mental and spiritual principles be applied to the healing of physical
conditions — to our own or those of our loved ones? Absolutely!
actually dis-ease in mind or spirit. The body is
an outer reflection of what is going on within. Now it doesn’t mean you
necessarily know what is going on. Yes, it can be at an unconscious
may be the result of faulty patterns in the subconscious. It can be
or it can be chronic. But the body and mind are not separate entities.
bodies, minds and emotions are one. The body reflects our mental and
state. It is our mirror. And we can change our reflection.
Mainstream – Finally
Even conventional medicine is now recognizing this more and more – there has been major media exposure over the years in Time, Newsweek
and other notable publications. We are seeing this more and more. I
once read about case studies done in a San Francisco hospital with
cardiac patients — a blind study where half the patients received
prayer and the other half did not. The statistics showed there were
faster recoveries and greater survival rate among those prayed for
(more on this below). Years ago I read in the news about hospitals that
offered "absent prayer" along with conventional medical treatment.
Bernie S. Siegel, MD, www.berniesiegelmd.com,
philosophy that is at the forefront of a society grappling with medical
and spiritual issues. His best selling books have broken new ground in
field of healing and include:
Lessons Learned about
Self Healing from a Surgeon’s Experience with Exceptional Patients
Peace, Love & Healing: Bodymind Communication and
the Path to Self Healing
In this excerpt, “How to Heal
Yourself,” from his book, Prescriptions for Living,
Dr. Siegel states:
call the most dramatic healings
‘spontaneous remissions.’ Once we have labeled them, we learn nothing
people in whom those remissions take place. We cannot afford to ignore
remarkable successes. We are all at risk for a great many diseases, and
world gets smaller the list of things we are exposed to grows larger.
to learn from people who recover and people who stay healthy.”
You can read the full chapter here
Dr. O. Carl Simonton, acclaimed oncologist and author, many years
ago achieved recognition in the field of oncology and mind/body
his pioneer work with cancer patients. He cured hundreds of cases of
ill cancer patients with the use of visual imagery tapes with which the
patients visualized “Pac Men” eating up the cancer cells.
His 30 years of groundbreaking
work is well documented and has been published extensively. His
center in California, www.simontoncenter.com,
and his work are
well recognized by mainstream medicine and universities. Since that
have been thousands more healed. His earlier tapes are still available
with the more enhanced modern material. The foundation of his work is
the belief system of the patient, with or without accompanying medical
my own personal teachers,
Champion K. Teutsch, PhD, together with his late wife, Joel Marie
became famous when they authored, From Here to Greater
Happiness or How to
Change Your Life for Good, which permanently changed for good
the lives of
hundreds of thousands of grateful readers all over the world.
A Personal Teacher
presentation entitled Your Right to Perfect Health: Mental
Healing Principles and Non-Medical Answers to Cancer, Heart Disease and
Conditions, included professional secrets of this pioneer
outstanding success stories.. Although the books are now out of print,
read about Champion in this outstanding editorial on
When I was seeing him, Champion
had his practice in Los Angeles
and was chair of
the International Human Research Center Sunray in Moscow
(a renowned psychology professor at Moscow State University
was president and a physicist formerly with the Soviet space program
Champion was also Chair of a similar organization in Tel Aviv,
He was certifying professionals and qualified lay persons in the US, Russia
as practitioners of his methodology.
After a lecture and demonstration
on a prostate cancer case, he was appointed visiting professor of
the former dean of the University
College of Medicine.
resigned shortly after meeting Champion to devote his energies to
or complementary medicine.
from all over the world go
to step into the “holy
water” and spontaneous healings are legendary. How? Someone steps into
Fountain of Lourdes and their faith and expectancy produces a reaction
subconscious mind, which has the perfect memory of every cell in their
And a healing is produced.
attended a class about 20 years ago — a New Thought class. A young
woman and her husband also attended this class, which was based on
changing our words and thoughts and applying affirmations to manifest
our desires. This woman had been given six months to live. A few months later, our entire class
went country western dancing and I watched in
fascination as this woman and her husband were having one heck of a
time two stepping. She was completely healed.
Now if people
life-threatening illnesses can somehow be healed through mental
then does it not stand to reason that less serious conditions can be
even more easily?
Now, when we are learning to use
mental and spiritual principles for health and healing, we are not
medical or nutritional intervention. When we apply these principles,
can occur in two ways:
– There are spontaneous, natural healings that result when
the subconscious mind accepts the healing idea as the dominant thought.
subconscious mind has the perfect memory of every cell in your body and
return those cells to perfection once the “dis-ease” thought has been
Spontaneous healings are the result of your faith, expectation and
belief patterns — not only consciously but also at a deeper core level.
learn to create these new patterns that will result in healing.
• Medical/Nutritional/Lifestyle — Your healing may also result when
you are guided
intuitively to the appropriate medical doctor or other health
nutritional counseling and treatment and/or lifestyle changes that
the healing of your condition. Again, this inspired action or guidance
from the shifting of the belief patterns in the subconscious. Once the
occurs, you will automatically be guided to your solution in the form
necessary to fulfill your new thought pattern of healing and health.
guidance may include being led to any of the numerous channels that are
“handpicked” by your subconscious to guarantee your result.
