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Heal your body by focusing your energy on healing your mind first

Heal your body by focusing your energy on healing your mind first

I was feeling pain and stiffness in my left hip. At first, I thought it was just sore from the route I ran during my usual lunchtime run through the hills of the park. The first time I felt the pain, I shook it off. I figured it would go away tomorrow. But the next day the pain and stiffness got worse. My pain tolerance is very high and so a little temporary discomfort does not faze me. Usually it motivates me. But this was a different type of pain. The doctor confirmed that it was more than severe soreness. He diagnosed me with having a femoroacetabular impingement. Basically, I have a genetic hip deformity. After his examination, he assured me that surgery and medication was not necessary and that I could overcome the pain naturally. Usually I have a terminator mindset when it comes to confronting challenges but, in this instance, the pain intimidated me because it stopped me from moving. I started to dispute the doctor’s point of view because my focus was on the pain. 

My biggest mistake was that I was blocking my maximum healing energy because I focused my attention on my physical pain.

The doctor told me to keep fighting and believe that I would get better. At that moment, I realized that my body would not heal until I focused my energy on the belief that it would heal. Until then, I was passively waiting for my body to get better without actively telling it to heal. When I aligned my mind with my body, I began to see results. Then I expanded my approach and explored several natural methods. Here is my list:

  1. Acupuncture to promote healing and manage the pain. I am not a pill guy.
  2. Trained with an elite aquatic strength coach every day in a large swimming pool.
  3. Realigned my body through chiropractic adjustments.
  4. Changed my diet and consumed several anti-inflammatory herbs.
  5. Increased my sleep.
  6. Stopped running.
  7. Cycled.
  8. Did yoga multiple times during the week.
  9. Bought an orthotic pillow.
  10. Changed my breathing pattern.
  11. Meditated on the healing power of God.
  12. Practiced biofeedback. I told my body to heal.
  13. Weekly took Espon salt baths.

Four years later my hip is stronger and more flexible. None of this would have happened if I did not first focus my energy on seeing and accepting that I could be healed. The body will comply with the instructions the mind gives it.