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
patientâs 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 â"
â 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.â
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 itsâ ability to heal itself â" 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 healthy.
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 doesnât 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 â" Mark 11:24 ââ¦ what things ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.â 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
âWe 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 form 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.â