“Thoughts become things – so choose the good ones”
Creative visualization can be a powerful tool to help you relax, reduce stress, and focus on your desired outcome after a breast cancer diagnosis. Many years ago, long before my breast cancer diagnosis, I purchased a book called “Creative Visualization” by Shakti Gawain. Shakti has written many similar books on using your mind, your creativity, your thoughts, to create what you want. I really like this particular book because she provides specific affirmations and visualizations for various aspects of life including health, relationships and prosperity. It is also relatively short and very easy to read.
I used creative visualization immediately after my diagnosis, prior to my surgery, and before receiving chemotherapy. Creative visualization is a form of meditation, using specific images and affirmations throughout the process. In the book, Shakti shows you how to “unblock” and open up energy channels, as well as clearing your mind of self sabotaging thoughts. Focusing in detail on what you want to achieve and giving it all your energy, from really deep within, is the essence of creative visualization.
If you choose to practice this, you may want to “visualize” your tumors shrinking, the cancer being removed from your body; your body healthy and strong. You could also focus on being healthy and cancer free in the future while playing your favorite sport again, going on a vacation, or laughing with family and friends. Or pick a date in the future, like a holiday, birthday, wedding, etc. and visualize yourself in that place in time happy and healthy.
Please do not underestimate the power of your own thoughts. Learn how to control your thoughts, visualize what you desire and use the unlimited energy from within to help you prepare for a most positive outcome.