On Mind Power & Mental Influences Important for Successfully Manifesting One’s Goals, incl. Healing From Cancer
Yes, even so-called terminal cancer has been healed solely through the power of the mind, see Mind power cancer (self-) healing testimonials.
A placebo is a medicine or other kind of treatment that seems therapeutic, but is actually inert, or empty. It is pharmacologically inactive. It works only if you believe it will. Even though placebos lack chemical of other value in and of themselves, they have a very real effect in 30% to 40% of patients [which will include cancer patients]…..The fact that people respond to placebos is one of the clearest examples in medicine that the mind has a major effect on the body. Placebos can be so effective that they can actually produce unwanted side effects…Such negative reactions clearly show the power of the mind to influence the body’s physical responses.
American Cancer Society website discussing the placebo effect
Remissions of cancer in "terminal" patients have one thing in common: a major shift in attitude or consciousness.
Paraphrasing Deepak Chopra MD in Quantum Healing
For me the first and hardest part was healing the mind, losing the 'Cancer is Killing Me' idea and coming to terms with the emotional trauma.
Shamanism was a big part of this healing and growth, a gift given that I later threw away. Once I believed with my heart that my body can overcome the disease there was an overnight improvement in general health.
After that I did the usual diet change, low protein, high fruit and veg blah blah and a million carrots. Vitamin therapy was Vit-C, Beta Carotene, Vit-E and Selenium, all in high doses, also Propolis tabs, liquid and cream. I nervously took mistletoe, I was steered towards the herb but also told it is poisonous.
"Ste" writing in the cancercured list, Apr 30, 2001, on his own cancer healing
More than 90% of the physicians said they attached the highest value to the attitudes of hope and optimism.
Norman Cousins in Head First: The Biology of Hope describing a national survey of oncologists assessing the impact of various psychological factors in fighting cancer
...over 400 reports of spontaneous remission of cancer were reviewed and analyzed. The patients themselves attributed their cure to a broad range of causes, but only one factor was common to all the cases--a shift toward greater hope and a positive attitude.
Paul McGhee, PhD
...my own mother in law ... had end-stage breast cancer. And her medical doctor, her ordinary internist, gave her three months to live and told her to get her affairs in order. From there, she started getting very ill, barely able to walk, once she had the prognosis.
And we brought her to an alternative doctor, an actual MD but an alternative doctor in England noted for alternative cancer therapy. He did an examination of her, and at that point - it was breast cancer - her breast was basically raw meat. She had been nursing this on her own and not telling anyone about it. And instead of recoiling in horror he looked at it and just kind of shrugged his shoulders (I was in the room with them too when this all went on). He said "uh, we can handle that". And I think his decision not to make a prognosis, his decision to give this a positive intention, to give her hope, and to make a statement like that is what got her well. I think it turned around from that moment, and within a few months, her breast had completely healed. It was just an astonishing thing. Now of course, he gave her intravenous vitamin C, he gave her intravenous hydrogen peroxide and a few other alternative treatments that are well-known. But I think that withholding any kind of judgment about it, the setting the intention and really making that contract with her and saying "I refuse to make a diagnosis here" was really important, that really is what made her live.
Lynne McTaggart, author of "What Doctors Don't Tell You", "The Field" and "The Intention Experiment" (scientific study of the power the human mind exerts over matter), in an interview with a 2007 "Shift In Action" program aired by the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), transcribed by Healing Cancer Naturally
First and most important step towards success is the feeling that we can succeed.
One of my very good friends, back in my Mormon days, was head oncology (cancer) nurse at John Hopkins Hospital. One day she told me that the ones who lived were the ones who fought to live.
It is generally agreed among psychiatrists that voodoo can actually kill. A voodoo priest can actually cause the death of a person, provided that both the priest and the subject were born and raised in the culture. In this case, the power of belief is ultimate and will win out over the body’s defense mechanisms. The question has been asked, "What is the modern equivalent of voodoo that some oncologists use to kill their patients?" And the answer has been given, "Those damn statistics". Emotions can suppress the immune system. These would include fear, grief, disappointment, stress, frustration, unresolved conflict and the list goes on. Admitting that the mind can kill, the question becomes one of the equal and opposite ability to cure.
Gerald W. White who healed himself of renal cell cancer (kidney cancer) thanks to “the efficacy of a combination of prayer, meditation and guided imagery”
Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.
