The information I am about to share with you is purely based on my own experience with dis-ease. If you are reading this article I can only assume that either you or someone close to you might be suffering and you are looking for encouragement and practical assistance. Please, however, keep in mind that opinions & information contained in this article are mine, and mine alone, as this is related to my personal journey back to wellness. Please also understand that we as individuals are all unique and therefore may respond a little differently to various forms of treatment. Nonetheless, I sincerely hope that you can find some useful information contained in the following paragraphs.
When we fall ill, become dis-eased, or are experiencing pain the body is communicating to us that we have reached our physical and psychological limits, and our body is now sending out a desperate cry for help. This applies to any aches and pains you may be experiencing.
Getting rid of pain seems to be our number one priority, as pain undermines our morale, our initiative to do things, even our interest in getting well. Those of you suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis know all too well what I’m talking about.
However, something most people don’t seem to understand is that our bodies and minds are inseparable, therefore they will sicken together and they need to be healed together. It is the person and not the dis-ease that requires healing. Allopathic medicine treats/masks only the symptoms of the disease, whereas holistic medicine treats the patient not the disease.
A healthy diet, laughter, courage, tenacity, love and consideration for others and a connection to one’s own understanding of spirituality are all positive aspects for healing, as healing needs to take place on three levels, namely our physical, emotional, and mental levels.
So, step number 1 is to take a closer look at our own lifestyle and ask ourselves some very important questions:
- Do we eat a healthy diet? By this, I mean plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables (tinned vegetables, pre-cooked meals, carbonized drinks and fast foods do not constitute a healthy diet, as all of them contain harmful preservatives and pollutants.)
- How much daily stress are we exposed to, and how much baggage from our past are we still focusing on?
- Are we getting enough exercise on a daily basis?
- Are we really happy, or are we to preoccupied with negative thoughts?
- Do we drink enough water?
- Are we well rested?
We need to be totally honest with ourselves when answering these questions; otherwise, we are just kidding ourselves. If you are serious about healing your body, and there is no doubt that you can achieve this, then a few minor adjustments on your part may be required.
In my following posts, I will go into further details with regard to healing the various aspects of our physical and emotional well-being as well as other useful tips.
Until next time….