Friday, April 27, 2007

Self Mastery Through Conscious Autosuggestion: Part Eight

(For the next week or so, the Successful Living blog will post the complete book, "Self Mastery Through Conscious Autosuggestion" by Emile Coue. Coue, a french doctor, was one of the pioneers in the field of autosuggestion - now known as affirmations or self talk. This is his seminal work.)

Chapter 8
How Suggestion Works

In order to understand properly the part played by suggestion or rather by autosuggestion, it is enough to know that the unconscious selfis the grand director of all ourfunctions. Make this believed, as I said above, that a certain organ which
does not function well must perform its function, and instantly the order is transmitted.

The organ obeys with docility, and either at once or little by little performs
its functions in a normal manner. This explains simply and clearly how by
means of suggestion one can stop haemorrhages, cure constipation, cause fibrous
tumours to disappear, cure paralysis, tubercular lesions, varicose; ulcers, etc.
Let us take for example, a case of dental haemorrhage which I had the opportunity
of observing in the consulting room of M. Gauthe, a dentist at Troyes.

A young lady whom I had helped to cure herself of asthma from which she had suffered
for eight years, told me one day that she wanted to have a tooth out. As I knew
her to be very sensitive, I offered to make her feel nothing of the operation. She
naturally accepted with pleasure and we made an appointment with the dentist.
On the day we had arranged we presented ourselves at the dentist's and, standing
opposite my patient, I looked fixedly at her, saying:

"You feel nothing, you feel nothing, etc., etc." and then while still continuing the suggestion I made a sign to the dentist. In an instant the tooth was out without Mlle. D turning a hair. As fairly often happens, a haemorrhage followed, but I told the dentist that I would try suggestion without his using a haemostatic, without knowing beforehand what would happen. I then asked Mile. D to look at me fixedly, and I suggested to her that in two minutes the haemorrhage would cease of its own accord, and we waited. The patient spat blood again once or twice, and then ceased. I told her to open her mouth, and we both looked and found that a clot of blood had formed in the dental cavity.

How is this phenomenon to be explained? In the simplest way. Under the influence
of the idea: "The haemorrhage is to stop", the unconscious had sent to the
small arteries and veins the order to stop the flow of blood, and, obediently, they
contracted naturally, as they would have done artificially at the contact of a haemostatic like adrenalin, for example.

The same reasoning explains how a fibrous tumour can be made to disappear.

The unconscious having accepted the idea "It is to go" the brain orders the arteries
which nourish it, to contract. They do so, refusing their services, and ceasing to nourish the tumour which, deprived of nourishment, dies, dries up, is reabsorbed
and disappears.

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