7 Affirmations for Self-Healing
Article written by Donna Miesbach on Chopra Center
You have the power to help your body heal itself. Whenever you’re hurt, use these affirmations to help bring your thinking and your choices back in line with basic principles that support the alignment of the physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
1. My body knows how to heal itself, and is doing so even now.
The body is naturally a self-healing mechanism. It is constantly maintaining and restoring itself. You know this to be true because your body has been doing it ever since you were born. Think about all the cuts and bruises you’ve acquired that have closed up and gone away.
2. My body tells me what it needs.
The body speaks to you in many ways. Sometimes the signals come as hunches or silent impulses, at other times they come through feelings of comfort or discomfort. Listen to whatever the body tells you. It never lies.
3. I honor my body’s wisdom by trusting the signals that it sends.
When you override or ignore what the body is relaying, you interfere with the body’s natural healing process. Sometimes the body does not want to do what you would like to do. When you honor the body’s message, you honor the body’s wisdom.
4. Every part of my body carries out its tasks easily and naturally.
The body is an intelligent energy system that maintains its inner harmony freely and easily by adhering to the infinite wisdom that supports and sustains it.
5. My body is attuned to the wisdom of the universe.
The body is a microcosm of the universe. Just as the stars move in harmony with that great macrocosm, so are the body and all its parts designed to move in sync with the natural rhythm and harmony of the universe.
6. Joy is my body’s keynote; vitality is its song.
The body does not know stress, yet when we interfere with the body’s natural healing work through poor diet, lack of exercise, or other unhealthy choices, the body’s ability to function at optimum efficiency is compromised. When you listen to the body and honor your body’s needs, vitality improves and joy awakens in your heart. You know you are in sync with the body’s wisdom when the body “hums” with vitality and joy.
7. Gratitude and peace flow through my mind and body like a clear, healing stream.
Whenever you see and know the truth, whether for yourself or for others, that truth becomes a healing stream that flows out and supports those for whom you pray.
Affirm these universal principles whenever there is a need for healing. After all, prayers of healing are acts of compassion, and compassion is a form of love. Give yourself the gift of love that carries healing in its wings.