Health affirmations have been used as manifestation meditation techniques for many years. These assertions will help you to adopt a positive attitude outlook towards your health. In this subsection you are going to be shown how to change your thoughts. You will also learn how to visualise from the outcome, as if the disease has already passed from the picture.
Émile Coué was a French psychologist and pharmacist, who used assertions as far back as 1882.
He encouraged his patients to repeat the following health affirmation, 20 to 30 times each night before going to sleep: "Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better".
Coué discovered that, when he delivered positive suggestions while giving his patients their medicine, it proved to have a more effective result than the medicine itself. In 1922, Coué published his book entitled "Self Mastery Through Conscious Autosuggestion". What he referred to as conscious autosuggestion later became known as the placebo effect.
Napoleon Hill was an American author born a year after Coué.
Napoleon Hill studied the power of personal beliefs and the role that these beliefs played in personal success. This is an excerpt from “Think and Grow Rich” which was published in 1937:
"The earth on which you live, you yourself and every other material thing are the result of evolutionary change, through which microscopic bits of matter have been organized and arranged in an orderly fashion. Moreover – and this statement is of stupendous importance – this earth, every one of the individual cells of your body and every atom of matter began as an intangible form of energy.
Desire is a thought impulse! Thought impulses are forms of energy. When you begin with the thought impulse desire to accumulate money (or whatever it is that you wish to bring into your life), you are drafting into your service the same 'stuff' that nature used in creating this earth and every material form in the universe, including the body and brain in which the thought impulses function.
As far as science has been able to determine, the entire universe consists of but two elements – matter and energy. Through the combination of energy and matter has been created everything perceptible, from the largest star that floats in the heavens down to and including humankind. You are now engaged in the task of trying to profit by Nature's method. You are (sincerely and earnestly, we hope) trying to adapt yourself to Nature's laws by endeavouring to convert desire into its physical and monetary equivalent. YOU CAN DO IT! IT HAS BEEN DONE BEFORE!"
Émile Coué and Napoleon Hill were not the only individuals who believed in the power of health affirmations and manifestation meditation and who used this power to transform the once imagined into its material equivalent.
Albert Einstein was a German physicist, born in 1879. As luck would have it, he was visiting the United States when Adolf Hitler came to power in 1933 and did not go back to Germany.
He explained manifestation meditation as follows: "Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics"
In my section on the Powers of the Mind I cited documented proof that our mind is capable of altering the chemistry in our bodies. I shared footage taken at the Huaxia Zhineng Qigong Center in China, demonstrating that with belief and by feeling from the outcome even a tumour can be eradicated from your body, in a matter of minutes.
We can measure the electro-energy being emitted from our body, when we think and feel, using currently available technology. We know that our heart is the strongest producer of electro-magnetic energy in the human body. It is in the heart where our feelings are formed.
When we combine our thoughts and our feelings, we are releasing to the universe, via our health affirmations and in the form of electro-magnetic waves, the architectural blue print of what we are choosing to manifest into our lives.
In his excellent book, "The Spontaneous Healing of Belief - Shattering the Paradigm of False Limit", Gregg Braden explains how long held beliefs about the effect that we have on our bodies and indeed on the universe are flawed.
New discoveries are now showing us how the universe really works and our interactive role in our world.
In my section on Deliberate Attraction, I listed five facts that were disclosed in the early 2000’s.
Two of those facts prove that we have been born with the ability to create and modify our bodies and our world.
As Gregg Braden puts it, “we have the power to translate the creations of our mind into the reality of our lives” and all that is required is a slight shift in the way that we see ourselves in the world.
There are three requirements which are paramount for the success of your health affirmations.
Let me elaborate.
We have seen that we create our reality when we release the electro-magnetic energy via our thoughts and beliefs. The universe is very precise and follows very precise laws. The physical equivalent of your chosen outcome will manifest and it will conform precisely to the blueprint which you have released.
When you believe that you are sick, that is the energy that you are releasing into your body. You are releasing the intention for sickness and you will manifest it.
Now, I am not discounting the fact that you have been sick.
But you need to shift your perspective. If your wish is to get well, then your belief needs to shift. Instead of thinking and believing: “I am sick”, you shift to “I have been sick”.
This shift in belief immediately releases the message that your sickness was in the past and opens the possibility for a state of wellbeing from this moment on. Can you see how a slight shift in thought and belief makes all the difference?
The next thing that you need to do is to stop using words like “want”, “hope” and “wish”. All of these words are open ended with no closure. The outcome will be just as broad. You will remain in a state of wanting, hoping and wishing.
Instead, begin to use the word “choose”. “Choose” is a definite instruction which clearly defines the intent for a specific outcome.
This is not only true for health affirmations but for anything else that you are intending to manifest into your life.
What does it mean when you state: “I want more money!”. If I give you one dollar would you be satisfied? You might instead say: “I choose to have an additional US$ 500 income each month”.
Can you feel the difference when you say them out loud?
We know that when we believe that our body is being healed, the body heals. This is known as the Placebo effect.
When you feel from the outcome, you are producing the architectural drawing of your desired result. If your desired result is to eradicate flu from your body, your belief is that the flu has already passed from the picture.
This is not about thinking ahead to the possibility of eradicating the flu. This is about believing and feeling that the flu has already been eradicated.
The health affirmations will help you to focus on what it is that you have chosen to change about yourself. In the example that follows I am going to eradicate flu from my body.
In order to feel from the outcome you will be using the verbs in the first person of the present tense, such as, I am and I feel.
You will do this contemplation every morning and every evening for about fifteen minutes.
Lie down or sit in a comfortable chair and make sure that you have eliminated all potential disturbances such as your cellular phone and land line. After you repeat each statement out loud, contemplate yourself in the condition described by that statement.
Every day, in every way I am getting better and better.
I feel my body’s self healing energy eradicating all infections
I feel in great shape both physically and mentally
I am free from flu
I am fit and continuously free from illness.
When you breathe, picture breathing in wellness and visualise breathing out (in this example) the flu viruses. You can visualise the viruses in any form that you like.
I cannot emphasize this enough. The key for the success of this creative visualisation is to feel from the outcome and believe that the disease has already been eradicated from your body.
This page is part of my section on the Mind Body Connection. In the next subsection, you will learn about mindfulness.
Whatever your present state of health, make health affirmations a part of your daily routine.