“Illness is made from negative emotions frozen by time and bad habits.” –Letha Hadady, D. AC., taken from Asian Heath Secrets
“Your choices make you Gods.”
There is a Healer in each of us. Journal writing exercises, mindfulness meditations, visualization practices and exercise all get us in touch with the Healer Within. Last week we focused on slowing down enough to listen. When we take the time to listen we are open to a more enlightened choice in the moment.
The food we choose to eat directly impacts our mental, spiritual and physical health. As we cleanse ourselves of poor food choices, old ideas and energy patterns also break away. The beauty of this is that we don’t always have to invest a lot of money into getting “treatments.” The primary physician is our self. Furthermore, it is best not to give our health (spiritual, mental or physical) over to another. Others can assist us in our decision to recover our health but it always gets down to our day-to-day, moment-to-moment choices. The Doctor may remove a tumor or prescribe medication but we have to improve our health; we have to choose to take the medication or not.
Carrying a small journal around with you may help in keeping conscious about your food choices. You may also benefit from recording the emotions and experiences that arise as you change (and improve) your health. Knowledge is also good in developing a healthier life. If you have specific health issues such as weight, arthritis, chronic pain, fatigue, diabetes, or weakened immune system it may benefit to learn more about the herbal and natural remedies that have worked. These can go along with your more contemporary, western practice if you have one that is working for you. I recommend you take a look at the book: “Asian Health Secrets” by Letha Hadady. Along with self-knowledge you may want to try acupuncture, Thai Yoga Massage or other massage therapies to facilitate your healing practices. As I mentioned in a previous article, a little yoga or stretching in the morning goes a long way too.
My primary health provider is my self; my secondary one is my Thai Yoga Therapist. I also rely on acupuncture and chiropractic sessions for specific issues. I have successfully treated illnesses with a change in food, herbal teas, acupuncture, and other natural remedies. When I was a young adult I was diagnosed with curvature of the spine. I practiced daily yoga and reversed the condition. In consulting with a Tibetan physician in the recent past removing sugar from my diet was recommended. I not only lost weight but also revitalized my Chi (energy body).
We must take full responsibility for our spiritual, physical and mental health. We are the healers we seek. As a transpersonal counselor and consultant (for the past 30 years) I know I can only facilitate someone’s journey to a given point. Each one of my clients and students arrives at a place within themselves where they take full responsibility for their wellbeing - – or not. I journey with them for a while as a temporary navigator. No matter how deep and historic our wounds, we have the capacity to improve our health. We each have a hold of the doorknob into our own personal spiritual awakening. It is in taking this responsibility (with compassion and commitment) that we succeed at recovering lost health or improving what we already have.
“Remember that you also need to develop some wisdom about chi: you must understand that your vital energy effects your weight.” –Letha Hadady, D. Ac.
“The foundation of Tibetan medicine is that mind and body are closely related. Therefore, Tibetan physicians have always considered a sound mind as a prerequisite for a healthy body.” – His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama
Consider Journaling the following:
Consider carrying a journal with you for 2 weeks. Record your food intake but also write about your emotions and experiences, as you become a more mindful eater. Please send any journal entries you would like to share to this post.
Contact your Inner Healer through meditation (see Psychic Writing in my book: “Spiritual Journaling: Writing Your Way to Independence”. In a meditative, psychic place ask your Inner Healer what needs your attention. Begin a letter in your journal addressed to you, – - Dear (Your Name here), “This is what needs your attention,” (or, “This is what I want you to know”) . . . Write until you fill up a page. Repeat the introductory sentence, “This is what I need you to know”, instead of stopping your pen to think. (The thinking mind gets in the way). Sign the letter, “Your Inner Teacher.” Return again and again to you Inner Teacher for needed guidance.
Off The Page . . .
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Find a good tea to drink during the day. You have likely heard of the many benefits of green tea. (White tea is slimming.) Add some new raw vegetables to your daily salads: radishes (particularly Daikin radishes), beets and celery.
Schedule a session with a massage therapist in your area. Take in with you the intention to make contact with the Inner Healer.
“The way we experience and respond to the world enters into the makings of that world so experienced.” –Joseph Chilton Pearce, taken from The Crack in the Cosmic Egg.
“Food is wisdom for the soul.” Donald Altman, Taken from Meal by Meal
“Power is the ability to determine our own destiny. Only in a path of uniqueness can the vital energy uncoil and pierce the regions of the unknown. Only with power can we move aside the obstacles that keep us imprisoned, enslaved, and unconscious.” – Anodea Judith, taken from Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and The Chakra System As A Path to The Self.