Posts tagged ‘positive’

February 7, 2012

How Will You H.E.A.L.?

It has been said that the power to heal is in your own hands.   It’s a nice saying if it were just that easy. However, when you are going through some tough health challenges or you are trying to heal a serious pain or injury that hurts like heck, it’s easy to get caught up with overdoing it with medication or painkillers.  Then sometimes our “pain” is not a physical pain but instead a heartache or depression over an emotional trauma.  In which case we turn to a bad habit or hiding out.  It could mean burying yourself in work and never taking time for yourself, turning to emotional eating to cover up the lack of sweetness in life or even surrounding yourself with people who want to wallow along in an on-going pity party.  No matter which way you look at it, the ability to heal ourselves doesn’t have a chance if we don’t give it one.

Granted we could spend the entire day (or year) describing all the different types of pain there is on the planet, today, that doesn’t matter.  What really matters is how do we heal? All in all, to heal is to make things better or to bring your mind, body, and soul back to a state of balance, wellness and health.  It’s the place where you feel happy, healthy and whole. Even further, to heal your Self in the truest form can only happen when a decision is made to Honestly Endeavor to Alter one’s Life.

Think about it.  Pain changes everything.  It’s a disruption that causes you to pay attention to something that needs you right now.  To heal that pain does not mean to mask it.  If you do, it will just come back again and sometimes in the long run, worse off than it was in the first place.  It also doesn’t mean to ignore it.  That’s like your tire blowing out while you’re in motion and you keep driving.  A multitude of things can happen and the damage can get worse, even deadly, if you continue.
1. Honestly assess the root of your pain.  This means to take the time to pay attention to your self and what is going on in your mind, body and soul.

2. Endeavor to take a lasting approach to your health rather than a quick fix to pain.  Get the support, guidance and help that you need to do things naturally and with long-term gains in mind.  Your mind, body and soul will love you for it.

3. Alter ones thinking and you alter ones health.  It’s that simple.  Not only can positive thinking affect you in a good way but, positive habits and positive actions toward a state of health rather than keeping ahead of a disease is a far better way to go in the long run.

4. Life is precious and if you begin to grow that one thought in your heart and mind you begin the journey of appreciating, accepting, and aligning yourself with true healing.

This year, how will you H.E.A.L.?  Post a comment below – I’d love to hear!

November 2, 2011

Pssst! Can You Hear Me? (it’s your body)

Most people are keenly aware of the seasonal changes that occur throughout the year.  Our brain indicators are: the month of the year, what the news reports tell us, how the holidays are advertised, how the weather patterns and temperatures change, and even the labels that society have put on them.  For instance, right around now is commonly known as “the flu season” or “the cold season” while spring is notoriously labeled “the allergy season”.  With so much bombardment of “outside indicators” telling us what time it is, what we should feel at this time, what we should be doing at this time, whether we should get sick or not at this time, do we ever really have to listen to our bodies?  Seems not.  But what if you tried it?  What do you think you would hear?

For the most part, people go by the “outside indicators” but whether they do or not, the body’s innate intelligence is diligently working and communicating with them at all times.  The key here being that we have to listen to our body in order to really hear it.   And by really we don’t mean the obvious like knowing when it is time to go to the bathroom or eat because your tummy said so.  We mean the small subtleties that we tend to push aside and choose not to hear.

Andrew Weil, MD said, Unless you learn to notice and be bothered by the early, subtle stages of illness, you will lose your chances of managing your body through its changing cycles by simple means and will find yourself more and more dependent on outside practitioners and the costly intervention of modern hospital medicine.

Many healthy people are not healthy because of “luck” or because the flu bug skipped over them.  They are healthy by choice.  (Yes, choice!)  They listen to their bodies and “train” themselves to hear when things are unbalanced.  They also are better able to recognize when symptoms are really serious or not.  With so many people being over-medicated today due to treating the disease process at the first sign of trouble instead of finding the root cause of the problem, it is no wonder that there are a number of people numbed out from the entire process of health within their own bodies.

We are not saying that medicine is entirely out of the question as it can be helpful in serious or life-threatening cases but taking medications for every little thing without “listening” and finding out why you got sick in the first place could mean bigger trouble over time.  Your body can become immune to drug doses and even to hearing itself.

If you want to experience health more than sickness or dis-ease, then it is important to listen to your body and get support around finding the root cause of what ails you.  If it is true that the more you focus on disease the more sick you become, then it must be equally true that the more you focus on your health, the healthier you become!

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