Folk medicine has always been using the mental state of awareness to overcome minor viral infections. Family physician, upon examining a child with warts and lumps, would show his fascination with this skin formation and ask the child to sell it for a coin. The child’s mind, striving for the shiny new coin, would boost the immune system to get rid of the warts. Few days later, the warts would disappear and the child collects his coin (Miller, Deep Healing)
An adjusted state of mind coupled with unconditioned belief is all it takes to claim your internal medicine, our God-given internal pharmacy that possesses the perfect cure for every ailment. But the question remains: How easy could it be?
Thousands of cases of spontaneous healing from serious ailments like cancer and multiple sclerosis have been recorded, but still, according to Dr. Chopra, the rate of spontaneous remission in cancer patients (this is cancer dissipating on its own without any medical intervention) is as low as one in twenty thousand cases.
The access to our ‘endogenous pharmaceutics’ is not as easy as it might seem. It is not just a matter of meditation, relaxation, positive thinking, or mental affirmations. For deep healing, we need to reverse a pattern engraved in every cell of our body. We need to reach each and every cell and talk to it in the language that it understands, in a higher ‘intelligence’, as Dr. Chopra calls it, which is delivered in the form of molecules, the neuropeptides and neurotransmitters that Dr. Candace Pert calls: the ‘molecules of emotions’. In order for you to change your molecules of emotions, you need to change not only your life style and thinking mode, but most importantly, your deeply held beliefs. You need to dig deeply enough to reach beyond the casual surface. You need to work on your subconscious as well as your conscious mind. A spiritual guru or a health advocate asking an oppressed man, an abused teenager, a rape victim, or a cancer patient to look in the mirror every morning and repeat “I love and forgive” or “I am whole and healthy”, is missing the whole point.