Janet Pearlman

Living in the Stream of Yes

Body Mind Science and Feeling Good


Leading edge science informs us that body and mind are completely integrated.  Isn’t it fun to get clear that “feeling good” as we read about in these posts represents a key component of our health?  Data shows that positive emotional states promote cell vitality. And conversely, as cells are functioning well,  we find it much easier to feel good.  Let’s review the words of Candace Pert, PhD., ground breaking researcher and author, from her book Everything You Need to Know to Feel Go(o)d.

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The Science

“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. [It is] 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.” [1]

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 body mind.  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. [2]

This researcher continues, “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”.[3]

Soothing ourselves emotionally has a profound effect on the workings of our cells and thereby our whole being.  As we reach for feeling better, we optimize our health!

An Illustration Combining Body Mind Remedies

Delores reported use of Jin Shin Jyutsu to soothe herself and facilitate healing. This woman applied hands on herself in specified sequences that help legs, circulation and the emotion of fear:  a series of spots on the body in certain order.  As she used these locations for about twenty minutes, she could feel tension, upset and fear drain away. Ah! D felt a bit of bliss.

Our heroine can envision all the cells in her being vibrating to attract the human chemical soup ( the peptides) that provides good feeling. This process healed her foot and ankle.

Her natural healing program included: applying hands three times a day; using a specific food plan, and taking certain herbs and supplements. Delighted, she saw notable reduction in swelling in two weeks and in three weeks her foot and ankle appeared as normal. At her next visit her herbalist could not tell which leg had been swollen!

Read more about Jin Shin Jyutsu at https://streamofyes.com/jin-shin-jyutsu/


Outdated beliefs in our culture may give us the impression that metaphysical, emotional or thought level has nothing to do with our bodies.  Isn’t it empowering to know the body mind connection is scientifically supported! This evidence is so energizing and inspiring!

Paying attention to how we feel matters tremendously. On what are we focusing now—are we appreciating?  Are we looking for what we want find?

Do you have reports of how you healed with body mind approaches? Please comment and share what enriches all of us!


[1] Candace Pert Everything you Need to Know to Feel Go(o)d, Hay House, Inc., 2006, p. 29-32

[2] Ibid, p. 31

[3] Ibid.


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