Where Did Your Mind Go?

November 14, 2006

Where Is YOur Mind When It Should Be Looking After Your Body? 

From the desk of Dr Magne, author of The Science of Being Well Home Study Course. 

Science is discovering more and more often that our mind has a lot of power to keep our body well. Our thoughts and beliefs seem to have an impact on the body. That in itself is a scary thought. Search this blog for more articles on this very topic of the power of the mind over the body. 

But if that is so, then where is the mind? Is your mind on your body? Are you thinking about your body? Not most of the time. Not unless it’s sick, or making you uncomfortable, or you’re in pain.

 Most of the time, you’d be hard pressed to even tell where your mind is. It’s probably aimlessly wandering around what you have to do today, what you didn’t do today, where the money went, where the money didn’t go that it should have, where is the money coming from, where your kids are, where your kids are not, where your spouse is. No, better not think of that. Your mind is out of control, wandering all over the place, like a crazy monkey. 

We actually squander our day and our mental resources in useless musings that are most often not conducive to health, or to relaxation. Out of the thousands of thoughts we have in one day, most are likely to be worrisome, depressing, and having a negative impact on our health and well-being.  

We are never in the present moment and our normal state of mind is severely suboptimal. It’s more asleep than awake, in the sense that it is mostly unaware of its own wanderings and musings. Your body is here, and your mind is someplace else. In that state, you can’t function at your best. It’s the normal state of affairs but it leaves us out of touch with a great deal of life, including our bodies. Most people are really frightened of their bodies, or they don’t even like them very much, or they’re afraid of growing old. All of this is usually happening below the surface of awareness, which means that our subconscious thoughts are creating a kind of prison for us, which regulates a lot of our behavior. We are never in the present moment.  

It would be well to start focus exercises to learn to tame the mind and put it under your control and put its resources to your own use. Several times a day, on the hour for instance, you can stop what you’re doing and take a look at your mind. Examine the thoughts that come across your internal landscape for the next few minutes. See how your thoughts jump from one association to another. Notice the positive thoughts, the ones that reinforce you, support you. Notice the negative thoughts, the ones that tear you down, the depressing ones. 

Ask yourself what thoughts serve you best. Can you control your thoughts, can you bring your mind back to the present? Absolutely. Can you do that easily? Not so easily. But you can do it.

 It takes practice. It takes awareness. The awareness comes in the  focus to attend to your thoughts, to witness them. They’re not good or bad. They are. Just examine them. You can always learn to change them soon. 

I’ll share with you a beautiful focusing exercise. Do you eat dry raisins? Do this at home, in a quiet moment. Take 3 dry raisins. No more than that. Only 3. Then slowly and deliberately, bring one raisin to your mouth. Observe the order from the brain to your mouth, observe your fingers closing around the small shape of the raisin. How does it feel in your hand? Is your mouth starting to water? Are you remembering previous raisins?Then slowly raise the first raisin to your lips. At what point can you start smelling it? Touch the raisin to your lips before you put it in your mouth.How does that feel?Then close your eyes, and slowly put the raisin in your mouth. Feel the weight of your arm bent over, where are the rest of your other fingers, the ones you’re not using?Then before you chew the raisin, feel it in your mouth. Saturate it with saliva. Feel it with your tongue. Move it around in your mouth. Then bite on it. How does that feel? What part of your teeth did you use? Was the raisin juicy? Was is dry? How does it taste like? Do you remember ever tasting a raisin like this?Then chew it slowly, to a pulp. There’s no hurry. Chew very deliberately. Then swallow it. Imagine it going down the pipe, to the stomach, and into your body. Imagine the processes that come into play.Then take the second raisin. 

Then the third. 

Reflect on your experience.You are learning to focus. 

This powerful exercise is yours to repeat as you wish, as often as you wish. There are many such exercises for your health, mental and physical, in the Home Study Course. Visit the website and download a free audio today!!!

InJoy.

Dr Magne

Author of The Science of Being Well Home Study Course

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A customer contacted me, having this to say about cancer.Dr. Magne, 

Yes, I have downloaded your E-book and wanted to write feedback sooner. (…)  I think your cancer-free-for life is the most condensed book filled with useful information healing mind/body/connection i have ever seen. It’s terrific.!  I recently told you that my step-sister may have thyroid cancer. Her tests are suspicious and leaning towards cancer. But, from my family members who have talked with her (i’m not close, close) it sounds like she has her mind set on surgery and iodine radiation to kill her thyroid.   

