It is very difficult to determine the exact therapeutic value of any remedy, unless the element of suggestion in its application be carefully weighed and considered. A drug plus suggestion is very different from the same drug minus the suggestion. The real healing power resides within the patient himself, and any method that serves to arouse that inherent power will tend toward the cure. The method that is capable of arousing that power to the greatest degree is the best method for that particular patient.
There is a well known case of a “Sacred Bone” from the middle ages which had the wonderful power to heal diseases. This bone was brought from the Holy Land by two soldiers of the crusades, and was supposed to be a part of the remains of a saint in the new testament. It was only many years later when one of the soldiers confessed the truth on his deathbed that the real relic had been lost because they were drunk. Fearing to return home without it, they substituted the bone of a sheep.
Much to their surprise, the sheep bone operated just as well in its power to heal people. Therefore they agreed to keep silent about the matter. It was the faith and belief of the people about the healing power of the object that acted as a powerful form of suggestion to bring healing to their bodies through the power of their subconscious mind. But after the disclosure of the true nature of the relic, the cures ceased at once, and many of those who had been healed became sick again.
That is why Christ said it is your faith that makes you whole. He also said to the woman he had cured to go in peace which actually means to go into Shalom. A person once cured has to remain in a state of wholeness, peace and serenity of consciousness. Otherwise the disease would return or another one would occur. Health is a state of being and all disease is created by instability of consciousness and emotional turmoil. That is why it is called dis-ease, a lack of ease within that manifest without.
The greater the amount of emotive power and expectant attention that the healer is able to arouse in the patient, the better are the chances of a cure. Certain rituals and spiritual practices are the means to arouse such emotions and expectations. The proper way to use suggestion would be to let the patient know how it operates and then to use it to treat him. But sometimes they may be largely ignorant, and attempting to explain the scientific principles of suggestion may simply bewilder and mystify them.
Therefore the best way to treat a very ignorant patient is to cure him first and then explain as far as possible later. The best way to administer the suggestion of treatment is by means of any placebo accompanied by strong positive repeated suggestions of what the substance taken will do for the patient. Many cases reached this way could not be reached with ordinary suggestion because the patient wouldn’t understand it. A placebo instead of a pure suggestion would also assist the healing process greatly.
Disease is caused by the failure of cells to do their duty.
- The trouble may arise from the inefficiency or rebellion of a single cell, which then spreads its contagion to those around it or else to a rebellion on the part of a group of cells. The disease is cured either when the rebellious cells are forced to resume normal functioning, or else when they have been discarded and destroyed and replaced by new healthy normal cells which perform the tasks that their predecessors have abandoned.
Excellent results may be obtained by assuming that the cells, organs or parts are “entities” capable of understanding the suggestions and are responding to them. There is mind in the cells and organs and parts, that is responsive to suggestive influence. This cells vary in intelligence and personality. The cells in the liver differ from the cells in the heart or stomach. Some respond to coaxing and gentle suggestions while others require more commanding and forceful suggestions to obey and obey they will.
Auto suggestion is suggestion given by oneself to oneself. All suggestion is really auto suggestion because the active force manifested in suggestion is called into play by the individual himself, usually involuntarily. The power is entirely within the mind of the person himself, although it may require assistance from some outside person to call it into effect. Many of the cures claimed by suggestion in its many forms are really due to the auto suggestion of the patient, pure and simple.
The nearer one comes to perfect playing out of the dual role of suggestor and suggestee, the better will be the result and the clearer will be the impression on the subconscious mind. Speak to yourself in the third person. It is as though God is speaking to you. Say to yourself “You feel energized and happy”, “Every part of you is filled with life and rejuvenating strength”, “You are strong, vibrant and well.” Let it be suggestion instead of affirmation, where the “I” of the person suggests to the Me.
All suggestions should be directed towards the conditions that are desired, rather than towards the eradication of the conditions that are not desired. Disease is not a thing in itself, it is merely the negation of health. Since all suggestions act towards the thing being suggested, the suggestion should be frame in a way that mentions only the desired condition and not the undesirable one. Steadily refuse to even talk disease and speak only along the lines of health and wellbeing.
The various affirmations, denials and statements of metaphysical practices are but forms of auto suggestion and their results are obtained along its lines. Each person may claim that his way is the true way and all other ways are counterfeits. Some even say that other ways may cure but only their way truly heals. But all forms of healing through different religious styles, spiritual practices and medical methods all have their common base of working, which is suggestion. It is the universal power of God.
Owner and Founder At The Goddess Bibles A Memoir By Laura Zukerman
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