Help Yourself

There are many things you can do to help yourself notice the signals from your soul. One of the ways your soul talks to you is through your body. Louise Hay’s book Heal Your Body is an excellent reference for emotional origins of physical distress. Of course emotional origins can vary, but this book is a good place to start for discovering what your soul or your body may be saying to you through body symptoms. You can use it to begin the dialogue with your own body or soul for the specific, personalized message of your symptom.

The message may be as simple as to shift your thinking from negative thoughts to positive thoughts in the area associated with your symptom. If this is the case, you can use the positive affirmation given in Ms. Hay’s book or you can use it to write up a personalized one for yourself. If your message is more complex, such as the need to find and change a deep-seated belief, you will need to take additional steps.

Some of us find dialoguing with various parts of ourselves through writing is easy to do. Write your question, then allow yourself to write what comes into your mind as a response. Decide what part of yourself you want to address. You can ask your Higher Self. It has the best over all view and knowledge of all that is going on with you. You can ask the part of your body that is hurting, or the part of you that is angry or upset. Examples: ‘Higher Self, why is my stomach hurting?’ or ‘Stomach, why are you hurting?’ ‘Higher Self, why am I feeling upset?’ or ‘What part of me is feeling upset?’

Dialoging is a good way to gather information from and about various parts of yourself. It can be very helpful in working out upset feelings. It can also be used to find inner programs from the past that are still in the present so you can change them.

Positive suggestions and affirmations need daily repetition until they take root. Or they can be embedded in the subconscious with hypnosis. A professional and reputable hypnotist or a self-hypnosis class can help you with this. It should take no more than three private sessions. If you are a fast learner and do not have preconceived notions about hypnosis that cause you to fear it, you may be able to learn a technique that works for you in one to two sessions. Learning by a recording is helpful for many, although at least one visit to a hypnotist to help you learn how to phrase your suggestions in hypnosis is highly recommended. See Resources for available tapes.

When these techniques do not provide the results you are seeking, there is an inner resistance to the thought you are trying to change. A qualified hypnotherapist can help you with this.

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