So, it would not be appropriate for me to force this information on her when her mind is made up. i was told she has been researching and doing her homework before making her decision.   I am partial to natural healthcare and remedies myself and will utilize your information a lot.  (…)   So even if someone has cancer or “dis – ease”, it’s not easy to pass alternative information on to them UNLESS they have the open mind.  I think you just know when the time is right.   

Thank you very much for enlightening my life!!! 

Leah A, AZ


This was my response:

Welcome to my world! It’s so difficult to “know” some information, and not be able to pass it on.

My father is on his third bout with cancer, he won’t listen to me. My mother, who taught me meditation when I was a kid, bless her heart, is dying in extreme pain of osteoarthritis and claims the pain is too much to allow her to visualize.  

What can I say? I’ll give you a beautiful analogy a friend of mine shared with me for us ‘helpers’. 

Off the coast of Brittany, in France, there is a very dangerous whirlpool in the ocean where the most amazing, strongest fish swim. Fishermen go there in powerful boats, knowing full well that if they get caught in the whirlpool, they will die. But they want the thrill and the fish.

The CEO of Michelin Europe just died there fishing a few weeks ago. 

My friend is an alcoholic and he explains: “I am in the whirlpool of my own choosing. I know the risks. I make my choice. You can scream to me on the sideline that I am killing myself, that I will die. I know the dangers. You can scream until you’re blue in the face, you cannot change my addiction.”

“But you can hold your hand out and remind me that your hand is always extended. That I can count on you. Then I can go on with my choices, and if one day I change my mind, I trust and know your hand will be there.”

“As a lifeline.”

“And that’s important.” 

My dear Leah, It is very hard for us to see our loved one choosing a course that may not benefit them. In our opinion. But it is only our opinion. Who can know the life of another, until we have walked 24 hours in their mocassins. This is all that we can do: extend our hand.Live by example that maybe one day, they’ll change their mind. Or not. As you read through my book, Cancer Free For Life you now understand that your step-sister has thyroid cancer for a specific reason. All you can do is keep your hand extended. With love and without judgment, if you can. The judgment bit is a heart break.  

Petrea King, who lives in
Australia and who had Leukeamia at 36, runs workshops and seminars for cancer patients. She wrote -many- books. One title is significant:
sometimes hearts have to break. 

In their dis-ease, our loved ones teach us much.

Our hearts break.

Break open. 

InJoy and InHealth

Dr Magne,

author of Cancer Free For Life

Your Mind Can Make You Sick

November 3, 2006

THE MIND’S POWER TO MAKE YOU SICK 

From the desk of Laurence Magne, author of the Science of Being Well Home Study Course.  

“There is a growing tendency upon the part of the best informed physicians and other health practitioners, to accept the theory that all diseases begin when the brain of the individual is in a depleted or devitalized state. Stated in another way, it is a known fact that a person who has a perfectly vitalized brain is practically, if not entirely, immune from all manner of disease.”

 “Every intelligent health practitioner, of whatever school or type, knows that “Nature” or the mind cures disease in every instance where a cure is effected. Medicines, faith, laying on of hands, chiropractic, osteopathy and all other forms of outside stimulant are nothing more than artificial aids to NATURE, or, to state it correctly, mere methods to the end that it readjusts the cells and tissues of the body, revitalizes the brain and otherwise causes the human machine to function normally.” 

Those words were written by none other than Napoleon Hill in 1928. Yes, you read correctly, in 1928!!! 

Back in those days, advanced minds such as Napoleon Hill’s were already aware of the power of the mind over the body. Negative thoughts, when they happen outside of our awareness, and are not externalized, tend to fester in the body. Negative emotions have been proven to release negative neuropeptides that affect the ability of the immune system to carry its work of defending the body against viruses, bacteria and the development of tumors. A harmonized mind is a mind that thinks positive thoughts, that has learned to externalize all powerful emotions so that the person can accept his feelings, deal with them and move on.  A harmonized mind also leads a person to surround himself with positive energies, with people who are happy, who are positive.

