For those who don’t yet know…I’ve been poorly for the past three weeks.  I did mention it here…just a little, but I have a need to revisit it.

Ever since we got back from our trip to Los Angeles.  In fact the very next day, first one virus hit me right between the eyes…oh no…that was the second one, the first one gave me a cough and a cold and a temperature.  Suffice it to say I’ve not been my usual chirpy self.  But the good news is I’m no longer contagious and can actually go out and visit the world again and believe me I have…as fast as my wobbly little legs would carry me.


The world has many things to share

Oh yes, you’ve been on a plane…they’re full of germs and bugs and its easy to get sick when you travel.

Ummm no…that’s not it.

It’s the temperature changes…L.A has huge shifts in temperature and people get sick…a lot.

Ummm no…that’s not it.

It’s all those late nights and early mornings…your resistance gets lowered and its easier to pick up bugs and nasty little viruses.

Ummm no…that’s not it.

It’s me.  I did it…all by my lonesome.  Nobody did it to me.  Nothing did it to me.  There isn’t anything that can be done to me…I do it all.  We are supreme within the circle of our own consciousness, and within our circle the entire drama of life is re-enacted over and over again.

Moving into different states of mind

There are an unlimited number of states of mind we can occupy. The state of health, the state of sickness, of wealth, of poverty, of being known, or being unknown – all are only states of mind and we are always in one state or another.

I fell into the state of sickness, not deliberately, because no-one chooses to be ill… but unwittingly; and because I give it life, the state became alive and grew, bearing its fruit which I must confess I haven’t much enjoyed.  Too bitter for my liking, I’m a mango kind of girl, sweet and juicy fruit please. But there I was...’all me own work’ as they might say in certain parts of England.

Detachment can help

It could equally be said of anything in our life, we fall into a state, and like a tree it grows and bears fruit that might not be to our liking. Its fruit may be that of poverty, or distress, heartache, or pain.

And then we have to detach ourselves from our less than lovely harvest by making adjustments in our imagination.  And then return to that new state over and over and over, until it feels as natural as the old state did, with its bitter fruit.  At first it might feel uncomfortable, but as you visit it regularly, like wearing a new pair of shoes, it begins to feel comfy and its naturalness causes us to constantly return to it, and we make it real.

Moving beyond the physical reality

I’d like to tell you how easy it was to detach from my unlovely harvest…but I can’t…because it wasn’t…my eyes hurt and I couldn’t see very well…my throat hurt…I had a temperature and felt…well lousy.  But so what!  I persisted in returning to my new state of better health…and each and every night I revised my day.

And each willing thought, each receptive, considerate, loving thought, each joyous and fulfilling thought I entertained was energy I invested in my healing.  It was a good investment…and it took a while, but I’m okay with that…I like the return on that particular investment.

How ready are you to detach yourself from any current unlovely state?  If I can do it, I know you can…I believe in you.

Encourage one another.

Love Elle.





Eric Kilby




Elle Sommer is the author of 4 books and a workbook. Her latest publications are a series called The Power of Consciousness, and you will find all three books in this trilogy now available on Kindle. She shares quotes, inspiration and positive vibes on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. And her greatest desire is to encourage and inspire others to create not just a good life, but a phenomenal life.


  1. I have long believed that I could talk myself out of being ill… any mom will tell you that, when the family needs you and you simply cannot take the time to wallow in bed, there are times when you feel something coming on and tell yourself “oh, no, you don’t! You are not sick, you are well, and you are going to go about your day as usual!” AND IT WORKS!

    Where this principle fails me is with more serious illness, like my friend with Stage IV breast cancer. I can’t wrap my head around how she could have created this, has the power to either continue in it or be rid of it, or that I could help her by imagining and believing in perfect health for her.

    • Elle

      Carol I’m so very, very sorry to hear about your friend. And I truly understand your feelings on how these laws operate under such difficult and complicated circumstances. I too had questions and challenges when my Mum and my husband had cancer and I wish I knew all there was to know about how consciousness works…but I don’t…I’m always learning.

      There are some who say resentment, powerlessness, anger, resistance, or fear, to name but a few, will contribute towards illness and dis-ease. Not that knowing this makes it any easier to bear when those we’re close too and love get sick. And it’s always about the vibration we occupy, created by our feelings.

      One thing I am sure of, and that’s holding your friend in the mental space of joy, love, happiness and peace would be a wonderful gift and if that’s too hard, maybe affirmations would work for you. We are all so unique in our expression of consciousness. There is no right or wrong way.

