Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Metaphysics - Mental Causes for Physical Illness

For several years now I have found great help from a book by Louise L. Hay, "Heal Your Body The Mental Causes for Physical Illness and the Metaphysical Way to Overcome Them". This was my first (and so far, only) introduction to "Metaphysical" things. I'm sure that I still don't use them to the fullest of my ability, but I do find this gem of a book to be immensely helpful. Here's what I do. (Usually when things get "really bad" and my body's screaming "LISTEN TO ME!!!") I write a list out of my current ailments, noting the side of the body they are on (if any). Today's list looked like this:

cough, congestion, runny nose, slight fever, 3 canker sores.

Then, I start reading through the book.
Excerpt from "Heal Your Body"



Problem


Probable
Cause

New
Thought Pattern


Cough


A desire
to bark at the world. "See
me! Listen to me!"


I am
noticed and appreciated in the most positive ways. I am loved.


Congestion

see: Bronchitis, Colds, Influenza




Colds
(Upper Respitory Illness)
see: Respitory Aliments


Too
much going on at once. Mental
confusion, disorder. Small hurts.
"I get three colds every winter," type of belief.


I allow
my mind to relax and be at peace.
Clarity and harmony are within me and around me. All is well.


Respitory
Ailments
see: Bronchitis, Colds, Cough, Influenza


Fear of
taking life in fully.


I am
safe. I love my life.


Nose


Represents
self-recognition.


I
recognize my own intuitive ability.


Nose,
Runny


Asking
for help. Inner crying.


I love
and comfort myself in ways that are pleasing to me.


Nose,
Stuffy


Not
recognizing the self-worth
.


I love
and appreciate myself.


Fever


Anger. Burning up.


I am the
cool, calm expression of peace and love.


Canker
Sores


Festering
words held back by the lips. Blame.


I great
only joyful experiences in my loving world!
I find it interesting to compare and summarize the similar thread that ALWAYS seems to run through the ailments Probable Causes and New Thought Patterns.

Holding words / thoughts back.
Too busy.
Acknowledge and care for self.

Then I write out the New Thought Patterns as a list / paragraph of phrases for a new Mantra. Then, I put it somewhere I see it each morning (in the bathroom/bedside/dresser). Each morning, I pause and think about the list. I don't always read it all, but I think about it. I find focusing on the positive new thoughts is more helpful than pondering over the more negative causes. Just being aware of the causes helps, but the biggest help comes from the new thoughts I'm focused on.
I am noticed and appreciated in the most positive ways.
I am loved.
I allow my mind to relax and be at peace.
Clarity and harmony are within me and around me.
All is well.
I am safe.
I love my life.
I recognize my own intuitive ability.
I love and comfort myself in ways that are pleasing to me.
I love and appreciate myself.
I am the cool, calm expression of peace and love.
I create only joyful experiences in my loving world!
I must say, this post is (even for me) a little daring to write. It "puts me out there", opens me up, shows a weak-side, and also gives you plenty to "judge" me on. That makes it hard to share. BUT, this book and method has worked many wonders in my life, and I feel that the risk of sharing is less than the guilt of not sharing and giving you the opportunity to try it for yourself.

I sincerely hope that you too can get your hands on a copy of Louise L. Hay's "Heal Your Body" and try this out for yourself. It's been amazing for me!

1 comment:

marie*jolie said...

I have this book and I love it!