Yes, this actually occurred. I’m not 100% positive he was a vegan, but he was undoubtedly a fanatical health nut (if you recognize what I mean) – and the result of my session with him was nothing in need of surprising!
It was 9 years ago this month, and I was reminded of this comical however enlightening “event” while pondering my current circumstances and objectives.
Rewind to the fall of 2010… I was in an incredibly dangerous place, and had been for about four months. I noticed 7 docs in 5 days with no luck, the final of which was a psychological health remedy middle where I tried to admit myself – and was turned away.
That’s when I started contemplating various options, and made this appointment with the hypnotist. I knew nothing about him outdoors of the fact that he got here highly really helpful by another person.
I’d never been to a hypnotist before, but I was desperate for help – and open minded about it.
We had a quick chat and I defined my drawback(s), but he felt that was too huge to deal with (for now) and prompt we start with just a primary session. So I just went with it.
It was an fascinating expertise, like those occasions once you’re asleep and in addition conscious of your surroundings – but you’ll be able to’t move or speak. Have you ever dreamed you have been awake, or been in a half wake/sleep state like that? Yeah: except I don’t keep in mind specifics about what he was saying, simply that he was there.
After the session I felt advantageous and good, fairly refreshed even – not in contrast to the best way you are feeling after a therapeutic or deep tissue therapeutic massage.
I left, walked right down to my automotive feeling mild and feeling hopeful, received in and obtained the whole lot situated for the drive residence, took a sip of my Diet Dr.Pepper and… SPEWED IT OUT.
It tasted AWFUL! 😳
I thought it was just a fluke, but nope – I couldn’t drink it, not then and not for all the subsequent week. Just the thought of eating regimen soda turned my abdomen!
On the best way residence I felt slightly hungry and realized it was about dinnertime, so I thought I’d cease by Hardee’s and seize a Low Carb Grilled Chicken Club which comes in a lettuce wrap.
Hardee’s all the time has huge recent, crisp lettuce leaves wrapping their sandwiches and I obtained fixated on that, considering: perhaps I’ll get EXTRA lettuce.
Then I thought, “or forget the chicken actually… I just want ALL THE LETTUCE!”
I acquired that hen sandwich (with additional lettuce) and enjoyed it immensely.
As if I don’t eat these on a regular basis, lol – however significantly, I totally DEVOURED all those layers of crisp lettuce like it was chocolate cake or something. 🤣
The longing for lettuce (and water) continued, and it was an intense craving.
I might actually eat a head of lettuce… like an apple!
I went via who knows what number of gallons of water that week, and FIVE FULL HEADS OF LETTUCE.
It was to the purpose of full ridiculousness.
I mean… lettuce?
Yes: plain previous iceberg LETTUCE.
I might NOT get sufficient of it!
And I nonetheless couldn’t even WANT to take a sip of eating regimen soda. Blech! 😝
It was apparent the man did a quantity on me.
I was undoubtedly a believer in hypnosis at that time (lol)… but questioned, of all things, why he would take the chance to do THAT to me.
Mind Over Matter
(Or: How Easily Our Mind Can Be Manipulated)
I’ve shared this story with buddies numerous occasions through the years, anytime the topic of hypnosis comes up, because sure – I now consider it truly works!! (lol)
It got here back to thoughts two totally different occasions during the last week whereas understanding solutions for my current state of affairs / circumstances. Namely my gut health situation, plus a couple of private objectives – while mapping out a potential action plan for these issues.
The reality is, I’m nonetheless sick.
I had a quick spell the place I thought the difficulty was completely resolved, or no less than that I was properly on my solution to complete restoration. Followed by the belief that I was NOT.
I was talking about that earlier this week, which made me marvel WHY the all natural complement I was taking STOPPED working for me (or did it?).
The other thing that crossed my display a number of occasions, as a result of I’ve followed Dr. Joe Dispenza’s work for years, is his latest ebook titled You Are The Placebo – along with a number of movies from him on the subject, which have been fascinating, and extremely thought frightening.
If you learn the outline on the ebook web page, it begins out: “Dr. Joe Dispenza shares numerous documented cases of those who reversed cancer, heart disease, depression, crippling arthritis, and even the tremors of Parkinson’s disease by believing in a placebo. Similarly, Dr. Joe tells of how others have gotten sick and even died the victims of a hex or voodoo curse—or after being misdiagnosed with a fatal illness. Belief can be so strong that pharmaceutical companies use…” proceed reading
That jogged my memory of what I stated months in the past in my publish about my intestine health, and how I was going to revisit his Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself guide – for that very purpose.
Because I already KNOW you can assume yourself sick, or assume yourself nicely, assume yourself unhappy, assume your self MORE glad, or principally that you’ve WAY more control over your psychological AND bodily health than you may consider.
Here’s the factor…
I’ve been “living sick.”
