Our body is really the product of our thoughts. We’re beginning to understand in medical science the degree to which the nature of thoughts and emotions actually determines the physical substance and structure and function of our bodies.
We’ve known in the healing arts of a placebo effect. A placebo is something that supposedly has no impact and no effect on the body, like a sugar pill.
You tell the patient that this is just as effective, and what happens is the placebo sometimes has the same effect, if not greater effect, than the medication that is supposed to be designed for that effect. They have found out that the human mind is the biggest factor in the healing arts, sometimes more so than the medication.
As you are becoming aware of the magnitude of The Secret, you will begin to see more clearly the underlying truth of certain occurrences in humankind, including in the area of health. The placebo effect is a powerful phenomenon. When patients think and truly believe the tablet is a cure, they will receive what they believe, and they will be cured.
If somebody is in a situation where they’re sick and they have an alternative to try to explore what is in their mind creating it, versus using medicine, if it’s an acute situation that could really bring death to them, then obviously the medicine is a wise thing to do, while they explore what the mind is about. So you don’t want to negate medicine. Every form of healing has a place.
Healing through the mind can work harmoniously with medicine. If pain is involved, then medicine can help to eliminate that pain, which then allows the person to be able to focus with great force on health. ”Thinking perfect health” is something anybody can do privately within themselves, no matter what is happening around them.
The Universe is a masterpiece of abundance. When you open yourself to feel the abundance of the Universe, you’ll experience the wonder, joy, bliss, and all the great things that the Universe has for you —good health, good wealth, good nature. But when you shut yourself off with negative thoughts, you’ll feel the discomfort, you’ll feel the aches, you’ll feel the pain, and you’ll feel as if every day is painful to get through.
We’ve got a thousand different diagnoses and diseases out there. They’re just the weak link. They’re all the result of one thing: stress. If you put enough stress on the chain and you put enough stress on the system, then one of the links breaks.
All stress begins with one negative thought. One thought that went unchecked, and then more thoughts came and more, until stress manifested. The effect is stress, but the cause was negative thinking, and it all began with one little negative thought. No matter what you might have manifested, you can change it . . . with one small positive thought and then another.
Our physiology creates disease to give us feedback, to let us know we have an imbalanced perspective, or we’re not being loving and grateful. So the body’s signs and symptoms are not something terrible.
Dr. Demartini is telling us that love and gratitude will dissolve all negativity in our lives, no matter what form it has taken. Love and gratitude can part seas, move mountains, and create miracles. And love and gratitude can dissolve any disease.
The question frequently asked is, “When a person has manifested a disease in the body temple or some kind of discomfort in their life, can it be turned around through the power of ‘right’ thinking?” And the answer is absolutely, yes.
I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I truly believed in my heart, with my strong faith, that I was already healed. Each day I would say, “Thank you for my healing.” On and on and on I went, “Thank you for my healing.” I believed in my heart I was healed. I saw myself as if cancer was never in my body. One of the things I did to heal myself was to watch very funny movies. That’s all we would do was just laugh, laugh, and laugh. We couldn’t afford to put any stress in my life, because we knew stress was one of the worst things you can do while you’re trying to heal yourself. From the time I was diagnosed to the time I was healed was approximately three months. And that’s without any radiation or chemotherapy. This beautiful and inspiring story from Cathy Goodman demonstrates three magnificent powers in operation: The power of gratitude to heal, the power of faith to receive, and the power of laughter and joy to dissolve disease in our bodies. Cathy was inspired to include laughter as part of her healing, after hearing about the story of Norman Cousins. Norman had been diagnosed with an “incurable” disease. The doctors told him he had just a few months to live. Norman decided to heal himself. For three months all he did was watch funny movies and laugh, laugh, laugh. The disease left his body in those three months, and the doctors proclaimed his recovery a miracle. As he laughed, Norman released all negativity, and he released the disease. Laughter really is the best medicine.
We all come with a built-in basic program. It’s called “self healing. ” You get a wound, it grows back together. You get a bacterial infection, the immune system comes and takes care of those bacteria, and heals it up. The immune system is made to heal itself.
Disease cannot live in a body that’s in a healthy emotional state. Your body is casting off millions of cells every second, and it’s also creating millions of new cells at the same time.
