A friend of mine said to me last week, when I was telling her about Louise Hay’s metaphysical thought about her particular physical ailment – “So you think it’s all in my head!” I didn’t and don’t, but probably didn’t explain myself very well at that particular moment.
The answer now, for all of us, on a calm Sunday morning blogging, is that it’s not in your head – it’s in your belief system.
We are all body, mind and spirit. In the body is the sickness, in the mind is the belief that supports it, in the spirit is our way to get well. It’s not neurosis, it’s just confusion. In Louise Hay’s book, Heal Your Body, she lists various ailments, then the beliefs that underlie those ailments and that allow them to continue, and the affirmations (new beliefs) that will allow them to disappear. Actually, to release a sickness, there’s no need to change your beliefs – simply affirm that you have, often. Every time your thoughts turn to the illness and discomfort, turn them back to the affirmation. You will be amazed to discover how much time and energy you expend affirming the negative, and how little time you spend claiming positive results.
For instance, here’s one I’ve never looked up in Louise ’til just flipping it open this minute. Osteoporosis. Louise’s understanding of the belief: Feeling there is no support left in life. The affirmation: I stand up for myself and Life supports me in unexpected, loving ways.
So here are some things I might try, given that information – I’d turn off the TV and perhaps check the web for further info on osteoporosis and consider the new ideas I’ll learn, call the United Way hotline to find out if there are support groups or an agency working on it, find a natural calcium source, walk around the house if possible – and repeat over and over and over that I stand up for myself, and Life supports me in unexpected loving ways.
And not just for one day, either – I wouldn’t even check on whether or not I thought these ideas were working until at least 30 days had gone by. I often write in my calendar the date when I will evaluate the effectiveness of whatever new direction I’ve chosen – and just don’t allow myself to obsess about it. (I treat my worried self like a 4 year old child – gently but firmly!)
If you’re under medical treatment, don’t quit what you’re doing. Just add these new ideas to your current pattern. I’ve always found trying out these new concepts doesn’t hurt – just makes life more interesting. And at least you’ll be distracted from the gerbil wheel your mind is currently running around on. Good luck!