There's a curious difference between "believing" and "knowing." I may believe a thing, and want to "know" it to be true, but it may take time to shift from belief to knowing, and I may need to have a direct experience of it as well.
Wayne Dyer discusses this in a passage from his book "Wisdom of the Ages." I read the passage this morning, and it seemed very appropriate to what I'm currently going through for healing myself physically.
Dyer writes: "There is a fundamental difference between knowing something and knowing about something. 'Knowing about' is another term for belief. 'Knowing' is a term reserved exclusively for direct experience, which means an absence of doubt. I recall a well-known Kahuna healer responding to my questions about how a Kahuna becomes a healer. He said to me, 'When a knowing confronts a belief in a disease process, the knowing will always triumph. Kahunas...were raised to abandon all doubt and to know.'"
I am currently employing the Reclaiming One's Natural State of Health process from Abraham-Hicks' book "Ask and It Is Given." Each night as I go to bed, I read the statements to myself indicating that my body has the power to heal itself.
In truth, I'd have to admit that this is a belief for me, still in the trusting phase. I am looking to create an experience of healing for myself that will leave me with no doubt. That is very powerful. I am acting now "as if" I know, and the knowing will follow.
If you're wondering, I did check with my doctor, who told me what I'm going through is part of the healing process. I thought I "should" be further along in my healing four months after my colon surgery, but it is what it is. I have fleeting pain and other symptoms, but none too severe. Last week I became concerned and called the doctor's office (the pain is recent), but they indicated this is normal. They pretty much left me on my own to get better, telling me to watch what I eat and "drink more water."
So given it is time for healing, I thought it is perfect to use the processes and meditations I'm learning through the Quantum Success Coaching Academy that can assist me with this, and I am reviewing my food habits as well. There are meditations for my ideal body that Christy Whitman, Founder of QSCA has offered us, which I use some morning.
For reviewing my food, I recently purchased JJ Virgin's books, "The Virgin Diet" and "The Sugar Impact Diet." She discusses the common foods most likely to cause inflammation, so I am looking to cut them from my diet for a short while and see how it impacts me. I am also drinking at least two liters of water each day.
As I go along, I am sure I will find other tools to empower my self healing. If you have anything to add, please let me know! My intention is to be fully healed by mid-September, so I can have my "reverse ostomy" surgery at that time.