It is common knowledge that human beings have a mind, a body and a soul. While the body is widely understood and has been studied for many years, the soul remains the subject of speculation and is often relegated to the spiritual realm. The mind is both understood and misunderstood, yet it has many powerful roles it plays in your life.
It is crucial to understand that your mind can actually heal many of the illnesses that you suffer from. When many people hear this, they tend to be skeptical since they cannot understand how the mind would allow the body to bear the burden of disease when the former can heal. The problem is that many of us don’t know exactly how the mind heals the body. What we forget is that there is a process and some practices that will make the healing powers of the mind effective. These practices are the subject of this article.
But how did humanity arrive at the fact that the mind heals? Have you ever heard of the placebo effect? Let me explain. A placebo is a ‘pill’ that contains no medicinal value. When people are given such a pill in the belief that they will be healed, they do in fact end up healed. What is the rationale? It is not the placebo that heals but the belief that it can heal. In essence, the beliefs, thoughts and emotions you hold are very crucial in determining whether or not you will be healed from a certain illness.
When considering the role of the placebo effect, modern medicine is experiencing a paradigm shift. It is becoming obvious that treating illnesses will take more than conventional medicine and surgical procedures. It is general knowledge that eating a balanced diet, getting some sunshine, fresh air and engaging in physical activity will lead to a healthy life. But you and I know people that follow all these instructions yet still fall unwell.
The fact is that health is more than taking care of your physical body. If you fail to check your mental and emotional conditions, you are likely to become sick just the same as not having a balanced diet or not following the usual health and fitness guidelines. Doctors are discovering that there is more to wellbeing that the lessons learned in medical school and through years of practice.
Medical research indicates that through meditation and visualisation, you can adapt your genetic makeup to make yourself less vulnerable to illnesses. Moreover, even where you are afflicted by an illness, you can significantly accelerate the process of healing by conditioning the mind to believe it can heal your body. In essence, healing is possible through harnessing of the powers of the mind.
Powerful Practices That Promote Healing Through The Mind
Now that we have understood the nature of mind healing, let us delve into a few practices that you can adopt to benefit from this powerful process.
Through your mind, you can create images that resemble what you want to see in real life thus fostering healing. Have you ever imagined something painful or pleasant to the extent that you shed tears even when it was only your imagination? Your mind does not differentiate between imagined and real images. When you focus on a certain issue intensely, your body cells are influenced by the images you choose to hold in your mind and believe in.
What you need to do is to create a belief that will change your situation positively. For example, a sick person should focus intensely on healing and begin to experience associated feelings and emotions. The more powerful images of a healed body that a patient creates and focuses on for long durations, the faster the healing will come.
Heal Restrictive Principles
Your thoughts contribute immensely to your beliefs and the latter are crucial to the type of programming in your mind. It is through your beliefs that you make sense of the stimuli you receive from the external environment. Also remember that even when you are holding powerful positive visualisations and you still hold to your restrictive beliefs, this inherent contradiction will limit healing.
To change this situation, be vigilant of what you think and believe throughout the day. Arrest yourself when you begin to drift into negative thinking. Every time you realise you are thinking negatively, change your wavelength to positive thinking. It does not matter if you had powerful visualisation when you woke up if the rest of the day you are holding to you limiting beliefs.
Heal Emotional Trends and Injuries
Over time, you will accumulate a lot of regrets, anger, anxiety, fear and worry related to your interactions with other people. These negative emotions do not leave you unscathed. Your central nervous system receives this communication and passes the message to the cells. In the same way, when positive events take place in your life and you feel happy, the central nervous system sends the same information. Your emotional state in turn determines your health and the ability of your body to heal.
To change this situation and experience healing, do not deny negative emotions or fight them. Rather, detach yourself from the emotion and observe how it affects you. You will realise that this emotion will come and pass, you don’t need to be engrossed in it. More importantly, learn from negative emotions, practice gratitude in your life and you will see how fast healing will come from your mind into the rest of your body.
Your Grace Guru