I just had a possible revelation. Curious as to anyone’s thoughts. I was re-reading my manuscript about my myofascial pain (aka TMS) journey for the millionth time and in it I talk about the time in 2009 when I had what I call my Six Golden Weeks. —For 6 weeks, I was nearly pain free after 4 years of misery. I thought my brain finally caught up to my body after 2 years of knowing about the mindbody connection. I was cured!! I was envisioning going back to work (after stopping 4 or 5 months earlier). I had my life back!! But after six weeks of feeling remarkably better, I slipped back into pain. Now, almost 10 years later(!!!), I still haven’t gotten back to that state. The Six Golden Weeks started when a friend told me that Sarno’s Divided Mind had cured him. So I immediately read the book. When I finished it, I read Scott Brady’s Pain-Free for Life: The 6-Week Cure for Chronic Pain. (I had already read The Mindbody Connection 2 years earlier.) So it just hit me today, maybe my brain misinterpreted Brady’s book title!! “... The six-week cure...” Did my subconscious read that as I’d be cured for only six weeks??? (Instead of it taking six weeks to be permanently cured??) It took only about a day for my brain to shift in 2009 when my friend told me that The Divided Mind had cured him. I felt the shift even before I got the book. But I immediately got it and read it, determined to maintain the near state of painlessness I was feeling. Then I read Brady’s book. I was so excited and determined to keep the shift alive. ... It lasted for 6 weeks, then it was gone. I’ve blamed it on me catering to someone else’s needs. Because the moment I felt myself slipping back into pain, I had catered to someone else that day—something I figured my subconscious didn’t like since it probably wanted me to take care of myself more instead. But maybe that wasn’t it (or not all of it). I know my subconscious is incredibly powerful so maybe if there’s any merit to this realization about the book title, I can only hope that bringing it to the light will disempower it. Hey, I feel like I’ve tried everything else! So why not hope for this to work? Maybe by writing this down, my brain will realize the book was talking about a permanent cure, not a 6-week cure! Anyone else have really quick shifts like this? Note this “quick shift” in 2009 was after 2 years of doing Mindbody work and I had already dramatically reduced my pain in 2007. But I had a car accident earlier in 2009 that spiked things up again. So in the bigger picture it wasn’t really just a one day thing, but there definitely was a dramatic change in one day.