Monday, 6 November 2017

Your route to wholesome health

One of the common complaints that a lot of my clients come to me with, is “Oh, I tried this and that for my problem / illness / condition / allergy, but nothing helped. It would go away for a few days, and come right back! I don’t think I will ever be rid of this!”

Now this state of mind, here, is defeatist.

Because it lets you remain confined to your illness, and refuses to let you break out of it.

Pause for a moment and read this line above. Read it slowly, and give yourself a moment to process it. This sentence, holds within it, an interesting truth: that there is a connection between our thoughts and what happens in our bodies.

What happens when you fall ill? What is the first thing you do? Your first reaction is probably, “Oh my god! What is this? What is happening to me? Is it something serious? Do I need to go to a doctor? Or will it settle down by itself?” Or, you probably self-medicate and wait for it to go away. Or if you are like the person I once was, you will be busy online, looking up all your symptoms online, and deciding that you are fit to be doomed to the worst fate. If your symptoms continue for any more than two days, your worry skyrockets.

Sounds familiar?

Now what’s happening here is, in simple terms, a combination of worry and fear. You don’t know what to do. You feel helpless, and half-baked information from the internet or ill-informed friends adds to your worry.

Why exactly is this happening?

Let’s double back a little. Why did you fall ill in the first place? The mind-body connection, that’s why.

Any illness in the body is caused by some trauma that you have gone through, and how you have perceived the trauma. What comes across to you as a trauma might not be a trauma to another person. Something major to you could be something trivial to them, and they could dust it off and walk away, as if nothing happened. And in the same way, what is probably ordinary and simple to you, might be a huge trauma for them.

Now when something comes our way as a trauma, we respond to it with beliefs, emotions, feelings and thought patterns. This trauma and all these aspects are stored in our bodies – in some part or the other. Mind you, our body is very intelligent, and determines the one organ that is best suited to respond to a particular trauma.

Now, in life, patterns and triggers repeat themselves and revive the impact of a trauma at times when we least expect it. So, when we get triggered, the same beliefs, emotions, feelings and thought patterns are revived, and our trauma’s original impact is revived.

So, we begin to feel ill with certain symptoms. By constantly thinking about our illness, we are blowing it out of proportion. A trauma is triggered because it is still stored in the body.

Each time it is triggered, we fall ill. It could be as simple as acidity which keeps coming up now and then, and you keep popping a pill. You think it is over with but it comes back after a few days. Why is this? This is because you have not resolved the trauma.

Your body is highly intelligent. These symptoms are your body speaking to you. It is telling you that there is some issue that needs to be resolved. Address this trauma. Address all the emotions, thoughts, beliefs and feelings that are trapped within because of this trauma, and then you are on the path to healing.

So, once you resolve all this, make lifestyle changes: The key to remember is that all changes come from you. No one can change for us, and no one will. If we want to address certain things in our lives, we must find solutions in our lifestyle patterns. And once you shift, there will be an automatic shift in others. When you find this shift taking place, there is a sustained healing

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