The Power of Self Healing
This article is about healing and I would like to discuss few ideas with you. I am a metaphysical counselor, teacher and healer. I have written this guide for people who are concerned with their health and would like to take an active part in assisting their own healing or in maintaining their health, it doesn’t matter what your disease is, if you chose to work with these ideas your health is sure to improve.
I once heard a definition of health that made a lot of sense to me.” Good health is having no fatigue; having a good appetite; going to sleep and awakening easily; having a good memory; having good humor; having precision in thought and action; and being honest, humble, grateful, and loving. “How healthy are you?
The mental patterns and our behaviors
I don’t heal anyone, the work I do is to help people understand how their own mental patterns are constantly creating their own life experiences; all of them, the good experiences and the so called bad experiences, and also how the same mental patterns are contributing to the ease and dis-ease in their bodies.
Life is an echo. What you send out, Comes Back
We do not want to be ill and yet we need every disease we have, it is the body’s way of telling us that we have a false idea in consciousness. We are being told we are on the wrong track and need to change the way we think.
Every illness is a lesson for us to learn; please do not just complain ‘I want to get rid of this condition.’ It will not create the healing you want nor will you learn the lesson you need to learn. This is not a time for condemnation or for creating more guilt. We are just looking at what needs to be released. This is a time for healing, for making our lives in our bodies whole. I know you have within you all that you need to accomplish this.
The universal Law of Attraction
Once we begin to understand this process, we are able to take conscious control of the changes we wish to make in our lives. This is a very exciting process and becomes one of the most important adventures in our lives. I believe there is a center of wisdom within each one of us and when we are ready to make positive changes in our lives, we attract whatever we need to help us.
The very fact that you have discovered this article means that you are already in the process of healing yourself. Something inside of you has shifted and the healing process has already begun. You might even say that to yourself now “I have already begun the healing process”.
The body like everything in life is a mirror of our inner thoughts and beliefs. The body is always talking to us, if we will only take the time to listen. Every cell responds to every single thought you think and every word you speak. Continuous modes of thinking and speaking produce body behaviors and postures and eases or dis-eases the person who has a permanently scowling face did not produce that by having joyous loving thoughts. Older people’s faces show clearly a lifetime of inner dialog. How will you look when you are elder?
You see it is my belief that it is our birthright to be totally healthy and totally fulfilled in every area of our lives. I want to help you claim this birthright now.
Some of the things I will suggest to you may sound very simplistic; however, these ideas have been tried many times with great success. They really do work, please use these suggestions in addition to the work you may be doing with a doctor or other health professional. It will be helpful to you both.
Take a nice deep breath and if possible allow yourself to be in a comfortable position. Just let these ideas wash over you, only those ideas that are right for you will be accepted by you. It doesn’t matter whether you understand them all or not or if they make sense to you right now.
Is Illness Self-created ?
I believe that all illness is self-created, not that we say I want to have this illness but we create a mental atmosphere where this disease can grow and flourish our internal mental dialog reacts in every cell in the body.
I heard a physician say recently ‘if the surgeon operates on a patient without doing something to help them change the cause of the disease, the all the doctor is doing is prolonging the life of the patient until the patient can create another disease’. You see we need to do more than just treat the symptom. We need to eliminate the cause of the disease, and for that we need to go within ourselves where the process of illness began.
We are responsible for every experience in our lives
It is my belief that we are each 100% responsible for every experience in our lives, the best and the worst. We create our experiences by the thoughts we think and the words we speak. The universe totally supports our inner dialog, our subconscious mind accepts as truth whatever we choose to believe. You can say it either way, they both mean that what I believe about myself and about life becomes true for me. What you choose to think about yourself and about life becomes true for you and we have unlimited choices about what we can think.
When we are very little we learn how to feel about ourselves and about life by the reactions of the adults around us.
It is the way we learn what to think about ourselves and about life. Now if you lived with frightened people or with people who were very unhappy, then you learned a lot of negative things about yourself and about life you may still believe them.
Can we blame our parents?
However this is not to blame our parents, for we are all victims of victims and they could not possibly have taught us anything they did not know. If your mother did not know how to love herself, or your father did not know how to be gentle and kind, then it would be impossible for them to teach you to love yourself or to be gentle and kind. Your parents were doing the best they could with what they had been taught as children.
I Believe That We Choose Our Parents
I also believe that we choose our parents. Each one of us decides to incarnate upon this planet at particular points in time and space. I believe we do this because we have chosen to come here to learn a particular lesson that will advance us on our spiritual evolutionary pathway. We choose our sex, our color, our country, and then we look around for the particular set of parents who will mirror the pattern we are bringing in to work on in this lifetime.
Often when we grow up we point our fingers accusingly at our parents and whimper ‘you did it to me’. But really we chose them because they were perfect for what we wanted to work on overcoming, as very little children we learn our belief systems and then we move through life creating experiences to match our beliefs, look back in your own life and notice how often you have gone through the same experiences.
The Point of Power Is Always in the Present Moment
Well I believe that you created those experiences over and over, because they mirrored something that you believed was true about yourself. It really doesn’t matter how long we’ve had a problem or how big it is, or how life-threatening it is, the point of power is always in the present moment. This means that what you have experienced during your life and up to this moment, you have created by your own thoughts and beliefs of the past. However, what you are choosing to think and believe and say today right here and right now is creating your future. Your current internal dialog is creating tomorrow, next week, next month, next year etc.
Notice what you are thinking at this moment; do you want this thought to be creating your future? Is it negative or positive? Just notice and be aware. I am NOT trying to create guilt for anyone, nor to make anyone wrong. I am making us aware of what is going on inside of us.
Many of us who create illness and disease are in fact totally out of touch with what is going on in our minds and in our bodies. We only notice our bodies when we become ill or are in pain. If we do not know what is going on inside of us, how can we ever change?
No matter what the problem is, the only thing we are ever dealing with is a thought, and the thought can be changed.
Excerpted from You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay. Copyright © 1984 by Louise Hay