The SuperCharged Mindset
The SuperCharged Mindset is the foundation for a powerful lifestyle. This mindset is built around a reverence for the human body and how God made us. It catalyzes the internal energy within us to give our immune system an incredible burst of life.
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4
Our bodies are powerful beyond belief. We were created to work in harmony with our environment rather than be dominated by our environment. Pathogenic organisms and disease processes are not meant to be feared. When our body is healthy and strong, exposure to these microbes stimulates our system to get stronger.
Here are the Foundational Elements of the SuperCharged Mindset
- Gratitude for Every Moment and Every Experience
- Reverence for the Innate Power within the Human Body
- Passionate Persistence in the Mist of Challenge
Gratitude for Every Moment and Every Experience:
Everyone feels better when they focus on what they are grateful for. I don’t believe there would be anyone who would disagree with that statement. Research has revealed that a mindset of gratitude is a powerful stimulant for your energy levels and immune system and helps to relax stress hormones making you feel more peaceful.
Psychologist Robert Emmons of the University of California, Davis defines gratitude as “An affirmation of goodness in the world that requires the recognition that the sources of this goodness exist outside of individuals. “
A study out of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology in February of 2003, found that participants who kept weekly gratitude journals exercised more regularly, reported fewer physical symptoms, felt better about their lives as a whole and were more optimistic about the coming week compared to those who recorded hassles or neutral life events.
The same researchers have reported that while grateful people don’t ignore the negative aspects of life they tend to report positive emotions, life satisfaction and vitality as well as greater optimism and lower levels of depression and stress than people who are not grateful.
Reverence for the Innate Power within the Human Body:
The human body is the most amazing mechanism in the world. The brain sends out 3 trillion bits of information every second of every day. The vast majority of this is beyond our human perception.
Here are some other amazing facts that should inspire a reverence for the Innate Power that runs our bodies each and every day.
- The human body goes from 2 cells to about 10 trillion cells in the matter of 9 months in the mother’s womb.
- Nerve impulses to and from the brain travel as fast as 170 miles per hour. This super speed allows us to have reaction time at the speed of a high powered luxury sports car.
- The brain operates on the same amount of power as a 10-watt light bulb. This is happening when you are awake or sleeping. The cartoon image of a light bulb over your head when you are thinking is right on!
- The human brain cell can hold 5 times as much information as the Encyclopedia Britannica or any other encyclopedia. This storage capacity is thought to be about 1,000 terabytes. The National Archives of Britain, containing over 900 years of history, only takes up 70 terabytes.
Our bodies are truly magnificent gifts and we should never lose focus of that!
Passionate Persistence in the Midst of Challenges:
The human body was designed for stress, survival and adaptation. Challenges force us to adapt physically, biochemically, mentally and emotionally. These are good changes as they help us survive and thrive in an ever changing world. These changes and transformation do not always feel or appear pleasant but they are necessary to help us elevate our lives.
The SuperCharged Mindset passionately persists in the midst of these challenges. Hope is the fuel and faith is the currency of this way of life. The attitude is that regardless of the challenges I am facing now, I will get better and be better in the future. This circumstance in front of me is a blessing because it is an opportunity for me to view life differently and strengthen my faith.
Your immune system is a muscle and must be challenged in order to grow and become stronger and more resilient. Faith is also a muscle and must be challenged in order to grow and break new spiritual ground and more submission to God’s great plan in our life.
Passionate prayer and words of life ignite the fires that keep us persistently moving forward. With prolonged challenges or suffering many people will allow their mind to wander off into complacency, hopelessness, self-loathing and passiveness. These are poison to the spirit and sap the life out of our supercharged edge.
Speaking Words of Life or Death
“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21
Robert Morris, pastor of Gateway Church, says “Words carry enormous power – power to heal or wound, encourage or discourage, speak truth or deceive, praise or criticize.”
The thoughts we think and the words we say play an enormous role in the function of our immune system. Victims tend to focus and wallow in their challenges. They believe that the more attention they spend on the symptoms or challenges the more attention they garner and the better they will feel. However, they are actually bringing death to their immune systems and their bodies
Speaking Death over Yourself
“I am feeling awful” “I’m sick!” “This sucks” “This was a bad day”
“I am stressed out” “I can’t do it” “I’m miserable”
“I am too tired” “I don’t have what it takes”
I’m pretty sure we have all felt like this and said these exact statements many times. I know I have! But when we are aware of the negative rippling effect these declarations have on us we will choose to think and act differently.
All of these proclamations disempower us and deflate our cells and our immune system. This sort of language steals energy from our body and misuses our vital resources. This is how you speak death over yourself by focusing on negative feelings and reactions to the circumstances of life. You will never be perfect but start by being aware of where your mind is going!
Be careful of your body language too. In fact, body language may be just as important as the language you are using. You may be saying the right things but walking around as if you are defeated. This will only act to deplete you of your life energy!
Speak Life over Yourself and Others
Champions understand there is no benefit in speaking about their ailments but instead speak into the great power within their bodies. The lifeforce that heals and restores function within them every moment of every day.
When you boldly and passionately speak into the majestic power within you fuel it and stimulate positive health rhythms that balance your immune system, detoxify poisons and increase endorphins. This leaves you feeling and functioning at a higher level.
Champions will say things like this repeatedly over themselves:
“My immune system is robust and healthy”
“The power within me is greater than anything in the world”
“My body is adapting and becoming stronger and stronger everyday”
“Power, life and healing is coursing through me every moment, regenerating sick and diseased areas and restoring me to optimal health and fullness of life.”
“I may not feel my best now, but I know my body is hard at work regenerating and healing and for that I am eternally grateful!”
Be sure to carry the body posturing of a champion. Head upright, shoulders back, chest out and deep breathing patterns mark the posture of a champion. This will increase your life energy and stimulate your supercharged edge!
How To Speak to Others in Your Life
The words you speak over yourself are extremely important and so are the words you use with others. As a doctor, I have people telling me how they are feeling and complaining with different ailments all the time. Compassion and empathy are important and healthy emotions but it doesn’t mean that I want to encourage the victim mindset.
What I have found that works best for these individuals and myself is to speak words of encouragement with power and love. I like to ensure them that their body is getting stronger, healthier and more adept at handling these particular microbes or health challenge.
I reinsure them that God’s power is greater than any power in the world and it is coursing through them, healing and rebuilding their tissues and cells in the most majestic fashion with each and every breath.
When you boldly speak life into people…you give them life! You will begin to see their countenance change and a spark begin to form in their eye! It is like pouring water on a shriveled plant. It often takes some time to set it but as you progressively provide the nourishment the plant comes back to life.
The same is true for the people in your life. The more you are able to influence them with short, powerful and inspiring statements the more they will awaken to life. It may not happen in a day or two but the more they realize that you are a source of inspirational hope the more they will desire to be around your energy and passion. This will shift their mindset and impact them spiritually on the deepest of subconscious levels and influence their behavior and health.
When you live with a supercharged awareness you refuse to compromise your energy and passion and you become a great hope in a watching world. This allows you to truly witness to the greatness of God and the amazing power he put within our body, mind and spirit to triumph under challenges and scrutiny.