At the moment, I can study the importance of mindset for healing close up. Four weeks ago, I ended up in the ER and later in surgery, after smashing my collar bone when a horse bucked me off.
From the first moment, I worked on staying positive. I tapped a lot. I listened to my body and what it told me it needed. That was a lot of sleep, mostly. And yet, my body also motivated me to move my arm as soon as possible, even if it just meant to take the hand out of the sling and stretching my ellbow a little. And I stayed positive and cheerful.
The result: The physiotherapists are happy. They delight in my fast progress with restoring mobility of my arm (I had no idea how quickly joints freeze when they are immobile – two weeks will already do it). Another x-ray next week will tell whether my bones has healed as fast as I hope. It’s been quite an adventure, to be honest.
This is not the first time I noticed the connection between mindset and healing. When I was a teenager, I had to have one eye operated on, and stayed in hospital for ten days. I shared the room with an old lady who was going blind because of retinal detachment in both eyes. She was very depressed and not even daily visits by her frail husband could cheer her up. I also tried my best, but she just remained hopeless and sad.
And even though the doctors were sure her eyes should recover after surgery, she just didn’t heal. Eventually, they sent her home, in the hopes that returning to her normal surroundings would cause improvement. In effect, they gave up – realizing that her mindset would just not allow her to heal in hospital.
Personally, I find it sad that hospitals still don’t pay attention to mindset or actually work to improve it in their patients. I’m sure that interventions on that level could have a great effect. However, the least I can do is to provide you with tools that can help you stay positive even if illness or accidents strike.
Even though I hate being ill, I’m okay the way I am and I’m open to the possibility that my body has great healing power when I let go of all negative thoughts and beliefs.
Even though I it really scares me that I’m sick, I’m okay the way I am and I’m open to the possibility that I can let go of this fear and allow my body to heal as fast as possible.
Even though I am so angry at my body for letting me down, I’m okay the way I am and I’m open to the possibility that maybe sending loving thoughts to my body will help it heal better.
What would you like to heal? And what shifted for you after the tapping? Let me know in the comments.
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* Image source: F. Moebius