Healing Yourself

The human body has the power to heal itself, but with the all the toxins in our water, food, and air we consume today, it has become a challenge.  When we are born through the birth canal, we receive our mother’s immunity properties so we can begin our life outside the womb.  Today our children are bombarded with vaccinations dictated by the pharmaceutical companies through our elected officials.  That is another story.  Let’s focus on our wellbeing.

The first step is that you must have the will to want to change in order to heal.  Changing old habits is one of the most difficult things to overcome.  This is about transformation, changing bad habits that have been ingrained for years.

The second step is daily meditation.  Meditation is the practice of turning your attention to a single point of reference.  It can involve focusing on the breath, on bodily sensations, or on a word or phrase known as a mantra.  Practicing daily meditation turns your attention away from distracting thoughts and bad habits and focuses on the present moment.  The benefits are countless.

The third step is to maintain a positive attitude.  Attitude is a way of thinking or feeling about our surroundings that reflect our behavior.  Energy affects our attitude.  We all process energy and it is difficult to define or measure the energy state of an individual person.  A person’s energy is also referred to as Chi, a Chinese word meaning aliveness, life force energy or life breath.  It is also known as Ki, Qi or Prana.  This energy has two main expressions, an outward and inward flow known as yin and yang.  Just think about the times you are around negative people and how you felt.  Chi gong, yoga, Tia Chi exercises may increase your positive energy and your overall well-being.

The fourth step is the diet, what we put into our bodies.  You are what you eat and it is getting more difficult to get fruits and vegetables full of nutrition and free of chemicals, but that is the goal.  The main rules of thumb are to practice moderation, cut out sugars and snack food, increase fruits and vegetables and limit meat.  Juicing raw organic or pesticide free fruits and vegetables 1-3 times a day gets positive results.  Wheatgrass is also known for its healing abilities and it is not difficult to grow your own.

The fifth step is exercise.  The body is made to move.  That does not mean you have to go to a gym but you do need to be aware of your movement.  Walking, house and yard work, taking care of children or family, going to work, and gardening all contribute to a person’s movement.  If you have a job that causes you to be sedentary for a large part of the day you may want to consider a gym or walk during your lunch break if you have a busy schedule.

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Healing is not just about what you consume, but about the entire body.  The will to make positive life changes, meditation, proper diet and exercise are all part of healing process. It takes time so just stick with it.

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