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I have touched briefly in this space before on the relationship between the health of your body and the types of food you put into it.
I’m not going to address that today.
Again, let’s be clear — I’m a master of nothing. In my journey and quest for answers on how to have the life of my dreams, I’m constantly learning. Sometimes I get excited about what I’ve learned and want to share it with others. That is the only purpose for this column.
It’s no secret that I’ve had some health problems over the last 10 years or more. A neck surgery in 2004, another surgery in 2009, and the diagnosis of an autoimmune disease in 2011.
Early in 2012, I was experiencing so much joint pain, that I went to a chiropractor in Ennis. Dr. William Davis (or Doc, as we call him) is a great chiropractor, but so much more. He is deeply spiritual, and believes the secret to wellness is balance, and being in line spiritually with your Higher Power.
After a couple of months treating me for a couple of issues (including the pain), he finally looked at me one day and said, “Deanna, I believe you are in need of more counseling than I’m qualified to give you.” He suggested I get back in therapy, and stop my visits to him for a time, making sure I knew I was welcome to come back at any time. He hugged me, told me I was in his prayers, and I went to the car and called my therapist, fully expecting to have my name put on a long, long waiting list. God was in control, however, and they had an opening within the week.
Jump ahead several months, and I’m sharing with my therapist about my physical maladies.
Instead of discussing at length, he said, “Go to Amazon.com, and order ‘Heal Your Body A—Z’ by Louise L. Hay. It will blow your mind.”
Why are we often so resistant to something that could help us? I let this book sit around at least three weeks before I picked it up. Once I did, I read it cover to cover in one sitting.
The author has her own story regarding a specific cancer that is amazing, but I’ll let you get the book and read it for yourself. One of the first paragraphs in the book says, “The point of power is right here and right now in our own minds. It does not matter how long we have had negative patterns, an illness, a rotten relationship, a lack of finances, or self-hatred; we can begin to make a change today.”
Hay goes on in the next chapter to say, “What a joy it was when I first discovered the term ‘metaphysical causations.’ This describes the power in the words and thought that create experiences.”
We all have junk in our past. Unresolved hurts or conflicts can be internalized, and cause us illness as a result. Another chapter called “Replacing old patterns” states “In order to permanently eliminate a condition, we must first work to dissolve the mental cause. But most often, since we do not know what the cause is, we find it difficult to know where to begin.”
Hay continues, “I have learned that for every condition in our lives, there is a NEED FOR IT. Otherwise, we would not have it. The symptom is only an outer effect. We must go within to dissolve the mental cause. This is why willpower and discipline do not work. They are only battling the outer effect. It is like cutting down the weed instead of getting the root out.”
She then lists an A to Z index with many diseases and conditions listed, what the probable cause is, and a “New Thought Pattern” to use to begin work on eliminating the source.
For example: High blood pressure (hypertension) states the probable cause as “Long standing emotional problem not solved.” New thoughts to combat this are “I joyously release the past. I am at peace.”
Sore throat: (I had recurring tonsillitis quite often as a child) Probable cause: Holding in angry words, feeling unable to express the self. New Thought pattern: I release all restrictions, and I am free to be me.
Get a load of pneumonia: Probable cause: Desperate. Tired of life. Emotional wounds that are not allowed to heal. New Thought pattern: I freely take in Divine ideas that are filled with the breath and the intelligence of Life. This is a new moment.
And you get the drift.
You may write this off as complete mumbo-jumbo. Or you may be intrigued enough to order the book for yourself.
I will say this — for some of the people in my life, the causes are dead on from what I’ve observed. Just saying.
And for myself and all the illnesses and such I’ve endured (or am still battling), the book pretty much hits the nails on the head.
I am excited to see how changing your pattern of thought may possibly (no, think probably!) cure what ails you.
Deanna Brown is Daily Sun editorial assistant and editor of Explore magazine. She may be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.