular processes. As the cells throughout the being are functioning well, the mind is affected with positive effects on brain functioning and thinking. How you think and feel and your state of health are the same complex miraculous process.”
In this post I’m providing a bit more from that text:
Each cell has thousands of receptors that vibrate to attract hormones, neurotransmitters and peptides, as a group known as ligands, the “juice” that carry information around the bodymind. Dr Pert called the ligands molecules of emotion. Emotion is made by this vibratory dance of the receptors on the cells, and the peptide connecting to this receptor is the manifestation of feeling in the physical world. 
This researcher says, “The receptors are dynamic molecular targets, modulating our physiology in response to our experience. Emotions influence the molecules which in turn affect how we feel. …. In other words, our physical body can be changed by the emotions we experience”.
Soothing ourselves emotionally has a profound effect on the workings of our cells and thereby our whole being. Isn’t it fun to tie together practicing feeling better — like in reading this blog– and your overall health?
Quick connection to a recent post– Promote Healing. As one of the steps I reported my use of Jin Shin Jyutsu to soothe myself and facilitate healing. I applied hands on myself in specified sequences: a series of spots on the body in certain order that helps legs, inflammation and the emotion of fear. As I held these locations ( I took about twenty minutes for this hands-on three times a day while my condition was acute), I could feel tension, upset and fear drain from me: a bit of bliss. Now we can picture all the cells in my being vibrating to attract the human chemical soup ( the peptides) that provides good feeling and in this case normalized foot and ankle.
The combination of modalities, including diet, herbs and energy medicine produced results in just three weeks. Even my herbalist was very impressed: in last week’s visit he could not discern which foot had been inflamed because both feet and ankles looked completely normal. (You may read more about Jin Shin Jyutsu on my website at http://streamofyes.com/jin-shin-jyutsu/.)
Many Stream of Yes posts encourage you to notice the flow of good in your life in order to boost your feeling better moment to moment: a suggestion to look for the wonderful and find it. Our language and culture may give us the impression that metaphysical, emotional or thought level has nothing to do with our bodies. Isn’t if fun to know the body mind connection is scientifically supported!
Paying attention to how we feel matters tremendously. On what are you focusing; are you enjoying? So much validation for living into what I talk about in these posts. I find it energizing and inspiring. How about you?
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 Candace Pert Everything you Need to Know to Feel Go(o)d, Hay House, Inc., 2006, p. 29-32
 Ibid, p. 31