15104Healing Meditation Techniques
- Oct 15, 2006Many people look into meditation for
it's healing aspects. Here are
8 techniques that are shared on
our web site, Meditation Station
Visualization of Cellular Healing (#1)
When you go to a doctor, s/he prescribes a medication
for you to take, or a treatment you will undergo,
your body starts the healing process before the
medicine is in your system or the exercise or surgical
procedure has taken place. For most people, just seeing
a doctor gives confidence that healing will occur.
Depending on the patient's cultural background, this is
true whether the physician is a neurosurgeon at the Mayo
Clinic or a tribal witch doctor. This is attributable
to an extraordinary healing ability of the body by a
process known as the placebo effect. What happens is that
healing starts when you believe it will occur. Your mind
buys into it and your body makes it happen. The great
physician and humanitarian, Dr. Albert Schweitzer, gives
us this insight - "The witch doctor succeeds for the same
reason all the rest of us (medical doctors) succeed. Each
patient carries his own doctor inside himself. They come
to us not knowing that truth. We are at our best when we
give the doctor who resides within each patient a chance
to go to work."
Our body is a fantastic chemical factory that is
capable of seemingly unbelievable things. For instance,
there is the case of a 95-pound woman lifting up a
two-ton car to save the life of her child who was trapped
under its weight. This was due to a gigantic adrenaline
release. As impressive a display of adaptability to a
need this is, our body is capable of doing even more
seemingly miraculous feats. Perhaps the most impressive
of all is its' ability to heal itself - of anything!
There are several methods dealing with visualizing
healing meditatively at the cellular level. To begin
any of them, use the position, breathing pattern, physical
relaxing technique, and emptying of mental and emotional
reactivity that you have found best prepares you to fill
with the object of your meditation. Try each of these ways
separately, and try combining them until your healing has
occurred. This may take mere seconds, or decades, as has
whatever happened to you that now needs a change back to
1. In your minds eye, see aberrant or inflamed
cells changing into healthy cells. If there is a damaged
or corrupted area within the cells, visualize them
changing and becoming free from injury. See your whole
body becoming pure. Visualize yourself as perfectly healthy.
2. There are cells within your body that act as
protectors and actually attack and kill damaging invader
cells. See these warrior cells destroy those cells that
could cause you injury. See your whole body becoming pure.
Visualize yourself as perfectly healthy.
3. There are cells within your body that eat
threatening cells. See them devour the harm causing
structures. See your whole body becoming pure. Visualize
yourself as perfectly healthy.
4. Visualize groups of healthy cells combining to
replace any damaged areas of your body. For instance,
if you have suffered a broken bone, see the cells come
together in healing, bonding together to reform a complete
structure. Visualize the bone as perfectly healthy.
5. Visualize healing energy filling you. The energy
can be felt to originate from a higher power that gifts
you with healing. See this holy energy filling and changing
your cellular structure to a perfect condition. Watch as
the specific organ, body system, or part heals. See your
whole body becoming pure. Visualize yourself as perfectly
6. Visualize yourself standing, sitting, or
prostrating in front of your personal deity. See your
deity heal you by touch. See your deity heal you by
sending divine energy to you. See your deity end your
suffering. See your whole body becoming pure. Visualize
yourself as perfectly healthy.
7. Get an anatomy book and study the body structure
you want healing to take place in. Look at how the part
appears when in a state of perfection. When doing a healing
visualization meditation, see your body part as being in
this state of perfection.
8. If you are suffering from pain, see in your minds
eye, as clearly as possible, the nerve endings that are in
the specific area of your discomfort, or all of the nerve
endings in your entire body. With every inhalation, feel and
visualize healing air flowing from a higher power and enter
you and fill your lungs. See your red blood cells absorb the
air through the walls of your lungs and flow through your
arteries spreading healing oxygen to every cell in your body.
Witness the inflamed nerve endings become soothed and witness
your body start to glow with wellbeing and serenity.
Perhaps the most important suggestion of all is to sincerely
want the healing to take place and believe that it will occur.
The Meditation Society of America doesn't favor one religion
over another, or even suggest that one has to believe in God
at all for the benefits of meditation to help you, but we do
sometimes quote from religious sources. In this case, we cite
the Bible - Mark 11:24 "...what things ye desire, when ye
pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them."
This 2000-year-old statement is in perfect accord with
the most cutting edge scientific and medical understanding
of the 21st century. To quote Dr. Herbert Benson of the
Harvard Medical School, "We know that belief can lead to
healing or at least improvement in 50 percent to 90 percent
of diseases, including asthma, angina pectoris, and skin
rashes, many forms of pain, rheumatoid arthritis, congestive
heart failure. They're all influenced by belief. We in
medicine have made fun of belief by calling it the "placebo
effect," or insisting that "It's all in your head." Yet,
belief is one of the most powerful healing tools we have
in our therapeutic arsenal."
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