Loneliness can take a hold of you if you’re not on tip-top form and don’t have the energy to connect with other people and life in general. If you’re stuck at home or in hospital for any length of time it’s easy to fall into a cycle of bad feelings, which sap your energy even further and make it ever harder to break out of it. If you are taking drugs for illness or trauma, they can make you feel worse than ever, since lots of medicines attack your body to kill off the bits doing the damage. So before you get better, you feel horrible. But there are options!
If you don’t already know about this approach to healing, don’t scoff before you read and think about it. These principles apply to mental as well as physical illness – all states where you are below par. Try it – it costs you nothing, it loses you nothing, you might surprise yourself and get really well without drugs or surgery! [And there’s still the expensive, toxic and invasive methods of clinical medicine to fall back on if you feel the need – she says, without bias, obviously ; )) ]
The Secret Language of Your Body: A Choice to Heal
Editor’s Note from Bruce Dickson: Therapeutic Metaphor is a huge part of Energy Medicine and healers like Inna have taken this up when psychosomatic medicine, as a speciality, was abandoned by the AMA. It’s true, The Meaning of Illness Is Now an Open Book.
The first step towards healing is making a decision you are ready to get better.
The next step is learning to understand your blocks and limitations.
Often, recognizing the thoughts, emotions and attitudes which have contributed to the problem can begin the healing process. This is because when you have awareness of the cause, you have choice. Choice gives you an opportunity to reflect on your life, become aware of what does not work; and then, do something different.
Healing encompasses every aspect of your being, including your physical health and fitness, emotional wellbeing, mental attitude, energetic welfare and spiritual strength.
It is important to recognize your body is not your enemy; it is a messenger helping you to know yourself more fully.
Healing always means transformation
Healing always means transformation. To heal, you need to change your thoughts, feelings and actions, from what does not work, to what can, and does work for you.
Whatever part or system of your body is experiencing a problem needs to be looked at as a metaphorical representation of the challenges you are dealing with in your life.
As an intuitive healer I see a lot of clients who change their lives and let go of problems when they begin to understand the interconnection between their ways of living and the problem they are experiencing.
Zelda, a woman in her mid-forties, came to see me because she had problems with her heart and wanted to find out what was the cause of her pain. When we looked at what was happening in Zelda’s life, she became aware of several patterns. Zelda held onto buried pain from the past, she was constantly stressed about her work and worried about people in her life. She lived on her own and felt isolated and lonely. Zelda was also extremely self-critical even towards to little mistakes she made.
Once Zelda became truly aware of what she was doing to herself and how it was causing her heart disease, she began forgiving the people who had hurt her in the past and letting go of her buried pain. Zelda realized her job was causing her a lot of unhappiness and she quit. She also began to socialize more, to relax, and to do creative things which opened her heart. Instead of being so harsh with herself, she started using humor and laughing rather then beating herself up. Incredibly her heart condition, which doctors had said was incurable, healed.
Your body is your teacher
Your body is your teacher. It gives you opportunities to learn and expand. Once you have learnt your lessons, it heals because there is no need to keep holding onto the pain any longer.
Your body systems teach you lessons of empowerment, confidence, love, compassion, forgiveness and much more.
The more you understand your body and its specific components the more tools you have to bring it back to health and balance.
Healing takes you through many different stages and layers of discovering who you are. Sometimes change happens quickly, at other times you can experience, stuckness, frustration, and chaos.
Healing occurs on many levels; physically, mentally, emotionally and energetically. So please be patient with your transformation, and take time to discover and empower all the different aspects of yourself.
Our immune system identifies viruses, bacteria and any foreign bodies and tells the brain to activate the immune processes. It helps us to stay strong, healthy and clear. The immune system begins to breakdown when we feel insecure, experience inner conflict, feel pressured, or threatened.
To strengthen the immune system we need to focus within and allow the innate wisdom of our body to guide us. We need to focus on staying true to ourselves and have the courage to stand up for what we believe in.
Love, understand and listen
The key to having a healthy body is to understand, love and listen to the wisdom it has to share with you.
© 2012 Inna Segal
Does this make sense to you? Have you any experience of this kind of healing?
- How Does Mood Affect Immunity? (everydayhealth.com)