“You can compel a certain part of the body to preserve health for a short time, but if you do not have the consciousness of health, you cannot keep it.” (Emmet Fox)

Life is a state of consciousness.

What does it mean that if you do not have the consciousness of health, you cannot keep it?

You may be cured of something for a short while, and something else will crop up as another health issue or health concern.

If you want to sustain health, you have to work on your mind. You put energy and time into creating new thoughts.

You might think that you can’t control your thoughts. They just seem to stream through your mind nonstop all day like a train with a series of cars all joined together.

Yes, you can control your thoughts.


Well, first you decide that you want to change your thoughts. You want to have more positive thoughts.

When you’ve had hepatitis C for a long time (i.e. years), you develop what I call “the hepatitis C mindset.”

You think about hep C, you plan your schedule around your having hep C – you might be tired so you have to get adequate sleep and rest; you have to be able to make arrangements to leave social activities; you may have to arrange a work schedule that will accommodate the fatigue; your eating routines all revolve the virus to keep it at bay as much as possible.

Hep C can rule your life. It affects your thoughts. It affects your brain.

Are there certain things you can do to change your thinking, to get more of a handle on your thoughts?

I think there is.

It doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time. You can change your brain.

It starts with you. There is hope. There are ways to deal with the brain fog, the lack of clarity and the challenges with focusing.

One of the best ways to deal with this is the use of affirmations.

I know what you might be thinking. Affirmations are just made up sentences with the hope that they will change my thoughts.

They are much more than that.

Emmet Fox states that they are the declarations of higher reality to help you retrain your brain. Retrain your brain? You are changing your brain. One step at a time. Breathe. Relax. Don’t be overwhelmed.

What is a declaration?

It is simply a positive statement written in the present tense clearly indicating your desire or intention.

What is a simple affirmation for health?

I am moving more and more in the direction of increased vitality.

My body heals quickly and easily. I am fully healthy both physically and mentally.

My body is always doing its best to create perfect health.

You get the idea.

Give some thought to a few (i.e. two new affirmations). Try them on for size.

Write them down. Do this now.

Memorize them. Repeat them several times a day when you wake up, on a break, before you go to sleep at night.

When you “change” your mind, you change your health.