Remember that the subconscious is
compulsive in nature. Once it accepts the seed thought of perfect
will connect with all the forces in the Universe to create that
destiny, in the
same way that those creative forces will be attracted to and move on a
planted in fertile soil to create its destiny as a plant or flower.
So the point here is that anyone
who wishes to be healed of an illness or condition and opens their mind
BELIEVE that it is possible, can indeed produce that healing if shown
influence the subconscious mind to accept the thought of health instead
illness, despite outer appearances. That’s the key — understanding that
state creates the outer condition. To impress the subconscious mind
with a new
image would require an abrupt reversal in your language patterns and
with regard to your illness or condition, but this can be accomplished
often in a much shorter time than you can imagine. There are techniques
speed the process.
Students are attracted to my Feel
Free to Prosper prosperity program primarily for financial
However, I found that many of my students experienced unexpected
physical conditions as they were doing the prosperity work. That’s
already have all the potential within you to tap into the healing
energy of the
Universe to renew, rebuild and restore your perfect health. Often just
eliminating the negative patterns in our subconscious of a general
nature, we create
an opening to our source of guidance to radiant health and vitality.
Following this cue, I eventually added Lesson One Adapted to Health as a free gift with the Feel Free to Prosper program.
An Ounce of Prevention
In the same way, anyone who wishes
to prevent any form of illness can also do so using
this most valuable
asset — an open mind. Using these principles is a tremendously beneficial
maintain good health even if one has no particular condition to
personally conditioned my subconscious to total health, and am able to
immediately ward off any sign of impending “invasion.” But I have had a
experiences over the years that were extremely enlightening that taught
shifting my thoughts and reaching the subconscious could bring
guidance to the perfect solution. I did have one health glitch but was guided to victory and the perfect medical treatment.
And a Pound of Intervention
If there is any doubt
in your mind that our words and consciousness can affect the healing of
our bodies or that consciousness can reach out to influence the healing
of another person, then you don’t want to miss this part.
that our consciousness can reach out to heal others through "absent" or
"distant" healing has been scientifically substantiated. In an early
issue of the Feel Free to Prosper Newsletter, I presented a link to a
fascinating interview with renowned medical doctor and best-selling
author Larry Dossey, MD. He presents strong scientific data suggesting that consciousness works
not only on our own bodies, but can impact the bodies of others through
distant prayer, even when they are unaware of it.
this interview, Larry Dossey MD presents strong scientific data
suggesting that consciousness works not only on our own bodies, but can
impact the bodies of others through distant prayer, even when they are
unaware of it. Following is an excerpt from the interview...Chowka:
You are the author of five books beginning with Space, Time and Medicine
in 1982 through Healing Words, the 1993 New York Times
list best seller. How has your thinking and your approach to "alternative medicine" evolved through the five books? Dossey:
The evolution, I think, has to do with the extent and the nature of
consciousness on processes, not just in the body, but in the world in
general. I first began to explore these issues in terms of the effects
of an individual's consciousness on his or her own body. I was
interested, for instance, in meditation and hypnosis. After that, I
explored imagery, visualization, and so on.
But more recently
it's become obvious to me that there is strong data suggesting that
consciousness works not only in our own bodies, on our own behalf, but
consciousness is what I call non-local in the world. It can manifest
outside an individual's body. So when we look at the effects of
consciousness we have to go beyond looking at the effects of our mind
on our body. Recently my books have explored this expression of
consciousness through distant or intercessory prayer, which involves
the ability of your consciousness to make an impact on my body at a
distance through prayer when I may not even know that you are doing
These ideas seem outrageous in the context of modern
science but I think that there's significant experimental evidence that
these phenomena in fact takes place and that they're relevant for
I want to explore the genesis of your latest book, Healing Words
. In an article in Newsday
(Dec. 21, 1993) you described how in 1988 you became aware of a study
of cardiac patients who had been prayed for. You noted that the outcome
of the study, which was randomized and double blinded, was "as if the
prayed for group had been given some sort of miracle drug." According
to the Newsday article, this study sent you on an almost five year
quest to determine if that study stood alone or if there were others
In 1995 you presided at a conference in New York on
"Spirituality and Healing: What is the Connection?" According to he
program, you planned to "examine laboratory evidence that there is an
aspect of each one of us that is unconfined to points in space and time
that appears eternal, immortal, and omnipresent and that corresponds to
the ancient idea of the soul." You also promised to "...look at cases
of successful treatments involving prayer and meditation that do not
align with any current medical theories."
In terms of what you
started out to look for in 1988, to see if there was more evidence for
the healing power of prayer, it would appear that you have found it. Dossey:
When I discovered the study in 1988 showing that if people who were
really sick, for instance in the coronary care unit, were prayed for
unknown to them, they got better —
according to a randomized, controlled, prospective, matched double
blind study. I went to the [scientific] literature. If you do this, you
may be shocked at what you can find. There are as many as 150 studies
showing, statistically speaking, that there is
an effect of distant intercessory prayer.
My sincere wish is that this
information will take your health goals to an inspired level and speed
your journey to wholeness and well-being — our true wealth in life.
Do you want to experience my specific techniques that create health and healing for my students?
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