A good placebo can work miracles if the mind is inspired itself to do the work.
I truly believe that as we believe, so we receive. I mean, we tend to attract that which we need and sometimes want, into our lives. I believe God created us so that we can learn, evolve and maybe someday be the beings He meant us to be. It's not God who keeps us from being who we are meant to be, but ourselves. If we believe we cannot do something, well, voila, we cannot do it. For several weeks now I have believed I couldn't write this blog, that I just couldn't face the page as it were, and, well, blog it out.
Sometimes we just have to take our medicine, whatever medicine we may be prescribed. That may be a genuine anti-biotic or a pill that helps lower our blood pressure. It might be something that alleviates pain. Or it might be something that promises to lift our spirits. Of late, I think I have used or needed to use all of the above. It's been a rough period. But what I find is that none of these things truly work unless I believe they will. Faith. Just having faith sometimes leads to the cure.
Now I am not saying that cure is what we think it might be. It might be the release from all pain that comes from making that final transition. Truly, that can be interpreted as a "cure". It certainly ends all pain, all suffering for the one moving on. The ones left behind have to sort it out, but again, as you believe, so you receive.
And so getting back to this idea of a placebo, well, I remember years ago listening to a lecture by a well-known spiritual guru. Most of what he said really did make sense. He talked about "magic bullets". He was talking about simple things like aspirin or antacids. We attach healing properties to such things. But there is also scientific research that proves those things work. But why? I think the jury is still out. Given a placebo and told that it is a pain-reliever can produce the same results. Its a very individual thing.
I guess what I am wanting these days is a placebo to comfort aching hearts. I think if we had something that people could believe in just enough it would help them find their own inner strength. Myself included. It does work. God as I see it, wants us to be the vessel of His energy and inspirations. To inspire is to take in. That's all we need to do. Believe. Move through it and be still and know that even a placebo can relieve some of the pain allowing some healing to occur.
And so there you have it. Give me a good placebo any time.