Wallace D Wattles is a genius, or rather he was a genius and his genius lives today through his many published works:
The Science of Getting Rich
The Science of Being Great
Th Science of Being Well
Just to name a few…His work is the starting point of many of our thought leaders. Napolean Hill, the folks who brought us “The Secret”, and many many more including myself have been impacted by his prose. One of the most powerful to me is the Science of Being Well. It is a no nonsense guide to managing one’s thought about one’s health. It is a blue print for disiplining the mind and garnering one’s faith and focusing firmly on being well and being healed. It’s a compelling text AND it aint easy to practice!
I fall in and out of the empowered mindset depending on my symptoms and how I’m feeling even though I am clear the power lies in maintaining the empowered mindset REGARDLESS of my body’s communication that particular day. The one thing I know that helps me reframe the circumstance and keep my mind on healing is a mantra. Technically a Mantra is a mystical formula or incantation, aka prayer, for me it’s a prayer that focuses my thought on the possibility of health, even optimal health. Optimal health for me may be different from optimal health for you, but it is my optimal health none the less.
One of the reasons I hate going to the Doctor’s office is that the whole conversation is centered around decline and loss. The topic of healing and optimal health doesn’t come up. Ironic yes? It seemed ironic to me until I saw that the whole building depends on illness for it’s existence. All those people in all those jobs are paid because of sickness and decline, so of course their conversations would be centered around what provides their very existence. As a church, synagogue or holy place is dedicated to God through the intentions and prayers of it’s people over time, so a hospital is consecrated as an environment of decline…UNLESS there is a concerted effort to make it a place of healing. I haven’t seen many of those yet – But I have heard about them.
Back to our individual conversational diet; Are Mantra’s for healing neccessary? Only when they are. Only when they make you feel better. Only when they give you focus. I use my visions of optimal health~ usually me -walking unemcumbered on the lake shore, or me speaking articulately in front of an audience wearing heels! to bring me out of the moment and into a space of what’s possible when I am feeling weak or tired. I often visualize myself in a cocoon of white light~ a state of anshara ( a term that means healing space in some fantasy novel I read!). Look inspiration can come from anywhere!
In a Purpose Driven life, Wallace D Wattles writes about developing a health consciousness stemming from a unity with God through what he refers to as the One Mind:
“The One Mind cannot know disease; can have no consciousness of disease. The consciousness of disease is an error, the result of judging by appearances; and we judge by appearances only so long as we retain the separate consciousness. One cannot be disease conscious and life conscious at the same time; when we become fully life conscious we lose the disease consciousness. So the next affirmation is; ‘That Mind knows no disease, I AM that Mind I AM Health.’”
So here’s my mantra- There is ONE mind; I am that mind. That mind knows no disease, I AM THAT MIND, I AM HEALTH.