The Power of Belief

I am known, within my family, as the one who looks for any alternative form of healing than a path that includes traditional western medicine. I don’t have anything against the healthcare system. It serves a lifegiving purpose to many. I have and will continue to use it as needed. However, I also use diet, exercise, homeopathy, naturopathy, essential oils, functional medicine, herbs etc to bring health. I believe there many ways to get to health including the power in belief.

I learned this in my early teens. My aunt was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. I don’t remember a lot about her diagnosis except that she wasn’t given long to live and began agressive chemotherapy. She lived a couple of hours away from the hospital where she was receiving treatment, so she stayed with us during treatments. I watched my mom care for her as she fought through the sickness the chemo brought.

Often, I would come into the living room and she would have headphones on listening to a cassette. Yes, a cassette-this was a few decades ago. I finally asked her what she was listening to. It was a meditation that helped her visualize the cancer being eaten by super powered cancer fighting cells and taken out of her body. As I recall, she had a grand baby on the way and was determined to live to see this little one enter the world. What was a death sentence turned into remission through the power of belief.

Cancer did eventually take her life, but she left me with a gift. Belief is a powerful force that can change the traditional prescribed outcome to a situation. She taught me that there is much more to this world beyond what I can see and touch. I am so grateful for her gift beyond my pursuit of alternatives in healing.

John 20:29Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” NIV.

I believe in grace, mercy and forgiveness. I believe in a God who loves unconditionally. I believe that Christ came as a living example of that unconditional love who died and rose again so that I could have life eternal. I believe there is power in that belief.

What do you believe? How has God shown you His power through your bief? Share your experience here and breathe life and bring hope to others..

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