The human body is simply the vessel for emotional and spiritual beings that we are. And you cannot possibly heal your physical body alone from symptoms of pain, illness or disease, without also healing your mind and spirit. Balance; it's always about balance. Our well-being, lack of well-being or dis-ease is a direct result of the energy flow of each of these parts equally. This is why treating your symptoms of discomfort or pain doesn't work. You need to heal the part of you that created the symptom of discomfort in the first place.
Our physical bodies were designed to be self-correcting with numerous healing systems of checks and balances. The autonomic nervous system is just one of the systems in our body that shows us this. This is the system in our bodies that is responsible for control of the bodily functions not consciously directed, such as breathing, the heartbeat, and digestive processes. This system includes the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system.
The parasympathetic nervous system, also known as the rest and digest system, is what conserves energy as it slows the heart rate and increases intestinal and gland activity when necessary. The sympathetic nervous system's primary function is to stimulate the body's fight-or-flight response. Fight-or-flight is a physiological response to a perceived harmful even, attack or a threat to survival. This entire autonomic system's design helps prepare the body to cope with stress and threats, as well as returning the body to a resting state afterwards.
Bear in mind that times of the past generations were much simpler. Most families back then consisted of two parents, one of which was usually taking care of the children while the other worked to support the family. Times of today are very different and the challenges of two working parents or in many cases, single parent families are many. Oftentimes, most of us run around scattered most of the time trying to get all of the necessary things accomplished in a day with no time for rest.
Due to this consistent stresses of life during these times, we are generally living most of our days within the sympathetic nervous system. Understand that our bodies were not meant to be in a constant state of fight-or-flight response system. When our bodies don't regularly return to a period of rest afterwards, it wreaks havoc on our organs and systems with all of the hormones being released on a constant basis from being in the fight or flight response. Hence, creating aches and pains, illness or even disease. This is our bodies way of telling us to stop, listen and slow down, of which, most of us rarely do.
This is only one of the physical systems of checks and balances our bodies were designed with. Now let's think about our emotions. When you live in a constant state of fight-or-flight, your emotions tend to get scattered and less than positive. The negative emotions of ongoing stress, depression, anxiety, constant excitement and even possible emotional pains of our past are all traumatic emotional energy.
The negative emotional energy also gets channeled into the physical body, showing too, as the aches and pains in our daily lives. This is our bodies way of trying to dispel this energy and in most cases, if you stop and listen to your body, these symptoms ease and your body recovers naturally. It's when you continue to ignore your body, that it creates longer lasting effects such as illness and disease.
So stop treating your symptoms of pain and listen to your body. Take the time to rest. We all need a reset button for ourselves every day to stay healthy. I'm not saying that you can't be Superman/Woman and get it all done in a day, because you probably can and most likely do. Most of us have grown accustomed to this daily way of life, but at what cost? Is it worth your health? This is such a difficult lesson for most but think of your loved ones around you. Don't you want to be there for them in a healthy and balanced state for years to come? Because I'm pretty positive that they want that for both of you, and for them too.
When your feeling imbalanced, not well, or have aches and pains, remember your body is trying to tell you something. And oftentimes, physical issues manifested from a less than positive emotional place. So treat your entire being with balance and rest to help you to determine the root cause, which you can then deal with and heal fully. Throwing medication at a symptom will simply mask it, while the core issue is still very much alive. Core issues continue to fester and grow and, and at a certain point, they make you stop and listen.
I'm living proof of that, having had thyroid cancer at the age of 37. My symptoms started when I was 27 but I didn't stop to listen to my body. I send you these healing tips from a place of love in the hopes that you may not have to go through a life altering disease like I did. Again, it's so important to understand that you cannot heal the whole of you, without healing each of the parts.
Take time to do things that are relaxing to you every day. Even if 15 minutes a day is all the time you can spare, aren't you worth it? The correct answer here is yes. Do something just for you, that you love, that makes you happy and whole. Balance and center with some quiet and calm time for you. You'll be amazed what a little bit of well deserved you time can do for you. You will slowly but surly start to notice those aches and pains slowly fading away, that your feeling a bit more positive or maybe you start sleeping better at night. Ah, the magic!
If you would like help in easing the aches and pains of life that is possibly of a deeper emotional energy that needs released, please reach out for a 15 minute consultation. See if Reiki Healing Energy is right for you. Or if someone you know could benefit from this article, please share it so that everyone has the opportunity to heal their life.
Love and light,
“We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up or fight like hell.” ~Lance Armstrong
“Cancer is a word, not a sentence!” ~I don't know who wrote this, but it's my personal favorite!
That damn C Word. It truly doesn't have to be a sentence! Have you had a family member, close friend or anyone near and dear to your heart who's been affected by it? Have you had to watch someone endure the pain during treatments? Have you witnessed this person become a shell of the person they once were? If you have, you know how very difficult it is to hear the word, let alone even think about it. As a cancer survivor, and someone who's watched numerous loved ones lose their battle, I know personally how hard it is. But what we could all fight against it?
As a cancer survivor myself, I can attest that Reiki has saved my life in more ways than one. Sadly, it was through Reiki and my healer that I learned what love truly felt like within my being for the first time in my life. I also learned that mind, body and spirit are all connected. Truly, it wasn't until I got my emotional state of being on board in the healing department, that my body began to heal completely.
Let me explain by saying that all aches, pains, illness and disease begin in the mind. It was the continuous negative self talk that began in my mind, created blockages and density in my physical body, manifesting my cancer. I personally, had ingrained in my mind that I was not worthy of many things, such as being important enough to have an opinion, to be able speak my personal truth, or even being important enough to put myself first. I certainly didn't feel worthy of being loved, let alone, know how to be kind to and love myself. This self talk continued deeply for years and manifested that damn C word within me twice before I realized why.
I'm living proof that Cancer can be just a word! There are so many things we can do in an effort not to assist the body in manifesting disease in the first place. But one of THE most important things that I did for myself was to be my own medical advocate, finally. More on that here. The second most important thing I did was to break the negative pattern and change my internal recording. I did this with regular Reiki Sessions and meditation so that I could feel the love within that I was missing. For me was huge. I also carried a rose quartz crystal in my pocket every day for quite a while as a reminder that I was worthy of love. And I vowed to myself that I would do kind and loving things for myself, which was and sometimes still is very difficult for someone who always puts others first. For me, this is a constant daily effort, but today, I am healthy and whole. You can be too and I'd love to help!
If you or someone you know is currently dealing with Cancer, please share this. Reiki is also a great support during such difficult, painful and trying times on your body, your mind as well as your energy. Learn more about Medical Reiki as I'm now proud to be a Certified Medical Reiki Master and can assist in the relaxation and healing process from all of the distress within your body and mind from the treatment cancer and chemotherapy. Reiki can assist with the discomfort and pain of treatments. You can read a great article on Reiki and Breast Cancer here, written by Margaret Dubay Mikus, Ph.D.
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