The Science of Being Well looks at your words for creating heatlh.
In the Science of Being Well, Wallace Wattles explains that every thought and every word we utter has an influence on our state of health and well-being. For instance, letís look at what happens when someone sneezes; our automatic- and thoughtless- response is to say: ďBless you!Ē to the person who sneezed.
We think that we are being nice and that we are showering blessings on them, maybe in the hope that they wonít catch a cold or something.
Very few people actually know where the saying comes from. You see, ďBless YouĒ is actually very far from a blessing.
The saying originated in the Middle Ages during the times of the plague. One of the symptoms that you had caught the plague was sneezing, coughing, and the basic symptoms of a cold. So when a person started sneezing, it was immediately assumed Ė quite rightly in most cases- that the person had just caught the plague and was soon going to die.
By offering a ďBless You!Ē, one was actually offering a blessing of safe passage to the soon-to-depart sneezer. When you now offer a ďBless YouĒ to a sneezer, you are in fact acknowledging their departure from this life!!!
I would suggest a much more appropriate saying for someone who sneezes is: To your health! This is more likely to remind them that health is a choice and that they can keep healthy, even in the face of an upcoming cold.
This trivial issue of what we say without realizing the implications illustrates the point that health issues are often very deeply seated, and unconscious.
What are you saying? What language are you using in your life? What are the body metaphors that sneak into your speech? You will be amazed at what youíre saying. My friendís father-in-law retired two years ago. Heís been depressed, heís under-weight, and suffers from hypertension. He wanders around the house talking to his cat, repeating two hundred times a day: ďAh, arenít we miserable, arenít we miserable!Ē Do you really think thatís likely to lift his spirits?
Illness in the body is a metaphor. Just as the unconscious is literal, so is the body when it communicates with you. You may develop a pain in the neck when someone in your life is perceived as such. When you canít swallow a situation, you may just get a chronic sore throat. Your body is calling for help, and it is showing you where in your life you need to start looking by the area where it hurts.
Here are some examples for you to consider:
I canít stand this. (How are your legs, ankles, back?)
I canít swallow this. (Do you have problem with your throat, your digestive system?)
You break my heart (Heart attack)
You wear me out (Chronic fatigue)
She gets on my nerves (Nervous disorder, insomnia)
You donít like this? Stiff! (Arthritis)
What are you saying to yourself through the day? That itís a wonderful day, look at the clear sky, the air is so fresh, isnít life wonderful? Or are you listing all your worries, focusing on all that doesnít work.
David Hawkins in Power Vs Force, explains that when the mind is dominated by negativity, the direct result is a repetition of minute changes in energy flow to the body organs. The subtle field of physiology is affected in all of its functions Ė mediated by electron transfer, neural hormonal balance, nutritional status, and the like. Eventually, an accumulation of tiny changes becomes noticeable through measurement techniques, such as electron microscopy, magnetic imaging, x-ray, or biochemical analysis Ė but by the time these changes are detectable, the disease process is already quite advanced.
The invisible universe of thought and attitude becomes visible as a consequence of the bodyís habitual response. If you consider the millions of thoughts that go through your mind continually, it isnít surprising that your bodyís condition could radically change to reflect your thought patterns, as modified by genetic and environmental factors. Itís the persistence and repetition of the thought that results in the observable disease process. The initial thought that sets off the process may be so minute that it escapes detection itself. So itís your job to spy on your thoughts, to start paying attention to what goes on inside your head.
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About the Author: For the past 25 years, Dr Magne has been involved in the field of health and cancer research, investigating the reasons why we get sick, and whether we can get well outside of the medical field, using alternative solutions. She has counseled many clients and conducted many lectures and trainings.
I am a professisonal counselor, qualified in Psycho-Immunology, Educational Kinesiology, Huna healing techniques, a trainer of NLP and Time Line Therapy. I also qualified in Oriental Remedial Therapy, and Behavioral Modelling, the art and science of replicating excellence in any field.
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