Updated: Jun 17
“You have the power to heal yourself, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we’re not. We always have the power of our minds. Claim and consciously use your power.” – Louise Hay
Few things reveal the power of the human mind more than the placebo effect. It has now been scientifically proven that the intention actually has physical effects. At least one third of the healing group has to do with the placebo: a person can bypass his biology simply by believing he/she is cured. Simply put, a virtual pill or treatment can have a powerful effect on everything from depression and pain to sleep disorders. And it works even when one knows is taking a placebo. It depends to a large extent on the patient’s perception. Positive thoughts, release certain chemicals to the body, so do negative thoughts. But what is really happening and we experience these changes that are clearly due to a placebo?
What if I told you that you are the placebo?
More and more scientists now firmly believe in the idea that the mind is as powerful as the drug, if not stronger. My personal experience eight years ago when I fell and broke my spine. Six doctors claimed that I would probably not walk again. Today I am in better physical condition than ever and the only medicine I know, comes from mother nature and... my mind.
Our mind is like a magnet. Each word and each thought attracts associated events, people, and circumstances. If you keep speaking about your ill health and everything associated with it, guess what, you will keep having ill health etc. If you instead start saying: "I am healthy, happy and joyful", you will attract health, happiness and joy onto yourself.
Our mind can affect miraculous, spontaneous healing. Science has now categorically and without question proven that our thoughts can affect and change our DNA structure.
Our thoughts alone can affect physical matter, including our own biology and our own DNA.
The mind is that powerful, only if one believes.
Being grumpy and negative while taking the most powerful medicine could work or fail miserably. Imagine how powerful that drug could be, if one is positive.
You see, you are the medicine and waking up to the truth that you can heal your life, allows you access to a power within you that is limitless.
The words we speak affect the body. By telling the child that he looks sick and tired, the mother produces these conditions in his mind and his body. It is that simple, if we believe that we are healthy, we become healthy. If we believe that we are sick, we become sick. The subconscious mind has no discretionary powers; therefore it accepts whatever is fed into it. It is the conscious mind, that analyses the facts. All that we have to do is to convince our subconscious mind.
Our minds can be trained to achieve control over our bodies. We can influence our health, prosperity and environment just by repeating words (positive affirmations). It is often said, “Change your thoughts, change your life”. Repeating positive affirmations over and over impresses the subconscious mind to such a degree that it slowly starts transforming the body to align with the health thoughts. This brings about positive results. It is for this reason that Emile Coue, the French psychotherapist, told his patients to repeat "Every day in every way, I am getting better, better and better." and they got better.
You have all the power you need to heal your life within you, right now.
Start by believing in yourself and begin using the power of your mind.
Based on Emile Coue’s work, here is my own personal favourite affirmation:
“Every day in every way I am getting better and better and better, in body mind and spirit. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!”
Sending you Love and Light,