Spiritually, Emotionally, Physically and Mentally!
We are in a continual healing cycle. We are such perfect machines, that our body and mind are healing as we breath and as our hearts beat. While we sleep, our bodies are free to do their job. Most of the time, though, the healing process needs our conscious help. In order to keep our bodies and minds operating in their top form, we need to do a lot of work ourselves.
I created this web page to summarize and feature some of the techniques for personal healing that I have come across and found to be effective and doable for most people.
The four pillars of healing are spiritual, emotional, physical and mental. No one is more important than the other because they are all so connected. Improving any one of them automatically improves the other. If I were to pick the one that I think holds them all together, it would be spiritual.
Now, I know that a lot of you would cringe at this, but I am not talking about religion. I am talking about our connection to our 'inner knowing', our inner self, and ultimately our self-esteem. When we know,really know that we are children of the Universe and that we are perfect, loved and intended on this planet, we feel good about ourselves. And when we feel good about ourselves, we take care of ourselves because we accept and love ourselves. Our mind heals our brain, and our brain heals our body.
Profound? Awesome? Yes!
If you have never believed in a 'Power' greater than yourself, it doesn't mean that you are not spiritual. You can't help but be spiritual. It is intrinsic to you. We are all connected to the Universal Energy and Intelligence and no matter how hard you fight against it, you still are.
If you are a loving, caring and generous person, that's all you need. What we put out into the world, we always get back. That is often called 'The Law of Attraction'. That law, like the 'law of gravity' is always working. If you are not attracting into your life what you want to have in your life, then it's time to take a look at what you are putting out into the Universe. I believe that we can profoundly increase our self-esteem if we believe that we are connected to our 'Source'. That connection and 'inner knowing' of that connection imparts a feeling within us that we are important in the scheme of things. We feel loved, special and unique. We also feel safe in the world, knowing that we have all that it takes to create our life the way we want it to be.
Meditation Can Change Your Life
Did you know that meditation decreases the risk of death by stroke, heart attack, and death, in general. Many people who have taken up meditating on a regular basis have changed their lives dramatically. Meditation is one of the best ways to relax and can assist in getting to sleep as well as laying the ground work for a more restful sleep. I could go on and on about the benefits of meditation. For more information and tools for better meditation go to this website:
The order in which we heal is not carved in stone. As I mentioned before, anywhere we make changes that heal, will heal other areas of our life.
In order for us to heal from emotional wounds, we must first realize that they exist. We must face up to what has happened, or is happening to hurt us and be prepared to do what it takes to deal with it. That is a challenge in itself as we have a tendency to pretend that things are another way. We want to ignore it and hope that things will get better. Sometimes, we are afraid of what the people in our lives will think of us if we admit to what is not working for us. Most times we are afraid of what will happen to our lives if we start to make changes in it. We are afraid of the unknown even if what we are living with is unhealthy and damaging to us and our loved ones.
Without the awareness that something is unacceptable in our lives, nothing will change. Without the courage to admit to and find a solution for it, nothing will change. Without the motivation to move forward with the solution nothing will change.
Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is the easy to use self-help tool that’s got the health press taking notice. Nicknamed "acupuncture for the emotions" EFT is providing rapid relief from anxiety and negative emotions for thousands of people the world over, every day. This technique is exciting and doable. Click Below
"Being complacent with your life robs you of all that you are meant to be and have".
When you start to make changes in your life that contribute to your spiritual and emotional well-being, your body will change. It will be able to do it's job more efficiently because it will require less damage control. When our thoughts and feelings are happy and positive, our brain makes the right connections and our body heals itself. When we start to feel better about ourselves, we are inclined to take better care of our bodies. We all know that regular exercise and eating healthy foods is the best additional gift we can give our body. Remember to always get 7-8 hours sleep every night. Our body needs to regenerate and heal.
" Our body is the vehicle that has been given to us so that we can experience the world. Treat it with respect and reverence."
The brain is a fascinating organ. It is, in my opinion, the last great frontier. I believe that as scientists, we have studied everything that we have set our eyes on but little of what we cannot see. The brain is one of them. It is responsible for everything our body does; eating, sleeping, breathing, moving, and so on. It lets us think, dream, reason and experience emotions. It keeps us alive!