I fear about it, I speak about it brazenly, I keep away from sure foods due to the physical effect they have on my physique, it’s on my thoughts CONSTANTLY.
I’m not excited about recovering like I was after my visits with the GI specialist over the summer time. Instead, I’ve fallen right into a state of acceptance that: I AM SICK and this is going to TAKE A LONG TIME to resolve itself.
Followed by wondering if this can EVER resolve itself, or if I ought to return and see the physician again – or what on the planet is incorrect with me?!
It has principally consumed me to the purpose of mental and physical exhaustion. Which isn’t helping issues.
I’m a really practical lady, by the best way. I did a strict elimination eating regimen in a really disciplined approach, identified the culprits aggravating my gut health situation, consulted with a specialist, went in for in depth testing, and so forth, and so forth, and so forth.
I took all of the “common sense” steps.
And I DID feel better! In reality I felt AMAZING when I left my first appointment with the specialist. I felt on prime of the world, with a “fix” in hand that gave me HOPE – and I felt HUNGRY for the first time in MONTHS.
I actually felt high on life that week, in contrast to the 4 full months of complete misery prior to that physician’s appointment that crammed me with hope – and options.
My body felt better, I had more power, my bloating went down, my digestive system started working once more. I felt absolutely confident the all natural supplement was a miracle employee!
So what happened?
The very first time I skilled a digestive difficulty after that, which got here on after a bout of stress/nervousness (also a set off for my digestive issues, in addition to most green greens)… doubt and worry crept again in.
From that first tummy rumble, sharp ache and bloated feeling I started worrying “it was back.” I started awaiting signs.
I started being super cautious once more – where I was freely eating a wider vary of greens the week before with no drawback in any way.
Science, Spirituality or Religion?
I’m not massive into woo-woo stuff, for the document. I are likely to go by personal experience, historical knowledge and science.
Dr. Dispenza is all concerning the neuroscience behind why what we consider turns into our fact.
But contemplate also what the Bible teaches about each doubt and religion. I gained’t get spiritual right here, however I don’t thoughts to confess that biblical historical past is certainly one of my aspect passions and the teachings totally fascinate me.
In the guide of James it says that if in case you have doubt if you ask or pray, you’ll obtain nothing – since you are unstable or double sided. Likewise the Bible has a lot to say about religion.
Consider the miracles Jesus carried out, therapeutic individuals instantly, and the way they got here to him because they believed they might be healed.
In the e-book of Matthew it was reported that Jesus stated, “if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
This is principally what Dr. Joe Dispenza is saying in “You Are The Placebo” but from a scientific perspective, based mostly in neuroscience.
What you consider will probably be true.
I am sick.
… and so I am?
Is it actually that straightforward?
Asking that ^ made me understand my DOUBTS.
Regardless of whether or not you come at this from a spiritual, religious or scientific perspective (or all the above, like me) religion and doubt are an all or nothing thing.
The slightest little bit of doubt negates the faith utterly.
With all of this going via my head after talking publicly about nonetheless being sick, and Joe’s new ebook & videos crossing my display a number of occasions… I was reminded of my hypnosis experience.
If an entire stranger might completely change my taste buds, cravings and wishes (ie alter my mind) – why can’t I?
I don’t know much about hypnosis, but I do know that he was speaking to my unconscious. Had I been completely lucid (considering with my acutely aware thoughts), I would have argued back with some of his (bizarre) factors. I in all probability would have been defensive, rationalized my decisions, and perhaps even laughed at him. 😛
But I wasn’t and I didn’t.
My mind believed all the things he stated to it (whatever that was) and responded accordingly. In a method I didn’t really feel I had any real management over – he merely modified issues about me, by changing my thoughts. 🤔
This is just not the primary time I’ve had a dramatic experience that impacted my perception on requirements or norms. I’ve shared in bits & pieces how I had a miraculous recovery following a near-fatal accident that left me paralyzed and with brain injury from a head trauma.
There’s a distinction between a therapeutic and a miraculous recovery, btw – each physically and spiritually talking. Healing takes an period of time, to heal. A miracle does not require the usual period of time for a standard healing process.
What I skilled was most undoubtedly “a miracle” and totally stumped my surgeons.
Faith, Doubt, Reality & Solutions
I don’t have all the answers, I’m just talking out loud here.
Science junkie, spiritual, or not – comply with together with me here for an additional minute. 😉
In the midst of all of this, me “being sick” and talking publicly about how depressing it’s been and IS, studying up on Joe’s work concerning the neuroscience behind self-healing, remembering my LETTUCE CRAZE hypnosis expertise, and so on…
Something else occurred.
I was having a chat with someone about their expertise with a special gut health concern, and the way they did a 7-day water fast as a detox, to heal from and/or flush out the difficulty.
Obviously, fasting is a HOT matter in keto communities these days, so I’ve learn up lots on it over the previous few months. So this conversation did pique my curiosity a minimum of – and type of caught behind my thoughts as an choice.