      When my husband was sick and I imagined the outcome I wanted, after some weeks I discovered, in no uncertain terms that I had to ‘let him go’. Our consciousness cannot be imposed on another…but I had held us both in the highest vibration I knew…and it made a difference.

      As I write this, Anita Moorjani came to my mind when in her fascinating book she said “I was shown how illnesses start on an energetic level before they become physical.”

      Another thing I know is that your higher self is a piece of the Divine creative source and aligning you and your friend with this all powerful, all loving consciousness will give you the power and strength to keep your attention focused on the highest energetic vibrations you can imagine.

      I will imagine the same for you and your friend and perhaps everyone who reads these comments will take two minutes out of their day to do the same.

      Many Blessings Carol to you both.

      Love Elle.

      • Thank you for your kind response, Elle. As it happens, I also found out that a dear friend of my husband’s, his “second dad,” has passed away of lung cancer. While I am sorrowful, i am also dwelling in all the wonderful memories I have of him and imagining peace for my hubby.

        I am imagining peace and wholeness for you, also. Thank you for helping me.

        • Elle

          Sorry to hear that Carol and I so appreciate you investing time in imagining good things for me. One of the beautiful things about imagining for others is we have no old beliefs about them standing in our way, and since we have these good vibrations in our consciousness we attract more good things for ourselves. Always a win/win. *Love* how these laws work.

  2. Hi Elle,

    So glad you are feeling better. Sometimes with not as serious illnesses, such as a cold, our bodies just need a bit of a break. Happy you are up and around. When we focus on healing, it does seem to come to pass a bit more quickly.

    • Elle

      You’re so right Cathy…sometimes we leave ourselves till last…hmmm wonder what reflection that is. 🙂

  3. I am so glad you’re feeling better, Elle! I like to think that if I ignore it, it will go away when it comes to feeling sick – sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t 🙂

    Take care!

    • Elle

      My personal experience Vidya is that I not only need to not focus on feeling sick, I need to deliberately keep my attention on feeling great…sometimes easier said than done, I know. 🙂

  4. Joseph Appaloosa

    I like the concept you put forth: that the time and energy we “invest” in our healing and in our spiritual expansion and in experiencing exactly what we desire in this world – does produce a return – always produces a return on our investment – 100% return 100% of the time . . . Thank you !
    Write on, Elle !

    • Elle

      Thank you Joseph…it’s always good to hear from you. The conversation is always interesting with you in the picture. 🙂

  5. I in a state of illness myself. I know exactly what you’re talking about. So far my thoughts that I so carefully construct at bedtime aren’t doing too much for me. Nevertheless, I know that attitude is always related so I keep on pressing forward.

    • Elle

      I am sorry to hear that Glynis…and I know what you mean about pressing forward. It’s truly the only way. If we can crowd out all thoughts and ideas other than our perfect health…or at least outnumber them…in ways we don’t know, in my case sometimes through means I would never have thought of, we begin to see signs of land. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope to hear from you soon how much better you feel. 🙂

  6. Elle,
    I love your message, thank you!

    My way of life is quite similar to yours. The mind/body connection is huge for me, as is energy movement. When I worked at the hospital in the midst of the swine flu epidemic, I didn’t get sick *at all*. Not because I had “superpowers” but because I was centered and in alignment. When I lived on the boat, which was my dream, I was diagnosed with Stage 3 cervical cancer…and people questioned how and why? It was residual from the places I remained not in alignment (and I am healthy and cancer free now–a few years later). Yes, you might call it a miracle that healed me, but I know it was presence and awareness and re-centering. Which is why these concepts remain important in my personal life and why my purpose is to share these wonderful tools with others.

    When I compromise, I invite compromise into my life; when I am centered and aware, I invite abundance and prosperity in all realms. *I* do that; no one does it to me, or as discipline, or reward.

    As you say, we may hold others in the highest possible light–a wonderful gift of presence–but we may not let them “borrow” our consciousness.

    Thank you for sharing as you do! Your light is radiant and refreshing!

    • Elle

      What a blessing it is Joy to have you share your story with us…and what a wonderful one it is. You are a great gift my friend, not only to me, but to all who read your message of love and hope, and I give thanks for you. 🙂

    • Joy, what a fantastic story! I am so glad you shared it, it helps me and inspires me.

  7. I was diagnosed with Stage 3 cervical cancer…and people questioned how and why? It was residual from the places I remained not in alignment (and I am healthy and cancer free now–a few years later). Yes, you might call it a miracle that healed me, but I know it was presence and awareness and re-centering. Which is why these concepts remain important in my personal life and why my purpose is to share these wonderful tools with others.

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