Re: Healing Meditation Techniques
- Dear Meditators,
The core aspect of meditation is enhancing mind body communication-
listening to the body and commanding it. It pays. For over last six
years my medical bill is NIL. Is it so for you too?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, medit8ionsociety
> Many 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."