In Western society, the Big Pharma has such a strong influence that we’ve become accustomed to popping pills as a way of dealing with pain.
But there is another way…
A powerful, unique combination of meditation, visualization and un-conditioning can unlock the power of the mind to heal the body.
How Grandma Unconsciously Heals Herself
I recently discovered how powerful the mind is — through observations of my grandmother.
My grandma has been living with the family ever since grandpa passed away.
Grandma is over 80 years of age, but she’s full of youthful vitality. I say this because she has no need for a walking stick and has a mighty appetite!
That said, grandma wouldn’t agree that she’s healthy and strong.
At times, she tells the family of her concerns regarding her age and health. These concerns will lead to medical checkup routines with positive results…my grandma is indeed healthy!
This got me thinking…
“Is this anxiety causing her some form of physical health problems?”
This question led me to do some digging. And today, I present my findings to you.
Eastern civilizations have long recognized the link between the body and the mind. Buddhists especially, share the same strong perspective of the mind.
They believe that the mind is pure, limitless and pervasive. It is like the sun shining in a clear sky.
The problems or sickness we experience are like clouds in the sky, which block out the sun.
Just as clouds that temporarily block out the sun — our problems and sicknesses are only temporary. They can be removed from the mind.
Simply put, we have the ability to control the state of our body with our mind!
Some people with similar problems respond differently to same treatments. Why do some completely recover while others only recover temporarily? And why do the conditions of others worsen?
Well, it is the mind that causes these differences! Buddhism affirms that for lasting healing, it is necessary to treat not only the current disease with medicine, but also the cause of the disease that originates from the mind.
So the mind MUST be healed to get rid of sickness and problems for good. This is called “ultimate healing” — a state of permanent health and happiness.
Here are 3 methods you can use to unleash your inner healer and achieve ultimate healing:
Meditation is a practice that exercises the power of the mind to unite the body and the mind.
Studies have shown that regular meditation has a host of benefits that include the relief of chronic pain.
However, the reasons underlying the relief have been unclear. Recently, Harvard and MIT researchers found an explanation for this phenomenon.
In a study published in the journal Brain Research Bulletin, researchers found that people trained to meditate over an 8-week period were able to control specific type of brain waves called alpha rhythms.
What are alpha rhythms?
Well think of radio stations that broadcast at specific frequencies. Our brain works in the same way!
There are different types of brainwaves that help regulate the flow of information between brain cells.
Alpha rhythms flow through cells where sensory information is processed. This information determines and affects the sensations that we feel with our bodies.
To put it simply, alpha rhythms impact what we’re able to feel!
A 1966 study showed that Buddhist monks had higher levels of alpha rhythms across their brains. This is because they meditated regularly.
The research done by Harvard and MIT confirms this. With regular meditation, we can raise our levels of alpha rhythms, and become more aware of our own bodily sensations.
For those suffering pain, they can essentially turn down the volume on pain signals. How amazing is that?
Visualization works hand in hand with meditation. If you have raised your alpha rhythms, otherwise known as the alpha state of mind…
You must also visualize the end result of a goal or desire. This must be done in the present.
Let me illustrate with an example:
Let’s say that you are feeling some sort of pain in your feet you would like to get rid of.
To get rid of that pain, you must visualize yourself free of that pain, and experience that moment as if it were happening right this instant.
Imagine being able to walk or run without any sort of pain bothering you. Imagine how that feels. Isn’t that a wonderful sensation?
There are several elements that affect one’s ability to effectively visualize and achieve “ultimate healing.”
If we consciously integrate these elements into our visualization and meditation exercises, we can achieve that “ultimate healing” that we desire.
What are these elements?
Do you have an intense desire to recover from your pain or suffering? Do you believe that it’s possible to recover from that pain? Also, do you expect it?
Think about it. Have you ever heard someone in pain say, “I know that (belief) if I see the doctor (expectancy), I’ll definitely feel better (desire)!”
Well, my grandma says that all the time! And sure enough, she feels better immediately after the family takes her to see her doctor.
This is because the elements or fundamental energies were present in her that allowed her to achieve her desired outcome. Unfortunately, she does not consciously integrate them and hence the pain always returns.
So it’s important then to be conscious of these forces. These subjective spiritual energies when combined together can result in something beautiful…
Your desired outcome!
It’s interesting to note that this applies not only to your health but also all aspects of your life.
The mind is indeed a powerful thing!
If you’d like to know everything you need to know about how to exercise the power of your mind to unite your body and mind…
You’re ready to discover the incredible 3-step scientific approach to mind-body healing that has been perfected over 50+ years.
About the Author:
For the last 30 years, Laura has run Silva International, presenting seminars and mind-training programs to people worldwide.
As president of her company, she continues to study mind-training and has assembled a team of educated professionals to help combine the Silva Method with the latest developments on the human mind, intuition, alternative health care, NLP and spirituality.
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