A while ago I was doing some research and came across a Washington Post article with the title, “Harvard Medical School professor says ‘Miracles from Heaven’ and other remarkable cures could be real.” This obviously got my attention and quick. I was so excited by what I was reading, I don’t think I blinked once!
The reference to ‘Miracles from Heaven’ was about a movie (based on a real event) that came out a couple of years ago, about a young girl with an incurable illness who was miraculously healed after visiting Heaven and coming back.
As the article points out, religious people call what happened to the girl a miracle while scientists and medical professionals call it “spontaneous remission” or “placebo responses.” Either way, the movie points to something I have been shouting from the rooftop for decades: Much of our physical reality, including our precious health, is created in our minds. Literally. When I hear bigshot Harvard medical professors agree with me, it gives me goosebumps.
The article mentions another individual who experienced a remarkable cure. A woman by the name of Claire Haser who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Of all the cancers, that’s kinda the biggie. Even chemo and radiation don’t generally cure a person, they only give them a few more months on Earth.
In other words, in the history of cancer, a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer is a bona fide death sentence.
Understanding her situation, Claire refused chemo or any traditional treatments and said to her doctor that instead, she needed to “not chase a cure but rather to change her relationship with fear.”
The cancer simply disappeared. DISAPPEARED. Five years later when she had an abdominal scan there was nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch.
A woman was diagnosed with PANCREATIC CANCER and DID NOT DIE FROM IT. Let that sit with you for a minute.
And the Oscar for Best Healing Goes To…
David Siedler, the Oscar-winning writer of “The King’s Speech” was diagnosed with cancer of the bladder years ago. He opted to not do chemo but instead had the cancer spot surgically removed from his bladder.
A few years later, however, the cancer came back, and he scheduled surgery to have his bladder removed. His soon-to-be ex-wife said something to him that changed the course of his life. “Well, what happens if in two weeks they go in and there’s no cancer?”
He thought she was just crazy and in denial, but then he started to wonder. What if he used the same vivid imagination he used to write his screenplay, to imagine his bladder was perfectly healthy and cancer-free?
So that’s what he did. For two weeks he imagined a cream-colored, healthy bladder.
Guess what happened?
Two weeks later he went in for his surgery and his cancer was gone. He has been cancer-free ever since.
In an interview with a reporter Siedler said, “I know it sounds awfully Southern California and woo-woo, but that’s what happened.”
Creating a Powerful Mind That Heals
Over the years I have become more and more excited by the fact there is mounting evidence that PROVES our imagination, beliefs and expectations can and do shape our physical health.
I am also aware that many people have minds that are out of shape. Their minds run them, not the other way around.
Here are some ways you can get your mind in shape so that it can play a positive role in your healing (and not get in the way of your healing).
1. Laugh More
When you’ve been diagnosed with any health problem, let alone cancer, your mood pretty much turns dark. You become filled with fear, for obvious reasons. But think about Claire’s story of healing. She had to make peace with her feelings of fear.
One of the best ways to put yourself into a positive natural state is to laugh more. Laughing makes us feel joyous, and joy makes us feel like ANYTHING is possible.
Research also shows that laughter decreases stress hormones and increases good cholesterol, all important for your healing.
I am writing you a digital prescription to start having more fun – watch more comedies, go play air hockey with your kids or grandkids, get some helium balloons, take a hit, and talk to your partner in that funny, squeaky voice. I DARE you not to laugh at that!
2. Expect to Get Better
There are countless studies now that show the placebo effect is real. When people expect to get better they get better, even when they have only been given a sugar pill. That is the power of the mind.
Start expecting to get better. Just start expecting good things in general. Expect to find a parking spot. Expect your kids to act a little nicer. Expect for your favorite store to have a big sale. Just keep expecting good things. The more you do it, the more you see good things happen, the more you BELIEVE your expectations create good things happening, and the easier it is to expect to heal and live a disease-free life!
Meditation is one of the best ways to stop the effects of stress in your life and body. Just 10 minutes a day of mindful meditation can keep you calm and centered. I found that mediation put me in contact with my own soul and my own power source.
So many of us feel powerless on a daily basis, let alone after being diagnosed with something that seems somehow more powerful than us. But by quieting our minds from all negative thoughts and distractions, we can connect to our real, powerful selves.
Your mind can be your greatest asset or your worst enemy. Take inspiration from myself and the many other people who have used our minds and imaginations to heal ourselves from “incurable” diseases.
You can do it. This is real. It can happen to you, too. Believe, expect healing and look out for wonders to happen in your life!
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