While in chronic pain and living with the prognosis of inevitably being in a wheelchair, my outlook on life was anything but positive. I BECAME my dis-eases and awoke every day thinking about how much pain I was in, wondering if I would pass out that day, be able to drive or be able to do much of anything other than “just make it through another day”. I loved my kids, my friends and family but in many ways I felt like I was a burden and not living up to being the daughter, mother, wife or friend that I wanted to be. After watching the movie, “The Secret”, I knew I had not been doing everything I could to help myself. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine I could heal myself of all dis-ease in three weeks! But I knew I could do more to utilize my mind and make my body feel at least a little better than in had been – if even for a few moments each day. Fast forwarding to today, 7 years later I am in perfect health and know that when I made the decision to change my mind about my dis-ease I changed my fate from being in a wheelchair and on medications the rest of my life to my life now – which is honestly beyond my wildest dreams. It might seem impossible, but with a few little changes to your daily life – you can indeed change your reality.
I have the methods I used to heal myself offered in my book but I wanted to write this as a way for you to start today in a few moments to recognize the power of your mind to shift your reality. The two methods I found priceless and the most important in my quick healing were paying gratitude and shifting my attention to what I did want instead of focusing on what I was told to expect and believe. I will offer a short exercise at the end of this post so you too can begin to make that shift.
In every moment we are sending the Universe messages. Our minds are rarely quiet and usually it is constantly repeating things we don’t want or are unhappy about – sometimes insulting ourselves and giving ourselves tons of limits in the process. If we are only sending out this worry and angst over what can happen and have made up our minds that is really the only possible way, then how can we possibly expect any different outcome? Taking a few minutes and coming up with ways things can work out the way you want is a very powerful way of shifting energy. You are essentially putting out new possibilities into the Universe. The beautiful thing about this process is it does not take long and it is so much more powerful than the unconscious barrage of comments we are sending out from our programmed and distracted mind. When you get still and first tell the Universe you have noticed things to be grateful for and follow it up with positive intentions of how you want things to go – you can truly see what one might call miracles manifest and at the very least shift your mood very quickly.
I would like you to try the following exercise:
— First think of one person or thing that you are very grateful for in your life; maybe it is a family member or friend. Maybe it is that you live in a nice house, have a comfy bed. Whatever can get you into that smiling state while thinking about this person or thing.
— Next think about something you are grateful for yourself for. Maybe you have a great sense of humor, can cook or garden, or are a great listener for your friends. Find this one thing and sit in it for a moment, giving gratitude for yourself and the Universe for this gift, that is part of you.
— I want you to now think of a challenge in your life. I want you to put your hand on your heart and see two different ways this situation could work out in a positive manner. If you are worried about money – maybe you get an unforeseen check or someone that owes you money pays you back – perhaps you even find money or something to sell that is worth money. When picturing the good outcomes – let your mind go! When we get in that day-dreamy state we are truly tapping into our Higher Self, Our Soul and so many more answers and guidance can come from that space than our rational mind which tends to set limitations.
— Thank the Universe again for the things you are grateful for and for helping you see there are positive ways this challenge can turn around. Thankfulness and gratitude are ways of affirming what IS good which allows more good to make its way into your life.
— Give yourself thanks for taking this time to look after yourself and create a better day! Not only will you feel better but the people you are around today will notice that shift and may begin to feel better too.
It is my passion to help people tap into their own unlimitedness of being to begin to heal whatever aspects of their lives need healing.