Visualization is a relaxation technique related to meditation. In the visualization you imagine being in an environment that increases your well-being. It differs from meditation by focusing on positive images to overcome negative emotions and to master your stress.
You sit or lie in a relaxed position and concentrate on breathing, just as you do with meditation. You think of something that for you means peace and security. Perhaps you imagine that you are lying on a summer meadow while the sun is shining and small nice insects are buzzing... Or maybe you are lying on the dock in the sun on a summer day while the waves are slowly gurgling you to calm...
Choose something that feels right for you and stay in that feeling for a few minutes every day. The exercise below can be done on your own, under the guidance of a therapist or with the help of a CD-recording. You can buy the CD at the Era Nova bookstore or through EcaP / Bernie Siegel http://berniesiegelmd.com/ , email email@example.com.
EcaP (exceptional cancer patients) is an organization created by Bernie Siegel for severely ill cancer patients. There is a lot of audiovisual material and audio material in English that you can greatly enjoy if you can speak the language. Don't forget to request the right format for Europe. Also visit https://chopra.com/ , email firstname.lastname@example.org
Also in Finland there are doctors who practice visualization therapy in groups or individually, e-mail Muller-Niesteadt@hin.ch. Despite a foreign appearance, these people speak Finnish and often visit Finland.
Visualization exercise for cancer patients
Begin the exercise by calming your mind.
- Concentrate first on forgiveness. Forgive real and imagined trespasses you have experienced from different people.
- Now spend about 5 minutes cleansing yourself
of negative thoughts, including feelings of fear that you have about your
illness. Visualize this thought energy as black colour. Imagine a vacuum
cleaner moving from head to toe, suctioning away all the darkness, all the
black that is created by the fear and the pain. I will remain quiet for a
moment while you do this.
- Now visualize a pale blue shimmering light
above your head – it represents your spiritual guide whom you call upon for
help while you transmit loving thoughts. Concentrate on your breathing, for
about 5 minutes, counting your breaths. Check your breathing and imagine
inhaling harmony and exhaling disharmony. Your aim is to harmonise your
breathing and your own biorhythm.
- Now imagine that your higher consciousness
is an ever growing golden balloon, there to protect your body. Tell yourself: I
want the part of me that is immortal to protect the part of me that is mortal.
Now begin your most intense concentration. Pull the clean white light out of
the balloon and send it like a beam of strength into your bodily organs. Since
your white blood cells are the strength and power of your immune system you can
picture them as bubbles that attack the dark cancer cells and explode them with
the power of light over darkness!
- If you are receiving cytostatics, support
the treatment by sending out a lavender colour, as if you could see it like the
light from an infrared lamp, and let the lavender shine all over your body.
Lavender is the colour of wisdom and spiritual strength.
- Now send green colour to heal the cells that
have been damaged by the cancer. If you want you can mix the green with the
blue from your spiritual guide during the most difficult periods. Choose your
own version or mix and imagine that the green is a running liquid which repairs
and heals you from the inside.
- The final step is to again conjure a
shimmering blue light around your head to maintain your mental fortitude and
control over a weakened body. Expand the blue into a shield around the outside
of your body. Feel how the healing power of this love light envelops you inside
and out. Imagine that you are in a state where you are protected and carried
and end with the mantra: heal, heal, heal!