Thursday, November 5, 2009

A man is but the product of his thoughts what he thinks, he becomes. --Mahatma Gandhi

In my last post I wrote about a memory I had and about how it made me think about the powers of the mind. I am not alone in experiences like this. Is it intuition? Premonitions? Inspiration? Coincidence?

I personally feel we have yet to harness the real power of the mind. My question now is can the mind heal the body? And if the mind can heal the body...can it also make the body sick?

There are myths and urban legends that suggest this. There are also scientific studies about placebos and how if the mind thinks it is getting better, the body responds. And this article from Time magazine tells that it has been scientifically demonstrated that if a child younger than 11 has a finger sliced off, if nothing is done to it medically, it will grow back on it's own.

Is this because a child under 11 would believe that it is possible? Or is it because they are growing so quickly that there body just has that capability at younger ages. As we enter the teenage years do our experiences in life cause us to become jaded and disbelieving, thus making healing more difficult? Is faith the real secret to our health, for better or worse?

Can a conscious belief that we are healthy, cause a body to heal itself? And if that is true, how does one with illness come to fully believe they can return to full health? Just some thoughts from my wandering mind...

HEALTH UPDATE: Feeling terrific, and I've got some good news! More on that next post.

1 comment:

  1. there is no such thing as all happens for a reason and we meet the people we need to met...anyway, that's what I believe and it happens over and over again to me...people pop into my life...I help them or they help me...and off they pop again..not a big deal.

    I have what I call 2 true friends - one that I've known since I was 13 and one that I met 9 years ago...they are the ones that put me back on my feet..I don't include my husband here as that is a totally seperate kind of relationship which evolves over time as I've been with him since I was 21.

    I've been doing a lot of reading about Reiki lately and found a couple of good books...though of course there are web courses out there which will promise you the world and are only after your money...apparently a Reiki master will find me when the time is ready and yep, I'm sure he'll charge me a bomb to take me thorugh all the levels...but the one I'm interested in the most is Level 2...where you can become a healer...I want to heal myslef first and if I do, then that's what I indeed to do next with my if he or she would just hurry up and find me I can get started :D