The Only True Healer Is You


In this world, there are a lot of things that are beyond our control. But what you do have control over is how you react to whatever happens in your life.

~ Oprah Winfrey

I came across a blog recently that was written by a person with some of the same conditions that I have – heart failure and pulmonary hypertension. The tone of the writing was very angry and bitter towards both the diseases and the establishment.

This person felt as if the doctors were not doing their best to keep them alive. From the tone of the blog it sounded more to me as if the doctors were fed up with the rantings of this individual and just did not want to deal with them anymore. It seemed that everything the doctors suggested for a treatment, this person thought was too risky, but yet still expected doctors to perform a miracle.

I wrote a comment on how I go through my life’s journey with these conditions, and how keeping a positive and hopeful outlook can help the body to concentrate on healing itself. Medicine and doctors alone can only help to heal. Actual healing Itself begins with the belief that the body can heal itself.

The reply I received was long and scathing. The person lambasted me for my “idiotic new age thinking” and “positive mumbo jumbo crap”. The person went on to say that they were fed up with people like me that believed the journey to healing began with hope and positivity. They said that there was no proof that the power of the mind could help heal the body, and further more, what proof did I have that the body could heal itself anyway? They wanted me to give them proof that the body could heal itself and they might consider my way of thinking.

Here is my reply:

“A Scab”

2 Comments Add yours

  1. I think people do to the best of their knowledge and ability and figure things out along the way. We each have our journeys, medically and emotionally! We just don’t get to the same point at the same time. Some never do. Some just remain angry all the time.

    Keep smiling Basil!

    I love that yoga frog photo. Very cute.



  2. I am a firm believer in the power of the mind. Over the years I have watched both my parents go through cancer treatment. My father was very negative and angry at the whole situation. He was constantly sick and fatigued. On the other hand my mother never wanted to “have cancer” she said from the first chemo treatment that she had “beat cancer”. As she lost her hair she called it a reason to shop for pretty scarves. Through all her chemo and radiation she never missed a day of work. She wanted to be an example of strength to me and her employees. A year after her treatments ended I was hospitalized with heart failure and I immediately took her approach. I refuse to think of myself as limited by an illness, I just have to find a different way of performing some tasks. I believe that I will continue to get stronger and heal….and in result I am!


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