We have a natural ability called ‘neuro plasticity’, which means that if we learn new knowledge and have new experiences, we can develop new networks or circuits of neurons, and literally change our mind. ~ Dr. Joe Dispensa
Dr. Dispensa was a young chiropractor who had a very severe motorcycle accident. Several of his vertebrae were shattered in his spine and his physicians told him at the age of 25, he would never walk again.
Instead of giving in and accepting his new diagnosis, he used the power of his mind to visualize his spine healing every single day. After only nine and a half weeks, he had proven his doctors wrong and he began to walk. Now he gives talks on healing all over the west coast. His advice is to get out of your routine so you can see different things. When you see different things you allow, expand, and train your mind to visualize what you can’t quite see yet.
Through personal experience, I have seen the miraculous results of visioning every day that your body is healing, even while you are sleeping. I know firsthand the effects of the mind’s incredible connection to the body. As I was healing from a brain injury, I did things my neuroligst said I would never do. I took a vocal performance class at a local college. Despite the holes in my short-term memory and unclear speech from aphasia, I memorized three songs, one of them a Spanish lullaby, then sang them solo in front of the whole class and much to my surpise, I received an A.
Imagine if I had simply accepted the doctor’s diagnosis. I might have hung my head down low, as I was leaving the office, and said to myself, ‘I am limited.’ I would never have had the joy of seeing what I was capable of, singing in public in a concert hall backed by a Steinway concert grand and seeing the delight on the other students’ faces and hearing them clap loudly in appreciation. We will never know what we are capable of until we try.
Try imagining yourself successful at something you have never tried before. See it. Feel it. Believe it with your heart, mind, and body. Walk around with the idea of success in whatever you hope to do. If there is anything you would like to change in your mind or your body, visualize this too. If your body seems limited by anything, visualize yourself the way that an athlete would. Let nothing stop you from becoming the person who want to be.
The power of visualization does wonders for our minds, our bodies, and our souls. What are you visualizing for yourself today?