“Drugs are not always necessary, but belief in recovery always is.“ ~ Norman Cousins
In the short span of about two years I destroyed my health doing drugs which nearly ended my life. When I was hospitalized in the summer of 2006, I had full blown AIDS and my t-cell count was around ONE. I had heard when this happens, it is sometimes hard for the immune system to ever recover.
I didn’t want that “fact” to influence or cloud how I felt about my chances of recovery so I didn’t ask too many questions. Frankly, I don’t believe much of what I am told when it comes to traditional medicine and healing and have learned my gut instinct is usually more accurate.
In the following year my t-cell count began to climb… one year later they had climbed to about 180, a couple of months later, 360. At this point, my doctor was thrilled and I was happy they were climbing too, but thrilled wasn’t how I felt. I wanted the numbers to climb higher and believed they would get higher. This is what my gut instinct was telling me to believe, so I did.
It was now the spring of 2008 and my t-cell count was now around 550. Again, my doctor was very happy and I was somewhat less happy than he was, but don’t get me wrong because I was happy! It climbed another three-hundred points by late 2008 and seemed to hover around 750 to 850 for the entire year of 2009 and that is where it continues to hold.
In 2009 I read a book called, The Spontaneous Healing of Belief: Shattering the Paradigm of False Limits by Gregg Braden. This book was about the very thing my gut had been nagging me about for years….belief. All you have to do is believe, to know it is true, and you’ll swear you see magic happening right before your eyes. Your belief has to be true, be real, you can’t just say you believe something. It has to be visualized and felt in you heart.
If you need help or some inspiration for yourself or someone close, I recommend this book!
“To create reality: Focus beyond the outcome – as if it already happened.”
~ Gregg Braden
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