Negative beliefs can be just as powerful – in the medical profession they are called Nocebos. Dr. Clifton Meador gives an example of a patient who had esophageal cancer. He states “Everyone in the medical profession knows that no one is cured from esophageal cancer”. The patient was treated, and died in a few weeks. The autopsy showed that there was no esophageal cancer in his body. The patient had two small cancers in other places, neither of which was enough to kill him.
Meador told the Discovery Health Channel “He died with cancer but not from cancer. I thought he had cancer. He thought he had cancer. Everybody around him thought he had cancer…did I remove hope in some way?”
Troublesome nocebo cases suggest that physicians, parents, and teachers can remove hope by programming you to believe you are powerless. Henry Ford was right about the efficiency of assembly lines and he was right about the power of the mind: “If you believe you can or if you believe you can’t…you’re right” (From “The Biology of Belief” by Bruce Lipton, Ph.D.).
One of the key benefits of energy work is to identify and remove limiting beliefs. There are numerous beliefs that we buy into, consciously and unconsciously. We are surrounded by them…as pervasive as the air we breathe. Numerous beliefs are based on research and expert opinion, or come to us through parents, teachers, peer groups, mentors, coaches….
From an energy perspective there is only one source of truth for each of us. The more we clear away our symptoms and support what we really want, the more confidence we have in our truth!