The missing link in Western medicine might well be the failure to recognize the mind’s ability to heal the body … Building mental immunity is vital to good health.
The Reality Formula builds mental immunity that helps free us from Life’s Limiting Belief-Based Conditions!
When a doctor gives a patient a prognosis based on worse case scenarios, telling that patient to expect the worse, the patient is highly likely to nod their head in acquiescence and succumb to the program they’ve been handed – and indeed live out the prognosis to the letter. That is, UNLESS that patient tends to be a natural rebel, one who bucks authority, in which case, they might not be so willing to comply with the doctor’s prediction! Sometimes being a rebel is a good thing! 😉
The point I’m trying to make is that in spite of all of the preparation and precision that has gone into developing the best professional tools for medical treatment, there seems to be a vital link missing in the western approach to healing.
To me, the missing link appears obvious – for, in my opinion, it is one of the most POWERFUL requirements for healing – our own mental perception of our condition. What does the patient believe is possible for them? Do they BELIEVE the prognosis they’ve been handed of impending doom, worse case side-effects, etc? How do they feel and respond when they swallow – hook, line, and sinker – the scary diagnosis they’ve been handed? Because if they did, then they will automatically “send orders” to the body to follow the predicted course – and the body, being the good servant that it is, will do just that.
I think it was Bernie Siegal, MD, author and pediatric surgeon, who noted that the patients who hold the best chance at complete remission, from Cancer, for instance, are the ones who are the most difficult to handle! They dpn’t tend to “just go along with …” They ask questions – lots of them – and they don’t always follow doctor’s orders.
Survivors think for themselves; they refuse to blindly accept someone else’s limited prognosis as being “gospel” for them – even if it is their doctor who is delivering the words. Thrivers in life dare to leave a doorway in their minds open to the possibility of a radically different and much happier outcomes than the ones served up to them by well-meaning professionals.
It is those who hold a vision of themselves as being strong, healthy, and well, regardless of what the lab results and doctors say, that make miracles possible. They have learned to employ denial to work for them (denial is NOT always bad!), by refusing to buy into the predicted outcomes as pertaining to THEM! They deny the effect of their conditions and block out anything that distracts them from holding the radar-sharp focus of their intention on what it is they envision as their reference point for healing. In other words, they believe in Another Possibility. This belief in another possibility gives them a mental immunity which protects them from predicting their own negative outcomes.
You see, it is possible to know the “facts” about our condition, to choose whatever treatment is offered that we deem most beneficial for us, and STILL deny the negative outcomes that are predicted. We do not have to accept as true for us what others may have experienced, or by believing thoughts like, “these are the things that will happen because of my condition.” These dreaded symptoms, these “forewarnings,” are presented to us as if they are reality by the well-meaning people in our life – and more often serve to hinder our progress, I fear, rather than support it.
Simply put it’s the mind that decides our health. When we hold a mental vision of ourselves as healthy, happy, and well, we will feel, and act accordingly, and we will find ourselves living a lifestyle in harmony with, and therefore conducive to, the healthier vision of ourselves that we hold.
Not only that, but holding a vision of radiant health attracts the people and resources that already surround us; it’s as if we suddenly wake up to a life created to meet our every need, as if everything is placed right where we will find it the moment we need it. For this indeed is the Reality of Life. Our needs are met – we must only lift our eyes to see that it is so.
But when we mentally attune our thoughts to the unhappy expectations of others, especially when those others are basing their words on “scientific proof,” or “medical evidence” which makes it sound so TRUE, we tend to fall under the spell of believing what we hear … and living it out in life. For truly, it is our belief in a thought, in other words, the amount of “faith” we put in what we hear, that seals the deal!
We live up to the expectations of those to whom we give mental authority over us. But don’t get me wrong! I am not saying they are responsible for our outcomes!
There is no blame. Even if others, through their limiting belief about our possibilities for recovery, do plant seeds of doubt with their words, it is up to us whether to take on those seedlings as our own. We decide whether we will cultivate them and fertilize them into becoming the full grown beliefs that will run our life – and often ruin our health – or whether we will let them die on the vine from lack of attention.
But ,what do we do about it?
We must turn our attention, our focused intention, our faith, to the belief in a better possibility …
The mind is a potent tool. We can burn ourselves with it, or we can learn how to use it’s razor sharpness to work for us. We can aim the mind with thoughts filled with terrifying”what if’s” and manifest the life that goes with that frequency of thoughts, or we can consciously choose to aim the mind’s manifesting intensity on creating a better alternative.
It seems to me that the critical question we must ask ourselves is this: “How might the outcome be different (for us, for out clients and patients) were we to refuse to put our clients (family members, friends, or patients) into a box with a limited prognosis painted on the label?”
What would be different, if, instead of saying, “Here is the long list of worse case scenarios that you are most likely going to experience through this course of treatment,” we instead worked to support them in envisioning better possibilities for themselves? What if we took time to hear what vision the patient presently holds for their outcome of treatment? What if we were to treat the mental image they hold of themselves as being just as critical to recovery as any physical treatment we, as specialists, might have to offer? What if we worked with them to build mental immunity? Might we see better outcomes, more miracles in healing, if that approach were incorporated into the treatment of every patient regardless of diagnosis?
I contend so … only because I’ve seen the difference it has made in my own health to hold a vision of health in alignment with Reality (rather than my story ABOUT Reality), and because I’ve witnessed in others how transformative it is for them when they reframe their limiting vision of themselves, and build their mental immunity against the viral influence of negative images we pass on to one another thoughtlessly. We can learn how to encourage a vision of radiant health instead in one another that will act as a “placebo for the mind” that can heal even the most dire conditions.
I am excited about the tools for envisioning new possibilities for ourselves that NeuroCue is bringing to us … and especially honored to have been asked to write my program, The Reality Formula, as one of the programs they offer for building new neural pathways to peace. Neurocue uses the latest technology in phone apps, and neuroplasticity. Go to Neurocue.com TODAY, and begin to envision health and happiness for yourself NOW!