The photo: Is the glass half empty, half full, or does it contain an elixir that can halt and even heal your disease? Which story do you like?
Let’s boil this down to its essence. Your story of your illness is oh so important. (Your thoughts and subconscious beliefs rank right up there, too.) What is the story of your illness? Is that really what you want for yourself???
Whatever you focus on is what you get more of. That’s universal law, proved by science. So if your story is “I’m so sick, I can barely move. I don’t think I’ll ever get better,” guess what you get more of? Congratulations, you’ve just doomed yourself to a meager existence.
But what if your story is “I’m feeling better every day. Others are helping me with my recovery and I’ll soon be able to help others with my healing story?” Bingo! You’re on the right track, even if you’re not on the train just yet.
I love Dr. Lewis Mehl-Madrona and his work. From a Native American perspective, he understands the power of story. As an MD and neuroscientist, he catalogues changes in the brain as our stories change. His latest book is Remapping Your Mind: The Neuroscience of Self-Transformation through Story. The guy’s brilliant, teaching us powerful healing techniques. You can connect with Lewis at www.mehl-madrona.com or on Facebook.
Hay House authors Bruce Lipton and Dr. Joe Dispenza would agree with that. They talk about epigenetics. This means that you are not destined to inherit the diseases of your ancestors. We now know and can scientifically prove that your genes respond to energies such as elevated emotions, like love, joy, peace, trust, etc., and intention. In one study, diabetics laughed for an hour watching funny stuff and produced 23 new genes for healing themselves.
Years ago, Norman Cousins healed himself in similar fashion from acute autoimmune disease, as told in his 1979 book, Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient. That’s great news, isn’t it?
So what’s your story? The real one, the one you want to make happen. Write it down, sing it to the stars, and believe in your own healing. Your life may depend on it.
CATHY A. CORN loves to learn and share about healing. She writes novels about connecting with nature and the energies that dwell there. For adult magical romantic adventure, go to her website, www.CathyACorn.com, to check out her Lilith & the Faeries Series.
And know that nature is the great healer of us all.