Yesterday, a family member was in a car accident. Upon hearing the news, my body began to respond with an empathetic headache and back pains. . Through this experience, I am reminded, once again, of the impact of our thoughts and emotions on our bodies.
Being aware that my body responds to my thoughts and emotions, I began to calm myself down by recognizing the healing response to affirmative thoughts and prayers. I focused my attention of the healing life of God within me, giving thanks for her healing and for the healing of others who are suffering dis-eases of the body. Knowing that all systems immediately respond to the healing impulse, I gave thanks for the relaxation of my nerves and muscles. Within a few minutes, my headache had subsided and my back muscles relaxed. Upon arrival at the hospital, I found that she was alright, just shaken up a bit.
I am so grateful for this teaching and for knowing that prayer is the answer to all of our problems. This is a reminder, also, once again, to start my day with prayers and thoughts of gratitude. “If the only prayer you say in your entire life is “Thank You”, that would suffice.” Meister Eckhart