Dear Well Readers,
We all have days when we don’t feel well. We muster up our strength and will and push to get things done.
Well in January, my family got the flu. And I mentally said, “I don’t have time for the flu. I’m writing a book.” And guess what? I didn’t get sick. Even our friends came in town for a visit, and unfortunately they got sick. But Pierre said, “Jennifer, it was an act of you will. You used your higher mentally faculties and didn’t get sick.”
Well March rolls around, the boys got sick. And I said, “I don’t have time for that.” But I took a bath and went outside with wet hair. I caught a chill. And I said, “Oh, I’m cold. I’m going to get sick.” And guess what? I got sick.
How about this mind thing? The conscious mind can accept or reject. The subconscious mind can only accept. In January, I rejected sickness. In March, I accepted it with the subtlety of my mind.
Hmm. The trappings and the inner working of the mind. For 10 days, I toughed it out. I went to the chiropractor and got my adjustment. I took my vitamins. I went to the natupathic and got an immune bloom injection. I sipped my echinacea tea. But I knew I wasn’t bouncing back. Finally, I went to an ENT. My cold and congestion settled into a sinus infection. And get this… an angry and inflamed ear with fluid. A serious earache. Swollen lymph nodes. An excruciating headache. I was desperate for relief. Give me the steroid and antibiotic shot in my rear end. And of course, I got the 10 day course of antibiotics.
With Pierre being in Louisiana, I couldn’t wait any longer. I’m on day 12 and still feel like crap. But this is the first time ever that our whole family got sick. And I’m curious if my frame of mind had something to do with it. It makes me wonder. It makes me think that our mind is such a powerful force to reckon with.
How do you do when you are sick?
Do you push? Do you rest? I rested for 10 days but didn’t turn the corner. In fact, I got progressively worse.
What are your thoughts on your mind and sickness… your mind and wellness? Our bodies do have the potential to heal. We are healing machines. Our thoughts and what we feed our mind are crucial.
Alright, on that note. I’m feeling amazing. I’m getting better. Right. Going in the direction of a healing mindset… a healing body.
“The greatest force in the human body is the natural drive of the body to heal itself — but that force is not independent of the belief system. Everything begins with belief. What we believe is the most powerful option of all.” ~ Norman Cousins