April 04, 2019
One of my incredible patients recently recommended this book to me, and I think it's a must read for everyone! It's called "Heal Your Body- The Mental Causes for Physical Illness and the Metaphysical Way to Overcome Them", by Louise Hay.
This little book helps the reader to become more than just a bystander or even a victim to their health challenges and rather encourages us to be more connected to our bodies and and to contribute to our own healing process.
We look at health as a triad of physical, chemical, and mental factors. This means we must address all three of these aspects to fully heal and resolve any ailment that we have.
Generally, every mental/emotional thought pattern takes a physical manifestation in the body. Positive thought patterns result in positive experiences and overall health and well-being. Negative thought patterns result in negative experiences and overall dis-ease. This is a simplified yet true summary.
In this book, Louise Hay presents an extremely helpful quick reference guide and chart of Problem/Probable Cause/Healing Affirmation. She lists the symptom or illness, followed by the probable emotional/mental cause, finally followed by a healing affirmation to aid in resolving the mental/emotional cause of this issue.
Healing affirmations are positive statements that can help us to overcome self-sabotaging and negative thoughts (which also wreak havoc on our bodies). A healing affirmation uses the power of thought and word to create more positive experiences in mind and body both. Metaphysical causation is the word for the power in thought and word that creates experiences. Healing affirmations can be spoken or written.
Some examples from her chart:
lower back problems
Probably Emotional Cause:fear of money
Healing Affirmation:I trust the process of life. All I need is always taken care of. I am safe.
Problem: hip problems
Probable Cause: fear of going forward in major decisions, nothing to move forward to
Healing Affirmation: I am in perfect balance. I move forward with ease and with joy at every age.
Problem: High blood pressure
Probable Cause: Long standing emotional problem not solved
Healing Affirmation: I joyously release the past. I am at peace.
The mental/emotional component is just a part of the whole picture (there is structural and biochemical as well of course), but it is an important one that is often overlooked. I highly recommend grabbing Louise Hay's book to take part in helping with this aspect of health!