I had all however determined I’d do a water fast when I get again from my next journey, and simply be DONE with this illness as soon as and for all!
Whether I would ever converse publicly about that, I wasn’t positive. I’m not huge on “fasting for weight loss” and don’t need to send any combined alerts. And what if it didn’t work? What if I couldn’t do it – ie, failed? I figured I’d wait and see the way it went first.
Besides, I’ve all the time believed fasting ought to be a personal thing. Especially when it’s for religious causes, and I really feel my determination would undoubtedly be a mixture of both: religious AND physical. It’s time to STOP being sick, holistically talking. And also because my choice to do it is greater than JUST about my intestine health drawback, and includes different (private) things as properly.
So this personal chat about water fasting intrigued me.
I was enthusiastic about Joe’s new e-book, and “I am the placebo.”
I went and picked up a brand new probiotic too, even after going via three bottles months in the past with NO improvement to my gut drawback, because I wanted “a placebo” to work with. Besides this was a new and higher one, and I might absolutely consider IT would work.
I was also considering quite a bit about religion and doubt (and mustard seeds and mountains)…
So I decided to refresh myself on the Scripture that crossed my mind, whereas studying up on the science and referencing my lettuce reminiscences and such.
Check this out…
Notice something missing?!
(you’ll be able to click on on it to view it full measurement – chances are you’ll need to zoom in)
This is from a favorite archeological bible, NIV because this one I read extra like a guide. Did I mention I’m huge into history AND science? 🤓
Anyway, in case you missed it: verse 21 is NOT there.
Yup – totally lacking. It goes straight from verse 20 to verse 22 (in most bibles truly).
To offer you some context, Jesus gave his disciples the facility to heal illness and forged out demons like he did. But they couldn’t drive this demon out of a boy, so Jesus needed to step in and do it for them.
The disciples went to Jesus in personal after that, asking ‘why couldn’t WE do it then, since you gave us the facility to?’ To which he replied as a result of they didn’t have ENOUGH religion. And in the event that they DID, then NOTHING can be unimaginable.
So what’s missing, within the mysterious Verse 21?
What’s missing is a controversial verse that isn’t documented in ALL sources or accounts from witnesses, which is one thing like this:
“But this kind (of demon) never comes out except by prayer and fasting.”
So they were given the facility to do it, which made them consider they might do it, in order that they set out to do it… but failed. Why? A seed of doubt perhaps? Or not physically and/or spiritually prepared to USE that energy?
(I don’t fake to know the answer to that.)
Do you see how all of this ties collectively?
Looking up that missing verse, and the context of when/why it was faraway from many variations of the bible, combined with my contemplating an prolonged fast and learning the idea of self-healing, and so on, and so on, and so forth…
I am the placebo.
If I consider it will work, then it should.
But only with prayer, faith and fasting.
Mind over matter.
I know all of this can be a little unconventional, or “out there” however… what if it’s true?
What if I can just determine to be over it, to be DONE being sick, to choose to make a radical shift in my life and heal this (and other things) in the course of?
How cool would THAT be?
And so simple!
It’s in keeping with my considering on “how prayer works” too, from each a religious AND scientific perspective. It was a research on quantum physics that made me see thoughts as a tangible factor (power) that can indeed affect what happens to you – and even have an effect on issues around you.
There have been some fascinating research in Japan on how thought alone affected crops for example, and water/ice. Which made me that much more a believer in the power or prayer, and gave me an understanding of how that may truly WORK (from a type of mechanical perspective).
I say easy, but we all know how exhausting religion may be, and how robust doubt may be. Or we make it onerous perhaps.
Interestingly although, going again to that weirdo hypnotist, someone else can get previous your over-thinking acutely aware thoughts filled with doubts and defenses and rationalizations… and go straight to your unconscious and CHANGE THE WAY YOU THINK AND ACT.
So why can’t I do this for myself?
Not that I need to hypnotize myself -lol, but you recognize: certainly we possess the facility to management the our bodies we stay in, vs being controlled by them. Everything I read from each supply tells me that is true.
Food for thought at the moment…
Oh – and in the event you pray, or meditate, or assume constructive thoughts, or any of that… I’ll gladly accept any you need to point in my path. 🙂
I assume the bottom line in all of this for me, and maybe the purpose I’d most such as you to think about as properly, is that this:
Will we management our bodies and our minds, or BE controlled by them?
p.s. Do you consider in mere coincidence, or when issues hold arising in several ways all on the similar time… do you stop and PAY ATTENTION?
Obviously this mix of issues grabbed mine. I love the idea that perhaps, in all probability, maybe I can simply STOP being sick.
If any of this intrigued you, you may take pleasure in watching What The BLEEP Do We Know (but don’t anticipate to EVER assume the identical again!) – and for a e-book I highly advocate beginning with this one by Dr. Joe Dispenza: Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself.
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