The Mind-Body Connection: Part 1 – Endometriosis


In this series I will address specific disorders and diseases and discuss some of the underlying metaphysical (non-physical) factors that may be contributing towards them, as well new thought patterns (affirmations) to use for reprogramming the subconscious mind.

Remember, our bodies respond directly to our inner thoughts, beliefs and emotions, as well as to outer influences such as nutrition, how we treat our bodies, our environment and other possible external factors. A physical issue can be our body’s way of communicating to us that something in our inner world (our subconscious thought patterns or emotions) is not beneficial to us. Listening to our body’s messages can provide clues as to which thought patterns require reprogramming in order to help our bodies heal.

Let’s begin by discussing the possible underlying metaphysical causes of endometriosis. Whether you recognise any of these thought patterns, feelings or beliefs in yourself, or not (they may be entirely subconscious at this point), you can use the suggested empowering affirmation to develop new thought patterns to assist your body to heal. Positive affirmations need to be used regularly in order to reprogram the subconscious mind. A good way to do this is to write them out and put them up around the house as a constant reminder. Another way is to set regular reminders on your cell phone. Consistency is key.

Endometriosis could indicate that you are allowing old limiting beliefs to prevent you from creating what you want in your life. You may feel disappointed, frustrated, depleted, unsupported, or ungrounded. You could be rejecting the feminine aspect of yourself. Or holding onto feelings of rejection from others, especially men. Devaluing and dishonouring yourself. Denying yourself love and appreciation. You may feel insecure, inadequate and unacceptable. Replacing self-love with sugar. You may need to create new beliefs that support your need for self-nurturing. As you learn to be kind to yourself, you will feel free and easy about creating what you want in your life. Learning to love and nurture yourself is paramount.

Louise Hay’s affirmation/new thought pattern: I am both powerful and desirable. It’s wonderful to be a woman. I love myself and I am fulfilled.

References and further reading:
Heal Your Body by Louise L. Hay
Your body’s telling you: Love yourself! by Lise Bourbeau
The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal

Leila Summers is an author, book coach and Heal your Life® Teacher who assists others in their personal growth, and in learning to love themselves and live their best life. She has a particular interest in the mind-body connection and a knack for joining the dots to discover root issues that contribute to dis-ease. She offers workshops as well as one-on-one sessions via Skype. Visit her website at

First published on Body Orchestra blog – September 2014

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