- Becky Johnson
When working with the unconscious mind to discover the possible reasons for a chronic illness or disease that seems to have suddenly appeared, it is important to understand that every part of a person has a positive intention for them. So what do I mean by a "part"? Parts come up when we are experiencing an internal conflict. Our conscious mind wants one thing and our unconscious mind drives feelings and behaviors that conflict with what our conscious mind wants. For example, part of me wants to be trim and fit and part of me wants to eat a whole carton of ice cream every night. Even though it is hard to understand the positive intention behind eating ice cream every night, there is one.
So how does the "part" that creates a chronic illness or disease such as cancer, diabetes, other autoimmune diseases, or destructive behaviors have a positive intention. What can be positive about these conditions?
As stated before, the mind and body work together as one. What happens to the physical body is created by the unconscious mind. Remember that the unconscious mind is generally closed off to us, not accessible. That is because we live in a beta state, only aware of what happens in the conscious mind. This is our waking state. The unconscious mind communicates with us by triggering emotions, behavior or by manifesting an illness. Because the unconscious mind is charged with keeping you safe, it directs your behavior in a way that it believes will accomplish this directive. When chronic illness has been observed in a family member the fear that that illness might manifest in an individual may be present in the unconscious mind of that individual, but not show up as a conscious awareness. Meanwhile, on an unconscious level, this low frequency emotion is keeping the autonomic nervous system out of balance by keeping the sympathetic nervous system in a heightened state of alertness. After a while the body says, "whoa!!" pay attention to this belief, emotion, or behavior. These beliefs, emotions or behaviors exist to fulfill a need. Generally, finding another way to satisfy what the "part" needs to feel better or be more in alignment with the conscious mind will reduce or eliminate the symptoms, condition or behavior.
For example, a person who had periodically injured themselves throughout their entire life, in spite of trying to be careful and healthy, discovered that the injuries were a form of self punishment. The body was saying stop punishing yourself, it isn't necessary. Once the belief that this person deserved to be punished was discovered, changing that belief to one of worthiness and positive self-image eliminated the need for that part of them to cause injuries.
Even though a disease or behavior may not seem to have any positive intention, it does. Once that intention is revealed and a new plan for addressing what the part needs is created, the symptom or condition will usually reduce or disappear. Another example is a person who smokes. The unconscious mind may cause the desire to smoke to help the person stay calm, however, as we know smoking itself is harmful in many ways to the human body. By finding another way to stay calm and centered, the need to smoke dissolves and is replaced by a healthy, supportive behavior.
The message from the "part" through the unconscious mind can be life changing. One only needs to be open to receiving the message and acting to make the necessary change in one's thinking or beliefs.