How the Unconscious Mind Affects Illness

Can our unconscious mind start and affect illness? Can we influence the unconscious mind and illness by changing the way we think? I think we can.

The way society thinks, the way our parents think and the way we think subconsciously affects everything we do, from the way we interact with each other to the way we develop disease within us.

We think that we are in control of our minds but not our bodies. Our bodies we feel are not under our control, somehow what our body does is external from what we would like it to do. We tend to sit back and watch a disease make it’s way through our body helpless to stop it, somehow seeing our body as an enemy acting against us.

Why is this discrepancy there? Why is it that people associate for example, weight gain with something their body does without their mind wanting it…one does not affect the other. We tend to separate our mind from our bodies as if both are separate entities, in battle with each other. So illness is viewed the same way.

What would happen if we ask these questions? What if our unconscious mind actually starts the process of disease? and can we control the passage of the disease by changing the way our unconsciousness thinks and behaves?

Research done in my clinic over many years I feel proves that the subconscious does start the disease process, that thought patterns play a role in that process and by changing those thought patterns, the process can be stopped, altered or reversed.

A single thought pattern laid down in the unconscious can evolve to take on many meanings and acquire more importance than it first had. It’s the evolution of this basic thought pattern and how it affects the subconscious that I believe leads to dis-ease.

A thought pattern or a way of thinking can be inherited, again changing the route that the basic thought pattern took, acquiring more importance than the original way of thinking may have had.

So for example, person A is thinking ‘I can’t do anything useful” This thought then could affect person B who thinks “actually I feel that I can’t do anything useful too but it’s because my parents didn’t either”, the original thought pattern has evolved, it has acquired more meaning and power within the individual. The child of person B, person C, hears this thought pattern and then thinks ‘I can’t do anything useful because none of my family have and people like us don’t do things that are useful, we are useless” which then can go onto evolve as I am useless, I am stupid, there’s no point in me doing anything, I am a failure etc and which after all this evolution may result in a disease process starting such as depression for example.

By reversing this process and unraveling all the different parts of the thought pathway, the disease process can be altered and even stopped.

Looking at what we think and why we think in the way we do will help us to stop thinking that our bodies are working against us and helps us to face our unconsciousness and start feeling in control again of what happens to us.

Aromatherapy Times 2008