Barbara Hoberman Levine, author of Your Body Believes Every Word You Say writes, “the term Seedthoughts occurred to her as a summary of the correspondence of language to symptoms. Seedthoughts is shorthand for the idea that thoughts affect us physically and emotionally. They can lead to the development of physical symptoms of disease in our bodies. Our thoughts are like seeds that we plant in our minds and hearts. When they germinate they produce wellness or illness.”
In the author’s Self-Help Experience # 11, she gives instructions on how to change upsetting thoughts.
Purpose: To give you practice in changing your mind to control the effects of your emotions. Being upset will simply add more power and energy to a negative thought. You can abort an anxiety attack with this harmonizing technique.
1. Release a negative thought by saying a particular word or phrase, like “cancel”, “delete”, or “God forbid”. (Example – You might think “This project is a headache. Cancel, cancel.”) After you cancel, replace the negative thought with a positive one. (Example – This project is very challenging.) This is reprograming your mind in a more positive way.