There is so much sickness about and so much talk about it. There are so many ads giving us gloomy predictions about health matters. We believe in sickness and we give it a lot of energy.
I have health challenges myself and I believe health challenges are like any other challenge – they are teaching us something we need to learn.
I have been learning so much from my own health challenges.
The experience has helped me to understand very clearly that what we think, has so much power.
When I think weakness, I feel weak. When I think strength and affirm my strength, health and power, I feel much better and have good energy.
When I say I’m tired or think tiredness, my whole body responds with tiredness.
When I think energy and vitality, I lift myself up and feel better.
Our minds have so much power and realising this will help us to change our mindset, our attitudes and beliefs, around sickness.
Then there are the physical symptoms we may experience.
Our learned reaction to symptoms is to get rid of them as quickly as possible. This is really interesting. We don’t think that there is anything else to do about them. Sure aren’t they wrong, bad, in our way, a nuisance?
I am suggesting a very different possibility – that symptoms are messages telling us something is out of balance.
We need to listen to them – not get rid of them.
We need to listen to the messages the symptoms are giving us so that we can understand what in us needs healing and balancing.
A headache could be telling you that you are dehydrated and could bring your attention to the fact that you don’t drink enough water. It could be letting you know that you are tense. If you wake up with a headache it could be telling you that you ate or drank something last night that doesn’t agree with you. Doesn’t it make sense to try to understand what the headache is telling us so we can make the necessary changes?
It’s so different to listen to the message and to write about what it is telling you.
When we make space and listen to ourselves – to the dis-ease we are experiencing – it’s just a whole different way of going about life.
Doesn’t it make sense to try to understand the meaning of a symptom rather than to cover it up and go on living in the same old stress?
Now, we have largely accepted the idea that the way to deal with symptoms and sickness is to take medication.
Patrick Holford in his book “Food is better Medicine than Drugs” wrote about a doctor in Norway. He set up a clinic where people could get support to change their diet and lifestyles as the way to deal with conditions such as late onset diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and such. He has had great success and people have healed these conditions without medication.
His solution is to change diet and lifestyle.
So when we change our attitudes and beliefs around sickness, listen to symptoms and what they are telling us is out of balance and when we are prepared to make dietary and lifestyle changes, we are taking back our power to be healthy.