Our subconscious mind protects us by making us sick!!


A person's with a cold about to sneeze

Although your conscious mind has the power of reason and can therefore decide the best action to take, it is the subconscious mind that determines the state of our health.

Our subconscious mind determines whether we are going to be well, be sick, break an arm or leg, have a stroke, have cancer, have eczema or any other health problem we may be facing. All these are a direct result of the thoughts, beliefs, and emotions that are held within the subconscious mind.


It is called the subconscious mind for one very good reason—its thoughts, beliefs, and emotions remain hidden from us until they manifest in some unexpected way—and this is, more often than not, through an illness.


The subconscious mind Is not the enemy

I don’t want you to think our subconscious mind is our enemy. Far from it, our subconscious mind is always protecting us—even when we are sick, it is there looking after us.


Behind every illness or health problem there is a positive thought or emotion or belief. But while we are trying to overcome our health problem, it’s not always easy to see a positive.


Let me explain a little further.


The subconscious mind cannot judge, nor can it tell time, it can only say ‘yes’. Whatever we take into our subconscious mind at any stage of our life will influence us until such time as we recognize the thought, belief, or emotion and set it free. Once we let go of these negative thoughts, beliefs and emotions, our mind returns to a core of well being, and we begin to get well again.


Read more about the power of the subconscious mind: Your get whatever your subconscious mind wants!


The Mind Always Tries To Protect Us


Marika Mulqueen climbing to the summit of Mount Ventoux on a bicycle.
Mountain killer: Marika gets to the summit of Mount Ventoux. Photo: Marika Mulqueen

For instance: Marika Mulqueen is only the second woman in the world to ride the Tour de France stage for stage in the race times of the professional schedule. (The last one was in 1910, on a heavy bike with no gears.) She rang me to help her get rid of a bad cold the week before she was to ride the Tour de France route. She was extremely worried. Not only did she have to fly to France, she also had to ride 3,500 kilometers in three weeks! She could not afford to be ill.


We worked on all her fears of not being able to complete the Tour, her fears of holding the men up, and her fears of not being fit enough. (She had not put in any really serious training for this event, as it was a last-minute decision of hers to enter.)


Marika was dealing with many issues, including not being able to speak the language in each country she would pass through on the Tour.


So her subconscious mind gave her an ‘out.’ It gave her a cold. Now she had a good excuse if she didn’t ride well—she was sick.

Fortunately, once we recognized and released these thoughts and emotions, her mind was able to let go of the fears and consequently the need for the cold while we talked on the phone She found she was improving dramatically and by the next day, she was well. She was able to fly out to Europe and she completed the 3,500-km ride in three weeks and made history.


Marika’s cold is a classic example of what the mind can do: it will give you a way to avoid something if you need it.


So the saying that things happen for a reason is true. Once you know the reason behind your problem, your mind will let it go, and you will recover.


Sometimes our subconscious mind can manifest an illness to give us what we feel we lack in our lives




We usually assume that all people want to live a long and healthy life. This is not necessarily the case. The first lady came to see me because she was dying of metastasized cancer and her family were suggesting everything they could to help her get better.


As she came into my office she said: “Before we do anything I am letting you know that I do not want any therapy at all. My sister drove me here and she is waiting outside so if we could just talk for about half an hour, I will then pay you and leave.


I will then not come back. This will keep my sister happy that I have come to see you, I will be happy that I have had no therapy and you will be paid for your time.” WOW!! To say I was surprised would be an understatement.


Naturally I wanted to know her story and why she was pretending to get help and then refusing it without even giving it a chance.

She told me her story:


“I owned a restaurant that was going very well until I made some stupid decisions. It was my own fault. I wanted to do things my way and would not listen to anything anyone said.

My business went downhill and eventually I declared bankruptcy. I was totally to blame.

Had I not been greedy and just did what was working I would have kept the business, had a good lifestyle and been free to enjoy the things I like.


After the business was closed down I developed cancer and I knew that it was because of the bad business decisions I had made and the humiliation I felt wherein I had lost all sense of self -worth.

But what has been wonderful is all the sympathy I am getting …all my friends ring me every week to see how I am going and I feel loved and valued.

I know that if I get well they will forget the cancer and I will be just another business failure and I can’t handle that. I do not want people to think badly of me – so I will die and they will remember me with sympathy and kindness!”


Nothing I said could dissuade her from this path she was on and so she happily passed away a few months later.


For more stories like this please check out my book Free to be Healthy (how it has helped many people live disease and illness free - and it can help you too - to remove the emotions on which an illness can grow or to help you remove an illness you already have)


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