When Health is absent…
Wisdom cannot reveal itself
Art cannot become manifest
Strength cannot be exerted
Wealth is useless and
Reason is powerless.
– Herophiles, 300 B.C.
The following is condensed from a chapter in “Walking with the Wise” for health & vitality by Alejandra Armas.
Good health is not only the lack of disease and pain, but a complete state of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well being. Living in a world as fast, busy, polluted and stress-filled as ours, it may seem difficult to achieve and maintain health and inner peace. However, it is possible!
Let’s start with our thoughts. Everything that humankind has achieved was first a thought in someone’s mind. Our thoughts and emotions shape all areas of our lives, mainly our health and well being. We are repeatedly using our thoughts unfavorably, compromising our health as a result of it.
Using constructive affirmations is a very powerful tool that will help us in shaping our health. Continuous positive thoughts become new “programs,” which will create positive outcomes, becoming a fountain of well being.
As opposed to thinking “I am sick,” it is better to say the same in a more constructive way: “I am in the process of getting better.” Not a lie, but a powerful creative, proactive affirmation! Think and affirm “I AM HEALTHY!” Why? Because by doing so you are actually identifying with the real YOU. Since you are not only your body, emotions or thoughts and, since you are a powerful being using these vehicles, by saying “I AM HEALTHY” you are indeed identifying with that powerful being – with the soul, with the universe. By saying “I AM SICK” you are identifying instead with that which Is not true – for the soul is never sick.
Think about how many times in one day you say things like “I can’t do it,” “I won’t get better,” “I feel terrible,” or “I won’t make it.” You are giving your power away! You are actually helping the process of getting sicker and feeling worse! If you don’t believe it, ponder on this: are you feeling any better? No? Then change the content of the technique you are using! Because as a matter of fact, you are already using a powerful technique: affirmations! Same technique, same power, just different content. Give it a try – IT WILL WORK!!
Energy is like muscles. It has to be built. You must persevere and persist with your affirmations. No need to become fanatical, write down each affirmation 2000 times or surround yourself with post-it notes. Just keep a simple yet consistent pace.
It doesn’t matter whether you believe it or not. JUST REPEAT IT! Even if mechanical, you are creating an energy. The more you say it, the more effective it’ll be, and by the law of cause and effect, the more you’ll attract it, therefore, the more you’ll start believing it! Regardless of our inability to see the air, it is there! Whether you believe it or not, the law of gravity exists…if you throw something, by the law of gravity, it will fall. Period. In the same way, you don’t have to believe this: just try it. “You become what you think.” It is a law!And the world needs our positive thoughts now, more than ever!