Disease commonly begins in the energetic or spiritual realm before it manifests in the physical.  Spiritual issues such as ignoring the intuitive voice/ true self, living a non-soul based life, acquiring energetic attachments and energetic disconnections between body, mind and spirit eventually affect the physical form.  On a mental level thought patterns and beliefs contribute to disease by creating energetic patterns that often are associated with emotions.  Over time the patterns affect the physical body.  It is possible to achieve health, wellness and peace of mind by addressing the source of the issue in the energetic/spiritual realm thereby affecting the mental, emotional and physical.

The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care. And let it spring from love, born out of concern for all beings.