Science is beginning to discover the ancient knowledge of the power of our intention in initiating any physical manifestation including the power to heal ourselves.
Anything that has ever been achieved by humans was first a thought in someone’s mind. Anything that is created in our life, mainly our health and well-being, begins in our mind and is influenced by our conscious and subconscious choices of thoughts and emotions.
In order to take a more active role in the creative process of our lives, we must become aware of our words and thought patterns. We also must be aware of the following known universal principles:
* Self Healing – The mind and body system has an innate ability to heal itself. The healing arts and sciences just assists the process by accelerating the innate ability.
* Universal Energy – Everything visible or invisible is energy and is all interconnected. The dictionary defines energy as the strength and vitality required for sustained physical or mental activity, from Greek energeia, from en- �in, within� + ergon �work.�. Our inner thoughts and emotions are forms of energy, and they can become words, which can shape our actions, habits, and character.
* Cause and Effect – Anything created has an impact. Since our thoughts, words, and actions are creative we are responsible for their impacts. Like causes attract like effects, so that negative thoughts, words, and actions attract negative outcomes, and wholesome thoughts, words, and actions attract positive outcomes.
To create vibrant health, we must therefore take responsibility and consciously reprogram our mind by choosing positive thoughts, words, and actions. We must also let go of negative, or non supportive conscious or subconscious beliefs. The path to achieve such a mastery of our mind and body has been called “enlightenment”, and is a natural progression of our ability to control some of our thoughts. In the natural process of evolution, we come to realize that gaining mastery of the self is simply stepping out of the way and allowing without resistance the self healing mechanism of life to lead us to wholesome health and happiness.
The field of psychoneuroimmunology and the works of Drs. Candace Pert and Bruce Lipton have suggested that the “mind� is part of every cell, and emotions exist both as energy and matter in the vibrating receptors on every cell in the body. The mind can then produce a wide variety of mind-altering chemicals.
“Mind Body Medicine” therapies have been reported to be effective in many conditions including pain control, migraine, rheumatoid arthritis, ADHD, epilepsy, hypertension, peptic ulcer, anxiety, depression, and diabetes.
Tools to help us in the process are:
Emotionally Charged Positive Affirmations
Positive Goal Setting
Balancing Life Sectors
84% of migraine sufferers can control their headaches when they learn temperature control of the index finger (the least difficult biofeedback technique according to Norman Shealy, MD, PhD)
In the 1970s, Dr. Herbert Benson first reported on the physiologic benefits of meditation known as the “Relaxation Response”. Benson demonstrated that individuals who did 20 minutes of deep relaxation twice a day had a 50% decrease of both stress related catecholamine production and insulin requirement for the entire 24-hour period.