I'm quite diligent about working out. When one regimen no longer works for me, I always find another.
About 3 1/2 years ago, I had to quit jogging and kickboxing for fitness due to knee issues. Meniscus problems, arthritis, call it what you will. Pain determined what I could and couldn't do. I suppose that 35 years of jogging and 15 years of kickboxing finally took their toll.
So my jogging shoes became walking shoes and my kickboxing equipment found themselves advertised and sold on Kijiji.
What the pain did was force me to find kinder ways to stay fit. Enter my new purchases: a faithful yoga mat and an always resistant cross trainer as part of the workout area in our basement.
And though yoga was a pleasant surprise, I was still grieving the loss of my ability to jog. Whenever I was on the cross trainer, looking down the cliff onto the sidewalk of the street we live on, I'd boo-hoo the moment I saw someone jogging or running up the hill.
Oh yes, I would tell people that jogging isn't available to me today, but I can't say that it won't be available to me tomorrow. But I really wasn't walking the path I speak on every day.
I realized that by boo-hooing I was going against what I believe in. I was coming from a place of lack, rather than using the Law of Attraction to bring me my desires. What was being brought to me instead was what was undesired. I still couldn't jog after 3 years.
So I changed the way I thought about things.
Whenever I was on my cross trainer, listening to music for my workout, I would spend one song with my eyes closed, still working out of course, picturing myself jogging up the hill below our house. I would imagine delightfully the wind at my face and the sun beaming it's glorious warmth on the top of my head. My laboured breath, heart rate and gait all in perfect synchronicity.
I did something else that some might consider ridiculous.
Twice a day, during meditation, I spent about 20 minutes imagining I was in a chamber of healing energy. A chamber that used light to heal various areas of my body.
I would determine right off the bat which areas needed attention, namely my knees plus a few other areas that I thought could use some additional help in the healing department. Then I focused on the magnificent healing power of this chamber.
I've been doing this for about 6 months.
Several months ago, I noticed that I had much greater range of motion in my knees.
About 2 months ago, it dawned on me that it had been a while since I'd experienced any knee pain.
Then on Boxing day just gone by, I realized that unless I tried things out, how would I know if I would be able to jog.
So on a walk, I decided to step it up. Not a full-out jog. Rather, a slow jog. One that kept my feet very close to the ground as I went for a fairly long stride. My thighs, hips and hamstrings absorbed most of the intensity. Allowing my knees to perform in more of a supportive role than a primary one.
I have slow jogged every other day since. No knee issues. No pain. No kidding!
This might not be all that wondrous for most. Especially if you don't have an athlete archetype in your makeup. But speaking as one who does have this archetype, to me this is huge.
I have set my intention to keep jogging. And for now, I continue to imagine being in a chamber of healing twice a day. And every morning and night I am grateful that I have access to jogging in my life again. This fills me with joy.
So yes, I do believe that physical injuries can be healed by thought.
Metabolism is vibrational response to your moment in time. Metabolism is the way the Energy is moving through your body. And so, everything is in response to the way you feel — everything is. Everything is mind over matter. Every disease is mental first. Everything is about thought. Everything is about vibration. Everything is about the way you feel. Practice scenarios that feel good—and never mind reality. Reality is only a brief moment in time that you keep repeating.
Congratulations Ms. Barriere, glad you are able to resume an activity you love. Soon you will be running a marathon or maybe a half marathon.ReplyDelete
Well done, we can all learn from your example.
Thank you, Anonymous. I AM considering an intention to jog a half or full marathon...by the time I'm 60. Have just over 4 years to train.Delete