The fact that belief in a positive healing outcome reverses disease when many people take placebos is proof that our thinking influences, affects, even molds our physical health, vitality, and quality of life. 18 to 80% of the time, people who’ve consumed placebos and no other drug, remedy, procedure or therapy, completely recover from their illness.
Self-help and holistic healing books all say the same thing because enough people have proven it true: “The subconscious doesn’t know the difference between real and imagined events. We can find resolution by imagining resolution.” –Cynthia Morgan, from You're Already Hypnotized: A Guide to Waking Up
If we focus on a thought long and purely enough without distraction (and it only takes a minute or so to begin to put your new creation into motion), what we desire will take shape in our lives. This is a universal law. We are creators, not victims. It is up to us to realize this fact. Check out the wonderful book, Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires by Esther and Jerry Hicks, where the authors provides simple, effective techniques for achieving creative mastery.
We all talk to ourselves whether we realize it or not. All too often our self-talk is denigrating, not uplifting, loving and creative. Negative self-talk puts a weight on the spirit which eventually will reflect in our physical health. We can’t continue negative thought patterns and expect our bodies to respond with vitality. When we live in the realm of our own positive thoughts, what happens is our bodies begin circulating more chi energy, actual life force.
This life force, by its very nature, gives more life to every part of our bodies. Even our minds become nourished with life force becoming clearer and paving the way for even more flow of positive thought and even more chi energy. This can become a positive never-ending expansive spiral if we allow it to be so!
There are people on the planet at this time who are proof of this. The masters of the Himalayas known as Siddhas have lived hundreds of years and they’ve shared their “secrets” over the ages. They would also be the first to tell us we are no different than they except that they know and accept what is possible and we don’t.
One Siddha practice involves a form of self-talk, affirmation, decree, whatever you choose to call it. In the chronicles of these masters’ lives and ways recorded in the books, Life and Teachings of the Masters of the Far East, by Baird T. Spalding, one Siddha master offers the following to speak heartfelt and nightly before bed:
“I now realize that there is within me a spiritual joy body ever young, ever beautiful. I have beautiful spiritual mind, eyes, nose, mouth, skin, the body of the divine infant which now tonight is perfect.”
We are daily bombarded with all sorts of messages inferring or even outright stating that age, aging and deterioration of the body is inevitable. Because many of us consume this steady diet of destructive messages, many of us buy in and decline as we grow older.
“A new study by researchers in Ireland reports that having a positive attitude about aging may help prevent older adults from becoming frail, which in turn appears to keep their minds sharp. On the flip side, the researchers confirmed that having negative attitudes about aging affect both physical and cognitive health in later years. The researchers concluded, ‘Negative perceptions of aging may modify the association between frailty and frontal cognitive domains in older adults.’” –Christopher Bergland, Psychology Today
Positive self-talk and constantly surrounding ourselves with positive messages about our innate yearning for vitality of body, mind and spirit is important no matter our age but becomes incredibly significant when we’re faced with sickness, aging, and frailty. It actually can be reversed to varying degrees and there are all kinds of people in the world to prove it.
Bergland, Christopher. "Positive Attitudes About Aging May Be a "Fountain of Youth"." Psychology Today 30 Jan. 2016: n. pag. Web. <https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-athletes-way/201601/positive-attitudes-about-aging-may-be-fountain-youth>.
Morgan, Cynthia. You’re Already Hypnotized: A Guide to Waking Up: Self, 2013. Print.
Hicks, Esther, and Jerry Hicks. Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires. Hay House Publications (India) Pvt. Ltd., 2017.