The Placebo Effect was the first thing I thought of when I awoke Monday morning. The realization came over me that I needed to find the cause of what I was feeling right away before it locked in and became something I had to deal with in the physical. It was a state most people would accept as a cold and the flu, feeling something like, “Oh no, I’m sick. I do the opposite and it works every time I do it.
As I write this, it is Tuesday, the next day, and I don’t have one single symptom.
I never told myself I was sick. I never let myself think it, feel it or see it and I started thinking, feeling and seeing the end results I wanted.
I made myself believe that all I needed to do was to give my immune system a boost so I could continue to be well.
So I went to my kitchen to prepare some of my favorite placebos. I found a can of chicken soup in my cupboard and heated it up. Then I got some vitamins out that I feel are best in supporting the immune system at a time like this. I held each bottle and muscle tested to see if it was in my highest good to take them and then I muscle tested to see how many of each to take. (I’m pretty experienced and get clear answers but if it seemed a little too “out there” I would consider that I was dehydrated or something was off in my testing. I always use common sense.)
I finished heating my soup, held my hands around my vitamins and food and created a heart-felt intention that my body would be nourished and my immune system would be supported with the Light and Love I was infusing into my placebos. I imagined that they were going in to my body and doing their miraculous work.
I was sneezing, congested and feeling rather poorly so I took some over-the-counter cold medicine to feel better so it wasn’t so difficult to create convincing energy as if I really did feel well. (I believe in being practical and not denying things that need to be dealt with. I just don’t see them and accept them as the only possibility.) A few minutes later I did feel better after they kicked in so I just continued feeling gratitude that I was helping my immune system keep myself healthy.
I made a point of going to bed a little earlier and told myself as I went to sleep that I would get all the healing rest my body needed to wake up healthy and energized.
I’d pretty much forgotten about it and woke up with other thoughts and started my day. Then a while later on Tuesday morning, my mom called and just happened to ask how I was feeling, which reminded me of how I woke up feeling 24 hours ago. I was happy to report to her that I was feeling just fine! I never felt another symptom or sneezing the rest of the day on Monday. My mind and body just took over and got me back to a healthy state.
Medical care is really great to have when needed but don’t forget what our bodies are capable of too. I saw an excellent article about over-diagnosis written by a doctor, Prof Dr BM Hegde, and I loved it when he said, “With new physics we now know that the human mind is the human body.”
The placebo effect is powerful and shows us the power of the mind and the mind body connection.