Thoughts Make the Person
By Dr. Stan and Cristie Gardner
Mentors in Physical Health and Personal Achievement
“As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
Books abound that convey the power of the human mind. As a Man Thinketh by James Allen; Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill; The Secret by Rhonda Byrne; Wake up and Live by Dorothea Brande. It is estimated that we use less than 5% of our mind.
Do you want to be healthy, without having to go to the doctor? Start with what you are thinking! Our thoughts are extremely powerful, as Leslie Householder so beautifully demonstrates in The Jackrabbit Factor and Portal to Genius.
The Power of Our Thoughts and Health
In 1988, Randolph Byrd studied the effect of ‘prayer’ on patients in the coronary care unit of a local hospital. Nearly four hundred patients were divided into two groups. One group was prayed over by a Christian group, and the other was not. No diagnoses were given for the 200 being prayed over; and they were only given first names. This study took place over a 10 month period of time. At the conclusion of the study, the prayed-over group had:
- decreased overall complications,
- less pneumonia
- less ventilator assistance and
- less antibiotic use
Proof was provided that thoughts and prayers can powerfully influence our health.
Other studies have used healers rather than religious groups and found severely ill patients had fewer doctor visits, fewer hospitalizations and overall improved moods. Thoughts are able to influence the rate of bacteria growth, both positively and negatively. Positive thoughts can heal!
What we choose to think about and act upon will come to pass. This is not only due to the effort we put forth. The messages and desires of our hearts link with forces around us to attract to us what we sincerely desire, if it is in harmony with our life purposes.
However, we can’t send out messages to the contrary and still expect our desire to be realized. For example, some people will look in the mirror in the morning, smile a big smile, and say, “This is going to be my best day ever!” Then they go out into the world and someone asks, “How are you doing?” If the response is: “My back aches, I didn’t sleep well last night, but it’s better than the ‘alternative’,” those mixed messages will result in a mixed day.
Create a Positive Vision
Many people have found that if they put their desires on a board and look at it often, they can focus more effectively on those items. They will give those things their energy and thought and time. Take an 11” by 17” card stock board (or bigger or smaller) and place upon it representations of the things you want to attract into your life. These can be expressed in pictures, words, feelings, smells, people, places—in whatever medium gets you most excited about the items on the board. The clearer the image is to you, the better. Some items you choose to place on your board may include health, travel, relationships, mobility, wisdom or understanding. Display the board prominently and look at it regularly.
We did a vision board about 20 years ago. It was packed up in one of our moves and not seen for years. Upon opening up the storage box, we saw a picture of the car we then had, down to the exact outside color. So many other items on the board had occurred, it was astonishing!
An overlooked point that I feel is so important in this whole field of the power of thought is gratitude. Give gratitude for what you have, for what you are, and for what you are becoming. “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” Thornton Wilder
Prepare your place, your mind and your environment for the things you are attracting. If you are not prepared, opportunities may pass you by and you won’t even recognize them.
And lastly, remember, laughter is still the best medicine. Marvin J. Ashton said, “Greatness is best measured by how well an individual responds to the happenings in life that appear to be totally unfair, unreasonable, and undeserved.” We are not always in a position to see the greater picture. Learn to recognize, trust, pray, and have faith that all things are eventually helping you to learn the lessons that are designed to help you become the best you can be. Learn to laugh at the incongruities you see around you, and to relish the present moment.
From Sick and Discouraged to Strong and Triumphant
As you gaze around you, what do your eyes see? Piles of papers to file, dishes to do, an enormous “to do” list, Christmas presents with no place to put them? IF you have the energy, you box them and haul them to the basement or attic. Everywhere you look, you see what you haven’t done. Overwhelm washes over you in waves. You meant to tackle that project LAST year… nothing changed…You still have the goals to get fit, to get energetic, to lose those extra pounds.
You can scan last year’s New Year’s Resolution list, cross out the last digit in the year and scratch in a new digit to make it good for this year.
If you are one of the select few who can gleefully say that you crossed off every “to do” on your New Year’s list last year, move along. This is not for you.
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To your dynamic health and energy!
Stan and Cristie Gardner
Stan Gardner, M.D., CNS, is a medical doctor who specializes in providing his patients and readers with healthy alternatives to drugs and surgery. He consults with corporations to provide them with Health Transformation Training. He is passionate about helping people achieve their greatest health potential.
Together, this Dynamic Duo has raised their eight fantastic children and they combine their talents to help the world get healthier from the inside.
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