How did that cut on your knee heal without you paying any attention to it? What happened while you slept allowing you to wake up the next morning “feeling all better?”
We all have a self healing mechanism. It is this mechanism that works its “magic” to mend our skin, resolve infections, and get us back to our version of healthy and feeling “good.”
We can learn to be consciously aware of our self healing function. The more space we make for our own healing, the quicker we will return to health. That’s my theory anyway!
How I connect to my self healing mechanism. (Try this at home.)
1. First I stretch out a little. Some light movement and gentle stretching helps me settle my mind and avoid future fidgeting.
2. Then I get comfortable – sitting or lying on the floor, the ground, or a couch. Comfortable is the key word.
3. I gently close my eyes and start to literally feel my breath. Then I keep my attention on my breath. When attention drifts away, I bring it back to my breath.
4. Once my mind is really settled onto my breath, I expand my awareness of my breath to each part of my body. This is difficult to explain, but if you practice, you might feel how you can let your attention seep into the different areas of your body – chest, belly, legs, feet, etc. And then you can get more precise and feel into bones, blood, organs, and muscles. I’ve had many adventures wandering through my cells, feeling my breath. Once in a while, I can feel or sense a cohesive energy behind all of these seemingly separate parts.
5. That cohesive energy feels like my self healing mechanism. Sometimes when I am very quiet, still, and focused I can bring that energy to particular areas for the purpose of healing. It’s no quick fix. I haven’t had any miracle healings. However, I have had relief from muscle tension, spasms, pain, and mental/emotional anguish.
6. It’s not a guarantee, but sometimes it is the only option available – and it’s cheap!