Here in North America everywhere you go there are campaigns going on for cancer awareness, diabetes awareness, heart disease awareness, and so on. While the intentions behind these campaigns are undoubtedly positive, I believe there is a grave error being made that most people are completely unaware of.
There is the placebo effect and then there is the nocebo effect. Most people have never heard of the nocebo effect, nor do they understand the full implications of it.
The placebo effect is when an illness, health issue or disease is suddenly, instantly and miraculously gone when absolutely no (actual) medicine or treatment of any kind has been taken. It's what happens when the mind no longer believes that a disease is real. The mind has been completely emptied, even on a subconscious level, that there is such a thing as illness. There IS only health, and not an iota of doubt about it exists in consciousness. Health alone is real.
Now if the mind is this profoundly powerful and can eradicate and cure disease with no effort whatsoever, what does this mean for the nocebo effect? In short, the nocebo effect means that when we buy into and believe something (ie. cancer runs in my family, 1 in 3 people get it), we're far more likely to experience that in our life.
Many health conscious folks will argue (as I used to) that it's the additives and chemicals in processed foods, in our water and in our overall environment that's "causing" these diseases. While this may be partly true, on the other hand perhaps this is just another belief that's contributing to our health issues.
Years ago I once saw on television (might have been Ripley's Believe It Or Not) a guy put molten metal in his mouth without being harmed. Another person has eaten nothing but metal for years, like nails, and x-rays proved it. These are just a couple prime examples of the power of the mind.
We are only subject to what we buy into. Have the belief that you are untouchable. The power of the mind, when properly harnessed, overrides the physical, and this means that we no longer need to be searching for the cure. The placebo effect is the cure.
Being Positive = Truth/Love/Peace = Placebo Effect = Healthy Cells = Healthy Body
Remember, there IS only health. It alone is real.
I highly recommend:
Healing and Recovery by Dr. David R. Hawkins
Labels: awareness, healing, health, holistic, meditation, mind, placebo effect