In fact, parts of our body are literally replaced every day. Other parts take a few months, other parts a couple of years. But within a few years we each have a brand new physical body.
If our entire bodies are replaced within a few years, as science has proven, then how can it be that degeneration or illness remains in our bodies for years? It can only be held there by thought, by observation
of the illness, and by the attention given to the illness.
Think thoughts of Perfection
Think thoughts of perfection. Illness cannot exist in a body that has harmonious thoughts. Know there is only perfection, and as you observe perfection you must summon that to you. Imperfect thoughts are the cause of all humanity’s ills, including disease, poverty, and unhappiness. When we think negative thoughts we are cutting ourselves off from our rightful heritage. Declare and intend, “I think perfect thoughts. I see only perfection. I am perfection.”
I banished every bit of stiffness and lack of agility right out of my body. I focused on seeing my body as flexible and as perfect as a child’s, and every stiff and aching joint vanished. I literally did this overnight.
You can see that beliefs about aging are all in our minds. Science explains that we have a brand new body in a very short time. Aging is limited thinking, so release those thoughts from your consciousness and know that your body is only months old, no matter how many birthdays you have chalked up in your mind.
For your next birthday, do yourself a favor and celebrate it as your first birthday! Don’t cover your cake with sixty candles, unless you want to summon aging to you. Unfortunately, Western society has become fixated on age, and in reality there is no such thing. You can think your way to the perfect state of health, the perfect body, the perfect weight, and eternal youth. You can bring it into being, through your consistent thinking of perfection.
If you have a disease, and you’re focusing on it, and you’re talking to people about it, you’re going to create more diseased cells. See yourself living in a perfectly healthy body. Let the doctor look after the disease.
One of the things that people often do when they have an illness is talk about it all the time. That’s because they’re thinking about it all the time, so they’re just verbalizing their thoughts. If you are feeling a little unwell, don’t talk about it—unless you want more of it. Know that your thought was responsible and repeat as often as you can, “I feel wonderful. I feel so good,” and really feel it. If you are not feeling great and somebody asks you how you are feeling, just be grateful that that person has reminded you to think thoughts of feeling well. Speak only the words of what you want. You cannot “catch” anything unless you think you can, and thinking you can is inviting it to you with your thought. You are also inviting illness if you are listening to people talking about their illness. As you listen you are giving all of your thought and focus to illness, and when you give all of your thought to something, you are asking for it. And you are certainly not helping them. You are adding energy to their illness. If you really want to help that person, change the conversation to good things, if you can, or be on your way. As you walk away, give your powerful thoughts and feelings to seeing that person well, and then let it go.
Let’s say you have two -people, both stricken with something, but one chooses to focus on joy. One chooses to live in possibility and hopefulness, focusing on all the reasons why she should be joyful and grateful Then you have the second person. Same diagnosis, but the second chooses to focus on the disease, the pain, and the “woe is me.”
When people are completely focused on what’s wrong and their symptoms, they will perpetuate it. The healing will not occur until they shift their attention from being sick to being well. Because that’s the law of attraction. ”Let us remember, so far as we can, that every unpleasant thought is a bad thing literally put in the body.”
Happier thoughts lead to essentially a happier biochemistry. A happier, healthier body. Negative thoughts and stress have been shown to seriously degrade the body and the functioning of the brain, because it’s our thoughts and emotions that are continuously reassembling, reorganizing, re-creating our body.
No matter what you have manifested in regards to your body, you can change it—inside and out. Start thinking happy thoughts and start being happy. Happiness is a feeling state of being. You have your finger on the “feeling happy” button. Press it now and keep your finger pressed down on it firmly, no matter what is happening around you.
Remove physiological stress from the body, and the body docs what it was designed to do. It heals itself.
You don’t have to fight to get rid of a disease. Just the simple process of letting go of negative thoughts will allow your natural state of health to emerge within you. And your body will heal itself. I’ve seen kidneys regenerated. I’ve seen cancer dissolved. I’ve seen eyesight improve and come back.
