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EXCERPTS ON SUGGESTIVE THERAPEUTICS FROM THE CAYCE READINGS

     Then, in the suggestions that we would make when the body is sleeping, resting, there should be had those that will make for the better creative forces; for to reach the subconscious self it must be without the physical-mental self.  See?  Yet in the waking state, in the activity, there will be seen those reactions occasionally; at first possibly once a week, possibly once a day, possibly several times a day, dependent upon how persistent the suggestions are made with the active forces that are being set out in the system from the physical angle.  See?  Change the suggestions, then, in this manner, or to this:

THERE WILL BE, IN THE WHOLE OF THE PHYSICAL AND MENTAL BODY, THAT RESPONSE TO THAT CREATIVE ENERGY WHICH IS BEING CARRIED INTO THE SYSTEM.  PERFECT COORDINATION WILL COME TO THE BODY. THERE WILL BE NORMAL REACTIONS IN EVERY WAY AND MANNER THROUGH THE CREATIVE FORCES OF DIVINE LOVE THAT IS MANIFEST IN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THOSE ABOUT THE BODY.

      This should be repeated three to four times, until it has gradually reached the subconscious, or the unconscious, or the consciousness of the living forces that are impelling activity in a distorted condition, as to the balance in the mental forces of [271]. (271-5)

     Then, to keep these in balance and to guide these impulses, so that there may be a controlling of the impulse to the nerve system, we would - with the manipulations and the applications made [electrotherapy] - give the suggestions for the body to respond in a normal manner in the impulses created by the vibrations that are set up from the elemental forces in the body.  Such suggestions as this:

NOW THERE IS BEING CREATED IN THE IMPULSES FROM THE GANGLIA IN THE SYSTEM THE NORMAL REACTION TO THE SENSORY AND SYMPATHETIC SYSTEMS OF THE BODY. AND THE REACTIONS WILL BE A PERFECTLY NORMAL BALANCING IN THE MENTAL, PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL BEING ON THE BODY.

Q.  When should the suggestions be given?
A.  As the outline has been.  When the manipulations and battery actions are being given.  That means at the same time!       (386-3)

Q.  Would auto suggestion be beneficial to body?  If so, give suggestion.
A.  Auto suggestion is well in any case, especially of a developing mind, especially where coordination is result of nerve disturbance, either of a functional nature or mental disorder.  In this particular case, such a suggestion as this, as the body is sinking to slumber or while in slumber:

THE BODY IS PERFORMING ITS NORMAL FUNCTIONING-PROPER. THE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL WELL-BEING IS COORDINATING IN A PROPER MANNER AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO UNTIL THE BODY IS WELL AND STRONG AND CAPABLE OF RESISTANCE IN EVERY NORMAL MANNER.  THE SYMPATHETIC FORCES OF THE BODY WILL FUNCTION IN A PROPER COORDINATING MANNER, WITH AND FOR THE BEST IN THE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENTS FOR THE BODY, AND YOU WILL SEE SAME AND TELL ME WHEN AWAKE OF THE THINGS AND CONDITIONS YOU EXPERIENCE.

      Then, when these are told, from period to period, take cognizance of that as must be corrected by the imperfect conditions and obstructions as will present themselves to the body, making or altering the suggestions as needed for the correction of such mental and subconscious conditions as present themselves.  These suggestions must be given, not merely as reading same, or something to be said, but with an earnestness as is desired for the body, and with that earnestness as is given will the response be.       (758-25)

Q.  Is there anything that can be done towards her mental attitude in carrying out the treatments?
A.  As these are gone about properly, we will find there will be little or no great trouble in inducing the body to do these; for with the first and second application there will be those periods of suggestion when the massage is given for the necessary quiet, by being positive but not by forcing issues for the body....
 Q.  Any special suggestions to be used for this body?
 A.  These as we find will come more with the changes as are brought about.  The suggestions as we find should be given when the massages are being given, and should never express anything other than constructive and quieting and peaceful reactions!  But these should be a nominal result and not a set rote for the body.  But quiet, loving, peaceful, gentle kindness finds its reaction in any and every form.       (1310-1)

Q.  How may we overcome her resistance to this treatment?
A.  As indicated, it can only be done by the conversation - the gentle, gentle, gentle activity towards reasoning with the body; which apparently is reasoning against no reason.  Yet ONCE taken, these we find will change a great deal.
Q.  Do the results of her resistance, yelling and crying, raise her blood pressure or cause reactions offsetting benefits of treatment?
A.  They have.  Hence, as we have indicated, we will change the rate of the vibratory forces and work them with the body- influence or body-vibrations themselves - through the Radio- Active!
      Make suggestions more and more; and if it becomes necessary, HYPNOTIZE the body.  (1553-4)

Q. Are Dr. Garrett's mental suggestion treatments helpful and should they be continued? A.  As we find, and as indicated in the manner in which the suggestions have been able to DIRECT the body in that as would be of help, these are helpful to the body.
      We would give, then, that it is well to continue the suggestions; making them more and more of a spiritual as well as a positive nature to the mental body.
Q.  Are there any special suggestions which he should make?
A.  Just as indicated, suggest to the SPIRITUAL self as well as to the mental self.
      Here are directions, for consideration at least, for any or all who would make mental suggestions to individuals: There is the physical body with its attributes - as the functioning of the organs of the body.  Through this there is the MENTAL activity with its associations or its use of the flexures and reflexes of the same organism by the centers directed from or through impulses as controlled in the brain, see?  Then there is the spiritual body, which acts with and through those activities of the physical body - and the nerves or mental body - to produce that which is creative or reproductive or activative in the ability for reproduction of itself in and through same.
      Hence suggestions that are more and more of a constructive, creative nature, and directed to the impulses through which the mental forces and influences are active, will and do bring the greater helpful forces than mere positive statements to the mental to do or not do, see?       (1553-5)

     As the mind becomes longer distance between the hallucinations, when treatments are given, keep the suggestions until it reaches the inmost being of the body, correcting itself from within, through the Divine in self.      (3996-1)

     This (hypnotic) subjugation should be made by one that gives the massage and adjustments of the centers in the cerebrospinal system ....
     This may be begun by the one so manipulating, insisting that the body (during the time of treatment) keep entirely quiet, and the operator talk continually, with the suggestion necessary for the improvement in the body, physical and mental, see?  for, with these conditions, this would gradually bring about this subjugation with the centers where the cerebrospinal and sympathetic are at junctures with each other, as [are] seen in the cervical, the dorsal, and in the whole of the sacral and lumbar region.       (4506-2)

     In the applications for the mental forces in the body, as these changes come about, we will find that the suggestions as are given to the body - both in the normal state and especially as the body rests - will be much more responsive will they awaken within the body those of the spiritual abilities of a body.  These should be given in a positive, but not in a forceful manner - that is, insisting or making - so that it becomes rote!  but rather as that necessary, which must be felt as much by the one giving suggestions as one feeling them; for without the giving in the proper manner there cannot be the proper reception.       (5483-1)


Note: The above information is not intended for self-diagnosis or self-treatment.  Please consult a qualified health care professional for assistance in applying the information contained in the Cayce Health Database.  
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