By Ana Prana
For the longest time I had a tunnel vision and expected life to be a certain way. I studied my failure until I lost sight of my successes. I crafted limiting beliefs and shielded myself from love and happiness by refusing to put myself out there. And as I did all this, I sat back and wondered why my life was not working.
Obviously, I was very lost.
But it was not until 2012 when our family was hit with multiple dis-orders when my stubborn habits led me into another internal argument. I remember looking myself in the mirror that evening when a voice in my head said, “Ana, you are the enemy – your enemy”. It’s our choices. I had a strong urge to start searching for a practical tool to turn things around. That’s when I started heavily studied all the different self-healing modalities there are, taking practitioner courses, teacher courses, running meditations, workshops. There more I dug, the deeper levels of truth I learned and was able to start helping others find a method that works for them.
In 2014, having helped my family member recover from various topics such as intestinal polyps, endometriosis, arthrosclerosis, hormone imbalance and hair loss which lasted almost 15 years and was resolved within 3 to 4 months on regular healing treatment’s. Now, it’s time I shared some of what I have learned and experienced first-hand.
Dis-eases Caused by the Mind
Many of us at some point experienced gastrointestinal problems when extremely angry, constipation or diarrhea when stressed or sudden neck or back pain when topics relating money or certain close to our hearts people would give us trouble. These are widely accepted examples of the relationship between mind and body. Another basic example is getting hiccups upon waking up or sweating when nervous. These topically harmless temporary effects are all caused by the mind.
So, what’s stopping the mind from creating more long-lasting effects on our bodies?
The “nocebo effect” refers to the mind’s ability to cause more harmful physical disorders. Dr. Bernie Siegel cites a finding in his book Love Medicine and Miracles concerning patients in an experimental control group for a new chemotherapy drug. It is commonly known that hair loss is a side effect of chemotherapy. This group was only given harmless saline, but thought they may have been given chemotherapy. 30 percent of this group lost their hair. Yes, the mind can cause extreme physical changes in the body.
How the Mind Creates Physical Symptoms
The above example shows how the outcome could easily be traced back to the conscious belief that chemotherapy causes hair loss. You believe something about the body and it happens. What makes this belief even stronger is the support it gets by our family, society, TV commercials advertising post-chemo anti-hair loss pills and even our doctors.
In the book Heal Your Body, Louise Hay writes “I’ve learned that there are really just two underlying mental patterns that contribute to dis-ease: fear and anger” which make the bottom line for deeply repressed unconscious belief of self-unworthiness.
Energy follows thought. The next time you will say, “So and so is such a pain in the neck” or elsewhere guess where that thought form is going to accumulate and in a day or two give you a neck pain.
Where Does Self-Healing Start?
There are two concepts which are important to grasp at this stage:
1. Self-healing originates in our mental faculty
2. Self-healing is sustained by our emotional well-being
Contrary to the nocebo effect is the placebo effect, when a person’s healing can only be attributed to the belief, not the treatment, that they will be healed. Throughout medical history we have witnessed numerous cases of this happening. Our will is a lead player in this formula of success. You may go and meet many very expensive doctors and go for all sorts of medical treatments, but if you keep on telling yourself that the power to heal you is with the doctor, the therapist, the nurse (outside your body and mind), chances of the same symptom reoccurring in a different place in your body are high. If after treatment you find that this is the case, it is a sure sign that the origin of your current state is emotional in nature and before treating the physical and emotions must be regulated.
5 Steps to Get Healthy Naturally
1. Traditional medical diagnosis. A physical diagnosis is a great starting point because if you are starting on your own you want to know where to start un-tangle the ball from. If you’re really new to self-healing always seek support from an advanced healer. A good book to start with is Louise Hay’s You Can Heal Your Life.
2. Proper belief. In order to live well you need to want it. Go over your aims and targets, note down everyone and everything it is worth living for. Take a note of successful bibliographies that made it using self-healing. Louie Hay is a great example as well as Dr. Wayne Dyer
3. Creating your healing program. This is the fun part. Here’s where you will experiment either with the help of an advanced healer or on your own. Be aware of your body and how it absorbs energies from different practices and put your own practice together. Mine usually starts with an energetic yoga practice, self-introspection, breathing exercises and then a meditation.
4. Make a new habit. Like brushing your teeth twice a day and having afternoon tea at 5 o’clock you want to find a time and space in your home where you can comfortably practice your new healing program. This phase will need 30-day of constant practice to stick in your life as a new habit
5. Go out there. If you’re on your own trying this out, find a partner or someone from your class that you can share your experiences with. Having a “healing buddy” will give you an extra boost of motivation and zest to keep going