There are many different pieces to my personal thyroid success story. Optimal thyroid treatment, nutrient deficiency testing, adrenal support, sex hormone balancing, stress-reduction, gluten-free diet, reducing sugar, treatment for leaky gut, Pilates, yoga, and addressing food sensitivities have all been critical to reaching this point where I feel fabulous despite hypothyroidism. However there is one additional thing that I’ve incorporated into my life over the last few years that has made a significant difference in my well-being and that’s meditation.
Written by Demo DiMartile
“Meditation is the art and practice of going within to access the tremendous healing power of your subconscious mind. It is a remarkable tool for realizing your full potential, and healing all aspects of your life. Meditation is the path to wholeness.”
I have been a holistic healer and spiritual teacher for over 40-years, and it is from that experience and perspective that I write this article.
The self-empowering healing effects of meditation have been known and honored in spiritual and healing communities for centuries. Finally, scientific research validating the extraordinary benefits of meditation for awakening human potential and improving our sense of well-being has entered into mainstream consciousness. And it is about to change everything as we know it. We are waking up to the fact that our bodies were created with the natural ability to self-heal, self-correct, and restore balance from within. It is by embracing the body-mind connection that we can transform our consciousness and grow into a greater self-reliance empowered to live a happy, healthy and fulfilling life.
Thyroid Meditation was created for women who suffer from the debilitating effects of thyroid disease. (It can also be used by men.) The purpose of thyroid meditation is to bring your body, mind and spirit into alignment, thereby creating a favorable condition to promote healing from within. As you connect with your inner most self, you can begin to harness the immense healing intelligence of your body’s innate ability to restore balance and harmony to your thyroid function while promoting a greater sense of well-being.
If you already know how to meditate, then you have a great advantage to work with your body’s own healing capacity. If you are not skilled with meditation, or have tried and “can’t” meditate, don’t worry. This is an interactive guided meditation and it will assist you on many levels to restore stability to your thyroid condition.
How you begin any endeavor is how you will end up. The right attitude is essential because this is what you must bring to the meditation: Have a clear intention to heal your thyroid dysfunction, not just manage it, but but heal it, a strong belief that you can and will heal it, and an unwavering commitment that you will make the time for yourself to work with the meditation daily.
The music for Thyroid Meditation was composed by Dina Alexander dinaalexander.com It is beautiful, transformative and deeply healing. Her music has a transcendent quality that will lull you into relaxation, soothe your nerves, reduce stress and uplift your spirits.
A basic breathing technique borrowed from Chi Gong Healing Arts is utilized to tap Universal Life Energy. This life-enhancing breathing method carries an alchemical force of renewal with it which will revitalize your entire being.
You’ll be guided to open your heart to yourself and infuse your breath with the transformative power of love. Love is the essence of who you truly are, and the most unifying, balancing and healing force there is, even more potent than any medicine. The effects of this synergy are immeasurable, but you will definitely feel it. You know what a mother’s love can do for a child. It will comfort, validate and empower them to belong to themselves! Just think what love can do for you when you take the time to nurture yourself.
The Relaxation/Calming phase of the meditation begins. It deeply relaxes muscle tension, and calms the nervous system, while diminishing significantly pent-up stress and worry. Relaxation quiets the mind, soothes your emotional body and promotes a positive outlook. But the greatest benefit of deep relaxation is that it actually engages your neurotransmitters, releasing serotonin which balances hyperactivity and anxiety, while regulating depression, mood swings and depleted energy levels caused by prescription drugs, caffeine or poor nutrition.
Meditation also boosts GABA and dopamine. GABA acts like a sedative and has a tranquilizing effect. Dopamine positively affects memory issues such as focus, mind fog and forgetfulness. It also boosts motivation, will and desire. Low levels of neurotransmitters are symptomatic of a hypothyroidism. Meditation has the effect of regulating and balancing neurotransmitter levels because it brings the body-mind-spirit into a state of harmony and well-being, both necessary to sustain a healthy thyroid function.
Next you will be guided to eliminate pent up negative psychic tension and congestion. This phase focuses on releasing sadness, frustration, fear, anger, and resentment so that the physical, mental, and emotional components are not at odds with one another. This allows you to experience inner peace, and with regular practice you can create a reliable sense-memory trigger to promote peace of mind and support wellness.
As you settle into a state of peace, you will effortlessly glide into deeper levels of your subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind is a storehouse of endless power. It is a fertile field where beliefs are sown and miracles are grown. It controls and regulates your entire psyche, all bodily functions, and most importantly the endocrine gland system itself. The subconscious operates on belief and whatever you believe, it will manifest that as your reality.
While in the subconscious state, you’ll align all three levels of mind, so they are working simultaneously in concert with each other. This alignment is extremely powerful. It is the foundation of the body-mind connection and the core principals of Holistic Healing.
Read my interview about guided thyroid meditation with thyroid advocate and New York Times bestselling author Mary Shomon.
All symptoms of thyroid dysfunction on some level point to the underlying emotional root cause which is shame and unworthiness and their impact on stifling the voice. To change any belief, you must do it from a subconscious level. The conscious mind is your will to choose and your intent to change. The subconscious mind holds the power to believe that you can change. The superconscious mind provides the spiritual impetus or will to promote self-reliance as you complete the change.
You’ll then move to adrenal glands. Adrenal burnout has a very negative effect on healthy thyroid function as well as the brain. The excessive amounts of cortisol released due to fear and it’s fight/flight response causes stress and weakens the immune system. The calming effect of meditation releases the hormone oxytocin which reduces stress levels while relieving depression and anxiety. A simple and effective method is given to revitalize your adrenals glands along with positive affirmations to build confidence and trust in yourself.
The thymus gland regulates the immune function although 70% of your immune system is in the gastrointestinal track. A strong immune system is vital for healthy thyroid metabolism. An unhealthy diet, digestive disorders, and poor absorption of nutrients all impact the thyroid function which converts food into energy. A simple method is given to stimulate the thymus gland along with self-empowering affirmations to promote courage, strength and t-cell production.
Inner peace is vital for thyroid balance as is making peace with your thyroid condition. Liberating affirmations to own your voice, promote self-worth and reclaim your power will help you to invigorate your thyroid function.
Finally, stimulating the pituitary gland, the master gland of the endocrine system, will orchestrate the realignment of all glands to function harmoniously and restore equilibrium. Then you will experience the empowering, self-healing effects of Thyroid Meditation.
Read Thyroid Meditation testimonials of actual listeners and view for yourself the encouraging and compelling results women are having with this Mediation.
Here is a free 6-minute sample of Thyroid Meditation. The full 30-minute guided meditation is available for purchase as downloadable MP3 and CD through CDBaby. Please use headphones or buds for the best listening experience.
About Demo DiMartile
Demo DiMartile is a spiritual teacher and healer. He created a 30-minute guided meditation focused on women with thyroid disease called Thyroid Meditation. Connect with Demo on his website One Light One Spirit.