Saturday, December 23, 2006

Smart Self Healing

Your mind has the power to overcome any illness

Human body is having a very complex architecture but basically it is designed to be healthy. It has its own self-healing mechanism built in it. But many a times we are not able to control our body, some of our normal cells go crazy, develop into unhealthy cells. They behave differently, some multiply so rapidly that many times it will encompass its own blood supply and starve itself. There is unnecessary growth, irritation, pain and it kills your health. You take medicines to cure it, sometimes cut those cells away or radiate it to prevent its growth to regain your health. Medical science do their part but sometimes these cells are very sick and they die, killing you. May be we should do our part too to fight against these deadly diseases. HOW?

Our mind has a deep relationship with our body. It will be fruitful if you train your mind to heal your body. It is possible with meditation and words yes, mere words that are very powerful. When you hear meditation don’t think it wont work out for you, be positive, everyone can master meditation. But at this point I would like to concentrate on words and later I will come to meditation. I started with words because words have power that can control your mind to heal your body. I will prove the power of words.

Imagine that you are in a garden where you have so many oranges around you. You pick a big one, wash it. Look at the outside of it, its orange skin. Squeeze it a little and feel its firmness, you know its soft inside, there will be lot of juice inside, its fresh. Raise it near your nose, smell it, nothing smells quite like an orange. Peal off its skin, now you get its full smell, the odor is stronger and there is a slight burning feeling in your eyes. You close your eyes. Now take a piece of it and taste it, the juice swirls around your mouth. Really nothing tastes like an orange.

At this instant if you have imagined properly your mouth will be watering. Yes, words have watered your mouth. When you read the above paragraph your brain thought you are having an orange and it triggered the salivary glands to wash it away with saliva. It wasn’t real but words created reality like the flow of saliva. The brain is in charge of our body; it controls the working of each part of the body. Here you tell the brain that you are eating an orange and it goes to work. So words are powerful and your brain obeys them. So watch out, if you have a negative attitude and you use negative words or you listen to negative advice, then your brain will respond to it negatively.

Lets see a situation where you have fever and you have consulted a doctor and taken medicine. Suppose your friend calls up and asks, ”How are you feeling?”. You say “ Not so ok, very bad fever, I went to the doctor but on the way back home I had some sunshine on me and I think because of it my fever may increase.” Your brain will respond negatively, even you had medical assistance but your brain will listen to your words and make you more ill.

Now its time to throw light into meditation. When you meditate you are in different state of mind or in different levels. When you are awake and doing your daily work you are in beta level. When you are in day dreaming, or the time just before or after sleep then your are in Alpha level. When you are asleep you go to other level Theta or Delta. At alpha and theta your words have enormously increased power and when words are said with higher degree of emotions it can bring good control over your mind and body.

Now lets start the self-healing techniques. Normally you will be in beta, so you have to go to your meditate level alpha or theta. Before this, remove all negative thoughts in your mind, be very optimistic and believe that your mission will be achieved. (Your mission can be cure from illness or any other worries or tasks you want to achieve). Now you are a loving person you don’t have any evil in your mind, no feeling of guilt and anger. You are very understanding and forgiving person. You can feel good about it. Your mind is relaxed now but you need to relax your body too. Take a deep breath and start from your left foot, relax it. Then your leg, then the right side and so on your internal organs until you reach your throat & face. Slowly open up your mouth a bit so that your jaws too are relaxed. You will feel like weightless and will be amazed that how tensed your body was and now its clam and relaxed.

Now pick a spot or object about 45-degree above eye level, if your are lying on a bed gaze a spot on the ceiling or if you are sitting on a chair select a spot opposite to you. Just keep looking at this spot until your eyelids begin to fell a little heavy and slowly close your eyes. Now you look backwards, behind your eyelids, at a 20-degree angle. (It helps to reach alpha level quickly). Now slowly start counting from hundred to one in two-second intervals. This requires concentration to count correctly and concentration is the key to success. As you do it you will be in Alpha for the first time. Some may not feel difference because they may have been in alpha many times before without being practically aware of it.

Nest step is to visualize. Visualize a mental screen; imagine it not behind your eyelids or outside, its about few feet in front of you. Let the screen be like a movie screen. Now project yourself into it, first it will be a 2-dimensional image, concentrate more and make it real in 3-dimension, your body itself; associate it with your name. That is you are seeing yourself in the screen and if you call out your name, you should respond.

Now mentally speak to yourself of what you felt in beta before you started the mediation. Speak about being a positive, a loving forgiving person. Now mentally experience the illness that is troubling you. Feel it on you on the screen. This should be brief; this is to focus your healing energies to where they are needed. Now push this scene off the mental screen to right (at deeper level future is preserved as being on our left, the past on our right), erase the image of your illness and create a new image, a new “you” in the screen and experience yourself completely cured. Feel the advantage or gains you get now. You are in perfect health, you see your self very happy and cheerful in the mental screen.

Now, say (loudly or mentally), “Day by day (your name) e.g. Ram is getting better and better. I am really strong now; no virus or disease cells can attack me or effect my health. My body has the resistance to fight them successfully. It can prevent the growth of harmful cells and let the harmful cells die for ever.” Repeat these lines, same words over and over about 20 times. Repeat this technique two or three times a day and surely you will feel better and successful.

You can in fact customize your words according to your need and practice self-healing technique. You can even say” Never I will listed to negative advice or words from others and it wont effect me in any way”. You can say these words loudly even if you are not in meditative level. But the effect will be less. Words are more effective at meditative level because at this level all negative thoughts are diluted or neutralized and, the brain listens and take action as the body is designed to be healthy by nature i.e. repair itself. I insist to say loudly because your ears can hear it and it will be registered in your brains immediately. Suppose I ask, “Who is Ram?” you will raise your hand because my words triggered your brain and it lifted your hand. Note this happened in beta. So at alpha level your brain would function more effectively.

With practice you can start countdown from 100 or 50 or 10 even less to reach your level. There is also a shortcut to reach your level. You must have seen yogi’s hold together their thumb and the first two fingers of either hand when they mediate. So, all you have to do is just bring the three fingers together and your mind instantly adjusts to a deeper level. To trigger this mechanism, first go to your level using count down and now say to yourself loudly “Whenever I join my three fingers like this” – now join them “ I will instantly reach this level” Practice it for few days and then try it out.

You should also establish a method to come out of your level. When you want to come out say to yourself loudly “ I will come out of my level as I count from one to ten” – start counting, when it reaches ten open your eyes wide and feel refreshed.

You can take my word I have practiced these techniques and I am successful. When I have a headache, I go to my level, speak to myself and my headache vanishes even with out taking medicines. Usually headache happens due to stress and dehydration in my case. So first I drink lot of water before starting the technique. Then I begin my technique; my mind and body are relaxed, removing all stress. Then when I reach my level I say “Cinoy you have made up for the dehydration by drinking lot of water and now headache should vanish.” I repeat it few times, then come out of my level. Soon I feel the change the headache vanishes.

So to summarize go to your level, visualize your illness, the treatment (if any), your body’s immune mechanism, give orders to your brain and experience the result.