The Surprisingly Effective Healing Protocol: Abandon It
My business partner Lisa Hayes had a complicated knee surgery after a car accident earlier this year.
She was diligent in following doctor’s orders to physically condition prior to surgery and also for physical therapy after the event.
Throughout the process she intended swift recovery and full healing.
You might know that one of the measurements doctors and therapists use to gauge successful recovery is to see the knee bending to 120 degrees. That’s what everyone was shooting for.
A couple months into the process, with some progress but still feeling the injury, Lisa realized “you can’t solve a problem by focusing on it, no matter how well intended.”
Which is why she quit her recovery process altogether.
No more physical therapy.
No more special exercises.
No more doctor appointments.
In her words:
Too much of my attention and focus has been flowing towards getting better and not nearly enough has been flowing towards being better.
Instead she decided to go for walks, to get on her yoga mat, and to go out and play again.
After making this decision she and her hubby went to a show and then dinner.
It involved about 25 blocks of walking, but neither made any fuss about whether she needed to be driven or whether she was limping. Just a blissful evening with her sweetie. (Who also happens to be a physical therapist.)
I already love this story, but this is the part that gives me goosebumps … in Lisa’s words:
For weeks I’ve been trying like mad to forcefully bend my knee to my goal of 120 degrees. Sunday night during a wonderful candlelight massage from my beloved, I was turning over on the table when he gasped. Not too surprisingly when he was watching me move, my knee “magically” bent further than he’d seen it bend since before the accident. He dove across the room to get his handy measuring tool, and I’ll be damned if it wasn’t bending to 121 degrees.
How cool is that?!
I’m not saying everyone should give up their healing protocol on a dime. But I am suggesting that when we focus on healing we can’t help but activate something to heal from.
Maybe the best way to recover health is to find a way to engage the vibration of wholeness and wellness as best we can right here and now.
I used Lisa’s trick this morning for a different kind of manifestation …
My favorite black cat was nowhere to be found when the day began. Cher was last seen slipping out an open window last night, but she doesn’t like to be out for more than an hour at a time. So it was very unusual (and I admit concerning) when she was still awol this morning.
Over the course of three hours I wandered the house and yard calling her name, as if she were a missing cat, before I realized my vibration of looking for her, while meant to call her home, was reinforcing her gone-ness. I followed Lisa’s lead instead. I stopped looking and went to work as if all was well and she was easily accounted for.
She showed up meowing on the front porch within minutes.
PS – Lisa is leading a new gathering to share these concepts and more with fellow manifestors in a private 12 week program called Lifescaping. She hasn’t advertised it yet, but you can email her at email@example.com for more info.