Modern science is finally beginning to recognize the fact that a person’s frame of mind really does have something to do with how healthy he or she is. Indigenous peoples have long known the power of the subconscious mind and spirit to heal, and they have always used various methods for healing that modern science once scoffed at. While there is unquestionable value within the techniques modern medical practices embrace, the most progressive scientists are discovering that when those techniques are combined with time honored healing rituals that involve the mind and spirit, recovery and healing, as well as optimal health, can be achieved even faster.
You can use the power of your mind and spirit in fascinating ways. With only a little practice and preparation, you may very well find yourself on the road to better health.
The Power of the Subconscious Mind
The subconscious mind is at work all the time, just below the surface. When you program the subconscious mind properly, you can learn to enter a healing meditative state quickly.
Hypnotherapy also works on the subconscious mind, and people everywhere are turning to hypnotherapists for help with smoking cessation, weight loss, and personal development. People who have learned to meditate are often very successful with self hypnosis techniques – these techniques are usually available on CD’s or downloadable MP3’s. There is no danger in hypnosis – Hollywood movies have done a good job of making us believe that we can commit heinous crimes or do terrible harm to ourselves while under a hypnotists “spell”, but the fact is, your higher consciousness will prevent you from doing anything you might regret later.
One other way the subconscious mind can help us heal is through regression therapy. If you have deep seated problems, a competent therapist can regress you back to the time of childhood, or even to past lives. Again, experienced meditators can often use audio prompts for self regression, in order to uncover things that might prove worth exploring.
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The Power of The Spirit
The spirit accesses the divine – whether you believe in God, a higher form of collective consciousness, or simply a universal awareness, you can access it through your spirit.
Many people have experienced angelic healing and the healing touch of ancestors and kind spirits – of course, these people have deeply held beliefs that this type of healing works – which is just one more reason believing can help us get outside ourselves and access a deeper reality.
Using the Mind and Spirit For Optimal Health
Many world class athletes and musicians, as well as actors and other professionals, who have a tough job to do, perform their routines inside their minds. They go through each and every step of their performances and they envision themselves executing each minuscule motion perfectly.
You can do the same thing! If you need to lose a few pounds, for example, you can practice your daily routine in your mind before you set out to face the day and the temptations that surely lie ahead.
Focus your awareness on your body. Picture your body as perfect, and be grateful for your health.
Focus your awareness on your mind and your willpower. Imagine yourself making the healthiest choices, and imagine yourself feeling excited about your daily walk or your daily trip to the gym. Feel good as you do this. Feel the sense of accomplishment that comes each time you make a healthy food choice, and feel the endorphins enter your bloodstream as you finish your workout.
Focus your awareness on the cells in your body. See fat cells shrinking, and muscle cells growing. Picture the way your body looks when it is healthy, and feel the way your heart beats powerfully as you work toward optimal health.
Focus your awareness on your next doctor’s visit. Picture the scale, and read the perfect weight to yourself as you do this. See your doctor congratulating you for your achievement, and imagine celebrating your weight loss in a healthy way.
You can use a process like this to address any problem you have in your body. You can make yourself a better athlete, or work toward healing chronic pain. You can prevent illness, and you can work toward optimal health.
Spiritual Energy Based Healing
Healing based on spiritual energy draws from the Universal source, the Divine, God, and even Angelic beings. Spiritual energy healing normally has little or nothing to do with religion, when practiced as part of a holistic health regimen, however some religious traditions do have their own spiritual healing traditions.
In spiritual healing, the energy from the Divine, Universal Source is channeled through the healer, to the person in need of healing. People who are adept at meditating can do this type of healing for themselves – yet one more reason to begin a meditation practice if you haven’t done so already!
Much of spiritual healing has to do with the person who is receiving the healing. That person must accept the help being offered, and must be completely open to the healing, or it will not be effective. Perhaps this is one reason why people who believe strongly in the power of prayer find themselves being healed more efficiently when others are praying for them – the people offering the prayers are channeling divine energy and positive intent, and the person being prayed for is completely open to the healing.
Opening Your Mind to Possibilities
In today’s world, we are taught to be skeptical. We’re taught to doubt, and we are told that we ought to seek proof in all things. If you can, look beyond the skepticism, doubt, and negativity that can prevent your mind and spirit from becoming fully attuned to the power within yourself, as well as the power of the divine. You will find that you are more relaxed, and that life is much more positive and pleasant. You’ll find that you are happier with your circumstances, and you will discover that manifesting positive things – as well as achieving optimum health – is a true possibility.