 

This could be why laughter keeps being confirmed as one of the most effective methods to heal disease, and even cancer. Laugher is known to release in the brain the same chemicals released by morphine as a natural opiate that helps stop pain.

 This is how far our thoughts can influence our body and our state of health that laughter can curb cancer and stop its development, and that negative emotions such as anger, fear, anxiety, worry, distress, emotional pain and trauma, and any form of continued stress are known agents in the development and growth of cancer.So what’s the solution? In the Science of Being Well Home Study Course, you will find many exercises and activities to bring yourself back to health, and techniques to retrain your thinking. http://www.thescienceofbeingwell.biz

Emotions are neither good or bad. They are the stuff of life. They are what we’re made of. Emotions only become bad when they are not externalized. The body then maintains the imprint of the negative emotion, and with enough reinforcement due to the repetition of the stress or the stimulus of the negative situation, and the person quickly becomes sick.

 Once we understand what makes us sick, and the part that we may play in our own illnesses, we then have tools and techniques at our disposal to return to health. Visit http://www.thescienceofbeingwell.biz/ today to learn more on how you too can reclaim your health with simple techniques that you can apply immediately.

From the desk of Dr Magne, author of the Science of Being Well Home Study Course.  

Whatever your current condition or health situation, you have a right to aspire to perfect health. And you can obtain it more easily than you think.

In The Science of Being Well, Wallace Wattles writes that there is The Principle of Health in a person, and when in full constructive activity, causes all the voluntary functions of his life to be perfectly performed. It is the Principle of Health in a person which really works all healing, no matter what “system” or “remedy” is employed, and this Principle of Health is brought into Constructive Activity by thinking in a Certain Way.  

What is this Principle of Health that causes all the voluntary functions of life to be performed perfectly? And what are the voluntary functions Mr Wattles refers to? These voluntary functions are discussed in more detail in Chapter 2 of The Science of Being Well.

 

Let’s look at the voluntary functions. We know that there are functions in the body which we believe is outside of our control: the manufacturing of insulin, the processing of the liver, the digestive process in the stomach, intestines, etc. The growth of our hair or our nails is also believed to be outside of our conscious, voluntary control.

 

Then those voluntary functions of the body include how we breathe, we do have control of that, and we also have a choice over what we eat, when and how often we eat, and also whether we exercise or not. Another activity that is within our voluntary control is sleep. How healing is your sleep really? Do you get to sleep deeply, without interruption, in a well-ventilated room and no noises? Very few of us have this luxury, yet it is an essential need of our body in order for it to maintain health and heal us.

 

Mr Wattles refers to those habitual activities in which we engage to sustain our body.

 

It has become a sad fact that we hardly pay attention to our eating. We tend to eat too fast, on the go, and to eat fast foods that we know contain very little nutritive value. Even the least informed of us is aware that macaroni and cheese, pizza or cakes are very pleasant to eat, satisfying to the senses, but contain very little nutritional value and do more harm than good to the body. Yet, we continue to indulge in these foods out of habits, the excuse that we are in a hurry, we’re pressured, we don’t have the time to cook at home or to prepare a lunch to take to work.

 Then we think it’s unfair when disease strikes us, but if we were to take the time to review our life, and those voluntary actions over which we have control, which are:Our eatingOur sleeping,Our breathing,Our taking of exercise, 

We would all acknowledge that we can plead guilty. Our daily regimen leaves a lot to be desired, and we have a myriad of excuses to justify why we let all these activities fall by the wayside and use up so little of our attention. Then disease strikes, along with fear and discomfort. That is the time we then decide that a lifestyle change might be in order.  

The scope of this article is that health is your birthright, and well within your reach to obtain, regain and maintain. It takes very little, other than a bit of concentration, to get your body-machine to work optimally for you for years to come. Visit Dr Magne’s website today to maintain or regain your health with simple techniques and ways of thinking and being that are already available to you today, and require only a few minutes of your time. Go to www.thescienceofbeingwell.biz . Your family will thank you for taking care of yourself. As Mr Wattles says, it is never a coincidence when a book or a Course comes into your hands. Just at the right time. Visit www.thescienceofbeingwell.biz today.