Author: Laurence Magne
In the Science of Being Well, Wallace Wattles explains that every thought and every word we utter has an influence on our state of health and well-being. For instance, let’s look at what happens when someone sneezes; our automatic- and thoughtless- response is to say: “Bless you!” to the person who sneezed.
We think that we are being nice and that we are showering blessings on them, maybe in the hope that they won’t catch a cold or something.
Very few people actually know where the saying comes from. You see, “Bless You” is actually very far from a blessing.
The saying originated in the Middle Ages during the times of the plague. One of the symptoms that you had caught the plague was sneezing, coughing, and the basic symptoms of a cold. So when a person started sneezing, it was immediately assumed – quite rightly in most cases- that the person had just caught the plague and was soon going to die.
By offering a “Bless You!”, one was actually offering a blessing of safe passage to the soon-to-depart sneezer. When you now offer a “Bless You” to a sneezer, you are in fact acknowledging their departure from this life!!!
I would suggest a much more appropriate saying for someone who sneezes is: To your health! This is more likely to remind them that health is a choice and that they can keep healthy, even in the face of an upcoming cold.
This trivial issue of what we say without realizing the implications illustrates the point that health issues are often very deeply seated, and unconscious.
What are you saying? What language are you using in your life? What are the body metaphors that sneak into your speech? You will be amazed at what you’re saying. My friend’s father-in-law retired two years ago. He’s been depressed, he’s under-weight, and suffers from hypertension. He wanders around the house talking to his cat, repeating two hundred times a day: “Ah, aren’t we miserable, aren’t we miserable!” Do you really think that’s likely to lift his spirits?
Illness in the body is a metaphor. Just as the unconscious is literal, so is the body when it communicates with you. You may develop a pain in the neck when someone in your life is perceived as such. When you can’t swallow a situation, you may just get a chronic sore throat. Your body is calling for help, and it is showing you where in your life you need to start looking by the area where it hurts.
Here are some examples for you to consider:
I can’t stand this. (How are your legs, ankles, back?)
I can’t swallow this. (Do you have problem with your throat, your digestive system?)
You break my heart (Heart attack)
You wear me out (Chronic fatigue)
She gets on my nerves (Nervous disorder, insomnia)
You don’t like this? Stiff! (Arthritis)
What are you saying to yourself through the day? That it’s a wonderful day, look at the clear sky, the air is so fresh, isn’t life wonderful? Or are you listing all your worries, focusing on all that doesn’t work.
David Hawkins in Power Vs Force, explains that when the mind is dominated by negativity, the direct result is a repetition of minute changes in energy flow to the body organs. The subtle field of physiology is affected in all of its functions – mediated by electron transfer, neural hormonal balance, nutritional status, and the like. Eventually, an accumulation of tiny changes becomes noticeable through measurement techniques, such as electron microscopy, magnetic imaging, x-ray, or biochemical analysis – but by the time these changes are detectable, the disease process is already quite advanced.
The invisible universe of thought and attitude becomes visible as a consequence of the body’s habitual response. If you consider the millions of thoughts that go through your mind continually, it isn’t surprising that your body’s condition could radically change to reflect your thought patterns, as modified by genetic and environmental factors. It’s the persistence and repetition of the thought that results in the observable disease process. The initial thought that sets off the process may be so minute that it escapes detection itself. So it’s your job to spy on your thoughts, to start paying attention to what goes on inside your head.
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