Have you tried asking your allergies to go away or a cut to heal faster? Maybe you should…
The power of our mind over our physical health has been proven and documented. One of my articles, inspired by Dr. Lissa Rankin’s book, “Mind over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself,” references some of the many cases of spontaneous remission in medical history.
I’ve written about the placebo effect, something that all of us have experienced to a certain degree. If after falling from the monkey bars we were told by our mother that a kiss would make us feel better, we believed her, and actually felt the pain go away with the kiss. There’s also the so-called nocebo effect. Who hasn’t started to experience the side effects of a medication after reading this information online? As Rankin says, “Whatever the mechanism, it’s clear that the mind and body communicate through hormones and neurotransmitters that originate in the brain to signal other parts of the body. So it should come as no surprise to us that what we think and how we feel can translate into physiological changes in the rest of the body.”
The powerful truth is that, in many cases, we can heal ourselves.
However, most of us are raised believing that we are powerless when it comes down to our physical health, which makes us reject the truth and prevents us from tapping into our own healing abilities.
What if we had been told from an early age that we do have control over our health? What if we had grown up knowing that a thought can be pure healing energy?
We can’t change the past, but what if we decided to give this message to our children?
This is why I was compelled to read “Good-bye, Bumps! Talking to What’s Bugging You” by Dr. Wayne Dyer and his daughter, Saje Dyer. This book can help us raise children who are conscious of their magnificence.
“Good-bye, Bumps!” is based on the story of Saje as a five-year old who healed herself from facial warts. How did Saje manifest healing? She simply told her bumps that it was time for them to go. And after years on her face, they did.
I have heard Saje tell her story at live seminars with her father as well as on public television and radio, and every time I listen to the story, I am reminded that I’m the creator of my own reality.
“Good-bye, Bumps!” teaches young children that:
They have the power to heal themselves.
When a physical trait or disease cannot be changed, they have the power to change the way they think about their situation. They have a choice to not let their physical troubles define their life.
They can take action to heal or to improve something they don’t like about their body, such as getting braces to straighten their teeth.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading “Good Bye, Bumps!” and plan on reading it to the kids in my life.
The most important message to remember is that even though we might not have been raised believing we can heal ourselves, we have access to our own healing power now.
FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for this review. The opinion in this review is unbiased and reflects my honest judgment of the product.
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