Why do some people get seriously ill, while others seem to thrive, even in the midst of an epidemic or pandemic situation?
KEYWORDS: Abraham-Hicks, beliefs, disease, emotions, feelings, health, law of attraction, philosophy, psychology, Seth, sickness, thoughts, wellness, worrying.
It is just a fact of life: Some people seem to have a “fragile” health situation where they easily get ill or physically injured or otherwise acquire various undesirable symptoms.
At the other end, there seem to be other people who always are healthy as horses, even in the midst of a health crisis, such as an epidemic or a pandemic.
The main question in this article is therefore this: How can we explain why some people get sick, while others don’t?
PART 1: THOUGHTS AND HEALTH
As I have pointed out elsewhere, your body is a mirror of your thoughts, beliefs, and emotions.
Now, this statement is not just a loose “analogy” or something; it is the way it is, according the authorized sources of the Law of Attraction.
Therefore, our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions literally create our bodies, every second of the day (Seth Speaks, p. 41):
“Quite literally, the ‘inner self’ forms the body by magically transforming thoughts and emotions into physical counterparts. You grow the body. Its condition perfectly mirrors your subjective state at any given time. Using atoms and molecules, you build your body, forming basic elements into a form that you call your own.”
And since our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions continually create our bodies, they also create our health.
In other words, our current health, or lack of health, is a direct result of our thoughts and emotions.
So if your health is vibrant, you did that with your thoughts and emotions.
And if you are suffering from some kind of illness or disease or other troublesome physical condition, you also did that with your thoughts and emotions.
Therefore, the story is always the same: Your current state of health is always only determined by your thoughts, beliefs, and emotions.
So in order to improve your health with the Law of Attraction, you must “steer” your thoughts and emotions away from certain topics.
What about No Thinking?
In strict terms, what I previously said is not entirely true. If you STOP thinking, your health would immediately become better.
This is because the healing Stream of Well-Being that our universe is built upon is an “automatic revitalizer” or “automatic rejuvenator”.
This rejuvenation might be experienced by using “stillness meditation” (of the type that Abraham-Hicks prescribes), in order to get away from thoughts, altogether. And when all thoughts stop, also the negative thoughts stop.
And because it is the negative thoughts that are hindering the Stream of Well-Being from reaching into your body and into your cells, by removing them, we are now allowing that stream to reach all destinations within our body.
To sum up: Your current state of health is NOT always determined only by your thoughts, beliefs, and emotions. If you could make it a habit to meditate each morning to raise your vibration, this would go a long way toward getting better health.
But, of course, the overwhelming majority of ordinary people are not doing that. Instead they are worried about this and that all day long, every day. So for them, the rule is as I first stated it: Your health is dependent only on your thoughts, beliefs, and emotions, and on nothing else.
Inoculated by Thought
The difference between people with positive thoughts and emotions and people with negative thoughts and emotions can be easily identified (by those who know the Law of Attraction) in times of epidemics and pandemics (The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events, p. 21): [note 1]
“Even in the days of the great plagues in England there were those smitten who did not die, and there were those untouched by the disease who dealt with the sick and dying. Those survivors, who were actively involved, saw themselves in a completely different light than those who succumbed, however: They were those, untouched by despair, who saw themselves as effective rather than ineffective.”
So the mental attitude of the survivors presumably were something like this:
I am a powerful being, and I am not a victim of my environment or of anything else. My body is full of energy and vitality, and nothing is threatening my state of vibrant health. I am certainly not ‘fragile’ or ‘vulnerable’ or otherwise afraid of the idea that diseases or illness would ‘attack’ me.
The main difference, then, between those who survived, and those who didn’t, was that the survivors had a very considerable dose of self-trust and self-faith and a firm belief in their own “health security”, even in the face of the circumstances surrounding the Black Death.
This is in stark contradistinction to those who did not survive. For they saw themselves as vulnerable, and victims, and “susceptible” to being “infected”. And they were constantly worrying about their health, and about their own life (would they, and their family, survive at all?).
So the average emotional moods of these two groups of people were very different: the survivors were probably at P1 (“weakly positive”), or, possibly, at a low-end of P2 (“medium positive”), while the non-survivors were at N2 (“medium negative”) or N3 (“strongly negative”).
The upshot of this is that the survivors made it because they had inoculated themselves with a “positive belief shot”, which made their own body immune to the viruses: the body synthesized its own defense against those diseases.
The non-survivors did not have such an inoculation, and therefore did not have such immunity. So they could not survive.
