Sunday, January 1, 2012

How to Expedite Your Healing - For any disease!

Diet isn’t the only thing that needs to change in order to heal Crohn’s or colitis ulcers, but living your life stress free and in harmony with your objectives are also an essential part of healing. You have always heard that stress causes illness, right? Stress, as well as every other negative emotion, starves the body of the much needed nerve energy which is essential to any type of healing or good health. 

Therefore, managing the stresses of your life is absolutely a requirement if you want to be able to live a healthy life. This not only is the case with Crohn’s and colitis, but with any illness or disease. The less mental stress you have the more nerve energy that can be directed to your health.

Think of a computer running multiple programs and processes.  It gets locked up because there’s so much going on that its memory can’t handle it, this can sometimes cause permanent damage to your computer if you leave it this way without fixing the stress on your computer’s memory. So you re-boot your computer, and then the programs you want to work when opened begins to work again the way it was mean to work.

Your body is much the same. When your mind has multiple processes working all at once; if you are mentally or physically stressed, have anxiety, or have negative feelings of any sort, these are like software programs that use a lot of your computer’s memory. When all of these processes are working at once, the solar plexus, which is considered the brain of the subconscious mind, contracts giving less nerve energy to all of the cells in your body. If you are suffering from Crohn’s, colitis, or any other illness, what your body needs more than ever is nerve energy.

You need your computer re-booted:)

Mediationis similar to re-booting a computer. It shuts down all of the processes except for the vitals, allowing your solar plexus to expand and radiate nerve energy to every part of the body. You develop clarity of thought and your body receives the nerve energy it desperately needs. Additionally, the positive thoughts you intend during meditation has a clear impression upon your subconscious mind, so these thoughts can more easily become a reality.

Meditation, to be effective, will require practice. If you haven’t meditated before, each step below should be repeated a minimum of three to four days or preferably every day for a week, or until you’ve mastered each step. Master each step prior to progressing to the next.  Commit 15 to 30 minutes per day every day.

1.              The first step to meditation is to learn how to control your physical body.  

Select a room where you can be alone and undisturbed, and that is available daily.  This is the location you should meditate whenever possible. The method I use is more contemporary and may not follow other traditional methods of meditation, but I find to be more accepted and comfortable that the traditional position of sitting erect with your legs crossed and your hands extended palms up.

Instead of sitting, it is becoming more common to lie on your back with your hands flat at your sides.  This is more comfortable for most and allows a deeper physical relaxation for novice meditators.  In either position, keep your head in alignment so that your spine through your neck is level.

Do not have any noise in the background, including music. Let your thoughts roam where they will but be perfectly still for a minimum of fifteen minutes to half an hour; continue this for a minimum of three to four days or until you secure full control of your physical being. You must master securing control of your physical being before progressing to the next step.

2.                Once you have mastered securing control of your physical body, then you’re going to progress to controlling your thoughts.

In your meditation room, in your preferred position, continue to be perfectly still, then begin to stop all thought. When you have a thought pop into your head, clear it immediately.

This is easier said than done.  If you struggle eliminating thought I have a couple options for you.

Begin to focus upon your breathing, so your only thought is on your breathing. When you inhale, feel the oxygen enter your body and instantly give healthy energy to all of your cells in your body.  Upon exhaling, feel the thought leave your mind as the air leaves your body taking with it the thought and any impurities in your body.

Another option is to simply count every time you inhale and every time you exhale. As a new thought enters your mind, refocus on your counting with each inhale and exhale.

You may also try concentrating on feeling the pulse in your big toes one foot at a time. Once you feel it, stay focused on the pulse. If a new thought pops into your mind, move to your heels and again try to find and feel your pulse and stay focused on the pulse.

Again, if a new thought enters your mind, move to your knees and continue this process on multiple parts of your body every time a new thought enters your mind. You will find fewer interruptions of thought as you progress up the body.

Being able to hinder thoughts will ultimately give you control over all thoughts and will enable you to direct your thoughts to only those you desire, which will include your healing. Continue this for three or four days or until you are able to hinder your thoughts.

