Stress from bad memories has been researched by many people. For example, Dr. Bruce Lipton, a Cellular Biologist, discovered that over 95% of all illness (mental and physical) occurs because of physiological stress from trauma memories and the associated unhealthy beliefs about us and our circumstances. Dr. Lipton discovered that these wrong beliefs cause us to misinterpret our circumstances as threatening when in actuality they are not, which creates internal stress. This wrong interpretation of our circumstances causes the unhealthy activation of what is known as the fight-or-flight syndrome. In fact, these beliefs are often unconscious so we may not even be aware that we are acting on this “programming” rather than reason. His work shows that over 90% of what affects our thoughts, feelings, and actions can be attributed to unconscious memories stored in the cells of our bodies, which is also supported by Dr. Caroline Leaf’s research. Southwestern Medical School calls them cellular memories. Furthermore, Dr. Lipton believes that if unhealthy wrong beliefs are changed, even genetic illness and disease can heal. To learn more go to www.brucelipton.com.
In the Healing Codes Manual, Dr. Loyd and Dr. Johnson identified certain body systems with each characteristic of the fruit of the Spirit. They have discovered in their research that when negative emotions, unhealthy beliefs, and destructive cellular memories are healed, that the associated body system is also healed.
LOVE: Endocrine (Hormonal) System: hypothalamus/pituitary, thyroid, adrenals, gonads, pancreas (insulin production), pineal
JOY: Integumentary (Skin) System: oil and lubrication glands, hair, nails
PEACE: Gastrointestinal System: mouth, esophagus (swallowing), stomach, large and small intestines, gallbladder, pancreas (digestive function), and liver
PATIENCE: Immune System: phagocytes, cytokines, b-lymphocytes and t-lymphocytes, parts of the lymph nodes, tonsils, bone marrow, spleen, liver, lungs, and intestines
KINDNESS: Central Nervous System: brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerve
GOODNESS: Respiratory System: lungs and bronchi, pulmonary arteries and veins, sinuses, throat, trachea
TRUSTWORTHY/FAITHFULNESS: Reproduction System and Urinary Tract (kidneys, ureter, bladder, and urethra)
HUMILITY/GENTLENESS: Circulatory System: heart, aorta and vena cava, arteries and arterioles, veins and venules, and Lymphatic System
SELF-CONTROL: Muscular/Skeletal System: bones, cartilage, muscles, tendons, ligaments, connective tissue
Drs. Loyd and Johnson conclude that healing heart issues do not work directly on any physical issues but by focusing on healing the destructive pictures and offenses in our hearts related to physical issues is an important aspect of eliminating physiological stress so our body can heal itself.
For almost a year, I had terrible muscle cramping in my back that pulled the ligaments in my shoulder. The painful condition could not be resolved by doctors or medication. I began to think that it might be a physiological reaction, so I looked for the prayer focus that affected the muscles and ligaments. I read through the virtues and negative emotions/actions and waited on the Holy Spirit to speak to my heart, and He showed me that I was feeling helpless to help my oldest son and that I wanted to control his decisions. I prayed the specific prayer for each of my negative/wrong thinking and unhealthy beliefs, and I pictured Jesus guiding my son. The very next day my muscles relaxed and I could use my right arm without pain.
Another healing was when I was going through a very stressful time in my life and I developed severe fibromyalgia symptoms, and could not walk without pain or sleep because of leg cramps. So I looked up the prayer focuses on the nervous and muscular systems. I prayed the specific prayers for each of the presenting issues to be healed and went through the forgiveness process, which reduced my physiological stress. Within a month my symptoms began to disappear, and I was able to walk without pain. When I find myself struggling with negative emotions again from those stressful times, the negative stress-energy returns and I again have to repeat the specific prayers. I found that emotional and physical stress causes fibromyalgia flare-ups that can be resolved through these specific prayers because they are great for relieving stress.
I also discovered that when I think about an offense again and feel the emotion of it, that I reestablish the offense and stress reaction. I then have to forgive and set loose the offense again before the devil got a foothold (Eph. 4:26, 27). We also must realize that there are often oppressive energies attached to offenses and our old sin nature. As our old nature is regenerated and transformed through prayer and the truth of God’s Word, we need to also set loose these oppressive energy attachments for complete deliverance and transformation, so that the same trouble won’t befall us again and again. I was able to be free from offenses, trauma memories, negative oppressive energies, unhealthy beliefs, vows, curses, strongholds, and demonic attachments by using the binding and loosing principle and the following prayer focuses.