There is a lot
of controversy about how much thoughts effect
health and if it does or does not affect our
health. In med schools doctors are taught that
up to 80% of every patient they see will be
a hypochondriac. See
my article about hypochondria for more information
about this unproven theory and how it is responsible
for causing harm to a lot of people.
is disproving the outdated hypochondriac theories
such as Dr. Emoto's pictures and Dr. Mark Hyman's
book "The UltraMind Solution" http://drhyman.com/
I have been
confused for years on this topic especially
since my youth I desired to become successful.
As life advanced I did not know why I suffered
from so many mental issues. See my Celiac
story. It motivated me to study aspects
of achieving success and for a time I subscribed
to the theory that my mind could control all
aspects of my life. After learning more about
health, I recognized there are other things
that block ones ability to control our life
with thoughts alone.
As I started
writing about the topic that our mind is not
the ultimate solution, that almost everyone
else believes, I received some critical comments.
Mind Power theories
became popular with Napoleon Hill who stated
that what ever the mind can conceive and believe
he can achieve. W. Clement Stone, Norman Vincent
Peale, Earl Nightingale and many others,
(in fact everyone who write about success) have
adopted this theory. I will refer to this theory
and the "Mind Power Theory."
Here is a link to a review of an article that
spoofs the Mind Power Theories.http://www.philvaz.com/apologetics/p95.htm
It is similar to my new book "My
Path" that chronicles my discovery of how
the mind works to achieve ones highest path
The question in my mind as I pondered how much
my mind determined my life and health was portrayed
in the pictures by Dr. Emoto a Japanese scientist.
For anyone not familiar with Dr. Emoto's experiments
here is a brief description. He took water from
the same source for matching pictures, separated
it into separate small viles, taped names or
statements on each, or played music, then let
it sit overnight, then flash froze it, then
sliced it and photographed it under a microscope.
After viewing these pictures there was no question
in my mind that my thoughts do affect my health
and my life. Many use these pictures to verify
that the Mind Power Theory is valid and the
most important aspect of life. It has been broadly
accepted and has become the foundation for success
advocates and medical practitioners. They suggest
that these pictures support the Mind Power Theory.
I suggest you look again at the pictures and
this time see that they are not just a reflection
of thoughts but of what a person or thought
is. This is best illustrated in the two pictures
of Mother Teresa and Adolph Hitler. It is not
the thought of these two people that is reflected
in their pictures, but what they were. In other
words the pictures reflect the goodness or lack
of goodness in each example.
This means to me that the water was not changed
by a thought, but by the value of goodness.
It is that everything in life has a value of
goodness or evil reflected or defined by positive
vs. negative. In the pictures goodness is reflected
with greater light and evil has less light,
darkness or lack of organization. Notice how
Mother Teresa and all positive thoughts or emotions
are organized as a crystal of light. Negative
things like Hitler are not organized and are
darker. The ones of music provide additional
proof to me that it is the mood or emotion that
is reflected not a thought alone.
If one is a Christian and studies Christ's
teachings they will note that He taught values,
emotional thoughts, not mind power. Many claim
that Christ's teachings about faith are Mind
Power and one can get anything they want through
faith. If one studies all the verses in both
the Old and New Testaments they will see that
Mind Power is opposite to the definition of
my faith article. Faith will not work without
obeying all God's commandments. Thus if one
claims to get accumulation by faith without
love and righteousness they are not getting
it from God, but another source. 2 Corinthians
11:14 and Christ's third temptation where the
devil offers wealth to worship him. Luke 4:5
When we put our hearts on accumulation or getting
anything we want, including health by Mind Power
we are worshiping the devil not God and the
devil will become our paymaster not God. Matthew
What this means is that the Mind Power will
work through the power of the devil, but not
in the ways that are in alignment with God.
Christ repeatedly taught that the emotion of
greed with the desire for money or power was
not the way to eternal life.
Our human frailty is to want Mind Power to
to give us anything we want. Many teach that
if one is sick, poor, or not successful in obtaining
money the are weak or stupid. Again that is
not what Christ taught.
For example if it were only Mind Power and
wealth, why did Christ choose to be born in
a stable when by birthright He should have been
born in a palace as the King of the Jews? If
wealth were important, why did Christ chose
to live a life of poverty without grabbing the
power of his birthright? Instead He taught humility
Next take the examples of great leaders in
the Old Testament of Adam and Eve sent into
a baron world to earn their bread by sweat and
overcome thorns and thistles. Of Job and his
trials of sickness, loss of children and wealth.
Isaac who endured years of hardship of bondage
by his father-in-law, then through miracle of
a stripped stick he was given great wealth.
Not by his Mind Power but by the blessings from
One of the greatest examples of the providence
of man is the example of Joseph the son of Jacob
who was sold as a slave and excelled to the
trusted manager for a wealthy man, who's wife
betrayed him, was sent to prison, became the
keeper of the jail and its keys, then second
in command of all Egypt. Then when he revealed
himself to his brothers, instead of being mean
or condemning them, he forgave them and said,
"you did not do this to me", but God
did it to save you from the famine. Genesis
Next consider the parable of the rich man poor
man and how the beggar obtained heaven and the
rich man condemned to hell. Luke 16: 19.
The greatest example is Christ submitting Himself
to persecution and death.
If one does not consider Christ or the Bible
than maybe they will recognize that the teachings
of Buddha, Mohamed and others condemned the
desire for money and taught the importance of
We are small in the sight of God and yet we
want to think our Mind Power can control the
Universe as if we are in charge and can get
anything we want.
Buy my book "My Path" or download
a free sample and see my path to discover how
ones mind must be used to obtain the best path
in life. http://joeholmes.info
* Dr. Emoto's pictures are
used with written permission provided I state
that they do not endorse me or my views.