I had been wearing reading glasses for about three years before I discovered The Secret. One night as I was tracing the knowledge of The Secret back through the centuries, I found myself reaching for my glasses to see what I was reading. And I stopped in my tracks. The realization of what I had done struck me like a lightning bolt. I had listened to society’s message that eyesight diminishes with age. I had watched people stretch their arms out so that they could read something. I had given my thought to eyesight diminishing with age, and I had brought it to me. I hadn’t done it deliberately but I had done it. I knew that what I had brought into being with thoughts I could change, so I immediately imagined myself seeing as clearly as when I was twenty-one years old. I saw myself in dark restaurants, on planes, and at my computer, reading clearly and effortlessly And I said over and over, “I can see clearly, I can see clearly.” I felt the feelings of gratitude and excitement for having clear vision. In three days my eyesight had been restored, and I now do not own reading glasses. I can see clearly. When I told Dr. Ben Johnson, one of the teachers from The Secret, about what I had done, he said to me, “Do you realize what had to happen to your eyes for you to do that in three days?” I replied, ”No, and thank goodness I didn’t know, so that thought was not in my head! I just knew I could do it, and that I could do it fast.” (Sometimes less information is better!)
Dr. Johnson eliminated an “incurable” disease from his own body, so the restoration of my eyesight seemed like nothing to me, compared with his own miracle story. In fact, I expected my eyesight to come back overnight, so three days was no miracle in my mind. Remember, time and size do not exist in the Universe. It is as easy to heal a pimple as a disease. The process is identical; the difference is in our minds. So if you have attracted some affliction to you, reduce it in your mind to the size of a pimple, let go of all negative thoughts, and then focus on the perfection of health. I believe and know that nothing is incurable. At some point in time, every so-called incurable disease has been cured. In my mind, and in the world I create, “incurable” does not exist. There is plenty of room for you in this world, so come join me and all who are here. It is the world where “miracles” are everyday occurrences. It is a world overflowing with total abundance, where all good things exist now, within you. Sounds like heaven, doesn’t it? It is.
I always say that incurable means “curable from within.” I believe and know that nothing is incurable. At some point in time, every so-called incurable disease has been cured. In my mind, and in the world I create, “incurable” does not exist. There is plenty of room for you in this world, so come join me and all who are here. It is the world where “miracles” are everyday occurrences. It is a world overflowing with total abundance, where all good things exist now, within you. Sounds like heaven, doesn’t it? It is. You can change your life and you can heal yourself.
My story begins on March 10,1981. This day really changed my whole life. It was a day I’ll never forget. I crashed an airplane. I ended up in the hospital completely paralyzed. My spinal cord was crushed, I broke the first and second cervical vertebrae, my swallowing reflex was destroyed, I couldn’t eat or drink, my diaphragm was destroyed, I couldn’t breathe. All I could do was blink my eyes. The doctors, of course, said I’d be a vegetable the rest of my life. All I’d be able to do is blink my eyes. That’s the picture they saw of me, but it didn’t matter what they thought. The main thing was what I thought. I pictured myself being a normal person again, walking out of that hospital.
The only thing I had to work with in the hospital was my mind, and once you have your mind, you can put things back together again.
I was hooked to a respirator and they said I’d never breathe on my own again because my diaphragm was destroyed. But a little voice kept saying to me, “Breathe deeply, breathe deeply.” And finally I was weaned from it. They were at a loss for an explanation. I could not afford to allow anything to come into my mind that would distract me from my goal or from my vision. I had set a goal to walk out of the hospital on Christmas. And I did. I walked out of the hospital on my own two feet. They said it couldn’t be done. That’s a day I will never forget For people who are sitting out there right now and are hurting, if I wanted to sum up my life and sum up for people what they can do in life, I would sum it up in six words: “Man becomes what he thinks about.”
Morris Goodman is known as The Miracle Man. His story was chosen for The Secret because it demonstrates the unfathomable power and unlimited potential of the human mind. Morris knew the power within him to bring about what he chose to think about. Everything is possible. Morris Goodman’s story has inspired thousands of people to think, imagine, and feel their way back to health. He turned the greatest challenge of his life into the greatest gift.
Since the film The Secret was released, we have been inundated with miracle stories of all types of diseases dissolving from people’s bodies after they watched The Secret. All things are possible
when you believe. On the subject of health I would like to leave you with these illuminating words from Dr. Ben Johnson: “We are now entering the era of energy medicine. Everything in the Universe has a frequency and all you have to do to is change a frequency or create an opposite frequency. That’s how easy it is to change anything in the world, whether that’s disease or emotional issues or whatever that is. This is huge. This is the biggest thing that we have ever come across.”