The more suggestible we are, the less analytical we are.

14 Dec



A few years ago a woman we’ll call Mrs. S. went to the hospital for some routine tests. Mrs. S. had a heart valve condition called tricuspid stenosis. She also suffered from a milder form of congestive heart failure. Neither condition was considered life-threatening.

The treating physician, Dr. Bernard Lown, examined Mrs. S. and found nothing out of the ordinary. Later, another doctor accompanied by a host of residents doing medical rounds with students examined Mrs. S. At the end of the visit this same doctor announced in front of everyone –including Mrs. S. — that the patient had TS.

Medically speaking, TS is an abbreviation for tricuspid stenosis — but Mrs. S. really believed that it stood for “terminal situation.” Soon after the second doctor’s declaration, Mrs. S. developed symptoms that mirrored a more advanced form of congestive heart failure. It was as if she accepted, believed, and surrendered to the idea — without any analysis — that she was dying. Dr. Lown tried to explain the mix up but Mrs. S. wouldn’t listen. It was impossible for Mrs. S. to hear anything else. Within hours, she got progressively sicker and died later that same day.

The story of Mrs. S. actually happened and is a good example of the nocebo response. Nocebo (“I shall harm”) is the idea that negative thoughts, feelings and emotions can produce negative outcomes. Mrs. S. was a reasonably healthy person. There was no evidence of any fundamental change in her heart condition and yet she still died. What happened? Is it possible that Mrs. S. created the conditions she ultimately died from just by thought alone?

We can only accept, believe and surrender to thoughts and ideas that are equal to our present emotional state. When we do, we program our autonomic nervous system to make the exact pharmacy of chemicals to signal certain genes that either help us or harm us.

For example, when a person is given a diagnosis, if the announcement creates the emotion of fear, then that individual seems to only be suggestible to thoughts that are equal to that emotion. The opposite is also true. We cannot accept, believe, or surrender to thoughts that are not equal to the emotions that we are embracing. That’s why Mrs. S couldn’t hear the doctor when he tried to convince her that she was fine.

Mrs. S.’s mind conditioned her body to believe she was dying. Her autonomic nervous system responded by creating the inner environment of a person with severe congestive heart failure. She made a thought seem so real that her body responded to her mind in the exact way that she expected.

The idea that we accept, believe and surrender to a thought or stimulus without analysis is called suggestibility. The more suggestible we are, the less analytical we are. The more analytical we are, the less suggestible we are and it’s the analytical mind that separates the conscious mind from the subconscious mind. Think of the analytical mind as a gatekeeper that allows certain thoughts to pass from the conscious mind to the subconscious mind.

The autonomic nervous system and the subconscious mind are linked together. Think of the autonomic nervous system as the body’s automatic system, which operates below our conscious mind/brain and “subconsciously” controls all of our bodily functions like temperature, digestion, blood sugar levels, heart rate, etc.

The moment Mrs. S. heard “TS,” the thought of dying from a terminal disease moved from her conscious mind right past her analytical mind and it programmed her subconscious mind which relayed that information to the autonomic nervous system. In this instance, Mrs. S’s own emotions, feelings and thoughts worked against her.

The nocebo response doesn’t have to have such dire implications. In 1962 a group of researchers in Japan exposed 13 children to poison ivy. All of these children were severely allergic to the plant. The researchers rubbed a harmless leaf on the forearm of each child but claimed it was poison ivy. They rubbed the other forearm with poison ivy but said it was something else.

The results were astounding. All of the children developed a rash on the forearm that had been rubbed with the harmless leaf while 11 of the 13 developed no rash on the arm exposed to poison-ivy. The children in this study changed the “predictable” outcome. Their new experience was no longer dictated by any past experience. The instant they accepted, believed, and surrendered to the thought without any analysis that the leaf was benign or toxic, they’re new level of suggestibility changed how their body automatically reacted. We could say that the thought of the poison ivy being benign was a greater stimulus than the exposure to the potentially noxious leaf, and vice verse.

Fortunately, if we can use our minds to harm ourselves, we can also use them to heal ourselves. Instead of fear or anger, what would happen if we created an emotional state built of gratitude, inspiration or empowerment? If we could accept, believe, and surrender to these new thoughts equal to those elevated emotional states, could we then begin to reprogram our autonomic nervous systems to start the process of reconditioning the body to a new mind?


By Dr. Joe Dispenza / Huffington Post



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