The Power Of The Mind Heals – Give It 100
As a breast cancer coach I speak nearly daily with women who worry about whether or not they will survive this disease. Understandable worries. We speak of many things, such as nutrition, exercise, super foods, etc., and all of these things are important. But of equal importance is the power of the mind to heal.
Faith, Belief, Hope
I had those same worries ten years ago when I was going through breast cancer. Back then the Internet wasn’t such a valuable resource, nothing like it is now. I had heard that we can harness the power of the mind to heal ourselves, and I had read about it in Ian Gawler’s books “You Can Conquer Cancer” and “The Creative Power of Imagery”. But reading about something and putting it into practice are two very different things. It requires a lot of faith and belief in what you are doing. Not to mention hope…
It can be very scary, especially when you decide to go your own way, and against your doctor’s recommendations (I said yes to chemotherapy – eventually – but no to radiation and Tamoxifen, and I am daily in contact with many others doing the same). But I decided I had nothing to lose and so I went in search of meditation teachers who could show me how to use the power of the mind to heal myself.
I was thinking about this just this morning when I came across the most inspiring video on www.upworthy.com. The headline read “They Said She Was Paralyzed, And She Couldn’t Afford Her Recovery, Then A Dancer Changed It All“. Click the link to watch the video.
The dancer in the headline, Karen, didn’t know how to dance but challenged herself to learn it in a year and filmed 10 seconds per day of her progression. Cynthia, the paralyzed woman, found Karen’s videos and decided that since she couldn’t afford the treatment to get better, she would simply challenge herself each day to keep going, to do a little more and then a little more, and soon she was walking!
I noticed at one point in the film she was also using meditation – it appears at about the 1:07 mark in the video.
I just wanted to share this with you today because it illustrates how powerful we are once we set our minds to doing something. It can be something small like learning how to draw, or something huge like healing cancer.
But we can do it. The power of the mind is truly awesome and we only use a small percentage of our big, powerful brains.
Would you like to challenge yourself? There is a Give It 100 movement you can join – find out more about that here.
If that doesn’t appeal, I have a downloadable course called Change Your Life Meditation Course which explains how the power of the mind works and how you can create some healing for yourself. I created it for people who live in small towns and don’t have access to meditation groups but anyone can benefit from it.
Thanks to Upworthy.com for the inspiring video, and to Give It 100 for encouraging people to try new things!
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