Healing With The Mind
What I'm about to say may or may not blow your mind away, depending on how open you are to the magic of this world. Being raised with a more scientific approach to life, and in fact only recently believing in God, I can see how what I'm sharing with you here may seem amazing, but somehow false. Like watching those "Ghost stories" on TV where a little special effects make it "seem" real, but its obviously not. I've learned to stop being a skeptic and have learned to embrace the unknown, because it truly is magical.
Let me explain. I went to a conference with Dr. Wayne Dyer recently and he had his daughter speak about an amazing mind/body experience she had when she was six years old. She developed warts on her face. They covered half her face and got worse when out in the sun. Given that they lived in Hawaii, this was a problem. They sought medical advise and alternative treatments to no avail. On one of her last doctors visits, the suggestion was to freeze off the warts, which would leave life long scars, or take a medicine that side effects would make anyone prefer jumping off a bridge than endure a slow painful death.
The third option, one decided by her parents (for those of you who don't know Dr. Wayne Dyer, he is the "king" of positivity and self love movement) was to ask the warts to go away through positive thinking. Since the other options, really weren't options at all, she chose the later.
To her families amazement (or really they weren't amazed since they believed in the healing power of the mind), after three nights of talking to the warts and asking them lovingly to leave her face, they in fact did disappear. When I heard this story, I thought, of course she did! I know from personal experience how powerful the mind is when it comes to healing. But first I need to tell you, as crazy as this all sounds, this young girls experience and mine are real. Step one for using this type of healing... you have to believe.
I have healed two physical ailments by using my mind. The first was my vision. I suddenly developed blurred vision. Like looking at the sun, but my eyes never adjusted. I went to the optometrist, and they referred me to a specialist since it appeared my problem was behind the macular and no glasses would help with this. After going to a specialist, they diagnosed me with Pars Plenitis Uvilitis (fancy for inflammation behind my macular). The most effective treatment is a steroid injection in my eye. Fortunately I had a second option of eye drops, but they have proven ineffective, but why not try it. Of course nobody, especially me, wants a needle in my eyes. Like Wayne Dyer's daughter, I chose the less painful option.
After a few weeks of taking the eye drops, I was scheduled to have a follow up appointment where, if they haven't seen any improvement, I would have to get the injection. When I got there though, they were surprised on how quickly my eyes improved and said these eye drops have never shown such fast results. The one thing that I did, which I didn't tell them in fear of being thought of as a "freak", I used positive affirmations multiple times a day that said "My vision is perfect" over and over again. I said it in the mirror, in my car, to my boys, essentially whenever I thought of it. In fact my last appointment, my doctor said "Your vision is perfect! We never see these kinds of results!"
That isn't the only thing I healed. For the last year and a half, I have been having knee pains. It goes back and forth between knees. I work out a lot, so I attribute it to that. A few weeks ago, I thought I would try to solve this knee problem once and for all by using the power of my thoughts.
So, during meditation, I imagined myself being very small, traveling through my body to my knee and as a small self. I imagined sitting in my knee and having a conversation with it, asking what it was trying to tell me (the body is our best resource for answers, so I know how important it is to listen). It told me that I needed to take bigger steps. I took this as I needed to take bigger risk in what I was doing. But the lesson was not the only benefit from this experience. My knee has not bothered me since!
Now, as a nurse, I try to instill this power to my patients (I also think medical treatment is important, but the power of the mind is truly great and underutilized). I once has a patient who had liver failure and was often in terrible pain to where we couldn't even touch him. Then one night, we found him sitting at one of our nursing pods outside of his room. He was confused and forgot he was in pain. This just proves how powerful our mind is!
So, if you open your mind and believe in the unbelievable, your life can prove miraculous! I know my life has been far more fun and meaningful. I am now a co-creator with my life and the sky is no longer the limit. Only my mind is.