Diary & Travel Reports from the saddle
SELF HEALING. Cordoba, Argentina. 22 February 2004
I cured myself of psoriasis, a skin condition usually considered incurable, after suffering with it for 29 years. I learnt that perfect health is the only truth of my existence and that changing my pattern of thinking was the cure. The cure took ten months to 95% affect, during the South American leg of my round the world motorcycle ride (www.millennium-ride.com).
How had my mind got into such a rut? When my parents were divorced, a nervous reaction took place on my skin. The kind doctor confidently diagnosed psoriasis, my whole family and I believed, and the symptoms followed. It was an outright lie, given reality by my belief in it. I now reject this utter rubbish and have replaced it with truth and harmony. This healing process is available to and within every one of us. Read Isaiah 53:5, Psalm 103:3, Matt 8:17, memorize them and say them out loud in faith (it will come) until you are healed, it is bound to work.
Faith is the key. In Costa Rica I was given a book which showed a scientific process of reprogramming my mind and building faith. It was "The Power of Your Subconscious Mind" by Joseph Murphy ISBN 0-553-58318-2. To clarify where I stand with God on this I say that He never planned for me to be ill.
This document tries to point you in the right direction. A search of self healing on the internet reveals a lot of different stuff, be careful. The concrete techniques I summarize below worked for me. First here are a few things to ponder.
HINTS ON HEALING:
It is normal to be healthy and abnormal to be sick. Nothing appears on your body unless there is a mental pattern corresponding to it. Belief in sickness is foolish. Thoughts of jealousy, fear, worry and anxiety destroy nerves and glands leading to sickness. Believe in truth and harmony. The only healing power is faith. It is sufficient to look upon belief or faith as a thought in your mind. Your subconscious is always working. The tendency of the subconscious is lifeward and within you is an innate principle of harmony. Know and remind yourself that the healing process is in your subconscious mind. Your job is with your conscious mind. Occupy your conscious mind with expectation of the best, and your subconscious faithfully reproduces it. Imagine and feel the reality of the happy solution to your problem, picture its fulfillment, follow it through, your subconscious will bring it to pass. Your subconscious expresses, reproduces and manifests according to your habitual thinking. What you think you create. You are what you imagine. If desire and imagination are in conflict, imagination invariably wins. Relax and accept the idea, your subconscious then goes to work. There is always a solution. The mental picture you have is evidence of things not yet seen. Choose a plan, idea or mental picture and unite mentally and emotionally with it. Hold onto it, it will be yours. Avoid all effort and mental coercion (otherwise the condition may worsen). Easy does it. The easiest way is the only way. Claim and firmly believe that the healing presence in your subconscious is flowing through you as harmony, health, peace and joy. Enter into the joy of living free. Develop a plan for giving your request to your subconscious mind. Here's how.
SELF HEALING TECHNIQUES
Do this three times daily. Go somewhere alone where your mind will not be distracted by outside influences of any kind. The most effective time is just prior to sleep. Then your subconscious can work all night without your interfering conscious mind getting in the way. First thing in the morning on awakening is also good. It may take a day, week, month or longer. Keep it up until the shadows flee away and the joy of health returns.
Get into a drowsy state by sitting or lying comfortably. Relax every muscle in your body. It may help by saying "my feet are relaxed, my legs are relaxed, my stomach is relaxed, my chest is relaxed, my hands are relaxed, my arms are relaxed, my shoulders are relaxed, my neck is relaxed and my head is relaxed. My whole body is now completely relaxed."
Say this slowly with feeling. Or write out your own thing and learn it. "My subconscious mind now heals (or "has healed") every cell, nerve and tissue, every muscle and bone, every atom, molecule and tissue throughout my entire body. The perfect pattern of my health, used to create me perfectly, lodged in my subconscious mind when I was born, is now reintegrated throughout my entire being. This healing takes place because I choose perfect health, harmony and truth. I believe in the truth, perfect health is a part of the truth, therefore I believe in perfect health. The infinite ocean of (God's) love and truth now flows through my entire body. I decree truth and harmony. I affirm perfect health and harmony. I give thanks for this perfect healing."
The passing over technique: Induce the subconscious mind to take your request as handed it by the conscious mind. Just calmly think over what you want, visualize its coming into fuller fruition from this moment onward. Use this technique with simplicity and naivete.
The visualization technique: A picture is worth a thousand words. Visualize your idea, see it in your minds eye as vividly as if it were real. The idea and the thought are real and will one day appear in your world if you are faithful to your mental image.
The Baudoin technique: Charles Baudoin was a brilliant French psychotherapist who discovered that the best way to impress the subconscious was to enter into a state akin to sleep, then the idea can be conveyed to the subconscious in a quiet passive receptive way. He said: "A very simply way of securing this impregnation of the subconscious mind is to condense the idea which is to be the object of suggestion, to sum it up in a brief phrase which can be readily graven on the memory, and to repeat it over and over again as a lullaby."
The "thank you" technique: In the Bible Paul recommends we make known our requests to God with praise and thanksgiving. Thankful hearts are close to the creative forces of the universe.
The affirmative method: the result of this process depends on conforming to the principle of perfect health, which is a definite specific positive. There is no principle of disease. Affirm perfect health and harmony in your life.
The argumentative method: this comes from the work of Dr Phineas Parkhurst Quimby in the 19th century and consists of spiritual reasoning. False beliefs, groundless fears and negative patterns lodged in the subconscious caused the sickness. A distorted, twisted pattern of thought took form in the body and was externalized as sickness. A cure comes with changing the thought pattern and belief. The subconscious created the body and can heal it as is doing so now. Reason it out in the courtroom of your mind, build up all the evidence you can muster. The mental and spiritual evidence is overwhelming, and a verdict is rendered in favor of yourself. What you feel is made manifest, a healing follows.
The absolute method: this has been likened to ultrasound therapy. Silently think of God and His qualities and attributes, such as, God is all bliss, boundless love, infinite intelligence, all-powerful, endless wisdom, absolutely harmony, indescribable beauty and perfection. The consciousness is lifted to a new dimension, the ocean of God's love dissolves everything unlike itself in the mind and body, which resonates and responds. Spiritual waves of harmony and health neutralize whatever is bothersome.
A solo fundraising round the world ride on a handmade motorcycle.
Supporting Doctors Without Borders and Health For All.
[Home] [Start] [Diary] [Events] [Motorcycle Groups] [The Bike] [The Rider] [The Route] [Press Reports] [Contact]