Subconscious Mind For Healing
Using subconscious mind for healing is something which has fascinated healers for centuries. In ancient times, autosuggestion, affirmations and faith healing have been used along with medicines for effective cures of many complex problems. In modern times, many branches of medicines have come out with variations of subconscious healing, ranging from hypnotherapy and psychiatry to NLP and many more. Use of subconscious mind for healing has also been a subject of controversy, ridicule as well as medical scrutiny. Nonetheless, it has been an active subject of discussion. Let us see how the subconscious mind can be used for healing.
Healing Power of the mind
Whatever the controversies regarding faith healing and its techniques, doctors and therapists universally agree that the human mind has an amazing healing power. A lot of research has gone into understanding of healing power of mind. Though it is not completely understandable how exactly the mind works, researchers have found out that it is the subconscious mind which has the true healing power which can cure any ailments, even cancer and Parkinson’s disease.
Conscious and the Subconscious mind
Most people maybe aware that every human being has different states of consciousness. The most important of them are the conscious and the subconscious states of mind. The state in which active physical work happens such as our thinking, talking, seeing or analysis and rationalization all fall into the conscious state. This is what we do consciously. However, there is another state of consciousness which is constantly running in the background. This is the subconscious state of mind or simply the subconscious mind.
One example of a subconscious activity is that, as soon as you wake up in the morning, you set both your feet on the ground even without a conscious thought. This activity is done by the subconscious mind. Another simple example is your breathing. If this had been taken care by the conscious mind, we would have already been dead. This is taken care by our subconscious mind even without our knowledge. It is this subconscious state which has the real power of actions and healing.
So, if everyone has a subconscious mind which is really powerful, then why can’t we just heal our problems? The answer to this is simple. Most people don’t use their subconscious mind for the right purposes. Most people even don’t know that they have a subconscious mind which is powerful. Have you ever heard that what is in your mind is out there? This is true, since your thoughts are converted into actions. And these thoughts depend on what you feed your subconscious mind. Most of the times, we feed our subconscious mind with many things unknowingly, and that is what happens in reality.
Relationship between mind and health
When it comes to health, the natural state of the body is being healthy. We say that something is wrong with a person if he/she appears to be sick and not when he/she is healthy. The human mind also constantly works towards keeping a body healthy. So when you start feeding it with negative thoughts such as fever, fear or any ailments without your knowledge, your mind automatically starts working towards accomplishing that state of the body. One thing you need to understand is that, unlike the conscious mind, the subconscious does not rationalize i.e. it doesn’t differentiate between positive and negative thoughts. It only works towards achieving whatever you state to your mind. So when you start telling yourself that you will fall sick, your subconscious mind will start working towards you falling sick. The science of epigenetics too says that the mind has a great influence on how a gene expresses itself.
So, how do you reverse the process? Simple!! Stop feeding negative thoughts and start feeding positive thoughts to your subconscious mind. Now, this is not as simple as it sounds. Accessing the subconscious mind is not an easy task since the conscious mind always covers that state of mind and the conscious mind is very good at rationalizing. So it can easily filter your thoughts as either achievable or unachievable. So, you need to go beyond this conscious mind to access your powerful subconscious mind.
This is where most of the techniques such as affirmations, hypnotherapy, faith healing and NLP come into picture. Most of the techniques involved in them simply help you access your subconscious state of mind where you can plant positive thoughts. Once these thoughts are planted in the subconscious mind, it will automatically start working towards the healing process. Many famous personalities have been healed using some of these techniques.
Agreed that actual medicines are as important as using your subconscious mind. Many health conditions are more physical than mental. But there are also many cases of physical ailments which have been diagnosed as psychosomatic. These techniques work in a wonderful way here. Apart from this, it cannot be discounted that along with the drugs your therapist has prescribed for you, you can use your powerful subconscious mind for healing in a faster manner using positive thoughts.