When Serious Diseases Simply Disappear
Our bodies are programmed to heal. Healing is not something we get from a prescription, a doctor, an herb, or an alternative therapist. Healing is what our bodies do naturally and normally every second of every day. The deeper our understanding of the healing process, the better equipped we are to turn mind to matter.
What happens when your cells are bathed in the energy of love, appreciation, and kindness created by a vibrant and coherent brain? They’re nurtured in the radiant fields of positive emotion.
I believe that many cases of remission from serious diseases are influenced by mental fields. The bodies of these people are being bathed in positivity while the cells are replicating and growing. When every one of those 810,000 new cells that your body creates each second is born in an energetic environment of kindness and love, it shapes their development.
When we create mental, emotional, and spiritual fields of love and kindness, we provide a healthy energetic ecosystem in which our bodies regenerate.
The spontaneous remission of cancer without treatment has historically been viewed by the medical profession as a rare phenomenon. One of the first authors to make an estimate stated that it probably happened in 1 out of every 80,000 cases (Boyd, 1966). A contemporary estimate was 1 in 100,000 cases (Boyers, 1953).
Modern studies, however, are discovering that remission is common. One found that about a fifth of breast cancers are healed by mind and body without the need for medical intervention (Zahl, Mæhlen, & Welch, 2008). Others report a similar percentage of patients healing spontaneously from a type of cancer that affects white blood cells (Krikorian, Portlock, Cooney, & Rosenberg, 1980). A bibliography of medical reports of spontaneous remission found over 3,000 cases reported in the medical literature (O’Regan & Hirshberg, 1993).
The spread of cancer requires signaling and cooperation between groups of cancer cells. This signaling is triggered by stress “(Wu, Pastor-Pareja, & Xu, 2010). Adrenaline, also called epinephrine, is one of our two main stress hormones, the other being cortisol. High levels of adrenaline trigger the spread of ovarian cancer cells far away from the primary tumor. They also activate an enzyme called FAK that inhibits the destruction of cancer cells and hastens death (Sood et al., 2010). A different enzyme, one that destroys prostate and breast cancer cells, is immobilized by adrenaline (Sastry et al., 2007).
When we lower our stress levels, we reverse these effects, sometimes quickly. Researchers report tumors shrinking to less than half their original size within a few hours of an emotional healing session (Ventegodt, Morad, Hyam, & Merrick, 2004). Among those who experience spontaneous remission or survive much longer than usual after a diagnosis, a change in worldview is common. They become more altruistic in their relationships with others and actively involve themselves in their treatment (Frenkel et al., 2011). Anandamide, the “bliss molecule” generated by meditation, also inhibits the formation of cancer cells. As mind changes, so does matter.
When our consciousness shifts, and we begin to make deliberate changes, we change the character of the energy in which our new cells are being formed. Maintain those positive mental states for a few weeks and trillions of new cells have now been shaped by them.
- Excerpt from the book “Mind to Matter: The Astonishing Science on How Your Brain Creates Material Reality,” published by Hay House, USA, 2018, 132-134.
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