Do you spend a lot of time thinking about your health issue?
Do you spend a lot of time discussing health problems with others?
If you answered ‘yes’ to either of these questions, you may be inadvertently fuelling your own health problem.
I bumped into Sarah, and we chatted for 10 minutes. Most of the time she talked about her neck, back and leg problems, her cousin’s recent operation, and a friend’s illness. Her mobility and quality of life are steadily decreasing.
Then I remembered talking to Fiona who was gravely ill with cancer a year ago. She and her partner have always impressed me with their cheerful attitude, which they maintained throughout her treatment. She is now fully recovered, and living life to the full.
What we think about most is what we get.
To me the striking difference between these two women is that Mary seems to fuel her health problems by thinking and talking about them a lot, while Fiona takes herself to a state of well-being by focusing on being well again. She demonstrates what Einstein said:
“The significant problems we face can not be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.”
6 ways forward to positive wellbeing
Here are six ways to move forward with positive thoughts which will enhance your wellbeing.
1. Think of things you are grateful for
Gratitude aligns your energy with the universe; a good practice is to start and end your day by thinking of 5 or 10 things you’re grateful for. This becomes more powerful when you write them down in a Gratitude Journal.
2. Do something that makes you laugh
Laughter distracts you from your problem. In Money and the Law of Attraction, Jerry Hicks reports on a man who recovered from an incurable disease by watching a series of humorous television programmes!
3. Ask: ‘What would I like instead of this health problem?
Many people are taken aback by this question because they have been so focused on their problem. Deciding what you would like instead, and particularly writing it down, moves you to a more positive place. Make your intention positive, and say it in the present tense, as if it’s already happened. Eg: My knee is flexible, and comfortable at all times.
4. Visualise yourself healing
Your sub-conscious mind does not distinguish between ‘real’ and ‘imaginary’ thoughts, so visualising your body healing is very powerful. There’s no need to understand the detailed working of your body, imagery – such as a pack of tiny elves brushing your arteries clean – is very effective.
5. Use a healing method to neutralise negative thoughts
Many healing methods will help you dissolve negative thoughts. You may want the help of a healer, or prefer to use a self-help method like the ones in my Quick Start Guides for The One Command, The Sedona Method or EFT.
6. Spend time with positive people
It’s said you take on the characteristics of the people you spend most time with, so make sure you associate with people who have a positive outlook.
Do you spend more time thinking about your health problem, or thinking about being well?
Which of the 6 ways forward appeal to you most? Perhaps they prompt another way forward for you.
What will you do right now to move forward with more positive thoughts to wellbeing?
The Delicious Nugget: Thinking about your health problem exacerbates it; the way forward is to transfer your attention to more positive thoughts, particularly how you would like your health to be.