Here is a question that I often ask myself. Where is the mind in all of this? I put this question in just to add a little spice. I don't know the answer.
Anyway, having a healthy brain, keeps our body and our mind healthy. A healthy mind means that we can think clear and focused and can understand and make rational decisions. We can learn new things easier and retain information better.
Stress is detrimental to the brain and hence the mind and body. Stress is caused when things in our life do not fit into our comfort zone.
That is a very broad definition of stress. We all have stress in some form or another. Some of it is necessary for survival, but most of it is unnecessary and damaging to us.
Here is a personal story to explain the profound effect from making important changes in ones life.
Last year was one of the most stressful years of my life. There was not a single thing that was working for me. All of the pillars were crumbling.
I made some drastic changes as I knew that my health was suffering badly. I couldn't remember what day of the week it was and whether I had eaten lunch or not. I was forgetting information that had been in my memory banks for years and I even had difficulty finding my way where I had been before. It was as if I was getting old very fast. Since I had reached what I call the 'bottom of the barrel' with what I could handle, I left it all behind and gave up worrying about what people would say. It was like being reborn. Four months have passed now and I feel healthy, serene and mind-sharp. I can play chess now and win.
" We always create a meaning for the events we confront; that meaning then becomes how the events occur for us. We then think how events occur for us is an accurate description of reality. It is not. It is merely the meaning we have placed over reality. It is the filter through which we view reality and it determines how we actually experience reality. By Morty Lefkoe of ReCreate your Life.
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Western Medicine verses Naturopathic Medicine. Do You Know The Difference?
If you have been living with an ailment for some time and are carrying around a container and schedule of pharmaceutical medications, it’s a probable fact that you are not getting better. It is also a fact that the route cause of your illness has not been addressed.
Our bodies are healing machines. We are created with such perfection that as soon as we become out of balance, our body with its amazing immune system goes about its job of removing the offending virus, bacteria or inflammation. Homeostasis, or balance, is the natural state of the human being. When we are asleep, our body repairs us. It goes about the task of building new cells, removing toxins, and maintaining our health, to the best of its ability. I say to the best of its ability because we often give our body opposition with unhealthy lifestyles. When we don’t take care of ourselves, we become ill and hence Western Medicine comes along and gives us a pill to take the discomfort away. It sometimes works. But it never goes to the route of the imbalance. And as we mask our symptoms, our body works doubly hard to combat the toxins from the pills as well as still trying to maintain balance. The human body is so intelligent!
I am not saying that Western Medicine should be abandoned. I know that it never will be. We need it. Science is wonderful. Technology is wonderful. We can transplant hearts, sew limbs back on, replace knees and hips and any number of things to save and extend our lives. But there is a piece of the puzzle missing. That piece is prevention and wellness.
Naturopathic Medicine is based on the knowledge that our bodies are capable of keeping us healthy. Naturopathic medicine treats our body, mind and spirit as a whole unit, which it is. Instead of just treating the symptom a naturopath treats the whole person.
I have not seen a Western Doctor for quite a few years. I don’t like taking medications and that is all they are willing to do for me when I have a symptom. Last year I had what I thought was bronchitis. A thorough scanning of my body (and that is a different experience) and he said that I had an infection. He gave me an immune builder, which is loaded with vitamins and herbs and told me to use a little hot water vaporizer with eucalyptus. In three days, I could breath freely and it was a week or so before I felt myself again. My own body was allowed to do the work. My husband experienced the same thing a few months earlier and went to a western doctor who prescribed medicine costing more than $200. My visit to the naturopath was quite a bit less than that. The reason I tell you that is because our medical system does not support alternative medicine and many people will not go because of that.
I would love to see all people educated on the importance of healthy eating and exercise as well as living stress free and happy. This is the best way to be healthy. I am apt to think that the people with power and money in our society are not interested in our becoming healthy and empowered. But that is the subject of another article.
Putting yourself first sometimes means not caring about other peoples' opinions. Put in another way 'what you think of me is none of my business'