Question for Bernie:
What do I have to put into my mind to heal my disease which is progressive muscular atrophy (lower motor neuron disease). There is no cause or cure. I have just God and my family. I am writing to ask for your help.
I recommend that you love your life just as it is right now. Also, love your body as it is right now—do not treat it as your enemy. In order to help your body heal, you must send it messages of love. Take care of it with good nutrition, exercise as you can, and surrounding yourself with people who love you.
A friend with a very similar problem sat in front of the mirror with no clothes on and looked at her body inch-by-inch with love. This was so powerful that she was able to heal herself. When you do this and everything else to show your body that you love it, the message gets to your immune system that you want to LIVE. That is how self-healing works.
Question for Bernie:
I have been diagnosed with breast cancer and multiple myeloma, but I am determined to get through this. My doctor is at Memorial Sloan-Kettering and told me that my condition is treatable but not curable.
I just lost my husband of 49 years to leukemia seven months ago. This was devastating. He was part of me, and I feel so lost. I have three children and five grandchildren with another baby boy on the way.
Your books have been such an inspiration to me. I have so much more to do in life. Do you have any seminars scheduled for 2014? I wish you had something in New Jersey. I would surely attend.
Thank you for being you.
Keep an eye on my website for upcoming talks. I may be coming to New Jersey later this year. We do have support groups in the New Haven, CT area. Click here for the calendar:
Tell your doctor to stop mistreating you with his words. For many years, I have asked patients to speak up for themselves when their physicians “use words as swords.” It is not their job to predict the future—it is their job to help you heal.
A big part of your vulnerability is due to your loss and the profound loneliness that comes with losing a spouse. You must make every effort, however difficult it is to do now, to build relationships. Both deepen existing relationships and make new ones.
Open your heart even wider to embrace your family and friends so that your body gets the message that you want to LIVE. Take care of your body and love it as it is. Don’t think of it in terms of being an enemy, but of just needing your love and care. Your immune system will respond.
Resolve to eliminate negative people and situations from your life. When people are negative around you, ask them to stop talking in negative terms because you intend to live and heal. You need love to surround you—not negativity.
Let yourself fully enjoy the anticipation and joy of your new grandchild. Be reminded in that coming gift of the wonder of life.
Visualize what you desire and find harmony in your life. Find a mantra or a special prayer that you can say several times each day. Let that be your signal to feel warm and loved, and surrounded by the spirit of your husband.
You might find that my latest book, The Art of Healing: Uncovering Your Inner Wisdom and Potential for Self-Healing could be a real support to you. If you do read it, I would encourage you to share it with your doctor.