A friend of mine had a bad case of poison ivy on her leg the other day. After I used Reiki to calm it down, take care of the itch, and reduce the redness, I looked it up in Louise Hay’s Heal Your Body. This little book contains tables of information extracted from Louise’s 300-pager called You Can Heal Your Life. She wrote that after she cured herself of cancer some 30 years ago. Readers kept asking to have the tables in their own separate book, which became Heal Your Body.
The subtitle is The Mental Causes for Physical Illness and the Metaphysical Way to Overcome Them. Under Poison Ivy, the Probable Cause listing is ‘Feeling defenseless and open to attack’. The suggested affirmation to create the New Thought Pattern is ‘I am powerful, safe and secure. All is well’.
This certainly does sound very simple, and our culture teaches us to mistrust anything that is not scientifically proven – especially if it doesn’t cost anything.
But it does work.
One good way to use these affirmations is to repeat them everytime the thought in your mind is negative. Or in this case, every time you want to scratch. At the very least, you will learn how much time and energy you spend on the negative. And you have the opportunity each time to turn your mind in a positive direction.
Try it. You might just like it!