With all this light and Love (always capital in my book) and positive thinking talk that goes around these days, I worry that the idea of Self-Healing sounds like someone else saying,
“You’re just not trying hard enough.”
“Your faith is just not that strong.”
“You’ve just gotten lost in the minutia.”
Anyone who’s been or has supported someone who’s been seriously ill really knows it’s not that easy.
I can’t even imagine coping with the struggle of finding the right doctor, medication, dietary support, along with trying to keep working, support children or even aging parents, while trying to deal with your own chronic condition.
I feel deeply for my friends who are going through this, and SO wish I could help!
I would never suggest that they aren’t doing enough, only that maybe one more thing could be the answer they’re hoping for.
You may have heard me mention Dr. Joe Dispenza & his book “You Are the Placebo”. But what you may not be aware of is that he was run over by an SUV during a bike race in 1986 and told he would probably never walk again. He decided he didn’t want the suggested surgery and to live with chronic pain for the rest of his life. Instead he embarked on the idea of connecting with the Universe, Higher Self, God, whatever you choose to call it, in an effort to heal himself.
“Maybe I was just young and bold at that time in my life [23 years old], but I decided against the medical model and the expert recommendations. I believe that there’s an intelligence, an invisible consciousness, within each of us that’s the giver of life. It supports, maintains, protects, and heals us every moment. It creates almost 100 trillion specialized cells (starting from only 2), it keeps our hearts beating hundreds of thousands of times per day, and it can organize hundreds of thousands of chemical reactions in a single cell in every second—among many other amazing functions. I reasoned at the time that if this intelligence was real and if it willfully, mindfully, and lovingly demonstrated such amazing abilities, maybe I could take my attention off my external world and begin to go within and connect with it—developing a relationship with it.
But while I intellectually understood that the body often has the capacity to heal itself, now I had to apply every bit of philosophy that I knew in order to take that knowledge to the next level and beyond, to create a true experience with healing.”
Dispenza, Joe. You Are the Placebo.
Needless to say, I wouldn’t be telling you the story if it hadn’t worked. He healed his six broken vertebrae: compression fractures in thoracic 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 and lumbar 1 (ranging from his shoulder blades to his kidneys).
He’s gone on to research the idea of putting the well known placebo effect into intentional practice with great success.
I would never suggest to walk away from standard medical practice, but adding spiritual practice as well could never hurt.
Sending Love to those struggling dear friends, you know who you are ;-).