We CAN however, put limitations on our healing with what I call limiting beliefs. And please… it’s not about the ridiculous notion that somehow we’re at fault if we’re not healthy.
That is not at all true.
We can however, take control of our own healing and feelings of well-being in ways that continually surprise me, even though I’ve worked in this field for more than twenty years now.
The photo here: When I asked this little girl’s mother if I could use this photo that she called “downward dog” (a reference to the yoga pose that the baby is doing) – in her “yes” she told me that changing limiting beliefs was something that appealed to her in parenting this delightful child. The world is indeed changing for the better already. Bless Facebook for making it possible to watch my great niece grow in ways that I couldn’t have in the past. 🙂
This particular story is not about the baby though, it’s about finding the limiting beliefs that were blocking a young man’s ability to heal and about him finding HIS truth in a way that resulted in “miraculous” healing.
Today’s story is an example of something that surprised even me.
I was doing a healing session on a young man who came for help with his back problems. I’m a kinesiologist (amongst many other modalities). In the kinesiology testing, we identified an old car accident that he’d had, that had produced some kind of blockage to his body’s ability to heal itself. We cleared up some old emotional stuff around that accident and then I did some reiki healing on his brain where there were still some effects of the concussion that happened back then.
While I was working on his brain, he needed to be thinking about what beliefs that he had, that were getting in the way of his body healing the way it was designed to.
That’s an important point about the body’s capacity to heal, right there.
Our bodies are capable of the most phenomenal healing – when we’re not blocked up by what I call “blockages to healing”. There can be old emotional stresses and the tension that can be locked in by those, belief system blockages, there can be not enough physical building blocks for the body to do it’s job – like good food or specific vitamins or minerals, there can be fright imprints from old accidents causing tension, the list goes on. In this young man’s case, some limiting belief that he had, was actually causing a blockage to his body healing in the way it was designed.
When we finished that part of the session, he got up from the healing table and I was guiding him through some of the same conscious posture work that I teach in my on line courses, that is designed to to give us the full and joyful use of our bodies.
Something about what he was doing, just wasn’t right, it just didn’t feel right to me, so I was exploring with him what he could change and I came up with (or was guided to 🙂 ) something about his feet. I said, “Allow your feet to connect with the earth as you walk, allow your toes to really spread out and your feet to flex with the movement of your body.”
“I can’t do that” he said, “I got my foot caught in the harvester back when I was a kid.” “See?” he showed me. “This foot can’t move any more, all the bones are like stuck together and I can’t bend my toes. or my foot much.”
“OK’” I said, “focus on doing what you CAN do with your feet, because even with an injury, there is a perfect way to compensate that will have your body feeling good.”
So off he went again, walking through my kitchen and out into the other room, feeling into his feet – then he turned around and started to walk towards me …
…and pfft the old injury was gone…
The bones released, the toes spread out, the foot flexed – the toes could bend so much that we all (me, he and his wife) were laughing with tears in our eyes at how ridiculously flexible they were.
So what changed? What made this miracle possible?
I’ve seen good posture make extraordinary healing possible in many other cases, but I can’t see how that was going to unfreeze bones and scar tissue that had been stuck together for twenty odd years.
I think the big deal happened when he was on the healing table and he opened his mind wide open to notice what belief that he had, that was not actually the truth.
Just pause right there folks and dwell on that for a moment. It was when he decided to notice what belief that he had, that was not the truth and opened up his mind to notice his OWN truth – whatever that was for him personally.
This is why I am sharing this story with you. It’s so important – our beliefs are so important to the way we heal – to the way our whole life works actually.
And remember I said earlier – this IS NOT about some ridiculous notion that you (or your loved one) are responsible for being sick or that it’s somehow your fault or their fault. That’s not at all true. What we CAN BE responsible for however, is taking back control of our own feelings of well-being. We can take control of what IS possible in our own health – WHATEVER that is.
We can even hear a truth that appeals to us intellectually – you can read me talking to you here right now and think wowww… how cool is THAT young man’s ability to heal? And it isn’t deep enough for lasting change – because you need to get YOUR OWN ahhaaa moment about YOUR OWN limiting belief about whatever part of YOUR OWN life is in overwhelm.
It’s YOUR OWN truth that will give you back your power.
Limiting beliefs are very often so deeply embedded in our psyches that we don’t even notice them, sometimes they were embedded before we were even born. Uncovering those limiting beliefs is just one of the things that we do in our Happiness programs. We support people to find their own Truth by facilitating their own ahhaaa moment of expansive understanding – like I did with this young man.
And when you get one of those ahhaa moments – you’ll know this new truth all the way to your bones – waaayyy beyond mere faith.
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If you’re interested in more stories of impossible healing, you’ll find some of them here.