Can it really be that simple?

I was reading about Emile Coue (a french psychologist who practiced around the turn of the century) last week. He was originally a pharmacist and noticed that when he handed out medicine, and said positive things about the drug to the patient, that they would get better faster.  He said things like, “Well, here’s something new from Paris that has just arrived. They say it’s powerful and I’m sure it will help you. Take it and it will do you good”,  and people would come back healed. This was in the late 1800’s. He realized the immense power of the mind to heal and spent the rest of his life helping people by teaching them how to “change their minds.” What really caught my attention was the affirmation that he had people say to themselves every morning and every night:

Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.

Is it possible that something so simple and easy to do (and free ) can profoundly change our lives? Does it have to be complicated, expensive, time-consuming or difficult to be effective? Is it possible that we have all of the power that we need within our own “minds”?   I have been saying this affirmation for the last week, especially at night, when I wake up. I sort of sing it to myself because it is also close to a line in one of my favorite songs by John Lennon, Beautiful Boy, (the line in the song goes; “…every day in every way it’s getting better and better….”).

So to all of you “beautiful boys and girls” reading this…here is the song (hoping it uploaded) …maybe give the affirmation a try and let me know how you are getting better and better I’ll keep you posted on me too!

12 thoughts on “Can it really be that simple?”

  1. Video didn’t load…it wasn’t that simple!!! trying this one.

  2. I love this! I find that doing just a little energy medicine routines make me feel really good. I want to reinforce that avenue of joy!!

  3. “Imagine”

    I am getting better and better
    It’s fun living life today
    Affirmation it can change me
    Make me a follower of the Whitefeather way
    In religion they call it prayer
    In my world positive remains a mainstay
    I will never be perfect
    Thats my burden to bear
    Imagine a world one step further
    Remove the I’s n me’s and turn them to we’s
    The world would keep getting better and better
    Like a lullaby humming in every country

  4. You are pretty amazing! Thank you!

    Beautiful Boy….how it resonates with me in so many ways..

    Smiles of the heart flow into the air
    as if
    blown through a bubble wand..
    and just
    float aimlessly around
    changing colors

  5. I’m on board, Mary! Every day in every way I am getting better and better. I’ll let you know my progress… stay tuned! 🙂

  6. Mary — sitting here with the clouds hanging heavy with rain. Although some would pronounce this as a gloomy day, I would call it a beautiful day. I throughly believe in the idea of affirming each day with a positive note. Your mantra is one I plan on adopting. I have a large old wood framed blackboard in my bathroom where I write inspiring words — “Every day in every way it’s getting better and better” will now be placed on the blackboard.

    Let me mention a story about the power of the mind/body connection. Several years ago I went through a tough illness. I had doctors come and go that were helpful but still I hung on the edge. Then one day a small woman doctor was taking over for the day while my regular doc was away. She bubbled with stories of her father who had been very sick. then she stopped and looked me in the eye and said, “you know the body heals all if you let it.” And I took her suggestion and let the body heal through a mind/ body connection of positive thinking and it worked. Amazing to me.

    Enjoyed your post — barbara

  7. What a beautiful and poignant video. Thank you so much for posting this.
    I had a medical procedure a year ago and started going into some kind of reaction to the novocaine or whatever they were using – it was in the doctor’s chair and I could tell they were a little worried. I started repeating to myself, “I am getting better and better every day in every way.” Perhaps I got that from my mother whose grandmother would have been the same age as Dr Coue – anyway I started repeating it and relief came immediately. After it was over the doctor came to me and asked how I had done that. I told him! I think it was hard for them to believe but they could not but believe what they saw.

  8. John Lennon… great is THAT! Love this Mary, and I also love all the comments that were posted. You have some terrific followers out here.

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