Several years ago I heard some inspiring stories about people curing paralysis and breast cancer through the power of their own minds. Doctors told them they would never recover, and medical science cannot figure out how they ever came through. Many people refer to what happened to these people as miracles.
It makes one wonder if it is actually possible to cure the body with the mind on a regular basis. Science has already proven that the mind can have both positive and negative effects on the body. We haven’t determined exactly how much, but we know that it can. Doctors have been studying the “placebo effect” and finding that a sugar pill can be as effective as, if not more effective than, an actual medication, if people believe that it will do them good. Research was even done where instead of receiving an implant, people were simply cut open, sewn back up, and told that their surgery was a success. Those people experienced just as much improvement as those who had gotten the actual implant. Psychosomatic illness is the flip side, where people have symptoms likely if not absolutely caused by their thoughts. Some people have been known to “psych” themselves into sickness that required hospitalization. So, could a person cure a terminal illness, or a long-lasting one just through thought? I think it is possible.
I’ve been working on this myself for many years, and I have had some success. I was diagnosed with a severe thyroid disorder in my late teens. I was told I’d be on medication for the rest of my life, and there was no cure or remission. I changed my thinking and did meditation, and even though I’ve been without medication for well over a decade, I’m actually better now than I was before.
I have far fewer symptoms than I used to, to the point where I often forget I used to be so sick. I’m not cured yet, but I am better. According to doctors, I should be horribly ill after this long without medication. I should not be as well as I am. If someone else can cure their cancer as if it was never there, curing other illnesses shouldn’t be that hard to do.
Do you think the power of thought and meditation can cure disease? Have you experienced any “spiritual” healing? Do you think people could be taught to heal themselves through thought?