Never affirm or repeat about your health what you do not wish to be true
I'm reading a fascinating book by Dr. Lissa Rankin (a real M.D. kind of doctor) entitled Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself.
Backed by extensive research on the placebo effect and spontaneous remission, Dr. Rankin digs deeper into the field of epigenetics (the way our DNA is modified based on our thoughts and beliefs.)
So it looks like my big sister was right all along. When our mother was dying of lung cancer, the idea of stress-related illness was distinctly new age. As was its treatment. While she focused on helping Mom with a smooth passing, I focused on my own internal dialog and the reactions of those around me.
I think I see a pattern here. The Committee was in, and in charge, once again. I swear, sometimes I think my head is out to get me.
For years I have pondered the wisdom of the 12-step meeting tradition of introductions. The opening line for everyone in the room is "Hi, my name is Kim and I am a (fill in the label with alcoholic, addict, compulsive overeater, compulsive gambler, etc.)
Suddenly dozens of counter statments come to mind.
Nothing is either good or bad, but thinking makes it so - Shakespeare
As within, so without - Hermetic quote
As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he - Proverbs 23:7
But my all time favorite is from the book "Search for Significance" by Robert McGee: "I am deeply loved, completely forgiven, fully pleasing, totally accepted by God, and absolutely complete in Christ."
Yes, I Am. Are you?
Kim Halsey is a human resource professional and executive coach who helps people overcome life damaging habits, restore important relationships, and live their dreams without drama.