***DISCLAIMER: My sharing of this information is in NO WAY intended to REPLACE or SERVE AS MEDICAL ADVICE of any kind! It is offered here to serve as INSPIRATION ONLY into the kind of personal healing we are ALL able to access within ourselves and is to be used at the READER'S OWN DISCRETION! Seek the help of qualified professionals when you need them (Holistic or otherwise) because we don't HAVE to do this alone and the more support we can receive the better! Everything mentioned here is compatible right along with complementary, holistic, and allopathic treatment as well.
I want to share with you now the insight into HOW this type of healing takes place so you can apply it more fully to your own life and any health challenges you might be facing! I feel this is something we can ALL accomplish if we are able to expand our thinking to include the possibilities of such methods! This is my attempt to help you do so for yourself!
My understanding of healing in this manner began in 2000 when I began to explore and then to practice (and eventually teach) both complementary and holistic health. The body, mind, spirit connection is one that is so often overlooked in the face of Western medicine. Sure, it is a popular trending topic right now but the true strength of what that connection is capable of has been watered down and lost in popular culture. What it really implies is that our current state of health is a REFLECTION of our INNER state of either peacefulness or turmoil. It is all related to consciousness and energy and we are ALL made up of energy!
There is an understanding in energy healing (and in science, actually) that states that energy goes into the places where focus or observation is placed. This is true in our BODIES as well! Since there is a correlation between our physical health and our thoughts and emotions, it makes sense that what we focus on will be reflected in our bodies for good or ill. For an example, in the case of my back issue, my focus had become far too much about financial worry. Money worries make me feel weak and like I cannot support myself or my family - hence the weakness in my back and the inability to fully support my body properly! One serves as a reflection of the other! A reverse example would be when you receive some really great news and have something great to look forward to and the cold you had begun to get disappears immediately! It seems like MAGIC and in a way it is! Our consciousness works with our energy to constantly create and recreate our state of health with every thought! Luckily, everyone is able to harness this awareness and improve their health if they are open to doing so!
When it comes to doing this type of work with ourselves, something else to keep in mind is that since what we focus on gets stronger, the more we focus on FIXING or CURING something in our bodies (or our lives, for that matter), the STRONGER we make it! This is where I accidentally got myself stuck when I was trying to improve my back - I was spending so much time, effort, and energy on letting go of what was affecting it and trying to narrow down the thoughts that were behind it, that I was inadvertently ADDING MORE energy to it & making it worse! In effect, I was PREVENTING it from being able to heal itself!
I have been doing this work forever & I STILL got hung up on this, so don't feel bad or be discouraged if it takes a bit for you to get a fix on this kind of understanding! What changed when I decided to return to the affirmations as opposed to trying to fix my back was that I began to put my focus and energy on myself being healthy and feeling good (feeling prosperous, in this case) through the positive emotions of the affirmations. When I did that, the energy was freed up to facilitate the healing I required (and helped to alleviate my money worry too which ALWAYS feels good)!
So if you find yourself being stuck with a health issue that doesn't seem to want to improve and you want to apply some of the mind-body-spirit-energy connection to your situation and you don't know where to begin, start by asking yourself: A) What circumstances in your life have been attracting your attention the most lately?; B) What thoughts are you most focused on right now in your life?; and C) What are you worrying about right now in your life?. When you ask these questions, you can begin to formulate an affirmation or a thought that will counter the energy that is connected to the issue within the body. For example: feeling lonely or abandoned would become feeling included and nurtured; feeling unworthy would become worthy; feeling sad would become feeling joyous; etc. It takes a bit of practice, but once you get the hang of it, you can apply it in every situation regarding your health and your life!
Well, there you have it! I hope that this has given you a little bit of food for thought when it comes to how much power and control you have over your own state of health and your body! May my story spark a fire within your thinking that leads you closer to the well-being that you both deserve and are capable of achieving! Thank you for reading and all's well that bends well! Ahahaha! I couldn't resist!
Peace, love, light, and joy! Melinda Erin Whitehead! April 2014.