The Power of a Miracle Mindset

The Power of a Miracle Mindset

By James Templeton

As a fifth generation Texan, I come from a long line of cowboys who know how to fight. My ancestors fought hard in the Battle of San Jacinto, and won. So when that doctor thought I was going to turn tail and run from a battle with Stage IV cancer, he had another thing coming, and I really gave it to him.

Anger came over me and I yelled at him probably like no one else had before. That Oncologist turned white as a ghost and walked out without saying a word. I didn’t care. He wasn’t in the fight with me. He just told me there was nothing else I could do and said, “Everyone’s gotta go sometime.”

He tried to take my hope away.

His treatment took me within an inch of my life! I crawled out of that hospital bed at two in the morning, believing there had to be a better way. And here I am, alive and well, sharing my story over 30 years later.

Make the Decision and Choose to Believe

No matter what you’re dealing with in regard to your health, you need to make the decision to do whatever it takes to reach your goal. Whether you want to lose a few pounds, boost your energy, have better skin and hair, or you’re facing a life-threatening illness, you have to believe you can do it. You can choose to be pitiful or powerful, and you need a miracle mindset to win.

Your Beliefs Affect Your Body

For over 10 years, cellular biologist Dr. Bruce Lipton has been teaching about the biology of belief. He learned, through his research, that the environment your cells are in controls the health of the cell. It’s not your genetics that are in control. Your brain releases the chemicals that control the genetic activity of the cell.

When you change your perception of the world, you change the chemistry of the brain. This, in turn, changes the health of the cell. If you look at your body or the world around you with anger or fear, your brain chemistry is very different from when you’re in love. In fear and anger, you shut yourself down as a means of protection. This turns off growth and suppresses the immune system, which is detrimental to a body that needs to heal.

You only have conscious control of 5% of your thoughts and actions – 95% of your habits are controlled by your subconscious mind.

Even though the majority of these habits come from the first seven years of your life, new habits are slowly but steadily being formed all the time. To give an example, when you learned how to drive a car as a teenager, you had to pay attention to how to do it. After several years, you no longer have to think about how to drive – it’s become a habit. In the same way, you can change your beliefs about your health and this will help you succeed – even at the cell level – if you just keep at it.

Develop a Miracle Mindset

Half of achieving your goal is your belief. No matter what it is I’m facing and no matter how bad it looks, my fighting spirit takes over and kicks out the “can’t do” mindset. The first thing that helped me to do this was to read the stories of others who had achieved what I was going for. I believed if someone else could do it I could, too. Study people who have succeeded in your goals and pattern your strategy after them.

I also learned to practice visualization. I pictured myself healthy and cancer-free. I did this whether I was lying in bed or going for a walk. I didn’t let doubt and fear creep in.

You can always find reasons not to do something – don’t let them win! Remind yourself why you’re doing what you’re doing. No matter how bad it looks, don’t feel sorry for yourself and press on toward the prize. And whatever you do – don’t give up.

I wouldn’t be around all this time if I hadn’t kept a laser-like focus on my health and left my old unhealthy lifestyle behind. Sure, there are times I stray a little and indulge in something that’s not on my plan. But I believe as long as I keep one foot on the path to health, I’ll be just fine. This approach motivates me to get back on track when I’ve wandered off a little, and it’s worked well to keep me cancer-free for over thirty years now. I believe it will work for you, too.


Comments (13)

  • Cheryl October 27, 2017 - 10:52 pm Reply

    Your determination is shining bright James! Thankful you are sharing your story.

  • Wilma October 28, 2017 - 12:52 am Reply

    We could all benefit from your Miracle Mindset in light of the current health and political climate. Well done.

  • Kathleen Sullivan October 28, 2017 - 1:37 am Reply

    James, your words just jump off the page and ignite so much great energy! So much HOPE! The power of attraction–this power of belief is SO TRUE. We tell our cells to live and to heal. I enjoy your story so much–my favorite is: love it when you walked out of that hospital at 2 a.m.! Thanks, James, you are very inspiring.

  • Paul Martin October 28, 2017 - 8:09 pm Reply

    Thanks for writing this. My brother has a stage 5 prostate cancer. I am sending him your blog today. I know it will inspire him to keep on fighting, like you did.

  • Teresa October 29, 2017 - 12:07 am Reply

    Thank you, James, for your encouragement and your example – for living what you believe and helping others along the way. Thank you for giving us Hope and practical knowledge about how to reach our goals even in the face of great difficulty. You make me wanna fight like a Texan!

  • Anne November 1, 2017 - 4:04 am Reply

    Beautifully written. Thank you for sharing and keeping HOPE alive!

  • Karen Knaier November 2, 2017 - 3:09 pm Reply

    Thank you for helping me believe “I can do it” !

  • Liz November 2, 2017 - 3:36 pm Reply

    Thank you for the inspiration and sharing your amazing journey!

  • Beth Weil November 3, 2017 - 5:11 am Reply

    “Study people who have succeeded in your goals and pattern your strategy after them.”

    Could you please tell me whose stories to read?

    • UNI KEY Health November 3, 2017 - 10:09 pm Reply

      Hi Beth – I recommend finding people who have successfully overcome similar health challenges and using what worked for them to set the foundation for your own strategy. This is what got me started and gave me the initial hope I needed — the first article I read was an article about Dirk Benedict’s book where he shared how he overcame prostate cancer with the use of the macrobiotic diet. We are so lucky to have so many resources available at our fingertips online these days and that is where I recommend people start. All the best, James

  • Carolyn M Aguirre November 3, 2017 - 8:28 pm Reply

    yes…Exactly! good reminder for all of us….thank you!

  • Heidi November 4, 2017 - 11:06 am Reply

    June 5th 2017.. the day my brother took his own life. Without going into great detail this has greatly impacted my family beyond the normal grief process. I’m doing whatever I can to keep my mom moving forward and believing life is still worth living.Her negative perspective during her life in general has impacted her health – physically mentally and spiritually. Im going to share your story with her and hopefully she will see the connection I have been telling her about for years.
    Thank you for sharing its stories like these that keep reminding me to stay positive!

    • UNI KEY Health November 6, 2017 - 7:44 pm Reply

      Thanks so much for your comments Heidi. My heart goes out to your and your family during this tough time. I have learned from my own experience that sometimes in life we have unfortunate things happen that just don’t seem fair and we just don’t understand. But, if we dig deep, pray or meditate on it – there’s a bigger purpose for us – a lesson we can learn from heartbreak and hardship. You can truly turn any negative into a positive when you lean on a higher power for guidance and understanding. All my best, James

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