“Pain is often a message from our inner self spoken through the symptoms of our body.”—Daniel J. Benor

About Talk to Your Cells

The cells in your body have an intelligence and know what they are supposed to do. Each one carries the blueprint for your whole being. However, external environmental factors, your internal beliefs, and emotions modify the expression of the genetic instructions through the epigenetic switches. This technique is about interacting consciously with the intelligence of your cells by both questioning and instructing.


Steps to Talk to Your Cells

Step 1. Ask them what is going on in your body.

Your cells know. They know far better than any one else can diagnose. Use your Relaxation Response (chapter 5) to get yourself into the relaxed state. Then ask them:

  • “What is going on?”
  • “What is the cause of this discomfort?”
  • “Why are you getting my attention?”
  • “Is this discomfort Informational or Nuisance?”
  • “What action do you want me to take?”

After you ask each question, pay attention to the first thought that pops into your mind. That is the way the cells communicate their intelligence to you (besides triggering the nervous system). Pay attention to that first thought; don’t reject, judge, censor, or ignore it. Take that first thought as your answer, even if you don’t understand it. (Then ask for clarification).

Step 2. Follow the advice or instruction that your cells give you.

This information comes from your connection to the Super-Conscious, the timeless and divine wisdom of the ages.

Story: My friend said, “I am, going to the hospital emergency room when we finished lunch because my menstrual bleeding has been abnormal for more than two weeks.” I suggested that we do a hypnosis session first. In trance, I had her to ask her All-Wise, All-Knowing aspect of herself, “Is it in my best interest to check into the emergency room?”

Her answer was, “No! Western doctors have no answers for me. I need to go to a good Chinese herbalist and follow their instructions.” When she came out of trance, her question for me was, “What is an herbalist? Where did that come from? That’s a word that’s not in my vocabulary!” She went to an herbalist and is now better!

Step 3. Tell your cells what you want.

Overcome any cellular confusion by talk to your cells. Give them clear instructions about your desires. Think of it as altering your DNA, because in fact that is what you are doing. You are altering the expression of specific genes through flipping the epigenetic switches by your belief-backed speech.

Tell your cells how much you appreciate the work they do for you. Talk to the cells in that area of your body that is not comfortable and tell them: “Relax; Be comfortable; Be well!” Or use whatever words you find most meaningful for you to speak to your cells.

Story: One morning I noticed that my urine was pink. It looked like pink grapefruit juice. I went to my doctor who confirmed that I had blood in my urine. He gave me a form and said, ”Take this to the radiology department to schedule the series of tests marked on this form because there are 25 possible causes of blood in the urine and you need to take these tests to determine what’s going on.” At the radiology department I learned that the tests could not be scheduled in the remaining two days before I left on a 10-day trip with my wife, Dona.

Should I go on the trip before these tests, or cancel the trip? Then I remembered what I had only recently learned: “My mind is running my body” and hence my sub-conscious knows what is the cause of the blood in my urine. I also remembered “My body is designed to heal itself.” That’s when I decided to have a serious talk with my cells. I told my sub-conscious mind:

“Cells, I know you know what is going on because my mind is running my body, and I know you know how to fix this because my body is designed to heal itself. Therefore, I not only give you permission to fix the cause of the blood in my urine, I COMMAND you to fix it NOW!”

I repeated that several times, including as I was falling asleep that night. The next morning, my urine was normal color. Yea! We went on our trip and my urine remained normal color throughout the trip. When I returned from the trip I canceled my follow-up visit with my doctor. I never did the tests. I never had any further problem. My story of talking to my cells gets even more dramatic. You can find the whole story in Section III, R2. Self-Hypnosis Anesthesia Surgery.

Story: Another cell-talk story comes from my daughter, Danielle. She had a pain in her hip that nagged her for almost a year. It made it uncomfortable to walk and to sleep. Several doctors looked unsuccessfully for an explanation or remedy. Out of desperation, she began talking to her hip. She said,

“Nerve, if you are somehow pinched, move around and get yourself into a comfortable un-pinched position. Hip, whatever is going on down there, figure it out and do whatever it takes to get yourself comfortable. I have work to do and I need for you to be comfortable, so get on with it.”

She repeated these same instructions, perhaps with slight variations, every day. A month later she noticed that she had no pain. She has not had a recurrence since.

Story: In the children’s book Good-Bye Bumps!, Saje Dyer recounts the story from her childhood when her father, Wayne Dyer, suggested she talk to her long-standing face bumps (probably acne). The story recounts how she talked to her bumps and they went away.

Talk to your cells medical study

Study: In a trial with 93 spinal surgery patients at the University of California (Davis) Medical Center, those who received specific instructions about blood flow lost about half as much blood compared to the controls and a third group taught relaxation techniques. The physician instructed preoperative patients:“Tell your blood to move away from the surgery site.” (Preoperative Instruction for Decreased Bleeding During Spine Surgery reported in Anesthesiology. 1986; 65:A245.)

Notice the simplicity of the instructions given to the patients and the absence of procedures and detailed wording. It was simple and brief: Ask certain cells for a specific action. Implied in this simple command is belief that the cells have sufficient intelligence to know HOW they are to accomplish the action requested. Notice the efficacy seems to have been independent of exactly how each patient interpreted the doctor’s instruction and how they spoke to their cells. These were not investigated and, judging by the overall results, seem not to have mattered.