When I woke up in the middle of this particular night and started tossing around I suddenly remembered that I had this problem before, a few years ago, and that it must have disappeared from one day to the other without me really noticing it.... I can only recall that I said something to myself and I remember the empowering feeling of a revelation, you know when you understand something new which comes with that "aha effect"? Then I went straight back to sleep (for the first time in months after waking up with that problem). When I woke up the next time in the early morning hours, it was gone!! I mean not just better, I mean GONE!!
Now guess what happens........... every now and then it re-appears, not as bad as it was, but I have started "playing" with it........ the more attention I give it, the worse it gets. My mind obviously can't comprehend how it disappeared and creates all sorts of thoughts around it once more, analyzing, trying to understand. It is as if it grows the more I doubt the fact that it was really gone. At the same time it does not work telling myself "it is just thought" for it to disappear again. It clearly needs seeing on a deeper level, otherwise it stays on our minds somewhere in the background and still plays out from there.
I see this little story as a clear proof for that worrying does not help a health condition, it makes it worse. And it gives me hope that the power of Thought not only brings alive our feelings and emotions (via the power of Consciousness) but that also our physical bodies respond to the same creative process and that spontaneous healing is possible via insight on a deep level. I found this talk by Lissa Rankin MD really fascinating, it shows the power of our minds revealed by her research:
With a deeper understanding of how the process works behind the scenes of our personal mind, we not only have the handle on how we experience our health but miracles are more likely to happen...