Ok, I have been the ultimate believer in Louise Hay and others that teach the connection of emotion to the physical. In other words, what we are thinking in the background of our minds can have a direct affect on the physical body. Knowing this, even practicing this over and over, does not prevent me from actually experiencing it for myself.
I don't want to sound like I'm above this mind you, I've known this for years, but it happened anyway!!
Louise Hay's book "You can heal your life" has been a teaching tool for me and my family. It helps to find the correlation between the dis-eases you may have had or are having now and the probable mental cause. She also teaches how to turn any negative thought patterns into positive ones, so that you can actually train your inner dialogue with Affirmations that you can use for each and every condition.
Invaluable! I have used this forever and yet a new physical issue showed up and I was thrown. It actually took me a few days to remember to look it up! When I did, sure enough, scary accurate. "Itis" is itself a category and covers whatever ends with it. In the book, this means; "anger and frustration about conditions you are looking at in your life." Well, yes! that's exactly right. Without boring you with the details, suffice it to say, my summer was one of freedom, solitude and peace, at the end of which was back to chaos and no privacy.
As much as I told myself that it was alright, I would be fine, all would be well, in the back of my mind I was actually thinking; Nooooooo! I'm not ready to go back....
Physically I was feeling pretty sick with pain a good week before my summer ended! I have had to go the route of Doctors and Hospitals to figure out the problem and treat it. I should have known, but there is no knowing is there? Even for those of us that know better.
I'm home now, feeling normal again, repeating my Louise Hay affirmation; "I am willing to change all patterns of criticism. I love and approve of myself." every minute of every day.
Watch what you're thinking!!