Cheryl Stuhr Houston, TX, United States
Last week I wrote about my story about my Desire to get better after my back had been broken. But another component, Faith, is a critically important part of this mix in order to transform your thoughts into their physical equivalent. This is true for anything in life. Not only did I desire to be back to the same physical shape I was before the accident, I had faith that it was going to be so.
“Faith is a state of mind which may be induced, or created, by affirmation or repeated instructions to the subconscious mind, through the principle of autosuggestion.” Napoleon goes on, “Repetition of affirmation of orders to your subconscious mind is the only know method of voluntary development of the emotion of faith.” Basically, you tell yourself a lie long enough, you will believe it. You just want to make sure the lie you are telling yourself, is what you want to have-not what you don't want to have. For example, I could have told myself; “My back is killing me-I wish my back wasn't hurting so much.” What I said was: “I am strong, flexible and resilient and CAN do anything.”
It worked because the thought of being strong, flexible and resilient was foremost in my mind-and that was because there was a lot of emotion behind it. I was in so much pain that to keep my mind off of it, I had to put a stronger, more positive thought in my mind; getting back to 'normal' was important to me.
I firmly agree with Napoleon: “All thoughts which have been emotionalized and mixed with Faith, begin immediately to transmute themselves into their physical equivalent or counterpart.”
I believe that if I hadn't thought of being strong, flexible and resilient, my recovery would have taken longer and may not have had the same positive outcome.
I'd like to thank Michael and Linda, Nathan and Connie, and the rest of our mastermind group for all your support and great insights. It is greatly appreciated.
Cheryl from Houston