Janet Pearlman

Living in the Stream of Yes

Thoughts Key to Healing

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We can put focus on our thoughts when we find ourselves with a bodily condition we do not want. Let’s look carefully here at what we can do with our inner attention to assist ourselves.  (and yes, we use “physical” treatments too. ) What does an empowered response look like when faced with uncomfortable disharmony of the body?

Set the Scene

Rhona noticed that her left leg was unhappy.

Her gait slowed and the limb felt heavy and tight. R would prefer this discomfort to represent a minor inconvenience and be gone in a day or two.

This star had the habit of blaming herself for much and before she caught herself she thought, “How did I cause this? What did I do wrong?” Her mind scanned for “reasons” for a bit, her mood lowered, she felt tired. Dear Rhona was worrying.

Of course, this behavior is common in our culture: notice the condition, get upset, review it a lot. What are some alternative responses?

For a few years Rhona had begun noticing her mood and her thoughts. Catching on, this dear woman noticed her flowing adrenaline and fearful thoughts.  “Hey,” she asked herself, “What do I want now? I know it is NOT this condition.”

To start R reached for distracting herself thereby allowing more ease into her awareness.

Helpful Thinking

First, R recalled that she is alright with disharmony. She knows that:

  1. Well Being Abounds in, around, and through her and is already at work to heal her.
  2. Distraction from this blip is as easy as listing things to appreciate.  “My food is delicious tonight. I love how much freer and energetic I feel after yoga class.”
  3. Discomforts on this path of life are not only to be expected but provide fuel for growth.
  4. Recovery is underway. Revitalization is rising up in the mist of discomfort.
  5. Lessons on healing come to me.  The additional rest promotes health.
  6. I visualize and experience my leg as whole and perfect now.


Going through her day she affirmed that she was doing fine and feeling more comfortable each day.  R put special focus on how well she was moving and what she could enjoy. She was more careful on her food plan, took extra vitamins, used energy healing on herself and more. She allowed improvement bit by bit and kept her mind on appreciating.


In a few weeks our protagonist’s leg felt improved. After having been uncomfortable, afraid and worried, J felt energetic and satisfied.

Like reveling in sunshine after a rainy day, when our dear one weathers a bit of a “crisis,” she experiences a switch to the better in a way that she would never have felt if all always went without a hitch.

Today Rhona relishes the experience of being able bodied and the insights gained when she slowed for her healing.

As maintenance, this restored being does yoga regularly along with her exercising.  Each day she deepens her trust in Well Being.

The program of keeping focused on health and wholeness has paid off for R and continues to do so! Paying attention to her thoughts laid the foundation for her to know her strength, her power to heal and her full recovery.

Do you have a tale of how you used your shift in attention to recovery from injury or illness? Please comment with what worked for you to keep your perspective and lift your spirits. Let’s share our successes!

About the Author

Janet Pearlman is a spiritual teacher, counselor, healer and artist. She has a gift for inspiring others to know themselves compassionately and to develop skills of empowerment. In her forty-three-year journey of self-discovery, she has deeply studied the teachings of Abraham-Hicks, Ernest Holmes and more. Janet offers individual sessions by phone and in person. Please contact her at jpearl@streamofyes.com to arrange an appointment.


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