Dear A.M. Costa Rica:
Was this so called miracle of a physical healing actually made by the pope or was it Ms. Mora’s own thoughts changing her own physical reality or condition? There are many that believe in miracles from God. There are others that believe the power of thought can cause what we might refer to as miracles. There have been thousands of healings that have happened over the millennia. Was it an act by an outside force or the actual ability of what our thoughts can create or change? At this moment there is still much skepticism on both sides of the aisle.
I have personally seen people have physical healings that would be considered miracles performed by alternative therapies. One such therapy is called neuro-linguistic programing and time-line therapy. These therapies change your neuro pathways to think differently and thus can also heal or make physical changes in your body as well.
A good example of this is stress. What is stress? It is our thoughts that cause this stress. These thoughts that produce mental stress can cause a number of negative physical conditions. Such conditions as high blood pressure, heart problems, eczema, and the list goes on. So, if we are able to cause these diseases through our thoughts, we can also cure diseases through our thoughts. In the case of the woman who prayed to the pope, she may have been so intense in her thoughts that she was able to heal herself as so many have done in other alternative methods.
There are many books regarding this subject. Three come to mind. One book is called “Evolve Your Brain” by Joe Dispensza. The book” by Louise Hay, “You Can Heal Your Life,” is a great read about thoughts and dealing with health issues. Another good quick read in regards to this way of making changes in your life is a book called “Spience.” It brings science and spirituality together and how to make positive changes in your life whether physical or mental.
I guess I will leave it up to what you believe. But until you have researched thoroughly the power of thoughts, I wouldn’t come to any quick negative judgment in regards to our thoughts being able to change our health for the better.