Franklin Roosevelt, 32nd U.S. president
Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal.
Elbert Hubbard, publisher
The most handicapped person in the world is a negative thinker.
Heather Whitestone, former Miss America...she is deaf.
Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you ready or not, to put this plan into action.
Napoleon Hill, motivational writer
A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.
Brian Tracy, author and success coach
The virtue you would like to have, assume it is already yours, appropriate it, enter into the part and live the character just as the great actor is absorbed in... the part he plays."
Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other one thing.
Abraham Lincoln, 16th US president
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.
Tommy Lasorda, baseball manager
You can't do it unless you can imagine it.
George Lucas, director
Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind a mental picture of yourself as succeeding. Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade. Your mind will seek to develop the picture.
Norman Vincent Peale, author
The secret to success is constancy of purpose.
A successful individual typically sets his next goal somewhat but not too much above his last achievement.
Kurt Lewin, psychologist
Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to.
Greg Anderson (who survived cancer after being told he had 30 days to live)
If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.
Denis Waitley, motivational speaker
All men who have achieved great things have been great dreamers.
Orison Swett Marden, writer
He that can have patience can have what he will.
Benjamin Franklin, printer, statesman, inventor
Even when I was in the orphanage, when I was roaming the street trying to find enough to eat, even then I thought of myself as the greatest actor in the world. I had to feel the exuberance that comes from utter confidence in yourself. Without it, you go down to defeat.
Charlie Chaplin, actor, director
A sad soul can kill you quicker than a germ.
I do NOT pronounce the word "disease" the way most of the world does, as in "duh-zeeze." I pronounce it "diss-ease," as in "lack of physical/mental ease," or "disrespect for the physical/mental ease" of one's person. The former, "duh-zeeze," makes an illness sound like something mysterious, puzzling, uneasy to think about or to get a handle on. The latter immediately gets one to thinking of HOW one might be sabotaging one's own physical or mental health, and can lead to significantly therapeutic solutions.
... The author of "The Cancer Conqueror," (a man who survived lung cancer after being given only a few weeks to live by his doctors), stopped saying he had cancer, and began saying he was "cancering." He then examined all the ways he might have been "cancering" and proceeded to change those behaviors and beliefs. "I have cancer" was static and death-dealing. "I have been cancering" was dynamic and life-giving.
Elliot Yudenfriend who cured himself of lymphoma diagnosed in 1989, considered incurable by mainstream medicine
Believe it is possible to solve your problem. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come. It will.
Norman Vincent Peale
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
Leo Tolstoy, author
Everything ... that happens in your body, begins with something happening in your consciousness. ... the causes of symptoms are within. ... If our consciousness is directing how we develop symptoms, it can also direct how we release these same symptoms. If our consciousness can make our body ill, our consciousness can make our body well.
Martin Brofman, Ph.D., who healed himself of terminal cancer through a consciousness shift
In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.
Chris Evert, tennis champion
The future you see is the future you get.
Robert G Allen, business, finance & motivational author
Compare Healing & Your Mind.
Recently, results of the Human Genome Project have shattered one of Science's fundamental core beliefs, the concept of genetic determinism. We have been led to believe that our genes determine the character of our lives, yet new research surprisingly reveals that it is the character of our lives that controls our genes. Rather than being victims of our heredity, we are actually masters of our genome.
Bruce H. Lipton, PhD, author of The Biology of Belief, in an article featured in Mystic Pop’s Nov/Dec issue © 2007
Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.
William James (1842-1910)
Laugh and grow strong.
Ignatius of Loyola
Humor and laughter have a powerful immunoenhancing effect. Looking at an hour-long comedy video that makes you laugh is enough to boost many different components of your immune system, helping to assure that your body's own natural defense system is working optimally to help you battle not only cancer, but other threats to good health as well...Laughter is one of the most powerful and rapid means you have of replacing a negative with a positive mood...many cancer patients (and their family members) ... simply cannot find the resources within them to laugh--because of the seriousness of the situation they or their loved one is dealing with. But just think of what daily immersion in a sobering, serious attitude does to the quality of your life. It is stifling and robs you of the opportunities for joy that a more upbeat, positive attitude brings...
Paul McGhee, PhD
Every symptom has a certain way of being with which it is associated. In order to release a symptom, one must release the way of being associated with it. Thus, the process of healing implies a process of transformation. Anything can be healed...
