Our body has amazing power. It can heal itself. We have a self-healing body – when we get out of the way.
I have a friend who has been really sick. She took a medicine for something and it affected her in adverse ways. Even now, as she tries to regain her health, she can’t tell the side effects of the drugs from new symptoms. She consults with strong alternative healers and keeps listening to her own body. She was sick but much of this happened because she took a manmade drug.
We can see illness as an opportunity
Our body is very wise. When we listen it tells us what it wants and needs. Whenever we are sick, our body has to find the means to destroy the illness and recover health. There are many ways we can help it along.
I watch the seniors around me pump more and more drugs into their bodies without making any effort to alter their diet or get more exercise. You have to be pro-active. You have to talk to your body. You have to be self-aware enough to know what your body needs next.
Self-healing is a learning process
As nutritional science becomes more accurate, I can make more informed choices. A very overweight and obviously unhealthy woman was heard to say, “No one can tell us how to eat, we’ve been eating all our lives.” Our food source had changed, our food packaging process has changed. Our bodies have different needs as we grow older. We have to keep learning how to care for our bodies. We need to consciously make the changes that keep it balanced.
I gave up dairy a few years ago. If dairy milk is meant to triple the weight of a baby calf in a very short time, why do I want or need it? I was initially prompted because I thought I might be allergic to dairy. I’m also very concerned about genetic modification and make it a point to look for ancient seeds and grains. I have eliminated those foods that I know are GMO. Make choices that address the needs of your body in it’s current state today.
Learn to listen to your body
Have you ever done kinesthetic testing? It’s family easy. You learn to interpret the feelings in your body so you can interpret what it tells you. I test protein powder choices that way to see what my body needs next. Hold the food item you are considering in your left hand and notice what you feel and where you feel it. Then listen to what your natural voice tells you about it. With practice, you will learn to talk to your body and hear what it is telling you.
Self-healing is a creative process
If you crave something, it is your body talking to you. Listen. Read. Experiment. Love your body enough to try new things and give up things that you use all the time simply out of habit. Learn to read the signs and signals your body gives you.
Give your body time
My body is in its fifth year of re-aligning my right side. I don’t know whether that’s from years at the computer and using my right “mouse muscle.” Or from the realignment from knee replacement surgery five years ago. But my body continues to make structural adjustments and I try to support its process of self-healing. I do Qi Gong. I do some yoga stretches. I use walking sticks to help me with my chi walking. I walk every day. I will learn to walk farther as my body regains its strength and alignment. I nee to ad some sort of strength training. I have to keep working at it and I have to give my body time to heal itself. I also nee to be willing to pushing my body a bit.
Trust your own inner knowing
I didn’t go to a doctor for nearly 20 years because I didn’t want to have a person I thought of as an authority tell me something was wrong and that would discourage me from trusting that my body could self-heal. I am still cautious and use western medicine as only one of the tools to assess the needs of my body.
Healers show up in unexpected places
I had a pedicure for the first time in my life recently and the woman is a healer! She knows reflexology and essential oils and herbology and crystals. I was in heaven – my first healer to healer conversation since I moved back to the Mid-west. She unblocked some energy flows in my body that have made a difference. I’m doing reflexology on myself again. (Place a rubber ball under your bare foot and rub it around – ohhh, ahhhh.)
I have studied and taught and received many healing modalities: Reiki, crystals, Bach Flower Remedies, essential oils, herbs, acupuncture, kinesiology and intention. I’ve lived in both New York City and California where people go exploring and love trying new things. I love it that people learn these modalities and offer them. And – our body does the work. Our body self-heals. Our body takes what we give it and rebalances and heals itself. No one has ever invented a medicine that duplicates the body’s talents. How well are you caring for your body?
To Sing a Deeper Song consider:
12- How To Nurture Yourself if You are a Rock (podcast, 20 minutes)
03- Planting Roots and the Fundamental Need for Security (podcast, 20 minutes)
05-Do You Have the Courage to Stand Alone (podcast, 20 minutes)