PART 2: REASONS FOR NOT BEING WELL
There are many reasons for why people get sick, and I am in the following describing three different scenarios.
It is important to note that none of the following three scenarios have anything to do with “external causes”: not being well has nothing to do with bacteria, viruses, or other so-called “dangerous” entities that are “invading” our bodies.
In other words, having a negative physical condition is ONLY about your thoughts, beliefs, and emotions.
A Wish to Die
The most “serious” diseases are for those who want to die. So whether we are talking about cancer or about Alzheimer’s or about the latest pandemic, that is what they are for.
Death is always invited by the person who desires it. No-one dies without wanting to die. No-one dies without having invited it.
This “death wish” may be explicitly expressed, even verbally, or it can be an almost unconscious wish because of one’s troublesome position in life, resulting in an emotional state of P3 (“strongly negative”).
So in a state of P3, where everything is more or less meaningless and hopeless, there may be a death wish lurking in the background.
In any case, because of the “death wish”, several ways to end life are possible. It may come as an accident, or it may come as a disease. In either case it is a function of their thoughts, beliefs, and emotions.
Worrying about Health
Another reason for health problems is that people worry about their health. Maybe they have some minor thing going on, but they start observing it and wonder: “When is it going away?”
And because of that attention, they start noticing that it does NOT go away, which makes them worry on a larger scale: “Is something wrong with my health, as a whole?”, “What have I done that caused this?”, “What could cause this?”
And the more attention they give to it, the worse their thoughts and feelings become. And then, after a while, maybe some new “disease” shows up, etc.
So worrying about one’s health will only make it worse.
Worrying about Other Things
But even if worrying about our health is a very bad thing to do, it is still not the only thing we can do to get sick. We can also worry about other things, beside our health.
And it is common that those worries also make our health worse, as Abraham-Hicks indicates (Money, and the Law of Attraction, p. 101):
“… it was not your attention to the lack of wellness that made you sick. Instead, it was your attention to the lack of many things that you desire.”
So we can worry about if we are getting that new job that we so desperately want. Or we can worry about whether or not our paycheck will come in the mail on time. Or whether our husband has an affair with that beautiful secretary of his. Or whether . . . .
The common denominator then is worrying. So if our goal is to master the Law of Attraction, then we must stay away from worrying about either our health or about our love life or about our job or about our kids, etc. Only then would we be building our health, instead of destroying it.
The Lack Factor
An even more general way of explaining the onset of bad health is by accentuating not just the idea of “worry” as being the causal factor for disease and illness, but that it is the focus on “lack” that is the origin of our health problems.
For why is it that we are worrying about our health? Because we currently don’t have enough of it. Why are we worrying about our paycheck? Because we currently don’t have enough money.
So many times (if not most times) our worries are connected to a perceived “lack” of something other than our health. And it is that perceived lack of something that then results in an actual lack of our health (and maybe an actual lack of other things as well).
There is no way around it. We are creating our own body and health all the time. Every single thought (and emotion) affects all the cells in our body. And because of it, our health and well-being is automatically affected by it as well.
So for those people who want to manifest more health and well-being for themselves (whether or not they are “seriously” ill), more health and well-being can be achieved with the Law of Attraction.
But we must, at the same time, also remember that creating more health is an additive process: we cannot continue focusing on our illness or disease or particular physical condition and think that we are going to get better.
And we also cannot focus on other problems, either. We must get away, as much as possible, from our tendency to complain about various “problems” in our life. We must get away from the idea of “lack”.
Instead, we must put our attention on the things we want: health, wealth, and happiness, and all the rest. And let our consciousness stay there.
- A famous book that describes the Great Plague of 1665 is Daniel Defoe’s A Journal of the Plague Year. This work, written fifty years after the plague itself, is a “half fiction, half history” kind of work. It is not recommended for students of the Law of Attraction, who should put their attention on more positive topics.
- Defoe, Daniel (1990) A Journal of the Plague Year. Series: The World’s Classics. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. [Link to book]
- Hicks, Esther and Jerry Hicks (2008), Money, and the Law of Attraction: Learning to Attract Wealth, Health, and Happiness. Carlsbad, CA: Hay House, Inc. [Link to book]
- Roberts, Jane (1994), Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul. A Seth Book. Notes and cover art by Robert F. Butts. Reprint edition. San Rafael, CA: Amber-Allen Publishing; and Novato, CA: New World Library. [Link to book]
- Roberts, Jane (1995), The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events. A Seth Book. Notes and cover art by Robert F. Butts. Reissue edition. San Rafael, CA: Amber-Allen Publishing. [Link to book]
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