Martin Brofman, Ph.D. who healed himself of terminal cancer through a consciousness shift
How very little can be done under the spirit of fear.
I have collected 57 extremely well documented so-called cancer miracles. A cancer miracle is when a person didn't die when they absolutely, positively were supposed to. At a certain particular moment in time they decided that the anger and the depression were probably not the best way to go... and so they went from that to being loving, caring, no longer angry, no longer depressed, and able to talk to the people they loved. ... They gave up, totally, their anger, and they gave up, totally, their depression.... And at that point the tumors started to shrink.
Dr. Bernie Siegel
No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.
If desire for health leads instead to an emphasis upon symptoms to be overcome, you would be better off to avoid all thoughts of health or illness and concentrate in other directions, such as work. Such an emphasis can lead to a focus upon obstacles that stand in the way, and this reinforces the negative condition.
Whatever you dwell on in the conscious grows in your experience.
To me, the definition of focus is knowing exactly where you want to be today, next week, next month, next year, then never deviating from your plan...you'll hit your target every time.
People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
Norman Vincent Peale
The mind, like the universe, is ever expanding. And the mind, like the universe, has no limits.
He who has a “why” to live can bear with almost any “how.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher
You must watch the pictures that you paint with your imagination. Your environment and the conditions of your life at any given time are the direct result of your own inner expectations. If you imagine dire circumstances, ill health or desperate loneliness, these will be "automatically" materialized, for these thoughts themselves bring about the conditions that will give them a reality in physical terms.
If you would have good health then you must imagine this as vividly as you fearfully imagine ill health.
What you want to do, and what you can do, is limited only by what you can dream.
Energy and persistence conquer all things.
Benjamin Franklin, inventor
High expectations are the key to everything.
Sam Walton, Wal-Mart founder
Expect your every need to be met, expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level, expect to grow spiritually. You are not living by human laws. Expect miracles and see them take place. Hold ever before you the thought of prosperity and abundance, and know that doing so sets in motion forces that will bring it into being.
Eileen Caddy, founder of the Findhorn Community in Scotland
The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success, but significance – and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.
Oprah Winfrey, entertainer
Public health announcements and prevention programs, by their suggestive nature, create more instances of the diseases than they prevent!
If fear is cultivated it will become stronger, if faith is cultivated it will achieve mastery.
John Paul Jones
Unfortunately, many of your public health programs, and commercial statements through the various media, provide you with mass meditations of a most deplorable kind. I refer to those in which the specific symptoms of various diseases are given, in which the individual is further told to examine the body with those symptoms in mind. I also refer to those statements that just as unfortunately specify diseases for which the individual may experience no symptoms of an observable kind, but is cautioned that these disastrous physical events may be happening despite his or her feelings of good health. Here the generalized fears fostered by religious, scientific, and cultural beliefs are often given as blueprints of diseases in which a person can find a specific focus-the individual can say: `Of course, I feel listless, or panicky, or unsafe, since I have suchandsuch a disease.'
The breast cancer suggestions associated with self-examinations have caused more cancers than any treatments have cured. They involve intense meditation of the body, and adverse imagery that itself affects the bodily cells. Public health announcements about high blood pressure themselves raise the blood pressure of millions of television viewers.
Your current ideas of preventative medicine, therefore, generate the very kind of fear that causes disease. They all undermine the individual's sense of bodily security and increase stress, while offering the body a specific, detailed disease plan. But most of all, they operate to increase the individual sense of alienation from the body, and to promote a sense of powerlessness and duality. Your "medical commercials" are equally disease promoting. Many, meaning to offer you relief through a product, instead actually promote the condition through suggestion, thereby generating a need for the product itself.
Examine the literature that you read, the television programs that you watch, and tell yourself to ignore those indications given of the body's weaknesses.
Seth in The Individual And Nature of Mass Events
The best of healers is good cheer.
Pindar (Greek poet)
Joy, temperance and repose,
Slam the door on the doctor's nose.
Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It is our duty - as men and women - to behave as though limits to our ability do not exist. We are co-creators of the Universe.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
For mind is the builder and that which we think upon may become crimes or miracles. For thoughts are things and as their currents run through the environs of an entity's experience these become barriers or steppingstones, dependent upon the manner in which these are laid as it were. For as the mental dwells upon these thoughts, so does it give strength, power to things that do not appear. And thus does indeed there become that as is so oft given, that faith is the evidence of things not seen.
