When we face obstacles in our lives we not always try to overcome them by ourselves, but we rather tend to believe that we will certainly get some help from the world. We listen to the advice of friends and not-so-friends, family, read all sorts of articles and watch television programs and wait. Suggestion, which is a pretty powerful tool, plays a very important role here.
However, it is not always able to help us, and very often it may even do harm. Everyone has heard stories about how someone robbed people using suggestion. But you can also remember the stories with happy endings, for example, the ones about the placebo effect.
But what if one uses such a powerful tool as the suggestion for peaceful purposes such as helping and healing themselves? Why would you rely on others when you can solve your problems without their help? With the help of suggestion not only you can improve your mood, but you can also achieve goals and even fight diseases! The main thing is to believe in the power of your own thoughts.
A well-known notion is that humans do not use the abilities of their brain at 100%, and most of them are still not disclosed. We all have some kind of hidden reserves, capable of performing miracles. These include self-suggestion, which is a striking force capable of even healing. You can find plenty of examples to see it in action.
For example, Italian physician Fabrizio Benedetti who treated patients with Parkinson’s disease gave them simple saline solution instead of their usual medications containing dopamine. As a result, patients showed the same reaction as to the real drug. With this experiment, Fabrizio Benedetti proved that the introduction of saline solution as a result of autosuggestion triggered the production of dopamine in the body of the patients.
Similar results were also obtained by other doctors and scientists who were experimenting in the field of anesthesia of the body, as well as by those trying to find the cure for rheumatism, stomach adhesions, and even cancer.
But how to believe in black when it is white? If you know something for sure, it is hard to convince yourself in the opposite. It is easy to believe in something because of the lack of awareness, even if this deception is for the sake of a good cause, and instead of painkillers a patient takes a piece of chalk. Blind faith in its healing properties will unavoidably relieve pain. But it is difficult to make yourself believe that you are taking a great effective medication knowing that it is chalk. And without faith there will be no result.
Try an experiment. Lie down as comfortably as possible, completely relax and close your eyes. Imagine a cold winter day, snowflakes, wind and an ice lake. Imagine an ice hole in the middle of the lake and a person wearing a lightweight swimsuit and getting ready to dip into the hole. Do you have goosebumps? If yes, then you have managed to ‘take’ yourself to that place. Imagination is the way to the healing and effective autosuggestion.
In order to achieve noticeable results in this field, train your imagination trying to visualize that you are cold when in reality it is hot and vice versa, or that you have no pain when you do. You will see that very soon you will be able to perform miracles with the power of your thought. And most importantly – believe in yourself and always have a positive attitude.
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