In the past I would have said that the best thing about having a cold is getting to just lie around doing nothing other than resting. But the truth is I'm really good at doing that, and do it often, without needing a cold as my excuse! ;)
So, this time around, I experienced a new best thing: the bliss of simply imagining how awesome it's gonna feel to feel all better.
For real. It was amazing.
I don't remember the last time I had a cold that lasted so long, so it's a good thing I have a powerful imagination. There were numerous times over the past couple of weeks that I felt totally blissed out, excited, ecstatic just thinking about how great total health and wellness will feel. It was as if I was actually feeling it, not just thinking about it.
And that got me thinking.... Why not do this with any type of problem or any situation of lack? Why not think ourselves into feeling how we would feel if we had what we wanted?
This isn't really a new thought of mine. These aren't new questions. It's actually part of the Essence vs. Form work I've done with Laura Lavigne and am also trained to facilitate in others! It's also a concept shared by those who talk and write about the power of the subconscious mind and/or law of attraction.
But what did come to light while feeling so good, so blissful at times, in the midst of a nasty cold was recognizing why it's easier in some situations than in others. For example, if I have a cold, I know without a shadow of a doubt that it will go away and that I'll feel healthy again. I may not know when. But I know, 100%, that total health is coming my way. So, there's total trust. Total faith. A deep knowing that it's true. Zero doubt.
But what about when there's something in your life you've never had? Or rarely had? It can be harder to really believe that it's coming your way if you've never, or rarely, experienced it. And yet that belief, that trust, that knowing it's on its way is an essential part of getting what we want. Letting go of trying to rush or control or force the timing and how it happens, and yet still believing, still knowing, that it--whatever it is--will happen, that's the key.
And if we feel good by just imagining we have what we want, then who cares how long it takes anyway?
So, the best thing about having a cold, in my opinion, this time around? Lots of practice in feeling good regardless of the conditions, while also savoring the excitement and bliss of knowing the conditions will change for the better one way or another.
Rebecca Clio Gould is a Certified Sheng Zhen Teacher and Holistic Wellness Coach. Her specialties include self-love, embodied joy, women's sexuality, spirituality, surgery preparation, and trauma recovery. She is also a Supreme Science Qigong Instructor, Essence vs Form Coach, and Award-winning Author of "The Multi-Orgasmic Diet: Embrace Your Sexual Energy and Awaken Your Senses for a Healthier, Happier, Sexier You."