Edgar Cayce Reading 906-3
There is no force in the universe more powerful
than your will or power.
...there have been research studies conducted that show that people who believe they've been healed with techniques they believe in (such as surgery for their knees) can have a full and complete (miraculous!) healing even if no such surgery ever took place. This is the "placebo effect" in full swing with presumed surgery (a viewing of an operation in process which the patient assumes to be their own, after their leg is anesthetized) being a trigger for a miraculous transformation.
In equally interesting cases, as Edgar Mitchell once described in his book "The Way of the Explorer", a woman who is miraculously healed by a spiritual practioner of a religion she's a member of, later discovers that the healing was conducted by a person she feels to be a heathen[. This] brings about a complete relapse in her health... even though she had been completely healed during the time she believed that the healer was "one of her own."
Cynthia Sue Larson
Somebody comes to you and they're all distraught over some circumstance. And then you look at the circumstance and you try to solve the circumstance. When -- you don't need to solve the circumstance, nor do they! You just need to soothe the way they feel about the circumstance.
When you soothe the way they feel about the circumstance, the circumstance will resolve itself.
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The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
High expectations are the key to everything.
Sam Walton, entrepreneur
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.
Vince Lombardi, football coach
It doesn't matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.
Oprah Winfrey, talk show host
Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve.
Leonardo da Vinci, artist
You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.
Self-esteem is a huge piece of my work. You have to believe it's possible and believe in yourself. Because after you've decided what you want, you have to believe it's possible, and possible for you, not just for other people. Then you need to seek out models, mentors, and coaches.
Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
Whatever you believe with feeling becomes your reality.
The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.
People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.
Peace of mind makes the body healthy, but jealousy is like a cancer.
See yourself in perfect health,
and if you will do it right before you sleep,
then there will be many hours
where you will be unconscious,
where you will not be doing any miscreating to counteract that.
Page 142 Abraham-Hicks, A New Beginning I
All suffering is caused by the illusion of separateness, which generates fear and self-hatred, which eventually causes illness. You are the master of your life. You can do much more than you thought you could, including cure yourself of a ”terminal illness”.
Barbara Brennan, former NASA scientist and atmospheric physicist in ”Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field”
It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly.
Isaac Asimov, author
... as the body may dedicate its life and its abilities to a definite service, to the Creative Forces, or God, there will be healing forces brought to the body.
This requires, then, that the mental attitude be such as to not only proclaim or announce a belief in the divine, and to promise to dedicate self to same, but the entity must consistently live such.
Edgar Cayce Reading 3121-1
I didn’t get to where I am by thinking about it or dreaming about it. I got there by doing it.
Estee Lauder, entrepreneur
It's not the load that breaks you down; it's the way you carry it.
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think, we become.
. . don't get mad and don't cuss a body out mentally or in voice. This brings more poisons than may be created by even taking foods that aren't good.
Edgar Cayce Reading 470-37
They who would gain the greater will suffer the more. Those who would attain to a more perfect understanding of the true relationships of an individual to creative forces and using of same constructively, recognize the unfoldment of the mind through the experiences.
Edgar Cayce Reading 5242-1
A man, as a general rule, owes very little to what he is born with – a man is what he makes of himself.
Alexander Graham Bell, inventor
Little minds ... are subdued by misfortune ... Great minds rise above them.
Washington Irving, writer
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
To reach (our goal), we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must sail and not drift, not lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., physician
One evening a Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people.
He said, "My son, the battle is between 2 wolves inside of us all.
One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: "Which wolf wins?"
The Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."
First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet, essayist
For many more inspirational quotes for cancer patients, see for instance
- On Healing Cancer
- On Nature & Self-Healing
- Gratitude Helps Heal
- On Love & Healing Cancer and Other Physical, Psychological and Social Dis-Ease
- as well as in the many related subjects covered at Why Choose Alternative Cancer Treatment: Inspirational.
- Free Mental & Mind Power Healing E-Book
- “You can heal yourself using the incredible power of the human mind.”
- Martin Brofman’s terminal cancer healing through a consciousness shift
- Dr. Brofman’s insights into Your Body As The Mirror Of Your Life: the body as a map of the consciousness within