I’m Peter Winslow, a life coach in general practice. In our last post we discussed stress as a leading indicator for the mind-body connection. Now, let’s use this awareness to better utilize optimal healing.
Your body is predesigned to heal itself from illness and dis-ease. It contains a complex healing system whose purpose is to keep you in constant balance. This healing system continually guides you toward optimal function, proper repair and rejuvenation, no matter the circumstances in your body.
For example, when you slice your finger, you can observe as the wound heals itself without you having to think about it. It’s a routine process for the healing system in the body. The incredible healing system is always on the job, working tirelessly to mend your body regardless of whether or not you know how it works, or undergo medical treatment.
A basic survival tool, the mechanism we think of as “healing” is found in every life form on Earth, including plants and animals. By understanding the healing system from a different perspective, you can grasp a more complete image of what true and total healing really is. How?
Suspend ignorance and disbelief, expand your curiosity and think of the healing system within your body as a type of higher consciousness. It’s an inner awareness that operates on its own, constantly watching over you and seeking to fulfill its function for better health and wellbeing.
This healing “inner awareness” is the spirit that commands an incredibly complicated interaction of the physical and subtle energy systems in your body that maintain delicate relationships with each other and must work together for the greater good of the organism—you.
Now let’s get some real mileage out of this. Your role in directing the mind-body connection for greater healing results is simply to decide what outcome you choose to experience. Then commit to believing and behaving in your chosen outcome, and watch with confidence as the inner awareness of the body follows the mind to positive results.
Consider this quote from Norman Cousins, the celebrated newspaper columnist who completely healed himself from a medically incurable condition called Ankylosing Spondylitis: “The personal belief system is often the activator for the healing system.”
You better believe it.