We continue our weekly Sunday morning #SpiritChat conversations on Sunday, January 29th 2017 at 9amET/2pmUTC with a special guest and our long-time friend and participant, Janet Nestor. Janet will share with us as co-host, and I am excited to be hosting her in our live weekly hour on twitter.. Please join in for what will be a unique discussion in #SpiritChat. Do read and enjoy Janet’s post below on health and our relationship with healing, and our innate power to heal. Thank You! – Kumud
My Relationship with Health and Healing
What are my answers to the following questions?
Do I trust in my own body’s innate power to heal?
Have I paired words I perceive as negative with words I perceive as positive when speaking or thinking about being sick or injured?
When a doctor tells me an illness or condition will inevitably progress to a place where I’ll need surgery or other radical treatment, do I embrace those words taking them in as 100% true?
Do I refer to an illness or accident using a personal pronoun: My flu, My diabetes, My fall?
Do I embrace awareness as a positive tool in creating mind-body health?
In regards to health and healing, what are my conscious beliefs and perceptions that guide my health care decisions?
The word “healing” the way we usually think of it, but not the way we use it, indicates a positive change taking place within our mind, body, emotions, and spirit. But, if we are not aware of our thoughts and perceptions, the word “healing” can take on negative implications. I am asking you to raise your awareness of how words and thoughts impact human life and our ability to heal. Our body believes what we say and think and tries to make those words true for us.
When asked how we feel about an illness or injury, we reply almost unconsciously using negative concepts that are deeply ingrained within our hearts and minds. Often our intention is to be positive, but our words and phrases give our body a negative message. For example:
- I’m healing. I’ve been impatient, but I am gradually getting better. (This sentence is a mixed message that tells your body that slows down your ability to heal.)
- I’ve had better days. I’m tired all the time, and I nap a lot. (These words tell your body that you are uncomfortable with your situation and that you resent the rest and sleep needed to heal.)
- I’m tired of being in the house all the time and tired of being a burden on my family. (These words indicate that you doubt your body’s ability to heal)
- She is dying, and there is nothing the doctor can do. (The sick person feels and perceives these words, even if you don’t speak them out loud.)
Healing is not only about recovery from illness, surgery, or divorce. It is about our core beliefs and perceptions. It is about our virtues, our positive aspects of self: acceptance, wellness, joy, kindness, love, tenacity, vigor, tenderness, and compassion. When we embrace our virtues, and incorporate their energy into our perception of life, we uncover our capacity for wholeness and wellness. Discovering and embracing our inner light, our potential, is the true spirit of healing. We grow into knowing and believing that our possibilities are limitless.
Healing does not occur because we’ve received medical treatment. Our body creates the healing through the many healing and balancing mechanism that are built into it. Our body has the capacity to heal from any illness no matter how sick we become. Our cells have the capacity to produce healthy cells instead of weakened, sick cells. How often have we heard or read about spontaneous healing? I have a friend who was in the hospital and given twenty minutes to live. She died, had a near death experience, woke up, went home, and is now the healthiest she has been in her adult life. How did her body begin to restore itself on her death bed? What happened within her near-death experience that produced health and wellness?
In China, there is a medicine-less hospital that depends primarily on Chi Gong, positive thought, and sound healing. People go there to heal from incurable diseases. There is a video on line of a woman with advanced bladder cancer, who in partnership with her treatment team, creates total healing. In the final segment of treatment when her belief in her healing is strong, her doctors cause the tumor to disintegrate by chanting something like “already happened, already healed”. You can watch her bladder tumor dissolve via a sonogram. This seems impossible to us, but it is not impossible. In this hospital, this kind “miracle” healing is an expected occurrence. Key word: expected
About the hospital http://www.chicenter.com/Chi/AboutUs/MasterTeachers/
The healing video from the hospital https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLuJja5PKxg
Methods to help you tap into your body wisdom, higher self, and your present moment mind-body-emotional-spiritual reality.
- Breathing Meditation, Resting Meditation, Walking Meditation
- Mindful Living + Tai Chi or Chi Gong
- Mindful Living + Yoga
- Mindfulness Based Energy Psychology like Radiant Energies Balance. EFT when used intuitively
- Spending time with nature observing and learning. Modalities like horticulture therapy
- Movement Therapies like The Five Rhythms
- Running because of the spiritual quality of the “runner’s high”
- Tapping into our unconscious abilities through the creative arts
Books that can help you embrace your innate capacity to heal:
Carolyn Myss – Why People Don’t Heal and How they Can.
Bruce Lipton – The Biology of Belief
Dawson Church – The Genie in your Genes: Epigenetic Medicine and the New Biology of Intention
Gregg Braden – The Spontaneous Healing of Belief: Shattering the Paradigm of False Limits
*Adapted from Janet’s book Nurturing Wellness through Radical Self-Care