15435Re: Sleepy & Hurting (very long post)
- Jul 16, 2007--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, sean tremblay
>even something in the nervous system. In the mean time take a break
> Aideen: you may need to see a doctor, it could be circulatory or
from meditation. Get plenty of rest and exercise especialy after
dinner take a long walk if it's safe to do so.
> seanDear Aideen,
I totally agree with Sean's suggestion that you see
your physician. Also, I do have several other things
to add and that partially they can be found in the article
on our web site titled "Visualization of Cellular Healing"
(particularly about pain in part #8), as copied below and at
Additionally, I want to remind you that virtually everything
that happens in your life can be a pointer to you to look
within and analyze "Who is this happening to?". Not knowing
this is the real pain in our heart. And when you are not
enquiring into "Who am I?", simply silently
witnessing your life as it takes place is what I
suggest is the most beneficial (and truly meditative)
thing you can do for your Self. Witness your life
as it takes place in a detached manner. Your body
is ever changing and sometimes there will be pain and at
other times there will be good feelings. What will
remain always available is to be attentive to what
the senses receive and send out, what the emotions
are feeling, and what thoughts are flying by. And do this
without commenting in any way. Shut up the inner
chatterer. By positioning your Self in the Witness mode,
whether you are sitting in meditation or doing your
income producing job, or any other action, you will have the
potential to experience very insightful realizations.
This will be true if you are going through pleasure
or pain, sadness or joy,or any other of the dualities
of life. The inner Witness is your real Self and
knowing It without conditional reactivity to your mood
swings, your thought patterns, or your physical
sensation changes... frees you from the illusion
that duality chains you to, and that is that
you are this "separate from the rest of creation
entity". This transcendent perspective is the
key to freedom from the situation that most people
find themselves in, and that can be described as one
where they are constantly trying to fulfill a series
of ever changing desires that will comfort their
body, mind, and/or emotions. And they never do get
fulfilled. One desire is simply replaced with another.
Life then is a circle of frustrating suffering involved
in chasing after one gold ring after another. But the
person meditating with stability in their dispassionate
awareness has an open the door to always being in a
state that is evolving in consciousness, and is not
suffering from trying to reactively feed the voracious
desire appetite of a fearful ego. As the cliche goes
"Nice work if you can get it!". In any event, I
know that you are really trying to be a vehicle
for all good to flow through you and I am sure
that this will happen. Be patient and persevere.
I wish you well.
Peace and blessings,
Visualization of Cellular Healing
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
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 wellness.
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
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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