I have been reading this book by Deepak Chopra called Perfect Health. In it he describes this interesting story of a young boy who suffers from multi-personality disorder. What is interesting about the story is that one of the child’s personalities suffers from an allergy against orange juice. The minute this personality drinks orange juice, he flares up with hives and rashes. The funny thing is though, when a different personality takes over the child, the rash instantly disapeared. Instantly!
What does this illustrate? To me it illustrates just how powerful our minds are and how much of what we think of ourselves, influences how we react or shall I say….our bodies react to outside conditions.
What Deepak also expresses, is how many people have cured themselves of all sorts of conditions, like cancer and tumours etc by following a very strict diet or method. It didn’t seem to make a difference what the method was, it was more about the patient believing that the treatment would work.
So, the question is, if I created a pill or a cure that you believed in. Something that was strong enough in convincing you that it would work, do you think this would cure you? Do you think you could believe me enough for it to work? Interesting question isn’t it?
I don’t like to go religious with this blog as I know there are many different belief systems in the world but it does pose the question on our mind and it’s power. If you believe in anything strongly enough, does it make it true?
Sometimes I wonder if I feel better because I almost “deserve” to feel better. Like all this sacrificing and deligency with my diet and lifestyle is like a penance, a golden ticket which makes me believe I should feel better…. and because I believe it, it becomes true. It is like the more the sacrifice, the more it must work!
I know when you read some medical books on natural healing and supplements, they often say that these methods are merely working on a placebo effect within the body. What does this mean? This means the body reacts positively because we believe the tablet should work. We have been convinced enough in the tablet, that we create the result within the body. To western medicine this is not really working at all. To me, this is fantastic! Surely, if we can believe in something enough and create such a power of mind that it makes us feel better, than that is a fabulous result! This illustrates just how powerful our minds are and how much they control our healing and our body. Most importantly it proves that we can heal, simply by believing in something enough!
Have you ever wondered why it is that some women with Endometriosis seem to carry on with their lives like nothing has changed, while others seem to suffer with endless pain and cramps? Why is this? Surely if it is a disease, then it should behave in the same manner in every organism that it occupies? Surely, if is this nasty inhabitant and it wants to simply infest us, then surely it should spread in the same manner?
One of the other things I find interesting is how our bodies decided that they weren’t going to absorb certain vitamins or nutrients which we need. What hormone or enzyme decided that we didn’t need them? Why is it that two people can eat the same diet and yet one absorbs the nutrients within the blood stream while the other doesn’t?
I know these question are so vague and there are so many answers to many of them but what if, just humour me on this one…. what if we could decide to heal. What if the power of our healing and being better was really that simple? What if, we could just decide to be better? Just like the boy who suffered from an orange juice allergy. We could simply switch off the switch within our body that makes us develop endo and pain….
What are your thoughts on this? Do you think the mind is that powerful? Do you believe in God’s healing? Bodies healing? Do you think you would believe in a miracle tablet for Endometriosis?
Ultimately, we make every decision in our lives. How we feel and how we react to how we feel is all within our own decision and power. You can decide to believe that you are getting better or you can wallow in being in pain “again”. It is really how you decide to view things.
Hey, they call it positive thinking but it could be so much more than that! 🙂