Profound - Simple - Free Activation Part II
You've had a few days, since the last post, to consider the thoughts and beliefs that are roaming in your head and how they might be affecting your capacity towards health and wellness. Let's discuss some practical applications to help you stimulate and activate healing.
Prayer: Scientific studies have proven that patients who were prayed for, fared better than those who were not prayed for. Prayer, a profound, simple, free, curative.
Affirmations: Positive thinking actually provides an electrical stimulus through the nervous system, thereby activating the healing energy of the tissues. You can use positive affirmations and statements to enhance your healing process. A person with a broken bone could say, “My bone IS whole and strong.” Use the present tense as though the healing has already happened. (Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1)
If you are struggling with emotional issues, you could ask yourself, “What would it feel like if........ I were happy? I were motivated? I were peaceful and calm? I had clarity?
The only way your mind and body can answer these questions is to start generating the feelings desired by envisioning oneself as peaceful, happy, serene, bold, courageous. (Phil 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things.)
Deep Breathing and Relaxation: It really is amazing how many of us practice shallow breathing instead of deep breathing. When you breathe deeply, it allows the tissues to be oxygenated, which fans the spark of life throughout the body. Deep breathing also allows you to get in touch with buried feelings that need to be brought to the surface and resolved. Feelings buried alive, don't stay dead and quite often, rise up in an unpredictable manner.
Deep breathing enables the body to relax. In our fast paced culture, we desperately need to give our body a chance to relax and to bring balance to our autonomic nervous system. In studying the oxygenation of the body, I could literally write several pages on the benefits of a properly oxygenated body.
A practical and easy technique for deep breathing and relaxation is to sit in a comfortable chair, slowly relaxing each part of your body, allowing the muscles to tense then relax, breathe slowly from the abdomen and then focus and count when breathing, “In – two, three four, out –two, three, four.” With practice, you will find that you can quickly de-stress using this method.
Visualization: When relaxed and breathing deeply, many people use visualization for activating healing. Cancer patients have been encouraged to visualize their white blood cells gobbling up the cancer cells and destroying them. Amazingly enough, studies again have proven that such visualization actually enhances immunity and healing.
Touch: Hugs are healing. Massages are healing. Holding hands is healing. Being intimate with your spouse is healing. Each of us has energy and far infra-red within us that can bring healing to others.
Did you happen to notice that all five methods of Activation that we discussed today incorporate the physical, emotional and spiritual? Our bodies were created to heal themselves when given what they need. This doesn't mean that we will never get sick or that we'll live forever. We do live in a fallen world. But we were not left without hope or remedy.
Pray. Affirm. Breathe. Relax. Visualize. Touch.
Profound. Simple. Free.
Take a few days to incorporate these activation methods and in the next post, we'll talk about specific remedies which will include essential oils, herbs and flower essences.
This is part two of a three part series. Please see previous post.