3.                 Now that you’ve mastered controlling your physical body, and inhibiting thought, we will take it one step further. Remain still and inhibit all thought, and begin to relax every muscle and nerve in your body, release all tension. 

Physical relaxation is a learned behavior and enables the blood to circulate freely through out your body to and from the brain. If you find this difficult, use the method of feeling your pulse and as you move your concentration from your toes up your body to one body part at a time, relax the muscles around the pulse that you’re focusing upon.

Continue this until you feel still, quite, relaxed, restful and at peace with yourself and the world.

4.                 Next, it’s time to mentally relax and let go of all stress and all negative feelings and thoughts. As always, don’t progress unless you have mastered control of your thoughts and body, and are able to physically relax every muscle and nerve in your body.

You mentally relax by letting go of all adverse conditions including hatred, anger, worry, jealousy, envy, sorrow, trouble, disappointment or fear of any kind. If you have Crohn’s or colitis, stop feeling sorry for yourself. Let all those negative feelings go.

Don’t let your emotions control you. Instead, allow your intellect to take over and control your emotions. Release all negativity. You can let go. And once you do you will experience mental freedom, and the subconscious mind will begin to operate from a fresh new day.  The solar plexus will begin to operate instinctively and it will begin to radiate energy throughout your body.

5.                The final step to meditation is to feel and show your gratitude for your current health and healing. Also, you are to create in your mind’s eye the perfect image of your health and to feel how it feels to be healthy. For those of faith, this is the time within meditation to pray and to do so with positive expectations that God will answer your prayers.

First, spend some time talking to your colon or whatever part of your gastrointestinal tract is diseased. Thank your colon for how it has served you. Be grateful that you still have a colon. Place your hands on your gut and talk with gratitude. Say things in your mind such as, “thank you for managing this disease to the best of your ability. I know you are healing every day, and you are fighting your best to bring yourself to perfect health. You know you will achieve it for me and for that I am grateful.”

Say these types of words while you visualize your colon healing. This type of thinking with gratitude, plants seeds in your subconscious that will germinate and work to help you heal. Not only does this help radiate nerve energy by expanding your solar plexus, but it radiates needed nerve energy for healing directly to your colon.

I know this sounds hokey, but your subconscious doesn’t know the difference between fiction and reality. When a seed is planted, it begins to germinate in your subconscious and when that seed grows, your subconscious will support your visions created. Visualize your colon inflammation going away, your ulcers healing, and your colon becoming healthy again. I actually visualize my colon dancing in joy. Lol.

Next, make a complete mental picture of you living a healthy life; see the trees, friends, associations, everything complete. See yourself living a life of health and physical prosperity. Be thankful for your progress. Concentrate your focus upon your ideal, limitless, fantasy of what you are to become and enjoy the pleasures of living this way again.

It’s likely at first, that you will find yourself thinking of everything under the sun, except your perfect ideal healthy situation. That’s okay if you do, but eliminate any unwanted thought immediately.  Ultimately, you want your imagination to be consciously creating the perfect result of your desired health. Focus upon the end result desired, not how you get there.  See yourself as vibrant and cured. 

Do this for fifteen to thirty minutes daily. The increased nerve energy focused upon your health, and specifically on the area of your disease, will soon result in you having more energy each day and you beginning to feel better each day. Meditation alone, will not cure Crohn’s or colitis, but it will support your other healing steps and make your healing easier.

Now this will not work if after meditation, your self talk tells you that you’re wasting your time and that meditation will never work. That type of impression upon your subconscious mind will sabotage everything that you accomplish during meditation. In other words, not only during meditation, but even throughout the day, eliminate the negative thoughts that pop into your head. Not only will you begin to feel better, but each day will be a happier one!! This type of thinking and meditation will also help you stay committed to your diet and other healthy habits because your subconscious will support actions consistent with the outcome you have created in your mind’s eye.

The most important words you will ever hear are the ones you say to yourself. Make sure that yours are good ones!

1 comment:

  1. I was just musing earlier today that the prevailing cultural myth of a separation between mind and body was absolute folly. They are one. As one goes, so goes the other. If the mind is truly at peace and in gratitude, the body will heal. Thanks for posting.