It has long been known that our emotional and mental states effect our health. In ancient sciences of Tibetian medicine and the eastern arts and potentially in the future, the question that would first be asked by a Doctor is "Whats going on in your life?" They would ask that question for they know that physical health is effected by the thoughts, emotions and stressful life situations. Life is filled with stress. Stress creates dis-ease or disease. They would address the stress and what created it. It is known in modern medicine that worry creates ulcers as well as so many others ails can be tied to thinking and feeling patterns.
Deepok Chopra, Louise Hay, Andrew Wiel all have been singing this song for quite awhile and countless others. Our modern medicine is proving this point continually yet the ancients, the older traditions operate clearly from this stand point. It is best to use all systems when true health and well being are your goal. Illness begins with unhealthy thoughts. If we don't catch it there, it will create emotions that are low and a mind /emotion loop will play. After a bit if we don't address this mental and emotional health, physically it will show up as dis-ease in our body. The body talks to us and tells us what it needs. It doesn't lie, it knows when it needs your conscious support. It knows when what you are doing is out of balance and tries to let you know.
We truly don't heed its call time and again. At some point it will get exhausted and throw us a seemingly odd health issue that often western medicine will say, "We don't know what caused it." Yet if we really decipher what is occurring in our life, we can find the stressor that is there. You must be your own advocate if you want true health. That is why I teach energy medicine and management for it is the root to recover your health. Going at our body from just a physical level doesn't work alone. It supports the drug industry to give us a quick fix that has side effects and doesn't even fix the issue. It often complicates it.
I will illustrate this with my latest healing crisis. I chose homeopathy for my latest health issues. It illustrates how powerful this idea really is. I began with wondering ways to treat and support my glaucoma, something modern medicine only has physical support for and nothing long term. In getting support from clinical homeopathy, we first determined what my chronic emotional mental state was. In doing so when we looked at my life at this moment. There is loss or grief in it. Why? I had gotten divorced, left my life and farm, shifted many life long friends, changed my "job", relocated and was spinning in anxiety of newness. Of course these things would effect my state of being and overall health!
Further with my glaucoma, which is too much pressure in my eye, we realized there is alot of new pressure in my world from the outside as well as my own inward pressure through this huge shift. Glaucoma arrived within 2 years of leaving my world. It doesn't sound too complicated or outlandish that these new pressures to survive in a whole new way would have an effect on my body. I had anxiety out the wazoo which is fear of the future. Can you see the correlation to my physical ails?? Your don't have to be a rocket scientist to see this. It is actually very basic. I could of gotten many ails from this but for me it was my eyes. Can you see how this emotional/ mental state showed up in my body?
So what did I do? First of all, we dealt with the chronic issue of loss. I began taking a remedy in energy medicine that would support me in this loss so I could get accustomed to this new way of living and let go or acclimate to this new state that overwhelmed me. We worked on the level of my thinking and emotion. Then I took an acute, something I would take when ever I felt anxiety or fear as I stepped into all the newness of my life. I continued with my western medicine for my eyes but tried to accustom myself to these new conditions rather than be in loss and fright. Dealing with my whole being is wiser than just dealing with my symptoms. There is not a good diagnosis for the glaucoma I have in western medicine. I chose to investigate how to get my body in more parasympathetic nervous system of renew and heal so I could manage this glaucoma from all angles. It is paramount to health.
There are so many ways to address this wholistically. My path homeopathy for it can clear, yes, clear illness patterns. That claim was put forth so I thought, "I like that idea and I will try it." There are not many modalities that will offer such. Why not go for the grocery store rather than the loaf of bread is a phrase in my school. So I am going for full healing. It takes awareness on my part to really notice and observe what my emotional and mental states are so I can find the right way to address them. This is how holistic or ancient medicine works.
Couple that with my great understanding and practice in energy management, knowing that my goal is to be in the parasympathetic nervous system more so oxytocin, a feel good hormone and rejuvenating body support can occur. We have stress in life, you can not remove that. However, you can acclimate to it with less crisis thinking and emotions by settling in the conditions. I can not remove the intense new pressures but I can calm my state, find a less panicked way of being to thrive in these conditions. Addressing these from an energetic stand point is logical and obvious to me.
What is occurring? I can tell you that I feel such joy and lightness after a few months of these simple energetic remedies. I am much less heavy with loss and my new life appears exciting. My body being has balanced to this loss and I feel how its adjusted rather than been in rejection of it. My anxiety is so much less. I notice, take some remedy and go toward the world in a calmer way. My energy is lighter and others continually tell me that. I am not in sympathetic fight or flight 24/7. My weight is adjusting. Weight is protection and when fear is about, we get heavier to protect. My deer in the headlights feeling is no longer present.
My eye is stabilizing on less drops! I go in two months to my glaucoma doctor and can't wait to see how it has improved. I continue to be aware of my emotional, mental states so I can be clear not to jump into panic. If I do, I reach for a remedy or practice that will support me in lighter emotion. Either I clear it through movement or another practice that I know to recenter back to balance and joy. This is the game of physical health. It is so clear and simple to me. It takes awareness, listening to the body, observing your emotions and realizing nothing is worthy of fight or flight. It is not a healthy or well state to operate in! There are no lions chasing me but in my mind so to speak.
I share this personal story so you can see how to address your health from a well being standpoint. Life is insane here. We can not change that. However we can change our response and reactions to it. It is not all in the mind either. The emotions play an intregal part and no one gives them the due or the honor of the guidance they provide. They are the lost piece to me in the world of mind and body that no one teaches of, shares the brilliance of or realizes our 6th sense of intuition comes from this plane. Emotions are energy moving, the only way any action or task gets going is by getting our energy moving. Having it move in joy, passion and lightness is what health is all about.
Really look at your well being from a perspective that can truly offer health. Well being is about living a lifestyle that supports you in all conditions. It is also about creating conditions that bring in the right states of happy, fulfilled, contented and satisfied. This type of lifestyle doesn't come from going to a doctor and taking a pill. It comes from real awareness of who you are, what you are doing and how you are creating and in full control. You must take this responsibility or you are going to have dis ease! It is not a problem if you do either. You use it as a healing crisis to create a new balance as I. I will keep you posted on the wonder of my own well being!!
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