“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”
Whoever wrote that must have been in serious denial. Poor guy.
We all know words can hurt, and heal, in more ways than one. Have you ever wondered if words can heal you of Lyme?
It has been scientifically proven that thinking, writing and speaking words of healing can alter a person’s health, but there’s more to it than just positive thinking, and I’m starting to take this wisdom quite seriously.
Experiments have been done in which specific thoughts have been directed towards plants, water and other natural objects (often with the object not even being present in the same room as the person practicing the thought) with the result that these objects become biologically altered to conform to the thoughts that have been placed upon them.
Such experiments have also been performed using written and spoken words, with similar results.
This evidence is scientific, but it spills over into the realm of faith, too. In the book of Proverbs, it is written that “Death and life are in the power of the tongue” (18:21) and, “The tongue of the wise is health.” (12:18). Those who follow the God of the Bible would agree that He has a lot to say about the power of words. I think the wisdom in proverbs regarding healing is quite literal.
Finally, it is well-documented that words of prayer significantly affects outcomes.
So how can we Lyme disease sufferers use words to benefit healing? Prayer and positive affirmations of healing may be the most obvious ways, but consider that every word you think, speak, read may bring about tangible, observable consequences.
If we can affect plants with our thinking, how much more can we alter the state of our health with our mind!
Consider, for instance, how you communicate with others. Words that confirm your illness to friends and words attesting to your tragic lot in life may help keep you rooted in physical illness.
In general, do words of life and light proceed from your mouth, or do you curse the highway, your mother and the potato you’re peeling for dinner?
Even though the latter example would seem to have little to do with healing Lyme, consider the emotions behind such words, and how these negatively impact the body.
Finally, what kinds of thoughts fill your head as you awaken each day? Do you lament your aching limbs, and if so, are you able to replace the lament with praise that you can still walk?
Consider your inner monologue and outer dialogue when formulating a plan for healing from Lyme. Your words may be a more important component to healing than you realize.